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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES AN ALL NEW DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION FOR WIITM
Newest DanceDanceRevolution Integrates All-New Upgrades To Hit Stores This Fall
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – 15, 2010 – Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. today announced DanceDanceRevolution for WiiTM. Featuring an all-new Choreograph Mode, over 30 tracks of hit music, and enhanced multiplayer capabilities, DanceDanceRevolution makes its triumphant return to the family-friendly platform with over 11 years of dance history.

DanceDanceRevolution is back and better than ever, combining entertaining and physically engaging gameplay with all of Nintendo Wii’s interactive capabilities,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The newest addition to the DanceDanceRevolution family will offer fans the complete DanceDanceRevolution package full of movement, fitness and fun.”

DanceDanceRevolution will have players back on the mat with the introduction of the all-new Choreograph Style mode, allowing gamers to move with the model dancer on screen utilizing their body, mat controller, Wii Remote and Nunchuk, simultaneously. Completing the traditional style Wii gameplay, DanceDanceRevolution will also bring back the use of the Wii Balance BoardTM, taking the dance party to the next level with both beginner and expert dancers. As an added bonus, everyone can join in on the fun with a new multiplayer mode that allows up to four players to become the ultimate dancers using their upper body to follow the on-screen dance moves.

2010 has been an action-packed year for DanceDanceRevolution. The game has been recognized for its get-up-and-move fitness impact by a host of organizations. Konami has also partnered with high-profile sponsors including the West Virginia Children Health Insurance Program and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. for the 2010 DanceDanceRevolution West Virginia State Championship Tournament. Konami has also brought its best-selling get-up-and-move video game to the biggest state in the union as part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s award-winning program - 2010 California Governor’s Fitness Challenge.

DanceDanceRevolution will be available this fall for Wii. For assets and additional information, please visit
www.konami.com/.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

NINTENDO DROPPING PRICES OF NINTENDO DSI AND NINTENDO DSI XL SYSTEMS ON SEPT. 12

Latest Versions of Best-Selling Portable Video Game System in History to be Priced at $149.99 and $169.99

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 30, 2010 - Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSi XLTM video game systems. Effective Sept. 12, the new suggested retail price of the Nintendo DSi system will be $149.99, while the new suggested retail price for the Nintendo DSi XL system will be $169.99. The Nintendo DSTM Lite model will remain at a suggested retail price of $129.99. The Nintendo DS family of video game systems is the best-selling in the history of the U.S. and worldwide. The new prices offer consumers tremendous value for their money while providing access to the best portable video game experiences possible.

"We know shoppers want to get the maximum value out of every dollar they spend," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Our new Nintendo DSi prices make it easier than ever for consumers to access the tremendous variety of games, applications and social tools on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems."

The Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems offer consumers access to more than 1,300 packaged games and more than 200 downloadable games. Both systems feature two built-in cameras and photo- and sound-manipulation software that provide for a more social experience. Users can wirelessly upload photos to Facebook with the touch of a button (wireless broadband Internet access required). The Nintendo DSi XL system, which features a screen that is 93 percent larger than that of the Nintendo DS Lite, comes pre-loaded with software like Brain AgeTM Express: Math, Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Flipnote StudioTM, Photo Clock and the Nintendo DSi Browser.

Through the end of July, total Nintendo DS family hardware sales are more than 42.3 million in the United States alone, according to the NPD Group. Recent and upcoming software releases for the Nintendo DS family of systems include DRAGON QUEST® IX: Sentinels of the Starry SkiesTM (now available), Professor Layton and the Unwound FutureTM (Sept. 12), PokémonTM Ranger: Guardian Signs (Oct. 4), Art AcademyTM (Oct. 25), Mario vs. Donkey KongTM: Mini-Land Mayhem! (Nov. 14) and Golden SunTM: Dark Dawn (Nov. 29).

Remember that Nintendo DSi features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit
http://www.nintendodsi.com.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rockstar Games Presents New Red Dead Redemption DLC Details
 - Liars & Cheats Pack -

Rockstar Games is excited to bring you new details on the Liars and Cheats Pack, available on September 21st. This brand new pack focuses on expanding the free roam multiplayer experience as well as adding new modes to competitive multiplayer.

The Liars and Cheats Pack will contain a great range of new highly-requested features to expand the Free Roam world including Multiplayer Poker and Liar’s Dice, as well as a brand new Competitive Multiplayer gameplay mode. The Liars and Cheats Pack will also include the content previously announced as the Free Roam Pack. The Free Roam Pack was originally planned as a free download, but due to the platform networks’ restrictions on numbers of free packs we can give away, we have instead added it to The Liars & Cheats Pack as one Free Roam release boasting the following features and more:

Multiplayer Poker and Liars' Dice Games
One of the most fan-requested features comes to multiplayer.

Multiplayer Horse Races
Ride out against your friends and foes online - with mounted combat guns blazing.

The Explosive Rifle
An devastatingly destructive new weapon with its own new single-player and multiplayer challenges.

7 New Gang Hideouts
Posse up and take on the new Hideouts together to level up quickly.

4 New Hunting Grounds
New Hunting Grounds are now visible on the map for all to see, with some of the most action-packed wildlife hunting yet.

Stronghold Competitive Multiplayer Mode
Teams take turns in attack and defense in multi-tiered Competitive games.
Posse Scoring and Leaderboards. Compare stats with other posses and compete to see who are the kings of the Free Roam frontier.

Plus, 15 additional multiplayer characters from the Red Dead Redemption storyline are being made available as multiplayer characters, and more all-new Achievements and Trophies.

