Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City [PS3/PC] – The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony

From/De: Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on PlayStation(R)3 and Games for Windows(R) – LIVE

The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony available together on a single disc and individually for digital download

New York, NY – January 29, 2010 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is pleased to announce the much anticipated release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows® – LIVE on March 30, 2010.  For the first time, PS3 and Games for Windows – LIVE players will have the opportunity to experience the last two thrilling chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga.
 
The two action packed episodes will also be available for download on the PlayStation®Network and Games for Windows – LIVE on March 30, 2010.  Each episode takes place in the same detailed and immersive world that made Grand Theft Auto IV one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.  Games for Windows – LIVE players can enjoy 32-player multiplayer matches and an advanced video editor, and all fans will experience new songs on the updated soundtrack as featured across Liberty City’s 13 diverse radio stations, alongside in-game television and Liberty City’s own internet.
 
“It’s been a long time coming, but we are proud to finally deliver Episodes From Liberty City for the PC and PlayStation 3,” said Sam Houser. “We appreciate the patience of our PlayStation 3 and PC fans worldwide, and we look forward to putting the games in your hands this March.”
 
The Lost and Damned is a dark trip through Liberty City’s seedy underbelly as outlaw biker, Johnny Klebitz, fights to keep his gang together as a rift in the gang’s leadership threatens to tear the brotherhood apart.In The Ballad of Gay Tony, players explore Liberty City’s high-end nightlife as Luis Lopez, struggling to balance the temptations of money and vice against loyalties to family and friends.Both episodes feature a slew of new vehicles and weapons, and each episode adds new activities including cage fighting, gang wars and BASE jumping.
 
Episodes from Liberty City – Available March 30, 2010 globally
(The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony together on one disc)
Does not require a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
 
PlayStation 3
Games for Windows – LIVE
 
The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony – Available March 30, 2010 globally
(Individual episodes for digital download)
Requires a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV
 
PlayStation Network
Games for Windows – LIVE
 
Episodes from Liberty City is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is currently available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and each episode is also available from the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace.
 
 
About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone™ and iPod® touch. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
 
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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City [PS3] – The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony

From/De: Sony Computer Entertainment America
 
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Coming to PlayStation(R)3 This Spring
 
Experience the Exhilarating Final Chapters in the Grand Theft Auto IV Saga
 
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today that Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City will release for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system on March 30, 2010. Created by RockStar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), PS3 fans will have the opportunity for the first time to experience the last two exciting chapters of the Grand Theft Auto IV saga together on one standalone Blu-ray™ disc, or as individual episodes available for download on PlayStation®Network.
 
In the first episode, The Lost and Damned, players will become immersed in the dark underworld of Liberty City and its motorcycle gangs led by Johnny Klebitz and The Lost motorcycle club. Players will follow the shady exploits of Luis Lopez in the second episode, The Ballad of Gay Tony, as he becomes involved in Liberty City’s fast-paced, corrupt nightclub scene. Both episodes feature new vehicles, weapons, and music.
 
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City has been one of the most requested gameplay experiences by PlayStation fans, and we’re thrilled to finally bring the closing chapters of the GTA IV story from one of the biggest franchises in gaming to PS3,” said Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations, SCEA.
 
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City for PS3 will become available in stores on March 30, 2010 in North America at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $39.99. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony also will be available on the same day in North America to purchase separately on PlayStation®Store via PlayStation Network for $19.99.
 
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City “M” for Mature. For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
 
About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game consoles, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, and the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
 
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP system and the PS3 system for the North American market.  Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
 
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Namco Bandai: Tekken 6 – Global Championship | Campeonato Mundial

From/De: Namco Bandai Games America

Namco Bandai Games Hosts Tekken 6 Global Championship Final
Sunday, March 7, 2010 (Local Japan Time)

WHAT: NAMCO BANDAI Games will host a premier championship gaming tournament for TEKKEN® 6, the latest installment of the top-selling fighting video game franchise which has shipped more than 2.5 million units worldwide since its Oct. 27, 2009 launch for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. After months of no-holds-barred worldwide tournaments, the best of the best have emerged and the world’s top TEKKEN 6 players – including four from the North American championship – will go head-to-head, competing for thousands of dollars worth in prizes, and ultimate bragging rights at the TEKKEN 6 Global Championship Finals in Tokyo, Japan.
WHO:
  • Top 16 TEKKEN 6 players from around the world to compete in respective PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 championships 
    (Four representatives from: Japan, Asia, PAL territory, and North America).
  • Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN 6 project director/producer, NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
WHEN: Sunday, March 7, 2010 (local Japan time)
WHERE:   Tokyo International Forum
Hall B7, 5-1 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-0005, Japan

