1up is reporting that Advance Wars 2 has been shown to Paris press folk recently, revealing some new details about the game. One of the biggest is the change to a more mature style of anime graphics instead of the more whimsical nature of the first game. Nintendo may show a demo at the E for All Expo coming up soon.
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Joystiq is reporting that the sci-fi no holds barred battle for Earth RTS has been pushed back to January, 2008. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 as well as PC platforms.
The Register is reporting that Microsoft is preparing web-based versions of it’s popular Office software.
From the article: ‘Microsoft said features of its Office Live Workspace would include allowing users to upload more than 1,000 documents to free personal websites.
There will also be an option for documents to be shared in a password-protected environment.
For anyone who doesn’t have Office installed, features will be restricted via a read-only browser, although users will still have the ability to comment on the document.
The vendor sought to give the beta program a healthy lick of corporate spin, saying ”Online’ services are for organisations with more advanced IT needs where power and flexibility are critical.’ Other apps under the program include Exchange and Sharepoint.’
Joystiq has posted that Microsoft has announced the official release date for the Age of Empires III game will be October 23rd. It will feature a variety of new empires, units, and gameplay elements.
Joystiq has posted a ‘hands-on’ report of Cooking Mama 2 for the Nintendo DS. This time around you can look forward to more recipes, more ingredients, as well as a multiplayer mode.
1up has posted from an official press release that Rock Band will retail for $169.99 and will include the game, a drum kit, a guitar, and a microphone.
GameVideos has posted a video of the character creation system of Rock Band, the undisputed wannabe-rocker game coming to retail shelves November 20th.
It looks pretty interesting, at least more involved that the Guitar Hero system.
Engadget has a post up about a custom version of the RoboSapien called…ElmoSapien. Personally, it looks like something out of the amazing movie, The Thing. Like the RoboSapien was on a mission to infiltrate an Elmo camp, found a sentry and proceeded to skin him….and wear it as a suit…
LAIst has posted the short film entitled ‘The Hotel Chevalier’ in which Natalie Portman gets naked. Now I have never been a huge fan of her body, sure she is a cute girl but way too mousy for my tastes. I am sure this will satisfy many though.
AICN is reporting that an actor to play James T. Kirk in the next Star Trek film might have been found. According to their sources, the next Kirk will be actor Mike Vogel, who is also starring in the same Producer’s latest film, secretly titled ‘Cloverfield’.