What’s to come for 2008

          Many people are saying that 2007 was the greatest year for video games. You had Bioshock, Halo 3, Assassin’s Creed, The Orange Box, Mass Effect, Call of Duty 4, Playstation 3’s and Wii’s first full year on the market, and many more things that made it a great year. With 2007 in the past, we can now start looking ahead towards 2008 and what it has to bring us.

          Let’s just take a look at some of those video games that were being talked about since the beginning of 2007, some even back in 2006.

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In the News #16 – 1/31/2008

Daily news for January 31st, 2008.

  • The Japan release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl was not as smooth as it was planned. Some copies of the game were slightly defected. When the user would put the game in the Wii, the user would be asked to do a firmware update. On the defective disks, the update would freeze. The Solution: Turn off the Wii and start over; it’s as simple as that.
  • The 2008 North American Combine & Draft will be held March 7-9 at South by Southwest ScreenBurn Arcade in Austin, Texas. Read more.
  • EA announced that Battlefield: Bad Company and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames have been delayed until EA’s 2009 fiscal year. This period begins April and ends March 2010.
  • Rock Band has finally been confirmed to be coming out for the Wii. Read more.

Playstation Network/Store Update

  • Folklore Add-On Packs 
    • Folklore Add-on 5 “Nightmares”($3.99)
    • Folklore Add-on 6 “Visions of the Tower” ($3.99)
    • Folklore Add-on Bundle 3 ($5.99)
  • Rock Band
    • “Siva” – Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99)
    • “Working Man” – Rush ($1.99)
    • “Ten Speed (of God’s Blood…)” – Coheed and Cambria ($1.99)
  • Demos
    • Conflict: Denied Ops Demo
  • Game Videos
    • Battlefield: BC Haggard’s Blog (free)
    • Go! Sports Skydiving Trailer (free)
  • Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers
    • Prince Caspian Trailer (free)
    • Prom Night Trailer (free)
    • Across the Universe Trailer
    • Daddy Day Camp Trailer
  • PS3 Themes
    • PixelJunk Monsters Theme 2 (free)
  • PS3 Wallpaper
    • (2) PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper (free)
  • PlayStation Store updates for the PC
    • Downloadable Games
      • Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing ($14.99)
    • PSP Wallpaper (free)
      • Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing Wallpaper