Xbox Live friend list limit to jump to 1,000?

We don't know who these people are, but judging from their looks, they are dying to be your XBL friends

It seems like now your Xbox Live friend list will have the capability to rival your Facebook friend list. According to a Joystiq report stemming from Xbox Germany leaking the info on Facebook, Microsoft will be bumping the limit up to 1,000. Maybe this is going to come with the new update?

Check out the rough translation from Joystiq and Google Translation below and get ready to have more friends than you'll ever want to be notified on screen about:

"A lot of long-term change was desired by Xbox LIVE users the limit of 100 friends. With the update you can now up to 1,000 friends of your friends list. How many friends do you have? Not enough? Then you looking for new friends on the Finder tab!"

Harmonix brings the funk with the full Dance Central tracklist

Few Kinect games are getting as much attention as Dance Central is. Don't get us wrong, it's definitely for good reason! Not only is the game looking to be one of the better looking early Kinect titles, but it's also put out by Rock Band kings, Harmonix.

Today, Harmonix announced the official tracklist for Dance Central. While the songlist is pretty small in comparison to their other game's behemoth library, the company has promised DLC for the title, which we know they will make good on. Check out the full list below after the break and get ready to shake your booty!

  • Audio Push – Teach Me How To Jerk
  • Basement Jaxx – Rendez-vu
  • Beastie Boys – Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)
  • Beenie Man – King Of The Dancehall
  • Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
  • Benny Benassi – Satisfaction
  • Cascada – Evacuate the Dancefloor
  • Christina Milian – Dip It Low
  • The Commodores – Brick House
  • Craig Mack – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
  • Dirty Vegas – Days Go By
  • Eric B. & Rakim – Don't Sweat the Technique
  • Fannypack – Hey Mami
  • Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne – Down
  • Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
  • Kylie Minogue – Can't Get You Out of My Head
  • Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Lipps Inc – Funky Town
  • M.I.A. – Galang '05
  • Nelly Furtado – Maneater
  • Nina Sky – Move Ya Body
  • No Doubt – Hella Good
  • Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
  • Quad City DJ's – C'mon N' Ride It (TheTrain)
  • Rihanna – Pon de Replay
  • Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
  • Snoop Dogg/Pharrell – Drop It Like It's Hot
  • Soulja Boy Tell 'Em – Crank That (Soulja Boy)
  • Wreckx-n-Effect – Rump Shaker
  • Young MC – Bust A Move

Rock Band boils over the 2,000 song mark with Hendrix


How ironic it is that Jimi Hendrix, who was once considered exclusive to Guitar Hero when his likeness appeared in Guitar Hero World Tour, is the artist that Harmonix chose to push their legendary library over the 2,000 song milestone.

Not only is Harmonix using Hendrix, but they are using arguably his most iconic album, Are You Experienced? With Axis: Bold as Love, which features Hendrix's huge tracks like "If 6 was 9" and "Little Wing", already available, it's only necessary to have Are You Experienced? round out the library with "Purple Haze", "Hey Joe" and "Foxey Lady". Rockers can also play along to a live version of "Fire", which had its studio version available in Lego: Rock Band.

Check out the full listing after the break and get ready to rock when this hits the online marketplaces on Tuesday!

Full Tracklist for Are You Experienced: Rock Band Edition
$19.99 for the album; $1.99 per individual song

"Purple Haze"
"Manic Depression"
"Hey Joe (Live)"
"Love or Confusion"
"May This Be Love"
"The Wind Cries Mary"
"Fire (Live)"
"3rd Stone from the Sun"
"Foxey Lady"
"Are You Experienced?"
"Stone Free'
"Highway Chile"


Activision and Marvel announce X-Men: Destiny

Looks like Marvel is at it again with the X-Men franchise! After a successful X-Men game starring Wolverine, the X-Men game front sort of went silent. Today, we found out why. Turns out Activision has been working on a new, groundbreaking title in the series called "Destiny".

Not much is known about the title, but the announcement describes it as follows:

The all-new original video game casts players as new mutant recruits 
in a rich, branching storyline that features deep element of choice and
gives players ultimate control of their destiny.

Sounds to us like we might have a nice role-playing X-Men game on our hands! Who wouldn't want to play a game like that? Especially when you throw a potential moral-choice aspect into the gameplay mechanics? Yes please!

To top it all off, attendees to the New York Comic-Con this weekend will be able to get a first glimpse of the title at the Activision booth! If you end up going, stop back here and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

New to retail (Aug 22-27)

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine starts rewards program


THQ's upcoming Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will be having a rewards program titled the "Honor Guard", where fans of the game will receive "latest news, exclusive access to first look assets and receive reward points for viral activity, which could result in rewards of exclusive Space Marine branded items."

Those attending Gamescom will receive a cloth patch with directions on how to download a “For the Emperor” ring tone. Additionally, those attending the Games Workshop’s US and Europe Games Day's in Baltimore on August 21st, 2010, and the Birmingham NEC on September 26th, 2010. There will be four more items for fan's to collect over the next several month's.

[Via Press Release]