Rock Band 2 for PS2 & Nintendo Wii Ships on December 18, 2008

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279w ago - Courtesy of Harmonix Developer HMXHenry via their site linked above:

Press Release: MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic Arts Ship Rock Band® 2 For Wii™ and PlayStation®2 System Nationwide December 18, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, MA - December 12, 2008 - Harmonix, the world's premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Rock Band® 2 for the Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system will ship to stores nationwide December 18, 2008.

Rock Band 2 Shipping and Pricing Information:
December 18, 2008 (Available in stores 5-7 days after the ship date)

* Rock Band 2 Standalone Software (Wii) $49.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Software (PlayStation 2 System) $49.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Drums (Wii) $89.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Standalone Guitar (Wii) $69.99 MSRP
* Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle (Wii) $189.99 MSRP

* Rock Band 2 Standalone Instruments for PS2 / PS3 systems are already available.

Rock Band 2 for the Wii system, developed by Pi Studios under the direction of Harmonix, will be fully featured with online...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for December 12, 2008

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279w ago - Another weekend is upon us, so without further ado here is PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen with tis weekend's PSN video updates:

Hi again! The weekend's here - time for your weekly update of new movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Network.

This week we've added new video content from the following television series:

• Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Season 3
• Astro Boy, Season 2
• Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Season 1
• Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Season 2 & 4
• Friends, Season 2 & 3
• Frisky Dingo, Season 1
• Invasion, Season 1
• Nip Tuck, Season 1 & 2
• Superjail!, Season 1
• The Big Bang Theory, Season 1
• Two and a Half Men, Season 3
• Warner Cartoons Classics: Daffy Duck Volume One, Season 1

We've also added the following feature films:

• Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
• Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
• Christmas with the Kranks
• Doctor Dolittle
• Dot The I
• Malibu's Most Wanted
• Man On Fire
• Miracle On 34th Street (1994)
• National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
• National Lampoon's Vacation
• Night At The Museum
• Oh, God!...
 

PlayStation Store (US) Update for December 11, 2008

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279w ago - Once again, per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PlayStation Store) today via PS Blog:

Hey, everyone. It's time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

Price Update

Resistance: Fall of Man Map Packs (free)

Downloadable Games

PowerUp Forever ($9.99)
Survive! Assimilate! Evolve! You must grow to survive - and to grow you must destroy! Hunt and defeat enemy Guardians to harvest their glowing energy cores, gaining power to grow your ship and expand your weaponry. As you evolve, you attract the attentions of ever-larger enemies, and your fight for survival goes on.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 96 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet Santa Coat and Trousers (free)
Try on our Sack-sized Santa Coat and Trousers and keep nice and warm this holiday.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet - Zangief of Street Fighter II costume ($1.99)
Dress up your SackBoy as Zangief, one of four premium LBP costumes from CAPCOM's fighting game, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet - Guile of Street Fighter II costume ($1.99)
Dress up your SackBoy as Guile, one of four premium LBP costumes from CAPCOM's fighting game, Super Street...
 

European PlayStation Store Update for December 11, 2008

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279w ago - The Playstation Store has now had it's weekly update, amongst the goodies this week are the Street Fighter Costumes for LittleBigPlanet along with some excellent PSP games such as Football Manager, Tiger Woods and NBA Live 09.

Unfortunately there is still no sign of Street Fighter II HD Remix, hopefully it will show up soon though.

European Store Update - 11th December:

PS3 Add Ons:

- Guitar Hero Euro Tracks £1.59 each or £4.39 pack
- Guitar Hero Nirvana Tracks £1.59 each or £4.39 pack
- LBP Santa Costume - Free
- LBP Street Fighter Costume Pack (Ryu, Chunli, Zangief, Guile) - £4.79 or £1.59 each
- Rock Band - No Doubt Track Pack - £0.99 each or £9.99 for pack
- Tom Clancy's EndWar - Escalation Expansion Pack - £7.99

PS3/PSP Games:

- Astro Tripper - £3.19
- Brain Challenge PSP - £7.99
- Football Manager Handheld 09 - Free (?) now taken down
- Jet Rider (PSP & PS3) - £3.99
- NBA 09 (PSP) - £29.99
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 (PSP) - £31.99
- Puzzle Quest - £15.99

PS3 Trailers/Videos:

- Crash Commando - Free
- Prince of Persia x 3 - Free
- Shoot - Various Videos
- Soldner x Himmelssturmer - Free

PS3...
 

PlayStation Home Launch Announced, Hits December 11, 2008

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279w ago - Note: This is the third (and hopefully final) announcement that the much-anticipated PlayStation Home Open BETA will indeed arrive tomorrow. For additional details, be sure to check both the first and second PS Home articles from earlier today.

SONY Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that its highly anticipated PlayStation Home Beta service for PLAYSTATION 3 will become available for all PS3 users around the world on December 11th, 2008.

Following the successful completion of the closed beta service, PlayStation Home's open beta service will continue to evolve with new features and functionality.

PlayStation Home is a ground-breaking 3D social gaming community available on PLAYSTATION 3 that allows users to interact, communicate and share gaming experiences. By leveraging the power of PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation Home delivers overwhelming visual graphics and rich gaming social experiences only possible on the PLAYSTATION 3 platform. Within PlayStation Home, users can create and customize their own unique avatars and explore the virtual community in real time where they...
 







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