Daily Gaming Update: January 6th

jmaltz@pnosker.com January 7, 2011 0

Now that CES press day has come and gone without much relevant happening to us gamers, we're left to take a look at some of the upcoming titles.  Thankfully there's some juicy information for Mega Man fans, another Homefront developer diary, and even something for the EA Play lover in all of us.


 Microsoft seems to be loving the multi-week promotions as of late.  After their Keynote at CES yesterday, the software mega-company announced that they will be throwing an XBLA House Party for five weeks.

There will not be any red solo cups or kegs starting February 16th, but there will be five games released to Xbox Live Arcade players.  The promotion will start with Konami's Hard Corps Uprising on the 16th and will then follow with Beyond Good and Evil HD, Torchlight, Bejewled Blitz Live, and Full House Poker in an as yet unannounced order.

We'll be attending an Xbox LIVE Arcade Event tomorrow as part of CES, so we'll get you the rundown on all the games that are taking part in the XBLA House Party.


Source: Gameinformer

Given that it has been over ten years since Mega Man Legends 2 released on the PlayStation in 2000, fans are right to be hanging on every shred of information about Mega Man Legends 3.  Capcom took a step to satisfying that hunger today, releasing a new trailer titled "recruitment" that details some of the characters and bosses that will be in the game.


No release date has been set for this 3DS exclusive title.

[Mega Man Legends 3]-$TBA

Homefront is all about defending America from foreign invaders.  Given that, THQ has released a new trailer that details some of the things that you'll be fighting for and people that you will be fighting with come March.


Homefront will release on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 8th in America, March 10th in Australia, and March 10th in Europe.

[Homefront]-$57.99 (PS3), $57.99 (Xbox 360), $47.99 (PC)

Although EA Play and their studio Bright Light are best known for their work on The Sims series, that isn't all that they have to offer.  Today the studio released a new trailer for their upcoming game Spare Parts which gives an insight into a number of features in the game.


You can get your robot on with Spare Parts in 2011 on the Xbox 360 and PS3.


[Spare Parts]-$TBA

Coming off the heels of the announcement of a new Tomb Raider game, Crystal Dynamics has announced The Tomb Raider Trilogy pack. This pack will be exclusive to the PS3 and will be available on March 25, 2011.

The three games included in the pack will be Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, and Tomb Raider Underworld. Both Tom Raider Legend and Anniversary will be remastered in HD quality. Along with the three games, special items were created for this pack which include The Tomb Raider Triliogy PlayStation 3 theme pack, the official Lara Croft female Home avatar outfit, the Viking Thrall male Home avatar outfit and a collection of “making of” trailers in HD for the entire series.

For more info go to: http://www.tombraider.com/

Source: http://www.square-enix.com/na/

PlayJam, an award-winning games channel, is expanding its player base by integrating its channel on a range of ST platforms. This will include platforms such as the Freeman Ultra, a high-performance TV System-on-Chip (SoC) processor. This type of 3D graphics accelerator will offer access to a plethora of Internet TV services such as games.

Along with their own titles, PlayJam is promoting other developers by including their games on the PlayJam channel. PlayJam has generated over 6 billion downloads during the last 5 years.

For more information go to: http://www.playjam.com

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