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Konami Announces Metal Gear Solid Rising Story Details at their Confrence June 19, 2010

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Konami announced via their webcast of their E3 press conference some interesting story and gameplay tidbits of Metal Gear Solid Rising.

The game will chronologically take place between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4.  (MGS3 took place before MGS1)  It will follow Raiden after the traumatic events that happened to him after Metal Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and explain how he got the cyborg armor he wears in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

They also announced gameplay information.  The gameplay will still be stealth oriented, but you will be able to do more, like hide on top of buildings like a superhero.  You will be able to manually control your precise cuts with your sword (as shown with the watermelon at the end of the E3 trailer) or have your sword automatically swing.  There will be plenty to swing at, you will be able to cut everything in the game at will.

Metal Gear Solid Rising will release for Xbox 360, PC and PS3.

Halo Reach Will Include Firefight with Matchmaking June 19, 2010

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One of the biggest draws of Halo 3: ODST was it’s Firefight mode, enabling you and three friends to attack never ending waves of enemies with vehicles in large arenas for points and achievements.

Bungie has announced that they are bringing Firefight into Halo Reach, but they’re also bringing in the much needed matchmaking platform, enabling players to just bring players in through Xbox Live instead of resorting to manually having to invite friends.

The feature was heavily requested for Halo 3 ODST, but Bungie had announced because their multiplayer development team was working on Halo Reach at the time, they couldn’t spare the resources to add matchmaking into ODST.

Halo Reach will be released September 14th, 2010 for Xbox 360.

Rock Band 3 E3 2010 Trailer June 19, 2010

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Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Rock Band 3.  The game will be a tremendous evolution over the current generation of music games, offering entirely new play styles, bringing players closer to playing actual instruments than ever before.

The game will also feature Band Challenges, first used in LEGO Rock Band, where your band will have to work together to complete a story driven challenge.  The ones in LEGO Rock Band were pretty campy to go with the game’s silly style (you had to play “Ghostbusters” to scare ghosts out of a mansion, or play “Tick Tick Boom” to demolish a building), it will be interesting to see if they’ll be going for more realistic challenges.

The game will also allow three player vocal harmonies, just like Beatles: Rock Band, where up to three singers (depending on song) can sing a song together for extra points.

This game is looking to be the perfect molding of everything Rock Band has offered in the past, and more!

Rock Band 3 will be released multiplatform Holiday 2010.

iPhone Apps Updating Like Crazy Before iOS4 Release June 19, 2010

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I’ve been noticing that for the past few days all of my iPhone apps have slowly been phasing in updates. The chief listing under release notes have been iOS4 compatibility.

I’ve also noticed a lot of program reviews have complained currently available programs do not work under iOS4, but since it hasn’t been officially released yet, you can ignore those for now, however that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. If you own an iPhone or iPad, update your apps using the in phone app store before you install the new OS, or you might have problems.

iOS4 will be released for iPhone 3g and iPhone 3gs on June 21st. It will come standard for iPhone 4.