Friday, July 31, 2009

NHL 10 Battle For The Cup Screenshots And Trailer

EA has released a video of a producer for NHL 10 discussing the Battle For The Cup feature, as well as screenshots.

NHL 10 Battle For The Cup






Trailer For Upcoming Wii Game, Daisy Fuentes Pilates

Sega has released a new trailer for thier upcoming fitness game on the Nitnendo Wii called Daisy Fuentes Pilates.





Halo 3 ODST ViDoc "Desperate Measures"

Microsoft has released this ViDoc for Halo ODST. The video focuses on the ODST's, who they are and what they are like, and their mission.



Press Release

Halo 3: ODST ViDoc "Desperate Measures"

In this first ViDoc created by acclaimed developer Bungie, Sgt. Buck, voiced by Nathan Fillion, introduces his team of ODSTs and their mission into covenant occupied New Mombasa.

Gunnery Sergeant Eddie Buck has witnessed more war than any Marine should. He fought alongside Cole at Harvest—somehow managed to make it off of Reach alive. The fact that Buck is still on his feet says more about his mettle than his military dossier ever could. Now the Covenant have found Earth. Devastated her defenses. Anyone who could have stopped the invasion is dead or gone. But Buck and his squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers aren't going to let Earth fall without a fight. These ODSTs may be headed feet first into hell, but they’re going to make damn sure it’s crowded with Covenant when they get there.

Don't forget if you pre-order “Halo 3: ODST” at participating retailers, you will receive a token to unlock grizzled UNSC hero Sgt. Johnson as a playable character in Firefight.

Prepare to drop

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • QTE Blog: Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest) http://bit.ly/2JXbcM

  • DSi: DSi Firmware in Japan has been released. V1.4. it brings facebook photo uploading. http://tinyurl.com/n74mhc

  • PC: World Of Warcraft, and its two expansions, retail sales have reached 8.6 Million in America. http://tinyurl.com/n484ex

  • in Q1 2009, PS3 sales are down from 1.6M to 1.1M. PSP is down from 3.7M to 1.3M. PS2 is up from 1.5M to 1.6M. http://tinyurl.com/nma9sp

  • PS3 Software sales down from 18.9M to 14.8M, PS2 was 11.3M to 8.5M, And PSP is down from 11.2M to 8.3M. http://tinyurl.com/mjwuwe

  • Sony Game Business sales and operating revenue declined 18.0% to 1,053.1 Billion Yen. a loss of 58.5Billion Yen. http://tinyurl.com/nb3coc

  • Nintendo post a fall of 66% in quarterly profits due to Wii and DS sales slowing,Strong Yen and iPhone competition http://tinyurl.com/lbax65

  • F.E.A.R. 2 is getting more DLC in August. Reborn adds 4 more missions and you play as Foxtrot 813. http://tinyurl.com/mnnt6e

  • CVG has 45 screenshots for Final Fantasy XIII and 2 trailers. http://tinyurl.com/mvobr2

  • Wii: More Concept art work has emerged for the steam punk game, Epic Mickey. (Disney's Mickey Mouse) http://tinyurl.com/kjt377

  • Nintendo has revealed that The Wii has sold 56.62 Million consoles worldwide. the DSi has sold 6.68 million also. http://tinyurl.com/ngkreh

  • PS3: Home Movie Theater is getting a update.10 screens, new lobby, ability to unlock rewards, TV/Movies Maybe. http://tinyurl.com/llk5hy

  • QTE Blog: Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Is Coming To Mac's Fall 2009, A Beta Now Available. http://bit.ly/cwf7T

  • iPhone: Beneath A Steel Sky is being remastered for a iPhone release. will feature fully animated cutscenes. http://tinyurl.com/nlz3h3

  • 360: Day and Date release of 360 games at retail and on Games On Demand is very unlikely for now. http://tinyurl.com/nsddfp

  • PS3: Yakuza 3 will not be released outside of Japan. Sega do not believe it will sell. http://tinyurl.com/njtfn8

  • PS3: DoubleSix say their game, Burn Zombie Burn has sold over 70.000 on PSN. Want digital game sales to be public. http://tinyurl.com/klfsej

  • TellTale employee says iPhone is more powerful than Wii. It does have more RAM than the Wii but slower processor. http://tinyurl.com/klbsqb

  • PS3: G.I. JOE The Rise Of Cobra is invading Home with free costumes, Exclusive Videos, Clips and Trailers. http://tinyurl.com/knzp3s

  • QTE Blog: Activision Has Release The Full Guitar Hero 5 Track Listing http://bit.ly/SGO1y

