The Simpsons Collides With Q3A

This map for Quake 3 Arena is obviously themed around the Simpsons and it just looks awesome. I want to play it really, really bad, but I don’t own the game. If you want to download it for yourself though, click here.

Grand Theft Auto IV Gets a Patch

GTA IV Multiplayer
There are quite a few glitches contained within the wildly fun ride that is Grand Theft Auto IV, and a patch has just been released to help fix quite a few of them. This patch is for both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, so everyone should be happy. Here’s the change list:

  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to enter or exit vehicles in GTA Race.
  • Fixed an issue where scripted vehicles were causing games to unexpectedly crash.
  • Improved reliability and frequency of PS3 online leaderboard updates.
  • Fixed a rare hang some players encountered when moving from a Race or GTA Race lobby into gameplay.
  • Fixed a hang that would occur when players were switching teams during the countdown in the lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to get ridiculously high scores from Cops ‘n Crooks matches.
  • Changed GTA Race and Race so that the last player remaining always receives a reward of $250.
  • Fixed an issue where spectating players would prevent the game from finishing.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to spectate in Round 2 of Cops ‘n Crooks games.
  • Changed countdown timer in lobby so that it no longer resets when new players join a game.
  • Changed the kick option so that kicked players are no longer brought back to single player.

Xbox Live Arcade Gets Two More on Wednesday

Ticket to Ride
In addition to the extremely violent, cute animal cartoon game, Happy Tree Friends False Alarm, which I reported on last week, Xbox Live Arcade will also be getting Ticket to Ride. Ticket to Ride puts you in charge of a train route across the country, where you get to “claim your tracks and complete your tickets”… fun. Both games will cost you 800 Microsoft points and will be available on Wednesday as usual.

Wiikly Update: Gyrating Kidd Fights

This week brings three more games to your Nintento Wii; one WiiWare title and two for the Virtual Console. Gyrostarr actually looks like a lot of fun. The game from High Voltage Software put you in a spacecraft and you have to gun down your enemies along a techno-plasma canal. Lots of fast paced gameplay and pretty colors.

For Virtual Console, you get the classics ; Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Burning Fight. Alex Kidd games were always kinda fun for me, but I’ve always loved platformers too. If you do too, you might want to pick this one up. Burning Fight is another side-scrolling “beat ’em up” from SNK. I’ve never played it, but it looks fun. For the full press release from Nintendo, with some gameplay videos, check below.

Everybody loves a classic battle between good and evil. With the latest additions to the Wii Shop Channel, your greatest challenge will be choosing where to wipe out the bad guys-in deep space, on mean city streets or in a monster-ridden fantasy world. Whatever the venue, be ready for outrageous enemies and memorable missions you’ll relish from beginning to end.

Nintendo adds new and classic games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:


Gyrostarr (High Voltage Software, 1-4 players, Rated E for Everyone-Mild Fantasy Violence, 700 Wii Points): Gyrostarr challenges you and up to three additional players to pilot your ships through a series of twisting, turning technoplasma tracks while battling a variety of deadly alien foes at ever-increasing speeds. While fighting and maneuvering, you must collect enough energy to activate the ancient warpgate at the end of each track. Succeed, and you can journey to the next, even deadlier track. Fail, and the gate will slam shut, destroying your ship. Enhance your ship with weapon pickups, coordinate attacks with your friends to fire powerful combined blasts and use your grapple to snag energy and pickups in the midst of combat. Control your ship with the Wii Remote controller, Nunchuk controller or Classic Controller, or use the “paired” control system that allows two players to use a connected Wii Remote and Nunchuk or Classic Controller at the same time. Offering 50 levels of intense action, powerful pickups, high-speed bonus levels and mayhem for up to four players, Gyrostarr is a killer arcade challenge.

Virtual Console

Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone-Comic Mischief, 500 Wii Points): In this platformer from the 1980s, you’re Alex Kidd, looking for your lost brother Egle. In order to find your brother, you’ll have to contend with the evil Janken the Great, who will send his henchmen and monsters at you to thwart your progress. One aspect of this adventure is that you’ll have to play the classic game of “rock, paper, scissors” against the henchmen in order to defeat them. With 16 different levels to conquer in order to save Egle, this classic is sure to test your skills and your wits at the same time.

BURNING FIGHT (NEOGEO, 1-2 players, Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older-Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence, 900 Wii Points): Released in 1991 by SNK, BURNING FIGHT is a side-scrolling hand-to-hand-combat action game. In pursuit of Casterora, leader of a huge syndicate that has escaped from New York to Osaka, the protagonists are three detectives: Duke, Ryu and Billy. Each character fights using a combination of punches, kicks and jumps, plus his own particular special move, activated by simultaneously pressing the jump and attack buttons. These lethal techniques have enormous destructive force, but they also consume a great deal of energy. For this reason, players must use their special moves with skillful timing. Luckily for the detectives, new weapons and additional health can be found by breaking things like phone booths and street signs along the way. A boss, who must be defeated in order to continue the mission, awaits players at the end of each stage. You can also take on the gang with a friend, but beware-attacks by one player can damage the other, so keep an eye on where your partner is in the heat of the battle. End Casterora’s reign of terror once and for all.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith: Complete Setlist

Guitar Hero Aerosmith
The full setlist for Guitar Hero Aerosmith has been revealed by VideoGamesBlogger, and there are a total of 41 tracks. Keep in mind that not all songs are from Aerosmith, but also come from bands who have toured with them, or who Aerosmith themselves are fans of. Check out the list below and look for the game on June 29th in the US, July 27 in the UK, and August 6 in Australia. I’m actually not much of a fan of Aerosmith, so I probably won’t be picking this one up, but to those who will, have fun!

Tier 1: “Getting the Band Together” (Nipmuc High School)
1. “All the Young Dudes” by Mott the Hoople (cover)
2. “Draw the Line” by Aerosmith
3. “Dream Police” by Cheap Trick
4. “Make It” by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
5. “Uncle Salty” by Aerosmith

Tier 2: “First Taste of Success” (Max’s Kansas City)
6. “All Day and All of the Night” by The Kinks (cover)
7. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” by Joan Jett
8. “Movin’ Out” by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
9. “No Surprize” by Aerosmith
10. “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Tier 3: “The Triumphant Return” (The Orpheum)
11. “Complete Control” by The Clash
12. “Livin’ on the Edge” by Aerosmith
13. “Love in an Elevator” by Aerosmith
14. “Personality Crisis” by New York Dolls (cover)
15. “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith

Tier 4: “International Superstars” (Moscow)
16. “Bright Light Fright” by Aerosmith
17. “King of Rock” by Run-D.M.C.
18. “Nobody’s Fault” by Aerosmith
19. “She Sells Sanctuary” by The Cult
20. “Walk This Way” by Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith

Tier 5: “The Great American Band” (Half Time Show)
21. “Always on the Run” by Lenny Kravitz
22. “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith
23. “Beyond Beautiful” by Aerosmith
24. “Dream On” by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
25. “Hard to Handle” by The Black Crowes (cover)

Tier 6: “Rock N Roll Legends” (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
26. “Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent
27. “Mama Kin” by Aerosmith (re-recorded)
28. “Sex Type Thing” by Stone Temple Pilots
29. “Toys In The Attic” by Aerosmith
30. “Train Kept A Rollin” by Aerosmith
–> 31. “Guitar Battle vs Joe Perry” by Joe Perry

Bonus Songs (The Vault)
32. “Combination” by Aerosmith
33. “Kings and Queens” by Aerosmith
34. “Let The Music Do The Talking” by Aerosmith
35. “Mercy” by Joe Perry
36. “Pandora’s Box” by Aerosmith
37. “Pink” by Aerosmith
38. “Rats In The Cellar” by Aerosmith
39. “Shakin’ My Cage” by Joe Perry
40. “Talk Talkin” by Joe Perry
41. “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith

Older Offspring Titles Coming to Rock Band

The Offspring Smash Cover

According to news update on the official Offspring website, more of their music is on it’s way to Rock Band. More importantly, some of their older work. I’m not really a fan of them anymore, but I loved their old stuff. This was back in the days of Ixnay on the Hombre and Smash. So, the great news is that songs from those days are coming and I shall be purchasing. Here’s the list of songs mentioned.

  • Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)
  • Self Esteem
  • Gone Away
  • All I Want
  • Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
  • The Kids Aren’t Alright

Yahtzee Reviews Haze; Talks Shit

After a short break, Yahtzee is back and this time he’s reviewing a first-person shooter called Haze. I remember something about cake, cardboard forests, and Afroman. Check it out below