Is this a screenshot of Dead Space 3?

EA confirmed through it FY2012 Financials that a Dead Space 3 was in development. The website ‘vg247’ have recently revealed an image of what appears to be a screenshot, as well as the Dead Space 3 official logo. At this stage nothing in the image has been confirmed, but ‘vg247’ have stated that the image may be from an upcoming issue of Game Informer.

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Video Game Music of the Week - 30

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow sequel coming to 3DS

A new 3DS Castlevania game has been revealed via a leak of the upcoming June issue of Nintendo Power. The game will be titled Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate and will be a sequel to the 2010 reboot of the Castlevania series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Not much is known about the game at this time but more information will be revealed when the upcoming issue of Nintendo Power is released.

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Harry Potter gets 'Kinected' this Spring.

One of the biggest film and novel series’ of all time is coming to Kinect for Xbox 360. The game will be released sometime in the second half of this year and will feature memorable moments from the films. You will also be able to scan your face with the Kinect system and transfer your likeness into a new playable character.

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Wii U official Facebook page suggests the 'Wii U' name is here to stay.

Recently, Nintendo created an official Facebook page for the upcoming console, Wii U. There was a very minor change in the Wii U logo, but the important thing to take note of is that the name hasn’t changed. Some people were suggesting that a name change could be likely, but with this new logo and with only a couple of weeks until E3, it seems unlikely.

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Metal Gear Solid HD for Vita gets a release date.

The PlayStation Vita version of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection has finally been given a release date for Australia. The game will release on July the 5th and take advantage of a number of the PlayStation Vita’s unique capabilities. The HD Collection features both Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, as well as the two original titles that were released on the NES, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (It won’t however have Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which was included in the console versions of the game).

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Jet Set Radio blasts its way onto the Vita.

It was revealed yesterday that the SEGA Dreamcast classic, Jet Set Radio, will be coming to the PlayStation Vita and will be playable at this years E3 Expo. The game will utilise the Vita’s capabilities, such as the touchscreen, and will also be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC.

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White Yoshi and Black Yoshi available now for Mario Tennis Open

In order to obtain these two colours of Yoshi, just go to the File Select screen and press UP and START simultaneously. Then scan the two codes in order to unlock White Yoshi and Black Yoshi as playable characters. Enjoy!

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Soundtrack Revealed.

The soundtrack to the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD has finally been revealed. The soundtrack features some of the original songs from THPS and THPS 2, as well as a few new additions. The track list is as follows:

  • “Bring the Noise” Anthrax ft. Chuck D
  • “Superman” Goldfinger
  • “When Worlds Collide” Powerman 5000
  • “Heavy Metal Winner” Consumed
  • “May 16″ Lagwagon
  • “No Cigar” Millencolin
  • “You” Bad Religion
  • “The Bomb” Pigeon John
  • “We the People” Lateef the Truthspeaker
  • “Marathon Mansion!” Pegasuses-XL
  • “Teenage Blood” Apex Manor
  • “Please Ask for Help” Telekinesis
  • “Flyentology (Remix)” El-P ft. Trent Reznor
  • “USA” Middle Class Rut

Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD will be ‘grinding’ its way onto Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network sometime in July of this year.

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Diablo III Soundtrack now on iTunes.

If you remember the background music when downloading Diablo III, you will already be aware how amazing the soundtrack to the game is. The official Diablo III soundtrack is now available on iTunes for the price of $20.99. The soundtrack was composed by various artists and features the entire 23 songs from the game.

 
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The 8 List: Games we want announced by 2013


The future is coming. What games do you want to see announced this year?

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Video Game Music of the Week - 29

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Drake, Snake and Cole all coming to All-Stars Battle Royale?

Eric Ladin, voice actor for Cole from InFamous, has recently posted a tweet revealing that he has done some work for the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Along with he’s reveal, he also suggested that he worked with David Hayter (voice actor for Solid Snake) and Nolan North (voice actor for Nathan Drake). Sony has stated that they will reveal more about the upcoming ‘Smash Bros.’ style game come E3, which is only a couple of weeks away!

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Epic Borderlands 2 Collector's Editions Revealed

The upcoming game, Borderlands 2 will be released in Australia on the 21st of September, and along with it, will be two pretty awesome collector’s editions. The first one is titled ‘The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition’ and will include:

  • Borderlands 2 Game
  • Authentic Marcus Kincaid Bobblehead
  • 4 Stickers
  • Comic Book Download
  • Map of Pandora
  • Artbook
  • Bonus Digital Content

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The second one will be released exclusively at EB Games for $158 and is titled ‘The Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition.’ This edition will include all of the items from ‘The Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition,’ as well as:

  • A full-sized replica Loot Chest
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Steekbook Case
  • Creatures of Pandora Wide Format ID Chart
  • 4 Lithograph Postcards
  • Field Notes from Sir Hammerlock
  • Cloth Map

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Rayman Origins for 3DS gets release date.

Rayman Origins was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii late last year and since then the game has also received a release on PC and PlayStation Vita. The 3DS version of Rayman Origins was originally delayed but the game has finally been given a solid release date. Rayman Origins for 3DS will be released in Australia on the 7th of June, which is only a few weeks away!

