Boxed Up Briefs

Good lord, I saw some great stuff this week that I can't discuss yet. I know that's a fairly worthless thing to say, but considering all I've done for the last several days is travel--the airport security guys recognize me now, which is slightly depressing--I don't have much else to say.

Enjoy your news bits!

  • Grab your stick to experience Fires of Liberation

    Namco's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will be available with a two-part Hori-developed Xbox 360 flight joystick (photograph here), publisher Namco Bandai Games announced today. The Ace Combat 6 ACE-EDGE Flightstick Bundle will sell for $149.99 and will include the game, the Hori peripheral, and a custom faceplate.

    Ace Combat 6 has been announced for Xbox 360 and rumored for PlayStation 3. It will ship for Xbox 360 this fall.

  • More Lost Planet maps to be found soon

    The third map multiplayer map compilation for Capcom's sci-fi shooter Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (X360) will be available June 21, the publisher announced today. It will include three maps: the retro gaming-inspired Lost Technology, the jungle-set Ruins, and the intricate glacier of Ice Drop.

    Map Pack #3 will sell for 400 Microsoft Points ($5) via Xbox Live Marketplace.

  • Boogie gets a date

    EA Montreal's motion-based Wii rhythm game Boogie (see our impressions) has been dated for August 7, 2007 in North America and August 31, 2007 in Europe. Artists with confirmed tracks in the game include The Jackson 5, Kool & The Gang, M.C. Hammer, The Village People, Cyndi Lauper and Britney Spears.

  • The Lord of the Rings Online celebrating solstice soon

    Turbine is planning nearly three weeks of special in-game activities for The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, themed around the upcoming summer solstice. Summer Solstice Festival will run from June 20 to July 10 and will include new quests, items, race-specific dance moves, and more. See the official site for details.

  • Be twice as heroic in City of Heroes this weekend

    Cryptic Studios superhero-themed MMOs City of Heroes and City of Villains are currently in the midst of a promotion that will see all players gain experience points, Influence, and Infamy at twice the normal rate. The bonus will extent through Sunday, June 17 at 11:59pm EST.

  • Running With Scissors runs with MMA

    Postal series developer Running With Scissors, currently working on Postal III (X360, PC), has announced that it will sponsor UK-based mixed martial arts combatant Keith Turner. Running With Scissors has sponsored numerous MMA fighters in the past, including Drew "The Master" Fickett, Ed West, Chad "The Postal Punisher" Griggs, Shane "Battlecat" Johnson, and Hayley "The Hammer" Salazar.