  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 30/07/09 http://bit.ly/7BdOn

  • QTE Blog: Marvel Super Hero Squad Comic Con Trailer http://bit.ly/DhoK4

  • Dark Void has been pushed back to 2010, to avoid a crowded fall 2009. could come out anytime up to march 2010. http://tinyurl.com/kmnmeg

  • With all 3 console companies posting their Q1 results, the Wii sold 2.23 million consoles, 360 1.2M and PS3 1.1M http://tinyurl.com/kv39wm

  • Id have revealed that at present, the 360 and PC versions of the RAGE engine run at 60fps, the PS3 is only 20-30. http://tinyurl.com/ktozn3

  • RT @SonyPlayStation: PlayStation Home is back online with the new content from today's update. Thank you for your patience.

  • PC: Modern Warfare 2 will not have any special editions, like the consoles, there is only the retail game. http://tinyurl.com/lkxvkp

  • 360: A Guide has been posted on how to turn off the automatic renewal of Xbox Live Gold Subscription. http://tinyurl.com/lsjpny

  • Sega says that Sonic quality will improve over time.Kids liked Sonic Unleashed, adults difficult to please,want 2D http://tinyurl.com/lulkm3

  • PS3: A patch for Burn Zombie Burn has been released, it brings custom soundtracks and youtube video uploads. http://tinyurl.com/ngughf

  • QTE Blog: GameStop Announce That Thier Casual Download Store Is Now Online. http://bit.ly/1axhhG

  • QTE Blog: Free Realms, Speedway Thunder, Update Is Now Live http://bit.ly/Hse20




Thursday, July 30, 2009

Free Realms, Speedway Thunder, Update Is Now Live

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the latest Free Realms update is live. the update is Speedway Thunder.
Kart Racer and Demo Derby Driver professions have now been created, each with over 40 quests. new race tracks, new cars, and 18 new Karts are now available.

Free Realms


Press Release

Gamers Rev Your Engines!
WHAT: Free Realms™ launches its latest game update, Speedway Thunder featuring fast cars, new profession progression and two new thrill-a-minute tracks to shakedown guaranteeing epic crash and draft action!

Kart Racers and Demo Derby Drivers can put the pedal to the metal and level up in more than 40 new quests per job, and earn cool trophies and quest rewards like wearables and car parts. Two new car models and 18 new karts available for purchase in the Station Marketplace will help players push the limit on the leaderboards and smash the competition.

To give your vehicle a boost, new parts can be acquired and installed in the all new Garage! Not only will your karts go faster and turn better, but you can make them look even more awesome with mods and other sweet visual parts.

And Card Duelists, don’t forget you get the exclusive ‘Cardie Racer’ as part of the items included with the Free Realms Trading Card Game Passport to Free Realms Starter Deck, available at select retailers.

FEATURES:
Over 40 New Quests each for the Kart Driver and Derby Driver Jobs!

Two New Race Tracks
• Thunder Falls Speedway
• Sandstone Speedway
Two Never Before Seen Car Models
• Slicer
• Trio
18 New Karts available in the Station Cash Marketplace
• CLASSIC custom karts starting at 400 SC
• PRIME high performance karts starting at 550 SC
• SUPREME upgraded karts starting at 700 SC
New Car Upgrades
• Steering, engine, turbo, and tires are just some of the newest modifications available for your racing machine.
• Mix and match until your car is revved up and ready to roll!
Your very own garage
• Store and tune up your rides as much as you’d like.
• View multiple angles of your car with a new garage camera controller
• Access your garage by talking to certain mechanics near the speedways
Hot New Racing Apparel

WHEN: The Speedway Thunder game update is now available in game. To login, visit

GameStop Announce That Thier Casual Download Store Is Now Online.

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GameStop have announced that their casual digital store is now online at http://www.gamestop.com/casual .
The service offers trials, Money saving offers,and a streamlined search and checkout capability.
There is a 50% of selected casual games for, a limited time, to celebrate this launch.

Press Release

GRAPEVINE, Texas --(Business Wire)-- Jul 30, 2009 GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced the launch of GameStop’s Casual Digital Store at www.gamestop.com/casual.
The GameStop Digital Store, powered by download provider RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq:RNWK), enhances the online game download experience in several ways. Casual customers will be treated to money-saving offers, free trials and streamlined search and checkout capability. To help kick-off the new Digital Store, customers can receive 50-percent off select casual games for a limited time. In addition, the store also features the new “Casual Lounge,” which is a way for gamers to connect with GameStop’s experts and make more informed decisions through editorials describing new releases.

