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GTA: Chinatown Wars announced for the DS

GTA: Chinatown Wars announced for the DS

There's no doubt that Grand Theft Auto IV is an awesome game. But unfortunately when you leave the house, there's just no good way to take the fun with you. Now if only there were a portable GTA game that one could play on their DS. Well your wishes have come true, as Rockstar recently announced Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS.

Rock Band 2 Set List revealed, RB1 tracks to be available for export

Rock Band 2 Set List revealed, RB1 tracks to be available for export

There are likely plenty of people out there asking why they should bother picking up Rock Band 2 since they already own the first one. Yes, there are some awesome new modes that should get you excited, including customizable set lists for nonstop rocking in Quickplay. Yes, the instruments will be getting tweaked, but two things should really pursuade you to dish out the extra cash. First is the full set list for the game (check it out after the jump) and second is the full set list from the first game. That's right, not only will you be able to play all of your DLC, but most of your on-disc tracks will be available.

Microsoft to add Mii-like Avatars to Xbox Live

Microsoft to add Mii-like Avatars to Xbox Live

I'm starting to think that I'm the only gamer in the world that just doesn't give a damn about having a cartoony representation of myself to screw with. I spent about 15 minutes making my Mii and haven't touched it since, nor have I really cared to look at it any more than I have to. I guess I'd just rather play my game than play dress-up with a cartoon all day. On that note, Microsoft has introduced the inclusion of Miis into Xbox Live. No they're not called Miis, but they might as well be.

Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

I know exactly why console makers fight so hard to land exclusive titles on their products. Unfortunately, we as the consumers tend to lose out on a lot of great games if we choose not to fork out several hundreds of dollars buying every console on the market. I've been bummed that I can't play any great Final Fantasy titles on my Xbox 360 since they're all on the PS3. Well starting with Final Fantasy XIII, that's going to change.

Portal: Still Alive coming to Xbox Live Arcade

Portal: Still Alive coming to Xbox Live Arcade

One of the things that I've been hoping to hear about at this year's E3 is some info on a sequel to Portal. While we still don't have any word on this, we have heard that there will be an expansion to the original game dubbed Portal: Still Alive.

Two new Rock Band drum kits revealed

Two new Rock Band drum kits revealed

So we already know that the new Rock Band drums will have a few improvements. The main thing of note is that not only will the drum pads be quieter, but they will be velocity-sensitve. However, we finally know just how awesome the two new drum kits will be. Yes, I said two.

Microsoft announces new 360 SKU, price cut

Microsoft announces new 360 SKU, price cut

Hold onto your hats folks, I've got some breaking news that's going to blow you away. It seems that out of nowhere, Microsoft has decided to drop the price of the 20GB Xbox 360 Premium to $299. As an added shock, they have also announced that they will be releasing a 60GB console for $349.

New Star Wars game trademarks registered by Lucasarts

New Star Wars game trademarks registered by Lucasarts

I remember back when Star Wars Galaxies was announced, being the Star Wars nut that I am, I was about as excited as one could get. I won't go into the disappointment that the game became, but I have been getting my hopes up that the rumors of a new MMO set in a galaxy far, far away. Well, a few new trademark filings from LucasArts has added fuel to the fire that such a new game is in the works.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – The Who

Rock Band Weekly DLC – The Who

The week of E3 is always big (even if the show is getting smaller and smaller with each passing year), so this week's DLC should be equally as large. We've been expecting a full album from The Who, however, due to some missing masters, we'll just have to settle for an awesome compilation of Who tracks.

What do gamers do when they camp out for an iPhone?

What do gamers do when they camp out for an iPhone?

I, like many others lined up for the iPhone well in advance of the 8am store openings. I showed up to my local AT&T store at around midnight to find only7 other people in line. It started pouring down rain almost as soon as I pulled up, but after a little over an hour, it let up. Those of us there got to talking, and as luck would have it, they were fellow gamers. So what do you do when a bunch of gamers are stuck in one place for 8 hours? You bust out a 360 and a projector, and you game.

Konami files suit against Harmonix over Rock Band

Konami files suit against Harmonix over Rock Band

Rock Band easily consumes more of my time than any other game I currently play. Its unique gameplay and ever-growing list of songs make for a great time alone or with friends. However, Konami doesn't think that the gameplay is all that unique, as they have recently filed suit against Harmonix citing patents issued in 2002 and 2003.

Sony offers to repair or replace PS3s bricked by 2.40 update

Sony offers to repair or replace PS3s bricked by 2.40 update

More than a few people were unfortunately left with bricked consoles after the botched 2.40 update from Sony. This has made some people wonder exactly what Sony is doing for those gamers. At the very least, they can expect to have their console repaired or replaced for no charge. Hit the jump for the official word from Sony.

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