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“Pumpkin-Head” Returns as Free DLC for LittleBigPlanet

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Here’s a quick note. If you had LittleBigPlanet around this time last year, you should surely remember the free downloadable pumpkin mask, which was to celebrate Halloween. After the ‘holiday’ ended, so did your chance to grab the jack-o head. Well, Media Molecule has announced that the ‘pumpkin-head,’ is coming back to PSN for a limited time. And again, if you miss out on it this year, you might have to wait one full calender to get it again. So just turn on your PlayStation 3 and download the damn mask already, it literally takes a second to do so.

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3rd-Person View Mode for Modern Warfare 2?

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Back in September, Infinity Ward’s community manager Robert Bowling, teased fanboys of Modern Warfare that the second installment would have a game changing mode, which was yet to be revealed. The only thing he promised is “once you see it, you completely forget everything we’ve already talked about. It becomes this whole new game. That’s what I’m excited for.”

Today, the image above has leaked, claiming to be from a Modern Warfare 2, which shows off some the modes for online multiplayer. Where ever this image was captured from, it seems like it was being broadcasted online using a webcam because of the “ON2” logo on the bottom right of the picture. The text is apparently in a foreign language, but people have already began to translate it and Kombo has done just that. It includes your standard modes like deathmatch, free-for-all and capture the flag. But one thing stands out and that would be the option to include a third-person view for team deathmatch. Meaning, there could be a mode that will have the camera follow the character, like Gears of War, instead of seeing just the gun in front of your television. Could that be the so-called game changer? Maybe, but I don’t find it huge.

This was not the only thing leaked today that hints towards a third-person mode. A video claiming to be from Modern Warfare 2, is showing the whole character, instead of just the gun. However, this could be nothing more than a person following a soldier because whomever is playing has already died and is waiting for the next round to start. If you want to watch the video, check it out after the jump.

Again, I’m not sure how “gaming changing” this constitutes. If this ends up being true, I don’t think this does anything more than please some gamers who might have made the switch from the SOCOM series to Modern Warfare. Personally, I would rather play in a first-person view. (more…)

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The Triforce is Hidden in the US Dollar (Not Photoshopped)

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There are some questionable conspiracy theories about the dollar bill. Some people believe the symbols on the currency is actually from Freemasons, who are/were an occult. While people have been debating if the Freemasons are actually on the dollar, they might have missed something bigger.

There is a symbol on the paper that resembles an artifact that has the power to grant a wish to whomever touches it, and the world will then reflect to that person’s heart. Of course I’m talking about the Triforce, from the Legend of Zelda. Check out the photo above, once you do, you can’t deny that US Treasury knows a thing or two about the Triforce’s power.

We thought Google was the first to hide the Triforce in their images, but it looks like the United States Government has been doing a lot longer.

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An Official Beatles Theme Xbox 360 System

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Microsoft is selling for charity an official Beatles: Rock Band painted Xbox 360 console on ebay. Proceeds go to “Doctors Without Boards,” which is a organization that was started by doctors and journalist alike to help people whose lives are threatened by violence, neglect and/or catastrophe.The charity chosen was actually hand picked by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Up top is the full picture of the customized system, but after the jump check out some of the close-ups. The level of detail is outstanding and is obviously inspired by the awesome trailer which was first shown at E3.

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So you want it? Well…expect to pay a pretty penny. The the system has already received 44 bids and currently stands at $760.00 (as I write this) and still has has a little over nine days to go, before the auction is finalized.

Again, make sure you check out the rest of the pictures.

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New Okami Game Coming to the DS

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There have been rumors of a possible Okami sequel in the works. Well it seems like the rumors were right, however, it won’t be for a next-generation home console, but for the Nintendo DS. Up top is the first screenshot, thanks to someone scanning the new issue of the Japanese publication Famitsu. The new title looks to be called Okamiden and will still feature some of the unique artistic graphics, even though its be created on a underpowered handheld.

Any other details at the moment are pretty scarce, but from what the magazine reads — it seems like we should be seeing the game sometime in 2010, in Japan anyway.

I love the original Okami and actually thought a DS version would work perfectly. The game revolved around the player parts parts of the game and a touchscreen would work perfect for doing just that. As long as Capcom can maintain the visual style of the title, which seems like they are, I’m okay with a DS version.

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Target Lists Price for Xbox 360 Pro at $250

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A few days ago, there was a flyer going around from Walmart that proved the Xbox 360 Elite unit was dropping its price from $399 to $299. That won’t be the only package that will take a price cut from Microsoft. A circular advertisement from Target is now suggesting that the Xbox 360 Pro bundle is going to be $50 cheaper starting next week. The cost will now be $250 and will include a 60GB hard-drive.

When the new price takes effects, it’ll now be $50 cheaper when compared to the PS3 Slim and will retail the same as the Nintendo Wii. If you remember, the Xbox Arcade hardware bundle was selling for $250 last year, however, the system did not come with a hard-drive — so the customer had to either purchase one separately or by a memory unit.

No question, this holiday season for the videogame industry is going to be a rather competitive one. This is going to be the first time all three hardware companies are going to sell their systems within $50 of each other, which is less than most of the new software out there.

Source: engadget

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Walmart Advertises Xbox 360 Elite at $299

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For sometime now, we’ve been hearing rumors of the Elite Xbox 360 price drop. Thanks to a flyer from Walmart, we can pretty much confirm the gaming gossip. The advertisement lists the Elite console at $299, which is a $100 price and is the same price as the newly announced PS3 Slim.

The system will still sport the jet black look and include a 120GB hard-drive. However, unlike the previous Elite packages, this one won’t come with an HDMI cable. In fact it’ll only ship with generic A/V cables and for those who don’t know, those specific cables can only output 480i resolution. Meaning, if you plan on buying the cheaper console and want HD visuals, you’ll have to drop some extra cash for other accessories.

While it’s great to see the price cut for the unit, it is just funny to see Microsoft, who was the originator of pushing this generation into High Definition, not include at least component cables.

source: gizmodo

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New Screens for Alien vs Predator

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Some new screens for Alien vs Predator has made its way online, thanks to Sega. I’ve said this over and over, I thought the ‘first-person shooter’ was one of the better surprises at this past E3. The company who developed the original titles, Rebellion, have teamed up with Sega and are trying to bring back the franchise to its greatness — something the films failed to do. Actually, the movies made the franchise a mockery but thankfully it didn’t kill the chances of seeing another videogame once again.

Alien vs Predator is scheduled to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Hit the jump to check out the rest of the images. If you want to enlarge them, just click on the image. (more…)

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Two Gorgeous Modern Warfare 2 Screenshots

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is so big, if Activision decided to release one image a day — it would be always one of the top stories everyday. Today the company has released two gorgeous screenshots of Modern Warfare 2.  The picture up top is to me is more impressive, even though we see close-ups of the soldiers running with the second one.

In the picture up top, check out the lighting reflecting off of the individual ripples of the water, it’s pretty impressive stuff. Also, seeing the ice floating on the ocean gives off a great effect.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is due out on November 10, 2009 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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FCC Document Claims a 250GB PS3 Slim On the Way

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Well, well, well, what do we have here? It seems as though Sony is planning on releasing another version of the PlayStation 3 Slim. PS3News uncovered an interesting FCC document, which might prove this new rumor. According to the filed papers, the FCC not only got their hands on a 120GB model of the PS3 Slim back in March to test, but they also received a 250GB model as well.

If you look at the image up top, you’ll notice the ‘model number’ CECH-2001B highlighted and includes a 250GB hard-drive. The model announced earlier today is the CECH-2001A. One of the models comes with an “A,” while the other ends in a “B.”My guess is whenever this 250GB system is released, the system will be back at the $399 mark.

It should also be noted that when Sony submitted these systems to the FCC, they were definitely trying to be sneaky and fool the gaming press. Instead of using their Sony Computer Entertainment America name, they went by a fictitious title and called themselves Sand Dollar Enterprise. However, they used Sony’s own Foster City, CA address.

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