“Soltrio Solitaire” makes its debut on Xbox 360 this coming Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday.
This Wednesday, get ready for solitaire mania on Xbox LIVE Arcade! “Soltrio Solitaire” from Silver Creek Entertainment offers players a chance to shuffle through a collection of 18 compelling solitaire games.
Additionally, a brand new Voyage Adventure mode provides a new twist on classic solitaire gameplay: in this mode, players travel around a map completing different solitaire games in order to unlock custom card designs. Co-op and competitive two-player game modes further enhance the “Soltrio Solitaire” experience.
“Soltrio Solitaire” will be available worldwide – with the exception of Korea – for 800 Microsoft Points on Wednesday, May 16th, and is rated E for Everyone.
- Two-player multiplayer via system link or over Xbox LIVE
- Xbox LIVE Vision camera support, making multiplayer solitaire an engaging social experience
In two-player mode, two games take place at the same time, and both players share the same foundation piles, prompting a fight over the piles in the race to win the game
In co-op mode, players work together to attempt to finish the game with the best score possible, and players also have the ability to pass cards to each other
- Create new cards when you unlock card elements, show them off to your friends and customize your own decks!
- Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points
Xbox takes the leading role in living-room entertainment, bringing summer’s biggest movie-inspired games to life.
REDMOND, Wash. — May 10, 2007 — The summer blockbuster movie season is quickly approaching, and soon fans everywhere will be lining up around the block for four exciting new Xbox 360™ games inspired by this summer’s big-screen favorites and a limited- edition console that will have fans of “The Simpsons” dreaming of donuts.
Whether gamers want to save the universe, explore a new one or just escape from the summer heat, Xbox 360 lets them jump into the cast as they become the lovable Shrek®, infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, master magician Harry Potter or aspiring French chef Remy the rat. Gamers will control their destiny as they experience firsthand the action, adventure, fun and romance that have made these films a hit with all ages. Gamers can dim the lights, grab some popcorn and create their own summer blockbuster magic with Xbox 360.
Those who can’t get enough of “Shrek the Third” should not despair. Xbox 360 lets players experience the signature humor and outrageous adventures of the lovable hero long after the movie credits roll. Play as Shrek, Donkey, Puss In Boots, Fiona, Arthur and fellow fairy-tale heroine Sleeping Beauty to save Far Far Away from Prince Charming and his army of villains. Gamers will be challenged to rescue their pals, face off against Charming’s henchmen, gather collectibles, test their gaming skills in 20 movie-based and game-exclusive levels, and engage in various single-player and multiplayer minigames.
Rated E10+; ERP: $49.99 (U.S.); game release date: May 15, 2007; movie release date: May 18, 2007
“Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”
(Disney Interactive Studios)
Based on both the second and third films of the blockbuster franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” brings players deeper into the pirates’ world with a chance to play as their favorite stars: crafty Captain Jack Sparrow, swordsmith Will Turner or daring Elizabeth Swann. Gamers will relive the swashbuckling adventures of the crazed pirates and creative swordsmanship of the silver screen, and then go beyond the film to experience new locations, an extended story and a unique ending. They will also enjoy sword-assisted acrobatics, swashbuckling action and classic dueling with unique gameplay.
Rated T; ERP: $59.99 (U.S.); game release date: May 22, 2007; movie release date: May 25, 2007
Summer starts cooking with Disney/Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” the story of a young rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. With this game, players can relive all the film’s most thrilling and hilarious moments. From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, they will dash, swim, glide and slide through five action-packed, visually stunning worlds filled with dangerous enemies, intense heists and perilous missions. Gamers can go head-to-head with their friends in multiplayer minigames or navigate their way through a sensational rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Rated E; ERP: $49.95 (U.S.); game release date: June 26, 2007; movie release date: June 29, 2007
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”
(Electronic Arts Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment).
Magic makes a colossal comeback as Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts in the most authentic Harry Potter game to date. Players will explore the many key locations at Hogwarts in precise detail, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures outlined in the rich narrative of the book. They can choose to go to class, or play Gobstones or Wizard Chess, with no prescribed way to complete the game; the choice is theirs as they experience more freedom than ever before to customize their time at Hogwarts.
Rated E10+; ERP: $59.99 (U.S.); game release date: June 25, 2007; movie release date: July 13, 2007
“These action-packed Xbox 360 games let kids and adults alike take all the adventure and excitement of this summer’s hottest films home with them,” said “Xbox Dad” columnist and family gaming expert Duncan Mackenzie. “I can’t think of a better way to spend some quality time with the kids than to turn our favorite movies into an interactive experience, chatting and laughing as we take on the role of our favorite characters.”
100 limited-edition “Simpsons” Xbox 360's to be Won..
In addition, people everywhere will be seeing yellow as “The Simpsons” takes Xbox 360 by storm later this summer in advance of the famous Springfield family’s big-screen debut on July 27, 2007. Xbox 360 is partnering with FOX to help promote “The Simpsons Movie,” offering fans the chance to get their hands on one of 100 limited-edition “Simpsons” Xbox 360 Pro consoles through a series of special events and promotions. For anyone who is drooling like Homer about how to win, more details will be available at http://www.xbox.com.
Beyond gaming, Xbox 360 is an all-in-one entertainment center that allows people to watch their favorite DVDs, listen to cinematic soundtracks, or put their friends and family in the spotlight with photo slide shows. They can also download popular movies and TV shows (available only in the U.S.) and sneak a peek at trailers for upcoming movie releases on Xbox LIVE®, while the Xbox® Family Settings feature helps families feel confident that children are playing in a safer, more secure gaming environment. Boasting the largest social network in the living room, with more than 6 million users, Xbox LIVE connects members across 25 different countries, making it easy to find the friends, games and entertainment they want from the moment they power on their Xbox 360 system.
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Many gamers have felt estatic over the new Forza, whilst others have felt slightly underwhelmed, take a look at this recently posted comparison video of the Forza 2 demo vs Bizzare Creation's PGR 3. What do you guys think? Which game looks better?
It looks like yet again QA teams and the Microsoft Certification team have fallen asleep at the switch. Complaints are filing in from people who have downloaded the new Crackdown content. The content went live today but it seems to be resetting their save games back to scratch and un-leveling their characters. Not cool. Right now it seems like the most common trigger is joining a co-op game of keys to the city. Once you exit out of a ‘keys’ game with your fully leveled agent and start a solo game, your character progression is reset back to day 1, everything 00 and no weapons, no unlocks, no warp points, all agility and hidden orbs need to be found again, etc. Basically it’s as if you just came home with Crackdown and fired it up for the first time.
There are also some reports of the new ‘Reset Gangs’ feature being more like a global reset doing the same thing as the ‘keys’ game. Everything resets back to the very first time you ever played Crackdown.
You can read some of the complaints here: http://forums.crackdownoncrime.com/forums/1/29042/ShowThread.aspx
The QA Manager of Real Time Worlds has responded to someone’s email request and it sounds like they are working on the problem.
"I’m [Name Withheld] – QA Manager at RTW, and can I say that I’m really sorry that this has caused you a problem. We are trying to work out how or why this has happened and therefore need as much info as possible.
Specifically – I need to know what you did in what order…so you got the TU forced upon you, downloaded the free pack/paid pack, started co-op in which mode etc
I’ve got some guys here and we are trying to reproduce it and can’t. The only two items that change the save game states are Keys to the City & Resurrect Gangs.
In the former all saving is disabled – in the latter it only changes the game world – not your profile so you shouldn’t have lost anything except for the gang progress (you keep all your achievements you just get to play them again…)
Any info you can provide would help us narrow down any issue"
The question is, why is the problem there in the first place? Now are we going to start needing to patch DLC or patch patches? Come on.
We know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, so we’re here to get you up to speed (no pun intended) on “Project Gotham Racing® 4,” Bizarre Creations’ highly-anticipated sequel to the blockbuster “PGR®” racing franchise. Set to drift onto store shelves this fall, there are several new features to get your engines revved up about.
Right from the starting line, Bizarre’s vision for “PGR 4” was to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. There are several new features that embody this emotional experience, the most significant being the new career mode. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory. Just imagine hearing the roar of the crowd as you cross the finish line with your own style and flair.
One of the most appealing new gameplay elements is the dynamic weather system. Now racing through a track can mean facing an unexpected rain storm or snow flurries in the middle of a race. This results in changing physics when powering around a corner on the wet or icy surface in Shanghai and St. Petersburg or any of the game’s 10 other locations. So, if you think driving on a dry track is boring…
Weather changes won’t be the only element that brings added excitement and challenge to the game. Flair and driving style will now be just as important as technical skill, as players passing their opponent at full speed will pump their fists and exhibit more emotion as they earn recognition with the revised Kudos system. The Kudos will be worthwhile too, because the new A.I. personalities will be able to perform bold new driving maneuvers as they race side by side with other drivers.
”PGR 4” will also feature some of the world’s most iconic cars, as new vehicles are lined up and ready to be driven, including the following:
- 2004 TVR Sagaris
- 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray
- 2005 Vanwall GPR V12
- 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo
- 2005 Gumpert Apollo
- 1997 Panoz GTR-1 Coupe
- 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
- 1957 Maserati 250F
Be on the lookout next month for additional updates as we roll out the game’s impressive new features, locations and vehicle list.
Until next time, keep your car in fifth and two wheels on the pavement!
NAMCO BANDAI AND KOEI TAKE EPIC BATTLES ABOVE AND BEYOND IN DYNASTY WARRIORS®:GUNDAM®
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 10, 2007) – Prepare for all out war as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and KOEI Corporation announced today a co-publishing agreement to deliver a new generation of combat with the late-summer 2007arrival of Dynasty Warriors®:GUNDAM® for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. From the legendary developers of Dynasty Warriors, Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM boasts fast-paced futuristic combat, stellar environments, and high definition graphics. With a host of Mobile Suits and multiple modes to explore, Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM transforms players into weapons of mass destruction to become the ultimate hero of the Universe.
“Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM is the result of a monumental collaboration between two great companies. This partnership extends far beyond the title’s development and encompasses all disciplines including marketing, sales and promotions in order to bring this unique title to North America,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., “Featuring interstellar environments and unmatched warrior battles, gamers will understand why Dynasty Warriors:GUNDAM is the must have game for the Fall.”