Saturday, May 7, 2011
05/07/2011 - THQ and Volition announce Saint's Row Initiation Station
1:35 pm pdt
THQ and Volition
are proud to announce today the Saints Row Initiation Station, where players can create, share and download the most outlandish
videogame characters ever seen, and then upload them as playable characters in the upcoming Saints Row: The Third, scheduled
for release this holiday.
Ninja? Pirate? Ninja-pirate? Naked ninja-pirate? The choice is yours...
• Play as your favorite train wreck celebrity-turned reality
TV star, take aim as your least favorite overpaid prima donna professional athlete, or don a cape as Steelport’s newest
superhero (or villain).
• Save your master creations and share them with friends. Download other characters
for your own use, or tweak them just the way you like.
• Collaborate with a friend to create your own
dynamic duo for co-op play. Cowboy and Indian? Dominatrix and sex slave? Tag-team wrestling partners with sordid pasts? Your
twisted imagination is the limit.
The Saints Row Initiation Station will be available
free on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
and Windows PC in advance of the release of Saints Row: The Third this holiday.
special bonus, those who pre-order Volition’s upcoming destruction-fest Red Faction: Armageddon,
from GAME will be granted exclusive early access to the Saints Row Initiation
Station. Players will receive an early-access code prior to the release of Saints Row: The
Third this holiday.
Red Faction: Armageddon is scheduled to release on
10 June. If you've pre-ordered Red Faction: Armageddon from GAME already, you'll automatically
get an early access code. If you haven't, pre-order Armageddon here.
> Pre-order Red Faction: Armageddon at GAME
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Friday, May 6, 2011
05/06/2011 - Hyperkin Announces 3DS Powerplus Extended Battery
2:08 pm pdt
ANNOUNCES 3DS POWERPLUS: EXTRA BATTERY LIFE
Play Time with Additional 1800 mAH Battery Power in Sleek Form Fitting Design
NEWPORT BEACH, CA (MAY, 2011) – Hyperkin, a recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals,
has announced the upcoming launch the 3DS Powerplus designed to provide extra battery life for the Nintendo 3DS handheld video
game system. Providing an 1800 mHA battery, the 3DS Powerplus more than doubles the playing time of the 3DS.
The 3DS Powerplus is a lightweight, sleek 1/4” design that slides onto the
back of the 3DS while allowing full access to all of the systems original functions such as the cartridge port, stylus, SD
card and all the control buttons. It also provides an excellent grip and includes a battery LED indicator.
“The 3DS Powerplus is a great way to juice your 3DS for marathon gaming,”
stated Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s Business Director. “It doubles the battery life and it’s incredibly comfortable
to use.” Continued Mar: “The 3DS default battery is 1300 mAH. In 3D mode with normal sound, the system only
provides three and a half hours of playtime. The 3DS Powerplus more than doubles the battery life while still remaining unobtrusive.”
· 1800 mHA
· Sleek, 1/4" Design
· Lightweight (2.2 Ounces)
· Battery LED Indicator
· Full Access to All 3DS Functions
· Improved Grip
· Launch Date: Summer 2011
· Retail Price: $19.99
Since its launch in 2009 Hyperkin has
been quickly become a widely recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals. Hyperkin is constantly searching for
new product ideas, emerging technologies and innovative ways to enhance the video game experience. Hyperkin believes that
its most important asset is its business partners and is dedicated to developing long and successful relationships with each
client. The company’s executive office is located in Newport Beach, CA. For more information, please visit: www.hyperkin.com
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Thursday, May 5, 2011
05/05/2011 - L.A. Noire Social Club features and story collection announced
5:40 am pdt
Presenting the L. A. Noire features, both in-game and on the web, created especially for members of
the Rockstar Games Social Club.
Two Weeks Until the Release of L.A. NOIRE... Social Club Features Announced
• Gain access to the unlockable Chicago Lightning Detective
Suit - a stylish, exclusive outfit that enhances Cole Phelps' accuracy when using a shotgun or machine gun.
Access the Social Club "Ask the Community" feature to consult the community for aid in finding the truth when
interrogating a suspect.
• Plus a wealth of robust game progress stat tracking and friend comparison features
that members have come to expect, including enhanced versions of the checklists that everyone loved with Red Dead Redemption.
For all the details, visit www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/socialclub.
Not yet a Social Club member? Sign up here.
L.A. Noire - ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Nudity,
Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs and Violence
As part of a collaboration with Mulholland
Books and eight of the thriller genre's best writers, we're proud to announce L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories - an anthology of short stories inspired by the world of the game itself.
1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers explore the lives of actresses desperate for the
Hollywood spotlight, heroes turned defeated men and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces,
but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers
and their ill-fated victims.