“As the leading video game and entertainment software retailer, we continuously look for ways to bring our passion for gaming to the customer visiting us online,” said Tony Bartel, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. “The new Casual Digital Store accomplishes this goal by appealing to an ever-expanding customer demographic looking for value in addition to trusted guidance to ensure they receive the best gaming experience possible.”

Bartel said customers will continue to have the ability to download core PC games coupled with the new ability to pre-order select PC game titles to guarantee they will be among the first to receive them. The first titles available for digital pre-order include: Section 8 from SouthPeak Interactive; Dragon Age from Electronic Arts; and Red Faction Guerrilla® from THQ.

About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 6,244 retail stores in 17 countries worldwide. The company also operates an e-commerce site, GameStop.com, and publishes Game Informer(R) magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com.

About RealNetworks
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer(R), the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody(R) digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade(R), one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.



Marvel Super Hero Squad Comic Con Trailer

THQ have released the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trailer they showed at this years Comic-Con





UK PSN Update 30/07/09

Fat Princess is out this week!!!!

PS3 Games
Fat Princess [£11.99]
Watchmen The End Is Nigh Pt. 2 [£9.99]
Fight Night Round 4 – Content pack 1 [Free]
Buzz – AFL Quiz [£6.29]
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 – Cog Hill Golf & CC [£4.79]
Dynasty Warriors 6 – Eclectic Armor Set (men) [Free]
Dynasty Warriors 6 – Norse Armor Set (men) [Free]
Dynasty Warriors 6 - Priestess Armor Set (women) [Free]
Dynasty Warriors 6 - Valkyrie Armor Set (women) [Free]

Demo's
Watchmen The End Is Nigh Pt. 2
Numblast

Guitar Hero - World Tour
Knuckle Sandwich Track Pack [£4.39]
“Bloodmeat” by Protest The Hero [£1.59]
“I'm Shipping Up To Boston” by Dropkick Murphys [£1.59]
“New Wave” by Against Me! [£1.59]

Rock Band
Blink 182 Pack 01 [£2.49]
“Down” by Blink 182 [£0.99]
“Feeling This” by Blink 182 [£0.99]
Kiss Pack 01 [£2.49]
“100,000 Years (live)” by Kiss [£0.99]
“Deuce (live)” by Kiss [£0.99]
“Parasite (live)” by Kiss [£0.99]
Weezer Pack 2 [£2.49]
“My Name Is Jonas” by Weezer[£0.99]
“Pork And Beans” by Weezer [£0.99]
“Undone” by Weezer [£0.99]
“Out Here All Night” by Damone [£0.99]

Videos
Killzone 2 – Flash And Thunder Trailer
DC Universe – Online Sizzle Trailer
DC Universe – Behind The Scenes

Wallpaper
NONE

Theme
NONE

PS1 Classic
NONE

PSP
Samurai Warriors: State Of War [£13.99]
Unbound Saga [£11.99]
Numblast [Demo]
RockBand Unplugged - “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm [£0.99]
RockBand Unplugged - “Funk #49” by James Gang [£0.99]



Activision Has Release The Full Guitar Hero 5 Track Listing

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Activision has released the full track listing for Guitar Hero 5. the game features 85 tracks and is set for a September 1st Release. The Full Tracks are as follows (the top 15 were announced today):

-- 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"

-- Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"

-- Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"

-- Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"

-- Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"

-- Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"

-- Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"

-- Motley Crue - "Looks That Kill"

-- Muse - "Plug In Baby"

-- Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

-- Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure"

-- Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"

-- The Killers - "All The Pretty Faces"

-- The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"

-- TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"

-- A Perfect Circle - "Judith"

-- AFI - "Medicate"

-- Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"

-- Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"

-- Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"

-- Beck - "Gamma Ray"

-- Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"

-- Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"

-- Blur - "Song 2"

-- Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"

-- Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"

-- Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"

-- The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"

-- Bush - "Comedown"

-- Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"

-- Coldplay - "In My Place"

-- Darker My Love - "Blue Day"

-- Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"

-- David Bowie - "Fame"

-- Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"

-- The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"

-- The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"

-- Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"

-- Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."

-- Elliott Smith - "L.A."

-- Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"

-- Face To Face - "Disconnected"

-- Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"

-- Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."

-- Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"

-- Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"

-- Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"

-- Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"

-- Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"

-- John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"

-- Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"

-- King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"

-- Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"

-- Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"

-- Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"

-- My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"

-- Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"

-- No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"

-- Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"

-- The Police - "So Lonely"

-- Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"

-- Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"

-- Rammstein - "Du Hast"

-- The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"

-- Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"

-- Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"

-- Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"

-- Scars On Broadway - "They Say"

-- Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"

-- Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"

-- Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"

-- Spacehog - "In The Meantime"

-- Sublime - "What I Got"

-- Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"

-- T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"

-- The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"

-- Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"

-- Thrice - "Deadbolt"

-- Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"

-- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"

-- Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"

-- Weezer - "Why Bother?"

