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BlackCross
25th June 2007, 00:12
FlatOut: Total Carnage выйдет на PC

Ранее по сети проходили слухи о том, что игра FlatOut: Total Carnage, выйдет не только на консоли Xbox 360, но и на PC. Информация подтвердилась. Игра действительно выйдет на персональных компьютерах этой осенью.

Ultimate Carnage это основательный ремейк второй части игры, разрабатываемый специально с расчетом на технологии нового поколения. А это значит, что в игре нас ждет улучшенная графика, физика и куча других подобных улучшений.

Движок в Flatout: Ultimate Carnage будет поддерживать динамическое освещение, мягкие тени и высокие разрешения. Количество полигонов на одну машину увеличилось до 20.000, а количество различных объектов на трассе увеличилось до 8.000 (в FlatOut 2 цифра была несколько меньше - 5.000). Кроме того, в игру была добавлена поддержка сервиса Xbox Live, пять новых игровых режимов для одиночной игры и два новых режима для мультиплеера.

Ну а европейская версия консольной FlatOut: Total Carnage уже должна лежать на полках магазинов.

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Коллекционный World in Conflict

Девелоперы из Massive Entertainment объявили, что стратегия World in Conflict появится и в коллекционном издании. Коллекционное издание выйдет в версиях для PC и Xbox 360.

Коллекционное издание включат в себя настоящий кусочек Берлинской Стены, видео "Modern Marvels: The Berlin Wall" от The History Channel, видео о создании игры, которое поведает вам все тайны разработки World in Conflict, и другие радости.

World in Conflict перенесет игрока в конец 80-х годов и предложит нам альтернативный ход развития событий. Тогда Советский Союз еще и не подумал разваливаться, а внезапно начал вторжение на территорию Соединенных Штатов Америки. Разгорелся новый масштабный конфликт между двумя сверхдержавами с применением самого современного оружия, в том числе и ядерного.

Игра разрабатывается на движке MassTech Engine, который выдает просто потрясающую картинку. Нас ждет свободная камера, отличная детализация и разрушаемый ландшафт. В сражениях будет принимать участие реальная техника тех времен: танки, самолеты, вертолеты и другие виды техники.

Помимо однопользовательской составляющей в игре будет очень интересный мультиплеер. Играя в режиме "8 на 8" игроки распределяются по двум сторонам. Каждый участник сражения отвечает за какую-то определенную функцию. Один - за пехоту, другой - за артиллерию, и так далее.

На PC игра выйдет в сентября сего года. Позже состоится релиз и для Xbox 360.

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REDDEVIL
25th June 2007, 00:14
YEAH BABY I WANT TO WRECK SOME CARS! :stops:

BlackCross
25th June 2007, 00:15
YEAH BABY I WANT TO WRECK SOME CARS! :stops:
Yep, vom putea sa avem placerea asta si la PC. ^_^

REDDEVIL
25th June 2007, 00:19
Yep, vom putea sa avem placerea asta si la PC. ^_^

Maybe some on-line CRASHIN' EACH OTHER! >:-)

Mikey
25th June 2007, 15:15
Maybe some on-line CRASHIN' EACH OTHER! >:-)


Ure on , buster! Prepare to eat my dust , dusteaters!

P.S. Smth new about Hellgate and Assasin Creed?:please:

REDDEVIL
25th June 2007, 15:45
Ure on , buster! Prepare to eat my dust , dusteaters!

P.S. Smth new about Hellgate and Assasin Creed?:please:

Here is not about eating the dust is about getting:hero: crashed to dust!

Mikey
25th June 2007, 16:04
Here is not about eating the dust is about getting:hero: crashed to dust!


Only in the case that someone can catch u :dunno:

REDDEVIL
25th June 2007, 16:22
Only in the case that someone can catch u :dunno:

If someone has a Bazooka be shure it will catch you :lol:

Carrot
25th June 2007, 16:47
If someone has a Bazooka be shure it will catch you :lol:heat seeking misiles are a bit better in this situation.. someone will die for sure XD

Haniball
25th June 2007, 20:49
YEAH BABY I WANT TO WRECK SOME CARS! :stops:
here... http://www.p2p.dm/details.php?id=38668
and this .... game- http://torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=114732
crack- http://torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=115174

Carrot
25th June 2007, 20:58
http://www.p2p.dm/details.php?id=38668
LASR - неплохая игрушка, но разбить там машинки сильно не получится :speechless: я бы предложил Crashday (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=105874). там геймплэй не очень рульный, но зато мяса полно :crafty:

Mikey
25th June 2007, 21:18
here... http://www.p2p.dm/details.php?id=38668
and this .... game- http://torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=114732
crack- http://torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=115174


Just downloaded an played . Not bad .Not bad at all .I just looove the soundtrack . Hippy-retro style)

Haniball
25th June 2007, 22:28
i am Happy u like it)

Mikey
26th June 2007, 14:11
Hellgate : London

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Как стало известно вчера, экшен/RPG Hellgate: London, духовный наследник Diablo 2, будет отличаться от своего предка одной важной деталью — за доступ к ее мультиплееру придется платить каждый месяц. Размер абонентской платы пока не объявлен, но уже известно, что получат подписчики.

В мультиплеер войдут все миссии "сингла", а также ряд эксклюзивных режимов, включая знакомый по Diablo 2 "Hardcore" (гибель персонажа навеки выводит его из игрового мира). Мир Hellgate: London порезан на небольшие локации (instances), создаваемые генератором псевдослучайных чисел; основное занятие здесь — одиночный или групповой отстрел монстров. Стычки "игрок на игрока" (PvP) предусмотрены, но в скромных масштабах, поскольку геймплей такого типа не является первоочередной задачей для дизайнеров Flagship Studios. Для них сейчас важнее ввести полноценную систему общения пользователей, институт гильдий и, разумеется, отполировать баланс. Остальное следует ждать уже после начала продаж, благо, развитием онлайновой части займется специально выделенная команда.

Дабы шлифовка прошла успешнее, разработчики планируют устроить открытое бета-тестирование мультиплеера Hellgate: London незадолго до релиза, который намечен на лето 2007 года. Размер абонентской платы пока не установлен, однако, каким бы он ни был, Flagship Studios не намерена продавать кота в мешке. Памятуя о нетленном принципе "первая доза — бесплатно", авторы пообещали выпустить пробную версию.

http://images.mmosite.com/news/2006/07/26/hellgate_avalon.jpg :shy:

REDDEVIL
26th June 2007, 17:01
Hellgate : London
http://images.mmosite.com/news/2006/07/26/hellgate_avalon.jpg :shy:

:love: SKOATE PATRATZELELE NNA! :yells:

Mikey
26th June 2007, 22:37
:love: SKOATE PATRATZELELE NNA! :yells:

Nope , can't do . There are children wathcing ^_^ Seriously this one is the smallest one I could found but it's with censure .

Haniball
26th June 2007, 22:41
Hahaa ..da lana parca sini nu ma mai vazut in viata.....

BlackCross
27th June 2007, 00:25
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Haniball
27th June 2007, 00:29
YEY)) thx

BlackCross
29th June 2007, 02:05
Mass Effect не в этом году?

Ожидаемая экшен-RPG Mass Effect, над которой сейчас трудятся девелоперы из студии BioWare, все еще не обрела точной даты выхода. Но ожидается, что игра появится на полках магазинов уже в сентябре нынешнего года. По крайней мере, так считают сразу несколько онлайновых магазинов, в том числе и Play.com, который утверждает, что релиз намечен на 14 сентября.

Но на самом деле все может быть гораздо хуже. Дата выхода может сдвинуться на более поздний срок. Этого мнения придерживается один из ведущих онлайновых лабазов GAME.co.uk. Магазин утверждает, что релиз Mass Effect состоится не раньше января следующего года.

Возможно, Mass Effect будет показана во всей красе на грядущей выставке Е3, которая пройдет уже в следующем месяце. Может быть, именно тогда девелоперы наконец-то скажут, когда планируется выпустить игру.

Решение перенести релиз на начало 2008 года может показаться правильным. Ведь на конец этого года запланированы релизы многих громких тайтлов. Например, Halo 3 и GTA IV. Если выпустить игру в это время, то конкуренция будет слишком большой, что обязательно повлияет на количество продаж.

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devil666
21st July 2007, 16:47
Ce se mai aude de fable 2 , am vazut traileru si mi-a placutl.
Din cite am inteles vor aparea multe lucruri noi.

BlackCross
21st July 2007, 18:05
Ce se mai aude de fable 2 , am vazut traileru si mi-a placutl.
Din cite am inteles vor aparea multe lucruri noi.
Nu se aude nimic, la E3 nu a fost prezentata.

Kratos
23rd July 2007, 01:05
Fable 2 - va aparea 100%, insa versiunea de la PC va fi tot atit de amarita ca si la Fable: Lost Chapters. La XBOX Fable 1 e foarte placut - e o versiune completa cu toate cinematics. PC -sux by default (ca intotdeauna).

BlackCross
23rd July 2007, 01:17
Strângem bani de nextgen console...

Big sale boost for PlayStation 3 in June

Sales of Sony’s PlayStation 3 (PS3) console in the US rose by 21% in June, analyst figures show, but the machine still trails the Wii and Xbox 360. Tracking firm NPD Group reported that 98,500 PS3s were sold, compared to 198,400 Xbox 360s (up 28%) and 381,800 Wiis (up 13%). Sony said that the $100 price cut to the 60GB PS3 led to a 135% sales rise over the last two weeks. Independent figures for sales of the cheaper PS3 are not yet available. “This jump in sales bodes very well for us heading into the fall as we launch an impressive arsenal of hardware and software,” Jack Tretton, head of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said in a statement.

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Nintendo’s DS handheld sold 561,900 units , while Sony’s PSP, which has been boosted by an April price cut, sold 230,100 units, NPD reported. Software sales in the US are 31% higher than the same time last year, the market research showed. “The industry continues to realise substantial gains, month after month, and on all fronts it’s great growth,” NPD analyst Anita Frazier told Reuters news agency. Nintendo said the sales showed that the firm was reaching a new gaming audience. Money talk Sony, we told you!

Source: BBC

Microsoft reduced the price of XboX 360

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Microsoft just decided to follow Sony’s example and save some consumer’s money on this next-gen console: Making an appearance at the annual Comic-Con International 2007 event in San Diego, Calif. on Thursday, Microsoft announced a 10 percent price reduction for its Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, from $199 to $179 starting Aug. 1, 2007. The add-on accessory enables Xbox 360 video game console users to watch HD DVD movies. While Sony’s PlayStation 3 console sports a Blu-ray Disc player, but it runs considerably more expensive than the Xbox 360, which features only a standard definition DVD player. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 HD DVD Player enables Xbox 360 users to watch video content stored on the HD DVD format, a new high definition optical disc format that is rivaling Blu-ray Disc for market dominance.

The $20 price drop continues to enable the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to be the most affordable way to enjoy high definition films, according to Microsoft vice president Jeff Bell. “From the beginning, we set out to offer Xbox 360 owners an unrivaled high-definition experience, with a choice of optical discs on the HD DVD format and digital downloads through Xbox LIVE Marketplace,” said Bell. Microsoft also announced the forthcoming available of a high definition version of the movie “300” coming to Xbox Live Marketplace on Aug. 14, and the pending availability of the pilot program for Heroes: Season 1 in HD. Money talk, we all know it.

Source: Macworld, TG Daily

SpeedSnake
27th July 2007, 13:42
Eu personal visez la PS3....:beautiful:

In legatura cu Fable2....Peter Molineux a promis ca va fi un joc inca si mai super ..cu posibilitatea de a cumpara tot ce vezi...de a fi un adevarat bussines man:snicker2:

Cit despre grafika...nu as spune ca e rea..am vazut putin din gameplayul versiunii pentru consola si mi-a placut...nu cred ca versiunea pentru PC sa fie mai rea...

BlackCross
27th July 2007, 13:47
Fable va fi exclusiv Xbox.

SpeedSnake
27th July 2007, 15:05
nu va aparea la PC?!:noooo:

BlackCross
27th July 2007, 21:50
nu va aparea la PC?!:noooo:
Nu.

