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Crysis 2 tops UK chart, LEGO Star Wars III joins 3DS invasion

Posted: 28.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Crytek's Crysis 2 has taken the number one spot in the UK all formats chart, and is closely followed by TT Games' LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars.

EA's spin-off The Sims: Medieval entered 8th. The whole chart is peppered with Nintendo 3DS arrivals, with the highest ranking exclusive debuting 4th.

F.E.A.R. 3 rated Mature by ESRB

Posted: 28.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The ESRB has unsurprisingly rated F.E.A.R. 3 "M" for mature for release in North America. The description of why the game is mature-rated is entertaining in the least, especially if you love mechanized battle suits, dismemberment, heads exploding from telekinetic attacks and briefly exposed breasts.

Rumor: Crysis 2 DX11 patch today

Posted: 28.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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German gaming site PC Max is claiming that a new patch for Crysis 2 will be released today that will not only add DirectX 11 support but an upgraded graphics options menu as well.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel demo confirmed

Posted: 28.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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A demo has been confirmed for the upcoming Call of Juarez: The Cartel, which takes the series from the Old West to modern day Southwestern US and Mexico.

Witcher 2 system requirements revealed

Posted: 28.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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The system requirements for The Witcher 2 have been revealed.

First 2 Mortal Kombat DLC characters revealed

Posted: 28.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Netherrealm Studios has revealed the first two characters that will be available as downloadable content for Mortal Kombat: Kenshi and Scarlet.

Both characters are crafted from the ground up, the developer told CVG in an interview: "They won't be copy and pasted from characters already in the game - they're going to have their own unique fighting styles, moves, fatalities and x-rays - all the good stuff."

Warhawk 2 leaked?

Posted: 27.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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An Arabic-language gaming site, NG4A, is claiming that they've had their hands on Warhawk 2, a sequel to the popular online shooter for the PlayStation 3.

Mayhem launch trailer released

Posted: 27.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Picture FlatOut with MadWorld's artistic style - that's what you get when you play Mayhem, a budget title that boasts stereoscopic 3D.

Top Spin 4 'unauthorized' trailer leaked, then pulled

Posted: 27.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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A racy, unreleased trailer with Serena Williams and actress Rileah Vanderbilt (who has appeared in such films as the slasher film Hatchet) that was shot for Top Spin 4 was briefly leaked on YouTube, then pulled, but not after getting over a million views.

Crysis 2 advanced graphics utility

Posted: 26.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Gamers who are frustrated with the lack of graphics options in the PC version of Crysis 2 and want to tweak their settings to their liking can try the new Crysis 2 Advanced Graphics Options Utility, which can be downloaded here.

The latest version of the utility adds HDR brightness and Bloom levels.

Spellforce 2 - Faith in Destiny delayed 'til it's done'

Posted: 26.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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DreamCatcher and JoWood have announced that SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny, a standalone expansion to Spellforce 2, has been delayed indefinitely, and won't be released "until it's done"; contrary to other reports, it has not been canceled.

Need for Speed: Shift 2 launch trailer released

Posted: 26.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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Electronic Arts has released the launch trailer for Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed, which will be on the shelves in North America this coming Tuesday, March 29, and on March 31 and April 1 in other territories.

Black Ops 1.07 PC patch drops

Posted: 25.03.2011 by JonahFalcon

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With the release of the First Strike DLC on PC, Treyarch has released a new patch, version 1.07, for Call of Duty: Black Ops .

Most of the fixes done by the patch are related to multiplayer, mostly stabilizing connections and tweaking damage numbers.

Rumour: Sony armed with "jaw-dropping" Agent footage for E3

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Rockstar Games is developing 'Agent' a PS3 exclusive title unveiled at E3 2009 by Sony. Rumours have the corporate giant gearing it up for E3 2011.

The 1970's set espionage game will have "jaw-dropping" footage aired this year, with over 2 minutes of gameplay and the first official game details.

Mortal Kombat tag team trailer

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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NetherRealm has decided to sate our hunger for some Scorpion and Sub-Zero brawling as they release their latest trailer for Warner Bros' Mortal Kombat.

As this is a tease for the game's tag team mode it also has Cyrax and Sektor. The pairs square off against each other, easily switching out mid-fight.

Hogrocket: 360 "out of our budget"

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Sorry but Xbox 360 is no place for ex-Bizarre Creations staffers over at new start-up Hogrocket Games, simply because of budget constraints.

They'll be "almost certainly" sticking with iPhone/iPad initially to get some revenue streaming in, and then they're "going to concentrate" on PC.

Ex-Criterion dev bemoans triple-A process, "cog in the machine"

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Rodeo Games' co-founder Ben Murch was a lead environment artist on Codemasters' Bodycount, and an artist on EA Criterion's Burnout Paradise.

He's joined by some former big studio types. They left for Rodeo because they wanted more say in creativity, and be more than 'just a machine cog'.

Sundberg: A "fair approach" to give hackers jobs, 'DRM no good'

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche is no fan of DRM, mainly as studio boss Christofer Sundberg is no fan. They let the publishers "fight that battle."

50% of Avalanche staff have "hacker background" he said. It's a "fair approach" to offer them legal work as there's "definitely a lot of talent" to pool.

Guitar Hero III is highest grossing US title, tops $830 million

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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NPD figures reveal that Neversoft's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is truly a legend in US videogame retail history as it holds the highest gross.

Second to the music game is Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops at $787.4 million. Modern Warfare 2 is 4th with $713.6 million. Rock Band is 5th.

Dragon Age II romances defended

Posted: 25.03.2011 by Technet2k

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BioWare writer David Gaider defended the romance options for Dragon Age II's protagonist Hawke after one user complained it 'neglected straight gamers'.

Apparently the option to boink woohoo most of your party members regardless of gender upset them. Gaider says the love interests are "for everyone."