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Saturday, Aug 29, 2009

Because not enough of the world’s music has Timbaland’s stamp on it, he teamed up with Rockstar Games to create a music mixer based on this Flash toy. The result is Beaterator, and it’s coming out for the PSP on September 29th, replete with beats, loops, and a veritable smorgasbord of sounds meticulously crafted by the hit machine himself.


Between this, the utilitarian KORG DS-10, and the inimitable Electroplankton, developers are carving out an interesting niche for music production on handheld video game consoles. Check out this video to see Timbaland in action, Beaterator in hand.


   


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Tuesday, Aug 18, 2009
by PopMatters Staff

The Beatles: Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games)
Platform: PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Releasing: 9 September 2009


SONG LIST


Singles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
Revolution
Don’t Let Me Down


Please Please Me
I Saw Her Standing There
Boys
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Twist and Shout


With the Beatles
I Wanna Be Your Man


A Hard Day’s Night
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Buy Me Love


Beatles For Sale
Eight Days a Week
Help!:
Ticket to Ride


Rubber Soul
Drive My Car
I’m Looking Through You
If I Needed Someone


Revolver
Taxman
Yellow Submarine
And Your Bird Can Sing


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Good Morning Good Morning


Magical Mystery Tour
I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye


The Beatles (White Album)
Dear Prudence
Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Birthday
Helter Skelter


Yellow Submarine
Hey Bulldog


Abbey Road
Come Together
Something
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun


Let It Be
Dig a Pony
I Me Mine
I Got a Feeling
Get Back


Love
Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows


(via Rolling Stone)


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Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009
by McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

The following games are scheduled for release this week, according to GameSpot.com:


July 20:


The King of Fighters XII (X360 and PS3; genre: fighting games, rated T)



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Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band releases 9 September, “coincidentally” on the same day as the re-mastered Beatles CD catalogue drops. Think you can play these songs like the Fab Four?



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Thursday, Feb 19, 2009

If there’s one thing Rockstar Games knows how to do, it’s get its product noticed; anyone who’s been following the rollout of their just-released expansion to massive 2008 hit Grand Theft Auto IV knows that such a maxim even applies to downloadable add-ons. 


What Rockstar has here is a news brief from “Weazel News”, the fictional news station dreamed up for the Grand Theft Auto universe.  It functions well as a trailer because it sets up the story of the add-on in a fairly unconventional way. Where it slips is in the bookended news flashes, whose juvenile brand of sub-Onion humor simply exists to make teenage boys guffaw and their moms gasp in horror. Granted, this sort of “shock” humor is par for the course when it comes to Rockstar, but at least they’re presenting their game in a way that sets it, and them, apart.



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