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Konami Brings Karaoke Revolution to the Hip-Hop Generation

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Konami Brings <i>Karaoke Revolution</i> to the Hip-Hop Generation

If you enjoyed Karaoke Revolution and like the hippity hop, then you are in for a treat. Konami and Def Jam are teaming up to bring you Def Jam Rapstar, a new hip-hop karaoke game. What we weren't expecting to hear, however, is that it will support motion control on all of the consoles.

We assume that this is going to be an addition of the types of motion that you would expect to see a rapper doing while on stage. While it may sound a little odd, the inclusion of motion control in a karaoke game isn't all that crazy. Singers don't stand motionless while they perform, even karaoke singers (if we can consider them performers), so it will add another level of engagement with the game.

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F.E.A.R. Returns, Monolith Does Not

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

<i>F.E.A.R.</i> Returns, Monolith Does Not

Since Warner Bros. decided they wanted a major piece of the gaming pie, culminating with the buyout of Midway, they have definitely been making their mark, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. This week's announcement certainly is surprising and possibly concerning. Warner Bros. announced a second sequel to F.E.A.R, but Monolith will not be involved.

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Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

Thursday night Cliff Bleszinski, AKA Cliffy B, was scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Unfortunately the appearance was canceled late on Thursday and he was replaced by Justin Bieber. Don't worry, though, because the appearance has been rescheduled for Monday night. Fallon's executive producer explain it like this:

To all of my gaming peeps: Due to a scheduling conflict, @therealcliffyb's appearance has been moved to Monday. Same awesome dude, new day!

Bleszinski explained it a little differently:

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New Silent Hill Coming Soon

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

New <i>Silent Hill</i> Coming Soon

Konami made an interesting and completely detail-less announcement at its recent gamer day event. Showing a teaser, a man stumbles through a foggy street and is attacked by a huge, unidentified creature. The video was in the traditional Silent Hill style, very colorless and very depressed, always amplifying the fear that is so prevalent in the Silent Hill series.

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Sony Finalizes First Ever Global 3D World Cup Schedule

posted Friday Apr 9, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sony Finalizes First Ever Global 3D World Cup Schedule

Back in December I briefly mentioned Sony's announcement to take the FIFA World Cup to 3D, along with a brief overview on how they intended to do that. Well, this week brought more details for us to get excited about!

The original topic told us that North America would have to wait for the Blu-ray disc to see it in 3D, but Sony's press release (link is at the bottom) told us that our good friends over at ESPN are going to handle the good ol' US of A. Cable giant Sogecable was also announced to handle the broadcasts for Spain, and more partners are going to be named soon, and eight matches will also be televised in 3D cinemas around the world.

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iPhone 3GS - The S Stands for Suck - NOT

posted Thursday Apr 8, 2010 by Scott Ertz

iPhone 3GS - The S Stands for Suck - NOT

This week has brought a lot of revelations for the Apple world. We'll start with what we learned from the iPad launch - 2 new iPhones coming soon. Someone with too much time on their hands went searching through the iPad firmware and discovered a series of new hardware models. iPhone3,2, iPhone3,3, iPod4,1 and iProd2,1. A new iPod Touch is not unexpected, especially with one of the next announcements we will discuss and an upgrade to the iPad is not surprising as Apple never keeps their first model anything on the market too long. The double iPhones, however, is a bit more of a surprise. We would definitely expect to hear about a new model soon, but 2 new models indicates to me that we will see AT&T's exclusivity ending soon, and a new CDMA version could be around the corner. I have heard rumors from an Apple employee that there is a CDMA device in the works, but it wasn't expected to carry the iPhone branding.

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