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Patapon 2 Set for Spring/Summer European Release on PSP

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284w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios informed us that Patapon 2 will be arriving to North America "somewhere between the Spring and the Summer" this year exclusively for the PSP system.

Press Release: In Patapon 2, a follow-up to the original that received critical acclaim, players are tasked with leading the colorful Patapons, a brave and noble tribe now in an unfamiliar land, through a series of epic battles against the opposing army and gigantic monsters.

In a distinct gameplay twist, action and rhythm are intertwined as players utilize drumbeats to march, attack, and defend, ultimately leading the Patapon tribe to victory. Delivering more content and better gameplay in the single-player experience and introducing multi-player gameplay to the franchise through Game Sharing, Patapon™2 brings back the scampering eyeballs armed and more ready than ever for battle.

OVERVIEW
With 200%+ more content than the original, Patapon™2 features close to a hundred missions in a variety of new vivid 2D environments. Players will outfit their Patapon army, collect resources, and grow their tribe into a devastating fighting force. Patapon™2 also presents new Patapon characters, including bird riders, robots and magicians.

In this new adventure users will find even...
 

Microsoft is Accused by the European Commission Again

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288w ago - The European Commission has accused Microsoft of harming competition by bundling its Explorer Web browser with its Windows operating system.

The commission said it had reached the preliminary view that the US software giant had undermined consumer choice and infringed EU rules.

Microsoft and the European Union have engaged in legal battles over competition issues for years. Last year, the EU fined Microsoft 899m euros ($1.4bn; £680.9m).

Browser Battle

In its statement on Friday the Commission said: "Microsoft's tying of Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system harms competition between web browsers, undermines product innovation and ultimately reduces consumer choice."

Microsoft that it was studying the commission's preliminary finding, and did not rule out requesting a formal hearing. It has been given eight weeks to reply.

The US software firm controls the majority of the web-browsing market through its Explorer browser. Analysts say the company has diversified enormously and is now no longer so reliant on its Windows operating system, with revenue coming from Xbox sales and server software.

In February 2008, the EU fined Microsoft 899m euros for defying sanctions imposed on it for anti-competitive behavior. The penalty -...
 

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 European Launch in Late March

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288w ago - Koei has today announced that Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 across Europe on March 27, 2009.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 from Koei's Omega Force studio combines the power of the Mobile Suit, the legacy of the Gundam universe and the tactical action gameplay of the Dynasty Warriors series, thrusting players into battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planets and in the far reaches of outer space.

Press Release: THE MOST SPECTACULAR GUNDAM GAME EVER

DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 2 returns with robots the size of mountains and battles to make your eyes water.

Hertfordshire, UK- January 14, 2009 - KOEI today announced that the European release of DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM2 for the Xbox 360 video Game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system will be on March 27, 2009.

With the Gundam phenomenon once again taking the gaming and anime worlds by storm in Japan this is the chance for European gamers to discover what all the fuss is about.

A chance to take control of robots the size of tower blocks. A chance to unleash enough firepower to level entire cities. A chance to wade into battle against hundreds of armed to the teeth Mobile Suits.

A chance...
 

European PSN Store Update for January 8th, 2009

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289w ago - Hey guys, time for the first European PSN Update of the year. The European demo of LOTR: Conquest is finally here so go grab it.

Concerning DLC, we have the usual Rock Band/Guitar Hero update, so enjoy!

Here's the full list below:

Playable Content

* Lord of the Rings: Conquest demo

Add-on Content

* Tom Clancy's EndWar "Faction Elite Pack" (£3.19)
* Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm "Storm Pack 4" (free)
* Rock Band DLC (listed after the break)
* Guitar Hero World Tour DLC (listed after the break)

Videos

* Tekken 6 trailer.
* Lord of the Rings: Conquest "Good To Be Bad" trailer.
* Brain Challenge trailer.

Rock Band DLC

* "Space Truckin" - Deep Purple (£0.99)
* "Funk #49" - James Gang (£0.99)
* "Hymn 43" - Jethro Tull (£0.99)
* "Take Back the City" - Snow Patrol (£0.99)

Guitar Hero World Tour DLC

* "Degenerated" - Backyard Babies (£1.59)
* "Hillbilly Deluxe" - Brooks and Dunn (£1.59)
* "Johnny" - Di-Rect (£1.59)
* "Me And My Gang" - Rascal Flatts (£1.59)
* "Por La Boca Vive El Pez" - Fito y Fitipaldis (£1.59)
* "Ticks" - Brad Paisley (£1.59)
* Reggae Rock...
 

Capcom Reveals European & American Q1 '09 PS3 Release Dates

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289w ago - Capcom Europe has revealed its release dates and/or windows for all of its first quarter games today. You can see the info in handy list format below.

Looks like Capcom is single handedly making Q1 2009 a real gaming event, with plenty to sink your teeth into, even despite inFamous and Killzone 2 being released during the same period.

• Flock - February
• Street Fighter IV - February 20th
• Resident Evil 5 - March 13th
• Bionic Commando - March (It's not March anymore. Rather, it'll be in the first half of '09)

The American release dates are as follows:

• Flock - Early 2009
• Street Fighter IV - February 17th
• Resident Evil 5 - March 13th
• Bionic Commando - Early 2009
 
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