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Microsoft announces a Limited Edition for Halo 4

A Limited Edition of the upcoming Microsoft game, Halo 4, will be available alongside the standard edition when the game is released in November this year. The Limited Edition will include a number of exclusive downloadable content, including:

  • Nine downloadable multiplayer maps
  • Access to six specialisations
  • Xbox Live Avatar items
  • A 90-minute version of ‘Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.’
  • The ‘UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet - Including, amoung other things, armour customisation schematic and a blueprint of the massive ship
  • And of course, a copy of the game.

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Two Pokémon apps hits the 3DS eShop this year.

The previously teased Pokémon 3DS eShop games have finally been announced for an English release. The first of these is the updated pro version of the 3D Pokédex which will come with all the existing entries already unlocked. The second app is the new Pokémon Dream Radar. This downloadable game will allow players to utilise the 3DS’s camera and motion controls to find Pokémon in the real world and capture them, which will then allow the user to transfer them to the upcoming Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2. Pretty neat, right?

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Source: Kotaku
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VGM Podcast 009 - Chrono Cross / Super Mario 64

Head on over to the Podcast section to check out the new VG Island Podcast, or click the link below. It’s all about Video Game Music.

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Video Game Music of the Week - 28

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GAME Australia falls into administration

Recently, it was confirmed via an email to all employees, that the video game retailer GAME has entered into administration. In March 2012, the UK retailer of GAME entered into administration and it was said that the Australian subsidiary of ‘The GAME Group Plc’ would still remain intact at this stage, but it now seems that GAME Australia was unable to secure an investor nor were they able to find a buyer willing to purchase the large video game chain. At this stage, PricewaterhouseCoopers have been appointed as the voluntary administrators and have stated that, at least for now, the business will run as usual.

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Source: GamesRadar
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Dishonored hits Australian shelves on the 11th of October

Bethesda Softworks has officially announced the release date of their upcoming game Dishonored. The game will be released in Australia on the 11th of October. For those of you in North America, the game will release on the 9th of October and then on the 12th of October in Europe. October will be a busy month for Video Games as Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III is also scheduled to release.

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E3 Timetable for Press Conferences.

Keeping up with our E3 prediction lists that we posted last week (with a few of those predictions already being either confirmed or debunked already), here is the official timetable for all five major press conferences. One month left!

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Video Game Music of the Week - 27

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD dated.

Recently, Tony Hawk took to his Twitter account, saying that the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will be released sometime in June this year. We currently already know that the game will be released on XBLA and PSN and now we can put a rough date to that. The game will feature select levels from THPS and THPS 2 and Tony Hawk has said that if the game does well, they will try and add original content to the game.

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Our Sony Press Conference Predictions for E3 2012

And finally, here is the last predictions list for the three major console companies attending E3 this year. These are our predictions for Sony’s Press Conference. Don’t forget to jump on over to our E3 2012 section for all the latest updates during E3, as well as a collection of our three prediction checklists.

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VGM Podcast 008 - Final Fantasy VI / Out Run

Head on over to the Podcast section to check out the new VG Island Podcast, or click the link below. It’s all about Video Game Music.

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Our Nintendo Press Conference predictions for E3 2012

The second part of our E3 predictions list is here. This list covers the Nintendo Press Conference.

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Our Microsoft Press Conference predictions for E3 2012

Here is a checklist of our predictions for the 2012 E3 Press Conference by Microsoft. We will post a predictions checklist for Nintendo’s Press Conference tomorrow and then Sony’s the following day. We also have a new section in the navigation bar for E3 coverage. Be sure to continue to check it out to be up to date with all the E3 happenings.

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The Elder Scrolls MMO is happening. [UPDATE]

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Just as the news post went up, we discovered a new teaser trailer for the upcoming MMO. You can check it out below.



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The Elder Scrolls MMO that was previously talked about has been officially announced and will be the cover story for the June issue of GameInformer magazine. The game, by Bethesda Softworks, has currently only been announced for PC and Mac and will be released sometime in 2013. Currently not much is known about the game, except that it will take place 1000 years before the events of Skyrim and will centre around a story involving the Daedric prince Molag Bal. Also, the game will take place across multiple areas of Tamriel. More information will be revealed in the next few days so stay tuned.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Coming This November.

The next game in the Call of Duty series will be titled Call of Duty: Black Ops II and will be released on the 13th of November this year. There were recent rumours circulating about the upcoming Black Ops sequel in the past weeks, as well as Activision revealing that a Call of Duty announcement was incoming. Activision has now confirmed the game and the reveal trailer can be seen below.

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Source: Call of Duty Official Website

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'Sonic & All-Stars Racing Tranformed' Introduces A Range Of New Vehicles.

A follow-up to 2010’s Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has officially been announced by SEGA. The upcoming racing game, titled Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will introduce new vehicle types, such as boats and jet planes. The game will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC and Nintendo 3DS (no Wii U at this time it seems). You can check out the announcement trailer below.

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Source: SEGA

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