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T-Shirt Super Heroes Team-Up to Battle Comic-Con 2009

San Diego, CA – Two of the comic book genre’s super heroes of t-shirts have joined forces to battle the ravenous retail shopping scourge that is Comic-Con 2009, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention. Online mega-retailer StylinOnline.com has partnered with veteran t-shirt designers at Mad Engine to present twelve exclusive t-shirt designs available starting July 22 at Comic-Con booths 630, 215, 5129, 5345 and 5349.

San Diego, CA – July 20, 2009 — Two of the comic book genre’s super heroes of t-shirts have joined forces to battle the ravenous retail shopping scourge that is Comic-Con 2009, the country’s leading comics and popular arts convention.

Online mega-retailer StylinOnline.com has partnered with veteran t-shirt designers at Mad Engine to present twelve exclusive t-shirt designs available starting July 22 at Comic-Con booths 630, 215, 5129, 5345 and 5349.

The t-shirts include closely guarded art from the Marvel Comics Iron Man, titled “War Machine”, a Wolverine “Claw” design, Captain America “Re-Born”, and a super-hero grouping titled, “Comic Geeks”. Disney’s classic “Tron” has been included in the collection, as well as Kingdom Hearts “The Kingdom”, Power Rangers and a historical tribute to “A Christmas Carol”. Sony’s represented with the “Stay Puft Marshmallow” from the new Atari Ghostbuster’s video game and the classic video game “Contra” includes “Rapid Fire”. The collection also includes classics from Mighty Mouse and a new design for the Spring 2010 Disney movie, “Prince of Persia”.

James Stylin, President of StylinOnline.com is very excited for the upcoming encounter. “Comic-Con is a force to be reckoned with from a retailers perspective. There’s a lot of competition for the hearts and dollars of comic fans. This audience demands great art, and with expectations so high we wouldn’t go to battle with anything less than what the artists at Mad Engine give us consistently.”

Alby Amato, Mad Engine Founder and recipient of Marvels Comics first Lifetime Achievement Award agrees that fan expectations are high. “When we design a t-shirt for a fan it comes under great scrutiny for authenticity and uniqueness. We’re very proud of the new collection for Comic-Con, and of our partnership with StylinOnline.com”

Select shirt designs will be released prior to the show starting Tuesday, July 14 with additional designs released through the web site and social media including MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and TweetPhoto before the show start Wednesday, July 22. All of the t-shirts will be available at retail booths on-site at Comic-Con, as well as online at http://www.StylinOnline.com.

About StylinOnline.com:
Based in Michigan, StylinOnline.com is one of the largest retailers of licensed comic books, movie, TV, video game, music and pop culture t-shirts, sweatshirts, belt buckles and pop culture apparel for men, women, teens, juniors, and kids.

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Microsoft Keynote at E3 – Xbox360 Info Ahoy!

Microsoft is ready to challenge Nintendo at its own game.

The software giant is putting the finishing touches on a motion control system that will essentially turn its Xbox 360 into a Wii on steroids.

Dubbed Project Natal, the system will operate with any current and future Xbox 360 and turn individuals into the controllers of the videogame console, eliminating the need for them to hold anything while interacting with the device or games that play on it. System will also recognize faces and voices.

Steven Spielberg was on hand for a news conference Monday as Microsoft tubthumped Project Natal on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which kicks off Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Microsoft also unveiled a major upgrade to the Xbox’s digital movie service, making titles available in high-def without the need for lengthy downloading.

Microsoft’s push to innovate in motion control technology is the latest example of how the videogame industry hopes to court the masses with casual games that consumers can play without investing hours of time.

"We’re using the best controller ever invented: you," said Don Mattrick, senior VP of Xbox during Monday’s news conference at USC’s Galen Center.

The casual game boom is what helped Nintendo sell 50 million Wii consoles and make it a runaway hit with players who aren’t hardcore gamers, and it’s a segment of the market that’s expected to help boost the videogame biz past the record $21 billion it reached last year.

"What Microsoft is doing isn’t reinventing the wheel, but no wheel at all," Spielberg said during the Xbox newser.

The director, who has a development deal to produce games at Electronic Arts and is devising future titles that will work with Natal, said the system should make games more approachable and attract people who "are just too intimidated to pick up a videogame controller." He added that despite the size of the games biz, 60% of households do not own a console.

E3 is the videogame industry’s version of ShoWest, with the major consolemakers and larger publishers parading top talent to tout their upcoming hardware and games.

Videogame designers are treated as A-list celebrities there, but traditional artists have a place at the show, too.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison were on hand to promote "The Beatles Rock Band," a version of the MTV and Harmonix franchise that should also appeal to general auds when it bows in September with 45 songs and exclusive content, including the full "Abbey Road" album, for the Xbox 360.

