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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: Thursday 18th September 2008

Console Monster writes: "After yesterday's rather weak content, today includes two new demos to the Marketplace as well as new content for Burnout: Paradise and a free Rock Band track. Here is the full Xbox Live Marketplace update for Thursday 18th September 2008:

Name: Infinite Undiscovery Theme C
Price: 150 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox Live Regions

Name: Dead Space Isaac Clark Theme
Price: 150 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox Live Regions except Germany

Name: Gears Of War 2 Trailer - Every Gun
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox Live Regions except Germany..."

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GlossGreen5782d ago

and at least it's not all Rock Band or Guitar Hero songs.

Freezingduck5782d ago (Edited 5782d ago )

Infinite Undiscovery Theme...$$$...

Dead Space Isaac Clark Theme...$$$...

Gears Of War 2 Trailer - Every Gun...lol Germany...

Wriggy5782d ago

The list continues at the source. There's too much for one post ;)

TheROsingleB5782d ago

Mercs 2 demo, wooo, finally get to try it out.

WhittO5782d ago

cnt believe MS still expect people to buy themes! maybe they will change that when that new experience update hits.

xSHROOMZx5782d ago

I dont understand... why tha hell do people keep posting these articles about Xbox 360 Thurs. Marketplace Updates. 360 Marketplace updates everyday , not just on Thurs. like PSN.... Im getting tired of people making it look like that.

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EA Japan Exec Criticises Japanese Ratings Board

An executive of Electronic Arts Japan has criticised the Japanese video game ratings board for allowing upcoming action game Stellar Blade to be released uncensored while EA's own Dead Space was banned in the country.

CrimsonWing6986d ago

He’s got a point. If a game is M-Rated, which is the equivalent of an R rating, I don’t get why you need to censor anything. The rating is the indicator of the content and the age appropriate. If it’s appropriate for adults… why treat them like children? 🤷‍♂️

Eonjay85d ago (Edited 85d ago )

This is about gore... not about anything sexual. And specifically I think it is about the realistic depiction of gore. Unfortunately I don't know the nuance of the CERO board or how it is relevant their specific culture (as a prohibition on gore may transcend age) so I hesitate to make a statement. Can anyone else provide insight to what kind of gore is considered unacceptable?

CrimsonWing6985d ago (Edited 85d ago )

Yea, I know this is about gore, but thanks for pointing that out.

My point still stands, if a game is essentially rated for a mature audience then why censor for them as if they’re too young to view it? Makes no sense.

To answer your question: Decapitation, dismemberment, like… anything gore. They have been censoring that since CERO was established. Look up RE4 chainsaw decapitation or any MK games that made it there.

Cacabunga85d ago

EA Japan? Wtf never heard of that

ZwVw85d ago

Yet, the Oneechanbara series (y'know, the game with half-naked samurai females slicing up zombies to bloody pieces) get released in Japan uncensored.

The CERO ratings board is an equilibrium.

Smellsforfree85d ago

This confuses me since I've seen so many gory Japanese movies and anime. For example, Battle Royale.

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gold_drake85d ago

definitely has a point.

but .. its japan. are we really surprised?

VersusDMC85d ago

I don't know if the EA executive is going off the one close up of an arm being cut off in the demo. Maybe it's uncensored because it's the arm of a cyborg or it doesn't happen that often (didn’t see EVE dismemberment when killed in the demo) .

In the states there's a certain amount of swear words allowed to a PG13 movie before it is deemed R. So maybe it's the same in Japan for gore?

Eonjay85d ago

Yes I think you may be on to something. The violence is gory but I wouldn't call it gruesome.

Retroman85d ago

Ea Japan please make Knack 3
in the future

Eonjay85d ago (Edited 85d ago )

Does EA Japan actually make games at all? Or are they just a regional publisher?

Retroman84d ago

I'm sorry Japan Studio made Knack

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One Year Later, What Was The Point Of The Dead Space Remake

The remake teased an expanded universe, but now a sequel has no chance of delivering on it.

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isarai93d ago

Honestly i believe it was mainly as retaliation for the original devs breaking off and making colisto protocol. They've done this a few times, ignoring fan demands for the return of a belived ip until someone does it for them, then they retaliate by only then announcing an entry. Colisto protocol was announced and EA announced the remake shortly after, Session finally hit consoles and skate 4 was announced, shortly after Undisputed was shown off, talks started happening about a new fight night.

ZeekQuattro92d ago

I agree. Reminds me of when Inafune announced Mighty No.9 and the initial reaction of the game industry was that of celebration and suddenly Capcom said ohh shit we need to announce Mega Man 11. 😆 Still waiting for MM12 & the next X title.

isarai92d ago

Exactly, it's BS that pettiness has more power than demand for some reason.

Cacabunga91d ago

i liked the remake as much as the original.. it has so many improvements, the most noticeable to me was the seemless transition between levels which should be a must and a standard nowadays.
I cannot wait for the sequel's remake too.

Tacoboto91d ago (Edited 91d ago )

That's a very farfetched conspiracy.

Callisto Protocol was announced in February 2021 and Dead Space in July. They didn't just decide in March 2021 to "retaliate" by remaking from scratch Dead Space in under a two year timespan.

If anything, Callisto is the result of a has-been Creative Director whose only inspiration is his previous work, and EA took inspiration long before Callisto was known about from the insane success of the RE Remakes and endless calls at the time for the RE4 Remake.

0hMyGandhi91d ago

So, how do you like working at EA?

shadowhaxor91d ago (Edited 91d ago )

And yet,fans of Dead Space, myself included, have been asking EA to bring back Dead Space for a better part of a decade. To which EA refused, stating that it was done with the series. Specifically after Dead Space 3 failed to meet EA's sale goals (sound familiar?) But magically, after they caught wind of The Callisto Protocol, with Glen at the helm, Dead Space remake was greenlit.

For those not counting, The Callisto Protocol call was announced in 2019, while Dead Space remake was announced in 2021. Long before TCP was announced?

badboyz0991d ago

100% that's the way EA operates