Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Media Molecule was working on a project for NGP?

The team is hiring developers for mobile platforms NGP Although a number of promotional videos showing the new Sony console struggling with LittleBigPlanet 2, Media Molecule has kept his lips sewn about a possible reduction of its latest portable title. However, a recent announcement by the team, looking for programmers for mobile platforms, suggests precisely this eventuality.

It would not be the first time that LittleBigPlanet is translated within the laptop, but a personal involvement of Media Molecule would change significantly the cards on the table, dramatically increasing the expectations for this new production. Alex Evans, co-founder of the team, said that currently there are no ads to do, but did not deny the rumors just LittleBigPlanet 2 in development for NGP.

DLC Available for Dead Space 2

The first DLC for Dead Space 2, Severed, is available on Xbox Live Marketplace and costs 560 Microsoft Points (€ 6.72). If you are not home with the console turned on you can "book" download directly from the Xbox site. com. The beauty of the file is 1.43GB. Severed follows the adventures of Gabe Weller in a desperate attempt to survive the hell that has become his job as a security patrol in the mines of Titan.

Crysis 2: new video dedicated to the demo

Some scene from the multiplayer As already mentioned several times before, today is the day of the demo of Crysis 2, which appears on the PC and go back for Xbox 360. This is a fragment of the game entirely devoted to the multiplayer that will soon be made available also in the files of Multiplayer. com.

Meanwhile, to get an idea of what it is, you can look at the video below, dedicated to the multiplayer demo of the game. Crysis 2 - Trailer multiplayer demo

Soul Reaver on PSN tomorrow

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, legendary PSone game will be available from tomorrow on the PlayStation Network in Europe. The game will cost € 9.99 and will be available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Soul Reaver, the second installment of the Legacy of Kain series, originally released in 1999.

Crystal Dynamics inherited the franchise from the development of Silicon Knights, who built the first (and less memorable) Blood Omen.

[GDC 2011] Update to St. Patrick's Angry Birds

An update to any religious holidays? Peter Vesterbacka of Rovio announced during the GDC in San Francisco, that all the holy days will result in updates the theme for their flagship title, Angry Birds, including the upcoming holiday of St. Patrick (St Patrick's Day, March 17 ). According Vesterbacka, new content will be very "green" and there are more pigs than ever.

The millions of users who have purchased Angry Birds can only rejoice at this news. An interesting fact to conclude: Vesterbacka said the upgrade "Mighty Eagle" (which allows, in practice, to exceed the levels at the foot 'even) has been greatly appreciated by the public, so that 40% of all players has purchased at least once.

PS3 themes coming 3D

Sony continues to push the 3D accelerator and move about the latest PlayStation 3 themes. The first topic 3D, dedicated to PixelJunk Shooter 2, is now available only on the Japanese PSN, but tomorrow is expected to become available in the U.S. and Europe. Sony so far has not officially confirmed, and of course has not even announced the price, but we'll find out soon.

A recruitment program for Killzone 3

What affects do go to E3, Sony and Guerrilla have set up a special initiative to help create an online community focused on the broader Killzone 3. Through the Ultimate Recruit Killzone 3, or program a sort of "recruitment" for the game, registered users can contribute to various awards, including the opportunity to attend E3 2011 in Los Angeles.

This is in practice through a series of tests of skill with weapons, as will be illustrated by the Sergeant McCain, who apparently belongs to the ISA forces. Find more information at the link below. Source: Killzone 3 Ultimate Recruit

No Pass Online for Crysis 2

Unlike all the other games published by EA, Crysis 2 will not have the infamous Pass Online. A not want was the same as Crytek, for two simple reasons. The first is that the development team wants everyone to have the opportunity to play over the network, regardless of whether the game was purchased new or used.

Secondly, the development team wants to broaden the catchment area of the franchise and many console gamers have never tried the first chapter.

[GDC 2011] Announced Scaleform GFX 4.0

The new solution for developing Flash-based Scaleform has announced that it will present the latest version of its development solution based on Flash, Scaleform GFX 4.0, during the Game Developers Conference 2011. The software includes a number of new features, including support for Flash 10.1/AS3, and a new engine for rendering multi-threaded, designed to optimize the creation and playback of Flash interfaces and vector graphics.

