Left 4 Dead DLC is Coming April 21st

Left 4 Dead is one of the most entertaining multiplayer games currently in my console and I’ve logged some serious hours on it. For those of you who love this game but find that you’re itching for some new content mark April 21st on your calendar for that is the day Valve releases the new FREE DLC.

The new content includes 2 new 4 vs 4 maps in the form of the Death Toll and Dead Air campaigns and a new Survival mode where survivors try to survive through multiple waves of the relentless undead. I for one can’t express my excitement for this.

SECA Announces 10 New Greatest Hits for PSP

Sony Entertainment announced today that a new selection of greatest hits titles will be available starting on April 5 for $19.99. The titles include titles like; Patapon™, for the casual player, and God of War®: Chains of Olympus, for the hardcore gamer. This variety of content sets the stage for what will be an impressive year for PSP software. Add this to the PSP lineup of more than 100 titles expected to launch in 2009 – including LittleBigPlanet™ and MotorStorm® – PSP fans have a lot to look forward to.

Here is the new PSP Greatest Hits Lineup:

  • Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCEA)
  • Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (EA)
  • Mortal Kombat®: Unchained™ (Midway)
  • Patapon (SCEA)
  • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Tactical Strike (SCEA)
  • Sonic Rivals 2 (Sega)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Yellow Avenger (THQ)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2 (Ubisoft®)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Vegas (Ubisoft®)

This is a fantastic line up of titles and I know I’ll be adding a number of these to my PSP wish list.

The Behemoth’s New “Game #3” Trailer

A super early version of our next game. No title has been determined at this time, or price point, or which console it will be on.
-Team Behemoth-

The Behemoth, developers of Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid, just released the video trailer for Game #3, a yet to be titled platformer that is actually still waiting on a platform(?). This early game footage shows what appears to be several different game types of game play options; a two person foot (wing?) race, a soccer type game and a co-operative beat the clock vertical maze.

As more details are made available on this title we will keep you updated.

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Killzone 2 ads pulled from bus shelters

The Toronto Star is reporting that Sony will pull down their KillZone 2 bus shelter displays at approximately 300 bus shelters around the city. These ads for the new first person shooter are coming down after Sony started to receive complaints about its violent images and depictions of war.

Davis Mirza emailed Sony Canada after seeing these ads located near the Scarborough school he teaches at. The grade 4/5 teacher told the Toronto Star “My kids, who come from a lot of different countries, who have to experience violence, who basically come here to seek shelter and safety, that’s the stuff they don’t need to see,”.

Kyle Moffatt, public relations specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada, notified the Star that the first ads to be pulled were from the bus shelter located right near the school Mirza works for. This happened Tuesday shortly after Sony had received Mirza’s complaint.

More ads were removed after the local councilor from Regent Park had made similar comments to Sony. This resulted in the decision from Sony to end the entire Killzone 2 bus shelter campaign just a bit early. “They were coming down at the end of the week; we just asked them to speed up the process,” Moffat told the Star. Sony PlayStation will establish an off-limits radius around schools for advertising in an effort to prevent this issue from reoccurring.

Kudos to Sony for taking these steps and being sensitive to community concerns.

ZeniMax Studios Announces a Second Phase of Hiring

Some exciting news in a time that has been full of layoffs and studio closures. ZeniMax Media Inc owners of ZeniMax Online and Bethesda Softworks, makers of the best-selling, award-winning Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3.

ZeniMax is looking to fill these positions in these areas:


From the official ZeniMax Online announcement: “We recently filled two critical new director-level positions,” says Matt Firor, president of ZeniMax Online Studios. “Steve Escalante and Rich Barham bring experience to marketing and customer service – two critical operations for our company. Their addition to the management team of industry vets exemplifies the quality hires we are striving to identify.”

“In an economy that has raised stability questions for people around the globe, it is a comfort to join the ZeniMax family with the support and financial backing they provide,” says Rich Barham. “The spirit, experience and passion of the team are compelling.”

About ZeniMax Online Studios
ZeniMax Online Studios, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software currently working on an unannounced MMOG title from its headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD. ZeniMax is a registered trademark or trademark of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or in other countries. For more information on ZeniMax Online Studios, visit http://www.zenimaxonline.com/.