Daily Archives: April 19, 2011

Need for Speed World adds new team mode, power-ups

Need for Speed World - Team Escape Mode screenshot

Need for Speed World, the free-to-play online racer from Play4Free and EA, is getting a new addition to its mode lined today: Team Escape. Team Escape allows teams of four to join together in order to make it past police roadblocks, spike strips, and rhino SUVs. The mode also adds two new power-ups: Team Emergency Evade and Team Slingshot. Emergency Evade is more powerful than the regular evade, handy for getting a friend out of a jam, while Team Slingshot allows for a large team-wide burst of speed.


PC News

The Prince of Persia Trilogy shifting some sands on store shelves

Prince of Persia Trilogy for PlayStation 3 (PS3)

Another collection is hitting store shelves today, this time courtesy of Ubisoft. The Prince of Persia Trilogy includes remastered HD-ified, stereoscopic 3D-supported versions of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones for the PlayStation 3.


PlayStation 3 News

The Fancy Pants Adventures fancy pantses its way to Live, PSN

The Fancy Pants Adventures Screenshot

It’s been a while since I’ve felt like a Fancy Pants Man. To be honest, I thought that my fancy pantsing days were over. That is, until word arrived that EA had taken Over the Top Games’ browser-based Flash original onto consoles with The Fancy Pants Adventures for the 360 and PS3. Now available for 800 MS Points/$9.99, the download-only release is described as “a whimsical, side-scrolling platformer with a charming and distinctive hand-drawn art style” and features four-player local and online support in Co-op Story Mode, Timed Races, King of the Hill, and Tournaments. Now that sounds fancy pants.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Mortal Kombat: Legacy rolls past 5 million views, new episode online

Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the new live-action anthology that premiered last week on Machinima, has launched to some strong numbers. Since last Tuesday, the first episode, titled “Jax, Sonya and Kano Part 1,” has been viewed over five million times. Future episodes will be released weekly, with the second episode now available at YouTube.com – Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and feature match-ups between some of the franchise’s biggest characters including Scorpion, Sub Zero, Cyrax, and Sector.


Film News

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 gets a price reduction

GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Soccer fans that have been holding out on Konami’s latest Pro Evolution Soccer have just scored themselves a deal. The company has announced that the price on PES 2011 has been lowered to $29.99 for the 360 and PS3 version and $19.99 for the PS2 version. Wii and 3DS gamers have the priciest version, which sits at a respectable $39.99.


3DS, PlayStation 2 News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

DJ Hero 2 – Ultra Mix Pack launches

DJ Hero 2’s DLC run is nearing its end, but Activision has three more available for those still scratching and mixing. The Ultra Mix Pack features three new remixes from the likes of Deadmau5 and Benny Banassi.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection available, with retail bonus

Another game is turning 20 this year, and another company is launching a new title in celebration. While Sega is going with Sonic Generations, Square Enix is going the enhanced re-release route with the recently released Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection for the PSP. In addition to the original game, The Complete Collection also includes the entire run of the episodic series The After Years as well as a brand new Interlude. Retail copies will also include two exclusive in-game item packs, which include a set of five collectible trading cards featuring character illustrations by by Yoshitaka Amano and a download code for a special Knight of the Twin Moon cosume for Cecil Dark Knight/Paladin in Dissidia 012.


PlayStation Portable News

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs hits store shelves, tangos down

SOCOM 4 Screenshot

The SOCOM saga continues today with the release of SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs. Developed by series creator Zipper Interactive, SOCOM 4 continues the franchise’s traditional third-person, squad-based approach with players battling it out online in 32-player multiplayer and through a single-player campaign that spans Southeast Asia. In addition to 3D, the entire peripheral family is also supported, with the standard edition available alongside a deluxe $149.99 Full Deployment Edition that includes the Move motion controller, navigation controller, Eye camera, and Sharp Shooter add-on.


PlayStation 3 News

We done broke our site! But we have a new design!

I’m not going to lie to you, dear reader: we broke our content management system. Who knew 6,000-plus articles would break a system design for 2,500? In truth, the design you see has been in the works for a while, so we weren’t totally unprepared, but we didn’t expect it to be rolled out so quickly. With that said, please excuse the dust as we finish setting everything up. If you hit a dead link, a 404, or any other sort of Internet villainy, just hit the ol’ “back” button or come back a little bit later…