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Monkey Island 2 and Blacklight: Tango Down Now Available

This week’s Xbox Live Arcade titles are “Monkey Island 2″ and “Blacklight: Tango Down”. Log into your Xbox Live account to download the titles as of today.

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Engineer to be Updated in Team Fortress 2

Valve recently announced an update to the Engineer class in its popular “Team Fortress 2″ (TF2) title. Valve noted that this is the largest single-class update it has made for the game. The download will introduce new maps, items and achievements among other things.

The update is scheduled to be deployed between now and Thursday. Visit teamfortress.com/ for additional information.

Valve also revealed that they will be issuing “Golden Wrenches” to TF2 players. Here’s a clipping from the press release:

“Every time Engineers “craft” (build) something in the game, they have a chance of getting a Golden Wrench. Every 25th Wrench awarded unlocks more info about the update.”

Visit teamfortress.com/engineerupdate/wrenchlog/ to track the Wrenches found.

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Pandemic Studios to Close Down

According to Kotaku, Pandemic Studios is no more. The developper behind the hits “Full Spectrum Warrior” and “Star Wars: Battlefront” is rumored to be axed by Electronic Arts later today. Go to http://kotaku.com/5406449/ for the full story.

The team had been working on the eagerly anticipated video game Saboteur. The project is said to now be in the hands of EA Montreal.

The downfall of the studio started with the closing of Pandemic Studios Brisbane who were working on the never realeased “Dark Knight” game for EA.

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Left 4 Dead 2 Ships to Retail

Valve latest zombie slaughter fest “Left 4 Dead 2″ has shipped to retail outlets. The game is available on the PC and for the Xbox 360.

PC owners can purchase the game immediately through Valve’s digital distribution service STEAM for $49.99USD. The Xbox 360 version retails for $59.99USD.

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Shadow Complex Hits XBLA Today

Summer of Arcade 2009 comes to a close this week with the release of Chair’s “Shadow Complex” for the Xbox 360. The 2D/3D side scrolling Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) will set you back 1,200 MS Points.

The game serves as an homage to classic games such as “Super Metroid” and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”. Players will take part in a rescue mission and uncover power-ups that will assist you on your journey.

A review of the game will be posted on the site shortly.

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Peggle on iPhone OS Available for $0.99

The iPhone OS version PopCap Games‘ highly addictive “Peggle” is available for $0.99 through the iTunes App Store. The catch is that you have until midnight on June 14 to make the purchase. Be warned though, you might have a hard time doing anything else but play Peggle on your iPhone/iPod Touch.

All Your Entertainment in One… Xbox

On June 1, 2009, Microsoft announced several entertainment focused add-ons to its Xbox Live Service during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California. Following the keynote, one thing seemed clear, the Redmond Software giant is poised to push its Xbox 360 platform as the media-centric device for your living room. “Our goal has been [...]

Zune Marketplace Post on Decabled.com

Visit Decabled.com to view a post of mine that was published pertaining to the recent Xbox Live Entertainment announcements. Click here to go directly to the article.

E3 2009

E3 kicks off in a few days. I’m interested in seeing what will be brought to the table. Surely there will be alot to talk about in the next few days.

Fallout 3: The Pitt Now Available

This one’s for those looking for some extra “Fallout 3” playtime. The Xbox only downloadable content, “The Pitt” is available for purchase through the Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft points and weighs in at 492MB . Below is a blurb taken from the XBLA Marketplace: “Pittsburgh was once the industrial center of the pre-war [...]

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