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Archive for November, 2010

Screens from “Dead Rising 2: Case West”

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

dead rising 2 case zero

Really, what else can be said? The pictures above kind of cover it, like wars, ya know.

Frank West is back!  Dead Rising 2: Case West stars Chuck Greene and Frank  as they “enter the sinister Phenotrans facility to uncover the pharmaceutical company’s involvement in the Fortune City outbreak.”  Like Case Zero before it, this one is exclusive to Xbox 360 and is scheduled to arrive this December.

Check our reviews of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2.

“Epic Mickey” Arrives (Wii)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
One of the most anticipated Wii games in recent memory has finally arrived at retail for $49.99US (rated “E” for Everyone).
In case your mouse clicking finger just snapped and you can’t manage to click the link, here’s a quick run-down:
Through the use of paint and paint thinner, players will have the ability to shape how the story unfolds as they discover the concept of “Playstyle Matters” – an innovative style of gameplay created by Disney Interactive Studios’ Junction Point, led by industry luminary Warren Spector, where players creatively tackle different challenges in the world to explore all the possibilities and storylines – but with consequences for their chosen actions.

“Splatterhouse” (360, PS3) Now Available

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Prepare for those Black Friday brawls! For Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Namco Bandai has announced that Splatterhouse is now available. (Rated “M” for Mature; $59.99US.) Various versions of Splatterhouse are also available for “iPhone, iPod touch, JAVA, BREW, RIM and Windows Mobile” but they all tend to focus on splattering things to death.

SPLATTERHOUSE follows college student Rick Taylor as he embarks on a mission to rescue his true love, Jennifer, who was kidnapped after they entered a mysterious run-down Mansion inhabited by an elusive scientist, Dr. West. Confronted by otherworldly horrific abominations under Dr. West’s control, Rick turns to a mystical sentient mask, which promises to give him the power to reunite with his beloved Jennifer. Full of desperation, Rick dons the “Terror Mask” and is transformed into a raging juggernaut seething with unadulterated violence and bringing destruction to anything that stands in his way. (more…)

DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Free DLC

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Activision and Coca-Cola have partnered “to bring gamers exclusive downloadable content from world-renowned talents Tiësto and My Chemical Romance.”

I’ve done my best to bold the important parts of this particular news release, which is relatively long:

Budding beat chemists, singing sensations and their friends can expand their DJ Hero 2 sets with three exclusive mixes featuring hit music from the world’s hottest DJ and Producer with the Tiësto Mix Pack Presented by Coca-Cola.
Tiësto Mix Pack Presented by Coca-Cola:
·         “Traffic” Mixed With “Louder Than Boom”
·         “Feel It In My Bones” ft. Tegan & Sara
·         “Knock You Out” ft. Emily Haines Mixed With “Young Lions”

Rock Band 3 “Free” DLC: “Roadhouse Blues”

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
The “free” is in quotations simply because you’ll need to actually spend money to acquire this downloadable content. In this case, you’ll need to visit your local record store on November 26, 2010. Here are the details:
Go to recordstoreday.com to see which stores near you are participating, then visit your local store, buy any record or CD and get a token for a free download of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” for play in Rock Band 3!

Mafia II’s Final DLC Now Available

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Available now for Playstation 3 ($9.99) and Xbox 360/PC  (800 MS Points), the third and final pack of DLC for Mafia II “Joe’s Adventure” is now available and includes about 6 hours of story and 20 Playboy collectibles amoung other things:

Joe’s Adventures puts players in the shoes of Joe Barbaro as he rampages through Empire Bay in the wake of Vito Scaletta’s prison sentence. Joe must uncover the traitor who betrayed Vito while overcoming the challenges of moving up the ranks in the mob. Impulsive and unpredictable, Joe’s brash personality is reflected in his unique sense of style and flare that can be seen in his new wardrobe pieces that are available in the add-on content. Joe’s love of luxury – and the ladies – doesn’t end there; Joe’s Adventures also includes a hot new Delizia Grandeamerica sports coupe, nine new classic 1940s and 1950s tunes, and 20 new Playboy collectibles. (more…)

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring: $39.99

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Today Konami announced that Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring (PS3, Xbox 360) has received a price cut “[just] in time for the start of the holiday shopping season.”  It’s now available for $39.99US (just in case your peepers can’t read the headline).

Here’s a little more about Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring:

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring provides fans with an arcade extravaganza of Mexican Lucha at a holiday friendly price point.  It bends the sport’s rich tradition and history with the spectacle, flavor and over-the-edge acrobatic action found only inside the six-sided ring. Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring allows fans to experience with thrilling single or multiplayer gameplay modes using one of more than 30 of the most superstar luchadores from the AAA league or their own one-of-a-kind character created using the critically applauded Character and Mask editor. (more…)

GT5: A Release Date (PS3)

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that the long-awaited Gran Turismo 5 will arrive on retail shelves in North America on Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

“Gran Turismo 5 is an ambitious project, with challenges and complexities which have made it our version of the Apollo Space Program!” commented Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc. “When we created the original Gran Turismo back in 1997, we wanted to set a completely new precedent for the racing genre. With the technological leap onto PlayStation 3, our objective with Gran Turismo 5 was to create another great revolution which would not only satisfy our own high expectations,but would meet or even exceed the anticipation of the fans. Satisfying the loyal Gran Turismo followers is at the heart of all of our efforts, which is why it was such a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, and one which we did not take lightly. I can only apologize to everyone for making you wait so long, and I hope that when you try out the wealth of driving experiences available in Gran Turismo 5, you will not be disappointed.”

We’ll believe it, when we see it!