Kalypso has announced in a press release that Tropico 4 will also be coming to the Xbox 360 this year; the game was already announced for PC.
An update is now available for the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band 3, which should be dropping on the PlayStation 3 version in the next 24 hours. The patch fixes, among other things, a "deadly" eyebrow asset, sound fixing, and an anti-cheating measure that defeats a pause scoring exploit.
Electronic Arts has claimed a few new domain registrations, and they're fairly interesting. It seems that EA is considering or is already developing Kinect versions of the snowboarding title SSX and the mega-popular life sim The Sims.
An updated and revamped version of the PC and Xbox 360 original, Chime Super Deluxe will be releasing for the PlayStation Network from Zoe Mode.
This "unique and addictive" block puzzler gains a revamped score system, co-op and competitive modes, more tracks and tweaked fancy visuals.
Dance Central developer Harmonix has no plans for Kinect support to be added to Rock Band 3 but say we'll "have to see what the future holds" for RB.
The next instalment could very well include some motion support, especially as the team is "proud of the work" they've done with Kinect in Dance Central.
Bigpoint has released a gameplay trailer of Artplant's upcoming space sim combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online, as humans and Cylons get it on in deep space - from a combat standpoint that is.
UK game developers are shining brightly in recent weeks, as a report has been released stating that 42% of Kinect software are from British devs, while UK-based Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2 is riding high this week.
Another fitness videogame from Ubisoft has just been announced and it's called Fit in Six from the Blue Byte studio in Germany, better known for The Settlers.
It breaks the fitness routines into six core areas, with each performed by "experienced fitness professionals". It's for PlayStation 3 and Wii this March.
The classic combat flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik returns, as it takes us to 1940 over the white cliffs of Dover in a critical moment in World War II. The game is being developed by sim legend Oleg Maddox of 1C and published by Ubisoft.
Harmonix latest Rock Band Network iteration is almost here and they warn all in-progress RBN 1.0 works must be submitted to them by February 14th.
Once RBN 2.0 goes live you'll need a copy of Rock Band 3 to enjoy it as previous versions go unsupported joining Rock Band Weekly as RB3-only.
Harmonix has announced that after January 18, the Rock Band store for the Wii version of Rock Band will be shutting down due to lack of use.
Developer Vitamin G Studios has announced their music and pollinating-puzzler The UnderGarden will be on the PlayStation Network this winter.
We'll be cramming dark tunnels with "colour and music" say Vitamin, where we'll also need to "grow beautiful flowers" to overcome puzzles. We play Ludwig.
Markus Persson, better known as Notch, has announced in a tweet that sales of Minecraft has surpassed one million.
The first official trailer for The Sims Medieval has been released by Electronic Arts, and it captures the spirit of the game perfectly.
Rock Band developer Harmonix has been sold by former parent company Viacom for around the price of one of its games; a scamp $49.99.
Apparently the $175 million it cost to buy will be almost reaped back through tax incentives instead. Investment group Columbus Nova ponied up the cash.
It's been an eventful 2010 for Harmonix. They release Rock Band 3 with a new keyboard controller to critical acclaim but poor sales. Viacom decides that they've had enough of the music game industry and shops them around, but no one, not even distributor Activision is interested.
If that weren't enough, earlier this week, Harmonix shareholders headed by company founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy file suit against Viacom, accusing them of trying to bilk them of a large percentage of the gross profit of the Rock Band series since its origins in 2007, and now have announced they're going solo.
The experimentation with Kinect on PCs continues to bring a ton of entertaining apps. MSNBC has uncovered a fellow who’s created a software program allowing a player to strum an air guitar, and even create a virtual stage to play it on.
Ubisoft has announced that it will be releasing two new programs as DLC for Your Shape Fitness Evolved over Xbox Live today:
- The "Toned Body Program", to strengthen all your muscles and get a firmer body.
- "Cardio Boxing Platinum", a new advanced level of the Cardio-Boxing class.
Coming this Christmas as an exclusive PlayStation Move release over the PlayStation Network is Top Darts, a "realistic" darts game in full 1080p.
It's friendly to newcomers and comes with 501, Around the Clock and Cricket gametypes. It supports up to 8 players and has League and Cup modes.
EA CEO John Riccitiello believes the slumping music genre will get back on its feet, although how exactly remains to be seen. All "dance-based"?
That's what it might take or "some new innovation" that springs out of somewhere. He also clarifies his 'falling knife' comment about the Harmonix sale.