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Guild Wars: Eye of the North Goes Live

Guild Wars: Eye of the North

NCsoft has announced that the first expansion pack for “Guild Wars“, Eye of the North, is now available. Gamers who own “Guild Wars“, “Guild Wars Factions“, or “Guild Wars Nightfall” will be able to purchase the expansion for $39.99(USD) at the Official Guild Wars In-game store or through retailers across North-America. Here’s a blurb from the press release:

Eye of the North advances the story told in the original Guild Wars campaign, and is set in unexplored areas of the continent of Tyria. One of the highlights of the expansion is the Hall of Monuments, which allows players to preserve armor sets, pets, Heroes, and titles earned while playing Guild Wars, Factions, Nightfall, and Eye of the North, and take those accomplishments with them into Guild Wars 2.

For more information, visit the Guild Wars website. Click here to view the press release. (Pictured – Screenshot from Eye of the North)

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Gears of War Hidden Fronts Free on Monday

Gears of War - Bullet Marsh

Remember the controversy surrounding the “Hidden Fronts” map pack for “Gears of War”? You know the thing about Epic wanting this content to be free? Well on Monday (Sept. 3) gamers (like myself) who have yet to fork out the 800 points for the map pack will be able to download the content for free. The Hidden Fronts pack includes four new maps; Bullet Marsh, Garden, Process and Subway. The map pack also gives you the opportunity to add an extra 250 achievement points to your gamerscore. Good things come to those who wait! Click here to read the official press release. (Pictured – Bullet Marsh screenshot)

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Xbox Live Arcade News

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Our buddies at Microsoft sent over a press release announcing that next Wed. Midway’s “Cyberball 2072” and SNK’s “Fatal Fury Special” will be able for download on Xbox Live. Both of these arcade classics will be available for 400 Microsoft points. The Redmond software giant will also be holding a garage sale of sorts by selling previous XBLA titles at half-price. Starting Sept. 1 (ending on Monday Sept. 3) gamers will be able to purchase “Small Arms” and “Zuma Deluxe” for 400 points (previously sold at 800 points), while arcade classics such as “Dig-Dug” and “Gauntlet” will be available for 200 points.

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Mass Effect Gets Release Date

Mass EffectIt’s official, Microsoft and BioWare’s “Mass Effect” will be hitting store shelves on Nov. 20. Which leaves gamers enough time to play through “Halo 3” several times over and play a gazillion online matches over Xbox Live. Perhaps the game won’t get buried in the Holiday gaming rush after all. Here’s a quote from the official press release:

With ‘Mass Effect,’ BioWare is delivering an incredible next-gen gaming odyssey. Our fans will journey through a vast, futuristic universe as they are challenged to make impactful decisions that will determine the very fate of the galaxy,” said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare Corp., “The best games bring players into an immersive, realistic world that is fun to explore from beginning to end. We’ve achieved that in ‘Mass Effect’ by putting the player at the center of a compelling, cinematic storyline full of realistic characters and hundreds of exciting locations.

The game will retail for $59.99USD (or $69.99CDN). Click here to visit the official website.

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Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix XBLA

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Good news for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) fanatics as Microsoft announced that Capcom’s “Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix” will be this week’s XBLA title (available on 08/29/07). The title will set you back 800 points ($10). It was also revealed that add-on packs for “Bomberman Live” and “Eets: Chowdown” will be available on the same day.

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