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PSP Getting Smaller and Better

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Sony announced it is redesigning the PSP to make it 33 % and 19 % slimmer, including a thinner, more efficient battery, 64MB of system memory and video-out capabilities allowing you to play games and movies at full standard-definition resolution on any progressive scan TV.

In addition to the "Piano Black" model launching in September in the Core Pack, the new PSP will also be available in two new limited edition colors in North America: A collector's edition "Ice Silver" PSP will be included in the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack in September; and a limited edition "Ceramic White" PSP, including a

New PlayStation Home Features Unveiled

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

SCEA unveiled new features for the highly-anticipated PlayStation Home, a 3D community-based service set to revolutionize the broadband entertainment world, and announced new content for its PlayStation Network.

"Our goal is to deliver the most compelling entertainment experience to our PlayStation fans through PLAYSTATION Network," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "The interactive content sharing features of PlayStation Home, combined with the library of innovative downloadable games and entertainment, truly push the boundaries of our customer's imaginations and deliver on the promise of an integrated content and community service." During the press conference, company spokespeople presented both in person and

EA Announces 'Smarty Pants' (Wii) Trivia Game

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Electronic Arts today announced that the first Wii trivia game, tentatively titled Smarty Pants, will be available this holiday. The title will combine age-targeted trivia with action-based gestures, making it a truly trans-generational game for the Wii.

How smart are you? Do you know more than your Grandma about world history? Does your little sister know more than your Dad about sports?

"Our Wii family trivia game is a perfect addition to EA's recently formed Casual Games label," said Kathy Vrabeck, President, EA Casual Entertainment. "Part of our charter is to offer entertaining and stimulating games for the whole family. The prospect

'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) Preliminary Track List #2

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering deep online connectivity.

Developed by Harmonix, Rock Band is an all-new platform for gamers to experience music, giving players the chance to rock in the shoes of the biggest guitarists, bassists, drummers and singers of all time – as a solo superstar or as part of a hard rocking band.

Rock Band delivers four music games in one – challenging rockers to master lead/bass guitar, drums and

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (X360) MP Beta Coming This August

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Infinity Ward and Activision have confirmed the multiplayer beta of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will take place this August. The announcement was revealed as part of the Microsoft press briefing in Santa Monica, CA, held on the eve of the E3 Media & Business Summit 2007.

The multiplayer beta will be for the Xbox 360 and serve as the first chance for gamers to get their hands on the action-packed, community-oriented Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare multiplayer. Through the Xbox LIVE gaming and entertainment network, players will get to experience the party system and join in progress for

'F.E.A.R. Files' (X360) and 'F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Sierra Entertainment announced F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, an all-new stand-alone expansion pack for Windows PC and F.E.A.R. Files, the complete stand-alone expansion pack series, for Xbox 360. Both products are scheduled to ship this fall.

F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate

Perseus Mandate is the second standalone storyline expansion to the award winning first person shooter franchise F.E.A.R. Fight fear with F.E.A.R. as you take point in a brand new team experiencing a new incident at Armacham with a story line that runs parallel to F.E.A.R. and Extraction Point revealing a new perspective of the event. Your job in this new adventure is to find out

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) Unveiled

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

THQ today announced Darksiders: Wrath of War -- an original action/adventure game that will plunge players into a near future world devastated by the apocalypse -- on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008.

Developed by THQ's internal development studio Vigil Games, including founding member and legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, Darksiders: Wrath of War gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

"Our internal studio

NCSoft to Create MMOs for PS3 and PSP

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

NCsoft announced an exclusive game development deal with Sony that provides for NCsoft to create several online games for Sony's PlayStation platforms, including PS3 and PSP, accessible through PlayStation Network.

The announcement was made today at the E3 Media and Business Summit taking place in Santa Monica, California.

Although company officials did not divulge any details regarding the names or types of games in development, NCsoft officials did say the games would be created from both existing intellectual properties (IP) owned by NCsoft, as well as new IP.

"This is a great step forward for online gaming," said Geoff Heath, CEO of NCsoft

'Crayola Treasure Adventures' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 13th

The perfect game for all creative and adventurous boys and girls, Crayola Treasure Adventures asks the explorer to color, draw, and think their way through numerous exotic locations, challenging puzzles, and exciting adventures. Crayola Treasure Adventures also offers a digital coloring book that lets the young artist run wild with their imagination through more than a hundred different digital crayons and pictures that the young artist may color. Crayola Treasure Adventures truly epitomizes the art of childhood by offering a creative escape for any young explorer or artist on their Nintendo DS!

'Halo 3' (X360) - Features, Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 12th

Get the Halo 3 (X360) Trailer off WP (55mb)

The Covenant controls Earth. The Flood is unleashed and on the loose. With the fate of the galaxy hanging in the balance, Master Chief is the only one who can save the human race. The entire epic story arc has led up to this moment. Master Chief, the last of his kind, is a warrior born for combat and bred for war — and is humanity’s only hope.

After stowing away on a Forerunner spacecraft, Master Chief, a genetically altered, cybernetically enhanced Spartan supersoldier, must race back to Earth to stop the