The Escalation Map Pack released earlier this week and to celebrate, Treyarch has opened up the XP floodgates , with double XP for all players across all platforms. The double XP celebration started this morning and will extend until Tuesday the 10th.
Apparently a Gazillion is not a real thing, as I have been made aware. However, Brink has 100 Quadrillion different character variations in its upcoming shooter. This rather large number comes among a bunch of other figures that Bethesda and Splash Damage through over to show just how much love they have shown the game in development.
Microsoft could be getting ready for a reveal of the Xbox 720 at next month's Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3). Up until now, all we have heard out of Microsoft is that it's very comfortable with the success it's having with the Kinect and Xbox 360 Slim models. The company has experienced industry leading sales at retailers, but new rumors suggest that Microsoft has development units already sent out to developers and publishers.
The PSN outage and privacy breach could spell big problems for Sony's PS3 in the future. Recently a CitiGroup Global Markets Analyst, Kota Ezawa released research notes that suggest their is strong concerns that trust in Sony's business will decline because of the recent problems.
Valve has added a replay system for Team Fortress 2. The new recording software will allow you to record videos on any server that allows the functionality. After recording via Steam you can the upload the footage to YouTube if you so choose to show off your TF2 hijinks to the world.
The global network and security teams for Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment started the final steps of testing for the new PlayStation Network. These final steps are said to integral in restoring the service, so we could see the PSN turned back on shortly.
THQ is sticking by their guns with the Homefront series, says Brian Farrell of the publisher. After selling 2.6 million copies of the future fiction shooter, the publisher believes that the franchise will only continue to flourish, and that this is just the beginning of what could ultimately be a very popular franchise.
Jackie Estacado returns this Fall in The Darkness 2. On October 4th, the sequel to the comic book adaptation will see a North American release followed shortly thereafter on the 7th internationally. On the announcement, 2K Games has released a new trailer for The Darkness 2, which can be found below.
When Mass Effect 3 arrives at the newly announced delayed date sometime in 2012, it will be leaner and stronger than ever before. If you enjoyed the game's evolution from Mass Effect 1 to Mass Effect 2 and the streamlining of many of the game's RPG features, you'll be happy to hear that Bioware is aiming to enrich the role playing mechanics of Mass Effect 3 without overdoing it on the unnecessary data.
Tom Clancy games have been missing in action as of late. Not including Splinter Cell: Conviction it's been a while since we've seen some of the core shooter franchises from Ubisoft. Ghost Recon hasn't been heard from in quite some time, and anything from the Rainbow Six series has been on the lam even longer.
Catherine is the strange game from Atlus that caused up such a stir a few months back the developer decided it had to release it in the U.S. This summer you'll get your hands on the climbing puzzler that blends puzzle solving and what feels like an interactive anime in between the action segments.
Recent reports have surfaced that outlined a new attack on Sony and possibly the PSN network when it finally does come back online. Apparently the claims come from an IRC chat channel where hackers are plotting to retrieve customer information from the network's servers, and release the information into the public.
Sony has had their feet to the fire over the recent privacy breach on their PSN online gaming network. Having been sequestered to answer to a House of Representatives Committee on Commerce, Sony's answers to the attacks were about as vanilla as you would expect a publicly traded company's to be.
E3 2011 is already chocked full of officially confirmed titles that will be on display at the industry's biggest stage. As you can imagine we'll get closer looks at many of the titles that are due out during the fall and holiday seasons. Confirmed games like Elder Scrolls V, Uncharted 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, and Battlefield 3.
Rockstar's upcoming crime thriller is big game, and not just in the sense that it's highly anticipated by fans around the world. It's literally a big game. So big infact, that its shipping on three discs for the Xbox 360.
Now that you've learned the ins and outs of the Brink's robust gameplay modes, character selection, classes, and other vital tools for survival and glory in the game. Bethesda has released one last instructional video to prep you before heading out onto the battlefield.
Today, Ubisoft announced the development of Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed and immensely popular video game franchise. Developed and led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support and expertise of Ubisoft studios Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations presents the most immersive experience available in the series to date and the culmination of Ezio’s adventure.
The long awaited level editor for Super Meat Boy has finally arrived on Steam. The level editor gives you all the tools to create anything present in the game, barring a few exceptions like Warp Zones and Bosses. You can choose from any of the game's long list of characters, creating chapters to your liking complete with your very own music.
EA is really serious about this whole Battlefield 3 is better than Call of Duty thing. It seems like everyday someone from EA is reiterating the fact that Battlefield 3 is a superior game to Activision's juggernaut shooter franchise. EA set its sights on the Call of Duty a couple years back when they started making a massive push with both its Battlefield and now newly resurrected Medal of Honor series.
This November, Assassin's Creed will return with the fourth game titled, Assassin's Creed: Revelations. With the next game in the franchise, Ezio Auditore, Altair, and Desmond will all return to tie together the previous games.
Duke Nukem has a larger than life persona, but in this latest trailer, Duke gets shrunk down to size. Though even when in miniature form, Duke Nukem can still kick serious ass. Would you expect anything less?
In the latest RAGE gameplay video, id Software takes you into the bunkers of the Shrouded clan. Once inside, you'll be on a mission to destroy weapons caches. Looking as promising as ever, RAGE has been in development by id Software for quite some time.
Sucker Punch has released a new pack of screenshots for inFamous 2. In these new images we get a closer look at the Cole fighting the recently revealed Behemoth. As shown, Cole will be utilizing his electricity and other newly aquired powers.
It has been claimed by those responsible for jailbreaking the PS3, that the reasoning behind the need for a jailbreak for the device was soley to bring back OtherOS to the system. According to one of the leading "developers" in the hacking scene, Graf Chokolo, Other OS has finally returned despite Sony's best efforts to stop the development of the project.
Electronic Arts has announced that Mass Effect 3 has been delayed until early 2012. Casey Hudson, the executive producer of the Mass Effect franchise made the unfortunate announcement on the game's Facebook fan page.