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Video: Microsoft Announces XBox 360 Game Room at CES 2010

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238w ago - Microsoft's Robbie Bach did a CES 2010 interview today, and while most of it is just a general conversation if you skip to 11:50 in the [Register or Login to view links] he mentions "XBox Game Room" which sounds like it will be a one stop shop for retro games as first rumored.

Below is the official Fact Sheet information regarding the 'Game Room' which has now been made available:

Game Features:

• Relive the glory days of the classic arcade. "Game Room" replicates the old-school look, sound and feel of a retro video game arcade. At launch, "Game Room" will bring you a library of 30 original arcade and console classics such as "Centipede®" and "Asteroids Deluxe®" from Atari Inc. and other favorites from Activision Inc., Intellivision, Konami Corp. and more, all shown in their original cabinets.

Create a brand-new social environment your avatar can explore, trick out your "game room" by arranging your cabinets, and decorate each room with themes and animated icons from your favorite games. With weekly new title releases, your arcade will soon be retrofitted to perfection.

• Prove...
 

BioWare Announces Dragon Age Origins: Return to Ostagar DLC

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239w ago - BioWare has announced that the long awaited downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age Origins, dubbed Return to Ostagar, will be released for the XBox 360 and PC on January 5, 2009.

PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait until later this January. No reasons on why the PlayStation 3 version is delayed, but perhaps it's the exclusivity BioWare is giving to Microsoft's XBox 360 and the PC.

Press Release: BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts, announced today that the Return to Ostagar downloadable content (DLC) for Dragon Age: Origins will be released on January 5 in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game at a cost of 400 BioWare Points or Microsoft Points. The DLC will be available for the PlayStation 3 later in January priced at $4.99.

Return to Ostagar allows players to exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens' darkest hour, to reclaim the honor and learn the secrets of Ferelden's fallen king.

Aaryn Flynn, the General Manager and Vice President at BioWare Edmonton had the following to say:

"We are thrilled at the way the fans have embraced Dragon Age: Origins and we're excited to welcome them back into the...
 

Sony Announces God of War: Blood & Metal EP Digital Soundtrack

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240w ago - Update: The [Register or Login to view links] and the [Register or Login to view links] are now available to download for free- grab them while they last folks!

Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced today that God of War: Blood & Metal EP digital soundtrack for the PS3 videogame God of War III is coming soon to fans.

To quote: For those that have been waiting for another reason to pre-order God of War III Ultimate Edition, this might just be your tipping point =)

Announced today through [Register or Login to view links], the EP titled [Register or Login to view links], will be released in March as a part of the God of War III Ultimate Edition, and will feature five exclusive unreleased songs from Roadrunner artists, including KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DREAM THEATER, TRIVIUM, OPETH and TAKING DAWN.

For those that recall the original announcement PS Blog post, in addition to the raged fueled God of War: Blood...
 

Konami Announces Assault Heroes for PS3 on PSN in 2010

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241w ago - Today Konami has announced that Assault Heroes will be migrating from the XBox Live Arcade to the Sony's PlayStation Network in 2010.

Some screens are available below, and the game features top-down, 3D-graphics as well as single and multiplayer options.

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Assault Heroes for the PlayStation Network. A direct port from the critically acclaimed title on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Assault Heroes makes its way onto an all-new platform for non-stop action with explosive graphics that push the boundaries of a timeless 2D action arcade game.

"Assault Heroes was an extremely successful title on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, so it was only fitting for us to bring it over to the PlayStation®Network, where all gamers could get a taste of the intense arcade action," said David Daniels, Director of Marketing of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc.

"As the demand for downloadable content grows, Konami continues to deliver quality titles and judging by the track record of Assault Heroes, this was the perfect game to bring back for fans to enjoy on an entirely new platform."

Players begin the game as the only surviving members of an elite Special Forces Unit tasked with uncovering a classified weapons program hidden deep within a secret...
 

Sony Announces BUZZ! Quiz World Launches Today on PSP

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241w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has announced today on the PlayStation Blog that BUZZ! Quiz World officially launches today on PSP.

To quote: Happy Holidays [Register or Login to view links] fans! There's a little more to celebrate this season, because now you can take the BUZZ! Quiz World trivia experience with you wherever you go starting today with the release of BUZZ! Quiz World PSP.

Whether you're traveling over the holidays or you've just been kicked off of the TV by visiting relatives, there's no better way to keep yourself entertained then to kick back with a little BUZZ! trivia action on PSP.

For the first time ever on PSP, you'll be able to download new quiz content from PSN as well as MyBUZZ! user-generated quizzes. Your question bank is virtually limitless!

Be sure to go online to [Register or Login to view links] and check out all of the fun holiday quizzes that the BUZZ! community have been creating to get yourself in the festive spirit, or make your own quizzes to share with your friends and family.

Using the new online infrastructure mode, you can connect with up to three of your friends and family members for a multiplayer quiz challenge.

The best part is that you'll be able to get your...
 
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