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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts added to Games on Demand

Posted: 06.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is the latest game to be added to the Xbox 360's Games on Demand service.

It's available to download directly via the Xbox Live Marketplace for £19.99.

Dark Void demo planned for this week

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Capcom has announced that a demo for Dark Void will be released this Wednesday on Xbox Live and Thursday on the PlayStation Network.

"The demo will give gamers a chance to strap on their jet pack for the first time and explore the mysterious and miraculous world of Dark Void through a combination of thrilling aerial dog-fighting, unique vertical cover action and on-foot combat." said the firm.

Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead, a retro take on the Left 4 Dead series

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Eric Ruth Games has released Pixel Force: Left 4 Dead, a retro de-make of Valve's zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. It looks and plays like a NES game from 1986, but is free and available to download from Strategy Informer.

Go alone, or invite a friend for 2 player co-op against the zombie apocalypse in all 4 of the original game campaigns. 2 difficulties and all 4 of the survivors make a glorious 8-bit appearance, complete with first and second tier weapons scattered along your path to escape.

EA announces Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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BioWare confirmed today that Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening, the first official expansion pack, will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on 16th March, 2010.

Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations. Players will face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon.

EA indifferent to Tiger Woods as "arm's length endorser", love him

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Peter Moore is big boss of EA Sports, and he's taken the time to clarify that they love Tiger Woods as the "most talented and exciting golfer."

All that business about his business is none of EA's business, they say. Right now though only PGA Tour Online is getting their team's focus.

Few details surface on Medal of Honor reboot, multiple characters

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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EA has been very quiet on revealing many specifics about the new and improved Medal of Honor, set in modern day Afghanistan. Too quiet.

Luckily we press types are total blabbermouths, so OXM is teasing what they'll spill next issue. Actual "Tier 1 Ops" were invited to authenticate.

CCP reveals new EVE Online record with 54,446 concurrent users

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer CCP designed EVE Online to operate as a single-server universe, which means a buttload of players on at the same time is assured.

Beating their 35,000 record in September '07 was the milestone of 45,000 concurrents in January '09. Now they've blown past that too.

Fallout: New Vegas "is NOT" Game Informer's next mag front cover

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Andrew Reiner of Game Informer has slain rumours that Obsidian developed Fallout: New Vegas will strut its stuff front page next issue.

A forum poster has splashed loads of 'details' about the game, but Reiner casts major doubt on that too. "I'd say fake" he declares.

LucasArts talks Star Wars development, creator George sees it all

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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How does one go about making a Star Wars game? That's what several LucasArts were grilled over, revealing a fierce loyalty to the license.

Each game is born through deep collaboration says Develop's Will Freeman, and that creator George Lucas himself oversees projects.

Sony confirms MAG open beta "now available" on PlayStation Store

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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It's finally here, the open beta for the hugely populated onliner MAG. It's all about shooting stuff and working in teams with 256-players.

At least it is if you play the Domination mode, otherwise it's 64-player Sabotage. The open beta runs until January 10th. It's out on the 26th.

Microsoft trials 'muscle reading' input controller, EMG clip surfaces

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Sure it looks like you're in intensive care, or a bit cyborg like, but Microsoft is having fun with electromyographic (EMG) signals and gadgets.

A series of wires attach to the arm and interpret the signals for actions, like air strumming to Guitar Hero, or changing the iPod track.

Pachter speaks, analyst says US game sales "will rebound in 2010"

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Wedbush Morgan's top economy-whisperer, Michael Pachter, believes that those ailing videogame cha-chings will pick up this year.

Retailers GameStop and Best Buy will have "solid" performances despite a "weak environment" says Pachter in his notes. Yay.

Activision plans multiplayer demo for Blur

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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According to a listing from the German rating board USK, Bizarre Creations are to release a multiplayer demo for Blur on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

There's no mention of a demo for the PS3 version, but we've contacted Activision for comment.

People Can Fly trademarks 'Bulletstorm', action game nears reveal?

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Painkiller developer People Can Fly, owned by Epic Games since August '07, has recently put their claim to 'Bulletstorm' - so it has guns then?

The Polish team have been mining pixels on a new action game since August '08 and this could be it. It's believed for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Alpha Protocol is "content complete," already concepting a sequel

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Sega likes to move fast and has already begun brainstorming some ideas for, "eventually," Alpha Protocol 2. The first game is nearly done.

Bug squishing is all that remains for the spy action-RPG from developer Obsidian. It was due out last year but Sega delayed till Q1 2010.

Wada: Final Fantasy could see Western input, "always a possibility"

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada has revealed they're open to a Final Fantasy game being made outside Japan, but still overseen by them.

Wada-san cites Batman: Arkham Asylum as proof the West can make games for the Japanese market; "it caters very much" to them.

There's some Protoss in your Liberty, a StarCraft II "mini-campaign"

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Blizzard has confirmed that there will be a "Protoss mini-campaign" in the upcoming, Terran-centric 'StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty'.

It's "way shorter" than the Terran part says Blizz, but "very fun to have" a go at. It won't be enough to prepare you for online matches though.

Weaver's Avatar character 'unhealthy' to reflect our online lifestyles

Posted: 05.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Director man James Cameron created a little thing called Avatar, and now he's explained why Sigourney Weaver's part was a chain smoker.

It's so we online obsessed types feel bad about ourselves, because she "doesn't care about her human body" just her blue avatar.

Return to Ostagar DLC for Dragon Age: Origins delayed

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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BioWare has just confirmed that it's delayed the Return to Ostagar DLC for Dragon Age: Origins, across all platforms.

Bioware wasn't able to supply a new date for the DLC, which was meant to be released today. We might see this content in the next few days, but more information was promised as soon as it becomes available.

Platinum Games launches first countdown timer of 2010, announcement to come soon

Posted: 05.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Japanese developer Platinum Games has finished its work on Bayonetta, which releases here in the UK on 8th January for the Xbox 360 and PS3. But the company could already be set to reveal its next project, as a countdown timer has appeared on the official website that should be ending sometime this week.

You can see the countdown here.
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