Friday, March 25, 2011

The exclusive Alan Wake has been a commercial risk

But it has simplified things the foreman of the technical section of Remedy, Markus Maki, revealed that although the decision to enter into an exclusive with Microsoft was a risk in terms of trade has also greatly reduced the technical problems. In fact, the team was able to concentrate on plot and atmosphere, leaving only eight programmers struggling with the graphics engine, although Remedy, Maki has revealed he was tempted to delete everything to use the Unreal Engine.

Top images for in-game DiRT 3

2010 record for GameStop in the U.S.

Sales of $ 9.47 billion for the famous American chain store chain GameStop has published its results for the fiscal year ended January 29, 2011, setting a record with regard to sales. We speak of 9.47 billion dollars of completely built, of which $ 408 million in profits. Figures representing an increase of 4.3% and 8 respectively, 1% in the previous year.

Good news for digital sales, for both PC and consoles, rose 61% to a total of 290 million dollars. Diluted earnings per share are then grown by 17.8% to $ 2.65 compared to $ 2.25 in 2009. Source: GamesIndustry

TeamLava launches Nightclub Story

If your dream has always been to open and operate a nightclub you will be pleased to know that, at least talking about gaming, you can achieve it. The developer has in fact American TeamLava Nightclub Story recently launched a free game for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, whose concept is based on openness and its subsequent management of a nightclub.

The goal will be to maintain the happiness of the public, and the only way to achieve it will be to - I quote the statement - "Decorate and personalize the room, prepare new drinks and make sure that the DJ is not never stop. " "Players can create their ideal atmosphere considered by choosing your favorite music or using the songs in your iTunes playlist, then reads the statement.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie - 10 minutes of gameplay

DragonForce DLC for Rock Band 3

According to what reported in the official forum for Rock Band, Rock Band next week 3 will be enriched by a series of new tracks, the now old Guitar Hero III, including the famous "Through the Fire and Flames" and "Operation Ground and Pound "Dragonforce. Here is the complete list of content coming: Days of Peace Single Pack 2001 All songs above are available on the Wii and Xbox 360 since March 29, and a day later on the PlayStation 3.

LEGO Star Wars III in stores now

The Clone Wars, LucasArts and TT Games is built they do know that LEGO Star Wars III, in case you missed it, is now available in Italian stores. Apart from being one of the launch games for Nintendo 3DS, cross-over between the science fiction universe of George Lucas and the Danish building blocks in a video game is also available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS.

This is the latest chapter in a series that has so far sold over 21 million copies around the world, based on the saga of the Clone Wars, the animated television series. 16 different star systems, 32 missions and 48 bonus levels make up this third adventure, which fought alongside the Jedi against separatist forces.

Record sales for Gamestop

The retailer Gamestop has announced that it has closed the fiscal year ended January 29 last year with record sales, or 9.47 billion dollars, and $ 408 million profit. The results represent an increase of 4.3% and 8 .1% from the previous fiscal year, as reported by GamesIndustry. Also up the business of digital games for PC and console, +61% over the previous year, totaling $ 290 million.

"In 2011 our innovations in e-commerce, and the system offers digital PowerUp Rewards have enabled us to achieve this record," says the CEO of the company, Raines Pail. 1.7 billion dollars were generated from the sale of new hardware, instead of $ 3.97 billion turnover are related to the sale of new software (41.9% of the total).

PES 2011, Warriors and Samurai Super Monkey Ball to launch 3DS

A number of launch titles in this day full of Nintendo 3DS, today officially released on the Italian and European markets, we find on the shelves are also three new titles distributed by Halifax. This is PES 2011 3D, Super Monkey Ball 3D and Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3D games all share a common characteristic, which one? Well done, the presence of 3D.

The first is an adaptation for the portable Nintendo's latest installment of the football so popular in our area, the second is a further evolution of the puzzle game with monkeys vacuum, in this case engaged in different disciplines, "sports" and the third a furious action game set in feudal Japan.

Green Lantern in June on 3DS

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced its first title for Nintendo 3DS, the new Nintendo console available in Italian stores at this time. The game will be a tie-in, Green Lantern, and will be available from June 7, reported by Industry Gamers. Developed by Double Helix, the version for the Nintendo handheld was designed "to take advantage of 3D features of the console," says the publisher.

Images and video LEGO ninjaGA

Ninja to build and 'scheduled for April 15, 2011 the release of the new LEGO ninjaGA for Nintendo DS games, action games and adventure set in the particular world of the new lego series in question. With the announcement of the date of leaving Warner Bros. Interactive disseminates new images and a new trailer showing new items in Italian of this game based on Lego and "Spinjitzu.

LEGO ninjaGA - Ice Dragon Trailer

Straight "discriminated against" in Dragon Age II?

The writer of BioWare, David Gaider, defended the system of romantic adventures of Dragon Age II in an article published on the official forum, BioWare. Some people accused of having neglected BioWare heterosexual intercourse, but according Gaider is not the case with Dragon Age II: "The stories of the game for everybody.

We have many fans, and not everyone is heterosexual but also deserve our attention" . "The truth is that making available a history of this type for different kinds is cheaper. Of course, this creates some difficulties in the implementation of adventures." "The romance semrpe are not suitable for everyone, and also who pays no attention to the issue of gender may prove little interest in the characters.

The activity of Xbox Live March 14 to 22: Black Ops in head

All data for Major Nelson Major Nelson announced The usual data collected on a weekly basis in the traffic on Xbox Live, in its various sectors. This results in the charts of most played online multiplayer titles and Arcade Games for Windows Indie and Hollywood, which is reported below. Such data are collected in the week between 14 and 22 March 2011 that they see Call of Duty: Black Ops again as most played game in online multiplayer, Full House Poker Arcade as most downloaded, not The Indie Games as the most popular and GTA IV at the top of the Games for Windows.

Gamerfirst opened a studio in Edinburgh

Gamerfirst, the publisher noted that the MMO from Realtime Worlds APB, is opening an office in Edinburgh for the operations related to the launch of free-to-play title APB: Reloaded. As reported by Gamasutra, the studio initially will consist of 22 employees, but the publisher expects to espendere the team.

The former manager of Realtime Worlds, Michael Boniface, the general manager of the study will be devoted to APB: Reloaded. Possible that some former employees of the defunct Realtime, whose headquarters is based in Dundee, join the new study.

Duke Nukem: Critical Mass in April

There came the April 8 A few hours after the announcement on the delay of the mythical Duke Nukem Forever is back to talk to the Duke, although in another form. In this case it's Duke Nukem: Critical Mass, which finally gets an official release date after he passed a rich series of delays and postponements.

The Apogee team announced that the game finally reach the Nintendo DS in Europe on April 8. This is what should be the first chapter of a trilogy fully developed for Nintendo DS and PSP, at least according to original plans, announced for the first time about 3 years ago. The very existence of Duke Nukem: Critical Mass had been put in doubt after the cancellation of the project by Frontline Studios, initially responsible for development, but the message on Twitter Apogee seems to be a final confirmation of his arrival.

An encyclopedia for Assassin's Creed

Ubisoft is working on an encyclopedia devoted to the series Assassin's Creed. As reported by VG247, Ubiworkshop web site has been a job for a writer to be assigned to writing an encyclopedia devoted to the series. Requires knowledge not only of the main chapters of the series (Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, but also novels, comic books and TV series dedicated to the franchise.

Buy-in from next week on Android Apps

Micro-transactions in view of Android operating system also will support the purchase of content in-app or within applications, starting from next week. As reported by Venture Beat, Google has been testing the feature for some time now and everything would be ready for deployment in Android applications.

With the proposed system would open the doors to structured software such as Farmville, or as "free-to-play", ie those applications can be downloaded for free (or at a minimum price) can be further expanded with items to be unlocked through micro-payments . Source: Venture Beat

Gamestop: "incredible demand for Move"

Despite the success of Kinect, 10 million units sold according to Microsoft, Gamestop seems to be in trouble with the stocks of the motion controller for the PlayStation 3, Move. As reported by Industry Gamers, Gamespot is expected to increase sales of Move after the arrival of new stocks at retail. "We are fighting for the stock controller Move," said Tony Bartel of Gamestop.

"The demands are incredible. If we can rebuild the stocks will increase sales." The latest figures provided by Sony in December last year spoke of 4.1 million sold worldwide Move.

Resident Evil: Revival Selection in autumn on digital delivery

On Live Arcade and PSN There has been very clear on how to deploy on either the release date for Resident Evil: Revival Selection, the collection consists of the high definition editions of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. At first it seemed a product designed exclusively for the retail market, but a statement of Capcom Europe, as reported by Eurogamer.

net, instead of speaking out in digital delivery on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. Moreover, it appears that the period of output expected to double package is autumn 2011, we are still awaiting further clarification. Source: Eurogamer. net

Guitar Hero III is the record of cash receipts

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is one of the most successful games of all time from the financial point of view. The game of musical Neversoft has generated 830.9 million dollars in revenue for Activision only in the North American market. Launched in November of 2007, Guitar Hero III takes on this special list of the most successful games another Activision title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, as reported by CNBC.

Confirmed Resident Evil: Raccoon City

According to preliminary information from the magazine Official Xbox Magazine, it was confirmed the development of Resident Evil: Raccoon City, a spin-off of Capcom's horror series, developed by Slant Six, SOCOM authors. The game in question differs somewhat from the typical structure of survival horror, which it takes the environment but offering inside a pure shooter in teams where we compare three different factions within the various levels.

Gearbox explains the return of Duke Nukem

In the past few hours Gearbox Software announced that it had postponed a month Duke Nukem Forever. According to Randy Pitchford, however, players can rest assured that the game will arrive in June. "No tricks, we thought in May when we made the announcement," said a source on Videogame bosses from Gearbox.

"We are driven by the passion of the fans who look forward just as we launch the game. The support of the fans does wonders for our morale and this increases the quality of the product. Just for the fans believe it was right to postpone a few weeks the launch of the game. " "Thanks to Videogame Source and its readers for the support given to Gearbox in these difficult times in which we work hard for the triumphant return of the Duke." Duke Nukem Forever will be in stores June 10th on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

New gameplay of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Once again we are able to show a new video coming from the expected Deus Ex: Human Revolution, production in development at Eidos Montreal on platforms Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and edited by Square-Enix. It is basically a video of gameplay as always oriented to illustrate the main gameplay. You can find it below.

Dungeon Fighter Online arrives on XBLA

The fighting multiplayer Dungeon Fighter will be the first free-to-play game for Xbox Live Arcade, said the publisher Nexon. As reported by Siliconera, the game will be downloadable free of charge while additional content will be charged. Microsoft Game Studios locate the game to France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Japan and will take care of Nexon verisoni English, Chinese and Korean.

Dungeon Fighter was released on PC in 2005. The fighting, which is available in English since last year, has experienced considerable success in China and South Korea will be an exclusive Xbox 360 game.

Splinter Cell: Conviction available for MAC

EA: a future for the old IP

During an interview with CVG EA has mentioned the possibility in the future to see new games based on old IP which Powermonger and Road Rash. "I worked on Desert Strike and Road Rash for the Sega Genesis days so believe me I know the history of IP," said Frank Gibeau, EA Games boss. "When we analyze a new challenge and prepare to invest money, we always choose between a new and an old IP to bring back to life.

The components of 3DS cost about one hundred dollars

Fifteen more of the DSi UBM TechInsight studied the components of the Nintendo 3DS arriving to indicate a total production cost of $ 101, fifteen more than the Nintendo DSi. A drive up costs appears to have been the screen and the 3D gyroscope. Obviously, the final price of the console is determined by many other factors, regardless of the cost of individual components (marketing, research and development, distribution and so on), but Nintendo as the Wii and DS, he married the philosophy of not selling consoles at a loss, as done by the two Microsoft Xbox and Sony with the PS3 and PSP.

Homefront in one million

The FPS Homefront has reached the milestone of one million units sold a week ago to know THQ. The result has been reached between the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets, 2.4 million copies of the game sent by the publisher to retailers. "We are pleased for the performance of the Homefront, we will continue to provide new copies of the game to retailers around the world," said CEO Brian Farrell, THQ.

Pitchford explains to the press late Duke Nukem Forever

May I know you do not talk to the press after releasing the movie with the announcement of the delay, Randy Pitchford, Gearbox's CEO, explained that when they announced the launch date of Duke Nukem Forever, were convinced that it would definitely set in May. He explained that in fact the game could be ready by that date, but who were unwilling to take risks because, after many delays, do not want to disappoint fans who expect the game for twelve years.

Battlefield 3, smaller maps on console

The multiplayer maps for console versions of Battlefield 3 will be smaller than the PC version, tells DICE. According to a spokesman for the developer to CERFY as the limit of players on the console will be 24 (64 PC), DICE has decided to reduce the size of the maps for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

The downsizing will relate only to the battles on land, the developer does know, according to which the aircraft will be fighting identitci on all platforms.

Team Fortress 2: Valve sells hats to help Japan

And who is not generous suffers retaliation Grosso Valve has launched the sale of only three hats in Team Fortress 2, and the proceeds will be donated to American Red Cross to help the reconstruction of Japan wounded by the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear . The hats come in three price ranges: one hundred, twenty and seven U.S.

dollars. Source: PC Gamer

Revealed the achievement of ME2 Arrival

The network showed the three objectives in the new unlockable DLC Mass Effect 2, Arrival. The list was announced by Xbox360Achievements. org. Following are three objectives: if you want to avoid spoilers you should not read: Arrival will be available from March 29 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.