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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"
Blind Melon--"No Rain"
Bob Marley--"No Woman No Cry"
Bob Dylan--"Like a Rolling Stone"
Cheap Trick--"Surrender"
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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