Author - Jerry Paxton

Nickelback and Pro Upgrades Coming to Rock Band 3

Harmonix has announced that on November 22, 2011 there will be two things of note coming to the Rock Band Music Store. First, a new pack of songs from Canadian rock group Nickelback. Second, Harmonix is releasing some Pro Guitar and Pro Base upgrades for three Red Hot Chili Peppers’ tracks. Get the full details below!

Available on Xbox 360, Wiiand PlayStation®3 system (November 22st, 2011):

  • Nickelback – “How You Remind Me” X
  • Nickelback – “Someday”
  • Nickelback – “Animals”
  • Nickelback – “If Today Was Your Last Day”
  • Nickelback – “This Means War”
 Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrades for Legacy Songs
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “By the  Way”
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie”

(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system November 23nd)

The Nickelback tracks will be available as “Nickelback Then and Now Pack,” with songs available for purchase individually on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system and Wii. Tracks marked with “X” will include Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

$8.49 USD, £4.39 UK, €6.59 EU (680 Microsoft Points, 850 Wii Points™) for the “Nickelback Then and Now” pack.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points) per song
$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade

Afterfall: Insanity Demo Out Now

The demo for Nicolas Games upcoming third-person horror-shooter, Afterfall: Insanity, is available now for the Windows PC platform. The full, retail game is due out on November 25th, 2011 but this demo will give you a taste of the post-apocalyptic horror.

Demo Description

In the first part of the demo, Albert will come face to face with diabolical creatures in a dark and claustrophobic shelter.  In another part, you’ll work your way through the sewers, eventually making your way to a deserted town, which provides a glimpse of just how war-torn the world really is.  As shocking as the demo is, it only reveals part of the danger you’ll face on Afterfall: InSanity.  Not only will you have to conquer demons and infected humans, but also Albert’s own delusions and fears.

DEMO LINK (Right-Click and Save As)

Mad Catz Announces Cyborg M.M.O. 7 Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz has unveiled their latest gaming mouse, the Cyborg M.M.O. 7. The gaming mouse will begin shipping in January and will feature their new 6400dpi “twin-eye” sensor.

“The new Cyborg M.M.O.7 demonstrates our continued commitment to growing our Cyborg brand by developing innovative products for passionate consumers.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “The Cyborg M.M.O.7 is part of our continuing initiative of building our portfolio of evergreen products that do not need to be reinvented every year.”


Prime: Battle for Dominus Gets Name Change

Pitchblack Games has announced that its upcoming MMO, Prime: Battle for Dominus, is now going to be titled Dominus.

Warren Weems, President of Pitchblack Games, said, “The market for massively multiplayer games is crowded, and we wanted our standout game to have a standout name. Our old name was just too long. Because we’re getting ready for a larger scale beta, we wanted to make the change before even more people heard about us.”

Dominus Official Website

Michael Phelps: Push the Limit Demo Out Now

Blitz Games and 505 Games have announced that the demo for their upcoming Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The demo utilizes Microsoft’s Kinect controller-less system. The demo allows players to checkout the Xbox LIVE leader board functionality and even swim in single player against the clock and two-player local multiplayer in the stunningly realized Perth Arena.

King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame Closed Beta Test

Paradox Interactive has announced that they are now accepting a limited number of applicants for their closed-beta test of King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame. Additionally, the company released some new screenshots from the strategy title.

King Arthurt II Closed Beta Application

New Screenshots

Take On Helicopters Giveaway – Expired

Bohemia Interactive has sent over four Steam codes for their new flight simulation, Take On Helicopters! In Take On Helicopters you play as a Harry Larkin, a man running a helicopter aviation business trying to survive in harsh times. The game puts players through a host of mission types – from military to civilian transport, as well as features a huge mission editor so that they can continue creating new content long after the campaign ends.

The contest expires on Friday, December 9th @ 11:59pm and is open to all residents, worldwide, who are on Valve’s Steam network.

Four winners will be randomly-chosen and each will receive one code.

To Enter

Simply head on over to our Facebook profile and click LIKE. After, leave a comment on our official Facebook giveaway post telling us what your favorite video game of 2011 is. Don’t forget the why part! This counts as one entry.

Increase Your Chances to Win

Every Facebook user who shares the contest link on his or her profile will get an extra entry in the drawing! One share per user account will be accepted.

*Also, users must remain liked to our profile at least until the contest is over – them’s the rules!

OnLive Announces Assassin’s Creed Pre Order Program

OnLive has announced that customers who pre-order the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Revelations before November 19, 2011 will receive a free OnLive game console! Checkout the link for more information on the special offer.

From the Announcement

“The art of assassination isn’t easy to master. It requires stealth. Intelligence. Nerve. Speed. Hesitate for a second and you might end up on the business end of your own hook blade. Ezio knows it. Altair knows it. After all, they are master assassins of legend—the wizened heroes of three award-winning Assassin’s Creed games to date. So what could possibly be left for them (and us) to achieve in Assassin’s Creed Revelations?”