Rockstar's LA Noire and bonuses

Worried about not being able to get all the bonus features that different retailers will offer to those who pre-order of LA Noire? You can breathe a sigh of relief ... Rockstar has announced that the content will be available as DLC after the launch of the game, so we can all enjoy the experience better than LA Noire has to offer.

In a further outpouring of generosity, the company announced that bonuses Red Dead Redemption, donated by shops at the time of the launch will be available for download from PSN and XBLA in April. "We apologize for taking so long to make them available to everyone," said Rockstar, "but we had some technical problems that have delayed the release.

More than 30% of English and American Studies is dedicated to mobile gaming

Mobile phone always runs a game with a survey by Information Solutions Group, and reported by PopCap Games, showed that about one third of all British adults are addicted to mobile gaming. To be precise, 33.6% of all adults in America and the United Kingdom has done a lot with their mobile phones last month.

Overall, 52% of the 2,425 people interviewed said he experimented with a mobile game in the past, 73% of British respondents said they played with their mobile phones at least once, while for Americans the percentage was 44 %. Some figures: 84% of all mobile gamers and 97% of the usual claim to play with the phone at least once a week, 92% of smartphone owners who engages with mobile gaming states to play at least once a week, and 45% playing every day (compared to 35% of all mobile gamers).

Obsidian working on an RPG for XBLA

Obsidian Entertainment, the creators of Fallout: New Vegas, and Alpha Protocol, has been working on a new RPG to be released on Xbox Live Arcade. Not only that, the company is also working in Vegas and New DLC Dungeon Siege III on behalf of Square Enix. What's more, it seems that another project, a fantasy game called Defiance, is already in the early stages.

"In fact we are in a period rather busy, but exciting at the same time," said the chairman of Obsidian, Feargus Urquhart, during an interview with Game Revolution. "We have several ideas in mind and we have already started to contact the publisher for future projects, of which, of course we can not reveal much." "We would, for example, make a game that subverts the classical dictates of the fantasy genre.

Crysis without EA Online Pass 2

Crytek did not want him Apparently, Crysis 2 will come on the market devoid of EA Online Pass system, the user recognition system applied by Electronic Arts in their titles, parallel accounts of Xbox Live and PSN. As reported by Gamertag Radio Crytek was right to stand against the option in question and did not want the inclusion of Online Pass in his new first-person shooter, clearly getting the ok from the mega-publisher American.

Cancelled console Jungle

It has been almost five months since he announced his handheld Panasonic Jungle, dedicated to online gaming. Now, without warning, the company decided to cancel the project, as reported by the Reuters site. "Panasonic has decided to suspend development of the platform due to the sudden change of market and financial strategy of the company," reads the press release.

Jungle was a fairly crude in its design, with a QWERTY keyboard, touch pad, Pad, HDMI and USB ports. The high-resolution screen was then described as "impressive" and the console seemed to run through the Linux operating system. Strangely, the official website of Jungle still does not report the news of cancellation ..

Dead Space 2: Severed on Xbox Live, PSN tomorrow

1.43 GB 560 Microsoft Points for Xbox Live arrives today on the announced DLC for the horror of Visceral, or Dead Space 2: Severed. This is a new piece of history that sees the personalities of Chapter Extraction or Gabe and Lexin, in a moment parallel to the adventure of Isaac in the main chapter. Gabe is located across the Sprawl Lexin to try to save the impending disaster in the mines of Titan.

Da Vinci Version AC: Brotherhood

Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: Da Vinci Edition (Version da Vinci in Italy), a new edition of the last game of the series Assassin's Creed. The package includes full game Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and the disappearance of Da Vinci, DLC available in March on Xbox Live and PlayStation netowrk (800 Microsoft Points on the Microsoft service).

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: Da Vinci Italian version will be available in stores starting March 24 at a recommended price of € 69.99 in sizes PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Super Meat Boy "Ultra Edition" in U.S. stores

During the special edition boxed GDC 2011 is currently underway, the Meat Team presented the Ultra Edition Super Meat Boy PC edition packaged for the retail market, currently only confirmed for North America, pending further clarification . For $ 20, the special edition includes the game, a booklet of 40 pages with artwork, content "behind the scenes and an extended version of the comic strips of Meat Team in addition to the soundtrack, a mini-poster and a variety of audio content.

