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Mirror's Edge for PC Ships to Retail Stores Today, DLC Coming

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289w ago - Today EA announced that the award-winning action adventure game that redefined first person games makes its way to the PC.

Press Release: Mirror's Edge for PC Ships to Retail Stores Today

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the critically acclaimed first-person action adventure title, Mirror's Edgeâ„¢ has shipped for the PC to retailers in North America and will ship worldwide on January 16th.

Players who purchase the PC version of the game will also receive a free copy of the Mirror's Edge remix album. The album features the popular title track "Still Alive" performed by Swedish rock/pop star Lisa Miskovsky and remixes by some of today's hottest artists including Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk and Armand Van Helden.

DICE also confirmed today that downloadable content (DLC) for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PC will be available January 29th. This special DLC pack will challenge players to achieve the fastest times possible on nine races across seven all-new and totally redesigned Time Trial maps. The DLC pack will be available for $10 USD or 800 Microsoft points.

Mirror's Edge is a unique first-person action...
 

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

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294w ago - Courtesy of Harmonix Developer HMXHenry via their site linked above:

Press Release: MTV Games, Harmonix and Electronic Arts Ship Rock Band® 2 For Wiiâ„¢ 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 Wiiâ„¢ 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...
 

PlayTV ships 85,000 units in the United Kingdom

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305w ago - Sony has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that PlayTV has shipped 85,000 units to retailers in the UK.

The hardware add-on, which acts as a freeview box and personal video recorder, went on sale last weekend and retails for GBP 69.99.

Pre-orders for the peripheral were around 9,000 according to Sony. Momentum is building in the run up to Christmas, with specialist and national press giving thumbs up to the device, which strengthens the PlayStation 3's status as a multimedia hub for the living room.

Again, that's only numbers for the UK... The hardware is being rolled-out across the rest of Europe until December, but there are currently no plans to release PlayTV in the US.
 

PS3 HDD Options: Western Digital 500GB 2.5" Ships, 1TB by 2010

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307w ago - If you're still having trouble tracking down Samsung's SpinPoint M6 to boost your PS3 HDD storage space, Western Digital is now shipping a PS3-compatable 500GB 2.5-Inch drive ($220), with a whopping 1TB drive expected by 2010.

To quote: WD has just announced that it has started volume shipping its 500GB 2.5-inch Scorpio Blue drive, a notebook drive with 250GB per platter and a 5,400rpm spin speed. Seagate expects to ship its half terabyte 2.5-incher before the end of the year.

Our sources say WD and Fujitsu will have 750GB 2.5-inch drives by mid-2009 and 1 terabyte units by early 2010, if not the end of 2009. WD is building quite a track record of pipping Seagate by introducing notebook drives at progressively higher capacity points first, doing this with 250GB, 320GB and now 500GB models. This may not continue as Seagate has been catching up and will strive to match and exceed WD.
 

Fading Shadows for PSP Ships to Retailers

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310w ago - Agetec sends word that their PSP title, Fading Shadows, is now shipping across North America to retail stores everywhere.

Fading Shadows is a puzzle title where gamers control a rolling orb via a magical beam of light.

Official Release: Agetec, Inc. today announced that its newest PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system game, Fading Shadows, has shipped to retailers in North America. Fading Shadows is an invigorating puzzle game that has players guiding an orb out of the pits of hell and back to the Castle of Heaven.

Fading Shadows takes place in a mystical world consisting of two sides - the joyful side and the dark side. Aira and her brother Erwyn have lived their whole lives on the joyful side of the world. Everything changed when Master Gardal interrupted their peacefulness by capturing Erwyn. The reason behind the brutal capture revolves around an ancient prophecy declaring that if Gardal wants to breach the gates of the Castle of Heaven to overthrow it, he will have to sacrifice a pure and untainted soul - Erwyn's.

While sitting in the dungeon and awaiting his execution, Aira seals her brother's soul inside a single teardrop and transforms the teardrop into a protective orb. Now to save her brother, she must safely guide the orb back to the Castle of Heaven using a...
 
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