Daily Gaming Wrap Up January 11th

jmaltz@pnosker.com January 12, 2011 0

We're all back and settled in after CES and although we may be hard at work putting together everything into lovely easily digestible coverage, the video game world doesn't much care.  Today we've got dates for a budget shooter, a Pokemon tour to see Black & White in action and a very creative side-scrolling shooter coming out of Ubisoft


Want some new shooter action at a low price tag?  Perhaps you should check out Modern Combat: Domination.  Gameloft announced today that its Move-enabled shooter will be bringing its tactical FPS action to the PSN on January 19th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btKg02n1ulc

Modern Combat: Domination will bring 5 maps, 72+ experience levels, and 720p graphics exclusively onto the PSN come January 19th

 

[Modern Combat: Domination]-$8(PSN)


We've seen a lot of side scrolling shooters in our day, but very few actually impress with unique game mechanics.  Zeit2 actually does something different: forcing pilots to use time manipulation to navigate through waves of enemies.  Check out this new developer diary that explains how the game went from being a college student project to published by Ubisoft.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL7hTr1yUUk

Zeit2 will release on January 12th on XBLA and PC

[Zeit2]-800 MSP or $10.00


Cliff Bleszinski aka "Cliffy B", isby his own admission "the Tony Stark of Video Games", meaning he can be brash, outspoken, and pretty darn hilarious at times.  Today the funnier side came out as Epic Games released a new trailer for their upcoming shooter Bulletstorm, showing how Cliffy B has fulfilled his life goal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBHnRn5Wf2k

Bulletstorm will release on February 25th, 2011 for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

[Bulletstorm]-$59.95 (Xbox 360), $59.95(PS3), $59.95(PC)


Last year 2K Sports gave sports fans across the globe the opportunity to show their stripes and win $1 million dollars for pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball Baseball 2K10The contest was so popular that 2K Sports announced that it will be coming back again this year.

All you need to do to win a giant check like Wade's is be over 13 and pitch a perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11 under the set rules while connected to either Xbox LIVE or PSN.  One thing to note is that you won't be able to get the money on the first day like Wade.  Instead, you'll need to wait until April 1st for the competition to commence.


Major League Baseball 2K11 will be released for all consoles on March 8th.

[Major League Baseball 2K11]-$59.96(Xbox 360), $59.96(PS3), $49.96(Wii), $29.99(PC)

 


Just one day after dropping the price on Guitar Hero:Warriors of Rock, Activision announced that they are putting together the "January Mega Pack", a full month of DLC in one easy to purchase pack.  Included will be:

  • Nine Inch Nails-"Closer"
  • Nine Inch Nails-"The Hand That Feeds"
  • Nine Inch Nails-"Head Like A Hole"
  • A Day To Remember-"All I Want"
  • A Day To Remember-"2nd Sucks"
  • The Damned Things-"We've Got A Situation Here"
  • Hawthorne Hieghts-"Rescue Me"
  • HIM-"Wings Of A Butterfly"
  • The Used-"Buried Myself Alive"

The whole kit and kaboodle can be yours for 1400 MSP, $17.99, or 1800 Wii Points while any individual song will cost you 160 MSP, $1.99 or 200 Wii Points.  The January Mega Pack is available now on all three consoles.


Do you want to be one of the cool kids and get your hands on Pokemon Black & White before it hits store shelves?  Of course you do.  The Pokemon Company will be facilitating your journey to instant coolness over the month of February by hosting a mall tour along both coasts in the month leading up to the game's release.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eYHSNXaBfc

At each 2-day long stop along the tour, pokéfans will be able to go hands-on with Black & White, check out a screening of Pokémon-Zoroark: Master of Illusions, meet and greet some of the new pokémon, and much more.  Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

February 5th and 6th:

  • Seattle, WA (Westfield Southcenter, Seattle, WA)
  • Cleveland, OH (Westfield SouthPark, Strongsville, OH)

February 12th and 13th:

  • San Jose, CA (Westfield Oakridge, San Jose, CA)
  • Memphis, TN (Wolfchase Galleria, Memphis, TN)

February 19th and 20th:

  • Los Angeles, CA (Westfield Santa Anita, Arcadia, CA)
  • Indanapolis, IN (Castleton Square, Indianapolis, IN)

February 26th and 27th:

  • Denver, CO (Town Center at Aurora, Aurora, CO)
  • Philadelphia, PA (Franklin Mills, Philadelphia, PA)

March 5th and 6th:

  • Minneapolis, MN (Mall of America®, Bloomington, MN)
  • New York, NY (Westfield Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ) *Will Be March 4th and 5th

March 12th and 13th:

  • Dallas, TX (Grapevine Mills, Grapevine, TX)
  • Atlanta, GA (Discover Mills, Lawrenceville, GA)

March 19th and 20th:

  • Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Mills, Tempe, AZ)
  • Jacksonville, FL (Orange Park Mall, Orange Park, FL)

Both Black and White will be released on the DS on March 6th in the USA

[Pokemon Black & White]-$34.99(Black) and $34.99(White)


Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be featuring a number of upgrades from the original, including a brand new massive world for you to drive around in.  That isn't the only change that you'll be seeing though, as Eden Games has also totally revamped the driving engine.  The series' developers have released a new developer diary that delves into what it took to redesign the engine and what the final product looks like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2b_wy5-eW4

The second game in the Test Drive Unlimited series will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on February 8th.

[Test Drive Unlimited 2]-$49.99(Xbox 360), $49.99(PS3), $39.99(PC)

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