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  • Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Walkman

    Sony has announced a new wearable, water-resistant Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed W250 Series Walkman MP3 Player. The new Sony Walkman W Series, model NWZ-W252, features a convenient lightweight, wearable and water resistant design. New camouflaged styled KONAMI’s Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker version allows for exclusive access to original designed characters.

    The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed Walkman also comes pre-loaded with the video game soundtrack, available nowhere else in the U.S. Additionally, the limited edition version comes packaged with a coupon code, allowing gamers to unlock original designed characters and special Walkman apparel.

    With 2 GB of maximum capacity, the new Walkman W Series can hold approximately 470 songs (4 minute length MP3 playback at 128 kbps). The model also features a quick charge function, allowing for up to 90 minutes of use from only three minutes of charge time. Full battery life is approximately 11 hours.

    Additionally, the new Walkman comes with Content Transfer software, allowing you to move music files of playlists straight from your PC or iTunes library (not including DRM files). Just click on a file, then drag and drop into Content Transfer.

    The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker themed Sony W Series Walkman will be available in June for about $60 at sonystyle.com and Sony Style retail stores nationwide.

  • Monster Tale For Nintendo DS Announced

    Majesco Entertainment Company today announced Monster Tale for Nintendo DS in collaboration with developer DreamRift. Developed by the key leads behind the critically acclaimed Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure, Monster Tale (previously known as Project Monster), mixes platform game play on the top screen with a deep pet-raising game on the Touch Screen to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind adventure. The heroes of this intriguing tale are little Ellie and a mysterious young monster named Chomp who together set out to reclaim the Monster World from the Kid Kings and their enslaved creature pets.

    "Monster Tale defies traditional gaming genres and brings a truly unique play mechanic to Nintendo DS," said Gui Karyo, EVP Operations, Majesco. "We believe this accessible tale of friendship offers the kind of depth and challenge that players of all ages and skill sets will enjoy."

    Players control both Ellie and Chomp as they explore and battle through five non-linear kingdoms in the Monster World, including the Wicked Treehouse, Monster Express Train, Ancient Ruins and Monster Nightclub.  The Touch Screen serves as Chomp's Pet Sanctuary where he evolves with new abilities as he eats and plays with what Ellie provides from the top screen or buys for him in the store. But when Ellie needs some brute force or protective defense, she can summon Chomp to the top screen to back her up in her quest to save the Monster World. As Chomp gains new attributes he can evolve into approximately 30 unique forms with new attacks, shields, bombs and even the ability to transform into useful objects. Together Ellie and Chomp will take on scores of baddies that threaten to end their Monster Tale mid-adventure.

    Monster Tale is expected to launch this December.

  • Rocket Knight Now Available

    Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the availability of Rocket Knight for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC download via Steam. The title's release marks the first time the franchise will be offered on next generation platforms, lushly animated with rich new environments.

    "Given Konami's strong legacy of timeless 2D platform games, the availability of Rocket Knight on next gen consoles has allowed us to introduce a new generation of gamers to such a classic franchise," said Shinji Hirano, President for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "In Rocket Knight, we wanted to stay true to the game's origins and provide consumers with the exciting rocket action gameplay they expect from Sparkster."

    Rocket Knight New Screenshots

    In Rocket Knight, players assume the role of a courageous opossum named Sparkster who finds his home in a dreadful state after a 15-year absence. Employing Sparkster's faithful rocket pack and indomitable spirit, players must fight against the destructive wolf army that threatens Sparkster's homeland, the Kingdom of Zephyrus. As players progress through the game, they will encounter vast worlds comprised of vast platforming levels and thrilling rocket flying stages.

    Help Sparkster on his quest to save Zephyrus! Use Sparkster's rocket pack to ricochet off walls; plow through enemies and create passageways with his rocket drill move. Blast through remote adversaries with deadly burst projectiles that shoot out of Sparkster's sword, and activate a burst vortex to shield Sparkster from enemy bombs and launch them back at his opponents. Glide down rails using Sparkster's opossum tail to dodge opponents and get himself out of tricky situations. Online leaderboards provide the perfect place for committed players to show off their high scores and best times as they progress to restore Zephyrus to its former glory.

    Rocket Knight is now available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 for 1200 Microsoft Points, and on Steam for $19.99.

  • Free DLC for Bob Came in Pieces– Adds six additional Levels!

    Swedish indie game company Ludosity Interactive, the creators of Bob Came in Pieces for PC and Mac, have released six additional levels for free with the upcoming free DLC today! The additional levels are created in the brand new VR-Theme inspired by Metal Gear Solid.

