Tuesday, September 30, 2008

GTA IV Won't Be Banned In New Zealand! Gamers Win!!

Good news for all you Kiwis out there!

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Australians may not be getting Silent Hill: Homecoming, but at least they can purchase Grand Theft Auto 4 safely. Their pals over in New Zealand almost lost the latter luxury when the Society of Promotion of Community Standards petitioned to have the Film and Literature Board of Review take another look at the classification of GTA IV. Well, as Game Politics reports, now they have, and nothing's changing.

GTA4 will retain its rating of R18 and will continue to be sold. Chalk up another win for gamers and common sense.
Gamers win again!!

Found here.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ten Best Games For Nintendo Wii

Here is a list of the Top 10 Nintendo Wii Games. A pretty good list in my opinion. I also included the link to get a Nintendo Wii for Free. You can also find a link for all of these games and more for free. Agree or disagree with this list? Let me know below!

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

2. Super Paper Mario

3. Mario Party 8

4. The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess

5. Super Mario Galaxy

6. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

7. Warioware: Smooth Moves

8. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

9. Wii Sports

10. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Friday, September 26, 2008

Bungie Announces Halo 3 Expansion Pack, Releases Trailer

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The biggest title coming out for Xbox 360 in the next few months is... Halo 3? Bungie would sure like you to think so. That’s right, Bungie’s at it again with more Halo, as Microsoft shows their dedication to downloadable content.

This morning a countdown ended on Bungie.net to reveal an all-new teaser trailer for Halo 3. The game set records when released exclusively for the Xbox360 platform last year, but Bungie soon after split from Microsoft, becoming an independent game studio once again.

They proved today that they have not abandoned Microsoft’s system or the millions of Halo fans, announcing an expansion pack adding to the campaign mode. How exactly it will add-on is yet to be seen. The game gave a sense of finality to the Halo trilogy, leaving fans a bit bewildered as to how an expansion will work.

The trailer starts with a stark but peaceful metropolis, cutting quickly to the image of a large metallic asteroid burning through the atmosphere. A heads-up display evaluates the cityscape, then takes a street-level look, with cars lining it, a storm hitting, and a large red sign that ominously says “evacuate” over “City of New Momelisa.” Whoever is in this city knows something is coming. Scanning the skies above, the image now sees a swarm of vehicle flying high atop the skyline, as the HUD cuts in and out. A large-scale explosion goes off in the distance, and several metal objects drop from the sky.

In an alert screen familiar to fans who’ve been watching the website, the viewer is told to “Please Remain Calm” in several languages. “Pardon our Dust” and “Keep it Clean” are also flashed across the screen before a seemingly random series of green-on-black letters and numbers scrolls across, including a date hidden in the “code” that says “01/06/09,” ending in a reboot of the HUD, warning of a metropolitan disaster. The same areas scanned before are shown again, this time in fire and ruins. The scan shows a population of zero, and a final metal object falls from the sky, cracking the camera. “Prepare to Drop” is the final tagline shown before the logos.

So there you have it, Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios are releasing a campaign expansion to Halo 3, likely on January 06, 2009. Will this expansion make you prioritize a year old game above all the great looking games coming this holiday season? Sound off below!

Watch the trailer for yourself right here at Newsarama by clicking here.

Found here

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Wii Shop Channel Update: Mega Man 9, Super Dodge Ball, Vectorman, Plattchen twist 'n' paint

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In addition to the promised release of Mega Man 9--also coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 within the next week and a half--today's update to the Wii's online shop brings two retro downloads and a new painting puzzle game.

Today's releases:

-Mega Man 9

-Plattchen Twist'N'Paint
-Super Dodge Ball

All four games will be downloadable from the Wii Shop Channel beginning today at 12 PM EDT, 9 AM PDT.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How To Unlock Every Rock Band 2 Song Right Away

Rock Band 2 was released today! Get a free copy of the Special Edition Here!

It was a little frustrating to pop in “Rock Band 2″ and have most of the music locked away.

Thankfully, there’s a way around that.

Harmonix has introduced “game modifiers” into “Rock Band 2,” which includes such options as a long-needed no fail mode — and a secret song-unlock code.

The catch? You need to know the code! But we’ve already figured that out for you. You simply input the original “Rock Band” unlock code — Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue — in the game modifier screen.

Once the code is entered, the unlock song modifier will be unlocked. Voila! You have just unlocked all of the songs available in “Rock Band 2.”

Found here.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Spore Limited to 1 Account Only

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Spore users are up in arms on the EA forums over the DRM attached to Will Wright's latest creation. Apparently the game is limited to one account per installation. This means households with multiple people who play the same game must buy multiple copies of Spore in order for each person to play. According to EA_Violet, there was a misprint with the game's manual and you can only setup one Spore account per game:

"That section in the manual was a misprint and will be corrected in future printings of the manual. There is one Spore registration/account per game/serial code so you are correct in that you cannot make multiple accounts at this time. I have sent your guys' feedback to the game team though since I can understand the desire to share a game on a system that you entire family uses."

Right about now you're probably thinking this is EA's way of milking consumers for more money, but according to another post from MaxisLucky (one of the game's developers), the EULA was designed this way for multiple reasons:

There were many reason why we chose to have one account per copy of the game - some had to do with how saved games work and some had to do with limiting the online feature only to the one person who bought the game. We aren't charging a subscription fee for the online features and given the load to our servers we were very interested in making the experience for paying customers not be slow and laggy because of many multiple accounts per copy of the game. 2x to 1000x the number of people with accounts per game equals 2x to 1000x the number of creations on the server.

Please don't take it out on the mods. They are just trying to keep things civil.

Limiting accounts to 1 install per game is unprecedented. It's pretty baffling to me that Maxis didn't foresee the backlash this would create when they designed the game. If their reason for doing this is due to online play, perhaps they should remove this prohibitive restriction for offline gameplay.

Found here.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Google Games?

Could Google get into gaming? Fortune’s Chris Morris thinks so.

The 10-year-old company has hired a former Sony executive to head up their games division, and while the company has denied plans to enter game publishing or development, the gaming market is huge right now, with millions of gamers right now playing casual online games like Sudoku, and MMORPGs like World of Warcraft raking in millions in revenue each month. In-game advertising is also quickly taking off. Morris speculates that Google could even tie in many existing products into potential games: imagine logging flight plans with the aid of Google Earth for example.

It's all speculation of course, but do you think Google Gaming would be good for the industry? With all the consolidation going on at the moment, another game publisher would certainly add some spice to the industry provided they could deliver a nice blend of compelling games...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Warhammer Online "Head Start" Begins in 3 Days!

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Following the recent launch of the open beta for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, developer Myhtic Entertainment has revealed exactly when North American pre-order customers will get their promised early access to the live game servers.

Those that pre-ordered the Collector's Edition will be able to start playing on Sunday, September 14. Access for those that pre-ordered the regular edition will follow on Tuesday, September 16.

Unlike the beta that is currently underway, any progression made during the "head start" program will be retained when the PC MMORPG officially launches on September 18.

Found at Shack News

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Free Video Games

I've received a few emails from people asking where they can find other free video games. I did some searching and compiled a list of some of the more popular things people asked about. I will continue to update this blog with more findings.

Xbox Live Gold Cards

Nintendo DS (I posted about this earlier)

Playstation 3

Wii Fit

A Ton Of Different Wii Games. You Choose Which Game

Nintendo Wii

Xbox 360

Xbox 360 AND an LCD TV

$250 Towards Xbox 360 Games

There you go.