DJ Hero DLC and Sequel

Apparently, a source that will remain anonymous has mentioned that Activision is already working with Euro development companies on new DJ Hero content. It was reported that they are working together on both a sequel to DJ Hero and downloadable content for the music game which is coming out very soon. Supposedly, musicians DMC Champion and judge DJ Qbert were both asked about if they would like to be included in this new DJ Hero content.

To me, it kind of seems strange that Activision is already deciding to start on the DJ Hero sequel when they are not even sure yet about how the first game is going to do. It seems to me like a company would want to be at least a little interested in knowing how a game does before you would start investing time and money creating a sequel.  Activision is known for being a big fan of sequels, but they are an even bigger fan of money. One thing to know is that they are already working on developing some DLC for this game which could be a good thing because gamers more easily get persuaded to buying DJ Hero after hearing that more songs and such will be on the way. Also, it is helpful to hear that there will most likely be a sequel because if people are expected to buy an expensive controller for it, then they are going to want at least two games to use it on.

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DJ Hero Controller

I’m sure everyone has heard about the game Activision is coming out with. Well, DJ Hero is going to have its own unique controller that will not be able to be used in any other games. This music game is coming out for the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, all of which will use this controller. This unique music game’s controller is going to mimic the same experience of a real DJ as close as you could ever expect a controller to do. You must master the dual turntables and the fader of the disc jockey in order to play this game. However, this one of a kind controller will not work for any other game which could make some people hesitant about buying such an expensive item.

The creative director of DJ Hero, Jamie Jackson, was questioned by the website “Destructoid” about whether or not the DJ Hero controller would work with any other game. Jamie Jackson responded with a sort of obvious answer by saying, “DJ Hero is DJ Hero. If someone needed to use our controller, then they would basically have to rip our game off.”

The only other DJ game that I can think of is Scratch: The Ultimate DJ. However, for this game, both the controller and the gameplay are completely different from each other which makes sense that as of right now, it does not look like the DJ Hero controller will be able to be used for any other games.

Ion Assault

Ion Assault is a game that came out on Wednesday, September 23rd to the Xbox. This Shooter game, developed by Coreplay, is an action-packed arcade-style space adventure with an unprecedented particle physics engine. In this game you can fight by yourself or play cooperatively all the way through four different modes. Also, make your way though twenty different levels. Fend of swarms of aliens using the free energy particles as your weapons.

The following are some features that are included in this game:

Adventures of space: Battle aliens with a unique fluid and particle system.
Different varieties of play: Make your way through twenty levels using four different settings each with lavish graphics.
Upgrades: Earn different upgrades for your spaceships. Get upgrades such as augmented speed or increase radius used for collecting surrounding particles.
Mode of play: Play various multiplayer modes including cooperative, arena, or harvest. Play with up to four players.
Power-ups: Collect various special power-ups. Each power-up is only usable for a limited amount of time including the Black Hole.
International flavor: Ion Assault is the first Xbox Live Arcade game ever to be developed in Germany.

Pearl Jam Album to Rock Band

Pearl Jam’s new album “Backspacer” will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360. This announcement was recently made by Harmonix and MTV Games.

Pearl Jam is a great alternative rock band that formed in Seattle in the year 1990. This band consists of Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron. All together, the band has sold more than 60 million records around the globe.

In addition to releasing this album to Rock Band, Pearl Jam will offer a special edition CD available at Target stores nationwide which will include the Backspacer album disc and a special code allowing owners of the special edition to download the entire album for Rock Band or Rock Band 2 gameplay. The songs will be imported into the Rock Band player’s library. This will make these songs available in all of the game modes including solo, band play, online multiplayer and instrument vs. instrument.

Track Listing
If you would like to purchase the entire Backspacer album it is available for 1440 MS Points. You can also get just an individual track which is available at 160 MS Points each:

  • “Gonna See My Friend”
  • “Got Some”
  • “The Fixer”
  • “Johnny Guitar”
  • “Just Breathe”
  • “Amongst the Waves”
  • “Unthought Known”
  • “Supersonic”
  • “Speed of Sound”
  • “Force of Nature”
  • “The End”

No UMD Transfer for PSP Go

The long wait of not know is over. Sony has revealed its plans to allow for PSP owners to digitally transfer all of the UMD games onto the new PSP Go. Sony’s big plan is this: Sony does not plan to ever support this kind of service. Sony said to Kotaku, “We were evaluating a UMD conversion program, but due to legal and technical reasons we will not be offering the program at this time.” Since Sony is so serious about this plan at the current time, I believe tha a couple of PSP owners may have a couple words to say to Sony about this.

In hopes to maybe put some angry people at ease, Sony has announces that in the UK an offer will be available to all PSP owners looking to upgrade to the PSP Go. This offer would be that they could have three digitally transferred gamers of their choosing.

Reports from Eurogamer say that PSP owners can sign on to the PlayStation Network making them eligible to earn a voucher over email. This will enable them to have any three of the following games:

  • Buzz!: Brain Bender
  • Buzz!: Master Quiz
  • Daxter
  • Echochrome
  • Everybody’s Golf PSP
  • Killzone: Liberation
  • Lemmings PSP
  • LocoRoco
  • MediEvil
  • Patapon
  • Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
  • Resistance: Retribution
  • SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
  • Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
  • WipEout
  • Even though right now this deal is only supposed to be for the UK, I think that it will end up in the US very soon.

    Twilight Game for the Wii

    Are you one of those die hard fans of Twilight? Well if you are, there is a Twilight game coming out for the Wii. This game from Konami is Scene It? Twilight. According to Konami, “Twilight will challenge Wii players’ powers of observation, memory and puzzle solving, as it transports them to Forks, WA and creates an interactive multiplayer trivia experience brought together seamlessly on Wii.”

    Here are some of the functions for the game:

    Trivia for the ultimate fan – There will be over 500 multiple choice questions available based on the movie, music and audio from the Twilight movie.

    Use of the motion – Use the Wii Remote in order to buzz in and beat your opponent creating for a fun and exciting game.

    New gameplay modes – Both single and multi-players modes are available. New scoring methods keep the scores close making the games exciting and fun.

    This game is most likely going to be a hit with all of the Twilight fans. With this game for the Wii being pretty much the only Twilight game out there right now, a good number of sales could be expected.

    Microsoft might Buy EA Sports

    If you have ever wanted some “big news” well here is some big new. Even though right now it is just a supposed “rumor”, the news is still rather shocking. The word on the streets of New York is that Microsoft is possibly interested in purchasing the huge game publisher of Electronic Arts, or more commonly known as EA Sports.

    This claim will probably remain a claim for quite a long time. However, when word of Microsoft’s possible deal reached the public, Electronic Arts received a 4 percent boost in sales. I can not even begin to think about how huge this deal would be. There would be Xbox exclusives for Electronic Arts which would definitely boost the Microsoft sales.

    However, until one of these companies, either Microsoft or Electronic Arts, makes it official, it is not worth getting very worked up about. If this were really to happen, it would probably not be any time in the very near future.

    When this rumor was first heard of an Electronic Arts representative was supposedly not available for a comment. Also, a Microsoft representative declined to comment. But recently an Electronic Arts representative said, “We do not comment on speculation about our business.”