This pack will be released on September 21st worldwide for download on both PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

“Halo: Reach” Live-Action Short, “Deliver Hope,” Debuts Today, Signalling that this Year’s Most Anticipated Game is Nearly Here

London – 27 August 2010 — Starting today, Microsoft is inviting everyone to bear witness to the heroism of Noble Team, as depicted in a dramatic, live-action short for the launch of the biggest game of the year on 14th September. Titled “Deliver Hope,” the short is a riveting, action-packed production that offers an emotional look at the courage and sacrifice of Noble Team in their defense of the planet Reach from a crushing Covenant invasion.

“Deliver Hope” debuts today at Halo.Xbox.com, on Halo Waypoint and on
www.bungie.net, introducing the epic nature of the “Halo: Reach” story and continuing the tradition of bringing the “Halo” universe to life via gripping live-action shorts. On Sunday 29th August the Halo : Reach ”Deliver Hope” 60 second TV advert will premiere globally on Channel 4 at 23:40 during the film ‘The Seeker: The Dark is Rising’.

“Deliver Hope” is the dramatic capstone to the series of live-action ads from acclaimed director Noam Murro (“Smart People”), who also directed the “Halo: Reach” “Birth of a Spartan” short and a collection of live-action vignettes housed at RememberReach.com. An extended version of “Deliver Hope” will debut exclusively on YouTube the week of 6th September.

“Deliver Hope” features an original musical score written and produced by Human, with Brian Emerich (“The Wrestler”) as sound designer. The short was directed by Noam Murro and edited by Angus Wall (“The Social Network”), and was filmed on location in Prague. For the production of “Deliver Hope,” Microsoft and Bungie partnered with top industry talent including ad agency Agency 215, Legacy Effects (props) and Method Studios (visual effects).

Fans wishing to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the heroes of Noble Team and the planet Reach are invited to dedicate a point of light at
www.RememberReach.com, where a collection of live-action shorts can be viewed depicting life on Reach just prior to the Covenant invasion.

“Halo: Reach” is now available for pre-order at participating retailers worldwide in Standard, Limited and Legendary editions. Additionally, a stunning line-up of custom-designed “Halo: Reach” hardware products are also currently available for pre-order. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo: Reach” bundle will be available on the 14th September exclusively at GAME and gamestation and the “Halo: Reach” Limited Edition Wireless Controller and Wireless Headset will be available on 3rd September at participating retailers.

Developed by award-winning studio Bungie exclusively for Xbox 360, “Halo: Reach” launches in the US and the UK on 14th September 2010.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

BACKBREAKER DEMO BREAKS ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS
Pigskin Pugilists Prove Huge Demand for a New Take on American Football

Milton Keyenes, UK – August 26, 2010 – The jury is in! Today American football enthusiasts in search of a new way to dominate on the virtual gridiron have voted with their controllers by downloading the Backbreaker demo more than one million times. Backbreaker, the groundbreaking euphoria-powered American football game from 505 Games and NaturalMotion, is available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

This milestone comes on the heels of the release of the massive “Greathouse” update, which introduced new features, tweaks and improvements, including a brand new replay system, the addition of more than 110 new plays, enhanced quarterback view, and a user-catch system giving players an even greater level of control over the on-field action.

Be sure to check out new “Greathouse” assets, including the new Replay Camera system trailer on our press centre, and all the screenshots and play art at the official Backbreaker Flickr page. Additionally, stay up-to-date with Backbreaker news, updates, videos and much more on Facebook and Youtube.

Backbreaker, developed by NaturalMotion Games and published worldwide by 505 Games, is the world’s first truly live sports title. Utilizing the studio’s own Euphoria engine, Backbreaker brings a revolutionary in-game animation system to the on-field action, meaning no two tackles will ever be alike. Backbreaker is available now on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF
MONSTER HUNTERTM TRI ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Music Composed by Yukko Miyama and Tadayo Shinmakin Featuring Performances by the FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague

New York - August 24th, 2010 - Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Capcom®, proudly presents Monster HunterTM Tri Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from Monster HunterTM Tri for WiiTM, the latest installment in the best-selling Japanese adventure video game series. The two-disc soundtrack album is released today to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com, Amazon MP3 and iTunes®.

Monster HunterTM Tri Original Soundtrack features over 50 original tracks composed by Capcom in-house composers Yukko Miyama (Mega Man X 7, Mega Man X 8) and Tadayo Shinmakin (Monster Hunter Freedom Unite) who previously contributed to the series. The music reflects the game's rich heritage and diverse cultures, hybrid creatures and natural environments unique to the series. Music for the symphony was recorded with the critically acclaimed FILMharmonic Orchestra Prague in the Czech Republic.

About Monster Hunter Tri:
Monster Hunter Tri depicts a living, breathing ecosystem where humans and monsters co-exist. Players hunt fantastic beasts from a huge arsenal of weapons and armor to achieve glory and help the residents of their newly adopted village survive. One of the most strikingly beautiful titles ever developed for Wii, the hunting season allows unparalleled multiplayer gameplay both online and offline and companion adventures in arena mode.

Monster Hunter Tri sees the introduction of an expansive story mode as the role of a hunter is tasked by the Village Chief to investigate the constant earthquakes that threaten the everyday life of Moga village. A bustling and vibrant town, Moga is home to the hunter and includes a Blacksmith for forging weapons and armor, a shop where items can be purchased and an expanded farm with Felynes acting as laborers and tending the crops. Complementing the new creatures and quests that Monster Hunter Tri introduces to the series, hunters also have the benefit of new weapons and armor sets including an all new weapon class, the Switch Axe, giant bowgun and a Torch that not only illuminates the darkest caves but will fend off certain creatures as they embark on the most epic Monster HunterTM adventure to date. For more information on the game please visit
www.capcom.com/monsterhunter.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit
www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SUPERSTARS V8 RACING COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION® NETWORK OCTOBER 2010

Full Version Retail Game Will Debut on PlayStation®Network for Only $19.99

Twain Harte, Calif—August 23, 2010—O-Games™, Inc., a publisher of family, social and sports videogames and part of OG International LTD., announced today that Superstars V8 Racing, the most intense track-based racing game of the year, will launch exclusively on PlayStation®Network in October 2010. With dozens of official tracks, and head-to-head online play with up to seven other players, this amazing racing title offers all the action of a full length retail game through digital download for only $19.99.

Download the new Superstars V8 Racing trailer and game assets at www.reverbinc.com/ogames.

“The breadth, depth and quality of Superstars V8 Racing make it one of the best racing games available on PlayStation Network,” said Greg Lanz, general manager of O-Games, Inc. “Our original plan was to release this game at retail, but after considering all the options, we decided to release it exclusively through PlayStation Network.  Superstars V8 Racing delivers a first-class multiplayer race experience with world-renowned cars that will thrive with this audience.  In addition, O-Games can sell Superstars V8 Racing for a lower price since we do not have to pay the costs to manufacture, package, and ship the product to retail.  The bottom line?  Gamers can now own a $40 game for half the price they would pay in-store.”

Superstars V8 Racing provides players a near limitless amount of replayability, pick up and play mechanics and adjustable settings that offer plenty of fun for fans of arcade, sim and everything in between.  Racing fans can enjoy dozens of official circuit tracks including name brand European and American vehicles. Drivers can modify cars from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Jaguar, and more, letting players compete online against up to seven other drivers.  The simulation and arcade-style gameplay throws players behind the wheel in one of the most intense European racing competitions, leaving only their wits and reactions between them and the Superstars Championship title.

Superstars V8 Racing is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB.  For more information on the game visit www.reverbinc.com/ogames 

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Monday, August 23, 2010

“Crackdown 2” Unleashes the Keys to the City with the New “Toy Box” Game Add-on
London – August 23, 2010 — Just when you thought it was safe to go outside, the action in Pacific City rages on. Coming soon to Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Microsoft Game Studios and Ruffian Games keep the “Crackdown 2” adrenaline pumping with “Toy Box,” the first Game Add-on for the action-packed, open world Xbox 360 exclusive. “Toy Box” offers “Crackdown 2” fans free downloadable content and an additional premium content pack for 560 Microsoft Points to keep the guns blazing and the bodies flying long after you rid Pacific City of crime and injustice.

The “Toy Box” Game Add-on is a literal free-for-all, offering all “Crackdown 2” owning fans the new Vehicle Tag mode, a Level 6 ability reward and the Keys to the City at no cost to bring the high-flying action to even greater heights. For fans who want to take things to the next level, “Toy Box” also comes with bonus content that can be purchased for 560 Microsoft Points, including 10 new Achievements, Avatar Awards and new vehicles and gadgets.

“Toy Box” offers explosive free Game Add-on content to all “Crackdown 2” owning fans:
  • Keys to the City: Made notorious in the first “Crackdown” expansion as the ultimate cheat mode, Keys to the City returns to “Crackdown 2” and puts an even bigger set of tools at your disposal, including God Mode, Infinite Ammo, Fly Cam, spawning of weapons, gadgets and more, the ability to freeze the time of day, and pushing all skills to the maximum to become faster, stronger and more lethal.
  • Level 6 Reward: Fans who reach Level 6 on all Agent skills will be rewarded with the new Thruster Ability. Thruster Ability is like having jetpacks for your boots, giving Agents built-in vertical propulsion to activate flying with the Wingsuit no matter where you are in the game.
  • Vehicle Tag*: Once you’re done taking down the Freaks and the Cell, join your friends for a thrilling new multiplayer mode where up to eight Agents can compete in these six arenas: Speed is the Quay, Industrial Action, Maim Street, Skid Row, Beachhead and The Sum of Human Knowledge.
If that’s not enough to get your heart racing, fans can purchase additional in-game content to extend their gaming experience for 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace:
  • Two New Vehicles*: Access two new vehicles: the wall climbing aquatic mini-tank called the Agency ATV and the Squad Chopper, which allows four players to jump in and man their own weapon, including the proximity mine launcher, precision rocket launcher, twin machine guns and nose machine gun.
  • Five New Toys*: Whether you’re soaring to greater heights or orchestrating a massive explosion, get creative with the following new toys: The Mass Driver (turreted gravity bending weapon), Portable Launch Pads (allows Agents to create their own launch pad jumps), Stickler Grenade (bouncing grenade that sets off smaller explosive charges as it bounces), Thrusters (allow vertical thrust), and Mags on Characters (allow Mag Grenades to be attached to characters).
  • Two Avatar Awards: Deck your Agent in the latest gear. “Toy Box” offers two Avatar Awards to customise your Xbox LIVE Avatar with the Xbox Green Suit (must complete the Rocketeer Achievement) and Green Helmet.
  • 10 New Achievements: Pacific City never sleeps and neither do the exploits. Industrious Agents will be rewarded with 10 new Achievements and 250 Gamerscore:
1) Beyond the Infinite
2) Run Get to the Chopper
3) Rocketeer
4) Tac Loc Takedown
5) Burnt Offerings
6) Mile High Club
7) Never Give It Up
8) One Careful Driver
9) Wing a Ding Ding
10) Hung Out To Dry
  • Eight Agent Suit Colours: Pick up eight new shades of in-game armour for your Agent:
1) Peacekeeper
2) Terror Firma
3) Agent Orange
4) May Contain Nuts
5) Minti-Sting
6) Mega Agent
7) Haz Mat
8) Dem Apples

*Players who have not purchased the premium “Toy Box” content will only have access to the new vehicles and gadgets during multiplayer games if a friend who has purchased the premium content joins. Downloading “Toy Box” is not required to continue engaging in other multiplayer gameplay modes with those who have downloaded it.

