Archive for June 2011
Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce that Le Tour de France, one of the most prestigious and popular sports events in the world, arrives for the first time on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this Summer.
Tour de France: The Official Game is developed by Cyanide (the studio that brought you the famous PC series Pro Cycling Manager) and will release on July 1st in Europe.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide says, “It’s been a long time that we (at Cyanide) have been thinking of a cycling game especially designed for home consoles. We could not adapt on consoles what perfectly works on PC with Pro Cycling Manager, so we worked on different prototypes before arriving at a satisfying result last year. Tour de France is the first important step in our quest for the ideal cycling simulation for home consoles.”
While the series on PC, Pro Cycling Manager, is more team strategy oriented and concerns management over a full season, Tour de France: The Official Game focuses on the biggest cycling event: Le Tour de France, where you control a single rider in each of the 21 official stages playable in the game.
Tour de France: The Official Game will enable you to fight shoulder to shoulder with the greatest cycling champions during intense stages full of twists and turns! Manage the efforts of your riders over the grueling stages and ride honorably to gain the respect of the pack. Your loyalty and your actions will shape your reputation throughout the competition and will allow you to renew or destroy strategies and alliances which often prove decisive in this huge 21 stage race.
Nerves of steel, top physical shape and subtle tactics are required to win the Tour de France and its most prestigious jerseys, including the coveted and legendary yellow jersey!
It’s a good and entertaining game, and the graphics aren’t too bad actually. I’m not used to drive as a 3rd person, but you get used to it, just as you get used to use the right stick with the left to make a turn and stay on the vehicle.
I got to complain some about this game although I said it was good, because when you start will you only have 2 long, 2 short and 1 or 2 free ride tracks. I can’t remember the exact number on the free rides. But anyway… with the code that follows the game will you get 2 more long, and 1 short track. Personally I think that is too few as you can’t get more maps until you reach level 10. Reaching level 10 and 25 will give you more tracks and new vehicles. Also, your equipped vehicle will gain XP along with your own level, and upgrades will be unlocked as you progress your way through the stars.
This is not a season based game, something I think is a shame as you don’t have something to struggle for, no goals to achieve. Or you can say that reaching higher level is something to grab on, but that’s not enough for me though. Doing tricks can be fun for a while, but again with so few tracks (even after reaching level 25 and unlocked all of the tracks and vehicles) it kind of looses my interest as you have to do the same tracks over and over again.
The graphics doesn’t give the best first impression, but it grows on you, and as you play can you see the tire tracks after the atv’s and mx’s. So in that way do I think that developers have done a great job, but regarding the rest does it feel like basic texturing. The way it looks when you crash can sometimes look very unnatural, for instance; you have landed a little wrong and you have to straighten up, the MX/ATV are standing still but you don’t straighten the body fast enough. The result are a funny/rare way to fall of as it seems like you just jump of the vehicle, but again just fall to the ground. The music is what it should be in a game like this (some punk rock, rock, metal), unfortunately again does it seem like the developer have forgotten the players and to put in enough songs, and a “juke box” where you can choose your own music from the game to play. I mean, listening to the same songs over and over again can get very annoying and it ended up with that I turned off the music.
The achievements do come rolling in like it’s no ones business, their just too easy to get in my opinion. But again, a game shouldn’t have too many difficult achievements either. You can also get new stuff for your Xbox avatar in this game.
I’m not sure if I would recommend this to everyone, but I’m certain that this is a game for those who love this kind of motorsport.
We have received some new assets for Prey 2:
So we have received more Skyrim assets so here do you heve new screenshots:
Unfortunately I don’t have an age gate that works at the moment, so for the moment I can’t post new trailers/videos with ERSB ratings from Bethesda without loosing my permit to access their database. So until this have been fixed, I will not be posting any new videos from Bethesda until I have fixed this issue. But I can post screenshots and artwork, so that’s what I’ll do for now.
So here do you have the pics form Rage:
Swing ‘n’ Fling Into Action! Focus Home Interactive Unveils Rotastic
Rotastic is an addictive 2D arcade/puzzle game developed by Dancing Dots and published by Focus Home Interactive, coming soon to Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation® Network and PC. Offering accessible, innovative gameplay and a huge dose of fun, Rotastic does not take itself too seriously. Discover Rotastic today with the very first images of the game. Players can also visit the official website for gameplay information, exclusive images, the official forums and more!
At its core, Rotastic innovates with a one-button gameplay mechanic that’s both fun and accessible for all types of players. Navigating each course is quite simple – press any button to hook your rope to the nearest anchor point, spin around, gather momentum and release the button to fly from point to point. While the controls are dead-simple, Rotastic features a wide range of levels and gameplay to challenge your skills! Various goals include collecting gems, escaping deadly traps, battling other players, smashing bricks, perfecting acrobatics, smashing chickens and flying through speed-runs! The solo campaign features nearly 70 levels, offering hours of swing ‘n’ fling fun. Replayability is another big feature; do you have what it takes to earn a gold helmet on each course? Pit your skills against your friends around the world by competing in the leaderboard challenges!
Multiplayer is where the game truly shines, with local races and deathmatch for up to four players. Battle mode provides frantic fun as players nab gems and slice each other’s ropes, sending them flying into the bottomless pit below.
Rotastic is flying soon onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation® Network and PC. For more info on this madcap action-puzzler, please visit the official website.
Single player: Rockstar Games have really nailed the Wild West theme just the way we have been told through books, movies and series, and it’s been done great. They have also done a great job of choosing what kind of weapons you can get, for instance; you have the Winchester repeater, Buffalo rifle, Carcano rifle, shotguns, revolvers and pistols.
The story starts with a video of you getting shot by this gang you have to hunt down to save your family, and you get saved by some “random” people that take care of you. After that there are nothing you can’t do, you can do the quest line, do side quests, challenges, get a bounty on your head just for fun and so on… As I said, you can do anything, the only thing that can stop you are your imagination. While you explore New Austin will you meet a lot of crazy people, some give you quests, and others must be killed. I also like the snappy and quick comments that give the in game videos a fun twist.
I would say that if you choose to only do the main quest line, you would miss out on a lot of fun.
Undead Nightmare: Oh, this is a twisted version of Red Dead Redemption I tell you. A Western version of zombie fighting, even the animals have been affected by what’s happened around New Austin and Mexico. The plot here are that you have to save the towns and find out what’s happened. You can also find mythical creatures like the four horses of apocalypse, unicorn and the Chupacabra. Everywhere you go will be a fight unless you’ve saved a town or mounted on a horse or wagon in movement. One thing I really like in this DLC is that you get a torch so you can burn those undead creatures around you. This DLC are the best one I’ve tried. It’s a new game version of Red Dead Redemptions that will give you additional hours of Wild West fun. You can download the Undead Nightmare Collection for 1600 points, that will you get the main DLC’s for RDR. Or you can download only The Undead Nightmare pack for 800 points. Whatever you choose, I can guarantee that you will enjoy this screwed version of RDR.
Online: If you liked the single player, I can guarantee that you will like the online part as well. For starters you can choose between the modes: Normal, Hardcore or Friendly. Normal give’s you the spot of every player on the server, where they are and you can also see their names from a far distance. You can also change your targeting mode from total lock on (casual) to have to aim for yourself (expert), also you get a kill cam of the player that killed you. Hardcore only give you the Expert targeting, the other players can only be seen on your mini map/world map if they run or use a weapon. I haven’t tried Friendly so I can’t give you anything about that, and for that I’m sorry. Anyway… when you enter a server, you enter Free roam session, from there you can do hideouts, gunfight with other players just for fun, maybe screw a player over and over again… Maybe you want to do something else, maybe do a free for all or a gang match, or maybe even shoot waves of hordes of zombies (only if you bought the Undead Nightmare pack). Doing challenges, hideouts and so on affects your options of your appearance, title… I do kind of miss at least two outfits for the online part or maybe for the single player as well, and that is to be suited up as Clint Eastwood or John Wayne. Also robbing a bank, store or maybe just heist a traveller with a hold up… That would have been awesome and suitable for this game.
