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June 30, 2008 (Monday)

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PS3 Firmware 2.4 incoming!
PS3 Firmware version 2.4 is going live this Wednesday. Key improvements include: In Game XMB, Trophies, and support for custom soundtrack. Read more

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Rock Band 2 official
Harmonix announces Rock Band 2, coming this September as a timed exclusive game for the XBox 360. Details are scarce, but one thing is for certain, downloadable content will be forward and backward compatible, and the controllers will also be backward compatible. Read more

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Crysis Warhead
EA and Crytek is releasing a new game in the Crysis series called Crisis Warhead. The trailer debuted on gametrailers today and it looks very similar to Crysis. Read more

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SCEE announces DualShock 3 for July 4th
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced this morning that the DualShock 3 Wireless Controller will be released in Europe from July 4th, 2008. Read more

June 28, 2008 (Saturday)

Blizzard Announces Diablo III
Blizzard finally and officially announces Diablo III! Check out the official site for more details. Read more

June 26, 2008 (Thursday)

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Wii Castlevania To Be A Fighting Game
The latest issue of Nintendo Power reveals that the new Castlevania game for the Wii, Castlevania Judgment, will be a fighting game. Read more

June 24, 2008 (Tuesday)

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New DNF Screenshot
3DRealms has issued a new screen shot of Duke Nukem Forever with Duke holding a pipebomb and a gun. They are also calling for individuals with programming experience and level design. Read more

June 19, 2008 (Thursday)

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Politician John McCain Steals
John McCain stole the Medal of Honor: European Assault track "Casualties of War" for his campaign commercial. Christopher Lennertz, the composer of the track and a Obama supporter, is displeased with McCain's use of his work. Read more

June 17, 2008 (Tuesday)

Microsoft comments on leak
The information revealed in yesterday's leak was just concepts, Microsoft claims. A representative was quoted as saying "These may or may not be real products in development..." Read more

Free Deoxys download at Gamestop
From June 20 and June 22 and June 27 and June 29 Gamestop is offering a Free download for Deoxys for Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl. Bring your DS to your local store to download. Read more

June 16, 2008 (Monday)

Microsoft and Activision Press leak
Today it was shown that marketing research firm Intellisponse has, through failure to properly secure info in their possession, leaked a lot of Microsoft and Activision gaming-related information. Call of Duty 5 will be known as Call of Duty: World at War, there are more Spiderman games planned for the Wii, and Xbox Live will get new Avatars. Read more

June 10, 2008 (Tuesday)

Maxis Sporepedia site goes live
Sporepedia, a site that keeps track of Spore monsters, has just been launched a week before the release of the Spore Creature Creator. Read more

June 5, 2008 (Thursday)

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Tecmo's Stock Plunges Following Itagaki's Departure
Stock prices for Tecmo fell by over 10% in the two days following Tomonobu Itagaki's abrupt departure. Read more

June 4, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Itagaki sues Tecmo
Itagaki is leaving and suing the company for unpaid bonuses. Yesterday at 2:30 PM Itagaki left the company. On May 14 he filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Tecmo for unpaid bonuses and slander. Tecmo responded today with a statement saying that the bonuses was never agreed upon and that the slander was Itagaki's own distortions. Read more

June 3, 2008 (Tuesday)

Call of Duty 4 sells 10 million units
Activision announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has reached 10 million units sold. Read more


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