Friday, December 31, 2010

Limbo at a discount, Xbox Live Marketplace

Just for today Just for today, you can buy the excellent Limbo on Xbox Live Arcade with 33% discount from its original price, thus bringing down the cost from 1200 to 800 Microsoft Points. This is for those who do not know, one of the best Live Arcade recently released a kind of platform-puzzle indie dark atmosphere and yet very charming and poetic.

Also in the rebate program, now in the Marketplace of Avatars is available for Yoda lightsaber green at 200 Microsoft Points.

The numbers of virtual goods in 2010

Consider a growth industry by TechCrunch some interesting data concerning the market for "virtual goods", or any other items that, as accessories or added to video games and the like, are purchased through the famous micro-transactions and thus is a virtual product. The micro-transactions have proved very profitable in 2010 and projection for 2011 is expected to expand its market, as reported by Ted Sorom, CEO of the platform for virtual currency Rixty.

STALKER: Call of Pripyat (PC): STALKER updates the SDK

As announced on the official website of the series, the SDK version 0.7 for STALKER was made available online by the developer GSC Game World, a mo 'for a Christmas present for all the fans who have requested it. It is indeed the awaited update of the devices for the "modders" that integrates all the latest X-Ray Engine 1.6, which is the latest evolution of the proprietary graphics engine that was used to create Call of STALKER Pripyat, for the first time, in addition, the SDK can be used to create both single-player and multiplayer levels.

A song for Fallout 3 on Rock Band Network

"Vault 101" With a new introduction to the online store specifically for Rock Band, Rock Band or the Network, has created a curious cross-over between Harmonix's rhythm game and Fallout 3. It is "Vault 101," a song written and performed by the duo "nerd-rock" Kirby Kracklite, you can see live versions and acoustic in the video below.

It is a sort of ballad which differs somewhat from the atmosphere post-apocalyptic RPG Bethesda, but based on the full text of this.

ASPHALT 5 (IPhO) Gameloft Launches HD + Android games

Gameloft announced in Italy these days, the opening of its first digital store for Android smartphones (thus bypassing the "market" Journal of Google), hosted on Vodafone's mobile portal dedicated to the holders of a high-end handsets, when in fact the only devices supported are Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i, HTC and Desire Desire HD, Samsung S Galaxy, Nexus and Nokia N8 and C7 - the latter two of course with the Symbian operating system.

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS (PS3): Fan Art from Marvel vs scream. Capcom 3

The pictures you find at the bottom of this news are not official artwork for Marvel vs three. Capcom 3, or rather, they are just now since they are ranked in the top four places in the competition held in November by Capcom to involve the players voted to the illustration. Apart from the free copy of the game (certainly not commensurate to the efforts premium), the four artists will use their work during the campaign, the grand prize winner will also receive the Marvel vs.

RESISTANCE 3 (PS3): Podcast, best wishes and rankings by Insomniac

The U.S. Official PlayStation blog has been raided in recent days, the boys of Insomniac Games, simultaneously engaged in the development of Resistance and Ratchet & Clank 3: All 4 One, both out next year exclusively on PS3. The most important news is the latest podcast of the year (or the last episode of the Full Moon Show, if you prefer), downloadable in MP3 format at this address directly and almost entirely occupied by speeches and discussions behind the scenes "on Resistance 3.

MOTOCROSS MAD SKILLS (IPhO): Mad Skills Motocross towards iOS

As announced by the opening of a dedicated website, the game of Mad Skills Motocross Motocross devices will iOS on January 10, at the hands of developers and publishers Turborilla Racer X who have already given rise to the version for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, the latter featuring a special demo version can be downloaded from another website.

Not much to add, since the very classic gameplay for the genre (who said Excitebike?), Except that developers are confident of being able to emerge from the mass of similar games already available on iTunes. The video below includes the Windows version.

StarCraft II (PC): Protoss and Zerg are basically sweet

Often, the video game nerds are occurring, the nerds are often greedy and greedy people often know how to achieve even busy in the kitchen. Sometimes, things are reconciled, that there are nerds who demonstrate a good deal of skill also pans in hand, as witnessed by many pies inspired by StarCraft II recently appeared on the Web, devoted to the Protoss and Zerg factions and have a "level of detail "truly remarkable.

KINECT (X360) Kinect kills Xbox 360?

As reported a little 'anywhere on the Web, some owners of older models of the Xbox 360 WOULD BE experiencing strange "coincidences" between the appearance on their machines of the notorious 3 red LEDs (which indicate the fault of the console) and use of Kinect. The buzz would come to create this thread from the official Xbox forums, when three pages long, but it seems that the thing you're complaining also within other communities, while some sites, like My Gamers, are already talking about " a lot of owners (for older versions of Xbox 360).

SYSTEM AND WINDOWS PC (PC): Point Computer presents PI Books

As you can see by visiting the home page just opened, the historian point Computer portal has been enriched by a channel called PI book is devoted to a selection of texts on the subject generally ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and then, specifically dedicated to topics such as programming for the Web, Web Design, networking and more.

Embracing the philosophy of historic Point Computer - the first Italian online newspaper to offer all their content with Creative Commons license and thus encourage the sharing of knowledge and the free flow of ideas - all texts are available, accessible and downloadable for free by anyone with a Internet connection and a PDF viewer.


Leaked in recent days seemed to confirm the arrival of Disney Mickey Epic: The Legendary Mickey Challenge on PlayStation 3. The news is dead as it was born, on the pages of the site Spanish PSNow!. The Iberian colleagues have told all the people who had fallen into their trap of their shares on Dec. 28 is the Día de los Inocentes, the equivalent of our April Fool's, as already noted by the user of our Gea-r forum.

ROCK BAND 3 (PS3): New Tracks for Rock Band 3

Harmonix has announced the debut of none other than Johnny Cash in the series of Rock Band. Eight of the immortal classic singer-songwriter originally from Kingsland will be available next Tuesday, January 4, Rock Band Music Store 3 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, in a package named Johnny Crash Pack 01: The songs can be purchased either in groups or individually.

On the same day will receive a free package, containing nine tracks that had already appeared in previous editions of the game, mainly-style punk, indie and metal: abnormality - "Visions" Anarchy Club - "Get Clean" Bang Camaro - "Night Lies" Breaking Wheel - "Shoulder to the Plow" Libyans - "Welcome to the Neighborhood" The Main Drag - "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" To find out why we have called a "masterpiece" the latest episode of Harmonix, we refer to our review.

LIMBO (X360): Limbo at reduced price

Limbo, one of the most intriguing titles "indie" came out this year, is now sold at reduced price. Instead of the canonical 1200 MS Points, those interested in the game can win the bids for 800 Microsoft points, the equivalent of just under € 10. Waiting to publish a short caused by one of our special meeting with the developers of the game, PlayDead Studios, we refer to our review.

TOMB RAIDER (PS3): The new Tomb Raider is shown in photos

As usual, after it was revealed exclusively on the issue paper, the site of Game Informer is beginning to spread on the new material, discussed Tomb Raider, which will play as a younger Lara, traits much more in step with the times. Thanks to this new gallery of artwork, renderings and images of the game (very likely "embellished," as tradition of the best press kit ad) the audience the great network may be a better idea of the form that will take this chapter "reboot" the franchise.

SYSTEM AND WINDOWS PC (PC): Now on sale on Steam ...

Penultimate day of the Christmas shop discounts from Valve. - Personal computers, laptops and gadgets that use derivatives in the different versions of the Windows operating system from XP, Vista and 7. It comprises of the classic computer assembled by the office, the new multimedia notebooks and PCs to play with the latest on 3D cards and peripherals.

Game news: A new Final Fantasy coming soon!

 Share this story Share on Facebook too! Final Fantasy seems to not want to leave the market, but many think it is definitely better! In fact, this is one of those happy news that will surely fans of the series but also all the fans of this genre. We are aware of the fact that Square Enix has recently decided to file a new brand called Final Fantasy Type-0, but the Japanese did not want to reveal anything about the new RPG coming.

More pictures for the new Tomb Raider

A whole new Lara The "reboot" of Tomb Raider is now showing some new images that show a dramatic change of image for the heroine of the series protagonist. Crystal Dynamics has already pointed out that not going to make Lara Croft a sexual object in this new adventure, and it seems clear in the figures given here, taken from GameInformer, as there is a clear trend "dark" in the title in question, never so dark as these scenes.

Osmosis (PC): Indie iPhone Holiday Sale is a success

The official blog of the developers Semi Secret announced the transformation of Canabalt game in "open source" to celebrate the $ 25,000 collected in favor of the organization through the Child's Play initiative Indie iPhone Holiday Sale, which will last until January 2. For just six dollars is therefore still possible to get hold of six great games platform for IOS, including precisely Canabalt, Solipskier, Drop7 and osmosis, it already happened on a PC.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

ANGRY BIRDS (PS3): Android is a very profitable market?

One of the most important game of the year in the field of mobile phones was definitely fun Angry Birds developed by Finnish Rovio. Recently the game has also debuted on the Android platform and is just what Peter Vesterbacka, designer of the game, speaking in an interview with Tech & Marketing site.

Confirming the good health (and cost) of the market on Apple platforms, Vesterbacka also acknowledged some interest in the future MeeGo Nokia and then focused on the issue of choice in free format for Android Angry Birds, explaining how - simply - the paid content on this platform does not have happened.

Rod Humble: Sims in Second Life by

Virtual virtual Rod Humble clearly has a particular preference for virtual worlds, considered as alternative experiments in digital companies, gaming or not. Party vice-president of Sony Online, engaged in the development of the MMORPG EverQuest, Humble is then passed to EA where he followed the evolution of the series coming at the head of The Sims Label Division Play the publisher in question.

AMD Mobility Radeon HD 7000 series, released 28nm line

Following details of AMD's 28nm GPU, ultra high-end, the Wimbledon, Donanimhaber. com have released details about the complete line of AMD's 28nm GPUs Mobility Radeon HD 7000. As noted, the GPU Wimbledon will be the higher range, and will be followed by Heathrow, then Chelsea and finally the Thames, all scheduled for Q4 2011 production.

The GPU Heathrow has two versions, either interface 128 or 192-bits. In the higher range of Heathrow, the GPU will have between 1.5 GB and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, an intake of between 35 and 45W and should be 1.3 times faster than the performance of your GPU Chelsea. The Chelsea offers a memory interface 128-bit GDDR5 memory 1GB or 2 GB of GDDR3 memory, consumption of 20 to 30W and should be 1.3 times faster than the GPU Whistler (a 40nm GPU which should appear early 2011).

Intel Announces SSD 40GB and 80GB

Intel announced the launch of the Series 310, a unit of solid state disk (SSD) in a very small which in turn provide the performance x25 series, with the difference that the new 310 series has only one-eighth its size, which makes this album right for portable devices like notebooks, netbooks, tablets or any unit that requires large storage.

When combined with a hard disk drive (HDD) High capacity in a dual drive storage, Intel SSD 310 may improve the overall performance of a PC up to 60%. The SSD310 supports SATA connectors via an adapter of mini PCI Express (PCIe), for compact storage and on the same plate in netbooks, tablets or handheld computers that have massive storage unit.

The top ten videogames of CNN

A few surprises The famous American network CNN has compiled its list of rating on the best games of 2010, in line with the prevailing trend of the last day of the year. The top ten CNN is not particularly surprised, essentially showing the 10 games that appear in other similar classifications, beyond the different positions assigned to each game, apart from the first position in the context of "moderate" proves a rather unusual choice.

Kinect 7.6 million in 2011, according to Screen Digest

And 7.3 million Move Screen Digest has published some predictions of consumer electronics in 2011, in particular with regard to the new hardware launched by the various console manufacturers. Among these, Kinect seems to be intended to record the numbers more in the next year of activity: while Microsoft raised its forecast of 5 million units sold by year's end, the projections of Screen Digest in 2011 should be achieved the quota of 7.6 million cameras recording kinetics for the Xbox 360 in the world.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam: Operation Hastings released on PC

Xbox 360 and PS3 still in the running PC users have proved the fastest in completing the 69 million team actions necessary to unlock the new map "Operation Hastings" for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. The game's official website you can view the current state of the "challenge" at this point won by PC users but still continuing for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Users of the Microsoft console have surpassed 36 million Team Actions, while the PlayStation 3 are now over 27 million, so they still have different road ahead before we can unlock the extra content. "Operation Hastings" multiplayer map is the fifth expansion for the maxi-DICE FPS set in Vietnam, a map remastered available once you reach the set number of Actions Team.

CORE BLAZE (PC): Core Blaze is shown in a trailer

Expected to be generated during 2011, Core Blaze is a new MMORPG, which should, in the intentions of the developers propose novel features including a high level of interaction between players and environment. The manufacturer announced Gamania Core Blaze during TGS 2010, but only now has released an official trailer that shows some important features such as graphics engine based on Unreal Engine 3, the different character classes and announced some of the interactions with the seabed.

New discounts on Xbox Live at all Sonic

The hedgehog The discounted deal of the day on Xbox Live is all about Sonic in this case presenting with 6 discount applied to as many games in the series of iconic Sega. If you want to take away the desire to Sonic, then, could this be the right occasion. Here are the details of the deals today: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - from 1200 to 800 Microsoft Points Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - from 400 to 200 Microsoft Points Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - from 400 to 200 Microsoft Points Sonic the Hedgehog - from 400 to 200 Microsoft Points Sonic Adventure - 800 to 400 Microsoft Points Sonic & Knuckles - from 240 to 120 Microsoft Points Among the accessories for avatars, always a theme, a "Sonic Car" remote-controlled at 120 Microsoft Points, as well as a Notebook from 380 Microsoft Points .

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (X360): Two levels for Harmony of Despair

Definitely not canon and quite coldly received by critics, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair for the Xbox 360 seems to still get the consensus of the public, judging from the media that Konami continues to give this title to Xbox LIVE Arcade. The new expansion planned for the month of January will include two new levels to tackle alone or in multiplayer.

One will be based on the castle of Dracula in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (It also is the graphics), while the other will be new and will be titled "Lord of the Flies." The package in question will be priced at 320 Microsoft points. In case you're interested in learning more about the game just click this link to see our review.

A 1000 CPU Core

We will run Crysis 2? 2, 4, 6-core CPUs are now a thing of the past, apparently, some researchers at the University of Glasgow are in fact managed to assemble a CPU Cores containing over 1000. Using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), 1000 Core have been concentrated in a single chip can process data up to 5 GB per second, with a dedicated memory for each core.

However, "the FPGA can not be used for standard computers," says Dr. Wim Vanderbauwhede, head of the project, mainly due to the difficulty in programming dedicated. In any case, the computational power is enormous and the energy content, therefore it is primarily a concept to develop and adjust in the near future, even for standard computers and consumer electronics.

FINAL FANTASY XIII (PS3): Type-0 is the next Final Fantasy?

After the disastrous launch of Online Final Fantasy XIV and a series of decidedly mixed reviews about Final Fantasy XIII (in fact the chapter on "regular" in the saga that received the most lukewarm reception since Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy has cleared through customs in the West) we wondered what would be the next step of SquareEnix for the historic series of Japanese role-playing games.

The new iPhone allows video calls on Skype

Put your face As previously announced, the update arrived today for the iPhone version of Skype makes it possible to make video calls through their messaging system and chat app. Unlike with FaceTime, the application of "official" Apple, the new Skype lets you make video calls using the WiFi connection is through the 3G network, thus opening the possibility of using the camera in any condition (of course depending on the network coverage), 4 between iPhone, iPods and computers with webcams.

TRAPPED DEAD (PC): Still Trapped by Dead zombie

It does not stop the wave of videogame background "zombesco" which for some years has literally swept the videogame market. But this time we will not be involved in the frantic shoot-outs against the undead, but we must take a more cautious approach and strategy. Trapped Dead is in fact a kind of real-time strategy game in which we control a group of survivors stranded in a town full of zombies.

SM sweetened in Disgaea 4

Wooden horses become saber-toothed cats The Disgaea series has already used to a certain ambiguity between the bottom of the apparent facade of cuteness, and some deep evil that characterizes the game environment, seasoned by irony and a covert element sexy typical of certain types of production Nipponese.

Some ideas in the fourth chapter (of which we have shown the new trailer), however, seem to have been considered a bit 'too much even before the game. In particular, as reported by Kotaku, it seems that the developers have decided to eliminate a "wooden horse" between the objects used. The latter is an instrument of torture devised in the fifteenth century in Japan, placed inside the imaginary S & M also now tied to a female use "special".

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4 - EPISODE 1 (X360) Sonic granted for a day on XBLA

Last day for daily discounts on Xbox LIVE Arcade as part of the Countdown to 2011: it was the turn of the mascot of Sega, which sees all of its games available on the Xbox 360 marketplace discounted by 50%, with the exception of the recent Sonic The Hedgehog 4 the first chapter, which sees a reduction - again daily - 33%.

Here is the list of games and their discounts are only valid for today, December 30: Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 (800 Microsoft Points, Discount 33%)

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers translated for passion

After 12 years with a little 'delay, it may be possible for Western enthusiasts can enjoy a translated version in English of Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, following the official original Japanese RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner. Actually, neither product was never released officially in Japan, yet the group of fans in question has decided to engage in the full translation of the second chapter in the PlayStation version.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS - CLASH OF FATES (PC): A new hero for League of Legends

Acclaimed spiritual son of the famous Defense of the Ancients, the online multiplayer game League of Legends celebrates the new year under a new hero. On the contrary, actually, a heroine: Caythlin, Piltover sheriff, who made his debut, bringing with them the exposure rifle and a number of interesting special abilities based on the placement of traps.

In addition, a specific special ability allows her to "snipe" enemies literally from extreme distances. More details about the new characters are available on this page of the official website, but here you can admire the new arrival in a special artwork.