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2010/02/13

TrailerBlazer - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Teaser

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

I had a look at this on The Verge the other night. It’s the teaser trailer for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. which will be out later this year.

The trailer starts off with these words: “Technology evolves. Threats evolve. Yet war…is constant. The solider of tomorrow must rise to meet these new threats.The future depends on it.

This intro has instantly been compared to Fallout’s key phrase “War. War never changes.”

From there the trailer shows a bit of fancy graphical stuff, similar to what you’d see in Modern Warfare 2’s briefings, with a few glimpes of stuff and fluff, including some Predator-esque camouflage which sticks in my mind. Oh wait, Crysis all ready did that.

But no real gameplay was seen in this short teaser which clocks in at just about 1 minute long. But it’s early days yet.


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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier WIP Box Art

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Here we have Ubisoft’s work-in-progress box art for the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Details about it include Russian or Eastern Orthodox architecture (St. Basil's Cathedral is a popular example) in the background, and in the foreground you can obviously see one of the “ghosts”. He looks a bit similar to the ghosts from Advanced Warfighter 1& 2 with the eye-piece and such.

Seeing as this is “Future Soldier”, I guess it will have the play mechanics of previous titles, but not only set in the future, but you’ll be able to use futuristic weapons, possibly prototypes of weapons not in mainstream use by armed forces, which is what the first Ghost Recon did, as far as I remember. Don’t quote me on that one – it’s just wishful thinking.

As for the game’s possible Eastern setting: I don’t want anybody out there saying, “Oh it’s just copying Modern Warfare or Modern Warfare 2. I’ll have you know that Ghost Recon came along long before Modern Warfare did, and part of that game took place in similar places. Try 2001, before it was cool.

Anyhow, like I was saying, this is WIP box art, or Work-in-Progress, and is likely to change over time.

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Source: Cinemablend


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2010/02/12

Video Game Character Lookalikes: Strogg from Quake 4 and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

Who remembers the Strogg? Those grotesque looking abominations from Quake II, Quake 4, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars? Well, I for one do, and while watching that movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, recently, I couldn’t help but think that Cobra Commander, once known as Rex and The Doctor, in the film at least, looked a lot like one of those Stroggs.

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I would have liked to have gotten a better picture of The Doctor, preferably when he was bald, later on in the film, but I couldn't find one. The hair is fake anyway. Still, don’t you think the mask looks similar? And instead of the red/orange eye-piece on the right eye, Doc has a bluish eye-piece on the left eye .


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No Dead Space 2 for PC? Maybe… Maybe not

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Dead Space was a game that was highly recommended to me by at least two or three people. My brother liked it a lot, and one of the staff at NAG, when I e-mailed him, said it was very good- especially the in-game sound. Some even said it was like the System Shock 3 we never got.

Well, I played it, and true it was scary, and the sound was pretty impressive. But as a PC gamer, I might not get the chance to play the sequel, seeing as Dead Space 2 for the PC, at this time, is not in the plan and under consideration. Those are terms that have been thrown around regarding the subject.

Dead Space 2 will appear on the Xbox 360 and PS3, and possibly handhelds at some point, and it should be out early in 2011, somewhere in the first quarter.

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Source: Bluesnews - VG247


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Medal of Honor to Come out Q3 September 2010

MoH Medal of Honor, the reboot, has been scheduled for a release sometime between the months of July and September, 2010.

It’s been speculated that this date is to “avoid” Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a game by DICE, who’s also working on the multiplayer part of Medal of Honor.

Kind of like letting a teammate through to win in formula one or something I guess. And Medal of Honor will cross the line later on in the year, in Q3 2010. Hell both games even have the same publisher in EA, and BC 2 is advertised on MoH’s website.

But some are saying that the next Call of Duty might pose a threat. But history shows that CoD games are traditionally released more towards the end of the year (each and every year), in Q4, so if MoH can beat CoD by a month or two at least, it shouldn’t have much of a problem.

Funny how the whole of last year’s Q4 line-up was pushed into 2010 by bloody Modern Warfare 2. At least we have plenty of excellent games to play in Q1. January was good with Mass Effect 2, February is all ready seeing some great ones, and so will March.

By the way, I read recently that Medal of Honor’s website has some interesting additions, like franchise pages, which show what some of the other MoH games in the past were like. There are even videos showcasing the past games. I’ve said it before, but Allied Assault was a great game back way when.

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Sources: TVGB


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2010/02/11

Deus Ex 3 Could Also be Deus Ex: Human Revolution

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Firstly, how cool is that name? It sounds like the name of a punk rock album or something. Which is fitting seeing as it’s in a cyberpunk universe. No? Maybe the name of the next Terminator film? Oops, they’ll have to think up something else now.

It was discovered that Square Enix, who owns Eidos Montreal, filed for a trademark on the name “Deus Ex: Human Revolution”. Actually it was “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” and “Deus Ex Human Revolution”. Just in case…

While some might think it’s another title in the series, it could really be the subtitle for the new Deus Ex, which some say should be out this year, which has up until now been known as Deus Ex 3.

First the trademark was filed in Europe, but it’s apparently been done in North America as well. This all took place last week.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, AKA Deus Ex 3, is said to be released this year, and rumours suggest it might be heading to consoles as well as the PC. Both the prequels had console versions. This title is what’s referred to as a “threequel”: it’s the third game in the series, but a prequel to the first game as far as story goes.

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Source: Silconera


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Crysis 2 due out in Q4 2010

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So, we’ve heard the big breaking news about Crysis 2, and EA keeps trying to narrow down the release window. First it was 2010 or 2011, then 2010, now it’s Q4 2010, which is October to December.

It’s funny, because this isn’t really any more specific to me than the other predictions.

Crysis 2 will use the CryEngine 3, and will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. The game’s setting is New York, instead of the tropical islands like in the original. The game is being developed by Crytek, who worked on the first game and Far Cry before it.

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Source: Big Download


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Assassin’s Creed III Set in Rome, Continues Story of Ezio

For the first time in the series so far, the next title in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed III, will be a sequel to Assassin’s Creed II, continuing the story of Ezio.

This time it’s set in Rome, Italy, and Ezio will “strike at the heart” of the Templars. New features in AC III include cooperative multiplayer. The game is said to be released this year.

In related, and perhaps slightly worrying news, Ubisoft says that the Assassin’s Creed series is going to see more frequent sequels. The same was said about Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia, and even… Driver.

If you think it’s too soon after Assassin’s Creed II to see a sequel this year, you’re not the only one. I think it should be made law that a worthy sequel to a game must be in development for at least three or four years. Yeah, I’m looking at you Infinity Ward.

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Source: TVGB


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2010/02/10

Video Game Deals on Amazon: Star Trek Online, Collector’s Edition

There’s a deal on the recently released Star Trek Online as well as the Collector’s Edition of the game for PC. The PS3 has SAW for $10 off. The PS2 has a massive $37 off of Hunter The Reckoning: Wayward, and Amazon has $20 off of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. There are some other good deals, so have a look.

PC

Star Trek Online Collectors Edition - $64.99 - Save $14.83
Exodus From The Earth - $9.04 - Save $11.32
Shadowgrounds Survivor - $9.52 - Save $9.97
Star Trek Online - $39.99 - Save $7.00

PS2

Spongebob Squarepants: Atlantis Squarepantis - $9.96 - Save $8.86
Hunter The Reckoning: Wayward - $12.50 - Save $37.00
Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law - $7.25 - Save $7.70

PS3

SAW - $39.99 - Save $10.00
NBA 2K10 - $39.96 - Save $10.03

Xbox 360

UFC Undisputed - $29.96 - Save $5.03

Nintendo DS

Wacky Races: Crash And Dash - $9.96 - Save $11.03
Polarium - $9.96 - Save $6.05
Ultimate Band - $9.96 - Save $7.53

Nintendo Wii

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love - $29.99 - Save $20.00
Scene It? Twilight - $29.99 - Save $11.00
Little King's Story - $29.96 - Save $6.46
The Conduit - $19.54 - Save $6.38

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Deus Ex 3 and Thief 4 Looking for Mass Appeal

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Eidos Montreal is working on two games that many people are looking forward to: Deus Ex 3 and Thief 4 (or Thi4f).

They’re now saying that they want the new games in their respective series to appeal to a wider audience. Now, I’m glad that this Stephane D'Astous of Eidos realizes that it’s risky doing this, because you can alienate the fan base, or hardcore fans or gamers, by appealing to this wider audience, which some might call casual gamers.

I mean, the first two Thief games (particularly the second one for me) were the best, and the first Deus Ex was the best in that series. Ion Storm tried to make Thief: Deadly Shadows and Deus Ex: Invisible War more “accessible” and appeal to a wider audience, and look what happened to them (not just the games, but the company). They weren’t bad games, but just felt different from the originals. Some even dubbed them Thief Lite and Deus Ex Lite, for instance.

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Source: Cinemablend


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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to be Released 2010

imageIt was one of the worst kept secrets of the past few months, but Ubisoft officially announced recently that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be out this year. It’s currently in development at Ubi’s Paris studios, the same team who worked on Advanced Warfighter 1& 2, and has a release date set for “Holiday 2010”, which some interpret as November or December.

The game is said to feature high tech gear and weaponry, an will go beyond anything previously seen in the franchise.

There will be an exclusive multiplayer beta for the Xbox 360 later on in the year, open to those who preorder Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction for the Xbox 360. That game is going to be released on the 13th of April. It was recently, literally set in stone, when some individuals received a stone in the mail with the date supposedly carved into it. That’s all I know, because I didn’t get one. I’d probably just use it as a door stop anyway.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be making its way to PC, Xbox 360, PS3, but won’t stop there: the game is also going to make an appearance on the PSP as well as the DS, and the Wii. It’s said that the title for the Wii will be different from the others. Just like with the Modern Warfare series and others, the Wii will get a unique title developed with the platform in mind. The slightly bad news is that the PC version may be released later than the console ones, particularly the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions. They seem to be getting the preferential treatment. Don’t know where that leaves the handheld versions.

Most of the other Ghost Recon games have been released on the PC, except for Ghost Recon 2. It was going to be ported to the PC, but was cancelled in favour of Advanced Warfighter . This was the last title in the series I played and I disliked it because of its woeful AI.

In related news, there should be a Ghost Recon: Future Soldier trailer coming soon, probably today.

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Sources: Big Download - TVGB


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BioShock 2 Action Figures Available now: Have Your Very Own Big Daddy

BD The game’s out this week, the soundtrack’s out this week. What else is there to add to your BioShock 2 collection? These action figures perhaps?

I read about it the other day, and then when I was stocking my Amazon aStore, I saw them (they’ve been added too), and I decided to do a post.

I’m not big on action figures. I used to play with Corps, which were similar to G.I. Joes, but I am amazed at some of the detail and effort that goes into making them. And not to mention, this is BioShock 2 inspired stuff. Now I do like stuff to do with games.

At the moment, on Amazon there are about 7 figures by NECA, one which has been available since last year: the Big Daddy Deluxe version. The others are likely scheduled to coincide with the release of the game and soundtrack this week (probably all ready happened). No doubt the best selling figure so far is the Big Daddy plush doll.

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Sources: Big Download


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2010/02/09

Fallout: New Vegas - Details, Features, Vegas, Baby

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Fallout: New Vegas details were given in issues of various magazines lately, one of them none other that PC Gamer. I used to read that magazine a lot, but it costs a lot to buy here, I think, and the availability is also a problem seeing as Paperweight in Tygervalley Centre closed down.

Anyway, about those details. Everyone else is doing these lists, so I thought I would too. They’re not exactly the same as other blogs though. I did take the time to read through most of them, reword them, and add in my own little comments, as well as exclude all the fluff. Fun!

  • It's a first-person RPG. Fallout 3 had third person view as well, so whether they will opt to incorporate this or not will become apparent as time goes by.
  • It uses the same engine as Fallout 3: Gamebryo.
  • A new "Hardcore mode" will be available, in which stimpacks heal over time instead of instantly, ammo has weight (Fallout 3’s ammo didn’t), and players can suffer from dehydration, unless they drink something.
  • The story focuses on a conflict between three factions: the New California Republic, supposedly from Fallout 2, and located at McCarran Airport, Caesar's Legions, located on the Vegas strip, and the residents of New Vegas. The Super mutants are at Black Mountain.
  • Instead of the Capital Wasteland, like in Fallout 3, this wasteland is referred to as the “Mojave wastelands”.
  • The city of Las Vegas is mostly still intact, but it’s probably not in the same condition as it was hundreds of years ago.
  • There are new super mutants, as well as ones from Fallout 2 and 3 with different attributes, including the elite Nightkin.
  • Locations in the game include Fremont, Primm, the Hoover Dam, and Area 51 (Yeah!).
  • The player is not a Vault Dweller like in Fallout 3 but a courier who is rescued by a friendly robot.
  • You will have a Pip-Boy, but it’s given to you by a vault dweller.
  • New weapons will be available. Apparently one that looks like an M4 assault rifle (part of the M16 family. Come on, you’ve played Modern Warfare!). Wonder if the H&K 33A2 (or G3A3) model and the Chinese assault rifle will come back?
  • Followers can be managed via a context-sensitive menu. Thank you. No more having to keep going back and forth and talking to them all the time.
  • There are special moves for melee weapons in VATS.
  • Skills have a bigger effect on conversation choices.
  • There is a Reputation system in addition to Karma, like in the Elder Scrolls games such as Morrowind.

In related and covered news, a trailer was released for New Vegas recently, and the release date was given as Fall 2010.

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Source: Duck and Cover


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TrailerBlazer: Aliens vs. Predator Marine Trailer

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I was lucky enough to catch a good look at the AvP Marine trailer before The Verge went off air the other night. Most of the show was boring, but this two minute long video managed to grab my attention.

In this trailer we see a lone marine who seems to be communicating with someone over the radio. It’s almost pitch black besides the ominous blue lighting in the distance, as well as the flares and intermittent flashes of pistol fire as the Xenomorphs run rampant on floors, walls, and ceilings. You can hear the hisses in the darkness punctuating the techno music blaring.

The player manages to dispatch most of them before running over to a corpse and picking up the old faithful Pulse Rifle and going back in to the fray of frantic scratching and clawing as the aliens attack remorselessly. But eventually he succumbs as the screen goes black, and the aliens crawl all over his lifeless body.

This game looks pretty good, but be warned, Game Informer wasn’t very impressed when it came to reviewing it – the first review of AvP. It scored only 5.75 out of 10. Not very impressive, but the game still has to be released and reviewed by others. Not everyone will like a game. I mean, remember D’toid with Assassin’s Creed II? Everyone else thought it was pretty grand…

Aliens vs. Predator should be out later this month, the 16th of February, for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Let the heart-attacks and night shrieking begin…


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BioShock 2 Soundtrack Coming 9th of February: Same day as the Game

BioShock 2 is going to flood retail stores and digital distribution outlets when it’s released… today. Now BioShock was known for having a great soundtrack (in fact as I remember it was released for free at one stage - seriously), so where is BioShock 2’s soundtrack?

Well, it’s releasing on the same day as the game. It will be released digitally, including Amazon, in two forms: the standard and the deluxe edition. The Standard Edition has 12 tracks and the Deluxe has 18. The difference in price is about a couple of dollars.

I was reading that until it’s released, you can listen to it (not download) on Rapture Radio.

Here’s the tracklist:

STANDARD EDITION:

The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Page
20th Century Blues - Noel Coward
Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music
Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Dawn of a New Day (Song Of The World's Fair) - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
Night and Day (Song of the World’s Fair) - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell

DELUXE EDITION:

The Boogie Man - Todd Rollins & his Orchestra
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? - Patti Pag
20th Century Blues - Noel Coward
Nightmare - Artie Shaw & His New Music
Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home? - Annette Hanshaw
Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
Dawn of a New Day (Song Of The World's Fair) - Horace Heidt & His Music Knights
Night and Day - Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra
My Heart Belongs To Daddy - Eddie Duchin & His Orchestra
Chasing Shadows - Quintette of the Hot Club of France
Jitterbug Waltz - Fats Waller & His Rhythm
I Cover The Waterfront - Connie Boswell
Mental Strain At Dawn - Jack Purvis, trumpet solo, with rhythm accompaniment
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, with vocal by Martha Tilton
The Trouble With Me is You - Red McKenzie
The Skeleton In The Closet - Putney Dandridge
We Saw The Sea - Fred Astaire
La Mer - Django Reinhardt

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Release the Payload: BioShock 2, Dante’s Inferno

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Well, BioShock 2 should be out today, and will no doubt thrill a lot of people. Reviews so far indicate that the game is a successful and worthy sequel to the original.

