Friday, February 11, 2011

Standings hardware and software Nippon: January 31-February 6

The usual rule Portable Media Create sales data come the traditional hardware and software for the gaming market in Japan, leading the charts for the week between January 31 and February 6, 2011. Ace Attorney Investigations 2 software conquers the top of the charts on its debut, while the PSP keeps the first place in the hardware, although considering the Nintendo DS SKU to be combined to prevail in truth.

Empire Total War and Napoleon: Total War 60% of discount on our shop

How many times have you found yourself thinking, "Why in the sales period is all but discounted video games?". Probably many, perhaps too many. So if you're among those who always keep a watchful eye waiting for some offer or promotion, you will be pleased to know that the shop Videogame Official Source of Italy in Serbia has for you a series of new, fantastic discounts!

New Journal of Development for Top Spin 4

2K Czech speaks of how "King of the" Top Spin 4 will be released in Italy on March 18, fans of the series and eagerly await him. The developers of 2K Czech have just released a new development diary, detailing one of the game modes that will be featured in their new title. Here is the diary in its entirety.

Developer Diary - KING OF THE FIELD Hello everyone, I'm Karl Jean Tupin-Bron, game designer for Top Spin 4. Today I'll talk about one of the new multiplayer mode, King of the field. When we started discussing ideas for the new multiplayer mode, we tried to find something that was attractive to players of all levels and engaging enough to be replayed with friends, online and offline.

Armor gains and sexy for Guild War 2

Combine business with pleasure, this seems to be the idea behind the artistic director of Guild Wars 2, as specified by the lead character artist Aaron Coberly Blog ArenaNet. "The players rightly feel that we should not leave the body vulnerable to character attacks. We create functional and protective armor, but we also try to look sexy loroun showing portions of the skin in a strategic way." "We try to make equipment for boys and girls that is both attractive and functional clothes that do not want to embarrass those who use them." Guild Wars 2 will provide a greater level of customization than the system used in Guild Wars.

New concept art for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

From an idea of the atmosphere Bethesda emerging new concept art for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, long-awaited sequel to the RPG series to "open world". The images are then used by illustrators drawings to give an idea of the setting, characters, creatures and situations that characterize the game, so do not have value "technical" may serve to limit to get an idea about the atmosphere that characterize the new chapter in the series, expected out later this year.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood in 3D on PC

The PC version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will support multiple monitor and stereoscopic 3D. The multiple monitors are handled by AMD Eyefinity, while the 3D is guaranteed by NVIDIA 3D Vision, as can be seen in a video posted on the website of Ubisoft Germany (via Joystiq). Compared to the console version, on PC will offer Brotherhood shadows, more detailed environments and characters, but will remain as Assassin's Creed 2, the minimum requirements of the game.

Almost half the users of DC Universe Online play on PS3

The MMO takes root on the console? Sony has revealed that 45% of DC Universe Online players to play through the PSN. In short, it seems it seems the interface of the title has passed the test console is a tough test for any MMO. But the designer of the title, Chris Cao, also revealed another interesting information.

The sessions of play on the PS3 seem to be shorter although users of the Sony console to play more during the day. Apparently because the games on the PS3 last Dall'Ora emmezza 2 hours while on PC they touch the 3 hours.

What happened to Guitar Hero?

Only three years ago, that of Guitar Hero was a business worth 21 billion dollars. But today we find ourselves commenting on the closure of the division of music games from Activision and the decline of an entire genre. What actually happened? "In 2007, Guitar Hero was available on all platforms," said Billy Pidgeon to Videogame Source of M2 Research.

"In 2009, Activision has published five editions of Guitar Hero and the brand has lost its importance." "Guitar Hero is a victim of its own success," said Michael Pachter. "The game was well designed, high quality devices and offer complete music. All these factors have contributed to the success of the brand first, and then to his failure." "Once you have purchased a product with the devices, consumers will not feel the need of an upgrade.

Sony will reveal the actual name of the NGP

Sony Computer Entertainment, will reveal the true name of the handheld console successor to the PSP, which currently has the codename of NGP. This will be known later this year, Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE studies worldwide, has told Edge magazine. Asked why not hand the console has not been announced as the PSP2, Yoshida said, "Well, NGP is the code name we used since 2008, the console's final name will be released sometime later this year ..

Double Dragon arrives on iPhone

50,000 points in Double Dragon Aksys Games has decided to carry on the touch screen of the iPhone (and iPod Touch) is a classic arcade history: Double Dragon. This is, apparently, a remake itself, re-designed graphics for the occasion of the development team Brizo Interactive, specializing in games in mobile computing.

The levels and the overall structure seems to be the same parent of the classic, with lots of elements of scenario replicated with the new definition. The control system, judging from the first images shown below, is based on the classic controller virtual "drawn" on screen.

Cave Story featured 3DS

The PC game Cave Story WiiWare and is also coming up with an updated version of 3DS in terms of graphics and presentation. "We have reached a level of detail far higher than the WiiWare version," said the producer Tyrone Rodriguez at GamesRadar. "The game is based on the original. In a sense, this is a remake in 3D." Originally released on PC in 2004, Cave Story has arrived later on the digital service from Nintendo, WiiWare.

Crysis 2, multiplayer trailer progress - Nano Suit

Crysis 2 in the multiplayer version looks like a blast, all thanks to technology that drives the Nanosuit 2. As you level in Crysis 2 multiplayer, earning points for the updates appropriate for your particular play style. Killing their opponents with great stealth and enhancements that will be unlocked each time a better opponent.

When you are finished leveling up, this process trailer, which says that demand in the order of 60 hours, you'll really be a force to be reckoned, and none of his friends want to compete with lower level you. But this is the price of success. Crysis 2 will be available on March 22 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The community LittleBigPlanet 2 introduces a new playable theme

Here's to you "Hansel & Gretelbot! That the tools made available by 2 LittleBigPlanet hide enormous potential was known, however, did not think we could have talked so soon "themes playable, therefore real" games in the game 'with a story, characters and bosses ! Clearly inspired by the tale of "Hansel & Gretel", these focuses theme was created by twelve members of the community LBP2, who accepted the "challenge" from Media Molecule lanciatagli just a few months ago would have been able to create from scratch a project Gender? The response we see with our eyes at the end of the month, for the moment be satisfied with the trailer of "Hansel & Gretelbot!

AIAS Awards, Mass Effect 2 is GOTY

Red Dead Redemption coined by the AIAS (Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) Awards. The western Rockstar won the first prize in the categories best action game, best direction and art direction for the gameplay and the performance of the protagonist. Game of the year he was elected, however, Mass Effect 2.

BioWare has also won the title in the categories relating to the RPG / MMO and history. In the racing category the prize went instead to Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Finally, press for the PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

Blizzard on the new MMO, something other than World of Warcraft

But as usual string string does not know anything yet keeps coming in by vague information about the new Blizzard MMO in development, although something concrete has not yet seen by the team. The chief Mike Morhaime, during a conference in Las Vegas, returned to the topic to specify that it will be something new and completely different from World of Warcraft.

"Sometimes you need to start over," said Morhaime, "We're really trying to put together all the lessons we have learned over the years, some of which we were able to exploit in World of Warcraft and others that we have not yet been able to apply, "according to Ars Technica. "So we start from the head with all that knowledge we have acquired to create something completely new and innovative, something that apparently has also applied an emphasis on the social aspects of MMO, in some way.

Yamauchi talks about his perfect game

During a speech given at DICE 2011 in Las Vegas (via Gamasutra), the CEO of Polyphony Digital, Kazunori Yamauchi, has revealed features that should be his ideal game. "I'd love to see a game in a position to think about how people should live and how you should face death. This question has already been explored by other media: music, literature and cinema.

Making a game like it is my dream but of course I would be happy even if others were to develop it. " Yamauchi also spoke of his latest work, that Gran Turismo 5 for PlayStation 3 exclusive. "When you find something amazing, again, there is a reaction and now feels the need to do something.

PixelJunk Shooter 2 in advance

Jade Raymond: "We become like the Borg"

According to the Toronto boss of Ubisoft, Jade Raymond, portable games and social games we are making similar "to the Borg." The reason is gaming in the cloud, said Raymond during DICE 2011 at GameSpot. In his view it is an infinite processing capability that manages the data from devices that transform individual and social relations, thereby creating ample opportunities for developers.

"Why do people use video games? Why the feeling of progress is satisfying. Mastering something makes you feel good." Toronto Ubisoft is currently working on Splinter Cell 6 and up another game to be announced based on a license that has been established. And what about the next great new franchise? According to Raymond this is the right time to try something new using the mixture of old and new.

Cave Story Back in 3D

A three-dimensional remake independent developer Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya and publisher NIS America announced that they have a very special program, a return to Cave Story, the famous action-2D platform recently released on WiiWare. The idea is to take the game and turn it into 3D, apparently maintaining the typical structure but carrying it verbatim in a three-dimensional context.

It would appear, therefore, be a real remake features 3D graphics and some additions inserted for the opportunity to enrich the original experience. You just have to wait for further information. Source: Gamesradar

Blizzard: "Titan is not the sequel to WOW"

The CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime said that the new MMO of the company at the time indicated by the code-named Titan, is the sequel to World of Warcraft. In a speech given during the DICE in Las Vegas (via Ars Technica), Morhaime said that the MMO expected for 2013 will explore new areas. "Without giving further details, I can tell you that when working on this project, our experienced developers, people who have worked for years in World of Warcraft." "We're trying to take advantage of all the lessons we have learned over the years.

Uncertain future for Freestyle Games

The developer of DJ Hero, Freestyle Games, spoke of the close of business music games Activision. The design of the study director, David Osbourne, the creative director Jamie Jackson and commercial director Chris Lee have appointed Videogame Source these words: "At the moment we are working with Activision on various options concerning the future of learning.

"There has been no decision taken yet. We appreciate the support of all and we will be clearer when we have reliable information to share." Because of the "dramatic decline" of the musical genre, Activision has made official in recent hours, the demobilization of the various business DJ Hero and Guitar Hero.

Killzone 3 in Superdirective today!

Back to the Superdirective Multiplayer. it, from our studies of Terni. In today's episode we will show Killzone 3 for PlayStation 3 and answer any questions from users! Connect at 17 Friday, February 11th at this page to interact with us. The maximum number of users that can connect simultaneously is equal to 5000, to see the direct non-stop you have to have an ADSL connection of at least 1.2 Mbits, we recommend that you do not download anything while watching the live itself.

How many copies have been sold Scribblenauts?

Scribblenauts series, which includes games for Nintendo DS and Super Scribblenauts Scribblenauts, has sold 2.5 million copies around the world. During the 2011 DICE in Las Vegas developer 5th Cell has also stated that the franchise Drawn to Life has reached 3.5 million units (via Joystiq). The developer 5th Cell is currently working on a Hybrid, Xbox Live Arcade game dedicated to hardcore gamers.

New Trailer from Shogun 2: Total War

Several in CG ... SEGA has released a new trailer for 2 Shogun: Total War, produizone currently in development at the studios The Creative Assembly. This is a video made in computer graphics, called for the occasion, "Warriors' Honor Trailer". You can judge for yourself thanks to the file below: Video Games | Total War: Shogun 2 | Warriors' Honor Trailer HDXbox 360 | PlayStation 3 | Nintendo Wii | PC Games

Harmonix says the closure of GH

The news of the closure of the division of music games Activision has not escaped the developers of Rock Band. In a message posted on the forum of the Rock Band community manager John Drake said he was sorry for the fate of the developers fired. Despite news of the closing of Activision's music division is "bad for the fans of this category," Drake, however, ensures that Harmonix will do everything to ensure the survival of thanks to "robust digital platform," "groundbreaking Pro "and" the imminent launch of the Fender Squier Stratocaster Guitar Controller.

New-dev diary for The Witcher 2

A bit 'of location ... Namco has released a new movie for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. This time it's a developer diary, which is charged with making a study on the locations that we will see during the game. Find the attached file at the bottom of the article. h Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Development Diary

Article Bulletstorm anti-X-ray

As reported by IndustryGamers, the anti-Bulletstorm article published a few days ago by Fox News was making heavy cuts made on the opinions of the various respondents. Asked about the question by Fox News, Scott Steinberg TechSavvy spoke of a satirical play, in line with the characteristics of pop culture: "From South Park Saw, look what circulates in the media.

This game has a clear satirical and it is not the first to aim so low. It has brakes, but does so knowingly. The developers do not hide their intentions, and M (Mature) giant that dominates the cover says it all sentient adults only. " His speech, however, does not figure in the final version of the article.

Unveiling the new DLC Halo: Reach?

It would seem he ... What you propose is clearly not official material, although very suggestive. This is a video - also accompanied by some images - that would cover the new DLC for the exclusive production Xbox 360 Halo: Reach for the occasion called Defiant Map Pack is talk of three new maps: Condemned, Highlands and Unearthed.

Judge for yourself, find it all below:

A new composer for Mass Effect 3

The composer of Requiem For a Dream, Clint Mansell, will provide the complete soundtrack of Mass Effect 3. Mansell will replace Jack Wall, composer of the soundtrack of the first two Mass Effect. But how does this rotation? "Having worked with three of their games, I have a great relationship with the guys at BioWare," Wall said in an e-mail sent to Videogame Source.

"We were on good terms, nothing happened." "It just wasn'ta good time for a change. I'm proud of the work done with Mass Effect and hosting of the soundtrack from critics and gamers. But it was time to move on. I'm working on some exciting projects that I can not wait to announce . My best wishes to BioWare for Mass Effect 3.

Lionhead Fable collect feedback on

A poll on the official website ... With the media so efficient, it has become practice for many software companies also collect feedback from its users in the field of gaming. It is what he is doing Lionhead Studios, which has provided a dedicated link to the Fable series aimed squarely at collecting the opinions of those who have played one of three chapters debut on the market.

You can find the page at this address. Source: VG247

A date for PixelJunk Shooter 2

PixelJunk Shooter 2 will be available on the PlayStation Network as of March 2, tells the developer Q Games. The executive producer Dylan Cuthbert has announced the launch of PSN title on the PlayStation Blog in an article in which he talked about the characteristics of the game. "This game includes three completely new worlds.

There is also a completely new game thanks to online competitive modes that we implemented (more than 20 weapons and abilities to use against your opponents)." "So we spent a little 'more time than expected to launch the game, but we believe it is worth it."