BlackCross
31st July 2007, 20:41
New games from Rockstar exclusively for PS3

A totally new game franchise will be coming from Rockstar Games–creator of the Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto series–and it will be exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 3. SCEA’s director of third-party relations, Michael Shorrock, wrote on the official US PlayStation blog, “As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto we’ve agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios.”

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According to Shorrock, “Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3.” He also said that the reason Sony locked the IP down as an exclusive deal was because it believed that it would “set the bar for the rest of the industry.” Recently, more and more titles which were previously thought to be exclusive to one console or another have been announced as multiplatform, including Assassin’s Creed, Fatal Inertia, and Devil May Cry 4.

Source: TechTopNews, GameSpot

XtremeX
8th August 2007, 01:14
I want Play Station 3 :'(
А что там слышно с Star Craft II ?

CyberManiac
8th August 2007, 15:26
А что там слышно с Star Craft II ?

Делают потихоньку.

XtremeX
8th August 2007, 15:35
Делают потихоньку.
Жду не дождусь!

BlackCross
8th August 2007, 16:10
Microsoft confirmed XboX 360 discounts

Confirming earlier speculation, Microsoft on Tuesday announced price cuts on the Xbox 360 that will take effect tomorrow. As rumored in late July, pricing on the Xbox Premium will be lowered by $50, the Elite by $30, and the Core system by $20. The new pricing places the three consoles at a price of $349, $449, and $279 USD, respectively. For the moment, the changes will reach United States consumers only. Microsoft says, “We will announce other regional price decreases at the appropriate time,” but declined to provide further specifics.

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Microsoft also announced that it will be producing a special version of the console for its Halo 3 game that is priced at $399 USD and will become available in September. The console has a special Spartan green and gold finish with matching accessories. The price cuts follow a move to help sell the remaining models of Sony’s PlayStation 3 60GB version, which is now offered at $499 USD. Once supplies are depleted, only the 80GB version at $599 USD would be available. Sony said it had “several months” of 60GB console inventory in mid-July. Regardless, Nintendo still seems to be the real winner this console cycle. After being written off over the Wii, the device has become a cult favorite and could very well surpass the Xbox as the number one console this generation.

Source: Betanews, Cnet

XtremeX
8th August 2007, 16:15
Electronic Arts и Namco Bandai наконец-то назвали официальную дату выхода гибрида action и RPG Hellgate: London. Игра, созданная Flagship Studios, поступит в продажу на территории США в Хэллоуин – 31 октября. Европейцам придется подождать немного дольше, а именно – до 2 ноября.

Напомним, что пару месяцев назад появились слухи о том, что Flagship Studios уже вовсю трудится над продолжением Hellgate: London, события которого развернутся в других городах мира. Официального подтверждения этой информации пока нет.


Кстати как скреен ставить??

BlackCross
8th August 2007, 16:17
adresa imaginii inclusiv http

XtremeX
8th August 2007, 16:21
adresa imaginii inclusiv http

Eu o am in comp!:?:

Torrents nu lucreaza si nu pot image storage ^_^

Kratos
8th August 2007, 17:27
Eu o am in comp!:?:

Torrents nu lucreaza si nu pot image storage ^_^

p2p.dm
photobucket.com
imagehack.com

sau scrie in google " image storage " :chinewyear:

XtremeX
8th August 2007, 17:39
p2p.dm
photobucket.com
imagehack.com

sau scrie in google " image storage " :chinewyear:

THX you very much!

BlackCross
8th August 2007, 17:40
www.imageshack.us (http://www.imageshack.us)

HALO 3 breaks through 1 million preorders

Pre-orders for Microsoft and Bungie’s Halo 3 have surpassed the one million mark in North America. With three different versions of the game due on September 25, Microsoft is expecting the Legendary Edition of the game to sell out on release day. “What we’ve experienced is nothing short of phenomenal,” said Bob McKenzie, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop.”Halo 3 has eclipsed many previous records and will prove to be one of the must-have items of 2007.” Some of America’s biggest brands are supporting the release of the Xbox 360 exclusive, with Pontiac, Burger King, Mountain Dew, 7-Eleven and Comcast all offering various forms of cross-branding.

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“This September, Halo 3 will push videogame entertainment into the forefront of mainstream culture,” said Chris Di Cesare, director of creative marketing at Microsoft. “Teaming up with some of the world’s strongest and most recognisable brands is trailblazing new paths and cementing video games as big entertainment on a par with major event films, and is a testament to the excitement and anticipation intrinsically linked to Halo 3.” And what about the scene preorders? Vitality, Reloaded or even Razor1911? I would go with the Razor, they can’t miss such a release!

Dead
12th August 2007, 16:52
halo 3 nu va fi la comp???

BlackCross
12th August 2007, 18:37
halo 3 nu va fi la comp???
Nu.

CyberManiac
12th August 2007, 22:54
Eu o am in comp!:?:

Torrents nu lucreaza si nu pot image storage ^_^

Самый подходящий:
http://img.skynet.md/

трафик молдавский.

BlackCross
18th August 2007, 01:54
Mafia 2 set for Leipzig unveiling?
German ratings board reveals a Games Convention trailer for sequel to 2002 PC game.

Take-Two Interactive is apparently working on a reunion for "la famiglia," as Czech site Tiscali Games today spotted a listing on the German ratings board's database for a Mafia 2 promotional trailer to debut at next week's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.

This is not the first time a game's existence has been discovered via the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK). Late last month, the ratings board leaked word of the next World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. As with Mafia 2, that entry was not a rating for the game itself, but a rating for the promotional trailer meant to be revealed at Leipzig. Also much like the Wrath of the Lich King entry, the Mafia sequel listing was quickly pulled after it started circulating around news sites. A representative with Take-Two had not returned GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.

Originally released on the PC in 2002, Illusion Softworks' Mafia received a fair amount of critical acclaim for its combination of a Grand Theft Auto III-style living city with some of the structure and set pieces of traditional third-person action games. The game made it to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2004, but reviews indicated it had lost something in the translation.



Blizzard rules out PS3, 360 WOW...again
Speculation that the megapopular MMOG will expand beyond PCs and Macs is shot down yet again.

Back in 2005 when World of Warcraft's population was blowing minds at just one half of its current levels, rumors abounded that a console version of Blizzard's massively multiplayer online game was all but inevitable. Over the years, that rumor reared its ugly head time and time again as the Vivendi-owned publisher/developer posted and reposted job listings hiring for various console-development positions.

Last August, the prospect of a Blizzard-produced console game was seemingly once and for all put to rest with the cryptic announcement that all console development had ceased and those working on console projects had been "redeployed." However, the company later revised that statement, claiming that its console-specific staff was merely evaluating current technology and that "any future console plans we might have will be announced at a later date."

Once again spurred on by job listings posted to the company's site, this April marked the latest expansion of the WOW-on-consoles rumor. According the listings, Blizzard was planning a "next-gen MMO," which led many to latch on to the next-gen buzzword associated with Sony's and Microsoft's latest consoles. Again, however, Blizzard representatives stonewalled the rumor, claiming only that despite having a number of unannounced projects in the works, no relevant announcements would be forthcoming.

With this mysterious "next-gen MMO" that may or may not pertain to consoles still looming in people's minds, rumors of a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of WOW persist. Earlier this week, though, Blizzard reaffirmed its position that its MMOG would be staying put on the PC and Macintosh. Posting to WOW's official forums, a Blizzard employee going by the username "Drysc" stated, "We're madly in love with the PC and Mac platforms, and there are no plans at this time to bring World of Warcraft to any other platforms."

SOCOL
18th August 2007, 02:09
Nu.

да.

дай осуществить продажи на консоли вначале. Годика через два портанут и на комп.

Carrot
20th August 2007, 00:45
Mafia 2 :love2: да, детко! я не терял надежы! :beautiful:

BlackCross
24th August 2007, 14:25
The Best Selling PC Games in the USA

Another week, another NPD chart detailing the best selling PC games in the USA for the week ending August 11. The dominancle of World of Warcraft and The Sims 2 still continues with no title which could replace the first positions. Let’s wait for a newer chart with Bioshock in stores, it could move the positions a bit.

1. World Of Warcraft - Blizzard
2. Civilization IV: Beyond The Sword - 2K Games
3. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade - Blizzard
4. The Sims 2 Deluxe - Electronic Arts
5. The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff - Electronic Arts
6. The Sims 2 Seasons - Electronic Arts
7. Nancy Drew: The White Wolf Of Icicle Creek - Her Interactive
8. Age Of Empires III - Microsoft
9. Warcraft III Battle Chest - Blizzard
10. Battlefield 2 - Electronic Arts


New TV Tuner for PlayStation 3

Sony extended the functionality of both the PS3 and PSP at Germany’s Games Convention on Wednesday including a personal video recorder for PS3 and a satellite navigation accessory and messaging service for PSP. In an effort to further lure in customers, Sony will sell a separate device in Europe that allows user to record live television to the PS3 and wirelessly transfer videos to PSP starting in early 2008. The device, called PlayTV, is said to help boost sales of both the PS3 and PSP and was rumored earlier this month. When asked if PlayTV would be coming to North America, a Sony representative said, “We have no announcements at this time regarding DVR/PVR capabilities for PS3 in North America.”

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In addition to PVR functionality, Sony also announced Go Explore, a satellite navigation device, and Go Messenger, a voice, video, and chat service, for PSP. Go Explore will support GPS and retail for a ,100 and ,150 (US$135-$200). Go Messenger will be made possible via a firmware update supporting VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol). Both services will be available starting in Europe in early 2008.

Source: PC World, Gamespot

CyberManiac
24th August 2007, 21:09
Warcraft III Battle Chest это что? Официальный аддон? Или привет от фанатов?

BlackCross
24th August 2007, 23:34
Warcraft III Battle Chest это что? Официальный аддон? Или привет от фанатов?
Warcraft 3 + Expansion + some booklets

SOCOL
25th August 2007, 20:04
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newest next-gen fighting game RoughneckRabbit Fight Club

XtremeX
25th August 2007, 22:58
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newest next-gen fighting game RoughneckRabbit Fight Club

Хочю в нее играть!:please: :please: :please:

SOCOL
26th August 2007, 05:32
Хочю в нее играть!:please: :please: :please:

Мы с Ником уже играем в нее :love2:

BlackCross
26th August 2007, 05:33
Мы с Ником уже играем в нее :love2:
Yeah!! :nowai:

XtremeX
26th August 2007, 23:25
Мы с Ником уже играем в нее :love2:

Не верится!!!Если да то поставь на торрентс!!!

CyberManiac
1st September 2007, 11:18
Devil May Cry 4 на 360 и PC

На официальном сайте японского издательства Capcom появилась информация о том, что игра Devil May Cry 4 выйдет на Xbox 360, PC и PlayStation 3. Для Sony и её игровой платформы – это сокрушительный удар. Многие годы сериал Devil May Cry, придуманный двумя легендарными разработчиками (Шинджи Миками и Хидеки Камия), оставался оплотом PlayStation. Только недавно последняя часть этого проекта вышла на РС, что заставило многих специалистов заговорить о мультиплатформенности похождений Данте Ко.

Теперь Sony нужно регулярно наведываться в церковь и умолять Бога, чтобы он оставил новую Final Fantasy и MGS4 эксклюзивом для PlayStation 3. В противном случае консоль ждёт ещё большее падение в глазах игровой общественности.

Кстати, у владельцев Xbox 360 есть ещё один повод для радости. Capcom выпустит сборник Devil May Cry-игр для Xbox 360. В коллекции Devil May Cry Trilogy: Definitive Editon можно будет найти три игры из сериала, доработанные и улучшенные, дабы соответствовать высоким стандартам, предъявляемым к современной графике. Издатели также впихнут в каждый римейк новые материалы, дополнительных персонажей, более высокие уровни сложности.

preda
1st September 2007, 11:43
аааа хочу, хочуу!!! :want:

BlackCross
8th September 2007, 04:30
F.E.A.R. pseudo-sequel N.A.M.E.D.
Monolith Productions' paranormal shooter to be known henceforth as Project Origin.


In February 2006, Monolith Productions revealed it was working on a sequel to its 2005 hit F.E.A.R. However, the title of that sequel remained in limbo due to a copyright quandary originating from Warner Bros.' purchase of the studio in August 2004. While Monolith remained in control of F.E.A.R.'s assets, the spooked-out shooter's publisher, Vivendi Games, retained control of the F.E.A.R. name.

