NewsSpots: BioShock, Jam Sessions, Pirates vs. Ninjas

2K releases free downloadable score for first-person shooter; Ubisoft lands Dylan, Marley, and Beck for DS guitar sim; Gamecock signs Blazing Lizard debut.

2K Games releases free download of BioShock score
In creating the undersea utopia-gone-wrong of Rapture for its Xbox 360 and PC first-person shooter BioShock, 2K Games enlisted composer Gary Schyman (Destroy All Humans, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers) to create an eerie, unsettling score to suit the game's eerie, unsettling storyline. Gamers who want to see how that music fits with their own day-to-day lives will be happy to learn that 2K Games has made the 12-song orchestral soundtrack available as a free download. The full 23MB file can be downloaded from the game's official Web site, Cult of Rapture.

Dylan, Marley, Cash, and more signed up for Jam Sessions
Ubisoft has unveiled the list of songs set for inclusion on its upcoming DS guitar sim, Jam Sessions, and the lineup includes an array of legendary acts, as well as more recent performers like Avril Lavigne and Rascal Flatts. The full tracklist is listed below; songs marked with an asterisk are exclusive to those who purchase the game from Best Buy.

Amy Winehouse--"You Know I'm No Good"
Avril Lavigne--"I'm With You"
Beck--"Jackass"
Blind Melon--"No Rain"
Bob Marley--"No Woman No Cry"
Bob Dylan--"Like a Rolling Stone"
Cheap Trick--"Surrender"
Coldplay--"Yellow"
Death Cab for Cutie--"I Will Follow You Into the Dark"
Jackson 5--"Never Can Say Goodbye"
James Taylor--"How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You"
Janis Joplin--"Me and Bobby McGee"
Johnny Cash--"I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"
Marvin Gaye--"What's Going On?"
Nirvana--"The Man Who Sold the World"
Rascal Flatts--"Life Is a Highway"
The Fray--"Over My Head"
*Brad Paisley--"I'm Gonna Miss Her"
*Jimi Hendrix--"Wild Thing"
*Tom Petty--"Needles and Pins"

Gamecock to publish Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball
Gamecock Media Group today announced its agreement with freshly formed developer Blazing Lizard to publish the studio's first game, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball. As the name suggests, the game is a humor-laced sports game pitting pirates, ninjas, and other unannounced theme teams against one another in the sport of elementary school gym-class kings. The game is set for release as a downloadable console game in the first quarter of 2008, but Blazing Lizard has yet to specify on which platforms it will appear.

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53 comments
4quarters
4quarters

They do know that 99% of kids that play the DS have NEVER heard of these people right? Stupid Nintendo..........

Davideogamer
Davideogamer

Over My Head by The Fray? Heh, have fun banging on the same two chords over and over, 'cause I'll be skippin' that crappy song. Really, I just want it to play guitar without, you know, playing guitar.

therealapowers
therealapowers

uh, you guys, obviously PIRATES will win everytime. jeez. :P jam sessions looks awesome. me gusta 'i will follow you into the dark.' :D

miiiguel
miiiguel

DADA_007: don't embarrass the PS community. on-topic: these 2K guys are so cool, my living room freezes whenever I play Bioshock.

wikkedclown17
wikkedclown17

i'm on for jam sessions. and it depends on the ninja. if it was a traditional "do it for honor" ninja; they'd lose, casue pirates would fight dirty. but if you had like a chow yun fat ninja....he'd kill all the pirates, steal they're ship and then go kill they're families

rgsniper1
rgsniper1

Sam_Lowery. I can probably give you there official stance on your posting of the link. What the site post and what is done on forum post have nothing to do with each other. I learned this by mentioning flash cards for the NDS. I got modded of course. I then went back and pointed out that they do paid advertising for people who sell NDS flash cards and they were selling them from ads right through the gamespot site. I guess the mods have a job of modderating certain things even if there site advertises it. You can read but can not discuss. Ie. You can buy a flash card by going through the ad on the gamespot site but you are not allowed to talk about it at the gamespot site. Is this right? Probably not, but that's the way it is.

DADA_007
DADA_007

What is this man what the hell 2k is doing ? they are not coming their Bioshock on ps3? why? or every game is come to X360 then ps3 what the hell is this man? is ps3 suck? or bad thing? if i'll write some nude words then gamespot will banned me what the hell man i hate u all companies who are with MS

4dak
4dak

NINJAS FTW!!!!

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

"The full 23MB file can be downloaded from the game's official Web site, Cult of Rapture." . Heh, when I posted the ULR for the Cult of Rapture a few days ago I got moderated for advertising.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Ooh, Bob Dylan! Johnny Cash! Jimi Hendrix! Count me in, as long as I play the guitar! Obviously the Pirates win. They make more money at the box office.

sectorzero
sectorzero

Jam Sessions looks good, as does Pirates Vs. Ninjas.

vamroc
vamroc

All right PvN I hope the balls have side effects like cluster bombs or acid. Every one needs to see the new movie WAR for this bada$$ ninja fight scene.

hopper212
hopper212

i definately agree, some of those songs in rock band would have been emmense!

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

some of those songs should have been on Rock Band or Guitar Hero...kinda upsetting.

3Dpaper
3Dpaper

ninjas own and pirates arrrr cool

Franzkill
Franzkill

I LOVE BECK! He is such an inspiring and diverse artist. Anyone heard his new single yet?

king_bobo
king_bobo

pirates vs ninja should be for xbl!

jackle2071
jackle2071

BIOSHOCK FTW!!!!!! best game i have played in a long time!!! this is the reason i bought a xbox 360!!!!!!

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

I though it was a guitar simulator, not an MTV simulator. What a terrible track list. Only a few good songs.

saturndust
saturndust

that playlist is kinda weird (and i hate that Nirvana version XD)

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Ninjas vs Pirates dodgeball? GOOOOOOOO NIIIINJAS! :P Hm, Ninjas have experience throwing shuriken but Pirates have cannons... Why bother saying unkown console though? It's obviously going to be on XBLA.

aRE-you-AFraid
aRE-you-AFraid

Ok, Gamecock is an interesting name for a company. Almost as amusing as a kid named Cockburn that I play in basketball.

okassar
okassar

I don't know how a guitar sim would work with the DS,I understand Harry Potter GOF had a DDR-style mini-games where you have to press the buttons correspondingly with the screen(ya,my cousin has the game...),but I can't imagine a whole game based on that,but then again,I don't own a DS,just a theory that it won't really work out...even with a mini-guitar,though that would be cool.

DJSMITH007
DJSMITH007

GOOOO Gamecock!!!! ^ But really they are quite the developing company, a lot of news on them recently.

Lord_Artix
Lord_Artix

Good ol GameSpot once again takes "unnamed consoles" to mean Xbox 360. It'll be there of course, but that doesn't mean you should jump the ball on it like that. My question is, how exactly does Ubisoft plan to pull off a Guitar sim on the DS?

toacosmo
toacosmo

I wonder why they're using the Nirana cover of 'Man Who Sold the World', rather than David Bowie's original.

Nickolai1979
Nickolai1979

PSdual_wielder "an entire soundtrack only 23mb?" That's what I was thinking.

Nickolai1979
Nickolai1979

After being disappointed Garry Schyman's (Hey, GS. You spelled Garry's name wrong...) score wasn't what was included in the BioShock Limited Edition, I'm glad that 2K has given it to us for free.

Shaner258
Shaner258

the song Cohens Masterpiece is great.

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

Gamecock FTW. Every time I read a news article about them my day gets that much better.

Delongman
Delongman

Ninjas and Pirates!!! It takes some mad inspiration to make a game with such a combination of characters!!!! LoL!! This game is gonna be fun!!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I'm going to check out those Bioshock tracks.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Already got the music for BioSHock

HOLYWOOD444
HOLYWOOD444

forget the pirates & ninjas , where is the old super dodgeball from the NES ? get this dam game on the xbla already . good times

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

Will Robot's and Zombies ALWAYS, take the back-seat to Pirates and Ninja's??? :cry::cry::cry:

360player_eq12
360player_eq12

i want this dodgeball game lol...its gonna pwn hope u can make your own team ...Purple Cobras FTW!!!!

123Dan123
123Dan123

I dunno how a soundtrack is only 23 MB's, but anyways, I'm downloading it at the moment to check it out.

smithy1185
smithy1185

Funny, I thought the LE was supposed to include to the real soundtrack not the stuff they put on it. At least they give it to us now.

sinx1971
sinx1971

It's 23MB cuz its a zipped file

Mariofan1314
Mariofan1314

Pirates VS Ninjas......an original idea....

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

wow... thats kool but never really into game music...