"The game is good, the graphics are very good, and we look great," Starr said.

Also on hand was skateboarder Tony Hawk to push a skateboard-shaped controller that will be released with the upcoming "Tony Hawk Ride" game from Activision Blizzard.

The irony is that the controller would be made obsolete once Project Natal rolls out. Microsoft did not reveal a release date for the system or its retail pricing.

Microsoft made several other key announcements Monday:

  • The digital movie service on Xbox Live will eliminate the need to download pics onto the console’s hard drive; instead they will stream instantaneously in the favored 1080p high-definition format. Service, which includes Netflix, will be renamed Zune Video in the fall to tie in with Microsoft’s iPod-like handheld device.

The improvements in the movie service should prove especially interesting to the homevideo divisions at the studios given that Microsoft is providing yet another reason not to buy a physical disc to watch a pic at home — especially a Blu-ray disc for viewing a film in high-def.

  • The Xbox 360 has also locked down the "Final Fantasy" and "Metal Gear Solid" franchises, which had previously been playable only on the PlayStation.
  • Two new installments of Microsoft’s most successful franchise, "Halo," are planned, with "Halo ODST" bowing in September and "Halo Reach" in 2010.
  • Last.fm will join Xbox Live’s music service, offering millions of songs for free to gold members. CBS Interactive owns the company.
  • Facebook and Twitter will join the Xbox Live service in the fall, expanding the reach of the social networking services.

Also in a letter to the press they mentioned a few other that are not in the keynote:

  • Games on Demand. Xbox LIVE has changed the way you play your games, and now we’re changing the way you access them, with the digital distribution of full Xbox 360 games. The Games on Demand channel will launch with a library more than 30 great games, from classic hits like “Mass Effect,” “BioShock” and “Assassin’s Creed,” to family favorites like “LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga” and “Sonic the Hedgehog.” You’ll have access to a wide variety of great games, downloadable in only a few hours and at the touch of a button. We’ve also added the option to purchase Games on Demand directly with your credit or debit card.
  • Great games on Xbox LIVE and Xbox LIVE Arcade. Xbox LIVE Arcade is keeping the fun rolling all summer long. We are continuing our commitment to quality and innovation by delivering five weeks of downloadable blockbusters with the second annual Summer of Arcade – bringing you the biggest and best smash hits of the season including “Shadow Complex,” “Trials HD,” “Splosion Man ™,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ : Turtles in Time Re-Shelled,” and “MARVEL™ VS. CAPCOM® 2.” And of course I’m excited to see the launch of our beta season of “1 vs 100” today. I’m also already playing a ton of our newly announced game, “Joy Ride,” and I can’t wait for you to experience it this holiday.
  • Avatar Marketplace. Since the launch of NXE, millions of Avatars have been created on Xbox LIVE, giving our members a whole new way to express themselves online, in games, and in their social experiences. Starting this summer, you will see some great new ways to make your Avatar truly your own. First, we heard loud and clear from you that you wanted to get new avatar items as awards when playing games, and I’m happy to announce support for in-game Avatar Awardables. Second, you’re going to see some great new options with animated Props and full costumes to add to your Avatar. Finally, we’re continuing that spirit of customization and self-expression with a virtual closet full of premium clothing and interactive props to download and purchase for your Avatar. Whether its game-inspired gear or the latest fashion trends, there will be creative options for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also be able to easily access the new Avatar Marketplace directly through the Avatar editor.
  • User Ratings. We’re adding a five star rating system that lets you easily rate any content in the Games Marketplace. Now you’ll be able to show your support for your favorite games and Game Add-ons on Xbox LIVE and also quickly organize by user rating to find the community’s favorite content. This has been one of your most-requested features, and we’re very happy to bring it to you this summer.
  • Performance Updates. We know that the details also matter. That’s why we’re making a series of updates based on your feedback. First and foremost, the entire Xbox LIVE service is being upgraded for improved performance including better guide and friends access. Some other things we’ve done based on your feedback include revamping the friends sorting list, Achievement views and improving our matchmaking support. There’s always room to improve, and your input really matters to us…so keep it coming!

Bungie Leaked HALO: Reach (New Xbox 360 Game)

Bungie may have leaked a new Halo game for the 360. With the big media blitz for ‘Halo 3: ODST‘ coming later today Bungie updated the forums to add ODST, it seems however they also added HALO: Reach with it (then pulled it down).

The internet doesn’t lie, Skoar has the full story plus the cashed pages.

