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PlayStation 3 to receive all DLC beginning in late June; 2 New DLC on the way

Beginning in late June, PlayStation 3 owners will finally be able to download and play the DLC that has been Xbox 360-exclusive since Operation Anchorage appeared on Xbox Live Marketplace. Bethesda Softworks, creator of Fallout 3, has been hard at work to implement the DLC onto the PlayStation 3.

Two new DLC packs, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta, will arrive in late June to late July, and both will be available for 800 points on Xbox Live Marketplace. The two will arrive on PlayStation Network after the first three DLC’s have been released.

From what can be gathered so far:

  • Point Lookout – Explore a massive new swampland area filled with new quests and content.
  • Mothership Zeta – The aliens have returned, and they’re pissed. Experience an alien abduction first hand and find out if you’re tough enough to survive.

“Finally, new Fallout 3 products will be available at retail this year.

Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #1 includes The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC on May 26.

The Fallout 3 Game Add-on Pack #2 includes Broken Steel and Point Lookout on a disc and will be available for Xbox 360 and PC in August.

Retail versions of the game add-on packs for PS3 are not possible and the DLC will only be available for download online via PlayStation Network.

A Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition will be available in October. It will include the original game plus all five add-ons for $59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3, and $49.99 for PC.”


May 19, 2009 Posted by | DLC, PC, PlayStation 3, PSN, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Marketplace | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sims 3 – New Screens

Some new screens of Electronic Arts upcoming addition to one of the best selling virtual life games have appeared. The Sims 3 will be EA’s third actual full release game in the Sims series and is expected to hit store shelves for PC on June 2nd.

“The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief. Create millions of unique Sims and control their lives. Customize their appearances and personalities. Build their homes – design everything from exquisitely furnished dream homes to quaint cottages. Then, send your Sims out to explore their ever-changing neighborhood and to meet other Sims in the town center. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not) to fulfill your Sims’ destinies and make their wishes come true.”

May 19, 2009 Posted by | PC, Screenshot(s) | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guitar Hero 5 to “Empower Fans” with two new screenshots

Activision’s Guitar Hero series has finally made it to a milestone, its actual 5th edition.

Named Guitar Hero 5 (go figure), Activision will feature 85 of the hottest bands of today in their new addition, and will also add some interesting features. Party Play will allow players to jump in and out in the middle of gameplay seamlessly, and Rock Fest will create a competitive experience featuring five new head-to-head modes.

Guitar Hero 5 is in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Ninteno Wii.

“SANTA MONICA, May 18, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Guitar Hero continues to re-define the music and gaming experience this Fall with the release of Guitar Hero 5. Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world’s most popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero(R) World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.*

Guitar Hero 5 features the strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including; Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut.

“Guitar Hero is the music platform for today because it celebrates the social nature of music and brings fans closer to the music and artists they love while allowing them to share and discover music with their friends, family and online communities,” said Dan Rosensweig, president and chief executive officer of Guitar Hero.

Among the first-time-ever features of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room; and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is turned on.

Guitar Hero 5 refines the player experience, enhances the art style and redesigns core features such as GHMusic Studio(SM), making it the most accessible, fun-to-play and authentic experience for seasoned music gamers as well as first-time players. New innovations such as Band Moments, where bands are rewarded for hitting special note streams together and song challenges where gamers are tasked to play through a song a specific way, add a new competitive layer of excitement and accomplishment to the music rhythm genre.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, please visit

*Does not apply to a limited number of songs”

May 18, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rumor: First photos of a Slim PS3?

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo rapidly approaching, rumors have already been thrown around the internet. One of the many interesting and exciting rumors that has been spread is highly debatable.

While Sony has said that they will not be releasing any new versions of their PlayStation 3, a rumor has popped up “revealing” a slim version of the PlayStation 3, obviously named PS3 Slim(go figure).

Appearing on a Chinese message board, some pictures of a new Slim PS3 version have been posted:

One of the most obvious changes besides the size and shape is the main logo on the middle of the PlayStation 3. The logo is different than what had originally debuted on the original PS3 which brings up suspicions since the different versions of the PlayStation 2 never differed in logos.

Another interesting detail seen on the box is the 120 Gigabyte hard drive logo. Could Sony be looking to make a version with a hard drive in-between their 80Gb and 160GB systems to give a cheaper version and compete with the Xbox 360 Elite?

What I must say is that if this turns out to be true, this system looks hot. Sony could be looking for a slimmer, cheaper version to debut on the market and to be able to sell their system to more gamers to develop their PlayStation 3 fan base.

Could this actually help Sony to overcome their loss of a fan base this console generation? Only time will tell.

[Source: Kotaku]

May 16, 2009 Posted by | E3, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, Screenshot(s), Sony | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Gameplay Trailer

A new trailer showing off gameplay for Naughty Dog’s sequel to Uncharted, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, has been released. The game looks great and is very interesting around the actions and looks to be a better game than the original.

“Uncharted 2: Among Thieves picks up a couple of years after the story in Uncharted ends. Similar to the previous story, Drake’s new adventure revolves around an unsolved historical mystery – this time surrounding Marco Polo and his doomed voyage home from China in 1292. After spending almost 20 years in the court of the emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo departed with 14 ships and over 600 passengers and crew – but when he arrived at his destination a year and a half later, only one ship remained, and only 18 of the passengers had survived. Although Marco Polo described almost every other aspect of his journeys in minute detail, he never revealed what happened to the ships that were lost.”

Enjoy the trailer below.

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May 16, 2009 Posted by | PlayStation 3, Sony, Trailer, Videos | , , , , | 1 Comment

New Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Aired during a Boston Celtic’s versus Orlando Magic NBA playoff game 4, a new trailer showing gameplay and giving the first real feel for how the game will look and play like was debuted.

What viewers can gather from the mere 17-second trailer were that the new sequel to one of the most popular FPS games to date could feature snow levels, snow vehicles, underwater and swimming maps, and maybe even an airport.

Be sure to see what TNT has to offer for Modern Warfare 2 during the Eastern Conference Finals, where the world premiere is supposed to take place.

Below is the video of the trailer shown on TNT:

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May 11, 2009 Posted by | Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, Trailer, Videos, Xbox 360 | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment