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Joost on Sony PlayStation 3

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Joost made a friendly PS3 version. Just access it on your web browser. More info available here.

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Published on June 17th, 2009 under , , , , ,

Best games of 2008 X-Play Award nominees

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X-Play Best of 2008 Awards

X-Play will have their annual Best Games of 2008 Awards on Tuesday, December 9th at 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific time on G4.

X-Play is the most watched videogame series on TV and has announced the nominees for it’s various award categories for the Sixth Annual Best of 2008 Awards. The categories cover over 20 different sections including Most Original Game, Best Strategy Game, Best New Character and Best Sound Design.

The categories have also been expanded this year to cover some all new ground. These include: Best New Downloadable Game, Best Racing Game, Best Music/Rhythm Game, Best Handheld and Best MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game).

The special episode of the awards will take viewers through each category, revealing the winners and explaining in detail exactly why each game won. It will culminate finally in the highly coveted Game of the Year Award, where players can watch with anticipation in finding out which of this years heavy-hitters will win it all.

Fallout 3 (screenshot) is one of this year's biggest games

Will it be Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic epic Western RPG Fallout 3? How about the intense sequel to one of the Xbox 360’s best games in Gears of War 2?

Or Valve’s latest innovative shooter, the zombie-packed Left 4 Dead? EA’s first foray into the first-person adventure genre with the acrobatic action game Mirror’s Edge? And there’s many others as well, from Will Wright’s latest opus, the creature-building Sims-follow-up Spore to EA’s first gory survival horror game Dead Space to Rockstar and Take Two’s latest epic open-world crime game Grand Theft Auto IV. And don’t forget about Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii and big DS and PSP titles like God of War: Chains of Olympus, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy IV, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and Professor Layton and the Curious Village. There’s lots to choose from and all the awards this year should be really interesting.

“It seems commonplace to expect and find every year to improve on the one before,” says Adam Sessler, Host and Managing Editor, “X-Play.” “But the level of sophistication and depth found in 2008’s standout titles are truly extraordinary.”

“Every year, it gets tougher and tougher to pick the winners,” says Morgan Webb, Host, “X-Play.” “This year was no exception and we had to really challenge ourselves to whittle down the list of nominees to come up with the best of the best.”

The Complete List of “X-Play Best of 2008″ categories and nominees include:

Game of the Year

* Fable 2
* Fallout 3
* Gears of War 2
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Left 4 Dead
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Resistance 2

Most Original Game

* Boom Blox
* Braid
* LittleBigPlanet
* Mirror’s Edge
* No More Heroes
* The World Ends With You

Best Gameplay Innovation

* “Level creation/sharing” – LittleBigPlanet
* “AI Director” – Left 4 Dead
* “Objective-based multiplayer” – Resistance 2
* “Voice command” – Tom Clancy’s EndWar
* “Right stick combat” – Too Human
* “Public quests” – Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Best Multiplayer Game

* Gears of War 2
* Left 4 Dead
* Madden NFL 09
* Resistance 2
* Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
* Too Human


Best Action/Adventure Game

* Dead Space
* God of War: Chains of Olympus
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* No More Heroes
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots


Best Sports Game

* FIFA 09
* Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
* NBA 2K9
* NHL 09
* Madden NFL 09

Best Shooter

* Call of Duty: World at War
* Far Cry 2
* Gears of War 2
* Left 4 Dead
* Resistance 2

Best RPG

* Fable 2
* Fallout 3
* Persona 4
* Tales of Vesperia
* The World Ends With You

Best New Character

* The dog – Fable 2
* Niko Bellic – Grand Theft Auto IV
* Sackboy – LittleBigPlanet
* Drebin 893 – Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Travis Touchdown – No More Heroes


Best Art Direction

* Fable 2
* Fallout 3
* Far Cry 2
* LittleBigPlanet
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Prince of Persia

Best Animation

* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Left 4 Dead
* NBA 2K9
* Madden NFL 09
* Prince of Persia
* Resistance 2

Best Writing

* Grand Theft Auto IV
* Fable 2
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* No More Heroes
* The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

Best Original Soundtrack

* Gears of War 2
* Mirror’s Edge
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* No More Heroes
* Resistance 2

Best Sound Design

* Battlefield: Bad Company
* Condemned 2: Bloodshot
* Dead Space
* Fable 2
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Downloadable Content

* Burnout Paradise – bikes/map expansion
* Call of Duty 4 – maps
* Rock Band 2 – DLC songs
* Team Fortress 2 – class upgrades
* Warhawk – PSN expansions

Best New Downloadable Game

* Bionic Commando Rearmed
* Braid
* Geometry Wars 2
* Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
* Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
* World of Goo

Best Strategy Game

* Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
* Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor
* Sins of a Solar Empire
* Tom Clancy’s EndWar
* Valkyria Chronicles


Best Racing Game

* Burnout Paradise
* GRID
* Mario Kart Wii
* MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
* Pure


Best Music/Rhythm Game

* Audiosurf
* Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
* Guitar Hero World Tour
* Patapon
* Rock Band 2

Best Handheld Game

* Chrono Trigger DS
* God of War: Chains of Olympus
* Patapon
* Professor Layton and the Curious Village
* The World Ends With You

Best M-M-O

* Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
* Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
* World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Published on December 6th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Heidi Klum banned TV ad video shows her dancing in her underwear to Guitar Hero World Tour

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Heidi Klum likes showing Hans and Franz in underwear
There’s a Guitar Hero in every one of us. Even supermodel Heidi Klum as she plays Guitar Hero World Tour in her underwear. Thank you LORD! If it wasn’t going to sell millions already, I’m sure it will now. ;-)

Guitar Hero World Tour is the fourth installment of Activision’s extremely popular music rhythm game series. For a similar ad, there’s Guitar Hero spoofing Risky Business with Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Phelps and Tony Hawk.

