Gaming News May 2007

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WoW Report: Questing Through Hellfire Peninsula
Think Gaming :: Thursday, May 10, 2007
We talked about Hellfire Peninsula in our Burning Crusade report. Hellfire Peninsula is in Outland and is where you will be doing most of your questing once you pass through the Dark Portal. So in this week’s WoW Report we will go through some of the more interesting quests in Hellfire Peninsula.  

Napoleon Dynamite Announced for DS and PSP!
Nintendo :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Crave Entertainment announced today that it will publish the first video game based on Napoleon Dynamite the movie. The game will feature Kip, Uncle Rico, Tina the llama, and of course Napoleon as characters. The game will be available on both the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP system. No word yet on a release date. Read on for the full press release.

Critical Reception: Activision’s/Treyarch’s Spider-Man 3
Gamasutra Columns :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
This week’s edition of Critical Reception examines online reaction to the Xbox 360 version of Spider-Man 3, a popular recent release that wavers between “admirable,” and “rage-inducing,” according to reviews.

Future tweaks management structure
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Future plc has created new executive positions for senior UK management figures aimed at bringing the company into line with its competition and rewarding key talent.

Xbox 360 ‘Folding@home’ project a possibility, says Moore
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Microsoft games boss Peter Moore has indicated that the company would seriously consider running a research project similar to Sony’s Folding@home initiative, on the Xbox 360.

Nintendo swamps Japanese top twenty
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Nintendo has flooded the Japanese charts, with the top sixteen best-selling games all exclusive to the Wii or DS.

Nexon boss to be keynote speaker at Nordic Game
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The organisers of the Nordic Game conference have announced that Joonmo Kwon, chief executive officer of Nexon, will speak at this year’s event.

Online registration opens for Leipzig Game Convention
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Online registration has opened for trade visitors wishing to attend this year’s Leipzig Game Convention, taking place on August 23 – 26.

New Xbox 360 update out today
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Microsoft will today release the first of its biannual Xbox 360 updates for 2007, due to be available for download via Xbox Live from around 10am GMT.

EA’s full-year sales reach $3.1 billion
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Electronic Arts has seen sales for its fourth quarter fall by 4 per cent to USD 613 million (EUR 452m), compared to last year’s USD 641 million (EUR 473m), with net losses of USD 25 million (EUR 18m), compared to USD 16 million (EUR 11m) in the previous y

UK Charts: Spider-Man swings to the top
GamesIndustry.biz :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Activision’s multiformat movie tie-in Spider-Man 3 has swung to number one in the UK All Formats charts, knocking Sony’s God of War II off the top after one week.

Tom Clancy’s EndWar First Screens
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Tom Clancy’s EndWar (PS3)Ubisoft lets loose the shots of war.

Gauntlet II Review
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Gauntlet II (PS3)Some mazes are best left unsolved.

World War III: IGN AU’s Next-Gen Console Showdown
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Part two examines Sony’s PS3 do-all wondermachine. But is this really living?

Official Rampart Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Rampart (PS3)The strategic classic in HD.

Rampart This Week
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Rampart (PS3)Bring down the walls on Thursday.

Top 10 Tuesday: Longest Game Titles
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
How many colons, hyphens, and roman numerals does one game need?

IGN is AFK Podcast: How to Get Our Job
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
IGN editors share stories about how they got into this zany industry.

Army of Two Shots
IGN Playstation 3 :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Army of Two (PS3)Assorted screens from the upcoming co-op shooter.

Tom Clancy’s EndWar First Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Ubisoft has released the first screenshots of Tom Clancy’s EndWar, a war strategy game set on the battlefields of World War III.

Pioneer Provides Further Details on Project KURO Plasmas
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The eight new models, ranging in size from 42inches to 60inches diagonal, will be available beginning next month. Prices revealed.

Video Games Live Concert Will Rock the House at E for All
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
IDG has announced that the acclaimed Video Games Live Concert is set to perform on Friday, October 19, 2007, during E for All Expo.

EA Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Electronic Arts posted a wider quarterly loss and forecasts adjusted profit this year would miss Wall Street targets as its widely anticipated video game, Spore, was delayed.

GameStop Kicks off SpiderMan 3 Game at NYC Premiere
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The event brought out celebrity gamers including the actor Elijah Wood, The Daily Shows Rob Riggle, David Lee from the New York Knicks, Brad Smith from the New York Jets and Barry Cofield from the New York Giants.

THQ Announces Nickelodeon Lineup for 2007
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Based on the popular Avatar The Last Airbender animated series, Avatar The Burning Earth will be the first Nickelodeon title for Xbox 360.


Pioneer Unveils World’s Best Flat Screen TV
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Is that a window on your home theatre? No, its my new Pioneer plasma.

Fracture Trailer
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The first trailer of Fracture shows the core gameplay mechanic of the game, a destructive nextgeneration technology known as Terrain Deformation that let players reshape their surroundings.