Black Ops is updated on Xbox 360

Treyarch has released a new update, the seventh, for the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. The patch fixes some problems remain in the lobby of the zombie mode in addition to a series of improvements to matchmaking. Wednesday, March 3, however, the update will also be available on the PlayStation Network with the PlayStation 3 version of the map pack First Strike.

The complete list of news including the latest update of the shooter from Activision is available on the official forum of Call of Duty.

Black Ops single player demo on Xbox Live

900 MB to try the war in Treyarch Made In case you have not yet had the opportunity to prove this, Activision has gone live on Xbox Live, dedicated to a single player demo of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the best-selling shooter, Treyarch. The package is roughly 916.64 MB and its description shows this: "among the highlights of the mission we are on a reconnaissance spy plane supersonic, climbing mountain peaks and base-jumping, fighting enemies in stealth mode and classic clash fire ".

Meat Team working on 3DS

The developer of the platform Super Meat Boy said he put his hands on a development kit 3DS and have no intention of using it. During the Game Developers Conference Team Meat confirmed the cancellation of the WiiWare version of Super Meat Boy, did you know you want to develop a new game for the DS platform.

A version of 3DS platform already released on PC and XBLA not be ruled out, tells the developer. "We have a dev kit for 3DS, in future we will develop some games for the platform. We do not know if it will be a Meat Boy, first make sure that we adapt to the mechanical characteristics of the platform.

Microsoft offers $ 75,000 for the challenge Dream.Build.Play

Party on at Independent Games Developers Conference with the theme, there's news about the new "Challenge" Dream. Build. Play 2011 edition, organized by Microsoft. This is an annual event, a contest in which the Redmond encourages the creation of independent games at the amateur level, or almost through the XNA Game Studio platform.

The games can be subject to review by the Committee from 17 May to 14 June 2011 and the assessment will be based on cretività, production and "fun." Not bad prizes: a publishing contract for the channel Xbox Live Arcade, $ 40,000 for those who won the Grand Prize, $ 20,000 for first place "standard", $ 10,000 for the second and 5,000 for the third.

Kinect top in Italy

In the week between 14 and 20 February 2011, the best-selling console game in Italy was Kinect Adventures for Xbox 360, Kinect title bundled with the device for the console to Microsoft. Second place for Just Dance 2 at Ubisoft, the third for another exclusive Wii Sports Mario Mix. On the PC, always at the top prepaid cards for World of Warcraft, followed Outdoor Living Stuff The Sims 3 from Electronic Arts and managerial Football Manager 2011.

Special Edition "Da Vinci" Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

With DLC including dedicated to Da Vinci Ubisoft today announced a special edition of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, for when the console. Appropriately called "Da Vinci Edition, the package includes full game together the next DLC Disappearance and The Da Vinci comes on the market on March 25 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The same DLC will be released during March in date yet to be. The announcement is currently dedicated to the British market, so we await clarification from Ubisoft on its eventual arrival in the rest of Europe.

New Monster Hunter for Westerners

Capcom said they did not want to overlook Western consumers and has made it clear that Monster Hunter Portable could get 3rd in Europe and the United States. "All I can say is that for fans of Western Hunter Monsetr the future will be bright, but there was a gap in time between the launch of Freedom of Assembly and the Portable 2nd, and so could happen again this time," said Christian Svensson of Capcom.

F1 at the end of March 2011 revealed

We will know also the release date in sight for new information F1 2011, a day after the twitter page to a Dutch journalist has given us confirmation of the development of the title and he informed us that there will be a version for NGP and 3DS. Today's news is that soon we will have information. Not a big news then, but at least we know what we have to wait for something concrete on the Codemasters title dedicated to Formula 1.

Recoil Games Announces Rochard

The Finnish developer announced Rochard Recoil Games, a game for the PlayStation Network described as a side-scrolling platformer "action packed". The protagonist of the game, which will arrive by the spring on PSN, will be John Rochard, a miner can manipulate gravity with G-Lifter tool to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.

"We are working Rochard some time and we are pleased to present this fun and clever adventure for the PlayStation Network," said Burt Kane Recoil Games.

