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January 22, 2009 (Thursday)

No Delays on Killzone 2
SCEA announced that there will be no more delays on Killzone 2 because the game has gone gold and will be released on February 27 Read more

January 12, 2009 (Monday)

Joe Baca calls for health warning labels on video games
Baca believes that the Consumer Product Safety Commission needs to institute a rule that all games rated T or higher be labeled with the following: "WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior.” Even though he has no irrefutable proof that it does. Read more

January 08, 2009 (Thursday)

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EA announces expansion for Red Alert 3
Red Alert 3: Uprising will be the new expansion with nine different commanders and challenges. The expansion will be a stand alone and will be released in March. Read more

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Halo franchise sells 25m worldwide, Halo Wars demo on February 5
Microsoft has revealed during CES that the Master Chief and his buddies have sold over 25 million, with about 150 hours online for the average player. Read more

Confirmed: Fable II DLC coming January 13th
Lionhead Studios confirmed today that the upcoming DLC named Knothole Island will be released for Fable II on the Xbox Live Marketplace on January 13th. Read more

January 06, 2009 (Tuesday)

Resident Evil 5 PS3 bundle in Japan
Sony is releasing a Resident Evil 5 PS3 packet with its own Resident Evil designed PS3. It will cost 525 USD and will be released in Japan in March Read more

David Reeves: Most important thing for Sony in 2009 is to turn a profit
An article on features leading industry figures talking about what they are looking forward to in 2009 for the PlayStation 3, with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president David Reeves saying that turning a profit is Sony's main goal for this year. Read more

January 05, 2009 (Monday)

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Lord of the Rings: Conquest System Requirements revealed
Pandemic Studios have revealed the minimum system requirements for Lord of the Rings: Conquest on its official forums, giving PC gamers a chance to see what hardware they will need for the upcoming action game, which is also coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Read more

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