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SEGA Confirms Vanquish Demo for August 31, 2010 Release
(via Planet Xbox) -- SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that the demo for Vanquish will be available for download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in North America on August 31, 2010.
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Rock Band Music Store is Going Country with New Additions
(via Planet Xbox) -- Harmonix today announced that a nine pack of country songs from artists including Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lady Antebellum and more will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for Xbox 360.
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Backbreaker Demo is Downloaded Over One Million Times
(via Planet Xbox) -- Today American football enthusiasts in search of a new way to dominate on the virtual gridiron have voted with their controllers by downloading the Backbreaker demo more than one million times; the game is available now for the Xbox 360.
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Red Dead Liars and Cheats Pack is Coming September 21st
(via Planet Xbox) -- Rockstar is excited to bring new details on the Liars and Cheats Pack, available on September 21st. This brand new pack focuses on expanding the free roam multiplayer experience as well as adding new modes to competitive multiplayer.
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A NARUTO Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 Demo is Now Available
(via Planet Xbox) -- The playable demo for NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 is now available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PSN for the PlayStation 3
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Best Buy Stores Begin Used Video Game Trade-In Program
(via Planet Xbox) -- Gaming enthusiasts nationwide now have more reasons to shop Best Buy as their gaming destination. Launching in close to 600 stores this week, the new Trade-In program offers customers an opportunity to sell old pre-owned video games.
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Entire 100 Plus Song Setlist for DJ Hero 2 is Unveiled Today
(via Planet Xbox) -- When the party starts on October 22, 2010, budding beat chemists, singing sensations and all of their friends will experience 100 of the biggest tracks from the hottest artists, remixed exclusively for DJ Hero 2; full list was unveiled today.
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Game Room Developer Krome Studio Faces Possible Closure
(via Planet Xbox) -- Krome, developer of the recent release Game Room on Xbox LIVE is facing a bleak future with the possibility of having to lay-off even more of their dwindling staff; looks like things are continuing downhill for the Australian-based studio.
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Gears of War: Anvil Gate Paperback Coming on August 31st
(via Planet Xbox) -- Now in the third book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Gears of War: Anvil Gate (Del Rey Trade Paperback, will be on sale August 31, 2010, $16.00), details the human race as it struggles to move on after tragic events on Jacinto.
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Halo: Reach Live-Action Short Debuts Today - Deliver Hope
(via Planet Xbox) -- Titled ‚€œDeliver Hope,‚€ÔŅĹ the short is a riveting, action-packed production that offers an emotional look at the courage and sacrifice of Noble Team in their defense of the planet Reach from a crushing Covenant invasion; after the jump.
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Amazon Halts All Future Sales of Xbox LIVE Arcade Codes
(via Planet Xbox) -- In a strange move that Amazon won‚€™t explain, they have stopped selling Xbox LIVE Arcade games. The DLC on Amazon made for easy gifts, but Amazon isn‚€™t making a peep on the sudden change other than a cookie-cutter response.
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Monday Night Combat Updated Without Use of a Live Patch
(via Planet Xbox) -- Uber Entertainment inserted a Live Update system inside of the XBLA title Monday Night Combat allowing them to make proper updates to the game without having to submit a patch through Microsoft‚€™s long certification process.
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Mass Effect 2 DLC Lair of the ShadowBroker Detailed/Dated
(via Planet Xbox) -- As promised by Bioware there is more DLC coming for Mass Effect 2 very, very soon; as in September 7th soon. For the price of only 800 Microsoft points, you‚€™ll have the chance to go into the depths of Shadowbroker‚€™s hiding place.
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LucasArts Confirms a Pre-Release Force Unleashed 2 Demo
(via Planet Xbox) -- In the coming months, if not weeks, we should be playing a decent-sized portion of Starkiller‚€™s return in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II via a demo on Xbox LIVE; LucasArts has confirmed to Joystiq there will be a pre-release demo.
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Shank Will Be Available on XBLA Tomorrow for 1200 MSP
(via Planet Xbox) -- Electronic Arts and award-winning independent development studio Klei Entertainment announced that the highly anticipated downloadable 2D action game Shank, will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 25.