However, given that the option of going by "The Game Formerly Known as F.E.A.R. 2" isn't exactly catchy, Monolith and Warner Bros. held a naming contest earlier this year. As per the rules of the contest, entrants were instructed to focus their entries on names that evoked images of "frenetic action," "horror (Asian)," "apocalypse," and "gore." Once submitted, entries were to be voted on through Monolith's Web site. If deemed suitable, the winning submission would possibly become the game's final name.

With that in mind, Monolith and Warner Bros. have announced the new name of F.E.A.R.'s semi-sequel: Project Origin. More than a spiritual successor, Project Origin is the direct continuation of the original F.E.A.R. Steeped in the paranormal, the F.E.A.R. sequel focuses on the time/space-defiant protagonist and the abnormally spooky child known as Alma. GameSpot's first look at the game during this year's E3 Media & Business Summit has more in-depth information on Project Origin.

Project Origin will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. It has not yet been rated, priced, or dated.

Wii обошла Xbox 360

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Портал Financial Times сообщает, что во всем мире уже продано более девяти миллионов консолей Wii. Таким образом, детище Nintendo обогнало даже Xbox 360, которая сейчас находится на отметке в 8.9 миллионов юнитов. Wii обошла Xbox 360 несмотря на то, что у последняя вышла на 12 месяцев раньше.

"Суть дела в том, что, несмотря на то, что Xbox запустилась раньше, в ноябре 2005 года, она продавалась только на двух рынках - Европейском и в США", - прокомментировал ситуацию аналитик из Токио. - "Япония - родина Sony и Nintendo, поэтому там Xbox вообще не играет роли. Поэтому в отличие от нее, Nintendo продавалась на трех основных рынках".

Статистика прошлых лет указывала на то, что впереди планеты всей идет Sony со своей PlayStation. Затем впереди была PlayStation 2. Но если она и займет лидирующую позицию, то это будет еще не скоро. Результаты ее продаж откровенно не радуют. Общее количество проданных устройств 3.7 миллионов юнитов с момента старта 11 ноября 2006 года.


NeoGeo идет в Wii Virtual Console

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SNK Playmore сообщила, что в Virtual Console появится несколько ее аркадных тайтлов с консоли NeoGeo.

Сервис Wii Virtual Console уже является большим сборником классических игр всех времен и народов. Но уже в скором времени сервис станет пристанищем лучших классических игр с платформы NeoGeo.

Среди выпущенных тайтлов вы найдете Fatal Fury, World Heroes и Art of Fighting. Каждая новая игра обойдется вам в 900 Wii Points. Новые тайтлы выйдут уже в ближайшие месяцы.

News Summary 15-09-07

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No DX10 in ID Tech5. A weird choice for a nextgen engine with cheap DX10 cards becoming available and the inevitable switch to Vista that awaits every Windows user.GI: Will this engine support any DX10 features? Carmack: No, not currently. We’re not expecting to. We’re not sure if we’re going to be a Vista title or not. There will be some support benefits by being Vista only. It depends when we get the game done what the adoption has been. But it’s a OpenGL title on the PC and Mac right now, obviously D3D on the 360, and the PS3 it’s kind of an in between where it’s Open GLES but we do a lot of direct command buffer writing there. If necessary we can move the PC version over to DX10, but there’s not much strong pull for us to do that. All of the toolset is in OpenGL, I wouldn’t want to convert everything over.
GI: You didn’t seem to hot on DX10 or Vista at CES.
Carmack: Microsoft has done a great job with all this stuff. I mean, I honestly think that DX9 with how it’s implemented on the 360 is a clearer and more open API than OpenGL is. It doesn’t hide the state.
That’s sort of the Microsoft way. They start off with a piece of crap, and then over a number of versions taking a lot of people with them over the painful route they eventually get to something that’s better than what they are competing against. It’s a valid strategic direction. I think they’ve come out at the end with a good platform and a good product. Some of the DX10 stuff I don’t think there’s going to be huge draws for the features there, but a lot of what they’ve done with the structuring of the API I think are still positive things to do there. I think they have a good team with solid engineering there.
Carmack is always very resistant to new technologies for some reason. But fuck him, just because he was one of those basement programmers back in the old days doesn’t mean he knows everything, in fact I think his arrogance is the main cause for his quick jumpy conclusions that everything new sucks. Every time I talk about Carmack I just think: This was the guy that said true 3D was just a temporary fad. Hah, what an idiot… Here’s (http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200708/N07.0803.1731.12214.htm) the entire interview.



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How PR shapes gaming journalism. Now here’s an interesting article!
You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, but what, exactly, does a PR rep do? “I work to educate and inform the media about our new product offerings and services,” says Michael Wolf, the PR manager for Games for Windows (the initiative, not the magazine). “The job of the media, in turn, is to carry their opinions about what I’ve told them to the public. The ultimate goal being to get coverage through online outlets, print publications, broadcast media, podcasts, etc.”
Wolf’s diplomatic description of PR represents the ideal relationship between game industry journalists and the products they cover. But more often publicists seek not just to drum up press coverage, but to deliver positive coverage, preferably framed by certain points the game’s marketers have deemed important to get across to the public (Spore is about evolution. Crysis is pretty, etc.). In short, they try to influence what the game press tell their readers, and how they say it.
As a simple fact of life, game writers and editors work with publicists on a daily basis, gathering the stories that populate their publications. But does PR really influence coverage? Do publicists really affect what you read in gaming publications across the web and on the newsstands? The very existence of the profession would seem to imply so. The real question is: How and to what extent? To find out, we spoke to several current and former game industry publicists—though many representing top-tier publishers refused (or were not allowed) to be interviewed—about their methods.
It’s 5 pages long but it’s totally worth it. It’s kinda like those hippie conspiracy theories ‘cept this one’s real. Read the full article here (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/1542/pr_and_the_game_media_how_pr_.php)!


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SC: Conviction too good for PS3. Not my words but I’m loving this. Yes that’s right I’m a total Sony bashing whore and every bit of bad news for Sony brings endless joy to my entire week.So, Conviction is confirmed for PC and Xbox 360. But what about the other consoles? Double Agent was a 360 exclusive for a whole week. On this issue, Danny could give us a firm answer. “It’s NEVER gonna come out on the PS3 or the Wii.” It’s a logical decision. Nintendo’s console simply doesn’t have the graphical horsepower, and he candidly told us how the PS3 can’t handle AI nearly as well as the 360.
So there’s that. It says that the 360 is better at handling the AI and not that the PS3 can’t handle it at all, but that’s obvious with the 360’s tradition CPU and the PS3’s weird experimental Cell processor. Here’s (http://www.gameplayer.com.au/Home/PREVIEWS/PREVIEWGAME/tabid/1484/Default.aspx?CID=bb1443ed-30f8-4eb2-b212-8926111caf49) the whole thing.


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A CryEngine 2 MMO is on the way!Seoul, South Korea-based XLGames was founded in 2003 by Lineage creator Jake Song, former executive VP of NCsoft.
It’s not the first time Song has used Crytek’s technology. He used the CryEngine 1 technology for NCsoft’s MMO Aion, which is yet to be released.
Crytek managing director Faruk Yerli said in a statement, “Jake Song is a true pioneer and legend in the world of massively multiplayer games, having almost single handedly created the original market for them in Asia. To now have his own company select the CryENGINE 2 as their middleware, and Crytek as their primary technology provider, demonstrates a high level of confidence in our tools and technology
In July, Swedish developer MindArk signed a licensing agreement with Crytek that will bring CryEngine 2 to the virtual world, Entropia Universe.
Well that is interesting, I mean a CryEngine 1 MMO isn’t that hard to imagine but I’m having some serious problems with a CryEngine 2 MMO mainly because hardly anyone can run Crysis in DX10 mode at maxed out graphics, so now you won’t just get DX10 graphics but you’ll also get a huge world with thousands of gorgeous player models walking around doing their thing? Expect this title to be released in stores near you somewhere around 2023. Source (http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6875&Itemid=2)



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No more online activation for BioShock in the future? Quoted from EvilAvatar (http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34936), here’s something that might confuse you…
Given the internets and what they are — with their tubes and all — I want to sort of talk about the concerns people have. We take the concerns people have very seriously. There’s been some concern like, “What happens if it’s three years from now, or ten years from now, when I want to play this game. And, you know, Irrational Games has been hit by a meteor?” We will unset the online activation at some point in the future — we’re not talking about when. If people have concern about that they shouldn’t be worried about that. This activation is for the early period of the game when it’s really hot and there are people really trying to find ways to play the game without buying it. Of course, there are a lot of people who are legitimately trying to play it. We’re not trying to be Draconian, we’re trying to find a balance.
Yes, that makes perfect sense! Wait until no one wants your game anymore and then remove the copy protection. Why not? Well how about it being a totally pointless gesture that will yield zero results?! Yeah that’s why.



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New Valve IP’s? Oh my God…
You know, if you get two Valve people together, they’re inventing new games. We’re just sort of looking to find out how much we can design. God, I would love to work on a turn-based strategy game, personally. Maybe we’ll get around to it, but not a lot of people would agree. But our ambitions have stripped our ability to ship by a couple of orders of packaging. But I’m sure there will be some doing new worlds, doing new game types. Hopefully, the flexibility we get by going for smaller projects will let us be more experimental rather than spending half a decade to come up with a whole project.
I love you Valve. Source (http://kotaku.com/gaming/full_life/gabe-newell-hints-at-new-valve-ips-294519.php) (Not their engine, the article’s source.)


BioShock easter egg. Not really the best easter egg ever but it’s worth mentioning anyway.


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Now that that’s out of the way…
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Free C&C!! Yay! I still have the original CD’s but for those of you who lost those, you can now download the very first Command and Conquer for free! No not by means of P2P networks, straight from EA!
In order to give back to the fans for over 12 years of devotion we are putting together a 12th Anniversary celebration during the month of September. However, as any Command & Conquer fan knows, the true party starts today, August 31st, which marks 12 years since Command & Conquer Gold launched way back in 1995.
To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command and Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!
You can download it here (http://www.commandandconquer.com/intel/default.aspx?id=61#NewsMain).


More free games! You probably won’t want these but just in case, here they are. FilePlanet is giving away Tom Clancy’s, Ghost Recon, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Far Cry and Rayman Raving Rabbids! I think Far Cry is the only one worth mentioning here. Also, these games are all ad supported! I don’t know how but they just are. Here are the links:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon (http://www.fileplanet.com/180412/180000/fileinfo/Tom-Clancy)
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (http://www.fileplanet.com/180411/180000/fileinfo/Prince-of-Persia:-Sands-of-Time-Full-Game-%5BFree-Game---Ad-Supported%5D)
Far Cry (http://www.fileplanet.com/180410/180000/fileinfo/Far-Cry-Full-Game-%5BFree-Game---Ad-Supported%5D)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (http://www.fileplanet.com/180428/180000/fileinfo/Rayman-Raving-Rabbids-%5BFree-Game---Ad-Supported%5D)
Have fun… Or something.


F.E.A.R. sequel is now officially titled Project Origin. After the game’s plot device. How original.



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Lara Croft to move to France? Ubisoft seems very interested in the Tomb Raider franchise, which is a good thing because they rock and everything they touch turns to freaking gold.
Ah, corporate takeovers, they make the business world go round. SCI Entertainment, owner of Eidos, has confirmed to The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/05/1) that they’ve received a bid for their company, the second instance in just two years. It’s believed the bid came from the French company Ubisoft, possibly looking to add Tomb Raider to its portfolio. Though a bid approach would mean Ubisoft is interested, SCi attributes their dropping stock to the PlayStation 3 launch delay and that Ubisoft’s rumored bid could simply be an opportunistic move — to them, if the option’s there, why not?
Here’s the source (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3162560).



