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Posted in Games, News with tags , , , , on October 19, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


Six Song Linkin Park Track Pack Available for Download for the Guitar Hero Music Library

3 Original, Exclusive Mixes To Arrive for DJ Hero 2 Later This Winter


Activision Publishing, Inc. have announced that Grammy-Award winning alternative artist, Linkin Park, will break new ground by becoming the first band to bring downloadable content to both the award-winning Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises, delivering songs and remixes from their number one album, A Thousand Suns.

“We’re looking forward to bringing our new album to Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2,” says lead vocalist Chester Bennington. “I think our fans will have a blast playing it.”

“Linkin Park is one of the biggest artists in the world because of the quality and depth of their music and their ability to reach so many diverse fans in a cutting edge way made them the right first choice to have music from one album featured in both Guitar Hero and DJ Hero downloadable content,” said Tim Riley, Vice President, Music Affairs, Guitar Hero.   “By having Linkin Park on disc and putting out more Linkin Park songs in both Guitar Hero and DJ Hero downloadable content, we continue to find new distribution channels for great music to reach fans in an interactive way.”

Following the on-disc inclusion of “Bleed It Out,” one of the band’s most popular songs, in Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Linkin Park are cranking up their Guitar Hero presence with an exclusive six song track pack for the Guitar Hero music library.  The Linkin Park track pack, which will have players strumming, drumming, and wailing for hours on end, will feature a collection of songs from Linkin Park’s new album, A Thousand Suns and will be available for download beginning 20th October.

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Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus live on the App Store!

Posted in Apple App Store, Apps, Games, News with tags , , , , on October 18, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus  for iPhone and iPod touch is available  on the App Store: .Carry out missions all over the globe and enjoy one of the best FPS multiplayer experience on your iPhone!

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WRC the game, the official videogame of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship, now on sale!

Posted in Games, News with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


WRC the game, the official videogame of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship, exclusively featuring the real 2010 WRC drivers, cars and events, is now available in stores for PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The highly anticipated title developed by Milestone and published by Black Bean Games offers an exclusive package representing the official cars, drivers and co-drivers from the current WRC season and from all the support championships: S-WRC, P-WRC, J-WRC.

Petrol-heads, motorsports enthusiasts and WRC fans alike can now take on the challenge of the WRC in this unique game that delivers a realistic and accessible driving model.

The game features 78 different rally stages and over 550km of varied road conditions from the 13 countries which host a round of the WRC. Also available for the first time is the new “Road to the WRC” career mode presenting the opportunity to compete for 50 different trophies. In addition, many online multiplayer game modes combine to make the WRC game an epic motorsports adventure and the ultimate rally gaming experience.

To expand your garage on your PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 version you can download  bonus content featuring the legendary Group B cars, some of the most glorious and iconic models of the eighties: the Peugeot 205 T16, Lancia Delta S4, Ford RS200, Citroën BX4 TC and Renault R5 Maxi Turbo.

Start your engine now and feel the thrill of stepping into the shoes of some of the worlds’ greatest drivers. With WRC the game it’s you against the clock and the elements. Get ready!

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The updated version of popular PC rhythm action-game Ongaku is now on sale worldwide, released by Blitz 1UP and developed by SmashMouth Games

Posted in Games, News with tags , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk

Blitz 1UP have announced the release of a new and improved version of award-winning music game Ongaku, across portals including, This release of Ongaku holds a new vision of the already popular game and a host of fantastic new features for PC gamers and rhythm action fans worldwide.
Ongaku is a 2D rhythm action game combining an original score and stylised artwork. Players take the role of the magic crystal Ongaku and progress through the fantasy kingdom of Melody by popping paint bubbles in time to the music. If successfully popped, the paint bubbles reveal an artistic masterpiece, bringing the canvas to life with its unique artwork. There are endless possibilities with a wide range of new features to customise and share your experience:

·  Enjoy 11 brand new lusciously animated levels, each with their own new music theme

·  Auto-generate playable levels from your favourite music tracks, pictures or videos using the Tune-O-Matic

·  Discover you inner artist with the ability to import your favourite media and create your own levels using the Melody Maker

·  Share the levels you’ve created with your friends and see their creations

·  Five difficulty settings allow you to enjoy playing, whatever your level of expertise

·  Ever-growing collection of new downloadable Theme Packs available, including Pop, Rock, Dance and many more
“We’re incredibly pleased to be able to unleash the fantastic new version of Ongaku upon the world today,” says Chris Swan, Blitz 1UP’s Business Development Director. “We’re really looking forward to seeing all of the crazy levels people will create with the in-game editor!”