Coming back to the subject of Halo: Reach, although the threads have been deleted there still exists a few cached pages of this rumored game/project in development by Bungie/Spawnpoint Studios and Microsoft Game Studios.

And for those who don’t read the Halo books, a little info on ‘Reach’

The view on the forward screen zoomed in- jumped and refocused on planet Reach.
Twenty thousand kilometers from the planet, a cluster of a hundred UNSC ships collected at rally point Zulu: destroyers, frigates, three cruisers, two carriers-and three refit and repair stations hovering over them . . . waiting to be used as sacrificial shields.

The scene blinked and transferred to the approaching Covenant fleet. There were so many ships Captain Keyes couldn’t estimate their numbers.
“How many?” he asked.
“I count three hundred fourteen Covenant ships, Captain,” Cortana replied.

The Covenant ships accelerated toward Reach. The fleet at rally point Zulu fired their MAC guns and missiles. The orbital Super MAC guns opened fire as well-twenty streaks of white hot metal burned across the night. The Covenant answered by launching a salvo of plasma torpedoes at the orbital guns-so much fire in space that it looked like a solar flare. Deadly arcs of flame and metal raced through space and crossed paths.
The engines of the three refit stations flared to life and the plate like ships moved toward the path of the flaming vapor.

PSP Go Video Leaked!

To me it looks like the Mylo, something I’m already not a fan of. You know what’s going to happen, we will all talk trash about it and how it’s ugly and we’d never get one… then next year it’s going to be one of those items I’ll bug my wife to get for me. I love my video games and if this helps with long drives, flights, whatever I’ll get it.

Watch this for more info:

Also I found this quote from Engadget:

The images here were sourced from an obviously slipped June 2009 Qore video, and aside from giving us a look at the slider-based system (which, let’s be honest, looks a ton like the questionably successful mylo), we’re also told that it’ll tout 16GB of internal memory, built-in Bluetooth and an undisclosed memory slot. If all goes well, it’ll ship this Fall for a price to be determined, and it’s actually not slated to replace the PSP-3000, as both of ’em will attempt to live on store shelves harmoniously… at least for awhile.

Activision’s 2009 E3 Video Game Lineup

Santa Monica, CA – May 27, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) will debut a robust slate of new titles based on some of the largest video game franchises at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 2 – 4, 2009.

Headlining the slate is Infinity Ward’s highly anticipated sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, which is expected to be one of the best-selling games of the year. Additionally, the company will debut its groundbreaking new DJ Hero game and rock-based title Guitar Hero 5, both of which will once again transform the way consumers enjoy and engage with music by offering the largest array of contemporary artists ever featured in music-based games.

Attendees will also be able to play Bizarre Creations’ Blur which marries intense wheel-to-wheel racing action with spectacular power-ups and real-world cars and locations, as well as Tony Hawk: RIDE, which will redefine skateboarding through an innovative motion sensing skateboard controller that allows for unprecedented freedom and movement.

“At this year’s E3, we will debut the largest and strongest lineup in our company’s history,” said Mike Griffith, President and CEO, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Our innovative slate features games based on some of the industry’s largest franchises, as well as exciting new offerings in the music, racing and action-sports genres that are poised to redefine the interactive entertainment experience. We are also very excited to showcase two new intellectual properties Singularity and PROTOTYPE which are already garnering a tremendous amount of interest and excitement.”

Activision’s Full E3 Game Slate Includes:

Blur is set to revolutionize the racing genre as the ultimate wheel-to-wheel racing action experience with spectacular power-ups, real-world locations and over 60 licensed cars. The pick-up and play game drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed and more. Gamers can also engage in competitive and team-based multiplayer with up to 20 racers online, or on a single console via 4-player split-screen; plus create custom groups to design their own complete game mode. (Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows; not yet rated by the ESRB).

In DJ Hero, faces in the crowd are transformed into the life of the party as the game’s turntable controller – created exclusively for DJ Hero and featuring familiar DJ tools including a fully-rotating turntable, sample buttons, effects dial and cross fader – immerses fans into the authenticity of DJ culture and a sea of music. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment systems and Wii system from Nintendo; not yet rated by the ESRB)

Guitar Hero 5 features the strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii and PlayStation 2 system; not yet rated by the ESRB).

The greatest Super Hero action/RPG of all time is back with the world’s largest army of heroes and villains in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Incorporating elements of the acclaimed Marvel Civil War storyline, the game allows players to choose their side and team up with revered heroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man, Deadpool, Venom, Green Goblin and Captain America. Players can combine characters’ powers and unleash astonishing new attacks. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii, PlayStation 2 system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS; not yet rated by the ESRB).

