Hip Hop Producer Timbaland Lands Deal To Make Beat-Making Video Game

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Hip hop music producer Timbaland born Timothy Mosley has gotten into the video gaming business and landed a deal to help in the creation of a beat-making video game after partnering with Rockstar Games/Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) the makers of Grand Theft Auto.

The game dubbed “Beaterator,” is called a powerful portable music mixer with robust beatmaking features and a highly-addictive collection of rhythm game

Timbaland has been brought on to present Beaterator for the PSP system. The game will be developed by Rockstar Leeds and is expected to be available this Summer.

In other news, Timbaland is reportedly working along side The X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke for her debut album.

“Saints Row 2” Gives Players a Surreal Slice of Gangsta Life

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Imagine a world so off-kilter that you could walk up to anyone and give them a smackdown with a metal bat, or yank a driver from her car and steal her Hummer.

That’s life in “Saints Row 2.”

And boy, is it twisted.

These hard-core, ultraviolent games are a bit alien to me, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t find something fun about it.

“Saints Row 2” takes place in the fictional city of Stilwater. It picks up after the events of the original with a prison escape. You find that Stilwater is not what it used to be. Your old territory has been turned into a sleek, modern development of skyscrapers with a private police force.

The game’s first few missions are dedicated to reforming the 3rd Street Saints gang, with you in control. Meanwhile, to build street cred and pimp out your crib, you can troll the city for activities and diversions. Continue reading

New York Passes Law Forcing Labeling of Video Games


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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Video games sold in New York state must clearly label ratings for violent content under a law signed on Tuesday, which rights groups criticized as likely unconstitutional.

The New York Civil Liberties Union said that it planned to mount a legal challenge against the law, signed on Tuesday by New York Gov. David Paterson, as it raised free speech concerns.

The group said that similar laws in California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington state have been thrown out as unconstitutional.

The U.S. video gaming industry submits to ratings on a voluntary basis, and the system is similar to movie ratings. Continue reading

Mavado Powers Grand Theft Auto, Arrested For Pistol Related Charges

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Big Tings A Gwon for reggae sensation Mavado aka David Brooks. His music has been chosen as the audio backdrop to the latest Rockstar release of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Series Volume 4. According to Mavado’s manager, Julian Jones-Griffith “One of the trailers they are using has Mavado singing Real McKoy as the backing music. He recorded several tracks for one of the radio stations featured in the game, but the people at Rockstar are big Mavado fans and went with the track for the trailer.”

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