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Peep Game: Call of Duty 5 and 6? Lightsaber Duel! Tony Hawk’s New Gimmick; No GTA Movie? Guitar Hero Gets Better!

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Wow! with E3 coming around the corner, you can feel the

excitement in the air!

 

This week we take a look at Nintendo tackling some of its

hardware issues, Sony and Nintendo giving their systems updates, and Square

Enix developing some RPG’s for the 360.

 

Not to mention that both Call

of Duty 5 and possibly Call of Duty 6

may be unfurled at E3.

 

We also take a look at Final

Fantasy Tactics:War of the Lions, easily one of the greatest port jobs in

videogame history.

 

We look at Unreal

Tournament III as our Preorder selection of the week, which will have 360

fans pumped, because it’s a great game and it features Gears of War II info. You can’t ask for more than that.

 

Big News

 

Nintendo Wii Storage

Issues… Any Answers?

 

Nintendo is allegedly thinking about adding USB ports to the

Nintendo Wii. It won’t be for storage issues, as they have stated that there will

be no hardware updates to combat that. However that is not the only idea that

has come out from Nintendo.

 

They are thinking about having SD cards that can have games

played off of them instead of taking up internal space. Speculation is rampant,

but E3 is looking to be a surefire time to get answers.

 

Wii Menu 3.3 has been released, allowing for your Mii to

jump right into the Mii Parade from the Mii Plaza. Also, they have combated the

homebrew issues, if slightly, by fixing the “twilight glitch.” Reports are that

it wont effect your current “brew” however, so ‘keep on truckin’.

 

Feeling the Force: Star Wars Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duel

 

Star Wars Clone Wars:

Lightsaber Duel has been confirmed to the joy of Wii owners and Star Wars

fans everywhere. The game will feature Light Saber Duels from the Clone Wars

era from the Star War’s universe. Hopefully, LucasArts will learn the lessons

from ill fated Soulcalibur Legends on

what not to do.

 

Sony Doubles Up:

Firmware Updates for PSP & PS3

 

PS3 owners will soon have access to the latest firmware

(2.36) that will stabilize some gameplay issues when playing a few Playstation

format games. The bigger news on that front is that Firmware Update 2.4 has

ingame XMB access and trophies confirmed, giving the PS3 faithful what they

have been clamoring for since the systems inception.

 

The PSP is not to be left out, as it just had its 4.00

firmware released. It allows for users to search the internet quickly with the

Internet Search feature. Also, the Up and Down buttons can now be used to speed

up and slow down playback.

 

Square Enix Gets Down

With the King

 

Square Enix has thrown its hat into the 360 business. The

RPG-lacking console will get three titles from the current RPG king, including

two new intellectual properties in Infinite

Discovery, which is a development deal with tri-ace due in September, and The Last Remnant, which is due this Winter.

 

Star Ocean: The Last

Hope, the only game with a  series

history, is looking at a global release in 2009. More information should be

coming as E3 approaches.

 

Call of Duty Goes Far

Out?

 

An insider at Infinity Ward has suggested that they are

working on a sci-fi title which may or may not be shown at E3. This could mean

that Call of Duty 6 may just go past

the modern era and dawn a Starship Trooper-like feel. Even if it isn’t, a

shooter from Infinity Ward will deliver.

 

For more tangible inclined, here goes the first Call of Duty: World At War Trailer:

Gimmicky? Yes – Tony Hawk Huck Jam

 

The latest Tony Hawk game will use a motion-sensing board

controller. Does anyone else get the feeling that the end is near? If this is

the best they can do, prepare for Skate 2

to deal a death blow.

 

Guitar Hero 4 Update

 

This one is starting to look serious. A price tag has been

given for the entire set, which will include a full band set up like Harmonix’s

Rock Band, at $179.99. The redesigned Guitar Hero guitar is said to be touch-sensitive, and comes with a neck slide for customized solos.

 

Not just that, the artist lineup is looking sick as well,

featuring Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn,

System of a Down, Ozzy Osbourne, Interpol and Muse amongst others.

 

Movie Impossible – Grand Theft Auto

 

In some sign of twisted logic, GameDaily.com reported last

week that the Grand Theft Auto series can never be made into a movie. The reason you ask? Fox owns the rights to the name Grand Theft Auto in the cinema world, based on the fact they produced a film of the same name over 30 years ago. They cannot make a game with the name Grand Theft Auto, and Rockstar cannot create a film based on the series.

 

Played

 

Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (PSP)

Originally released October 9, 2007

 

Whenever a game s ported to a handheld device, it’s a roll

of the dice. The best hold easter eggs and improvements to help gameplay. The

worst come off as simple copies with new glitches to torment gamers as they

relive their experiences.

 

Final Fantasy Tactics:

War of the Lions happens to be the former. The classic Playstation tactical

RPG was brought over to the PSP, and brought with it two more classes (Dark

Knight & Onion Knight), several glitch fixes (uch as the free item and JP

glitches), raised the difficulty by making jobs tougher to get and master,

multiplayer, and added new special characters like fan favorite Final Fantasy

XII pirate Balthier.

 

The best thing they did was retranslate the story and added

cutscenes to clarify the once confusing experience and add to the aesthetic.

 

It may be one of the greatest port jobs in history. If you

happen to have a PSP and loved the original Final Fantasy Tactics, Final

Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions is worth a pick up. Prepare to fall in love

again.

 

Preorder

 

Unreal Tournament III 

(Xbox 360)

Release date: July 7, 2008

 

When GameTrailers neglected to put Unreal Tournament on their top ten shooters of all time, the list

became null and void. The series has always provided a high tempo shooting

environment, littered with insane weapons, characters and warfare.

 

Finally, the third installment hits the Xbox 360 after being

available on the PS3 and PC for months. Those who waited are not just getting a

simple port. A split screen mode, five new multi-player maps and two new

characters in the storyline are included, but what may be the most excitable

feature is a Gears of War 2 preview

narrated by Cliffy B. This is not a game to miss!

Whenever he isn’t contemplating a world takeover, you can find Adam

Thomas building the Gamer Studio. For now, join the support and catch

some cool screen shots at Myspace.com/thegamerstudio

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