Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters coming in the fall

A new flight simulator for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 Evolved Games and Koch Media have announced they have reached an agreement to distribute all over the world the action flight simulator Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters. It's the new chapter in a series that has roots that go very far, and definitely ranks among the best in the genre.

The game takes place in dell'Azbaristan, an imaginary state in which players must fight to stop a civil war. The main campaign will consist of 16 missions, set on a scenario of 65,000 square kilometers of mountains, desert and urban areas. Detail the developers have played 30 fighter Americans, Russians, Europeans and Chinese.

A date for Bodycount

Codemasters has announced that the shooter will be available in Europe Bodycount from September 2, 2011. In the U.S., the game will be in stores on August 30. Bodycount formats will be published in the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Mojang: Scrolls follow the same process of development of Minecraft

So get ready to play the alpha version Mojang, for voice of Daniel Kaplan, confirmed that his new game, Scrolls, will follow the same process of development of Minecraft. This means you will be first released an alpha version, which will be playable at the minimum and that users will be able to test properly.

Here comes the patch 4.2 of World of Warcraft

Patch 4.2 of World of Warcraft, Rage of the Firelands, will be published in a day from Blizzard. All details are available about the liq official website of World of Warcraft. Anyone wishing to try the game can now do it for free, Blizzard has announced that the MMO is free-to-play up to level 20. The promotion is known as World of Warcraft Starter Edition.

Howard: The DLC will be like expansion Skyrim

Todd Howard, the boss from Bethesda Game Studios, said that the possible DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be similar to the expansions themselves. But Howard has admitted that, for now, there is nothing concrete, but certainly the development team intends to achieve them (and then how do you talk about "expansion"? From them were already doing ...).

Apocalypse coming

A 16-player multiplayer demo of MotorStorm: Apocalypse will be available from today on PlayStation Store today as part of the NDP. The demo version will also support the game of two split-screen and 3D stereo, but will only be available for one week. Will be removed from the network on July 7. In the demo you can participate in 3 of the 35 races in the full version available online: The Mile High Club, End of the Line and Ship Shape.

World of Warcraft becomes free until level 20

The Burning Crusade expansion for free for all Blizzard has announced the introduction of a new system of accounts to trial versions of World of Warcraft, which removes the limit of time today. New players can freely get to level 20 before you start having to pay for further growth. If you decide to continue in the game you have to pay $ 20 for the game, complete with the Burning Crusade expansion, which allows you to reach level 70.

Jeff Minter announces iPhone Deflex

Jeff Minter has announced the development of a iPhone game called Deflex. The title is an adaptation of the IOS device Superdeflex 1982. According to the preview of Touch Arcade Deflex is characterized by a psychedelic visual style. Yet to announce the launch date of the game.

Sony thinks the virtual reality

In an interview, the manager of SCE Studios, Mike Hocking, is back to talk Headman, headset and microphone-equipped display that can display 3D content from Sony announced a few months ago at CES. "He is going to come back into style virtual reality," says Hocking. "Our new HMD, or head-mounted display will allow us to get where we were headed in the '80s.

Now we have the power to turn this dream into reality: we have resolution and processing capabilities that will allow us to enrich the game in a not too distant future." Hocking has also confessed to look forward to contact lenses compatible with augmented reality. "Most of the more interesting gadgets is still in the research and development, for example contact lenses with camera and sensors that allow you to overlay data and objects to the reality that surrounds us."

The trial of World of Warcraft expands

Free up to level 20 and 'general opinion that the phenomenon World of Warcraft is in decline now for too many years you want on the back, either because the few innovations actually introduced by Cataclysm. Probably for this reason Blizzard decided to make more palatable the access path to the title for the new generation who can now experience the title for free until level 20.

A date for Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Microsoft has announced that in the coming weeks Deadliest Warrior: Legends, Galaga Legions DX and Half Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax will be some of the new Xbox Live Arcade. According to Major Nelson's blog, will soon be available on Games on Demand Bionic Commando games, and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift while Torchlight, stacking, and Medal of Honor are included in the promotion of 'Deal of the Week'.

EA Sports opened a studio in Texas

According to aggressive expansion by IGN, the sports section of Electronic Arts is expanding with the opening of a new study based in Texas. "We have aggressive plans for expansion," said the head of EA Sports Daryl Holt, "will visit Austin, Texas, this week to assess the potential for a new studio space." And then: "Our goal is to attract, recruit and retain the best talent the industry." A mission is not just, it seems, on the other hand need some sort perhaps as a result of leakage of key personnel from the studio EA Tiburon, Madden responsible for the series.

Available for the Monte Carlo Dirt Track Pack 3

Codemasters has announced the release of the Monte Carlo Dirt Track Pack 3. The package contains eight new rally set in different scenarios, including snow-capped mountains, and with changing weather conditions. The Monte Carlo Track Pack can be purchased on Xbox Live Marketplace or Games for Windows Marketplace at a price of 800 Microsoft Points, PlayStation Store and will be available from June 29.

Mass exodus from EVE Online

The internal document on the CCP for EVE Online microtransactions leaked on the net in recent days could cost the developer a million dollars, as reported by Develop. The network has published a list of members who have decided to cancel the subscription MMO as a result of what has emerged in recent days.

At the moment the list includes 5511 names, translated in terms of revenues the equivalent of about 1.03 million dollars. CCP has announced a few days ago a special meeting of the Council of Stellar Management in an attempt to reduce the dissatisfaction of the users MMO.

Capcom officially announces Ixion Saga

Something online We have already talked about earlier, following a sighting of a mysterious registered trademark of Capcom in May, but now the question seems official. As reported by Andriasang, the new issue of Famitsu reports the first details of Ixion Saga, a new online multiplayer game for PC by the publisher of Osaka.

Fighting in teams of eight against eight in PvP, PvE fighting against monsters and giants are the characteristics reported in a cooperative, as well as setting that seems rather eclectic view of the possibility of using swords, magic and guns. Three main classes for the characters: Striker, Caster and Blaster, corresponding precisely to the three types of weapon, with the ability to create "partnerships" between the characters, not better defined.

1 year of PlayStation Plus, leave gifts

Or rather, discounts The U.S. Official PlayStation Blog today celebrates the first year of operation PlayStation Plus, the subscription service to PSN content. On the first birthday, Sony has set up a plan offers and discounts for subscribers to the service called "Birthday Bonus Months." In essence, those who subscribes between now and before 11 July, by buying the package from one year to receive 3 additional months, then a total of 15 months subscription at a price of 12 months, while those who buy a subscription for 3 months it gets a bonus for a total of 4 months old.

Black Ops, other DLC after Annihilation?

David Vonderhaar, Design Director of Treyarch, the developer has hinted that could soon launch a new map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. "I can not reveal our plans for the post-Annihilation, but I recommend you keep your eyes open ..." told Digital Spy. Annihilation, the third map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, is available on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Four maps included in the DLC: Hanger 18, Drive-In, Shiloh, Hazard, plus one for the zombie mode called Shangri-La. Coinciding with the launch of the DLC, Treyarch has announced a 'Double XP Weekends' on Xbox Live, for the entire weekend, the points obtained in the multiplayer will be worth twice as much.

Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends 7 confirmed

The legend continues Koei Tecmo officially announced today the development of Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends 7, the new version of the seventh chapter of the popular action game for Japan-medieval-setting. According to reports from KOEI Warriors, the title has been announced in the pages of Famitsu, and should arrive in Japan in September, including three new characters to Guo Jia, winner of a poll among players about who introduced the game in question.

Twisted Pixel platform to work on IOS?

It would be the debut for the authors of Splosion Man after the controversy with Capcom Remember the charge of plagiarism by Twisted Pixel against Capcom, after the publication of MaXplosion App Store? Well, the disappointment of that experience has not sapped the enthusiasm of the team Splosion author of Man, which apparently is preparing to debut on the IOS platform in the near future.

During an interview with TouchArcade, Twisted Pixel's CEO, Michael Wilford, she said: "We have never produced a mobile game so far. I think that many of our IP would fit well in this context, and that the ability to create something fun are many. " Wilford has thus dispelled any doubts, saying that Twisted Pixel is working on a project to IOS: "We're working on something, but nothing that can be announced.

The designer of FF Tactics and Vagrant Story enter into Level-5

Yasumi Matsuno, designers of Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, decided to join the staff of Level-5. Matsuno has released an interview with Famitsu in which he explains his choice to move from a big company like Square Enix, with its mega-blockbuster videogame productions, a group much smaller and smaller as Level-5 (which well it is making money hand over fist with Professor Layton).

Under investigation, the developer of LA Noire

The International Game Developers Association has opened an investigation on the developer of LA Noire, Team Bondi, to evaluate working conditions in the Australian study. The chairman of the IGDA, Brian Robbins, told Develop want to shed light on what has emerged in recent weeks. There is talk of removing names from the credits of the game and excessive pace of work.

Tribes: Ascend will be free-to-play

Tribes: Ascend will be a free-to-play title, has announced that Hi-Rez Studios. The developer has decided to embrace the F2P model to reach more users, said the boss of Hi-Rez, Todd Harris, on Video Game Source. "The free-to-play is a great way to increase the catchment area of the Tribes, and in this way we can test the game to many people without incurring excessive costs to promote the game." It is currently under way to conduct a beta to a limited number of Tribes: Ascend, Harris confirmed.