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Ship Dates Announced for Rock Band 2, Hits PS3 on October 19th

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306w ago - Rock Band 2 was released on the XBox 360 on September 14, 2008 with an exclusive launch window in North America. Today it was announced that Rock Band 2 for the PS3 will be available on October 19, 2008.

In addition, Rock Band 2 for the PS2 and Wii will ship in December 2008. The Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle for the XBox 360 will also be available on retail shelves October 19, 2008.

Press Release: MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic Arts Announce Ship Dates for Rock Band® 2 Coming to PLAYSTATION®3 System, PlayStation®2 System and WiiTM

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 PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system will be available on October 19, 2008. In addition, Rock Band 2 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Wiiâ„¢ home videogame console from Nintendo will ship in December 2008.

In addition, the Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft will also be available on retail shelves October 19, 2008.

Rock Band 2 Shipping and Pricing Information:

October...
 

PlayStation Store (US) Update for October 16th, 2008

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306w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

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

Downloadable Games

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation ($39.99)
Alone I am Lethal. As a Team I Dominate. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation deploys you online into intense and unpredictable 32-player battles where it's better to fight as a team than it is to be a hero. Battle teams across the world, earn your Community stripes and become the ultimate Spec Ops squad.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 2.65 GB
PS1 Classics

Sno-Cross Championship Racing ($5.99)
Welcome to Sno-Cross Championship Racing! Join extreme sled racers from three different leagues as they hit some of the toughest snow-covered slopes in the world! Featuring 12 real Yamaha racing sleds and seven racing locations with changing weather and daylight conditions. Customize your sleds and even make custom track layouts!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 174 MB

Add-on Game Content

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Spyglass Hill Golf Course ($7.49)
Discover Pebble Beach's hidden gem, Spyglass Hill. This course is consistently ranked as one of America's Greatest Public Courses and is known for having some of the toughest...
 

European PSN Update for October 16th, 2008

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306w ago - Hey guys. Welcome to this week's Playstation Store update. MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo is finally out for free. Also, if you're a big fan of Eye of Judgement, be sure to check out the newest Biolith Rebellion set 2 and 3.

Check the full list below:

Playable content

* Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway demo (free)
* MotorStorm Pacific Rift demo (free)

Add-on content

* Eye of Judgment Biolith Rebellion set 3 (£6.99/€9.99)
* Eye of Judgment Biolith Rebellion set 2 & 3 (£10.49/€14.99)
* Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 "Firestone County Club" (£4.99/€7.49)
* Rock Band DLC (Listed after the break)

Rock Band DLC (£0.99/€1.49 each)

* Don't go away Mad (Just go away) - Mötley Crüe
* Dr.Feelgood - Mötley Crüe
* Kickstart My Heart - Mötley Crüe
* Rattlesnake Shake - Mötley Crüe
* Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.) - Mötley Crüe
* She Goes Down - Mötley Crüe
* Slice of Your Pie - Mötley Crüe
* Sticky Sweet - Mötley Crüe
* Time for Change - Mötley Crüe
* Without You - Mötley Crüe

Videos

* Far Cry 2 "Bara Bara" trailer
* Tom Clancy's Endwar announcement trailer
* PAIN Amusement Park trailer
 

SOE Opens Its Bag of Tricks to Online Community this October

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306w ago - Sony has announced it's online titles will host a variety of in-game Halloween events including EverQuest II's Nights of the Dead and more.

Press Release: GAMERS BEWARE: SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT OPENS ITS BAG OF TRICKS TO THE ONLINE COMMUNITY THIS OCTOBER

Online Titles to Host Variety of In-Game Halloween Events Including EverQuest® II 's Nights of the Dead and First-Ever Star Wars GalaxiesTM Galactic Moon Festival

WHAT:
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) conjures ghosts, ghouls and goblins for the gamer community in a variety of in-game events themed around Halloween. This October, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Star Wars Galaxies, Legends of Norrathâ„¢, Vanguard Saga of Heroesâ„¢, EverQuest® Online Adventures and The Matrix Online players can celebrate All Hallows Eve by participating in themed quests, donning avatar costumes and masks, and trick-or-treating for loot and candy!

In-game events are as follows:

EverQuest®: The lands of Norrath have been overridden with mystery, magic and mayhem. Help the inhabitants of Greater Faydark weed the Necromancer's Garden of the horrible sprouting skulls that have taken root there. Assist farmers in West Karana subdue the spooks in a Scarecrow Roundup. Rewards will go to all who succeed in combating these episodes of...
 

Worldwide PS3 Releases for the Week of October 12th, 2008

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307w ago - It all begins here, folks. You're about to be inundated with quality titles from now until Christmas. Dead Space is one we've been eagerly anticipating, so it's great to see its release in the US and Asia this week.

Even better that it'll be waiting for us when we return from TGS. Other notable releases include SOCOM, Rock Revolution and Saints Row 2. When we say "notable," we don't necessarily mean that in a good way. Here's the full release list:

US Games
• Dead Space
• Blitz II: The League
• FIFA Soccer 2009
• SOCOM: Confrontation (with headset)
• SOCOM: Confrontation (without headset)
• Rock Revolution
• Saints Row 2
• Saints Row 2 Collector's Edition
• Golden Axe: Beast Rider

EU Games
• PES 2009
• Saints Row 2
• Golden Axe: Beast Rider
• Rapala Fishing Frenzy

Asian Games
• Dead Space
• NBA 2K9
• FIFA Soccer 09
• Facebreaker

Release dates are constantly subject to change, almost completely by random. If you're worried, clarify with your local retailer. PS3 games are region free, so go ahead and import any game in the list above.

Be aware, however, that DLC is region locked, so those...
 
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