Thursday, February 17, 2011

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: Da Vinci Disappearance DLC coming in March

Earlier today (Feb. 17) Ubisoft announced the new DLC pack, "The Da Vinci Disappearance" for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

The pack focuses on the events following the single-player story.

Leonardo Da Vinci has been kidnapped by the cult of Hermeticists in hopes that they can use Da Vinci for their own evil intentions.

To see more, click 'read more.'

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crysis 2: Story Trailer

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Details on DLC Pack #1

If you're reading this, then chances are you either have Marvel vs Capcom 3 or you're dying to get it. Either way, you'll probably be pleased with this bit of news.

Capcom revealed that the first DLC pack for Marvel vs Capcom 3 will feature Shadow Mode and alternate attires for characters such as Thor, Captain America, Chris Redfield, Ryu and Dante.

Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath will be up for download in the near future and are not part of the first DLC pack.

MvC fans can download the content on March 1 for 400 Microsoft points.

Minecraft Marriage Proposal

                                                  It was bound to happen

Monday, February 14, 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Iron Man Gameplay (Video)

Getting a Sony Xperia Play? You'll have to repurchase PSN content

PlayStation fans who have been waiting for a smartphone that can also play the hottest video game titles on the market were excited with the announcement of the Xperia Play.

If they were excited about the press conference in Barcelona yesterday (Feb. 13), then chances are they won't be as happy today (Feb. 14).

Sony Ericsson UK managing director Nathan Vautier says Xperia owners will have to repurchase PSN content.

See what Vautier had to say after the jump.

Fear 3: Unlockable Character Trailer

No Multiplayer for Batman: Arkham City

                                                          (via IGN)


Since the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum was announced, many speculated that Arkham City would feature multiplayer. Those who were counting on it will surely be disappointed with this bit of news.

From Rocksteady Studios game director Sefton Hill:

"There have been a number of rumors circulating about a multiplayer mode in Batman: Arkham City so let me start by saying, once and for all, that Batman: Arkham City is a "single-player only" experience. Our thought process behind this was fairly simple: when we investigated adding multiplayer we asked, 'If we use all of the energy that is required to create multiplayer and instead focus this on the single player, would that deliver a better overall game?' With the game now coming to the final stages, I can honestly say it would not have been possible to deliver Arkham City the way we wanted to if we'd have added multiplayer."


Halo Reach: Defiant Map Pack Trailer

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play unveiled (Video)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launches in March

The first official PlayStation smartphone will arrive in the United States next month.

The phone will launch on the Verizon network. The news was unveiled earlier today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress.

SCEA, Gameloft, EA and Glu Mobile are four of the 20 publishing partners announced.

Fight Night Champion: Offensive and Defensive Tutorial (Video)

                                       See defensive tutorial after the jump.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Super-Skrull Gameplay (Video)

Crysis 2 leaks online, EA responds

Crysis 2 will be making its way to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 22, but PC gamers can already play the leaked build of the popular shooter, much to the dismay of EA and Crytek.

The leak comes with master keys to override the piracy protection on Crysis 2. The beta is said to feature a near-complete campaign. Multiplayer mode is also available and fully functional in the leaked version.

See what EA had to say about the leak after the jump.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Deadpool Gameplay (Video)

Infamous 2: Good Karma Gameplay Trailer

Final Fantasy PSP remakes heading to PSN in Europe

Square Enix (via their France Facebook page) has announced that remakes of Final Fantasy I and II will make their way to the European PSN for €9.99 each.

Final Fantasy I will see a Feb. 16 release date, while II will be available for download on March 2.

And that's not all.

If you purchase Dissidia 012, Final Fantasy I will be half-price. Purchasing the 3rd Birthday will get you Final Fantasy II at half-price as well.

No word on whether or not North American download releases are in the cards for Square Enix.

WWE All Stars: Character Classes (Video)

                                                View the list of classes after the jump.

Mortal Kombat: Liu Kang Vignette (Video)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Crysis 2: Multiplayer Customization Trailer

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Wesker owns Deadpool and Super-Skrull (Video)

BioWare halts early Dragon Age 2 demo

Sorry GameStop employees.

You'll have to wait until Feb. 22 to get your hands on the Dragon Age 2 demo.

Bioware has stripped GameStop of early access to demos of Dragon Age 2.

The note on BioWare's website says the decision was made for "security reasons."

More info on this as it becomes available.

Harmonix comments on Guitar Hero's demise

(via IGN)
Activision's announcement of the cancellation of Guitar Hero took the gaming world by storm. The decision to end the once popular music gaming franchise is expected to leave many employees at Activision without a job.

Harmonix's John Drake issued a statement on behalf of the studio through the Rock Band forums.

Here's what Drake had to say:

"We were sad to hear yesterday that Activision was discontinuing development on Guitar Hero. Our thoughts are with those who are losing their jobs, and we wish them the best of luck."

Drake assured fans of the Rock Band series that while the sales of music gaming have declined, Harmonix is still investing in the franchise.

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Intro Movie (Wolverine vs Ryu)


Blizzard CEO: Diablo might play very well on a console

Yesterday at DICE, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime brought up a discussion on the possibility of Diablo coming to consoles.

While he did acknowledge that there would be a "number of issues," he didn't rule out the possibility.

Here's what he had to say:

"I think you could make an argument that a game like Diablo might play very well on a console. It's something that we're actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense."

[Source: Joystiq]

Activision announces PS3 Release Date for Call of Duty Black Ops' First Strike

With Xbox 360 owners getting first dibs on all the Call of Duty Black Ops map packs, PlayStation 3 owners wondered when they would get their hands on First Strike.

They now know.

Activision announced that First Strike will be available for download on March 3 on PSN and will most likely run gamers $15.

A PC release date has not been announced, but will be available in the near future.

See the Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike trailer after the jump.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WWE All Stars: Superstar Reveal Trailer

LA Noire: Gameplay Trailer

Panamanian politician looks to end video game violence

Alcibiades Vasquez Velasquez, a Panamanian politician, has made it clear that he believes violent video games have no place in Panama.

And by violent, he means just about every game ever played.

Proposal 111 in Panama's National Assembly seeks to seize all sales of video games that demonstrate violence and Velasquez has signed his name on the bill.

This wouldn't be the first time Velasquez has caused controversy. Last year, he made an attempt to ban Halloween from schools in Panama, claiming the holiday only prompted violence in children.

Should the bill pass, gaming franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Gears of War and just about every other game you can think of won't be seen in Panama for much longer.

[Source: Kotaku]