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Tomorrow on XBLA: Warriors, Ion Assault and Zombie Apocalypse

Posted: 22.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Major Nelson has confirmed that hitting Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow will be The Warriors: Street Brawl from developer CTXM and shooter Ion Assault from team Coreplay.

The third arrival tomorrow will be Konami's Zombie Apocalypse, featuring a "small band of heavily equipped" survivalists. Each of the XBLA titles will be 800 MSP, and all have co-op.

Microsoft confirms the existence of Xbox 360 wireless 'N' adapter

Posted: 22.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Recently a shot of a double antenna wireless Xbox 360 adapter surfaced, and now Microsoft has confirmed it does exist but hasn't gone much beyond that; "stay tuned."

It's being dressed as "another choice to consumers," meaning it will unlikely replace the current one antenna wireless network adapter. Pricing unknown, date unknown. Details "soon".

Sega announces Warpath Campaign Expansion for Empire: Total War

Posted: 21.09.2009 by JamieSI

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SEGA has officially announced the Warpath Campaign Expansion for Empire: Total War, which will only be available to purchase from Steam. The expansion contains a new campaign and 5 new American Indian factions. These factions can be played in single player and multiplayer games.

A new detailed North American Campaign Map expands the Empire: Total War experience, with 5 brand new American Indian factions, new units and technologies. Experience battles in the new Warpath Campaign and lead one of the 5 new factions in an epic war to defend your lands and drive out the invaders. Or take these units and their unique strengths into multiplayer battles.

Blur delayed until 2010

Posted: 21.09.2009 by JamieSI

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Activision announced today that Blur, the upcoming racing game by Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations, has been delayed until 2010. The game was to be released in November for PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

"We are committed to making Blur a great new racing franchise, and we are very encouraged by the game's design," said Mike Griffith, President and CEO, Activision Publishing.

Relic and THQ bring Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, here spring 2010

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Dawn of War II has already changed the original's formula and delivered a more tense strategy game, and now THQ and developer Relic plan to build on that some more.

Chaos Rising adds a "tremendous amount" of new content, as it continues the Blood Raven campaign as they face "the powerful" Chaos Space Marines. New maps, units and more.

2011 for Turbine's console MMO, been in the works for 18 months

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has revealed they've got console plans, with the unannounced MMO heading to the next-gen home systems in 2011 sometime.

So far the games development has cost them $20 million and will be a free-to-play affair. The console MMO has been hard to implement but some are on their way, like SOE's The Agency.

EA unveil first of many changes to Battlefield: Heroes, the Gunner

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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The free-to-play shooter Battlefield: Heroes is EA's very own Team Fortress 2, except they have micro-transactions which have been earning them a mint thanks to user vanity.

EA have announced the very first big change coming to the game, which will be the first of several to arrive eventually. The Gunner has had his three abilities overhauled; live this fall.

Aion buckling under sheer numbers, early access floods the MMO

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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For those who pre-ordered NCsoft's MMO Aion you're given a head start period before the floodgates open to the public, but right now the damn is already bursting with users.

Queue times to get access to the limited server numbers have ballooned, in some cases to over seven hours, and newbie zones are understandably short on spawned monsters.

Street Fighter IV announcement is of an upcoming announcement

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Capcom have pulled the most currently cruel PR stunt there is, they hinted of an upcoming announcement only to have said announcement be of an announcement. Not cool.

However, hurt feelings aside, this eventual news is believed to be of the next instalment in the franchise. While maybe not Street Fighter V, it's likely a turbo or something.

Canned Halo game might have been 'Halo Universe', hint concepts

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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With Ensemble's fall went with it the Halo MMO project, which may have been called 'Halo Universe' according to contracted movie concept artist Dylan Cole's website.

The two artworks show "a city in the Halo Universe" he writes, noting it was for a scrapped project. Well at least we have a name for it, possibly, and two very pretty Halo arts.

Rumour-mill: Fan wishes met as Yakuza 3 gets localized for West?

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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According to anonymous 1UP sources "close to the project," developers are working hard to localise PS3's Yakuza 3 for a release in North American and European markets.

Some are hopeful the Tokyo Game Show could reveal more, if the rumour holds true. Meanwhile Yakuza 4 will be showcasing at TGS, and has already been ruled out in the West.

Risen Xbox 360 not delayed in Europe

Posted: 21.09.2009 by JamieSI

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The Xbox 360 version of Risen was confirmed to have been delayed over the weekend, although Deep Silver has informed us this morning that the delay will only pertain to the North American market, and that the game would release on October 2nd, 2009 in Europe.

"You may have seen a press release last week confirming that Risen PC has gone gold, and that the 360 SKU will be delayed until 2010. This information is pertaining to the North American market only. The release date in the UK for Risen on Xbox360 remains as October 2nd 2009" said a spokesperson.

Rare's GoldenEye revival ill-fated, most "unpleasant groinal injury"

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Rare has accused both fate and destiny for screwing over chances of a GoldenEye revival, and says that an agreement with Nintendo is "long past".

Being British they can't help but keep a stiff upper lip, and say there's still a chance for it someday. "Stranger things have happened" believes Rare. Microsoft ended rumour last year.

Xbox 360 and PS3 "peculiarities" will birth Bayonetta "differences"

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer PlatinumGames and its boss, Tatsuya Minami, have addressed fans fears that Bayonetta will have a poor PS3 port; the versions won't be identical.

A blog entry hints that the Xbox 360 and PS3 version will differ, because of the hardware's "distinct differences" and quirks. They'll have "playable versions" at TGS.

TrackMania 2 unveiled for PC, developer Nadeo tease with footage

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Next year the desktop will be getting TrackMania 2, with PCs that can already run the existing TrackMania Nations Forever, being able to play the sequel just fine.

Nadeo showcased their next instalment at the Paris Games Festival. Cam footage of the announcement and the first glimpse of the game has been posted on mighty YouTube.

CrimeCraft's Vogster reduce dev head count, "unavoidable step"

Posted: 21.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Now that independent developer Vogster's CrimeCraft MMO and work on their DS sequel is complete, the New York-based studio has announced redundancies; fat trimming.

As they're indie and venture-funded they need to be "very strategic" with resources, and they have to switch from launch to live teams to help the "development and growth" of CrimeCraft.

WET Competition

Posted: 18.09.2009 by JamieSI

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To celebrate the launch of WET on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Strategy Informer has teamed up with Bethesda to offer its forum users the chance of winning a copy of WET on Xbox 360 and PS3. There will be a chance for six winners, with three copies of each platform being available.

WET is a highly-stylized third person shooter that seamlessly blends gun play, sword kills and over-the-top acrobatics to create the ultimate interactive action experience. The game allows you to shoot anywhere, anytime.

Modern Warfare 2 Veteran Package "exclusively" from GAME in UK

Posted: 18.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Retailer GAME have announced that they'll be "exclusively" offering the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Veteran Package in the British Isles, for an eye stinging GBP 129.99.

More than twice the standard game's price. However that's because the Veteran Package comes with a "very limited" statue of Captain Soap MacTavish, with interchangeable gear!

Fallout 3 DLC for PS3 fast approaching, GotY edition for Oct. 16th

Posted: 18.09.2009 by Technet2k

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The wait is almost over for PS3 gamers of Fallout 3 as Bethesda announce the wave of DLC coming, finally bringing the developers extra hard work to the platform.

The first piece goes live on PSN this September 24th, the next two on October 1st and then the last two remaining on October 8th. A Game of the Year edition will include all DLC packs.

BioShock 2 set for 9th February, 2010

Posted: 18.09.2009 by JamieSI

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2K Games sends word that the official street date for BioShock 2 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is 9th February, 2010.
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