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J ust Cause 2 has a new DLC Black Market ‘Boom” Pack available from the Xbox Marketplace. It costs 160 MS Points and adds three new items: Quad Launcher Launcher, Cluster Bomb Launcher, & an Air Propulsion. Expect some serious damage with all these weapons!

Rockstar, creators of Red Dead Redemption, said that if you bought RDR then you’re a “terrible parent.” “Our games are not designed for young people,” said Rockstar Games’ John Lazlow talking in an interview with the BBC last Friday. “If you’re a parent and buy one of our games for your child you’re a terrible parent. “We design games for adults because we’re adults. There’s a lot of kids games out there that we’re not interested in playing. Just like you enjoy watching movies and TV shows with adult themes and language and violence that’s the kind of thing we seek to produce.”

2K Games is going to release a Collector’s Edition for Mafia II. The special edition will be sold for $79.99 and will include two cars, a “vintage tux” for Vito, a 100-page art book, official orchestral soundtrack CD, and map of Empire Bay with marked spots. If you pre-order the game, then you’ll receive exclusive DLC content. Basically, depending on what place you buy it from then that will determine what DLC you will get.
GameSpot: Vegas Pack & War Hero Pack
Amazon: Renegade Pack
Best-Buy: Greaser Pack
Wal-Mart: $10 Gift Card
You can view the details for the packs here.
MW2 three-day weekend has been announced by Robert Bowling: Robert Bowling on Twitter:

“Memorial Day weekend is coming up, which means 3-DAY WEEKEND! We’ll be flipping on double XP for Modern Warfare 2 on all platforms!”

Guitar Hero 6: Warriors of Rock will feature the following songs:
AFI – Dancing Through Sunday
Black Sabbath – Children of the Grave
Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?
Children of Bodom – If You Want Peace… Prepare for War
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
Dethklok – Bloodlines
DragonForce – Fury of the Storm
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Kiss – Love Gun
Megadeth – Sudden Death
Metallica & Ozzy Osbourne – Paranoid (Live)
Muse – Uprising
My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Rammstein – Waidmanns Heil
Silversun Pickups – There’s No Secrets This Year
Slayer – Chemical Warfare
Tesla – Modern Day Cowboy
The Cure – Fascination Street
ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Enjoy. I’m personally kind of sick of seeing Guitar Hero games. Not to mention that Sharped Dressed Man was on Guitar Hero 1. The only songs that I am remotely interested playing is the live version of “Paranoid” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Apparently, Nintendo of Australia received a letter from an 11 year old girl doing a school project requesting a Nintendo DS because “her parent’s did buy her one because the family already has a Wii.” In response, Nintendo checked the validity of the claim and sent the girl a free Nintendo DS to share with the class. But that doesn’t mean that Nintendo will just give things away for free, they contacted the principal. Good for them.

MW2 Resurgence Pack:

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

Just Cause 2: http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/black-market-boom-pack-out-now.html via David Scammell @ gamerzine
“Terrible Parents”: http://www.gamerzines.com/ps3/news/rockstar-games-terrible-parent.html via David Scammell @ gamerzine
GH6: http://www.whattheyplay.com/blog/2010/05/25/guitar-hero-6-will-be-warriors-of-rock/ via Nadia Oxford @ WhatTheyPlay
Mafia 2L http://www.nowgamer.com/news/3268/mafia-ii-collectors-edition-detailed via Dave Cook @ NowGamer
Mafia II: http://www.justpushstart.com/2010/05/26/mafia-ii-collectors-edition-pre-order-bonus-detailed/ via Mark Fajardo @ JustPushPlay
Mafia II AGAIN: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6263833.html?tag=nl.e576 via Tom Magrino @ GameSpot
MW2: http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/05/26/celebrate-memorial-weekend-with-double-mw2-experience/ via Kyle P @ Playstation Lifestyle
Free DS: http://www.whattheyplay.com/blog/2010/05/24/nintendo-of-australia-receives-little-girls-letter/ via Nadia Oxford @ WhatTheyPlay (Original)

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Sooner or later here, I’ll be doing walkthroughs and reviews of a few games. Can’t quite specify which yet, because I really don’t know.

