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*Exclusive* Kane and Lynch Dead Men Free DLC Announcement

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Eidos will be announcing on Tuesday April 8, the upcoming release of four new downloadable maps for the Fragile Alliance multiplayer mode in Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. The maps will be downloadable for FREE on April 17, from Xbox LIVE and from the PLAYSTATION Network for the PS3. The new maps will be released in one downloadable pack entitled ‘The Dope Bag’, with each of the four maps featuring its own unique scenario.

Turok Surpasses 1 Million Units and New DLC Tomorrow

From the holy **** pile……One million units shipped and a ton of new DLC on the cheap. Kudos to Touchstone for offering DLC at an affordable price.

BURBANK, Calif. - (March 26, 2008) – The ravenous dinosaurs of Turok have made their mark all over the globe as Touchstone announced today the intense first person shooter has shipped more than 1 million units worldwide. The company also announced that the dinosaur-infested multiplayer mode of Turok will soon expand with the release of the Velociraptor Pack, five new downloadable maps. The new Turok downloadable maps will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 400 Microsoft Points and on PLAYSTATION®Network for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $4.99 starting on Thursday, March 27, 2008.

“Turok has captured the imagination of video game players throughout the world,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Touchstone. “We’re now able to expand the multiplayer experience with the release of new maps. These five new maps are sure to satisfy Turok players who are hungry for more multiplayer challenges.”

Turok players of all skill levels can play the existing 10 maps with the development team from Propaganda Games. A Turok “Game With Dev” is scheduled for today Wednesday, March 26 from 3-6 p.m. PST on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

Touchstone also announced an April 22, 2008 release date for the Windows-based PC version of Turok, the sci-fi first person shooter. Developed by Propaganda Games, the Windows-based PC version has been optimized for PC by Aspyr Studios. The game will give PC fans the opportunity to experience the engaging, story-driven single player experience and multiplayer modes for up to 16 players. The PC version, which will enable both the mouse and keyboard or a game controller, will be available for $49.99. The new downloadable content for the console versions will be available for Windows-based PC soon after that version’s release.

Of the five new Turok downloadable maps for consoles, two are completely new multiplayer maps, one is a new co-op map and two are relit versions of popular multiplayer maps available with the game. Below is a brief description of the five new maps:

* Co-Op – A brand new Turok co-op map for 2-4 players. In this co-op map your Whiskey Company squad has been captured and is being held in a Mendel-Gruman facility designed for holding dinosaurs. You and your team have to break out and make it to the rescue chopper before the Wolf Pack troops decide to feed you to the captured raptors.

* Desolation – A brand new swamp-based map where simple structures are set up alongside a rock cliff to allow helicopters and transports into the area to bring in supplies. There are many hiding spots on this multi-level map which enables numerous quiet kill opportunities.

* Sentinel – Another new multiplayer map and one of the largest Turok maps to date. The setting takes place at the top of a mountain around one of Kane’s orbital defense arrays - the very base that shot down the Whiskey Company ship from orbit in the single-player campaign. Also, the presence of a few large dinosaurs on the map can make things very interesting during multiplayer combat.

* Inconclusive Tests – This time the Testing Grounds map takes place at night and offers a different view of the world that now contains more dark hiding spots. A word of caution — watch out for the raptors.

* A Rivalry Continues – As the name suggests, the struggle for the compound from A Heated Rivalry is not over and has extended into the eerie darkness of the night.

Doom and Assault Heroes Discounted

No new arcade titles this week. But hey, Doom and Assault Heroes got a discount in case you were waiting to pick those up.

* “Assault Heroes” (Sierra Online). Become the only surviving member of an elite special forces unit searching for a secret underground lab. Play the mission alone or fight side-by-side with a friend in the two-player cooperative mode. The winner of IGN’s Xbox LIVE Arcade game of the year for 2006, “Assault Heroes” will be available for 400 Microsoft Points.
* “DOOM” (id Software). Originally released in 1993, “DOOM” introduced millions to the white-knuckle excitement of the first-person shooter (FPS). Relive the classic demon-blasting action with up to four players over Xbox LIVE*, complete with 5.1 surround sound and smoother graphics. “Doom” will be available for 400 Microsoft Points.

And MS would also like to remind you that 14 games have a meta critic score above 80 for arcade titles so check those out.

Ace Combat 6 Update Now On Live

Namco has released the latest update to Ace combat 6 to xbox live for both silver and gold members. Check out the big updates in the bullet points below.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Inc. today launched a title update for Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™, its hit flight action game for the Xbox 360®. The update is free to all users with an active Xbox LIVE® Gold or Silver account and will be downloaded automatically once the game is started.

The newly released title update offers several enhancements for the game’s online modes, resulting in a more seamless and balanced experience via Xbox LIVE. The following changes are included in the title update:

* The in-game HUD will now indicate when points are gained or lost in online play
* Players will now be penalized for crashing their aircraft, leaving the battlefield and being shot down by opponents in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes
* Players can now gain points by damaging enemy aircraft rather than making a complete kill in Team Battle and Battle Royale modes
* Players will now be invulnerable for a brief period of time after each respawn
* The overall strength of each special weapon has been updated for greater gameplay balance
* Players can now identify who is speaking in the pre-game lobby with a microphone icon next to their GamerTag

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is currently available in stores nationwide for the Xbox 360. For more information on the game, please visit http://www.acecombatsix.com

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil to hit XBL and PSN Next Week

Just had word passed along from Capcom that Rocketmen: Axis of Evil will hit the Xbox live arcade on March 5th and PSN on March 6th.

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