Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cyanide working on a RPG on the Song of Ice and Fire

In addition to strategic According to the French site Factor News Cyanide Studios is working not only on the announced RTS Game of Thrones: Genesis, with a loyalty based on the first book in the series by George RR Martin, but also an RPG. The role play is set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, again on the first book "A Game of Thrones" but in a more free, telling unusual stories with new characters instead of following the narrative line of the writer.

Valve shall study the implementation of Steamworks console

More and more features in the program's implementation of Steamworks console has already started with Portal 2 PlayStation 3 version, but is still ahead: Valve aims to integrate much more extensive and complex system for its online services for games published under its label. Among the ideas it is possible to extend the functionality Steam Play also between PS3, PC and Mac, or that they could buy a single license and be able to download the game in all other versions, perhaps with the ' implementation of features such as remote storage cloud and unlockable common goals.

Pokémon black and white version is also the largest in the U.S.

Two million copies sold in two weeks! Numbers dizzying black and white version for Pokémon: After the excellent results collected in Europe, the game has sold 1.08 million copies in its first twenty-four hours after launch in the U.S., thus reaching two million copies in just two weeks. The two versions of the game came from a speed record in Japan, since these are the titles for the Nintendo DS that quickly reached five million copies sold, with 2.6 million in its first week.

Machinarium coming to PlayStation 3 and iPad

The adventure started on PC and PSN will dawn on the App Store Jakub Dvorsky, the founder of Amanita Design, announced that Machinarium, a first two-dimensional adventure will arrive on PlayStation 3 and iPad this year, respectively, via PlayStation Network and App Store. For those not familiar, the game offers a successful mix of adventure and puzzle, and is set in a world completely mechanical, represented graphically in a very refined.

First update the system for 3DS

Just in time for the European launch is available since yesterday in the Italian shops, Nintendo 3DS experiment has already made its owners a first update of the system. In terms of content, update the copy in system memory a video in 3D, very nice indeed, show that different sequences enhanced three-dimensional effect.

This is the first ever movie of its kind now on the new handheld, and the results we can only hope not the last, but rather to open the door for a good number of media content. According to Nintendo, but has not entered into specific optimizations have also been added regarding the various data communications systems of the console.

Microsoft adjustment: Dungeon Fighter Online will not be free to play on 360

It will be a normal way to pay with "some" online feature Microsoft has "correct" words that he spoke of formula Nexxon free to play for Dungeon Fighter Online for Xbox 360. The title will in fact pay for the purchase but will not require a monthly subscription and integrate part of the online capabilities of the PC counterpart.

It remains to be seen what features will be integrated into the console version and if at the end of Dungeon Fighter Online processing will still be an MMO, or if it becomes a simple coop.

Ubisoft: core and casual users all over Nintendo 3DS

Now in 3D Ubisoft continues to emphasize the great potential of the new Nintendo 3DS, on the other hand placing itself right away as one of the most prolific third party publisher to work on the new console of the big N. The marketing manager of the British division of Ubisoft, Murray Pannell said to MCV his belief that the console is able to combine the casual with the hardcore audience, which probably form the core of the first user to the console but will soon be swelled by the arrival of casual.

Slightly Mad jobless

Deleted the new project development team Slightly Mad Studios, responsible for the series Need for Speed: Shift, apparently is in a waiting phase after the completion of work on Shift 2: Unleashed. The new project where the team was already working and the production was to be inserted immediately after the racing game in question was in fact removed, which also involves the risk of possible redundancy for the staff members.

Three projects by the authors of Machinarium

Two adventure and a strange thing Amanita Design has revealed the extent of new projects in the works at his studies, or three games that, given the precedents, will be keeping an eye on. The first to come out by the independent team is Osada, expected to finish in two weeks: it is a sort of multimedia project as a kind of interactive music video than a real video game, based on "psychedelic country music czech "we can not imagine what matches the description in question.

Mortal Kombat, the ninja in tag team action

Scorpion and Sub-Zero team up to defeat the opponents robot the new trailer for Mortal Kombat shows a combat team from unexpected players: first two robotic ninja, the other no less than Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The two powerful warriors, though so far we have always seen as adversaries because they are linked by a deep resentment, form a duo, the extraordinary success that can switch to fire-based attacks on maneuvers in which the ice to make a difference.

Japanese charts, Nintendo 3DS head

The new handheld console with 3D graphics dominates the Nintendo 3DS has topped the Japanese charts for the third week in a row, although sales continue to decline gradually. According to data from Media Create, the week ended March 20 the 3DS has sold 61,394 units, about 33% less than the previous week.

A decline that is normal, unfortunately the current situation in Japan, devastated by a powerful earthquake with still many problems to solve. The podium is completed by the two consoles, Sony PS3 and PSP in the order, in this case a decrease of 50% over the previous week. Minor fluctuations, however, for the remaining platforms in the standings, even though the total pay duty clearly.

The Witcher 2 - Here are the recommended requirements

After the revelation of so much RAM minimum, that rialleghiamo queued at the news, here are those recommended to be able to enjoy the best of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The title will arrive on the outskirts of the summer and promises to simplify and enrich the gameplay without altering the atmosphere of the series.

Recommended Configuration: Processor: Intel Quad Core or equivalent AMD Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 260 1 GB / Radeon HD 4850 1 GB Memory: 3 GB for Windows XP / 4 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Hard Disk: 16 GB of free space configuration Minimum: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or equivalent AMD Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 or equivalent AMD 512 MB Memory: 1 GB for Windows XP / 2 GB for Windows XP Hard Disk: 8 GB of free space

The Weinstein Company opens TWC Games

The film is from the video game Another player threw himself from the world of electronic cinema. It is TWC Games that will use the film rights to The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films to create video games for the mobile industry for social gaming and the console. The company may in fact draw from a pool of fictional films, including Halloween, Scary Movie, Grind House and Inglorious Bastards.

Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike is available on PC

Timely First Strike, Black Ops DLC has finally arrived on PC and to celebrate the event Treyarch has given the go once again to a weekend double experience points. The expansion includes a new level where exterminate zombies at will and four multiplayer maps that are the Berlin Wall, Stadium, Discovery and Kowloon.

Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed - Launch Trailer

In the finishing straight The launch trailer for Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed announces the arrival of the first title and also reveals the critical votes. In fact, estimates of the video appear Plastation Magazine and EGM have won the title with a resounding EA 9. Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed - Trailer

Dungeon Siege III - Trailer Katarina

Unpredictable but courageous Obsidian has released a trailer for Katarina, Dungeon Siege III female character who prefers to fight with weapons at long distance and powerful curses. But if the enemy comes too close can also use pistols and shotguns and has the support of his mastiff. Dungeon Siege III - Trailer Katarina

Kinect will be strongly supported in 2011

And the future is even brighter for Microsoft UK Neil Thompson has stated that Kinect will enjoy a very strong support during 2011. The manager has assured that taking the year the offering of titles dedicated to the complex sensor will grow both in quantity and variety. In addition, Thompson was optimistic for the future.

With the growth of installed because there will be more developers interested in Kinect which will be supported even more so. Source: CVG