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Just Cause 2 Pre-Order DLC Trailer

by Evan Volmering Jan 25, 2010 3:47 PM CST
filed under dlc, ps3, videos, xbox 360


New Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Screens

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 2:21 PM CST
filed under pc, ps3, screenshots, xbox 360

Along with the trailer, EA sent out four new screenshots for Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Two show off some single player action and the other pair showcase the Squad Rush game mode, which the trailer details.

The PC beta for Bad Company 2 starts later this week, and the game itself launches March 2.

Check all of the screens out after the jump.


I Am Alive to Feature Multiplayer?

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 12:05 PM CST
filed under news, pc, ps3, rumors, xbox 360

According to a LinkedIn profile for I Am Alive director Paul Robinson, the aforementioned title will have a multiplayer aspect. His profile notes, "Game Director for I Am Alive - we're doing some exciting stuff and if you are a lead mp designer, drop me a line."

Lead Multiplayer Designer was also a job Ubisoft was seeking to fill back in December, although it didn't mention I Am Alive.

The title was recently pushed into Ubisoft's next fiscal year, which falls between April 1st, 2010 and March 31st, 2011.

[via Blend Games]

Sony Registers Arc Domain Name

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 11:58 AM CST
filed under news, ps3, rumors, sony

VGChartz made a nice spot yesterday, noting that Sony has registered a website domain name for its motion controller, further substantiating the rumors that it's called "Arc." The domain, playstationarc.com, is registered to Sony, and has been since October of last year.

If Arc really is the device's name, I can't help but wonder why Sony hasn't announced it yet.

Also ps3arc.com is live, but it's already been reported as a hoax.

God of War III Release Date Confirmed, Sort Of

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 11:42 AM CST
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Sony clarified today that it is "tracking" a March 19 release date for God of War III in the UK. Previous reports indicated that that date is in fact the release date for the game, but Sony noted it's not "100 per cent confirmed."

GameStop lists the title for March 16, while other retailers point to the 20th. Speculation aside, we should have a firm release date sometime in February.

Sony: Motion Control and 3D ‘a No Brainer’

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 11:36 AM CST
filed under industry, news, ps3, sony, technology

While not everyone's on board with the idea of 3D gaming, or even motion control for that matter, Sony believes the combination of the two is "a no brainer." Sony Europe's senior development manager Simon Benson explained how the two combine to for brand new gameplay experiences.

"The idea of stereoscopic 3D marrying up with the motion controller is a bit of a no-brainer and you can certainly see applications there that open up plenty of opportunities for gameplay," he told Eurogamer. "There are a lot of other things we can achieve too. We're just at the tip of the iceberg with what 3D is going to enable. Once the technology's out there, it'll be interesting to see the things that follow.

Benson also explains how the creation process for stereoscopic 3D gaming works, so I suggest heading over to Eurogamer and reading the full interview. It's pretty interesting stuff.

[via GI.biz]

Harmonix: Rhythm Games Have Not Peaked

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 11:26 AM CST
filed under ds, handhelds, industry, news, pc, ps2, ps3, wii, xbox 360

Here's the facepalm of the week. Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos believes rhythm games have not reached their peak, even despite the genre's horrendous performance last year. In 2009, sales fell 46% in the US. It's safe to say that people aren't buying in to Guitar Hero and Rock Band like they once were. Of course, Rigopulos is going to deny that because it's all his studio does, literally. They recently launched the Rock Band Network, which allows artists to put their own songs into the game.

"I absolutely do not believe that rhythm-action gaming has reached its peak," Rigopulos told Edge. "Of course, 2009 was a tough year with the recession, which especially affects music games given the relatively high price point of instrument bundles. But in the long term, people’s passion for music isn't going away, and rhythm gaming will continue to provide people with a deeper level of engagement with the music they love. So, yes, I do think that future music games will exceed the sales success of the last generation."


Bad Company 2 Squad Rush Explained

by Tyler Treat Jan 25, 2010 11:14 AM CST
filed under news, pc, ps3, videos, xbox 360

DICE's Gordon Van Dyke made a post on the Battlefield blog explaining Bad Company 2's new game mode, Squad Rush. "Squad Rush puts a squad of four players versus another squad of four players for a max of eight player matches in this intense one crate/two base infantry only version of the Rush gamemode," he writes.

However, Squad Rush is a 30-day exclusive for those who pre-ordered the game in the US (it's not exclusive elsewhere in the world). Kind of lame, but whatever. Thankfully it's available from launch on PC. DICE also included the video of the game mode above.

Keighley: Mass Effect 2 Will Come to PS3

by Tyler Treat Jan 24, 2010 10:10 PM CST
filed under news, ps3, rumors, xbox 360

There's been a lot of talk whether or not BioWare's Mass Effect 2 will ever come to the PS3. Geoff Keighley seems to think it will.

"Now the fact that [Mass Effect 2] is only on Xbox 360, a lot of debate now about whether it makes sense for publishers to make those games exclusive to a platform," Keighley said, "I think the game will eventually come out for PlayStation 3, but they just can’t talk about it yet."

Analyst Michael Pachter believes we're going to start seeing less and less console exclusives, even saying Epic Games regrets signing the exclusive contract for Gears of War. What do you think? Will Mass Effect come to the PS3?

Hacker Breaks the PS3

by Tyler Treat Jan 24, 2010 3:29 PM CST
filed under news, ps3, rumors

Earlier this month, a group of pirates claimed to have hacked the "unhackable" PS3. Although we haven't heard much on that front in a while, a different hacker, the same one responsible for the iPhone jailbreak, has claimed to have broken the PS3. George "GeoHot"  Hotz, says he has gained read/write access to the system memory as well as HV-level access to the processor. To put it in layman's terms, Hotz puts it simply: "I have hacked the PS3."


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