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Ubisoft reveals Assassin's Creed 2 PC date, system specs

Posted: 25.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has confirmed that the PC version of Assassin's Creed 2 will be released in North America on March 16, 2010.

2K Games scaling back DRM for BioShock 2

Posted: 25.01.2010 by JamieSI

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2K Games has decided to scale back the DRM restrictions for the PC version of BioShock 2, as confirmed by community manager Elizabeth Tobey on the official website. Concerns gathered when the first details revealed that BioShock 2 would have a 5 machine activation limit, according to Steam.

Mass Effect 2 DLC now on Xbox Live Marketplace for launch week

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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EA and BioWare have gone live with downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 over Xbox Live, which includes the Normandy Crash Site mission.

Aside from this bonus "salvage and recovery" operation, new gear will be available too like the Blood Dragon Armour, from Dragon Age: Origins.

Interplay's 'Project: V13' MMO to start beta in 2012, could be Fallout

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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An agreement is signed between Masthead Studios and Interplay, meaning that the secretive 'Project: V13' will see a beta trial in 2012.

Depending on certain outstanding legal squabbles with Bethesda, the MMO project could get the Fallout name attached to it, possibly.

Sony: Motion control and 3D getting together "a bit of a no-brainer"

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Sony Europe's Simon Benson has hailed the 'marriage' between motion controllers and 3D stereoscopic gaming as an inevitability, more or less.

It will "open up plenty of opportunities" for apps and games, and this resurgence of 3D is just the "tip of the iceberg". Can help development.

'Code enthusiast' claims to have "hacked the PS3", method a secret

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Apparently the untouchable PlayStation 3 was only thought to be untouchable as someone claims to have finally broken into Sony's hard work.

The hacker says its "very simple hardware cleverly applied" but with "not so simple software." It took him five weeks to break security.

Sony: Uncharted 2 DLC and demo this week on PlayStation Store

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves gets an exciting week this week as its demo goes live through the PlayStation Network, says Sony.

Also some downloadable content is coming which adds new online skins, all of whom occupy other major PlayStation 3 title releases.

OnLive beta latency gets explained, some users too far from hubs

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Steve Perlman is CEO of OnLive and he's revealed why some are experiencing lag when using the Cloud service platform - it's all location.

Right now the beta is very precise on what it'll work with, "change any of these factors" and it might not even operate for you, warns Perlman.

SEGA signs deal with Alton Towers for Sonic rollercoaster

Posted: 25.01.2010 by JamieSI

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SEGA has signed a three-year deal with Alton Towers, which allows the UK's most popular theme park to have exclusive rights to launch a Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster.

Visitors staying at the Alton Towers Hotel will get access to a special Sonic the Hedgehog-themed room, where the latest Sonic games will be available to play.

Mass Effect 2's disc swapping detailed, must suit "non-linear game"

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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BioWare's Mass Effect 2 releases this week on Xbox 360 and PC, and both have two discs in their packaging. The former requires a swap.

The first disc covers the beginning and end of the game, while the second handles the middle portions. Eliminates "multiple" disc swaps.

Valve talk 'bots and auto-spawning' in Left 4 Dead 2 Versus update

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Valve has some plans for the next update to Left 4 Dead 2's Versus mode, and they wanted to give fans a heads-up on their thinking.

They'll be adding bots "for the Infected team" to boost their numbers should players drop out. Plus the auto-spawns are going?

Assassin's Creed 2 Battle of Forli DLC confirmed for Jan 28

Posted: 25.01.2010 by JamieSI

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Ubisoft has confirmed that the Assassin's Creed 2 Battle of Forli DLC will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on January 28.

In the Battle of Forli your mission will be to defend Forli from the Orsi brothers with the aid of Caterina Sforza and Machiavelli. This will be priced at 320 MS Points on Xbox 360 and €3.99 on PS3.

Aion's "plastic surgery and gender change" services on their way

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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NCsoft announces that being able to re-sculpt and switch genders in their Aion MMO through new services are "closest on the horizon."

This gives users a "second chance" to redesign their online avatars, altering "nearly anything" you could when creating them.

Hollywood's interest in Mass Effect "tremendous" reveals BioWare

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Project director Casey Hudson of BioWare confirms something we pretty much already knew, that Hollywood is salivating over Mass Effect.

Hudson says the team "don't just want" a movie to come out, they'd want "a great movie" - if such a thing was to "get done at all." They'll wait.

Team17 remains top on Xbox Live Arcade, "fantastic achievement"

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Developer Team17 continues to 'own' the Xbox Live Arcade chart, with their latest digital title Alien Breed Evolution achieving the 2nd spot.

Worms 2 Armageddon dominated last Christmas at number one. Team17 aim to give us "high quality, excellent value" digital games.

Square Enix detail Just Cause 2's YouTube feature for PlayStation 3

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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The action sandbox that is Just Cause 2 will come with built in YouTube support on the PS3, reveals publisher Square Enix - recordable antics.

The game will allow you to capture the last 30 seconds to the PS3 HDD, and then upload to YouTube - or a whole 10 minutes worth.

Sony found to have registered PlayStationArc.com domain in 2009

Posted: 25.01.2010 by Technet2k

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The name for Sony's upcoming motion controller for the PlayStation 3 is believed to be 'Arc', and now a registered domain seems to back that.

According to WhoIs records, Sony Computer Entertainment registered the PlayStationArc.com domain back in October, 2009.

Bayonetta director doesn't "see anything wrong" with doing sequel

Posted: 22.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Hideki Kamiya has no problem with putting together a sequel to Bayonetta, with a second game likely from "a different angle" than the first.

That means "a spin-off" of some kind said director Kamiya-san. Bayonetta released only a fortnight ago on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Gearbox: Level cap increase for Borderlands DLC, "it's awesome"

Posted: 22.01.2010 by Technet2k

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Borderlands will be getting a level cap raise in future DLC teases developer Gearbox. It's the "biggest DLC we have made" they add.

The studio team is working "really hard right now" on both a title update to squish bugs, and on the new downloadable content. Hooray!

Capcom announcing new game via Xbox Live, unveils January 26th

Posted: 22.01.2010 by Technet2k

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No hints exist as to what Capcom will be revealing to fans this Tuesday coming, January 26th, but we do know the venue and it's Xbox Live.

The Japanese Xbox.com website announced this impending reveal, meaning it'll obviously support Xbox 360 whatever it is. What could it be?