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The Lazy Fast Date Update.

YAY!

  • BioShock 2 is announced for PS3, 360 and PC on November 3 (October 30 in Europe)
  • Assassin’s Creed II announced for Q3 2009
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction announced for Q3 2009
  • I Am Alive announced for Q4 2009

NAY!

  • Mafia II is delayed to the first half of 2010
  • Red Dead Redemption is delayed to the fist half of 2010
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 is…not even announced!!

May 27, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday October 28, 2008

BioShock 2 Dated

Last week Take Two announced that the game would be released on PS3, 360 and PC although no mention was made of a simultaneous release.
Now they have announced that the game will come out between August and October 2009.

Good Old Games Opens!!

You have to look it up.
GOG is a downloading platform created by Polish company CDProjekt which features somewhat older games for $5.99 and $9.99.
It is worth noting that all games are compatible with Windows XP and Vista and that they are DRM-free.
The list isn’t huge so far but they have several great and lengthy games. Among these are Fallout 1 and 2, Kingpin, Freespace 1 and 2, Redneck Rampage and more.
Be sure to check it out.

Guitar Hero Drum Issues

Guitar Hero World Tour shipped Sunday and it seems early acquirers are facing some problems with the hardware. According to numerous reports the drums’ biggest problem is that they are overly sensitive so that when you hit one drum it will activate the one next to it.
Also some say you need to hit some cymbal a certain way or they won’t respond.
Activision Blizzard addressed the issue saying there is a fix and it will guide consumers with the issue through it…
How about replacing a faulty product??

Baja Cover Battle

THQ filed a lawsuit against Activison Blizzard stating that their cover for SCORE International Baja 1000 was too similar THQ’s title (Baja: Edge of Control).
I have to say that when you look at the covers it’s a bit too close for comfort.

Sequels, Sequels

Ok let’s make it quick.
Saints Row 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2, Army of Two 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
There, see, quick.

October 28, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Thursday October 23, 2008

Quarterly Reports

I won’t bore you with the details so here are the summaries: Sony‘s down, UbiSoft is up and Microsoft is weathering the storm thanks to price drop.
Voila 🙂

Deus Ex 3 News…Sort of

In an interview with Edge, Jean-Francois Dugas said that the console version of the game was nothing certain right now. The PC version is a certitude but he said they would not release a watered-down adaptation especially concerning the interface and gameplay which shouldn’t bring the game down.
He was also quoted saying that he thought the first Deus Ex was too slow and didn’t feature any memorable scenes.
I wonder if we played the same game but we’ll see what this means for the sequel when more details are revealed.

Ys Book I & II DS Confirmed in the US

Atlus confirmed today that the game will be released in North America on February 10. The game will feature updated 3D graphics, new levels, enemies, and equipment, optional stylus controls (thank God it’s optional), local multiplayer, and remixed music.
Check out the trailer here.

BioShock 2 Teaser in HD

For those of you who missed it and for those who want to see again in HD glory, click here.

October 23, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, DS News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thursday October 16, 2008

Obama Speaks to Gamers

With the elections less than three weeks away (thank God!) Barack Obama is branching out and putting ads in no more than EA 18 games!
Gamers first spotted the ads in Burnout Paradise but it has since been confirmed that they also bought media space in Madden 09, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Skate and more.
EA has stated that they do not endorse either candidates and that its ad firm, Massive, even contacted the McCain campaign which passed on the deal.

Toshinden Is Back!

One the PSX first title and one of the first 3D fighting game, Battle Arena Toshinden slipped quietly into oblivion and has not been heard since… until this week.
Famitsu announced in their latest issue that the game will come back on the Wii. Not many details have been released aside from the magazine scans but the chara design looks very different.
We’ll wait eagerly for more info.

BioShock 2 Name and Teaser

Last year’s most immersive FPS was a huge succes and it was no stretch of the imagination to think that 2K Games was working on a sequel. Well players who bought the PS3 version of the game and finished it unlocked a nice little extra, namely the first teaser for BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams.
There is debate on the web as to whether the game is a prequel or a sequel but I’m sure the developers will give us an answer soon enough.

GTA San Andreas and Portal Hitting XBL!

Someone is going to make major $$ next week. GTA San Andreas will be downloadable as an Xbox Original on October 20. Meanwhile Portal will be available on October 22 ans will feature 14 new levels and 6 new maps.
Both games will be priced at 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15). Time to go buy a new card.

October 17, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment