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Activision Unveils New Downloadable Content In March For Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock

New downloadable songs for Activision Inc.'s Guitar Hero III: Legends OF Rock ARE SET TO storm living rooms across the globe WITH the release OF two new track packs.Available today IS the Modern Metal pack which let's players jam to master recordings of Deftones' "Hole in the Earth," Avenged Sevenfold's "Almost Easy" and Thrice's "The Arsonist." The track pack IS now ON Xbox LIVE Marketplace FOR Xbox 360 video game AND entertainment system FROM Microsoft AND will be available later today ON PLAYSTATION Store FOR the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.Additionally, Activision will be kicking off the St. Patrick's Day celebrations with a special free track pack from the popular Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys that will be available mid March. Straight from the band's sixth album, The Meanest OF Times, the Dropkick Murphys pack will include master recordings OF "Famous for Nothing," "(F)lannigan's Ball" AND "Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya." The track pack will be available FOR free TO download ON Xbox LIVE Marketplace AND PLAYSTATION Store.Guitar Hero III: Legends OF Rock offers the ultimate rock experience WITH new wireless guitars, freshly added content AND features including a multiplayer ACTION-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a host OF exclusive unlockable content AND visually stunning rock venues. Expanded online multiplayer modes allow axe-shredders worldwide TO compete head-TO-head FOR TRUE rock status AS they riff through a star-studded soundtrack including master tracks by legendary artists such AS Aerosmith, Guns 'N' Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine AND Pearl Jam, AS well AS original songs by guitar icons Slash AND Tom Morello. Guitar Hero III: Legends OF Rock IS now available AND IS rated "T" FOR Teen by the ESRB. FOR MORE information visit

GameStop to Host Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournaments and Launch Events Nationwide

GameStop, Corp., the world's largest video game AND entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host Super Smash Bros. Brawl video game tournaments AT 2,500 OF its U.S. GameStop AND EB Games locations ON Saturday, March 8, 2008. The tiered tournament program, which represents the largest IN-store tournament event TO DATE, IS one OF several events that GameStop will host surrounding the launch OF Super Smash Bros. Brawl by Nintendo, available March 9, 2008.Each round one tournament will provide players WITH an opportunity TO "duke it out" one-ON-one WITH other contestants IN a single-elimination tournament TO determine the 2,500 store winners. Many OF the participating GameStop AND EB Games locations will BEGIN their tournaments AT 10:00 p.m., LOCAL TIME; however, customers ARE encouraged TO contact their LOCAL store TO confirm the exact TIME OF the tournament. ALL contestants must CHECK-IN AT least thirty minutes PRIOR TO the start OF play.Store winners will advance TO a series OF District tournaments ON March 15; winners OF these competitions will advance TO Regional tournaments, which will take place ON March 29 (visit FOR District AND Regional tournament location details). The top eight scoring Regional winners will be declared the Semifinalists FOR that region AND will advance TO the Finals event, TO be held ON April 12, 2008, AT the GameStop tournament store IN San Jose, CA. Semifinalists will "brawl" against one another IN a series OF matches until one player WITH the best OF three rounds score IS declared the Grand Prize Winner.The Grand Prize winner will receive one Vizio 37" LCD-TV, an entire Nintendo Wii Software Library, one Nintendo Wii console and selected accessories, and $5,000 in cash. Prize packages in the form of GameStop gift Cards will be awarded to the second and third place players.For additional tournament details and to obtain a list of official rules, visit a local GameStop or EB Games retail location or Brawl EventsTo continue the Super Smash Bros. Brawl celebration that all fans can enjoy, GameStop will also host Midnight Launch Events on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at more than 2,500 locations. Most participating GameStop and EB Games locations will begin their countdown to launch at 10:00 p.m., local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the event. Fans can also check out GameStop's inventory of special Super Smash Bros Brawl add-ons including extra controllers, charge kits, and skins.Super Smash Bros. Brawl features dozens of Nintendo characters, from Mario to Link to Pikachu, as well as new characters like Solid Snake, a gritty soldier from Konami's hugely popular Metal Gear series, and Sonic The Hedgehog. The combat-filled game lets characters of all kinds brawl until only one is left standing. Brawl has more characters, more features and more action-packed fun. What's more, Super Smash Bros. Brawl uses Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which allows up to four players to simultaneously brawl no matter where they are based. For a complete list of characters and features, visit
Nyko's Zero Wireless Controller FOR Playstation 3 IN Stores Now

Nyko Technologies, the premier peripherals manufacturer, announced today that it has shipped its highly anticipated Zero Wireless Controller FOR PLAYSTATION 3. The Zero Wireless Controller provides a combination OF style AND performance WITH new rumble capabilities.The Zero Wireless Controller IS the ultimate solution FOR PS3 gaming, making it the top choice IN high-END wireless controllers. Continuing the popularity OF Nyko's Zero controller line, the new Zero for PS3 features include: * Dual vibration motors for full rumble feedback in supported games * Up to 25 hours of continuous play with removable, rechargeable, NiMH battery, complete with USB charge cable and optional battery compartment * Reliable 2.4 GHz wireless technology for reliable and responsive range of up to 30 feet * Equipped with a precise accelerometer that detects six different directions of motion * Standard backlit LED buttons, precision analog sticks, durable buttons, and curved triggers * Unique metal polymer hybrid design with heat-dissipating aluminum panels, available in three distinct colors to match the tastes of every gamer: Black, Silver and White "The new generation of consoles provided us with a building ground to develop a high-quality controller that exceeds gamers' expectations OF what a 3rd party controller should offer," said Chris Arbogast, Marketing Director for Nyko. "We ARE confident that the Zero Wireless Controller FOR PS3 will prove its VALUE by combining a solid, reliable design AND UNIQUE features WITH the latest rumble AND motion-sensing technology."The Zero Wireless Controller for PS3 is now available at retailers nationwide for the suggested retail price of $59.99. Visit for more information.