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Silicon Knights on Eternal Darkness sequel & working with Nintendo again!

Posted by Jason Triplett

IGN recently sat down for a video interview with one of Silicon Knights' developers to discuss Eternal Darkness on it's 4th anniversary. Amoung topics discussed were the possibility of a Eternal Darkness sequel, and Silicon Knights' view on hooking back up with Nintendo.

Follow the link below to check it out, it is the 3rd segment in the video.

Source: http://media.games.ign.com/articles/693/693580/vid_1558109.html

Man wins lawsuit for a 10-year erection

Posted by Cmos

A former handyman has won more than $US400,000 ($A545,890) in a lawsuit over a penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection.


Source:http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/US-man-wins-penile-malfunction-lawsuit/2006/06/24/1150845409425.html

The Ten Craziest Characters In a Fighting Game

Posted by Cmos

Fighting games are fun when you have a kick-ass brawler who knows how to get the job done, but creativity is also something we look for in a brawling effort. So, with that, we step up and give you our list of the ten craziest characters to ever be introduced in a fighting game.

Source: http://www.gamedaily.com/Specials/10-Craziest-Fighting-Characters/?rp=49

Top Five Greatest Mario Games, Ever

Posted by Cmos

GameDaily has put together a list detailing the top 5 Mario games of all-time, at the opinion of the editors of course. And as surprising as it may be, Super Mario 3 is not #1 and Mario Paint didn't even make the list. I'm not sure I fully agree with #1 though.


Source: http://www.gamedaily.com/Specials/Top-5-Mario-Games/?rp=49

Sony Expects to Sell 100 Million PS3s

Posted by Cmos

Sony's massively successful PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles both sold upwards of 100 million units worldwide. But despite the PlayStation 3's steep price point, Sony's sales expectations haven't flagged at all.

Source: http://gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=68990

Quake is 10 years old

Posted by Cmos

Late on the 22nd of June, 1996 Quake was uploaded to cdrom.com's archives in the form of 7 1.44MB floppy disk images.


Source: http://games.slashdot.org/games/06/06/23/1755244.shtml

Religious video game leaves spyware behind

Posted by Cmos

Ars Technica reports that the Christian video game Left Behind (where you must direct and expand the "Tribulation Force," a military organization that attempts to either convert or kill the remaining population of New York) comes fully loaded with spyware.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060623-7122.html

The PSP is Crying for Mercy

Posted by Cmos

The PSP is slowly dying out witjh sony's help!

Source: http://www.pspcrazy.com/?page=Articles&action=showarticle&id=209

Nintendo Wii To Have Fixed Price?

Posted by Cmos

Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata, speaking at a corporate management policy briefing, revealed his feelings regarding the constant price reductions in the video game market.


Source: http://www.nintendorevolution.ca/06232006/11/nintendo_wii_to_have_fixed_price

The Return Of Ganondorf!

Posted by Cmos

A hilarious flash animation making fun of Link and Ganondorf. "Come, Ganny!"

Source:http://www.flashplayer.com/animation/returnofganondorf.html

N64/GBA Mother 3 (Earthbound 2) Comparisons

Posted by Cmos

After finally being able to play Mother 3 on the GBA, we noticed that there are many events in the game that appear in screenshots of the canceled Mother 3 for the Nintendo 64. This page compares the N64 screenshots to screenshots of the exact same events from Mother 3 on GBA.

Source: http://starmen.net/mother3/gameinfo/comparisons/

Blizzard answers World of Warcraft Paid Server Transfers Rumors

Posted by Cmos

Blizzard finally replies to the rumors circulating the web concerning paid server transfer service.

Source: http://www.blizzplanet.com/?action=news&id=853

Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine FREE for 1 year!!

Posted by Cmos

Now offering a free 1 year subscription offer to Electronic Gaming Monthly. This is a no-strings, totally free offer just for preferred gamers. But hurry! It's for a limited time only! Get your 1 year (12 issues) subscription to Electronic Gaming Monthy now - yours courtesy of GameSHOUT


Source: http://www.gameshout.com/egm

Why the hell am I addicted to World of Warcraft?

Posted by Cmos

THis man has many points about his article but take it as you read it.



Source:http://www.flickergaming.net/index.php/2006/06/22/why-the-hell-am-i-addicted-to-world-of-warcraft/

Sony PS3 Ridge Racer 7 Trailer Video Online

Posted by Cmos

Check out this video clip if you want to be teased with some more RIdge Racer 7, coming to the Sony Playstation 3.

Source: http://www.gamingbits.com/content/view/830/2/

Xbox 360 version of GRAW is going to run you $75

Posted by Cmos

multiplayer Co-op campaign with 4 all-new missions in Chapter 2 * 8 revisited, relit multiplayer Adversarial maps * 2 all-new game types with 1 new game mode – Team Battle * 2 new camouflage patterns * 4 new character customization faces * 5 new weapons..

Well this downloadable content thing is a blessing and a curse!!




Source: http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/06/22/GRAW-Chapter-2-Content.aspx

Xbox Live Arcade Games May Be Headed For Retail

Posted by Cmos

Maybe the critically acclaimed Table Tennis Xbox 360 game has sent a message to Microsoft's Peter Moore that gamers crave more games that are simplistic in nature.


Source:http://www.i4u.com/article5932.html

Mario Kart knows the difference between a DS and a DS lite

Posted by Cmos

Little You Tube showing the boot up sounds on both systems while playing MarioKart Ds





Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWRagaZYDYg

Takashi Tezuka from Nintendo, talks about DS, Wii and what's next for Mario

Posted by Cmos

Takashi Tezuka is the General Manager of the EAD Software Designing Department in Japan. Mr. Tezuka reveals that he'd like to work on an all-new 3-D Mario for DS, he talks about the Wii, and shares some interesting stories about Zelda. This is a must read!

Source: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=13045&page=1

Metroid Prime: Hutners for Nintendo DS hacked

Posted by Cmos

Well, well, well, looks like the person who introduced Mario Kart DS hacking into the mainstream has now sucessfully hacked Metroid Prime, Hutners. Not to worry, Parasyte never released the hacks for Mario Kart DS that allow cheating, and he is quick to condem online cheater wannabes on the forums he moderates. Still, it is very interesting.


Source:http://gscentral.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=29151#29151

Need for Speed: Carbon – First Screens and Trailer-Sweet

Posted by Cmos

EA has just made the first official announcement on the game, releasing the screens which you can see right here, along with a short teaser trailer.


Source: http://spong.com/article/10289/Need+for+Speed:+Carbon+?+First+Screens+and+Trailer?cb=988

Wii Launch Titles Wiivealed

Posted by Cmos

Well title explains itself. Cant wait for Prime 3





Source: http://www.gamernode.com/Wii/News_878/index.html

GameBoy classics on your iPod!

Posted by Cmos

Play nearly all the original Nintendo Game Boy’s classics on your iPod—just search for the ROM files online. The controls can be awkward, but having Zelda on your iPod is worth it.

Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/iboy

The Best of the DS

Posted by Cmos

A handy guide with the best DS games so far. A must read for DS (or is it DS Lite?) first-timers


Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=65606

Nintendo Game Boy: 1989's Technology Pinaccle!

Posted by Cmos

Ok, maybe it wasn't 89's pinaccle, but the Game Boy was SWEET for its time. Article is a nostalgic Game Boy retrospective with pics of the system, GB carts (compared to current formats), the system's best games, and more. A very cool read.


Source: http://www.modojo.com/features/88/

Do MMORPG's Cause People to Buy Fewer Games at Retail?

Posted by Cmos

NPD reports that the video games industry isn't doing so hot in 2006. Information on a report found at GameSpot indicates that consoles are down, but PC titles are up, led by MMORPG sales. Do MMOs bleed money away from other Genres?

Source: http://www.grimwell.com/index.php?action=fullnews&id=330

Toshiba Losing $200 Per HD-DVD Player, Firm Finds

Posted by Cmos

Toshiba is losing approximately $200 or more on each sale of its HD-A1 HD-DVD player, an analyst firm said Friday.
iSuppli, which has published so-called teardown analyses of the Apple Intel-based iMac and other devices, said that the components needed to assemble the HD-A1 came to approximately $674, significantly higher than the $499 estimated price the company charges.

Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1980865,00.asp

Doctors: Ditch Cell Phones During Thunderstorms

Posted by Cmos

People should not use mobile phones outdoors during thunderstorms because of the risk of being struck by lightning, doctors said on Friday....


Source: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1980837,00.asp

Snakes on a Plane fan-kit out now!

Posted by Jason Triplett

If you are like me, one of the millions of people aniticipating this summer's most anticipated film, Snakes on a Plane, then you may want to head over to the official site and snag their all new fan-kit! It includes screenshots, audio, icons, and even a video intro by the man himself, Samuel L. MuthaFuckin' Jackson.

Snakes on a plane hits theaters nationwide August 18th!

Source: http://www.snakesonaplane.com/crew/fankit.html

Clerk 2 Trailer

Posted by Cmos

OMG Really funny Star Wars Spoofs

Posted by Cmos

Got Time to kill

Posted by Cmos

This website has some links to a lot of games to simply pass the time away....
Enjoy!

Source: http://www.internetgamesfree.com/categories/Casino?PHPSESSID=2722ffafb87358fb2771fa52a3b29f1b

Circuit City video game clearance coming this Sunday

Posted by Cmos

A bunch of games being sold for $8.96 like Metroid Prime Pinball, Tales of Phantasia, EyeToy AntiGrav, and Wild Arms 4



Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2006/06/23/circuit-city-summer-clearance-06/

Happy 10th Bday N64

Posted by Cmos

Just found an article giving us a all the details of the N64 including its birthday June 23rd.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_64

Square/Enix rumors abound!

Posted by Jason Triplett

A source inside Square/Enix let slip a few interesting tidbits in a recent official forum post that was quickly deleted. Many things were mentioned, from FF7 to Kingdom Hearts to a new fighting game series.

Let's start with FF7. He stated the remake would not happen for PS3, the tech demo was just that. This is no big surprise, since Square has said that numerous times publicly. However, he did mention FF7 was making some new appearances on consoles. The original game would be available for download via Sony's marketplace in "episodes". These episodes could be transfered to the PSP. He also mentioned that FF7 is being considered for a Nintendo DS port. Square Loves the little handheld that could, and hope to begin work on this port soon.

We aren't done with FF7 just yet... He went on to talk about Square pictures. Apparently a second FF7 film is in the works from Square pictures, with a 2009 target date.

This same topic brought up Kingdom Hearts. Disney is interested in doing a KH film, and has approached Square about doing it. Square Pictures is tied up doing the cutscenes for FFXIII and the new FF7 film, so they declined. However, he reported that Square gave the go ahead to Disney to begin production on the project. Whether Disney's in house animation company or Pixar will make the film is still unclear.

One last thing he talked about was the blending of properties. Since the Square/Enix merge, they have talked about merging FF with the DW/DQ series. Well according to the source, they are doing just that, but in a fighting game series to hit all consoles and both 3D handhelds. The series would feature key characters from most FF games and some characters from the Dragon Warrior series as well. No word on any other SE characters making an appearance, nor when this game would even be available.

I would like to note that Rated-M could not independantly confirm any of this, but it sure seems like hot info, especially since Square removed the post within an hour of it being posted. We will get more info on this story to you as it breaks!

GRAW 360 gets new content!

Posted by Jason Triplett

GRAW Chapter 2 is out now on the XBL marketplace. There is a crap load of content included, like 4 new maps, some old maps with new tim of day, five new weapons, and more camo and soldier skins.

The pack costs a whopping 1200 points, or $15 in real money, making it the most expensive single download since the pay for content thing started way back on the first XB. If you are a fan of GRAW, and have $15 to spend and almost 1GB free on your hard drive, then this is for you!

Who is Iron Man?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Variety reports that Marvel has set a May 2nd, 2008 release for their upcoming film Iron Man, to be directed by Jon Favreau. However, no one has any idea as to who is going to play the hero. The forums at imdb.com are on fire with speculation, but at this point, not even the director or writers have any clue as to who is going to be Tony Stark.

To join in the fun of speculation and rumor, click the link below:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/

Assassin's Creed: Not So Exclusive to PS3?

Posted by Cmos

Ubisoft's new game from the Prince of Persia team may not actually be exclusive to the PS3 - it's definitely coming to the PC and Xbox 360...and those versions may actually come out at the same time as the PS3 version.



Source:http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151655

Can Sex Cause a Heart Attack

Posted by Cmos

Are Men's Libido's Stronger Than Women?

Posted by Cmos

Men are hardwired to want sex more than women, right? If that's true, why is it that so many women seem to be on the prowl?



Source: http://www.4-men.org/sex-drive/female-libido.html

Gears of War a Trilogy??

Posted by Cmos

Well if this isnt a great 360 piece of news


Source: http://microsoft.controllerfreaks.com/fullnews.asp?NewsID=7367

Teen Convicted for Ipod Slaying

Posted by Cmos

Man, this is so sad that one man has to kill another for a $300 device.....


