Gaming News May 2007

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PS3 Gets More Gigs in Korea
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Sony launches with 80 gig model, 15 games.

Rampart Review
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Rampart (PS3)Which to choose: a cannon ball or a wrecking ball?

Transform your DS into a guitar with Jam Sessions
Nintendo DS :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Play guitar when, where and how you want.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest Now Available on the Wii Shop Channel!
Nintendo News :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Three New Classic Games Announced!

Xevious and Rush ‘n Attack Coming to XBLA This Week
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Cold war combat and a blast from the past arrive on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday.

Electronic Arts Buys Stake in The9
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 21, 2007
The two companies also announced a licensing agreement that gives The9 exclusive publishing rights for EA SPORTS FIFA Online in mainland China.

Fable 2 Peter Molyneux Reveals Further Info
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 21, 2007
The head of Microsofts Lionhead Studios talks about Fable 2s combat system, the new camera, NPCs and the prototypes that didnt make it into the game.

Cars Goes Platinum
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Cars was the number one selling kids video game brand, as well as the number two overall best selling video game in 2006.

Halo 3 Beta Code Confirms 4 Player CoOp Over Xbox Live
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 21, 2007
The code of the Halo 3 Beta has revealed several unannounced features for the game, including four player coop over Xbox Live.

Defcon Gameplay Guide
Introversion :: Sunday, May 20, 2007
Tips on the Global Nuclean Domination Game

“Age of Empires III” Expands Into the Eastern World This Autumn 
Big Huge Games :: Sunday, May 20, 2007
Big Huge Games to develop second expansion pack for massively popular Games for Windows franchise

Transformers: The Game Voice Talent Revealed
IGN Playstation 3 :: Sunday, May 20, 2007
Transformers: The Game (PS3)From old school to new.

Nintendo DS Lite Impressions
Think Gaming :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
“I know the DS lite has been out for a long while now, but I really never had the chance to play one for a long period of time. I’m not a real big handheld gamer, more or less because I don’t really travel that much and I’m not out a lot for me to have free time to play handhelds. Back in November I received a Sony PSP to review on ThinkComputers. I really liked it and thought it was really cool. I picked up a few games and it served me well. Sad thing is I haven’t touched it since my trip to Las Vegas in January. Maybe it’s the lack of good games, I mean there are a few good games (Lumines, GTA, etc), but you can only play those games so much. So after thinking about it I went ahead and sold my PSP and went out and got a Nintendo DS Lite. I really could not justify having 2 handheld systems, and with the announcement of Sim City and amazing screenshots from Zelda Phantom Hourglass I had to get a DS Lite.”

StarCraft II — Not For Consoles
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thanks for spoiling everything, StarCraft Ghost…

Square-Enix Merchandise Interview
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
General Manager Hidemi Matsuzuka tells us what to expect from their newly expanded online store.

Harmonix: Rock Band Will Be Affordable
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Rock Band (PS3)How can you afford your rock and roll lifestyle?

Spider-Man 3 Guide
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Do whatever a spider can with our comprehensive guide.

Game Scoop! Ep. 36: Madden in the House
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Producer David Ortiz stops by to chat about Madden NFL 08.

Sony Gamers Day: Day 1 Presentation
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Watch the whole thing from start to finish.

Timeshift Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
TimeShift (PS3)The hands on the clock go round and round.

Madden NFL 08 Hands-on
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Madden NFL 08 (PS3)It’s a Madden holiday. Exclusive impressions, movie, screens, developer blog, podcast and more.

NPD: Best-Selling Games of April 2007
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
The PS3 sees a slowdown in software sales.

Joust Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Joust (PS3)Midway’s old-school classic is almost set to hit the PlayStation Network.

Slant Six Interview
IGN Playstation 3 :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
SOCOM: Confrontation (PS3)The developer behind the two newest SOCOM titles brings us up to speed on the team’s history.

Halo 3 is Feature Complete, Enters Bug Fixing Stage
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Bungie has revealed that all the content for Halo 3 is done, and now the game requires a lot of bug fixing and optimization.

Hour of Victory High Action Moments
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
In addition to the high definition video, we also bring you two new screens showing action from the neverbeforeseen Berlin level.

April NPD Guess What? Nintendo Dominated Sales Again
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Nintendo dominated the competition for the fourth consecutive month. Find out how the Xbox 360 performed.

Tenchu Z The Way of the Ninja Senses
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
To survive in the world of stealth, you will need to hone all five of your senses none can be neglected. Tenchu Z features a new Ki (life force) Meter to aid you in covert actions, allowing you to move more like a real ninja.


Call of Duty 3 Bravo Map Pack Trailer in High Definition
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
We bring you a 60second trailer showing you the new Marseilles map, which is a remake of a fan favorite from Call of Duty United Offensive.

Halo Uprising Comic Book Series Interview
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Find out what happens between Halo 2 and Halo 3.

Shrek the Third Game Vignette
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
In honor of DreamWorks Shrek the Third movie premiering nationwide today, we thought wed keep the Shrek love going by bringing you a new Shrek the Third game vignette.

