Valve Worked on a Flying Fairy Game Prior to Left 4 Dead (via 1Up) -
We still have no idea where Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is, but we've now learned about the project that Valve worked on prior to Left 4 Dead. A flying fairy (that's Tinkerbell in the image above) is hardly the sort of subject matter you might expect a Valve project to be based around, yet that's exactly what was in the works before the developer realized how terrible it was. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
EA Sports MMA Not Releasing in Denmark (via 1Up) -
EA Sports new mixed martial arts game, EA Sports MMA, will not be released in the country of Denmark. It's not because they are against the sport of MMA, as some people are, but instead because Scandinavian law does not allow for energy drinks to be advertised. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
More Country Tracks, Free Songs Coming to Rock Band (via 1Up) -
Harmonix has another batch of country songs primed for next week's Rock Band DLC update, in addition to a massive bundle of free tracks from the Rock Band Network.
Next week's paid offerings include Dierks Bently, Sugarland, Reba McEntire, while lesser-known bands like Scratching the Itch, Voodoo Pharmacology, and Single White Infidel fill out the 12-pack of freebies. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Kinect Capable of Following More than Two Players (via 1Up) -
While Microsoft has only really shown two people at most enjoying a Kinect game together in all their promotional material, that doesn't mean the technology isn't able to follow more players at once. Speaking to Videogamer, Xbox general manager Kudo Tsunoda said the limitation is really up to what developers think would work best for their games, but Kinect could recognize additional players if they wanted it to. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Microsoft to Deliver TGS 2010 Keynote (via 1Up) -
Microsoft execs will be delivering this year's Tokyo Game Show keynote, which will be the first of two keynotes when the show kicks off in September (via Adriasang).
Tentatively titled "Xbox 360's Vision and 2010's Strategy," it will be deliveredy by Microsoft Home & Entertainment Division head Takashi Sensui and Microsoft Game Studio corporate vice president Phil Spencer. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Top 5 Enemy Plants (via 1Up) -
Top 5 Enemy Plants
Organisms that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide... into pure evil.
By David Wolinsky
Not that anyone outside of Cartman needs more reasons to hate hippies, but it's obvious that none of them are gamers. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Xbox 360 Update to Improve Voice Communication Quality (via 1Up) -
In a move that will be celebrated by those who enjoy Xbox Live's headset communication for their ability to scream expletives at their opponent in multiplayer FPS titles -- and possibly lamented by those opponents -- Xbox Live Studio's Jerry Johnston claimed in a session at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival that the company will be upgrading the quality of voice communication on the system. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
XBLA Puzzler Chime Getting PC Release via Steam (via 1Up) -
Non-profit game publisher OneBigGame has announced that it's bringing Chime to the PC later this summer. The PC version of the popular Xbox Live Arcade puzzler will be available exclusively on Steam, and like the XBLA release, portions of the proceeds (equivalent to 5 percent of the purchase price) will support charity organizations like the Starlight Children's Foundation and Save the Children. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
DJ Hero 2 Setlist Unveiled (via 1Up) -
Activision has released the full set list for DJ Hero 2, consisting of some musical heavy hitters and lesser-known acts from the DJ circuit. A few standouts include Eminem, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Metallica, and David Guetta. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Least Popular Character Tournament (via 1Up) -
Least Popular Character Tournament
Which character sucks the most?
By 1UP Staff
Hey, remember all those "best videogame character" polls that proliferated across the plains of the Neolithic intertubamajigger? What was actually being settled was probably more like "most popular character," or it wouldn't have always come down between Sephiroth and Vincent or some such shit. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago
Rock Band 3 Setlist Officially Revealed (via 1Up) -
This morning MTV Games finally issued a press release announcing all 83 songs that will be included with Rock Band 3. Word got out a bit in advance about the game's final setlist -- the developers at Harmonix even put out a tongue-in-cheek video that basically confirmed the leaked tracks -- but now it's as official as it gets. Discuss (0) | Login to recommend | 8 years ago