“Crackdown 2” builds exponentially upon the sizzling, action-packed gameplay of its predecessor, including the all new 4-player co-op and 16-player multiplayer modes. With formidable new enemies called the Cell and the Freaks standing in the way of the Agency’s goal to restore order, players return as genetically enhanced Agents in “Crackdown 2” to once again bring peace to Pacific City – by any means necessary. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account to access the public demo today. Visit xbox.com/crackdown2 for more information and
www.chucksducks2.com to access the Facebook experience.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

KONAMI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATE FOR CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW
KONAMI to Release Latest Installment of Castlevania Series In North America on October 5th
KONAMI today announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be available at retail stores nationwide for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on October 5, 2010. Developed by Mercury Steam in collaboration with Kojima Productions, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow introduces a fresh and radical re-imagining of the vastly popular series with an epic tale of love, despair and hope, in a time when the dead walk among the living.

In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow gamers play as Gabriel Belmont, voiced by Robert Carlyle, the hero of the game and part of the legendary Belmont clan from Castlevania lore. While in-human creatures of the night wreak havoc on the land, the soles of the dead are trapped on Earth and unable to find peace. Gabriel must track down the mysterious Lords of Shadow in order to unite the pieces of a relic called “The God Mask” that can purify the world and has the power to bring the dead back to life. Along Gabriel’s journey gamers will traverse over 50 diverse and beautifully realized 3D stages, come up against over 45 enemies, and defeat huge adversaries in real time with skill, power and timing. In total, the game boasts over 40 possible combo attacks that can be added to Gabriel’s arsenal. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow offers a wide range of puzzles with larger adversaries that require a specific means to exploit weaknesses, or object-related puzzles that will open doors or give access to previously unreachable areas.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be available on October 5 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For assets and information, please visit the company website at
http://www.konami.com/games.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Retro City Rampage Reveal Trailer
(Formerly known as Grand Theftendo)


It's finally here! This is the first game play video for Retro City Rampage. This game was formerly known as "Grand Theftendo." It is a take on the GTA franchise done in the style of a classic 8-Bit NES video game. This amazing looking title is brought to you by the madmen at Vblank Entertainment. Its coming soon to the Nintendo Wii. For more information please visit the official site of Retro City Rampage.

http://www.retrocityrampage.com/

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GUITAR HERO®: WARRIORS OF ROCK UNLEASHES ALL 90+ ON-DISC TRACKS

London, UK – 18th August, 2010 –
Bringing the ultimate set list to furious finger-fretting rockaholics around the world this September, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) revealed today the entire Guitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock on-disc lineup. With more than 90 tracks focusing on guitar shredding hits, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is headlined by some of the largests bands in rock and features original tracks written and composed by AAA talent, special re-records by famous artists, and bands that are making their Guitar Hero® debut.

“We engaged our fans to find out what they really wanted and then hand-picked over 90 tracks that deliver the ultimate rock experience,” said Tim Riley, Vice President of Music Affairs for Guitar Hero. “From the new guitar controller to the gameplay to the on-disc set list, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is truly a return to rock.”

When Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock releases on 24th September, gamers will join the quest to save rock and strive to keep up with the blistering solo’s and intense rifts as they shred their way through the largest Guitar Hero set list to date. The full track list includes:
  • A Perfect Circle – “The Outsider”
  • Aerosmith – “Cryin'”
  • AFI – “Dancing Through Sunday”
  • Alice Cooper – “No More Mr. Nice Guy”
  • Alter Bridge – “Ties That Bind”
  • Anberlin – “The Feel Good Drag”
  • Anthrax – “Indians”
  • Arch Enemy – “Nemesis”
  • Atreyu – “Ravenous”
  • Avenged Sevenfold – “Bat Country”
  • Bad Brains – “Re-Ignition (Live)”
  • Band Of Skulls – “I Know What I Am”
  • Black Sabbath – “Children Of The Grave”
  • Blind Melon – “Tones Of Home”
  • Blue Öyster Cult – “Burnin' For You”
  • Bush – “Machinehead”
  • Buzzcocks – “What Do I Get?”
  • Children Of Bodom – “If You Want Peace... Prepare For War”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son”
  • The Cure – “Fascination Street”
  • Deep Purple – “Burn”
  • Def Leppard – “Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)”
  • Dethklok – “Bloodlines”
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Setting Fire To Sleeping Giants”
  • Dire Straits – “Money For Nothing”
  • DragonForce – “Fury of the Storm”
  • Drowning Pool – “Bodies”
  • Edgar Winter– “Free Ride”
  • Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Hard To See”
  • Flyleaf – “Again”
  • Foo Fighters – “No Way Back”
  • Foreigner – “Feels Like The First Time”
  • George Thorogood and The Destroyers – “Move It On Over (Live)”
  • The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom”
  • Interpol – “Slow Hands”
  • Jane's Addiction – “Been Caught Stealing”
  • Jethro Tull – “Aqualung”
  • John 5 – “Black Widow Of La Porte”
  • KISS – “Love Gun”
  • Linkin Park – “Bleed It Out”
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Call Me The Breeze (Live)”
  • Megadeth – “Sudden Death”
  • Megadeth – “Holy Wars... The Punishment Due”
  • Megadeth – “This Day We Fight!”
  • Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne – “Paranoid (Live)”
  • Muse – “Uprising”
  • My Chemical Romance – “I'm Not Okay (I Promise)”
  • Neil Young – “Rockin' In The Free World”
  • Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
  • Night Ranger – “(You Can Still) Rock In America”
  • Nine Inch Nails – “Wish”
  • The Offspring – “Self Esteem”
  • Orianthi – “Suffocated”
  • Pantera – “I'm Broken”
  • Phoenix – “Lasso”
  • Poison – “Unskinny Bop”
  • Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Queensrÿche – “Jet City Woman”
  • Rammstein – “Waidmanns Heil”
  • The Ramones – “Theme From Spiderman”
  • Red Rider – “Lunatic Fringe”
  • R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
  • Rise Against – “Savior”
  • The Rolling Stones – “Stray Cat Blues”
  • The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 1 – Overture”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 2 - The Temples Of Syrinx”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 3 – Discovery”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 4 – Presentation”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 5 - Oracle: The Dream”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 6 – Soliloquy”
  • Rush – “2112 Pt. 7 - Grand Finale”
  • RX Bandits – “It's Only Another Parsec...”
  • Silversun Pickups – “There's No Secrets This Year”
  • Slash featuring Ian Astbury – “Ghost”
  • Slayer – “Chemical Warfare”
  • Slipknot – “Psychosocial”
  • Snot – “Deadfall”
  • Soundgarden – “Black Rain”
  • Steve Vai – “Speeding” (Vault Version)
  • Stone Temple Pilots – “Interstate Love Song”
  • Strung Out – “Calling”
  • Styx – “Renegade”
  • Sum 41 – “Motivation”
  • Tesla – “Modern Day Cowboy”
  • Them Crooked Vultures – “Scumbag Blues”
  • Third Eye Blind – “Graduate”
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Listen To Her Heart”
  • Twisted Sister – “We're Not Gonna Take It”
  • The Vines – “Get Free”
  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
  • ZZ Top – “Sharp Dressed Man (Live)”
In Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, join with friends on an epic rock journey to save rock. Featuring an impressive 90+ track set list and a host of all-new gameplay features, living room legends and their friends can strum, drum and wail in the most immersive music videogame experience to date. Delivering the quintessential rock music collection that focuses on guitar shredding hits from bands such as Black Sabbath, Slipknot and Megadeth and larger-than-life band anthems from Queen, Muse and KISS, players can unleash more rewards and unlockable content than ever before in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock’s Quest Mode, the franchise’s first ever story-based mode, and Quickplay+, which invites challenge-starved fanatics to test their rock skills. Running on the powerful Guitar Hero engine that has been expanded and refined and with encores from the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite gameplay features that made Guitar Hero one of the most popular franchises of all-time – such as Party Play, Competitive modes and any combination of up to four instruments – the game offers a complete interactive and connected experience bringing friends and foes to the stage in the ultimate rock music experience.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and by Vicarious Visions for the WiiTM system from Nintendo. The game is PEGI rated 12+. For more information about Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, please visit GuitarHero.com.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MTV Games and Harmonix Reveal More International Songs and Artists for Rock BandTM3 at gamescom 2010

Soundtrack To Feature Musicians from Around the Globe, Including Rammstein, Bob Marley, HIM, INXS, Tokio Hotel and More!

Cologne, Germany – Aug. 17, 2010 - Using the international stage of gamescom 2010, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), Harmonix Music Systems Inc., and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today confirmed a standout selection of international acts to be featured on the 83 song on-disc soundtrack for the highly anticipated Rock BandTM3 music video game, including INXS, Bob Marley, Slipknot, Rammstein, Tokio Hotel, HIM, Poni Hoax and more. Rock Band 3 will be released Oct. 29 in Europe for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (MSRP €59.99/£49.99), PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (MSRP €59.99/£49.99), Nintendo WiiTM (MSRP €49.99/£39.99) and Nintendo DSTM (MSRP €29.99/£24.99).

“We believe music transcends boundaries, and intend to prove it with a committed effort to release more music from around the world on the Rock Band platform,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of music and electronic games for MTV Games. “Fans will have access to our incredible line-up of music via simultaneous global releases, and we think everyone will find each song tremendously fun to play, no matter what language they speak.”

MTV Games and Harmonix invite gamescom 2010 attendees to get some hands-on time with Rock Band 3, located at the Electronic Arts (EA) show floor area located in Hall 6.1.

Rock Band 3 on-disc tracks announced today are listed below:
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Get Up, Stand Up” (Jamaica)
  • INXS, “Need You Tonight” (Australia)
  • Poni Hoax, "Antibodies" (France)
  • Rammstein, "Du Hast" in German (Germany)
  • Roxette, "The Look" (Sweden)
  • Tokio Hotel, "Humanoid" (Germany)
  • HIM, “Killing Loneliness” (Finland)
  • Maná, “Oye Mi Amor” in Spanish (Mexico)
  • Slipknot, “Before I Forget” (United States)
  • War, “Low Rider” (United States)

As previously announced, the Rock Band 3 on-disc setlist also includes international acts such as Phoenix (France), Ida Maria (Norway), Juanes (Colombia), Metric (Canada) and The Vines (Australia). Stay tuned to www.rockband.com/press for more setlist announcements. With more than 30 awards and nominations following its impressive E3 2010 debut, including multiple Best Music and Best Casual/Social Game accolades,Rock Band 3 will feature an incredible 83-song setlist and access to far more music than any other music game, as well as innovative new game play modes and instruments. In addition to guitar, bass, drums and solo vocals, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmonies and introduces a keyboard peripheral to the band.

Rock Band 3’s deep Career Mode takes the band on a journey to gain new levels of status while the environment around them changes from streets and subways to tour stops and venues. And for those just looking for fun, Rock Band 3 has a streamlined experience, with easy drop-in and drop-out, easier no-fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle. Up to seven players can rock together for the ultimate social gaming experience.