For your amusement we tracked down the lengthier Guitar Hero World Tour ad that was banned from TV! Let’s call this video the director’s cut.

Gears of War 2 “Last Day” TV commercial video

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Gears of War 2 on Xbox 360There’s a magnificent new Gears of War 2 “Last Day” TV commercial that’s making the rounds to get the word out about the mix of the original’s trademark tactical third-person shooter action gameplay with a new epic story of survival, loss, and retribution.

So whatever assumptions you’ve made, forget ‘em. Whatever your expectations are, raise ‘em, because Gears of War 2 is coming to Xbox 360. November 7th, 2008, is right around the corner, and it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

Epic Games are doing this in a similar way as they did with Gears of War’s “Mad World” TV spot, although I prefer Gears of War 2’s “Rendezvous” CGI video myself, what about you? — Watch the boys of Delta Squad go underground for war in the sequel.

Published on October 25th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , ,

MTV’s official Rock Band 2: The Show coming soon

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The Show logo
Casting website Gotcast has confirmed “Rock Band 2: The Show” will be an MTV reality TV show. The Rock Band 2 game-based show will be officially launched this week, at the Alice Cooper/Sebastian Bach showoff in Hollywood’s Viper Room, confirms Kotaku.

Here’s what the casting call says:

“Producers with MTV are currently looking for a group of 4 people [lead vocalist, guitarist, bass guitarist, and drummer] to form their own “Rock” band and show their stuff live on stage for the chance to win the Ultimate Rock Band Experience!

MTV’s official show for Rock Band 2! The creator of Rock Star and The Apprentice, Mark Burnett and MTV bring you the first show based on the new game Rock Band 2. That’s right everyone Rock Band 2 is almost here.

If you ever dreamed of being a rocker, MTV’s giving you your chance! Are you up for the challenge?”

Published on September 15th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Heavenly Sword’s Nariko actress gets own show: Fringe

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Anna Torv in this Fringe Screenshot

Heavenly Sword for PS3Anna Torv who did the voice acting and motion capture for Heavenly Sword’s Nariko will star in her own show called Fringe. The show premiers tonight at 8/7 Central Time exclusively on the Fox network.

So what is the show all about?

When an unlikely trio uncovers a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events, they discover it may be part of a larger, disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology on FRINGE.

Here is a trailer for the new show whose credits include J.J. Abrams (Lost) and the writer who did the Transformers movie.

Published on September 9th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Prison Break: The Video Game confirmed on DVD box. Release in February 2009

Source: videogamesblogger.com

Prison Break - Season 3 DVDAlong with the Prison Break – Season 3 DVD / Blu-Ray release comes an ad for Prison Break: The Video Game. Based on the TV show, the Brash Entertainment-developed game will be released in February 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Previously actor Robert Knepper, who plays T-Bag on the show, said: “I don’t think it’s quite done, but I heard that on the wind last year that they were trying to do it. You know the whole thing with an escape, they were working on a videogame where you plot your own escape from prison.” — Via Kotaku

Published on August 19th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , ,

Two One Piece: Unlimited Cruise games in the making for Wii

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Unlimited Cruise Wii screenshot
The Straw Hat Pirates return in the first of a two-part follow-up. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise is a new upcoming Wii action-adventure game, the sequel to One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, based on the popular manga and anime One Piece. The game has been scheduled to be released in two episodes, one which will be released in the September 11th, 2008 and the second episode, which will follow up in the winter of 2008. No American release dates have been announced.

Developer Namco Bandai’s Japanese website has shown that Luffy, Usopp, Chopper, Nami, Zoro, Sanji, Robin, Franky and Brook all have new outfits related to animals. It’s unknown how these new costume relate to the story. Zoro’s design reveals that this game includes his new katana Shuusui, and Brook now has the ability to run on water. The Marines and The Enforcers will make an appearance as well.

Watch the One Piece: Unlimited Cruise trailer.

Afro Samurai game interview shows new footage

Source: videogamesblogger.com

Afro Samurai on DVDBlood is beautiful in this hip hop infused action adventure game for Xbox 360 and PS3, as Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as Afro and Ninja Ninja in the Afro Samurai game. A striking art style gives Afro Samurai a truly unique look and feel across beautifully animated open environments as he wages war against his adversaries to become number one. Using an innovative gameplay system, enemy AI is affected by the beat of the musical score produced by RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame. These dynamic battles ensure stylized encounters throughout the game that affect the overall tone of gameplay. Slice and dismember opponents as Afro acrobatically leaps from one location to the next, interacting with anything and everything in the environment to help him on his journey.

Namco Bandai explains it better with more details on headbands, dismemberment, and the art style.

The game won’t be released until Q1 2009.

Shaun the Sheep video game announced for DS with trailer

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Pre-order Shaun the Sheep for DSThe only handheld videogame based on the award-winning TV show from Aardman Animation, Shaun the Sheep allows players to assume the role of the lovable sheep, Shaun, as he tries to find the rest of the flock before the Farmer arrives home. Designed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Shaun the Sheep will feature the fan-favorite characters, items, and locations from the popular stop-motion animated series on the Disney Channel, as well as original content for all new experiences with Shaun.

The Shaun the Sheep action video game will be released for DS on September 23rd, 2008. Watch the “Black Sheep” announcement trailer:

Published on July 21st, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

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