Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Red Faction: Armageddon: demo coming next week

Confirmed the demo for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 THQ has announced the arrival of the expected demo of Red Faction: Armageddon for the next week. In the demo the player can drive Darius Mason, the protagonist of the game, through the sewers of Mars occupied by aliens. In short, there will be a pleasure trip.

The demo will be available on May 3 and Xbox 360, Sony manages to always wake PSN on PS3. There are statements about a possible PC version. We also note that the full game will be released May 31 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Source: Destructoid

Iwata: Nintendo Wii would better promote the

Iwata reflects on some errors made by the Big N's new console Wii time, time to draw conclusions on the old rite with some declaration of shedding light on some of the problems that emerged over the years. No wonder the president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has more than a few recriminations about how to do was sell the Wii, especially the relationship with the third party, which define problematic is an understatement.

Published Bunny Zombie Slayer for the IOS

The zombies are starting to make us almost worth Hothead Games released his first game for IOS, the Bunny Slayer Zombie, in which the player must play a heroic rabbit rescue some children threatened by the unstoppable undead. Bunny the Zombie Slayer is an arcade game based on the accumulation of points and is compatible with all systems IOS, so with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Bunny the Zombie Slayer: APP STORE LINK

New video for Brink

Interfaces, classes, skills etc. Bethesda spreads today a new video dedicated to Brink, focusing on some sort of tutorial that covers various aspects of the game. It therefore shows the gaming system and its elements as the user interface, character classes and their shooting skills and the particular structure on which the game is based Splash Damage.

Brink is expected on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 13 in Europe.

New details about Dark Souls

From the hardcore stuff from the new issue of Japan's Dengeki PlayStation magazine arriving new information about Dark Souls, from an interview with the director Hidetaka Miyazaki translated into English by NeoGAF moderator. Here are the highlights: The team received feedback from many fans of Demon's Souls, which implies the positiveness of the expected work on a game but also the pressure of having to satisfy everyone.

Nintendogs + Cats: 1.71 million copies around the world

It is not clear if they were sold or distributed only a few days ago, Capcom has announced that the 3DS version of Super Street Fighter IV has surpassed one million copies sold. Today were released sales data for Nintendos + Cats, who seems to have reached the beauty of 1.71 million copies sold. It is unclear whether the data refer to the world market and if it includes only those units sold or simply distributed.

Discounts for the DLC for Dead Rising 2 on Xbox Live

The nightmares discounted deal of the week on Xbox Live Marketplace for this edition is a multiple of the Deal of the Week, going to understand the various DLC related to Dead Rising 2. Discounts of 50% were applied to the two expansions spin-off, or Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2: Case West as well as the two "skill package" and Psycho Soldier.

Here is the list: Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - from 400 to 200 Microsoft Points, Dead Rising 2: Case West - from 400 to 200 Microsoft Points Skills Pack - Psycho - 160 to 80 Microsoft Points Skills Pack - Soldier - from 160 to 80 Microsoft Points

I will drive 3D games, says James Cameron

It starts from there with her Avatar, in particular, James Cameron has had the opportunity to demonstrate the link between cinema and video game can be fruitful, particularly with regard to new technologies. According to the director, the game will have to pull the film in 3D also said during the conference at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas, "will carry out the 3D video games," he explained, "have not yet done so the production cycle of the technology is less advanced ", but" the companies involved in consumer electronics have introduced these screens last year, so we are just one year into this and it takes from 18 months to two years for to complete a game of high quality.

Minecraft 2 million

Higher and higher Keep Minecraft constantly expanding worldwide, the independent video game has become a truly mass phenomenon, considering the initial perspective and scale of production. And 'now the news came through the official blog directly from the developer Marcus Persson, social constructs that particular game has reached 2 million copies sold.

The figure is even more impressive when you consider that Minecraft is currently still in beta, with output in the full version scheduled for 11 November 2011. At present the beta version of the game can be downloaded for € 14.95 and earlier this month had fruity (with 1.8 million copies sold assets) of $ 33 million to developers.

"Uncharted 2 was a unique experience"

The Naughty Dog team said in surprise that the fantastic, award-winning Uncharted 2 can be considered a "unique", a kind of exceptional event. The game designer Jacob Minkoff considers that game "experience that happens once in life" and declares that "one can not wish for something better than working with a fantastic group of people like that who had worked on Uncharted 2.

Despite these considerations, the primary objective of the team is to overcome such a masterpiece from all points of view with 3 Uncharted: Drake's Deception. The output of the third adventure of Drake is one of the most important of 2011, but the study is ready to surprise fans once again to "a certain event to be held in June." "We have many things in Serbian for E3," says Minkoff.

New Nintendo: Vitality Sensor, and Kid Icarus on Virtual Console 3DS

Despite some news from Japan did not talk for a while 'and with the public's attention now fully focused on the new console will be announced at E3 2011, Nintendo has, however, reiterated its commitment to Vitality Sensor. The instrument measures pulse and blood pressure, by Iwata at E3 2009, has not yet found the path of the market or some application in terms of fun, largely because nobody ever heard anything in months past.

Server rent for Section 8: Prejudice

They are available for rent dedicated servers for the multiplayer shooter for XBLA, Section 8: Prejudice. The service is "offered" by GameServers, which provides players equipment that can accommodate up to 32 people. whose prices vary depending on your needs. Currently the Xbox 360 are available in many cities worldwide, including Milan.

Here is the complete list. Server for ranked matches and do not cost exactly the same. PC versions can be booked now and will arrive simultaneously with the PS3 by the end of summer.

PSN on the seventh day to offline: problem started with credit cards fake?

A problem called Rebug. I calculate the times since the beginning of chaos, we are approaching the seventh day of the PlayStation Network for online and the situation not improving, at least according to Sony's silence on the matter. Lack precise information on proceedings and also the causes that led to the current situation, since the latest information released by the manufacturer about possible attacks "outside" as the initial cause of the chaos that led Sony to pull the same service and put offline in order to ensure a process of adjusting and improving safety.

The introduction of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video

Matters of detail and 'was added to YouTube is the introduction from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS, which we represent below. This is a revised version of the original, with Link riding Epona in Hyrule Field and rides for the broad overview of the environments that characterize the world of play, to get to the original logo.

Few changes from the Nintendo 64 version in this case, therefore, apart from some additional details included in the scenario, a definition certainly greater and a 3D effect that obviously can not be reproduced here.

Black Pokémon in front of everyone in Italy

Pokémon Pokémon Black and White were the best-selling games in Italy in the week between 11 and 17 April 2011. Crysis 2 for third place, while once again hiding in the ranking of best-selling console games titles for Nintendo's new handheld console, the 3DS. Prepaid cards for World of Warcraft, Crysis 2 and FIFA 11 occupy the top three rankings PC software, while the best-selling games for their platforms PES 2011 (3DS), FIFA 11 (X360, PSP and PS2), Pokémon Black (DS) Crysis 2 (PS3) and Wii Party (Wii).

The Witcher 2 - The new journal explores the development of combat

Combinations down one's throat GameTrailers has posted an exclusive new development of The Witcher's diary shows that the first two sessions of play and reveals combinations of spells and skills classes in addition to showing good initial part of the assault already appeared in other movies. The movie then takes us into a swamp to show elemental damage, resistance, traps, objects and lighting effects galore.

Hydrophobia Prophecy for Steam and PSN

Downloadable game Hydrophobia is also coming to XBLA and PlayStation Network on Steam, tells the developer Digital Dark Energy. Hydrophobia Prophecy will be a 1.5 version of the game released on Xbox 360 last year and subsequently updated in December with the release of Hydrophobia Pure on Xbox Live Arcade.

The game will include new levels (unpublished content 70%, according to developers), while other locations have been revisited. It also improves the system and covers the combat system for a game that will offer "a dramatic end as appropriate." The Steam version will debut on May 9, the game will soon be bookable at a price of 10.19 dollars, while the title on the PlayStation Network will be offered sometime later at a similar price and with the support of the PlayStation controller Move.

The next Soul Calibur will be revealed in May?

The same would also be the time Daishi Odashima, supreme boss of Soul Calibur, he said, through the evergreen Twitter, something that Namco Bandai would announce in mid-May. So the official announcement is at hand and will strengthen the hope of seeing something concrete at least at E3. On the other hand has been nearly three years since the last Soul Calibur devoted to a home console and curiosity about what should be a reboot of the series is undoubtedly high.

"From the push for 3D games"

According to the director of Avatar, James Cameron, the final push comes to 3D video games, and not by the film. "Video games provide the final push," said Cameron at the NAB 2011 conference in Las Vegas (via Yahoo). "They have not yet done so because the development cycles have been left behind." "The manufacturers of consumer electronics has introduced the 3D displays only a year ago, and it takes 18 to 24 months to produce high quality games." "Video games allow you to spread the autostereoscopic [without the use of glasses dedicated] for most consumers in this way will be the first approach to 3D.

The Italian charts 11 to April 17

Few surprises on the Italian market for the week from 11 to 17 April with the Pokemon firmly in command, Crysis 2 in third place triumph in the PS3 version and no title to 3DS in the Top 10 overall. FIFA 11 also is a candidate to us as football generation Super Pro Evolution Soccer in the charts for the exclusion of the 3DS that still does not have a Fifa.

Top 10 Nintendo DS Black Console 1 Pokemon 2 Pokemon Nintendo DS White 3 Crysis 2 4 Limited Edition PS3 Electronic Arts Electronic Arts Fifa 11 PS3 Wii 5 Party 6 Nintendo Wii Plus Wii Fit + Balance Board Nintendo Wii 7 X-Box 360 FIFA 11 Electronic Arts Just Dance 2 8 9 Ubisoft Wii Nintendo DS Inazuma Eleven 10 Black Ops Call Of Duty PS3 Activision Blizzard Top 10 PC 1 World Of Warcraft Pre Paid Card (2 Months) Activision Blizzard Crysis 2 3 2 Limited Edition Electronic Arts Fifa 11 Electronic Arts Pc 4 The Sims Medieval Limited Edition Electronic Arts 5 The Sims 3 Electronic Arts 6 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Ubisoft 7 Football Manager 2011 Sega 8 Men Of War Assault Squad Fx Interactive 9 Assassin's Creed Ubisoft 10 Call Of Duty Black Ops Activision Blizzard Top 10 PS3 1 Crysis 2 Limited Edition Electronic Arts 2 Fifa 11 Electronic Arts 3 Call Of Duty Black Ops Activision Blizzard 4 Killzone 3 Sony 5 Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed Limited Edition Electronic Arts 6 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Konami 7 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Ubisoft 8 Top Spin 4 2K Games Sony Gran Turismo 5 9 10 2 Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Namco Top 10 Xbox 360 1 2 Fifa 11 Electronic Arts Crysis Electronic Arts Limited Edition 2 3 4 Kinect Microsoft Kinect Sports Adventures Kinect Microsoft + EA 6 5 2 Crysis Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed Limited Edition Electronic Arts Need 7 For Speed Shift Electronic Arts 8 Call Of Duty Black Ops Activision Blizzard 9 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Ubisoft 10 Forza Motorsport 3 Ultimate Collection Microsoft Top 10 Wii 1 Wii Party Nintendo 2 Wii Fit Plus + Balance Board Nintendo 3 Just Dance 2 Ubisoft 4 New Super Mario Bros Nintendo Mario Sports Mix 5 6 Nintendo Mario Kart Nintendo Wii Wheel + 7 + Tablet THQ Studio Udraw Fifa 11 Electronic Arts 8 9 Returns Nintendo 10 Donkey Kong Country 2 Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo 3DS Top 10 1 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Konami 2 Super Street Fighter Iv Capcom 3D Ubisoft Rabbids 3 4 + Nintendogs Golden Retriever & Friends New Resort Nintendo Nintendo Pilotwings 5 6 7 Rayman 3D Ubisoft Ubisoft Combat of Giants 8 3D Lego Star Wars The Clone Wars III Asphalt 3D Ubisoft LucasArts 9 10 Namco Ridge Racer 3D DS Top 10 a Nintendo Pokemon Black White Nintendo Pokemon 2 3 4 Art Academy Inazuma Eleven Nintendo Nintendo New Super Mario Bros.

Portal 2 at the top in UK

Portal 2 debuted in first place in the UK software charts. Second place for Mortal Kombat, but is only sixth Operation Flashpoint: Red River, a major news published in the last seven days. Twenty-eighth position for SOCOM Special Forces, PlayStation 3 exclusive developed by Zipper Interactive. Zumba Fitness to the fourth position, preceded in the standings from Call of Duty: Black Ops, third.

LA Noire movie at the Tribeca Film Festival

With a bit of player [Updated] Predictably, the video "leaked" was removed. Youtube has appeared on a new video dedicated to LA Noire and captured with a camera at the Tribeca Film Festival where Team Bondi has shown its title from the apparent cinematic. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times gave space to the title by explaining to his readers as the developers have faithfully re-created Los Angeles 40 years of using maps, photos, documents and real topographic maps.

Sony Announces tablet S1 and S2

Sony has officially launched a challenge to Apple's iPad tablet with a line that will be used to run PlayStation games. Two devices announced: the model S1 for "entertainment with rich multimedia content and the S2 model for" mobile communication and entertainment. " The model includes two screens S2, while S1 has a design similar to the iPad.

Both will be available worldwide this fall. The tablet S1 and S2 are also based on Android operating system 3 and be compatible with the Wi-Fi 3G and 4G. Supported service PlayStation Suite, digital store that lets you download original PlayStation games and PSOne titles of the time. Services and also confirmed Qriocity Reader Store, store digital ebook.

A scam at the base of the PSN down?

As reported by VentureBeat, a message posted by a user named chesh420 on Reddit. would connect with the problems of the NDP to a mod. Rebug. me, this is the name of the program, allowing access to a private network from which, using fake credit cards, it was possible to illegally download content from Sony's network.

The latest version of Rebug. I would have been distributed in late March, while the guides would have appeared a few days later, more or less at a time when the problems started the PSN. "Now, you can give credit to what you said the PR team of Sony, which has kept you in the dark, or you can look at these elements and draw your own conclusions," says chesh420.

Steam - Top weekly top sellers

Three times Steam portal Unfortunately it does not release specific numbers, so it is difficult to estimate the actual success of a title, but we bet that the end game copies sold by Portal 2 will be many. And among bundles, recovery of the first chapter and chapter overview, the science fiction saga grabs 3 easily in the top 10 last week.

Titan reappeared behind instead of two old stars, or GTA IV: CE Metro and 2033, driven by recent offerings, while Crysis and Total War: SHOGUN 2 resist classification center at Red River remain above that, although it must again be satisfied with a seventh place. In ninth place we find the pre-orders of Fable III that promises several enhancements and include the ability to raise the difficulty of the game.

SEGA cartridges for the bombings of Al Qaeda

According to Wikileaks, in 2002, Al Qaeda would have hidden detonators and explosives used in bombings in the SEGA video game cartridges. As reported by Wikileaks, the mind of the terrorist attacks of September 2001, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, had hidden bombs in black cartridges of some video games, SEGA.

" Some inmates at Guantanamo cartridges were chosen to surprise targets hiding the explosive behind the innocuous appearance of the cartridges. The detainee Hassan Mohammed Ali Bin Attash claims to have witnessed some demonstrations on the achievement of detonators by means of game cartridges.

Mass Effect 3 - Summary

Nothing but more multiplayer RPG At the republication of the two new screenshots, now in local and high definition, we make a summary of information about the highly anticipated third chapter in Mass Effect. Now we know with certainty that the structure be the same as the second episode of the saga, albeit with some improvements related to the sector ruolistico.

They will return it to change weapons and powers that are supported by a wide variety of skill trees more complex and rich. It also will return the final junctions influenced by choices made during the history and determined by the characters in the group, which could include Liara, Garrus and Kaidan or Ashley, depending on the choice made in the first Mass Effect.

Extended the beta 2 inFamous

The developer Sucker Punch has extended the duration of the beta 2 inFamous as a result of problems that have plagued the PlayStation Network. The announcement was made by Sucker Punch in a message posted on the developer's profile on Twitter. Currently the beta is available but you can not upload or share user-created levels, or access to private forums.

Sucker Punch has also ceased distribution of access codes to the beta: "When the PSN is back online distribute new codes. Continue to follow us on Twitter." Infamous 2 will be available from June 10 on PlayStation 3 exclusive.

Portal 2 in the UK sold more on Xbox 360

Copies of the game in the PS3 version amount to only 35% of the total More than half of retail copies sold in Portal 2 UK last week were the Xbox 360, according to data collected by GfK-Charttrack. To be precise, only 35% of sales are attributable to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. Which is surprising, given the extra features of the Sony version, including multiplayer cross-platform, saving the cloud and the steam feature.

In summer the tools for modding Crysis 2

Tools for modding the PC version of Crysis 2 will be available in summer, announced the CEO of Crytek, Cevat Yerli on Crymod. com. The tools allow you to create "items, new maps and custom content for Crysis 2," said Yerli. "You'll be amazed of the possibilities that you're offering." In August, the developer will also have the dev kit CryENGINE 3.

"It will be the full version of our engine," says the CEO of Crytek. The download is free, but "if you want to create a game to sell we can offer an innovative licensing model and low cost."

UK charts, Portal 2 in head

Title Valve dominates the charts, the former number one falls to fourth place two barefoot Zumba Fitness Portal from head of the British charts for the week ending April 23. The casual game dedicated to the ball ends up in fourth place. Is second with about Mortal Kombat, Midway reboot the fighting of which we spoke a lot to the exit, and resists the third Call of Duty: Black Ops, strong impending release of new maps.

A name for Hitman 5?

The latest chapter in the Hitman series in development at IO Interactive might be called Hitman: Absolution. As reported by Siliconera, the publisher has indeed registered the brand in the category "computer game software." Hitman 5 has not yet been officially revealed, some sources close to IO Interactive, however, confirmed that the game is in development and should hit the shelves in late 2011.

The third episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy

It 's the turn of Johnny Cage Published weekly on Machinima's YouTube channel, the webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy comes the third episode introduces the character of Johnny Cage. Actor in action movies but at the same time martial arts expert, Johnny feels the need to test and it is also why we will end up participating in the tournament of Mortal Kombat.

Therefore, continues the series directed by Kevin Tancharoen and dedicated to the origins of the most famous characters in the fighting Midway / Netherrealm Studios.

Single player retired after Portal 2?

According to Valve by Geoff Keighley of GameTrailer TV, Portal 2 might be the last game of the operator to offer a single player campaign. In The Final Hours of Portal 2, Portal 2 published a special on the App Store, Keighley wrote that "Portal 2 will probably be the last Valve game with a dedicated single player." On your blog, Keighley added: "The news from Valve, but other than that I do not have much to share about it." "Given that Valve has mentioned a possibility, everything could change." Portal 2 is available from a few days on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Mario Kart 3DS in 2011

3DS Mario Kart will hit stores by the end of 2011, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed during a press conference in France in recent days (via VG247). Miyamoto also confirmed that the remake of Star Fox 64 is complete and will be compatible with the gyroscope, which provides "a new dimension to the title." Also confirmed a version of the game for 3DS DSiWare Flipnote Studio.

The application of Nintendo should be available as a free download in the coming months on the shop eStore.

"Wii is no longer able to surprise"

Nintendo has decided to launch a new console because Wii is no longer able to surprise the players, the CEO admitted the company of Japan, Satoru Iwata. During a press conference during which it was announced the new console, Iwata said (translation Andriasang) that "it has become difficult for developers to surprise consumers with Wii." Iwata also confirmed that Project Cafe, this is the code name of the platform, will arrive in 2012 ..

Ducati Challenge - the first images Available

Ducati Challenge promising at first glance, the title developed by Mobile Digital Tales around the very Italian motorcycle brand nostrano, will include as many as 6 categories of motorcycles and 3 game modes. Among these are the complete championship in single player quick race and the inevitable opportunities to compete in four challenges to using the wi-fi.

A service fee for EA Sports?

Electronic Arts is considering launching a subscription service that allow you access to exclusive DLC and other benefits. As reported by PastaPadre, several users were contacted via e-mail from the publisher. "This new service means EA Sports to pay an annual subscription that enhances your gaming experience," reads the letter alleged.

"The subscription provides benefits for the games Madden NFL, FIFA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, SSX: Deadly Descents and NCAA Football." Among other things, the service would offer discounts on downloadable content for EA Sports games, DLC and exclusive early access to new titles published by EA Sports.

Nintendo, which came to -66% compared to last fiscal year

Sales of 3DS below expectations, but only slightly for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, Nintendo said net revenue to 77.6 billion yen, or 66.1% less than last year , when net income totaled 228.6 billion yen. In terms of hardware, the Wii has now sold 86 million units worldwide, with 15 million sold in early 2011.

The Nintendo DS, in all its versions, has sold 17.5 million units in fiscal du, while the Nintendo 3DS has reached the figure of 3.6 million units in its first two months of marketing (released in Japan in February), so only 0.4 million less than the estimates announced by Nintendo. As for the software were sold 120.98 million copies of games for DS, 9.43 million copies for 3DS and 171.26 million for the Wii.

Sony rebuild the PSN

Sony has apologized to users on the PlayStation Network service interruption due to external intrusion. Published in the latest update on the PlayStation Blog, Sony says that the technicians are working diligently to bring the online PlayStation Network and Qriocity. "Our efforts to resolve the issue involving the reconstruction of our system to further enhance our network infrastructure.

Although this task is time consuming, we decided it was worth spending the time to make the system safer." "Thank you for your patience to date and you'll ask a bit 'more as we move towards the completion of this project."

The first images of new Sony tablet

Both PlayStation Certified We have already talked about how Sony is planning to enter the tablet market, and how do you leverage the PlayStation brand to succeed. The tablet which he announced the creation of long ago was the Sony S1, we see exactly the picture alongside. This is a device based on Android operating system and features a 9.4 inch touch screen, capable of running the games of the first PlayStation as well as those made specifically for the mobile market (and therefore compatible with the Xperia PLAY).

Nintendo 3DS share to 3.6 million

Nintendo has announced that it has so far sold 3.61 million of 3DS. 1.06 million of portable consoles have been sold in Japan (where the console debuted about a month before), 1.32 million units in the Americas and 1.23 million other platforms in the territories, which include Europe. The company is Japan also claims to have sold 9.43 million of video games for 3DS.

Overall, the fiscal year ended in late March of 2011, Nintendo has sold 17.52 million to 15.08 million DS and Wii. In total have been sold since the launch of the DS console 146.42 million and 86.01 million Wii. "Strong inside and outside of Japan," sales of Pokémon Pokémon Black and White, "strong" sales of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Wii Party, Donkey Kong Country Returns, New Super Mario.

Jump-Nin2 available from tomorrow on XBLA

Ninja action in favor of the Japanese earthquake will be available tomorrow on Xbox Live Marketplace Nin2-Jump, the new action platformer developed by Cave with revenues up to June 30, will be donated to the victims of the earthquake in Japan. The game has fifty levels in five worlds, and we see a check Nin Ja has various powers that moves on what seems to be the screen of a cinema, complete with the public to attend its deeds.

Nintendo announces Wii's successor

Nintendo has announced the launch of the Wii's successor in 2012. In a footnote to the financial results of fiscal 2011, Japan, the company confirmed that the console at the time indicated by the code name Project Cafe, arroverà in stores next year. Nintendo has also promised to show a prototype of the platform over the next E3 to be held in June.

Among the features of the system, confirm the high-resolution graphics and performance similar to that of existing HD console, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. According to rumor, will also include a touch screen controller.