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2010/02/20

Medal of Honor: First Screenshots [Screenshots]

Some brand new screenshots have been released for Medal of Honor, the upcoming reboot of the series, set the come out in Q3 2010.

So what can we deduce by looking at the screenshots? Firstly, some of those shots look as though they’ve been spruced up a bit, and even if does look like that, most of us won’t play it looking like that. Some people are wondering if it’s the Frostbite engine, or the Unreal Engine 3. the singleplayer uses UE3, and the multiplayer, the Frostbite engine.

Possibly there will be undercover missions, which is to be expected of a Medal of Honor game. Looking at one of the shots, this appears to be the case, as two soldiers who looks as though they may be undercover, posing as terrorists, are possibly rescuing a hostage. They’re using typical American issue or non-terrorist weaponry and gear, from what I can see.

There will be vehicles in the game, like the ATV or quad bike, or four-wheeler (depending where you’re from). There might be a chance to use air support, like in Allied Assault.

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Medal of Honor to have Peek and Lean Controls

It might not seem like a big deal, but I read recently that the reboot set to happen this year, Medal of Honor, is going to have peek and lean controls in it’s control scheme. Do you know how many games tend to leave this out for one reason or another? It’s good to see that this game will have them in. Now I’m hoping it has a good cover system as well. If it does that, then this game is going to be better than Modern Warfare 2 all ready.

"Nowadays there are certain things that a first-person shooter player expects, and we want to make sure that we're doing something that they're accustomed to, and what we like and what our fans like. There are also things that the Medal of Honor player expects; things that have been in this franchise since its infancy.

Peek and lean is something that has always been in Medal of Honor, and we'll keep that."

Even though we're moving onto a new war, a new enemy, and a new warrior, there are certain things that will remain, independent of what the timeframe is and who the enemy is."

By the way, there are some new screenshots of the game out on the internet all ready. That’s one of them above.

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Source: IncGamers


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Metro 2033 Doesn’t Use X-ray Engine, Does Support SteamWorks

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It was revealed recently in a big announcement that Metro 2033 would support DirectX 11 technology as well as 3D Vision, And several nice screenshots were there to prove it.

If you thought however that the game was too good looking to use the same engine and tech as STALKER… you’d be right. Metro 2033 developers, 4A Games, have put the rumours to rest that they used STALKER’s X-ray engine during the development of the title.

For a while, there have been rumours going around that Metro 2033 indeed used the X-ray engine, and this was even backed up by Sergey Grigorovic or GSC Game World, the STALKER developers. He claims it’s based on an early build of the X-ray engine. But some people who worked at the company and later left to join 4A Games, like Oles Shishkovtsov , say that isn’t the case, as he claims that the X-ray engine couldn’t handle the features in Metro 2033.

"There's no relationship. Back when I was working as lead programmer and technology architect on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. it became clearly apparent that many architectural decisions put into S.T.A.L.K.E.R. engine were great for the time when it was designed, but they just doesn't scale to the present day.

"The major obstacles to the future of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. engine were its inherent inability to be multi-threaded, the weak and error-prone networking model, and simply awful resource and memory management which prohibited any kind of streaming or simply keeping the working set small enough for (back then) 'next-gen' consoles.

When the philosophies of the engines are so radically different it is nearly impossible to share the code, the final answer is ‘no’. We do not have shared code with X-Ray, nor would it be possible to do so.”

Comparing the two titles, Metro 2033 may well look a lot prettier in my opinion. I do sense a bit of professional rivalry there though, to say the least.

The bad news for some people: Metro 2033 is going to support SteamWorks for the PC version of the game, just like Aliens vs. Predator and Modern Warfare 2.

That’ll likely mean that the only place you’ll be able to pick it up online via digital distribution will be Steam, seeing as other companies like D2D boycott SteamWorks titles. They might have to adapt though, seeing as they’ll start losing sales as more and more games start using this feature.

Metro 2033 should be out in the middle of next month for the PC and Xbox 360.

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Sources: Eurogamer - Shacknews


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Added the new Projects and Places page

Recently I saw under the posts section that there was a “edit pages” tab, and it said I could create up to ten pages for my blog, which are standalone or separate to the homepage or blog itself. I’m not sure if this is very new, but I haven’t seen it until now.

I just checked. It’s new as of this month.

So, I got round to cleaning up my blog a little bit, and adding all the links to my different blogs and such on this page, which is labelled “Projects and Places”. Check it out. You can find the “Pages” gadgets on the left sidebar near the top of my blog. I’ll probably add more pages sometime as well.

