Monday, March 14, 2011

David Jaffe attacks the art games

The author of God of War is unleashed on his blog, David Jaffe, the developer who counts among his works Series Twisted Metal and God of War and famous for attacking an editor guilty of having a negatively reviewed his game, came out with strength from his blog against the so-called Art Games, according to him, only the lapping surface of the expressive potential of video games.

Jaffe says that: "Just because there is the blowing of the wind, a minimal soundtrack, the wide open spaces to explore and a very slow pace of the game, does not mean that the game you're playing is art (it looks like the perfect description Flower or imminent Journey, both of thatgamecompany).

Final Fantasy III coming to Wii

Nintendo has just announced that Final Fantasy III for SNES old classic will be available on the Wii's digital delivery service, starting this Friday. The title will be purchased for 900 Wii Points - or 100 points more than the traditional price of the SNES port - and will allow fans to relive, in its entirety, the adventure was originally launched on the market back in 1994.

Final Fantasy III was first revived in 1999 on PSOne and Game Boy Advance succesisvamente up in 2007. In addition to the title in question, the Virtual Console update this week will also include Party Bingo Deluxe (500 WP) and, as regards category DSiWare, Castle Conqueror (500 WP), Arctic Escape (500 WP) and 5 - Mahjong in-1 (200 WP).

LA Noire: 25-30 hours for the campaign

More and more expected ... It seems that LA Noire will not only be a title to some extent innovative, but largely rewarding for those who play. In fact, Team Bondi announced during PAX 2011 that production will be composed of as many as 23 cases, for a total of 25-30 hours in terms of playing experience.

In short, well above the average of the major campaigns of securities of this generation. Source: CVG

The Bourne deleted ascendency

According to the latest rumors, the recent draft Starbreeze to be deleted would be The Bourne Ascendancy. The news comes directly from the official website of Mikael Lindgren, freelance developer, whose last project, it says, was just "The Bourne ascendency (deleted)" on which he worked as a game director employed directly by Starbreeze.

Last March, Starbreeze confirmed the cancellation of one of two projects to be distributed under the brand of Electronic Arts, but did not reveal what it was. At the time of writing this story or Starbreeze EA nor makes any representations on the matter.

The game was canceled Starbreeze's The Bourne Ascendancy

The truth, one year away It took a year, but reading the personal website of Mikael Lindgren, a freelance game designer, came the confirmation of the identity of the deleted title from Starbreeze in March 2010. The latest draft of Lindgren appeared to be precisely canceled The Bourne Ascendancy, which was carrying with Starbreeze and EA.

The game itself did not reveal any details. Source: Eurogamer. net

Jagex unveils a game on Transformers

Jagex, development studio responsible for the popular free-to-play MMO RuneScape, today announced that work on a game focused on the Transformers whose release was secured by the end of 2012. Mark Gerhard, CEO of the company, said he was enthusiastic about the project, promising an "dynamic, compelling and action-".

In light of the numbers of their most famous project, namely the aforementioned RuneScape - 10 million active users and less than 140 million accounts - Jagex can really might be the right company to relaunch the brand in gaming field. We keep our fingers crossed.

Final Fantasy III on the Wii this week

Since 1994 This Friday will Final Fantasy III on the Wii's Virtual Console in Europe, announces Square Enix. For those not familiar, this is the original release on the SNES in 1994, still considered one of the best chapters of the series and one of the leading exponents of the JRPG genre. The cost for this reason will be slightly increased: 900 Wii Points instead of the classic 800.

Note that, following the Japanese numbering, this chapter would be the sixth, but since then the West had not left the first two chapters were numbered "III". Source: Eurogamer. net

The video game industry against earthquake

Are increasing fundraising for earthquake victims in a tragedy like the earthquake that hit Japan last week has big implications for all aspects in the life of a nation, even a well organized and neat as can be Japan's. Obviously this is not the place to examine the implications of such an event, but it is fair to understand how the world of video games will also be strongly influenced and how to participate in the general drama.

You should not be ninja to finish Portal 2

More puzzle, not seen jumping the jumps and spins performed by the protagonists of robotic trailer of Portal 2, one might be inclined to think that in the new chapter of Valve's 3D puzzle rather than the mental capacities are necessary skills with the control system . Erik Wolpaw all but assures that the structure of the game basically has not changed, you will not have to have athletic ability "ninja" to solve the puzzles.

Bethesda "sign" the return of Prey

Bethesda will distribute Prey 2, sequel to Human Head developed by the team will arrive in 2012 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The announcement of Prey 2 dates back to 2008, albeit in a not exactly official, but the development of the game, it seems, only began in mid-2010. In the first Prey, released at the dawn of 360, we followed the adventures of Tommy Native American, named to the difficult task of saving the world from the alien menace.

Top Spin 4: The full list of players

One by one ... Top Spin 4 is about the arrival on the European market, but we Multiplayer. it we have already proposed that the full review found at this address or directly on the homepage. Pending onset, expected March 18, we also offer a complete list of players present. Here is the list: Andre Agassi Roger Federer Bjorn Borg Boris Becker, Jim Courier Rafael Nadal Serena Williams Dinara Safina Chang Michael Patrick Rafter Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Ana Ivanovic Ivan Lendel Pete Sampras Andy Roddick James Blake, Nikolay Davydenko, Gilles Simon Caroline Wozniacki Eugenie Bouchard Stanislas Bernard Tomic Wawrinka Vera Zvonareva Jelena Jankovic

DC Universe arriving on European PSN

The MMO DC Universe Online coming soon on the European PlayStation Network. The exact date is still unknown while the official price was duly announced by SOE: € 49.99, which is also included in a subscription of 30 days. The price is even higher than that of some online retailers. If you are driven to purchase, but want to get a better idea of \u200b\u200bwhat awaits you, please read our review first.

New video for Operation Flashpoint

Sergeant William Kirby From Codemasters comes a new video for Operation Flashpoint: Red River, the new chapter tactical FPS coming April 21 in Europe on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In that video we follow the story of Sergeant William Kirby in the Fireteam as team leader in the critical area of \u200b\u200bTajikistan, where the local revolt has given rise to an escalation that led to direct confrontation between U.S.

Dragon Age II is updated to PC

BioWare has put out in record time the patch 1.01 of the PC version of Dragon Age II. Among the enhancements of this update include the resolution of issues pertaining to the PC "single core and some refinements regarding the control system. Bioware but warns on his forum that the patch is still in beta and therefore may present challenges.

"You can use it at your own risk," said Chris Priestly of Bioware, "but our advice is to download and apply only found one or more problems included in the list." Not yet available on Steam because of its incompleteness, Bioware has released a patch directly on the official website. The update is aimed at solving the following problems:

Temporarily closed the servers of FFXI and FFXIV - Updated

It turns off the online world Update: Konami confirms that Metal Gear Online servers were disabled at the time in the energy-saving program implemented in Japan. The scale of the disaster that hit Japan in recent days between the earthquake and tsunami of course could not save the gaming area, certainly is a rather superficial talk in these terms but we report what happened on the front of video games.

Battle: Los Angeles coming to PSN

The movie tie-in fiction catastrophic Battle: Los Angeles has been out for a few days on Xbox Live Marketplace, but also is preparing to land on the PlayStation Network. The output of the PS3 version is scheduled for one more day sometime next week. The game will then also on the PC with the service OnLive towards the end of March.

Published by Konami, the product was developed by Saber Interactive, the work also on Inversion and the HD remake of the first Halo. The 360 \u200b\u200bversion, available for 800 Microsoft Points, also supports stereoscopic 3D. The same should be available in the PS3, which will cost approximately € 10.

About 3 Mass Effect coming to Bratislava

From a Czech event, it seems Electronic Arts has organized a special event planned for the Game Expo in Bratislava in the coming days, according to reports from the portal of the Czech publisher. Apparently during this event should arrive exclusive new information about Mass Effect 3, a new chapter in the sci-fi series of BioWare presented the evening of the Video Game Awards, but then remained relatively silent so far.

BioWare thinks of a new Jade Empire

In the future could make the sequel to BioWare RPG Jade Empire, adventure, originally published in 2005 and subsequently published on the first Xbox on PC also. "We are often asked about a new Jade Empire," said a source Videogame Mike Laidlaw of BioWare. "Jade Empire is one of our intellectual property and we are proud.

We have done a great job in making that universe fantasy." "At the moment of course we have not announced anything. This is one of those long-term projects, but could return in the future, Jade Empire." Laidlaw claims to be "incredible" that so many people are waiting for a new Jade Empire.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One will support the 3D

Insomniac follows the shape Sony announced that Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, the new license plate in the hit series Insomniac, support 3D on TV compatible with this technology. The game, which will arrive on PlayStation 3 this fall, it differs from the previous chapters to the presence of a four-player cooperative multiplayer mode, in which everyone will take control of a character in Ratchet, Clank, Doctor Nefarious and Qwark.

Returned DLC vs Marvel. Capcom 3

Capcom has delayed the launch of the DLC that includes the characters of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Jill and Shuma-Gorath, after the cataclysm that struck Japan last March 11. The publication of the DLC had been scheduled for tomorrow on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store. The announcement was made on the official Japanese website of Capcom, as reported by Andriasang.

Dragon Age II - Patch 1.1 beta for the PC version

But it does not work with the Steam version of the title Bioware Patch in Beta Dragon Age II system saves on several issues relating to single core systems and other annoying bugs including a bug related to subtitles in the Steam version. Paradoxically, the file is valid only for those who have the Steam version of Dragon Age II owing to the Valve does not support the beta patch and automatically update the game to version 1.01 will be available only when the final release of the update.

Dragon Age II sells more on 360

Shops in the UK version of Dragon Age II was the best-selling Xbox 360. According to a source from Videogame Chart-Track, the BioWare role-playing game has sold 57% of the copies on the Microsoft console, the PlayStation 3 at 22% and 21% on PC. It should be noted however that the data refer only to the copies sold on physical media and do not include the digital format.

Dragon Age II was criticized by veterans of the RPG genre for the simplification of the mechanics than Dragon Age: Origins. The developer has explained its views on un'intervistapubblicata Videogame Source in recent days. Find more information in the review of Dragon Age II.

Standings software Italian

From 28 February to 6 March in the Italian territory Pokemon maintain leadership in a league dominated almost entirely by Nintendo. Bulletstorm is already gone and passed FIFA 11 Pro Evolution Soccer. Obviously seen that the ranking covers the period from February 28 to March 6 are still missing the tablet uDraw Nintendo and Dragon Age II.

Magro's debut Fight Night Champion you have to settle for fifth place in the top 10 Xbox 360 and PS3 in the eighth. Top 10 DS White Console 1 Pokemon 2 Pokemon 3 Wii Party Black Ds Wii Ps3 Killzone 3 4 5 Mario Mix Wii Sports Art Academy Ds 6 7 8 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Plus Wii Fit + Wii Balance Board Just Dance 2 9 10 Wii Fifa 11 PS3 Top 10 Pc 1 World Of Warcraft Pre Paid Card 2 Months 2 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II Retribution 3 Assassin's Creed II 4 Football Manager 2011 5 The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff 6 The Sims 3 7 Call Of Duty Black Ops 8 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 9 10 City Life Rift Premium Top 10 Wii 1 Wii Sports Mario Party 2 Mix Donkey Kong Country 3 Returns 4 Wii Fit Balance Board Plus + Just Dance 5 2 6 7 New Super Mario Bros Studio + Udraw Tablet 8 2 9 Mario Super Mario Galaxy Kart + Wii Wheel 10 Medal of Honor Heroes 2 Top 10 Ps3 a Killzone 3 2 FIFA 11 3 Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Gran Turismo 5 5 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 6 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood 7 Killzone 3 Collector's Edition 8 Fight Night Champion 9 Sports Champions 10 Bulletstorm Limited Edition X-Box 360 1 FIFA 11 2 Bulletstorm Epic Edition 3 Kinect Adventures + Kinect 4 Kinect Sports Microsoft 5 Call of Duty Black Ops 6 Fight Night Champion 7 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood 8 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 9 Your Shape Fitness Evolved Kinect 10 Atari Test Drive Unlimited 2 Top 10 Ds Pokemon 1 White 2 Black 3 Pokemon Art Academy 4 Mario Vs Donkey Kong Turmoil in Miniland New Super Mario Bros.

Chances are that arrivals in the West Yakuza Kenzan

Everything depends on the success of the fourth episode of the series on the popular international forum NeoGAF, a spokesman for SEGA said that the marketing of Yakuza Kenzan in the West depends on the success of Yakuza 4. "The only potential problem for the arrival of U.S. Kenzan, in my opinion, is the lack of popularity of the series in the West," said.

"Beyond the success of other games with the samurai, we must say that in terms of gameplay Kenzan has much in common with the Yakuza series." "It 's amazing how the amount of bookings can influence these decisions. We want to thank all the fans who have already booked Yakuza 4, because ultimately they will make a difference." Yakuza Kenzan is a spin-off series set in feudal Japan Yakuza, and was released in 2008 in Japan for PlayStation 3.

Rovio: "The console games are dying"

According to information from the Rovio boss, Peter Vesterbacka, during the South by Southwest Interactive conference held in Austin (viaVenture Beat), the titles for the console "dying" and innovation is now the exclusive prerogative of mobile games, more "agile and easier to expand than for console products.

