Thursday, March 31, 2011

For Sony, the PS3 is not just a gaming machine

But a true multimedia station for the head of Sony Entertainment Network, Shawn Layden, the PS3 is not just a gaming machine and should not be described as such, but rather an "entertainment media hub", or as a multimedia platform with the where you can watch movies, you can buy and listen to music and you can use video games.

Speaking to the journalist, Layden was taken from an irrepressible yearning and dug up her past work, recounting how she watched him grow the PlayStation, looking to become a hub for entertainment, one that began in 1996 as a rectangular gray by Lucette with the toaster, in which the only thing were to throw the disc to play.

LA Noire: A bonus video for the reservation

"A small slip of the tongue" for those who book the book Anyone game LA Noire will have the gift of a special content: A small slip. This is a whole new case involving the Traffic Department. The investigation of a stolen car revealed a huge traffic of stolen cars, the largest ever seen in town. Will Cole to find out who is behind it? Meanwhile, watch the promotional video.

Date and price Magicka: Vietnam

Exit 12 Open Paradox Interactive has announced on its official channels that Magick: Vietnam, expected the unexpected happened Magicka DLC will be released April 12 and will cost the public $ 4.99. Among the special features of the expansion, besides the environment unusual for a fantasy game, there will be opportunities for all players to play online, just that it was purchased and installed by the host.

BloodRayne: Betrayal on PSN and XBLA

Majesco has announced a new chapter in the series BloodRayne, but this time it will arrive on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It will be released in the summer and will be an action-adventure side-scrolling 2D, in which the new suit of clothes skimpy sexy-vampire Rayne, that this time will have a new companion to his Fiand still mysterious.

The game is being developed by the team WayForward Technologies, which some of you will remember for the Wii remake of A Boy & His Blob and the recent Shantae: Risky's Revenge, published in DSiWare. Currently there are no pictures or video of the game, just a teaser site. The latest chapter in the saga, BloodRayne 2, was released in 2004 on PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox with no particular outcry from the public and critics.

A petition against the Duke

The mode Capture the Babe "did not like someone in his twelve years of development, Duke Nukem Forever has been talked about for several reasons. Now that we are one step away from the exit, he could dodge the controversy? Definitely not. Some Shelby Knox (the name promises well) became aware that the game mode has been entered by the contents a bit 'special: Capture the Babe, a capture the flag with scantily clad girls instead of the flag.

Announced Spider-Man: Edge of Time

The team returns to deal with Beenox dell'arrampicamuri most famous story with Spider-Man: Edge of Time, a new chapter in the saga gaming announced today. The release is scheduled for next fall on different platforms are not yet specified. In the game we take control of two versions of Spidey, the classic and 2099.

It seems that the plot, written by veteran Peter David, recounts the death of Peter Parker in the future and will see our hero in a race against time to prevent such an event actually happens. The most interesting feature is represented by a new "cause and effect" inserted into the gameplay, which will ensure that any action taken in the past to be reflected in future events.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean - New trailer exclusive Videogame Source

An adventure not to be missed for fans of the movie franchise is a new trailer for LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer exclusive. it! Italian subtitles, the video shows once again the contents of the new title developed by Traveller's Tales for all platforms, which will hit stores in May. We can relive events from all four films "Pirates of the Caribbean", clearly in the context in which the humor of the LEGO games we have become accustomed.

Kinect lands in TV Sports

Sports Kinect appear in some sequences of the show Sports A League of Their Own, as a part of the "product placement" signed by Microsoft with Sky. The show is not yet sent in Italy, but the episode in question will be aired in Britain tomorrow, April 1. Microsoft has to be big fan of having sponsored this program from the start with the Xbox 360 brand.

Until a few years ago it was not possible for companies to show their products in television programs, but a ruling a few years ago has opened up (and set) the product placement.

The hardware sales figures for the European market

For a total of 114 million consoles sold GameStop and IDG have released data relating to the installation of the console of this generation in Europe. The first ranked in the home machine is the Wii with 24.9 million units, while PS3 and Xbox 360 followed at a distance and are second and third respectively with 14.7 and 13.7 million units.

As for the portable market is obviously the DS to triumph with as many as 46 million units, while barely exceeds PSP PlayStation 3 with only 14.8 million units sold. The data also revealed that there are 39 million consoles by the users of the older generation actively used the European Union.

Silicon Knights vs. Epic Games

The creators of Too Human will meet soon in a courtroom than Gears of War, to form the new phase of the dispute that will see players from nearly four years. At the heart of the dispute is the accusation by Silicon Knights, Epic towards colleagues, concerning the alleged "lies" about the potential real Unreal Engine 3, which would have greatly lengthened the development (and consequently the costs) of Too Human.

Majesco announces Bloodrayne: Betrayal

Digital delivery version of the title is in development at WayForward and Rayne will be back in action on PSN and XBLA. Planned for the summer, the title will see our heroine recruited from vampire hunters to take one last mission to the side of a mysterious new character. Bloodrayne: Betrayal of course will offer tons of action and violence galore, but we will also ask some puzzle to solve.

Allods Online available "very soon"

The sci-fi MMO Allods Online will be officially launched "very soon". The announcement was of course the team developers Gala Networks. The game is in open beta stage for years now and over time has won three expansions. A fourth is coming in these weeks, will add two new areas at the game board and raise the level cap to 47.

Compared with other similar products, Allods Online MMO breaks the tradition of the East, offering character and atmosphere from the Western flavor that must surely more than one credit to his majesty World of Warcraft. If you want to know more about the game you can look at the review that we did about a year ago.

The videogame composers in a humanitarian project

Seventeen OneBigGame, non-profit association videogame, and Game Music Initiative have released the list of authors involved in the implementation of OneBigAlbum. This is a collection of songs that is done for humanitarian purposes on behalf of children in partnership with Save the Childern and Starlight Children's Foundation.

In the list are names as those of Michiel van den Bos, Allister Brimble and Frank Klepacki. Michiel van den Bos (Unreal, Deus Ex, Overlord) Allister Brimble (Alien Breed, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Hydroventure / Fluidity) Marc Canham (Far Cry 2, Driver II-IV, Split Second) Andrew Curnock (Escape Vektor, Pop, Avatar: The Last Airbender) Jason Graves (Dead Space Series, IV Command & Conquer: Tiberian Twilight, Prey 2) James Hannigan (Harry Potter series, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Evil Genius) Akari Kaida (Breath of Fire III, Megaman BN series, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege) Frank Klepacki (Command & Conquer series, Blade Runner, Universe at War) Masaya Matsuura (Parappa the Rapper, Vib-Ribbon, Wint) Peter McConnell (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legend) Mike Reagan ( God of War I-III, Darksiders, Spider-Man 2) Chris Rickwood (Age of Empires Online Global Agenda, Ghostbusters: The Videogame) Bart Roijmans (Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, Aliens in the Attic, Dragon Hunters), Cris Velasco (God of War I-III, Prototype, Clive Barker's Jericho) Christopher Tin (Civilization IV, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Cars Online) Jonathan vd Wijngaarden (Adam's Venture, Fairytale Fights, Sims Medieval Facebook) Inon Zur (Dragon Age series, Prince of Persia, RIFT: Planes of Telara)

Remake coming to the Bitmap Bros. Z

The RTS Z: The Game, signed back in 1996 by the Bitmap Brothers return to revised version of IOS devices on other platforms. Kavcom The publisher has acquired the license of the game and is preparing a remake out by the end of 2011 on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry and Android Tab "We are thrilled to be working on this collaborative project with the legendary Bitmap Brothers, "said the boss of Kavcom, Tony Kavanagh.

Activision announces Spider-Man: Edge of Time

Developed by Beenox arrives in autumn, which has already done valuable Spider-Man: Dimensions, this new chapter in the saga brings us once again to face a complicated situation. We will have to do with temporal anomaly regarding the untimely death of Peter Parker and that will force Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 to literally fight against time.

The surprise us with Spider-Man: Edge of Time is the possibility of increasing cooperation between the two versions of Spider-Man through a system of cause and effect created by Beenox. A new mode of action that will bring the Amazing Spider-Man to influence what happens to Spider-Man 2099 which is in the future.

Xenoblade in 2011 in Europe

Nintendo has just launched a teaser site for Xenoblade, the exclusive role-playing Wii. In Europe, the products developed by Monolith Soft will be published before the end of 2011 under the title Xenoblade Chronicles. The combat system is similar to that of Final Fantasy XII, while the story is about the clash between two worlds in constant conflict, and Bionis Mechonis.

The player will join the army to Bionis to "defeat the advance of an army mechanic and terrifying to discover the secrets hidden behind a mystical sword called Monad." Xenoblade Chronicles will be localized in English and include the original dialogues in Japanese with subtitles.

SBK 2011 to 5 new images

Made in Italy At the bottom five new images of Italy's Milestone title that will be available in a few weeks for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. SBK 2011 promises to look more simulation as well as various improvements in aesthetic terms.

Revealed the requirements for Fable III PC

Lionhead has revealed the minimum and recommended requirements for the PC version of Fable III. The specifications were announced by IGN. These are the minimum requirements: And these ones recommended: Fable III will be available in Europe since May 20, on physical media and in digital format on Games for Windows Live Marketplace.

The game developed by Lionhead is already available for some months on the Xbox 360.

Crysis 2 - More rumors about DX11 patch

Still far, but there is an anonymous source revealed that the DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 is in development but will not be ready if not two or three months. The title of Crytek does not need graphic restyling, as confirmed by almost all the reviews, but the possibility of exploiting the latest generation of video cards with a title of this magnitude is certainly tempting.

Source: Eurogamer

Virtua Tennis 4 on PCs

Virtua Tennis 4 also coming to PC, SEGA has announced and will be fully compatible with the Xbox 360 controller. In the U.S. the game of tennis will be available in electronic format only, while Europe will arrive in stores on a physical medium. The PC version will be published in the summer, a few months away from the console versions, expected in late April.

Confirm the online features and social versions have already been announced for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

What's new in version 2.0 Source Videogame

Facebook integration, Surveys and much more! And here we are with a new episode updates Multiplayer. com, which now comes to 2.0 thanks to the work of the brave charts, and technical components of writing. The news is a lot ', the first visible is undoubtedly the "strip" down to your browser (with a click-away!), Which allows you to use the search at any time, access channels to our Facebook / Twitter , to their personal page and the news of the site, which will promptly send text message absolutely non-intrusive.

Cuts to staff for Sony Online Entertainment

According to some rumors, Sony Online Entertainment would be making heavy cuts to staff and would be preparing to close down some internal studies. One third of the company's employees could lose their jobs, reports Kotaku, whereby the SOE studios based in Tucson, Denver and Seattle are likely to close.

The earliest records relating to staff reductions of SOE had been given in recent hours of 3D Realms boss George Broussard on Twitter. A few days ago, Sony Online Entertainment has released Free Realms on PlayStation 3, earlier this year, the company launched the first MMO for PlayStation 3 DC Universe Online (also available on PC).

Xenoblade Chronicles comes to Europe

It seems confirmed as reported by the French site Gamekult, Nintendo have finally confirmed its intention to Xenoblade Chronicles in Europe, Monolith RPG for Wii that has apparently undergone a slight name change compared to the "Xenoblade" Japanese. The game has long been stuck in the limbo of "TBA" on the program output for Nintendo products but it seems that the localization work, at least for the European market, is continuing as evidenced by a presentation site opened by the British division of Nintendo.

Crytek's Crysis 2 against the cheater

Crytek has promised exemplary punishments for cheaters who ruin the multiplayer of Crysis 2. In an announcement posted on the official game site, the developer launched its ultimatum. "We at Crytek take very seriously the cheater. At the moment we are about to adopt strategies that will allow us to remove the flaws of Crysis 2 and penalize people who use them." "Thank you for your patience and we assure you that we will continue to work hard to keep cheaters from far far Crysis 2.

MotorStorm: Apocalypse released today in UK

Still is not fixed a date for the U.S. The delicate situation concerning the distribution of MotorStorm: Apocalypse has been addressed by us several times, with the game that has suffered considerable delay in the United Kingdom, and yet we do not know when it is released USA. The spectacular racer Evolution Studios just released today in UK and there are therefore a good chance of a rapid population of the multiplayer feature, however, subject to many problems until the release of patch 1.02.

Suda51 wants No More Heroes 3

Goichi "Suda51" Suda wants to develop a new No More Heroes. "It will not happen soon, but I'd like to do in the future," Suda said during an event organized by Grasshopper Manufacture, as reported by Famitsu (translation Andriasang). During the event, it would show the designer Suda 51 Yusuke Kozak and mecha designer Shigeto Koyama and say, "Let's do it together." The first No More Heroes on Wii was released in 2008, the sequel, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, arrived in 2011, also on Wii.

New trailer for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

The developers show us the combat system Manufactured by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Snowblind Studios, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is defined as "the game that fans of the novel by Tolkien have been waiting for." This is a very spectacular action RPG, which tells an alternative story to that of Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring.

Starring a warrior, an elf and a dwarf, which are found to unite the ranks of the resistance against the armies of Saruman. In the trailer we see the facets of fighting system, which will allow players not only quick access to its arsenal, making it so effective is that the distance in the melee, but will be in convincing the damage inflicted on their opponents between heads and limbs severed .

Remove Capcom Mega Man Universe

Capcom has canceled Mega Man Universe, downloadable title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 expected in spring in Japan. The announcement was made by Capcom on the official Mega Man Universe, as reported by Siliconera. "Miscellaneous" but to ascertain the reasons for the cancellation of the game. "We want to keep the atmosphere as much as possible 8-bit game, while giving fans the chance to realize their personal vision of Mega Man Our goal is to create a platform where players can have fun with their Mega Man , choose their character or something different again, "he said last July Keiji Inafune.

Two new videos in the Italian F.3.AR

A trailer for the story and a behind the scenes "Journal of the comic were released two new videos in the Italian F.3. AR, the expected horror FPS developed by Day 1 Studios for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The first is a trailer of the story, which is embroiled in one way, enough signs to the events on which to base the game's story, interspersed with short bursts of gameplay.

F.3. AR is not only a title and frantic "scary," then, but you can count on narratvi interesting implications, which can involve the player in the adventure. The second video is a "behind the scenes on the comic's official F.3. AR, written by the same writers who have studied the game and presented as a sort of prequel, a real introduction to the history.

Team Fortress 2, $ 300,000 to charity for Japan

In recent days, Valve has put up for sale some exclusive items for Team Fortress 2, and the proceeds will be donated to earthquake victims in Japan. According to the official site of Team Fortress 2, Valve through the promotion has already put together $ 300,000. The three special items will be available until April 6.

The hardware requirements for PC Fable III

What we want to be heroes come from IGN the minimum hardware requirements and recommendations in order to play Fable on PC III, whose release is scheduled for May 17, 2011. Here is what it takes to return to the world of Albion Windows-based. Minimum system requirements OS: Windows XP 32 SP3, Vista 32/64, Win 7 32/64 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4000 + Memory: 2GB Hard disk space: 12 GB Video Card: Nvidia 7600GT or ATI HD 2600 Pro DirectX 9.0c and later Network: Internet connection or LAN for multiplayer Recommended Configuration OS: Windows 7 CPU: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.9Ghz or higher Memory: 4 GB Hard disk space: 12 GB Video Card: 896MB or Nvidia 260GTX 1GB ATI 5770 or better DirectX: 9.0c and later Network: Internet connection or LAN for multiplayer

Vanillaware Unveils Grand Knights History

The developer of the Wii platform, Muramasa: The Demon's Blade, and the game for the PlayStation 2, Odin Sphere, announced the company's next project, RPG for the PlayStation Portable called Grand Knights History. According to Japan's Famitsu magazine (translation by 1Up), History Grand Knights will be a turn-based role-playing game set in the land of Ristia.

The player will control a knight belonging to one of three factions vie Ristia: appearance and stats of the party will be personalized. "The characters are animated like in the 2D action games and are trying to build a new type of gameplay merging online and offline," said project director Tomohiko Deguchi.

Date American Cave Story 3DS

On June 28, Nintendo 3DS version of Cave Story has a date for the American market, as reported by Siliconera. The game structure has remained the same, famous, from platform game with RPG-style couplings, already seen on the PC first and then on the Wii, but the graphics have been completely rebuilt to take advantage of the three-dimensional display of the new Nintendo handheld.

The new version of Cave Story for 3DS, therefore, will arrive in North America on June 28, we look forward to further information about the European Union.