On November 10, 2009, Infinity Ward will make its return with the release of Modern Warfare 2, the most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which has sold more than 13 million copies to date. Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows; not yet rated by the ESRB).

An all-new, third-person open-world/action game, PROTOTYPE lets gamers feel the power of being the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are the PROTOTYPE: Alex Mercer – a genetically mutated man without memory, armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting your way to discover what created you and determined to make those responsible pay. As Alex, gamers tear through a densely populated contemporary New York City with Parkour-style agility, consuming anybody that gets in their way…assuming their physical identity, memories and abilities. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows; the game is rated “M” by the ESRB).

Singularity pits shooter and sci-fi fans against a devastating fracture in time. As players attempt to unravel a conspiracy, they must fight their way through ever-shifting epic sci-fi environments, occupied by Russian soldiers and time-ravaged creatures, while sudden time waves hurl them back and forth between 1950 and the present day. Use time as a weapon as you attempt to unravel the mystery and prevent a catastrophic event that threatens all humanity. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows; not yet rated by the ESRB).

Featuring an innovative skateboard-shaped controller, Tony Hawk: RIDE redefines the sports genre by offering a dynamic hands-free gaming experience. Using full motion sensing technology, players physically control the action by performing various movements and gestures on the board that directly translate into amazing tricks in the game in a variety of settings and half pipes. The new wireless skateboard controller provides an accessible and social gaming experience that allows players to feel what it’s really like to skate. Without complex button combinations or analog sticks, gamers can literally step on the board to play the game. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Wii; not yet rated by the ESRB).

Based on Hasbro’s legendary TRANSFORMERS property and Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ upcoming feature film, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the video game thrusts players into a battle for supremacy across the globe as either AUTOBOTS or DECEPTICONS to drive, fly, fight and blast their way through intense, pressure-packed levels. Delivering more control than ever before, players can select from an extremely diverse range of playable TRANSFORMERS characters and jump straight into action as they instantly switch between robot, vehicle and weapon modes to fight for the preservation or annihilation of all mankind. Players can also fight the epic war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS online in explosive, multiplayer combat. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii, PlayStation 2 system PSP system, Nintendo DS and Games for Windows; the game is rated “T” for the console and PC versions and “E10+” for the handheld versions by the ESRB).

Wolfenstein brings the Nazi’s dark obsession with the occult to life, by intertwining fast-paced, intense story-driven combat with a diverse sci-fi experience. As BJ Blazkowicz, a highly decorated member of the Office of Secret Actions (OSA), you are sent on a special mission into the heart of the Third Reich to investigate evidence that the SS hierarchy may possess a new and mysterious power. Wolfenstein is scheduled to be on store shelves on August 4, 2009. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system and Games for Windows; not yet rated by the ESRB; the game is rated “M” by the ESRB).

EA 2009 E3 Video Game Lineup

EA Spotlights Blockbuster Titles at E3

E3 Titles Showcase Quality, Innovation, Online Experiences and Focus on the Wii

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. today revealed the games it will present at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) June 2 – 4. The year’s lineup features blockbuster franchises, new intellectual property as well as ten titles for the Wii.

"This year at E3, we have an incredible slate of games for the Nintendo Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac and mobile devices," said EA’s CEO John Riccitiello. "Our creative teams are developing some of the most innovative experiences on any platform. We couldn’t be more proud of the video games we’re presenting this year."

EA will kick off E3 with a press briefing hosted by John Riccitiello to highlight many of the company’s creative leaders and top titles from EA. For all the latest information on EA’s games, plus photos, videos, and interviews from the EA booth during E3 2009, visit www.ea.com/e3

Titles which will be previewed in EA’s booth (#1501) at the Los Angeles Convention Center include:

ARMY OF TWO(TM): THE 40th DAY

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY, where they must fight to survive a carefully orchestrated series of catastrophes that are dragging the city of Shanghai to the brink of disaster. The gamehas been built from the ground up with a focus on an incredible cooperative experience. A bigger playbook of features and a new arsenal of co-op moves are available to both players to perform at any time, opening up fresh strategies and choices. The result is a bigger, deeper, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets players put their best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever they want.

