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Platinum Hits Perfect Dark Zero comes with bonus maps

By Spencer . November 1, 2006 . 10:22am

The budget version of Perfect Dark Zero comes with an added bonus, six extra multiplayer maps that didn’t ship with the original release. The first four maps were released online as an added map pack sold for 500 points ($6.25). Fans of the Perfect Dark series are going to like the two new maps, “facility” […]

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Doom on Xbox Live Arcade and more news from X06

By Spencer . September 27, 2006 . 2:58pm

Microsoft saved some of their best announcements for X06 in Europe. The biggest surprise was the “major franchise” making its way on to Xbox Live Arcade. Early rumors swirled around that it was Metal Slug, which is coming to Live, but actually it’s Doom. Id Software’s horror based FPS is online now with four player […]

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Remember Donkey Kong Country the TV show?

By Spencer . September 22, 2006 . 2:30pm

Viva Piñata wasn’t Rare’s first foray into the silver screen. They got their start back in the 90’s with a 40 episode series of Donkey Kong Country. At first Donkey Kong is just like any regular monkey, hanging out with his favorite nephew Diddy. Then suddenly he stumbles upon the “Crystal Coconut”, which created a […]

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GB Micro, Gamecube, Perfect Dark Zero all fall into the clearance rack

By Spencer . August 28, 2006 . 10:49am

CompUSA is having a clearance sale and if you use the coupon code “Email25” you can save an additional 25%. Some of the better items on sale are: Game Boy Micro – $59.99 Gamecube – $59.99 Game Boy Advance SP – $59.99 Ape Escape: On the Loose – $14.99 Kameo: Elements of Power – $18.74 […]

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What is the deal with the Viva Piñata LGC demo?

By Spencer . August 25, 2006 . 8:26am

There has been a little controversy over the build of Rare’s Viva Piñata at LGC. Fellow game site 1up claims that the early build was “utterly unplayable. It’s not surprising — framerate issues have plagued the game since it was first demoed before E3, likely due to the great detail on the characters and environments […]

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Catch Viva Piñata early

By Spencer . August 24, 2006 . 2:03pm

Microsoft’s next Xbox 360 game Viva Piñata is actually a mixed multimedia project. Airing on 4Kids TV later this fall is Viva Piñata the TV series. The series follows the lives of four piñatas on Piñata Island as they debate the existence of Chewnicorns, fight to be the most popular Horstachio and other zany adventures. […]

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Looking back at the Gamecube

By Spencer . August 7, 2006 . 12:50pm

Now online is an early video of the Gamecube’s software line up pre-release. The video shows demos of some unreleased games like Ravenblade and Kameo: Elements of Power. Also there’s a look at Metroid Prime pre first person mode, Star Fox Adventures and at the end there is a Legend of Zelda demo before the […]

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Now playable on the 360 and Xbox

By Spencer . June 13, 2006 . 12:42pm

Sorry Sega fans there are no signs of Panzer Dragoon Orta, Shenmue 2 or Jet Set Radio Future in the list. The additional 21 games that are now backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 aren’t exactly the most exciting titles. On the plus side there’s Doom 3, Lego Star Wars and the Xbox exclusive Grabbed […]

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Halo, PDZ and Kameo swag

By Spencer . May 12, 2006 . 11:01am

In the press area of Microsoft’s E3 booth is a bunch of swag from in house published games. There is the obligatory Halo area with strategy guides, figures and a cool body suit lined up. New in this section are Xbox 360 franchises like Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo. Both of these games have separate […]

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News from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 event

By Spencer . May 9, 2006 . 1:30pm

If you’re sitting at home boot up your 360 and download the Halo 3 trailer. Other online trailers include Fable 2, Shadowrun, Viva Pinata and Gears of War.   Contra, Super Contra, Mortal Kombat 3 and surprise Lumines Live is coming to the Xbox live arcade. Lumines Live will have new songs from Time Warner’s […]

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Kameo then and now

By Spencer . April 18, 2006 . 9:13am

Originally announced in 2001 Kameo has shifted from three different platforms from the Gamecube all the way to an Xbox 360 launch title. While Rare has been the developer all along Kameo has evolved from its first E3 showing. It still has the same fairy, but now it has different monsters to morph into and […]

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Different region, different look for Joanna Dark

By Spencer . December 8, 2005 . 4:21pm

It’s no doubt that Perfect Dark Zero is a keystone in the Xbox 360 launch. Now that Enchant Arm is going to grace shelves in 2006 and Dead or Alive 4 is pushed back to December 29th, Perfect Dark Zero is becoming even more important in Japan. Recently Microsoft of Japan released a PDZ wallpaper […]

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Perfect Dark Zero hits Japan

By Spencer . November 23, 2005 . 11:10pm

In Japan Perfect Dark Zero just made its debut at the Xbox lounge. The event had 32 person deathmatch, a first for the Japanese audience. The winners took home some decent gear like digital cameras and a headset, but no Xbox 360s were given out.   Microsoft must have scored in getting interest in the […]

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Another Rare game in your pocket.

By Spencer . June 27, 2004 . 5:36am

Instead of playing as the big guy you can take on the role of Diddy and Dixie Kong in another one of Rare’s platfomers from the Super NES era. This time around you can play Donkey Kong Country 2 outside of your home on your Game Boy Advance.

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