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Australian MMOs: Without classification, but still on store shelves

We've talked about it in the past ad nauseum, but for those who are just now joining us: the Australian Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) doesn't have a rating for video games above MA15+. Thus, if your title is deemed too inappropriate for someone 15 years or older, it's Refused...

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Rock Band Wiikly: Six more tracks, just what we needed

Another week, another bundle of Rock Band DLC oldies for the Wii, which according to the press release should be available now. Individual Tracks (200 Wii points apiece) "Attack" - 30 Seconds to Mars "Gimme Three Steps" - Lynrd Skynrd "Live Forever" - Oasis "Just What I needed" - The...

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Guitar Hero World Tour Monthly: Wings, Bob Seger, Shins, Incubus, Ryan Adams

Much like it did last month, Activision Blizzard has announced three new DLC packs for Guitar Hero World Tour due out in February. Let's hope this remains a dodeca-annual affair. Acoustic Track Pack (440 / $5.49) "Drive" - Incubus (160 / $2) "New Slang' - The Shins (160 / $2) "Wonderwall...

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Satoru Iwata to deliver GDC 2009 keynote

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will be putting his oratorical skills to the test, delivering a keynote entitled "Discovering New Development Opportunities" at this year's Game Developers Conference. There are no other details provided, and trying to discern any surprise announcements based on that...

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Banjo-Tooie to beat up on XBLA this April

When Microsoft said Banjo-Tooie was coming to Xbox Live Arcade in early 2009, we were hoping for something in the first quarter or so. Rare's announcement this week puts the game just beyond that window and into April. Rare is calling it a "note-perfect migration" with upped graphics and...

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NPD: Guitar Hero World Tour outsells Rock Band 2 by 2:1 in 2008

The NPD Group has tallied up all of the SKUs for Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour -- both multi-instrument packs and separate games -- and found that Activision / Neversoft's rocker came out on top with 3.4 million units sold last year, twice the number achieved by Rock Band 2 (1.7 million). ...

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iPhone dominates list of IGF Mobile 2009 finalists

Whereas last year's entries seemed more diverse (with a heavy Java slant), the 2009 Independent Games Festival Mobile finalists are almost entirely composed of iPhone / iPod touch games -- 11 of the 14 contestants, to be exact. The remaining three entries are represented by a Nintendo DS, Java and...

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Resistance 2 patch 1.40 coming Monday, un-resets your experience

Have you been noticeably irked by some of Resistance 2's precious little "features" (i.e. bugs)? Fear not, true believer, patch 1.40 is on its way and coming Monday, January 26. If you've noticed your multiplayer level inexplicably reset to one, you'll now get it back to the proper level, plus...

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WRUP: Don't Panic Edition

We know change can be scary, but please, listen to the good book, have a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, and whatever you do, don't panic. Alexander Sliwinski: Continuing my quest to beat the Left 4 Dead levels on Expert. Completed "No Mercy" last weekend with a reader and we plan to push forward....

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Lost, Damned, and caught on video

Meet Billy, he's lost. Meet Malc, he's probably lost too. Possibly damned, we don't know for sure. Together, they make for one zany couple. Wonder what kind of hi-jinx they like to get into? See for yourself after break. Gallery: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned DLC ...

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