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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

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