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PC version of Saint's Row 2 left in limbo

Posted: 13.10.2008 by JamieSI

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THQ have not confirmed a release date for the PC version of Saint's Row 2, although the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will be coming out on the 17th of October, and some retail chains list the PC version for the same date, were as others list it for November.

So we decided to ask THQ about a release window for the PC version, and they told us that no date has been given for the PC version, so they couldn't comment on it being delayed.

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Higway Demo available on Xbox Live Marketplace

Posted: 13.10.2008 by JamieSI

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The Xbox Live Marketplace has been updated with a fresh demo for Brothers in Arms: Hell's Higway, giving gamers a chance to try some levels from the game, if they have not already purchased it.

Check out the free demo for the game that IGN praised as ďA World War II the likes of which you've never seenĒ. Experience the amazing graphics and sound, compelling storyline, and new gameplay features that make the critically-acclaimed Brothers in Arms: Hellís Highway more realistic than ever. Join Sgt. Matt Baker and the 101st Airborne Division as they begin the battle to open the infamous Hellís Highway in a daring bid for a quick end to the war. [/b

Activision announces Secret Service for Xbox 360, PS2 and PC

Posted: 13.10.2008 by JamieSI

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Activision announced today that Secret Service will be released later this year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PC. The title will allow players to assume the role of an elite agent, tasked with protecting Americaís top leadership.

Secret Service takes place on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C. An extremist assault has been launched against the capitol - security has been compromised and it is unclear who is friend or foe. There is no time for negotiation as you are thrust out of the shadows and into the line of fire in order to protect the nationís leaders. The action takes place among famous landmarks and everywhere in between, including both Marine One and Air Force One.

Analysts Undecided on Meaning of EA Cancellation

Posted: 10.10.2008

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The recent cancellation of, Tiberium, a first person shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe has given industry analysts plenty of grist for the mill. A recent Gamasutra article shows that no one really knows what it means to Electronic Arts or the industry as a whole.

The article quotes Mike Hickey, an analyst for Janco Partners, when he said that EA lacks "management execution and/or product quality," and added that the cancellation "damages new management's credibility." The same article goes on to quote Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Morgan who gives a contrary opinion when he stated that the cancellation "goes a long way toward preserving the quality of the overall lineup."

Epic to Focus on Xbox 360 and Gears of War

Posted: 09.10.2008

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In an extensive Q&A with Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director for Epic, Develop revealed that the primary focus for the entire Epic organization will be the Gears of War franchise. Bleszinski said "The person who is savvy enough to upgrade their PC and buy decent video cards, are the same people who know about bit torrent and all other means to pirate PC games. So the high-end computer games are suffering on the PC." He added, "Unreal Tournament III is a game we really care about and it reviewed very well. But Gears is now our primary franchise."

Eat Lead revealed for PS3 and Xbox 360

Posted: 08.10.2008 by JamieSI

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D3 have recently announced a brand new IP set to ship in the first quarter of 2009. Known as Eat Lead: The Return Of Matt Hazard, the game is a Gears-style third-person shooter with a slyly irreverent sense of humour.

Starring the titular Mr. Hazard, the gameís story has been written by 2008 Writerís Guild Award winner Dave Ellis of Dead Head Fred fame. Eat Lead will lampoon certain videogame conventions and lovingly homage some of the dev teamís favourite games, past and present (see Matt Hazardís back catalogue shots).

Sierra closes 21 Game Servers

Posted: 08.10.2008 by JamieSI

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Sierra announced today that it will be closing 21 game servers on 1st November. This is probably due to the Activision Blizzard merger, although we cannot confirm this as Sierra haven't given a reason for shutting down these servers.

New Quantum of Solace Screenshots

Posted: 08.10.2008 by JamieSI

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Activision has sent Strategy Informer 15 new screenshots for James Bond: Quantum of Solace, which is set for release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

You can see all our screenshots here.

Full Spectrum Warrior Released for Free

Posted: 07.10.2008 by Malonn

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The U.S. Army is the most powerful ground force in the entire world. The backbone of a ground invasion is the U.S. Army Infantry, and in the midst of combat, their skills, courage, and teamwork are put to the test.

Click here to download the full version of Full Spectrum Warrior.

Area 51 Full Game Released

Posted: 07.10.2008 by Malonn

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Midway recently released their FPS from 2005 as a free game. Be sure to grab it, if it sucks, all you will lose is some bandwidth.

Download the Area 51 full game here...

Second Expansion Pack for Metal Gear Online coming soon

Posted: 07.10.2008 by JamieSI

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There will be a second downloadable content expansion pack for Metal Gear Online released onto the PlayStation Network soon. It's believed that the content will be released on Thursday, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Community Booster Competition Volume 2 UPDATED

Posted: 01.10.2008 by Kres

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We've prepared another competition for Strategy Informer members! Codemasters were kind enough to provide some cool prizes to pack it with. The prizes that we have are: Xbox 360 Faceplate, Statue, Keychain and a T-Shirt. They're all themed with the upcoming multi-platform RPG game, Rise of the Argonauts.

Eidos announces Shellshock II: Blood Trails for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC

Posted: 30.09.2008 by JamieSI

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Eidos Interactive today announced the return of the war-torn jungles of Vietnam in Shellshock 2: Blood Trails, brutal and twisted psychological first person shooter, coming to disturb your Christmas.

At the height of the Vietnam War, a covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as 'Whiteknight' is lost over the deepest, uncharted jungles. Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment and one-by-one they disappear without a trace... until one month later, one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.

New BioShock PS3 Screenshots

Posted: 29.09.2008 by JamieSI

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The BioShock image gallery has been updated with 12 new screenshots.

Left 4 Dead PC System Requirements

Posted: 26.09.2008 by JamieSI

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Valve has revealed the system requirements for the PC version of Left 4 Dead.

Full requirements are inside, just click the full story button.

James Stevenson talks about Resistance 2

Posted: 26.09.2008 by JamieSI

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The PlayStation.blog has a video where Insomniacís James Stevenson explains whatís going into Resistance 2 during these final few weeks, what to expect in the upcoming public beta, and why your input is still very important, even in the late stages of development.

Resident Evil 5 Co-Op Mode and More Characters

Posted: 25.09.2008

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More details on the new Resident Evil 5 are trickling out. The Japanese language magazine, Famitsu, is reporting that the playable debut at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show will include two new characters as well as several new creatures. The magazine article described by IGN says that the new characters are Albert Wesker, a former Resident Evil character and his ally Excella Gionne.

Bungie reveals Halo 3 expansion? Teaser Trailer inside

Posted: 25.09.2008 by JamieSI

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Bungie has released a short teaser trailer for what appears to be an expansion to Halo 3, as the trailer shows the Halo 3 logo after a scene that features city streets burnout out after a meteor impact.

Bungie says that this will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace soon.

We are just uploading the Teaser Trailer to our servers now.

Valve May Consider PS3 Port of Left 4 Dead

Posted: 25.09.2008

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In an interview with 1up.com Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve Software, spoke about the possibilities of a port of Left 4 Dead to the PlayStation 3. While no port or even plans for any conversion were confirmed, Newell didn't shoot down the idea either which leaves room for speculation on a port of the title.

Halo announcement due at 3pm UK time today

Posted: 25.09.2008 by JamieSI

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Bungie's website has a splash page which features a countdown clock, ticking away the minutes until a new game is announced for presumably the Halo universe. This important announcement is going to be revealed just after 3pm UK time.
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