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Master Chief’s wax model finished! I posted the unfinished wax model on KTB some time ago and now it’s finished.
It looks like GamerTagRadio (http://www.gamertagradio.com/vbportal/cmps_index.php) definitely had the scoop (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/03/rumor-master-chief-getting-waxed-for-madame-tussauds/) on this story, the statue was created in London and flown to Vegas for the big reveal. In the end the Master Chief statue is 7′2″ tall and weighs 275 lbs, he required ten artists who worked 892 man-hours. And he’s not made out of wax like we would think, it actually took 1,000 pounds of clay to put him together. Madame Tussauds tells us that there will be an event at the Vegas location for the Halo 3 (http://www.joystiq.com/tag/halo3/) launch, but details are still being worked out with Microsoft. The statue is currently on display with plenty of Halo related merchandising, merchandising — where the real money from the game is made.
The full article can be found right here (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/09/08/master-chief-fully-waxed-with-fall-out-boy-at-madame-tussauds-ve/).


The UT3 OST is available for free and can be found right here (http://download.beyondunreal.com/fileworks.php/official/ut3/ut3_soundtrack_pre.zip)! Thanks Epic.


Guitar Hero 3 is coming to PC and Mac! Unfortunately the source I have is Dutch but I’ll give you the summary. There’s going to be a USB guitar but you can also utilize your good ol’ mouse and keyboard. There will be no changes done to the game’s graphics and they’re aiming for a simultaneous PC and Mac release. This is not a rumor people. Here (http://life.tweakers.net/nieuws/49318/Guitar-Hero-3-komt-naar-pc-en-Mac.html)’s the source for all those who want to throw it through a translator.


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Fortress Forever is released! The long awaited HL2 mod is finally out, but now it’s too late cause no one will give a crap by Monday when the Team Fortress 2 BETA starts. Oops.
Fortress Forever is a Team Fortress mod for Half-life 2’s Source Engine. Our independent team is creating this mod entirely from scratch.
Fortress Forever should please those who have stuck with or been a part Half-life: TFC over the years while at the same time doing more for new TF players than any prior Fortress attempt.
Fortress Forever will be free to those who purchase Half-life 2.
Here (http://www.fortress-forever.com/)’s the official website where you’ll find plenty of mirrors and info.



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Crysis DX9 vs DX10 in multiplayer. Now I’m glad I have a nice GeForce 8800…
To shed some light into one of the most discussed topics regarding Crysis multiplayer I would like to explain you the differences between Crysis MP DX9 and DX10.
As for the DX9 version we won’t have physics and day and night cycle in-game. That means you won’t be able to shoot down trees and/or alter any other objects than vehicles on the map. Additionally the time of day setting doesn’t change dynamically. This is caused due to the tremendous server load such physics might cause on crowded gaming servers. Still you will be able to experience maps with different time of day settings since the maps can be altered in the Sandbox2 Editor.
Rather than providing the community partially working features we limit this for the DX10 version only. Due to the strong hardware available with DX10, server load is less and performance is increased. This ensures the pure physics and day and night cycle experience without any limitation.
Gamers with a DX10 card are able to play on DX9 servers, but with the limitation of the respective server. Vice versa it is not possible for gamers with DX9 cards to play on DX10 servers due to the limited features.
Multiplayer is gonna be awesome! If you have a DX10 card that is. Here (http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/34274/Crysis-DX9-vs-DX10-In-Multiplayer)’s the full article.

REDDEVIL
6th October 2007, 03:28
FARCRY2 RUPE BUCA! I think best presented FPS this year! Check out the demostration! >>> http://www.gametrailers.com/umwatcher.php?id=103158

BlackCross
10th October 2007, 00:32
Halo 3 rakes in more than $300 million

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Redmond (WA) – Halo 3 proves to be the cash cow Microsoft has claimed it to be. The game brought in $300 million in game sales within one week, and apparently contributed to doubling Xbox 360 console sales.

Microsoft said that Halo 3 has become the “fastest-selling video game ever” and already has its place among the world’s most successful entertainment products, at least from a revenue perspective. Microsoft did not say how many Halo 3 boxes were actually sold; estimates however put the game at about 4.5 to 5 million units within the first week.

In comparison, Halo 2, launched on November 9, 2004, sold about 6.4 million copies within its first two months of launch.

The company also said that more than 2.7 million gamers played Halo 3 on the Xbox Live network during the first week within launch, almost one third of the currently registered 7 million Xbox Live gamers. More than 40 million hours of Halo 3 game play were logged on the Xbox Live server in the first week. And apparently, the Xbox console itself also got the boost Microsoft had hoped for. “Initial reports from retailers worldwide show console sales have more than doubled compared with the weekly average before the launch of Halo 3,” the company said.

Halo 3 was released in 37 countries and 17 languages. To date, more than 20 million copies of the games in the Halo trilogy have been sold worldwide, Microsoft noted.

source: TGD


Sony cuts price of 80GB PS3, announces 40 GB version

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aOk all those fans that are still running low on cash can rejoice now…not. Its gotten cheaper but at what cost. Giving a spiderman 3 blu-ray disc free with the 40 gb may fool the kids but the lack of compatibility with Ps2 games is a pretty hard hit for many.(I personally want to get the 60 gb version because of its mid range price and support for ps2 games)

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today confirmed that it will introduce a Playstation 3 with a 40 GB hard drive on November 2. The new entry-level model will be priced at $399 (USD/CDN) and include the movie Spiderman 3 on a Blu-ray disc. The company also has cut the price of its regular 80 GB console to $499, down from $599.

Besides the smaller hard drive, the 40 GB PS3 has the same key technical details of the 80 GB version. However, the software emulation capability for backwards compatibility is gone in this model: Sony confirmed that this console will not run PS2 games. Gamers looking for this feature will have to shell out $500 for the 80 GB version.

Sony justified this move by stating that the removal of the backwards compatibility feature reflects a “more extensive line-up of PS3 specific [game] titles,” which may sound strange to those who are comparing the available games for the PS3 and its competitors. Could it be that the difference between a 40 GB and an 80 GB hard drive cannot justify a $100 premium these days and another feature had to be sacrificed?

-TGD

BioWare MMORPG confirmed as KOTOR 3?

Source: Little-known game-news site Primotechnology.com.

What we heard: In March 2006, veteran Canadian developer BioWare announced it was opening a satellite studio in Austin, Texas to prep a mysterious massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Within minutes of the announcement, rumors were already flying that the top-secret project was the third installment in the award-winning Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series.

Such speculation was fueled further by the fact lead designer James Ohlen performed the same duties on the original KOTOR and several senior members of the studio worked on the Star Wars MMORPG Star Wars: Galaxies. Also, right around the time of the BioWare announcement, Star Wars license holder LucasArts confirmed that it was approached by developers about working an all-new Star Wars MMORPG, but declined to elaborate.

However, rumors of a KOTOR MMORPG petered out, thanks to BioWare's successful attempts to keep virtually every detail about the game under wraps. Now though, they are back, thanks to Primotechnology's claims--which are the first to directly cite a source with knowledge of BioWare Austin's inner workings.

"A source close to BioWare confirmed to us today that the studio's upcoming untitled massively-multiplayer online RPG will be centered around the Star Wars universe, specifically that of Knights of the Old Republic, which the developer released in 2003," read the report. Primotechnology went on to point out the popularity of Star Wars: Galaxies--which was released in 2003 and drastically revised in 2005--is waning. "It's estimated that the game now has fewer than 100,000 subscribers and less than 20,000 active players," said the site without sourcing the numbers.

The official story: In a recent interview, BioWare co-CEOs Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk steadfastly refused to comment on their MMORPG's subject matter (although they did say it was already in playable form). LucasArts followed suit. "LucasArts doesn't comment on rumors or speculation," said the PR rep tasked with handling the publisher's MMORPG efforts.

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that anything's been officially confirmed. And with only Primotechnology's word to go on, there's not enough for a concrete call either way. One thing is for certain, though: A KOTOR MMORPG would be huge. Besides being the stuff of nerd fantasies, the game would have a good chance of stealing away weary World of Warcraft players by offering both a sci-fi MMORPG alternative and BioWare's impeccable pedigree.

It's also worth noting that when Electronic Arts bought BioWare/Pandemic for $860 million earlier this month, it cited the BioWare MMORPG as one of the three main motivators for the deal. Ironically, such an arrangement could see EA developing a game for sometime-rival LucasArts--which it dwarfs in size--to publish.

Nintendo sold 350 000 Wii consoles in 1 week

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While Sony recently enjoyed a fairly hearty boost in sales thanks to the American “Black Friday” Thanksgiving spendstravaganza, it appears that Nintendo came out on top. The company has come forward today with some staggering sales numbers for the week of Nov. 18-24, and it reportedly “sold more products than in any other time in its illustrious history” with combined sales of DS and Wii systems topping the one million mark. The record-breaking numbers for the units put the DS at 653,000 units sold and the Wii at 350,000 units sold. The Gameboy Advance held the previous record, with 600,000 units sold during the week back in 2005.

While the DS’ stranglehold remains as dominant as ever, Nintendo notes that the Wii sales during the week rivaled launch sales, and that the company was well on its way to moving 17.5 million units worldwide by the end of Q1 2008. Nintendo’s George Harrison explained the unstoppable money machine that is Nintendo of late: “As shoppers look for ways to maximize their limited holiday spending money, they turn to gifts that can be used by the entire family. Wii and Nintendo DS offer something for every member of the family. They’re the most fun video game experiences at the most affordable price.” The Wii will likely remain a relatively elusive beast going into December.

Source: Ars Technica, DailyTech

GTA 4 - The New Trailer (http://www.torrentsmd.com/details.php?id=172875)

Videogame industry: best year in the history

The video game industry has already recorded the biggest year in its history with another month of sales to go. U.S. video game hardware, software and accessory sales hit $2.63 billion in November, a 52 percent increase over last November, according to the NPD Group. The sales total so far this year is now $13.1 billion heading into December, traditionally the best month for video game sales. The jump was fueled by a 75 percent month-to-month increase in console software sales. Overall software sales in November totaled $1.1 billion. Hardware sales were also quite strong, aided by recent price cuts for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

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Nintendo had the best month ever for its Wii, which sold almost 1 million Wii units. The company sold 350,000 of its 981,000 in November during the week of Thanksgiving. The Xbox 360 had its second best month ever selling 770,000 units. The biggest games of November were the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty 4, which sold 1.57 million copies. The next best selling games were Super Mario Galaxy (1.15 million units on the Wii), Assassins Creed (980,000 units on the 360) and Guitar Hero III (967,000 on the PlayStation 2.).

Source: NPD

Ryuu
15th December 2007, 16:16
Playsatation 3:please:

BlackCross
29th December 2007, 12:20
Amazon: 17 Wiis sold each second

When they were in stock — during a brief, miraculous moment in time — the Nintendo Wii flew off Amazon.com’s virtual shelves at 17 units per second. Amazon released a bunch of random statistics on the day after Christmas to show how its 13th holiday shopping season was the best ever. This also included the fact that Amazon sold enough high-definition DVD players to cover seven football fields and that if you lined up all the GPS units sold, it would make a trail from New York to Philadelphia (By my math, that would be about 1.7 million GPS machines, assuming that they’re 3.5 inches each and that the distance between New York and Philadelphia is about 94 miles).

The top sellers in consumer electronics were the Garmin GPS machines, Canon PowerShot digital Elph cameras and Samsung LCD HDTVs. And among computers, the top sellers were the Apple MacBook, Nokia Internet Tablet PC and HP Pavilion Entertainment Notebook PC, Amazon said. Amazon also provided some fun statistics. It says it sold one Wii every 17 seconds during the holiday selling season, but only when they were in stock. It sold enough high definition DVD players (i.e. Blu-Ray and HD DVD) to cover 7 football fields. I guess every family will own a Wii soon…

Microsoft apologized, gives away free games

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Microsoft has apologised for the glitches that hit its Xbox Live online game system during the Christmas break. The software firm said it was “disappointed” with its performance and promised a free downloadable game to all users as recompense. It said the problems had been caused by a surge of people signing up and using the gaming service. Microsoft said the growth in new users had been driven by sales of top titles such as Mass Effect and Halo 3. The Xbox Live service suffered an ongoing series of problems during the holiday season. The discussion boards and forums of many gaming news websites have been filled with gamers complaining that they could not sign up or get on to the service. Writing on the Major Nelson website, Marc Whitten, general manager of Xbox Live, apologised for the “intermittent” service.

“While the service was not completely offline at any given time, we are disappointed in our performance,” he said. He added the outages were driven by a record-breaking number of new members signing up, and the biggest ever number of concurrent users. Most Xbox Live members pay an annual fee to use the service. As a reward for their patience, Mr Whitten said all eight million members would get access to a full Xbox Live Arcade game free of charge. Details of how to claim this game would be made available in the next few weeks, he explained. The downloadable games on the Xbox Live Arcade typically cost up to $20 (Ј10).

Source: BBC

Huge Curved Alienware Monitor

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Martin posted about a 150 inch plasma TV unveiled by Panasonic the other day (link). Well it seems computer monitors are getting extremely large as well. If you don’t think your widescreen is wide enough and you have a fat enough wallet you might wanna check this new Alienware Monitor out when it’s released in the second half of 2008.

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The Sighting: We can’t have one of these Alienware curved monitors until the second half of this year, but until then, we’ve been abducted by its four nearly seamless and sharp screens of DLP goodness. Lit by LEDs, this 2880×900 monster is well over three feet wide and is said to have an other-worldly .02ms response time, great for gaming. The Soylent Green: You can see the seams between this monitor’s four segments, but the Alienware humanoids tell us that flaw will be gone by the time this craft lands on Earth. The blacks look a bit washed out to our eyes, too. Price is yet to be determined.

Source: Gizmodo

Grand Theft Auto "Wanted" Posters Appear in New York

Posted by Jonathan on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 6:54 pm under Grand Theft Auto, Games Industry, Rockstar, Sony, Microsoft, Game Platforms, Games, Game Consoles, Game Companies
Tagged: Grand Theft Auto, gta, gta iv, liberty city wanted, New York and poster

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And the viral marketing has begun. Apparently, several “Wanted” posters have been spotted in New York bearing the face of GTA IV protagonist, Niko Bellic. The poster, issued by the Liberty City Police Department, warns that Bellic is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and suggests that he be shot on sight. Something tells me this won’t be the last of the game’s viral marketing before it sees release.

adrian1369
31st January 2008, 18:40
We're surprised to see that the homebrewers have (almost) finally made it, after such a long research. Word goes that Team ICE has found a way of running SELF files in GamesOS on the PS3's 2.10 firmware. Translation: they managed to run an unsigned code on a retail PS3 through a Resistance: Fall of Man exploit, surfaced on the latest
firmware.

There's a video proof of this major breakthrough for homebrewers and you can check it out below. The Resistance: Fall of Man exploit allowed homebrewers to hack into the PS3 GameOS and run the above-mentioned unsigned code. The release of the files and apps needed for this exploit to work was followed by numerous attempts of taking down the site hosting them plus many fake files appearing on the Internet, claiming that they can hack your PS3.

Since these homebrewing wars are still going on, we advise you not to download apps or files used in the process of exploiting the PS3, because they might be fake. Such initiatives were also seen when Dark_Alex released his PSP hacked firmwares and various fake files were made available bricking many consoles. These are the times when you can't trust a homebrewer, specially because his software gets tempered with and put up for download, in search for cheap fame, by various individuals who only want to have a good laugh and destroy a couple of PS3 consoles.

Hacking your console is obviously your choice, but you probably know that the PS3's not doing as good as Sony wanted it to, so a mod is the last thing they need right now. Imagine Sony having to retire from the game biz because of this issue...



Youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ktt_fufzbY

BlackCross
31st January 2008, 22:28
We're surprised to see that the homebrewers have (almost) finally made it, after such a long research. Word goes that Team ICE has found a way of running SELF files in GamesOS on the PS3's 2.10 firmware. Translation: they managed to run an unsigned code on a retail PS3 through a Resistance: Fall of Man exploit, surfaced on the latest
firmware.

There's a video proof of this major breakthrough for homebrewers and you can check it out below. The Resistance: Fall of Man exploit allowed homebrewers to hack into the PS3 GameOS and run the above-mentioned unsigned code. The release of the files and apps needed for this exploit to work was followed by numerous attempts of taking down the site hosting them plus many fake files appearing on the Internet, claiming that they can hack your PS3.

Since these homebrewing wars are still going on, we advise you not to download apps or files used in the process of exploiting the PS3, because they might be fake. Such initiatives were also seen when Dark_Alex released his PSP hacked firmwares and various fake files were made available bricking many consoles. These are the times when you can't trust a homebrewer, specially because his software gets tempered with and put up for download, in search for cheap fame, by various individuals who only want to have a good laugh and destroy a couple of PS3 consoles.

Hacking your console is obviously your choice, but you probably know that the PS3's not doing as good as Sony wanted it to, so a mod is the last thing they need right now. Imagine Sony having to retire from the game biz because of this issue...



Youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ktt_fufzbY
Din cate ştiu eu - e fake.

Kratos
5th February 2008, 23:35
Tomb Raider Underworld

Eidos has officially announced Tomb Raider Underworld during the Company's interim trading statement. The game is scheduled to launch on 6 platforms (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, NDS, Wii and PS2) simultaneously during the Christmas season as opposed to the previously planned 3 platforms (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) in June.

Eidos' new Tomb Raider game will feature iconic heroine exploring Mayan ruins in Mexico.

Eric Lindstrom continues to provide further information on the technical boundaries Crystal Dynamics are attempting to surpass in Tomb Raider Underworld. Speaking about a newly rendered Lara Croft model, Lindstrom expands further on his hybrid lighting model and how Underworld will be the best looking Tomb Raider game to date.

"The model for Lara Croft is a showcase of art and technology that we are very proud of." Lindstrom tells PLAY magazine. "She has more than a dozen layers that determine her skin tone and texture, how light reflects or scatters, how shadows form etc.

"We use these layers to not only make Lara look more amazing than ever, but we manipulate them in various ways to make her appear wet, sweaty, dirty, muddy and more. Lara will get wet and gradually dry off; she will get dirty or muddy depending on her environment, but she can also wash herself clean by jumping into water or standing in the rain."

Lara Croft's main adversary in Tomb Raider Underworld is her immersive and massive environment, and we see an unprecedented level of interactivity stapled to realistic weather effects which Crystal Dynamics hopes will place the player right there next to Lara Croft. Hybrid lightening is responsible for this.

"Relying heavily on real dynamic lights as many games are currently doing makes environments look stark and flat, with a lot of unrealistic hard edges. We developed a hybrid lighting model that combines dynamic lights with carefully created light maps to make our world look stunning in ways that none of the available methods could achieve alone."

Another new feature to appear in Tomb Raider Underworld is multi usage for pickups and items scored from deceased adversaries. Lara can acquire a staff from a fallen enemy and then either use the item as part of a melee routine, or for aid when scaling a rock or swinging from an outcropping. This makes the contents of Lara's inventory more durable and assists Crystal Dynamics in crafting smarter puzzles.

As in previous games, puzzles are once again the building blocks of Tomb Raider Underworld, and Crystal Dynamics have spared no expense in crafting monstrous, sometimes level-sized set pieces set to challenge the player. Difficulty can also be tailored, with players being given an option to disable hints, or just receive friendly pointers for those head-scratching moments.

>>> SCREENS <<< (http://www.tothegame.com/sshotfeat.asp?screen=10609&pic=1)

RD: 28.11.2008
PS: My beloved Lara Croft is back again to the action :loves:

adrian1369
21st February 2008, 11:05
When will apper GTA IV :?: :want:

BlackCross
21st February 2008, 12:34
When will apper GTA IV :?: :want:
La xbox şi ps în martie, la pc pe la sfârşitul anului, poate chiar anul viitor.

SpeedSnake
14th March 2008, 18:13
NEW Alone in the Dark trailer....
Eu zic ca jocul a sa rupa tot.....(in afara de Silent Hill)

http://play.md/video/da930978-ad3b-485d-a57d-7768df26b6d7

BlackCross
14th March 2008, 20:19
NEW Alone in the Dark trailer....
Eu zic ca jocul a sa rupa tot.....(in afara de Silent Hill)

http://play.md/video/da930978-ad3b-485d-a57d-7768df26b6d7
Yeah, rupere de buci, eu tot aştept.

adrian1369
3rd April 2008, 00:55
Fight for Your Video Games!
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An US website created "for American gamers to organize and defend against threats to video games" has started the fight against the government's decisions that could influence the gaming industry in a bad way and are trying to make everybody understand that the freedom of speech is the biggest right of them all.
Therefore, they have created a really cool way for gamers to express their feelings and show their support to game developers and producers, with a campaign whose motto could be easily summarized as "Leave my games alone!".

They say that, since games are being threatened by legislation on the federal, state and local level, it is time for gamers to stand up and voice their concerns. They have created a so called Wall of Protest, where every gamer can have his photo published, as long as it has a solid message aimed at the Entertainment Software Rating Board and individuals or organizations who support the censoring of video games. And some of the messages there are really nice, as well as the pictures. Here are only a few examples of what the gamers said: "Ban ALL violent movies and TV shows -or- LEAVE MY GAMES ALONE!!!!!!", "Education, not regulation, is the solution" or "Leave us alone! Why should sane adult gamers have to pay for bad parenting and misguided children?".

One of the real "threats" the website is fighting against is the bill in Massachusetts which aims to criminalize the sale and rental of violent video games to minors (click here for the full story about this problem). According to the website, the bill is not only "unnecessary and unconstitutional" but it will also "cost Massachusetts taxpayers thousands of dollars and in the end will accomplish nothing." And one thing I truly agree with and most of the so called "game haters" seem to forget is the fact that as long movies, books and music have a complete freedom of speech, there is no reason games should be treated otherwise.

So if you agree with this point of view and would like to see your beloved video games treated as they should, pay a visit to VideogameVoters and send your message for the world. Also, feel free to share your opinions here, too.

The High-End SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card
- Going to the next level of graphics performance

SPARKLE is determined to get to the next level of gaming performance with the release of its GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card. Through the use of the latest unified rendering architecture from NVIDIA, SPARKLE designed a card that can be used by high-end gamers as a hardware foundation for their next-generation PC platforms. SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX is able to deliver the high-performance DirectX10 gaming,
high resolutions and high-definition visuals.

The visual effects featured by SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX are in every way amazing. The core speed is 675MHz and the shader clock is set at 1688MHz. The 128 Stream Processors shader delivers all the floating point processing power that enables users experience unmatched gaming performance. The 512MB GDDR3 memory has the clock running at 2200MHz, and features 256bit memory interface. The DirectX10 experience that SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX can deliver is the most compelling. The next generation DirectX10 games coming out this year have the best hardware platform designed for them.

SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600 and also provides support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). OpenGL 2.1 support and dual 400MHz RAMDACs are other numbers that can be added on this cards specifications list. With NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology, the performance scaling offered is quite amazing, while its DirectX10 Shader Model 4.0 support delivers unequaled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

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Compatible with PCI-Express 2.0 standard, SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX is also designed for the next-generation data transportation. It can also give twice the bandwidth of the first generation PCI Express, maximize the usage of 5GT/s bandwidth as to be ready for the future games that will have high requirements and strict specifications on bandwidth. Even so, the card is also compatible with PCI Express 1.1 motherboards. The card features Dual DVI-I and HDTV outputs and also provides world-class TV-out functionality via Composite, S-Video, Component, DVI, or HDMI connections.
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All the other features that are available for the Nvidia cards come with SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX as well. The PureVideo HD technology allows SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX to offload the Blu-ray and HD DVD video decoding from CPU in most of the time, freeing the CPU and reducing noise, heat and power consumption. Multimedia enthusiasts will be provided with the highest quality High-Definition video for the ultimate experience.
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"The SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card truly demonstrates the stunning visuals and graphic effects made possible with the next generation of games and applications for Windows Vista and DirectX 10," said Connie Chen, sales manager of SPARKLE Computer Co., Ltd. "SPARKLE's world-class graphics cards manufacture, combined with mind-blowing games that will take advantage of the SPARKLE GeForce 9800 GTX Graphics Card's unprecedented power, will change the face of DX10 gaming on Windows Vista forever."




Consoles Will Be Dead in 10 Years
The shouting match is really getting loud. There are those people that think the PC is dead as a gaming platform. Some of the loudest anti-PC voices come from people like Epic's Sweeney, who basically has led PC gaming for 10 years. And there are the people that point to the consoles as casualties in a few years. And ironically, they seem to be some of the same people that brought the consoles to the forefront of gaming. Take for example Sandy Duncan, who is the guy that basically set up the console business for Microsoft in Europe. In his perspective, consoles don't stand a chance.

