218w ago - Today SCEE Content Manager Nina Scherer has shared this week's SingStore content update, as follows:
Hi and welcome to what is sadly going to be my last SingStore update post for you guys across the big pond.
My lovely colleagues at SCEA will be updating you about everything SingStar and SingStore from now onwards, which is great because they are actually not finishing work when you get up so responses will be much faster than me having to catch up with you the next day in London! Exciting news all around!
Moving on to this week's update, which boasts great tracks from the likes of Kool & the Gang, Celine Dion, Cheap Trick and The Specials. My personal favorite however will have to be 'Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds because it's just brilliant and featured in the equally brilliant movie 'The Breakfast Club'.
That's it from me. Thanks for all your support on here over past few months, I'll miss y'all. And should you really have the urge to get in contact with me again, you can always stop by on the EU Blog to say 'Hi'.
• Blind - "Break Away"
• Sanne Salomonsen - "Everybody's Eyes On You"
• 1990s - "You're Supposed To Be My Friend"
220w ago - According to JoyStiq, Best Buy's bonus for pre-ordering Brütal Legend by October 13th includes a Brütal Legend LP sleeve (pictured below).
Aside from displaying artwork, the sleeve serves as a holder for the game disc itself.
In related news, EA's Tim Schaffer has announced that a Brutal Legend demo will be hitting PlayStation Network (and Xbox Live Marketplace) this week- specifically on Septmeber 17, 2009.
Finally, Electronic Arts has released an opening cinematic intro video today. The opening cinematic sets up the story for the game and gives us some insight into story protagonist, Eddie Riggs (voiced by Jack Black). Check it out below!
Brutal Legend is due out in North America on October 13th for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
220w ago - Today SCEE Content Manager Nina Scherer has shared this week's SingStore update, as follows:
It's good to be back with the SingStore update!
Some great tracks this week from Blondie with 'Rapture', Spandau Ballet's 'Through The Barricades' and 'Here Comes your Man' by The Pixies. Please check out the whole list of tracks and artists below.
The SongPack this week comes courtesy of the amazingly talented Dizzee Rascal including 'Dance Wiv Me', 'Fix Up, Look Sharp' and his latest hit single with Armand van Helden, 'Bonkers'.
To everybody who downloaded the Coldplay 2 SongPack: If you could delete and re-download it, the medley should definitely be working now! Sorry for the delay with fixing this one.
Also a big thanks to Erin for filling in for me two weeks ago!
• Eoghan Quigg – "28,000 Friends"
• The Libertines – "Can't Stand Me Now"
• Pixies – "Here Comes Your Man"
• The Sounds – "Painted by Numbers"
• Friendly Fires – "Paris"
• Blondie – "Rapture"
• September – "Satellites"
• Spandau Ballet – "Through the Barricades"
• I'm From Barcelona – "We're From Barcelona"
221w ago - Update: The official response from NOA, as expected, is "Nintendo does not respond to rumors and speculation."
Advance retail listings forwarded to Kotaku indicate that Nintendo is planning to issue its first price drop on the Wii, with a less expensive version of the console–currently priced at $249–coming the first week of October.
To quote: "That listing comes from an early version of a Walmart ad that loosely dates, but does not price a "rollback" for Nintendo's console. While the ad is not official confirmation of a price drop, the timing makes sense, as the Wii is about to enter its fourth holiday shopping season at its original price.
Should Nintendo announce a price drop prior to October, it has a venue at which to do it. The company will be participating at the Kyoto Cross Media Experience 2009, a multimedia event that runs September 26th to October 4th, overlapping with the Tokyo Game Show.
With Microsoft and Sony recently issuing their own price cuts on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Nintendo may be wisely following suit.
Due to the unofficial nature of the price drop info, we're labeling this rumor for now. We've been in touch with Nintendo of America and Walmart to get comment, but...
222w ago - Today Product Marketing Manager Erin English revealed this week's SingStore releases on the PlayStation Blog, as follows:
Welcome to the SingStore blog post! Nina is on vacation this week, so I'll be updating you on the new downloads on the store. My name is Erin and I am the Associate Product Marketing Manager here in the U.S. for SingStar.
If you didn't crave all of the songs in the exclusive Coldplay 2 SongPack a couple of months ago, here's your chance to pick your favourites and get a hold of them individually. You can see the full tracklisting of the update below.
We have also put together a Blondie SongPack including classics such as 'Call Me' and 'Heart Of Glass' plus 'Rapture' which is an exclusive track for the SingStore.
• Coldplay - Don't Panic
• Coldplay - In My Place
• Coldplay - Lost
• Coldplay - Trouble
• Coldplay - Violet Hill
• Lisa Mitchell - Neopolitan Dreams
• Rednex - Old Pop In An Oak
• Spandau Ballet - To Cut A Long Story Short
• Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma