Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Halo Anniversary - The interaction with the Kinect will be limited?

It will be "cool" but will not change the cards on the table some time ago Phil Spencer, Microsoft has revealed that Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary would support the Kinect and this opened the way to several speculations. Today Frankie O'Connor of 343 Industries warns us not be too excited or to consider the implementation as something radical.

Entering the specific O'Connor mentioned the voice interaction features suggesting capable of amplifying the experience but not to change it. Obviously 343 is not to belittle it as to avoid too much hype and avoid the conviction that the Kinect is necessary to fully enjoy the title.

Demo of Final Fantasy Type-0 confirmed

Japanese magazine Famitsu's latest issue, Square Enix has confirmed the arrival of a demo for Final Fantasy Type-0. It will be available from September on the Japanese PlayStation Store and will taste four of the many missions included in the final game, due out about a month later. Here in Europe, Final Fantasy Type-0 does not have a precise launch date ... let alone if we can hope for a demo autumn. The game should arrive on our shores by the spring of 2012.

Iwata apologizes to those who bought the 3DS

The Nintendo president Satoru Iwata personally asked forgiveness from all those who bought the 3DS before the recent price reduction. In a statement published on the Japanese Nintendo site (translated by Giantbomb), Iwata said that this is absolutely the first time that such a thing happens in his company.

"" I apologize to everyone but the price reduction we made was necessary to Because of a drastic change of market situation than when we launched the 3DS six months ago. "" We made this decision to create a better climate of confidence around the unit and to allow developers and retailers to believe and invest in future this machine.

Epic on the trail of thieves Gears 3

Hounds Epic Games are following the tracks left by those who have stolen and released a preliminary version of Gears of War 3. The company has also promised "repercussions" against those who have shared the file or has made videos of the game then spread across various social networks and sites. "We're trying to delete all video distributed on the network and advise fans not to watch them for not spoiling the game's history," said Executive Producer Rod Fergusson.

Tomb Raider will not abuse the QTE

The creative director of Tomb Raider reboot has reduced the importance of quick-time events within the game. Tomb Raider The presentation at E3 2011 has made some fans to worry, believe that the game would have been highly scripted events, and based on quick-time event, but according to a statement from the creative director Noah Hughes, those are not the "primary means "Crystal Dynamics.

"The quick-time sequences are part of the game," said Hughes on Gamespot. "A major goal for us is to offer an intense and cinematic. In some specific moments we think that the best results can be achieved while still maintaining high attention to the gameplay, with quick-time event . 'That said, I'm not sure these are the main tools we are using to create the right atmosphere dramatic.

Mega Man Legends 3 is dead

Capcom said it hopes to resume work on Mega Man Legends 3 are virtually nil, despite the requests received from fans of the series. "When we announced the cancellation of the game, various groups have been created on Facebook to ask us to reconsider," said a company representative, "one of these, entitled 'Get Me Off the Moon' has even 37,000 subscribers." "Even though Capcom has always been closely linked to its community and its needs, unfortunately the company has no intention to resume work on that project." In the famous proverb, the hope is always the last to die, but in this case seems to have already built a huge gravestone.

Namco Bandai good results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011

Japan, the company reported a +8.1% with respect to sales after the disappointing financial results, Nintendo, Capcom and Sega for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 (ie from April to June), we thought it might be a problem generalized to Japanese companies. The projections released today by Namco Bandai, however, refute this assumption: the company has closed the Q1 2011 sales totaling 88.2 billion yen (equivalent to $ 1.1 million rica), an increase of 7.7 % on an annual basis.

We Dance on the Wii in September

Nordic Games has announced that Wii will arrive We Dance on European shelves September 2. With more than 40 pieces of music, the game will attempt to replicate the success achieved by previous titles developed by the company  but this time passing from hand to the ball.

The game will also have a multiplayer mode for up to four players, but soon after its release will have to contend with the king of games in this genre, or Just Dance 3 due out in October.

Record sales for Catherine

The bizarre adventure Catherine is the most successful launch brought forward in the history of Atlus. The exact numbers have not yet been disclosed, but Tim Pivnicny of Atlus has confirmed to IGN that the game has set a new record. "Catherine has exceeded our wildest expectations," he said. "The game was released last week and was warmly welcomed by critics and the public has been led by the launch of the demo a couple of weeks before and continues to spark debate among fans for its mature themes and competitive gameplay ".

Borderlands 2 Confirmed?

Borderlands 2 is currently under development at Gearbox Software and 2K Games' studios will soon make the official announcement. A source close to the game revealed that the title to Videogame Source Gearbox will be published next year on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The boss of Gearbox, Randy Pitchford, once proclaimed that the team had every intention of resuming the franchise Borderlands, sooner or later.

Sony: Life will be a PS3 controller

Sony PlayStation has revealed that life can be used as a controller for the PS3 games, similar to what we saw from the Wii to U. "PS3 will be able to send data to life and the new portable console will be able to view them," said Phil Rogers Sony during his recent speech at the Develop Conference 2011.

"The unique features of PS Life, as the gyro and tactile sensors front and rear, will allow it to be used as a controller for the PS3 games." "It will be possible to run games on both console and use Wi-Fi and PlayStation Network to sync, or play in cross-play mode as in the case of Wipeout," continued Rogers.

Words With Friends arrives on Facebook

The creators of Farmville, the guys at Zynga, are leading an interesting game on Facebook Mobile Words With Friends. The game in question has its own Facebook page where he wrote that Zynga Words With Friends "will be released shortly." To receive updates about all you need to click "I like", as usual.

Words With Friends is a multiplayer word game developed by Newtoy, acquired by Zynga. Basically you create, shift after shift, crossword puzzle-style, clashing with human opponents.

BioWare surprised with the ratings given to Dragon Age 2

Bioware was surprised by the difference of opinion that has surrounded Dragon Age II, but admitted that prefer total indifference. In an interview with Gamasutra, David Gaider said that "even the negative reactions towards the game can still be useful to improve for the next future," "Dragon Age, like any other game, can not please everyone and we make mistakes, so the only thing we can do is congratulate the compliments and criticisms to try to collect better and better.

Battlefield 3 will use the Online Pass?

The situation is not yet clear there is a bit 'of confusion among the many fans waiting for the release of Battlefield 3, in particular to access to spectacular multiplayer online title developed by DICE. According to statements made last week by producer Patrick Bach, in fact, the game should take the Pass online because you can use the online features, including multiplayer, as has become tradition for EA.

The plot of Assassin's Creed is already written

The lead writer Darby McDevitt has revealed that the story is complete 85% During an interview with Xbox World 360 magazine, Darby McDevitt, lead writer of the Assassin's Creed, has revealed that about 85% of the plot is now been written. "We wrote about 85% of what will happen in the series of Assassin's Creed, even if new elements emerge out all the time," he said.

"If an author comes with a new story that fits well in the narrative, things could change. But when it's all planned." McDevitt added: "The arc of Altair was written over two years, while the story of Ezio Revelations was conceived and planned when the team started working on Brotherhood." "We knew the end of the story for a while Ezio ', in other words.

RAGE takes four years

It's been even four years since id Software has announced for the first time and the new RAGE graphics engine, id Tech. Now the game is almost over and the team is putting the finishing touches on the shelves in anticipation of the arrival, scheduled for Oct. 7. "After four years of hard work we can be more than satisfied with the end result," said Tim Willits, creative director of the team, "it is without doubt the best game ever produced by id Software." Willits added that the last time the team focused on improvements to the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game.

Some details on the connectivity between the PS3 and PlayStation Life

Competitive multiplayer, and more bailouts synchronized Sony has promised a number of features related to connectivity between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Life, such as the ability to grapple with the competitive multiplayer cross-platform play with WipEout 2048 and the impending Ruin on both consoles using a single save file.

PlayStation Life can also be used as a controller for the PS3 with a screen, a little 'how it will happen for the Wii U. "PlayStation 3 can transmit data to PlayStation Life, and the handheld display them on screen. You can also use the unique characteristics of PSVita, like the gyroscope and the double-touch device, to enrich the controls of a game for the PS3" Phil Rogers said during the Develop Conference.

A date for LOTR: War in the North

In Today Warner Bros. has officially confirmed the launch date of Lord of the Rings: War in the North, known in Italy under the name of The Lord of the Rings: The War in the North, thus appeasing the rumors that the company was to announce the imminent release of the move until after Christmas. The highly anticipated action-RPG, which is expected to remember on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, then reach store shelves on November 4 next year, so going to join a long list of products that will make the pre-Christmas extremely rich outputs.

Port Royale 3 Announced

It will also come in 7 years on the console back on the field from the previous chapter the famous seafaring RTS franchise to put in the shoes of a sea captain, the waves of a robber or a merchant marine in order to thrive in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century . Developed this time by Gaming Minds and published by Kalypso Media, the title will also be released on consoles (presumably 360 and PS3) in the second quarter of 2012.

Firefall will arrive in the United States in December

Presumably the GamesCom know something as to the European market Firefall is part of the new wave of MMO Shooters who is preparing to invade the world of video games. Based on the formula free to play the title promises battles large and absolute interconnectivity and the ability to create "instances" where customized training with the squad.

Although the output is not too far Firefall is however still far from complete. In general terms, Red 5, made by some veterans who helped create World of Warcraft, has claimed to be 50% of the development with the PvE content to 75% and the creation of maps to 90%. The title will be released in China, where a beta is scheduled for 2012.