In a recent interview with ThatVideoGameBlog, he has clearly stated that he believes "dedicated games devices i.e. Consoles
will die in the next 5 to 10 years. The business model is very risky and the costs associated with creating new hardware are incredibly high." In their place we'll start to see "a definite ‘convergence’ of other devices such as set top boxes. There’s hardly any technology difference between some hard disc video recorders and an Xbox 360 for example." In no more than 10 years, the PC will have won the battle for the hardcore gamers, interested in graphics and powerful AI, while the new gaming consoles will attract users than need accessibility and fun in short bursts.

It's been speculated by many that both Microsoft and Sony have sunk a lot of money into the current gen consoles and that any next generation console development would require even more funds with less security on the investment. Escalating costs might make some developers turn a critical eye on the consoles and try to create other devices, maybe less powerful but more versatile, that would compete with the PC.
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Sandy Duncan goes even further. He thinks that most of the content will be virtualized. He says: "In fact in 5 to 10 years I don’t think you’ll have any box at all under your TV, most of this stuff will be ‘virtualized’ as web services by your content provider." So digital distribution will become the be all, end all of the media industry, allowing users to receive television programs, movies on demand and other media as they see fit on something that's half living room movie screen and half gaming rig.

Duncan is currently engaged in developing YoYo Games, a company that wants to democratize games development by giving users the tools to create games and the space to publish them on-line. Its site, mere 8 months after launch, hosts more than 10,000 games of which the first 5,000 attract at least 20 new players per month. Sandy Duncan truly believes that this is the future of gaming.

BlackCross
3rd April 2008, 01:08
Faza cu dead consoles makes me laugh...

adrian1369
3rd April 2008, 01:39
This is Marketing what we understand :crafty:XD

Revolt
4th April 2008, 20:35
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Экшен Grand Theft Auto IV пал новой жертвой австралийских цензоров, славящихся своим крутым нравом. По их рекомендации, из нашумевшей игры были вырезаны все "взрослые" сцены.

Причина столь странных мер кроется в том, что в местной системе возрастных рейтингов нет категории "18+". Иными словами, электронные развлечения, не рекомендованные лицам младше восемнадцати, в Австралии либо запрещаются, либо, как в случае с GTA, подвергаются значительной редакции. Напомним, что несколькими днями ранее скандальной игре досталось от цензоров из Великобритании, которые присвоили ей самый высокий возрастной рейтинг (18+). Это означает, что познакомиться с новым эпизодом GTA смогут лишь совершеннолетние англичане.

PS: Бедные дети Англии:snicker2: :sarcastic:

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SEGA ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF SONIC UNLEASHED

Latest Installment to Extend Sonic's Signature Style... but with a Twist!

SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2008) - SEGA® of America and SEGA of Europe, Ltd. today announced that everyone's favorite hedgehog is once again breaking new ground in the upcoming title, Sonic Unleashed™. The latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise starring the beloved blue hedgehog will take players on an unforgettable high-speed journey around the globe in a way never before experienced in the world of Sonic. Fans will be treated to an array of new, exciting and unique next generation features to heighten their experience. Sonic Unleashed is currently under development for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

"It is an exciting time for the Sonic franchise as we look to reinvent our hero while staying true to the spirit of what made him an industry icon," said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing at SEGA of America. "Sonic Unleashed will introduce a new, unexpected storyline along with innovative gameplay that compliments traditional skills and features, allowing players to experiment and engage in new ways."

Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it's up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic will find himself in a race against time and faced with an unusual situation that will challenge him in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic's newest quest... as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers will need to unleash Sonic's amazing abilities to save the world, and himself!

Players will have an opportunity to engage in ways never before done with the Sonic franchise, so in addition to running at high speeds, which will be highlighted in four new speed mechanics, combat fighting now becomes possible. New combat, movement, functional abilities and platforming will be introduced to offer increased depth and variety.

Sonic Unleashed will offer a re-defined experience for fans and newcomers of the franchise alike by combing picturesque & detailed scenery, an expansive world with multiple paths to choose from and dynamic viewpoints for an immersive and renewed gaming atmosphere. Along with seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions, the game is built on a powerful, new proprietary "Hedgehog Engine," which introduces impressive lighting abilities and new technology tailor made for Sonic's new speed capabilities. Under development for approximately three years, the Hedgehog Engine will help to produce a visually rich next generation look and feel with elements of classic Sonic gameplay components.

PS: For Kratos : Treb sa te bucuri si tu!!! :beautiful2:

Создатели широко разрекламированного экшена Alone in the Dark все-таки не уложились в срок и перенесли дату выхода игры. Вместо мая премьера теперь состоится в июне — 20 числа.

Проект появится одновременно на Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PS2 и PS3, хотя относительно последней есть сомнения. Одни источники утверждают, что владельцы консоли получат игру вместе со всеми 20 июня, другие заявляют, будто точная дата вообще пока неизвестна. В любом случае выход Alone in the Dark ознаменует возрождение старой серии в новом обличье — на PC, Xbox 360 и PS3 графика соответствует современным стандартам, а физическая модель, по словам авторов, превосходит многое из ранее виденного.

PS: Прийдётса подождать!!! :sigh:

Kratos
4th April 2008, 22:18
OMG !!! I'm definitely shappy. Old school in new shell. Sonic FTW :beautiful2:
Alone in the Dark - well the 4-th part rawks. Hope to get an eye on that new one.

BlackCross
4th April 2008, 23:15
Aştept şi Sonic şi Alone in the Dark.

Că reţin AitD chiar mă bucură, mai bine un joc mega-calitativ decât ceva semi-fabricat.

Cât priveşte Sonic, păcat că ultimile reincarnări în 3D sug... jocurile Sonic 2D erau chiar super.

SpeedSnake
5th April 2008, 15:44
Alone in the Dark iar a fost aminat....:noooo:
deja pe 24iunie e lansarea oficiala...:defeat:

Revolt
6th April 2008, 13:33
Авторы Splinter Cell разрабатывают авиасимулятор HAWX

На протяжении многих лет под брендом Tom Clancy выходили исключительно экшены. Всего было основано три именитых серии: Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon и Splinter Cell.

Однако в ближайшем будущем компания Ubisoft намеревается разбавить дружное семейство шутеров сразу двумя "нестандартными" проектами. В прошлом году она анонсировала консольную стратегию Tom Clancy's EndWar, а на этой неделе сообщила о разработке авиасимулятора Tom Clancy's HAWX. Игрокам обещают зрелищные воздушные бои с участием современной авиации и предельно доступное управление, в котором разберется даже тот, кто с трудом отличает нос самолета от его хвоста. Навороченная техника выдаст пилоту предупреждение о приближающейся ракете, радар укажет местоположение врага, а защитная система не позволит разбиться. С такой поддержкой управлять боевой машиной будет не сложнее, чем руководить героем в шутере.
Многопользовательский режим также создается с оглядкой на экшены. Одновременно четверо участников смогут выполнять сюжетную кампанию в совместном режиме, и до шестнадцати летчиков сойдутся в непримиримой борьбе друг с другом. Наградой за победу в матчах служат деньги, необходимые для приобретения нового оружия.

Tom Clancy's HAWX выйдет на Xbox 360 и PS3 осенью этого года.

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вот и маленький HD Trailer >>>>http://youtube.com/watch?v=mqHBiF3mC-U

Microsoft разрабатывают свою версию контроллера Wii-mote


Успех приставки Nintendo Wii зачастую связывают с ее оригинальной системой управления, реализованной в виде контроллера Wii-mote. По слухам, похожим революционным геймпадом обзаведется вскоре и платформа Xbox 360.

Источником противоречивой информации стал сайт MTV News, в распоряжение которого попал эксиз устройства, внешне сильно похожего на манипулятор Nintendo. Как сообщает ресурс, свою версию Wii-mote Microsoft разрабатывает с августа прошлого года, и ее отличия от оригинала будут минимальными — добавятся лишь несколько дополнительных возможностей, в частности взаимодействие с камерой Live Vision, также новинка позволит запускать игры для Wii на Xbox 360.

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BlackCross
9th April 2008, 00:56
Cool, I'd buy one.

Revolt
9th April 2008, 18:15
It's cool but if u have Xbox. PS: I want one! :'( , know if u are owner of Box maybe you will play the Wii games :beautiful:

BlackCross
9th April 2008, 23:59
Japanese gamers pillin'

Anyone who's ever been in a convenience store in Japan will know of the nation's obsession with Genki drinks and health supplements, a dazzling variety of which always seem to be available.
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Genki drinks are tonics which claim to help with various maladies including hangovers, tiredness, and other energy-related problems, and can contain anything from Vitamin C to nicotine. Health supplements offer much the same, but in pill form for those who prefer them to the syrupy taste of the drinks.
Now gamers have their very own pills to pop to help with exhaustion issues that come from playing Halo 3 all night, as Game Suppli has been developed specifically for hardcore gamers, reports Reuters (http://uk.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUKT17970920080409).
Manufactured by Kyowa-Yakuhin, two types of pills are available--blueberry tablets which claim to be good for the eyes, and capsules containing Docosahexaenoic acid, which allegedly improves concentration.

Docosahexaenoic acid--otherwise known as DHA--is, incidentally, also an ingredient in many different types of powdered baby milk in the US.

It's not the first time that supplements targeted at gamers have gone on sale in the land of the rising sun. Last year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII, drinks maker Suntory and Square-Enix teamed up to put limited edition "Final Fantasy Potions" in stores. The drinks contained vitamins and royal jelly. American gamers haven't been exempt, either; the avalanche of Halo 3 marketing that hit North American shelves included cans of Mountain Dew Game Fuel emblazoned with Master Chief's face and the game's logo.

Revolt
10th April 2008, 15:10
Легендарные проекты Earthworm Jim и MDK получат продолжение


Издательство Interplay публично отчиталось о своих успехах в 2007 финансовом году. Оказалось, что из 5,86 миллиона долларов прибыли 5,75 миллиона принесла продажа прав на торговую марку Fallout.

Впрочем, на этом интересные заявления не закончились. Представитель компании сообщил, что в планах на будущее значится выпуск продолжений таких некогда популярных проектов, как Earthworm Jim, Dark Alliance, Descent и MDK. О забавном червяке Джиме, наряженном в фантастический суперскафандр, владельцы PC последний раз вспоминали девять лет назад — в 1999 году, когда на свет появилась аркада Earthworm Jim 3D. Последний эпизод гоночного экшена Descent засветился тогда же, а психоделический шутер MDK 2 дебютировал в 2000-м — с тех пор поклонники потеряли любимых героев из виду. Самый свежий из перечисленных брендов — Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance — последний раз обновлялся четыре года назад и тоже давно требует продолжения.

Правда, стремление Interplay возродить классику вызывает не радость, а скорее сдержанный скепсис. Дела у компании уже давно идут из рук вон плохо, и на плаву она держится не благодаря новым релизам, а методичным "проживанием" ранее накопленного багажа. В такой ситуации всерьез ждать от Interplay новых хитов могут только совсем уж клинические оптимисты.

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Известный кутюрье Карл Лагерфельд работает ди-джеем в GTA IV


Похоже, переход известных представителей мира высокой моды в индустрию развлечений становится тенденцией. Так, небезызвестный российский парикмахер повадился петь, а теперь вот еще и всемирно знаменитый кутюрье подался в ди-джеи.
Правда, прославленный модельер Карл Лагерфельд выбрал не обычную, а виртуальную радиостанцию. Он будет подбирать музыку и отпускать остроумные шутки в экшене Grand Theft Auto IV, который, по собственному признанию модельера, привлекает его своей скандальностью. По предварительным данным, слушатели получат от Карла электронную и танцевальную музыку, однако название радиостанции ни разработчики, ни новоявленный ди-джей пока не сообщают.

На сайте www.diablo3.com (http://diablo3.com) появился неприметный таймер с интригующей подписью: "Количество дней, оставшихся до того, как половина Сети отправится на Diablo3.com". Отсылка к этому объявлению также имеется на Blizzplanet.com.