* Platforms – Xbox 360(R), PLAYSTATION(R)3 and PSP(R)
* Ship Date – Winter
* ESRB Rating – Rating Pending

Battlefield: Bad Company(TM) 2

Specializing in online vehicle warfare since 1942 — In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, DICE brings its best-in-class onlinevehicle warfare to a spectacular new level. By pushing destruction to new heights and delivering a host of land, sea and air vehicles, players will experience all-out-warfare like never before. Whether its intense battles online or in the single player campaign, players must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive and conquer. This unprecedented action unfolds on the battlefield to bring a new level of excitement to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC
* Ship Date – Q1 2010 (calendar year)
* ESRB Rating – Rating Pending

Brütal Legend(TM)

From the mind of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions comes Brütal Legend, a 3rd person action game starring Jack Black as the ultimate roadie Eddie Riggs. Rich in combat, imagery and storytelling, Brütal Legenddelivers lighter-flicking fun sure to melt your face off, and will be playable for the first time in the EA booth.

* Platforms – PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360
* Ship date – Rocktober 13th in North America, Rocktober 16th in the UK and Europe
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Dante’s Inferno(TM)

From Visceral Games(TM), award-winning creators of last year’s critically-acclaimed Dead Space(TM), comes one of 2010’s most highly anticipated 3rd person action adventure games, Dante’s Inferno. Based on part one of Dante Alighierei’s classic poem "The Divine Comedy," EA’s Dante’s Inferno takes gamers on an epic adventure through Dante’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. The game features a highly responsive, addictive combat system, which players will need to take Dante through a gauntlet of unimaginable evils as he fights to recapture the soul of his beloved Beatrice.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP
* Ship Date – Q1 2010 (calendar year)
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Dead Space(TM) Extraction

From Visceral Games comes Dead Space Extraction, the thrilling prequel to last fall’s award-winning Dead Space, built from the ground up exclusively for the Wii. In Dead Space Extraction gamers will experience the panic before the terror through the eyes of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony. The game introduces Lexine, a new heroine in the Dead Space universe, and it quickly becomes clear that protecting her may be the crew’s only hope for survival in one of the most cinematic action-horror game experiences ever made for the Wii.

* Platforms – Wii
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Dragon Age(TM): Origins

Award-winning RPG developer, BioWare(TM) invites players to experience their deepest RPG to date. For thousands of years, the Grey Wardens have been the guardians of the land. Now with an ancient evil on the rise again, it is up to players to unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted dragon known as the Archdemon. In Dragon Age: Origins, players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind. At E3 2009, BioWare will be debuting one of the deadliest creatures in the game and will reveal how romance can have a significant impact on the adventure.

* Platforms – PC, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

EA SPORTS Active(TM)

EA SPORTS Active is an innovative, virtual fitness product that offers personalized, customizable workouts that can be done from the comfort of home. Developed in collaboration with fitness experts, EA SPORTS Active is a fun and cost-effective way to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Users will get their heart pumping through interactive circuit workouts from more than 25 different activities and exercises that target the upper and lower body, as well as cardio. Similar to a personal trainer, the program provides clear instruction, feedback on technique and encouragement, while also providing calories burned in real time. To help get started users can also choose to take the30-Day Challenge, a fitness road map designed to provide tangible fitness goals with the guidance of the virtual trainer. EA SPORTS Active includes software, a specially-designed leg strap that holds the Wii Nunchuk(TM) controller to track lower body movements, as well as a resistance band to increase the intensity to upper body exercises. The program can support two players at one time, and is compatible with theWii Balance Board(TM), which will add components to the sports drills.

* Platforms – Wii
* Shipped – May 19, 2009
* ESRB – E for Everyone

EA SPORTS(TM) Grand Slam(R) Tennis

EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, launching first on the Wii, makes users feel like they are playing championship tennis in the comfort of their living rooms. The Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory elevates the authentic tennis experience to a higher level with precise ball placement and added shot depth. With the accessory, tennis fans will appreciate the freedom to control the backswing of champions like John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Roger Federer or any one of the in-game players, as well as have the ability to run around a forehand or backhand. EASPORTS Grand Slam Tennis is developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C.

* Platforms – Currently on Wii; additional platforms later in the year
* Ship Date – June 8, 2009 in North America; Street Date – June 12, 2009 in Europe
* ESRB – E for Everyone

FIFA 10

From EA Canada, FIFA 10 will deliver what matters most to fans by refining the critical fundamentals in gameplay, responding to feedback from more than 250 million online games played and innovating player control.

* Platforms – PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PlayStation(R)2, Nintendo DS PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) and mobile
* Available in October 2009 in North America and Europe (Europe’s street date is in Q2 FY10)
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Fight Night Round 4

The champ is here! EA SPORTS challenges you to step into the ring with Fight Night Round 4. This highly anticipated iteration of the critically acclaimed franchise has perfected every jab, slip, and punch in the sport of boxing to bring you the most realistic fighting experience to date. With an advanced physics system, stunning graphics, and deep gameplay and feature enhancements, Fight Night Round 4 is putting the science back in the sweet science.