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Posted in Games, News with tags , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


New Freestyle Beats From 9th Wonder, Boi-1da, Cool & Dre and DJ Khalil Announced

4mm Games, Def Jam Interactive and Terminal Reality are excited to reveal the final seven tracks that will be available in Def Jam Rapstar, the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience coming November 5th to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii.

The ultimate emcee experience, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop, you and your social networks. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, from “Big Poppa” by The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg’s classic “Gin and Juice”, N-Dubz’ “I Need You” and more, Def Jam Rapstar allows YOU to be the star by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at

Def Jam Rapstar is also pleased to announce that 9th Wonder will be providing exclusive instrumental beats for Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode, as well as confirm additional tracks by Cool & Dre and DJ Khalil. Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode allows aspiring emcees the chance to deliver their own original rhymes over never before heard tracks by some of today’s hottest producers.



Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey
Kanye West – Stronger
N-Dubz – I Need You *UK Exclusive
Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
Rob Base – It Takes Two
Roots Manuva – Witness The Fitness *UK Exclusive
Snoop Dogg Gin and Juice
So Solid Crew – 21 Seconds *UK Exclusive
Soulja Boy Tell’em – Turn My Swag On



9th Wonder – Hand’s Up
9th Wonder – Jamla
Bangladesh – Patron
Boi-1da – Dance
Cool & Dre – Public Enemy
DJ Khalil – LAX

Co-published by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games, Def Jam Rapstar will offer a software only version of the game that will retail for £49.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 and £39.99 on Wii, as well as a bundled version that will include software and one wired microphone for £54.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 and for £49.99 on Wii.

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Posted in Games, News with tags , , , on October 12, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


To celebrate the release of Grease: the Game , 505 Games launched The Grease Talent Show through the game’s official Facebook page. Wannabe Pink Ladies and T-birds are urged to get on their dancing shoes, warm up their vocal chords and don their very finest Grease-themed outfits to be in with a chance of winning the following fantastic prizes:

  • First place will receive four tickets to Grease the Musical in London, including travel.
  • The top runners up will receive official Grease goodie bags, including the original movie on DVD, a t-shirt and film posters.
  • Every entry will receive exclusive Grease artwork, available only from this competition.

To enter, participants are invited to video themselves or a group (no limit on numbers) performing their Grease talent, be it singing, dancing, acting, miming, dressing up or anything else celebrating the music and style of Grease. Once recorded, videos can be shared on the wall of the game’s official Facebook page here:

Full competition details are listed on the Grease: the Game Facebook page. The promotion is open to residents of UK and Ireland only.

Published by 505 Games under license from Paramount Digital Entertainment, Grease: the Game is available now for Nintendo Wii and DS consoles.

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Posted in Games, Gaming, News with tags , , , , on October 11, 2010 by phonicamagazineuk


The Call of Duty Community’s Favourite Un-Dead Make Their Return in

The Year’s Most-Anticipated Entertainment Launch

Taking the wraps off one of the most anticipated features and worst kept secrets, Treyarch has revealed that the community-favourite “Zombies” is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops which hits stores worldwide on 9th November , by Activision Publishing. Zombies were originally introduced in Call of Duty: World at War and became an instant hit. Call of Duty: Black Ops fans can combat the zombie apocalypse in up to four-player co-op gameplay.

“Zombies have been such a hit with our community that we were committed to bringing brand new zombie experiences to Call of Duty: Black Ops,” says Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. “We’ve taken extra special care to retain the essential ingredients of our Zombie game, and have also crafted a nice surprise for the fans.”

Gamers can also experience an all new co-op game in Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer with Combat Training. Up to six players can rank up in this dedicated and exclusive multiplayer mode battling against enemy AI.

Call of Duty: Black Ops will release worldwide on 9th November.  Pre-orders for the title are available now.

Additionally, fans who can’t wait for the 9th November release of Call of Duty: Black Ops can hone their zombie combat skills on iPhone and iPod Touch starting tomorrow with the newest map release for Call of Duty: ZOMBIES, Der Riese (“Zombie Factory”), which is an adaptation of the popular downloadable content originally released for Call of Duty: World at War.  Call of Duty: ZOMBIES is developed by Ideaworks Game Studio for the iPhone and iPod touch, based on Treyarch’s console version, and now all four maps from the original game are available from the App Store at

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