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Gaming Round Up For 04/04/06

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The Matrix Online, Now With Battle of the Bands
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the first-ever in-game “live” rock concert will be held this April in The Matrix Online. The first band to have a concert is “A Piece of Blue Sky.”

If you want to join in one this battle of the bands contest, you will need to send SOE a track on your music between April 3rd and April 9th. The winners of the contest will be announced on or around April 19th. The winning bands will perform in a video game concert within the game. SOE will be picking 25 winners for a three-hour, five-day concert.

Sony Fan Faire 2006
Sony Online Entertainment is hosting an event in Atlanta, Georgia for dedicated fans of MMOs such as Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest, Everquest II, PlanetSide, The Matrix Online, and many other MMO games.

This event is designed to allow SOE players to meet other players in a fun, real life, social environment. Players will also have a chance to meet the people behind some of SOE’s games. Attendees will see exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming PC and PSP games, as well as participate in panel discussions, meet new friends, and enjoy game-themed live events.

Other events taking place at the Sony Fan Faire include a special appearance by Curt Schilling, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, as well as an EverQuest II fan, a costume contest, music acts, “Best of the Best” tournament where 50 players represent their own servers and fight in-game for their glory, in-game races, and much more.

Sony Fan Faire will be held at the Atlanta, Georgia Mariott Marquis. It will take place from April 6th to April 8th. More information can be found at the official Sony Fan Faire Web site.

Pelican PSP Power Brick Recalled
According to Cosumer Affairs, Pelican has recieved 143 reports about the PSP Power Brick overheating, and causing the plastic cover to melt. To see if you apply for this recall, check the back of the unit for the model number PL-6018. If you have this model, go to their site for more details about the recall.

BloodRayne DVD And Game To Be Bundled
May 23rd will be the day that Uwe Boll’s BloodRayne movie will be released on DVD. Not only will there be an unrated director’s cut of the movie, but there will also be a full version of BloodRayne 2, for the PC, included with the DVD. The DVD and game bundle will cost $20, whole the stand-alone PC game retails for $30.

Konami and PlayFirst Team Up To Bring Casual Games To Cell Phones
Konami announced today that is has partnered with PlayFirst Inc., the leading publisher of casual games today, to bring several PlayFirst titles for mobile phones. Konami will manage the mobile publishing and distribution of popular PlayFirst games such as Oasis and Egg vs. Chicken.

“We have recognized a tremendous demand for innovative, high quality casual games in the mobile space. We recognized PlayFirst and its unique portfolio of highly original IP as an ideal partner to expand our mobile entertainment product line and to feed the demand of top tier games,” said Joe Morris, Vice President, Mobile Content, Konami Digital Entertainment.

Most Played Xbox Games

  1. Halo 2
  2. Oblivion
  3. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfare
  4. Call of Duty 2
  5. Fight Night Round 3
  6. Project Gothom Racing 3
  7. Perfect Dark Zero
  8. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  9. Dead or Alive 4
  10. Burnout Revenge


[ADBLOCKHERE]This Week’s Releases
Playstation 2
Commandos Strike Force
Major League Baseball 2K6
MotoGP 4
NBA Ballers: Phenom
Tourist Trophy

PC
Baseball Mogul 2007

Battle of Europe
Commandos Strike Force
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
Great Journey – Mr. Penguin’s Letter
Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday
Nancy Drew: Double Dare 3
Origin of the Species
Shadowgrounds
SWAT 4 Gold Edition
Ultra Sudoku & Ultra Kakuro
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
World War II Combat: Road to Berlin
Xpand Rally

PlayStation Portable
Bust a Move Deluxe
Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts Ultimate Challenge
From Russia With Love

Xbox
Commandos Strike Force
Major League Baseball 2K6

Titles Announced So Far This Week
Call of Juarez (PC)
Hitman: Blood Money (Xbox 360)
King of Fighters 2006 (PS2)
Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge (PC, PS2)
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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