Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Beta of Age of Empires online for two days

Empires trial Marketplace Games for Windows is a free download for a couple of days, the beta version of Age of Empires Online. So until Saturday, you can download it from the page indicated at the bottom of the news of this new beta version of the famous strategic Microsoft. Despite the somewhat cartoonish look, which aims to expand the potential audience for the game, apparently simplifying the structure, Age of Empires Online does not seem to stray too far from the path traced by the historical series, and this can be an excellent opportunity to test the results.

Ubisoft reveals Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Ubisoft Announces Assassin's Creed Revelations, the fourth episode of the critically and popular series of Assassin's Creed. Developed by Ubisoft's Montreal team with the support and cooperation of Ubisoft Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec City, Singapore and Bucharest, Assassin's Creed Revelations is the more immersive gaming experience the series and the culmination of the trilogy of adventures which see star Ezio Auditore.

Team Bondi says the Los Angeles LA Noire in video

City vintage IGN has published at this time a new video dedicated to LA Noire, a sort of documentary-interview in which you can see glimpses of new game environments with the comment of the developers. The founder of Team Bondi Brendan McNamara and production designer Simon Wood explained then, in the video below, how they created the 40's version of Los Angeles that will provide the backdrop to the adventures in the game: starting from different aerial photographs taken over the city in 20 years , Team Bondi has managed to rebuild the city's appearance before the expansion took place after the Second World War.

SSX has the Autolog!

Todd Batty, producer of the new SSX, said that the multiplayer of the new chapter in the saga will be as important as the single player. "That's why we are working to implement a similar system all'Autolog you saw in the last two Need for Speed". "We want to give fans of SSX gameplay fresh, innovative and rewarding like no other before." For the record, the Autolog will also be present in NFS: The Run, developed by the BlackBox team, due out next November.

Layoffs in Black Rock

Maybe 100 people at risk these days in Disney Interactive confirms that the air difficult to pull that Black Rock, the development team responsible for Split / Second. Several redundancies are planned for around the house team at Disney under a restructuring plan for the workforce. In any case, the publisher ensures that Black Rock will continue to work on his current project.

" It is not known when the level of reduction, but some items may be even 100 jobs at risk. Source: Eurogamer. net

HD remakes Guardian Heroes

It was back in 1996 when a Guardian Heroes appeared on the SEGA Saturn. Success was not immediate but in the months following the game, developed by Treasure, earned fed legions of adoring fans. Those same fans now jumping on the chair at the news that a remake of the game will arrive this fall on Xbox Live Arcade with HD graphics, online co-op, Versus mode for up to 12 players and all-new options.

Guardian Heroes back in HD on Live Arcade

A classic Sega today announced the upcoming arrival of a download (in autumn) on Xbox Live Arcade Guardian Heroes, the classic era Saturn originally developed by Treasure in 1996. It is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating beat'em up among those published in the last year of the golden age of the genus and is based with a successful mix of action and RPG-style elements all fell in a fantasy setting.

Anonymous denies theft of credit cards

The group of hackers known as Anonymous has been categorically denied being responsible for the theft of credit cards registered on the PlayStation Network. "If it was conduct a thorough investigation and honest, we find that we are absolutely not the culprits," reads a statement sent to VentureBeat site.

"Our group does not, and even less forgiving of such acts. What we want is to denounce the abuses of power, to discover the trade 'hidden' the big companies, not to violate people's privacy to our advantage." These statements were made in response to what was said yesterday by Kaz Hirai.

Assassin's Creed Revelations ... revealed!

The game will be released in November for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 thought of having to wait until June to learn more details about Assassin's Creed Revelations, rather suddenly announced that Ubisoft has finally revealed the truth about the new episode of the series. The protagonist of Revelations is not high, as previously suggested, but the good old Ezio Auditore from Florence! It will be his third and final adventure, an epic show in which the murderess retrace the path of Altair to go to Constantinople, in the heart of the Ottoman Empire, and there they confront once again the Templars.

SWTOR postponed to 2012?

After three postponed Mass Effect, Electronic Arts may also postpone the launch of another BioWare game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. As reported by GamesIndustry, Electronic Arts has not given precise information about the launch date of MMO in his account of the last fiscal year. The publisher does not mean that the game developed by BioWare can come by the end of 2011, but defines a possible option to publish Star Wars: The Old Republic in the first quarter of 2012.

The gameplay of Rage video

Vehicles, weapons and enemies id Software and Bethesda have released a new gameplay video of Rage Italian subtitles. In the film we witness the execution of a task, with our character through a series of canyons at the edge of your vehicle and then enter what appears to be an enemy stronghold. Then the action becomes that of a typical FPS, with different weapons available and a lot 'of blood.

EA, a growing digital business

As reported by GamesIndustry, Electronic Arts has closed the fiscal year 2011 with a loss of 276 million dollars, a person less than last year, when the publisher had closed with a loss of 677 million dollars. Slightly lower than last year sales of the publishers, 3.59 billion dollars (3.65 billion last year), while in the fourth quarter profits were $ 151 million dollars (30 million dollars in Q4 of last fiscal year).

New video for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Sequences of gameplay on the mountain Gundabad, comment on developments in this new video, subtitled in Italian, Snowblind Studios developers show us some interesting gameplay sequences from The Lord of the Rings: War in the North. In this case, our people set off for the mountain Gundabad to see if there are besieged the enemy, and once identified their targets are produced in actions for their elimination, with the warrior and the dwarf and the elf in reconnaissance targets enemies from afar.

THQ cancels Saints Row Drive By

THQ has blocked the work of Saints Row Drive By, a spin-off for PSN and XBLA. "We're not developing Saints Row Drive By," said a spokesperson for THQ to Joystiq. The creative manager for THQ, Scott Rogers, called "erased" the title on your LinkedIn profile (via Meristation). Last year, Danny Bilson, THQ had explained that the version of Drive By and 3DS, 3D Saints Row, had been designed in order to sell more copies of Saints Row: The Third.

There is still room for uniqueness in a home console, according to Miyamoto

The Café Project will represent an evolution of the Wii, at least from the conceptual point of view in an interview to the Telegraph, Shigeru Miyamoto also talked about the ideas behind the Project Café, the console still named interim successor to the Wii that will be presented during this year's E3.

When he was asked how he will replicate the success of Nintendo with the Wii, Miyamoto said: "There is still room for uniqueness in a home console. As you know, the Wii is a console designed for the family, use in living with relatives. We hope to find an evolution of that idea, and there are some options that we are already thinking.

Announced the new Pro Cycling Manager

Focus Home Interactive has announced Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011, a new chapter in the series of sports video games. As reported in the press, the new Pro Cycling Manager will propose an "improved 3D graphics engine," which "will allow cyclists to use the models of photo-realistic. They will be different and reflect the height and driving style of the real racers ".

As for the locations, "the landscape of the game will be even more immersive and detailed than those found in previous editions of the game." "The game interface has been streamlined for easier reading, while still providing complete and direct interaction with teams and sponsors. The management of the sponsorship is even richer and deeper and the performance of each rider will to affect wages and offers of sponsorship contract.

Rock of Ages: Rolling Through the Ages

New original trailer for this game and Atlus ACE team have released a new trailer dell'originalissimo Rock of Ages, title output on a Windows PC. In the movie there are some sequences that show the strange game with gameplay that we will fight. We just have to wait until the summer to get their hands on.

Rock of Ages-Trailer Rolling Through the Ages

New date for the tournament Killzone 3

The Italian tournament Killzone 3, set for May 7 in Rome, has been postponed. According to the PlayStation Blog Italian, because of the problems of the NDP, the event has been postponed to June 25. More information on the official website of the tournament.

Alan Moore will address the creation of video games?

The legendary author of Watchmen Alan Moore makes some interesting revelations, the famous and controversial comic book like Watchmen, V for Vendetta, From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, seems to be a project devoted to "cross" that could result in the realization of a video game. The news comes from a Q & A held at an event dedicated to the magazine Dodgem Logic, in London, when a fan asked Moore if he had ever considered the possibility to devote themselves to the creation of a video game.

New Wii bundle confirmed in Italy

Nintendo has also confirmed in the Italian market, a reduction in the price of Wii and Nintendo launch of Selects, "a selection of the most popular Wii games dedicated to the whole family at an affordable price." As of May 20, the bundle Wii Sports Resort Pack will cost € 149.99, the same date will also be available in Italian stores at a price of € 149.99 bundle pack Mario Kart Wii titles originally included in the Nintendo line in Select Italy will be: Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let's Go To The City.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations, now lacks only the announcement

Altair's new protagonist? On the Facebook page dedicated to Assassin's Creed was again achieved the goal of the shares to Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and therefore has released the fourth and final teaser trailer for the new episode of the series. The video shows a murderess that probability is high, after featuring in the first episode, drawing attention to the date 1165, which should correspond to the birth of the character.

Cutting staff to Black Rock

About 40 employees of the developer Split / Second, Black Rock Studio, they risk their jobs. According to a source Videogame from an anonymous source, "the rumors speak of the dismissal of 40 people in order to get a team for one game." "Disney has failed to deliver a project on which work and our concept has not been appreciated." Among the projects would include the sequel to Pure aborted and a new chapter of Split / Second.

The third episode of UFC impress the boss, THQ

The game will be presented at E3 in June Danny Bilson, THQ boss, wrote on his Twitter page is a brief but significant message: "I saw an amazing demo of UFC 3 this week. Astound people at E3" . The third episode of UFC fighting, made just under license from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is so named for the first time after the original confirmation provided by THQ, the title that would come out in the winter of 2012.

ME3 modified for the "mass market"

As stated by the boss of EA, John Riccitiello, BioWare is working to expand the use of the Mass Effect franchise. During a Q & A, Riccitiello explained to shareholders that Mass Effect 3 will be more commercial than its predecessors. "Muzyuka Ray and his team of Edmonton have changed the mechanics in order to get a game belonging to the shooter genre with RPG components," said Riccitiello.

"With this approach could be aimed at more than gicatori Mass Effect 1 and 2." "We believe greatly in the IP and we are consciously turning to a mass market." In the past few hours BioWare has revealed that he returned to the 2012 launch of Mass Effect 3.

Comes out in May, the first volume of the Broken Sword Collection

A must for fans of adventure created by Revolution Software will be available in stores later this month, the Broken Sword Collection - Vol 1, part of a collection that includes all the episodes the Adventure created by Revolution Software. The collection is made possible by an agreement between Blue Label Entertainment and publisher Italian Adventure Productions, and will be divided precisely into two volumes: the first, to be released in the coming days, will contain two initial episodes (The Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut and The Prophecy of the Maya - Remastered) remastered edition in HD and is compatible with all recent operating systems, the second volume, planned for the end of the year, will instead The Sleeping Dragon and the Angel of Death.

Sony accuses Anonymous

Sony accused of Anonymous have had a role in the attack suffered by the PlayStation Network. The news was given by the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kaz Hirai, in a letter sent by the company to Japan's House of Representatives of the United States. "We discovered that the intruders who have established a file on the server of Sony Online Entertainment's name was Anonymous and bore the words 'We are Legion'," reports Patrick Seybold on the PlayStation Blog.

NCsoft MMO to the laptop?

Awaiting the first big Jeremy Gaffney, executive producer of NCsoft West, said that MMOs have the potential to break the barrier of the PC and be successful in other formats. "I think we will see a big shot in the iPhone and tablet and I think we will see a big shot even on the console ..." said the producer, which provides a large investment in arrival as soon as an MMO will be successful in the field of handsets.

EA: Battlefield 3 "greater" than COD

The CEO of Electronic Arts, John Riccitiello, reiterated to shareholders with the aim of the publisher's new Battlefield: Overcoming Call of Duty. "We know we have a major rival," said Riccitiello. "But for the heads up in Q3 we will have a superior engine, a higher education, in short, a top game. Our goal is to gain share in the segment of FPS Call of Duty to put on the defensive." According to Riccitiello, Battlefield 3 bookings were up +700% "compared with those recorded during the same period for Battlefield: Bad Company 2." "Many people say they want to play this way since day one." Activision has not announced the new chapter of Call of Duty series.

Windows 8: 3D interface and important news

8 is the next Windows operating system that will be released by Microsoft, there are many different news that U.S. bloggers offering, we analyze the most likely and significant. The news that rages on the web is more than he would like a new user interface based entirely on 3D, with the advent of three-dimensional display on a notebook PC and it is natural to think that Microsoft is moving in this direction, but it is very likely the 'arrival of this technology already for the next version of the world's most popular operating system.

THQ and EA talk about PSN

The impact of the period of stop will be modest for the coffers of the two companies two giants game industry, Electronic Arts and THQ, have spoken of PSN minimizing the size of the problem for their funds and reassure investors that effect. Obviously both are hoping that PSN back online soon. To pay more to the collapse of the PSN are small companies, especially independent developers, who have limited space to launch their products.

"Price-cut major move"

In an interview with MSNBC, Nintendo U.S. boss Reggie Fils-Aime, has suggested that the new price-cut could double the sales of Wii. "For us it is a very important move. Since we launched the console in November 2006 this is only the second price-cut. And in the last generation of consoles, the market leader [PlayStation 2] did record 50% of sales after reaching a price equal to or less than $ 149.

Intel SSD Line, 5 series coming

Intel announced in 2011 its new line of SSDs coming soon from associated components, the devices will be divided into five series that will replace the old growth last year, giving a refresh of the system is not indifferent with regard to the date of the storage industry our PCs and notebooks. The rumors from the American manufacturer of components tell divided into five categories, depending on the function and terminal which will be implemented, and all will be equal to or greater than the number last year developed and launched as the 510 series, ie components used in PCs sold this year.

RROD - An overreaction?

Mythomaniac modern phenomena, sponsor or fan of some weapons factory? The only sure thing on the transmission channel is FPS Russia that manifests itself successfully on the internet showing off arms expensive Soviet described with a fake accent. In fact, the kind in question should be an American and having regard to the aims and familiarity is hard to believe that only a nerd load of money and time to throw in questionable activities.

A date for Solatorobo DS

The action RPG Solatorobo: Red Hunter will be available on the Nintendo DS from July 1, tells Nintendo. Developed by the authors. hack, CyberConnect 2, the game includes more than 70 missions for a total of about 20 hours of play. Solatorobo has been available since 2010 in Japan, where the title of CyberConnect 2 was well received by critics.

Review: Virtua Tennis 4

Released only a few days Virtua Tennis 4 is the latest chapter in the saga tennis, to console the most popular with gamers, the launch comes after rival that of the title released by 2K Sports, or Top Spin. Virtua Tennis, Sega produced by the team, remains a popular title from the players who follow him from the first exit, there are plenty of news, since it is generally quite repetitive and not very extended compared to other sports titles that have some every 2 or 3 years new mode that splits the usual game plan.

AESVI: new round of training against piracy

Involved law enforcement agencies of eleven Italian towns AESVI issued a press release which stated that it had launched the new round of training of law enforcement to combat piracy, game and continue the initiative in 2008 and achieving eleven new Italian cities. Leggiamolo: Piracy, at the start a new round of training to the police led by AESVI, BSA, FPM and FAPAV associations of rights holders this year will reach 11 other Italian cities, Milan, May 5, 2011 - AESVI, together with the associations piracy of the rights holders BSA (Business Software Alliance) enterprise software, FAPAV (Anti-Piracy Audiovisual Federation) for the audiovisual and FPM (federation against music piracy) for music, today launched the new round of training training and updating them to the police at the Regional Command of the Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste.

Mass Effect 3 sled to 2012

Mass Effect 3 will hit stores in the first quarter of 2012 and the end of 2011, tells BioWare. The executive producer Casey Hudson broke the news of the postponement of the game on the Facebook page of BioWare. "Mass Effect 3 will be released in the first quarter of 2012." "The development team is working to make Mass Effect the best game in the series 3.

Acer Veriton: launched two new models

The new Acer desktop signed are entering the market, these are the models of the Acer Veriton, which welcomes new L4610G and X2110 desktop PCs that are as small dimensions and performance discrete. Acer announces the new PCs are designed for a concrete return on investment thanks to high-performance upgrade system that allows a considerable leap in performance, able to stand the test of time, average levels of the market.

No Rock Band 4 in 2011

During an interview with GameInformer, Harmonix's boss, Chris Rigopulos said that the studio is currently working on a sequel to be published but is working on some concepts for the future of IP. "Rock Band 3 is a great game, with great music and many goals to achieve," he says. "We want to give fans plenty of time to fully explore the game." "Of course we are studying new ideas and new concepts for the future of the franchise Rock Band." Harmonix will focus on the DLC, in May due to arrive on distribution services deigitale repertoire of songs from Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne and Lady Gaga.

HTC Incredible 2: on sale soon

Finally arrived in the U.S. and Europe in the next import, HTC introduces the new Incredible Droid 2, smartphone now in its second edition, after the first one that has attracted a large following of sales, convincing HTC has yet to bet on a winning run in and target . Starting from the outside this new HTC has a fairly thin design, keeping in line with the other ends of the house in Taiwan, the effect given to the first glance but it is very good for a nice contrast with the brightness of the display now reached levels very high in quality.

Splash Damage: "It is time to recolor the first-person shooter"

There are too many people around the desaturation easy boss of Splash Damage, Oliver Leonard, said that it was time to end it with the monochromatic palette of the modern FPS and go back to color the virtual worlds (Bulletstorm anyone?). Obviously, our talk by referring to Brink, the next game by Splash Damage out soon on PS3, 360 and PC, which describes: "The Ark is a floating island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Have a new Rainbow Six?