* Platforms – PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360
* Ship Date – June 30, 2009 in North America; Street Date in the UK – June 26, 2009, rest of Europe July 3, 2009 (Europe’s street date is in Q1 FY10)
* ESRB – T for Teen

Games from EA Mobile

EA Mobile’s iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) touch games have consistently made it into Apple’s top 25 apps, and will be showcased at E3! The first is the highly-anticipated The Sims(TM) 3, which lets players manipulate their Sims destinies on the go. EA will also be giving sneak peeks into two thrilling action titles that have yet to be released – save the galaxy from peril in Mass Effect(TM) Galaxy, or use the touch screen to conquer enemies in Command & Conquer(TM) Red Alert(TM). And lastly, swing by the booth to line up a perfect putt on the green with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R).

* Platforms – iPhone and iPod touch

G.I. JOE(TM) The Rise of Cobra(TM)

G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra for all major video game consoles features an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie, from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line. The game offers 16 playable characters – four of which are unlockable COBRA characters – each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush is an intense single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to easily unite as a team in a classic struggle between good and evil to defeat the powers of COBRA.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and mobile devices
* Ship Date – August 2009
* ESRB Rating – E10+ for Nintendo DS; Rating Pending for console and PSP versions

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(TM)

Relive the thrills, action, and excitement of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince(TM) movie this summer! From EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game takes you to Hogwarts to help Harry survive a fraught sixth year. Engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, and take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory.

* Platforms – Wii, PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC, Mac and mobile devices
* Ship Date – June 30, 2009 in North America; Street Date – July 3, 2009 in Europe (Europe’s street date is in Q1 FY10)
* ESRB Rating: E 10+ (ESRB)

LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE

New from the EA Play Label is LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE, an innovative, beautifully designed, safe online entertainment and community destination for girls based on the globally popular LITTLEST PET SHOP brand. The web-based LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE world is a girl’s gateway to fun and exciting online games and tons of activities, tools to customize and play with her favorite LITTLEST PET SHOP pets, and daily events to connect with friends and make new ones, too. LITTLEST PET SHOP ONLINE is a fun online community that stretches the imagination and allows girls to enter the coolest LITTLEST PET SHOP world ever.

* Platforms – Online
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Madden NFL 10

Experience first-hand what it’s like to Fight for Every Yard in Madden NFL 10 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. With the all-new Pro-Tak animation technology, players have more control over the outcome of each play. Whether driving a receiver towards the first down, or battling for a fumble at the bottom of a pile, the play won’t end until the whistle blows. Add to that the most immersive broadcast presentation and online innovation in franchise history, and Madden NFL 10 captures the authenticity and emotion of the NFL like never before. This year, Madden NFL 10 arrives on the Wii with breath-taking visuals that will captivate both seasoned veterans and newcomers to the franchise. Completely redesigned and built from the ground up, Madden NFL 10 introduces a unique art style that will define the look of sports games on the Wii. All-new player models embody characteristics of your favorite athletes, plus new larger-than-life stadiums showcase the unique details found at each of the 32 NFL fields. Madden NFL 10 epitomizes what fun looks like on the Wii, delivering the most social and dynamic experience from the franchise to date. Quick, exciting game modes ensure that anytime is the right time for Madden NFL 10 on the Wii.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PLAYSTATION 3, PSP and Wii(TM)
* Street Date – August 14, 2009
* ESRB Rating – E for Everyone

Mass Effect(TM) 2

Mass Effect 2 is the gripping dark second chapter in the Mass Effect Trilogy, where players must recruit a diverse team of specialists who possess their own distinct and powerful skill sets as they embark on a suicide mission to save mankind. At E3 2009, Commander Shepard’s fate will finally be revealed in the explosive debut of Mass Effect 2.

* Platforms – Xbox 360 and PC
* Ship Date – Early 2010
* ESRB – Rating Pending

MySims(TM) Agents

In MySims Agents on the Wii, players take on the role of a special agent hired to foil the sinister plans of Morcubus, lord of the criminal underworld. By recruiting different MySims, each with their own special characteristics, players can build up their very own crime-busting dream team. From tracking footprints and using forensics to picking locks, hacking into computers, following leads and collecting clues, players must rely on their wits, skills and trusty gadgets to piece together the clues to solve the mystery. Jump aboard the jet to reach an ancient temple, a spooky mansion or an icy mountaintop chalet in search of clues that lead players closer to the sinister Morcubus. Return from the adventure with cool treasures that players can use to construct and customize their headquarters and make it their own.

