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By Asylum News on 3/3/2010 1:29 AM
Turtle Beach, makers of the fine Xbox 360 and PC headsets, has just announced a new line of value priced headsets for the Xbox 360 console. The Ear Force X11 is being marketed as "the perfect headset" for XBOX gamers who want immersive game sound and XBOX Live communication at a great price. With wired headset will match the recently released Ear Force X31 and X41 in appearance and will retails for $59.99 US once it is release. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 3/3/2010 1:01 AM
A demo for the motorbike racing game MotoGP 09/10 has been promised to be released this Thursday on the Xbox 360 Marketplace. This will no doubt please all those that have been craving some fine motorbike racing on the Xbox 360, but could not bring themselves to play a game with 06, 07 or 08 in the title. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 3/3/2010 12:54 AM
Gamers have become skeptical about so called exclusive content often promised in collector's or limited edition of games. And for good reason as the track record of the content remaining exclusive for long has not been great. Case in point is the posting on the Xbox Live Marketplace of the "VIP Membership Car Pack", the "Sidewinder Proving Grounds Track Pack", the "Benchmark High Speed Ring Track Pack" and the "Motorsport Legends Car Pack" for Forza 3. All packs were previously "collector's edition" exclusives not made available to everyone. But before you head out to tar & feather the fine folks at Turn 10, know that the development studio pledges to donate $10 from the sale of each VIP pack (up to $100,000 to the "Save the Children" of Haiti fund. Read on for more information.
By Asylum News on 3/3/2010 12:27 AM
Human Soft, a developer best known for its Nintendo GBA and DS games, has announced HardGrip. The game will be the world's first rock climbing game that promised to capture all the thrills and adrenaline of climbing rock walls. The game is set to take advance of the new motion based systems and as such has officially been announced for the Nintendo Wii console and "other upcoming motion-based game systems". Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 3/1/2010 2:25 PM
Nothing sells games as well as a good promotion. Following the success of the Summer of Arcade '09 (and the previous Summer of Arcade), Microsoft introduces a new promotion that does not contain the reference to summer. Wednesday kicks off the Xbox Live Block Party promotion and the event shall be marked by the release of Toy Soldier.

Toy Soldier is an action/strategy title in which the player will control one toy army in an effort to eliminate the other army. The gameplay features a mix of first-person, third-person style of action combined with tower-defence elements and 50 different units that can be controlled and you have a formula that equals nothing but win. Toy Soldier will launch at 1200MS points. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 3/1/2010 11:46 AM
Spring is in the air. Sure it is still winter for everyone in Canada other than Vancouver, but spring is fast approaching. With spring comes the baseball's "spring training" training season and the latest yearly iteration of 2KSports' Major League Baseball 2K10. The prospect of grass does excite many Canadians, but nothing makes a snow storm pass faster than shooting friends virtually. Battlefield Bad Company 2 has set aside the humour and is gearing up for some intense online battles that promises to leave us all wondering what is so modern about broken bug ridden warfare. Winter will not last forever and when spring finally does break through some of you may feel like signing. Practice up those vocals chords with Lips: Party Classics. This new entry to the Lips franchise adds 40 new party friendly songs. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 2/25/2010 2:08 AM
By Asylum News on 2/25/2010 1:09 AM
BioShock 2 reigns supreme holding off Mario and his bunch of cronies for another week. Aliens vs Predator made an impressive debut. Overall Xbox 360 completely dominated the rental charts. With no major title released this week, the chart may not change much next Wednesday. Read on for more information.

Rogers Top 10 list (all consoles)

01. - 360 - BioShock 2
02. - Wii - New Super Mario Bros.
03. - PS3 - BioShock 2
04. - 360 - Dante's Inferno
05. - 360 - Mass Effect 2
06. - 360 - Aliens vs Predator
07. - PS3 - Dante's Inferno
08. - 360 - Army of Two: The 40th Day
09. - 360 - Modern Warfare 2
10. - PS3 - MAG

Blockbuster Top 10 list (Xbox 360)

01. - Bioshock 2
02. - Aliens vs Predator
03. - Modern Warfare 2
04. - Dante's Inferno
05. - Army of Two: The 40th Day
06. - Mass Effect 2
07. - Left 4 Dead 2
08. - Assassin's Creed II
09. - Darksiders
10. - Vancouver 2010

By Asylum News on 2/23/2010 1:59 AM
This week the original video game badboy is back and he is on sale. Duke Nukem 3D can be had for the remainder of the week for only 400MS points. That is little more than a pack of bubble gum. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 2/23/2010 1:40 AM
After a few week of not really having any choice of new games, this week we are overwhelmed with 3 new games that should satisfy all gaming preferences. Fret Nice is a rock themed platformer, Greed Corp is a turn-based strategy game and finally Lazy Raider is an platforming puzzler. Fret Nice will run you 1200MS points while the other two will set you back a forgetable 800MS points each. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 2/18/2010 2:39 AM
By Asylum News on 2/18/2010 2:31 AM
Did you think we saw the last of Ezio when you completed Assassin's Creed II? Not by a long shot my friend. Ezio is back and ready for plenty more action in the second game add-on "Bonfire of the Vanities". Sequence 13 will unlock 10 more repressed memories to enjoy. The DLC will add a new location as well as a new move. Bonfire of the Vanities will be available on February 18. Read on for more information.
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By Asylum News on 2/18/2010 2:14 AM
The Xbox 360 exclusive hack & slash game is getting a sequel thanks to Konami. N3II: Ninety-Nine Nights will feature more of what we love (in other words hacking stuff) and less of what we do not (hacking stuff alone). N3II will allow for a friend to jump in and hack stuff together. This is a good thing as the game developers promises more enemies and "Titanic Boss Battles". I hope our heroes have an iceberg or two handy. N3II is expected to retails this summer. Read on for more information.
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