Ubisoft could be working on a new chapter in the series of tactical shooter Rainbow Six. According to reports on NeoGAF, audio engineer's LinkedIn profile name is Sean Popejoy "Pro Tools sessions for the demo of the game Rainbow Six (2011). The same user has reported the GAF domain www. rainbowsix-bd.

com registered by Ubisoft in late 2009 and amended in 2010. The last chapter of the series is Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 game released in 2008 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Two new images for Mass Effect 3

The third episode of the series is always the most anticipated BioWare has released two new screenshots for Mass Effect 3 in the third episode of the action RPG with a sci-fi setting that will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the first quarter of next year. Built as the final chapter in the saga, the game will again focus its attention on the elements ruolistici adventure and experience, instead of limiting the action that characterize a strong component of Mass Effect 2.

Ad and trailer for Wanted Corp

A new action shooter for PC and PlayStation 3 Zoo Entertainment has announced the release of Wanted Corp, an interesting shooter with three-quarter view from above that will be released this summer in a digital format for PC and PlayStation 3. The game sees you control a pair of bounty hunters, Neal H.

MadDogg and Irina Zimoy, pledged to kill or capture criminals twenty-six different in a number of scenarios and using an arsenal of very respectable addition to their psychic powers. The PS3 controller is also compatible with the Move. Source: Joystiq

Konami is organizing an event before E3

Will be streamed on June 2, whilst at E3 2011, Konami has decided to organize an event in itself five days before the exhibition in Los Angeles, June 2. During this event, which will be streamed online at some sites still not specified, the Japanese publisher will make a series of announcements about upcoming games in the works and presentations take place simultaneously in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and other cities.

3 Mass Effect delayed to early 2012

But the fans will not be disappointed, sure BioWare on Mass Effect's Facebook page dedicated to 3 was recently announced that the game will be released in the first quarter of 2012 and the last quarter of 2011, as previously expected. According to statements by Casey Hudson, executive producer of the BioWare title, "The development team wants to make sure that Mass Effect 3 is the best episode of the series, and fans' expectations are met fully." Source: Eurogamer

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, three new images of the PC version

Environments "aseptic" and very bright Square Enix has released three new high-resolution images of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Third episode of the popular series created in 2000, the game has once again mechanical action combined with RPG elements, with a futuristic setting somewhere between Blade Runner and the synthetic world of the Matrix.

From the images it certainly shows a certain attention to detail, with scenarios deliberately "aseptic", with a predominance of bright lights that make for a strong contrast with the inevitable gray areas in which our character can hide the first to eliminate an enemy quietly.

Iwata: Wii's online bankruptcy!

The Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has admitted that one of the most disappointing aspects of the Wii was no doubt his support of online gaming, but also stated that in the future things will be different. During his speech at the annual Q & A with Investor Relations, Iwata said that "it did not seek outside help when it came to putting together the structure of Network Wii was a mistake." "We could not follow the speed with which the world has changed in recent years and the increasing demand of our customers." "The future of the Wii could have been different if we had tightened the right partnership for network services." Iwata, however, has repeatedly stressed the fact that the company has learned from his mistakes and that will build on the lessons received in the near future, either with 3DS that with the new home console, which will be presented on June 7 in Los Angeles during the Nintendo conference.

PSN, Anonymous has to do with the violation of the network?

Sony claims that DoS attacks have helped create a fertile ground for hackers Sony has been called by some official bodies of the Americans to provide answers about the recent violation of the PlayStation Network, which we know has exposed sensitive data of more than seventy million of users. While declining the official invitation, the Japanese company still wanted to make some clarifying statements, published on the PlayStation Blog, which we describe below.

A date for The Darkness II

2K Games has announced that The Darkness II will be released on October 7th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Developed by Digital Extremes and inspired by the series of comic horror / supernatural created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II drops players into a dark and brutal personal journey in the shoes of Jackie Estacado, the protagonist held by The Darkness (The Darkness) old and very dark demonic force that brings chaos and destruction.

PSN, Sony was aware of security flaws

An admission that exposes the Japanese company to further criticism during a conference in Tokyo, Shinji Hasejima, chief information officer of Sony, admitted that the company was fully aware of the vulnerability of the PlayStation Network. The exact words spoken by Hasejima are these: "The vulnerability of the network involved a known issue, but Sony was not aware that it was.

Now we are working to improve these aspects of their own." "We thought we had taken sufficient control measures to make the network secure, but in hindsight I must admit that there was room for improvement," said Shiro Kamba. "Obviously we did not do enough." Source: StrategyInformer

Revealed details of patch 1.2, Rift

Trion has announced all the details of the Rift 1.2, scheduled for Tuesday 'May 10. Much of the content had been disclosed, but among those not included the integration of Facebook, which allow you to share pictures, links to YouTube videos and Target released a few simple actions directly from the Rift.

Here are the details: