This week, we take a look at some Microsoft shakeups, some Metal Gear Solid 4, Hip Hop games for your
celly, exclusive rights evaporating, and even some Resident Evil 5 rumors.
A lot to get excited about this week, and its all about the
Big News, so get comfortable and peep game.
90 Minutes For Metal Gear Solid 4?
For those who wish to sit and play Metal Gear 4 in hour increments are out of luck. Apparently, there
will be 90-minute cut scenes. Yes, scenes, as in more than one. There are no
doubts that this game will be epic, but be prepared to sit and play this one in
long increments. Take a look at some gameplay – you will still want to buy it when it drops on June 12.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Sons Of The Patriots gameplay
Apparently the partnership between Gamestop and Microsoft
for the Zune product has ended. Citing poor sales, Gamestop has stated that
they will sell the rest of the product and will not restock.
Also in Microsoft news, there will be no spring update for
the 360. Does this mean the end of the waggle controller and game installs that
were rumored, or does this simply mean they need more time to tweak them to
There is good news though. There will be an update shortly
Madden Mania – Pocket Sized
With the success of the bundles of the past and the
strengthening sales of the Sony handheld PSP, a Madden ’09 Limited Edition bundle has been announced. Within the bundle is an exclusive Metallic Blue PSP, the game, a 1GB Memory Stick, the NFL: In Just One Play video on UMD, and a PSN voucher that’ll let
you download the Beats rhythm game free of charge.
Exclusive No More
Bioshock for PS3
has been confirmed. 2k Games is hoping to have it ready for
the 2008 holidays. PS3 fans can now catch up to the series and find out why
they were missing out on one of the best gaming experiences in 2007. Bioshock is at this point
multiplatform, so even more of an incentive for the Sony faithful.
Longtail Studios has developed a game for your cell phone,
based on Hip-Hop and freestyling. The game claims features such as:
Rhythm gameplay featuring Hip-Hop
Original music with styles ranging from hardcore and Nerdcore to Crunk
Exclusive lyrics penned by NYC underground battle rapper Bekay
One-one-one, co-op and
group battle raps
Original IP; brand new gameplay and story optimized for mobile
Set for an initial release on Verizons network, the game is
slated to be available on more carriers later this year. It sounds interesting,
and as we have a chance to spend a bit more time with it, we will give you more
info on this one.
Even more Colors?
Apparently Nintendo is going into the big crayon box for
colors of the DS. Last week we told you about the Metallic Rose permanent addition to the
line, and now there will be three new colors for the DS system – Lime Green, Hot Red, and Ice Blue. All three will be popping around June 13. Collectors,
start your engines!
Resident Evil 5 Rumor
Its being rumored that Resident
Evil 5 will have co-op, dodging, and a cover system added to the gameplay
mechanics. Also, a Mercenary
mini-game and a challenge mode are to be present as well. However, the original
article, posted by GamesRadar, has been removed, for one reason or another.
Is this Umbrellas mysterious hand? Perhaps, but it still
makes this game more interesting by the minute. Now, if only the release date
wasnt a big question mark…
Resident Evil 5 gameplay:
iD software, the makers of the DOOM and Quake series, has
left the Entertainment Software Association. The association has also lost high
profile companies LucasArts, Activision and Vivendi. All doesnt look well for
Phil Harrison, the new Infogrames president, has told
Gamasutra, I don’t see that we’re going to be making huge-budget, single-player
games in the future. Does this end the possibility of sequals to Alone in the Dark and other single
Alone In The Dark gameplay:
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