Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Problems with the activation of Dead Space 2 on Steam

The system rejects the code, at least in the U.S. Apparently the American people who bought a copy of Dead Space 2 for PC on Steam platform can not activate it. The codes provided by Electronic Arts does not seem to work, and at present it is unclear whether the problem depends on the same serial or a server failure.

A Valve employee was made aware of the problem and said he had contacted EA to find a solution. We are confident that the problem will be resolved within a few hours, then not even occur to Italian users who will buy the game since Jan. 28.

A video about customizing cars in Test Drive Unlimited 2

Pimp my ride is coming out and increase the materials distributed by Namco Bandai Partners for Test Drive Unlimited 2. The video of today is the car customization in the new MMO racing game from Eden Games, which in line with the structure of online and "social" of the game promises to be obviously extended and deep.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 is expected on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 11, 2011. Test Drive Unlimited 2 - Trailer of the car customization

Dead Space 2 Announced: Severed

EA has announced the release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade the "digital download pack called Dead Space 2: Severed. These two additional chapters of the game, out next Friday, which will feature Gabe Weller and Lexin Murdock, the two main characters of Dead Space: Extraction, prequel released in 2009 on the Wii and included (in HD version) in the Limited Edition the PS3 version, with lots of support to Move.

Today on our App Store

There is no invasion of discounts only Dead Space as a new App Store today, but also a large group of free titles. Taking a cue from TouchArcade, we here present a list of games that can be downloaded for free from the Apple iPhone or digital delivery iPad: AR Invaders Buster Red Cat Physics Hysteria Project Jungle Crash Land Liberty Wings muBlip Phoenix And The Spirit Skycat Starchildren Sunday Lawn

The Last Guardian has a date?

Some British retailers have unofficially announced the release date of The Last Guardian, which could come out in European stores this autumn. Tesco, ASDA, The Hut, Zavvi and Woolworths are all agreed that the new Team ICO game will be released Oct. 7. Other sites such as GAME, Play, Amazon and HMV have not published but no date for the PS3 exclusive hold.

Official confirmation could come Thursday, the day held an event called the Sony PlayStation Meeting in Japan.

The attack at the airport in Moscow and Modern Warfare 2

It was just a matter of time before the Russia Today television channel aired a made by fitting together the sequences of the terrorist attack at the airport in Moscow and the stage of the controversial "No Russian" in this single-player campaign for Modern Warfare 2. Under this service, which emphasized the fact that the game was developed by an American team, the terrorists may have used the game in question to "train" in view of actual attacks.

Nomura: forget about FF Versus XIII

Bad news for those anxiously awaiting news about the mysterious Final Fantasy Versus XIII. A door was none other than Tetsuya Nomura, who has made it clear that the game will be released in 2011. In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation magazine (translated by Andriasang), Nomura has stated that the project will almost certainly after Type-0 and XIII-2 because it is currently "Square Enix has undertaken many different projects." Since both games I just mentioned should come out later this year, Versus XIII is therefore intended to see the light at least in 2012.

Hardware requirements to play on PC Homefront

Soon this game will be available, specifically the 8th of March in the U.S. and in Europe on March 11. For those who thought if your computer was powerful enough to play quietly, have revealed details of the hardware required, so you have time to see if any changes are needed on their computers. Minimum Requirements: Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz RAM: 2GB Disk Space: 10GB Graphics: GeForce 7900GS or ATI Radeon 1900XT (Shader Graphics Card Model 3.0 with 256MB of memory) Recommended Equipment: Operating system: Windows Vista or Windows 7 Processor: Quad Core 2 GHz + RAM: 2GB Graphics: NVidia GeForce or ATI Radeon 4850 260 Disk space: 10GB

Champions Online is "free to play"

It changed its name: Free for All, too, Champions Online, Cryptic MMORPG based on super-heroes, joins the prevailing trend in online these days, becoming "free to play." There will even be a change in the name of the game to better mark the change in its structure developed "economy". The title is now Champions Online: Free for All The structure consists of two different treatments for the players: the Silver Players are those who access the game for free and can progress to level 40, while Gold Members pay a monthly subscription that allows a greater development of the characters and absolute freedom in the use and management of objects and in-game items.

Piracy takes legal games 4 to 1

For every game sold in stores they are downloaded illegally four. A branch to the statistic was the organization that brings together the British publisher of video games, UKIE. The research was carried out thanks to information received directly from producers, which they estimate losses due to piracy in about 1.45 billion pounds in 2010 alone.

Unfortunately it was not clear to which these numbers refer to the market and which platforms are affected. "The result of this trend is that most investors are becoming less willing to invest money to create games and in the long run this will lead to a collapse of the market," said a member of UKIE.

Dead Space for iPhone and iPad

Now those owners of an iPad or iPhone will have the opportunity to play Dead Space in the palm of your hand with the possibility of not losing a single moment of fun as this popular game is now available for sale and you can get from this link for IPAD and from this link for iPhone.

Several titles 2K and Rockstar at a discount, Xbox Live Marketplace

Balance at 50% Punctual as promised last week, Xbox Live Marketplace is invaded by a wave of discounts to 50% on downloadable catalog of 2K and Rockstar. Here is the list: Borderlands Zombie Island of Dr. Ned Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent New Revolution Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Secret Armory Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Underdome Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Bandit Mask Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50 percent Moxxi Hat Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50 percent BioShock 2 Minerva's Den Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 Solutions percent Sinclair Regular Price: 400 Sale: 200 Save: 50 percent Rapture Metro Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Trials Protector Regular Price: 400 Sale: 200 Save: 50 percent Prototype Big Daddy Outfit M Regular Price: 320 Sale : 160 Save: 50 percent Prototype Big Daddy Outfit F Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50 percent Big Sister Helmet Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50 percent Mafia II Jimmy's Revenge Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Joe's Adventure Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Fedora Regular Price: 160 Sale: 80 Save: 50 percent Vito's Outfit M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 percent Vito's Outfit F Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save : 50 percent NBA 2K11 2K11 NBA Slam Dunk Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 percent Los Angeles Lakers NBA Jersey M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 percent Los Angeles Lakers NBA Jersey F Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save : 50 percent Boston Celtics NBA Jersey M Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 Percent Boston Celtics NBA Jersey F Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 percent GTA IV Lost and The Damned Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent The Ballad of Tony Gay Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 800 Save: 50 percent Red Dead Undead Redemption Nightmare Collection Regular Price: 1600 Sale: 1000 Save: 38 percent Undead Nightmare Pack Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Legends Killers Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Liars & Cheats Regular Price : 800 Rooms: 400 Save: 50 percent Armadillo Undead Outfit M Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50 percent Armadillo F Undead Outfit Regular Price: 320 Sale: 160 Save: 50 percent Lasso Regular Price: 240 Sale: 120 Save: 50 Other Titles percent Midnight Club LA South Central Ultimate Content Pack Regular Price: 1000 Sale: 500 Save: 50 percent GTA San Andreas Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50 Percent Max Payne Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50 Percent Max Payne 2 Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50 percent Axel & Pixel Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom Regular Price: 800 Sale: 400 Save: 50 percent Sid Meier's Pirates! Regular Price: 1200 Sale: 600 Save: 50 percent Source: Major Nelson

Bulletstorm and test in Crysis 2 Live

The trial versions of Crysis Bulletstorm and 2 are available for users of Xbox Live Gold. The demo offers a taste of Bulletstorm co-op called Echo. The game will also test starting tomorrow on the PlayStation Network. The demo of the new shooter from Crytek concerns only the multiplayer of Crysis 2. In this case, the trial version will not arrive on PlayStation 3.

The Last Guardian arrives on October 7?

Even with the full-us as usual to give whole-date, since the information derived from lists of dealers, but the game is sure to appeal so we do not mind talking about it. The Last Guardian is currently recommended for release in October by some British large retailers, including The Hut, Asda, Tesco, Woolworths and Zaavi who report for accuracy on October 7 as the date of release of the new, dreamy title in development at Fumito Ueda and Team Ico.

Sakaguchi: the JRPG must change

If he wants to return to the glories of yesteryear, the kind of JRPG needs to change profoundly. This point of view of Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of Final Fantasy, that the last episode of Iwata Asks (via Andriasang) addressed the problem of role-playing games of Japanese origin, saying that developers should enhance feelings Nipponese and details, peculiarities Eastern games.

Sakaguchi, boss of the developer of The Last Story, Mistwalker, has issued this statement when he spoke of the future of the JRPG with the Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, and with the game director Tetsuya Takahashi's Xenoblade. According to the JRPG Iwata fail to make breakthrough in Western markets because developers Nippon make excessive use of conventions and the same patterns of gambling, "Sakaguchi share analysis.

Tales of a new coming?

For now, a mysterious site from Namco Bandai comes a vague clue as to what would seem to be a new chapter in the series of Tales of RPG, which is however still difficult to understand something. Released by the publisher that is actually a riddle solved by a Facebook user named Zach, the solution seems to point to a domain that may be related to a new chapter in the series.

The site in question is "ataleoftworichards. Com", which currently shows a mixed picture, but Namco Bandai under the brand name visible. For some, the mysterious plan could be a logo of the series Tales Of hidden, waiting at this point to learn more. Source: Siliconera

Discovered fighting TESV: Skyrim

As stated by the game director of Skyrim, Todd Howard, Game Informer in the fighting of the new Elder Scrolls will be more brutal than before. You can use two weapons or a melee weapon and a magic, quick charge through the press of a button combinations previously saved. For each weapon you can unlock special perks that provide special skills to the protagonist.

Will instead be a total of 85 spells in the game. Howard did not confirm the hypothesis of the union of more spells to create magic but it's devastating to know that Bethesda would not mind such a solution. The stealth-type gameplay remains virtually unchanged compared to Oblivion but the NPC will enter a phase of alert when movement or noise will indicate the presence of their enemies in the area.

Piracy takes 4 to 1 the original games in the UK

According to the UKIE huge losses, an organization composed of some British publisher, for the gaming market in the United Kingdom for each game are original bought around 4 illegal copies used by the players. There were no details about the precise percentage or what format and console formats are taken into account in the count, but the total industry losses caused by piracy, only with regard to the British market, would be about 1.45 billion pounds in 2010, more or less than € 1.68 billion.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 darker than X-2

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will have the darkest shades of Final Fantasy X-2, the last true sequel in the saga of Final Fantasy, as stated by Square Enix in the magazine Dengeki Japan (via Siliconera). Final Fantasy X-2, published about two years after FFX on the PS2, then narrated the adventures of Yuna, Rikku and Paine by adopting a more targeted approach to the style of action-adventure game.

According to the findings from the first information about XIII-2, the sequel to Final Fantasy XIII will remain faithful to the date of the combat system of the Square Enix role-playing game released last year in Europe on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The publisher promises, however, some changes in terms of gameplay, and announces the presence of the Goddess Etro, the central figure in the new adventures of Lightning.

Age of Empires Online is free

Or rather, "Free-to-Play" They come now some new information about Age of Empires Online, the online spin-off character and "semi-social" in the famous series of strategic targati Ensemble. First of all, the game will be free, or better "free-to-play" formula of the trend which means that the game does not pay, but part of what is in it, yes.

There are short, the increasingly popular micro-transactions with which you can expand the possibilities of the game and buy new items to be placed inside. Since this is a strategic management, opportunities in this sense, it promises to be extensive. The short title is set up as a full-fledged MMOs, with all the necessary information for the creation of a dedicated community and various levels of transaction the packages paid to the fate of mini-season tickets.

103 minutes of video for Dragon Age II

The new role of BioWare game, Dragon Age 2, will include 103 minutes of video. The news was reported by the BBFC for classification, which has saddled all'RPG labeled 18 + for scenes of violence in the game. Dragon Age II is the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins, role-playing game released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2009, the second installment of the series of BioWare will be available in March on the same platform.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 has a story "darker"

It will see the return of several characters and Yoshinori Kitase Motomu Toriyama, director and producer respectively of Square Enix working on Final Fantasy XIII-2 have released few details about the new chapter in the series recently announced. Apparently, the game in question will feature a story from the dark tones much more original chapter that is to be followed and that several people present in the latter will be making their return with a lot of "large and unexpected changes." In principle, in Final Fantasy XIII-2 players will look to the world of Bunibelle, with the deity Etro fully involved in the events at the moment remain rather mysterious.

Move more effectively in the new Tiger Woods

Playing with the new Tiger Woods PlayStation Move will be more fun than last year, tells EA, because developers have been able to properly implement the use of the motion controller for the PlayStation 3. "Full support a move this year," says lead designer in an interview with Mike DeVault Videogame Source.

"Last year we published a patch that implements the use of the controller but this time we had a full course available. We were able to remove some small problems and have introduced some features." "For the new Tiger Woods we have introduced the camera in first person with Move, a feature that we had already used on the Wii and that people seemed to enjoy, so we decided to also take on the PlayStation." And as for Kinect? This year we will have to settle for a standard gameplay, tells DeVault, but in the future "without a doubt we will achieve something, Kinect interests us very much."

Cevat Yerli: The next-generation hardware will arrive in 2013

Statements from the pack CEO of Crytek said that although the facts say otherwise expect to see the new console in 2013 or even 2012. Cevat Yerli has however indicated that no information about it and that it is more of a strong feeling. But that feeling is supported by technical considerations that sums up Yerli :"...

is already old and close-selling in these areas. " Predictably, and the reference interview granted to CVG arrives on time, statements by the CEO of Crytek Kingdoms revolve around who has promised to bring the Xbox 360 to 110% usage. But in addition to the statements of the manager, which of course also have a promotional hand, we must consider that in all probability Nintendo is already moving towards the Wii 2 to counter the new competition sophisticated sensors.

Black Ops is updated on the PS3

Treyarch has released an update for the PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. In a message posted on the Twitter game designer David Vonderhaar director confirmed that "the v1.06 update for the PlayStation 3 is now available." In short, Treyarch will publish details of the patch on the official forum of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Possible that this is an update designed to alleviate if not solve all the problems that plague the Activision multiplayer shooter on the Sony console.

Sakaguchi - the JRPG must change

The chat with the creator of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi, father of Final Fantasy, and Tetsuya Takahashi, the creator of Xenoblade, discussed with Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president in the special section of the Iwata Asks, about the decline in quality and sales of the JRPG genre . According to Sakaguchi JRPG genre must be renewed to return to the glories of the past.

In response, Iwata has indicated an excessive use of the same patterns and same conventions that affect the evolution of the genre as well as making it less attractive in foreign markets (compared to Japan of course). Sakaguchi, who agreed, specified that the designer of Japan, who are good to emphasize emotions and details, should further enhance these capabilities.

Confirmed redundancies in Junction Point and Black Rock

Disney has confirmed in a press release issued by Variety staff cuts Junction Point (Epic Mickey) and Black Rock (Split / Second) as part of a process of ritrutturazione marking the company's transition into the business of digital distribution . About half of the 700 employees of Disney Interactive Studios may have lost their jobs, according to reports emerged in the last hour.

Last year, Disney Interactive boss Steve Wadsworth left the company and was replaced by Jimmy Pitaro Yahoo and John Pleasants, CEO of Playdom, a company acquired by Disney last July for 763 million dollars. Disney CEO Bob Iger Pleasants stated that would be mandated in particular to diversify the business of the publisher to make it independent of individual platforms.

Fallout - a surprisingly short amateur

The home-made film to the next level after Metal Gear and also Half Life Fallout has its high-profile amateur film. These short films "homemade" and are certainly not at the incredible Star Wars: Resurrection but still achieved an incredible quality. This, which is dedicated to Fallout, show special effects less convincing than those of the recent short film Half Life, but the boundary elements and the atmosphere are much higher.

You do not appease the wrath of Gamers' Voice

Do not calm down the controversy Gamers' Voice, British association that defends the rights of consumers leading a campaign against Activision for the problems of multiplayer PC and PlayStation 3 versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops. In an open letter to the Office of Fair Trading, the Gamers' Voice Activision accused of breaching the Sale of Goods Act 1979 by entering an incomplete market.

Gamers' Voice refers to "an endless series of problems" on the PC and PlayStation 3 versions, and defines "unusable" Activision shooter, especially with regard to the multiplayer component. Activision has not yet provided its views on the matter.

Disney Interactive - more layoffs

The company throws on social gaming numbers are not official but apparently the total number of redundancies in the gaming industry Disney came to 700 people. In fact these days after closure of the already sensational Propaganda Games, the company has halved the workforce of Junction Points. Sales of Epic Mickey saved from permanent closure of Junction Points that he still suffered a blow.

And apparently this is just the first round of staff cuts that could involve other internal developers like Black Rock Studios. The reasons are quite obvious. Among flop and bad investments Disney Interactive has recorded losses of $ 234 million. In addition, the company recently spent more than half a billion dollars (with an additional bonus of 200 million) to buy the developer of social games Playdom.

Ridge Racer for the simplified 3DS

As stated by the producer of the 3DS version of Ridge Racer Ryo Totoyama, the racing game for Nintendo's new handheld console is designed for consumers with wider and less cunning. "We realized that in the past had many problems in the control of the car," he said in an interview published Totoyama Nintendo World Report (via VG247).

"The drift is a complex mechanism, because you have to release the gas at the moment, and then make a counter-steering to control the car." "So we decided to introduce an option to take advantage of the drifting touch of a button. It works similar to Mario Kart, so the younger players who know the game will find familiar controls.

The engine of Skyrim will be used for the upcoming Bethesda title

A confirmation Fallout IV? After three titles, and their expansions, developed with the Gamebryo engine is the time to change. This was revealed by Peter Hines of Bethesda in an interview that will soon be published by VG247. Skyrim will be the first title developed by Creation Engine, which is likely to be used in the next game developed internally by the software house.

This, in all likelihood, it means that we will see a new title in Bethesda this generation. Obviously, the thought runs automatically Fallout IV but surprises are always around the corner.