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Activision "didn't want Modern Warfare" says Infinity Ward

Posted: 06.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Infinity Ward has revealed that Activision did not originally want Call of Duty 4 to be a Modern Warfare game.

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine, Infinity Ward boss Vince Zampella announced that the team had been wanting to produce a modern warfare game for years, but Activision held them back.

New Medal of Honor set in modern times?

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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According to a former EA employee, the new Medal of Honor game will be set in modern times.

The CV of Micah Lapping-Carr, a production intern at the developers between June 2008 and August 2008, states there is a "modern combat" game under the MoH name.

Dust 514 free of subscription charges

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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The news spurting from Fanfest in Reykjavik over the weekend suggests that CCP's upcoming console MMO Dust 514 won't charge players with a monthly subscription.

Instead, the game will use micro-transactions via the virtual items marketplace.

Vogster Entertainment lets you try CrimeCraft for free

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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Vogster Entertainment has announced that you can now try out CrimeCraft for free, and for an unlimited time.

The trial will provide players with access to the major features of the game, a generous offering when you consider the Premium sub costs $9.99 a month.

Call of Duty 3 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 added to Games on Demand

Posted: 05.10.2009 by JamieSI

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Microsoft has announced that it's bringing Call of Duty 3 and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to the Games on Demand service on Xbox Live Marketplace from tomorrow.

Both of these games will be available to purchase for £19.99.

Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer maps and Achievement details announced

Posted: 05.10.2009 by Nakerman

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As Modern Warfare 2 gains momentum before release, gamers everywhere will be salivating at the news of the multiplayer maps and Achievements being uncovered.

This announcement comes after the release of a brand new trailer, and gives us map names such as "Rust", "Terminal", "High Rise" and "Scrapyard" to ponder over. The game's Special Ops missions also include match types such as "Body Count", "Snatch and Grab" and "Suspension".

Activision defends Modern Warfare 2 price

Posted: 05.10.2009 by JamieSI

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Activision UK managing director Andrew Brown has defended the publishers decision to price Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at £55 RRP.

When Activision originally revealed the price, retailers warned of the effect that the increase would have on consumers, which is £5 more than other Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles on the market.

But Brown is confident that consumers will feel that they are getting a good deal with the content provided by Modern Warfare 2.

Gamers' ability to rally "is amazing," modder pays for Valve boss trip

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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It's a heart warming story that surprisingly hasn't been picked up by Disney yet. A Left 4 Dead modder by the name of Joe W-A has raised $3000 to fly out Valve bosses.

He started the 'Fly Gabe Newell' campaign after he quizzed him why he never got flown to Valve HQ, despite L4D2 boycotters getting airfare. Gabe Newell and Erik Johnson are Down Under.

D3 reveal Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond, 2.5D side scroller

Posted: 02.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard wasn't exactly a huge success, but D3 Publisher is confident a return to Matt Hazard's more traditional roots will do the trick.

They've announced Blood Bath and Beyond, a side scrolling action fest that promises a "flood of carnage" that the 8-bit era "didn't want gamers to see." It'll be on XBLA and PSN.

Energy drink promo reveals Modern Warfare 2 map packs in spring

Posted: 01.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Yes that's right, an energy drink promotion between Monster Energy Drinks and Infinity Ward reveals that multiplayer map packs will arrive for Modern Warfare 2 in spring 2010.

Modern Warfare 2 themed boxes of the drink promises a load of prizes, including 100 free copies of the game to give away, 5,000 map pack codes and 10,000 dashboard themes.

Job ad teases Dead Space 2 details, original dev team on sequel

Posted: 01.10.2009 by Technet2k

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Visceral Games' Dead Space 2 is in the "later stages" of pre-production right now says a LinkedIn job ad for a 'Lead Combat & Controls Designer' at the game studio.

It lists the game for Xbox 360 and PS3 with it ready for production in the "in the next few months," with its combat and navigational mechanics "in place" from the original game.

Battlefield Heroes' fall update arrives, adds a new map and fixes

Posted: 01.10.2009 by Technet2k

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EA and developer DICE have let loose the fall update for Battlefield Heroes and it changes a lot, and includes a whole new map called 'Riverside Rush'. New items and bundles.

This update changes the weapons of the Gunner don't forget. His keg slows enemies down, his shield protects allies and frenzy fire heals the more you kill. Loads of bug fixes.

PS3 Resi Evil 5: Alternative Edition content could reach Xbox 360s

Posted: 30.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Capcom might release the extra content included in the Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition for the Xbox 360, though it would most likely be in the form of DLC and not on a disc.

The Alternative version is designed to capitalise on the PS3 motion tech due in the spring, but it also adds the original Resident Evil mansion in a playable sequence, not just a flashback.

Counter-Strike co-creator talks new project, 'Tactical Intervention'

Posted: 29.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Minh Le who co-created the amateur mod Counter-Strike, which later hit commercial success, has finally unveiled his next project to the world. It's called 'Tactical Intervention'.

Le joined Valve in 2000 but left on good terms eventually. The mod maker instead secured funds from a South Korean IT firm for development. His new game enters beta soon.

Left 4 Dead Crash Course DLC now available (Update)

Posted: 29.09.2009 by JamieSI

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Valve has confirmed that the Left 4 Dead add-on Crash Course is now available to purchase from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The Xbox 360 version was meant to cost 560 MS Points, but the marketplace is currently listing it for 800 MSP. We aren't sure if this is an error, but we'll try and find out now. Remember that the PC version is free, but that isn't available on Steam yet, it should be soon.

Left 4 Dead 2's classification refusal and ban "appealed" by Valve

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Developer Valve isn't too happy that Australia's ratings board has refused to stick an MA15+ rating on Left 4 Dead 2, their highest possible classification. It means the game is banned.

Valve is launching an appeal process. Left 4 Dead 2 has been rated " in the majority of the world" with only the UK and New Zealand to reach a certificate. Britain is likely to slap it '18'.

Complaints of Halo 3: ODST disc read errors, Bungie investigating

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Sadly things aren't going so smoothly it would seem for Halo 3: ODST's launch as some users are complaining of disc read errors, with developer Bungie looking into the issue.

Older consoles seem to be more susceptible, but Elites have been hit too. Installing the game to the hard drive can fix the issue perhaps? The multiplayer for ODST appears unaffected.

Gears of War 3 for "next console generation," actually that's wrong

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Epic Games' Mike Capps, the big boss, broke many a heart when he declared the next Gears of War instalment won't be arriving until the next lot of consoles did.

Luckily he's admitted that was inaccurate to say. Capps has clarified that if a new Gears of War was to arrive in the next "four to five years" it would be on current gen consoles. Panic over.

Custom sounds now 'importable' to PS3 for UT3 mods reveals Epic

Posted: 25.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Epic Games and Sony have worked to allow custom sounds to be included in mods for Unreal Tournament 3 on the PlayStation 3. The "latest and greatest" mods can hit console.

Total conversions mods, ones that use "entirely original assets," are now possible on the PS3. Developer Epic say the instructions "are really simple" to follow for the mod community.

XBLA to get Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, to demo at TGS

Posted: 24.09.2009 by Technet2k

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Microsoft has confirmed the existence of Snoopy Flying Ace and Toy Soldiers, with both expected to make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show for all to see.

The first title has "fast-paced" aerial combat with a hangar full of "customizable planes and weapons." Toy Soldiers is a strategy game with WWI toy soldiers, hence the oh-so clever name.
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