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HD DVD for Microsoft Xbox 360 coming this November

Software company Microsoft has said that they would be launching the much-anticipated HD DVD drive add-on for its Xbox 360 console in November.

This drive is expected to be available for the Xbox 360 in Japan starting November 22. It is expected to be priced around ¥19,800 (US$168).

This information was released by Takashi Sensui, general manager of the Xbox division of Microsoft's Japanese subsidiary.

This is great news for the owners of the Xbox 360 gaming console, as it would allow them to watch high-definition HD DVD video content on a compatible television set. Sensui spoke on this announcement: For those who already own the Xbox 360 system it'll cost only ¥19,800 to enjoy HD DVD. That's by far the most affordable solution for those people."

This drive would help Microsoft challenge the upcoming competition from Sony, which has included the competing Blu-Ray format drive in their upcoming Sony Playstation 3 gaming console also scheduled for launch in November.

Game makers up to challenges of creating iPod games

Game developers tasked with creating the first full-fledged games for the iPod faced the challenges of developing for a new platform while dealing with Apple's desire to keep every detail closely under wraps. But it's a challenge the game makers were unable to resist, given the popularity of Apple's handheld music player.

"We think iPod gaming is a big opportunity," said Dave Roberts, CEO of PopCap Games, whose Bejeweled and Zuma are among the nine iPod games available for sale at the iTunes Store. Other iPod games announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs during his September 12 presentation to the press include Tetris, mahjong, and mingolf games from Electronic Arts; Fresh Games's cube-based puzzle game Cubis 2; the arcade classic Pac-Man from Namco Networks; and a Texas Hold'em poker game and brickbashing title called Vortex developed internally at Apple.

Friars frustrate Brown offense in 2-1, OT victory

Providence, RI (CSTV U-WIRE) -- Brown gave No. 14 Providence College its best effort for a full 70 minutes Wednesday, but Providence broke a 1-1 tie with a goal 9:57 into overtime to to send the Bears to their second straight loss. The 2-1 loss dropped Brown to 7-4 overall (3-1 Ivy League).

Providence's excellent speed and stick-handling ability was apparent from the beginning of the game. Every time they won a ball on defense, the Friars quickly transitioned into an offensive mindset, with midfielders making runs toward the corner and forwards charging toward the circle.

Providence scored less than 10 minutes into the first half. A Friar defender stole the ball off a Brown inbounds play and quickly passed up the right side to midfield. PC then moved the ball into the middle of the circle and launched a shot.

Review: Xbox Live Unplugged Vol 1

Xbox 360: You've got your Xbox 360 and some games for it, but you'd really like to try out these arcade games on Xbox Live Arcade you've heard so much about but you don't have Broadband internet to download them. What do you do?

You could go round to a mate's house, he's got Broadband , or you could get a copy of Xbox Live Unplugged Volume 1 compilation of some of Live's arcade games, all on one handy, dandy DVD.

The games are Geometry Wars, Retro Evolved, sort of like asteroids on acid; platformers Wik: Fable of Souls; Outpost Kaloki X, a city builder set in space. Thing Tycoon in space; Bejewelled 2 Deluxe, a puzzle game where you have to form combinations with jewels; Hardwood Backgammon; and Texas Hold 'em, a poker game that is also compatible with the Xbox Live Vision camera which is coming out this month.

Bandai Namco on

Tamagotchi was a craze that swept the world back in the early 1990s, with people eager to raise their own little virtual pets and look after them until inevitable death. Many thought we would never hear of Tamagotchi again after the hype died down. Now it has been turned into a fully-fledged videogame franchise, with its first version selling over a million on the DS in Japan alone and its sequel cracking over 500,000 units in a very short time recently. Cubed was lucky enough to catch up with Bandai Namco to chat about the series... Cubed: Please could you tell us a little bit about your background in the videogame Industry? Ms. Sanae Honma, Producer: I started out in sales visiting various retailers across country when I first entered the company. I was in charge of setting up pop stands and in-store displays.

Game downloads part of wildly popular iPod's latest game plan

Not content with its 75 percent share of the digital music device market in the U.S. Apple Computer ( has morphed its wildly popular iPod into a pocket-sized photo album, podcast player and video viewer.

