Friday, March 11, 2011

A date for Free Realms on PlayStation 3

At last finally on PS3, the PlayStation 3 version of Free Realms, announced a long time, has a release date: March 29, 2011. This is an MMO-style casual marked by a general cuteness, good graphics, great variety of activities to be pursued in detail and imaginative online world to explore. After DC Universe Online, then, the MMO is officially cleared through customs on the PlayStation Network with Free Realms, although Sony Online has announced that there will be no possibility of cross-platform play between PC and PlayStation 3.

NVIDIA: PS2 games on Android

According to the announcement by NVIDIA, very soon Android devices will be able to enjoy the arrival of a number of PSone and PlayStation 2 games. The site Androidandme noted that the application of NVIDIA Tegra Zone has been updated with a suite made for this type of software. The popular Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will therefore not be the only mobile device to receive similar treatment and there is already talk of some of the titles that will be presented, among which Wild Arms, Cool Boarders 2 and Syphon Filter.

Nvidia: PlayStation 2 games early on Android

Not so fast, others began to move something on the front of PS Suite, Sony certified platform for the digital distribution of games on Android: as reported by Androidandme, Nvidia has also announced Tegra Zone, Suite that comes on all Tegra-based devices and Android. It is therefore not an exclusive support for Sony Ericsson Xperia play but also for other machines that meet the requirements.

3DS "discounted" by Morrisons

The hyper-market chain Morrisons has announced a British bid for the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS, which apparently will be sold "only" 187 pounds compared to about 229, the official price. To get the discount, of course, the console must be pre-ordered and the quantities available at launch at the "store" is currently completely unknown.

"The console will be ordered removed not later than March 31. After this deadline, your order will be void and the advances will be repaid," the statement said of the store.

First patch released for Test Drive Unlimited 2

Problems with the bailouts? Eden Games has today released Xbox Live, the first of two planned patch for Test Drive Unlimited 2, a new chapter in the MMO racing game for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Apparently, this is a series of fixes addressed mainly to the recovery of corrupt bailouts that have hit different users since the launch of the game.

The second patch, developed almost simultaneously, is scheduled for Monday and focuses in particular on the creation and management of the clubs that are part of the fund "social" in the game. Source: Eurogamer. net

Shogun 2 "bride" Team Fortress 2

The community loves to distraction PC Team Fortress 2 and SEGA knows. What does this premise? Simple: the company had Japan not bad idea to attract as much audience as possible towards Total War: Shogun 2 Why not create eight new items just for TF2 inspired Shogun 2? Go for it: SEGA and Valve have worked in recent months and these items are available right now for those who pre-ordered Total War: Shogun 2 on Steam.

Black Ops is the top seller in U.S. history, according to NPD

On the roof of the world, but the U.S. Update: specifies that the data which is discussed in the news refer only to the U.S. market. Presumably speaking of the American market, NPD Group revealed that, based on data collected, Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the best selling game in history. Anita Fraizer company specializing in market analysis reports that Activision has recently scored the game sales to 13.7 million units during the three and a half months and only marketing for the North American market, putting it ahead of all the charts.

A date for SOCOM 4 Special Forces

Sony announced that SOCOM Special Forces will be released in most of Europe on 20 April, with the exception of England and Ireland where he will arrive two days later. A beta of the game is now "imminent", as announced this morning by the head of the European PlayStation Blog, James Gallagher, via Twitter.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to the beta in less than two weeks, March 23.

Hi-Rez announces Tribes: Ascend

A kind of sequel development team Downloadable Hi-Rez Studios announces a new chapter for the Tribes series, scheduled for the end of 2011 on PC and Xbox 360 in downloadable form. These Tribes: Ascend, an online multiplayer shooter to space environment based on Unreal Engine 3, a successor to Tribes 2 multiplayer.

This is a return of the brand after that on the IP rights have been acquired by Hi-Rez last year with planning a major project called Tribes Universe, with persistent online features.

