Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sony unveils the PSP Engine

More easily ported from PSP to PS3. There is a specific engine, developed by Sony, used to port from PSP to PlayStation 3 titles, or those in high-definition remakes are not very frequent to say the truth, but could become more widespread following the introduction of this technology. During a session of the Game Tools & Middleware Forum 2011 in Tokyo, Kentaro Suzuki, Sony introduced the PSP so this engine, which ranks as a meeting ground between the PSP and the PlayStation 3 system allows the laptop to the port from home console, with the possibility of rendering in high definition, adjustment of controls, adding 3D effect, and expansion of main memory and graphics.

THQ will publish The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360 in the West

CD Projekt and THQ become partners for the publication of the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East. Both parties have shown the agreement met with the CD Project, which relies on the power of marketing, THQ to launch the most of the game with THQ and proud to have taken a brand as prestigious under his wing.

We recall that the PC version was released by Namco Bandai, apparently ousted from the console version.

An official site for Ixion Saga

Capcom opens the official online reference for the mystical world There's still plenty to see, but meanwhile, opened the official site for Ixion Saga, the new, still mysterious, online game from Capcom. Apparently, the details begin to appear from July 7, as reported by the written explanation at the time that makes up the site in question, as well as the official logo can note that in the meantime.

A video "destructive" for Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

Destruction comes stocked with a new video for Namco Bandai Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, with a montage of various scenes of the game. In that video, aptly entitled "Destruction Trailer" shows the effects of the motto "bigger insects, bigger weapons," with the effects of destruction of the scenarios on display.

And 'possible to destroy almost everything in this game, obviously, from the insects themselves up to the buildings to skyscrapers.

The 2011 Summer of Arcade gives the Crimson Alliance

An extra incentive The Summer of Arcade is to ports 2011 and comes with 5 very interesting titles that will be released on Xbox Live Arcade in the course of this summer. It is a good assortment of games, which adds an interesting news: who will buy all games in the catalog of the Summer of Arcade, can free download Crimson Alliance, the new and exciting action RPG that Certain Affinity promises a great deal online co-op action.

Online the first update for Order & Chaos

Chaos & Order Online, has received its first update these hours. This is an update of some substance released by Gameloft, which fixes several problems and adjust certain features. Among other things, they report new chat channels in various languages, new armor and equipment, a new system of migration between servers and in-game teleportation and resurrection at a reduced cost.

Rune Factory 4 Announced for 3DS

Rune Factory 4 will be released on Nintendo 3DS by the end of this year. The fourth release of the spin-off series of Harvest Moon has been announced in the latest edition of the popular Japanese magazine Famitsu. Nerland Co. Ltd will once again development. The team promises greater emphasis on relationships between the characters and new gameplay mechanics.

Check for Rage special edition

The Australian section with various contents of the chain EB Games lists a Special Edition of Rage, id Software has not yet announced. The special edition has been sold at 108 Australian dollar and contains, in addition to the game, a limited edition print taken from the game, a "wing stick," distinguishing the various gangs in the game world and additional DLC also included in Anarchy Edition.

Dead Block has a date on XBLA and PSN

Dead Block is a new title that combines action and Tower Defense with a generous dose of humor. His arrival on Xbox Live Arcade is expected on July 6, while the PlayStation Network will come the 20th of that month. Developed by the team Candygun Games, the game (set in the U.S. Of the 50) will see us working to defend against a siege of zombies.

PSN update June 29

New update of the PlayStation Store, which offers among other content (finally) the infamous code to unlock the online versions "use" of F3. AR. There is also a new "package" of events and trails for 3 and DiRT Crysis 2 new maps in the DLC decimation. Fans of arcade shooters can choose between the "two sticks" Gatling Gears, the Star Raiders Atari signed space adventure, action-RPG Dungeon and the Hunter: Alliance.

Activision Announces Call of Duty XP Event

An event-themed Call of Duty Due to the popularity of the Call of Duty, it was only a matter of time for the famous FPS Activision has decided to build an event "live" large community of gamers dedicated to the faithful. The event is called "Call of Duty XP", and promises to be a little 'what the Blizzcon is for users of Blizzard fans, but in this case, of course, all dedicated to the world FPS Activision.

Japanese charts: already exhausted the effect Zelda?

The remake of Ocarina of Time slips to fifth place, while the PSP back to dominate the hardware sales and 'lasted only a week towing operated by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D on the sales of the Nintendo 3DS, with the title slipping Nintendo in fifth position while on the hardware back to forcefully impose PSP.

The handheld console Sony, anything but dead in Japan despite the announcement of PlayStation Life, also sees the presence of three games in the top 5: Steins: Gate, Gundam Memories: Memories of the Little Battle Battle eXperience, all doubt very close to the tastes of gamers Nipponese.

Limbo arrives on PlayStation 3?

The exciting puzzle-platformer Limbo may also arrive on PlayStation 3 after having delighted audiences Xbox 360. For "sighting" on the Rating Board's website was the portal Japanese Korean GameSetWatch. If and when the game comes there is still not known and Sony, for the moment, has not commented.

Players of Star Wars Galaxies want to bring to court SOE

The rebels Online News of the final closure of the support Star Wars Galaxies is evidently not been taken well by a group of players of the historical title of Sony Online Entertainment. About 50 players have decided to set up a class action to bring legal action against the publisher, thus attempting to obtain support for the continuation of the online game, destined to end in a few days.

But not only that: the accusation brought to Washington is also about the way that SOE would react to the peaceful and legitimate demands of the players. Having these online petitions proposed several times to ask for the continuation of support, you are always close, in response, the topics and warnings about these initiatives, with a particular member, pointed out by the admin as "leading the action," submitted to a permanent ban with a lot of legal charges in tow.

Gameplay trailer for Star Fox 64 3D

The remake of the classic shooter promises the show on the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo has just released a new trailer for Star Fox 64 3D, characterized by the presence of several sequences of gameplay. As you can see from the video, the game runs very smooth and has undergone a series of improvements to adapt the graphics to current standards.

The scenarios are rich in elements and details, so as to make the sessions even more spectacular flight. The ability to control your ship by tilting the 3DS and cooperative multiplayer locally complete the offer of a title no doubt intended to arouse the enthusiasm of both the nostalgia of the younger gamers.

The trailer for Dead Island award in Cannes

Not at the film festival, but The wonderful trailer for Dead Island, which shows in the bottom because it certainly can not hurt it again, he was awarded as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an event somehow "alternative" to the film festivals, and we all know that rewards the best commercials of the year.

However, this is a recognition of great value for the video produced by Axis Animation, award-winning productions branded with Google, and Skittles, so giants that have resources well beyond those they can rely on the developers of the Polish team Techland.

Galaga Legions DX now available on XBLA

The PSN version in the pipeline is continuing the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary with the release of Galaga Galaga Legions DX digital platform on Xbox Live Arcade, priced at 800 Microsoft Points. Developed by the same team excellent Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, this reinterpretation of the classic Namco shooter looks strong gameplay, action-packed and highly spectacular, with ten different areas full of aliens to be addressed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters coming in the fall

A new flight simulator for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Evolved Games and Koch Media have announced they have reached an agreement to distribute all over the world the action flight simulator Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters. It's the new chapter in a series that has roots that go very far, and definitely ranks among the best in the genre.

The game takes place in dell'Azbaristan, an imaginary state in which players must fight to stop a civil war. The main campaign will consist of 16 missions, set on a scenario of 65,000 square kilometers of mountains, desert and urban areas. Detail the developers have played 30 fighter Americans, Russians, Europeans and Chinese.

A date for Bodycount

Codemasters has announced that the shooter will be available in Europe Bodycount from September 2, 2011. In the U.S., the game will be in stores on August 30. Bodycount formats will be published in the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Mojang: Scrolls follow the same process of development of Minecraft

So get ready to play the alpha version Mojang, for voice of Daniel Kaplan, confirmed that his new game, Scrolls, will follow the same process of development of Minecraft. This means you will be first released an alpha version, which will be playable at the minimum and that users will be able to test properly.

Here comes the patch 4.2 of World of Warcraft

Patch 4.2 of World of Warcraft, Rage of the Firelands, will be published in a day from Blizzard. All details are available about the liq official website of World of Warcraft. Anyone wishing to try the game can now do it for free, Blizzard has announced that the MMO is free-to-play up to level 20. The promotion is known as World of Warcraft Starter Edition.

Howard: The DLC will be like expansion Skyrim

Todd Howard, the boss from Bethesda Game Studios, said that the possible DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be similar to the expansions themselves. But Howard has admitted that, for now, there is nothing concrete, but certainly the development team intends to achieve them (and then how do you talk about "expansion"? From them were already doing ...).

Apocalypse coming

A 16-player multiplayer demo of MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be available from today on PlayStation Store today as part of the NDP. The demo version will also support the game of two split-screen and 3D stereo, but will only be available for one week. Will be removed from the network on July 7. In the demo you can participate in 3 of the 35 races in the full version available online: The Mile High Club, End of the Line and Ship Shape.

World of Warcraft becomes free until level 20

The Burning Crusade expansion for free for all Blizzard has announced the introduction of a new system of accounts to trial versions of World of Warcraft, which removes the limit of time today. New players can freely get to level 20 before you start having to pay for further growth. If you decide to continue in the game you have to pay $ 20 for the game, complete with the Burning Crusade expansion, which allows you to reach level 70.

Jeff Minter announces iPhone Deflex

Jeff Minter has announced the development of a iPhone game called Deflex. The title is an adaptation of the IOS device Superdeflex 1982. According to the preview of Touch Arcade Deflex is characterized by a psychedelic visual style. Yet to announce the launch date of the game.

Sony thinks the virtual reality

In an interview, the manager of SCE Studios, Mike Hocking, is back to talk Headman, headset and microphone-equipped display that can display 3D content from Sony announced a few months ago at CES. "He is going to come back into style virtual reality," says Hocking. "Our new HMD, or head-mounted display will allow us to get where we were headed in the '80s.

Now we have the power to turn this dream into reality: we have resolution and processing capabilities that will allow us to enrich the game in a not too distant future." Hocking has also confessed to look forward to contact lenses compatible with augmented reality. "Most of the more interesting gadgets is still in the research and development, for example contact lenses with camera and sensors that allow you to overlay data and objects to the reality that surrounds us."

The trial of World of Warcraft expands

Free up to level 20 and 'general opinion that the phenomenon World of Warcraft is in decline now for too many years you want on the back, either because the few innovations actually introduced by Cataclysm. Probably for this reason Blizzard decided to make more palatable the access path to the title for the new generation who can now experience the title for free until level 20.

A date for Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Microsoft has announced that in the coming weeks Deadliest Warrior: Legends, Galaga Legions DX and Half Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax will be some of the new Xbox Live Arcade. According to Major Nelson's blog, will soon be available on Games on Demand Bionic Commando games, and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift while Torchlight, stacking, and Medal of Honor are included in the promotion of 'Deal of the Week'.

EA Sports opened a studio in Texas

According to aggressive expansion by IGN, the sports section of Electronic Arts is expanding with the opening of a new study based in Texas. "We have aggressive plans for expansion," said the head of EA Sports Daryl Holt, "will visit Austin, Texas, this week to assess the potential for a new studio space." And then: "Our goal is to attract, recruit and retain the best talent the industry." A mission is not just, it seems, on the other hand need some sort perhaps as a result of leakage of key personnel from the studio EA Tiburon, Madden responsible for the series.

Available for the Monte Carlo Dirt Track Pack 3

Codemasters has announced the release of the Monte Carlo Dirt Track Pack 3. The package contains eight new rally set in different scenarios, including snow-capped mountains, and with changing weather conditions. The Monte Carlo Track Pack can be purchased on Xbox Live Marketplace or Games for Windows Marketplace at a price of 800 Microsoft Points, PlayStation Store and will be available from June 29.

Mass exodus from EVE Online

The internal document on the CCP for EVE Online microtransactions leaked on the net in recent days could cost the developer a million dollars, as reported by Develop. The network has published a list of members who have decided to cancel the subscription MMO as a result of what has emerged in recent days.

At the moment the list includes 5511 names, translated in terms of revenues the equivalent of about 1.03 million dollars. CCP has announced a few days ago a special meeting of the Council of Stellar Management in an attempt to reduce the dissatisfaction of the users MMO.

Capcom officially announces Ixion Saga

Something online We have already talked about earlier, following a sighting of a mysterious registered trademark of Capcom in May, but now the question seems official. As reported by Andriasang, the new issue of Famitsu reports the first details of Ixion Saga, a new online multiplayer game for PC by the publisher of Osaka.

Fighting in teams of eight against eight in PvP, PvE fighting against monsters and giants are the characteristics reported in a cooperative, as well as setting that seems rather eclectic view of the possibility of using swords, magic and guns. Three main classes for the characters: Striker, Caster and Blaster, corresponding precisely to the three types of weapon, with the ability to create "partnerships" between the characters, not better defined.

1 year of PlayStation Plus, leave gifts

Or rather, discounts The U.S. Official PlayStation Blog today celebrates the first year of operation PlayStation Plus, the subscription service to PSN content. On the first birthday, Sony has set up a plan offers and discounts for subscribers to the service called "Birthday Bonus Months." In essence, those who subscribes between now and before 11 July, by buying the package from one year to receive 3 additional months, then a total of 15 months subscription at a price of 12 months, while those who buy a subscription for 3 months it gets a bonus for a total of 4 months old.

Black Ops, other DLC after Annihilation?

David Vonderhaar, Design Director of Treyarch, the developer has hinted that could soon launch a new map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. "I can not reveal our plans for the post-Annihilation, but I recommend you keep your eyes open ..." told Digital Spy. Annihilation, the third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, is available on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Four maps included in the DLC: Hanger 18, Drive-In, Shiloh, Hazard, plus one for the zombie mode called Shangri-La. Coinciding with the launch of the DLC, Treyarch has announced a 'Double XP Weekends' on Xbox Live, for the entire weekend, the points obtained in the multiplayer will be worth twice as much.

Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends 7 confirmed

The legend continues Koei Tecmo officially announced today the development of Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends 7, the new version of the seventh chapter of the popular action game for Japan-medieval-setting. According to reports from KOEI Warriors, the title has been announced in the pages of Famitsu, and should arrive in Japan in September, including three new characters to Guo Jia, winner of a poll among players about who introduced the game in question.

Twisted Pixel platform to work on IOS?

It would be the debut for the authors of Splosion Man after the controversy with Capcom Remember the charge of plagiarism by Twisted Pixel against Capcom, after the publication of MaXplosion App Store? Well, the disappointment of that experience has not sapped the enthusiasm of the team Splosion author of Man, which apparently is preparing to debut on the IOS platform in the near future.

During an interview with TouchArcade, Twisted Pixel's CEO, Michael Wilford, she said: "We have never produced a mobile game so far. I think that many of our IP would fit well in this context, and that the ability to create something fun are many. " Wilford has thus dispelled any doubts, saying that Twisted Pixel is working on a project to IOS: "We're working on something, but nothing that can be announced.

The designer of FF Tactics and Vagrant Story enter into Level-5

Yasumi Matsuno, designers of Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, decided to join the staff of Level-5. Matsuno has released an interview with Famitsu in which he explains his choice to move from a big company like Square Enix, with its mega-blockbuster videogame productions, a group much smaller and smaller as Level-5 (which well it is making money hand over fist with Professor Layton).

Under investigation, the developer of LA Noire

The International Game Developers Association has opened an investigation on the developer of LA Noire, Team Bondi, to evaluate working conditions in the Australian study. The chairman of the IGDA, Brian Robbins, told Develop want to shed light on what has emerged in recent weeks. There is talk of removing names from the credits of the game and excessive pace of work.

Tribes: Ascend will be free-to-play

Tribes: Ascend will be a free-to-play title, has announced that Hi-Rez Studios. The developer has decided to embrace the F2P model to reach more users, said the boss of Hi-Rez, Todd Harris, on Video Game Source. "The free-to-play is a great way to increase the catchment area of the Tribes, and in this way we can test the game to many people without incurring excessive costs to promote the game." It is currently under way to conduct a beta to a limited number of Tribes: Ascend, Harris confirmed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A secret for Zelda: SS

Apparently the gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will include a musical instrument is very important to the story, at least since the ocarina Ocarina of Time. Nintendo composer Mahito Yokota has revealed during an interview in this new installment of Iwata Asks. Obviously, the development team wanted to keep secret the details of this "feature" of the game, which had never been revealed before.

Two new trailers for Bodycount

The arrival of the invaders and Combat Codemasters has released two new trailers for the expected Bodycount, an FPS that should, on paper, recreate the spectacular action and the incredible feeling of impact that characterized Black. The first video is the extended version of a teaser that we released in the past, where we see the bizarre character of the game to face, for the first time, the mysterious invaders that threaten the planet.

Gears of War 3: 90 minutes of cut scenes

A film will be virtually no own production of Kojima, but Gears of War 3, according to a description given by the BBFC on the first trial tested, appears to be a reasonable step towards the cinematic experience than in the past. The details are many, but in the short abstract appears that information on a 90-minute cut-scenes, distributed within hours of Epic shooter game for the Xbox 360.

Obviously, these scenes present in the "history", or "campaign", ie the one with a plot. Few other details, beyond the predictable "18" as an age classification for the users and the presence of "strong violence and blood" in game content.

EB Games Australia takes Mercenaries Resident Evil for the bailouts?

It begins boycotting? In a move that has all the flavor of the boycott, the division of EB Games Australia has apparently decided not to market the new Resident Evil: Mercenaries should now be available there. The move does seem to have to do with the initiative of Capcom to include as a feature of the game, the inability to delete saves, effectively eliminating it from the market.

Perhaps, a chain based on second part of his earnings as EB Games, this initiative did not find funny. Capcom, for its part, has officially stated that the characteristic of bailouts has to do with the fight directly to the used market, however we look forward to any developments on the matter, because the position of EB Games is not official and the news comes only as a rumor.

Xenoblade Chronicles has its own bundle in Europe

With red controller classes per Apparently, not only Xenoblade Chronicles is intended to come out in Europe, but also has a dedicated incoming bundle of our parts. As reported by Eurogamer. net, the special package will include of course the Wii and the game, illustrated in a nice package with lots of theme and classic controller in the red version.

The output in Europe is scheduled for Sept. 2, for both the game for the game and console bundle.

Call of Duty: Black Ops is the most ever sold in the UK

Call of Duty on the throne of England in the United Kingdom, Call of Duty: Black Ops is now to be the best-selling video game in the history of the British gaming market. The primacy is achieved at the expense of the "companion" Modern Warfare 2, which in turn had wrested from the hands of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training and.

According to data from Chrt-Track, the FPS of Treyarch totaled 3,722,411 units sold since its release, beating, albeit slightly, to 3,702,410 units of Modern Warfare 2, with data updated to June 25, 2011. The news comes just at the launch of Xbox Live for the third additional package, "Annihilation".

The new Xbox at E3 2012

As reported by BGR. com, Microsoft will introduce the new Xbox at E3 2012. According to sources, the new console would be in development since 2006, the year after the launch of the Xbox 360. A few weeks ago, Crytek has said that the announcement of the new console from Microsoft in 2012 is plausible and has confirmed that Timesplitters 4, the game made with Unreal Engine 3 is in development for the platform.

A date for Boulder Dash XL XBLA

The puzzle game Boulder Dash XL will be available on Xbox Live Arcade from July 13, Kalypso Media has announced. The game will cost 800 Microsoft Points, the PC version will be available "in the summer." Developed by Germany's Catnip Games Boulder Dash XL offers 150 levels, online leaderboards and five game modes: arcade, retro, zen, puzzles and challenges in time.

Originally created by Canadian developer Peter Liepa, Boulder Dash debuted in 1984 on the Atari 400.

"Stick it to protect IP"

The boss of Sony, Howard Stringer, has admitted that the PlayStation Network has been besieged by hackers following the story Jailbreak PS3. "We believe we were attacked because we wanted to protect our IP, our content, in this case video games," Stringer said in an interview with Reuters news agency.

"Some do not want us to protect our IP, they want to be available for free." After the restoration of the PlayStation Network, in recent weeks, however, hackers seem to have targeted not only Sony but the video game industry in general.

Contest for Dark Souls on Facebook

Namco Bandai Games Europe has announced a competition "shield design contest" for Dark Souls. The page of the contest is available on Facebook, where from June 27 to July 28 will be able to participate by sending "up to three original proposals to shield using any of the three templates provided." "The three projects selected, one for each template of a shield, as content will be available post-launch of Dark Souls".

Hacking PSN - Talk to the CEO of Sony

Permissible to protect themselves. But by whom? By hackers or its users? At a shareholder meeting for Sony in Tokyo yesterday held the CEO of Sony, Sir Howard Stringer, said that hackers are due to Sony's attempt to protect its intellectual property and its contents are of course video games. Not a revelation, then, since everything seems to be left for the legal maneuvers that the company has taken against GeoHot after he violated the protections of the PS3.

A date for Mortal Kombat Kenshi

The downloadable package Kenshi Mortal Kombat will be available from July 5, announced the publisher Warner Bros. The DLC should arrive on Xbox Live while the 5 on the PlayStation Network should be downloadable from the following day, July 6. Kenshi is a character in the series that debuted in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance.

BioWare wants to continue the series Mass Effect

How to continue the series? Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka of BioWare have talked about the future of Mass Effect franchise, which already has programs under development. For now, though, BioWare is focusing on the development of Mass Effect 3. Immediately after think about how to use the game world, following the wishes of fans.

Currently there are no certainties, but we are convinced that soon hear of a new game for this brand.

LulzSec lives in Anonymous

You thought was finished and it is just the beginning LulzSec, the hacker group fear the games industry and many others, was dissolved after fifty days of scheduled activities. Unfortunately, its members will devote themselves to hunting with mussels, but they are merged into another well-known hacker group: Anonymous, suspected of being behind the collapse of the NDP took place in April.

Anonymous has been the same to confirm the continuation of the activities of the group and the abandonment of the name only. A merger is not so sudden that confirm the suspicions of those who wanted to Anonymous and LulzSec linked from the beginning. However, these are like the Italian politicians: change name to the party but never leave the chair.

Guild Wars 2 - The history of the city of Ascalon in video

The introduction wing city of Ascalon Ascalon City once was the heart of an eponymous kingdom and defensive bastions of humanity. But after a bloody conflict has been transformed into a haunted town as a result of the last desperate act of a sovereign defeated. Calling the power of his sword did not hit it Adelbern charr invaders but only its troops now in the form of restless spirits roam.