NewsSpots: PlayStation Store, Rock Band, Shadowrun, more

PS Store updated with trailers; Rock Band looking for song ideas; Shadowrun demo'd; new deets on Firefly's "realistic" dungeon crawler; Lego MMOG dubbed "Universe"; Vampire Rain golden.

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PlayStation Store gets trailers for Heavenly Sword, Stranglehold, and more
The PlayStation Store, Sony's downloadable PlayStation 3 content hub, will be seeing a multimedia update today. The Sony's Gamers' Day trailer for Heavenly Sword tops the docket. Also available will be a video for Sony's proprietary baseball franchise, MLB 07: The Show, and a trailer for Stanglehold, the video game adaptation of John Woo's Hard Boiled. Rounding out the offerings are a theatrical trailer for Michael Bay's anticipated summer blockbuster Transformers and a preview of the Blu-ray release of Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band: Live in Dublin.

Harmonix elicits song-selection input
While fans wanting to make song suggestions for the next Guitar Hero must settle for a simple forum topic , Harmonix's Rock Band is amping up its song-selection process to 11. Beginning today, those who want their voices heard can hit up Rock Band's official Web site to submit four of their favorites for consideration. As previously reported, Harmonix will have access to the catalogs of EMI Music Publishing, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Hollywood Records, and Warner Chappell Music. Rock Band is slated to jam on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and possibly the Wii later this year.

Demo for FASA Studios shooter headed to XBL
Shadowrun may have been one of the first titles compatible with Games for Windows Live, breaching the line between console and PC gaming, but a rift still exists between the two platforms. Namely, a demo for the sci-fi/fantasy first-person shooter is available exclusively for Xbox 360 owners today, downloadable over Xbox Live. Players are afforded a limited selection of races, tech, and magic. A single map is included with the demo, and players can shoot it out against computer-controlled or real-life opponents.

Dungeon Hero renamed, headed to PC and Xbox 360
Billed as "a brutal but comical romp through the 'real' world of medieval dungeons," Firefly Studios' Hero was announced as part of Gamecock's original quintet of games under production. More details have emerged today on the true-to-life dungeon crawler. Redubbed Dungeon Hero, the game will feature an interactive environment where players participate in a functional, real-world environment as well as contend with monsters in close-quarters combat. It was also announced that Dungeon Hero will appear on the Xbox 360 as well as the PC. The game is still slated for a 2009 release.

Building-block manufacturer pieces together MMOG for holiday 2008 release
Massively multiplayer online games generally aren't considered kids' play, but they soon could be. Disney's Toontown Online set up stakes in the market years ago, and earlier this year NetDevil announced that it would be releasing an MMOG based on Lego building blocks. Today that project received a name, as The Lego Group confirmed that NetDevil's game will be released as Lego Universe in the fourth quarter of 2008. The child-safe game will let players customize their own characters, build them over time, and use a number of community features.

Artoon's newest survival horror game hitting Xbox 360 July 3
Though it's been out in Japan since January, Microsoft today announced Vampire Rain has gone gold and will be hitting US Xbox 360s on July 3. Developed by Artoon, better known for the acclaimed Yoshi's Island DS, Vampire Rain is a horror-themed stealth action game that follows a team of agents tasked with hunting down an evolved breed of vampire plaguing Los Angeles. A new trailer for the game recently went up on Xbox Live, and it is also available on the game's Web site.

Discussion

67 comments
tigerfan1993
tigerfan1993

LEGO Universe = Good Vampire Rain Golden = Weird

bestbuy360
bestbuy360

laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aygol
aygol

Bring on System of a Down.... PLEASE!!!

darthvulger
darthvulger

i wonder if it will be like guitar hero...only u play the entire band

sephiroth_4
sephiroth_4

this is some cheeze...It's gonna get smashed by Darkness...

jacnewforce07
jacnewforce07

If Vampire Rain plays like Metal Gear Solid then I will love it!

DarkSpy551
DarkSpy551

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thekey
thekey

XboxGuyxx "I don't remember them putting up a news bulletin every time Xbox Live got a new trailer. I wonder if this clear hatred of Xbox and love of Playstation is deliberate or simply subconscious. I love it when Gamespot shows it's true colors." Well Thats what I think it is. 360 hate.

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

Vampire Rain isn't aweful. It plays exactly like Metal Gear Solid, with a character that looks like Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell. Oh, and it has vampires in it. It takes a lot of thought and planning to get to your objective. You can't just say, "I'll run down this was" because chances are there are vampires that way. You have to look around, find the safest way, then go there. Just try again if you sucked at it the first time. Or stop playing because you suck at games with advanced thought requirements.

surppo
surppo

ps3 needs to put out some demos $600 doesnt go down easy but free demos might be a spoonful of sugar

nevershort
nevershort

Does anyone know when the motorstorm update is happnin'?? I want it!!!

okassar
okassar

Lol, Lego MMO,enough please,I've laughed enough at Lego Star Wars and how the....continued it....Lego................

ginoon
ginoon

lego mmo sounds like fun.

johnny_canuck2
johnny_canuck2

Vampire Rain is awful, well at least the demo is, and I mean AWFULLLL

darren05r
darren05r

im not really bothered that theres no demos this week on the ps store, im just dying to get the RFOm and Motorstorm updates!!

rl_41
rl_41

Vampire Rain sounds like it could be awesome

RollingZeppelin
RollingZeppelin

Just put in The Ocean- Led Zeppelin, Hey You- Pink Floyd, Tom Sauyer- Rush and White Unicorn- Wolfmother into the Rock Band website. I hope at least one Led Zeppelin song gets in.

Paul_TheGreat
Paul_TheGreat

Resistance and Motorstorm update got delayed.

Crimson_Raven
Crimson_Raven

When is the PS Store going to offer any good like XBL. I want some Sony exclusive content too.

Aldebaran91
Aldebaran91

yeh just videos no demos on the ps3 store.God damn it.

jman183
jman183

I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo putting my song suggestions on the Rock Band site. That is really cool that they did that.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

PS3 is really in trouble no matter what they do with the "Playstation Store". Also how in the world can you have a "realistic" dungeon crawler. Guys running around in dungeons killing a bunch of monsters is not realistic no matter what you do.

CMcCon342
CMcCon342

Why can't PS3 get it together and start throwing some demos up in the Store, god knows there hasn't been a full game worth playing since MotorStorm, the least they could do is give us some demos to play. 360 gets new demos for big releases almost every week, why aren't the developers making the demos for PS3 too?

TTDog
TTDog

"XboxGuyxx: I don't remember them putting up a news bulletin every time Xbox Live got a new trailer. I wonder if this clear hatred of Xbox and love of Playstation is deliberate or simply subconscious." Its not as if they can announce the release of any new PS3 games so why not announce trailers.

cardiac_cat
cardiac_cat

I do believe that oblivion looks much better on the PS3 than on the 360, and how much longer has the box been out than the PS3?

XboxGuyxx
XboxGuyxx

I don't remember them putting up a news bulletin every time Xbox Live got a new trailer. I wonder if this clear hatred of Xbox and love of Playstation is deliberate or simply subconscious. I love it when Gamespot shows it's true colors.

TTDog
TTDog

Have seen an import review of Vampire Rain, suffice to say I will not be buying anything which picked up a whopping 5/10

Decibyte
Decibyte

Not sure if anyone else mentioned this, but there is a demo (Single/Multi) for Vampire Rain on the 360 as of yesterday morning way before the Shadow Run demo. Kind of surprised that gamespot mentioned the video and not the demo. I don't like it at all, especially the multiplayer, but give it a try and see what you tink. And no, Vampire Rain does not look like devil may cry 1. To all the people that keep saying that the 360 graphics look old and outdated, some do. However the original xbox is not near as powerful as the 360 and it blew the PS2 out of the water for power. I find alot of companies get good ideas, but rush the games which isn't Microsoft/X Box's fault. And all the games that are on both the 360 and PS 3 seem to be superior on the 360, so enough flak.

MuscleCarMan
MuscleCarMan

does anyone else think vampire rain looks like early ps2 graphics? Like Devil May Cry 1 even?

lamprey263
lamprey263

I barely buy things from PS3 store because they barely update what's available to buy. I think they should just try to put every PS1 game up. Still, I have to say that I love them for actually having a price tag on everything that costs money, so you can pay for it and not have extra console currency. XBL and Wii Shop make you buy points; that's lame.

ocdog45
ocdog45

more stuff to download sony!

Chainblast
Chainblast

I was hoping for the Resistance update. Oh well...

brandon2802
brandon2802

Man, when I saw Firefly I thought it was going to be a game based on the TV show. How disappointing.

marsslayer
marsslayer

woot finally i get something good for my ps3 o wait nvm ill go back to my closet ( swipes dust off ps3 and crys)

Zoard
Zoard

sounds interesting

Pablo620
Pablo620

I love how every time some thing happens with the PS3 some 360 fanboys says I paid $600 to do that. Each time something new comes out or a feature is added to the PS3. Petejams your sad, since when was downloading trailers the only thing you can do on a PS3. Take the fanboy out of your brain its making you dillusional. Did you pay $400 and $whatever$ a month to play Halo 2 online till Halo 3 comes out

petejams
petejams

wow...glad i bought that $600 ps3....i was hoping for more movie trailers! meh...i'm more glad i bought a 360...i can actually play games on it

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Finally I can try Shadowrun. I had to wait for a demo b4 deciding on this one.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Wow I didn't think Rock Band would come this soon. So many games this year! :cry:

dannyabal85
dannyabal85

ya vampires rain got 2/10 qoute: really crappy game makes me want to play fusion frenzy endqoute. lol. just kidding.