Yesterday at 11:05AM EST, Bethesda posted an image to their Twitter Page with the caption, “Tomorrow“. Some sites picked up on the vague post, and judging by the picture you can tell that it isn’t from Skyrim. Many people thought it was a teaser for a new Fallout game (Fallout MMO?), however earlier today Bethesda launched a website for the new game and announced it’s name.
Check after the break for more information and a YouTube video!
Remember that game from Bioware that came out right before Mass Effect 2? It was called Dragon Age: Origins. It was an awesome game, and Bioware has created a lot of cool DLC for the game. The last DLC, of which is called Witch Hunt, obviously follows the Witch in your group, Morrigan.
The game was cool, and I’ve recently begun playing it again when I heard Dragon Age 2 is coming out (Obviously, this will be a Trilogy.)
I don’t want to give out any more information, but it will be released for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and will cost ya about $6.99, go check out the website for this DLC.
According to CNET, it seems that Microsoft is gearing up to perma-ban the people that not only hacked their servers and got the Halo: Reach game off of them, but for those who are also playing them right now, well before the release of the much anticipated game and last Halo one at that, or so we’re told.
The wonderful people over at Joystiq not only did a preview with what they saw at Gamescom, but they have a nice Rock Band 3 Trailer up on their site. It definitely makes you want to play the game that much more, especially with the new Keyboards being featured so prominitely. Click below for the link to the video.
At Gamescom this past week, LucasArts was showing off a demo of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II to the attendees and many reported that, while it had some bugs, was an awesome demo. Well, now it seems that the masses will be able to play that same demo too, albeit with some tweaks.
The demo will get a few updates to deal with the bugs, and will be released to the public before the official game comes out on October 26th. I sure can’t wait until I can try the demo, I loved the first game and am very excited for the next installment.
The good folks over at G4TV, specifically X-Play, have released their Mafia 2 review. The great Adam Sessler penned the review, and it’s definitely a good and informative read. They definitely know what they are doing when it comes to Reviews and if you are thinking of buying this game, then reading their review will help make you make a decision on that (I know I will prolly be waiting a bit before buying it.)
Here’s an excerpt from the review:
With Red Dead Redemption and now Mafia II, 2010 is slowly becoming the year of the American period piece in videogames. Both games exist in remarkably well articulated worlds that exist less in history than in a collective American mythology built from decades of pulp literature and film. Simultaneously, they function as something fresh and new and comfortingly familiar. Not just in their aesthetics, but in their logic and morality, yearning to recapture a time that may never have existed. The ability to transport the player into unavailable worlds is the cornerstone of contemporary videogames, but these two titles stand out from the pack in their melancholic sense of loss. Not just of a time period, but of cultural motifs that have given way to the commercial avarice of current popular entertainment
To check out the whole review, click the link below!
It seems Amazon has stopped selling Xbox Live titles on their website, which I didn’t even know they did to begin with. I knew you could buy Xbox games and points on their website, but never knew you could buy the Live Games. Must’ve been something, especially with their sales.
No explanation was given about why they decided to pull this feature, but maybe it means Microsoft is changing the way you buy Live games? One could hope, especially when the Marketplace could definitely use a overall – both on the Xbox site and on the 360 itself – only time will tell, but for now speculation abounds.
*UPDATE* It seems that the reason for this end is that Microsoft and Gamestop signed a deal for Gamestop to sell instore xbox live codes, meaning you can now trade in that old game and put money towards a code to get an Xbox Live game. While it is awesome, it means that we can no longer rely on the awesome service provided by Amazon, where we could research the game a head of time, now if we need to do research, we gotta use our smartphones… (Joystiq)
Crysis 2 is the sequel to Crytek’s hard hitting FPS, Crysis. It is supposed to not only be bigger and better then the first one, but the graphics are superb! With that out of the way, EA has announced that they will be releasing three versions of the game for people to buy. One regular edition and two special editions, but there’s a catch.
The Limited Edition is just that, limited. It includes the game and some special in-game items and xp. It will be priced the same as the regular edition, and isn’t that bad with the added items.
The Nano Edition is where it’s at, however. It is priced at $149.99 and it includes everything that is in the limited edition, placed in a steel case with an 11″ of the “Prophet” standing on a New York cab. It also comes with a backpack!
