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Dark Resurrection update priced; Valve loosed on Bizarre space shooter; Resistance tournament heads to GPHD; <i>Good vs. Wiivil</i> takes grand prize; Jeopardy! 2 going online.

PS3 Tekken online play to cost $10
Would-be participants of the online Iron Fist tournament will first have to pay an entry fee. Namco Bandai Games America today announced that the online-enabled update to its downloadable PlayStation 3 game Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection will sell on the PlayStation Network for $9.99 when it's released "later this year." In addition to online multiplayer matches and rankings, the update will add practice and survival single-player modes. For more on the update, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Geometry Wars Steam-ed, Windows XP-compatible
Though it's had a less-than-stellar start on the PC, Geometry Wars is having a few of its quibbles ironed out with a little help from Valve's downloadable-game service. Bizarre Creations announced earlier this week it would be making its arcade-style shoot-'em-up available on Steam, and that it would now be compatible with Windows XP in addition to Vista. Sweetening the deal further, Geometry Wars will initially be available for $2.95, with the price increasing to $3.95 on June 22. The Windows Vista-only version is still available through its original home, MSN Games, for $3.95, down from its original price of $7.95.

GGL announces PS3 shooter tourney
Not to be outdone by the World Series of Video Games signing with CBS, the Global Gaming League, in association with Sony Computer Entertainment and Insomniac Games, announced today the finals for its first nationwide Resistance: Fall of Man tournament will be broadcast on GamePlay HD, which also hosts some of GameSpot's content. Registration for the tournament begins today, and it is limited to 512 individual participants and 512 three-person teams. Interested participants can register at either GameStop's Web site or the tournament site proper. The tournament is set to begin July 7, with the finals slated for August 12.

First Nintendo Short Cuts Showcase winner crowned
Good vs. Wiivil, a film by Jack Paccione, Jr. from Staten Island, New York, has won top honors at the inaugural Nintendo Short Cuts Showcase. Participants in the competition were tasked with creating a three- to five-minute Nintendo-themed film, and among the judges for the event was Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. As the grand prize winner, Paccione will receive $10,000, a screening of his film at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and a "power lunch" with Tribeca Film Festival cofounder Craig Hatkoff. All top 10 finalists will receive Nintendo systems and software, and their films can be viewed at the competition's Web site.

SOE putting PCs in Jeopardy! again
Sony Online Entertainment continues its push to further expand into the casual market this week. The online-game publisher today announced it would be adding Jeopardy! 2 to its portfolio. According to SOE, players can answer more than 3,000 questions by themselves, against CPU opponents, or locally against others, using the same keyboard. Also featured in the game will be a daily clue mode, as well as trophies and badges and three different difficulty settings. Jeopardy! can currently be purchased through SOE's online store or through Sony Pictures' Web site for $19.99.

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collum1987
collum1987

I don't see why people are saying its a ripoff for!? Your getting the Online Gaming which extends the replay value to better value so you don't also have to kick your local mates ass there and then. Practice and Survival Modes also boost the replay value too, Practice allows you to select various characters and learn their fighting styles if you wish to try out everyone. Survival puts you to the test which is a must have feature in fighting games *I play it on Guilty Gear XX Accent Core a lot* Just like iwao said, its awesome value for money!

iwao
iwao

Did everyone forget that you're also getting the Practice mode & the Survival mode?Ehh that's dump to forget,and yeah you're getting to battle/choice 10 opponents at same room,and you're getting Voice chat,so you can talk with your enemy,and you can also see there rankings,and battle them the way you like it,and change the options also,so you're getting 5 things,that means your're paying 2$ per mode and still complaining!!??Man that's hard to believe guys.

alberto2045
alberto2045

I shoulve gotten Resistance when I bought my PS3 o well next time when the PS4 comes out lol

Ad-2cool4u
Ad-2cool4u

i really want to sign up for that Resistances Tournoment, but i already tried and i said u had to be 18 :cry: and my parents wouldnt let me enter. Being 14 sucks balls...

LittleYoshi
LittleYoshi

PS3_MidwestKing- How come u have the same user icon as me! Its cool! That show me that u have good taste in user icons too! LOL

StrayMBlasTER
StrayMBlasTER

Finnaly tekken online i can never find someone to fight in the arcade, and most of my cousins are wii fans

Dolacide
Dolacide

Pretty soon you'll have to pay to turn on your console.

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

Come ON! You shouldn't be able to call yourself Sony ONLINE Entertainment and not produce games with online components. It'd be cool to be able have online Jeopardy play.

dewmandew7
dewmandew7

I hate all you people complaining about paying $10 for Tekken 5 online. That makes the full game only $30. That's half the price of a normal PS3 game. I don't get what you guys are complaining about. I personally have not bought Tekken 5 but $30 for a game sounds pretty nice to me.

HardCor1981
HardCor1981

Instead of paying my $10 for online support to a game I've beaten dozens of times over already, I'll save it for Tekken 6.

StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

Considering that Xbox Live Gold is about $5/month, a $10 patch to make Tekken 5 DR online is a good deal. After all it's a ONE TIME FEE of $10 for online gaming (I'm assuming, since it hasn't been released yet). Comparing that with Xbox Live, it's a good deal since if there isn't a montly online fee.

rogerarmoo
rogerarmoo

I think the patch is pretty good value considering ! I shall be looking forward to fighting you experts lol!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I think that the online component should be 5 bucks only. Anymore and it sounds like they are taking advantage of the consumer.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

imagine if each publisher on the ps3 want a $10 fee for the online part ill stay with my Live gold membership, much better product overall

kontaktin
kontaktin

Wait a minute. I've paid for tekken 5 DR. Im NOT gonna pay even more for playing on the net. I only bought it because of the Online play

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@Ra-Devil Maybe they're using Tekken 5 to test out how to best implement online play for Tekken 6? Besides, Tekken 5 is still a money-tournament game. There's demand.

Ra-Devil
Ra-Devil

So.... where's Tekken 6... I think people would rather have that than just play the 5th one online. I mean, I hated Tekken, but that just seems sane to me to just make the next game. I mean, that's a lot of money to put into a game that will eventually be replaced, servers and all. O'well, whatever.

jakinja
jakinja

I don't have any problem paying for a patch, especially for 10$, everyone pays well over $30.00 for patches and upgrades and whatnot. But I was very disappointed when MGO was shut down with over a thousand regular gamers using the service every day. I just hope that doesn't happen again. But I'll be playing tekken online as soon as it's available. I love that series!

tefdesign
tefdesign

There seems to be alot of clueless individuals posting comments. Tekken 5 on the PS3 was ONLY $19.99. If you decide to purchase the online add-on for $9.99, that brings your whopping total to $29.98. When you consider the that the price is HALF of what regular games cost, why is everyone whining? Oh, that's right, ignorance is not an excuse. LMAO.

Sonovius
Sonovius

TTDog "So much for free online with the PS3 then, if they get away with it for Tekken how many other games will they do this with?" Reading comprehension much? Its an entry fee not charging for the game.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

true there's no reason for one now, but if you had the same deal I had while purchasing you wouldn't wait. Anyway a Tekken online kicking off with a tournament sound great. Also to expand your mind they have jeopardy which is reaching out to alternative gamers. The Wii is so boring, I played zelda and wii sports, the whole zelda was boring just walking around doing side quests. The wii sports was crap and online was even worse. I had to go back to playing gamecube games, I played SSBM at first, but moved on to metal gear solid instead.

TTDog
TTDog

So much for free online with the PS3 then, if they get away with it for Tekken how many other games will they do this with?

alfie1980
alfie1980

whatever happened to the days when u bought a game,and it was complete? what a con. tekken has been past its best for years anyway; it seemed dated on ps2!

f789790
f789790

I would buy geometry wars but because of it originally being vista only I found grid wars 2 which is basically an exact copy of geometry wars. Then again $3 for the actuall thing is a good deal.

mylsd
mylsd

tekken, tekken, tekken, What about $20 for frekin Jeopardy!? have they lost their minds?

datniccah187
datniccah187

wow i need to get a sweet fighting game soon, just need to catch a little extra money.

ElmorePOW
ElmorePOW

They would have all reasons to charge something like 30$ out of that Tekken Online, but they don't. - and - you can play it free forever after you buy it 10$.

HALOISTHEBEST26
HALOISTHEBEST26

lol i have enough money to get a PS3 and i already got a Wii and 360 but im gona wait untill mid 2008 and then i might get one cuz the games will be $30-40 and it will be 400-500 dollars because there is no reason to get one now

knicknut17
knicknut17

Did anyone ever think that it takes manpower to create patches to get games like Tekken online? These things don't just happen overnight...They certainly don't happen for free. It's 10 bucks. Suck it up. There is no doubt I will be upgrading my Tekken DR to be online compatible. This greatly enhances the replay value of the game. I used to only play it when friends were around. Now I think I'll end up playing it more than Resistance and maybe even Oblivion. This is definitely a way for Namco to create an environment to test out online features for Tekken 6. I'm sure there will be some growing pains in the beginning, but they will have them all worked out. Then...Tekken 6 will be released. Oh baby...