3D without glasses still far to the TV

The Korean giant Samsung recognizes that the advent of 3D TV "without glasses" is still pretty far away, at least 10 years. For many people wear the 3D glasses is rather notorious uncomfortable and this means that sales of televisions that support this technology have not yet taken off. "The mere creation of a prototype involves a work of at least five years," said a Samsung representative during an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Dead Space and Infinity Blade updated iPad 2

Graphic updates and not only with the arrival of iPad 2 and its increased computing power in terms of graphics developers are already working to update games already out in order to exploit the potential of the new tablet. Among the former are also Dead Space (downloadable here), which in its iPad is updated in order to improve the level of graphical detail and include new options such as adjustable sensitivity to the movement of the frame and the reversal of the axis Y and Infinity Blade (downloadable at this address), that after the recent and substantial content update also improves the graphics to meet iPad 2.

"More substance" to the DLC Dragon Age II

In addition to The Exiled Prince and Black Emporium, BioWare is currently working on other DLC for Dragon Age II and according to the developer, the downloadable content of the second installment of BioWare will be more substantial than those of Origins. "We will focus particularly on the protagonist Hawke," said the lead designer of Dragon Age II, Mike Laidlaw, a Videogame Source.

"Many players have appreciated Origins Leliana's Song but the feedback will show that they really wanted in the Guardian story." "We have not set a date for the next DLC but no doubt they are preparing others. We want to ensure that additional content is more substantial than those of Origins and would like to introduce some new mechanics in the game of Dragon Age." "For me, a DLC must adapt to maintain the original, I want to work no matter by the advanced content in the game.

The 3D TV without glasses will make you wait a little '

5-10 years according to Samsung 3DS With the arrival of the market probably the concept of three-dimensional stereoscopic display without glasses will become a bit 'more popular than it is now, but the idea that television sets to adapt this technology to time is still a bit 'far away. According to Samsung this technology could emerge only after many years, even within a decade from now as only the construction of a fully working prototype could take the job of 5 years.

Shogun debut without DirectX 11 for 2

SEGA has confirmed that Total War Videogame Source: PC Shogun 2 will debut on next week without support for DirectX 11, which will be implemented after the debut of the strategy game. "We need a few more weeks to optimize the performance of DirectX 11 video cards different," said communications manager at Creative Assembly, Kieran Brigden.

"Adding this technology as a result, players can download the patch two or four weeks after the launch of the game." The debut of Shogun 2 is set for March 15, and therefore the patch should arrive by mid-April. "We do not want to delay the release of the game. We have already announced the launch date and the product is well finished.

Images and release date for Batman: Arkham City

Another title in the autumn Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have finally announced the release date of Batman: Arkham City which for us is October 21. Therefore lacks a lot and also the autumn of this year is filled with another title in addition to the dozens already announced.

In short, there will be crying for his wallet but no doubt there will be those who feel that divert the melancholy of autumn. The title on U.S. soil will be available on October 18 while the Australians will play the next day.

2 Wii at E3 2011?

A few days ago, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime said that when priorities are addressed to the Nintendo handheld consoles, and that is why the Wii line-up for the next few months seems meager. According to the analyst Arvind Bhatia of Stern Agee, however, that the hardware manufacturer might be a bluff and Nintendo may already reveal the features of the Wii's successor during E3 2011.

Mortal Kombat, Raiden new trailer for

The god of thunder to fight back Originally inspired by one of "three furies" of the film "Big Trouble in Little China" (in Italy "Big Trouble in Little China"), the character of Raiden was decisively re-evaluated in the first live action dedicated to Mortal Kombat, where he became none other than the god of thunder (played, however, the former "Highlander" Christopher Lambert).

In this new trailer, Raiden that he gave his famous repertoire of moves and ending the fight with one of the most violent Fatality we have ever seen, reducing the opponent to a human torso after it struck. Mortal Kombat will be available from April 21 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

FF Dissidia Duodecim summit in Japan

As reported by Andriasang, Duodecim Dissidia Final Fantasy debuted in first place last week Japan's software charts with 286,000 units sold. The first Dissidia however, launched in December 2008, had sold almost double the debut, or about 500,000 units. Behind the game for the PlayStation Portable are another new entry, the exclusive PlayStation 3 Way of the Samurai 4.

Third position for Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for Nintendo's new handheld console, the 3DS. In terms of hardware, is once again the best-selling console in the 3DS Japan. Sales of Nintendo's new handheld, however, are decreased in seven days, from 374,764 copies the previous week to 209,623 units sold in the last seven days.

A little 'Shogun in Team Fortress 2

Headgear, helmets and weapons for the promotion of pre-orders on Steam for 2 Shogun: Total War, when the RTS needs more incentives than the mere expectation generated, Valve has decided to include an interesting addition. If you book your digital copy of the game on Steam will receive some special items for Team Fortress 2, obviously as a team with the RTS by The Creative Assembly and Sega.

We find, therefore, helmets and weapons customized for each class of fighter belonging to online multiplayer shooters, including headgear, helmet, katana, bentagli, daggers and other typical elements of traditional Japan which, ironically applied to the context of Team Fortress 2, promise explosive combinations.

A game by Epic tech demo?

It is possible that the Samaritan Unreal Engine 3 by Epic Games tech demo shown at the Game Developers Conference to become a game, said the vice president of Epic Games Mark Rein to 1UP. "I'm not saying it is not possible, but at the same time, if we had not made the tech demo at the time then we would not have been able to develop Gears of War," said Rein.

"Building a technology that we can concentrate on other aspects. For this I do not deny the possibility of such a scenario but at the moment we have nothing planned." "If you remember years ago we made a tech demo for the high end version of Unreal Engine 2. In the end those were included as free extra content in Unreal Tournament, but did not complete a game." Rein admits that Epic has already shown the tech demo Samaritan several first-party not specified.

The Grinder is still alive, looking for a publisher

However going on High Voltage, developer best known for the series The Conduit on Wii, confirmed at this time that their new project, The Grinder, presented long ago but recently was quite silent, is still alive and kicking. The game, originally planned as a Wii exclusive FPS but then expanded to include the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, however turning into a shooter with third-person view, is continuing its regular development, but in a situation where it might go through structural changes .

BioWare is already thinking about Dragon Age III

The lead designer of Dragon Age II, Mike Laidlaw, told Videogame Source that the series Dragon Age "has a clear direction" and that the company has "several ideas" for a new chapter. "I think we gave the impression that Dragon Age II is stronger than that of Origins and overall I think the second chapter is more exciting.

But what will happen in the future, only we can know and determine when the time is right for talk about it. advertiser Until we can neither confirm nor semntire Dragon Age III. " The protagonist of Dragon Age II, Hawke, will be back in Dragon Age 3? "It depends," said Laidlaw. "Certainly we have some ideas for him, but right now we focus on the DLC, we want to expand this history with new adventures." Currently, the games in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect is totally missing the multiplayer component, but soon, says Laidlaw, things could change.

Yakuza 4 - A video postcard from Kamurocho

Dangerous temptations This new video shows the red light district which is the background to the events of Yakuza 4. Gambling, beautiful women and trafficking are obviously among the favorite activities on the streets of Kamurocho. But the easy money and the wild life have without a doubt a good price and be prepared to pay.

Ocarina of Time and Star Fox: the remake

Shigeru Miyamoto said he wanted to revisit the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Fox 64 because the people who are now grown up and playing at the time because the frame rate of the original titles was not satisfactory. "At the time of publication, both games went to the limit in terms of polygons and the frame-rate," said Iwata Asks Miyamoto last episode (translation Andriasang).

Dreamlords - Trailer and promotion

Paradox enter the world of MMO Dreamlords: Resurrection, the new free-to-play MMORTS published by Paradox, has just opened its doors and inviting players developer Lockpick has launched a promotion, of course, limited in time, which offers 1,000 ducats (10 € ) to all new members. The title certainly does not shine for its aesthetic qualities but it is very rich with regard to the strategic component trees with complex technological options of continuing to develop research and heroes.

Sony's first victory against LG

Sony has won the first round of legal battle that revolves around some patents of Blu-ray. A court in the Hague has given the go-ahead to Japanese company for the distribution of PlayStation 3 in Europe, allowing Sony to send the 300,000 consoles to retailers who had been detained in recent hours. According to GamesIndustry by LG will have to pay a fine of $ 130,000 will increase to $ 200,000 for each day that passes without payment of the sum.

The Supremacy of MMA fighters in a new trailer

Beautiful and dangerous! The Supremacy of MMA fighters, Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig and Michael "Diablo" Gutierrez, known to be quite lethal on both heels and when wearing an old pair of boxing gloves! The girls take a break during the photoshooting Supremacy of MMA experience and talk about how they are living testimonials of this amazing game.

The title, developed by Kung Fu Factory should arrive in stores this summer, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. MMA Supremacy - Glamor Trailer

Coming a patch for Dragon Age II

The lead designer of Dragon Age II Mike Laidlaw told Videogame Source RPG that BioWare are some bugs, two of which are "relevant". The developer claims to be working on a patch to be deployed quickly. "There are some minor bugs and technical problems on the PC. One of the bug is on the main PC, where apparently there are compatibility issues with DirectX 11," said Laidlaw.

"For the moment I recommend playing the game with DirectX 9. We are working with NVIDIA / AMD to make sure we run the patch as soon as possible because it is probably a compatibility problem with drivers." "The other important issue, and honestly it's a nightmare, is on the console. Unfortunately, when it is invisible, but there is an option on the console to auto-attack that lets you choose a character and fight to do it automatically.

European date for SOCOM: Special Forces

The game will be released in Europe on April 20 On page Twitter European official PlayStation Blog has been announced the official dates for the release of SOCOM: Special Forces in Europe. The next installment of the series developed by Zipper Interactive, therefore, should arrive in stores April 20 our own, as in the rest of Europe.

Exceptions are the United Kingdom and Ireland, where the game will be released April 22, while speaking a day before, 21, for output in Australia and New Zealand. It also announced it will be shortly released a beta on the PlayStation Network. Source: European PlayStation Blog, the official Twitter page

Microsoft to hunt "thief" MS Points

Microsoft seems to have no intention to give in to the hackers exploiting a flaw in the Xbox Live Microsoft Points have been able to accumulate. According to the U.S. company in a statement given to Gamasutra, Microsoft plans to invalidate the codes obtained in an unlawful manner and to trace those responsible.

"We are aware of the situation and we are moving to overturn the codes obtained illegally." According to Microsoft, however, the rumors that hackers would be able to put together $ 1.2 million in MS Points is not accurate: "We can not provide precise numbers but the actual figures do not approach even in part on the amount of Microsoft points we are talking about, "said a spokesman for the manufacturer of the Xbox 360.

Duke Nukem Forever - The official website is online

I've got balls of steel just launched the website for Duke Nukem Forever is a real multimedia and impropriety. The portal model offers animated maidens and monsters, rock music and memories contained in a very special hotel by name, the companies that Duke has faced in 12 years of absence from the scene.

In addition to underwear in plain sight and events of all kind site also allows you to directly pre-order the special edition of Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel. Link: dukenukemforever. com

Revealed the bonus of EC Might & Magic VI

Ubisoft has revealed the contents of the Collector's Edition for PC strategy game Heroes Might & Magic VI. According to the findings in a movie recommended by Big Download and play in the bottom of the page, the Collector's Edition will include four heroes and two exclusive items for use in the game, a ring celebration, an art book of 164 pages, a CD containing the soundtrack, a T-shirt and poster.

Patrick Soderlund talks about Battlefield 3

According to the CEO of DICE, a 256-player multiplayer could be fun but not during an interview with Atomic, Patrick Soderlund, DICE CEO, spoke of some aspects of Battlefield 3, in particular the possibility of online multiplayer. "We look at the PC as the platform of choice for the game. The online multiplayer will have 64 players and dedicated servers," he said.

When he was asked if he could say more on this subject, Soderlund said: "Many people ask us how 64, 128 or 256 players. Technically, we could get to 256 players online, is something that we tested, as well as 128 players. Our goal, however, is to create a fun game, and we believe that games between 32 and 40 players represent the best solution from this point of view.

