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Arcade racer and sim basketball trials hit XBL; Konami updates football roster; Koei's crossover complete; concert group makes a CD.

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Microsoft FlatOut jams NBA Live 08 demos
As part of Microsoft's weekly Xbox Live update, Fatal Fury Special and Cyberball 2072 were added to the service for 400 Microsoft points ($5) apiece. In addition to those releases, two demos have also worked their way onto Microsoft's online service. Previously available only in Europe, a demo for Bugbear's FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is now available to North American Xbox 360 owners. The free trial includes three player modes: Carnage Race, Deathmatch Derby, and FlatOut Race. Also available is a sampler for EA Sports NBA Live 08. Players can don their NBA sneakers as either the Cleveland Cavaliers or San Antonio Spurs, or play international b-ball as either France or Spain.

PES 08 signs on more leagues
Mystifying to some, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 walked away with top honors on Sony's consoles at this year's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, beating out heavyweights like Kojima Production's Metal Gear Solid 4. Building on its early success, Konami today announced that the national teams of Brazil, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, and Ireland have all been added to the game, as have club teams for Newcastle, Tottenham, RSC Anderlecht, HJK Helsinki, IFK Goteborg, Panathinaicos, Spartak Moscow, Fenerbache, NK Dinamo Zagreb, and FC Basel. PES 2008 now boasts more than 3,000 licensed players and more than 250 teams. PES 2008 will be available for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, PC, and Nintendo DS in October.

Warriors Orochi plunder gold September 18
Late last month, Koei's first synergistic crossover property, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, landed on North American shores to less-than-stellar reviews. Today, Koei announced that Warriors Orochi, a mash-up of Koei's internal Omega Force studio's Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series, is primed for a September 18 release. Pulling from both games' rosters, Warriors Orochi boasts 77 playable characters in four different storylines. Warriors Orochi has been rated T for Teen and is slated to ship for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2.

Video Games Live drop album October 15
EMI Classics announced today that it would be collaborating with Video Games Live and IMG Artists on an album featuring popular video game music. The record will be titled Video Games Live: Greatest Hits - Volume One. Tracks slated to appear on the album included medleys from Zelda, Mario, Halo, Warcraft, Sonic, Tron, Myst, Civilization IV, and Final Fantasy. The album will go on sale October 15, coinciding with the Video Games Live concert in Los Angeles on October 19 and in London on October 22.

Discussion

46 comments
luisantunez
luisantunez

When you say, PES 08 will be out in october is that Europe or US?

jj_696
jj_696

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wenbin09
wenbin09

hope to see further more licenses in pes

ctg867
ctg867

Lawl, in need of better news. Much better news.

airinabag
airinabag

Sweet! I was thinking about when they would combine Dynasty and Samurai Warriors together and they've done it!

Ranteal
Ranteal

I cannot wait for Warriors Orochi to come out. 77 characters. Wait for it.....wait for it......SPALOOOOOOOOOOGE

lamprey263
lamprey263

yeah, 77 characters and 1000 achievement points might take gamers over the edge with the 80+ achievements (most of them being to beat the game with each character)... dang, that's gonna be a lot of cutscenes too

salamancecool
salamancecool

Flatout is a great game. Hope you Americans enjoy it :D

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

77 characters is way too much for a game. Koei is just putting out the same stuff every single time.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I was cool with Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, as I'd be fine with another Dynsasty Warriors game, but making Warriors Orochi is just excessive... but I'm still a tad bit curious.

marwan89
marwan89

just 3000 while fife have 15,000 + and many licensed teams and original kits not some crappy kits

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

i want it now! i want it now! give me your heart and your soul!!!

Delongman
Delongman

Pro's got some solid competition from Fifa 08... very true, but being a fan of the series Pro is gonna earn the cash in my wallet (or credit card!!!)!!!

taboo
taboo

Oh! Thought I'd have to wait until next month for Warriors Orochi, what a nice surprise.

wars45
wars45

like i said pro rules man

yaminoshadow
yaminoshadow

VGL is just awesome. Aside from game, I'll probably have to dish out some cash on that album

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

The Flatout Demo was pretty sweet and Warriors Orochi will be a sweet game, although a weird game...

Ranteal
Ranteal

I know that Samuri warriors and Dynasty warriors will be the same game it always is....but its like my crack.....GIMME MORE BUTTON MASHING!!!77 playable, RIGHT ON!!!

Pablo620
Pablo620

Im American, so soccer doesnt apply too much to me. Wow DonutTrooper what a stereo type. Why does being american mean soccer is pointless. Being American has nothing to do with whether not you like soccer. Not being a soccer fan makes PES 2008 (best sports game...ever)(im american) not apply much.

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DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I'm American, so soccer doesnt apply too much to me. But for the respective added countries, it must be a blast. How long until all countries have a contract with Pro Evo? Who knows, but it will be pretty cool.

man_alive
man_alive

the MGS theme would be a nice addition to that track list.

thatguy0130
thatguy0130

Some music was meant to be left in the past. I don't see how anyone can do the old games justice by modernizing them.

gkclassof2005
gkclassof2005

they forgot psn update (a.k.a. late date)...stranglehold and nba live 08 demos

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

Warriors Orochi? I can't say no. I'm a diehard Warriors fan. ...and that VGL album sounds to-die-for.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Might wanna get that CD. Here some music from games I haven't played yet.

Jedi_Targeter
Jedi_Targeter

Yes! I really want to get that Video Games Live CD! I hope I can see one of those concerts sometime; I heard they were supposed to be really good.

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