-- The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"

-- Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"

-- Wolfmother - "Back Round"



Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Guitar Hero today unveiled the final 15 tracks to be showcased in the epic 85 song set list in Guitar Hero(R) 5. Among the varied collection of current hits and classic artists are Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," TV On The Radio's "Wolf Like Me," Muse's "Plug In Baby," Stevie Wonder's classic "Superstition" and Nirvana's multi-award winning, chart-topping "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Also joining the set list in Guitar Hero 5 and making their music video game debut are Arctic Monkeys and Dire Straits.

When Guitar Hero 5 ships on September 1, living room rock stars will be able to rock any way they want to the expansive set list including the pulse pounding tracks listed below:
-- 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
-- Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"
-- Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"
-- Dire Straits - "Sultans Of Swing"
-- Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"
-- Johnny Cash - "Ring Of Fire"
-- Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"
-- Motley Crue - "Looks That Kill"
-- Muse - "Plug In Baby"
-- Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
-- Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure"
-- Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
-- The Killers - "All The Pretty Faces"
-- The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"

-- TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"

Previously announced tracks include:
-- A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
-- AFI - "Medicate"
-- Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
-- Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
-- Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
-- Beck - "Gamma Ray"
-- Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
-- Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"
-- Blur - "Song 2"
-- Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"
-- Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
-- Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
-- The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
-- Bush - "Comedown"
-- Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
-- Coldplay - "In My Place"
-- Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
-- Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
-- David Bowie - "Fame"
-- Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
-- The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
-- The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
-- Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
-- Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
-- Elliott Smith - "L.A."
-- Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
-- Face To Face - "Disconnected"
-- Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
-- Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
-- Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
-- Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
-- Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
-- Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
-- Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
-- John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
-- Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
-- King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
-- Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
-- Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
-- Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
-- My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
-- Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
-- No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
-- Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
-- The Police - "So Lonely"
-- Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
-- Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
-- Rammstein - "Du Hast"
-- The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
-- Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
-- Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
-- Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
-- Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
-- Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
-- Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
-- Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
-- Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
-- Sublime - "What I Got"
-- Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
-- T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
-- The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
-- Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
-- Thrice - "Deadbolt"
-- Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
-- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
-- Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
-- Weezer - "Why Bother?"
-- The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
-- Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"

-- Wolfmother - "Back Round"

The entire set list is at players' fingertips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any controller combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game's all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero(R) series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The game is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit GH5.GuitarHero.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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(C) 2009 Activision Publishing, Inc. Guitar Hero and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Is Coming To Mac's Fall 2009, A Beta Now Available.

Mythic Entertainment have announced that their MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning is being developed for the Mac computer platform. the full release is currently set for fall 2009, with a Beta currently being available.
Current players can download the Beta client and play with their Warhammer Online characters, Whilst Mac users who are not signed up to the game can download the client and get a 10 day free trial.
Those who take part in the Beta will get a a exclusive title and trophy for their characters.

Press Release

FAIRFAX, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Jul 30, 2009 Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced that the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), is being developed for the Mac® computer platform and is currently being offered in beta version. The Mac version of WAR is scheduled for official release in the fall of 2009, when players on both platforms will be able to battle and quest together on the same servers.
The beta of the Mac version of Warhammer Online will allow current players to download a client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing live account, but are interested in playing WAR on the Mac, will be able to participate in the beta version of WAR on Mac by downloading a 10-day beta trial account. As part of the WAR Mac beta event, players who participate will receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game.

“The MMORPG audience continues to expand, and that means gamers eager to experience WAR aren’t all playing on a PC,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “We want as many players as possible to experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm combat, and bringing WAR to the Mac makes this an exciting reality.”

WAR for the Mac is made possible using the CiderTM Portability Engine from TransGaming (TSX-V: TNG) that acts as a "wrapper" around the game software, enabling it to run seamlessly on Intel-based Macs. TransGaming’s Cider technology allows Mythic Entertainment to rapidly enable and deploy WAR for the Mac, providing a new high quality gaming experience to the ever-growing Mac gaming community.
“The availability of WAR on Mac is an outstanding example of the caliber of games being deployed for the Mac gaming community,” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “Mythic Entertainment has created an incredible game and TransGaming is thrilled they have chosen our advanced Cider technology to launch WAR for the Mac.”

To download the beta version of WAR for Mac or the 10-day beta trial, please visit: www.warhammeronline.com/mac.

Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, WAR will be available for the Mac in the fall of 2009. For more information or to download the 10-day free trial, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/.

About Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. So sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation. The Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA Mobile TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

About TransGaming, Inc.
TransGaming, Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), is the leading developer of innovative enablement products for the $60B video games industry. Content creators around the world have embraced the company’s products to increase revenues, enhance profit margins, and gain market share. TransGaming’s continued success is fueled by: Cider, a product that enables PC games on the exploding Mac market; Cedega, a product that enables PC games for the Linux market; GameTree, TransGaming’s comprehensive suite of Mac gaming products and services for retail and online game releases; SwiftShader, a proprietary ultra high-speed software 3D rendering product which exploits the move to multi-core CPUs and the convergence of CPU and GPU technologies; and TransGaming’s Development Studio, creating original video game content. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. To learn more about TransGaming’s products visit www.transgaming.com"

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic Entertainment, Public Quests, and Realm vs. Realm are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Games Workshop, Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2009. Used under license by Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective licensors.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

EA Announces That Fedor Emelianenko Will Headline The Upcoming MMA Game


EA Has annoucned that Fedor Emelianenko will headline EA's upcoming MMA game. joining him in the games roster are Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral .
EA has also annoucned that they will be sponsoring Gegard and Renato in their upcoming title bout at the STRIKEFORCE Fight on August 15th.

Press Release

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), announced today that Fedor Emelianenko, the world’s top ranked* MMA heavyweight, will headline the EA SPORTS™ MMA fighter roster. Emelianenko will be joined by Gegard Mousasi and Renato Sobral, both of whom will be featured in a title bout at the STRIKEFORCE fight on August 15, as the first of a long list of fighters who will appear in EA SPORTS MMA, the all-new mixed martial arts title coming in 2010.

“I have fought all over the world and I am excited to be in EA SPORTS MMA because this game is going to show the global appeal of mixed martial arts,” said Emelianenko. “I know MMA fans have been wanting to play as me and pitting me against any opponent. Now they will have their opportunity.”

Fedor Emelianenko, a 6’0”, 231 pound Russian heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter, who excels in Sambo and Judo, holds a 30-1 record and is the current WAMMA Heavyweight champion. Emelianenko defended his WAMMA championship by knocking out former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski.

Gegard Mousasi, a former Dream Middleweight champion, has a current record of 25-2-1 and won his last match in Dream 9 against Mark Hunt this past May. The 6’1”, 185 pound Dutch-Armenian fighter will be taking on Renato Sobral to determine STRIKEFORCE’s Light Heavyweight champion and has a fight style that is a unique blend of Dutch kickboxing and judo.

Sobral, hailing from Brazil, is known for his aggressive style, grappling prowess, and high-caliber submissions. He is the current STRIKEFORCE Light Heavyweight champion and has a record of 35-8 with his last victory coming against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Affliction: Day of Reckoning fight earlier this year.

“I am very excited to have Fedor, the number one heavyweight in the world, as one of the top fighters in EA SPORTS MMA,” said Executive Producer Dale Jackson. “He is one of the elite fighters in the sport today and will provide the ultimate competition for our gamers. The EA SPORTS MMA team at Tiburon has been working on the game for over a year already and we will have a lot more great fighters and other exciting news to talk about soon.”

In addition to appearing in the EA SPORTS MMA video game, Mousasi and Sobral will be sponsored by EA SPORTS for the STRIKEFORCE fight.

EA SPORTS MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date – complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. EA SPORTS MMA will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
For more information about EA SPORTS MMA, log onto www.easportsmma.com or follow the game on Twitter at www.twitter.com/easportsmma.

EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR®.
* As ranked by Sherdog.com

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. John Madden, NFL, NCAA, NBA, FIFA, NASCAR, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies and is used under license from Microsoft. PlayStation and PLAYSTATION are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Warriors Orochi 2 Has Gone Gold. Coming Out August 25th In USA.


Koei has announced that the upcoming Playstation Portable game, Warriors Orochi 2, has gone gold and is set for a USA release of August 25th.
Koei has also announced that two sites have launched and are dedicated to the game. one is a general site, whilst the other has been designed with the hardcore fans in mind. this site will offer music tracks and high resolution movie clips so fans can create their own Anime Movie Videos (AMV)

Press Release

Burlingame, CA, July 30, 2009 -- KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced thatWARRIORS OROCHI 2 for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system has reached gold status. The Tactical Action game ships on August 25th, 2009, and comes packed with exclusive content for the PSP®system including: new playable characters, new scenarios, and a Japanese voice option.

Gamers can pre-order the game now from Amazon, Best Buy, Game Crazy, GameFly, and GameStop.

To celebrate the upcoming release, KOEI is launching two sites for the game. There’s the official product site, and a new minisite conceived with KOEI’s legions of hardcore fans in mind.
With the new minisite, dubbed “Warriors Orochi 2 Dedicated,” KOEI is giving its fans WARRIORS OROCHI 2 music tracks and over a dozen specially-modified high-resolution movie clips all of which fans can use free-of-charge to create their own anime music videos (AMVs) or fan videos.
Visit the “Warriors Orochi 2 Dedicated” site today at koei.com/wo2dedicated. Learn more about WARRIORS OROCHI 2 on the official product minisite at koei.com/wo2psp
For the latest updates, follow @KOEIcorp on twitter. KOEI is also on facebook at koei.com/facebook.

About WARRIORS OROCHI 2
Shattering time and space, the venomous Serpent King Orochi kidnapped history’s greatest warriors in a scheme to test his might. The heroes eventually defeated Orochi and his menacing army. Now the slain Orochi lies in the netherworld, and a mysterious alliance is hatching a plan to resurrect Orochi.

With four different storylines featuring characters from SAMURAI WARRIORS® and DYNASTY WARRIORS®, WARRIORS OROCHI 2 includes three new game modes: Dream, VS and Survival, as well as “Tag Team”-style matches that pit fighters in head-to-head arena combat.
A star-studded lineup boasts 96 playable characters including the massive boar-like Gyuki and the faceless Dodomeki. New playable characters exclusive to the PSP system include the graceful San Zang and the warrior-monk Benkei.

New features exclusive to the PSP system also include: 2-Player VS mode plus Co-op play in Story, Free and Dream modes, 12 new scenarios in Dream mode, and a Japanese and English voice option.
WARRIORS OROCHI 2 for the PSP system is developed by KOEI Canada and based on an original work by Omega Force. Play is for 1 to 2 players. Multi-player play is via ad-hoc wireless only. This game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.

About KOEI Corporation
Based in Burlingame, California, KOEI Corporation established operations in 1988 as the North American subsidiary of KOEI Co., Ltd. of Japan. KOEI is respected worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and simulation games, and is the innovator of the Tactical Action genre. The company's Warriors series of games have generated a combined 18 million units in global sales.
KOEI develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software for video game systems and personal computers. For fiscal 2008, KOEI posted worldwide revenues of $286 million. KOEI maintains operations in Japan, the U.S., the UK, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Lithuania. More information about KOEI and its products can be found atwww.koei.com.
WARRIORS OROCHI, DYNASTY WARRIORS, SAMURAI WARRIORS, and the KOEI logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of KOEI Co., Ltd. ©2008-2009 KOEI Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. “PlayStation”, “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately) for certain functionality. Multiplayer play supported by ad-hoc wireless only. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Press Release ©2009 KOEI Co., Ltd.

Microsoft Has Released More Tracks In Their Upcoming Lips Number One Hits Game


Microsoft has revealed more tracks in their upcoming New Lips game, Lips Number One Hits. the songs announced were all either number one in the UK or the USA. the songs and artists are:

"California Love" by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman

"Barbie Gir"l by Aqua

"Just Dance" by Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears

"The Fear" by Lily Allen

"Don’t Phunk With My Heart" by Black Eyed Peas

"I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’" by Scissor Sisters

"Heartless" by Kanye West

"Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey

"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T’s

"Always On My Mind" by Pet Shop Boys

"I’m Yours" by Jason Mraz

"Push the Button" by Sugababes



Press Release

LONDON – 29 July 2009 - One of the most incredible collections of the world’s hottest number one songs is about to launch this fall. Get the crowd singing and the party started with “Lips: Number One Hits,” the newest game in the “Lips” singing franchise exclusively for Xbox 360. Show off your singing chops with friends, harmonize in a duet or belt out those high notes to a diverse collection of 40 global smash hits, spanning genres, generations and countries so that even the pickiest of singers can find their unique pitch.

