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Echochrome Arrives Tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 by Zach Potts

The much awaited puzzle game for the PS3 and PSP is finally arriving to the Playstation Store with a retail price of $9.99. If you don’t know anything about Echochrome, Echochrome is one of the most unique puzzles you’ll play, as it will clearly work your brains out to the max!

Featuring elegantly designed black and white drawings, echochrome™ is a puzzle game for PS3 and PSP available via download on PLAYSTATION®Network and on PLAYSTATION®Store on PC.  Each version of echochromefeatures 56 exclusive levels — totaling over 100 levels across both versions — with each unique level designed specifically to match that platform’s characteristics. Gamers are challenged to play within five simple laws of perspective that govern how one advances through each stage.  Offering the most gameplay with the least graphics, echochrome is likened to playing a M.C. Escher drawing on PlayStation®.  The player controls an infinite canvas, guiding a mannequin figure by carefully controlling the perspective, tilting and turning the level to create a continual pathway for the character to walk safely through the design.  The goal of each level is to reach all of the echos, or shadow guides, as quickly as possible.

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Wii-kly VC Update! 4/28 - Double Dragon

Monday, April 28th, 2008 by Zach Potts

It’s Monday again and that means, there will be new classic game for the Wii Shop Channel this morning. This week’s update will only give you one game for the classic NES and that will be Double Dragon!

Double Dragon (NES®, 1-2 players, Rated Everyone 10+ Mild Violence, 500 Wii Points): Double Dragon begins with Billy Lees girlfriend, Marian, being kidnapped by a group called the Black Warriors. They demand to know the secrets of Billys martial-arts style in exchange for his girlfriend. However, Billy wont stand for these underhanded tactics and decides to rescue her himself. Help him fight through city streets, buildings, jungles, temples and various other locations in a quest to find his girl. Hell gain experience by using different fighting techniques to obtain more hearts, which will unlock more powerful techniques to use against his enemies. Keep an eye out for crates, boulders, whips, bats, knives and even dynamite along the way, as Billy can also use them to annihilate opponents. Armed with his mysterious and powerful martial arts, help Billy pummel his way through an array of goons, gang members and other Black Warrior scum to free Marian from their clutches.

KR: American Idol Encore New Songs DLC

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Zach Potts

Looking for more songs to expand your American Idol Encore’s Library? Konami has just released 21 new songs to help you prepare to become the next American Idol. Each of these songs costs 120 MS Points each and can be downloaded through the XBOX Live Marketplace. (PS3 Owners will also be able to download it this week)

Content: Ladies Night
Price: 120 Microsoft Points
Availability: Only in Canada, United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Ladies Night” is a cover version of the disco anthem written by George Brown, Richard Bell, Ronald Bell, James Taylor, Earl Toon, Dennis Thomas, Claydes Smith and Meekaaeel Muhammad. Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore library by purchasing this track. For music credits, visit the Karaoke Revolution section of www.konami.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

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Metal Arms & Splinter Cell: CT on XBOX Originals (360)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Zach Potts

The XBOX 360’s XBOX Originals have been lacking with new games only releasing at a rate of 1-2 per month. On April 21st, two games will be added to the list of XBOX Originals over the XBOX Live Marketplace. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Metal Arms are expected to be released into the Marketplace on the 21st of April. Each of these games will retail for 1200 MS Points and will be available worldwide except for Korea and Japan.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Ships to Retail Stores

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Zach Potts

The much anticipated Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is finally making its way to retail stores, as the game gets shipped out today! If you’re a fan of the past Gran Turismo titles, you need to get it! I just got my copy from SCEA and I’ve been playing it non-stop!  Stay tuned for our review by Thursday!

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’s suggested retail price is $39.99. It can also be bought through the Playstation Store on April 17th.  With over 100 cars and tracks to choose from and 16 player online mode, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue seems to be one of the best driving simulation games yet!

Wii Fit MSRP Announced

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Zach Potts

Nintendo has announced today the Official MSRP of Wii Fit for the Nintendo Wii. For just $89.99, you won’t ever need to go to the gym again to lose weight, as Wii Fit is designed to be your daily exercise machine! Wii Fit is expected to be released on May 19 and  will come with the Wii Balance Board and the game itself.

“Boasting a dynamic mix of more than 40 yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance activities, Wii Fit “ provides consumers with a fun, easy and affordable way to incorporate exercise into their daily routines. Using the included wireless Wii Balance Board accessory, every member of the household can step up and stay active, setting individual fitness goals and tracking their progress over time.

Get your Metal Gear Online Beta Code!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Zach Potts

In the Official Playstation Blog, Brandon Laurino of Konami Online, have announced another way to get into the Beta Program of the much anticipated Metal Gear Online for the Playstation 3! If you ran out of luck and didn’t pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4, you can get your beta code by registering RIGHT HERE! Konami is giving this code for a limited time so act now before it’s too late!

Aside from this awesome opportunity, they also revealed that two maps will be available upon the release of Beta on the 21st of April - May 5th. For more information, check out the Official Playstation Blog for ALL THE DETAILS!

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 Announced for the PSP

Monday, April 14th, 2008 by Zach Potts

We know how awesome Out of Bounds is for the Playstation 3, but people are still demanding a portable version of Hot Shots Golf!! Have no fear, golf fans, as SCEA has announced that HSG: Open Tee 2 for the PSP is arriving this June!

Open Tee 2 is said to offer online matches that will enhance the replayability of this game, just like Out of Bounds. With crisp environments, what’s else to ask for in this game?!

Universe At War Demo Live

Monday, April 14th, 2008 by Zach Potts

If you’re wondering if Universe At War is a good game, take this opportunity to download the demo over at the XBOX Live Marketplace!

Content: Universe at War: Earth Assault Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE] Get in the mood for global warfare with this exciting demo that features Novus and the Hierarchy, two of the three factions you can play as in Universe at War: Earth Assault!
Size: 546.57 MB

Source: MajorNelson

Wii-kly VC Update 4/14

Monday, April 14th, 2008 by Zach Potts

Are you ready to take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage? What about destroy the evil forces of the machine that have devastated your galaxy? If you answer YES to both, get your credit cards ready and purchase these new games through the Wii Shop Channel!

Fantasy Zone (Sega Master System, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Wii Points): Take command of the spaceship Opa-Opa and blast your way through various fantastical levels as you try to take out all the enemy bases in each stage. Once you’ve destroyed the bases, you’ll have to beat the stage boss in order to move on to the next level. By using your guns and bombs wisely, you’ll be able to take down your enemies and explore each of the crazy environments in this side-scroller. You can also buy upgraded weapons for your ship by accessing the shop. Various Sega games through the years have referenced the Opa-Opa—now you can play the game that started it all.

Mega Turrican (Sega Genesis, 1 player, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older—Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points): The Machine has enslaved the galaxy under its tyrannical rule. As Bren McGuire, the last survivor of the United Freedom Forces, it is your duty to destroy the evil forces of the Machine that have devastated the galaxy. Fight through countless hordes of enemies using everything at your disposal. Use the weapons and power-ups of your Turrican Assault Suit, including the incredible Plasma Rope, to fight back the tide of oncoming enemies and find the health and power-ups that will keep you alive. Fifteen levels of chaos and destruction stand between you and freedom.