На момент подготовки данного текста счетчик показывал "12 дней", подразумевая, что 1 мая свершится нечто. Обычно такими таймерами аудиторию готовят к грандиозным анонсам — в данном случае логичнее всего предположить заявление, касающееся Diablo 3. Правда, ни один из названных сайтов не принадлежит компании Blizzard, владеющей брендом Diablo, так что к загадочной затее стоит отнестись со здоровым скепсисом.

BlackCross
19th April 2008, 15:50
Yey for Jim, MDK and Diablo! :sweet:

Revolt
22nd April 2008, 07:55
Portable GameCube Advance

File this under: "Strange Custom Gaming Systems" A reader just sent in two pictures of what appears to be a "Portable GameCube Advance". This device boasts a flip-up LCD, built-in controls, and an external OLED display. Plus, it doubles as an MP3 player. We'll keep you posted when/if more information comes in. Hit the jump for another picture.

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Top 10 Strangest Custom Gaming Systems


10. Colecovision Portable

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Yes, this will play all your old school Colecovision games like "Donkey Kong", "Galaxian", and "Zaxxon" in all their 16 color glory. Ben Heckendorn, creator of the NES Micro, made a custom case, tore apart an old Colecovision system, designed his own controller, and put it all together into the sleek package you see above. It features A/V outputs, an auxiliary power input, and a reflective black vinyl case with brushed aluminum accents. Unfortunately, this one-of-a-kind system was built by request and has already been sold.


9. NEStation

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The NEStation is one of the most unique custom systems we've ever come across. A French modder painted his NES completely black with blue accents, created a custom vertical stand, installed four blue LEDs, and than carved in a PS2-style logo on its side.


8. The nPod

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The nPod is Ben Heck's latest gaming console, featuring a 3.5-inch LCD display, custom machined case (only 41mm thick), and a rear-loading cartridge slot. It's powered by 4 AA batteries and can play any NES game.


7. Portable Sega CDX

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Most of you may not remember the CDX, it combined the Sega Genesis and Sega CD into one console. SegaSonicFan's portable CDX sports a 5" display, JP/US import switch, second headphone jack, S-Video output, external controller switch, and a built-in automatic scan FM radio. It even plays 32X games.


6. Gamecube-to-Go

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Gamelver spent a great deal of time constructing this portable Gamecube -- especially the case. It looks to feature external controller ports for multiplayer action, along with a pair speakers. Other specifications have not yet been released.


5. NESPlusSega

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This all-in-one machine can play both Sega Genesis and NES games. The case was made from custom molded ABS plastic and features controller ports for both systems.


4. Handheld Atari Jaguar

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The Jaguar was the world's first gaming system with two 32-bit processors. Unfortunately, the system met its demise in early 1996 due to poor sales. Well Dave decided to pay tribute with this portable Jaguar.


3. Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini

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Kotomi took one of those 6-in-1 Sega TV game devices and turned it into a Genesis/Mega Drive mini, complete with cartridge slot. One potential drawback, he doesn't mention if the cartridge slot is functional -- it's an interesting project none the less. One more picture after the jump.


2. Dreamcast Portable

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Dave took on an ambitous project when he created this portable Dreamcast from scratch. It features a custom designed case, 5" LCD display, and a built-in 16MB memory card. Powered by two rechargeable batteries, its good for up to 1 1/2 hours of playtime.


1. PlayStation 2 Portable

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Kratos
22nd April 2008, 20:54
PS2 Portable first screen killed my nervous system instantly XDXD

Ryuu
22nd April 2008, 21:05
Portable GameCube Advance

File this under: "Strange Custom Gaming Systems" A reader just sent in two pictures of what appears to be a "Portable GameCube Advance". This device boasts a flip-up LCD, built-in controls, and an external OLED display. Plus, it doubles as an MP3 player. We'll keep you posted when/if more information comes in. Hit the jump for another picture.

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Awsome.Must have one:notagain:

BlackCross
26th April 2008, 15:05
GTA 4 Reviews:

IGN: 10 out of 10. (whoa holy fuck, primul joc in (!) 10 ani ca sa primeasca 10 de la IGN)

OXM 10 out of 10

XBOX magazine 10 out of 10

PSM 10 out of 10

PSM France 20 out of 20

PS Germany 10 out of 10

Kratos
26th April 2008, 18:51
OmfG, GTA - best game xD

Noul Alone In The Dark va fi şi la PS2 :please:

BlackCross
26th April 2008, 22:21
OmfG, GTA - best game xD

Noul Alone In The Dark va fi şi la PS2 :please:
Demult se stie.

Defapt GTA4 intradevar rupe, eu nu pot juca acum in starea mea mult dar din cat am jucat pai intradevar e facuta extraordinar, SOCOL cu Psycho pot confirma defapt, ei ieri au incercat.

Revolt
27th April 2008, 13:35
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Выход компьютерной версии экшена Devil May Cry 4 запланирован на 6 июня. И хотя владельцы Xbox 360 и PS3 получили игру еще в феврале, обладатели PC все равно оказались в выигрыше.

Специально для мощных современных компьютеров разработчики подготовили расширенную версию проекта. В ней предусмотрены гибкие графические настройки и два совершенно новых режима. Turbo Mode значительно ускоряет происходящие на экране события, превращая и без того напряженные драки в настоящую мясорубку. Legendary Dark Knight Mode, в свою очередь, многократно увеличивает количество врагов на экране — играть становится сложнее, но и зрелищность потасовок возрастает. Для PC-версии также были доработаны видеоролики, которые в ней проигрываются со скоростью 120 кадров в секунду вместо консольных 30 кадров.

Как американские дети собираются добывать GTA IV


Не секрет, что крупные американские и европейские магазины обращают внимание на возрастной ценз при продаже компьютерных и видеоигр. Например, 14-летний подросток вряд ли сможет приобрести кровавый боевик, предназначенный исключительно для взрослых.

Нашумевший хит Grand Theft Auto IV, до премьеры которого остается менее суток, принадлежит как раз к числу тех игр, которые противопоказаны молодым впечатлительным пользователям. Для возрастного ценза есть целый букет причин, начиная от ненормативной лексики и заканчивая эротическими сценами. Но запретный плод, как известно, сладок, поэтому дети стремятся заполучить GTA IV с особым рвением. Информационный портал What They Play (http://www.whattheyplay.com/features/no-parents-allowed-grand-theft-auto-iv/) провел опрос среди юных "геймеров" с целью выяснить, каким образом они собираются добывать вожделенный экшен.


XD XD XD !!!Обязательно к Прочтению:
Ниже приведет список наиболее популярных ответов.
* Мои родители считают меня достаточно взрослым. Они знают, что я не стану повторять в жизни то, что увидел в игре, поэтому просто купят мне ее.
* Я получил подарочную карту VISA на День Рождения. Использую ее для заказа игры.
* Мой друг работает в магазине игр. Он купит GTA IV как будто для себя, а я потом отдам ему деньги.
* Мой старший брат покупает игры без всяких ограничений. Это все равно, что жить в одном доме с торговцем наркотиками.
* У моей мамы настроена система "Заказ за 1 шаг" в сетевом магазине Amazon. Я воспользуюсь этой возможностью.
* Папа покупает мне все, что попрошу.
* Достаточно придти в магазин с родителями, чтобы вам продали любой диск. Мои мама и папа не разбираются в играх, поэтому я просто возьму их с собой и куплю GTA IV.
* В крупном магазине мне не продадут эту игру, но в мелких лавочках не смотрят на возраст.
* С тех пор, как родители развелись, я легко выпрашиваю у них все, что захочу.
* У нас уговор с родителями: если я сам накопил деньги, то могу купить на них все, что угодно.
* Мама не купит мне игру для взрослых, но папа — запросто.
* Родители не разрешат мне купить GTA IV, но я поиграю у друзей.
* Портье в нашем доме собирается приобрести небольшую партию дисков с GTA IV и затем продавать их всем желающим за наличные.

BlackCross
3rd May 2008, 01:10
Prince of Persia rough translation details
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A member of the neogaf forums has translated a French magazine feature on Prince of Persia. The game will invlove the player unleashing "light-wells to heal the corrupted world, which shoots light into the sky, reminiscent of SotC and Okami." The game will also feature more open levels (with the Prince being able to slide along any wall using his glove) and there are fewer bosses but they have been inspired by Metal Gear Solid to leave more of an impression on players.

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- Prince feels Amano-inspired. Looks like a celluloid/animated character (a bit like SFIV). The style itself is still in progress.

* Corrupted world needs to be healed.

* Story is much more "1001 Nights"-like, more fantasy, less grounded in reality but instead more magical yet still credible, more poetic.

* Player must unleash light-wells to heal the corrupted world, which shoots light into the sky, reminiscent of SotC and Okami.

* The transformation of the world is in real-time, with plants growing back to life as the world heals back and as the player can still move, instead of a mere cutscene, sky changes back to its normal color, etc., to give a strong sense of control and success to the player.

* No more time rewind and such.

* They are no making a second Assassin's Creed, they are making a new PoP.

* Art style was difficult pass through the management, but they never refused it, and eventually loved it.

* Story specifically: Orhmaz and Arhiman, twin gods, one good one evil, celestial battle, Orhmaz locks Arhiman away in a box which he hides into an faraway oasis deep within a desert. Centuries pass, and comes a troublesome thief (the prince) and Arhiman is freed somehow (not deep explanation given). Prince must undo his mistake. This is what they refer to as a more "1001 Nights" kind of story, like a fable.

* More open/organic environments. Has a Zelda-esque feel, old-school in themes.

* Bosses/player use backgrounds during fights (one shot shows an enemy pushing the prince against a wall as if trying to choke him, or another throwing him in the air).

* Game went through a few iterations; originally too open (felt big but not enough to do), at one point it was more like Assassin as far as open world (going where you want), but players would get lost and wander aimlessly and dynamism suffered as a result. Now instead it is more focussed with a clear road, but multiple paths can be taken (free to move from one map to another, back and forth, etc., more open than previous PoPs).

* The demo map shown to the journalist, old of a few months, has been scrapped design-wise because it was too Assassin-like, now it's more fantasy design-wise.

* Game world is made of nodes connected by paths, and you can go from one node to another as you wish (this is what they mean by less open, but non-linear; you can see the paths, but you don't have to going from A to B to C). The game adapts as a result (enemies from later visited locations might be more difficult, etc., for example zone A might be more difficult if you access it at the end, but if you accessed it at the beginning then it is easier, even bosses, depending on what order you fight them, adapt as such).

* Prince can slide along any walls using his glove. Game is as much vertical as horizontal.

* Prince has more possibilities of movement.

* Bosses inspired by MGS' boss quality; they are fewer but they have a story, a reason to be, they leave more of an impression on the player. Some are former nobles, sometimes acting against their will.

* They wondered if they should make just more enemies and try to do a God of War game and try to beat it on its own ground, or go for something different. They went with fewer enemies instead and a new combat style. Combats are duels. You can see the expression on the faces of the characters/bosses. Movement/action in fights is more like Advent Children, more cinematic in presentation.

* 140 people working on it, more to come, people from many projects.


Parerea mea despre noutate:
Blegh, the concept sucks!

adrian1369
3rd May 2008, 01:15
Great news oarecum

BlackCross
6th May 2008, 15:37
Take2 sues Chicago Transit Authority over GTA4 ads (http://www.rlslog.net/take2-sues-chicago-transit-authority-over-gta4-ads/)

The publisher of the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise feels like it got ripped off in Chicago–and it’s suing. Take-Two Interactive Software sued the Chicago Transit Authority on Monday for allegedly pulling its ads promoting the latest version of the action-driving and crime game just days after the ads began appearing, thus violating its free-speech and contractual rights, according to a Reuters report (http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0541723720080505?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews). The suit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks reinstatement of the ads on buses and display spaces, as well as monetary damages of at least $300,000, the reported value of the contract, according to the report.



