In the News #58 – 3/31/2008

Daily News for March 31st, 2008.

  • Ever played Portal and loved the song played during the end credits? Do you own Rock Band for the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then you’re in luck. Harmonix, MTV Games and Valve announced that Jonathan Coulton song, “Still Alive,” will soon be available as an add-on track for Rock Band. The song will be available for the Xbox 360 on April 1st and for the PlayStation 3 on April 17th. The track will be free.
  • The all new Playstation Store will be released on April 17th, 2008. A new, easier to navigate layout is apart of this major update.
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In the News #43 – 3/10/2008

UPDATE: If you couldn’t figure it out on your own, we meant to say that the price of the Xbox 360 has dropped in the UK. That is why the prices are in pounds.

Daily News for March 10th, 2008.

  • Microsoft has slashed the price of Xbox 360, cutting the estimated retail price for the Arcade pack by £40, to £159.99. The Premium pack, which includes a 20GB hard drive and a wireless controller, has had its price cut by £50 to £199, while the Xbox 360 Elite will retail for £259.99 which is down £40.
  • Guess what, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is now available in a store near you.
  • The first downloadbale content pack for Mass Effect, Bring Down the Sky, is now available on Xbox Live. The pack adds around 90 minutes of gameplay. It can yours for 400 Microsoft Points.
  • Wii Ware has been set for a March 25th, 2008 release for Japan. If you want, take a look at the nine games that will be downloadable on that day. But it doesn’t really matter for most of us since we don’t live in Japan.
  • Apparently G4TV’s The Feed has done a little research. A recent post is stating the fact that Portal has received over 100 awards this year. 50 of the awards were game of the year awards, and the other 50 or so were overall special achievement awards. Ya done good Portal, ya done good.

In the News #41 – 3/6/2008

Daily News for March 6th, 2008.

  • In celebration of the release of Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008, a major party is going down in New York City on March 11th. The #1 Guitar Hero player, Chris Chike, aka “iamchris4life,” will attempt to set a new record for highest score in Single Player. More information on this event can be found in the Comment Section of this post.
  • Damnation, a new shooter game brought to you by Blue Omega Entertainment, is coming to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC in late 2008.
  • New Guitar Hero III tracks are now available on Xbox Live and the Playstation Store. A free track will also be available for download on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Halo 3 has been updated. Several glitches have been fixed, along with a new event being announced. Double XP is a weekend event where players can earn double the points for winning teams. This event only takes place for the next two weekends.
  • The newest Crysis patch, 1.2, is now available. It has made improvements to multiplayer, mod support, and balance of weapons, AI and vehicles.
  • Valve has recently announced that it would release Half Life 2: Episode I/II, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 as individual boxes at retail outlets. Portal will cost $19.99, while Team Fortress 2, and Episodes I/II will both retail for $29.99.

In the News #31 – 2/21/2008

Daily News for February 21st, 2008.

  • Microsoft announced today that they’re cutting the price on four of the Xbox 360 SKUs in Canada. The Xbox 360 Elite is dropping from $499 to $449; the Xbox 360 Premium system is dropping from $399 to $349; the Xbox 360 Arcade Bundle has been reduced by 20 dollars to $279, and the Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 is reducing its price from $449 to $399.
  • GDC 08: Bionic Commando Rearmed is set to arrive on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Marketplace and PC in May.
  • GDC 08: Portal 2 has been confirmed. It was revealed on tonights episode of X-Play. Read More and see video.
  • GDC 08: The end credit song from Portal, “Still Alive,” is going to be released as Rock Band downloadable content in the near future.

Really? Is that it? Yes. Weird Huh!?!

GDC 08: Portal 2 Confirmed on X-Play

On tonight’s episode of X-Play, lead designer for Portal, Kimberly Swift, confirmed that there will be a Portal 2. We knew there would be more Portal on the way when Doug Lombardi, Valve’s Director of Marketing, had previously stated that “more Portal is definitely on the way.”

Now we know that there will actually be a sequel. Check out the video for the confirmation.

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