Archive for March 2011
Information that EA and Dice probably not yet wanted to be revealed was revealed in an interview with Games.on.net under the GDC in San Fransisco. when the reporter ask “Why do you have a 12 hour campaign part in Battlefield 3?” , Troedson doesn’t try to deny this in any form. You can watch the whole interview here:
We also have the newly released trailer of Battlefield 3.
In this video have your squad have information about some suspicious activity in a cellar, and you are supposed to check this out.
Here you have a little more information about Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. And by the looks of it… It looks very interesting to me, and a lot of rpg fun. But please don’t let me tell what to think, see for your self and decide
Hunted, a fantasy action game, is a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawl experience that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. The warrior Caddoc and the huntress E’lara must fight their way through besieged towns, sprawling dungeons, and ancient ruins as they become entwined in a tale of corruption and deceit. The two must combine Caddoc’s brute strength with E’lara’s deadly accuracy to vanquish a horde of foul creatures and untangle the mystery of the Demon’s Forge, gaining access to unstoppable magic and an arsenal of weaponry hidden by ancient puzzles along the way.
So there are those assholes out there that want to earn money on other person’s misfortune or just screwing with them… Along with those people I’m thinking of hackers… There’s no news that they have found ways to hack an xbox live account with offering free ms points, and that the landing pages are in fact full with tracking cookies that copy your login to xbox live. This was not the case for me unfortunately, so I still don’t know how this happened to me… I just wanted to say this…
For about 3 -4 weeks ago my gamertag/xbox live account was hacked. I came in contact with the person who possessed the account relatively fast and told him/her that I know he had hacked it and I wanted it back, in the beginning it looked like I was going to get the account back that same day… But no, he contacted the person he had bought it from and he said I was lying and just tried to scam him. They even came up with a screen shot where I was supposed to have sold the account the first time…. Well think about this for a moment… I had just bought the First Strike DLC for CoD Black Ops and my xbox live account have a gold membership that is due in November, and I have a lot of other DLC’s on that account… Do you think I would have sold my account for the petty price of $5.00 USD??? I mean… what goes through a persons mind when he thinks this is not a scam???
So after he decided not to give it back to me I had to report it to my local xbox support, they where very helpful and I had to answer a few security questions before they could make a case out of it. Unfortunately it took 1 week before the account was blocked from the person’s xbox so he was already starting to get used to my account, that means that he started to delete my friends and add new ones… and he changed the gamertag… After he got blocked from the account on the xbox, does it look like he have entered via the internet and tried to sell it to his friends and to get access to their accounts instead… what an asshole…
Anyway, it took Microsoft 3-4 weeks to investigate the event and give it back to me, and in the meantime they gave me a 1 month free of charge xbox live gold membership. Also when I got the account back I got 800 points to change my gamertag if it was changed and I also got 50 of my 850 points back, that meant that I would have been 800 in minus as he did change the GT. I called my local support again and told them that, they made a new case on it and after about 48 hours I had the rest of my 800 points back, although these 800 points would expire in 30 days. For me that was no problem as I was supposed to use those points anyway, but I did not get that information about that the points would expire, this was something I found out my self.
The mail from Microsoft contained information of what I had to change back and/or delete from the new email and the live account. It also contained information of how I can make my live id more secure, in ways I wasn’t aware of.
So this is how you can secure your hotmail or live id better:
Add an alternate email.
Add a trusted pc.
Add a trusted mobile phone.
I haven’t thought about this before but it suddenly hit me… Microsoft is the owners of hotmail/msn and this is why you have to use one of those id’s to you gamertag.
Here do you have a video that show’s how xbox live enforcement works.
So here you got it… Another Teaser from EA of Battlefield 3… and by the looks of it, it looks awsome with graphics and all
There have been some rumors regarding project for Prey 2, and they seem to be true with a release in 2012.
Below will you find the press release and the announcement trailer.
March 14, 2011 (London, UK) — Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Prey® 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 game, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows. First details on the game will be revealed in the May issue of PSM3.
Prey 2 is being developed by Human Head Studios, the studio that created Prey, the original, award-winning game. Prey 2 is being built on the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2,” said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. “Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.”
So we have a few minor changes on the website due to a lot of questions and spam.
First of all we have added more F.A.Q’s. We have removed the member login for comments due to no response at all, but remember… Do not spam… Spammers will be banned from this site at least for 6 months.
For Questions regarding becomming a member, please visit our F.AQ’s.
We hope that our audience will be more participant with comments and so on in the future.
