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MTV and Harmonix released the first trailer to The Beatles: Rock Band game. It features 3-part harmonies, different time periods in the band’s discography and the first 10 tracks revealed.

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • I Feel Fine
  • Day Tripper
  • Taxman
  • I Am the Walrus
  • Back in the USSR
  • Octopus’s Garden
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Get Back

On top of the in-game songs, full Beatles albums will be made available for download. The first of these, Abbey Road, is expected shortly after the game’s release.

I’m psyched for this game and can’t wait for it to come out when it’s released in September. If only I can figure out a way to get rid of the plastic instruments I already have in my crowded living room.


If you are in your late 20’s or early 30’s, then Oregon Trail is going to bring back a sudden wave of nostalgia. For me, I’m psyched that GameLofts is bringing the classic game over to the iPhone. I have never finished the game when I played it on the old Apple II back in the elementary school. Computer class only lasted 30 minutes and it wasn’t enough for me to go from Independence, Mo., to Oregon’s Willamette Valley. However, now more then two decades later, I’m finally able to reach the promise land.

The game should be appearing on the Apple App Store sometime this week for $5.99. I will post my thoughts on the game once I get my hands dirty once again on my journey to the west. Who knew dysentery can be so fun…


While Japan has to wait until Christmas Day for their massive Metal Gear Solid Pack for LittleBigPlanet, the people on the other side of the Pacific can get it a couple of days early, on December 23rd.

This MGS Premium Pack is brimming with stuff to add to your LBP library:

  • 4  costumes (Old Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Screaming Mantis and Raiden)
  • 1 extra costume (the Gurlokovich Soldier)  if you get the Premium Level Pack
  • 5  levels
  • 1  challenge level
  • 3  BGM
  • ton of new stickers (72), materials (12), decorations (10), and objects (18) for level designs
  • Plasma Ball ‘danger element’
  • Laser Sight ‘gadget’
  • Functioning searchlight lamp with special ‘exclamation mark’ moments
  • new PAINTINATOR paint gun


All for $6. Amazing job Konami and MM! I know what I’ll be doing this Christmas.

PlayStation Blog

Snake is finally catching up with the times. The 30GB fifth-generation Apple iPod and the Sony Ericsson W62S makes an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Guess he still needs to listen to his tunes and make calls between breaking necks and shooting hostiles in a war zone environment.


WiiFit has sold out in Europe and Japan upon release. Now, presents a satircal look at Nintendo’s “Big White Board”. Wii Fit was billed as a fitness breakthrough. It just looked like standing around to us.


If you live in Australia and want to buy Guitar Hero III for your Wii, you’ll very soon be able to buy a pack with the game and 2 guitars. That’s right, Activision has decided to start doing a 2-guitar bundle for the first time. There is no word yet if Activision is planning on bringing this to North America.

The Double Pack includes two guitars and the remastered, stereo-capable version of the game. You should be able to pick it up now for under AUD$170.

Now if only Harmonix will follow suit…


Sony dropped a slew of details on the gameplay, tracks and cars that will make up PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. For a prologue meant to hold us over until the main game is released, it looks very awesome.

The Features:

  • Drift Mode – The player’s drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
  • In Depth Car Tuning – Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle’s performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
  • Two-player Split Screen Racing – Allows players to race head-to-head against friends and foes offline.
  • New Race Events – New racing events and time trials are available for players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.
  • Gran Turismo TV — a new dedicated online channel that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content.
  • In-cockpit view — “real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.
  • More dynamic and adjustable Artificial Intelligence, a user homepage called
  • My Page and a new physics engine”
  • Dualshock 3 compatible.
  • To be released on April 17th for $39.99 from the PlayStation Store and on Blu-ray.

Check out IGN for a listing of all 60 cars and six tracks that will be available in the game. With all these details, I’m surprised they didn’t include a cupholder.

Nintendo does this all the time. A quick color paint job on their portables, and KaChing!! So it’s only natural for Sony to follow suit with their third colored PSP. This time, Sony will be offering a red PSP to gamers. And it’s silk-screened with an image of God of War’s Kratos!


The scarlet handheld will be coming in June, and is bundled with God of War: Chains of Olympus, along with a Superbad UMD movie and a voucher for a free download of Syphon Filter: Combat Ops from the PlayStation Store. It can’t get any better than this. The bundle will retail for $199.99.


Now here’s a way to sell more PS3; bundle it with one of this year’s most anticipated games. Earlier today at Destination PlayStation, a retailers only conference for Sony products, Sony announced that a Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle pack will be released in Q2 2008.


The bundle will include MGS4, an 80GB PS3 and a Dual Shock 3 included for an MSRP of $499.99. It will also include an Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack. For players that pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4, there’s an added bonus: they’ll be guaranteed access in the multiplayer beta of Metal Gear Online in late April.


It sold upward of 1.2 million units in Japan, and now WiiFit is gearing up for its western release. According to the Wall Street Journal, the body-conscious Nintendo WiiFit will launch on North American shores on May 19th for under $100. Meanwhile, our European friends will getting their hands on it a bit earlier on April 25th.

Nintendo will be touting the development side of WiiWare during a GDC Panel devoted to the subject tomorrow. Although nothing has been revealed so far, Nintendo stated that the “combination of low development barriers and unique game experiences found only on Wii should enable developers to try new ideas with lower risk in a quicker, more creative and affordable way.”