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Batman Arkham Asylum Collectors Edition Details

Eidos confirmed details for the upcoming PS3, 360 and PC game which is set to release June 23.
The box will contain:

  • 14″ Batarang replica!!!
  • Making of DVD
  • Full Color Manual (you have to pay for this??? sheesh)
  • 48 pages Arkham Diary
  • Code for the Crime Alley challenge map

All this will be packed in a nice hard box shaped like the Batarang and price at $99.

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April 17, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Square Enix Buys Eidos

square-enix-eidosIt seems the game developer market is shrinking byt the minute. Although a lot of independent studios have appeared these past few years, older ones seem to merge and sanitize. From Midway being on the verge of shutdown, Activision merging with Blizzard and Now it’s Square Enix and Eidos (I’m still not used to not calling them Squaresoft by the way).

Shareholders for the UK publisher approved $120 million deal which was first mentionned in February.

Now we’ll have to see what their plan is concerning game properties and such but I have two words for anyone listening: Legacy of Kain!! (OK three words…)

March 30, 2009 Posted by | Industry News, Video Game News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Deus Ex 3 Concept Art

Since Eidos confirmed the game fans haven’t had much to feed their hunger but today Kotaku managed to grab two new artworks for the game (courtesy of Gamereactor). The art looks pretty impressive if a little different, the city looks less realistic and more Neo-Noir (in Blade Runner fashion) and you can see some bright sunlight.

The very few plot details revealed talk about a Biotech employee, Adam Jensen, who survives a massacre at his company and goes on to find the answers to all his questions.
Since I love games that take place entirely at night (Deus Ex, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, Max Payne…) i’m not sold on the daylight yet but everything else looks very nice and I can’t wait to see more!

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November 18, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, PC News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tuesday August 12, 2008

Viva PiƱata 2 4-Way Online Coop?

Rare released some of the Achievements for the game and among these was “Full House” which requires you to play online with 4 people in cooperation for at least an hour. How this coop mode will work however remains to be seen.

AMD Teams With Blizzard

The chipset manufacturer announced today that Blizzard Entertainment has allowed them to bundle their games with all ATI video cards. AMD is also the exclusive graphic sponsor to the upcoming BlizzCon 2008 which will take place on October 10-11 in Anaheim, CA.

Parents Would Prefer Their Kids Drunk Than Playing Video Games…

*Sigh*… So a survey conducted by What They Play, a parental advisory website, shows that parents would basically rather have their kids smashed on beer than playing GTA IV.
The survey asked 1,600 persons what they were most afraid their kids would indulge in while at a sleepover. here are the replies:

  • 49% Smoking Marijuana
  • 19% Playing GTA
  • 16% Watching Porn
  • 14% Drinking Beer

Furthermore in a previous survey conducted in April they asked 1,266 participants what offended them most in video games, here are the replies:

  • 37% A man and a woman having sex
  • 27% Two men kissing
  • 25% A graphically severed head
  • 9% Multiple uses of the F-Word

First of all I’ll skip the sheer open-mindedness of these people who would rather watch people butcher each other instead of having two gays kissing and I know the source implies that these people have no, or very little, clue about what video games are but are people really that stupid??
As far as I can remember I became sexually aware around 12 and have played video games since I was 6 (granted, the realism isn’t on the same level) and I’m certainly not a model of virtue but I’m still able to remember that a game is…a game! shocker!

It’s funny how every new ‘medium’ that arises bring with it a slew of ignorants who would rather ban than try to understand. First it was Christianity, then it was Protestants, then it was the age of reason, then came raunchy books, then came movies which talked about important subjects such as abortion (OH NO!) and then came Rock and Roll, and now we have video games.
To think that these people will vote in November scares me to death.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Announced

OK back to reality, Game Informer said that Eidos and Rocksteady are currently working on a new game featuring the Dark Knight. It seems the game may be an FPS set at least partly in the infamous asylum and will feature the Joker and several other villains.
Batman games havne’t had a great reputation since the 8bits and 16bits era (exception made of the LEGO game) but Paul Dini (one of the main honchos behind the great Batman: The Animated Series) is cowriting on the game so this may be one to watch.

August 12, 2008 Posted by | 360 News, Industry News, PC News, PS3 News, Tech News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment