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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

E3 Day 1 Trailers and News

God of War III Teaser - Sony presented a brief trailer for the game that is expected to come out sometime next year for the Playstation 3. If you haven't played this franchise you really should, the games are a lot of fun.

Mega Man 9 Trailer - After a long break, the original Mega Man returns for download on the various consoles. The exact release date is unknown but regardless I am excited. I still own the games from way back when and always enjoyed them.

Mega Man 9 Debut Trailer

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Trailer - A trailer for the video game that is less about the game itself and more about the movies its based off of since it seems to have very little in game footage but lots of moments from the two movies. Not a good sign of things to come. Release date unknown.

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Footage - Not from E3 but still cool none the less. It shows some of the action and graphics for the game and it suggests that maybe the violence will not be as toned down as we thought. It also hints at some of the special moves available to some of the DC universe characters. No release date announced.

Wii Music Announced - A game that will allow people to play 50 instruments such as the piano, violin, and guitar on the Wii. "Now most music games require you to press buttons with precise timing to symbols on screen, but we've designed Wii Music to allow everyone, including those who can't read music to enjoy the experience of playing music." Instead of following a strict set of notes, Wii music will let players improvise and create their own music using the Wii. The game will record videos of your on-screen play sessions." No release date indicated.

Console Price Drops - If you popped in to a store this week, you will notice that the XBox 360 20gig has taken a $50 price drop to $300. In addition Sony has announced that starting in September the PS3 80gig will drop to $400. Actually though they are removing the backwards compatibility so really it’s the 40gig with a hard drive upgrade.

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