NewsSpots: C&C3, PBR, Stranglehold, Alien Hominid

EA RTS gets new maps; Crave gets a new license; Xbox 360 version of John Woo shooter gets Collector's Edition; and XBLA shooter gets more downloadable content.

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Command & Conquer 3 maps arrive on Xbox Live
Electronic Arts is stoking the flames of Command & Conquer 3's Tiberium Wars, as the publisher has made available a new wave of downloadable content for the Xbox 360 real-time strategy game. Fans can now download a free Ground Zero map, a five-map pack for 500 Microsoft points ($6.25), and a free video with developer hints on how to handle the new battlefields.

Crave saddles up with Pro Bull Riders
The "toughest sport on dirt" is coming to the world of games, courtesy of Crave Entertainment. The publisher today announced that it has picked up the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) license for a game on multiple platforms. Crave is currently planning to have that title on shelves sometime in the fall of 2008.

Midway details Stranglehold Xbox 360 special edition
Last month, Midway Games announced a PlayStation 3 Collector's Edition of the John Woo-inspired Stranglehold that would come with Woo's opus Hard-Boiled on the Blu-ray disc. Today the company announced the goodies to be included with the Collector's Edition for the Xbox 360 version of the game. While there's no full-length film to watch, Xbox 360 owners will be getting a second disc with a behind-the-scenes documentary on the game, extended cutscenes, and more. The Xbox 360 Collector's Edition will retail for $69.95 when the game is released this August.

Alien Hominid gets new PDA levels, gamer pics
The Behemoth has released a steady stream of content for its 2D side-scrolling shoot-'em-up since its release on Xbox Live Arcade earlier this year, and another batch of offerings has hit the Marketplace's new arrivals section. Gamers can now download PDA Classic Pack 2, a collection of 100 more Behemoth-developed levels for the game's PDA mode, for 150 Microsoft points ($1.87). Two new picture packs are also available for the game--the Classic Picture Pack 2 and Creator Series collection--each going for 100 Microsoft points ($1.25).

Discussion

49 comments
crippla87
crippla87

Good thing I already have my copy of Hardboiled on DVD so not having it with the CE isnt a problem. Definitely an awesome movie for action fans!

hbnmrsmiley
hbnmrsmiley

i love how behemoth releases pda levels so regularly, and they're so cheap! :D

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

There are a few with frame rate issues, okay plenty with frame rate issues, the worst has to be Enchanted Arms, its an RPG, its not like theres a lot of stuff moving at once yet it jumps along like a kangaroo.... and FEAR... just terrible.

Ninjeti
Ninjeti

I heard a lot of ps3 games are having framerate issues.

sciath
sciath

Funny how sony said it wasn't impressed with the 120 GB 360 hard drive but than they said they were going to release an 80 GB hard drive for the ps3. I don't have any of the new systems yet but I'm getting a 360 soon. Not wasting my money on a ps3.

S7r4hd
S7r4hd

the gaystation 3 gets a 15 year old movie for free? /golfclap

Serious
Serious

And to all of the Xbox Supporters that say oh well I spent $10 for the video. New copies of Hard boil go for $15.88 for plain version, $16.99 for the two disc ultimate collection, and $20.00 for the Criterion Collection. so after you spend $59.99 for the game and then have to pay say $15.88 (heck I'll cut you a deal and sell it to you for $14.99) for the cheapest version for 75.98 and that's if you don't buy the collector edition. move along sheep move along.

Serious
Serious

Wow Xbox supporters get behind the scene content for Stranglehold! While PS3 get a whole movie? seems that Blu Ray is becoming more and more a better idea.

IndyGrave
IndyGrave

How about Castle Crashers? The Behemoth should stop doing these updates to Alien Homind and working on CC, it takes toooo looong......

Vamp_Punk
Vamp_Punk

bummer. Oh well. I can probably buy Hard Boiled for $10 at best buy. Seeing as how much money I saved with a 360

0dazubeN
0dazubeN

I don't give a crap about any special editions...they always are rip offs and are useless.

FraserAlexander
FraserAlexander

"ha 360 version of Stranglehold sucks i am glad i have a ps3" for one game, otherwise you should be crying that you have a ps3 btw stranglehold the game will probably play better on the 360 (which is what counts, afterall you're buying a GAME. but enjoy your framerate issues etc.

Gamer443
Gamer443

ha 360 version of Stranglehold sucks i am glad i have a ps3

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

Stranglehold Collector`s is mine...for PS3. Like i`ll take a crappy bonus dvd instead of the awesome Hard-Boiled on Blu-Ray, Dragon`s Dynasty edition at that! That`s a no brainer.

bue255
bue255

I almost think the Ps3's special edition og stranglehold is gonna sell better than the regular edition :p Well... Properly not, but it seems like demand for the ps3 version is going to be great.

dmastor
dmastor

ok i'm tired of this make some downloadables free please

football_legend
football_legend

I would get Strangehold Collector's Edition for PS3 thats for sure.

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

"lol, Stranglehold Xbox 360 special edition is crap. it does not come with Woo's Hard-Boiled and yet costs $70. talk about rip-off." all special edition is a ripoff. people will only buy it because they think it's neat a game and a movie can fit on one disk. how many of you were actually thinking of buying the movie before the game was announced to come with the movie?

duhNeighbour
duhNeighbour

"A5H19: The 360 version takes up two DVDs.... and they were talking about the 360 version not having the movie. They didn't say anything about the PS3. Read the full story carefully. Either that or I'm not sure what you meant." The 360 is 2 discs: 1 for the game, the other for the extra contents. The PS3 version has all + movie in 1 Blu-ray disc.

A5H19
A5H19

nevershort: "I'm gonna get the PS3 edition so I can watch Hard Boiled in HD... thats crazy its a game+Blu Ray movie on one disc!! Don't critics say there wasn't more holding capacity on blu rays? this is the 1st time this ever been done folks so I guess the critics are wrong! Let the thumbs rain down..." =============== The 360 version takes up two DVDs.... and they were talking about the 360 version not having the movie. They didn't say anything about the PS3. Read the full story carefully. Either that or I'm not sure what you meant. ================== ElectrolightSH: "I hate Electronic Arts so much. They charge us for extra maps when we should get them for free since the Xbox 360 version was more expensive and did not have a map maker and we can't play user created maps." ====================== That is why you buy the PC version so that you can download maps both official and custom made for FREE! Plus you can't micro on a controller.

Grodus5
Grodus5

ElectrolightSH, Very true very true indeed. I just hope it won't interfere with online play like those Halo 2 maps did:(

freakykidd
freakykidd

360 CNC3 maps are bugged. They're unplayable. Nice one EA.

m14c79
m14c79

The Alien Hominid content are just "cheat codes" to unlock the PDA packs. They are not actual content. All the PDA packs are already part of the original 800point download. They are just charging for cheat codes to unlock them. boo.

Nharia12
Nharia12

I'm more interested in the Bull Riding Game. How exactly are they going to make an engaging video game out of a sport where you have to stay on a hunk of meat for 8 seconds to get a score while not being tossed off and trampled into the dirt?

nevershort
nevershort

I'm gonna get the PS3 edition so I can watch Hard Boiled in HD... thats crazy its a game+Blu Ray movie on one disc!! Don't critics say there wasn't more holding capacity on blu rays? this is the 1st time this ever been done folks so I guess the critics are wrong! Let the thumbs rain down...

Hott-FuzZ
Hott-FuzZ

gay if they had put hard boiled in the SE i would have got it for sure, but now ill just save 10 bucks.

konradak
konradak

Ehhh, DL maps anyways suck if they cost, unless it's a game you really playy,,, 'n way to get jipped on the Strangehold or whatevvv,,, Damnn

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I hate Electronic Arts so much. They charge us for extra maps when we should get them for free since the Xbox 360 version was more expensive and did not have a map maker and we can't play user created maps.

ocdog45
ocdog45

360 gamers got screwed on stanglehold. but thats why i hav eboth systems, ha ha!

thekey
thekey

This CE is WACK! That's stupid they couldn't just put Hard Boiled on a DVD with that Behind the scene stuff? Thats Bougus.

R3V3N4N7
R3V3N4N7

The new C&C maps are awesome. Go get them now.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Can't go wronge with more maps

foxbait95
foxbait95

PS3 Collector's Edition looks like the one to buy.

Shawtymann
Shawtymann

to "iamprey263" > Why pay the extra money when that stuff will be on YouTube? well put lol

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I'll pass on the collectors edition and just grab the basic version.I don't have a problem with downloadable content, it really sucks though when downloadable content comes out right after the game is released.You know they could have fit that content on the disc.It seems as if games are getting shorter and shorter, more expensive, and releasing limited editions to see how much the gamer is really willing to spend.

Boy_Man07
Boy_Man07

i'll get the PS3 Stranglehold: Collector's Edition! can't wait!

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'll pass on the Stranglehold CE for the X360. Why pay the extra money when that stuff will be on YouTube?

waza000
waza000

PS3 Stranglehold is a limited edition for the film + game thats a lame idea for increasing the cost by 10$ i was sure it was supposed to be the very basic game pack

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Stranglehold looks great. But I will pass on the collector's edition.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

I don't buy Special Edition games unless it's Halo so I don't even care

philip-joe
philip-joe

I'd rather get the PS3 CE, cus I don't have the movie.

dchan01
dchan01

Sweet, can't wait to get the C&C3 maps!

shinrock_live
shinrock_live

thats why 360 owner are pre ording the reg edition.so midway is about to lose money on those.

HOLYWOOD444
HOLYWOOD444

agreed bro, lucky for me i already have the movie. the game looks pretty sweet though

xxThyLordxx
xxThyLordxx

lol, Stranglehold Xbox 360 special edition is crap. it does not come with Woo's Hard-Boiled and yet costs $70. talk about rip-off.