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If you are like me and were not able to score tickets to this year’s Mayhem Tour, you can pretty much guess you will spend that day mopping or curling up in bed. Well, Harmonix says NO to that and is releasing 28 tracks from the artists performing at the event in addition to back-catalog tracks from The Presidents of the United States, The Offspring and Lamb of God all available July 7th, 2009. Only catch? These tracks are only available for Rock Band.

Track listing available after the jump.

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Xbox Zune Tile

As we all know Marketplace is coming to the Xbox 360. Through the magic of Microsoft Silverlight, instant-on 1080p content will be available when the Marketplace comes to the Xbox 360; but did you know that you could check out the 1080p streaming now? All that you need are a compatible web browser with Microsoft Silverlight installed. As you’ll see in the demo, you can play around with the bit-rate to see exactly how the technology will work, and compensate for changes in your Internet speed. Check it out and let us know what you think, is this enough to replace Blu-Ray in your life?

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Zeebo

Zeebo is a new gaming console from Tectoy that can maintain a constant connection via a 3G network. Meant for countries who cannot afford a pricier system, it will run on a BREW-based OS, with an ARM CPU (528MHz,) a Qualcomm Adreno 130 graphics core, 1GB NAND flash memory, 160MB RAM, 128MB DDR SDRAM and 32MB DDR SDRAM. Although the connection is a freebie the games will not be, with prices ranging from about $3.00 to $13.00. The first Zeebos come preloaded with Quake, Action Hero 3D and Evil Prey at a price in the mid $200.00 range and will be out in Brazil this July.

 

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Gallery: Tectoy Zeebo 3G Game System


Xbox Avatar ClothingI don’t know about you, but some of the clothing that I put on my avatar that has since been removed from the currently available items in the Avatar Editor are no longer available for me to re-apply to my little guy—even if it’s a saved outfit. I threw out the issue on Twitter, and Major Nelson his me back to let me know that older clothing will be unlocked, and the issue will eventually disappear. Apparently, for those of you in the NXE Preview Program that was around before the went public, if you’ve saved items as outfits that were removed, you are unable to access them, with the one caveat being that if you are currently wearing a piece of clothing that is locked, you get to rock it, as long as you don’t take it off.

Gallery: Major Nelson: Old Xbox Avatar clothing will be unlocked in the future


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Starting this Thrusday, May 14th, the PlayStation Store will have an exclusive vechicle livery pack available to download every week during the next 8 weeks for the off-road racing game, . These free liveries will features new paint jobs for three vehicles, and the full set will give MotorStorm: Pacific Rift players a cutting-edge new look for every single vehicle class in the game: Mudpluggers, Quad Bikes, Monster Trucks, Rally Cars and more.

Update? Yup, that too. Game Update #2 was just released, and provides a number of useful fixes and updates for MotorStorm Pacific Rift. These include:

  • Sugar Rush short-cut removed – The short-cut to the left of the “keep right” arrows going into the sugar field was not intentionally included and has been removed
  • Sugar Rush respawn point fixed – Crashing at a certain point on the track no longer respawns the vehicle in a generous position
  • Inclusion of Microbadges

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Gallery: Pacific Rift Game Update and new Free DLC available for MotorStorm


Rock Band Journey

So here’s the drink list from the event Harmonix threw the other day at the Rockit Room in San Fran. Nice, eh? I didn’t get the opportunity to indulge, but one fellow told me that the overdrive will “take you to flavor country” before gliding away on roller skates.

Oh, and at the end of the night, they announced and played a song called “Don’t Stop Believing” or something by some flash in the pan band named Journey, claiming that it would be hitting . Should be available next Tuesday, but the date is subject to change and the pricing has not yet been announced, if you care about that kind of stuff.

(It’s very hard for me to break sarcasm, but I’ve always held the position that the first music and rhythm game to get this song wins the war. Good job, HMX! You’ve doomed me to more DLC as my children starve. Or, at least, they’re LIKE my children. But they’re older, and female. And hookers.)

STREEEETLIGHT PEEOPLLLEEEEEE

Gallery: Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing Coming to Rock Band


Total Access logoBlockbuster is testing video game rentals as part of their Total Access subscription and should be available to all their customers by the second half of 2009. Although games cost more than DVDs and have a shorter shelf life, the company may get into some revenue sharing deals with game studios. If you want to subscribe to the service, it will cost you a $5.00 surcharge. In the true spirit of competition, we hope this will help the Blockbuster stay in the game, literally.

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Gallery: Blockbuster Tests Game Rentals


King 3 ScreenshotWindows Mobile is using Twitter to give away free games. Head to WM’s Twitter to get codes for such games Home 2 Free, Texas Hold’em King 3, Mahjong, Leisure suit Larry and Guitar Hero III. When you get to the Winplay site, it will tell you which cell phones are compatible with the downloads. These single use registration codes work on a first come, first serve basis, so you might want to check Twitter frequently.

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Jewel Quest II download

Adding to their movie and music downloading/streaming, Amazon has ventured into the video game business. Designed for the casual gamer, the beta Amazon Game Downloads has about 600 titles for $10.00 or less. They are also offering 30 minutes of play before you decide to buy. As a happy aside, you can get 3 freebies through February 10, Jewel Quest II, Build-a-lot and the Scruffs. The only catch is that the offer is only available in the U.S. for now.

 

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Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 Masked Kane

For fans of the WWE wrestling game series, Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is set to get some DLC, a first for the series if we aren’t mistaken. You’ll be able to download a few new

wrestlers

sports entertainers, plus you’ll finally get to dress Chris Jericho up in his new spandex attire that he has been sporting for the last few months. For those wondering, no, Randy Orton’s new hideous tattoos aren’t included, thankfully. Here’s what you get if you are on the Xbox 360, for 400 Microsoft Points:

  • Ted DiBiase Jr.
  • Charlie Haas
  • Evan Bourne
  • Alternate outfit for Chris Jericho

But guess what? If you are on the Playstation 3, you get some extra goodness. For $4.99, you get all of the above, plus:

  • A new un-named Superstar
  • Masked alternative outfit for Kane
  • Christmas-themed attire for Kelly Kelly and Maria (a bit late on that one)
  • Alternate red and black outfit for Edge
  • Alternate purple outfit for MVP

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Gallery: Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 DLC coming next month


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