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Rock Band 2 Pricing and Release Dates Confirmed

Though the standalone Xbox 360 edition of Rock Band 2 and its 84 on-disc tracks are already on store shelves, developer Harmonix today cemented the price points and release schedule for the remaining PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii editions.

As previously reported, the Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle--packing the game, wireless guitar, wireless drums, and a microphone--will arrive in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 form on October 19. The Wii and PS2 releases follow in December. Read more »

"this is amazing, simply amazing, for wii players. sure, the release's been pushed back another ..."
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New PS3 and PSP Firmware Release Date Announced, PS3 Gets Flash 9 Support

Firmware updates for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable will both arrive tomorrow, October 15. As an added bonus, the PS3 update gets support for Flash 9.

As reported yesterday, version 2.50 of the PS3 firmware brings screenshot capture, power saving, and a number of smaller tweaks. Version 5.00 of the PSP firmware, on the other hand, offers direct access to the PlayStation Store for the first time. Read more »

"fuck yeah now ia can watch my anime on my ps3 again lol, this is frickin awesome, although sony ..."
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'No Official Word' on Saints Row 2 PC Release Date

While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Volition's open-world gangster action game Saints Row 2 head off to retailers today, publisher THQ has informed Shacknews that it still doesn't know when the PC version will hit.

"There is no official word on the PC ship date other than that it doesn't Read more »

"This really sucks do they think people will rush out and buy a ps3 or 360 just for one or two ..."
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Mushroom Men Screenshots, Release Date Arrive

Publisher Gamecock has released new batches of screenshots for Red Fly's Mushroom Men games for Wii and Nintendo DS.

Mushroom Men DS left; Wii right
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"Everytime I hear the title I think of the little "clickety" mushroom people in Princess Mononoke."
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Empire: Total War Trailer Fights on Land, Release Date Now February 3

A new trailer for Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War has lined up in formation and fired over a volley of information relating to land battles from the 18th century.

The end of the trailer also reveals a release date of February 3 for the PC-exclusive strategy game. Previously, only a window of the month of February was known.

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"Thats all I care about, with it = instant purchase... without it I will probably wait a year or so."
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Hits US Retail Sept. 15; Steam Release Date Not Yet Determined?

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (PC) will arrive in North American retailers on September 15, publisher Deep Silver announced today.

The GSC Game World-developed shooter prequel was previously expected to hit September 5, but suffered a delay due to a North American manufacturing problem that reportedly saw the game head to stores without the CD key codes required for play. Read more »

"WTF? It says it's out on the 15 but it's not even in any store around where I live. >:( This ..."
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Resident Evil 5 Release Date Detailed

In a recently released financial report, Capcom has pinned its upcoming survival horror action title Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360) for release in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009.

Combined with the now-removed GamesRadar preview, which revealed a number of previously unknown features and a vague 2009 release date, the FY2008 window suggests that Resident Evil 5 will launch in the first quarter of 2009. Read more »

"No PC version? Lame. RE:4 was one of the worst ports ever, but the community mods made it pretty ..."
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Quake Wars Console Port Gets May 27 Release Date, New Screenshots and Trailer

id Software's Kevin Cloud revealed that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars will hit retail shelves on May 27. Publisher Activision also revealed new screenshots and a new trailer for the upcoming title.

Released for PCs last September, Quake Wars is being developed for the PS3 and Xbox 360 by Z-Axis and Nerve Software, respectively. The title will run gamers $59.99 on both platforms. Read more »

"Yeah, if any game mode tires quickly its CS's slowed down Rocket Arena with objectives everyone ..."
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Harmonix Responds to Rock Band Euro Pricing; Release Dates for Other Versions Issued, Retracted

Update: Distributor Electronic Arts has retracted the August 29 date for the PS2, PS3, and Wii versions of Rock Band in Europe, claiming that the fact sheet containing the date was "in error." They are currently expected to arrive at some point in the summer.

Original Story:The PS2, PS3, and Wii versions of Harmonix's multiplayer rhythm title Rock Band will launch on August 29 in Europe, according to a report from VideoGamer. Read more »

"But with import fees, VAT and shipping costs it's not going to save you much to import it, ..."
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Haze Gets Firm May 23 Europe Release Date

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Free Radical Design's shooter Haze will be hitting stores on May 23 in Europe, Eurogamer reports.

Telling the tale of a drug-enhanced commando facing a moral quandry, the first current-gen effort from TimeSplitters developer Free Radical was originally announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title is now being touted as a PS3 exclusive after development on the PC and Xbox 360 versions was halted last year. Read more »

"And there was always a couple PS3 fanboys that would come out of the woodwork to talk about how ..."
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Final Fantasy WiiWare Gets Price, Release Date

Square Enix will launch its first WiiWare title Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As a King on May 12 for 1500 Wii points ($15), according to Wii fansite The Wiire.

The release date coincides with Nintendo's previously announced launch date for its WiiWare downloadable game platform. Other studios currently developing software for the platform include Nintendo, Frontier Developments and Telltale Games. Read more »

"So I watched the trailer for 'my life as a king' and omigod it looks so boring. I loved ..."
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Sam & Max 204 Media, Release Date Unveiled

Telltale Games has released media and details for Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs (PC), the fourth episode of the second season of its episodic adventure series.

Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs will be available on the subscription-based GameTap service on March 13, and released to customers worldwide via digital download on the Telltale Games website a day later. Read more »

"I'm loving playing through season 1 on Steam (on episode 3 right now) but it would be pretty ..."
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New Opoona Screens, March 25 Release Date

Publisher Koei has released new screenshots and details for ArtePiazza's upcoming Wii RPG Opoona, scheduled for a North American release on March 25.

Described as a "lifestyle RPG," Opoona tells the story of a lad who crash lands on a mysterious planet after his spaceship suffers a malfunction. Marooned on the strange new world, Opoona must fight a horde of evil creatures, search for his family, meet friends and find a job. Talk about dark. The game features an action-oriented combat system focusing on Nunchuk—not Wii Remote, mind—waggling, which controls all of Opoona's commands. Read more »

"Opoona. Why does it sound so... dirty to me? Come on baby, let me touch your Opoona... just ..."
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EA: PS3 Dev Difficulties Still Impacting Release Dates

In today's press and analyst financial conference call, Electronic Arts executives weighed in on the matter of PlayStation 3's development difficulties as they relate to multiplatform releases.

Likely in reference to games such as EA and Pandemic's own Mercenaries 2, EA executives were asked whether the challenges in development multiplatform games on PS3 have cleared up. "Not quite," responded EA CEO John Riccitiello. Read more »

"then spend money on marketing twice, yeah that makes great business sense. Cause, they are a ..."
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