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Resistance 2 Beta in September
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Resistance 2 Beta in September

Good news to PlayStation 3 owners... who are subscribers to Sony's "interactive magazine" Qore, that is. Sony is bringing out the beta for Resistance 2 in September, and Qore members will get to take part. Of course, that won't be the only way, lucky for those outside the US who are Qoreless. A pre-order program (to be announced soon) that's to occur soon should offer one way, says James Stevenson of Insomniac, and they've got something planned for Europe, too. They just aren't saying what, yet. But rest assured, Stevenson says, "worldwide servers will be tested!" Read More

Rumor: Complete Guitar Hero World Tour Set List Leaked
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Rumor: Complete Guitar Hero World Tour Set List Leaked

A few forums are claiming to have come across the entire set list for Guitar Hero World Tour. The list includes 87 songs total (73 main tracks, 14 bonus, 3 guitar battles and 7 sample tunes) ranging from My Chemical Romance to Mötley Crüe. No word from Activision or Neversoft just yet, though I expect them to respond with the usual "no comment on rumor and speculation" line. You can bet that we'll update as soon as we hear more! Eagle Rock High School Tour: "Dope Nose" by Weezer ""The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World "Encore: "Today" by Smashing Pumpkins Big City Kids Tour: "Roland" by Interpol "Santeria" By Sublime "Encore: "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers Feelin' Nostalgic Tour: "Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon "Hold the Line" by Toto "Encore: "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol View the rest after the break! Read More

TransFormers: Animated Rolling Onto Nintendo DS
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TransFormers: Animated Rolling Onto Nintendo DS

IGN reports that Activision has revealed they are bringing a new TransFormers game to the Nintendo DS, this one based on the series TransFormers: Animated. It is being developed by Artificial Mind and Movement, or A2M for short, who has also made the DS version of Spider-man: Friend of Foe for Activision. The game will be utilizing and expanding upon a side-scrolling engine used in games such as Disney's Kim Possible, allowing players to take control of Autobot washouts Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Prowl, and of course, Optimus Prime (and maybe Ratchet, but that's unsaid). The different characters will use their unique attributes and abilities to solve puzzles throughout the game's levels, so that they may retrieve the pieces of the Allspark. And of course, you get to transform to vehicle mode and cruise the streets of a futuristic Detroit. TransFormers: Animated is expected to see an October release; no word on any other versions, however. Read More

FaceBreaker Demos Coming Over Next Two Weeks
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FaceBreaker Demos Coming Over Next Two Weeks

Good news for PlayStation 3 owners, better news for Xbox 360 owners, and... well, I guess it kind of sucks to be a Wii owner in this case: FaceBreaker demos are coming! ...to the first two consoles, that is. EA Sports has let the cat out of the punching bag that next week, on Thursday, July 31st, a demo for FaceBreaker will be popping up on Xbox Live! And then, on August 7th, the bell rings on the PlayStation Network, a week after Xbox. No reason is given for the delay. We'll just say it's because the Xbox 360 launched first. It's total bull, but at least it's something. The demo will allow for character sharing, thus enabling players to create their own next-gen Von Kaisers and Glass Joes, which they can send to friends. And once the full game is released, the characters can be ported over. "Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry, and this game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product lineup," commented EA Sports Chief Muckamuck Peter Moore upon the game's announcement. Read More

'Forgets Wii...'
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'Forgets Wii...'

Even with Nintendo's stranglehold on the market, one may think that Nintendo's greatest competition comes from the HD experiences and multimedia applications available on Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360. But in reality, Nintendo's biggest competitor for your attention comes from another source... more cat pictures Read More

E3 2008: Reggie: Storage Issues a "Mainstream Problem"
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E3 2008: Reggie: Storage Issues a "Mainstream Problem"

It was a line that will go down in infamy, when Nintendo of Europe's Laurent Fischer had joked that "only geeks and otaku" cared about storage space on the Wii. Unfortunately for him, sarcasm (or perhaps British wit) doesn't translate well on the internet, and no one got the joke. Fast forward about a month and a half and an apology or two later, and MTV Multiplayer puts the question to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime about all the new content coming down the series of tubes, and if Nintendo is going to provide extra storage for the new channels and Guitar Hero music and so forth. While they have nothing to announce now, Reggie said that "We have said publicly that we're looking hard at the storage situation, that we're working on a range of solutions... But certainly it's an issue we are aware of and we're working to find a solution and we will." Asked if the complaint has risen more from "hardcore" gamers than the "blue ocean" audience, Reggie went on to say that in the Americas, they have a group who love the Virtual Console, and a WiiWare contingent as well. With the addition of new channels such as the Mario Kart Wii Channel, Nintendo is simply making the problem tougher. "So in our view this is becoming much more of a mainstream problem, which is why we have a sense of urgency to solve it." Read More

Geometry Wars 2 Release One Week Early!
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Geometry Wars 2 Release One Week Early!

Alright, hyper shape fiends. If you've been digging your eyeballs out with triangles and polygons ever since you heard about the upcoming Geometry Wars 2, you can stop one week early. GW2 will be released on the Xbox Live Arcade this coming July 30th. Bizzare brings this title to you at 800 MS Points, so scrap from the bottom of the barrel if you have to. Dig into your couches, scrounge up some loose change and go blow up some freaking shapes. The game runs in a full 1080p. Enjoy that, nerds. Read More

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