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‘Shooters are F***ing Boring,’ Says Designer of Black

by Tyler Treat Feb 24, 2010 10:51 AM CST
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In a recent interview with OXM, the designer of Criterion's shooter Black, Stuart Black, revealed that he finds many of today's shooters "f***ing boring."

"There's a lot of cover-based shooters out at the moment. But when a guy hunkers down behind something, you've just got to sit there and wait for him to pop his head up. Pops up, couple of bullets to his head, pops back down again...and I'm waiting for him to pop back up again? F***ing boring," said Black. "I can't be bothered hanging around like that."

He makes a good point, but what makes it interesting, is Black is currently involved with a new first-person shooter IP. The game is set to be revealed next month.

[via TVGB]

The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Releases

by Tyler Treat Feb 23, 2010 4:39 PM CST
filed under dlc, news, pc, ps3, videos, xbox 360

The third Borderlands DLC pack, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx released on XBL today. It's available for for 800 MS Points. It's hitting PSN and PC this Thursday for $9.99. Here's some facts about the DLC:

  • Almost twice the size of The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
  • A brand new class of ultra-rare/kick-ass weapons
  • New vehicles including one that allows for four players to drive and inflict damage and deal out death
  • An exciting story line that picks-up where the original game left off
  • Almost 30 new villain types
  • A level cap increase to 61
  • More difficult villains and smarter AI

Army of Two: The 40th Day Getting New Content

by Tyler Treat Feb 23, 2010 3:39 PM CST
filed under dlc, news, ps3, videos, xbox 360

EA sent out a note that Army of Two: The 40th Day is getting some DLC in April called Chapters of Deceit. It will offer up two new co-op campaign maps. We also received a trailer for the DLC, which you can check out above.

"In the new chapters, players stumble upon information that could lead to ending the invasion by Jonah and his 40th Day Initiative army. However, they quickly learn that everyone is out for themselves and to trust no one but their partner."

Chapters of Deceit will be available April 1 for 800 MS Points or $9.99 on XBL and PSN.

Just Cause 2 “Fire Truck vs Jet” Trailer

by Evan Volmering Feb 23, 2010 2:05 PM CST
filed under ps3, videos, xbox 360

New Valkyria Chronicles DLC This Thursday

by Robert Hastings Feb 22, 2010 10:12 PM CST
filed under dlc, news, ps3

Remember Valkyria Chronicles, that tragically overlooked PlayStation 3 tactical role-playing game that SEGA put out back near the end of 2008? If you do, and if you’re one of the few that actually took it upon themselves to go out and pick up a copy, it looks like you’re in for a bit of a treat on February 25th when a brand new downloadable content pack is released for the title.

Challenges of the Edy Detachment will have you playing as...well, Edy, a minor character from the full game, as she embarks on a conquest across six new maps. Each map is respectively tailored to provide a challenge for each of the different soldier classes ranked throughout Edy’s squad.

With three packs made available last year, including one that also focused around this specific cast of characters, this release marks the fourth DLC pack for Valkyria Chronicles. Unfortunately the press release mentions no pricing information, though I have no reason to believe that it will cost any more than the previous offerings were at $5. Look for it on the PlayStation Store this Thursday.

Borderlands DLC Hitting Tomorrow

by Tyler Treat Feb 22, 2010 4:25 PM CST
filed under dlc, news, pc, ps3, xbox 360

Haven't had enough Borderlands? The third DLC pack for the game, The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, will be releasing tomorrow on Xbox 360, TeamXbox reports. For some reason, it's not releasing on PC or PSN until this Thursday.

The pack will cost 800 MS Points or $10. As you may recall, it's upping the level cap in the game and adding a substantial amount of content.

Visceral Developing for XBLA, PSN

by Tyler Treat Feb 22, 2010 4:17 PM CST
filed under news, ps3, xbox 360

Visceral Games recently finished up Dante's Inferno, and it's next project, Dead Space 2, is set to be released later this year. However, don't think that all of the studio's resources are going towards the space thriller. According to Nick Earl, general manager of Visceral Games, the company is also working on titles for PSN and XBLA.

"Our express purpose is to make the sort of AAA hits that are just naturally found on 360 and PS3," Earl explained to Gamasutra. "We also do some PC work as well. That's not to say that we don't have smaller efforts under way and direct-to-consumer efforts on XBLA and PSN.

"We had really, really strong results with Battlefield 1943, which was created in a studio even bigger than Visceral and had to pay for its share of infrastructure. We've had great results for that. That is showing the opportunity there.

"I think we'll have some interesting offerings over this year and next that show our confidence in the space," he added.

God of War III is Jam Packed, All 40GB of It

by Tyler Treat Feb 22, 2010 12:45 PM CST
filed under news, ps3

God of War III takes up nearly 40GB of Blu-ray disc space, according to Tim Moss, director of technology at Sony Santa Monica.

"35Gb of goodness. Thank heavens for Dual Layer Blu-Rays," the exec tweeted on Sunday before he later added, "Euro version is bigger, in low 40's. 9+ languages."

This news, of course, quickly follows word that the game has gone gold and entered production on Friday. It's set to release March 16.

[via CVG]

Motorstorm 3 Gets Unofficial

by Tyler Treat Feb 22, 2010 12:00 PM CST
filed under news, ps3, rumors

SCEE registered the domain name www.motorstorm3.com recently, which interestingly takes you to the PlayStation's UK website. Spotted by The Gaming Liberty, the domain was registered January 19, suggesting that Motorstorm 3 is on the way.

Sony has responded, saying to not look too closely into this. "It's not uncommon for us to secure the URLs containing the names of our successful IP, and those actions should not be interpreted as an announcement of a new title in a franchise," the company said in a statement.

Could we be seeing Motorstorm 3 at E3 later this year?

AVP Takes Number One Spot in UK, Fastest-selling Game of 2010

by Tyler Treat Feb 22, 2010 11:54 AM CST
filed under news, pc, ps3, xbox 360

Aliens vs. Predator made a surprising debut last week, knocking out BioShock 2 from the top spot in the UK charts after just one week. It's also now the fast-selling game of 2010, according to GfK Chart-Track data (which doesn't even include digitally distributed copies).

BioShock 2's sales fell 71% since last week, bringing it to the number three spot. Just Dance has maintained its position at number two.

Check out the full top 10 after the break.

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