We have just posted our preview of LEGO Batman: The Video Game. Be sure to check it out...
The Batman universe has always been a fan favorite of fans who have followed the Caped Crusader through the various stories from DC Comics. With revitalization from the latest movies, Batman Begins and the soon-to-be-released Dark Knight, Travellers’ Tales decided to shift its Lego universe to include this popular character. Hundreds of fans everywhere cried for joy when the developer announced that its new IP would be LEGO Batman: the Video Game.� With nicely detailed environments and clever character design, LEGO Batman is one of this year’s most anticipated titles.
According to gamersreports.com (via the official Capcom forums), it is believed that Microsoft is trying to lock up Resident Evil 5 as an Xbox 360 exclusive title.
Seems like Microsoft is willing to pay any amount of money to obtain the upcoming game, similar to how they paid Take-Two $50 million to get exclusive GTA4 downloadable episodes.
Rumor has it that the announcement is supposed to be made at E3, but there hasn’t been any word from Capcom, yet.
If Microsoft secures RE5 as an Xbox 360 exclusive, they will surely gain another upper hand over Sony’s PS3. But if Microsoft dished out $50 million just for exclusive downloadable content, how much are they willing to pay for an exclusive game?
I like to see it, you like to see it. Demo's released before the game releases is always a great thing mostly because it can help us decide whether or not we wish to drop 60 dollars on the title with money so tight these days. NCAA Football 2009 finally had its demo released as we get word from Major Nelson and is available for download for Gold Xbox Live members and Silver members a week later.
Content: NCAA Football 09 Demo Price: Free Availability: Canada and United States Dash Text: [ESRB: E (Everyone)] Powered behind groundbreaking gameplay controls and unique college-style animations, NCAA Football 09 arrives on campus with all the excitement and pageantry of a storied college bowl game. Develop a loyal fan base with adrenaline-pumping home field atmosphere and see if you can run the table in the all-new online Dynasty mode or utilize the all-new Quick Call Recruiting system to lock down five-star recruits. With authentic collegiate gameplay and hundreds of school specific playbooks, college Saturdays jump to life like never before with NCAA Football 09. Size: 1.44 GB
We have yet another new listing for Live Activity from last week. Call of Duty 4 still holds that top spot with Halo 3 and GTA IV not too far behind. Check it out below..
Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s) 1 Call of Duty 4
2 Halo 3
3 GTA IV
4 Battlefield: Bad Company Demo
5 Guitar Hero III
6 Gears of War
7 Rock Band
8 NINJA GAIDEN 2
9 NINJA GAIDEN 2 DEMO
10 ET: QUAKE Wars Demo
Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions) 1 Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
3 Aces of the Galaxy
7 Penny Arcade Episode 1
8 Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
9 Marble Blast Ultra
10 Sonic The Hedgehog 2
The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
Original Xbox Top Live Titles (based on UU’s) 1 Halo 2
2 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
3 Battlefield 2: MC
5 Call of Duty 3
6 Splinter Cell Chaos
8 Street Fighter Anniv.
9 MechAssault 2
10 Madden NFL 08
These lists are based on global unique users connected to Xbox Live or in the case of Arcade, full versions purchased that week.
Despite just releasing a few new maps not too long ago, Bungie was at hand at the MLG San Diego Pro Circuit yesterday and had quite a surprise for all the attendees when they announced that a new map was coming out for Halo 3.
Dubbed “Cold Storage”, the new map is a remake of the classic Halo: Combat Evolved map, Chill Out. A 2v2 exhibition match took place between two of MLG’s most popular pros, Karma and Legend, and Bungie’s own Lukems and Shishka, in which the brand new map was unveiled.
The map will be released sometime soon, but Bungie has not confirmed an actual release date.
Being a huge fan of the original Chill Out map, I’m excited for another wonderful remake from Bungie. And by looking at some of the pics, the map looks great and will be sure to keep Halo 3 fans pleased.
Gamerscore Blog has the scoop of two new Xbox Originals hitting the Marketplace on June 16th. You can expect to pay 1200 MS points for these titles, respectively.
Guilty Gear XX #Reload
ESRB T (Teen - Blood, Sexual Themes, Violence)
1200 Microsoft Points
(WW except Europe)
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload makes its Xbox® debut, and, for the first-time ever, introduces online play with head-to-head Xbox Live™ support! Play over 20 different combatants and hidden characters, and devastate your opponents with an arsenal of eye-popping, jaw-dropping moves and combos—it’s good to beat each other!
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
Vivendi Universal Games
ESRB E10+ (Everyone 10+ - Cartoon Violence)
1200 Microsoft Points
(WW except Germany, Japan, and Korea)
Explore the origins of the one and only powerful purple dragon in The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning. Uncover Spyro's secret history as you embark on a dangerous quest to face off against the ultimate creation of the Dark Master, Cynder.
Destroy! Unleash Spyro's true power, using his fiery breath and devastating combos to destroy menacing enemies and bone-chilling bosses.
Power-up! Develop greater firepower as you upgrade Spyro's breath into more powerful weapon.
Gasp! Experience Spyro's adventures through stunning cinematics and through voices provided by some of Hollywood's finest talent.
MajorNelson brings word of the Xbox Live Activity for the week of June 2nd and it is quite the shocker. Grand Theft Auto 4 seems to have dropped from 1st place on the list and been replaced by Call of Duty 4.
MajorNelson details that Dark Sector now has it's demo available for download finally on Xbox Live Marketplace. If you were on the fence about this title, it is certainly reccomended you check out the demo before making your decision.
Content: Dark Sector Demo Price: Free Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD AND GORE,INTENSE VIOLENCE,STRONG LANGUAGE] Experience the intense action of Dark Sector with this playable demo.
Atari has announced that Dragon Ball Z is finally shipping to stores. Gamers will be able to purchase Burst Limit on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is set to bring"a dazzling new extreme of DBZ® intensity to fans with spectacular next-gen graphics, online gameplay and adrenaline-soaked high-velocity action."
Dragonball Z Burst Limit is rated T for Teen and will retail for $59.99 (USD)
While the Playstation was once home to all the greatest Japanese RPGs, the Xbox 360 has recently been stealing some of that star power.
Microsoft held an RPG conference today in which Square-Enix’s Star Ocean 4 was announced for the Xbox 360, the latest Japanese RPG to hop onto Microsoft’s console.
Subtitled “The Last Hope”, the game will contain more science fiction elements this time around and is actually a prequel, taking place hundreds of years before the first Star Ocean. The game will also feature a brand new battle system and the ability to travel across different planets.
Star Ocean: The Last Hope is scheduled to arrive in 2009 for the Xbox 360. A PS3 version has yet to be confirmed, but could eventually be announced for the console.