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Blacklight Tango Down patched up
(via Joystiq) - Zombie Studios has been tinkering with its online-only shooter Blacklight: Tango Down, releasing a new patch today for Xbox and PC that's rife with fixes. If you wanted more time to let players join your match, or if you wanted to switch the crouch and melee buttons, you're going to love this.
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You could buy this $435 Super Mario Bros. sweater, or ...
(via Joystiq) - You could buy this PlayStation 3, this Xbox 360, or two of these Nintendo Wiis. You could get two beautiful sets of Global chef's knives. Heck, you could even purchase a top of the line netbook! Or you could buy a sweater with Mario on it made by the developer of Earthbound.
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Dell offering deals on Xbox 360, Wii and Band Hero this weekend
(via Joystiq) - In the market for a fancy new Xbox 360, Wii, or ... um, a new Band Hero bundle? All three have received discounts as part of Dell's Weekend Deals, which also cover a few TVs, cameras and a Blu-ray player. It sounds perfect for folks who are just getting into this whole "electronics" thing.
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This is what UFC Undisputed 2010 looks like on PSP
(via Joystiq) - It may not sport the graphics of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, but the PSP version of UFC Undisputed 2010 looks mighty impressive for a handheld brawler. This new trailer shows the first Undisputed game on PSP in motion.Continue reading This is what UFC Undisputed 2010 looks like on PSPThis is what UFC Undisputed 2010 looks like on PSP originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:00:00 EST.
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Newegg: Xbox 360 wireless controller for $29.99
(via Joystiq) - Online retailer Newegg is offering a solid deal on the new, all-black, glossier Xbox 360 wireless controller (the same one that comes with the Xbox 360 "S"). Normally $39.99, it's going for $29.99 -- no rechargeable battery pack included, but, hey, at least it comes with AAs?Newegg: Xbox 360 wireless controller for $29.
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Red Dead Redemption 'Liars and Cheats' DLC coming Sept. 21
(via Joystiq) - Tuck a few extra aces up your sleeve, as Red Dead Redemption's online Free Roam mode will soon allow cowpokes to engage in some multiplayer table games. The "Liars and Cheats Pack" will add Poker, Liar's Dice and horse races to the list of online activities you and your posse can participate in.
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Rock of the Dead for Wii undead, but 'on the back burner'
(via Joystiq) - UFO Interactive has responded to our inquiry about the missing Wii version of Rock of the Dead, informing us that it's not been canceled. According to a UFO rep, the Wii game is "on the back burner for the time being." The publisher wouldn't disclose specific reasons for the delay of the Wii release, but told Joystiq that UFO and developer Epicenter Studios are focusing on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions for now, and they plan to get back to the Wii game "once we have accomplished our goals with these two platforms.
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Burger King Kinect listing pops up, may not be for 'an actual videogame'
(via Joystiq) - Burger King and Microsoft are back in the sack, following up their 2006 tryst with some new, Kinect-enabled treats. First off are the Kids Meal-powered Kinectimal plushies, as demonstrated in the video after the break. Buy some arterial plaque-packed food, get a virtual toy for your virtual pet.
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Chime hits Steam Sept. 6 with Portal-themed level
(via Joystiq) - Zoë Mode creative director Ste Curran has tweeted some exciting news for PC-owning puzzle game buffs: Chime, the music-driven XBLA block-dropper it created for the OneBigGame charity project, is coming to Steam next month. The game will be available on the service from September 6, and will be up for pre-order there later today.
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Scott Pilgrim's heartbreaking 'Blood Code'
(via Joystiq) - We already shared the code to unlock Boss Rush in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but we've just learned of another and ran to try it out. Pictured above is the result of the "Blood Code" (X, Circle, X, Square, X, Circle, Circle on PS3; or A, B, A, X, A, B, B on Xbox 360 -- get it?) Scott Pilgrim's interpretation of "blood" is pretty adorable: Whenever a hit connects, the spark effect is replaced by a pink, heart-shaped splash.