And now the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company has unveiled its latest plan to stay on top: iPod games. IPod owners with any fifth-generation (video) player - which sells for $249 (30-gigabyte version) or $349 (80GB version) - can now download nine games from the iTunes store for $4.99 apiece, which can then be synched to the iPod to take on the go. You must first download and install the latest iTunes 7 software (free at for Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh computers. Titles include some well-known classics and some not-so-familiar games: Tetris, Zuma, Texas Hold'em, Mahjong, Mini Golf, Pac-Man, Cubis 2, Bejeweled and Vortex.

"Bully" video game wins over critics

"Bully," a video game set in a fictional school, has won over critics following its debut this week despite protests from anti-violence advocates concerned about safety in U.S. schools.

The game, produced by the Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. studio behind the controversial "Grand Theft Auto" series, is for Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 2, the dominant video game console with 106 million units globally.

If the game resonates with consumers, it has .

SMF downs shorthanded Mover, Kinpachi triumphs

Samahan ng Manggagawang Filipino easily handled a shorthanded Mover team, while Kinpachi-Bank of Saipan made short work of UFO-Apollo's as the 2006 MDX Coca-Cola Cup resumed Saturday at the Gilbert C. Ada Gymnasium.SMF took advantage of the absence of big men Dalewin Cortez, Glenn Aquino, and Eric Dalangin to rout previously undefeated Mover, 90-70. Both teams are now tied with 2-1 win-loss records.Mover went down early as human pogo stick Leo Itaas and sharpshooter Gary Cayetano took turns burning the hoop, scoring eight points apiece allowing SMF to zoom to a 29-10 lead after the first quarter.It was more of the same in the second, as Cayetano connected on three attempts from rainbow country, while drawing inside support from center Ruther Demigillo to give SMF a commanding 55-33 advantage at the half.Mover tried to make a game of it at the start of the second half, as rookie sensation Ryan Sanciango and burly Joy Dayrit combined to trim their deficit to 16 points in several occasions.But SMF was not about to let Mover get rolling and clutch shots from veterans Jun Tabora and Bernard Montano reestablished the team's dominance ahead 71-51 entering into the fourth and final quarter.It was essentially garbage time in the payoff period, but things got a bit testy when Dayrit collided with Itaas on several occasions.

Do you really need to buy new b'ball games?

When I play video game basketball, I don't want to see a storyline, any more than a viewer of adult movies wants to see story-based films. Basketball games really just need to get to the action, or I'm out. Such is the case with NBA '07.

It's ambitious. It comes with all these little cinematic scenes of you, the star player, chatting with coaches, and lounging around. But when you finally take the court, the basketball players look and move as rudimentary as they did in games many years ago.

This is too bad. NBA '07 for PS 2 and PSP could have given stiff competition to the other main basketball games on the market. Instead, NBA '07 plays poor, looks poor and is moderately easy. It's rated "E" (one star out of four).

As for the big dogs of the NBA games, things are looking both up and down.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Shipping Announcements

The klaxon alarm is shrieking! Something is wrong! The Professor wrestles his damaged spaceship to a crash landing on a mysterious planet.

In the aftermath of the crash, The Professor discovers that the power sources of his ship, known as Cells, have been scattered across the surface of this strange world. To retrieve them all, The Professor enlists the aid of a brave young man named Terry and a brave video game player known as you! The Professor and Terry will ask for your help during the course of the adventure, using the Nintendo DS to "contact" you along the way.

Will The Professor gather the Cells and return to outer space? Will you learn the goal of the mysterious organization that seeks to gather the Cells for itself? The future of an entire world has been placed in your hands!

Key Features:

Abundant gameplay activities including animal-training, item-collecting, monster-hunting, and old-school mini-games! Dual-screen functionality with mission maps, interior/exterior viewpoints, and more! Real-time combat with special abilities and powerful "Decal Attacks!" Character design by Atsuko Fukushima, whose credits include the PSP hit PoPoLoCrois! Eureka Seven Vol 1: The New Wave (PS2)

Based on the events leading up to Eureka Seven, the popular animated series featured on Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim Sunday line-up, Eureka Seven Vol 1: The New Wave is available exclusively for the PS2.


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