When you start the game you can choose to either start Ego Draconis or Flames of Vengeance. The difference here is that Eco Draconis are the original Divinity 2, and Flames of Vengeance is an expansion, so if you choose ED you can customise your char as you want and continue with it in FoV. But you can also start right away in FoV with either a preset character or make a custom char; you will anyway be given a certain amount of money for lost gear and start on level 35. The story starts with you as a dragon slayer, and by that you will get some neat gifts and supposed to choose your first major fighting skill. In my review of the demo I talked about the music/sounds and the graphics, and I must say I still think the graphics are great and the music isn’t that annoying. I could on the other hand be without the sounds when you enter and use the menu, because you will be using it a lot to enter your inventory and so on.
You will also hear a lot about the battle tower in the loading info and how you can send your items to your battle chest, well don’t think it will come in the beginning. You will have to level up to about 20 before you can even think of getting in, so everything you are thinking of holding on to for later… Don’t, just sell it if you’re not using it, and don’t think that you will get more for the item later on in another city because you won’t do that either. When you level up you will not just get stat points to build you char, but you will get 1 skill point for each level. With this skill points can you choose to mix your skill between Ranger, Warrior, Mage, Priest and Dragon Slayer, or you can just specify one if you think that would benefit your play style better. You can also get more than 5 points per skill, but not before you have been talking with your battle trainer in you battle tower.
Also, you can find equipment with skill attributes on them, but this will not exceed the total skill points. I haven’t finished the game yet, but I’ve reached level 34. But I wish that they had the monsters that you kill out in the open would re-spawn so you wouldn’t have to rely on the quests/side quests to level up. Anyway, at least you can choose to get more additional experience when you finish a quest, you can also choose money and items. I’ve encountered a couple of bugs on the way, but none that ruins the game experience and it’s in the late game. Anyway, I think Larian Studios are working on them and will probably have a new free DLC ready to fix the remaining bugs very soon, but don’t worry about that, you will still have a lot of great game play throughout the game and it’s still worth it and it has also become one of my favourite games.
So I would recommend this for those who like the traditional rpg’s and like to search for things on their own without too much arrows and such to show you the way.
Pre-Order “Gears of War 3” from GameStop and Secure Access to the Multiplayer Beta on April 25
Join the biggest gaming event of the spring and earn exclusive in-game unlockables
Get ready to jump back in the action with Delta Squad beginning this April by pre-ordering “Gears of War 3” online at www.gamestop.com/gearsofwar3 or from any conveniently located GameStop store.* Fans can pre-order one of the three distinct “Gears of War 3” editions — Standard ($59.99 USD), Limited ($79.99) and Epic ($149.99) — and gain access to three weeks of multiplayer beta action on Xbox LIVE, beginning April 25.**
Over the course of the beta program, three new competitive multiplayer modes and four exclusive maps will be rolled out, all running on dedicated servers and providing fans with the opportunity to help shape the biggest blockbuster game of 2011. Two of the four multiplayer maps, Trenches and Old Town, were selected by “Gears” fans through a Facebook poll that generated thousands of votes.
The “Gears of War 3” public multiplayer beta kicks off April 25 and runs through May 15. “Bulletstorm: Epic Edition” customers will get early access beginning April 18 through the Bulletstorm disc.***
Key Beta Dates:
“Bulletstorm” Preview, April 18-24 Owners of “Bulletstorm: Epic Edition” are eligible for a one-week beta preview period featuring the new Team Deathmatch mode on four new maps (Thrashball, Checkout, Trenches and Old Town).
“Gears of War 3” Beta, April 25-May 15 The full public beta period begins April 25. Players can look forward to special events and playlists throughout the beta period. Two additional competitive game modes, Capture the Leader and King of the Hill, will be added over the course of the beta period.
May 15 – Beta concludes.
Not only will fans who participate in the beta have the opportunity to get an early taste of the year’s biggest game, but they’ll also have the opportunity to unlock exclusive content they can carry over to their retail copy of “Gears of War 3” when it launches on Sept. 20.
Beta Tester Medal – Complete one match in the beta to unlock the Beta Tester medal, which will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game. The Beta Tester title will be featured in the “Gears 3” multiplayer lobby as well.
Thrashball Cole – Complete 50 matches in any game type to unlock the Thrashball Cole character variant in the beta. Once unlocked, complete 10 matches as Thrashball Cole during the beta and the character will carry over to your gamer profile in the final game.
