Thursday, June 16, 2011

On arrival, a Harry Potter MMO?

At a distance of only a few hours after the launch of the site pottermore. com, where you can see only a logo accompanied by the signature of JK Rowling and the words "Coming Soon", is already beginning to talk about what could be the next company announcement of Warner Bros. owns the domain in question.

At the moment it is uncertain whether it will be a video game or a book - or anything else in the world of Harry Potter inspired to tell the truth - but the project according to the most likely could be an MMO ... why? Simple, the suffix "-more". According to what reported by Massively, this suffix may be in fact an acronym for "Multiplayer Online Role-playing Experience." This is certainly a fanciful theory, but no one can predict whether or not you turn into reality.

U detuned Wii development kit for developers?

It seems that the current development kits are set to the power of PS3 and Xbox 360 According to a report of Hit Detection, developers working on Wii would enjoy a U underpowered version of the console dev kits, set the level of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is unclear why Nintendo does not yet make it possible to exploit the advanced resources of its new machine.

Even the videos they showed at E3 of the technical potential far from exciting, despite all the industry swear that Nintendo is able to outperform the Xbox 360 and PS3. That there is some surprise coming? What Nintendo does not want to leak anything before being able to show something really amazing? Source: Destructoid

Donkey Kong nell'eShop bursts of 3DS

Nintendo today released 3DS sull'eShop of the old classic Game Boy, Donkey Kong. The title, revived in its original form, can be purchased for € 4. For those who still do not know, the eShop of 3DS was launched last week via a firmware upgrade that, among other things, has unlocked the functionality of "Web-browsing" of the platform.

John Carpenter and Steve Niles to talk F.3.AR

The two directors have collaborated on the game's release in June 24 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, F3. AR offers a fascinating mix of the classical dynamics of the FPS genre and many key elements of adventure in horror. At the completion of the game was attended by some of the most eminent experts in this film genre, including John Carpenter (director of films like "The Thing", "The Lord of Evil," "The Fog", etc..) And Steve Niles (director of "30 Days of Night"), who speak in the video shown at the end of their experience with F3.

360 characters exclusive to SFxT?

The PlayStation 3 and PS versions of Street Fighter x Tekken Life will have the exclusive character of Cole MacGrath, star of inFamous. But Xbox 360 gamers can rest assured ... will not be no surprises! "It all depends on Microsoft," said the producer of Street Fighter, Yoshinori Ono. "Sony has asked us to put that character in the game and we were happy to do so.

Now let's see if Microsoft will launch initiatives in the same direction." We want to bet that once again comes out the name of Marcus?

The Wii controller for a single U will not push up costs

Nintendo does not want to drive up the overall cost of the console to the end user. Many have wondered why the Wii will come with support for U one controller. Nintendo has finally revealed the mystery: it is a problem of costs. In reality, the console could handle four controllers simultaneously (as with the Wii remote controls), but the single controller to be purchased separately would have a high price, which in fact would increase too much the total price for the end user.

Record attendance for PlayStation Home

According to VentureBeat about half a million people is connected to PlayStation Home at E3 2011, According To. The space dedicated to the California Fair was a huge success and thousands of avatars have spent time together with their "masters" watching the conference and trade fair. "It was a real record.

We watched the numbers and we could not believe our eyes," said a Sony representative.

LA Noire, a video for the DLC "Nicholson Electroplating"

We have subtitled in German from Rockstar a precious copy with subtitles in German of the classic film, Nicholson Galvanisierung, new DLC coming for LA Noire. No, actually the subtitles are in Italian, but every so often does well to evoke the great Fantozzi. The video takes a few seconds where you can see some game sequences.

LA Noire, a video from Nicholson Electroplating

Co-op for four in Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 3 could have a cooperative mode for up to four players, in some way independent of the main campaign. In addition, the game could also make Bioware-style multiplayer Horde players that will see more and more confronted with waves of enemies and bad. The development team did not confirm or deny, and merely said that "the primary goal is to create the best game in the series, something that goes even beyond the expectations of fans," "To speak of the details there will be time, now Our priority is this, "said executive producer Casey Hudson.

