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We're as much of a fan of James Bond as the next guy who likes his Q gadgets, but we can't help but think what a bummer it is that some of the best films in the series, like Goldeneye and (dare we argue) Octopussy aren't available yet on Blu-Ray format, the way they were meant to be seen.  But MGM rectified that this week at the Consumer Electronics Show when it made an announcement at Panasonic's booth regarding a special collector's edition set, due for release this year.


Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden III is just about ready to make a killing this spring, with Ryu Hayabusa returning to do what he does best -- slice bad guys into sashimi.  To commemorate the upcoming game, Tecmo Koei has announced that it will be making a special collector's edition being offered exclusively through Gamestop, jam-packed with fresh ninja goodness...and a Dead Or Alive surprise.


Remember the old school NES shooter Gradius from the NES days?  It was a pretty cool retro shooter where you could utilize power-ups based upon your choices – rather than dealing with what was automatically handed to you – while shooting enemies like crazy.  Well, Otomedius Excellent, Konami’s oft-delayed anime shooter for Xbox 360, is heavily inspired by that game, using a similar power-up system as you control barely-dressed cyber ladies, shooting everything in sight.  It’s definitely inspired, but a few setbacks keep it from reaching Gradius’ legendary status.


In this day and age, it's nice to have some extra goodies to pass around in the game industry, whether it's a collectible figure with an Uncharted 3: Collector's Edition, a Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition (c'mon, you want it) or a Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix statue.  But sometimes the hardware itself takes precedence, especially if it's a limited edition design.  And lucky Nintendo fans will be getting that in Europe come November 25th.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still just over two weeks from release, but it's already considered one of the most highly anticipated games this holiday season -- even if EA's trying to steal a little bit of that thunder with Battlefield 3.  But Activision's making all the right decisions on this game, and we explain why it's going to be an unstoppable juggernaut once November 8th rolls around...


Gears of War 3 left a huge presence on the show floor at PAX Prime this weekend, and though not everyone may be crazy about some of its features (like Microsoft's proposed and unnecessary Season Pass), it'll no doubt be a big seller for the game community.  Likewise, several peripheral makers are ready to back up Gears of War in full force, particularly Calibur, who showed off its upcoming Vault armor for Xbox 360 at the Triton booth.


Nintendo wasn't afraid to show off its latest stuff at PAX Prime this past weekend in Seattle.  Among the highlights of their booth were several playable kiosks for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game that'll be thrashing its way to Nintendo Wii this November.  If you're a fan and can't wait to get the game, you might want to put down your money on the collector's edition coming your way.  It's got some cool goodies.


Everyone seems to be coming out with some form of Collector's Edition for their games these days, and Bethesda is no exception.  The company has announced its latest packaging for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, due for release on November 11th.  But unlike most gimmicky collector's edition packages out there, this one actually has some merit -- in the form of a bad-ass 12" dragon statue.


Hope you got $100 lying around, because you're going to need it.  Hot on the heels of our report this past week regarding a collector's edition of Batman: Arkham City, WB Games has indeed confirmed that it exists.  And not only do we have the first image to prove it, but we also have official contents.  Bat freaks are going to LOVE this...


Batman: Arkham City is just about three months away from release, and the sheer scope and magnitude of the sequel make it look like it'll easily top Game of the Year-winner Batman: Arkham Asylum.  Bigger stages, ability to play as side characters (Catwoman and Robin, namely), new villains...just every aspect of the game looks to be better than ever.  But what about the collector's edition of the game that's making the rounds?  Will it be better?  It sounds that way...