Xbox 360: Video Markedplace coming to 4 European countries and Canada

Microsoft announced yesterday that the Video Markedplace is coming to UK, Ireland, France, Germany and Canada on December 11. A standard definisjon movie will cost 250 points and an HD movie will cost 380 points. (source Eurogamer.net)

I Do hope the Video Markedplace is coming to Norway and every other European countries (and other Xbox regions) soon.

Here’s the movies available from December 11:

  • 300
  • Analyse This
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Dead Calm
  • Demolition Man
  • Eraser
  • Executive Decision
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Looney Tunes: Back In Action
  • Mars Attacks!
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • Risky Business
  • Space Cowboys
  • Superman III
  • Swordfish
  • The Fugitive
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • The Perfect Storm
  • Three Kings
  • Training Day
  • Zodiac

Xbox 360: Dashboard Fall update December 2007 in Pictures

Here is some picture I have taken from my Xbox 360 after the Dashboard Fall Update on December 4. I have posted all the new features in this post earlier.












Here are some pictures taken from my US account. As always, US get some features that we Europeans don’t get. And that I don’t like!
I do like the new Inside Xbox features and realy think that Europe should have got that too.

Videofeatures is stream in fullscreen and that works real well.

US also have a Free stuff-tab, Europe should have got that too.

PSP: Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition cheap on Play-Asia

Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition (PSP) is this weeks special on Play-Asia.com. You get the game for US$ 14.90. It’s the Asian version with both Japanese and English text, so import is no porblem. This offer ends Tuesday next week, that’s December 11.

About the game (taken from Play-Asia.com):

Originally released in 1987 in Japan, FINAL FANTASY® was hailed by gamers and critics alike as one of the first RPGs to create a fantasy world that captured the imagination of players around the globe. Twenty years later, the illustrious FINAL FANTASY franchise comes full circle: remastered as two separate titles exclusively for the PSP® system, FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II are timeless classics that created the blueprints for the future of RPGs. These all-new 20th Anniversary editions are treated with crisp, updated graphics, an unforgettable enhanced soundtrack and a vibrant widescreen presentation.

In FINAL FANTASY II, a malevolent emperor has called upon monsters from a demonic realm to take over the world, ending what seemed to be an eternal period of peace. From the destruction rise four young survivors who will take it upon themselves to stop the merciless ruler and avenge the death of their parents.


Xbox 360: Arcade Hits

This weeks XBLA games will be a bit different, sort of. With the Dashboard Fall update tomorrow, December 4, comes Arcade Hits. This is like Platinum Hits for Xbox 360 games, but for Xbox Live Arcade games. XBLA games at a reduced price.

This is the games we get on December 4 (taken from MajorNelson.com):

Bankshot Billiards 2 (PixelStorm). “Bankshot Billiards 2″ improves on the original with nine game styles: classic 8-Ball, 9-Ball, Cutthroat, Euro 8-Ball, 14.1 Continuous, 3-Ball, Trick Shots, Time Trial and Golf. The game will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.

Lumines LIVE! (Q Entertainment Inc.). “Lumines LIVE!” is a deep and entertaining game experience, enhanced with vibrant music and newly designed skins that players can custom-select in Skin Edit mode. The game will be available for 800 Microsoft Points.

Marble Blast Ultra (Garage Games). In “Marble Blast Ultra,” players compete against each other by navigating marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, while collecting rare gems and power-up enhancements, in an effort to complete each course in record time. The game is available for 400 Microsoft Points.

Small Arms (Gastronaut Studios). Easy to pick up but hard to put down, “Small Arms” is a frantic multiplayer action game with the feel of an arcade shooter. The game is available at 400 Microsoft Points.

Zuma Deluxe (Oberon Media). Gamers can explore more than 20 realms in Adventure mode and put their skills to the test in this fast-paced puzzle game. The game is available at 400 Microsoft Points.

PC: Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer [First Print Limited Edition]

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC shipping December 14th – Reserve your copy now! Buy the game from Play-Asia.com ($49.90).

All text is taken from Play-Asia.com:

In partnership with eastasiasoft and SideQuest Studios, we are happy to announce that Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC has finally reached Gold Status and has been handed over for production just a few days ago. The game is expected to be released right on time for the Christmas holidays in just two weeks from now, on December 14th, 2007.

To show appreciation to all early birds that have supported this project by placing their preorder, eastasiasoft will ship the very first batch of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC including plenty of bonus items as well as a serial numbered certificate of purchase, highly limited to only 3,000 copies.

If you haven’t done so yet, make sure to submit your preorder for Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer at Play-Asia.com now as long as supplies last. To ensure arrival prior Christmas Eve, we recommend using one of our courier shipping options

On a side note, we received word that the PlayStation3™ port of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is not due until at least Q2/2008. So if you want to enjoy this title during the festival season, the PC edition will be the only way to go.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Limited Edition content

The following items will be included with the First Print Limited Edition release of Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer software: Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer for PC ships on one CD-ROM disc. Also included in this DVD cased product is a 16 pages manual and an online key (required for high score upload). Söldner-X has been designed and tested on newer as well as older configurations. Check the system requirements to make sure the game works on your hardware.

Slip Case: This extra thick, sleek and dark black coloured slip case perfectly stores the content of your Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Limited Edition. The slip case front bears an embossed Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer logo.

Original Soundtrack CD: Composed, arranged and produced by Rafael Dyll, the Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer Original Soundtrack contains 19 tracks (including two bonus tracks) at a total playing time of 54:21 minutes. The audio disc has CD TEXT support.

Tactical Reference Book: Designed and illustrated by lead graphic designer Moritz Füllgrabe, the hard covered 52 pages Tactical Reference Book contains additional valuable information. Besides illustrations and background information, this reference book offers you tactical enemy details and a detailed affinity loot list. Your perfect partner to master the game!

Certificate of purchase: The entire team behind Söldner-X says thank you for supporting the project. Solely included in the first print edition, this serial numbered certificate of purchase proves the authenticity of your purchase. The certificate is printed on an extra thick card board with Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer logo embossed.

About Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer

Set in the distant future, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a fast and furious shoot ‘em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic, fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations.

In the storyline, planet Earth’s resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology alike, oddly having to rely on an anti-hero mercenary and bounty hunter to pilot a mighty prototype star fighter. His goal: To fight his way to the virus’ origin, save civilisation and earn cash to boot!

The game is released on December 14 and can be bought at Play-Asia.com for $49.90.