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Games Round-Up (06/05/10)

Posted by - 10:20 AM on 06/05/10
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10:20 AM on 06/05/10
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Thanks to Marcus for putting this round-up together.

Games Round-Up General News

Though I expect many to know, E3 is coming up very soon, so things will start to pick up quite a lot!

If you like Red Dead Redemption be sure to pick up the official merch.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 has a beta coming soon, read here for details.

Little League World Series will be making its way from the Wii to the 360 and PS3.

No surprise, but Call of Duty: Black Ops is looking at some big sales numbers.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One could end up being a…third person shooter?

Scratch that, guys. Beyond Good & Evil 2 is still in the works.

Michael Jordan will grace the cover of NBA 2K11.

Previously a PSN exclusive, Blade Kitten will be released on XBLA and PC.

Shogun 2 is the next in the Total War series.

Is Dead Space Extraction coming to the PS3 and 360?

Red Dead Redemption’s free DLC for co-op will be out on the 22nd.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will have its demo out June 7th.

Def Jam Rapstar will be out October 5th. Seven new tracks can be found here.

Call of Duty: Black Ops will not have co-op campaign.

A first look at Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock can be found here.

Dead Space 2 cover art? You betcha!

The Maloof Money Cup DLC for Skate 3 drops June 8th.


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PS3/PSP News

Final Fantasy VII remake? If it happened, it would take a LONG time .

Mark your calendars, PS3 games will be 3D starting June 10th. It is, however, Japan only for now. Not only that, but not EVERY game will be 3D.

Infamous 2 details will be in the next Game Informer.

Joe Danger is coming to PSN on the 8th.

If you liked the HD God of War collection, you may get some other, similar collections like that.

If you really want one, a new PSP Go bundle is out soon. Along with that, $10 PSP Favorites are also out. You can see a full list and bundle details here.

Eufloria will be out on PSN in 2011, but you can find a PC demo if you care to do so.

John Daly’s ProStroke Golf will be Move compatible.

The first Killzone 3 trailer can be found here.

Sorry guys, porn won’t be coming to PSN.

More lawsuits? This time against Final Fantasy XIII.


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Xbox 360 News

Mass Effect 3 should be both dark and humorous.

Take a look at the close-to-final Natal.

Plants vs. Zombies on XBLA is likely to be revealed soon enough, due to being rated in Germany.

Will more Dreamcast games come to the XBLA soon?

Ninety-Nine Nights 2 will be out on the 29th.

Joy Ride wasn’t canceled, but instead, is now a Natal game


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Wii/DS News

The Nintendo Era is soon to end – so says Final Fantasy VII’s writer.

Take your hockey to a whole new level with NHL Slapshot!

Not a waste of money, you NEED this to enhance your Mario Kart Wii experience.

There will be a new game, Dance on Broadway, that deals with…well, just that.

Wii Party will be out in Japan this July; expect some news at E3 for the stateside release. Details about the 80+ games can be seen here.

UK readers will get a DSi price drop soon. Japan will also get some new colors as well.

You’ll be glad to know the characters from The Last Story have names. You can check out some scans here.

Earth Seeker will be a post-apocalyptic game coming from two Capcom leads.

Don’t worry, EA Sports Active is actual exercise .

E3 is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough, Nintendo’s presentation will have a live stream.

This Wii controller looks like an SMG.

Lots of dancing coming to the Wii; next up is Gold’s Gym Dance Workout .

Square Enix’s Kumanage is strangely cute and seems pretty cool.

Should we expect a Goldeneye 007 Wiimake?

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PC News

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures is the next, free MMO, based off of the Cartoon Network show.

Your next Sims 3 expansion could take you back to darker times.

If you’re still waiting, DC Universe Online will be out this November.

Is YOUR PC an average gaming rig?

Anyone in the UK can pick up the first Doctor Who: The Adventure Games episode for free.

Expect to play Company of Heroes Online this fall.

Lord of the Rings Online will soon be free to play.

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iPhone/iPad News

Two million iPads in sixty days.

The maker of PaRappa the Rapper will be making War Is Not The Answer, a game centered around Marvin Gaye’s music.

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Developer/Publisher News

Treyarch, the guys behind Black Ops and World at War, is now a Call of Duty only studio.

Mad Catz now owns the headset manufacturers Trittion Could the Call of Duty: Black Ops accessories they are releasing be better because of this?

Japanese developer Level-5 is opening an office in California.

Rare has a new logo, after 25 years of the same.

Bungie never did like the “Combat Evolved” in the original Halo.

Why? SEGA is also considering a $10 Online Pass, similar to what EA first started.

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Misc. News

Creepy CGI aside, a Taiwanese “monk” used a Wii to lure and molest boys.

Not a waste of a Dreamcast, nope.

These Mario Kart RC cars are actually quite impressive.

Jump on this offer soon; GameStop will have a nice 50% extra trade-in credit this week.

Check out an awesome video of a 19 year old Scottish kid being able to play Modern Warfare 2 after breaking his neck and losing use of his fingers.