Rovio is the developer of Angry Birds, game that has reached 100 million downloads. The title was recently released on the PlayStation Network and will arrive in the coming months on the Wii and Nintendo DS. During his speech, Vesterbacka said he was tired of the label "casual game" and stressed that no one speaks of "casual film." It is not the same opinion, the boss of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, which over the last Game Developers Conference spoke of the risks associated with the model of Apple App Store: "Any game can have a huge success but it is not easy .

New details on PAX East Infinite Bioshock

The dilemma of the tracks, the growing importance of PAX East emerges from choices such as those that Irrational Games has decided to tell something more than Bioshock Infinite own during the event to be held in Boston. The title, as he said the legendary designer Ken Levine, will be quite different from the two previous Bioshock.

In fact, although the islands are connected by tracks that often give the feeling of being on a roller coaster, the exploration will be less driven and almost every area will be visible to visitors. Infinite Bioshock will be set in a world more open, but would not give to get involved in catastrophic events and spectacular that will directly affect the gameplay.

Click was born Insomniac

The developer of games in the series Resistance, and those belonging to IP Ratchet & Clank has announced the opening of a new study called Insomniac Click. The objective of the division will create social games that can meet the needs of hardcore gamers. "We want to create worlds to explore, to master challenges and stories to discover.

We promise to offer free online and the richness of content that you would expect in a game console," said Insomniac. "Click is an expansion of the company, not a change in our strategies," added the developer. "Our teams are 100% focused on the development of AAA console unforgettable experience." Insomniac is currently working on the PlayStation 3 exclusive, Resistance and Ratchet & Clank 3 All 4 One, to be announced but the new game that the company will release under the label of EA Partners.

Insomniac opens mobile division

But having only 5 people Insomniac Click is a new team dedicated to developing titles for web and mobile platforms. Currently the team consists of only five people and the boss of the creative department, Brian Hastlings, admits that very few. But the goal is still to create a security complex, deep and able to enhance the mechanics of social interaction.

The new division in any case not to divert resources to the development of AAA titles and is an expansion of that Insomniac is not in any way a change of direction by the software house. Source: Insomniac

Yakuza Sega returns of the End

SEGA has postponed the launch of Japan's Yakuza The End following the earthquake that hit Japan in recent days. Expected for March 17, the spin-off series Yakuza is now listed as TBA. The End of Yakuza is not the only product whose debut has been delayed in Japan, Sony has already said he had blocked the launch of MotorStorm: Apocalypse, while Square Enix has suspended the MMO Final Fantasy XI and XIV.

Parasite Eve available from tomorrow on the PlayStation Store

The classic PSone anticipates the release of the third episode Square Enix has confirmed that Parasite Eve will be available from tomorrow on the American PlayStation Store. It is not yet clear that the game is also coming this Wednesday on European history, however. The survival action will be proposed as a classic PSone, pending the release of The 3rd Birthday, provided here by April 1.

On the Japanese PlayStation Store are already available in both the first and the second episode of the series, came out last November. Source: VG247

2 iPad violated in three days?

The hacker claims to have violated Comex iPad 2 in only three days, a video confirms "the Company", reported by VentureBeat. The hacker would be able to run unauthorized software on iPad 2. In the movie he made you see the Cydia application used with the successor dell'iPad. "I would have finished sooner if I had not lost 1.5 days to find a component," says Comex.

iPad 2 will be available in Europe since March 25, the same date as the debut of Nintendo 3DS.

Dragon Age II wins the top 10 UK

Dead Space 2 and leaves the standings with 4 million copies sold since the first incarnation is not surprising that Dragon Age II have easily conquered the summit of the top ten English. Pokemon White finished in second place while the Black version loses against Champion Fight Night keeps the third position.

Just Dance 2 inevitable that even goes up the charts and resist Bulletstorm and Killzone 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the penultimate seems to be directed towards the exit while uDraw, the palette wirless sensors based on the Wii, debuted last place. TOP 10 UK March 5 to 12: 1 Dragon Age II (BioWare, EA) 2 Pokemon White (Nintendo, Nintendo) 3 Fight Night Champion (EA Sports, EA) 4 Pokemon Black (Nintendo, Nintendo) 5 Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft , Ubisoft) 6 Bulletstorm (People Can Fly / Epic Games, EA) 7 3 Killzone (Guerrilla Games, Sony Computer Entertainment) 8 FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA) 9 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch, Activision) 10 uDraw ( THQ, THQ)