NCSoft is not interested in casual MMO

Only major projects "Our focus is projects such as triple-A MMO, Aion, Lineage II, Guild Wars and so on." This was stated by the manager of NCSoft Veronique Lallier in a recent interview. The officer then continued: "This is the basic focus for NCsoft West. We have studied other types of games more" casual "that were free-to-play-based or small clients, but in 2009 we decided to direct our efforts on what we are good at.

Dance Central better than Rock Band 3

Harmonix has said that in terms of sales, the exclusive Xbox 360 for Kinect, Dance Central, has passed the game for DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 Rock Band 3. "Currently sales of Dance Central were higher than those of Rock Band 3," said Alex Rigopulos to Destructoid. "Right now Dance Central is our best-selling game and I would say that the most consistent team in our studio is working on it, but I can not tell you more." In early 2011, Viacom sold the developer Harmonix.

Top Spin 4: demo and new gameplay

Stuff there ... To Top Spin 4 we propose several new today, which is of some importance: on one hand because the news of the release of a demo is already on Xbox Live Marketplace (900 MB), on the other hand, a new movie distributed by 2K. It is a long game play, starring a young Agassi and contemporary Murray.

The video can be found here: Top Spin 4 - Gameplay Trailer

1.7 million downloads for Crysys 2 on X360

The demo of Crysis 2 for Xbox 360 has been downloaded 1.7 million times, Electronic Arts has announced. The developer Crytek has exploited the feedback from the community to make some changes to the game. During the day, a new demo will arrive on PC and Xbox 360, while the PlayStation 3 version will be available in the coming days.

The PC demo can be downloaded from the official website for Crysis 2.

The boss of Australia 2K Marin has resigned

XCOM wrote the history of video game offering a formula capable of sublimating the turn-based battle, to include the destructibility of each element of the screen and create a unique atmosphere. It is difficult today, with 3D and with a user increasingly shrewd cunning, merely repeat the same formula to update the technical sector.

That is 2K Marin has decided to change by creating a 3D action and proposing an alien invasion in the 50 key. An ambitious project for a reboot risky that many observe carefully. Then puts the fear of abandonment Martin Slater, boss of the Australian half of 2K Marin, and doubts arise about the health status of the project.

"3G subscriptions a problem for NGP"

According to Sony, support for 3G networks will be a selling point of the Next Generation Portable, but Nintendo, the need to pay a monthly subscription for the service might to deter many consumers from purchasing the new handheld console from Sony. As reported a few weeks ago, Sony plans to launch 3G and 3G versions of NGP.

The company has admitted that Japan's 3G service users will incur some additional costs. In an interview published by the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun (translation Andriasang), the boss of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, said that a monthly subscription for the use of 3G could reduce the catchment area of the platform.

New images from SEGA Rally Online

Milo in a new film project

Some time ago, Microsoft has put an end to the affair Project Milo, non-game play (and eventually won the game not online) developed by Peter Molyneux and Lionhead presented by the U.S. company during the announcement of Kinect (all 'era Natal). A movie directed by John Dower called "Emotion Capture" - Directing Milo, however, reveals some unusual detail of the project of Lionhead Studios.

In the movie you see Dower, who worked on the project for three years, to suggest actions to be taken to a young actor. Then discusses the various stages through which data is sent to the device in order to obtain the reactions of Milo. Last November, Microsoft said that Milo "has never been announced as a video game." According to Microsoft this was just a tech demo, Molyneux even though in the past has often said that sooner or later Milo would arrive in stores.

Dance Central surpassed Rock Band 3

The same internal competition Alex Rigopulos said that Central has exceeded Dance Rock Band 3. No wonder the statements that we published yesterday about the commitment of Harmonix in the field of motion gaming. In any case, Rock Band is a Central title despite the efforts by Dance Central, on which the study is working diligently.

Rigopulos also confirmed that Harmonix is working on new IP and concept that, as anticipated yesterday, would always have to do with the motion but not in musical gaming.

Suzuki wants Shenmue Town on the iPhone

The mobile game Shenmue Town could also arrive on Android and IOS devices, has announced the game's creator Yu Suzuki. "From the beginning I thought Shenmue Town as a multi-platform title. I am currently evaluating different options for smartphones," said Suzuki Gamasutra. The developer has mentioned Android devices and IOS, and added that the experience "needs to be tailored for smartphones." Suzuki did not, however, spoke openly about the publication of the game in the West.