US PlayStation Store Update 10/23/08

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Downloadable Games

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One ($14.99)
The first installment in the RPG-adventure game series based on the web comic Penny Arcade. Create your character in the classic comic style, and join Gabe and Tycho in the alternate 1920s universe of New Arcadia, where you’ll combat savage enemies, solve mysteries, meet bizarre new characters, and discover their distinctive adult humor for a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 215 MB

Prince of Persia Classic ($9.99)
The original action adventure game comes to the PlayStation Network! Rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar in a redux of the original 1989 action-adventure that redefined the platform genre. All set for the HD-era, this enhanced and updated version features new character designs, animations, visuals, and lighting effects, all brought to you in glorious 1080p!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 117 MB

Add-on Game Content

BUZZ! Quiz TV Horror Pack ($5.99)
Scare away any challengers to your trivia crown with horror movie questions. This BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about horror movies to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 176 MB

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EU Playstation Store Update – 23/10

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Playstation Store Update – 23/10

PS3 Add-On’s

Buzz – Horror Movies Pack – £3.99

Civ Revolution – The Victory Pack – £0.79

Civ Revolution – Single Player Map Pack – Brave New Worlds – Free

Civ Revolution – Single Player Map Pack – The Surreal – Free

Civ Revolution – Survival Scenario Pack – £0.79

Dead Space – Obsidian Suit – Free

Dead Space – Scorpion Suit – Free

G1 Jockey – Additional Horses – Free

Mega Man 9 – Hero Mode – £1.19

Mega Man 9 – Special Stage – £1.19

Mega Man 9 – Superhero Mode – £1.19

Rock Band – Nirvana Pack (seven tracks ) – £4.99 or £0.99 per track

Tiger Woods 09 – Spyglass Hill – £6.29

Yoda -Soul Calibur IV – £3.19

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ESA officially confirmed E3 2009

ESA Press Release about E3 2009 after the jump

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SOCOM: Confrontation Update October 20th, 2008

Seth Luisi Director of Development for Socom: Confrontation, wants to let all Socom fans Know…

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God And Games: The Man Behind The Little Big Delay

God And Games: The Man Behind The Little Big Delay

via mtv multiplayer:

The musician behind the song that caused the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 game “Little Big Planet” to get recalled just days before its release has defended his song in a statement issued to MTV Multiplayer.

Perhaps even more significantly, singer Toumani Diabate has explained what the song is about and why its inclusion of verses from the Qur’an is his “way to attract and inspire people toward Islam.”

Multiplayer received the statement late yesterday, following conversations with two Muslim experts who helped illuminate the reasons why Diabate’s song might trouble some Muslims and just how similar — or different — this situation is from the publication of the Danish cartoons that inspired deadly riots across the world.

They note the complication that there is no explicit rule in Islam prohibiting a song like Diabate’s.

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Weapons Of Mass Distraction: Guns of Gears Of War 2

21 October, 2008 XBL, Xbox 360 1 comment
Weapons Of Mass Distraction: Guns of Gears Of War 2

One of the biggest games to drop this fall season has some pretty big guns packed into it. Hit the jump to see what you’ll be using to decimate Locusts galore in Horde mode when Epic’s Gears of War 2 drops on November 7th.

Although for most serious ‘Gears Heads’ the Gnasher Shotty is the weapon of choice, variety is the spice of life and this November Epic promises to keep it spicy.

Of course I’ll have my copy early thanks to NYC’s finest video game store who shall remain nameless.

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Konami’s Official Comment On Xbox 360 Version Of MGS4

Konami’s Official Comment On Xbox 360 Version Of MGS4

via techradar:

Konami is officially looking into the possibility of bringing its hugely successful Metal Gear Solid series to Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

For the non-gamers out there, this is a big deal, as Metal Gear Solid has been a definitive series of games, traditionally associated with Sony’s PlayStation.

The rumour is back on the agenda, following Konami’s Yoshitaka Arai telling Japanese financial news service Morningstar: “The worldwide demand for an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 is quite high, and it is something we are currently looking into.”

No surprises here

“After the massive success of GTA IV on Xbox 360, and the recent announcement of previously Playstation exclusives Final Fantasy and Tekken 6 coming to the platform, it’d be no surprise for Konami to follow suit,” thinks Editor of Official Xbox 360 magazine, Jon Hicks.

“The huge install base of the console, particularly in the US, means it’s missing out on lots of customers by sticking to the PS3. Of course, Konami has ported MGS for other platforms before – the real news would be if it launched the next game in the series on the Xbox as well as the PS3.”

More after the jump.

- Pikaso

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California Files Class Action Lawsuit Against RROD

California Files Class Action Lawsuit Against RROD

via dailygamenews:

Microsoft are facing a lawsuit, brought under California’s consumer protection statutes, was filed in the Sacramento County Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges that an excessive number of Xbox 360 consoles have failed, resulting in what is commonly known in the gaming community as the “red ring of death”. The lawsuit further alleges that Microsoft concealed the excessive failure rate of its Xbox 360 consoles in order to compete with the pending launch of Sony’s Playstation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii gaming systems.

The lawsuit cites to a number of recent articles published in gaming trade journals and on popular websites including dailygamesnews.com, VentureBeat, Digital Media and Yahoo! Those articles contend that Microsoft knew as far back as November 2005 that over 50% of the Xbox 360 consoles involved in the initial sales launch were defective.

The class action lawsuit seeks an order that Microsoft disgorge all profits attributable to its sale of the Xbox 360, as well as that Microsoft publicly announce and implement a refund program in California.

- Pikaso

G4TV Gears Of War 2 Preview

G4′s Adam Sessler gives some new details such as the inclusion of a Party system similar to the Halo franchise and lists the various multiplayer options that will ship on November 7th. Sessler also gives 360 gamers some homework for some of the linked achievements from the original Gears of War and highlights the screen shot feature.

- Pikaso

Girl Gamer Tournament Hits London

Girl Gamer Tournament Hits London

Anyone in the London area on October 25th should check this out, you may find your special someone. Details after the jump.

- Pikaso

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