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PDP to Offer Officially Licensed Kinect Accessories This Year
(via Planet Xbox) -- Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) will be the only company offering Microsoft officially licensed Kinect for Xbox 360 accessories including a wall and TV mount, cable extension and a floor stand; details and pricing after the jump.
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Mafia 2 on Xbox 360 is Now Available in Stores for $59.99
(via Planet Xbox) -- Gamers' wait to enter the world of organized crime is over, as 2K Games announced today that Mafia II, an epic crime-action tale, is now available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for $59.99.
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SAW II: Flesh & Blood Gets a Release on October 19, 2010
(via Planet Xbox) -- Konami today announced that SAW II: Flesh & Blood will be available at retail stores nationwide on October 19 for Xbox 360, just in time for the release of Saw VII 3D, seventh installment of the popular horror franchise from Lionsgate.
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Halo: Reach is Leaked Almost a Month Before Release Date
(via Planet Xbox) -- Halo: Reach has been snagged from the Microsoft servers a little more than 3 weeks before its launch, the game was uploaded earlier this week for media review purposes but a group of modders claim to have broken through security.
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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Coming to XBLA in September
(via Planet Xbox) -- Today Electronic Arts Inc. and leading independent developer Hothead Games announced DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, the follow-up to the delightfully twisted and fiendishly addictive action RPG, DeathSpank; coming in September.
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THQ Announces WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 Web Portal
(via Planet Xbox) -- THQ Inc. today announced the full launch of the company‚€™s new WWE videogames portal at wwe.thq.com, as well as the official community website for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 at community.smackdownvsraw.com.
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COD: Black Ops Pre-Orders are Outpacing Modern Warfare 2
(via Planet Xbox) -- Treyarch has revealed that pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops are ahead of where Modern Warfare 2 pre-orders were at this point in the release cycle; community manager Josh Olin confirmed this statement via his Twitter account.
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SEGA is Bringing a Vanquish Demo to Xbox 360 in August
(via Planet Xbox) -- SEGA today announced that the demo for Vanquish will be available exclusively for download from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 in North America on 31st August, across Europe on 1st September and Australia on 2nd September.
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Mafia 2 Review
(via Planet Xbox) - Games based around the infamous mobsters of the 1940s are few and far between, in fact there‚€™s really only one or two I can think of, the first being the original game in the Mafia series by 2K. After almost eight years, 2K is finally releasing a sequel to the well received original which easily captures the essence of the eras it weaves through.
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Harmonix Creatively Confirms Entire Rock Band 3 Set List
(via Planet Xbox) -- The PR team from Harmonix knows how to confirm a leaked setlist with style. Earlier this week, website RockBandAide.com picked apart a video interview from Gamescom 2010 that had the Rock Band 3 track list scrolling in the background.
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Ubisoft is Brining Back the God Game Genre with From Dust
(via Planet Xbox) -- Ubisoft is explaining it's upcoming downloadable "God Game" as "A modern God game where nature is the star;" at Gamescom today it was announced From Dust is currently in development as a download game coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade.
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An Updated Fact Sheet and Screens for Marvel vs. Capcom 3
(via Planet Xbox) -- Fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom Universes as you battle in a living comic book art style powered by Capcom‚€™s MT Framework, an advanced version of the graphics engine used for Resident Evil 5.
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Win a Download Code for Monday Night Combat Right Here
(via Planet Xbox) -- We are giving away a full download code for Monday Night Combat, which hit Xbox LIVE Arcade last week with a bang; it is getting critical acclaim from all-around the internet and is one of the more enjoyable arcade games out there.
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Top 10 Video Game Easter Eggs You Wish Existed
(via Planet Xbox) - Everyone loves finding something in a game before anyone else, particularly if it‚€™s a delicious secret and they‚€™ve beaten everyone to the punch ‚€“ that‚€™s the cool thing about stumbling on an Easter Egg way before any other gamer has and why the internet is full of spoilers showing them all off.
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DJ Hero 2 Will Release in North America on October 19, 2010
(via Planet Xbox) -- During Gamescom 2010 in Germany this week an Activision representative let slip that DJ Hero 2, for the Xbox 360 and other consoles, would be hitting store shelves on October 19, 2010 in North America and October 22, 2010 in Europe.
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