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BUZZ! Rock Legends Quiz Pack Add-on Hits PSN Today

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280w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour announced today via PlayStation Blog that the BUZZ! Rock Legends Quiz Pack is hitting PSN today.

To quote: Today you can challenge your music knowledge with the new Rock Legends Quiz Pack for BUZZ! Quiz TV. If you can name every member of KISS, know all of the words to "Don't Stop Believin'" or you just love music, this is the quiz pack for you!

The Rock Legends Quiz Pack amps up your quiz bank with over 500 new questions covering the most legendary rock bands, albums and songs of all time. Below you'll find a taste of what the Rock Legends Quiz Pack has to offer:

BRET MICHAELS FRONTS WHICH GLAM METAL GODS?
•KISS
•POISON
•SKID ROW
•M-TLEY CRÜE

IN 1968, WHO TOOK US ON A 'MAGIC CARPET RIDE'?
• THE TROGGS
• DEEP PURPLE
• STEPPENWOLF
• JEFFERSON AIRPLANE

WHO RELEASED THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING 'MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS'?
• STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
• MUSE
• THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
• SILVERCHAIR

SUPERGROUP BAD ENGLISH WAS MADE UP OF MEMBERS OF WHICH BANDS?
• REO SPEEDWAGON
• JOURNEY
• STYX
• THE BABYS

WHICH QUEEN TRACK SPARKS A MEMORABLE SING-A-LONG...
 

XBox 360 to Get Motion-sensing Full Body Game Control Add-on?

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281w ago - The word is that Microsoft is building a "sensor bar" of sorts, but instead of detecting the waggles of Wiimote-like controllers, it detects full body movement and sound, sans controllers.

To quote: We just got a tip from someone who purports to be in the know on Microsoft's efforts to beat the Wii at its own motion-sensing game, with some of the details lining up with what we were hearing last year along these lines.

There are two sensors on the bar, along with a mic and a camera, and while our tipster has "no idea" how it actually works, it sounds pretty impressive. Here's a quick rundown of capabilities mentioned:

•Full body and hand gesture control of games / characters.
• In fighting games you kick, punch, duck, dive, jump and so forth with your body.
• It also picks up small hand gestures like pinching, grabbing and scrolling.
• There will also be video conferencing and games with video.
• Trivia game over the internet with live images of each person playing. When a question pops up, they can clap to buzz in.
• You can "move objects on your screen" and the other party can see what you're doing in real time.
• Sensor detects only the person playing, not folks observing on the couch.

We're rather curious as to what...
 

Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 Multiplayer XBL Add-Ons Announced

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287w ago - Now players of Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 will see the multiplayer experiences made even better by great new Game Add-ons.

Press Release: "HALO 3" and "GEARS OF WAR 2" HEADLINE BLOCKBUSTER LINE-UP OF XBOX LIVE GAME ADD-ONS

LONDON 23rd March 2009 - Spring is nearly here, and with it comes new life for some of this generation's biggest, most action-packed games, exclusively on Xbox LIVE. With more than 35 million in combined sales, the "Halo" and "Gears of War" franchises have set the bar for multiplayer games on the console. Now players of "Halo 3" and "Gears of War 2" will see the multiplayer experiences made even better by great new Game Add-ons.

On 31st March, the Snowblind map pack gives "Gears of War 2" players a chance to cool off with four new, winter-themed environments: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard, and a frozen version of the "Gears of War" favourite, Fuel depot. Hot on the heels of Snowblind comes the highly-anticipated "Halo 3" Mythic Map Pack, releasing 9th April with three new maps: Assembly, Orbital and Sandbox. Both Game Add-ons will be available only on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points.

In addition to the exclusives mentioned above, Xbox 360 is the only console where you can extend your play with Game Add-ons from many of the year's...
 

New LittleBigPlanet DLC Add-On Pack Details for PS3 Available

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288w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor has revealed details on upcoming LittleBigPlanet DLC add-on packs for PS3 as follows this weekend:

On March 17th he visits IRELAND! St. Patrick's Day costume: FREE (available for one week only) If you want to avoid the "pinch" and get luck on you side, be sure to visit the store between March 17th to the 24th so you can celebrate St. Patty's day LBP style.

On March 19th he invades HELGHAN! Killzone Mini-pack: $2.99
The ISA isn't the only one invading Helghan! With both Sev and Helghast costumes along with 32 KZ-themed stickers this mini-pack brings the fight against the Helghast to LittleBigPlanet.

On March 26 he hits BUZZ! Buzz! Mini-Pack: $1.99
SackBoy is about the get Buzzed! as he sports the costume of PlayStation's most famous game show host and we get cool stickers to Buzz-ify our levels. Take that Trebeck!

On April 2, he marches on to PATAPON! Patapon Costume: $1.99
As mentioned on the Pata-Post a few weeks ago, Pata-Fans can celebrate the approach of Patapon 2 (Patapon 2 tag) with this costume including a selection of weapon options.

On April 9, he returns to HEAVENLY SWORD! Heavenly Sword Mini-pack: $2.99
If you didn't get Nariko the first time, now is your chance and Kai is coming...
 

New Bill Would Add Cigarette-like Warning Labels to Video Games

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297w ago - California Congressman Rep. Joe Baca (D), who is reportedly well known for targeting video games with hefty legislation, is at work again.

Now he is pushing for cigarette warning labels to be placed on any video game rated T for Teen or higher by the ESRB.

To quote: A California Congressman who has a long history of targeting video games with legislation is at it again.

Last week Rep. Joe Baca (D) introduced [Register or Login to view links], a bill which would require that warning labels be placed on any game rated T (13 and older) or higher by the ESRB. Baca's bill is titled "The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2009."

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) co-sponsored the measure which would apply to both packaged and digitally distributed games. The bill has been referred to the House Energy & Commerce Committee.
 
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