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    Beyonc?as confessed that she is a gamer who especially enjoys Wii games and Guitar Hero.The singer just finished shooting a TV ad for the game Rhythm Heaven on the Nintendo DSi system, which sees players tap a stylus on the screen in time with music.
    "I like all the Wii games. Love Guitar Hero. This reminds me a little bit of a portable Guitar Hero, which is great, because I don't want to carry around a big guitar," she told Entertainment Weekly.
    She also said that she is better at Guitar Hero than playing actual guitar.
    "At one point I was learning to play guitar, maybe ten years ago. I wrote 'Dangerously In Love' on the guitar. I'm very upset with myself for stopping," the 'Diva' singer admitted.
    Beyonc?dded that she would like her own version of Guitar Hero or Rock Band, saying: "I would love to imagine people playing to my songs. I've actually played some karaoke games with the old Destiny's Child songs. It's so funny, because I don't get great scores. I'm like, 'How is that possible?!'"…tml

    A series of Hasbro board games, including Battleship and Connect 4, headline this week's Live Arcade update.
    Hasbro Family Game Night is a client to download board games over Xbox Live, with Battleship, Connect 4 and Yahtzee, launched today. Each game comes with different modes, unlockable items to display in the client room, leader boards and online play. A game costs 800 Microsoft Points to download.
    This week's Rock Band tracks include 'Pick Up The Pieces' by Average White Band, 'Thrash Unreal' by Against Me!, and 'Last Resort' by Papa Roach. Each track can be downloaded for 160 Microsoft Points.
    Also available is a new Deal of the Week, with the original Fable seeing a discount of 33% down to 800 Microsoft Points in the Xbox Originals area.…tml

    Action brawler Ninja Gaiden 2 is to receive an expanded port to the PlayStation 3.
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will add new content and stages, as well as Ayane from Dead Or Alive as a playable character, according to Kotaku.
    The game will also feature PlayStation Network support, reveals Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, hinting that it will be available via digital distribution.
    Ninja Gaiden II was an Xbox 360 exclusive, however it seems that this expanded port will not breach that contract.
    The original Xbox Ninja Gaiden also received a Sigma port to the PS3 in 2007, complete with a graphical overhaul.
    The update will be managed by the director of the first Sigma, Yosuke Hayashi, as the director of Gaiden II left the company last year under bad terms.
    The revamped action brawler will be released by the end of the year.…tml

    Publisher Electronic Arts has officially announced that Mass Effect 2 will be coming to 360 and PC.
    The game has been known to be in development for some time, thanks to a GDC presentation on its development and hints in investment meetings, but EA has officially announced the next chapter in the Mass Effect story according to Eurogamer.
    The human race will now face a greater evil in the galaxy, despite defeating the Geth soldiers at the end of the first game.
    Save states from the original can be used, with decisions from before changing aspects of the story, but it is unknown whether equipment will carry over.
    Developer Bioware promised more varied planet exploration and a refinement to the combat system, aspects that were scrutinised in the original.
    The game will be released early next year.…tml

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