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Archive for March, 2007

Upcoming Gears update fixes glitches & adds gametype!

Posted by Aaron on Friday, March 30, 2007

Finally some news about the new Gears of War patch! Mark Rein stopped by the Official Gears of War Forums and posted about the new Gears of War patch. The patch is currently in certification and best of all it will be FREE! He will have more info. next week about it. Here is some stuff it will include:

bunch of glitches fixed
720p support for VGA running 1280X1024
A new gametype called Annex

Source: http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?t=566619

Awesome can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

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US PLAYSTATION Store Updated With Some New Goodies

Posted by Aaron on Friday, March 30, 2007

From IGN PS3:

March 29, 2007 – Sony has made several tantalizing goodies available on the PlayStation Store today. Along with some new movie trailers, a direct-feed video from Home from Phil Harrison’s GDC presentation, a demo of Major League Baseball 2K7 and new Warhawk and Super Rub-A-Dub trailers.

All of the above are available for free. If you don’t yet own at PS3, you might even consider dropping $600 on one just to get some free videos out of it. The PlayStation Store is updated each Thursday. So check back next week to find out the new goodies available.

Source: PlayStation Store Thursday Update

Awesome stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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Grand Theft Auto IV(4) trailer is live!

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Yeah I know I am late was busy doing some computer work for a neighbor. Anyway where was I? Oh yes the Grand Theft Auto IV(4) trailer is live!

WATCH IT NOW!!!!

So how do you all like it? Leave your impressions in the comment section ๐Ÿ™‚

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Grand Theft Auto IV(4) trailer to be revealed today

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Just wanted to remind everyone that the Official Grand Theft Auto IV(4) trailer will be revealed today at the Official Grand Theft Auto IV(4) site. At the time of this posting there is 7 hours and 20 minutes left so at 6:00PM EST, 5:00PM CST & 3:00pm PST it should go live.

To visit the official site and watch the countdown click here.

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Wii Resident Evil game to support 480p and 16:9

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, March 29, 2007

From IGN Wii:

Capcom’s senior director of strategic planning and research, Christian Svensson, hasn’t confirmed whether Umbrella Chronicles will be on-hand at the event. But he did reveal that the title will support both 480 progressive-scan and 16:9 widescreen modes whenever it finally ships for Nintendo’s new console. Svensson was unsure if the game would run in Dolby Pro Logic II, though.

Very little has been confirmed officially about Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, but some details have been pieced together based on reports from Famitsu and comments from Capcom officials. The title is being led by Masachika Kawata, who handled the port of Resident Evil 4 to PlayStation 2. According to Famitsu, the title will consist of two parts, including a more traditional survival horror experience that transpires between Code Veronica X and RE4, and another mode where gamers can play as various characters from the universe and traverse areas from the previous projects.

Source: New Resident Evil Does 480p and 16:9 – IGN Wii

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5 New PSOne games released in the Japanese Playstation Store

Posted by Aaron on Thursday, March 29, 2007

5 new Psone have been released on the Japanese store for download to the PSP. The games are:

Tall Unlimited (Hamster)
Arcade Hits Raiden (Hamster)
Gunners Heaven (SCEJ)
Galaxy Fight (Sun Denshi)
Hard Edge (Sun Denshi).

The downloads from the PS3 to the PSP costs JPY 525, or around US$ 4.47.

Source: Another round of Playstation Store PSOne downloadables – PS3 Updates.com

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Microsoft’s exclusive Announcement #2: New mobile web browser โ€“ Deepfish lol

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Boy did MS have us all fooled eh? When second MS announcement wasn’t Xbox related at all. It’s about a new mobile web browser called Deepfish. Here is the announcement http://on10.net/Blogs/larry/exclusive-video-new-mobile-web-browser–deepfish/.

Oh well time for bed lol ๐Ÿ˜›

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PSP Firmware Update 3.30 is live!

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sony has released a firmware update for the PSP today. It is Firmware 3.30. Here is what the update includes:

Support for PLAYSTATIONยฎNetwork titles has been expanded.
Support for thumbnail images of items has been added under [RSS Channel].
Support for thumbnail images of videos that are stored in the “VIDEO” folder of Memory Stick Duoโ„ข media has been added.
The following types of files can now be played in the “VIDEO” folder.
โ€“ MPEG-4/H.264 AVC Main Profile (AVC CABAC) video files of the following sizes:
720 X 480, 352 X 480, or 480 X 272
* Depending on the data type, some files cannot be played.
[Use Wireless Hotspot] has been added as a feature under [Network Settings].

PSP Version Updates (US)
PSP Version Updates (EU)
PSP Version Updates (AU)
PSP Version Updates (JP)

w00t! I love firmware updates. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will download this tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

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Reminder: Exclusive Microsoft Announcement #2 Coming Tonight!

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I just want to remind you all that the second and final exclusive Microsoft announcement will be tonight at the following times:

12:00AM EST
11:00PM CST
9:00PM PST

So stayed tuned to Next-Gen Gamer for up to the minute updates on the Microsoft Announcement #2 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Team Ninja’s mystery DS project revealed: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword!

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Via IGN DS:

While Team Ninja’s dabbling in DS development has been known since the system’s launch over two years ago, we’ve at last learned the true identity of the mystery project. The latest issue of Famitsu reports that the DS will be getting an original installment in the Ninja Gaiden series. That’s right, Ninja Gaiden is back on Nintendo!

Fully titled Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, the Team Ninja-developed title is a 3D action game that makes full use of the DS’s most standout feature: the stylus. The entire game can be controlled almost entirely with the touch-based motions. You guide Ryu Hayabusa about the play field by tapping in the direction you’d like to go. Slashing the touch pen from down to up makes Hayabusa launch an enemy into the air, into a perfect position for combos. You make Hayabusa jump by tapping the screen twice, and can then point to enemies to shoot shurikens at them and perform a downward thrust attack. Even your ninja arts make use of the stylus, requiring that you draw shapes in order to perform the special attacks. Buttons are used only for defensive moves.

If an all touch-based Ninja Gaiden wasn’t a big enough surprise, Ninja Gaiden DS has one additional peculiarity. The game is meant to be played by holding the DS with both screens lined up horizontally. This has presumably been done to give a tall view of the action on the touch screen, as the left screen is used to display maps.

To read the rest of the article visit: Ninja Gaiden Coming to DS.

Very nice. I have been waiting for a game to make me start playing my DS again. It looks like Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will do just that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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