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Beatles Music Game Will Have 45 Songs by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 11:24 pm
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[By Anthony]

Earlier this week it was announced by MTV that there would be a new music game, developed by Harmonix, starring The Beatles. There were not so many details revealed (apart from a tentative ‘Holiday 2009’ release date). Today it has been revealed that the game will contain 45 songs from the band’s EMI catalog (1961 – 1969). We have also been told that George Martin and his son Giles will be overseeing the transfer of the songs to the new format.

I still think this is a shame that it’s not an AC/DC style track pack (or downloadable) but i’m still excited. Bring on Sgt. Pepper!



North American PlayStation Store Update (30.10.08) by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

It’s demo crazy on the NA PS Store this week. There’s demos for Mirrors Edge, EndWar, Smackdown 2009 and Alone In The Dark. Alongside this there’s the usual content for Rock Band and Civ. Rev., Some new stuff for Guitar Hero: World Tour and a Halloween offer on Siren. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading



Next Week In Rock Band by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 11:05 pm
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[By Anthony]

As per usual we have next week’s Rock Band update and once again it’s pretty good. There’s a three pack from alternative rock band, The Presidents Of The United States Of America as well as two singles courtesy of Fall Out Boy and Hinder. The response on the foums has been mixed, but I quite like F.O.B. (sorry Ryan 🙂 ) so i’ll give that a shot. Hit the jump for the tracklist. Continue reading



Mercs 2 Gets Obama, Palin As DLC by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 10:07 pm
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[By Anthony]

This is the funniest story of the month by far. EA have announced today that they’ve got Barrack Obama and Sarah Palin coming as downloadable characters for Mercenaries 2. We know that Palin is actually Tina Fay (dressed in Palin-esque attire), as for Obama, we don’t know. Could it be another advertising deal with EA?

This is great, just a shame they’re not in a better game. Hit the jump for the trailer. Continue reading



Happy Halloween Everybody! by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 9:57 pm
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[By Anthony]

Sorry for the lack of posts today people. I’ve been running around frantically trying to get everything sorted for i35. My travel arrangements have been rescheduled so i’ll be appearing there on Sunday rather than tomorrow (thank god), which gives me more time to organise before the show. I will be taking a camera with me to document the event and hopefully catch some of my interviews on tape.

I’d like to appologise for the lack of coverage these past few days, but rest assured there’ll be some good stuff coming out of Sunday (posted on Monday/Tuesday) so watch this space.



Sony Announces More LBP DLC – Old Snake Coming Next Week! by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 1:01 am
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[By Anthony]

A recent post on the PlayStation blog has given us PS3 owners a heads up on what to expect DLC-wise for LittleBigPlanet. SCEA Marketing Manager, Mark Valledor, wrote a number of items that will be of interest to the LBP community. Hit the jump for more. Continue reading



The Beatles Not Coming To Rock Band, Got Their Own Game Instead by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 12:36 am
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[By Anthony]

Yesterday there was a vague press release from MTV concering Harmonix, Apple Corps. and The Beatles. I, like many others, took this as pretty much confirmation that we’d be seeing the fab four on Rock Band in some form. This is not the case. Instead Harmonix will be producing a Beatles specific game. No details on the game as of yet but i’m sure it’ll be similar to Rock Band, it’s only right. MTV didn’t rule out the potential for Beatles content in Rock Band though, which gives me a little hope. The game has tentatively been dated for the ‘holiday’ season…that’s next year by the way.



European PlayStation Store Update (30.10.08) by Anthony Barlow
October 31, 2008, 12:18 am
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[By Anthony]

Not a bad update for us Europeans this week. There’s a couple of cool demo’s courtesy of Ubisoft and EA as well as the usual content for Rock Band and the frequent updates for Civ. Rev.

  • Cool Boarders 2 (full PS1 game) – £3.99
  • Mirror’s Edge demo – Free!
  • Tom Clancy’s EndWar demo – Free!
  • Warhawk demo – Free!
  • 17x Soul Calibur IV music packs – £0.79
  • Soul Calibur IV music pack complete set – £11.99
  • 2x Soul Calibur IV weapons packs – £2.39
  • Civilization Revolution “Wonders & Artifacts: The Mythic” pack – £0.79
  • Civilization Revolution “Wonders & Artifacts: The Eternal” pack – £2.39
  • Civilization Revolution “Wonders & Artifacts: The Iconic” pack – £2.39
  • Rock Band DLC (Click here)

Not too much to be exited about here, lets hope the American store is a little better.



PixelJunk Monsters 2.00 Patch Is Live! by Anthony Barlow
October 30, 2008, 11:25 pm
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[By Anthony]

Calling all trophy whores, can I have your attention please? The PixelJunk Monsters patch is now live and it includes the holy grail of a trophy patch. The 2.0 patch also includes some minor gameplay tweaks as well as a new ‘Trophy Challenge’ mode.

If you’ve not got the game go get it, if you’ve got got the game what’re you waiting for! Go download it now.



LittleBigPlanet Patched To V 1.03, Servers Back Online by Anthony Barlow
October 30, 2008, 2:02 pm
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[By Anthony]

LittleBigPlanet has been patched again. The 1.03 patch seems to have made the online experience a little smoother and the servers are back online. This is the third update in a week and although that many patches might make the game seem broken (it isn’t) it’s nice to see MM are quick to fix any problems the community is having.



Qore One Off Customers Can’t Go Home by Anthony Barlow
October 30, 2008, 1:51 pm
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[By Anthony]

Sony have today corrected their ad for the 6th episode of their ‘online magazine’ Qore. Originally it was said that one off purchasers of the episode would be able to get into the closed beta for Home. This is now not the case, the invites are available to subscribers only. I am not a Qore subscriber and was looking forward to picking up the 6th episode for the beta. Hit the jump to see what Sony had to say. Continue reading



Battlefield: Bad Company Update Is Live by Steve
October 30, 2008, 1:01 pm
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[By Steve]

The update for the DICE developed Battlefield:Bad Company has gone live today, adding four new maps, Acta Non Verba, Crossing Over, Ghost Town and Par For The Course.  Weighing in at 269mb the update also adds trophy support for the PS3 version, also refreshingly the online trophies ARE retroactive, I’ll say that again, the online trophies are retroactive.  So just start up the multiplayer section of the game and sit back and watch those trophies roll in.  List of additional gameplay changes after the jump Continue reading



Soldner-X Delayed Until “Late November” by Anthony Barlow
October 29, 2008, 9:31 pm
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[By Anthony]

EastAsiaSoft have informed us that they’re upcoming game has been delayed until “late November”. It was dated for October and with tomorrow’s update being the last of the month many of us were expecting it to turn up, this is not the case. The game has been delayed a year already, what’s another month’s wait?



The Beatles Coming To Rock Band & Not Guitar Hero? by Anthony Barlow
October 29, 2008, 9:25 pm
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[By Anthony]

The Beatles coming to a rhythm action game has been one of the hottest rumors surrounding the genre since, well, forever. It now looks like this rumor could become fact. MTV have sent out a press release saying that they’re holding a press conference tomorrow about an “exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.”.

MTV owns Harmonix (makers of Rock Band e.t.c.) and also owns Apple Corps. who have administrated all Beatles releases since the 1960’s. Said press release mentions one of the key PR people representing Rock Band 2, which is one of the main things that has sparked up the rumor mill on this one.

Back in June the Financial Times mentioned that both Harmonix and Activision had been trying to secure a deal with Apple Corps., could it be that this is the result? Of course Activision could make a similar announcement, who knows? If it’s true this is the megaton of all megatons. I might be a Manc but you gotta love the Beatles, even if they are Scouse.

We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, ooh I can’t wait.



Mirrors Edge Demo Coming Tomorrow by Anthony Barlow
October 29, 2008, 7:08 pm
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So close we can almost touch it

So close we can almost touch it

[By Anthony]

The demo for EA/DICE’s upcoming parkour based first person game Mirrors Edge had been rumored for release in early November. This is not the case. News has just come in that the demo will in fact be hitting the PS Store tomorrow. This gives players the chance to try the game a little bit earlier and hopefully fall in love with it. I’ll be downloading the demo but i’ll save my full impressions for after i35 where i’ll, hopefully, get a better impression of what the game has to offer.

Mirrors Edge is coming this November for PS3 and Xbox 360.