Saturday, September 27

PSN Cards to go on Sale at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Best Buy

Even more good news for credit-cardless PS3 owners, PSN cards will be available for purchase at Wal-mart, Best Buy and Sam's Club starting October. The cards will come in $50 and $20 demonetization. Kinda weird that these cards have yet to make their way to Gamestop/EBgames.



Thursday, September 25

EA Announces Fall Roster For Mobile Sports Games

In one of EA's latest press releases they announced that they'll be bringing some of sports gamer's favorite EA Sports titles to the mobile phone universe, so you can get some serious yardage on the go.

Of the titles they announced coming are Madden NFL '09, NCAA Football '09, and NASCAR '09.

With these titles comes this statement from Adam Sussman:

"EA's sports titles are some of our most popular games across all platforms, including mobile," said Adam Sussman, VP Publishing for EA Mobile. "Players will notice the great detail we've put into the games to make them as authentic as possible, including the use of motion capture technology for realistic movements and up-to-the-minute commentary by well-known sportscasters."

Of course we all know that the "great detail" will be nothing but smudged up bit-by-bit characters and a football-esque ball. As for the NASCAR game, don't be expecting to see rubber trailing behind your car as you shred past the competition.

Full press release after the break.

Players are Bound for the Super Bowl, a BCS Bowl Game or the

Sprint Cup Series With the Latest EA SPORTS Mobile Games

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2008--The EA Mobile(TM) division of Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced the availability of three EA SPORTS(TM) titles for mobile phones - Madden NFL 09, NCAA Football 09 and EA SPORTS(TM) NASCAR 09. This fall's lineup includes new versions of popular EA SPORTS games that are sure to amp up sports fans' competitive spirit.

"EA's sports titles are some of our most popular games across all platforms, including mobile," said Adam Sussman, VP Publishing for EA Mobile. "Players will notice the great detail we've put into the games to make them as authentic as possible, including the use of motion capture technology for realistic movements and up-to-the-minute commentary by well-known sportscasters."

Madden NFL 09

EA Mobile announces the newest game in the popular Madden NFL franchise, Madden NFL 09 with former New York Giant Michael Strahan as the mobile cover athlete. With full rosters for all 32 NFL teams, players line up their favorite NFL athletes and use the Front Office to trade and substitute as the game progresses. Madden NFL players choose from a pool of over 100 plays in the Madden playbook to outsmart the competition and win the game. New to Madden NFL 09 is the innovative Instant Impact Play function that gives players unprecedented pause n' play control. Now players can take advantage of more big play opportunities using one button touch command. Also, a Field Vision Passing function puts players in the pocket to read the defense and fire a game winner. Two different modes - Play Now or Season - and the option to kick off a seven or sixteen game season, or just a single game, provides tailored gameplay for every mood and desire. All the action is called by legendary sportscasters John Madden and Al Michaels. Whether it's bull rushing to sack the quarterback, or spinning, hurdling and stiff arming to make the touchdown, gamers experience the real thrill of NFL football competition with Madden NFL 09.

NCAA Football 09

Players experience NCAA football with EA Mobile's college football game on mobile phones. Play as one of the 32 top NCAA teams in either a seven or 12 game season to win a bid to one of the five BCS Bowls. NCAA Football 09 matches the biggest college rivalries, including Michigan vs. Ohio State, UCLA vs. USC, Alabama vs. Auburn, and more. With real NCAA rules, team-specific offensive and defensive playbooks, fight songs from all 32 teams and colorful commentary from sportscasters Brad Nessler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso, NCAA Football 09 provides a genuine gaming experience for BCS football fans across the country.


EA SPORTS NASCAR 09 lets gamers experience the race track as one of 19 top NASCAR drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon. Racing against real NASCAR opponents on up to 12 authentic tracks across the country, players draft, block and accelerate their way to the checkered flag. Players can choose to race in their favorite NASCAR event or compete in the entire 26-event NASCAR season. And as the competition gets more intense, players show off pit strategy with repairs, tire changes and fuel ups. A high RPM earns players valuable points to qualify for the Chase and win the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Exciting 3D graphics, realistic effects and dynamic perspectives put mobile gamers in the driver's seat with EA SPORTS NASCAR 09.

