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Gears of War 2 Gets Some Updates
by Andy [ Wednesday, 21st of January 2009 - 12:41 PM ]
Our friend Six Okay over at GearsOfWar.com made an update yesterday afternoon telling everyone that there has been an update to Gears of War 2. Here is the breakdown of what's included in the fix: Exploit Fixes: Crabwalking, invisibility, weapon-slide, melee through walls, unlimited ammo. General Fixes: Shotgun and Boomshot updates, meatshield chainsawing updates, team communication, Insane gamer pic award. Balancing: Planted proximity grenade updates, increased quitting penalties, spawn protection, flamethrower stopping power. Improvements: Annex uses execution rules, achievement progression in the War Journal, added 7 DLC-based achievements worth 175 gamerscore. Read More…
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Hopefully Not A Bad Build Up
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 21st of January 2009 - 12:12 PM ]
PROTOTYPE #1 (OF 6) So a little while back, I hooked you up with some awesome pics and video of Activision's Prototype. One their new IPs out on multi-platforms. Well it looks like they are going to try to take a page from what, in my opinion, made Dead Space that much more awesome. Releasing it to multiple other forms of media to build up some momentum. As of right now, posted on DCComics.com, they are showing a 6 part comic line for this new game. Read More…
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Resident Evil 5
by Amanda [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 10:12 PM ]
In case you aren't keeping up-to-date on the Viral Marketing Campaign for Resident Evil 5, the official website is covered with tid-bits and goodies for zombie lovers. Spread the word to your friends, unlock new content, and make sure you check out the strange writings plastered on the wall. If you look closely, you may discover curious phrases such as "Wesker is a Liar," "Sheva Knew," "Wheres Ozwell," as well as "Flashbacks, can't stop them!"Keep-up to date with Chris Redfield and the Viral Marketing Campaign here, and check out the new, high-quality trailer here. For Excella Gionne's ridiculous bust size, you can look below. Read More…
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Flower Set for Release
by Jesse [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 07:42 PM ]
In 2007, ThatGameCompany released their first game for the PS3. The game entitled Flow, was a vastly enhanced remake of the original award-winning flash game that had been released for Windows and Mac. Now they’re set for their second PS3 release with Flower, a game that is a successor of sorts to Flow. Officially set for release on February 12th on the PlayStation Store, Flower has players control flower petals as they float in the wind through a variety of environments. As with Flow, Flower’s biggest attractions thus far is its unique and artistic design. Read More…
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CES 2009 Wrap Up
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 01:48 PM ]
Miragel Interviews Hades On CES So there was a lot that happened at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Quite a bit if you kept up with my articles and updates while the event was going on. More than I could make words work for. At least typed words. In that instance, Miragel, seen here on pwned, decided to conduct a small interview on the going ons of CES. We cover everything from the lack of a real gaming section at the show to some of the cool little things I saw. Check it out. Read More…
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Evil Demo For PSN Too
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 12:29 PM ]
Capcom Brings Resident Evil 5 Action to The PlayStation Network With Two-Level Demo on February 2, 2009 So as reported before, today XBox users in the US should be able to download the Resident Evil 5 demo for their gaming pleasure. If you haven't already downloaded the Japanese version and such. But you can now get it in your native land, Americans at least. But what about the week exclusive on this? There was some speculation on other sites that they would only be able to play it for a week. Read More…
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The First Black Video Game Character
by Kevin [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 09:53 AM ]
So over at Vintage Computing and Gaming they discuss, what could possibly be, the first video game character of color."Tomorrow, the United States will inaugurate its first black president, Barack Obama. In honor of this watershed moment in American history, I thought we should pay tribute to another African-American trailblazer: the first black video game character. After exhaustive research, I believe I’ve found him.Thirty years ago (1979), the first obviously black video game character appeared in Basketball, programmed by Alan Miller for the Atari 800 home computer. Read More…
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More Gears of War 2 Achievements on the Way
by Sam [ Tuesday, 20th of January 2009 - 12:54 AM ]
A while back, I posted about a Gears of War 2 patch coming later this month. Now it turns out that coming along with the patch are seven new achievements. No official release date has been said, but should go live once the patch is released. All seven equal up to 175 points, mostly focused on the flashback and combustible maps. Go here to see more about it. Read More…
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Zombies + Weekend of Double-XP for All!
