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About 50 percent done…

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Sneak Peek Limited Edition Halo Reach StrengthGamer Poster

About 20 percent completed.  Should be done by release date.  Want one? Follow us on twitter: @strengthgamer

Or sign up on the strengthgamer.com forum! You may be 1 of the lucky 10 that get a poster!

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Can Shank be any more Badass?!

By: Anthony Accinelli

Check out this trailer.  It’s that simple.

If you don’t like this, you’re an asshole.  Just saying.

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Deathspank Sequel Next Month!!!

Yes, that’s right. The sequel to Deathspank is just around the corner. Ending on what is most likely the biggest cliffhanger ever, fans of the game should be happy to hear the ending is near.

“Deathspank Throngs of Virtue” will be released September 21 on PSN and 22 on XBLA. 

Heres the official press release:

DeathSpank: T.O.V. puts players in the mighty boots of DeathSpank, the “Dispenser of Justice”, “Vanquisher of Evil” and “Hero to the Downtrodden.” A long time ago, nine mystical thongs were planned to bring balance and harmony to the universe, but when marketing got in the way, only six thongs were produced, and the result was disastrous. Granting great power to those who wear them, the thongs corrupted all those they touched–except DeathSpank. DeathSpank must find all six thongs and destroy them once and for all. Thongs of Virtue includes local co-op mode, allowing a second player to choose one of two hilarious sidekicks to help save the world. Players will enjoy unleashing magical skills, playing as Sparkles the Wizard, or laugh at the ninjatastic Kung Fu moves of DeathSpank’s new partner in crime, Steve.

Being that this will be another $15, it better not be another cliffhanger. I’m a little pissed they are charging another 15 bones to be honest. After all, wasn’t the main selling point that it was only $15?!

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Saw 2 Release Date Confirmed

KONAMI today announced
that SAW II: Flesh & Blood will
be available at retail stores nationwide on October 19 for Xbox
360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3
computer entertainment system, just in time for the release of “Saw VII 3D”, the
seventh installment of the popular horror franchise from Lionsgate® and Twisted
Pictures. KONAMI has released an all-new look at concept art from the game for
those daring enough to enter Jigsaw’s world. The images reveal newly created
deadly traps that challenge the player to think fast under pressure. Zombie
Studios Producer, John Williamson, shares the vision for the game, “Just the
silhouette of the character in the trap had to make the viewer
uncomfortable. You had to know instantly that something bad was going to
happen to this person if you didn’t get them out.” A look at the intense and
detailed environments were also revealed to show the mysterious, detailed
levels one can expect in this year’s release.

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Superstars V8 Racing for PSN

Releasing this October for $19.99, Superstars V8 Racing will be available for download on PSN.  This is a game that has detailed for $40 in the past and easily has content to elicit its previous price.

“The breadth, depth and quality of Superstars V8 Racing make it one of the best racing games available on PlayStation Network,” said Greg Lanz, general manager of O-Games, Inc. “Our original plan was to release this game at retail, but after considering all the options, we decided to release it exclusively through PlayStation Network.  Superstars V8 Racing delivers a first-class multiplayer race experience with world-renowned cars that will thrive with this audience.  In addition, O-Games can sell Superstars V8 Racing for a lower price since we do not have to pay the costs to manufacture, package, and ship the product to retail.  The bottom line?  Gamers can now own a $40 game for half the price they would pay in-store.”

If you are a fan of racing games and are looking for a less expensive quality game, look for this to be in your collection. Stay tuned for more information.

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Nintendo Weekly Downloads

Another week, another slew of downloads.  Here you go:

WiiWare
And Yet It Moves
Publisher: Broken Rules
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points™
Description: And Yet It Moves is an award-winning,
      physics-based platform game in which players run and jump through a
      world made of paper. To aid in completing its twisted, mind-bending
      levels, you possess the unique ability to rotate the world at will.
      Walls become floors, slides become platforms – but a harmless pile of
      rocks becomes a hazardous threat when turned upside-down. Use the Wii
      Remote™ controller like a magic wand to tilt the world.
      Explore beautifully crafted environments. Survive 20 challenging levels
      filled with strange creatures, traps and puzzles. Unlock bonus levels,
      competitive play modes and surprising modifications that change the
      entire game. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!
   
Virtual Console™
UFOURIA: THE SAGA
Original platform: NES
Publisher: Sunsoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Join Bop Louie as he searches for three friends –
      Shades, Freeon Leon and Gil – to help him complete his mad scramble. It
      won’t be easy. Brain-boggling mazes, traps and bizarre pitfalls stand in
      your way on the journey back to Ufouria. You’ll rely on your friends to
      survive in this strange, changing world, and you’d better have the right
      powers for the strange worlds you’ll encounter. As you make your trek
      through mystical forests, deserts and oceans, you’ll need to seek out
      and destroy monstrous creatures every step of the way. Will you have the
      right powers at the right time? Don’t let the mind-zapping colors and
      stupefying sound effects throw you off.
   
Nintendo DSiWare
Rytmik
Publisher: CINEMAX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Rytmik is an application for creating
      rhythmical and melodic themes and composing whole songs. It contains
      more than 170 carefully selected sound samples of drums, cymbals,
      percussion, bass and melodic instruments. With Rytmik you can
      quickly and easily create the basic building block: an audio clip. It
      consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may
      transpose, select their location in the stereo field and modify their
      volume, polyphony and echo. You can arbitrarily combine as many as 128
      clips in four tracks to create complex pieces of music. You also have a
      rhythm library with a varied collection of 16 pre-made compositions that
      can be used to help quickly compose your own pieces. For the best
      musical experience, we recommend connecting headphones or a quality
      speaker system (not included).
   
G.G Series NINJA KARAKURI DEN
Publisher: Genterprise Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Jump and slash as a gravity-defying ninja in this
      acrobatic action game. Control a jumping ninja as he fights his way
      through a booby-trapped mansion. When your ninja touches a platform, it
      will automatically disappear and he will jump, making for pretty
      unstable footing. But where some see obstacles, a ninja sees
      opportunity. You will be forced to think on your feet, push your
      reflexes and bend the very rules of physics to conquer your treacherous
      surroundings. Master the art of the dash, shuriken and sword. Be a ninja.
   
My Farm
Publisher: BiP media
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: My Farm is a livestock farming simulation
      game. At the beginning, all you own is an empty field, a few pennies and
      a single hen. If you feed the hen and take care of it, she will lay eggs
      that can be sold. With this money, you can buy new animals at the
      Farmers’ Market and purchase equipment from the shopkeeper. Little by
      little, as your farm builds up, you will unlock bonuses including a wind
      turbine, rooster, guard dog and tractor. You will be able to exchange
      your animals with your friends who play My Farm or My Exotic
      Farm. There are six kinds of animals to customize, many farm
      improvements to buy and bonuses to collect.
   
Absolute Reversi
Publisher: Tasuke
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: This reversi game is for all players at any level. Absolute
      Reversi takes the classic strategy game and updates it for the 21st
      century with three modes of play. Free Play mode lets you select one of
      eight characters with different abilities to play against. In Challenge
      mode, you are given missions to complete to advance in the game. With
      the third mode, you can play against a friend using DS Download Play.
      Additional features include a strategy guide, different ability levels
      and the “Assistance” function, which highlights all possible moves per
      turn.
   

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50 Playboy magazines in Mafia 2

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Among the statistics and collectibles found in Mafia 2, there are 50 Playboy magazines to be found.

While I probably would have spent the time anyway, having a stat to fill gives me an excuse to tell my wife.

The official achievement/trophy is called “Ladies’ Man”.

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Rumor: Halo Reach Leaked

According to rumors from Joystiq and a few other sites, the upcoming Bungie release Halo: Reach has been leaked.  Amazing thing is that it’s been leaked from XBOX Live rather than a full disc copy.  According to reports, several hacking guru’s managed to stimulate the download code for Halo: Reach. 

When asked about the code they said it was signed by Microsoft and therefore works on non-modified XBOX’s as well.  They said that they will not be distributing the copy elsewhere so not to expect it on mod forums.

We would NEVER… EVER… have a modded XBOX so this really upsets us!  However, if someone out there were to find a leaked copy, you should let us know.  Because well, we need to uh… report the news and such.

Stay Strong Gamers

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