* Platforms – Wii and Nintendo DS
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB Rating – Rating Pending

NCAA(R) Football 10

NCAA Football10 brings an unparalleled college game day experience to football fans across the nation. True to the tradition of the award-winning franchise, NCAA Football 10 continues to push the bar on innovation with new online modes. NCAA Football 10 will bring the excitement of college football to fans across the nation like never before with the all-new Season Showdown. In this new mode, every game counts as fans declare their loyalty to a favorite school and give the ultimate show of support in a nationwide competition for pride. In addition to Season Showdown, NCAA Football 10 introduces TeamBuilder, an all-new, online create-a-school feature that will revolutionize the user’s ability to produce personalized content. A football fan’s dream, TeamBuilder will enable users to experience the excitement and pageantry of college football, defined by their own personalized creations.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP
* Street Date – July 14, 2009
* ESRB Rating – E for Everyone

NHL 10

From EA Canada, NHL(R)10 delivers a new, physical brand of hockey that includes first-person fighting to match the physical and emotional intensity real-world players endure in pursuit of a Stanley Cup(TM) Championship. The franchise that has won 19 sports game of the year awards since 2007 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that include all-new board play that lets you shield the puck with your body along the boards, kick-pass it to teammates, or pin an opponent, post-whistle action to instigate scrums, draw penalties, and fight, spectacular new ways to score like shooting from the knees and a new 360° precision passing mechanic that delivers precise control over the speed and direction of passes.

* Platforms – PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360
* Ship Date – September 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Need for Speed(TM) NITRO

Developed specifically for the Wii and Nintendo DS, Need for Speed NITRO delivers the fun and exhilaration of high-speed racing, combining the franchise’s trademark attitude and car culture with deep and thrilling gameplay. Hitting retailers worldwide in November,gamers must battle through the mayhem of aggressive cops, master the art of drifting to gain boost at 150 mph, and prove themselves across five mega cities at a silky smooth 60 FPS. With a nearly limitless visual customization system, not only can players design their dream car, but they can also create a personal graffiti style to attach to their ride. As they edge out competitors, their graffiti will dominate the world, vibrantly painting a story of racing supremacy. All this combined with fresh modes, tracks and locations make Need for Speed NITRO one of this Fall’s most innovative and exciting arcade racers for the Nintendo platforms.

* Platforms – Wii and Nintendo DS
* Ship Date – November 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Need for Speed(TM) SHIFT

Need for Speed SHIFT combines a groundbreaking cockpit experience, world-class physics, stunning pixel-perfect car models, and authentic race tracks to create one of the most intense racing experiences ever. Players are thrust into the loud, visceral, intense, athletic experience of racing a car on the edge of control through the combination of perception based G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view and the brutal experience of a first person crash dynamic. A highly sophisticated AI system ensures that AI opponents will react and perform based on the player’s aggression and overall driving skill thus creating race experiences for all skill sets. Need for Speed SHIFT is the first racing game to accurately reflect the true driver’s experience.

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC and PSP
* Ship Date – September 17 in Europe and September 22 in North America
* ESRB Rating – Rating Pending

Spore(TM) Hero

Created exclusively for the Wii, Spore Hero delivers the unmatched creative freedom of Spore in an accessible, story-driven action-adventure. Set in a rich and vibrant 3D world, Spore Hero empowers players to create their own Hero as they embark on an epic quest to fight to save their new home world from destruction as a dark force threatens the planet. Taking full advantage of the Wii controls, Spore Hero engages players in heated battles, humorous missions, curious puzzles and more. Throughout the game, players will collect more than 250 parts with unique abilities and experience the unparalleled customization of the revolutionary Spore Creature Creator enhanced for the Wii. A combative multiplayer mode will be unveiled at the EA booth at this year’s E3 and available for hands-on play.

* Platforms – Wii
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Spore(TM) Hero Arena

Spore Hero Arena catapults Nintendo DS players into a 3D galaxy filled with fun, intense arena-based combat. Players create a unique gladiator Hero creature and guide it from planet to planet as they fight dangerous enemy creatures and complete special missions, collecting new parts and abilities to gain upgrades along the way. By combining special abilities, parts, and upgrades, players create a fighting style of their own in hopes of stopping an evil force and save the galaxy. Built with multiplayer capabilities in mind, Spore Hero Arena allows players to battle with up to three friends locally or play with a friend over Wi-Fi. Players will have hands-on time with Spore Hero Arena for the first time at the EA booth at this year’s E3.