Guilds open for Star Wars: TOR

BioWare has launched a web application that allows users to create, record and book your guild before launch of MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. According to the official website of the game, the new Guild Headquarters allows you to "join an existing guild" or "to create one to begin to recruit new members." When the game will be available in 2011 will be able to import lists of guilds in the game directly following certain criteria.

Microsoft talks about the issue of stolen MS Points

Possible penalties for those who breached the system, Microsoft has indicated that the assessments on economic losses related to items stolen, estimated at 1.2 million dollars, are incorrect. Damage in fact, according to the Redmond company is substantially less. The Colossus of information has also said it has begun a producedura to invalidate the codes obtained illegally through an exploit of the system.

Announced a new Magic: The Gathering

The publisher Wizards of the Coase has announced a new Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. As reported by G4, the sequel to the title based on the collectible card game published in 2009 will arrive this summer on PC, PSN and XBLA. The brand manager Paul Levy talks of new game modes, a tutorial, puzzles and challenges.

Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 will be presented over the weekend at PAX in Boston.

Mark Rein: Samaritan could become a full title

Who knows the vice president of Epic said that the arrival of a game based on what we saw is possible even if the demo technologies are generally used to gain experience and become familiar with the possibility of a new engine. In the future we will see but for now, not Epic is developing a title based on the demo Samaritan.

Rein also indicated that this is not Unreal Engine 4. The new engine will only come out when the next console that will support some of the features seen in Samaritan but it probably will offer more. Unreal Engine 3 - Demo Samaritan GDC 2011 (High Quality)

300,000 PS3 locked in Holland

According to the website Dutch gamer. nl, which partly reflects what was stated by the founder of the blog on Twitter FOSS Patents Florian Mueller, 300,000 PlayStation 3 have been detained in the Netherlands, 225,000 and 75,000 in Sony stores at customs, with a total value of € 43 million. According to reports, the case broke out between Sony and LG will be discussed on 18 November.

In the next hours will be taken instead of new decisions in the near future that will affect the distribution of PlayStation 3 in Europe.

No updates for teams of NBA Jam

This is not a priority, according to EA Sports EA Sports has stated that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of NBA Jam will not have updates for the teams. According to the publisher, this is a decision made in a "qualitative". "Our priority for NBA Jam Xbox 360 and PS3 was aggungere HD graphics and online gaming to the classic gameplay of the series.

Include updates for teams and titles would compromise the quality of the product, making us even exclude key elements." Released last year for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, NBA Jam was previously thought of as an exclusive for the Nintendo console. The game is also available in digital version.

Black Ops the most ever sold in the U.S.

According to NPD Group Call of Duty: Black Ops is the best selling game ever in the United States. The shooter developed by Treyarch has closed the month of February in the first ranking U.S. monthly software that allowed them to overcome the special list of Wii Play in the best-selling games ever in the U.S.

market. Second place for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, for the seventh Bulletstorm, the FPS of People Can Fly beat the PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 3, eight. Compared to February of 2010 software sales were down 5% compared to January but increased, according to NPD. In terms of hardware, Xbox 360 has been the best selling console with 535,000 units, with the exception of the month, including holidays, for Microsoft this was the most successful month in the history of Xbox.

Xbox 360 - a record in February

And the market rises again the month of February registered a growth of 10% for the U.S. market. Part of the credit goes to Xbox 360 no doubt that over the same period in 2010 sold 27% more. The Microsoft console has in fact been purchased 535,000 times in the second month of the most successful of all time outside of those affected by the holiday season.

The credit, according to Microsoft, is Kinect. In February arrived with supplies and are in fact those who could not buy it in December it is doing now. Sales of Kinect, which came to 10 million, would seem to confirm this.

Speedball 2 problems with IOS 4.3

The boss of Tower Studios Jon Hare said that Speedball 2: Evolution App Store is not "100% compatible with IOS 4.3". "We are currently working on an update that post as soon as possible," Hare said in a brief statement given to Videogame Source. The adaptation of the game developed by The Brothers Bitmab was published last month about the App Store from Apple with the multiplayer support and achievement.