Month: March 2009

Sony Announcement: PlayStation 2 Now More Affordable Than Ever

Well, it wasn’t the often rumored PS3 price cut that the masses keep talking about, but, Sony has issued a release lowering the PS2 down to $109.99 CDN. Here’s the official release: PLAYSTATION®2, THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM, NOW MORE AFFORDABLE THAN EVER AT $109.99 CDN FOSTER CITY, Calif. March 31, 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced that PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will be available starting April 1 for $109.99 CDN (MSRP). Since launching in 2000, PlayStation 2 has sold more than 136 million sell-in units worldwide*, making it the most popular system in gaming industry history. PlayStation 2’s vast library of games from all genres for all types of audiences will grow to nearly 1,900 titles this year. This breadth and depth of content along with the new price point make the platform a stronger value than ever, particularly for families, casual gamers, and those seeking to maximize their entertainment dollar. “PlayStation 2 set the industry standard for worldwide mass market adoption and is a clear embodiment of Sony’s commitment to platforms that deliver 10-year product lifecycles. It’s a tribute to outstanding technology, great consumer value and unprecedented development support that we’ve now been able to do twice what no one else has ever accomplished,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “Demand for PlayStation 2 remains strong throughout the world, and the...

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Gears of War 2: Snowblind Map Pack

The “Gears of War 2” Snowblind Map Pack Add-on is available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting today for 800 MS Points. The Snowblind Map Pack brings us four new multiplayer maps and nine new achievements for an additional 250 point. Grindyard is a massive industrial complex located in a junk-processing plant from the days of Sera’s industrial excess. Under Hill takes players through snowbound tunnels that were once billed as a feat of Seran engineering. Courtyard is a wide-open battle royale containing explosive weapons that once formed the heart of Ephyra’s fashionable Civic Center. Fuel Depot, back by popular demand, Fuel Depot is a “Gears of War 2” remake of the fan-favorite “Gears of War” map, but winter has set in and the depot is now covered in a blanket of snow. Here’s the complete list of achievements, points and descriptions: “Rookie Gear” (10 points): Earn enough multiplayer experience to reach level 5 (Public only). “Seasoned Gear” (20 points): Earn enough multiplayer experience to reach level 15 (Public only). “Battle-Tested Gear” (30 points): Earn enough multiplayer experience to reach level 25 (Public only). “Battle-Hardened Gear” (50 points): Reach level 50 and play a match on each of the four Snowblind Map Pack maps (Public only). “Veteran Gear” (75 points): Reach level 100 and win a match on each of the four Snowblind Map Pack maps (Public only)....

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Collectors Edition

Now’s your chance to give feedback directly to the publisher behind Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Today on Twitter @Naughty_dog asked: Been discussing the potential of a Collector’s Edition for Uncharted 2 — Do you want a CE? What would you want in it? Here is what I would want to see: Exclusive DLC for Collectors Edition Fold out Map/Poster (Double sided) A special edition super-posable 7″ Drake figure w/ accessories (Gun, Belt Buckle, Compass, Treasure, etc…) Character art and/or comic book Uncharted 1: Drake’s Fortune Post a message to twitter with the hash tag #u2ce and Naughty_dog should pick it up. Don’t have a twitter account? Then leave us a message and we will post it for...

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Lips DLC gets CCR and Boyz II Men

“Lips,” the hit singing party game exclusively for Xbox 360 from iNiS Corp., offers new songs this week, adding to the library of nearly 50 songs available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the “Lips” in-game “Get Music” store. Music fans around the world have even more reason to sing their hearts out with the “Lips” wireless microphones with three new songs available for download today. For 160 MS Points each, songs by Local H, Boyz II Men and Creedence Clearwater Revival are available in Xbox LIVE enabled regions. Available March 27: Bound for the Floor – Local H I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men Who’ll Stop the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival “Lips,” the singing party game from Xbox 360 and iNiS, includes 40 songs on-disc and two wireless, motion-sensitive microphones. More information on “Lips” is available at (photo...

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Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Trailer and Demo

Dynasty Warriors®: Strikeforce is a game unlike any other in the series. For the first time, up to four friends can join together to form a “Strikeforce.” As a team, players will travel to different towns, embark on quests, and use coordinated assaults to conquer heavily-armed fortresses and colossal beasts. Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce is exclusive to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and is for 1 to 4 players. Multi-player play is via ad-hoc wireless mode only. Catch the trailer here. Download the demo now from the PSN. Published by: KOEIDeveloped by: Omega ForceRelease Date: April 28,...

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