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Redesigned Xbox Avatar appears ready to Kinect with you
(via Joystiq) - You know how sometimes people go "away" for the summer, and then when they come back they look ... totally different? Well, Major Nelson's Xbox Live Avatar didn't go anywhere but has seemingly undergone one such full body makeover -- as evidenced by the above comparison between the bobble-headed likeness (via Xbox Avatar Life) we had come to associate with the Xbox Live director of programming and his current Avatar.
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Microsoft executives delivering keynote at TGS 2010
(via Joystiq) - CESA, the group responsible for planning the annual Tokyo Game Show, has announced the parties responsible for delivering one of the event's two main keynotes on its opening day, September 16. Microsoft entertainment exec Takashi Sensui and Microsoft Game Studio vice president Phil Spencer will take the stage as TGS 2010 kicks off, delivering a speech titled "Xbox 360's Vision and 2010's Strategy.
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Xbox Live audio quality boosted in fall update
(via Joystiq) - Microsoft has said that it plans to improve the technical quality of voice communication across Xbox Live through a system update, set to arrive this fall. The update, which Eurogamer reports will coincide with the November launch of Kinect, will upgrade the audio codec that handles all of your online chatting, strategizing and your mothering.
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How disc swapping works in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for Xbox 360
(via Joystiq) - If you haven't heard, the Xbox 360 version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will ship on two discs (Limited Edition pictured above). Here's a tip: You can save yourself some precious disc-swapping time if you install at least Disc One to your hard drive. Although Lords of Shadow's story is told in an episodic, linear fashion, you'll want to revisit earlier levels to find missing collectibles and beat any additional challenges.
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How to unlock Scott Pilgrim's Boss Rush mode
(via Joystiq) - Ubisoft artist Stéphane Boutin recently put up a blog post about content cut from the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World game. Though the post is worth reading for both its behind-the-scenes info and previously unreleased art, it also included some info about the released version of the game.
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BioShock 2 'Minerva's Den' DLC hits PS3, 360 Aug. 31 for $10
(via Joystiq) - 2K Marin has finally revealed the launch date for BioShock 2's final DLC offering, Minerva's Den. On August 31, the DLC will launch on PSN and Xbox Live simultaneously for $9.99 and 800 MS Points, respectively. Games For Windows Live users will have to wait until "a later date" for the DLC.
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Shank devs looking into busted 360 Achievements and chugging cinematics
(via Joystiq) - Recently released kill-em-up Shank has split critics - 1UP says it's the "freshest, most unequivocally rewarding beat-em-up game to come along in almost a decade" while Gamespot claims "style can't quite overcome the lack of substance in this fun though shallow brawler" - but surprisingly it's also caused a fissure in the console world.
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RUSE demo on EU PSN next week, region's PS subscribers can grab it now
(via Joystiq) - Budding warmongers across Europe will likely want to set aside some HDD space for a R.U.S.E. demo, set to assault PSN there on September 1. However, if you're one of the cool kids with expendable income who signed up for PlayStation Plus, you can actually access the demo right now -- provided you live in the EU.
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I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT 1 sells 308K copies, now on Rock Band Network
(via Joystiq) - While there are some that would write off Xbox Live Indie Games as just the domain of hobbyists, a handful of games have proven that the service can be lucrative for developers. Ska Studios' I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 is easily one of the most well-known examples, routinely topping the Indie Games sales list each week.
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 on the radar for Oct. 19 release
(via Joystiq) - In case yesterday's announcement of two Naruto Shippuden games wasn't sufficient Naruto news for you, Namco Bandai announced the release date for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Fans will be able to take control of Naruto and, um, all those other characters on October 19.
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Monsters Probably Stole My Princess now definitely on Xbox Live Indie Games
(via Joystiq) - Mediatonic has announced that its PlayStation Mini, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, has finally made the move to Xbox Live Indie Games. The vertical platformer can be had for 240 MSP ($3). If you're squeamish about killing (likely) guilty monsters, a free trial version is also available.
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Dungeon Defenders headed to PSN, XBLA, PC this fall
(via Joystiq) - Fans of dungeon crawlers and tower defense, take note: a new game combining the two is on its way to XBLA, PSN and PC this fall. Created by Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon Defenders mixes the hack-and-slash, loot-driven gameplay of dungeon crawlers with the strategic decisions of tower defense.
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Dragon Age: Origins story concluded in 'Witch Hunt' DLC
(via Joystiq) - And you thought they'd save this one for the sequel! BioWare has announced "Witch Hunt," a new Dragon Age: Origins add-on that concludes the storyline and investigates the true motives of Morrigan, the sardonic witch known for delivering sick burns via verbal insult or fireball incantation.
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Microsoft fires off salvo of Halo: Reach pirating permabans
(via Joystiq) - If you were one of the ne'er-do-wells who thought downloading a leaked copy of Halo: Reach and then playing it online was a really, really great idea, you might have received a stern email from Microsoft like the one recently dug up by MaxConsole. The document informs these red-handed pirates that "your Xbox LIVE account privileges have been permanently suspended due to illegitimate prerelease title play.
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Introversion credits Steam for company's salvation
(via Joystiq) - In a candid post on Introversion Software's DEFCON forums, company co-founder Mark Morris admits that the Darwinia+ developer was close to closing up shop following disappointing sales of the game's XBLA port. "Internally we knew within about an hour of Darwinia+'s launch that it hadn't done well enough," Morris wrote.
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THQ asks for 'patience' as it tries to solve Metro 2033 DLC Achievement issue
(via Joystiq) - When THQ's Metro 2033 was patched to support the "Ranger Pack" DLC something went wrong with the game's Achievements. The problem was first acknowledged on August 3 and noted as potentially an issue on Microsoft's end as of August 5. A couple weeks back the publisher told Joystiq it was still "investigating.
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Vejle bares all: Xbox 360 Slim's system-on-chip exposed
(via Joystiq) - Technophiles have no doubt been anxious to traverse that final frontier of Xbox 360 S technology: the shared CPU/GPU, dubbed Vejle after the city in Denmark. This 45nm system-on-chip (SoC) trims much of the fat of its predecessor, slimming down to 372 million transistors (it is summer -- gotta look your best out there!), requiring a mere 40 percent of the power and less than 50 percent of the die space used by the original Xbox 360 chipset.
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PDP announces lineup of Kinect peripherals
(via Joystiq) - "Peripherals for Kinect? How does that work?" you might be asking yourself. First, we would point out that every article of clothing you own is technically a Kinect peripheral. Second, the first Kinect peripherals from PDP aren't the kind you might expect. Rather than offering up plastic tennis rackets or lightsabers, PDP has announced a line of products (first glimpsed at E3) to help consumers mount their new Kinect in various situations.
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This Wednesday: Shank and Scott Pilgrim beat up XBLA
(via Joystiq) - It's a great week for Xbox 360 owners who possess a great deal of pent-up aggression, as the two-week PSN exclusivity of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World comes to a halt this Wednesday, August 25. The highly stylized, chiptune-enhanced beat 'em up will run you 800 Microsoft Points ($10), which is roughly equivalent to the price of a Scott Pilgrim movie ticket -- an item apparently covered in some kind of fatal, diffusive poison.
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Microsoft 'working on' real-time Windows Phone 7-to-console gaming over Wi-Fi
(via Joystiq) - We had a feeling that Microsoft recognized the potential in phone-to-console gaming, but during our recent hands-on time with Windows Phone 7, reps kept mum on the subject. The same can't be said for at least one rep during Microsoft's recent X10 event in Toronto -- that's in Canadia, in case you were wondering -- who confirmed the functionality to WMPoweruser during a video interview showcasing the new OS.
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