Monthly Archives: June 2011

Captain America table now available for Marvel Pinball, Pinball FX2

Captain America Pinball (360, PS3) Launch Announcement screenshot

Does anyone else remember the Captain America and The Avengers beat ‘em up from back in the early 1990s? If you do, then you get an extra treat with the latest announcement out of Zen Studios that the Captain America table is now available for Marvel Pinball on both Live Arcade and PSN. Oh, and the extra treat? “CAP-TAIN…A-MER-ICA!” stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Tor announces Halo: Grasslands, first in new trilogy

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Science-fiction publisher Tor Books has revealed the title and cover for the first of their next Halo trilogy, Halo: Grasslands. Author Karen Traviss has dabbled in the Halo universe before with a short story in Halo: Evolutions, Human Weakness. The upcoming trilogy will continue the story of the characters from Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, exploring their role in the events following Halo 3.

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Call of Duty XP 2011 announced – MW3 multi, tournaments, and more

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Few game franchises can swing their own convention. Then again, few franchises are Call of Duty. Call of Duty XP 2011 will host 6,000-plus fanatics on Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles, California, offering them the chance to be the first to play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer’s Spec Ops survival co-op mode, try out the new Elite online service, attend discussion panels and Q&A sessions with the developers, check out an onsite armory and museum, paintball on a life-sized multiplayer map, and participate in an actual speed-run of Modern Warfare 2′s The Pit. A $1 million tournament will also take place for Black Ops, with qualifying taking place through regional promotions and competitions, as well as at the event via “select, on-site/at-large qualifications.”

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Call of Juarez: The Cartel gets a new round of shots

Call of Juarez: The Cartel (360, PS3) June Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A new round of Call of Juarez: The Cartel screenshots were released today, this time showing off both single and multiplayer modes. The Cartel features a modern Wild West theme and a single-player story that transports players from Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico, as well as six-versus-six “coopetition” multiplayer.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Beyond Good & Evil HD now on PS Network

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Ubisoft has released Beyond Good & Evil HD on the PS Network. The Michel Ancel-created action platformer pits reporter Jade and her cohorts against an insidious alien force known as the DomZ. The $9.99 rerelease features updated HD visuals as …

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PlayStation 3 News

Dead Block release date, price announced

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Digital Reality has sent word that Dead Block, Candygun Games’ upcoming ‘zombie defense game,’ will be going for the head next month when it launches for the 360 and PS3. Set to release on Live Arcade on July 6 and PS Network on July 20, the undead action is said to be a “campy and humor-filled title that mixes zombie killing with tactical defense strategies.” Players are taken back to the 1950s shortly after a zombie apocalypse as one of three survivors: Boy Scout Mike Bacon, construction worker Jack Foster, and meter maid Foxy Jones. Each must fortify an area against waves of zombie hordes, utilizing special attacks as well as unlockable weapons and traps. Drop-in/drop-out play will also be supported so that up to four players can co-op the undead to redeath.

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World of Warcraft – Rage of the Firelands update released, new trial and Battle Chest announced

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A slew of World of Warcraft news today, with a little something for everyone, vets and newcomers. Not only has new content update been released, but there’s also a revamped trial, a new Battle Chest, and free content. More details can be found below.

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PC News

Hard Corps: Uprising and X-Men Arcade half off as Deal of the Week

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Konami’s Hard Corps: Uprising and X-Men Arcade are currently on sale from now until July 4 on Live Arcade as part of Microsoft’s Deal of the Week. Both titles are 50% off the original price, bringing Uprising down to 600 MS Points and X-Men Arcade to 400 MS Points.

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Xbox 360 News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 screens released

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 is still some time off, but that doesn’t mean that appetites cannot be whetted, does it?

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Ubisoft celebrates 25 years, Might & Magic Heroes 6 beta kicks off

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What better way is there to celebrate 25 years than with a little Might & Magic? Starting today, everyone who has preordered Might & Magic Heroes 6 now has access to the beta. The beta includes maps from the single-player campaign as well as one for multiplayer, plus a sample of the integrated online feature, The Conflux.

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