Conclusion: I would recomend this game for everyone, as no one can get bored by this game.
Rating: Straigth 10/10 with no hesitation at all.
Copenhagen, Denmark – June 7, 2011 – During its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® unveiled the development of Brothers in Arms Furious 4™. Developed by Gearbox™ Software and published by Ubisoft, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 is the latest iteration of the best-selling Brothers in Arms® franchise that spins the series in a new direction. The game will be available worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the Sony® PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC in the first half of calendar year 2012.
Set in World War II, Brothers in Arms Furious 4 is a brutal first person shooter that offers an exciting campaign mode playable with up to four players in co-op, as well as an extensive competitive multiplayer mode. The story follows four fierce and fearless warriors chasing the Führer himself. As one of the Furious 4, players will use special weaponry and unexpected combat abilities to fight the greatest threat the world has ever faced: an experimental Nazi army conceived in secret by the Third Reich.
“The Brothers in Arms franchise has been renowned for its gritty direction that has dropped players into the middle of World War II,” said Adam Novickas, U.S. director of marketing at Ubisoft. “With Brothers in Arms Furious 4, Gearbox brings the action to a whole new level filled with unexpected twists and over-the-top battles that are sure to please new players and fans alike.”
For more information on Brothers in Arms Furious 4, please visit: www.brothersinarmsgame.com
And by the way… I love the way they made this trailer look like Inglorious Bastards
Copenhagen, Denmark – June 7, 2011 – During a press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced the development of Far Cry 3®, marking the return of the highly-acclaimed video game franchise. Development on Far Cry 3 is led by Ubisoft Montréal with the support of Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment. Far Cry 3 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the Sony® PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC in 2012.
With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
“Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand,” said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft Montréal. “Whether you’re already a fan of the Far Cry series or jumping into the franchise for the very first time, you’re going to be blown away by the gritty story and epic adventure we’re going to deliver.”
Far Cry 3
For more information about Far Cry 3, please visit: www.farcrygame.com
Copenhagen, Denmark – May 27th 2011 – Ubisoft® announced the pre-order offers and the Collector Edition of Driver® San Francisco. The pre-order campaign has begun and the Collector’s Edition will be available on September 1st in all European, Middle Eastern, Asian and Pacific territories, for the Xbox 360TM, the PlayStation®3 and the Windows® PC games.
The two different pre-order offers are:
- Offer 1:
- o 1 challenge in Single Player => Relay Race: Change car between laps to win the race
- o 1 car in Multiplayer => Lamborghini Miura 1972
- Offer 2:
- o 1 challenge in Single Player => Taxi: Race against other taxis in Downtown
- o 1 car in Multiplayer => Aston Martin DB5 – 1963
The Collector Edition includes :
- The retail version of the game
- Collectable Replica of the 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi R/T Six Pack
- A map of San Francisco with all collectables
- 3 legendary cars in multiplayer including 1 exclusive : Shelby Cobra 427 – 1966
- 4 new challenges in single player including 2 exclusives :
- o Mass Chase : Escape the whole police
- o Russian Racers Hills: Race against 3 super cars
- The Driver San Francisco comic book
This Collector Edition is available for pre-orders starting today at major EMEA retailers and on Ubishop® following the link http://shop.ubi.com/DriverSFCollector.
For more information about Driver San Francisco, please visit http://www.driver-game.com
So the beta testing and the release are on it’s way and there are a lot of speculations when the final release date will be set. Of what I’ve heard from the inside, is that they have to be finished with the final version within November 4th, that’s the final deadline they’ve got, so hopefully they will be on time.
Here do you have a couple of ingame trailers from the online part and the campaign, enjoy.
Live ‘A modern god game where nature is the star’
A shaman leading a tribe
On a sister planet, in an extreme version of earth
Where time erodes everything under the eyes of the player
And the power to master nature is the only way to survive
Measure the full range of your acts.
From Dust people’s destiny is in your hands
- GROUND-BREAKING TECHNOLOGY – Behold the beauty of a primitive world, pulsing with life through the breath of a nature expressing its forces at its fullest.