* Platforms – Nintendo DS
* Ship Date – Fall 2009
* ESRB – Rating Pending

The Sims TM 3

Let there be Sims! In The Sims 3 you can create lifelike Sims with a unique personality and take them anywhere in the neighborhood. The powerful Create-a-Sim tool allows you to create Sims that are more realistic that ever. Select from dozens of personality traits such as brave, artistic, kleptomaniac, clumsy, paranoid and romantic. With Create-a-Sim, you can create a limitless number of truly unique Sims. The Sims 3 allows for infinite possibilities to design the interior and exterior of your Sims’ surroundings using the Create-a-style feature. Additionally, you can enjoy the challenge of short-term and long-term goals and then reap the rewards! Based on personality traits, skills and career choices, your Sims have short and long term Wishes that provide constant fun challenges and so many things to do and achieve. You have the ultimate freedom to choose whether to fulfill their destiny, giving them lifetime happiness and rewards or not! Register your copy of The Sims 3 for PC and Mac at www.TheSims3.com to enjoy the robust online and community features unique to your game including an all-new town called Riverview that you can download for no additional charge once you register*. You will also gain access to 1,000 free SimPoints to purchase items from The Sims 3 Store to customize your Sims appearance and houses in all-new ways. Be the director of your Sims’ movies by capturing clips during your gameplay, visiting the official site, and editing the soundtrack, story, and transitions, then share it with the world. See what you can create with The Sims 3.

* Platforms – PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and mobile devices
* Street Date – June 2, 2009
* ESRB Rating – T for Teen

* INTERNET CONNECTION required. See product pack or digital distribution rules for details.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 10

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR(R) 10 on the Wii will support the innovative Wii MotionPlus accessory and give players a near-perfect 1:1 swing. Golf fans will experience an authentic swing motion and be able to work the ball from tee box to green. For the first time in franchise history, take on one of the toughest tests in golf – the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. All-new to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 is EA SPORTS Live Tournaments, where gamers go to prove themselves against the best players online and play alongside actual PGA TOUR pros during real-world tournament events. Fight a multitude of tough courses, real-time weather conditions, the challenge of online tournaments, and more – Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 provides an inside-the-ropes experience like never before.

* Platforms – Wii, Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP
* Ship Date – June 8, 2009 in North America; Street Date – July 3, 2009 in Europe (Europe’s street date is in Q1 FY10)
* ESRB Rating – E for Everyone

In addition to the titles on the show floor, several titles will be shown in meeting rooms 406 and 407 on the second level in the concourse hall in the LACC, which is accessible to anyone with Exhibitor, VIP Retailer, Second-level Meeting Room or Press Badges. Titles shown in room 406 include The Sims 3, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Need for Speed Nitro, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10, Need for Speed Shift and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis. Titles shown in room 407 include Dragon Age: Origins, Brutal Legend, Mass Effect 2, Dante’s Inferno as well as The Saboteur(TM):

Also featured at E3 will be:

Battlefield 1943

Battlefield 1943 is a premium arcade title that delivers endless hours of 24-player First-Person Shooter action on popular maps inspired by Battlefield 1942(TM). The game will have players battling over three tropic locations: Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. These maps have now been updated with the DICE Frostbite(TM) engine, providing destructibility to the battlefield and leaving players with almost nowhere to hide. Gamers play as the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy, competing by land, air and sea. They have the freedom to pick their path in battle – be it as a rifleman crawling through the trenches, a steel fisted tank commander, or a dog fighting ace pilot that rules the skies!

* Platforms – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PC
* Ship Date – Summer 2009 on console; September 2009 on PC
* ESRB Rating – T for Teen

* Battlefield 1943 will be playable at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) at the intersection of West Hall & Concourse Walkway.

The Saboteur

Fight, climb, and race your way through a uniquely stylized version of Nazi-occupied France in Pandemic Studios’ upcoming action sandbox game The Saboteur. Meet Sean Devlin, the daredevil hero of The Saboteur – a street-tough Irish racecar driver turned resistance fighter in 1940s Paris, where the women are sexy and the missions are epic.

* Platforms – PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and PC
* Ship date – Fall/ Winter FY10
* ESRB – Rating Pending

Video Game News: Champions Online Delayed

Ohhh some Monday bad news, it looks like the Champions Online launch date has been moved from July 14th to September 1st of this year.

Why you ask, Cryptic had this to say

It is critically important for an MMO to be as good as it possibly can be at launch. Through our constant dialogue with our vocal and supportive community of beta testers, we quickly realized that in order to implement certain features that we all considered important the development of Champions Online would require more time. So that’s what we’re going to give it. Cryptic has a proven track record of releasing solid games and we want to maintain that with Champions Online.

Really, if Champions Online is set to be the premier superhero massively multiplayer online role playing game I’m ok with waiting for it to be bug free.