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Previews

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
TerRover
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Hard Corps
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
Company of Heroes Online
Transformers: War for Cybertron

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Impressions

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Resurgence Map Pack


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Hands-on

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
DC Universe Online
All Points Bulletin
Blacklight: Tango Down

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Reviews

ModNation Racers
Alpha Protocol - Kotaku, IGN
Planet Minigolf
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer
Assault Squadron iPhone
The Sims 3: Ambitions
Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 2 iPhone
Things on Wheels
Blur - IGN, Kotaku, Joystiq
Bowmaster
Temco Bowl Throwback
Metal Torrent
Backbreaker
Supermarket Mania
Highborn iPhone
Spinzizzle
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow
Komenten
X-Scape
Snoopy Flying Ace
Splinter Cell: Conviction – Insurgency Pack
Robot Unicorn Attack
Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior HD iPad
Joe Danger
Robocalypse: Beaver Defense
Blood Beach

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Out next week:

UNITED STATES

DS: Flametail (DSiWare), Let's Play Ballerina, Let's Play Garden, Mega Man Zero Collection, Mind Over Matter, Samantha Swift and the Hidden Roses of Athena, Satisfashion

PC: Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, WarBirds Red Baron

PS3: Green Day: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band Plus, Joe Danger (PSN), Smash Cars: Virus Run (PSN), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

PSP: Cubixx (PSN), Disgaea Infinite, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Vibes

Wii: City Builder, Green Day: Rock Band, Let's Play Ballerina, Satisfashion, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Vacation Isle: Beach Party

Xbox 360: Chaos Node (XBLA), Call of Duty: The War Collection, Green Day: Rock Band, Green Day: Rock Band Plus, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11


EUROPE

DS: Beat City, Mega Man Zero Collection, Nancy Drew: The Model Mysteries, Playmobil Knight: Hero of the Kingdom, The Treasures of Montezuma

PC: King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame, Painkiller: Pandemonium Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Rig'n'Roll, Space Shuttle Simulator

PS3: Joe Danger, Assassin's Creed II: Complete Edition, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (Platinum), Green Day: Rock Band

PSP: n/a

Wii: Fantastic Football Fan Party, Great Party Games, Green Day: Rock Band, Playmobil Circus, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Xbox 360: Assassin's Creed II: Complete Edition, Green Day: Rock Band, Naval Assault: The Killing Tide


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Contributor: lemontie

All news related information obtained off of IGN, Kotaku, Joystiq, N4G, 1UP, and Destructoid. Release dates gathered from GameFAQs.
10:26 AM on 06/05/10
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Fucking lame LOTRO is going free to play. One of the most mature and tight-knight communities you could find in the MMO scene today.
10:28 AM on 06/05/10
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they announced this morning i believe about Plants Vs. Zombies XBLA. Im stoked i finally get to play the game
10:29 AM on 06/05/10
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That Wii SMG controller really reminds me of the old SNES Scope.

Also IF a Final Fantasy VII remake were to happen, I'd buy a PS3 for it no question. Such awesome memories.
10:51 AM on 06/05/10
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they announced this morning i believe about Plants Vs. Zombies XBLA. Im stoked i finally get to play the game
Been hooked on the iPhone/iTouch version since it came out so get ready to get addicted!
11:02 AM on 06/05/10
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A Final Fantasy VII remake should be an 8 bit or 16 bit remake. That would be fucking amazing. Screw those new age graphics.
11:39 AM on 06/05/10
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Stoked for DC Universe Online. Is it a monthly fee for PC?
12:42 PM on 06/05/10
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e3 should be sick this year
12:59 PM on 06/05/10
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Might have to pick up Tiger Woods.
01:39 PM on 06/05/10
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A Final Fantasy VII remake should be an 8 bit or 16 bit remake. That would be fucking amazing. Screw those new age graphics.

I fucking hate when game developers remake games and develop sequels in 8 or 16 bit form. It's such a lazy way to give people new content. They've been doing this with megaman 9 and 10 and it's seriously ruining the experience for me.
01:55 PM on 06/05/10
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I could beat jesus at Goldeneye. Please bring it to Wii so I can pwn bitches around the world.
01:55 PM on 06/05/10
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cannot wait till E3. should be an interesting show.
01:59 PM on 06/05/10
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I fucking hate when game developers remake games and develop sequels in 8 or 16 bit form. It's such a lazy way to give people new content. They've been doing this with megaman 9 and 10 and it's seriously ruining the experience for me.
I would be stoked for FF VII updated graphics and all, but Mega Man 9 and 10 was made like that for the purpose of giving people that specific experience again. If they updated the Mega Man X series with a graphics engine similar to Super Street Fighter 4, kept it a side scrolling game, that would be pretty damn sick.
02:15 PM on 06/05/10
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I would be stoked for FF VII updated graphics and all, but Mega Man 9 and 10 was made like that for the purpose of giving people that specific experience again. If they updated the Mega Man X series with a graphics engine similar to Super Street Fighter 4, kept it a side scrolling game, that would be pretty damn sick.

DUDE, I just saw the interview in which inafune (Creator of megaman) speaks on about megaman legends 3. I creamed my pants and I feel like the hardcore megaman fans will agree that they shouldve kept with the graphics of megaman 8. I love the megaman x series way more bit 7 and 8 were just as bad as bad gets. I've been Praying for an X9 in the fashion you speak of.

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