Gold-Plated Retro Lancer – Show your ultimate “Gears of War” fandom by unlocking the Gold-Plated Retro Lancer. Complete 90 matches in any game type to unlock it for the beta, and score 100 kills with it once unlocked to carry the exclusive weapon skin over to your gamer profile in the final game.
Flaming Hammerburst – Complete one match by Sunday, April 24 and unlock this weapon variant.
Flaming Lancer – Complete one match during the week of April 25 and unlock this weapon variant.
Flaming Sawed-Off Shotgun – Complete one match during the week of May 2 to unlock this weapon variant.
Flaming Gnasher Shotgun – Complete one match during the week of May 9 to unlock this weapon variant.
If you’re eager to see more of DICE’s Battlefield 3, you should strike while the iron’s hot — by which we mean “before the iron gets pulled from YouTube.” Check out some shakycam footage from the developer’s GDC presentation posted after the jump.
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – March 4, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft and Nivea announced that customers of Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, the revolutionary fitness game for Kinect™ for Xbox 360® can now download new workouts developed in collaboration with NIVEA’s fitness & lifestyle expert, Sarah Maxwell. The workouts, called “NIVEA Tone-Up with Sarah Maxwell” will be available for free on the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft starting today.
“NIVEA Tone-up with Sarah Maxwell” delivers six new exercises aimed at helping women tone their bodies, a new in-game NIVEA room and audio tips that are available during the workout. The program also incorporates recommendations for NIVEA’s skincare products, such as Q10 Firming Body Lotion and Good-bye Cellulite Gel Cream. The result is an original and holistic regimen for fitness and beauty that is available as a free download to Your Shape: Fitness Evolved’s more than 500,000 customers.
“Your Shape: Fitness Evolved is the most advanced, most popular fitness game available for the Kinect for Xbox 360, and today, thanks to our partnership with Nivea, it’s reinvigorated and stronger than ever,” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA VP sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “Nivea chose Sarah Maxwell as their fitness expert, and we’re very happy to offer a free, interactive workout program that such a great specialist has personally developed, bringing a truly unique value for our customers.”
By taking advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360, controller-free games and entertainment tracking capabilities, and Ubisoft’s proprietary Player Projection technology, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved puts the player in the center of the game, offering an immersive and rewarding fitness experience for men and women to stay in shape and reach their personal goals. Ubisoft and Nivea previously partnered to include a Nivea-sponsored workout in the game when it was released, and today’s delivery of The NIVEA Tone-up Program with Sarah Maxwell is part of the two companies’ commitment to deliver additional downloadable content this year.
“At NIVEA we are very enthusiastic about this new and innovative partnership” comments Jean-Francois Pascale, Director Global Business Unit Body Care at NIVEA. “With Your Shape: Fitness Evolved our consumers will be encouraged to combine skin care with fitness in the most innovative and easy way, which will enable them to feel better in their body.”
Finaly Ubisoft will release a new Call of Juarez game named The Cartel. Here is the first trailer for the game.
Today, Ubisoft announces the availability of Beyond Good & Evil™ HD, the award-winning action-adventure game from Ubisoft®, is back on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, now with high-definition graphics. Play as Jade, a young investigative reporter, and expose a terrible government conspiracy. Wary of her government’s promises to repel the aliens for good, she sets out to capture the truth behind the prolonged war. Armed with a camera, a dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, it’s your job to save your planet and its inhabitants.
Beyond Good & Evil will also be coming to the PlayStation Network later this year.
Beyond Good & Evil HD™ will be priced at 800 MS Points.
Ubisoft will release a new DLC for AC Broderhood March 8th
Here is the trailer.
So finaly there have been released a ingame teaser from EA and DICE, and from the looks of it do it look verry neat with great graphics and smooth movement on the characters.
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March 1, 2011 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Lucy Lawless will lend her voice to the fantasy action game, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™. Hunted is a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawl experience that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. It will be available in North America on June 1st and throughout Europe June 3rd on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.
“Hunted is an incredibly dark, intense game and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work on such a thrilling project,” said Lucy Lawless. “After playing the heroine for so long it’s refreshing to portray such a villainous, seductive temptress!”
In Hunted, Lawless voices the character of Seraphine, an adventurer-turned-temptress. Under the influence of the Demon Forge’s ancient and powerful evil, she appears as a spirit guide that lures Caddoc and E’lara, the game’s protagonists, into a dark and twisted adventure with promises of great wealth and power.
Under development at inXile Entertainment, Hunted has been called “A Dungeon Crawl for the Gears Age” by Kotaku.com and has been described by Eurogamer as “violent, deceptively thoughtful and witty.”