The Rock Band platform stands next to none in music content, with more than 1,500 songs already available from more than 400 artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, AC/DC and Green Day, who are exclusive to Rock Band. With more choices for fans than any other music-based videogame, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists. Rock Band pioneered offering content in a variety of ways, through on-disc game play, game export, downloadable content and the Rock Band Network. The Rock Band platform allows fans to interact with their favorite music in a unique and hands-on way, as well as giving artists the ability to reach fans through a whole new channel.

Rock Band 3 will be compatible with all Rock BandTM and The BeatlesTM: Rock BandTM peripherals, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones. Mad Catz is the official peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band 3 game controllers. Rock Band Pro Guitar is compatible with the Rock Band 3 FenderTM MustangTM PRO-GuitarTM Controller and the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

THQ Announces Distinguished Lineup of World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars for Front Cover of WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011

WWE Superstars John Cena®, Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Big Show®, The Miz® and Sheamus® Set to Be Featured on Multiple Front Covers of Upcoming Videogame

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Aug 16, 2010  - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced eight World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars will be featured across multiple front covers of WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011, the latest edition to the renowned simulation-based cornerstone of the company's WWE videogame portfolio. WWE Superstars John Cena®, Big Show® and The Miz® are slated to appear on the front cover in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India, while WWE Superstars Randy Orton®, Undertaker® and Sheamus® will appear on the front cover available throughout Europe. Additional regional covers are expected to be announced later this year. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will mark one of the few times in franchise history that multiple variations of cover artwork will be available around the world.

"John Cena, Undertaker, Randy Orton, Big Show, The Miz and Sheamus are incredibly talented WWE Superstars who took part in some of the biggest moments ever witnessed in WWE," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "We look forward to delivering an unparalleled WWE simulation experience with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, including best-in-class creative tools and decision-making abilities for players to define their own virtual WWE moments."

About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011

Having shipped more than 50 million units worldwide, the renowned WWE simulation experience and annual centerpiece in THQ's expanding WWE videogame portfolio returns to define the ultimate WWE moments and give players even greater creative and decision-making freedom throughout their storied journeys within WWE.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will empower players more than ever to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE. Along the way, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring. Players will also enjoy a greater level of interactivity and have increased control of their destinies in the game's popular Road to WrestleMania story-driven mode.

A hallmark of the franchise, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will deliver its largest offering to date of best-in-class creation and customization features. Players will have more creative tools than ever to customize their WWE Superstars, finishing moves and story designs. In addition, searching and sharing content will be greatly simplified with improvements to the highly regarded WWE Community Creations feature, which generated nearly 10 million downloads, including more than 7.5 million Created WWE Superstars, 500,000 story designs and 500,000 finishing moves in its franchise debut.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will also boast one of the largest rosters in franchise history with more than 70 of today's prominent WWE Superstars and WWE Divas. Each in-game model will feature new skin textures and movement technology, delivering the most authentic looking and moving WWE Superstars and WWE Divas ever seen in a videogame. In addition, a new physics system will ensure all matches and object interactions look and feel unique, dynamic and unpredictable to capture the full essence of the WWE experience.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and WiiTM video game system, with a scheduled release date of October 26, 2010. For more information, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

BLAZE Unveil All Kicking, All Punching New Megadrive Handheld LCD Console.

The World Famous BLAZE LCD Handheld gets Killer new titles from the legendary Streets of Rage and Virtua Fighter series along with more Fully Licensed Sega Megadrive Classics.

Doncaster, UK – 11/13/2010 – Retro experts BLAZE have today announced their latest LCD Handheld console with 18 licensed Sega Megadrive games which promises to kick and punch its way into the hearts of retro gamers young and old alike.

The new BLAZE LCD Megadrive Handheld keeps with the hugely successful format and layout of the BLAZE LCD Handheld. This is a fully portable due to its bright LCD display and built in speakers. BLAZE’ latest retro marvel gives an almighty extra kick with the inclusion of two of the most popular action titles from the Sega Megadrive Streets of Rage series.

Those of us who owned the Sega Megadrive will no doubt remember the playground buzz which followed the release of the epic Streets of Rage titles back in the early nineties, we are happy to report that is all about to happen again with the release of the new BLAZE Megadrive LCD Handheld.

Keeping with the action theme, the new BLAZE Megadrive LCD Handheld keeps up the onslaught with more hard hitting Sega Megadrive titles including Virtua fighter 2, Golden Axe 2 and Shadow Dancer – The Revenge of Shinobi, enough to keep even the most hardened beat ‘em up fan satisfied for hours!

This new BLAZE LCD Handheld is not afraid to show its softer side too, as aside from the awesome action titles we are treated to many more 16-bit Sega Megadrive classics from the true golden age of gaming. Adding to the retro delights are titles including Sonic & Knuckles, Alex Kidd and Ecco the Dolphin, so something for everyone!

Another great feature of the latest console is the ability to hook it up directly to your TV, making the retro experience bigger than life.

The BLAZE Megadrive LCD Handheld Console is available now from
www.blazeeurope.com and all leading video game stores for just £34.99.

Please visit: Blaze MegaDrive Handheld
 for full details.

