By Eli Green
September 20, 2007 - 23:59
Major League Gaming Canada and Insight Sports announced today that team registration passes for the 2007 MLG Canadian Open, taking place from November 2 nd to 4 th at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto, are now on sale. Registration is open to gamers of all ages and skill levels, including both amateurs and professionals. “Having a premier MLG event in Toronto is huge step forward for the Canadian gaming community and professional gaming as a whole,” said Nelson “G-SpOt” Triana, Canada’s top ranked gamer, “The 2007 MLG Canadian Open will feature the best gamers that this country has to offer and I’m looking forward to showcasing my skills on a national stage.”
The Open will consist of four main events: Halo 2 four on four, Halo 2 free for all, Gears of War four on four and Rainbow Six Vegas four on four. The top eight finalists from each tournament will receive prize money from a prize purse totaling $70,400, which will be awarded over the three-day event. MLG Canada is expecting competition spots to go fast, and is encouraging gamers that wish to register their team to do so early, as available spots for each tournament are limited. Individuals can purchase passes to compete at the 2007 MLG Canadian Open, as well as learn more about the weekend's events at www.mlgcanada.com.
This week's Playstation Store update is pretty basic. There are four new demos available for download, which include Skate , NBA 08 , Sega Rally Revo and Stuntman:Ignition . Sony has also released a new downloadable game, LocoRoco Cocoreccho! , which is available for $7.49 CAD. There are also several different wallpapers available for download, as well as trailers for LocoRoco Cocoreccho! , Devil May Cry 4 , Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and more.
Hudson Entertainment, Hudson Soft's North American publishing brand, announced today that Bomberman is coming back in two new games, which are currently slated for release in January 2008. Coming to Wii and PSP is the award winning series, Bomberman Land , which brings 3 different game modes together into one, and Bomberman Land Touch! 2 is coming to Nintendo DS. The series will introduce a large number of mini-games, most of which will be playable in multiplayer mode. The PSP and Wii versions will feature 50 mini-games, and the DS version will have 40 unique mini-games.
The Bomberman Land series features a full fledged single-player Story Mode. Players will be able to explore a fantasy land and solve quests and puzzles, all with the goal of restoring peace to the Bomberman world. The game also includes the Battle Pack Mode, the classic multiplayer Bomberman experience. Plus, the PSP system and the DS versions both allow gamers to share one game cartridge and network with friends to create the ultimate party game.
IDG World Expo announced today that 2K Games and its brands have signed on to exhibit at E for All Expo. 2K Games has now joined a still growing list of more than 70 other companies which will be participating in the events. “We’re very excited to have 2K Games join us at E for All.” said Mary Dolaher, CEO of IDG World Expo. “Their participation, along with that of our other exhibitors and partners, will help us create a unique, entertaining experience that is truly focused on what matters most – the games.” E for All Expo will be held from October 18 th to the 21 st at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information, check out www.eforallexpo.com.