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PS3 Releases: week of March 24, 2007

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news you can use: SD vs RAW ’08 will have downloadable content. This is one of those things where as soon as it’s mentioned, you’d realize what a vital idea it is and wonder what took so long. This ought to be a simple way to fix the roster problems which happen every single year.

on the shelves

Dark Sector (gamestats) Another slice/dice game. Everyone’s calling it a Gears of War clone but is impressed by the main characters Glaive weapon – a metallic 3 pronged boomerang variant used to solve puzzles when you’re not killing things. Multiplayer isn’t much and neither is the story, but it seems to be a slightly better game than…

Viking: Battle for Asgurd (gamestats) Really neat looking massive battle scenes – 1UP raves about the hundred of characters on screen at once in otherwise very down review – but they’re only a fragment of the game play and the rest isn’t at that level. The story is actively bad and the combat isn’t very deep. The gore is very detailed, if you’re looking for that.

in the store

Downloadable Games

– flOW bundle {$9} – the game and the expansion pack
– Warhawk is cut down to $30 until 04/15. Their next expansion pack is coming out 2 days later.

Add On Game Content
– High Stakes: Poker Edition camera add on {free} – works with the PSEye and EyeToy, may work with other USB cameras

– Unreal Tournament: 3 Map Pack {free} – 3 new maps

– Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore {$1.50}

Konami apparently doesn’t believe in a staggered roll out, or is catching up for the game being pushed back. The full gigantic list:

* “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson
* “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
* “Love Shack” by B-52s
* “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies
* “Take my Breath Away” by Berlin
* “She Talks to Angels” by Black Crowes
* “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men
* “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
* “Oops!…I Did it Again” by Britney Spears
* “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn
* “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
* “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
* “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry
* “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire
* “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) by The Four Top
* “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” by George Strait
* “Hey Jealousy” by Gin Blossoms
* “Crawling in the Dark” by Hoobastank
* “Fame” by Irene Cara
* “ABC” by the Jackson 5
* “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
* “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai
* “Like a Virgin” by Madonna
* “California Dreaming” by Mamas & The Papas
* “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes
* “I Heard it Through a Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye
* “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
* “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson
* “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order
* “How You Remind Me” by Nickelback
* “Don’t Know Why” by Nora Jones
* “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benetar
* “Crazy” by Patsy Cline
* “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
* “It’s the End of the World as We Know it” by REM
* “Jessie’s Girl” by Rick Springfield
* “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
* “Just My Imagination” by The Temptations
* “I Hate Everything About You” by Three Days Grace
* “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
* “Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon

– Rock Band: Journey Boston Pack #1 {$2 each, 6 for $10}
* More Than a Feeling
* Hitch a Ride
* Peace of Mind
* Rock and Roll Band
* Smokin’
* Something About You

– Turok: Multiplayer Map Pack 1 {$5} – five new maps

Game Videos
– Gran Turismo 5 Prologue: (3) Mars Volta, Thin Lizzy, Weezer
– Warhawk 1.3 Update Trailer
– GTA IV Trailer
– Winner X Games ’08 Play the Pros video
– God of War: Chains of Olmpus (tv commerical)
– “Fast Card” by Wyclef (music video, features Burnout Paradise)
– PURE (Gameplayer Trailer and CG Trailer)

Movie/Blue Ray
– Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox story
– Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Fall 2007 TV Spot

PS3 Theme
– Eye of Judgment Theme

PS3 Wallpaper
– Metal Gear Sold 4: Guns of the Patriots Sneak Out Wallpapers

over the horizon
03/31: nothing (NBA Ballers pushed back)
04/07: nothing
04/14: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (downloadable)
04/21: NBA Ballers: Chosen One
04/22: Monster Madness
04/28: Midnight Club: Los Angeles
04/29: Grand Theft Auto IV (and special edition)
05/02: Fatal Inertia
05/02: Iron Man
05/13: The Chornicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
05/19: UEFA Euro 2008
05/20: Haze
05/27: Kung Fu Panda
06/01: Soulcalibur IV
06/02: Civilization Revolution
06/03: LEGO Indiana Jones
06/03: The Incredible Hulk
06/03: Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

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