It’s pretty simple to add these pages, and you edit them just like you would your blog posts. It doesn’t look like you can post these pages from programs like Windows Live Writer though. You actually have to log in and do it.


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2010/02/19

LaMB Has a Good Idea, Reminds me of Thief II: The Metal Age

LaMB LaMB is an animated program that started on Animax last year, but I’ve been seeing these adverts for the program on the channel lately, when they talk about LaMBs and Lamination.

It’s caught my attention, and my brother’s, which is a rare thing. It’s got a lot of things going for it, as I’ve been reading it’s Animax’s first and biggest original production, broadcast in high definition. It even has mobile versions available and an online game.

But I couldn’t help but think when looking at the adverts such detailing the plot, that it reminded me of good old Thief II: The Metal Age, released in 2000. Of course LaMB is said to be based on Laminated Woman: To the Sand Planet Cerra, but it’s when I read about those prisoners being put into suits and serving in virtual slavery. That reminded me of Thief II: The Metal Age, when you see all those slaves walking around in those suits with golden masks. Maybe they weren’t all criminals – some of them were "vagabonds, street scum, prostitutes...those who will not be missed by anyone of consequence", in the words of Sheriff Gorman Truart.

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Funny, I just connect these things and compare them sometimes.

In any case, perhaps it’s a good idea – to have imprisonment without prisons. To have these people in positions of slavery to pay off their debt to society. I mean from what I hear and read, these gang members and criminals in the Cape Flats prefer being in prison to being outside, because that’s where the power is. That’s where the number resides and controls things.

Imagine all the more room you’d save without prisons, and the money you’d save – having these guys sit in jail all day wasting tax payers’ money, not contributing anything of value to society. You seemingly can’t rehabilitate most of these people, seeing as they were never good people in the first place, because they weren’t raised properly, weren’t taught right from wrong, and just ended up being recidivists: habitual criminals who prefer being in jail to being outside with nothing and nobody, so they repeatedly commit offences. To them, jail is a cheap hotel with all the basic necessities that they can’t get on the streets.


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StarCraft II Beta Started, Proper Specs Revealed

Everyone is excited, because the multiplayer beta test for StarCraft II, the sequel to one of the most acclaimed strategy titles ever, has begun.

And you remember when that placeholder was put up, that gave the incorrect system specs for the beta, and it was actually found that those specs belonged to World of WarCraft. They did seem easy going for a game coming out in 2010 (hopefully).

These are the real specs for the beta:

- Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
- 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
- 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
- 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
- 1024x768 minimum display resolution
- 4 GB free hard space (Beta)
- Broadband connection

Bet you can’t wait until the bloody game’s released though, right? Should be this year…

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Source: Big Download


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2010/02/18

Video Game Deals on Amazon: Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Assassin’s Creed II

Thanks to Joystiq for spotting on Amazon three big titles that are available on consoles for a reduced price. They’re selling for $40 each. Darksiders is also still down at $40 – I tweeted about that deal the other day.

Plenty of good deals on the consoles, then.

PC

Alice in Wonderland - $19.99 - Save $10.00

PS2

Guilty Gear Isuka - $23.20 - Save $14.79

PS3

Assassin's Creed II - $39.99
Darksiders - $39.99

Xbox 360

Assassin's Creed II - $39.99
Darksiders - $39.99
Left 4 Dead 2 - $39.99 
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2  - $39.96
Risen - $49.99 - Save $7.00

PSP

Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines - $29.99 - Save $7.00

DS

Rabbids Go Home - $17.99 - Save $10.00

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Sources: Nowinstock.net - Joystiq


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Xbox World to Have the First Details on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Ghostrecon Magazines have probably been clambering for the chance to get the exclusive first look at some of the year’s most anticipated games, like Crysis 2, Medal of Honor, and Fallout: New Vegas. Now Xbox World is the privileged one to get the first real details on Ghost Recon: Future Soldier next month when the March issue comes out, on the 16th.

There’s a lot happening on March 16. The release of Assassin’s Creed II, God of War III, Metro 2033… coincidence? The Ides of March, although technically that would be the 15th. Hmmm…

A teaser in the February issue claims that the mag will be taking the “first look at Recon’s long-awaited return to Xbox 360″.

All we’ve had so far apart from the announcements is the teaser trailer which some say was quite unimpressive.

Besides all that, the game should be out later this year on multiple consoles. In addition to the major consoles, also handhelds versions are planned. And they’re even going to throw in PC version at some point. How nice.

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Source: TVGB (That Video Game Blog)


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Assassin’s Creed II DLC, Bonfire of the Vanities, out Today, PC DRM Issues

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The second DLC for Assassin’s Creed II, Bonfire of the Vanities, should be out today. It was announced earlier this week, for Thursday the 18th.

This DLC as well as Battle of Forli was cut from the original game.

I’m just happy that the DLC will be included in the PC release, which comes out mid-March. Yippee!

For the bad news regarding the PC version, I was just reading that game will require Ubisoft’s new and all ready flawed constant internet connection DRM “solution”, that is suited to people living in a first world country and with easy, cheap broadband access - which South Africa doesn’t have for the most part.

If you aren’t connected you can’t play, and if you lose the connection you get kicked out of your game, to the main menu, and lose all your progress since the last checkpoint.

Sucks to be us. And as a lot of people say, this solution isn’t going to make piracy go away, it’s just going to make it worse.

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Source: 1up – CVG (Computer and Video Games)


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2010/02/17

Metro 2033 to have Support for DirectX 11 and 3D

I saw it all on Twitter just now, and then saw the screenshots. Metro 2033 on the PC is going to have support for DirectX 11 and THQ has confirmed that it will have NVIDIA 3D Vision support as well.

There are some Hi-Res shots posted on FlickR for you to see.

So, Metro 2033 will be one of the first games this year, alongside AVP and Stalker: Call of Pripyat to support DX 11.

The game should be out next month.

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Source: Metro 2033 on Twitter


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Apocalypse Then – Rise of the Triad: Dark War

15 Years of ROTT!

hubrott I talked about it the other day, and here it is. Today it the fifteenth anniversary of one my favourite FPSs from the 90’s: ROTT, or Rise of the Triad. The full version of ROTT, known as Rise of the Triad: Dark War was released on the 17th of February, in 1995.

It feels just like yesterday that we all celebrated the tenth anniversary, with 3D Realms releasing the “ROTT goodies pack” for free which included a lot of cool stuff, like pictures, MIDIs, sounds from the game, maps, and other stuff.

Now, not everybody is familiar with this game, and has been branded infamously as “one of those games that time forgot”. Initially is was meant to be a sequel to Wolfenstein 3D, a game by id Software, except this time developed by Apogee (now 3D Realms) by the team known as the DIPS (Developers of Incredible Power), and even went under the working title of Wolfenstein 3D II: Rise of the Triad. This idea was cancelled though, and the title became a standalone game, although remnants of the original design stuck, like the Triads, uniforms, and weapons.

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The game featured an enhanced or heavily modified Wolfenstein 3D engine (some people think it was an early incarnation of the Build engine, but Tom Hall said after the game was released, he wished he had gone with the build engine instead). The game featured gameplay similar to Wolf 3D, with collecting of Ankhs and other items, but brought so much more interesting and humourous additions to the game, like powerups, smart enemies, and not to mention you could choose from five people to play as, all members of the H.U.N.T. (High-risk United Nations Task-force), which all had different attributes and voices too. Their mission was too investigate a cult lead by the maniacal El Oscuro (actually it was Tom Hall, just like with the dev team).

ROTT also introduced some things to the FPS genre that people don’t often credit. It had alternate fire modes for some weapons, which usually meant the player had to hold in the mouse button for an extended period to achieve this. It had a more accurate and realistic approach to missile based weaponry, unlike Doom, which was ironically the game that garnered more attention than this game, as well as the sequel, Doom II. Gibs also featured heavily in the game.

More recently, an iPhone port of the game was made available on iTunes, and even the expansion, Extreme ROTT will be out soon.


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Crysis 2 to Feature the Big Five… Things You’ll Remember Forever

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Crysis 2 was featured in Edge magazine recently, and details of the game have leaked on to the net. The game is reportedly going to feature five big memorable things that will stay with you long after you’ve featured the game.

We all know that the game will take place in New York city now, and that the player will have access to the Nanosuit 2. One of the things talked about is that this isn’t just the New York seen plenty of times in movies and other games. This is going to be Crytek’s own “unique New York”, set three years after the first Crysis, and thirteen years from now, making it 2023, I would guess.

They also mentioned in the interview, destruction and scarring of the environment. Could this be like Red Faction or F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin?

