Rock Band allows you to perform famous rock music with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering online connectivity. Harmonix will release song packs ($5.49) and individual songs ($0.99 - $2.99), but there's no price on full albums yet. At launch, packs for The Police, Metallica and Queens of the Stone Age will be available as well as single songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foreigner and T-Rex.
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Keep your hands steady and your mind focused – this time around there's a lot more on the line. Every cut of the scalpel, every pinch of the forceps, each and every second that ticks by is of the absolute greatest importance.
Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:
- The Chronicles of Spellborn - Highlights Trailer
- Insecticide [NDS/PC] - Trailer #6
- Avencast: Rise of the Mage - Trailer #4
- Dead Island [X360/PC] - Multi Layer Damage System
- Penumbra: Black Plague - Trailer
- Mushroom Men [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #5
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Vivendi has released its financial results for the first nine months of the year, and reported, to no one's surprise, an increase of 7% compared to last year (10.9% in the last quarter). Vivendi Games' revenues in particular are up 49% compared to last year, racking up a rough $1 billion, primarily driven, like the past year or two, by World of Warcraft, which has recently launched in China and now counts over 9 million subscribers.
Experience the fascination of Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge with captivating sports such as Figure skating or Skeleton demand high skills and fast reactions. Break world records in diverse single player modes and challenge your friends and family to taxing multiplayer matches.
Virtua Fighter 5 includes all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments. SEGA has released the first downloadable content pack for VF5 on Xbox Live (300 Microsoft Points), including a number of bonus items for each selectable character including alternate hairstyles, lightplates and more!
Earlier this year, Slovanian developer Zootfly leaked images and early clips of what looked to be a new game in the Ghostbusters franchise. Shortly thereafter, actor Dan Aykroyd confirmed that "a" Ghostbusters game was planned, but nothing has been heard of since. The latest GameInformer issue has Ghostbusters on the front cover, and while not giving any specifics, confirms that a title is indeed in the works for PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 and PC, with Aykroyd and Ramis writing the script and lending their voices and likenesses.
Oniblade is a 3rd person anime style action/adventure. Your female heroine wields two magical blades, which either can be used as swords or guns, and also has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable. Spread over 20 locations with dozens of unique enemies, the game features two different endings.
Exteel is an MMO featuring stylized action in a universe filled with robots on a far off world where the exiled survivors of a lost war struggle against each other for control of the planet's resources. Exteel features easy-to-access gameplay and a unique merging of strategic combat and high-speed action. If you are interested is joining the beta, NCSoft is now accepting signups.
Dragoneer’s Aria, developed by Hit Maker, provides compelling storytelling with flawless transition between adventure and battles. Players can now battle enemies as a team through PSP's ad-hoc function. Up to four players can play at the same time.
A new study by Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) reveals publishers can significantly increase income beyond their retail sales, and nearly double their income, on any given title through revenue generated by both purchasable and sponsored downloadable content.
NCAA March Madness 08 captures the intensity and atmosphere found in authentic college basketball arenas and your players will rise to the occasion or wilt under the pressure.
PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fan base that'll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory. On Nov. 15, Bizarre will release four free, new Tournament modes on Xbox Live.
Brash Entertainment announced the development of Jumper, a 3rd person action fighting game based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming sci-fi action/thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity).
Legend: Hand of God is an action RPG set in a fantasy world where you guide your hero in his quest against evil, fighting your way through action filled battles.
Cyanide is now the official licensed developer for a series of triple-A titles based upon its popular Blood Bowl fantasy property, in which insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe compete in a "sport" that vaguely resembles American football. Cyanide confirmed the game is also in development for NDS, PSP and X360.
Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.
The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the WWII in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.
Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.
by Sanford May on Nov. 14, 2007 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
With advanced next generation visuals, hundreds of new animations, and a wealth of new innovative features, including all new crowd atmosphere that can affect the game performance of teams, College Hoops 2K8 is set to run the competition off the court with authentic college basketball game action.
Escape from Paradise City blends action-RPG and strategy asking the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence. After the French and German versions, now is finally time for the English edition to get patched.
StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.
Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:
- Need for Speed ProStreet (NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)
- Soldier of Fortune Payback (PS3/X360/PC)
- Avencast: Rise of the Mage (PC)
- The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff (PC)
- Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (PSP/Wii)
- Assassin's Creed (PS3/X360)
- Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Wii)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.
Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well. This first patch adds new buildings, optimizes shadows, fixes bugs and improves various aspects of the game.
Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.63 patch version is for the North American version of Space Empires V.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 14, 2007 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Set in AD 1191, the Third Crusade was tearing apart the Holy Land. Playing the role of Altair, an assassin, men shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you must stealthily suppress hostilities on both sides of the conflict, in the process throwing the region into chaos and shaping the course of human events through one of history's most pivotal periods.
Using the SIXAXIS wireless controller to simulate a real bowling swing with lifelike lane environments, players will compete to unlock ten distinctive characters and progress through ten themed alleys on their way to bowling domination, complete with leaderboards and stats.
by Chris Lawton on Nov. 14, 2007 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
In Evil Under the Sun, famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.
Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.
Rhem3: The Secret Library is an adventure game, continuing the story from its two predecessors. Your task is to once again help the brothers Kales and Zetais to discover a new part of their fascinating world. After you have found a letter from Zetais with instructions you start the journey to Rhem once again...
TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. The game will leverage the latest graphics technology to create a unique action game experience. A little earlier than expected, the TimeShift multiplayer demo is now on Xbox Live, giving you a chance to check out the King of Time and Meltdown Madness modes.