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May
03
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The game will no longer be playable even if you purchased it



EA has announced that you can't play Rock Band for iOS anymore after May 31st, offline play included.

Another reason for EA to maintain the recently acquired title of "Gamer's most hated and worst videogame company ever".

It seems that the Rock Band app for iOS devices will be no longer playable after May 31th.

This is not only affecting multiplayer options like in a server closedown but affecting offline play too.

The customers who have purchased the App (Which is still for sale at the App Store) will be infuriated for sure.


APP STORE LINK: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rock-band/id333307161?mt=8

NEWS SOURCE:...
May
03
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A new app for your Wii



With Wiid you can change the Gamename and Game ID of your ISO files.

Developer ErrorJack has just released a windows application that allows you to edit the Gamename and Game ID in your Wii ISO files, simply and fast!. The developer wants to add more features in future versions of the app, like the possibility of changing the Save ID.

There are other programs, like Wii ISO Renamer, that does this, but an alternative is always good news for all.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.wiihacks.com/content/516-wiid.html

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news story!
May
03
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A ZX Spectrum Emulator.



The Wii port of the ZX Spectrum emulator 'FBZX' gets its first version!

FBZX is a ZX Spectrum emulator originally written by Sergio Costas.

Now, a Wii port is being handled by 'Oib', and it just got its first version, which uses SDL Wii.

These are so far the emulator features:

May
03
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New version of this USB Loader



The new WiiFlow 3.0 r280 has been launched adding new features a fine tweaks to the interface.

We are having a very busy week in the scene of Wii.

Today, we are announcing another update on a homebrew App, this time is WiiFlow Mod who has been updated to version 3.0 r280.

For all of you that don't know, Wiiflow is an advanced USB backup loader which has as many features if not more features than any other backup loader for the Nintendo Wii.

Here is the complete changelog:

May
03
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It will arrive to the US eShop tomorrow



Bird Mania 3D will be released also in the EU eShop. It will arrive to the US tomorrow.

Nintendo Life's has just confirmed that Bird Mania 3D will be released on the 3DS eShop later this month.

The game will arrive to the US 3DS eShop tomorrow with a price of $1.99.

The features of the game are:

Check out the trailer of the game below:


NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.vg247.com/2012/05/02/bird-mania-3d-coming-to-eu-3ds-eshop-later-this-month/
NEWS SOURCE #2:...
May
03
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Due to Motorola's patent infringement



A court in Germany ruled that Microsoft infringed Motorola Mobility's patents and ordered to remove Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from the market

Shocking news we have here.

A Judge has ordered Microsoft to stop selling Xbox 360 and Windows 7 due to patent infringement of Motororal's Mobility patents.

According to Reuters:

May
02
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The first of a three game deal



Sony will release The Unfinished Swan as a PSN exclusive title.

Sony will offer a three game deal with indie studio Giant Sparrow. This deal will offer us a few titles as PSN exclusives, starting with the release of The Unfinished Swan.

The Unfinished Swan will offer us to play as a young boy who must find his way through a mainly white world at first, by using splodges of black paint that will reveal more of the word as its colored in. The game will also support Move controller.

Giant Sparrow co-founder Ian Dallas said that this three game publishing deal with Sony was "extremely similar" to the offer given to thatgamecompany with Flow, Flower and Journey.


NEWS SOURCE:...
May
02
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A new promotion from Sony and Scion



Sony and Scion has partnered up to offer us a PS Vita for free by buying a Scion iQ.

Do you want to buy a Playstation Vita and you can't afford it?

Well, maybe you want to buy a car and get it for free!

Starting today, if you buy a Scion iQ you'll get a Playstation Vita for free.

The iQ is described as "the world's smallest 4-seater" and the "most portable car."

So Sony has decided to partner with them because PS Vita is "the most portable gaming system."

Sony already offered a Scion promotion in the past by giving away MotorStorm RC as a freebie to Vita owners.

The bad part is that you have to wait 10-12 weeks to receive your PS Vita system after mailing in the necessary paperwork.


NEWS SOURCE:...
May
02
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It comes with Wi-Fi battles included

The King of Fighters i2012 is now available in the App Store.

The King of Fighters i2012 is already available for iPhone (3GS or higher), iPod Touch (3rd generation or higher) and iPad.

SNK has added some characters to the game like Athena Asamiya, Leona Heidern and Robert Garcia to the 32 existing fighters. NEST Style Kyo and Iori with the Poer of Flames are also available as DLC.

The best part is the addition of Wi-Fi play, which allow you to play in online ranked battles or challenge your friend in Friend Versus mode. The King of Fighters i2012 has also a training mode for us to learn how to play with the virtual arcade stick. There are also some sketches and illustrations to unlock. The price for the game is 800 yen.

APP STORE LINK:...
May
02
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New 3D version for the 3DS



Tyrone Rodriguez, Janitor of Nicalis has confirmed that a new version of Cave Story is coming.

Good news for all the fans of the game out there. Tyrone Rodriguez from Nicalis, has confirmed in a recent interview that Cave Stoy+, a new and revamped version in 3D of the original DS game is coming from 3DS as an eShop download.

According to Destructoid:

May
02
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It was set to release today



Sniper Elite V2 has suddenly been delayed until May 9.

Sniper Elite V2 was set to release today but... it seems that the game has been suddenly delayed. Neither GameStop or Best Buy have the game in stock today, and they said that it has suddenly been set for a May 9 release in their computer systems.

So guys, bad news for you, if you want to buy Sniper Elite, you have to wait until May 9.

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/05/01/sniper-elite-v2-delayed-one-week.aspx

Our thanks to 'Robe24' for this news item!
May
02
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A visual novel with a detective story



Analogue: A Hate Story has been released on Steam for $10.

Analogue: A Hate Story is a visual novel by indie developer Christine Love. In this detective story you pick from two dialogue options to questions in order to progress through the game. You can read a summary of the story below:

May
02
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The largest prize in game's history



The League of Legends Season 2 championship will offer $3 million in prizes.

Riot Games is proud to announce the details of their League of Legends Season 2 championship. The championship will start with a series of regional battles featuring the best players from Europe, Asia and North America and it will end with an epic battle with $3 million in prizes... According to Riot this is the largest prize in game's history.

The Season 2 championship will take place in Los Angeles on October 13 with six regional events taking place from July to September. The complete list of locations below:

May
02
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Knowing a bit more of the multiplayer features



The devs explain how the Specialist class works in multiplayer

A new video of the upcoming Ghost Recon: Online has been released. In the trailer, it is explained how the "Specialist" class works and what we would to with that.

Check it out!


OFFICIAL SITE: http://ghostrecononline.uk.ubi.com/

Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for this news item!
May
02
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Get these Elder Scrolls games



In celebration of the 10th Anniversary The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Steam has cut the price of both Morrowind and Oblivion games to 50%

Another week, another Steam offer. This time, they have The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion both at 50% off to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first one.

May
02
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It will arrive with new features



The fighting game from Autumn Games will be released for PC this year.

Autumn Games has just announced that the 2D fighting game Skullgirls will be released for Pc this year 2012. The game will be available on GameFly, GamersGate, GameStop Pc Downloads, EA Origin and Steam.

This version of the game will feature an in-game move list, additional tutorials, re-tuned single-player AI, enhanced leaderboards, in-game name display for online matches and additional multiplayer regions.

All these updates will arrive to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for FREE.

According to Jason Donnell, Autumn Games's boss:

May
02
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That's why the planned release of 'La-Mulana' was cancelled.



According to indie publisher Nicalis (Cave Story, NightSky), WiiWare sales are in decline and have reached the stage of being 'almost non-existent'.

Nicalis is an indie publisher, best known for the ports and remakes of Cave Story on WiiWare, DSiWare and Steam. They also ported the japanese PC retro-platformer La-Mulana and was released on the japanese WiiWare last year.

Well, the company had planned to release this title to NA and Europe, however they've cancelled it as it is "near impossible to sell sufficient units on WiiWare" to guarantee a return. So, it will never be released outside of Japan.

May
02
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It will be updated to version 1.04



Sony will update Hot Shots Golf 6 for Playstation Vita on May 7.

Sony has decided to update the Playstation Vita launch title Hot Shots Golf 6 to version 1.04. The update will arrive on May 7 and, according to Andriasang, it will include the following features:

Versus Rooms

Players can create rooms where they freely set match type, course and other rules. The game supports rounds with eight players playing simultaneously. You'll be able to engage in voice chat as you face off against your friends.

Grade System Added to Real Tournament Mode

Real Tournament Mode will now have a four level grade system, allowing you to face off against players who are close to your level.

Tour System Added to Daily National Tournament Mode

The Daily National Tournament mode will feature a tour...
May
02
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The Vita version shows in video

Konami has revealed a trailer of the Vita version of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

At last, Konami has released an exclusive video of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PS Vita.

Remember, that this version only comes with Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3, no Metal Gear Solid Peacewalker like its "big consoles" counterparts.

The game is expected to come on July 28th.


Our thanks to 'Kaos2K' for submitting to us this game trailer!
May
02
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A sexy game...



Tsuyokiss 3rd Term Portable will be released in Japan on May 31.

The retail (and smutty) bonus items for school-based PSP love simulator Tsuyokiss 3rd Term Portable are really sexy... and you can get them in HMV or Amazon. Just take a look to the pictures below to make you an idea of what you can get with this game:...
May
02
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The Vita version of MK is now out in the US!



The Mortal Kombat (2011) port for the PS Vita is out in North America. Also, new missions were revealed!!

The PS Vita port of the 2011 Mortal Kombat "reboot" was just released in the US, and will hit Europe this friday. NetherRealm Studios just released the game launch trailer, and also revealed a few new exclusive missions!