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Features:
  • Includes action titles from the Streets Of Rage series
  • 18 Classic Sega Licensed Titles Built In
  • Fully Portable
  • Built in Colour LCD Screen
  • Built in Speakers
  • Includes TV Out Cable for Big Screen Gaming
  • TV Format: PAL
  • Requires 2 AAA Batteries (Not Supplied)
Information about all BLAZE products can be found at www.blazeeurope.com

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fake Guitars Dropped Into Real Volcano:
Hundreds of Guitar Hero / Rock Band Controllers Dropped into Live Volcano



Hundreds of Guitar Hero / Rock Band controllers are dropped from an airplane into a live volcano in Reykjavik, Iceland. This insane publicity stunt was done to celebrate the upcoming release of PowerGig, a music game that actually comes with a fully functioning, real electric guitar! We played this game at E3 2010 and we were very impressed by the final product. Once you play with a real guitar there's no going back to the old, toy guitar controllers. And who knows? This product could actually encourage people to learn how to play a real musical instrument.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

REVIEW: Hyperkin DDR Tough Dance Platform

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Get your groove on with the new Tough Dance Platform by Hyperkin. This new DDR product has received a lot of positive buzz. We wanted to learn the truth for ourselves so we put this new dance pad to the test. Does this product live up to all the hype? Read our review and find out the truth for yourself.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

KONAMI HOSTS FIRST EVER DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION COMMUNITY EVENT
KONAMI Invites Fans to Check out Fall Music 'N Motion Title Line-up Featuring All-New Dance Dance Revolution for PlayStation 3

Naoki Maeda, Famed Dance Dance Revolution Creator, to Attend and Perform a Special DJ Set for Fans


KONAMI announced today that they will host their first Dance Dance Revolution Community Event at the Royal-T Cafe on Thursday, August 12 in Los Angeles. To commemorate this event, Naoki Maeda, one of the creators of the pioneering dancing game, will be in attendance to not only welcome the community, but do a special DJ set for fans!

Also, this community event will launch the campaign for the brand new Dance Dance Revolution for PlayStation®3. Dance Dance Revolution PS3 will be shown for the first time ever, alongside Dance Dance Revolution Wii, and Dance Masters, one of Konami's first Kinect for Xbox 360® titles. Fans who think they are the best at Dance Dance Revolution are encouraged to RSVP online and come compete with other players!

WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, August 12th, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Royal-T Café
8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

GENERAL RSVP:
www.ddr.eventbrite.com

For the first time in the history of the franchise, Dance Dance Revolution PS3 will feature a truly interactive dance experience via PlayStation®Move as it challenges players to use both their hands and feet simultaneously - providing the most rhythmic and realistic dancing experience yet on PlayStation 3! Additionally, compatibility with the PlayStation®EYE allows players to take pictures of their room and add dance club components to transport their home into a virtual club. Never short on a wide variety of great tunes, Dance Dance Revolution PS3 comes with 25 all-new original songs by Konami's original artists in addition to 25 famous licensed tracks.

Dance Dance Revolution PS3 will be available later this year. For more information, please visit our product page at
www.konami.com/ddr.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Intel and The Game Creators Team Up in Games for Netbooks Competition

Several Prizes Up For Grabs Including An All Expenses Paid Vacation

The Game Creators have teamed up with Intel to offer game developers the chance to win some amazing prizes for developing new games for netbooks. There are several fantastic prizes on offer with the top prize being an all expenses paid vacation worth up to US $5,000!

We've all been there, on the road on vacation with the family and our trusty old netbook is ready at the go to Facebook, Twitter and surf the web. But after all the chatty time, aren't you really just itching to have a death race, zap alien ships, and kill zombies on your netbook too?

Well Intel wants your help, and has partnered with The Game Creators to seek out, recognize and reward excellent game development for netbook devices. So, if you’re on your summer holidays, on a break from work or just simply love to develop games, The Game Creators and Intel want you!

The Game Creators’ Financial Director, Rick Vanner, said “This competition is aimed at empowering the many talented amateur game makers that love to spend their spare time coding games and demos. The Intel AppUp store will give them a direct channel to market and sell their small game apps to millions of users worldwide. By using Dark Basic Professional or Dark GDK they can create games in a very short time scale. We have a very creative community and it will be very exciting to see what they develop.”

For this competition there is a deadline of 3rd October at 12PM GMT so those looking to enter need to get cracking now!

Further information on the Games for Netbooks competition can be found at
http://www.thegamecreators.com/intelcompo/index.php

Further information on The Game Creators can be found at http://www.thegamecreators.com/

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Friday, August 6, 2010

THE GIANTS OF FIGHTING COME FACE TO FACE AT GAMESCOM FOR ‘TEKKEN X STREET FIGHTER’

TEKKEN’s Katsuhiro Harada and Street Fighter’s Yoshinori Ono to Clash in a Public Spectacle at GamesCom in Cologne, Germany, Thursday 19th August

Compete in Live On-stage Tournament, Adjudicated by Two Fight Game Greats


CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 5 August 2010 – This is one fight you do not want to miss. In the red corner, the unbeaten champion of NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., TEKKENTM series director Katsuhiro Harada, fresh from the knock-out victory of TEKKEN 6. In the blue corner, Capcom’s own fight hero, Street FighterTM series producer Yoshinoro Ono. Sparks will fly as they come face to face for a deadly TEKKEN X Street Fighter duel between fight game greats at this year’s vast GamesCom event in Cologne, Germany.

Open to everyone, the epic bout will take place at 14:00 on Thursday 19th August in Konrad-Adenauer-Saal of the Kölnmesse. Fans will not only witness the first devastating blows in what will be an ongoing battle to settle the greatest fight game beef of all time, but they will also get the chance to compete in an on-stage tournament under the gaze of video game fighting’s greatest luminaries. Everyone who attends the event will walk away with exclusive TEKKEN X Street Fighter goodies, with special prizes for the tournament victors.

Don’t miss this incredible chance to see history unfold before your very eyes, and become a part of it yourself in the presence of the men who make it all happen. Eight competitors will be picked up randomly by Harada-San and Ono-San in the audience and will compete against each other along with six TEKKENTM6 and six Super Street Fighter 4TM community members. They will all have the chance to receive special prizes given by the two video game legends.