    “We have listened to the gamers and with this free DLC we are adding six more levels and creating a better experience for everybody. In the new levels you will play Bob Came in Pieces in ways you didn’t think was possible before” says BjörnÖjlert, level designer at Ludosity Interactive.

    The new patch consists of:

    • Six brand new levels (a total of 20 levels)
    • New graphical theme
    • New GUI updates
    • Bug fixes

    The new patch for Bob Came in Pieces is available at Ludosity's Homepage and the Steam users will get it automatically once it is out.

    Bob Came in Pieces is 9,99USD and can be bought from Steam, Impulse Driven, Direct2Drive, GamersGate, Mac Game Store and from Ludosity's Homepage.

  • KrissX released for the Mac, now available on Steam

    Blitz 1UP, an initiative run by UK developer Blitz Games Studios, announces the release of KrissX for the Mac, now available on Steam. The Mac version of KrissX, developed by Regolith Games, joins other releases by Blitz on Steam, including; Fluttabyes, Mole Control, Droplitz and Buccaneer. This is the first game released by Blitz Games Studios for Mac, with more to follow soon.

    In KrissX, players must help Wordsworth the Owl on his mission to solve jumbled word puzzles by following clues and swapping letters around. With over 3,500 words to unscramble and a variety of game styles including Quests, Time Attack Mode and Timeless Play, there is endless replay value.

    Decipher brainteasers and test your trivia knowledge with a host of great features:

    • Intuitive and instant pick up and play appeal with uncomplicated controls provides an interactive and fun gaming experience for players of all ages
    • 150 vibrant levels to master at your own pace in Quest Mode
    • Time Attack mode where your challenge is to beat the clock
    • Huge numbers of bonuses to unlock to complete your collection of badges
    • The option to challenge family and friends with puzzles of your own creation
    • Unique puzzles every time you play - never play the same game twice.

    “We’re very supportive of Steam’s move to support Mac games on their platform, and are therefore very excited to have KrissX as one of the launch titles,” says Blitz 1UP’s Business Development Director, Chris Swan.

    Adds Regolith Games’ Andrew Docking:“The Mac is a great platform for games and it’s fantastic to see Steam– a world-beating games service– come to Mac. I’m thrilled that we can support it by launching KrissX on the service.”

  • Steam For Mac Launched Today

    Valve Steam Mac launched today, May 12. On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac.

    The first collection of Mac titles will demonstrate "Steam Play," which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms.

    Portal, in addition to supporting Steam Play, will be the first of Valve's Source engine based games available on the Mac. Native OS/X support for the Source engine is also available immediately to licensees for use in their games.

    Among the initial titles available on Wednesday will be Runic Games' critically acclaimed Torchlight. "We're very excited to be bringing Torchlight to the Mac," said Max Schaefer, co-founder of Runic Games. "Having Steam for the Mac solves so many problems for us as a developer. We look forward to our future games coming out on the Mac as well."

    In addition to bringing the online functionality of Steam to the Mac, Valve will also make its Steamworks suite of publishing and development tools available on the Mac platform. These include product key authentication, copy protection, auto-updating, social networking, matchmaking, anti-cheat technology, and more. The features and services available in Steamworks are offered free of charge and may be used for both electronic and tangible versions of games.

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  • Max and the Magic Marker now available on Steam

    Max and the Magic Marker, winner of the European Innovative Games Design EIGA 2009, winner“Best overall” Unity Award 2009, “Talent of the year” at DGA 2010 and Independent Game Festival 2010 D2D Vision Award Winner, can now be downloaded on the biggest digital download platform in the world.

    TGC– The Games Company is now able to give enthusiastic players all over the world the chance to download Max and the Magic Marker on Steam, featuring the titular Max and his cool gadget, to hunt an evil enemy in beautifully illustrated levels. The innovative game controls have received great feedback within the games press and are easy to pick up and enjoy by both young and old alike.

    Christian Sauerteig, Director Marketing and Sales at TGC– The Games Company: “We are really proud that this masterpiece from the independent developer Press Play is finally released on Steam. For a very affordable price players will get a fantastic game with innovative control and brilliant levels, starring this adorable main character and hero. This is what the dreams of independent game fans are made off! The SteamPlay platform is also a great opportunity for everyone and being a part of the Day-1release is just fantastic.”

    Max and the Magic Marker is available on Steam worldwide for a price of 19,95 $,12,95£ or 13,95€.

  • Xbox 360, PS3 And Wii Price Cuts at E3 - Rumor

    Thinking of buying a Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 or Wii for yourself than you should wait for sometime most probably till the end of 2010 as it is rumor that there going to be a slash in the price of all these console and its announcement is going to be at E3 or just before it. This price cut is already in work for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 as reported.

    So hope that this rumor comes true as it will not make big hole in the pocket of the fans.