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Official PlayStation Magazine teases with a Dead Space 2 reveal?

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The next issue of OPM could well blow the lid off Dead Space 2, or at least an "unannounced horror game," by their account.

Its teaser includes a concept piece from Dead Space, so dots connect. Spike's VGAs could beat OPM to it with planned 'world premieres'.

Final two BioWare Star Wars classes are Jedi and Sith, but ranged

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The last two character class reveals for Star Wars The Old Republic are the Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor, which focus on ranged abilities.

The Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior are more melee orientated, and "balanced well" against the ranged, revealed LucasArts' Jake Neri.

Activision "would love" monthly subs for Guitar Hero DLC library

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Kai Huang is the Guitar Hero series founder, and he reveals that publishing giant Activision is seriously considering a paid-for online service.

Basically you'd cough up a monthly subscription for constant updates to Guitar Hero. There's "a lot of issues" around music licensing.

U.S. Air Force buys 2,200 PS3s, expanding supercomputer research

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Yep, that lovable A.I. skamp Skynet is one step closer thanks to the Sony PlayStation 3. The U.S.A.F. is buying up loads more PS3s to that end.

2,200 will join the already 336 hooked up in Rome, New York. They're interested in the architecture of the Cell Processor, not Uncharted 2.

Leaked video of Pandemic's Mercenaries MMO, EA is 'on the fence'

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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An internal clip of what appears to be Pandemic Studios' work on a Mercenaries MMO project has surfaced. It's called 'Mercs, Inc'.

Visual effects artist Dorian Compo says it's a "multiplayer sandbox game," who was let go. Sources say it's in pre-production at EA LA.

Blizzard talks Warcraft 4 on "pretty regular basis," but fully booked

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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J Allen Brack of Blizzard admits they discuss Warcraft 4 regularly, but right now they're finishing up StarCraft 2 and its two expansions.

That means the team is "booked for the next few years." Blizzard is "all excited" about Warcraft 4, "in concept" at least says Brack.

Ex-Pandemics in 'tribute video' to laid off fellows, victimise printer

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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The Saboteur development staff have been largely let go from Pandemic Studios, with any survivors relocated to the big EALA studio.

In remembrance of their lost comrades, former developers "do some Office Space" says Pandemic. The clip contains naughty lyrics.

Sony officially unveils 'Revenge of the Wounded Dragon', for PSN

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Developed by A2M, Revenge of the Wounded Dragon will be hitting the PlayStation Store this week in the US at least, no EU word yet.

The ESRB blurted out its existence first, but now it's all official and stuff. It's all about beating the pixels out of others, kung-fu style - yeah!

Tony Hawk confirms Ride 2 "already started", sees area to improve

Posted: 24.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk revealed Activision has Ride already setting up for a sequel, because they've only just "tapped" the tech.

Tony Hawk: Ride comes with a skateboard peripheral, weighing in at $120 in the US. Sequel needs "seamless way" from vert to street mode.

Demigod v1.2 Released

Posted: 24.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Gas Powered Games has announced that Demigod v1.2 is now available to download. This patch adds a new demigod – The Demon Assassin, and includes a vast amount of improvements based on player feedback.

See a full list of changes here.

Over 16,000 accounts banned in Aion

Posted: 24.11.2009 by JamieSI

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NCsoft's revealed that it's rebooted the servers for Aion and have banned over 16,000 accounts for use of 3rd party software (botting) or participating in RMT (gold buying/selling).

"As you probably noticed, we've completed a server wide reboot without much notice on a day that we typically don't perform maintenance. It's only fair that we keep you in the loop and make sure you know what's going on. Over the last week we've been working on a list, we've been checking it twice, and today we found out who was naughty or nice. Ban Hammer Claus just came to town. When the servers come back online, nearly 16,000 accounts will have been removed from the game." said a spokesperson on the official forums.

Xbox Live Deal of the Week

Posted: 24.11.2009 by JamieSI

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There are three savings on offer to Xbox Live Gold subscribers this week, including Peggle for half the price at 400 MS Points.

If you haven't already tried the Fable II: See the Future expansion, you can now grab it for 400 points, down from 560 points.

Section 8 Patched on Xbox 360 and PC

Posted: 24.11.2009 by JamieSI

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SouthPeak and TimeGate Studios announced today that Section 8 on the Xbox 360 has received an update to address feedback from players. TimeGate have improved the automatch system, tank controls and more.

Patch planned for IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey PS3

Posted: 24.11.2009 by JamieSI

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505 Games has announced that a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey is currently in development and will be released soon.

The patch applies a number of fixes reported by PS3 players.

Dark Void - Mixed Combat Trailer

Posted: 23.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Capcom has released a new trailer for Dark Void featuring mixed combat scenes.

Dark Void is scheduled for release across Europe on January 22nd for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Jeff Strain starts Undead Labs, working on Zombie MMO for consoles

Posted: 23.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Video game industry veteran Jeff Strain today announced the formation of Undead Labs, a Seattle-based game development studio that's working on a zombie MMO for consoles.

Star Trek Online - Space Exploration Trailer

Posted: 23.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Atari have released a new gameplay trailer for Star Trek Online entitled "Space Exploration".

The Star Trek universe will appear for the first time in a massively multiplayer online game. Everything from the elegant domes of Starfleet Academy to the ancient temples of Vulcan, from the towers of Qo'noS to the Fire Caves of Bajor, from the mysterious Mutara Nebula to the unexplored voids of deep space, all will be represented in stunning 3-D graphics. Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries.

Sega plans Bayonetta Demo for US and Europe

Posted: 23.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Sega has announced that a demo for Bayonetta will be released on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network in the US and Europe on 3rd December.

Bayonetta is set for release in the US on 5th January and in Europe on 8th January for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Turn 10 working on new Project Gotham Racing game? (Update)

Posted: 23.11.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft executive Tom Burt who owns a Tesla Roadster has been visited by Turn 10 and Microsoft Game Studios to record sounds from his electric sports car for a new game in the Project Gotham Racing franchise.

"A team of sound engineers from Microsoft Game Studios (some working on Forza, some on Project Gotham Racing) asked if I was willing to take my Roadster to a track so they could record a variety of sounds," wrote Burt on a public Tesla Blog.

Fans wanted more MAG beta time, Zipper "gone ahead and done it"

Posted: 23.11.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Zipper Interactive have yielded to fan requests for more MAG beta, and so now it'll end sometime this week instead of Friday gone.

In fact Jeremy Dunham of Zipper says the requests were "overwhelming" so they extended it "through the weekend" with it ending soon.