So it has been kind of a slow news day so far. The only thing I got out of my e-mail is that Red Dead Redemption has done pretty good and there is some stuff about E3 @ gamespot.com

Of course, Gamespot is doing coverage of E3 over at e3.gamespot.com and here’s a nice little list for you guys featuring the Gamespot Editor’s Choice for Most Anticipated Games of E3.Civilization V shows up on the list, as well as Rock Band 3, Dead Space 2, Fable III, Gears of War 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, & Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Gamespot has also posted a poll asking it’s users to submit their vote for their most anticipated game of E3. You can vote here.

Apparently, Red Dead Redemption’s sales are pretty good. The game has sold (over, by now) 550,000 units in the first day in North America. The game has also sold about 65% of their units to the Xbox 360 in the UK. This marks the second No. 1 for Take-Two since BioShock 2.

Red Dead Redemption: Life in the West:

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09
E3: http://e3.gamespot.com/
RDR: http://www.qj.net/qjnet/news/red-dead-redemption-moves-half-a-million-units-in-na-on-day-one.html
RDR: http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=247812

I’d like to apologize for not posting over the past few days, but I’ve been rather busy. So let’s get this started shall we?

First off,  a BioShock 2 DLC will be released for PC this Tuesday. It’s the same as the 360 version, the Rapture Metro Map Pack, 2 Characters, and the new Kill ‘Em Kindly Multiplayer Mode (for free).

Speaking of BioShock, Irrational Games has released the original pitch for BioShock 1. Take a look at it here. It’s pretty interesting to see what BioShock could have been and what it evolved into.

GameStop has done fairly well for itself, it’s first quarter sales rose 5.1% from one year ago to 2.08 billion dollars. While everyone else is doing not so good, GameStop is showing some impressive growth, although the executives would like to see something even better. Go figure.

One of my top anticipated games of the year, Mafia 2, will feature really impressive graphics for the PC: “The integration of PhysX and NVIDIA APEX technology, including the APEX Clothing and Particle modules, enable the city and personalities of Empire Bay to truly come alive on Windows PC. The NVIDIA APEX Clothing module allows for more dynamic movement in clothing, making in-game characters even more realistic and reactive to environmental conditions.” I honestly can not wait for this game. But for right now, I’m stuck playing the original Mafia.

Mafia 2 Hands-On @ E3 ’09:

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

BioShock 2 DLC PC: http://www.incgamers.com/News/22841/bioshock-2-pc-dlc–patch-tuesday
BioShock Pitch Document: http://irrationalgames.com/insider/from-the-vault-may/
Original Source for Pitch: http://www.incgamers.com/News/22793/irrational-posts-the-original-bioshock-pitch-document
GameSpot: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/DN-gamestop_21bus.ART0.State.Edition1.df5d4bd.html
Mafia 2 Graphics: http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Mafia-II-For-PC-To-Feature-NVidia-s-Stereoscopic-3D-And-PhysX-Clothing-24658.html
Mafia 2 Video via holkoun on Youtube

According to this week’s All Format Chart, Alan Wake has taken the #2 spot on the charts just below FIFA World Cup 2010. From what I have played of Alan Wake so far, I think it is a really excellent game. I think it should get the number one spot. I definitely think it is better than FIFA. Maybe because I’m just not really into that kind of thing, but I really enjoy the story for Alan Wake. I was a bit skeptical as to how this game would turn out, but I really think it came together nicely. Your opinions?
The top 10 list:

  • FIFA World Cup 2010: South Africa (EA Sports, EA)
  • Alan Wake (Remedy Entertainment, Microsoft)
  • Lost Planet 2 (Capcom, Capcom)
  • Just Dance (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • Skate 3 (EA BlackBox, EA Games)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA DICE, EA Games)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, Square Enix)
  • Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Nintendo)
  • Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Nintendo)

I think I forgot to mention the additional details about Modern Warfare 2’s new DLC due to be released to the X360 on June 3rd. In Major Nelson’s latest, “Mr. Modern Warfare”, Robert Bowling discusses the new maps in some detail. A new Trailer Park map will be added, which is narrow, cutting through trailers and is very maze like. There’s a Carnival based map, and another map that was described as “sniper heaven” which is set in an oil refinery.

Lately, I have seen a lot of topics focused around Photo Dojo, a fighting game released exclusively for the Nintendo DSi. Well, until June 11th, Photo Dojo is absolutely free. The game uses the DSi’s camera to take pictures of people and various objects and lets the player assemble a custom fighting game off those images. After the deal is over, you must pay 200 Points in order to get it from the DSi Shop.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Trailer

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

Alan Wake: http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/wake-fails-to-take-top-spot.html
MW2 Update: http://www.gamerzines.com/xbox-360/news/new-details-mw2-resurgence.html
Photo Dojo: http://www.whattheyplay.com/blog/2010/05/11/download-photo-dojo-for-free-on-the-nintendo-dsi-u/?utm_source=What+They+Play+-+Newsletters+and+Alerts&utm_campaign=1f377b1566-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email
Black Ops Video via gamerzines on Youtube

Hey guys, today the official GameVault360 Facebook went up. Yes I’m making this as legitimate as possible. It might take a while to expand and gain some more viewers, but we’ll get there! Info will be added on the Contact page.

Anyway, since I love BioShock, and I get Google Alerts about it I thought I should fill you in with this week’s BioShock update. Ha ha.
Apparently, since the release of  second DLC for BioShock 2, people have complained. Complaints about he players inability to use the brand new multiplayer maps. 2k Elizabeth Tobey replied by saying this in the forum: “We couldn’t assume all players would purchase the new maps, so we made a design decision to unify the player base and make sure no one got split up (because as we’ve already talked about a couple weeks back, no one likes that.) The DLC maps cycle into the rotation during public matches if everyone in the room owns them, otherwise, base maps are used – that way you can still play with your friends even if they don’t own the new content.”

Yes I am a BioShock fan, but thank God I haven’t gotten around to buying this. The maps look pretty cool, but I’m seriously reconsidering after reading this and hearing all the flack that the Rapture Metro Pack has been receiving. Honestly, I wouldn’t have a problem playing private matches, if the achievements and trials would work! Any ideas?

Today I just purchased a brand new black Wii. I have to say that it looks truly amazing. Sure, it operates just like the white Wii, but it comes with the new MotionPlus Wiimote, which is suppose to be much more precise. I also received Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. But I think the shiny, black shell is what does it for me. Wii really got a good make-over. It looks so much more modern than the original. I haven’t hooked it up yet, although I do have a video of me revealing the Wii in it’s shiny glory. There will also be pictures as well.

Now time for a video. Alan Wake: Building a Drama
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/743608/remedy-project-next-gen-title/videos/alanwake_trl_building_the_drama_51710.html

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

BioShock News: http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=813453#post813453
Alan Wake video via IGN

If you’ve noticed, the blog has been changed around a bit.

We have a new name obviously, there is a new twitter, AIM, and MySpace account for GV360. A Facebook account is also in the works. There will be a new blog everyday and a short blog on Sunday’s. We’re also adding a new page called “¡Muy Interesante!” (or very interesting! for those of you who don’t speak Spanish) which is basically going to be a page dedicated to interesting stories about video games out there on the web.

Any suggestions on stories or features? Send GV360 a message.
myspace.com/gamevault360
twitter.com/gamevault360
AIM: gamevault360
Facebook coming soon! (Very soon!)

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

Harmonix is aiming toward more artist-specific Rock Band games. They recently took a poll on their forum asking fans if they would want to see more games like The Beatles: Rock Band. The responses were positive, of course, with people wanting to see more individual artist based games. With that said, here is a link to the Rock Band forum regarding the matter.

http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=190325

And here is link to the survey itself:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ye32NPtvL3sVf9AXyEcpvw%3d%3d

In business news, according the New York Times, video game sales faced a decline in April. In the United States, the sales dropped by 26% or 766.2 million. Hardware dropped by 37% and software dropped by 22%. DS sales decreased in the month of April, although it was still the best selling system in that month. Wii sales declined, while Ps3 and Xbox 360 saw an increase.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Trailer

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

Rock Band story: http://www.whattheyplay.com/blog/2010/05/15/harmonix-surveys-artist-specific-rock-band-games/?utm_source=What+They+Play+-+Newsletters+and+Alerts&utm_campaign=3210589df2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/15/business/15bizbriefs-USVIDEOGAMES_BRF.html?src=busln
Prince of Persia video via ubisoft on Youtube