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Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from Guitar Hero®, Guitar Hero II™, Guitar Hero® Encore: Rocks the 80s™ and Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to-date — Guitar Hero® Greatest Hits. The #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2008 presents the best of the best to music video game aficionados so they can join together with guitar, bass, drums and vocals and rock to master tracks of their favorite Guitar Hero music.

Featuring 48 master recordings, Guitar Hero Greatest Hits delivers exciting online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online. In Guitar Hero Greatest Hits players’ rock n’ roll fantasies turn to realities as they create their rocker, compose their music and share it with the world through the innovative Music Studio, GHTunesSM and robust Rock Star Creator gameplay modes first introduced in Guitar Hero World® Tour.

Screenshots/documents of an early Red Steel 2 prototype have been leaked. Ubisoft Montreuil – the division which created the first game in the series – was initially in charge of the title. However, Ubisoft Paris took over the project when development ceased in October 2007 over concerns of the game’s quality. Ubisoft Paris is now working on a “new” version of Red Steel 2, which should be on the way this year.

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Virtua Tennis 2009 trailer

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The fun is back again with this popular arcade-style Major League Baseball game from 2K Sports

New York, NY – March 5, 2009 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that The BIGS™ 2, the sequel to the hit arcade-style Major League Baseball game The BIGS™¸ will be available this summer for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo. Known for its over-the-top style of gameplay, The BIGS 2 focuses on the “big” fast-paced moments in Major League Baseball with new opportunities to go up against MLB legends, more mini-games like Home Run Pinball, and a variety of other thrilling new features.

“Fans have been clamoring for a follow-up to The BIGS since it launched two years ago, so we’re excited to now deliver The BIGS 2,” said Greg Thomas, senior vice president of development, 2K Sports. “In the spirit of celebrating the most epic moments in Major League Baseball, The BIGS 2 offers a refreshingly fun and unique experience of dramatic walk-off homeruns, miraculous wall catches, acrobatic diving grabs, and many more incredible plays you’d usually see only in a highlight reel.”

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ — Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA – News, VIA.B – News), today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band ( The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) home videogame console from Nintendo.

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.

JoWooD Productions announces the final release date

Liezen, Austria, March 5th 2009; JoWooD Productions is happy to report, that the revitalization for Lifesigns – Hospital Affairs succeeded! After a few months away sick, the game is now ready and will hit the European stores on March 27th 2009.

„Lifesigns Hospital Affairs is one of the most anticipated releases for our console lineup in 2009 not just for JoWooD Productions, but for the international press and gamers as well. Because of the shifted release, we were able to put much more effort into a perfect localization and quality assurance to guarantee a good gaming experience for players.” explains Richard Haderer, Product Manager JoWooD Productions.

MadWorld TV spots

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“We’ll let the market decide. We expect some people will upgrade, but we also anticipate that we’ll win over people who were still undecided on DS – the extra features will help convince them. There’s an extra incentive. With the DSi we see multiple consumer types for it. As with everything now, we look at our target market being five to 85, offering different things for different people. The functions of the device really open the platform up to more consumers – it gives the DS format unlimited potential.” – Nintendo’s UK general manager David Yarnton

Personally, if I had a choice between the DSi and the DS Lite, I would choose the Lite even though the DSi lacks a GBA slot. Consumers in Japan have still been purchasing the DS Lite though, so it’s possible that the system will still have legs with the DSi launches in other territories.