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@mamad_raiss Sony's online plan is still young and has a lot of potential. Its also a very good service if you've got a blockbuster, AAA title or are a large company. Comparing it to Live is a bit unfair considering how much older (and more mature) Live is. Live didn't get where it is overnight, after all. And its not that simple; if Sony wants Tekken 5 online upgrade to be free, they'd have to a) get Namco to agree to go along with it, b) pay for it (development and compensating Namco), c) pay for the hosting/maintenance/support. Namco might not want to give up control of that or lose out on the revenue, and it seems like Sony doesn't want to force them to do so, either. After all, if they make Namco do this (and make no mistake; this is a nice, but unimportant game), that could turn off other developers. Sony is letting Namco do what Namco believes is the best business strategy for this, and that will help them a lot more with developers who make the games that players want.

nazraq
nazraq

i think that this content should have been available from the start. but now they want money for a patch! lame. sony is just dying for revenue. i'm not good enough to play tekken online so i won't pay more for this game. twenty bucks was enough. heck, it was worth it. what gets me is while microsoft gives away some live arcade games (texas holdem, totem ball, ageas wing), sony is charging for a patch. whats next? charging for system updates? i need a reason to buy a ps3 game. please sony, don't make me throw up on you.

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

"GTA5Addict Haha, now Microsoft fans are going to talk trash because of one ten dollar game. If this was on Xbox Live you would have had to pay the ten dollars ON TOP OF the 50 dollars a year for Xbox Live. I have both systems, I have yet to spend a dime for Playstation online, I have already had to spend 60 plus dollars for Xbox Live. Doesn't make any one system better, but lets be fair and stop being ignorant. " . No honey , you look as a sony fanboy however I can explain you why sony shouldn't do this , because nobody believes in sony online system so how can you spend 50$ or something like that for an unreasonable feature , and you know sony has many problems to attract gamers , It was a wise choice for sony to sell this game free for advertisements for their online system and PS3 of course . and Finally I recomend you to test the Xboxlive , you will understand why people spend dollars for this fantastic feature .

GTA5Addict
GTA5Addict

Haha, now Microsoft fans are going to talk trash because of one ten dollar game. If this was on Xbox Live you would have had to pay the ten dollars ON TOP OF the 50 dollars a year for Xbox Live. I have both systems, I have yet to spend a dime for Playstation online, I have already had to spend 60 plus dollars for Xbox Live. Doesn't make any one system better, but lets be fair and stop being ignorant.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

You know, anyone who buys a $500+ game console is really in no position to complain about paying $10 for this. If someone is so value conscious, why buy a brand new system when they know good and well waiting a year or two would've allowed them to buy the PS3 cheaper? Its not like the PS3 (or 360 or Wii) are exactly necessary purchases... @Snowmanz "see people like this are the problem. they don't understand what's wrong with being ripped off." See, the problem is a lot of gamers don't know how much it actually costs to develop and maintain online services, and are used to citing "free" online play on PC games, oblivious to the fact someone else (hosting services, other gamers, advertisers, etc) are footing the bill for them. Its not like Namco is going to sell tons of copies of Tekken 5 to begin with: fighters are a niche genre, so a Guild Wars like model (where each game released funds the online play) is out of the question. No mention of there being advertising in game, so no income there. Any mention of buyable outfits and stuff? No? No income there. A one-time cost of $10 for online play is cheap.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

welp, guess i'm not getting the online part of tekken 5

Zoryuken
Zoryuken

I'll definitely be getting the Tekken 5 update. Even with the extra 10 added, 30 bucks is still a nice price.

protek_0813
protek_0813

wow, everyone just got interested in the tekken 5 online category. I dont mind paying $10, its just $10 jeez.

Misfit119
Misfit119

Please, Tekken 5 isnt Sony's fault, its Namco Bandai. They release the game, with only half the stuff in it. No endings for the old characters, no training mode and now theyre adding online? Its a rip-off, get the game for the PSP if you really want a good Tekken game.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

10 dollars to play online? wheres the TOTALLY FREE online community sony, common, u r ridiculous

jn7
jn7

Since DR is getting online play, maybe we can look forward to tekken 6 being online as well!

Homes225
Homes225

Geo Wars on PC-Cool. Tekken Cheaper? Awesome.

Snowmanz
Snowmanz

atomD21 Yup, this obviously signals the end for the PS3...why is this such a big deal? So Namco wants to actually make some more money, big whoop. -------------------------------------------------------------- see people like this are the problem. they don't understand what's wrong with being ripped off.

atomD21
atomD21

Yup, this obviously signals the end for the PS3...why is this such a big deal? So Namco wants to actually make some more money, big whoop.

1FstR6
1FstR6

In a way this is kinda bad for sony, just think just about every third party company will do the same, lets say you buy 5 games that are on line capable, and they are 10 bucks a pop, there you go you spent just a much as XBL. What i don't get is people wanting to get free online play anyways, i mean look at the games that are out for the ps2 withfree online gaming all you see is cheaters running rampant, updates few and far between. When you pay for a service that money goes into maintaining servers and to pay for the content, why do you think servers like WOW and other pay sites are so succesful. They update all the time and you don't run in to the problems that free servers do example Socom series great but ruined cuase of the lack of updates and the cheaters galore, while in XBL they regularly fix the problems when they arise. Like the old saying goes you get what you pay for.

CSXLoser
CSXLoser

yay my 10 dollar prediction on tekken was correct lol (Look at my blog0