Crysis 2 is expected to come out March 22, 2011 and March 25, 2011 in Europe. The game is expected to do well and being released right before E3.
Rock Band 3 is the next big release in the Rock Band franchise, bringing with it a slew of new songs, as well as support for a new peripheral, a piano. The game is set to finally have all the instruments a band would use, and will definitely be loads of fun to play, especially with all the other new features they are adding.
However, it seems that a video out of Gamescom in Germany had the entire setlist. Maybe. Joystiq posted the songs on their website, sent in by a user who was able to grab a screen grab before the video was taken down. Hit the jump for the list or visit the Joystiq page for more information.
*UPDATE* Check out the break cause the songs have no been confirmed.
In case your confused, Ben Carmine, Clay Carmine and Anthony Carmine are three of the four Carmine brothers. Anthony had the mispleasure of dying in Gears of War, and his brother Ben died in Gears of War 2. For the first time, however Epic wants you, the player, to decide the fate of the last known brother Carmine.
Currently, they are having a vote and it seems that Clay may survive the Locust War, as more people are voting to let him live!
Hopefully, he will be voted to survive and will see out the Locust War, being the oldest brother and surviving the most campaigns, you’d think he woulda picked up a trick or two.
If you wanna vote and decide his fate, then all you have to do is buy either a virtual T-Shirt for your avatar (Save Carmine or Carmine Must Die!) or buy a real shirt. All proceeds will be going to Childs Play, so you know your 80 MS points will be well spent, regardless of if you voted for Carmine to live or die.
Gears of War Wiki Page Description of Clayton Carmine:
Clayton “Clay” Carmine was one of the four Carmine brothers. As the oldest brother in the Carmine family, he is an experienced and veteran Gear; Unfortunately, he is also one of the final surviving members of the Carmine Family. A soldier during the Locust-War, he will continue fighting in the Lambent Invasion alongside Delta-One.
Via Gears of War
Recently, there’s been a huge influx of Windows Phone 7 information, mostly about the Xbox Live app for the phones. Let me tell you, I’ve been seeing some of the stuff and it’s going to be one hell of an app. Not only that, but it also tells you how the apps for the phone will look: awesome. I’m an avid Android user and I am actually getting excited for the Windows Phone 7 line of phones…
But, onto this video chat. Major Nelson posted on his blog, saying that tomorrow (August 19th), he will be hosting a live video chat to talk about Windows Phone 7 and it’s interaction with Xbox Live. But you don’t have to wait for that, click HERE and you can check out some information already released!
Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Time: 5p ET/ 2p PT (What time is this is in your time zone)
Where: Windows Phone Backstage (free registration required to participate)
You read that title right, Portal 2 is being released on Feb. 9th, 2011. A pretty far off date, when you consider there are three holidays and half a school year from now until then, but there it is. GameInformer got the scoop and released it to the world earlier today! Valve also told GI that there will be a new voice actor, Stephen Merchant, will be voicing the British Robot that’s been shown in the teaser trailers for Portal 2.
Hit the jump to see the videos of Portal 2, otherwise head on over to the GI post!
Remember about one year ago, at E3 when Microsoft was unveiling ‘Project Natal,’ and Molyneux was up on stage and presenting Milo to the world? The little kid who seemed to be alive on screen? Well, guess what! Molyneux was at the TED Conference showing off Milo & Kate. Either you can choose to have a girl or a boy on screen, interacting with you through Kinect.
The game, if you want to call it that, promises to be really interactive. If you want to see the video, check out the Joystiq website (Or just click the link at the bottom of this post.) and like they say on their post, watch at the 10 minute mark, you won’t be disappointed. (Hit the jump for the video.)
Remember a little game, from some unknown company called Dragon Age: Origins? Well, Bioware is hard at work on the sequel to one of the best fantasy games made for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
This game, however, will be different from the last but takes place in the same land and has similar enemies. Instead of just playing as a Knight or Mage, trying to unite your nation against a common enemy, here you play as a Knight trying to become ruler and to fortify against that same enemy… The Darkspawn!
With the news that Bioware is hard at work on the sequel, comes a brand new teaser trailer. You can get the trailer HERE.