The game is supposed to be out today, the 9th of February, in North America, but I was listening on The Verge the other night, and Pippa said it would be out in South Africa on the 11th, which is Thursday. She also talked about some competition coming to The Verge, where there would be some giveaway of a BioShock 2 Collector’s Edition sometime. So make sure to watch The Verge this week, and get the details.

The Verge appears on Vuzu, Channel 123 on DSTV, and to win these competitions you usually have to SMS or text from your Vuzu account online to stand a chance.

You can order BioShock 2 on Amazon for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. You can also get the game at Direct2Drive, and the offer is still on where you can get both BioShock 2 and BioShock 1 and save 10%, but I doubt it'll last long.

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Another game that releases today for consoles in America is Dante’s Inferno, although other territories like  Europe and Australia should all ready have it. Reviews for this game have been lukewarm to good, with critics saying it’s really just a God of War clone and doesn’t bring much originality to the table, but it’s still worth playing if you’re a fan of the genre.

You can pick up Dante’s Inferno from Amazon for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable.

Dante's Inferno at Amazon
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2010/02/08

ROTT Reboot isn’t Really a Reboot: Coming to iPhone

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Man, this was a bit of a let down, don’t you think?

For months, rumours having been going around that Rise of the Triad, that all but forgotten classic FPS from the 90’s, would be getting a reboot. It turns out that reboot is actually just the game coming to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. It’ll be available on the App store, but as for a release, they said “soon.”

Apogee Software and Mobila Interactive are working together on this project.

That’s fine for some folks, but here I was expecting something a little bigger. I may have gotten my hopes up a little. But one wonders if this may just be the start of something else. I don’t know if ROTT with all its quirkiness would actually work with today’s technology, and demanding standards, and “fans”.

From what I’ve read on the game so far, it looks as though it may be getting a few tweaks. But I’m probably getting the same functionality out of playing around with ROTT on the PC with WinRottGL (Birger got a new web address for this site by the way. It used to be something else).

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Sources: Twitter7outof10


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Metro 2033: Behind the ESRB’s Mature Rating

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Another little nugget on twitter was that Metro 2033 has a mature rating, due to Violence, Sex, Nudity, Strong Language, Drugs, etc.

Apparently in the game, there will be prostitutes who will obviously have their little way of speaking to potential clients. And the player can choose to follow her in to her room, and give her the money, but that this will be interrupted by an event in the game.

I don’t quite get what they mean. I think it’s like just as they're about to get it on, there’s some spectacular happening that means the player’s undivided attention. I hope he got his money back. So from this, they say that he encounters a prostitute (as in one), so it may not actually be like GTA where they’re all over the place, and you can beat them to death afterwards (to get your money back).

As for the violence, there will be blood, and it can stain floors and walls and the player’s visor (the characters tend to wear gas masks and that sort of thing).

The characters also swear in the course of the game.

There’s even a sequence in the game where the player can take drugs. He’s able to use a hookah, and then experience the effects of the drug.

This sounds even more authentic than S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Oh, on that note, the developers would like you to know that this game is nothing like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., seeing as it’s not an open world romp, but a “tight, cinematic, scripted experience”. It’s been compared to games like Call of Duty or BioShock as far as play-style and gameplay are concerned, just with a little bit of trading involved. They would also like you to know that the game does not use the same engine as S.T.A.L.K.E.R. (X-ray), but possibly a derivative of it. (No, it doesn’t! Damn it! – 4A Games)

In any case, the game is based on the cult novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, also titled Metro 2033 (which has a sequel in Metro 2034). Apparently Metro 2033, the novel, is getting an English translation soon.

Metro 2033, the game, should be out next month, on PC and Xbox 360 (no PS3), on the 16th or March in North America, and the 19th in the United Kingdom.

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Source: Connected Consoles


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Metro 2033: No Pre-Release Demo, System Specifications TBC

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Metro 2033’s twitter page is just full of gold, I tell you. Almost everything they tweet is bloggable.

I learned recently that Metro 2033, which should be out next month, will no get a pre-release demo. The reason being that they’re “focused on polishing the full game right now”.

Sounds reasonable, although that doesn’t rule out a possible post-release demo. As for the system specifications, they’re TBC (to be confirmed), but should be along soon.

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Source: Twitter


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2010/02/07

Video Games Coming This Week (02/07 – 02/13, 2010): BioShock 2, Dante’s Inferno

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AAA’s Pick of the Week: BioShock 2

It’s finally here. One of the most hyped games for 2010 so far: BioShock 2. The title takes place ten years after the prequel and sees the player take on the role of a Big Daddy Prototype and use all new weapons, plasmids, and tonics too. And it’s just BioShock 2… not “BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams”.

Another game which has gotten a lot of attention for a long while is Dante’s Inferno, a game similar to God of War. That will be consoles only.

Other than that, there’s a Stargate game, which I didn’t even really know was coming, and Sins of a Solar Empire gets two addons.

Links as usual go through to each game’s detail page at Amazon, Steam, etc., where you can pick up the game of your choice.

PC

BioShock 2
BioShock 2 Special Edition
Galcon Fusion
N.E.O. Online
Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy Micro-Expansion (Digital)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity (Retail and Digital)

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Square Logic
Windchaser: Guilds of Glory

Mac

Galcon Fusion

Xbox 360

BioShock 2
BioShock 2 Special Edition
Dante's Inferno
Darwinia+ (XBLA)
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars

PlayStation 3

BioShock 2
BioShock 2 Special Edition
Dante's Inferno Divine Edition
Star Ocean: The Last Hope - International

Nintendo Wii

Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Fun
Rock Blast
Shiren the Wanderer
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
The Daring Game for Girls

Nintendo DS

Bookworm Adventures (DSiWare)
Best Friends Tonight
Jigapix Pets
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Pet Pals: New Leash on Life
Scene It? Twilight
The Daring Game for Girls
World Cup of Pool

iPhone

Samurai Rising
Sniper-X

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Sources: Shacknews - Gamespot


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Possible F.E.A.R. 3 Promotion Filmed

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There have been rumours going around about F.E.A.R. 3 for a long time now, almost since the release of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. The ending certainly made it look as though there would be a sequel.

It’s been discovered that there was a casting call for a live action web promo for F.E.A.R. 3., to be directed by Marcus Nispel. Nispel was behind the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre film remakes, which bombed by the way.

According to VG247, Paxton Fettel, who was supposedly killed in the first game, will be making a hell of a comeback, after being “reborn” in the F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn DLC, and is reportedly going to be the narrator for this web promo. They say he’s looking forward to the birth of Alma’s third son (the father was Michael Beckett, the player character from the second game). Fettel is the second child of Alma, and the first game’s player character, known only as Point Man, is the first. Point Man is said to make a return as well, this time on the side of Alma instead of against her.

The whole (dysfunctional) family’s here.

A while back it was revealed that F.E.A.R. 3 may possibly have the subtitle of “Project Hades”.

Some people aren’t looking forward to another F.E.A.R. title seeing as F.E.A.R. 2 got mixed reactions (it wasn’t that bad). Some didn’t even like F.E.A.R., the first game. I liked them, especially the first. Even the expansions had their moments.

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Source: VG247


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Rumblings: Ghost Recon Future Soldier Announcement Coming?

GR This all sounds like typical speculation, but it was spotted on Twitter that someone who is possibly working on the new Ghost Recon title, Future Soldier, says that a big announcement is coming next week.

"TGIF all! Looking forward to a Big announcement coming up next week! :)"

And people on the internet are convinced that this announcement will concern Ghost Recon in some capacity. I mean, it’s been in development for some time, and we’ve heard less about it than we did about Splinter Cell: Conviction at one point.

Some others have an idea it could be another Rainbow Six title. Remember Ghost Recon: Predator? What happened to that title, or has that become Future Soldier? Maybe there are two Ghost Recon games on the way…

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Sources: Twitter - Big Download


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Apogee Promises Announcement on New ROTT Game on Monday

07-02-2001: Clive Barker’s Undying released

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This seems to have slipped through a lot of the other blogs on the net, but I noticed that Apogee Software left a solitary tweet on their twitter account yesterday.

“The first announcement in a long list (of) announcements for Rise of the Triad will be made on Monday. Stay Tuned!”

I really can’t wait. Even though some haven’t played ROTT or claim that it was just one of those games that vanished into obscurity, I loved Rise of the Triad.

News was made last year that a ROTT reboot would be coming sometime in the future, and like Apogee says, Monday we will know just what is going to happen with this franchise that I honestly didn't ever think would be revisited. But I’m glad it will be.

Note that Monday will just be the first a list of announcements, so more to come soon, hopefully.

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