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.

This Week’s Releases #19

Video Game Releases for the week of April 1st, 2008 – April 7th, 2008.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
Double Sequence – DS
Toy Shop – DS

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare — Game of The Year Edition – Xbox 360
Mr. Driller Online – Xbox 360

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
Women’s Murder Club – PC

Friday, April 4th, 2008
Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor – PC
Magic Online III – PC
Requiem: Bloodymare – PC

Monday, April 7th, 2008
Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars – DS

Heated Discussion

Several website users, and myself, have gotten into a heated discussion over in this post in the comment section. We are talking about Sony’s decision to remove the 80 GB console from shelves until June when the new Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle is released. Be warned, there is name calling in this discussion. But hey, that makes it all the better.

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In the News #57 – 3/28/2008

Daily News for March 28th, 2008.

  • The Playstation Network has been hacked. Sony made an announcement on their Playstation website that someone had hacked into the Playstation Store and possibly into users’ accounts. Sony was able to take immediate action and it looks as if the hackers did not obtain any credit card information. Read more on the Playstation Website.
  • Xbox Live will be experiencing some downtime on April 1st for scheduled upgrade. It will take 3 hours to complete starting at 2am PST.
  • Is the next Mortal Kombat on the way? Just take a look at Noob.com. The website is registered to Ed Boon (creative director of the Mortal Kombat) and Midway Games. Right now, the site features a countdown timer which ends in a little less than 20 days and promisses “Answers.” Underneath the countdown timer are 4 pictures of animals.
    • One IGN user, tmeadows34, pointed out that the 4 animals are: Rhino, Anteater, Gorilla, Elephant. If you take the letter at the beginning of each animal’s name, it spells out “R.A.G.E.” Could the new Mortal Kombat be using the RAGE engine to build the game? Only time will tell.

In the News #56 – 3/27/2008

Daily News for March 27th, 2008.

  • The fourth and final Grand Theft Auto IV trailer before the game’s release on April 29th has arrived. You can go watch “Go lord, What are you doing?” aka “Everyone’s a Rat” right here.
  • A demo for Ninja Gaiden II is on the calendar for a release sometime in May.
  • It has been announced by EA that Madden NFL 09 will be available in stores on August 12th, 2008. A new special edition, Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, has also been announced for a release on the 12th. It will feature full versions of both Madden NFL 09 and the all-new NFL Head Coach 09, exclusive classic Madden NFL gameplay, and an extensive library of exclusive bonus video content.
  • Sony has announced that SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will be released on September 16th, 2008.
  • Rockstar Games has announced an online community, Rockstar Social Club, that will launch on April 15th. The first game that it will feature is Grand Theft Auto IV. Go here to read the details from our original source.
  • The latest Playstation Network update is ready to go. Read More.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 has been confirmed, and for a 2009 release.
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 has been confirmed, but an announcement won’t come until tomorrow.

Site Downtime

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The same thing goes for GTA-Division. If you use www.gta-division.com to access the site, then use www.gtadivision.wordpress.com until Monday.

Our brand new network will hopfully be online by Tuesday, April 1st, 2008.

In the News #55 – 3/26/2008

Daily News for March 26th, 2008.

  • Remember Yakuza, an (not very) old PS2 game? Well the sequel, Yakuza 2, has been announced for a release in Europe. It’s coming out sometime in 2008.
  • That Resident Evil 5 footage that we (reported on?) has been released on a DVD in the latest issue of Famitsu. Rather than a new trailer, the DVD contains off-screen footage of the game being played in the background of an interview with producer Jun Takeuchi. A video of the developement tools used to the create the game is also on the DVD.
  • Ubisoft has announced a special Xbox Live High Stakes entertainment weekend for Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Friday, March 28th, fans atleast 18 years old will be able to participate in a variety of online events including a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes where every hour a player will be awarded with special prize packages. A Grand Prize of an autographed Xbox 360 Elite signed by the Montreal Development Team and 12 months of Xbox Live Gold will be awarded to the top Rainbow Six player over the 72 hour period.
  • Ubisoft also announced a new map for Rainbow Six Vegas 2 that is only available at Gamestop stores and Gamestop.com. This map is sponsored by Comcast, hince the name of the map, “Comcast Optimized Major League Gaming Map.” Go to IGN to read more.
  • It looks like Gran Turismo 5 won’t be coming out until sometime in 2009. According to a response to a comment made on the PlayStation.Blog by producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, “GT5 is still about a year away. You should just decide now to buy it, enjoy it, go online and race against anyone and everyone, rank number one worldwide, get the girl (or guy) and become the most popular kid in town. The end.”
  • A new Team Fortress 2 PC update is coming next month, including new maps.