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Ve3tro down for now, be back this weekend

Dear Loyal Ve3tro.com and NXEThemes.com Reader,

You must be thinking what the heck? Why am I being redirected to 2OpGaming and not Ve3tro.com .

This past week we launched NXEthemes.com , a new site that will be displaying all the latest themes for the NXE dashboard before you buy.

Within a few hours of opening the site, a few of the bigger sites we are fans of such as Joystiq and Videogaming247.com picked up on the story and from there crashed our servers.

We are in the process of moving the servers for ve3tro.com and nxethemes.com to a bigger and better host to provide more stability and coverage of the industry’s latest.

Stay tuned…

All the best,

Sarkis “WitchKing9″ Daglian

Reece Haywood

E3 2008: Microsoft Press Conferece We Are Live

10:04 AM: It’s time to battle for Microsoft at their press conference. We have filed in a bit before than we would have thanks to my fellow MVPs. Major Nelson and Chris Paladino from Gamerscoreblog.com just walked by. Expect the show to get goin here in a few minutes.

It’s becoming almost impossible to keep this going because the wifi in this place is suffering badly. But, I’m gonna try to keep it goin. If not, I will have a complete wrap after the conference with a ton of photos.

Microsoft STILL Attempting to Add Snake to its Lineup? *Update 2*

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I really hate to add to what was a dead rumor but sometimes you see something you simply cannot ignore. Aaron Greenberg (Xbox group product manager) currently has his MSN status set to “Xbox 360: Metal Gear Solid 4″ in faux Xbox 360 status. He’s obviously not playing the game on 360, but is this potentially a sign of things to come? Or maybe just pulling my leg?

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Thanks to the XCW for help with the image!

Update 3:24 PM PST: The official word from Mr. Greenberg is the standard line, “I cannot comment on rumor or speculation”. Not that I was expecting the earth shattering exclusive story here, but it’s a standard comment.

Update 3:33 PM PST: Okay, debunked straight from him. Just a leg pull. Oh well, I took the bait.

Grand Theft Auto: IV Release Date Announced!

Next-generation Console Debut of the Grand Theft Auto Franchise Set for April 29, 2008

New York, NY - January 24, 2008 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce the release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, the new title in the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto franchise. Developed by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV will be simultaneously available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and will be in stores worldwide on April 29, 2008.

“We are so excited to be releasing Grand Theft Auto IV,” said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. “We’ve pushed ourselves very hard to make something incredible and hope the game sets a new benchmark for interactive entertainment.”

For more information, log onto http://www.rockstargames.com/IV

Sensible Soccer and Tempest on XBLA

The game that inspired a generation, “Sensible World of Soccer,” and a game that will have players reliving their quarter dropping days, “Tempest™,” arrives on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, December 19th at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PST).

“Sensible World of Soccer” draws on the 96 / 97 original to re-create one of the most influential games of all time for the first time in HD. Challenge friends over Xbox LIVE, kick it solo in Career mode or flex your managerial muscles by leading a team to the Champions league! The game also features a helpful tutorial mode to bring players up to speed on the most popular sport in the world. Published by Codemasters Online, “Sensible World of Soccer” will be available worldwide, with the exception of Korea, for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

· For more details on “Sensible World of Soccer” please visit:

o http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/sensibleworldofsoccerxboxlivearcade

o www.swos-game.com

A true classic, “Tempest” is an intense shooter game requiring skill and lightning quick reflexes. Players must harness their firepower to shoot and destroy enemy hordes in a desperate fight for survival across fluorescent geometric battlefields. “Tempest” contains both the original and enhanced gameplay modes. The game will be available worldwide, with the exceptions of Japan and Korea, for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

· For more details on “Tempest” please visit:

o http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/t/tempestxboxlivearcade/

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