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

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279w 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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280w 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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289w 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.
 

PS3 PAIN Downloaders Experiencing Abusement Park Add-On Bug

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290w ago - There are many people that are new to PAIN and its various expansion packs. The "Abusement Park" add-on is corrupted for anyone that downloads it right now.

Many are blaming the recent 2.53 patch, which adds a free character and YouTube support to the game.

"If you did not have the Abusement park addon downloaded from PSN prior to the update the level is destroyed and unusable, Items fall through the landscape the background image is blank white and the level is unusable."

A quick look at [Register or Login to view links] shows a lynch mob asking for Idol Minds' head.









Direct-feed video of the glitch shows how the game is rendered unplayable... because nothing gets rendered! Unfortunately, this glitch doesn't appear to be affecting a small group of people.

Once again, this being the holiday season, it seems unlikely that affected individuals will get a patch in the immediate future.
 

Metal Gear Solid 4 LittleBigPlanet Add-on is Now Available on PSN

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292w ago - It's $5.99 in the United States, and it's up for download in the PlayStation Network store NOW!

Below is a LittleBigPlanet - Metal Gear Solid 4 Content Trailer (HD), courtesy of machinima via YouTube.

The video's caption simply reads:

"The Metal Gear Solid 4 Content DLC trailer for LittleBigPlanet."

Enjoy!




 
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