Monday, March 21, 2011

The PC version of First Strike DLC will be available from March 25

Official date for the expansion of Call of Duty: Black Ops PC users can now get their hands on the First Strike DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops: as announced by Treyarch, the package will be available starting this Friday, 25 March. Reservations have already been opened via Steam, however. Released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February, a month later, First Strike includes four new multiplayer maps for the title, Activision, and a new map for the Paced Zombie.

Xperia Games Play: 1 to 15 €

Play Games for Xperia, Sony Ericsson smartphone will have a price range between 1 and 15 euro. In the phone, remember, are already pre-loaded six titles: Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, Tetris, Star Battalion, FIFA 10, The Sims 3 and the classic PSone classic, Crash Bandicoot. Another 50 games will be available during the launch, many of which come from their line-up of the first Sony console.

Play The Xperia will be available in European stores from March 31.

The PC Gaming Alliance loses other members

Sony leaves the group, while Dell's commitment is resized after the recent surrender of two founding members such as Microsoft and NVIDIA, there seems no respite for the PC Gaming Alliance, which today sees the release of Sony and a reduction of involvement Dell. It goes from being a "promoter" to the "contributor", leaving only Capcom and Epic Games to fill the role of promoters.

Curiously, to date only Activision has provided reasons for their defection, saying it did not have the budget to remain as an active member. Matt Ployhar, new leader of the PC Gaming Alliance, has recently announced that the group will in future not to limit the publication of reports, but to tell the story of PC gaming and all its facets.

Ghostbusters: SOS exclusively on XBLA

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime will arrive on PlayStation Network on March 30, a week after the Xbox Live Arcade. David Williams, director of creative development team, announced the sole short time on the European PlayStation Blog has revealed the price of the game: € 7.99. Although it was originally announced for PC, Atari has yet to announce the official date of release of Sanctum of Slime for this platform.

The feature of Fable III will arrive on PC 360?

Everything is possible for Lionhead Josh Atkins spoke about the changes in the PC version of Fable III and referred to the fact that could also arrive on the Xbox 360. "We have added layers of difficulty, is the first time that we do in Fable." The decision to increase the settings related to the difficulty, found Atkins, was taken because of feedback relating to the title but also too easy to go against the different needs of the users PC.

NFS Hot Pursuit is updated to PC

Electronic Arts has announced the release of patch 1.03 for the PC version of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The update, available on Criterion's official website, should fix the crash problems encountered by users with ATI graphics and Intel, and those found after the use of certain models of the wheel.

To make amends, the Criterion team has included three new racing cars in the patch: Supersports Bentley Continental Convertible, Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster Dodge Viper SRT10 Convertible and Final Edition. Note that NFS updating to version 1.03, will be impossible to play with those who still have the 1.02.

New video of Super Monkey Ball 3D

The monkeys monkeys racing vacuum vacuum Sega will discover even more eclectic in their new version for Nintendo 3DS, as well as to show clearly in three dimensions. Among the main game modes there is in fact now running, which is a sort of arcade racing game along the lines of Mario Kart, or to stay in the family, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing.

Just the "race" is the theme of the new video released by Sega, which is reported below. Super Monkey Ball 3D - Trailer for a ride

Fiv5 will be the new play by David Cage?

Quantic Dream's next game could be called Fiv5. The site has in fact discovered some superannuation trademarks related to this product and a series of profiles on Linkedin that lead back to staff members working on this phantom project. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has also registered the same mark as referring to "software for computer and console gaming," which suggests an exclusive for the PlayStation 3.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime comes first on Live Arcade

Un'esclusivina With one of the strategic maneuvers to which we are accustomed in the modern gaming market, Xbox Live Arcade makes sure a small exclusive time for Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. We come to know from the PlayStation Blog that the new game on the world's most famous Ghostbusters will arrive on PlayStation Network on March 30, or about one week later than planned exit on Live Arcade, for 23 of the same month, which is this Wednesday.

New Conduit Video 2: environments

Where will Conduit 2? High Voltage comes from Sega and a new video dedicated to Conduit 2, new chapter in the sci-fi shooter for the Wii. Again this is a video explaining the game, which takes into account the different environments in which we come to find in the game, in single or multiplayer. After a further delay, the game is now expected in Europe for April 22.

Conduit 2 - Video on environments

The successor to the Xbox 360 will be released in 2015?

Some clues have emerged from the network would suggest 2015 as the release date of the heir of the Xbox 360. The online portfolio of designer Ben Peterson (Thank ZDNet) shows an image, quite incomprehensible to say the truth, a black product called Microsoft Xbox. " The text accompanying the images about a company partnership with the IEB Design (owned by Microsoft) for the design of hardware that should be out just in 2015.

Rankings Italian from 7 13 March 2011

Invasion of the Pokemon Dall'AESVI get the sales figures for the week between 7 and 13 March 2011 and as per tradition we offer the software charts for the gaming market in Italy. Pokémon still dominate the console landscape, and Dragon Age is now square at the top of PC chart. For the rest, little new as you can see from the charts below.

Rank 21-27 February 2011 Top 10 Console: Pokemon White (DS) Pokemon Black (DS) Wii Party (Wii) Dragon Age 2 (PS3) Dragon Age 2 (Xbox 360) Killzone 3 (PS3) Wii Fit Balance Board Plus + ( Wii) Art Academy Mario Sports Mix (Wii) Just Dance 2 (Wii) Top 10 PC: Dragon Age II World of Warcraft Pre Paid Card 2 months Dragon Age II Signature Edition The Sims 3 Assassin's Creed II The Sims 3 Outdoor Living Stuff Football Manager 2011 Call of Duty: Black Ops Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Retribution Top 10 DS: Pokemon Pokemon Black White Art Academy, Mario vs.

DLC confirmed for Stacking

THQ has made official the release of the first DLC Stacking, entitled The Lost Hobo King, due out "early April" on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. The expansion will take us into the kingdom of Camelfoot, where we will embark in search of a mysterious lost crown. The Lost King Hobo will have 15 new dolls only to find and, of course, another handful of Achievements and Trophies.

You obviously need to play the original game, that our Persians David has won a well deserved 8 / 10.

Work in progress today on PSN

Download Problems As reported by a moderator on the official PlayStation forums, Sony was going to make a maintenance this afternoon on the PlayStation Network. The system should be disconnected for much of the afternoon, from about 15 to 18, although it is unclear whether it relates to its all European sections of the service, the communication in any case comes from SCEE, so it is likely yes.

New details on Perfect Dark Core

In non-sequel Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark 2 as originally announced, the protagonist Joanna had been conceived as a character more volatile than in the first chapter, as reported by unseen64. net. Perfect Dark Core ought to have "a more realistic picture of Perfect Dark," while Joanna attitudes would have to take "less feminine".

In 2009 Mundorare showed some footage of Perfect Dark Core and artwork. The first prototypes, however, were modified so that the material was not considered by most as a new Rare Perfect Dark. When the project was canceled in 2009, the game belonged to the genre of first person shooter, there were the mech and the protagonist was a man.

The new Xbox in 2015?

A mysterious piece of hardware to find an online portfolio ZDNet throws some questions about the possible successor to the Xbox 360, a mysterious piece of hardware planned for 2015. Actually it is still very vague and certainly not official what appears to be a member of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business Design Group has published among his works, a collaboration for "future experiences on the user side and hardware for 2015, with much of cryptic image that we do not know honestly interpret right now.

Angry Birds is "the new Mario Bros"

With over 100 million downloads, Angry Birds is one of the most successful mobile products. According to the developer of mobile games Sourcebits, the game produced by Rovio can be considered the new Super Mario Bros. "If you look at the casual market and that of first person shooter you realize the importance of Angry Birds," says Dan Gonzales of Sourcebits (via IndustryGamers).

"In a historical context to the hardcore player is important but at the moment is completely outweighed by the number of people using smart phones and tablet. The world is changing quickly and Angry Birds is the new Super Mario Bros". "My kids are not interested in the DS or PSP, they have all the tablets, and smartphones.

Outland Superdirective in today!

Continue Superdirective Multiplayer. it, from our studies of Terni. In today's episode show Outland for Xbox 360 and will answer all questions from users! Connect at 17 Monday, March 21 to 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.

Level-5 working on a new game

During an interview with Nikkei Trendy and translated by Andriasang (via Edge), the CEO of Level 5, Akihiro Hino said that the study of Santa Monica opened last June is currently working on a new game . "We currently have five members on the staff," said Hino. "The titles in North America programnma in the study are developed in the region.

The staff are mostly Japanese but we will work with local developers, so I think that we can successfully turn to the North American market." The authors of the titles in the series Professor Layton also promised to bring some surprises and about 20 games at the event to be held in August, the Level-5 Vision.

Joanna Dark Perfect for a different Core

Joanna Dark from the very site Unseen64 get the image of what should have been the "new" Joanna Dark of Perfect Dark Core, if it had seen the light of day. The game in question should in fact be the direct result of the first Perfect Dark for Nintendo 64, another first-person shooter, however, characterized by changes in terms of gameplay, like the use of mech, and the environment, much darker and " mature "the first chapter.

Unveiled the multi Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever will offer four multiplayer modes. As reported by duke4. net to those rules will Dukematch, Dukematch Team, Capture the Babe and Hail to the King. The challenges in the network are limited to a maximum of eight players, four per team. 10 maps available at launch, including a remake of Dukeburger.

The killings will earn experience points to spend in the customization of the equipment of the protagonist. The multiplayer in Duke Nukem Forever is developed by Canadian studio Piranha, author of PSP games Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 and Need for Speed: Undercover PC titles and Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza and MechWarrior.

Stacking: The Lost Hobo King in April

New expansion comes the confirmation on the first DLC for stacking, the excellent adventure based MATRIOSCA developed by Double Fine for THQ in digital delivery. The new expansion is called The Lost Hobo King, and is waiting for the "early April" on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. In the new piece of history we are exploring the realm of Camelfoot to help Levi's uncle, Rufus, to take back his rightful throne.

Homefront, the 360 wins the format war

As revealed by Chart-Track, Microsoft won the "format war" for Homefront in Britain by capturing 70% of sales of the shooter with the Xbox 360 version of the game, THQ. 26% of copies were sold in PlayStation 3 format, while only 4% of total copies sold in the UK in recent days have been bought by PC gamers.

Data from Chart-Track, however, refer to the dealers in the United Kingdom and do not include data from digital distribution. Some time ago, Kaos Studios had spoken against the interest of Microsoft Homefront, an interest which was published in the exclusivity of the DLC time. In the UK, Homefront debuted in first place in the weekly software charts, while the United States the title, THQ has sold 375,000 copies in 24 hours.

Total sales of video games in 2010

Exceeded $ 33 billion in revenues VGChartz Ltd has released the sales figures of the gaming industry overall in 2010. Were taken into consideration is that sales in stores and digital. Apparently the turnover exceeded 33 billion dollars, with more than 3.2 million games purchased. The digital market has reached 7.6% of the total market, with 2.5 billion dollars in sales.

Analysts expect that over the next five years, this percentage increases dramatically. In terms of unit sales, digital platforms dominate the scene, with platforms iOS to lord it. This is due to very low prices of individual games, often given away to users. So the data is a bit 'bloated that should be analyzed in detail.

No multiplayer Prey 2

As reported in a preview of the magazine Gamereactor (translated at NeoGAF), Prey 2 will draw inspiration from Mirror's Edge DICE. Other references will be Mass Effect, Riddick and Blade Runner, they tell the developers. In Prey 2 will not return to the protagonist of the first game, the Indian Tommy.

In its place we find the sheriff Killian Samuels, an expert in parkour. "If we could speak of Prey in the first version of the story of Luke Skywalker, in Prey 2 tells the story of Boba Fett," says the producer of the game developed by Human Head. The game will offer an "open" with large levels that players will see the intent to use the shadows to strike the enemy.

Captain America Super Soldier - Images of the Wii version

Red Skull, Where Art Thou? Sega has released some new screens of the Wii version of Captain America Super Soldier. We could not show them? Gallery to follow.

Videogame gives Dragon Age II

We expected, desired and imagined over and over again but now Dragon Age II is finally out. Many of you may already have bought, others may have already done, but on the contrary, if you were still undecided on whether to buy it, the new contest Videogame Source. it could be for you! This week, with the help of Videogame Source.

en with Electronic Arts, five lucky users the chance to win it will have a promotional copy, at the choice between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of this highly anticipated sequel. Joining is easy as always! As well as on the occasion of our recent contest dedicated to Dead Space 2, all you have to do is fill the bubble that you find in the picture just below the phrase that you think is best suited to that particular juncture, and then return all to David.

Homefront in the head in the UK charts

Below Dragon Age II (EA) White and Pokémon (Nintendo) This week was the announcement of the ranking of the best-selling games in the UK. The only new entry is compared to last week Shogun 2: Total War for PC, in fourth place, while confirming the success of Homefront, which earns the top spot despite the collapse of the shares of THQ.

01. Homefront (THQ) 02. Dragon Age II (EA) 03. Pokémon White (Nintendo) 04. Shogun 2: Total War (Sega) 05. Pokemon Black (Nintendo) 06. Champion Fight Night (EA) 07. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft) 08. FIFA 11 (EA) 09. Killzone 3 (SCEE) 10. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft) Source: EDGE

ngmoco: "Sony in trouble for the hardware"

According to Neil Young, founder of ngmoco, Microsoft would have an advantage over Sony in a context in which the video game industry was moving rapidly towards the network. "In terms of Sony hardware is not in a favorable position," said Young in IndustryGamers. "I think they're in trouble. But Microsoft is putting much better." "Microsoft understands the cloud.

Xbox Live is a service of total quality and have a foot in the mobile market. Nintendo has on his side instead of important franchise for the third party but I do not think we can speak of a healthy ecosystem."

Crytek defends Crysis DRM 2

The eternal problem of piracy on the PC by Crytek NATHAM Camarillo has defended the use of DRM in the PC version of Crysis 2, showing a certain impotence in the face of piracy. Camarillo wonders what else he should do and if you really Crytek games with DRM users perceive the presence of the same when they play.

The DRM issue has become urgent after the theft of an old build of Crysis 2, which occurred in recent weeks. Crytek and EA responded by declaring that piracy continues to damage the PC gaming and PC development community, even if the dying PC Gaming Alliance, which has recently lost a few pieces, said that piracy on the PC is in decline.

AMD: "DirectX for PC games as a brake"

According to the hardware manufacturer AMD, graphics libraries such as DirectX is an obstacle for developers of PC games. "In the high-end video cards have a higher power at least ten times that of the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3," said Richard Huddy, AMD (Via Edge. "However, the graphics of PC games are not ten times higher than those of games console.

"" This is largely due to DirectX. The best developers want to have total control of the machine by giving them access to low-level hardware that allows them to innovate, which would put pressure on Microsoft. " When in 2002 we introduced the shader thought we could give life to a greater variety of graphics, but in fact people have used the shader in the most obvious.

New trailer from Thor: The God of Thunder

With a little 'gameplay ... SEGA has released a new movie on a Thor: The God of Thunder, a title that is currently in development on platforms Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is a trailer dedicated to the presentation of the game, in which we can also see some scenes of gameplay. Here is the attached file: Thor: The God of Thunder - Fate of Asgard Trailer

Levine says no to Move for BioShock Infinite

The boss of Irrational Games, Ken Levine said that BioShock Infinite will not support the motion controller for the PlayStation 3, Move. "I never thought of implementing Move only as a favor to the producer first party, because the players would notice," said Levine in Play magazine. "If you have nothing special to say the motion controller with the people understand this, it would be like cheating".

Microsoft and the unsettling future of PC gaming

A video of 2010 terrifies PC gamers across the world when someone says he's thinking about your future, now is the time to worry. This is what comes to mind looking at the prospects for the future of gaming on the PC shown in this video of the 2010 team WGX (Windows Gaming eXperience) from Microsoft.

WGX's vision is clear, and probably even Windows 8 will be created around it. WGX sees three hundred million potential users for PC gaming, many of which are not interested in the products hardcore. WGX will then try to conquer them with games and websites dedicated to a community reminiscent of Xbox Live.

Homefront as sold in UK

Homefront debuted in first place in the weekly software charts in the UK. The shooter developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ in the charts above BioWare's Dragon Age II. Pokémon White for third place, followed by 2 Shogun: Total War and Black Pokémon. Following Fight Night Champion, Just Dance 2, FIFA 11, Assassin's Creed and Killzone 3 II: Brotherhood.

The new entries Top Spin 4 and Yakuza 4 debut respectively in thirteenth and twenty-fifth position.

No Collector's for LA Noire

Rockstar confirms ... Rockstar Games has confirmed that the highly anticipated LA Noire, Team Bondi production developed by next May that will debut in Europe, there is no Collector's Edition. So the title will be sold only in the regular edition: Depending on the vendor chosen for pre-order you will get exclusive content between different two or three options.

Source: VG247

Crytek defends DRM

Crytek has defended the implementation of a DRM in PC games. "I know that many are opposed to DRM," said executive producer NATHAM Camarillo at GameShark. "But, I mean, what can we do? The actions of a few cause problems for many." "If I'm playing an alcoholic and has DRM, I notice? Not really. I know there is something running but the system does not change my gaming experience.

In the future we will consider the matter." A month after the launch of Crysis 2, the PC version of the Crytek game appeared online in an incomplete build pirate defined by the developer. EA and Crytek have announced in a statement after its disappointment at a probloema, that of piracy, which "continues to damage the PC market and the developer community."

Top images for Hitman 5?

Perhaps it is good ... votla After much talk, perhaps this is the right time. In fact, through HitmanForum, have apparently been revealed the first five images related to the elusive hitman 5, which would seem to hijack the clues to the presence of the Canadian National Tower in Toronto where he would set the new venture.

At this address you will find all the rumors, including the first picture above. Source: VG247