Source: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/06/21/ipod.killing.ap/index.html

Anti_Rape Condom

Posted by Cmos

Well for those sick perverted bastards out there in the world have something new to fear in their line of work....Sounds like it hurts.



Source: http://www.rapestop.net/faq/index.asp

360 gets the shaft on Prey demo, 3D Realms speaks!

Posted by Jason Triplett

In a shocking (not really that shocking) turn of events, 360 owners eager to play tonight's release of the long awaited Prey demo logged into XBL to find...nothing. The demo was a no show. Forums across the net are on FIRE behind this.

Well 3D Realms felt they had to speak on this matter, addressing it in their official forums. George Broussard had this to say:

"We do not want 360 people waiting up for the demo or having false expectations.The 360 demo will not appear on Marketplace tonight.I'm still waiting for specifcs, but I'm being told that it's still in testing at Microsoft. From what I understand this isn't Microsoft's fault, and is more likely just an issue of timing.I'm hesitant to give any estimates for a release, but I've been told it should be reasonably soon after the pc release, but could be as long as a few days.We will post an update as soon as we have more solid information."

He went on to say:

"It's not Microsoft's fault. They aren't gay. Really."

I lol'd at that last part a dozen times now...

Anyways, for tthe entire thread, and further correspondance from Mr. Broussard himself, check the link below.

Source: http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthread.php?t=18601

Planetside Hacked

Posted by Cmos

Well Sony is having the best PR lately. Star Wars galaxies is in shambles, the ps3 isnt looking very good, and now an MMORPG gets madly hacked. Dosent surprise me too much but then again who the heck still plays planetside!


Source: http://www.gameshout.com/news/planetside_hacked/article6913.htm

Lose Weight Playing Video Games

Posted by Cmos

Sony: We dont need GTA

Posted by Cmos

A few days ago we posted that Microsoft may have bought Take Two. Now Sony comments they dont need GTA. Sounds like this is starting to shed more light..


Source: http://1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151639

Xbox 360 Price Drop

Posted by Cmos

Well lets hope this rumour is true. The 360 is a fine pice of hardware and with its competitors a year behind a price reduction will help MS boast those sales....

Source: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/xbox-360-gets-dirt-cheap-182147.php

Iwata Lays the smack down on software

Posted by Cmos

Nintendo president tells of his belief on how things should be working in the software market.


Source: http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=17848

Funny Superman Flash Video

Posted by Cmos

Thought this was really funny so I thought I would share.


Source: http://www.bigducky.com/animated_cartoons/superman.htm

ATI's New RS700 Detailed

Posted by Cmos

Woot Ati is hard at work on their new gpu. Sounds very promising.

Source: http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2958

Super Mario Skills

Posted by Cmos

Browsing You tube for some old school gaming and came across this good ole game.
(Hopefully the RIAA dosent sue him for using that music video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF_glNqW_hQ&eurl=http://mooves.blogspot.com/

$100 Hamburger

Posted by Cmos

Dude must have been feeling depressed to eat this bad boy.. But it was for a good cause anyhow.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/21/AR2006062100398.html

What Did Rhythm & Hues Do To Marlon Brando To Make Him Speak In SUPERMAN RETURNS? Behold!

Posted by Cmos

Really interesting movie on how the manipulated old superman footage to be used in the new movie. Kinda creepy!!


Source: http://www.aintitcoolnews.com/display.cgi?id=23646

XB360 demo news!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Word is quickly spreading around the net that the next issue of the Official XBOX Magazine will include demos of Dead Rising and Saint's Row, two highly anticipated games for the XBOX 360. We could not independantly confirm these reports, but with both games coming out within the next 2 months, we think this is actually a believable claim.

Dead Rising demo w/ XBL support = good
GamerPic of Brangelina's baby = bad
Saint's Row demo w/ XBL support = good
Brokeback Mountian 360 dasboard theme = bad

let's hope for the good in this case!

MP3.com back to supporting indie artists!

Posted by Jason Triplett

It has been awhile since the meteoric fall of MP3.com, one of my picks for website of the decade...hell century. MP3.com got raped by the music industry for posting music downloads, and while the artists who had actually already made it big were happy, thousands of indies hoping for their shot at stardom were screwed.

MP3.com was once the hub for indie music, launching careers based on popularity. Drowning Pool for example, was an MP3.com member before their big break, and they attribute their Mp3.com fanbase to their eventual success. The power of the people is what can make or break an artist...and that forum was gone...but not forever.

