Gaming News March 2008

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Army of Two Xbox 360 Review


Tweak Town :: Monday, March 24, 2008
TTGamer have today posted a review of Army of Two for the Xbox 360. This co-op only action EA title offers some intense gameplay, but falls short of attaining brilliance.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 : Xbox 360 and Playstation 3
Driver Heaven :: Monday, March 24, 2008
Eyes have been on Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for quite some time as the original was one of the most played multiplayer experiences on Microsoft’s shiny console. So what’s new?

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points, the Legendary Map Pack introduces three new maps to the award-winning multiplayer experience—Ghost Town, Avalanche, and one map yet to be revealed.

Sega Superstars Tennis
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Sixteen fan-favorite SEGA® characters from Sonic to NiGHTS are serving up non-stop fun in SEGA Superstars Tennis™. Multiple madcap mini-games will keep the party rolling and up to four friends can challenge each other in tournaments, exhibitions and unlockable special events. With hilarious cameos and comical guest umpires from SEGA’s rich gaming history, this fun-filled tennis party is guaranteed to be a smashing good time for the whole family!

SingStar™ 90’s
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Grunge. R&B. Pop. The ’90s was a decade of memorable music and videos. SingStar ’90s includes iconic artists such as MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Paula Abdul, R.E.M., Stone Temple Pilots and many more. Rock out to addictive songs such as U Can’t Touch This, Ice Ice Baby, and other ’90s hits! So grab the mics, prep your voice, and throw a jammin’ party with SingStar ’90s.

Hot Shots Golf®: Out of Bounds
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
The Most Fun You’ll Ever Have In Golf Slip on the golf shoes, step out on the course and tee it up on the PLAYSTATION®3 with Hot Shots Golf® Out Of Bounds. Rip a 300 yard drive down the middle the fairway or go pin hunting on those tricky par 3s. No mulligans needed as Hot Shots Golf® Out of Bounds is all about having fun and enjoying the most entertaining and over the top golfing experience imaginable. So come on, step up and give it your best shot. KEY FEATURES New Shot System – Check out the new shot system and see if you have the skills to take your golf score lower. The new shot system offers a high risk to reward ratio and gives players the ability to hit the ball farther and straighter, but also penalizes more on mistimed shots. Online Action – Customize a tournament and square off with up to 50 of your closest friends, or swing into the lobby and interact with others while customizing your personal avatar with more than 300 options. Crazy Characters & Caddies – Select one of 15 different playable characters all with their own distinct look, attributes and quirky characteristics. Six entertaining caddies wait to guide you through the open fairways and the tenacious rough. Larger Courses & Environments – Strategically play your next shot while taking into account the neighboring holes. Larger playable environments let you play your errant tee shot from a neighboring hole, or if it makes sense take aim at a different fairway and use it as a shortcut. 6 Immaculate Courses – Play wherever golf is played. In the mountains, on the desert, along the coast or in the woods. A Variety of Golf Outings – Multiple single player and multi-player modes of play including VS, Training, Tournament, Stroke, Match Play and more. Downloadable Content – In between rounds, head to the PLAYSTATION®Store to download exciting content including characters, courses, clubs, clothing and other golf swag.

Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Samurai Warriors 2 takes you back in time, to an era where honor and swordplay defined everything. Long before the twilight of the samurai, Japan was ruled by powerful leaders hungry to unite the land under one banner. The samurai and ninja who defended their land and honor became legends. If you prove yourself worthy and honorable, you can join them.

This Week in Xbox: March 19-26, 2008
Xbox 360 Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what’s going on this week on Xbox.com.

Two for Tactics
Xbox 360 Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
We explore some tips and strategies for EA Montreal’s cooperative shooter, Army of Two.

Saling The World: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Leads 360 Sales in U.S. and UK
Gamasutra Columns :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Gamasutra’s latest “Saling The World” charts see Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 debut to top sales in North America and the UK, while Armored Core: For Answer and SimCity DS 2 lead in Japan.


The Devil May Cry 4 Hardcore
Xbox 360 Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Hardcore offers up another slate of twisted challenges, using the already difficult Devil May Cry 4, as the foundation for a ruthless test of gaming skill.

Drillbit Taylor and Bully: Scholarship Edition Sweepstakes
Xbox Live :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Register your gamertag or download the Drillbit Taylor Gamer Picture for your chance to win. We’ve got more than 200 prizes to give away, including a 50-inch plasma HDTV.

SingStar™ 90’s (Game Only)
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Grunge. R&B. Pop. The ’90s was a decade of memorable music and videos. SingStar ’90s includes iconic artists such as MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Paula Abdul, R.E.M., Stone Temple Pilots and many more. Rock out to addictive songs such as U Can’t Touch This, Ice Ice Baby, and other ’90s hits! So grab the mics, prep your voice, and throw a jammin’ party with SingStar ’90s.

Dropkick Murphys Song Pack Free on Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Friday, March 21, 2008
To kick off St. Patrick’s Day, a free song pack for Guitar Hero III from the Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Step into the spotlight and become an idol. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore delivers the most realistic recreation of the American Idol experience with an all-new next generation game engine and 40 smash hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today. Grab the mics and challenge your friends to find out who will be the next superstar and face the music as Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson critique your performances.

Sega Superstars Tennis
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Sixteen fan-favorite SEGA® characters from Sonic to NiGHTS are serving up non-stop fun in SEGA Superstars Tennis™. Multiple madcap mini-games will keep the party rolling and up to four friends can challenge each other in tournaments, exhibitions and unlockable special events. With hilarious cameos and comical guest umpires from SEGA’s rich gaming history, this fun-filled tennis party is guaranteed to be a smashing good time for the whole family!

Army of Co-Op
Xbox 360 Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
We examine EA Montreal’s uniquely cooperative shooter ARMY OF TWO, including details on the Aggro system, co-op skills and multiplayer modes.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Vegas 2
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 – the sequel to the award-winning next-generation first-person shooter – returns to Sin City. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is your last chance to rescue America’s sexiest city from an escalating terrorist siege that will force you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all.

Metal Gear Solid®: The Essential Collection
Sony Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Metal Gear Solid®: the Essential Collection includes the original Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation® game console, the director’s cut of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 in a commemorative package with artwork by renowned Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa.

Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Friday, March 21, 2008
Scheduled for release at all retailers nationwide on April 3, the Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition includes a token to download the Variety Map Pack, a series of four new multiplayer maps for Xbox 360. The Variety Map Pack will also be available for download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Return to Sin City
Xbox 360 Games :: Friday, March 21, 2008
We take a look at what’s new, what’s improved, and what’s thankfully still the same in Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2.