Rock Band DLC Next Week

In this upcoming week, there is a lot of new downloadable content that will be coming out for Rock Band and Rock Band 2. There are new tracks coming from The Ramones, Paul McCartney, Blink 182 and also The Psychedelic Furs.

The following songs are the nine new songs that will be available for you next week:

  • Paul McCartney – “Band on the Run (Live)”
  • Paul McCartney – “Jet (Live)”
  • Paul McCartney – “Sing the Changes (Live)”
  • Blink-182 – “Adam’s Song”
  • Blink-182 – “First Date”
  • Blink-182 – “I Miss You”
  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way”
  • The Psychedelic Furs – “Sister Europe”
  • The Ramones – “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”

Starting on Tuesday, January 5th, these new tracks will be available for the Wii and the Xbox 360. Then, on Thursday, January 7th, you will be able to download them on the PlayStation 3. The price is going to be the regular $1.99 for each of the individual songs. If you want to pick up the entire Paul McCartney or Blink 182 pack, that will save you some money by only costing $5.49.

As you can see, next week there is a lot of new DLC. Make sure to check it out!


Anticipated Titles of 2010

As the year of 2009 comes to an end, we see that it had a lot of good games be released. Many people have recently started to look ahead to the upcoming year of 2010. There are a lot of prospected games that many people are eagerly awaiting. There will be games to be released for the Nintendo DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii and Xbox 360.

The games that all of these people have been looking forward to are as follows:

  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • Crackdown 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Rock Band 3
  • Star Craft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Super Street Fighter IV
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Dead Rising 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Metroid: The Other M

I believe that the year of 2010 is going to be a huge year for the gaming world. The competition between companies and developers is really heating up which will, overall, lead to the release of more games and other different money spending opportunities.

Be sure to keep an eye out for any new information regarding these games or when they will be coming out. What games are you awaiting for the year of 2010?

Paul McCartney Rock Band DLC

There is going to be some new music downloadable content that many people will be excited about coming out for the games of Rock Band and Rock Band 2. The tracks which will be arriving are three live versions of Paul McCartney songs. This downloadable content will be available starting Tuesday, January 5th.

These three songs will be bundled together in a song pack that will be called “New York City Pack 01.” These tracks were all recorded during the christening of New York’s Citi Field at the memorable three night musical that the Beatles had. These songs are going to be Paul McCartney’s first solo songs that are available for Rock Band.

The tracks that will be available are as follows:

  • Band on the Run
  • Jet
  • Sing the Changes

All of these live recorded tracks will come out on Jan. 5 for the Xbox 360 and the Wii and on Jan. 7 for PlayStation 3. The regular price will be used where each individual song will cost $1.99. However, for the entire track pack including all three songs, the cost will be $3,99.

PSP Best of 2009 Awards

These following games are the ones that won the PlayStation Portable Best of 2009 Awards in their respective categories:
  • Best Action Game – Patapon 2
  • Best Fighting Game – Tekken 6
  • Best Music Game – Rock Band: Unplugged
  • Best Platform Game – Little Big Planet
  • Best Puzzle Game – Pixel Junk Monsters: Junk
  • Best Racing Game – Motor Storm: Arctic Edge
  • Best Role-Playing Game – Half Minute Hero
  • Best Sports Game – Pangya: Fantasy Golf
  • Award for Visual Excellence – Little Big Planet
  • Award for Excellence in Sound – Motor Storm: Arctic Edge
  • Best Story – Resistance: Retribution
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Motor Storm: Arctic Edge
  • PSP Game of the Year – Patapon 2

The PlayStation Portable had a very successful year. In this past year, there were a lot of bigger franchises that put out a game or two for the PSP including Rock Band, Assassins Creed, Little Big Planet and Resistance. There were also a lot of huge games that returned in this year including games from the series’ of Final Fantasy, Patapon and LocoRoco. One thing about the PlayStation Portable is that it can really be played anywhere at any time. I think that this really attracts a lot of people to it and the great quality and variety of games keeps them hooked on it.

Nintendo DS Best of 2009 Awards

The following games were chosen to win the “Best of 2009 Awards” in these various categories:

  • Best Action Game – Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars
  • Best Music Game – Rhythm Heaven
  • Best Platform Game –  Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure
  • Best Puzzle Game – Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Best Role-Playing Game – Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Best Shooter – Moon
  • Best Strategy Game – Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
  • Award for Visual Excellence – Moon
  • Award for Excellence in Sound – LEGO Rock Band
  • Best Story – Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Mixed Messages
  • Nintendo DS Game of the Year – Grand Theft Auto: China Town Wars

 The Nintendo DS has actually been pretty successful. In fact, some people comsider it to be this past generation’s most successful video game system. The idea of people able to game on the go draws people in to buying it and the exceptional quality keeps them hooked. There was a great variety, number and quality of games that were released in the year of 2009. If you have not yet tried out some of these Nintendo DS games, then be sure to check them out some time.

iPhone’s Best of 2009

The following are the winners of the iPhone’s Best of 2009 Awards:
  • Best Action Game – N. O. V. A.
  • Best Music Game – Beat It!
  • Best Platform Game – Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
  • Best Puzzle Game – iBlast Moki
  • Best Racing Game – Firemint Real Racing
  • Best Sports Game – Home Run Battle 3D
  • Best RPG Game – Zenonia
  • Best Strategy Game – Star Defense
  • Award for Visual Excellence – Zen Bound
  • Award for Excellence in Sound – Zen Bound
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Eliminate
  • iPhone Game of the Year – Square Ball

The iPhone App Store hit a milestone in late 2009. The number of Apps within the store finally reached 100,000. It was estimated that about a third of these are games. This makes that after about 18 months, the iPhone is the video game system that has the most games. With such a large amount of games, there are only some really great games, but also included are the completely pointless ones as well. The games above are the best in their respective categories. If you have not yet tried any of these games, be sure to check them out in the App Store for your iPhone.

Nintendo’s “WiiRelax”

Of the many different gameplay innovations that have been announced in the last couple of years, one of these may stand out as the most “interesting” and that is the Wii Vitality Sensor. When Nintendo announced it at the last E3, they did not give any information on how this new gaming innovation would make gaming more entertaining. Somebody was recently able to find some information regarding this. The Nintendo has named it “WiiRelax”.

Before Nintendo had claimed rights to the name “WiiRelax,” an Italian company had apparently already taken the name “Wii Relax” for a game. However, since they mentioned this, there has not been any more information about it which could mean that Nintendo either bought or blocked out their idea for a whole new Wii idea.

At the current time, there is still not very much known at all about the WiiRelax. How it will be used within a Wii game or how it will make gaming more entertaining are some of the main questions that Wii gamers are wondering. How do you think “WiiRelax” will be used?

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