Available worldwide this fall, “Lips: Number One Hits” features popular songs that have graced the # 1 position on major global charts. Joining previously announced hits from Coldplay, Rihanna, Tokio Hotel, Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, Extreme, Culture Club, MC Hammer, Roy Orbison and Marvin Gaye the full catalog also includes:
• California Love by 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman (U.S.): this song earned the late rapper a posthumous Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance, Duo or Group in 1997
• Barbie Girl by Aqua (Denmark): a breakthrough international hit, this song featured the band’s lead singers as the toy couple Barbie and Ken in the music video
• Just Dance by Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis (U.S.): the debut song of this theatrical pop singer became an international smash hit
• Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears (U.K.): this successful single was written and recorded in two weeks, becoming the band’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and peaking at #2 on the U.K. Top 40 chart
• The Fear by Lily Allen (U.K.): from her second album, this song is the artist’s social commentary about the dark side of celebrity and consumer culture
• Don’t Phunk With My Heart by Black Eyed Peas (U.S.): influenced by Indian music, this song sampled the Bollywood cult hit film “Don,” a movie about a man posing as the leader of a gang of international smugglers
• I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ by Scissor Sisters (U.S.): this song was written with the legendary artist Elton John and features his piano playing in the melody
• Heartless by Kanye West (U.S.): this is the first single in “pop art” music, a new genre which West describes as making pop music in an "artistic" way
• Touch My Body by Mariah Carey (U.S.): this song was Carey's 18th #1 on the U.S. singles charts, which pushed her into second place behind the Beatles as the artist with the most chart-topping singles
• Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s (U.S.): this song was written as an ode to a girl named Delilah that the band’s singer met only once by chance in NYC
• Always On My Mind by Pet Shop Boys (U.K.): the Daily Telegraph’s music critics ranked the band's cover of this Brenda Lee song as #2 of the all-time best cover songs
• I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (U.S.): while this artist’s music has appeared on the charts since 2003, this single is his first chart-topping hit
• Push the Button by Sugababes (U.K.): this song was the girl group’s fourth #1 single in the U.K. and topped the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles

The complete song listing of artists and songs available on “Lips: Number One Hits” can be found at xbox.com/lips.
In addition to the huge variety of songs available on disc, “Lips” fans will be able customize their “Number One Hits” set list with a theme pack of their choice containing five additional songs, available to download for free on Xbox LIVE. This summer, singers can help decide what themes will be available for “Lips: Number One Hits” by voting for their favorite themes at xbox.com/lips.

“Lips: Number One Hits” and the original “Lips” game combine to create the ultimate singing party, with more songs to keep the fun rocking all night long. But for singers with an insatiable appetite for variety, Xbox LIVE Marketplace has a vast library of tunes that can be downloaded for both titles. New tracks of all genres and artist-specific songs packs are added regularly each week, so personal catalogs can keep growing and growing. “Lips,” combined with the power of Xbox LIVE, makes Xbox 360 the best destination for music game fans.

“Lips,” Xbox 360’s first exclusive singing party game from iNiS, launched November 2008. The second title, “Lips: Number One Hits,” launches this October 2009. More information on “Lips” is available at xbox.com/lips.

About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a portfolio of more than 300 games in nearly 40 countries. More information can be found online athttp://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game systems, the Windows operating system and online platforms. Comprising a network of top developers, Microsoft Game Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows (http://www.microsoft.com/games), including such franchises as “Age of Empires,” “Flight Simulator” and “Zoo Tycoon”; Xbox and Xbox 360 (http://www.xbox.com), including such games as “Gears of War” and franchises such as “Halo,” “Fable,” “Project Gotham Racing” and “Forza Motorsport”; and MSN Games (http://www.games.msn.com), the official games channel for the MSN network and home to such hits as “Bejeweled” and “Hexic.

About Xbox LIVE
Xbox LIVE is the first and most comprehensive unified online entertainment network seamlessly integrated throughout the entire console experience, making it easy for people to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system. Xbox LIVE connects millions of members across 26 countries to enjoy hundreds of multiplayer games, downloadable games via Xbox LIVE Arcade, free and premium playable game demos, music videos, TV shows and movies in the United States as well as new game levels, characters and vehicles for all their favourite retail games. More information can be found online athttp://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.

About Xbox LIVE Arcade
Xbox LIVE Arcade on Xbox 360 is the premier destination for digitally distributed high-definition games. Xbox LIVE Arcade is a fast-growing phenomenon with a diverse library of original development and classic titles from the world’s best independent and established developers and publishers. With a dynamically updated library and free trials for every title, Xbox LIVE Arcade makes it easy for every type of gamer — from casual to hard-core — to get instantly immersed in the fun. Xbox LIVE Arcade also lets friends connect and play these incredible games either from the same room or from around the world via the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/livearcade.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass on Microsoft’s corporate information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed athttp://www.microsoft.com/presspass/contactpr.mspx


Formula 2 Driver, Natacha Gachnang Has Been Announced As The European Face Of Forza 3

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Microsoft has announced that female Swiss Formula 2 driver, Natacha Gachnang will be the European face of Forza 3. Natacha has also been to Seattle as a consultant of the game, providing the developers with advice over the games realism, like the tracks she's raced at, the sounds in the game, and the set-up of the cars she's driven.

Press Release

LONDON – 29 July 2009 - Xbox® today announced Swiss born, female racing sensation Natacha Gachnang as the European ‘Face of Forza’ to celebrate the upcoming launch of Forza Motorsport® 3 for the Xbox 360® from Microsoft.

Launching on 23 October 2009, Forza Motorsport 3, is the definitive racing game for everyone from hardcore tuners to anyone who’s ever dreamed of driving at full-throttle. Who better than Gachnang to speak to its incredible realism and thrilling driving action.

In December 2008, Gachnang was announced as the first ever female driver to race in the FIA Formula Two Championships. The 21 year old, who is the cousin of Formula One driver Sébastien Buemi, is currently shining in her debut season racing under MotorSport Vision.

Natacha also spent some time in Seattle as a consultant on the game, giving advice on the realism of some of the tracks she has raced in her career, as well as critiquing the sounds and set ups of the cars she has driven. Gachnang also explored the customisation and tuning elements of the game and created her own car.

The ultimate thrill seeker, Gachnang lists heliskiing as one of her favourite hobbies and she jumped at the chance to test her experience of the road on the breathtaking virtual tracks of Forza 3.

“What a buzz – the tracks, the cars, the handling – the attention to detail is incredible. Forza 3 is a car fans dream! It really feels like I’m right there, in the car, racing round the tracks, all in the comfort of my own living room!” said Natacha Gachnang

Launching this October exclusively on Xbox 360, "Forza Motorsport 3" unites the racing game genre making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world's most exotic and exquisite cars.

You can take the wheel of over 400 of the most loved cars on the planet on over 100 different tracks, including the sublime Audi R8 and the infamous German Nürburgring.

Developed by Turn 10 and Microsoft Studios, Game Director Dan Greenawalt stated, “A love of all things cars lives in everyone at Turn 10. It’s fantastic to see this mirrored in Natacha. Her passion and expertise for racing is clear to see and the realism of the game really lets her skills as a driver shine through. From a pro driver like Natacha to anyone who has a passion for cars, Forza Motorsport 3 has something for everyone.”

About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a portfolio of more than 300 games in nearly 40 countries. More information can be found online athttp://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Xbox LIVE
Xbox LIVE connects more than 17 million members across 26 countries to each other and the entertainment they love. Home of more entertainment from one remote than can be found from any device connected to the television, Xbox LIVE is also a unified online social network bringing friends together, no matter where they are — in the living room or across the world. More information and Xbox LIVE membership can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.


Free Realms Comic Set For USA Release Today

Sony Online Entertainment have announced that the Free Realms Comic, being done with WildStorm, is out today.The comic will be a 12 Comic-run

Free Realms


Press Release

Free RealmsTM Comic Book Hits Stands
Sony Online Entertainment and WildStorm have teamed up with best-selling fantasy author J.S. Lewis to adapt the smash hit MMO, Free Realms™ (www.FreeRealms.com), to the comic page! This 12-issue comic book series mirrors the nonstop action of the game, offering exciting adventures, battles with vicious monsters and, of course, the allure of gorgeous fairies!

The story begins when a young boy is abducted and dragged into a darkened forest teeming with twisted monsters. It's up to a relic hunter and a pixie to save him, but their mission is cut short when a horde of troll-like creatures captures them!

On sale starting July 29th, 2009, look for Free Realms comic book issue #1 wherever comics are sold!

FEATURES:
• 32pg.
• Color
• $3.99 US
• Story by J.S. Lewis
• Art by Jon Buran and Allen Martinez
• Colors by Bill Crabtree
• Letters by Johnny Lowe
• Cover by Jon Buran and Allen Martinez
• Release Date Wed, July 29th, 2009

New Zero Punctuation - Wii Sports Resort

A New Zero Punctuation and it's a Wii Game...It doesn't stand a chance...does it?
Well if it's bowling, archery, and Frisbee, it might.





Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New EverQuest II Trailer,Done By TinkerFest, Showing Uses Of Cogs

Sony Online Entertainment have released a trailer for EverQuest II. the trailer was made by TinkerFest and it shows Cogs. Cogs being used as decoration in houses and around them.





New Screenshots for Dance Dance Revolution For The Nintendo Wii And Playstation 2

Konami have released new screenshots for both the Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii versions of Dance Dance Revolution.

Dance Dance Revolution Wii


Dance Dance Revolution PS2