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New Stalker: Call of Pripyat Screenshots

On my other blog, Anomalous Artefact, I have uploaded some new Stalker: Call of Pripyat screens. There are five, and all look quite interesting.

There's an Army or Spetnaz guy (or perhaps a Freedomer) with a Beretta, a Dutyer facing off against a bloodsucker with a combat knife (poor guy), some statue with a storm in the background, some guy getting killed, and another guy getting killed by a guy with a flashlight on his head (could be you). lol

Be sure to head over and have a drool.

Apocalypse Then: Aliens

Mandela Day (holiday)

Directed by: James Cameron
Produced by: Gale Anne Hurd, Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release date: July 18, 1986
Running time: 137 minutes

On this day, in 1986, the film Aliens was released.

Aliens is the sequel to the original film, Alien, and continues the story of Ellen Ripley.

It is considered not only the best in the Alien series of films, but also one of the best science fiction films of all time, and also one of the few films which surpasses its predecessor.

It was directed by James Cameron, who also directed The Terminator, and Terminator 2.

This game serves as inspiration for the unreleased game Aliens: Colonial Marines.


Weekly Video Game Pictures and Videos Collection- 07/12-07/18

Mass Effect 2: 1 -
Left 4 Dead 2: 1
Battlefield 1943 Screens: 1 - 2 - 3 -4 - 5 - 6
Command & Conquer 4: 1
Tomb Raider reboot: 1
The Sims 3: 1
Uncharted 2: 1
God of War III: 1
Worms (iPhone): 1
Batman: Arkham Asylum: 1
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta: 1
Duke Nukem Forever: 1
BioShock 2: 1
Mafia II: 1 - 2
Rage: 1
America's Army 3: 1
WET: 1
Serious Sam HD: 1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition: 1
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines: 1
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising: 1
MGS: Peace Walker: 1
Red Faction: Guerrilla: 1
Resident Evil 5: 1
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat: 1


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2- The Good, The Better, and The Best (Prestige Edition)

There are different versions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that you can get.

You can get the plain old vanilla version, you can get the Hardened Edition, or you can get the Prestige Edition.

The Hardened Edition will consist of the game, the manual, an art book, and a code to download the original Call of Duty.

I nearly choked when I read that you get a pair of night vision goggles with the Prestige Edition, as well as all the other stuff that you get with the Hardened Edition! And the goggles even come with a model head to put them on. Sadly, it doesn't look like the Prestige Edition is available for the PC. The PC fans lose out yet again.

The last time anybody did something like this was when EA sent knuckledusters to a few people in the mail, which they later asked to be returned because it's illegal.

Preorder Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:

Xbox 360:

Standard Edition-
Hardened Edition - $79.99
Prestige Edition- $149.99


Standard Edition-
Hardened Edition- $79.99
Prestige Edition- $149.99


Standard Edition-
Hardened Edition- $79.99
No Prestige Edition Available- $0.00

Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from Amazon, and Get a $10 Video Games Credit.


Thief 4 and Deus Ex 3 Nuggets, and Thief Lego

Eidos Montreal has left two tweets lately that give clues to the stage of development that Thief 4 is in, which is pre-production, the last time I read. It also states that Deus Ex 3 is coming along nicely.

"Development on Deus Ex 3 is going well and the Thief 4 team is ramping up!"


"We are looking for Programmers (3D Intermediate, Senior AI, Senior Generalist, etc.) to complete the Thief 4 Team!"

In the mean time, you can check out what Thief in Lego looks like .arrow

Thief Lego!


Major Video Game Delays for 2009

Well, BioShock 2 has been delayed, and so has Wolfenstein...and Mafia II, and Max Payne 3.

Jeez. cry

Old Wolfy will be delayed by a mere two weeks, but the others will be delayed by up to a year from now. Add to this the fact that an analyst predicts that StarCraft 2 will be delayed until next year as well.

Another interesting tidbit has been revealed, that the next GTA, possibly named GTA 5, has been under development for a while, and will be released in 2011.

Related news is that Alan Wake, a cousin of sorts of Max Payne (Max Payne was originally a project of Remedy, dev of Alan Wake, now it's Rockstar, dev of the GTA series), might not even make it to the PC. And it looks so good, too! evil


Analysts See 'Silver Lining' In BioShock 2 Delay, Next GTA By 2011?
Wolfenstein Suffers Brief Delay (Updated)
It's official: BioShock 2, Mafia II and Max Payne 3 now due in 2010
Alan Wake PC Release 'Up in the Air'
Outlook for Alan Wake on PC Gets Even Shakier

Mystery Duke Begins Dev Revealed, More DNF Screens

It turns out that the dev behind Duke Begins, the prequel to DNF, is Gearbox Software, and not 2K Games as was once widely believed, and even stated by 3DR.

They are good devs, but somehow their games just have that "rough" feeling to me. That game wouldn't have had the amount of polish, and certainly not the amount of time put into it as DNF. It was supposed to be released in 2010, and development started sometime in 2007, I believe.

At the moment, it's being debated whether the game has actually been cancelled, or just put on hold for the moment.

And there's more DNF screens, despite the request from Take-Two for a restraining order that would prevent 3DR from releasing more material. I think that request was denied by the court anyway. Both depict the battlelord- one a view from the front, the other the back.


3D Realms Still Releasing DNF Screenshots
'Duke Begins' Developer Outed in DNF Docs


Apocalypse Then: Countdown to Extinction

On this day, in 1992, Megadeth's fifth album, Countdown to Extinction, was released. A double platinum album, it is the band's most commercially successful album to date.

In my opinion it is one of their best albums ever, and includes many favourites of Megadeth fans, like the singles, "Foreclosure of a Dream", "Symphony of Destruction", "Skin o' My Teeth" and "Sweating Bullets". The latter three were all featured on Greatest Hits: Back to the Start- a Megadeth compilation, and are the the band's best-selling singles to date.

I also liked "Psychotron", especially the demo off of the 2004 remastered version.

Track Listing:

1. "Skin o' My Teeth"
2. "Symphony of Destruction"
3. "Architecture of Aggression"
4. "Foreclosure of a Dream"
5. "Sweating Bullets"
6. "This Was My Life"
7. "Countdown to Extinction"
8. "High Speed Dirt"
9. "Psychotron"
10. "Captive Honor"
11. "Ashes in Your Mouth"

2004 Bonus Tracks

12. "Crown of Worms"
13. "Countdown to Extinction" (demo)
14. "Symphony of Destruction" (demo)
15. "Psychotron" (demo)



New All-Time Low Prices for Video Games


Call of Duty 3 - $16.49 - Save $8.00

Xbox 360

Call of Duty 2 - $14.99 - Save $10.00
Grand Theft Auto IV - $30.49 - Save $6.50

PSP Deals

Resistance: Retribution - $24.79 - Save $12.20

PC Deals

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent - $9.99 - Save $8.50

Rage in Game Informer and on Twitter, Teaser Website

Game Informer's August issue will have a lot of info on Rage, id's shooter/driver hybrid.

also revealed recently on Twitter that Rage now has a page up on the service as well.

There is now a
Rage teaser site just online as well.


Games Coming out This Week in July 2009: 7/12 - 7/18

The multi-platform release of this week is NCAA Football 10- a top seller. Other than that, there aren't really any major releases this week.

Fritz Chess: DS

Sherlock Holmes: Mystery of the Mummy: DS
Ant Nation: DS
Birthday Party Bash: Wii
Nancy Drew: The Ransom of the Seven Ships: PC
NCAA Football 10: PS2 - PS3 - PSP - 360
Officers: PC
Science Papa: DS - Wii
Sudoku Ball Detective: DS - Wii
Sushi Academy: DS
WarpForce: PC
"Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This?": PSP (PSN)
Unbound Saga: PSP
Fifi and the Flowertots: DS
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition: PC (STEAM)- Xbox 360 (XBLA)


Amazon Game Deals- CSI and Madden NFL 10


List Price: $19.99
Deal Price: $6.16
You Save: $13.83 (69%)

Pre-order Madden NFL 10 at Amazon, Get a $10 Gift Card

Both deals expire on the 13th of July...

Weekly Video Game Pictures& Videos Collection- 07/05-07/11

Assassin's Creed II: 1
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising: 1 - 2 - 3
Uncharted 2: 1 - 2
Mass Effect 2: 1 - 2
BioShock 2: 1
Trine: 1
StarCraft II: 1
Wolfenstein: 1
Battlefield 1943: 1 - 2 - 3
MechWarrior: 1
Command & Conquer 4: 1
Tekken 6: 1
Prototype: 1
Singularity: 1


What does AAA stand for?

It's not an abbreviation of anything. It just means the best of the best... 

"Well, now you know the truth: Apocalypso's Atomic Arcade!"

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