2K Sports: Be the first to win a perfect game in MLB 2K10, win a $1 million | Sea el primero en ganar un juego perfecto en MLB 2K10, gane un $1 millón

From/De: 2K Sports

2K Sports to Award One Million Dollars to First Person to Throw a Perfect Game in Major League Baseball(R) 2K10
2K Sports puts their money where their mouth is with unprecedented skill-based competition

New York, NY – January 28, 2010 – 2K Sports announced today that they will give away an unprecedented cash prize in the amount of $1,000,000 to the first person who throws a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K10, the next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball® 2K series, prior to May 2, 2010. The special contest, available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft through the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through the PlayStation®Network*, illustrates 2K Sports’ dedication to delivering vastly improved gameplay and pitching mechanics this season in Major League Baseball 2K10.
 
“You don’t see too many perfect games thrown in MLB 2K, but we’ve seen it happen,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing at 2K Sports.  “Our goal is to celebrate and highlight Major League Baseball 2K10’s superior pitching and hitting mechanics this season, while also giving one of our loyal fans the thrilling opportunity to be rewarded with a lot of money.”
 
“Every baseball fan knows pitching a perfect game is one of the most difficult and rarest accomplishments in all of sports, and that’s what makes this million dollar contest so compelling,” said Evan Longoria, All-Star third baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays and cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K10. “This is the chance of a lifetime, and I’m excited to see fans really try to go for it in Major League Baseball 2K10. I just hope they don’t try against the Rays, because my teammates and I aren’t going to make it easy on them.”    
 
Fans will be able to participate in the $1,000,000 Major League Baseball 2K10 contest beginning on March 2, 2010 at 12:01 AM PST, and ending on May 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM PDT. To compete, gamers must play in MLB Today mode, select from any of the available matchups, and then choose the option to participate in the ‘Major League Baseball 2K10 contest’ that will automatically default to the proper gameplay settings according to the official gameplay rules. Entries must be recorded via camera or digital video recorder in compliance with guidelines provided by 2K in the Official Rules, and all eligible entrants must submit a copy of their recording in its entirety for verification. Submissions will only be accepted on DVD.  To ensure accuracy in the verification and submission process, 2K Sports has partnered with Twin Galaxies International, the worldwide authority on video game world records, and provider of scores to Guinness World Records that are published in the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition. For more information about the $1,000,000.00 Major League Baseball 2K10 contest, please visit: www.2ksports.com/perfectgame.  
 
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, Major League Baseball 2K10 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 2, 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC. For more information about Major League Baseball 2K10, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/mlb2k10.
 
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
 
* Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer.
 
Rules and Regulations
 
Game must be played on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (D.C.), who are 18 or older (excluding residents of AZ, CT, MD, ND, and VT). Void in AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT and where prohibited. Begins on 3/2/2010 at 12:01 AM PST and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on 5/1/2010. Contest subject to, and entrants agree to be bound by, the official rules published at www.2ksports.com/perfectgame. Grand prize is subject to winner verification. Grand prize will be awarded only if an entrant throws a perfect game by 5/2/2010 in accordance with the official rules. Official Rules will be posted prior to contest start.
 
About Take-Two Interactive Software
 
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for PC, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, iPhone™ and iPod® touch. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. Take-Two also distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.
 
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EA/Dice: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Console Demo & PC Beta

From/De: EA

DICE Raises the Bar for Online Warfare With Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Console Demo And PC Beta

Experience This Year’s Best Online Multiplayer Game before it Hits Stores on March 2

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that first-person shooter fans will get early access to the best-in-class online war experience in Battlefield: Bad Company™ 2. Players can now download a free* console demo worldwide on Xbox LIVE™ Marketplace. A PC beta is also now available to players that pre-order** the game at participating retailers in North America, Europe and Asia, and through select community channels. On February 4th, the demo will be accessible on the PlayStation®Network in Europe and on February 11th in North America. Defined by its increasingly intense vehicular warfare, destruction, variety of weapons and huge sandbox environments, Battlefield Bad Company 2 promises to be one of the finest online FPS games of 2010.

“After the success of the PS3 beta, we’re excited to provide gamers — especially our long-supporting, rabidly passionate PC fans — with another opportunity to get into the game before release”

“After the success of the PS3 beta, we’re excited to provide gamers — especially our long-supporting, rabidly passionate PC fans — with another opportunity to get into the game before release,” says Patrick Bach, Senior Producer on Battlefield: Bad Company 2. “Our fans have been a huge part of the franchise’s success and we can’t wait for everyone to experience the amazing gameplay and unforgettable Battlefield moments in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.”

The Battlefield: Bad Company 2 console demo and PC beta will feature Port Valdez, a new vehicle focused map where up to 24 players (32 on PC) will compete against each other as either the US or Russian armies in the game’s Rush multiplayer mode. Players will have access to five land and three air vehicles where the Russian side can use everything in their arsenal including Main Battle Tanks as well as the fast-moving Quad Bikes and Mobile Armored AA. The fight will also be packed with plenty of infantry combat fought alongside the waterline towards a great oil industrial landscape in the Alaskan mountains.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be in stores on March 2, 2010 in North America and March 4, 2010 in Europe for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. The Limited Edition can be pre-ordered now on all platforms at no extra cost, with participating retailers worldwide (while supplies last).

For more information on DICE, please visit www.dice.se. For more information on the Battlefield franchise please visit: www.battlefield.com. Or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/OfficialBFBC2.

* Internet connection and Xbox LIVE Gold membership required. Demo will end on February 25, 2010.

** Available at participating retailers in North America, Europe and Asia. Offer and codes expires February 25, 2010.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

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Guitar Hero February 2010 DLC : Black Sabbath, 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin & Third Eye Blind

From/De: Activision

Guitar Hero(R)’s February Downloadable Content Lineup Packs a Powerful Punch With Fresh Music From Top Bands

–Heavy Metal Powerhouse Black Sabbath Debuts Master Tracks as Compatible Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) Downloadable Songs –Guitar Hero Music Library Further Expands with Hit Songs and New Music from 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin and Third Eye Blind

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Guitar Hero(R) cranks up the heat in February with a strong lineup of weekly downloadable songs that are sure to satisfy fans’ musical appetites. For the first time in a music video game, master tracks from popular heavy metal band Black Sabbath are hitting center stage. In addition, top bands 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin and Third Eye Blind lend both hit songs and new music, to the vast Guitar Hero music library with downloadable content for Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM).

Epic alt-rockers 30 Seconds To Mars return to Guitar Hero with searing vocals, imaginative percussion sequences and blazing guitar riffs in a three-song track pack on February 4. The 30 Seconds To Mars Track Pack features hit singles “Attack” and “From Yesterday” from the band’s sophomore album A Beautiful Lie as well as “Kings and Queens,” the first single off of their latest album, This Is War.

On February 11, breakout alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin makes their Guitar Hero debut with a three song track pack including “Sooner or Later” from their 2004 album We Are Not Alone and “Until The End,” off of the band’s third album Phobia. The Breaking Benjamin Track Pack will also have metal fanatics thrashing to the band’s newest single from their Dear Agony album, “Give Me A Sign.”

Heavy metal pioneer and Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductee Black Sabbath brings their original music to a music game for the first time on February 18. With master tracks of the hard-hitting, crunching classics “After Forever,” “Into The Void” and “Sweetleaf,” all off of their certified-platinum album Master of Reality, the Black Sabbath Track Pack delivers an unforgettable and intense music experience where fans can enjoy music they love in a whole new way.

As a follow up to their recent appearance on Guitar Hero(R) Van Halen with their 1997 hit “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind returns to the Guitar Hero stage for an encore performance with a three-song track pack releasing on February 25. The Third Eye Blind Track Pack features “Can You Take Me” off of their latest album Ursa Major, as well as new versions of “Losing A Whole Year,” originally released on their 6x certified-platinum, self-titled debut album and “Never Let You Go,” the hit single released on the band’s 1999 album Blue.

The 30 Seconds To Mars, Breaking Benjamin, Black Sabbath and Third Eye Blind track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation(R)Store for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii(TM) for 550 Wii Points(TM). In addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Heromusic library using the all-new Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE(R) online entertainment network.

For more information about Guitar Hero 5Band Hero and their entire line-up of downloadable content, please visit www.guitarhero.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.