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Entries from June 2008

Rock Band 2: Backwards Compatible DLC Too

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Harmonix, MTV Games and Electronic Arts has announced their next block buster killer app: Rock Band 2. First, the most important feature is backwards compatible downloadable content. They’ve surpassed 15-million paid downloads, we want our content and we want to keep all the awesome songs for future games, else we might as well stop purchasing [...]

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Tags: DLC · Industry News

Retro Gaming Moves: Screw Attack [Metroid]

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the most famous classic gaming moves, Screw Attack, is one of Samus Aran’s best power suit moves in Metroid. It was powerful enough to kill most enemies by contact; one hit for one kill. What makes this special attack at retro gaming classic is its well balanced game play style. Although Screw Attack [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Retro

Diablo 3: How Many Headlines Can It Catch?

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Imagine we told you the story of a game where you hack things up over and over and over and over by clicking the mouse to gain items. These items allow you to go into harder areas of a dungeon and hack things up over and over again. Would you buy into it? Probably not. [...]

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Tags: Blizzard · Diablo 3 · Editorial

World of Warcraft Security Check: One-Time Passwords

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Nobody wants to get in the way of a hardcore gaming addict. The last thing an addicted user needs to know is their account has been hacked, their weapons and armor have been sold and all of their money is gone. World of Warcraft is a timeless classic, timeless because you can play it forever, [...]

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Tags: Blizzard · MMO · PC Gaming

Castlevania Goes 3D on the Wii?

June 29th, 2008 · No Comments

The next big Wii title will be Castlevania and it’s going to be a 3D fighting game. Stop laughing, it’s not a joke, it’s what Nintendo Power is saying. Picture Street Fighter but with classic Castlevania characters and lots of smashing and bashing for victory. “GoNintendo’s report from the mag hints at appearances from characters [...]

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Tags: Fighting · Industry News · Konami

Mega Man 9, WiiWare, Retro Gamers Rejoyce!

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s been confirmed, in Nintendo Power at least, that Mega Man 9 is officially going to be something you can download on the Wii console. The game is being developed by Ini Creates, a company of ex-capcom folks who are also responsible for Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series. Of course, this is [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News · Retro · Side Scroller · WiiWare

Xbox 360 Price Drop: July 6th?

June 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The new rumor, based on a K-Mart sales sheet, is stating we’re going to see an Xbox 360 Premium price drop this summer (July 6th, 2008). The new price is said to be USD $299, down USD $50 from the last price drop on the 360 hardware. The sales sheet only shows the 20GB Premium [...]

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Tags: Industry News · Microsoft · Rumors · Xbox 360

Diablo III: Confirmed and Isometric

June 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We’ve talked about it on the podcast before, we’ve made speculations and we’ve come up with theories. Blizzard has now cleared up much of the fuzzy details and theories by announcing their next title: Diablo III. Some of us thought it was too early to announce the game, right on the heals of a StarCraft [...]

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Tags: Diablo 3 · Editorial · Industry News · RPG

Imagine a Free World of Warcraft

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Once upon a time the folks at Blizzard Entertainment thought they could support the entire world of World of Wacraft by ad revenue. This would have created an MMO experience which would cost you nothing but a bit of annoyance by ad providers; what would the total audience be if the game was free? Had [...]

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Tags: Editorial · MMO

McFarlane Toys Makes Guitar Hero Action Figures

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Activision has decided to take Guitar Hero to the next level: Action Figures. This is a great move for the company, striking the iron while it’s hot! The Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises are growing in intensity while big blockbuster titles like GTA IV are waning in sales and profit. Pretty soon you and [...]

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Tags: Guitar Hero · Industry News · Press Release · Toys