Warner Brothers has confirmed that it is infact working on a new Rock Band game that will feature Lego characters. The deal is already in place with Harmonix, MTV and the Lego Group, and the game will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and the DS handheld.
“Lego Rock Band combines two compelling properties and creates an experience that family members of all ages will enjoy playing together as a group,” said Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games (part of Warner).
“Harmonix and MTV Games are the world experts in music gameplay, and we’re genuinely thrilled to bring the unique and humour-filled Lego experience to their Rock Band universe.”
Bob Picunko, of MTV, added: “Harmonix and MTV Games are big fans of the Lego game franchise and excited to work with TT Games to develop a new take on Rock Band that focuses on great music and Lego humour that’s fun for the whole family.”
So far the only songs known are:
“Boys and Girls” (Good Charlotte)
“Kung Fu Fighting” (Carl Douglas)
“Song 2″ (Blur)
“So What” (Pink)
“The Final Countdown” (Europe)
Result for: boys and girls
Last week we reported that NBCU-backed online video service Hulu had removed its content from Boxee and TV.com, prompting outrage from many users.
Within a week however, a workaround was found, using public RSS feeds. Hulu crushed that “hack” however yesterday, by blocking all Boxee users from accessing any Hulu RSS feeds.
According to a Boxee blog post: “we just found out that Hulu blocked the boxee browser from accessing the Hulu site. this is a disappointing development since their RSS feeds are publicly available, and our browser, while optimized for a great 10 ft video experience, is no different in how it accesses this content than Internet Explorer, Firefox, Flock, Opera or any of the other browsers out there.
to our users: if you choose to use boxee as your media browser to view legal and publicly available content on the internet, we will do everything we can to ensure that you can access it, no matter what the source.”
It appears that the boys and girls over at Boxee are working overtime, as a blog update, timestamped at two hours ago says that added tweaking has made Hulu available again for Boxee users.
“Hulu is back working. over the weekend we will make an update to the user interface that will show a status message indicating whether Hulu is currently working or not,” reads the post.
Ball back in your court Hulu…
Result for: boys and girls
The large Canadian retailer FutureShop has announced that anyone who bought a now obsolete HD DVD player now has the option to trade it in for a $100 CAD discount on the purchase of one of two hybrid HD players, the Samsung BD-UP5000 or the LG BH200. The hybrid players will play both HD DVD titles and Blu-ray titles. Any HD DVD player is up for the deal no matter how much they cost to begin with.
The new deal, which will last until April 3rd, will see all the received HD DVD players donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.
A similar deal was made recently by the giant US retailer Circuit City to allow users to return their HD DVD players within 3 months or trade them in for Blu-ray players.