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GameStop prices GH: WT bundle at $190, play Rock Band instead

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323w ago - The general consensus seems to be that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was a gross misstep for the series. It appeared that Neversoft made up the note charts rather arbitrarily, with many songs being made difficult for difficulty's sake.

And Rock Band, which came out just over a month after GH III, has taken the videogame world by storm (well, in North America – it came out today in Europe) with its rocking party atmosphere and smart packaging of DLC.

However, as we've now seen, Activision is attempting to cash in on the "full band of plastic instruments" phenomenon with Guitar Hero World Tour. Looking to one-up Harmonix, the game will feature a drum kit with three pads and two cymbals, and (for now) an untethered bass pedal. Oh, and it appears as if the guitars will look more realistic (and feature Rock Band-esque solo buttons).

But the big question on most people's minds so far is this: how much will the full bundle cost? I, for one, am not too keen on the idea of spending another $170+ on a second set of fake instruments, especially when it comes with the attached strings of Activision's DLC pricing/packaging. Well, now we've got an idea – and my friends, it's not looking pretty.

If you head on over to GameStop.com and search for "Guitar Hero World Tour",...
 

Nexon's Free-to-Play Online Shooter Combat Arms Explored

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323w ago - The realm of online first-person shooters isn't exactly sparsely populated. Since last fall we've been given Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Team Fortress 2, Unreal Tournament 3 and Call of Duty 4, to name a few, all of which featured excellent online competitive modes.

Compared to that, this year has been relatively light for first-person shooter releases, something Nexon is hoping to address by bringing their free-to-play, pay-per-item online shooter, Combat Arms, to North America.

To get a better idea of what the game is and how it works, we had a chance to send a few questions to Herb Yang, product manager on the planning and design team. These questions were submitted and answered via email. Our screenshot and video galleries have been updated as well.

IGN: Who is developing the game? What projects have they worked on before?

Herb Yang: The developer is called Doobic Studios, and is based in Korea. Their previous project was a FPS online game called Heat Project which was released in Asia.

IGN: What are some of the main ideas behind this game's design? What type of
experience are you hoping to offer players?

Herb Yang: Combat Arms is geared to provide a flexible online FPS action experience. At its heart, Combat Arms is a fast-paced, multiplayer...
 

Online Pay to Play and a Hard Drive Coming Soon to Wii?

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325w ago - Last year at the Game Developers Conference, Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama introduced Nintendo's upcoming plans for a Pay & Play online service. Before you panic, let me note that Nintendo will be keeping the existing free Wi-Fi connect service it already offers.

But, some of the newer games that will be released may require a small fee to be played online. All of the games that will require a fee will have a red sticker placed on them so that they can be easily identified. I also feel that is important to note, that the online service will not affect any of the current Wii games that currently use online play.

A Nintendo representative had this to say while speaking to SPOnG, "Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection offers simple, comfortable and free enjoyment of games played over an internet connection, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play offers paid for services whilst keeping the simple and comfortable elements we know people enjoy. Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play allows for flexible adaptation to content and system costs and allows for even higher quality services."

Very little is known as to what kind of extra content the new service will offer. Currently, there is still no release date for the service. Nintendo representatives have been very tight lipped on the subject, right now about all we now is that...
 

X-Play Premiere: Metal Gear Solid 4 Gameplay video!

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325w ago - G4TV's X-Play just aired a short Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots gameplay segment on television, showcasing around two and half minutes of never before seen footage.

It won't make the wait till June 12 any more bearable, but it's definitely worth a watch. So what are you waiting for?

Check out the video below!




 

FuSa BETA v1.0: Play PSP Games Over Composite Cable

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326w ago - OldPrisoneR has released the initial BETA of FuSa, a Custom Firmware plug-in that enables Slim owners to play PSP games on their television over standard composite cable.

Under normal circumstances, the PSP would require that you use a component cable, so this plug-in neatly removes that restriction.

Tested on CFW 3.80 M33-5.. For compatibility information and usage instructions, refer to the included readme file.

Download: FuSa BETA v1.0 CFW Plug-In for PSP / FuSa BETA v1.0 CFW Plug-In for PSP [Mirror]

YouTube demonstration video below, with more linked above!




 
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