Nanosuit 2 will naturally see some upgrades, like X-ray vision, Tactical mode, and bullet deflection. X-ray vision sounds good, and come to mention it so does Tactical mode, seeing as they claim it enhances your hearing in the game so you hear even the slightest of sounds. And it also improves your HUD capabilities.

In any case, there seems to be a lot of “unique” being thrown around. Some claim that New York isn’t entirely original, seeing as some games like Max Payne took place in the city, as well as Turning Point, but not a hell of a lot others.

The game is expected to release by the end of the year, somewhere in Q4, 2010, likely December, hopefully in time for Christmas.

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Sources: Edge


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2010/02/16

Release the Payload: Aliens vs. Predator [Major Releases]

Aliens_vs_Predator_coverToday, the 16th of February, marks the day that Aliens vs. Predator comes out. It’s the long awaited reboot of the franchise, and the first major AvP game since AvP 2, which was released sometime in late 2001 – and that one wasn’t even by Rebellion, but by Monolith.

Rebellion was responsible for the first game, which was tons of fun, perhaps a little short and linear in my opinion, but still – it was considered a great that rivalled games like Quake II and Unreal in its time, even graphically.

The United States will get a hold of AvP today, with the UK version coming later on in the week, on Friday the 19th. The Aussie version will be on the 18th.

So far opinions on the game are mixed. There’s apparently been some negative reviews and some positive. Some consider it an average game. But those are the critics, and we know what they’re like. Besides, those reviews seem to be for the console versions primarily. Now it’s released, I guess we’ll get to find out for ourselves.

You can pick up Aliens vs. Predator for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on Amazon if you haven’t all ready. There are even special Hunter editions for the console versions.

Otherwise the only alternative if you’re looking to download it via digital distribution sites would be Steam, seeing as others like Direct2Drive have boycotted it because of its branding as a SteamWorks title.


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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to Have Optical Camouflage

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You remember the teaser trailer for GRFS released recently? Well, there was one part which looked pretty cool, and that was a squad of ghosts materializing out of nowhere.

This is what Ubisoft calls Optical Camo, and despite it seeming as though it’s a blatant copy of what was seen in Predator over twenty years ago, or more recently in Crysis, Ubi claims that this among other things is based on real technology that is currently being researched and developed.

Kimi Matsuzaki, otherwise known as UbiKimi on twitter (probably), had this to say:

“Despite popular belief, we didn’t design this after a certain bespectacled wand-wielding boy’s accoutrement. We are, and remain, loyal to the Ghost Recon brand value of authenticity.

In general Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is based on the very real Future Soldier Initiative 2030, which is a U.S. Army R&D program run by the US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center. Optical camo, like other technologies in Future Solider, is a near-future reality, and this is why we chose to include it in GRFS.

We plan to discuss our references and inspirations in the coming months, so that you can see that we’ve done our homework in order to bring you a plausible future war scenario. In terms of optical camo, there are actually numerous research and military programs on it.”

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier should be out this year for the Xbox 360 and PS3, with a PC version coming later on, and handheld console versions planned as well.

By the way: how cool would it be to get a hold of that Optical Camo tech in real life one day?

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Source: VG247


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Rise of the Triad for iPhone Out, Extreme ROTT on the way

EROTT Last week, the big announcement from Apogee Software was that Rise of the Triad would be coming to the iPhone range, which include iPod Touch and iPad, among others. The iPhone port of the game is now out – released a few days ago.

But it doesn’t stop there, because if you buy the game, then you will get Extreme Rise of the Triad for free. Extreme Rise of the Triad was an expansion pack or add-on pack which added a lot more levels and so on.

This was naturally also available for the PC back in 1995, but later made freeware along with other add-ons and map packs, which are still available on 3D Realms’ website. EROTT also had other stuff like a random level generator, level editor, and other “goodies”, but I doubt all of that will feature in this iPhone release.

Hey by the way: did you know that the full version of ROTT, Rise of the Triad: Dark War, is nearly fifteen years old? This week in fact. The shareware version, The Hunt Begins, turned 15 last year in December.

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Source: Apogee Software on Twitter


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2010/02/15

Video Game Deals at Amazon: Kane& Lynch 2, Left 4 Dead GOTY

My brother is so looking forward to one of the games featured here, and that would be Kane& Lynch 2: Dog Days. He says that Bruce Willis could take either role in the movie: Kane or Lynch. Maybe they should do that, somehow…

Anyway, the yet to be released Kane& Lynch 2 is available on PC with $10 or 20% off. Other good deals include Left 4 Dead GOTY with 33% off (also $10), WWE Legends of Wrestlemania for  Xbox 360 and PS3, SAW, Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition, and some others.

These deals have been scouted on Amazon via Nowinstock.net, and accumulated over the past few days. I don’t like to do one each day unless there are many deals. I don’t bother if there are just two or three, usually, unless they’re really good games.

Best Deals ($10 and up):

Nintendo DS Guitar Hero on Tour & on Tour Decades Box Set - $50.79 - Save $29.20

Battle Fantasia - $16.89 - Save $22.00

Fairytale Fights - $19.99 - Save $19.22

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Standard Edition - $29.99 - Save $18.00

WWE Legends of WrestleMania - $19.96 - Save $14.53

SAW - $39.99 - Save $10.50

Kane & Lynch 2 - $39.99 - Save $10.00

Left4Dead - Game of the Year Edition - $19.99 - Save $10.00

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition - $121.99 - Save $10.00

PC

Kane & Lynch 2 - $39.99 - Save $10.00
Disciples II Gold - $12.90 - Save $7.09
Left 4 Dead - Game of the Year Edition - $19.99 - Save $10.00
Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships - $19.99 - Save $6.00

PS3

WWE Legends of WrestleMania - $19.96 - Save $14.53
UFC Undisputed - $29.96 - Save $6.82
DiRT 2 - $36.99 - Save $8.00

Xbox 360

Halo Wars - $19.96 - Save $7.51
Battle Fantasia - $16.89 - Save $22.00
Fairytale Fights - $19.99 - Save $19.22
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Standard Edition - $29.99 - Save $18.00
WWE Legends of WrestleMania - $19.96 - Save $14.00
SAW - $39.99 - Save $10.50
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition - $121.99 - Save $10.00
DiRT 2 - $36.99 - Save $8.00

Nintendo DS

Imagine: Reporter - $22.98 - Save $7.01
Imagine: Party Planner - $22.98 - Save $5.01
Nintendo DS Guitar Hero on Tour & on Tour Decades Box Set - $50.79 - Save $29.20
Imagine: Gymnast - $28.99 - Save $11.00

Nintendo Wii

All Star Karate - $19.99 - Save $10.00
Pop'n Music - $19.99 - Save $5.58

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Source: Nowinstock.net


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Next Riddick Movie Coming, Vin Diesel to Play Riddick

Riddick I love the Riddick franchise, or The Chronicles of Riddick, which tells the ongoing story of the cold killer known as Riddick, or Richard B. Riddick. I love it so much, it’s Riddick-ulous. Okay, lame.

There was Pitch Black, which was awesome, and probably the best film in the series so far. Then there was Chronicles of Riddick, which was okay, but not as great, even though it had a much bigger budget.

Then there were the games. The excellent Escape From Butcher Bay proved that not all movie to game adaptations suck. Maybe because it was a prequel to Pitch Black, and not actually based on any of the movies. That’s the secret, I think. And there was Assault on Dark Athena, which let’s be honest, people only really bought so they could play the original, EFBB, in its remastered glory. The sequel wasn’t as good, apart from the excellent song at the end by Valley of the Dead, which played during the credits.

There was also that animated film, Dark Fury, that I haven’t seen, to be honest.

Now the next Riddick film in the series is coming sometime in the future, with production having stated, and none other than Riddick himself, Vin Diesel, is to star in it once again. It just wouldn’t be the same without him. David Twohy is going to be writing and directing the film too, just like the prequels.

Details on the name of the film weren’t given, but a while back it was said by Diesel that the film, “Chronicles 2”, would revolve around The UnderVerse, and recently it was said that one of the locations for filming will possibly take place in New Zealand, with other rumours going around talking about White Desert in Farafra, Egypt.

And there’s plans for another movie after this too, where Riddick will return to Furya.

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Source: The Escapist


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Darkest of Days Movie on the way

screenshot164 I found this interesting. Darkest of Days was a game that looked as though it would have been pretty good. It had promise. It had good ideas. But the final product was just not as good as I imagined. I even played the demo and did a Demo-lition feature on it a while back.

Problems with the game included poor AI, average graphics, poor framerate, substandard voice acting (apart from Dexter) – the list goes on. If you want to read all the problems with it, then you can just google for the reviews. They were mostly all negative.

But now it’s said that Douglas Cook and David Weisberg, the guys behind The Rock, which starred Sean Connery, Ed Harris, and Nicolas Cage and took place on Alcatraz, are scripting for a movie based on the game.

Now we all know that it’s a rare thing for movies based on games to end up being good, and vice versa, but I don’t know what it is. Darkest of Days does have that movie feel or appeal to it. Maybe it didn’t work as a game, but it might do better as a film.

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Source: Slashfilm -  Big Download


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2010/02/14

Command& Conquer: Tiberian Sun and Firestorm now Freeware

CCTS A few years ago, the first Command& Conquer as well as the first Red Alert were released for free. Now the good news is that EA recently announced that Command& Conquer: Tiberian Sun, otherwise known as Command& Conquer 2, has gone the same way, and is now available for free to download. And in addition to this, the expansion, Firestorm, is free as well. This was done to promote the upcoming C&C 4.

I was glad to see that as usual, the news has all ready spread to forums, including NAG, so it’s likely we’ll see both games on the “queue” soon, and eventually on the DVD and on our harddrives. I haven’t played Tiberian Sun for years, but all of a sudden I really want to, for some reason. It would almost certainly have to go on the NAG or PC Format DVD seeing as the file sizes are pretty large.

Now all we need is for Red Alert 2 to be free of charge on day as well. That game is nearly ten years old, and that seems to be a trend among developers. After ten years or so, they become freeware, unless they’re really big sellers that keep funding the studio.

So that means that C&C 3 and Red Alert 3 are way off from being gratis.

On a related note, Command& Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight should be out next month.

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Source: commandandconquer.com/


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Video Games Coming Out This Week (02-14 – 02-20, 2010): Aliens vs. Predator

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AAA’s Pick of the Week: Aliens vs. Predator

It’s finally here! It’s been years since I’ve played an AvP title, but this week sees the chance for that to be rectified, as Aliens vs. Predator is going to arrive on all major platforms this week, including the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. It should release on the 16th in the US, and the 19th in the UK. I was actually just reading the other day that it’s not just coincidence that titles tend to come out on Tuesdays in the States, and Fridays in the UK. It’s more of a tradition. Interesting…

Sadly, the Hunter Edition for AvP is console only, not PC.

Besides this, there’s also some Everquest II stuff for the PC, Tropico 3 for Xbox 360, and some other stuff that I’ve never heard of.

Links as usual go to game detail pages at Amazon, etc.

PC

Aliens vs. Predator
Becky Brogan: The Mystery of Meane Manor!
Everquest II: Battlegrounds
EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate Expansion
EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate Expansion Collector's Edition
Ghost Pirates of Voojoo Island
WarBirds: Dogfights

Mac

Xbox 360

Aliens vs. Predator
Alien vs. Predator Hunter Edition
Deadly Premonition
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom (XBLA)
Tropico 3

PS2

PS3

Aliens vs. Predator
Alien vs. Predator Hunter Edition
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

PSP

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3

Nintendo Wii

Art of Balance (WiiWare)
Chicken Riot
Data East Arcade Classics
Free Running
Triple Crown Championship Snowboarding

Nintendo DS

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Crime Scene
KORG DS-10 Plus
Nancy Drew: The Model Mysteries
Ragnarok DS

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Source: Shacknews - Gamespot


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Alan Wake for the PC? No. For Real This Time.

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                                    “Alan Wake for PC! Where are you?!”

Alan Wake has been development for a hell of a long time, and years ago it was planned that it would make an appearance on the PC as well as the Xbox 360. Then it fell off the radar and seemingly into the abyss for a while before resurfacing a while later. Then last year the decision was left with Microsoft as to whether the game would see people playing it on the PC, seeing as Remedy didn't really seem to give a damn much.

But now the decision is final: Alan Wake will not be released on the PC after all.

"Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen. We ultimately realized that the most compelling way to experience 'Alan Wake' was on the Xbox 360 platform, so we focused on making it an Xbox 360 exclusive. Both Microsoft and Remedy have long histories in PC game development. This decision was about matching this specific game to the right platform."

And I was just talking about it the other day to my brother, saying how good it looked. That it might just be the best horror game I’ve seen in quite a while. I personally think it’s rubbish – the whole explanation they gave. I’m sure Alan Wake would have fitted in quite nicely on the PC. It looks like nobody could really be bothered in the end.

Oh, well. Plenty of other non-exclusive titles that’ll hit the PC this year anyway.

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Source: Eurogamer


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