Archive for August 13th, 2007

BioShock Demo on Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Sorry, I don’t know if daily Xbox Live Marketplace updates are going to work, but today there is a pretty cool Update. Today 2K Games announced that the BioShock™ Demo is Available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

2K Games Announces BioShock™ Demo Now Available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace

New York, NY – August 13, 2007 – 2K Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that the demo of BioShock™ is now available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The BioShock Windows PC demo will be available for download later this month.

Developed by 2K development studios, 2K Boston and 2K Australia, BioShock is a highly anticipated first-person shooter that will be available exclusively on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games For Windows in North America on August 21, 2007 and in Europe beginning August 24, 2007.

BioShock is a “genetically enhanced” first-person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre – turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.

The Xbox 360 demo introduces gamers to BioShock by inviting them to explore the world of Rapture, an underwater utopia torn apart by civil war. While immersed in the decaying art deco city, gamers can experiment with the various weapons and plasmids, as the captivating storyline unfolds. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same and no two gamers will play BioShock the same way.

BioShock is rated “M” for Mature. For more information, visit the BioShock website at: www.2kgames.com/bioshock.


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Rumor: Sonic Riders Zero Gravity Coming to PS2 and Wii

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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Sega Nerds has recently reported that a sequel to Sonic Riders, called Sonic Riders Zero Gravity, will be coming to the PS2 and Wii. This is by no means a definitive conmermation, many games have been posted on GameStop and EBGames’ website and never seen the light of day, but the fact is that Takashi Yuda has alluded to a Sonic Riders sequal.

Sega Nerds

SSBB: Pokémon Trainer and Pokémon Change

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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Today The DOJO updated their site with a double entry, no not that kind of double entry. The character’s name is Pokémon Trainer, but unofficaly he is AshKetchum He doesn’t fight directly, instead, Charizard, Ivysaur, and Squirtle will be figting for him. Ash stands off in the distance, switching and commanding his pokémon.


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The trainer can switch among Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard, using b+down. Each Pokémon has a completely different moveset. They Share the same progress bar, but each Pokémon has another stat called stamina.

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Smash Bros. DOJO!!!

Virtual Console Update: August 13, 2007

Monday, August 13th, 2007

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WII-KLY UPDATE: THREE NEW CLASSIC GAMES ADDED TO WII SHOP CHANNEL

Aug. 13, 2007

This week it’s All About Evil. The “Month of Metroid” continues, giving you the chance to contend with evil, flying, brain-like Metroids that latch onto your head and suck your life forces. Nobody needs that, especially not first thing Monday morning. Luckily, you’ve got a sweet suit and some nice weapons to help you navigate through this amazing classic game. And if that’s not enough, you also have the option of dealing with bad guys named Dark Sol and Zenzombie. You just know when their parents named them that, they were asking for trouble.

Three new classic games go live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel every Monday. Wii™ owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:

Metroid® (NES®, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points): The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.

Shining in the Darkness™ (Sega Genesis, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): Dark Sol has vowed to reign over the enchanted Kingdom of Thornwood, and only you can stop him. Find the powerful Arms of Light and battle the deadly beasts that keep your people desperate and starving in this epic journey for peace. Roaming the dark Labyrinth, you’ll seek out enemies and collect weapons, all of which will help you pass the test of the Ancients and become a shining knight. Get into the adventure with a stunning 3-D perspective, amazing cinematic views and fast-paced scrolling. You’ll move from battle to battle, solving puzzles and discovering secret items in this engrossing struggle between good and evil.

Cratermaze™ (TurboGrafx16, 1 player, rated E for Everyone – Comic Mischief, 600 Wii Points): Cratermaze is a comical action game set in a parallel world. While on a trip through time, you and your friends are confronted by Kublai, henchman to the evil Zenzombie. He traps your friends at separate points in the space-time continuum. Now you must fight your way through 60 rounds of mazes to save your friends. Dinosaurs, ninjas, robots and other enemies lurk within the mazes, spanning from primitive times to the future. Escape the enemies by digging holes to trap them in and then filling the holes to finish them off. Collect all the chests within the time limit to get the key and exit to the next round. With special items such as shovels and spring platforms, Cratermaze takes its game play to new heights, making for an unforgettable gaming experience.

For more information about Wii, please visit wii.com.


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