Xbox 360 Spring Update Comes Tomorrow
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Starting tomorrow more than 6 million members of Xbox LIVE can instant message with people on PCs and mobile phones, one of the hundreds of enhancements coming with the Xbox 360 Spring Update.

Postal III First Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
One of the most controversial franchises in gaming is celebrating its 10th anniversary and for the special occasion, Running With Scissors has released the first screenshots of Postal III.

Xbox Live Arcade Undertow Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
We bring you the first screenshots of this fastpaced action shooter from Chair Entertainment that features a robust single player/coop campaign and up to 16player multiplayer action over Xbox Live.

Xbox Live Arcade Street Trace NYC Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Take a look at the first screenshots of Street Trace NYC, an allinone jetboard racing and arena battle game featuring multiplayer over Xbox Live with up to 8 players and up to 4 way split screen.

Xbox Live Arcade Spyglass Board Games Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
This Xbox Live Arcade game offers classic versions of the worlds most beloved board games.

Treit & True: Ryan Visits FASA Studios
Xbox 360 Games :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Ryan Treit details his visit to FASA Studios, the makers of Shadowrun for Xbox 360.

Hollywood Gaming Goes: Danielle Fishel—Actress and Xbox Freak
Xbox 360 Games :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
John Gaudiosi interviews Danielle Fishel, star of Gamebox 1.0, and self-confessed “Xbox freak.”

Game Gurus: This Week in Xbox: May 2-9, 2007
Xbox 360 Games :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what’s going on this week on Xbox.com.

GRAW2 – Throwback Pack Map Downloads
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Seven classic Ghost Recon maps are now downloadable for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2.

Can’t Access Xbox360 Messenger When Profile Created Before 18y
Xbox-Scene :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Several people are reporting on our forums that they can’t access the new Xbox360 Messenger because their XBL profile is a ‘Child Account’ (users below 18 years created with parental consent). But even those who are already 18y but created their profile before 18y seems to have this problem. Here’s what Boiker said on our forums (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=602044 ): [QUOTE] When I made my profile on XBL I was 17 so had to have parental consent to use it. The email I used is apparently still a child account even though I’m now 18. Consequently I can’t use Messeger on the 360 because it is a child account. How crap is that? Has anyone found a way to change the email address that you use for Messenger on the 360? If it’s tied to the profile, I see that as a big mistake. [/QUOTE] About changing the email address … here’s what majornelson.com (http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/05/09/some-dashboard-messenger-questions-answered.aspx ) (FYI: MS owned blog) posted about it: [QUOTE] Now that you have had a few hours to play with the new dashboard update, some folks have asked some questions about the new Messenger integration. Let me see if I can help clear a couple of things up: Q: I don’t want to automatically sign in to Live Messenger on my console…how do I turn it off? A: Sign in to Xbox LIVE, go to the Xbox LIVE blade, then select your gamercard and press A. Go down to ‘Auto Sign-in’ and press A. You can set your preference for Xbox Live and Windows Live Messenger separately here. Q: The email address assigned to my Xbox LIVE account is different to the email address I use on my PC for Windows LIVE messenger. Is there a way for me to still access my messenger account? A: Not at this time. We are working on the ability to allow users to change the email address they originally used when signing up for Xbox Live. The feature will be available in an upcoming release. [/QUOTE]

Team Xtender XCM BestTilt
Xbox-Scene :: Wednesday, May 09, 2007
We received this news from Team Xtender: [QUOTE] Team X-tender introduces the XCM BestTilt. The comprehensive solution in turning your Xbox 360 controller into a Tilt sensitive controller in 5 simple solders! Unlike other inferior brands out there, the XCM BestTilt doesn’t only come with a Tilt controller chip but a replacement shell as well. No complicated USB configuration required, simply plug and play. Get your XCM BestTilt from our authorized resellers today and experience motion sensing for the Xbox 360. [/QUOTE] Official Site: www.teamxtender.com (http://www.teamxtender.com/ )

Sam & Max: Bright Side of the Moon PC Review
Tweak Town :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
TTGamer have posted a review of Sam & Max: Bright Side of the Moon for the PC. This is the 6th and final episode in the first Sam & Max adventure game season from Telltale Games.

Media Consumption: Introversion’s Tom Arundel (Defcon)
Gamasutra Columns :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
This week’s Media Consumption speaks to Introversion co-founder and director Tom Arundel, discussing reaction to the studio’s Darwinia and Defcon alongside his media favorites, from Soma.fm to Sunshine to Wii Sports.

Release This: Command & Conquer 3 Hits 360 in U.S. and Europe
Gamasutra Columns :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Gamasutra’s “Release This!”, which looks at this week’s worldwide game releases, sees an Xbox 360 port of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars leading interest U.S. and UK interest, along with a new .hack, Picross DS, and Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou.