Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A DLC coming for NFS Hot Pursuit?

If you like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, you'll be pleased to know that, unless surprises, you'll soon get their hands on the Porsche vs. Lamborghini Pack The news comes directly from one of the readers of our network that, given the size of the game an automatic update released last night (300 MB), has set a series of questions.

After more than two hours of play it did not notice any difference from the past, but further analysis has allowed him to discover the presence of a new Trophy (to be attributed to three times those who take pictures of the famous Lamborghini Countach) and the words "Porsche vs. Lamborghini Pack".

Gears of War 3 is the second most anticipated game in Ipsos UK and USA

The rest varies according to a poll conducted by Ipsos, Gears of War 3 is the most anticipated game from the U.S. and British public. The survey was conducted on a sample of 1,000 people interviewed between January 30 and February 12: of these, 521 have placed a new chapter in the epic series topped the list of the most anticipated titles for the next period.

In second place in the United Kingdom found Killzone 3, while in the U.S. in second place is occupied by Mortal Kombat. Apparently, the PlayStation 3 positions are gaining more and more visible, thanks to a 2011 which should lead to the outputs of some interest for the Sony console, but the expectations appear in fall for Wii games.

PlayStation Store Updates

Here we are, like every week, talking about the updates of the European PlayStation. What awaits us this time? You do not have to do is keep reading to find out! PS3 Games PS3 Demo Content Demo Games PSP Games PS3 Games PSP Content PSP PSOne Sale Minis Minis (all at € 1.19 until March 2 Special Offer (available until March 2) permanent price reductions

Official announcement from Sony about the devices to circumvent copy protection

A concrete operation against piracy on the PlayStation 3 Here is verbatim from the PlayStation Blog Italian: Today, Sony Computer Entertainment released the following announcement: Important Notice on access to services PlayStation Network and Qriocity Some hackers have put into circulation devices to circumvent copy protection to use on the PlayStation 3.

These devices allow the use of unauthorized or pirated software. The use of such devices or software violates the terms of the License Agreement of the system software for the PlayStation 3 "and" Terms of Service and Conditions of Use "PlayStation Network / Qriocity and the clauses of the Code of Conduct of the community for these services.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior exceeds one million

Although the 2 / 10 allocated in the review, the mediocre Sniper: Ghost Warrior has just over one million copies sold. In light of your hope of a goal at times, City Interactive is thrilled to have reached that this figure at a distance of only seven months since launch. "Sniper: Ghost Warrior has enjoyed the attention, commitment and attention of the entire development team, and we can not therefore be delighted that the success that has met all over the world," said Marek Tyminski, CEO of City Interactive.

The Code Monkeys closes its doors

The history of the British team ends after twenty-three years It never pleased when a development team closes its doors, and in the case of The Code Monkeys are talking about real veterans, seeing their first steps into the world of video games have them moved on the home computer Sinclair ZX81, in the '80s.

In more than two decades, the British group has worked on numerous conversions important: Dragon's Lair for Amstrad CPC, Operation Wolf for MSX, Gunboat PC Engine, Missile Command for Game Boy and again Turrican versions Game Boy, Megadrive and PC Engine . With the advent of 32-bit console, the Code Monkeys have started to engage in casual and sports titles, until recently Manic Monkey Mayhem for WiiWare, PSP and iPhone.

Riccitiello talks Dead Space 3

Sales of Dead Space 2 were higher than twice the first chapter, but the series will not fly in terms of profits, at least until the launch of Dead Space 3. Or at least that's what Electronic Arts has declared the mouth of its chairman. In short, even if all we have always taken for granted, Dead Space 3 will be done.

During the Goldman Sachs Internet Conference and Technology, John Riccitiello has stated: "Today we have a growing number of franchises like Madden, FIFA, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and Battlefield. In addition to Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Star Wars. " "This excludes Dead Space, because I think we should wait for the launch of Dead Space 3 before the series reaches an average of four or five million copies sold." "It 's certainly the best portfolio of IP and Industry the best in the history of our company." We look forward to learning more.

More details of Bomberman 3DS

With the new features in 3DS console games are going to expand its boundaries and this is the case the next bomberman 3DS in which players will have more game options and go to the battlefield with new functions. In the single player mode the game takes place in a 3D city in the world of Bomberman in which the central city must release the power of the lame, which is a body of robots.

In this way there are special pumps which can not be found multijugaodr mode and power it can solve the level, navigating dangerous roads, and destroy the enemies. Another option in the game are local struggles and the same can integrate up to four players can interact with the Wi Fi. There are no available date for the launch of this title but it seems that it goes on sale in the second half of the year.

The update to the PlayStation Store on February 16, 2011

Demo Killzone 3, Final Fantasy and Dragon's Lair Update on Wednesday for the PlayStation Store, which is enriched as new downloadable content every week. In this case, we point out in particular the presence of the demo of Killzone 3, Dragon's Lair as a downloadable game and Final Fantasy among the old glories republished.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go) Mega Discount minis February (available on PS3 and PSP) (available until March 2) All the minis available at 1:19 Ice Road Truckers Yetisports Let's Golf! Age of Pinball Dreams Zombies Bloons Brick Breaker Bubble Trubble Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess Dracula: Undead Awakening Vector TD This Is Football Management Cubixx NormalTanks The Mystery of the Crystal Portal Alien Zombie Death 4'4 Coconut Jam Dodge Aero Racer Supermarket Mania Special Offers additional (available until March 2) Alien Breed: Impact (from 8.99 to 5.99) Alien Breed: Assault (from 8.99 to 5.99) Sky Fighter (from 9.99 to 4.99) Split / Second Master Unlock (from 4.99 to 2.49) Split / Second Track and Mode Unlock (from 2.99 to 1.49) Split / Second Full Vehicle Unlock (from 2.99 to 1.49) Split / Second Survival at the Rock (from 6.99 to 3.59) Constructor (PSone) (from 4.99 to 2.99) Guilty Gear (PSone) (from 4.99 to 2.99) James Pond: Robocod (PSone) (from 4.99 to 2.99) Creatures 3: Raised in Space (PSone) (from 4.99 to 2.99) DC Universe Online Subscription 90 days (from 34.99 to 24.99) Permanent Price Reductions Assassin's Creed (now 19.99) Gottlieb Pinball Classics (now 4.99) Games (PS3) Dragon's Lair (9.99) Rating: PEGI 7 Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition (9.99) Rating: PEGI 12 Modern Combat: Domination (7.99) Rating: PEGI 16 Blokus (4.99) Rating: PEGI 3 Games (PSP) Final Fantasy (9.99) Rating: PEGI 7 Castle Rustle (10.99) Rating: PEGI 7 TNT Racers (9.99) Rating: PEGI 3 NeoGeo Station (PSP) Fatal Fury (6.99) Rating: PEGI 12 Essentials PSP (PSP) FIFA Street 2 (9.99) Rating: PEGI 3 PSone Classics (PS3 and PSP) Atari Anniversary Edition (6.99) Rating: PEGI 3 minis (PS3 and PSP) Karimogi (2.99) Rating: PEGI 3 Zenonia (4.99) Rating: PEGI 7 Demo (PS3) Killzone 3 Single Player Demo Rating: PEGI 18 Killzone 3 Single Player Demo 3D Rating: PEGI MotoGP 18 10/11 Rating: PEGI 3 Demo (PSP) Rustle Castle Rating: PEGI 7 Add-On (PS3) Def Jam Rapstar Common The Light (1:49) Deichkind Limit (1:49) Mos Def Ms.

Ridge Racer Type 4 on PS3 and PSP

Sony announced today that the former Ridge Racer Type 4 on the PSN will soon be revived. From March PSOne classic for the well-known fact will be added to a long list of older titles and, as usual, will be playable on both PS3 and PSP. At the moment were not disclosed details on the price but it is not expected to be exceeded € 10.

For the uninitiated Ridge Racer Type 4 debuted on the market in 1999, offering 321 car well, though none were really based on existing models.

Bleszinski to be careful what you say, especially when kids

Do not risk that some jokes are taken seriously Cliff Bleszinski said he had learned to "be more careful about the jokes in" public, all to silence the controversy in the bud. The statement was uttered to the microphones of gamers at a recent event dedicated to Bulletstorm. When he was asked if his battle against the press (to enter guilty in his opinion too often made references to art) is going to end soon, the developer replied: "No.

A date for the demo of Crysis 2 PC

EA announced today that on March 1 will receive a multiplayer demo for the PC version of Crysis 2. The demo, which according to the disclosure will be available for download dirattamente the official site of Crysis 2, will include two playable modes and as many maps, each of which will be open for challenge vs.

12. 12. "Skyline", a map that runs on the roofs and floors in the devastation of New York skyscrapers, and "Pier17", a map challenger, and with few open hedge positions. The two modes will be instead: "Team Instant Action" where two teams face each other in an attempt to collect more killings in the duration of the round, and "Crash Site", where players will compete to take control of alien stations in an attempt to gain defending the positions gained more points and keeping the enemies from a distance.

Puzzle Bobble Universe 3DS up in April

On April 22, 2011 From Square Enix comes today the official release date for Puzzle Bobble Universe, a new chapter in the series of puzzles featuring two dragons history of Bubble Bobble, planned for Nintendo 3DS. The game in question will arrive on the European market April 22, 2011, and propose, within an imaginary space environment, the base of the famous arcade game with colored bubbles to be associated with some changes including additional and 3D graphics.

Universe at 3DS Puzzle Bobble

Puzzle Bobble for Nintendo 3DS Universe will debut in Europe on April 22, Square Enix has announced. A key feature of the version for the handheld Nintendo will be the visual 3D effects that combine depth with the traditional elements that have made the fortune of the series, as reported by the publisher.

There are two modes included in the game, and Puzzle Challenge. In Puzzle mode, the player must overcome 88 levels spread across 8 different worlds, while in the Challenge will be able to take part in challenges such as different types of match time and providing non-stop.

The most downloaded games on Xbox Live

Arcade Games for Windows Indie and Major Nelson has also published titles on the charts downloaded from the Microsoft platform for digital delivery, Xbox Live. The rankings cover the different areas of the service or the Live Arcade, the Indie Games and Games for Windows and see the first HD respectively Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, Voice Changer 360 and GTA IV.

Here they are in detail: Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased) 1 HD Serious Sam: The Second Encounter 2 3 Stacking Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 5 2 4 Pinball FX HD Serious Sam: TFE 6 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels 7 DEAD RISING 2: CASE WEST 8 Duke Nukem Manhattan Project 9 Space Invaders Infinity Gene 10 Trials HD 11 Galaga Legions 12 DEAD RISING 2: CASE ZERO 13 Castle Crashers 14 Game Room 15 LIMBO 16 A World of Keflings 17 Plants vs.

On arrival, the heir of Warhawk?

Lightbox Interactive, developer of Warhawk, talked about his new project for PlayStation platforms, a game that according to the rumor should be named Starhawk. In a message given to Twitter, the boss of the company, Dylan Jobe, has promised that soon they will reach new study on the new game. "In recent weeks we have worked hard to take Sony to build.

We have done many tests and resulted in significant improvements. Hide the nature of our project for so long was very difficult but in the end the wait will be rewarded." "The players deserve gameplay footage taken from movies and not prepackaged, although these are much safer." Formed in 2009 by former members of Incognito, Lightbox has signed a multiyear agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America to develop games for the PlayStation platforms.

THQ distributes Amnesia in stores

With a box of his own Amnesia: The Dark Descent has proven to be one of the best independent production output during 2010, including several awards and appreciation from the audience even beyond the expectations of the developers. No wonder that THQ has decided to dedicate a first-person horror adventure all its own space even inside the stores, letting the game Frictional Games in retail version, with case and disc.

Steamworks for Duke Nukem Forever

The PC version of Duke Nukem Forever will use Steamworks, as announced by the developer Gearbox. "This means that regardless of the manner in which to buy Duke Nukem Forever for PC, the purchase will be linked to your Steam, so you can install a copy of the game even if you lose the disc," said community manager Chris Faylor on the Gearbox forums.

The advantages of Steamworks are multiple rescues in remote, automatic updates, goals, classifications and online integration with the Steam Friends list. In recent years, several have used Steamworks AAA titles on the PC version, over all, undoubtedly the adoption of the outstanding features of the service by Valve Modern Warfare 2.

Dreamcast Collection with bonus vinyl pre-orders

A vinyl record time of nostalgia for fans and collectors saw, two factors that the Japanese publisher on the other hand knows how to ride very well and proves it once again with this particular initiative. Blog European company have been published a couple of pictures of the special bonuses tied to pre-orders for Dreamcast Collection: in this case an exclusive vinyl containing some of the most historic tracks belonging to the catalog Sega.

COD can collapse like Guitar Hero?

In a paper published by IndustryGamers, some analysts have questioned about the future of the Call of Duty series. That the series of Activision is going to collapse like the business of Guitar Hero? Not to Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan, which states that the two situations are not comparable. "Guitar Hero is a license that people buy once, because the devices are excellent.

Once saturated the catchment area, new users get only half of the new owners of the console. Call of Duty, however, has a community vibrant online, which allows the series to grow. When a new version, the network effect leads many players to buy the game for so did their friends. The only risk for the series can go from rivals but not a drop in interest.

DC Universe Online Superdirective in today!

Back to the Superdirective Multiplayer. it, from our studies of Terni. In today's episode show DC Universe Online for PlayStation 3 and answer any questions from users! Connect at 17 Wednesday, February 16th 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.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean featured 3DS

A version for Nintendo 3DS LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean will hit stores next May, said Disney Interactive. The game developed by TT Games will propose Pirate Duel Mode, a system that will challenge other players present in the vicinity Street Pass through features of the new handheld console from Nintendo.

Playing Pirate Duel Mode you will earn Coins Play, virtual credits that can be used to unlock characters and enhance the character level up. The launch of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean will coincide with the debut in cinemas around the world for the fourth episode of the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Beyond the Sea.

Crysis 2: the story-trailer in Italian

Not bad ...! We propose now the trailer of history dedicated to Crysis 2 already posted yesterday but this time fully localized in Italian. It is thus the same movie, but simply translated into our language by means of subtitles. You can find it as always at the bottom of the article. Crysis 2 - Trailer of the story (in Italian)

EA: World of Warcraft "a silent movie"

According to Electronic Arts, the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO snatch several players of Blizzard, World of Warcraft. "We want our share, we want the leadership," said EA CEO John Riccitiello at the Goldman Sachs Conference (via Gamers Industry). "We do not expect them to fall ... but take a big chunk of their market." World of Warcraft is the MMO based on a model of subscriptions and more popular in the world with 12 million subscribers.

LA Noire for all types of players

Rockstar says ... The highly anticipated LA Noire will be a dedicated to all players and ensure satisfaction and great challenge to each type of user. This, in essence, is the thought expressed by the boss of Team Bondi Brendan McNamara, who specified that the title will be appealing to both a hardcore player to a more casual, thanks mainly to the variations contained in the gameplay.

An example comes from interrogations: There are several ways to find clues, someone will get there before anyone else and after depending on the skill and intuition of the player, then the variables that will affect the main story. Source: VG247

Declining sales of Atari

The MMO from Cryptic Studios, Champions Online and Star Trek Online, Atari have allowed to grow by 500% (for a total of 18.4 million euro) the business of online gaming in the first nine months of fiscal 2010/2011. In much of the growth is attributable to the adoption of a model free-to-play MMO Champions Online, which the publisher has registered by now the results "promising".

"In line with expectations" of Atari, however, the performance of commercially Test Drive Unlimited 2. The publisher's income in the third quarter of the fiscal year decreased by 52.5% over the same period last year for a total of 11.4 million euro. A decrease (-55.7%), including the volume of sales to a total of 41 million €.

PS3: Killzone 3 in a bundle with arrival

It would appear the official ... According to Amazon from the portal of the French side, it seems that a new PlayStation 3 bundle, mostly to be published to coincide with the debut of Killzone on the market 3. In fact, the site includes online sales of their products just such a package - priced at € 348 - which proposes a 320 GB PS3 console, a copy of the game and the DualShock 3 khaki.

Source: CVG

EA praises the free-to-play

Electronic Arts has admitted to having some difficulties in the early stages of transition from the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in the next-generation PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. "In the last transition to the PS3 was, for a variety of reasons that merit further consideration we made some mistakes," said EA CEO John Riccitiello at the Goldman Sachs Internet Conference and Technology (via Gamasutra).

New trailer from the characters of Dragon Quest VI

A presentation ... Dragon Quest VI is shown in a new movie. This is a trailer specially constructed in order to present the main characters through dedicated sequences. Recalling that the title will debut in the U.S. today, we look forward to communications with respect to the European market. Source: VG247

Success for the beta of APB: Reloaded

More than 100,000 users have registered to participate in the beta to a limited number of APB Reloaded. According to the official website of the game from Reloaded Productions boss Bjorn Book-Larsson, the number of requests has exceeded the expectations and needs of the company for a limited number of beta.

"But clearly it is good news." Second Book-Larsson, roughly half the people who have registered will reach the second stage of the process and can access the beta should start in March. Published last June by Realtime Worlds, the MMO APB has closed its doors a few months later, in August.

A trailer for the start of the beta Darkspore

To the end ... Maxis has announced the start of the beta on Darkspore, which will last five weeks and will participate in a number of selected users through the game's official website. It was also released a new trailer, can be found below. Source: VG247 Darkspore - the start of the beta Trailer

Italy in the top five pirate

According to a new study, 54% of global illegal sharing of games takes place in five countries: Italy, France, Spain, China and Brazil. The survey, conducted by the U.S. Entertainment Software Association and reported by Gamasutra claims that 33 countries are included in the list of countries not taking adequate security measures to combat copyright infringement.

According to the ESA study, the circulation of pirated games in the five mentioned countries reached levels "extraordinarily high", with 78 million peer-to-peer world recorded a total of 144 million. "Our industry continues to grow in the U.S. but piracy hinders growth in many countries including Italy, China, Spain, Brazil and France," said association president Michael Gallagher.

Free maps for Battlefield 2142

He says it says ... The latest update for Battlefield 2142, debuted on the PC title in 2006, will see the free distribution of the DLC Northern Strike, available for a fee since 2007. This package contains, for the uninitiated, three new maps, vehicles and two new game modes. In addition, some maps will also be implemented into directly by the fans.

Source: Eurogamer

EVE Online: Incursion is updated

The developer CCP has announced a substantial update for the MMO EVE Online: Incursion. The patch brings a series of small changes and improvements to the gameplay. The complete list of news is available on the official EVE Online. The senior producer of Zulu CCP has also promised a series of innovations for the future.

"We still have tons of changes and we are planning three more patch for raids, but among these we may add more content." "In the future we will launch more and more often these minor updates, because we are now able to operate in this way and this solution is apparently welcome you to our players.

Capcom is enhanced by the arrival of 3DS

As it was for the Dreamcast ... Capcom is excited about the arrival on the market in 3DS, new handheld game console created by Nintendo. A little 'as it was in his time for the arrival of the Dreamcast, according to the manager of Street Fighter Yoshinori Ono, arrive at that time apparently praised the software house in much the same way.

Perlatro Recall that the debut of its platform in question will be accompanied by the expected Super Street Fighter IV, without a doubt one of the flagship titles. Source: CVG

Bigger screen for the new iPhone

In the next version of the iPhone, the Apple device's screen will go from 3.5 inches to four. According to information from anonymous sources to Digitimes, Apple has begun testing the new iPhone and had expressed interest in increasing the size of the screen. If the rumors prove to be reliable, Apple would bring the screen of the iPhone in line with the dimensions of the Galaxy and S Samsung Nexus S Google.

Patch 1.21 available for StarCraft II

Access to Steam ... Blizzard has released a new update for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, strategic masterpiece available since last summer for PC and Mac It for the accuracy of patch 1.21, which will start automatically when Steam started on their systems. Find the list of adjustments to this address.

Source: VG247