MP3.com is currently Beta Testing their new personal artist page program, in which any average Joe with half a lick of talent (or none at all) can post their work for the world to see and vote on. MP3.com is on it's way back...it took forever, but it seems tht this site isn't going anywhere anytime soon!

Source: http://www.mp3.com/signup/artist

Busta Rhymes kicks the Dixie Chicks' asses!

Posted by Jason Triplett

The numbers are in. Fans of rap or people who just hate country, rejoice! Busta Rhymes' new album "The Big Bang" has dethroned the bitch trio, taking his first ever number one debut spot. The previous number one holders, Dixie Chick (heartwarmingly referred to around my town as "Chicks with Dicks"), were also dethroned by the new AFI album, though AFI didn't have the staying power to hold the number one spot.

The Dixie Chicks still hold the number two spot, and are still number one on the country charts.

Source: http://www.mp3.com

Prey demo update!

Posted by Jason Triplett

I have more news for you from the Prey demo front. I have discovered that the XBOX 360 version of this demo is scheduled to hit the net sometime this evening alongside the PC demo. We recently announced the PC demo launch, scheduled for tonight at 9pm.

What we cannot confirm at this point is whether the Prey demo for 360 will have the same features and modes as the PC version.

I will be playing both versions online (assuming the 360 demo has LIVE support) through the weekend, screenname Kanemura for PC and GamerTag Kanemura for LIVE. Jump on and kick the Rated-M creator's ass!

Nintendo Ds Opera browser gets release date in Japan

Posted by Cmos

Well this might prove to useful with the two screens. The Ds happens to be one of the best handhelds of this generation and its turning into more of a all in one media system instead of just gameing. Hats off to Nintendo..

Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/6/21/4399

Game Tap to release extras for Sonics 15 year Anniversary

Posted by Cmos

Well with it being Sonic's 15th Anniversary the folks at Game Tap decided to celebrate with some new content. Ahh nostolgia at its finest.

Source: http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2006/6/21/4400

Halo 2 Team Signs Million dollar deal

Posted by Cmos

Well getting 1,000,000 to play games sounds pretty awesome to me. Give these guys a hand they took one of the best jobs out there.

Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/06/21/halo-2-team-signs-million-dollar-deal/

Ninteno Ds Light Rumble Pack

Posted by Cmos

I was browsing the nintendo of Japan webite and I stumble upon an intersting item. For those of us who have a dslite and a rumble card it can be pretty annoying to have it sticking out. Well in Japan they already have an answer for this problem. Hopefully this fix will be released stateside..

Source: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/online/ds_shindou/index.html

Play Back-Ups on PSP 1.5 Firmware

Posted by Cmos

AN interesting post I read at pspupdates.com has a little tutorial section for how to play umd back ups off your memory stick on earlier psp firmware. You use a program called DevHook .41d. Please read the tutorial accompanied with the program to make the program work or if you lazy like me you can get a completely all set up version from your favorite torrent site.

Hack Your Nintendo Ds Light

Posted by Cmos

I was browsing on you tube when I came across this little video explaining how to hack your Ds Light.

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ePwfuWoULQ&eurl=http://maxconsole.com/

Rated-m.com free video game report!

Posted by Jason Triplett

I love video games. More than that, I love a good free video game. So I decided to share the love by sharing with you some of the best sources for FREE gaming on the net!

1.) Home of the Underdogs (http://www.the-underdogs.info/)
One of the best resources for freeware, shareware and abandonware gaming on the net. Their HUGE legal and free library includes such classics as Legacy of Kain Blood Omen and System Shock 2.

2.) MMORPG.com (http://www.mmorpg.com)
Amoung the games listed on this popular site are numerous free MMO's like Flyff, Knight Online, and Conquer Online. Watching this site like a hawk also ensures first news of beta tests for upcoming MMO's.

3.) BattleOn (http://www.battleon.com)
Home of the cult favorite Adventure Quest, you can find a slew of other free online RPG's on this site.

4.) MiniClip (http://www.miniclip.com)
So many free games in so many categories, you just have to go see it for yourself.

5.) Shockwave.com (http://www.shockwave.com)
This site has been around for a long time. Like MiniClip, this site hosts a wide variety of free games in every genre.

Hope everyone enjoys the list! May you all find something nice to play!

3DRealms releases 360 achievement list for Prey.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Wondering what the list of 360 achievements are for Prey? Well 3DRealms has gone ahead and blew their wad early by posting the entire list on their website. There is spoiler-ish stuff in the list, so check it out if you don't care about spoilers.

http://www.3drealms.com/prey/360achievements.html

Silent Hill DVD gets a date.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony Pictures recently announced that they will be releasing the Silent Hill movie on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD on August 22nd. The DVD is packed with special features and carries a hefty retail tag. Expect to pay about $30 for the DVD or UMD and $40 for the Blu-Ray.

Source: http://www.ign.com

Saga of Ryzom going FREE...well kinda.

Posted by Jason Triplett

Saga of Ryzom is a cult favorite MMO with a strong following of devoted fans. If allowing the fans to make content and offering a free expansion pack weren't good enough to pull you in, then you might be interested in Ryzom's new trial.

The trial takes place in a unique area away from the main game. You can stay and play in that area as long as you like for no fee. Ok, so it's not exactly free per say, but it sounds to me like the Ryzom team is out to please. Visit the official site at http://www.ryzom.com

Source: http://www.mmorpg.com

Nintendo Wii to launch October 2nd?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Recently, GameStop added Wii games into their system with release dates. One date pops up quite a few times throughout, Oct. 2nd.

A few days later, GameStop moved several key titles from the 360 list to the same date. Some of the titles are Forza 2, Viva Pinata, and Gears of War. These games had previously been placed against the PS3 launch. Microsoft stated during and after E3 that they weren't intimidated by the PS3's launch line-up, but were quick to complement Nintendo.

Speculation is that Microsoft moved their big fall titles up to face the Wii launch, showing that they aren't concerned a bit with Sony's launch. If this is true, this would place the Wii release date on October 2nd, 2006. Rated-M is keeping tabs on this story and we will post more as it develops.

Asiandvdclub.org on it's way back!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Our friends at Asiandvdclub were taken offline during the raid on thepiratebay.org's servers. They have managed to get back one of their servers and are working on getting the second one. Check out their temporary site http://asiandvdclub.blogspot.com/ for more info.

Red VS. Blue hits XBOX LIVE!

Posted by Jason Triplett

A couple days ago, an all new episode of Red VS. Blue was posted on XBL. The video is free to download. Also available for download is a RVB trailer. Expect to see a lot more of the series on XBL!

Prey demo hits the net Wednesday!

Posted by Jason Triplett

This coming Wednesday, GameSpot.com is offering everyone a chance to play Prey before it hits shelves.

"The Prey demo will have one hour of gameplay and includes both a single-player mode and two multiplayer maps."

I don't know about you, but I'm excited. I can't wait to play this game. I will be online with the demo as well, look for screen name Kanemura so you can pwn me a few times...

Source: http://www.gamespot.com

Star Wars Galaxies turns 3!

Posted by Jason Triplett

Sony is celebrating 3 years of service in their once popular MMO Star Wars Galaxies. During the celebration, all players will receive an instant travel ship for each character on their account. Veteran players will also receive more house storage space.

Also during the celebration, numerous player and GM run events will be going on across all servers. One of these events actually sounds cool:

"Party with Max Rebo and His Band!

Come celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Star Wars Galaxies with Max Rebo and special guests on the roof of the Lucky Despot Cantina in Mos Eisley!

Max and his band will be performing continuously from Thursday June 22nd through Wednesday June 28th, so stop by any time to see the most famous band in the galaxy! Big crowds are expected during the peak hours of 6 to 10pm PST (GMT for European servers), so plan accordingly."

Unfortunately, the servers are still empty in contrast to the past, and the only thing that will bring the people back is pre-cu servers. SOE stands by their claim that the game is fine, and will never bring back pre-cu servers.

For more info on the celebrations, check out the official website http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/

Acclaim reborn or doomed to fail?

Posted by Jason Triplett

Acclaim Games, formally disbanded and out of business, was reborn recently when the company was purchased by an aspiring new team. Once holding such liscenses as WWE Wrestling and Turok, Acclaim now focuses on free online games.

One game, BOTS, allows you to create your own robot and fight it against other players' creations online. Their other major project, 9Dragons is a localization of an asian free MMO. One could wonder how localizing free MMO's to the states and Euro crowd could be lucrative by any means. I guess we will just have to wait and see what the future holds for Acclaim. One thing is for sure, I am very happy to see the company back.

For more info on Acclaim, check out http://www.acclaim.com

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