Warhound Concept Art and Renders
Team Xbox :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Techland has released new renders and concept art of Warhound, a nonlinear first person perspective action shooter set in modern times.

MS: What do YOU want to see on Xbox Live Arcade?
Xbox-Scene :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
From the Microsoft’s Games Global Marketing team blog (http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2007/05/18/546058.aspx ): [QUOTE] Do you have a favorite game that you just can’t wait to see on Xbox LIVE Arcade? Is there some feature that you wish more Xbox LIVE Arcade games offered? (i.e. a specific game-play mode?) Are there non-game features that you’d like XBLA (the destination) to implement? Lastly, are there events or promotions that you wish were a regular occurrence on XBLA? We want to hear your ideas! Please share your thoughts in the comments of this entry. Don’t limit yourself to past console games, current game-play features, or events/promotions you’ve seen elsewhere. Think of games that fit the “pick-up-and-play” promise of XBLA. Think of non-game features that make XBLA a more enjoyable place to download and play those games, in general. [/QUOTE] Full Story: gamerscoreblog.com (http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2007/05/18/546058.aspx ) (FYI: MS owned blog)

Compare Console Sales After First 6 Months
Xbox-Scene :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
From infendo.com (http://www.infendo.com/gamecube/wii-outsells-the-mighty-ps2-for-the-same-period/ ): [QUOTE] To steal a term coined by Kotaku, I put together the above charticle juxtaposing the first six month console sales of Wii, 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, and GameCube [US only!]. First, the Wii has sold better than the mighty PS2 after the first six months. Amazingly, both the PS3 and 360 sold worse than the GameCube for the same period (!). (http://www.infendo.com/gamecube/wii-outsells-the-mighty-ps2-for-the-same-period/ ) [/QUOTE] Full Story: infendo.com (http://www.infendo.com/gamecube/wii-outsells-the-mighty-ps2-for-the-same-period/ )

Rumor: Modders accidentally leak Halo 3 information?
Xbox-Scene :: Saturday, May 19, 2007
From gamesradar.com (http://www.gamesradar.com/us/xbox360/game/news/article.jsp?sectionId=1006&articleId=20070518101018271074&releaseId=2005000000000000000350 ): [QUOTE] A Halo modding community (http://forums.halomods.com/viewtopic.php?t=59697&start=20&sid=ef56bad382fa64074ec2fb47e4be532a ) has accidentally made various hidden game files public, found by retrieving hidden data in the Halo 3 Beta code. Before we go any further, a warning: the following are in no way official or confirmed features of Halo 3. * New equipment: Instacover ; Smoke (suggested this might be a smoke grenade?) ; Jammer * New vehicles: Chopper ; Pelican ; Shadow * New weapons: Flamethrower ; Claymore Grenade * New mode: Infection (described as “Destroy the Flood or become infected. Score points for killing flood or big points for infecting a human. The player with the most points wins.” * New rankings: The highest rankings are now Killpocalypse and Killionaire, instead of Double Kill and Triple Kill. * A reference to a map editor has also been found, a returning feature from Halo 2. [/QUOTE] News-Source: gamesradar.com (http://www.gamesradar.com/us/xbox360/game/news/article.jsp?sectionId=1006&articleId=20070518101018271074&releaseId=2005000000000000000350 )

SingStar for PS3 Info
Sony :: Friday, May 18, 2007
A perfect addition to the social gaming genre, SingStar will revolutionize the way you spend time with friends and family.

Dark Sector Facts (Xbox 360)
D3 :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous assassination mission into Lasria – an Eastern European city on the brink of ruin that hides a deadly Cold War secret

Donkey Kong Country 2 on Wii Virtual Console
Nintendo :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Donkey Kong Country 2™: Diddy’s Kong Quest™ is available now for 800 Wii Points.

PS3 version of TimeShift
Sierra Entertainment :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Sierra Entertainment and Sabre Interactive make PLAYSTATION 3 system debut at Sony Gamer’s Day 2007

Crash Bandicoot returns in “Crash of the Titans” (with Screenshots)
Sierra Entertainment :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Crash’s Latest Adventure Features Titanic Enemies, Acrobatic Combat and More Signature Bandicoot Humor

Guiuld Wars Trial Promotion
NC Soft :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Exclusive trials for Guild Wars Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall to appear simultaneously across Future’s PC gaming magazines.

Dragon’s Lair HD
Digital Leisure :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Dragon’s Lair Comes to Blu-ray Disc* in True 1080p HD

Just Flight Super Sale
Just Flight :: Friday, May 18, 2007
This Monday, one Just Flight product will be slashed to half price. But which? Ooh, the suspense.

Age of Empires 3: Asian Dynasties Expansion
Microsoft :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Big Huge Games to develop second expansion pack for massively popular Games for Windows franchise

MumboJumbo Sponsors “Readers Are Leaders” Summer Reading Program for Dallas Area Youth
MumboJumbo :: Friday, May 18, 2007
Annual Mayor’s Summer Reading Program Gets Casual Gaming Boost