- A WORLD YOU CAN SHAPE, A NATURE YOU MUST CONTROL – Beware the danger of a world constantly and dynamically changing under your command.
- A TRIBE YOU SHALL GUIDE – Control the destiny of a tribe struggling to survive and recover his ancestors lost knowledge and powers.
- A LEGENDARY DESIGNER – Original concept and creative direction by Eric Chahi, visionary creator of Out of this World / Another World
From Dust is part of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade program on Xbox Live
Copenhagen, DENMARK – May 26, 2011 – Ubisoft announced new product details for Assassin’s Creed® Revelations, the thrilling fourth installment in the critically acclaimed entertainment franchise that weaves real world history and global conspiracies into an ancient war between Assassins and Templars.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC this November 15th.
- Hone the deadly art of assassination – As Ezio Auditore, wield the lethal skills of a wiser, more efficient assassin. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and abilities including the hookblade, bomb crafting and a heightened Eagle Sense, you can kill with death-dealing proficiency.
- Herald the return of a legend – Assassin’s Creed Revelations features the return of Altaïr as a playable character, the hero of the original Assassin’s Creed.
- Journey to the Constantinople –Explore picturesque settings, from Masyaf, the mountain stronghold of the Assassins during the Third Crusade to the vibrant and exotic Constantinople, the jewel of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century. Navigate crowded streets and vistas, through a cauldron of cultures as Constantinople comes to life.
- Meet new players to the Assassins Creed lore –Encounter memorable personalities, including fellow master assassin Yusuf Tazim, Prince Suleiman, destined to become one of the greatest monarchs in history, and Sofia Sorto, a simple woman who vies for Ezio’s heart.
- Test your skills as an assassin against your friends – the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded with more modes, more enthralling maps and new characters
Assassin's Creed Revelations
Initially launched in 2007, the first three Assassin’s Creed® games have sold more than 28 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series on next generation consoles. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed has transcended video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® following this link: http://shop.ubi.com/AssassinsCreedRevelations
I do like the way they have made the campaign, as they have divided the campaign into 2 factions (The Resistance and The Security).
Which one of them you choose doesn’t matter as the story are the same, it’s just that you’re either defending the Ark or trying to escape it and you can play the other side without creating a whole new character. The character customization give you the opportunity to create your own look, weapon customization and chose your abilities. Not everything unlocks when you levelling up and get experience, you also have to do something called “Challenge”, this will take you through the main plot of the game so you can learn how it works. You see… this is not a just run and gun game, for every map/mission you have 2 or more objectives to do within a certain timeframe, which I personally think is refreshing due to every other game where you have to just run and gun your way from one side of the map to the other.
Take the second mission for Resistance f.ex; you have to destroy a conduit, hack a safe, deliver the pass code and escort a guy named Nechayev. Every objective have their own timeframe, so if you complete a objective with only a few seconds left will you be able to continue further on next objective. The campaign and the online part are the same thing, but in the campaign do you play with bots, and you can chose what difficulty you will play on for each mission. I do miss the choices of core and hardcore game modes in the online part, especially since the weapon customization kind of screw up your firepower if you don’t chose the right add-ons for it. Also you can’t see your K/D ratio, only the total score, of course you can go on www.brinkthegame.com to check your multiplayer stats and other stuff, which I think they should have made it into the game as a “player card” or something like that. I’m not one of those who cares about the stats and so on, but I know many gamers are and this will draw the game down a notch.
Besides that, they made a go0d choice when they decided to go for sharp and clear colours for this game. The graphics is kind of a mix of Borderlands and Call of Duty style, but I can’t see any problems with that as I enjoyed the campaign and the online part very much, although the online part sometimes kind of lagged.
In my opinion this game deserves a 7/10 as it is entertaining and different in a good way.
Finaly I have received a new computer from the insurance company, and I have a bunch of news from THQ, Capcom, Ubisoft, Namco Bandai Games and Bethesda.
Also I have some game reviews coming up which includes Brink, Red Dead Redemption with Undead Nightmare and more, so this will be a bussy week and a lot of new stuff.