Playstation Gets Love From Three Six Mafia

Three Six Mafia Last 2 Walk Cover

I just picked up the latest release “Last 2 Walk” from the rap group Three Six Mafia yesterday and noticed that there’s a song titled Playstation, so of course I switched right to it. During the chorus line they yell out “Play with your Playstation 3, Don’t play with me boy”. That’s pretty much the only mention of Sony’s console though.

It’s cool that the Playstation 3 is getting some love. It’s just too bad it’s in such a cheesy way. On a side note, after listening to the album, I’d have to recommend AGAINST the purchase of it. There’s just no more creativity left in those guys. If you want to hear the song, with explicit lyrics, click here.

SSFIITHDR Beta on Xbox Live Today

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Did you buy Wolf of the Battlefield: Command 3 recently? If you did, your incentive is coming today. Not that you really need incentive since Commando 3 is such an awesome game, but today the beta for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix goes live on Xbox Live Arcade. You can play as either Ken or Ryu and you can battle other players online.

The beta test is basically just a way for Capcom to stress-test their network, so that’s why there isn’t much to play, but hey, at least you got something… and PS3 owners don’t. You have 8 weeks to play the beta and it ends on August 20, so you’ve got plenty of time to wear it out. Have fun!

Full Pixies Album and Weezer on Rock Band

Weezer Red Album

The usual Xbox 360 Rock Band update is today and you can pick up some good stuff. First of all, you have the latest full album offering provided by The Pixies. You can download “Doolittle” for 1520 Microsoft points or individual songs from the album for 160 Microsoft points each. You can also download the Weezer pack, which contains 3 songs for 440 Microsoft points or each song for 160 points.

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.

Frontlines: Fuel of War Gets Free Map

Frontlines Boneyard

It’s probably been a while since you’ve had Frontlines: Fuel of War in your Xbox 360, but you may just want to put it back into rotation. There will five free maps coming to the game and the first one hits today.

The first map is called “The Boneyard” and some cool toys come with it. An automatic shotgun will be added to your arsenal, a rocket jeep, and a Red Star Transport Helicopter. No word on when you can expect to see the other maps though.

PSN Down Today

If you were planning on playing anything online on your Playstation 3 today or buying anything on the Playstation Store, you’re out of luck. For about 6 hours today, starting at 8am Pacific Time the Playstation Network will be down for scheduled maintenance. You should be working anyway…even if you’re only 8 years old. Go mow a lawn and make that dough!

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.