by Andy [ Saturday, 17th of January 2009 - 03:57 AM ]
That's right. Read the title. It's a double XP weekend plus zombie Nazis! Over at the Call of Duty Headquarters, Treyarch announced that because of the success online, they presented us with these two oh so very special gifts.Now you can play co-op zombieness with your friends even if you haven't completed the game yet. For all of you that either A. got tired of the campaign B. Read More…
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I Got Some Big Brother In My MMOs
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 05:29 PM ]
Online gamers in China must soon register with real names Before you think that we have it bad when it comes to privacy, take a look at things like this and think longer. It looks like the Chinese government is going to force gamers in the area to register with their real names. Not bad. But they must also provide their government issued code, think social security number for those in the states. All of this just to prove who you are and so you can play. Now here is the good question, why are they doing this? Read More…
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Free Online MMO Rohan: Blood Feud Receives New Update & More
by Michael Camacho [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 05:16 PM ]
Online Free To Play MMORPG, Rohan: Blood Feud, get its new Katar Chronicles update. Included in this new update is a brand new dungeon, entitled the Fire Temple Garden. Designed for Level 80+ characters, you will journey through sixteen newly added quests, which span across four new regions.  Also included in this update is Molly, a cute, new sidekick that will heal and protect your character when summoned. The higher the level you are, the more she will be able to heal you. Also available is a free Rohan: Blood Feud wallpaper calendar for the month of January, which you can download here. Read More…
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Left 4 Dead Update Available Now For PC
by Michael Camacho [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 05:02 PM ]
Left 4 Dead has its first update available now, and the list of fixes, tweaks and upgrades is pretty vast. Currently this is only on the PC, and the Xbox 360 gamers can expect their update in a few weeks.  Here is the long list of fixes and changes included in this update:General- Fixed Survivors being able to climb surfaces marked for versus infected only.- Fixed a class of SurvivorBot bugs dealing with rescuing downed players.- Players can no longer grab ladders while flying through the air after a Tank punch. Read More…
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MMO Library From Sony Hits Steam
by Michael Camacho [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 04:49 PM ]
Valve Corporation and Sony Online Entertainment have just announced the availability of multiple Massively Multiplayer Online titles to Steam. You will now be able to purchase the complete Everquest and Everquest II collections, Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes, and Pirates of the Burning Sea through Steam. "Sony Online Entertainment propelled the MMO genre and PC gaming into new era with the launch of EverQuest," said Jason Holtman, director of business development at Valve.While John Smedley, president of SOE had this to say, "We are always looking for additional ways to introduce our great catalog of games to new audiences. Read More…
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F.E.A.R. 2 Demo Next Week
by Sam [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 01:47 PM ]
Warner Bros. Interactive has just announced a single player demo for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin for the PS3, 360 and PC on January 22nd. For PS3 owners, the demo will only be available to Qore subscribers and PC users are required to go to www.whatisfear.com. The demo should be pretty much like the first one, you play through a level, some creepy things will happen, you know.***F.E. Read More…
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The Collection From Kijuju
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Friday, 16th of January 2009 - 12:40 PM ]
Capcom's Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition Exposed! Details have just been announced about the Collector's Edition of Capcom's latest edition of Resident Evil. If it doesn't get a crazy downgrade to it like what happened to Fable II, then this is going to be LEGEN... wait for it...DARY!!! If you don't believe me, take a look at what you get for each version, XBox and PS3. Images below. Taking a look, you get a nice bag from the Tricell company, fans will understand this. Read More…
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