[Updated] The E3 2011 demo of Assassin's Creed video Revelations

With the technical comments of the developers caught by Ben 6 minutes yarns E3 demo of Assassin's Creed Revelations (which we have already seen broken up into various video) show the streets of Constantinople, a couple of fights and bring us to a final boiling. In fact, the last part of the video, Ezio gives pyromania, destroying everything with a powerful flamethrower to handle that we can not wait to use.

Bob Kotick in the new movie with Brad Pitt?

The flamboyant CEO of Activision, Bobby Kotick, may play a role in the upcoming film with Brad Pitt. Kotick, or someone who looks like him a lot, it appeared in the trailer of the film titled Moneyball sport. The film boasts a cast including stars such as Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill, sees Pitt in command of an unlucky baseball team, whose owner seems to be just Kotick ...

But that does not appear in the credits of the film published on IMDB. Check out the trailer below and judge for yourself.

Four player co-op for Mass Effect 3?

A new craze on the net According to rumors reported by Eurogamer, which refers to the classic "anonymous source", in Mass Effect 3 would fit an original co-op multiplayer mode for four players. This would be a "stand alone", separate from the single player campaign, and contains competitive elements.

According to rumors, the mode in question is set in style "Horde", so with four players intent on stopping the advance of increasingly numerous waves of enemies in a map. To deal with this feature could be the Canadian division of BioWare. Clearly, no confirmation or denial as soon as we'll publish them on.

New "zombie-map" Black Ops

Activision has announced a new map for Zombie Mode Call of Duty: Black Ops, called Shangri-La. A company representative described it as "a map exotic and mysterious, full of deadly traps, and dark secrets, which will offer a new type of gameplay to the more experienced hunter of zombies." Map Shangri-La will be part of a broader DLC called Annihilation, which will include four other maps: Silo, Hazard, and Hangar-18 Drive-In.

New images for RAGE

Some pictures for our friends and our enemies in the game Set in a post-apocalyptic, RAGE will not only offer us the classic FPS action but will integrate with alternative sections to include some interesting RPG elements. In the images just released by id Software, see the design of the armor of our "comrades", as well as some of the enemies we face in the game, due out in October in the PC version, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The Next-Gen will be 10 times more potent

According to John Carmack's next-generation Xbox and PlayStation will be ten times more potent than the current one and will arrive in about two years. The creator of the Doom series is convinced that in 2013 saw a further (and quite pronounced) technological leap. "The next generation will come sooner than expected within a couple of years, and will be enormously more powerful than PS3 and Xbox 360.

Battlefield 3 played live during the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

In today's episode of the show will see the American version of the PS3 game Given the enormous amount of pictures and video on the PC version of Battlefield 3, which logically will be the best, fans of the series began to wonder when he says would have shown action in the game on the console. Well, now is the time frame of the presentation will be at least suggestive.

In today's episode, 16 June, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in fact we will see Johan Dohle DICE try the live version of PlayStation 3 Battlefield 3. An important signal to reaffirm the goodness of the work of the team even on PS3 and Xbox 360. Source: Battlefield Blog

Warhammer 40k MMO playable at E3 2012

The MMO Warhammer 40k: Dark Millennium Online will be playable at E3, Videogames source has confirmed to the boss of the core division of THQ games, Danny Bilson. Developed by the authors of Darksiders, Vigil Games, Dark Millennium Online "looks fantastic", according to Bilson. "I can not tell you too much or they kill me, but it plays differently from other titles in this category." "I am a big fan of MMOs, I played EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot, WOW, I love City of Heroes MMO ...

New video for Let's Dance with Mel B

This time he dances with "Word Up!", A song by Cameo 80s New video for Let's Dance with Mel B, showing us the gameplay on the song "Word Up!", Originally written and recorded by Cameo in the 80s. Thanks to its strong impact on American radio, as well as for the music video on MTV, the single became one of the greatest hits of the band.

Self-titled album, "Word Up!" was the first single from Cameo to climb the American charts, reaching sixth place in the Top 100. Just as the band's previous single, "Single Life," "Word Up!" contains the notes of the music of Ennio Morricone used in opening the famous film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." The song was also revived by Korn, Melba and the band Gun.

A date for Black Ops: Annihilation

The upcoming DLC for Call of Duty: Annihilation will be called Black Ops. The map pack will be available from June 28, reported by VG247. The price of the DLC will be in line with the old map pack: € 13.99 on PC and PlayStation 3, 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360. Annihilation will include five maps: Hangar 18, Hazard, Silo, Drive-In and a level for the Zombie mode.

Carmack - The next generation will arrive in a couple of years

It will be 10 times more powerful than speaking with Eurogamer John Carmack, the graphics engine guru, said that the new Xbox and the new PlayStation will be available in a couple of years. The programmer also added that the new console will be 10 times more powerful than at present and this time to fully exploit will serve at least a decade.

Besides the problem, according to Carmack, is just to swim in the sea of possibilities of new hardware being able to actually create something amazing, something that convinces the audience that it's time to change hardware. To do this you will need to create something really complex. In fact, more resources and more detail will ask more complex models, worlds richest, most careful design.

Bend of the value of the shares of Take-Two

The average rating of Duke Nukem Forever and sales below expectations for LA Noire have to fall by 4% from the value of the shares of Take-Two, as reported by Market Watch. Overall, from mid-May, the value of the company's shares fell 15%. According to Doug Creutz, an analyst at Cowen & Co., the "extremely negative reviews of" Duke Nukem Forever will prevent the publisher to reach the expected results for the title developed by Gearbox.

The easy level for The Witcher 2 on the Xbox 360 is easier

Accessibility CD Projekt RED team responsible for the conversion of The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, said that was an adjustment to the level of difficulty "easy" game on the console. In fact, the easiest level was made even more accessible, or at least that is the intention of the team, given the new audience that will face.

In this case, the latest chapter in the action-RPG in question, on a PC, is characterized by a rather steep learning curve, which may make it difficult for even the prologue of the story. The intention is thus to make it more "soft" in order to accommodate more players sweet console. In any case, Thomasz Gop said that this adjustment should only affect the level of the game easier, while in the most difficult The Witcher 2 on the Xbox 360 still represents a challenge of considerable effort for the player.

The Witcher 2 easier on Xbox

2 The developer of The Witcher, CD Projekt Red, will make it more accessible mode "easy" version of the Xbox 360 role-playing game. "We review the difficulty of the game," said a senior producer Videogame Source Tomasz Gop. "We think in particular the easy mode, which should be really easy. The feedback has prompted us to revise some parts of the PC version, especially in the prologue.

We are already working on, and this news will arrive in the Xbox 360 version along with other changes exclusive. There will be many new things. " "On the PC you have to use mouse and keyboard on a console pad, we need to soften the experience. We are talking about an adaptation, not a simple port.

Latency OnLive "similar" to the PS3 and X360

OnLive boss, Steve Perlman, answered detractors who criticize the cloud service for excessive latency. "The latency of a current generation console is similar to that of OnLive," says Perlman. "With the improvements we introduce in the summer on OnLive will be even lower in many cases." "I do not refine the system through scientific measurements of latency," says the boss of OnLive.

"We care about the human perception, we try to offer the best possible experience." "We use different algorithms for different games, they use a total of over a hundred depending on the connections ... For example, wi-fi and 3G are different." "We do not turn to the hardcore users with high-performance machines, players who seek extreme performance.

Have a new DLC for Black Ops

The third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops will introduce five new multiplayer levels: Hangar 18, Hazard, Silo, Drive-In and a scenario for the Zombie mode. This is what is shown on a poster or reproduced on GameStop Xbox360Achievements. Activision has already published two sets of maps for the latest Call of Duty, and First Strike Escalation and the last DLC is available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at a price of € 13.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points.

Game Republic

Massive damage Apparently the repetitive but still valid and the Majin Forsaken Kingdom did not save the software company Game Republic, was caught in the pincers of Giant Enemy Crab. The crime, which many know, dates back to the famous Sony E3 2006 Conference immortalized gaffe by Bill Ritch, producer of Genji: Days of the Blade.

Our hero has in fact repeatedly emphasized the historic nature of the title describing the battles as reconstructions of events that actually happened. Unfortunately, after these utterances appeared on the screen is a giant crab among others killed in the daring way through a weak point placed on the back, just where the crabs are more resistant.

Hackers hit BioWare

BioWare has been hit by "a highly sophisticated cyber attack" that has failed to account for 18,000 people associated with the forum Neverwinter Nights, the company said. "Names of the account, e-mail address, password, date of birth to place of residence were not stolen," said BioWare on its website.

Unlike the attacks in recent days have targeted several companies operating in the industry, in this case, the cyber attack was not claimed on Twitter by LulzSec and therefore can probably be ascribed to another group of hackers.

Check the map pack "Annihilation" Call of Duty: Black Ops

On 28 June? After the first sighting of yesterday, today confirms the presence of a new set of maps coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops, as reported by VG247 from a promotional leaflet of a United Kingdom. Apparently the name of the DLC is Annihilation (not "Retaliation", as reported earlier) and will be released first on Xbox Live June 28, 2011 at a price of 1200 Microsoft Points.

As reported previously, the map pack contains 5 new maps in total, including 4 competitive called "Hangar 18", "Drive-In," "Shiloh" and "Hazard", besides a new zombie-themed map. Below, the public image of the site. Source: VG247

Devil May Cry Collection HD coming

The Devil May Cry Collection HD should debutatre PlayStation 3 in Europe on November 30, according to a Spanish dealer. The collection is mentioned by XTRALIFE. es (via Siliconera), according to the website of the retailer, the HD Collection will include the first three games of the series from Capcom.

The publisher has entrusted to the authors of Enslaved, Ninja Theory, the development of a new chapter in the series Devil May Cry.

The featured PC

Shopping mid-week menu of the day Kane & Lynch 2 offers 66% discount on Steam (the promotion will last 7 hours). The tender, which carries the title at Euro 6.80, it is particularly interesting when one considers that despite the flaws the title offers a thick and raw. Among other discounts of the day include: Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project on GOG.

com, fell 2.39 dollars after a cut of 60%, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Direct2Drive, fell to 6.50 pounds with a 50% discount.

Pad the first Xbox for Halo: CE

The boss of 343 Industries, Frank O'Connor, unveiled on NeoGAF that the development team for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is trying to change some of the original Xbox pad to allow players to experience the remake in conditions similar to those of 2001 , year of publication of the original developed by Bungie.

According to O'Connor, 343 hopes to make at least six pad for use during the event dedicated to the PAX Halo, reports Giant Bomb. The remake of Halo: Combat Evolved will be in stores on November 15.

Uncharted was not conceived as a trilogy

A character, a thousand adventures Evan Wells, Naughty Dog's head, revealed that the initial idea for Uncharted was not that of a trilogy, which then became the standard for PlayStation 3. On the other hand, it is not a script, "global" understanding of each chapter. In fact, every game has a story in itself, therefore it is possible to continue the series with engaging story lines pull even with the permanence of the main characters.

Pokémon Super Scramble - Japanese Promotional Video

Risse Pokémon Pokémon in 3D Super Scramble is the sequel to Pokémon Rumble, the action with RPG elements released on WiiWare, and follows the formula of the original title with massive battles, minigames, and of course bossfight with the ability to collect and train all creatures. In this chapter the Pokémon available are those of black and white version of the main saga, and can also be obtained by communicating with other players through the StreetPass.

By the authors of a new IP Just Cause

Swedish developer Avalanche Studios has opened an office in New York who will given to a new IP next-generation platforms. According to the creative lead Roland Lesterlin the title will be a "AAA" and will be ready for 2014. The new study will also develop PC games and handheld consoles. In the first two years, the company expects to use at least 50 people.

Avalanche Studios is currently working on Renegade Ops for PC, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.

PR Duke Nukem seek revenge

The publisher 2K Games has decided to break off relations with public relations agency following the publication of some messages on Twitter-related reviews Duke Nukem Forever. In a message appeared on the profile of The Twitter Group Redner says: "Many have gone too far with their reviews ... according to the poison today to decide whom to send the game next time and who is not.

Votes negative ... there are no reviews full of bile. " But the publisher of the game there is, "2K Games and unforgiving does not endorse the comments made by @ TheRednerGroup and confirms that the company does not represent our products," it said on the Twitter profile of 2K.