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Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Now Available

Log into your Xbox Live account and get ready for some more geometry battles as Activision has released Bizarre Creations “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2.” The game will set you back 800 points, but after playing the game for a few rounds I am quite possitive this purchase will end up being one of your favorite purchases of the year. According to the game’s Xbox Live page, Retro Evolved 2 features six gameplay modes combined with a slew of new enemies. The latest iteration of the game also inteoduces local multiplayer gameplay for two to four players (sadly now online game modes in this version).

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Other Ocean Interactive Opens iPhone Game Studio

Super Monkey Ball (iPhone/iPod touch)

If you’re an iPhone or iPod touch owner you might have noticed that the top selling application in the iTunes Apps store is “Super Monkey Ball“. Following the success of the title, the game’s developer Other Ocean Interactive (based out of Charlottetown, PEI, Canada) announced the opening of a specialized iPhone division within its studio.

“Our experience working with Apple’s SDK has been extremely positive and the iPhone, with its accelerometer, opens up exciting opportunities for game development on this platform,” explained Gordon Wood, Other Ocean’s technical director and senior programmer. “The iPhone platform has generated a lot of attention and people are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead.”

The division will be headed by Mr. Wood himself, while Super Monkey Ball senior artist Chris Sharpley will lead the division’s art and design department.

Super Monkey Ball is currently available for purchase through the iTunes Apps store for $9.99.

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E3 ’08 – Nintendo Announces Wii MotionPlus Accessory

Wii MotionPlus

Nintendo silently unveiled today a new accessory for its Wii’mote called the “Wii MotionPlus.” According to the press release, the new add-on device plugs in your current Wii Remote and redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space.

“(…)combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion. Every slight movement players make with their wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen, providing a true 1:1 response in their game play.”

More info is expected to be unveiled tomorrow during Nintendo’s E3 ’08 Briefing.

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E3 ’08 – Additional Upcoming Xbox 360 Features

Marc Whitten post additional details on the new Xbox 360 Experience on the Gamerscoreblog. Here are the key points:

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E3 ’08 – Highlights From Microsoft’s E3 Keynote

Highlights from Microsoft’s keynote include:

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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

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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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