Madden NFL 09, NCAA Football 09 and EA SPORTS NASCAR 09 are currently available for purchase in North America. For more information on carrier availability and pricing, please visit

About EA Mobile

EA Mobile(TM), a division of EA's Casual Entertainment Label, is the world's leading wireless entertainment publisher with award-winning games such as Tetris(R), Bejeweled(R), The Sims(TM), and Need For Speed(TM). The EA Mobile portfolio also includes casual games based on the company's partnership with Hasbro, Inc. including MONOPOLY, YAHTZEE and SCRABBLE (in the U.S. and Canada) as well as sports blockbusters from the EA SPORTS(TM) brand, including Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer and NASCAR(R). EA Mobile develops games for multiple mobile platforms including mobile phones, smartphones, the iPhone(TM) and iPod(R). For more information about EA Mobile, please visit

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO, EA Mobile, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Madden, NFL, FIFA, NCAA, NASCAR Tetris, Bejeweled, MONOPOLY, YAHTZEE and SCRABBLE are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.



Tuesday, September 23

Fable II Has Gone Gold

Hey guys, Lionhead updated their blog Sunday announcing that Fable II has gone gold, meaning the game will be coming out on October 21st in the U.S. and 24th in the U.K.




Monday, September 22

Whoomp! There It Is! (We Cheer)

Gimme a "W"! Gimme an "E"! Gimme a "Cheer"! What does that spell?! A lazy way to cheer out We Cheer! Another new musical-based game for the Nintendo Wii that will have you waggling your Wiimote and Nunchuck around like you're back in high school at a pep rally.

We Cheer will be coming from Namco Bandai and, according to them is "Packed with 30 high-energy master tracks spanning four decades of music from chart-topping artists such as Hilary Duff, Natasha Bedingfield, Paramore and Moby."

Look for the game on September 30th, and do a double back flip over the break to see the whole song list, as released by Namco Bandai.

• "Walking On Sunshine" - Aly & AJ
• "It Takes Two" - Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
• "If You're Gonna Jump (Paul Oakenfold Remix)" - Natasha Bedingfield
• "Push It To The Limit" - Corbin Bleu
• "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow
• "On Top Of The World" - Boys Like Girls
• "The Great Escape" - Boys Like Girls
• "Godspeed" - BT
• "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" - C+C Music Factory
• "Eye Of The Tiger (Sunset Crew Radio Mix)" - Crew 7
• "Come Clean" - Hilary Duff
• "Unbelievable" - EMF
• "Calabria 2008" - Enur feat. Natasja
• "Star" - Erasure
• "Perfect Day" - Hoku
• "That's The Way (I Like It)" - KC & The Sunshine Band
• "I Say Hey" - Kinky
• "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins
• "Bodyrock" - Moby
• "Born for This" - Paramore
• "Our Time Now" - Plain White T's
• "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" - Quad City DJ's
• "I'd Do Anything" - Simple Plan
• "Jump" - Simple Plan
• "Stamp Your Feet" - Donna Summer
• "Whoomp! (There It Is)" - Tag Team
• "In This Diary" - The Ataris
• "Groovy Train" - The Farm
• "The Power Is On" - The Go! Team
• "Huddle Formation" - The Go! Team



Sunday, September 21

Awesome Things in Gaming #2: Competition

Usually when you imagine competition in video games, you picture a bunch of autistic 12 year old kids playing Halo on Xbox Live screeching profanity into their headsets whenever you beat them in a match. Contrary to what you may think however, competition in video games is a beautiful (and demanding) thing.

Since the early days of Pong, competition has always been a huge part of gaming culture. In the 80's teens would flock to arcades and empty thousands of quarters into the machines, desperately trying to knock the all powerful "ASS" off the top of the Pac-Man leaderboards.

Even with the death of the arcades, gamers still compete with each other in numerous ways. Whether it be through fragging each other online, or gathering at home to knock each other out in Wii Boxing, competition in video games always manages to bring us all together to have fun.

Now if you folks will excuse me, I've got some noobs on MGO to frag.