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories features eight short stories from renowned authors
Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and
Andrew Vachss - with new stories appearing on the L.A. Noire official site leading up to and through the May 17th release of L.A. Noire (May 20th in
Europe and Australia). The complete collection will be made available for digital download on June 6th through all major eBook
Read an excerpt from Megan Abbott's "The Girl" now at www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/stories and look for full stories to be posted regularly.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
05/04/2011 - Nintendo Unveils New Wii Price and Will Select Game Line
2:12 pm pdt
Having Fun with Family and Friends Just Became More Affordable than Ever With New Suggested Retail Pricing
NINTENDO UNVEILS NEW WII PACKAGE AT $149.99, LAUNCHES 'NINTENDO SELECTS'
$19.99 WII GAMES
REDMOND, Wash., May 4, 2011 - Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price
of its Wii™ system to $149.99 and including a Mario™ game with the Wii hardware.
Starting May 15, the newly priced Wii system will come in either black or white with the Mario Kart™ Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel™ accessory, replacing the previously included Wii Sports™ and Wii Sports Resort™ games.
Also on May 15, Nintendo launches the new Nintendo® Selects collection of Wii games, a set of
popular games that millions of people have already experienced, at a suggested retail price of $19.99. The four must-own games
in this collection are The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess, Animal Crossing™: City Folk, Mario™ Super Sluggers and Wii Sport s, which is available for the first time as a separate software purchase. Parents and
video game fans can now easily expand their library of fun, family-friendly Wii games.
"From the day it launched,
Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another," said Nintendo of America President
Reggie Fils-Aime. "The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these
magical moments for even greater numbers of people."
With Mario Kart Wii now included with the Wii
hardware, players will be able to enjoy fun go-kart racing with Mario and all his Mushroom Kingdom pals right out of the box.
The Wii Remote™ Plus controller, Nunchuk™ controller and Wii Wheel included in the package will all match the
hardware, meaning they will be either black or white. The new black Wii Wheel will also be available separately at a suggested
retail price of $9.99.
Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children
can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
05/03/2011 - Mastiff Ships Remington Super Slam Hunting Alaska for Wii
2:46 pm pdt
game hunting in the spectacular north with a huge selection of weapons... and ferocious prey
Mastiff Ships Remington®
Super Slam Hunting: Alaska for WiiTM and Windows PC
San Francisco, CA - May 3rd, 2011 - Leading video game publisher Mastiff LLC
today announced they have shipped Remington Super Slam Hunting: Alaska, the latest edition in the best-selling outdoor action
franchise for the Wii™ system from Nintendo and Windows PC, to retailers across North America. Test yourself with a
wide array of real guns and bows as you take down some of the most terrifying game on the planet in a hunting adventure of
In Remington Super Slam Hunting: Alaska, players can track 25 of the biggest, baddest and most aggressive
wildlife throughout 19 levels of unique and dangerous Alaskan landscapes. Your arsenal includes a huge selection of real weapons,
including rifles, pistols and bows, as well as an array of scopes and accessories. Track your progress with over 100 achievements,
trophies and medals, and post your success to the online leaderboard. The game supports up to four players in co-op and versus
modes for the ultimate in competitive hunting action.
Remington, whose brand recognition is second only to
Nike with sportsmen, is featured prominently throughout the Super Slam Hunting Series. Whether players are looking for
the power of the 870™ Express® Shotgun or the accuracy of the Model 7™ CDL™ hunting rifle, players will
see and hear accurate recreations of the latest Remington firearms, such as:
Marlin® Model 1894 Cowboy
· Model 700™ XCR™ II
· Bolt Action Model 770™
· Model R-25™
Model 11-87™ Sportsman® Field
· Versa Max Synthetic
Semi-Auto 12 Gauge
· Model 11-87 Sportsman Super Mag ShurShot®
Turkey 12 Gauge
· Model 887™ Nitro Mag Bone Collector™
The Remington weaponry will compliment additional hunting gear from companies such as Wiley X, producer
of ballistic sunglasses, and Magnum Research, the manufacturer of legendary magnum-caliber Desert Eagle® Pistol. The addition
of this gear ensures that the Remington Super Slam Hunting Series is one of the most exciting and realistic hunting franchises
More information about Remington Super Slam Hunting: Alaska can be found on Mastiff's website at Mastiff Website or on Mastiff's Facebook page at Mastiff Facebook PageAbout Mastiff
Mastiff is a
leading publisher of outdoor action and licensed products for consoles, PC and all mobile platforms including iPhone and iPad.
Mastiff has offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Orlando, Florida. Titles from Mastiff include outdoor hits such as Deer
Drive, Remington Great American Bird Hunt, and Shimano Xtreme Fishing for Wii™ as well as the
tactical shooting simulation, Reload, and the award winning Moon for DS and critically acclaimed Gurumin
for PSP. For more information please visit Mastiff Website.
Submitted By: E. Thomas
Monday, May 2, 2011
05/02/2011 - 8 Disc Medal of Honor Soundtrack
12:59 pm pdt
Includes original scores from Michael Giacchino, Christopher Lennertz,
and Ramin Djawadi
LA-LA LAND RECORDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ELECTRONIC ARTS RELEASE 8 DISC LIMITED
EDITION MEDAL OF HONOR SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION
LOS ANGELES, CA – Electronic Arts (EA)
continues to make new strides in video game music with the release of the MEDAL OF HONOR SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION. The limited
edition eight disc, ten hour set represents original scores from the MEDAL OF HONOR videogame series, previously unreleased
material from the award-winning composers Michael Giacchino, Christopher Lennertz and Ramin Djawadi, a 40-page booklet
with complete track information, and an introduction by game creator, Director Steven Spielberg. According to Steve
Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA, “the box set representing the 12-year-old franchise is an
absolute milestone for video game scores. The millions of MEDAL OF HONOR fans around the world deserve nothing less. We
are honored to partner with LA-LA Land Records.” The limited edition box set will be released March 1st.
In choosing an appropriate composer to convey the mood of the first MEDAL OF HONOR, legendary director Steven
Spielberg was introduced to and impressed with young unknown composer, Michael Giacchino. “I did what anybody in
their right mind would do,” said Spielberg. “I signed him up to score MEDAL OF HONOR—and the rest of
Giacchino’s history belongs to him.” Giacchino’s video game score pioneered live orchestral
recordings of videogame music.
After four highly successful video game scores, the baton was passed to Christopher
Lennertz, who also composed the score for the Quantum of Solace game. Lennertz recorded MOH European Assault
and Pacific Assault with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, which has recorded for legendary composers such as John Williams.
Last year the game was reinvented and for the first time in its 12-year history, MEDAL OF HONOR left World War II
and entered the modern day warfare in Afghanistan. The most recent disc of the collection demanded an intense score
that could bring the game into this brand new era, and Ramin Djawadi was brought on for the challenge. Known for his score
for Iron Man and the Prison Break television series, Djawadi’s score matches the intensity of the
soldier’s story and Tier 1 experience in 2010’s MEDAL OF HONOR.
The increasing demand of the MEDAL
OF HONOR scores by soundtrack aficionados led to EA's musical compendium of the MOH music. The rising popularity of videogame
music has created an outcry to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) to create a GRAMMY category honoring
"Best Videogame Score." Currently, the Grammys recognizes video game music as part of the category “Best
Score Soundtrack for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.”
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA),
headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982,
the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers,
wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM,
EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles
that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.comLA-LA Land Records, headquartered in Burbank, California, is
a leading film and TV soundtrack company. Founded in 2002, the label is dedicated to releasing scores both physically and
online. The CD booklets feature photos and original art as well as personal notes from the composers, directors, producers,
actors and historians. LA-LA Land Records releases classic and current film and TV scores from The Omen to Battlestar Galactica
by leading composers including Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, Angelo Badalamenti, and Bear
McCreary. LA-LA Land's homepage is http://www.lalalandrecords.comSubmitted By: E. Thomas
Sunday, May 1, 2011
05/01/2011 - Underground YouTube Channel Reaches 100 Videos
2:20 pm pdt
Our underground youtube channel has reached 100
videos! In honor of this tremendous event we have decided to update all of the emulators on our modded Original Xbox. The
grand total of emulators on this machine has now grown to 63! We have also upgraded our internal hard drive from 500GB to
Emulators Installed on 1TB Modded Xbox
Many of these feature packed emulators have built in cheats, save states, video preview, online
play and so much more! Certain emulators even allow you to rewind your gameplay. Over the next couple of weeks and months
we're going to be giving you a closer look at all of these new emulators.
We're also going to diversify our content
bringing you home brew coverage for other consoles and portable game systems. But don't worry Xbox Fans, the primary
focus of this YouTube channel will remain the OG XBox.
People have asked, why separate emulators for Sega CD and
Sega Genesis? We get the same question for Amiga and Amiga CD32. Well the answer is simple.
For the Amiga emulators,
those particular emulators are custom skinned (themed) and tweaked to run each format in the best possible manner. And
concerning the Sega consoles, we found that one emulator worked best with cartridge games while the other excelled at running
Sega CD games. On a related note we also have the two best versions of the CoinOPS arcade emulator. This robust collection
is a virtual museum of every emulator created for the original Xbox.
We would like to personally thank all of
our Readers and our YouTube Subscribers for helping make our channel a success! We hope to keep bringing you unique
content for many years to come!
Submitted By: J. Castle