“Our gathering of Street Fighter fans at the special occasion of ComiCon in San Diego was marred when Harada pathetically attempted to bribe everyone present with free copies of his games.” said Yoshinori Ono, Street Fighter Series Producer, Capcom. “Capcom, however, is an honorable company. We don’t just crash other companies’ events. So I’ve properly notified in advance that I will participate in the TEKKEN fan event planned for GamesCom. Since it is by invitation of the TEKKEN team, I expect Harada to have various underhanded surprises planned. Knowing this, I still plan to participate in the event while overcoming any obstacles he may have planned so that I can show them what a real fighting game is all about. I’ll also take with me the shaving oil I received from Hakan and the shaving razor from Vega so that I can erase that overgrown beard of Harada’s, exposing that baby face to go with his childish actions. It should turn out to be a great party!”

“After releasing Street Fighter III: Third Strike in 1999, Ono disappeared from the fighting game scene. Even though there were many requests for a sequel from fighting game fans, and even veteran fighting game developers like myself, Ono, Ryu, Chun Li, and crew failed to show their faces for 10 years”. said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Series Director at Namco Bandai Games Inc.“When they do finally show after a blank of 10 years, they don’t even bother to say a few words to the Mishima Zaibatsu, who helped maintain the fighting game scene for the 10 years they were gone. Not only that, they flee Japan to have their little gathering of fanboys at ComiCon in San Diego. So I made a sudden appearance at their little event, handed out a few free games to gain favor, and delivered a challenge to Ono. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to settle things at ComiCon but I’ll face him again this time in Europe – at Cologne! Blows are exchanged in place of civilities – that’s how it’s done at the Mishima Zaibatsu. ”

TEKKEN X Street Fighter will invite Street FighterTM characters into the TEKKEN universe for the very first time, each one receiving a TEKKEN visual makeover while keeping their fighting style and special moves fully intact. Once there, players will discover for themselves whether they’re really a match for the deadly power of the TEKKEN alumni.

TEKKEN is one of the world’s most popular and well-known gaming brands with 15 years of hard-hitting history and more than 39 million units shipped globally to date, including over 3 million copies of TEKKEN 6.

For those who just can’t wait, the best fighting game on the planet, TEKKEN 6, is available now for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PSP®(PlayStation®Portable), packed with ferocious new features and electrifying King of Iron Fist fight action.

Look out for updates on
www.tekken.com and join the TEKKEN fan community at www.facebook.com/tekken and on Twitter http://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN / http://twitter.com/tekkenbob

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES BATMAN: ARKHAM CITYTM

As the Official Title for the Sequel to the Critically Acclaimed Batman: Arkham AsylumTM

London, United Kingdom – Aug. 5, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham CityTM as the title for its follow-up to the award-winning, critically acclaimed hit videogame Batman: Arkham AsylumTM. Batman: Arkham City will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Autumn 2011.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Batman: Arkham City is based on DC Comics’ core Batman license. Fans can visit
www.batmanarkhamcity.com to sign up to receive updates regarding the game.

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About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Rocksteady Studios Ltd
Rocksteady Studios is a multi-award winning videogame developer based in London, England. Located in a spacious, purpose built converted factory, with full motion capture and audio studio capabilities, we are an energetic company formed by a core team of senior industry professionals. This gives us an ideal balance of drive, talent, proven methods, experience and cutting edge technology to make AAA games. Now employing 90 people, Rocksteady's mission is to be a highly professional, efficient company whose purpose is to make great games, and have happy and healthy team members. This philosophy is the heart and soul of our company. Rocksteady recently received the coveted ‘studio of the year’ award at the 2009 VGA awards.

BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY software © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Rocksteady Studios Ltd. Microsoft, Windows, the Windows Vista Start button, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox, 'Games for Windows' and the Windows Vista Start button logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

BATMAN and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2010. All Rights Reserved. WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Halo 2600 Game Play Video:
Halo comes to the Atari 2600!


Halo comes to the Atari 2600. This game was created to answer the question "what would Halo look like if it were created during the Atari 2600 era?" The answer is found in this impressive homebrew Atari 2600 game. This title was for sale exclusively at the Classic Gaming Expo 2010.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Classic Gaming Expo 2010: Post Show Report

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What do bikers, hackers, roller derby girls and the Atari 2600 have in common? They were all in Las Vegas last weekend. We return from the desert with our coverage of the Classic Gaming Expo. Read all about the celebrity guests, the exclusive merchandise, the LIVE music, and more. See video footage of the new Halo game for the Atari 2600! Also, view tons of pictures from the expo in our robust image gallery. And remember, we can't stop here, this is bat country!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Virtual Play Games Announces Intellivision Lives!

Classic Console games for Nintendo DSTM provide fun for the whole family

Los Angeles -Virtual Play Games, a global Console and PC video game publisher announced today the release of one of the most recognizable classic games in video game history by bringing Intellivision Lives! to the Nintendo DSTM family of hand-held systems.

"Virtual Play Games is very excited to bring Intellivision Lives! to a broader audience at a time when both adults and kids are enjoying casual games even more than ever", said Virginie Grange, Business Development for Virtual Play Games.

"2010 being the 30th anniversary of the Intellivision console, I'm looking forward to seeing how many new fans will discover Intellivision thanks to this DS version. The Nintendo DS is the perfect platform for the classic Intellivision games", said Keith Robinson, Owner of Intellivision Productions.

Intellivision Lives! includes over 60 different games including, Astrosmash, B-17 Bomber, Shark! Shark!, Motocross, Space Cadet, Thin Ice and many more classics, giving players countless hours of enjoyable play. The iconic space ships, robots, sharks, etc. makes it fun for both kids and parents. For the nostalgic players, they will recognize the 12 button key-pad displayed on the screen that made it so easy to play. The game also features games not released at the time of its original launch as well as Head-to-Head local wireless game play.

A preview of the game will be available at the Classic Gaming Expo taking place in Las Vegas on July 31-August 1st, 2010

Intellivision Lives! will be available at retail in September of 2010.

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