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The suit claims that ads for the game, which has been criticized as excessively violent, were removed after a television news report questioned why the advertisements were allowed to run following a crime wave in the city, according to the report. This is not the first time the CTA has come under fire for GTA ads. In 2004, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich criticized the transit authority for agreeing to run ads for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, leading the CTA to remove the ads, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. Take-Two hasn’t yet released the game’s first-week sales figures, but analysts are expecting sales to top last year’s record $300 million first-week sales of Halo 3. The game is expected to sell more than 9 million copies.
Source: Cnet

Revolt
8th May 2008, 13:33
Doom 4 уже в разработке

Студия id Software, которую считают основательницей жанра шутеров от первого лица, собирается продолжить одну из своих старейших серий. Компания официально заявила, что начала работу над Doom 4.

Пока речь идет лишь о привлечении новых людей в команду — не хватает продюсера, главного дизайнера, главного аниматора и нескольких других специалистов. По словам исполнительного директора id Тода Холленшида, для создания Doom 4 требуются "величайшие таланты и ярчайшие умы индустрии". На какой технологической базе будет построен проект, пока не сообщается, но скорее всего авторы задействуют новый "движок" Tech 5, среди прочих достоинств которого значится простота адаптации к разным платформам. Таким образом, Doom 4 может появиться не только на РС, но и на консолях.

BlackCross
16th May 2008, 01:24
XboX 360 passes 10 million sold units

Despite frequent news of Wii’s global sales domination, the Xbox 360 has managed to hit the 10 million sales mark in the US ahead of its competition, according to Microsoft. Reaching the milestone before both the Wii and PS3 in the States should secure the long-term current-gen victory for the 360, MS senior vice president, Don Mattrick, told Reuters. “History has shown us that the first company to reach ten million in console sales wins the generation battle,” stated Mattrick in a statement yesterday. Interesting fact there trivia fans. NPD figures currently puts Wii on 8.8 million sales (and closing) in the US, while PS3 is sits on 4.1 million.
Wii of course leads in the overall global race, something MS didn’t take into account when doing its sums. “Xbox 360 has the largest global install base of any current gen. high definition gaming console, Wii excluded,” the company clarified to ShackNews (http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/52697) when asked how Xbox 360 could lead worldwide with 19 million when the Wii has sold 24.45 million. Xbox 360 has sold over 16 platinum titles that have sold through 1 million units or more, Microsoft unveiled, including “Grand Theft Auto IV,” “Halo 3,” “Madden NFL 08,” “Gears of War,” “Guitar Hero II” and “Guitar Hero III.”
Source: CVG

adrian1369
20th May 2008, 00:55
Age of Conan Release is a Sold Out Hit

There are many voices claiming that Ago of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Funcom-Ready-for-Age-of-Conan-Release-85461.shtml) is the title that could take the throne of best MMORPG (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Book-13-Doom-of-the-Last-King-Comes-to-LOTRO-84329.shtml) from World of Warcraft. Although a few years behind and with a different, more "mature" approach to the
game, Age of Conan really is a competitor to the throne. It will probably remain like that since the WoW-mania seems hard to beat at the moment, but that does not matter too much.

What matters is that Funcom's MMO will be officially, fully released tomorrow, on the 20th of May (with a 23rd of May release date set for Europe) and the game is already sold out almost everywhere. In a press statement earlier this day, Funcom proudly announced that all the Collector's Edition had sold out weeks ago and extra copies had been ordered - only to sell out, as well. Also, the regular pre-order campaign is working great and the developers are having trouble already due to server limitations and lack of physical copies of the game!
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All in all, 111,000 Collector's Edition units have been sold since January and no less than 700,000 regular units are expected to be sold only in North America on day one. No matter if we're talking about a MMO or an offline game, these numbers are really impressive. And, since they're probably going to grow as soon as people start talking about the game, Funcom has decided to order extra servers in order to facilitate handling more customers.

"Everyone in Funcom is delighted and humbled with the historical pre-order numbers for Age of Conan. If the information we have is correct, they represent the highest pre-order number for any global launch of an original PC game, ever, including the original World of Warcraft launch," said Morten Larssen, Funcom’s VP of Sales & Marketing.
So, it seems that battle is on! Might good old World of Warcraft lose in front of the Cimmerian?






LucasArts Leaves the Entertainment Software Association
http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/LucasArts-Leaves-the-Entertainment-Software-Association-2.jpg
LucasArts (http://news.softpedia.com/news/LucasArts-Gets-New-President-Is-Preparing-to-Unleash-the-Force-82373.shtml), the publisher and game developer branch of the extensive George Lucas entertainment empire, has apparently opted out of its membership with the Entertainment Software Association (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Teaching-Kids-About-Games-and-Ratings-83987.shtml).

Rich Taylor, vice president of communications at the ESA, stated that "we can confirm that one of our members, LucasArts, has decided not to renew its membership. We value each member of our association, but respect the unique factors that led to LucasArts’ decision".

The fact that LucasArts is not renewing its membership comes as pretty bad news for the Entertainment Software Associations. Recently Activision and Vivendi Games (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Activision-and-Vivendi-Not-Going-to-E3-84722.shtml) have also pulled out, first of the E3 2008 convention hosted by the ESA, and then of the ESA altogether.
It seems that the organization, which was created way back in 1994 to represent the voice of the videogame creators, is not offering enough value to its members. The E3 has imploded as a mass media event and as a mass attendance show and its rebirth is not without a lot of controversy. Last year's convention was a low key affair that apparently didn't attract too much the attention of the developers and publishers, and the 2008 convention will be plagued by the absence of Activision and Vivendi and, possibly, other big names of the industry.

There have even been voices that have said that the organization should disband and that a new organization should be created to represent the videogame industry when it comes to important decisions that affect it.
Meanwhile Rich Taylor expressed his continued confidence in the value of the ESA. He said "Last year was a record year for an industry which is becoming an increasingly important part of the nation’s social, cultural and economic landscape. We are confident the industry will continue to thrive and ESA will continue to create a beneficial environment for the entire entertainment software industry".
If the next few months see more major industry players pulling out of the ESA, then this might mean its de facto end. On the other hand, if E3 2008 proves a success, the organization could enjoy a boost in its popularity.



Haze Has 4 Gigs Mandatory Install

Haze is probably the most anticipated game to be released exclusively on PS3s this year and the demo that has just been released proves that it
really deserves all the waiting. However, in what will probably be no surprise for most of the PlayStation 3 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/PS3-Is-the-Console-of-Choice-for-Teens-85899.shtml) console owners, it has been officially confirmed that Haze would have a "minimal", mandatory 4GB install (not the whole game). It only remains to see if this install makes the to-be-released title fly on the consoles or follows the rule set by the others (and started by Devil May Cry 4 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/DMC-4-for-PC-Screenshots-Extra-Content-Release-Date-Demo-Coming-84218.shtml) a while ago): no visible performance upgrades after the install.

http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Haze-Has-4-Gigs-Mandatory-Install-2.jpg
The fact regarding the minimum install has been revealed on the official Ubisoft forums, along with other info. For example, in addition to the campaign, there will be 12 more multiplayer maps which will be made of two variants, each of six locations. Still, there will be no mapmaker, nor a possibility to upload maps in Haze (the developers said that they could add it but that would mean a one-year delay to the game - which sounds a bit too much, don't you think?).

Still, what matters the most for gamers and fans worldwide is the way Haze will move and how the mandatory install will affect gameplay. We'll find out pretty soon, when the game is released - tomorrow.

Haze is set in the year 2048, in a world where governments have outsourced military operations to private military corporations. You will play as Shane Carpenter, a newly enlisted soldier seeking fulfillment and thrills by fighting for a good cause. As the leading PMC, Mantel Global Industries offers an array of cutting-edge military equipment, including a high-tech arsenal of vehicles, deadly weaponry, and the performance-enhancing drug Nectar. Of course, everything starts well, but things soon change...

SOCOL
29th May 2008, 21:25
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34509.html

FUCK YEAH!

Kratos
29th May 2008, 23:31
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34509.html

D'oh, that's just a teaser (lots of questions & 0 answers). Can't wait to see what's "inside".

SOCOL
29th May 2008, 23:39
D'oh, that's just a teaser (lots of questions & 0 answers). Can't wait to see what's "inside".

сам факт того, что будет сиквел- это уже отличная новость.

BlackCross
30th May 2008, 02:46
Yeah, aştept şi eu Beyond 2 nu nerăbdare, mai mult cel puţin decât PoP nextgen.

SOCOL
31st May 2008, 15:39
Infinite Puchi Puchi
Japanese Bubble Wrap Trailer

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34658.html

SOCOL
1st June 2008, 19:32
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/223718.html?playlist=featured

контроллер 4й соньки убил нах)

Revolt
1st June 2008, 20:20
ooooooooooi plea nu mai pot :rofl: I-Box :rofl:
PS: Socol +1 XD

Pe urma vor face deam de la Telefoane mobile: Nokia (N-Box); Samsung(S-Box)...

SOCOL
3rd June 2008, 23:01
http://www.gameplay.md/age-of-conan-bet-rekordy/

BlackCross
6th June 2008, 01:46
PlayStation 3 games with in-game dynamic ads

http://www.enews20.com/content/news/news_8448.jpg

Sony says it will now start running ads in PlayStation 3 games. Sony has reached an agreement with marketing firm IGA Worldwide (http://www.igaworldwide.com/) to provide dynamic in-game ads for the PlayStation 3. Shortly after the announcement, IGA Worldwide announced a deal making IGA Worldwide the exclusive ad provider for PS3 games developed and published by industry giant EA. Games most likely to be effected by this deal are EA Sports games as well as racing games like Need for Speed and Burnout. The move by Sony is most likely to counteract Microsoft’s buy out of advertising firm Massive (http://www.massiveincorporated.com/) and then creating a similar exclusive deal providing advertising for Xbox 360 games.
In-game advertising is a growing trend, with dynamic ads the new money maker for game publishers. Dynamic ads are places in the game that do not have a designated ad on the game disc, but can be provided with an ad such as an upcoming movie release or other time sensitive ads. This results in much more revenue for game makers, since companies need to keep paying for the advertisements like TV commercials rather than a one-shot ad that will always be on the game disc. Sony seems to be hitting the console advertising market pretty hard recently, with the release today of the first episode of Qore. Sony seems to be trying to squeeze every penny it can out of the PS3.
Source: PC World


My Opinion: Games with ads!? Sux!

Amazon продал все 80GB MGS4 бандлы за 3 минуты

http://www.torrentsmd.com/imagestorage/823942_da0.jpg

Это правда! Сайт amazon.com продал все 80 гигабайтные MGS 4 бандлы за 3 минуты. Начали их продавать в 1:00 pm и закончились они в 1:03 pm. И самое главное на cайт такая нагрузка, что он перестал работать. Возможно, MGS 4 может стать бестселлером. Напомним, что в данный бандл входят:
PS3 80 GB (Есть совместимость с PS2/PS1)
Игра Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots

Source: gameplay.md

adrian1369
7th June 2008, 03:19
Me want that:runintears::why::abandoned:

SOCOL
10th June 2008, 05:09
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34970.html

очередная оригинальная игра в стиле "мы придумали биошок раньше"

Shing
10th June 2008, 15:22
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34970.html

очередная оригинальная игра в стиле "мы придумали биошок раньше"

фигасе как нагло стали копировать...
практически копия - я даже сначала подумал что там биошок а не другая игра

BlackCross
10th June 2008, 15:59
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34970.html

очередная оригинальная игра в стиле "мы придумали биошок раньше"
Yeah, sucks. :dunno:

adrian1369
11th June 2008, 02:27
Activision Blizzard Merger Vote Gets Date



http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Activision-Blizzard-Merger-Vote-Gets-Date-2.jpgAfter being announced last fall, in a move that completely surprised the videogame industry, the merger between Activision (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Activision-Announces-New-Downloadable-Song-Packs-for-Guitar-Hero-87404.shtml) and Vivendi Games (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Vivendi-Sells-Less-Expects-More-85797.shtml) is now one step closer to becoming a reality. One clear indication of that is the fact that Activision stockholders have received an e-mail invitation to a vote regarding the
merger.

The voting will take place in Beverly Hills, California on July 8. It is expected that no problems will arise when it comes to the shareholders approving the merger. After the meeting takes place and the measure is put to the vote, the only organism that can stop the deal from going through is the American Securities and Exchange Commission. The European Commission has already given the greenlight to the merger between Vivendi and Activision, but the SEC might need some more time in reviewing the process to make sure that no anti-trust issues arise.

After the merger goes through, Activision Blizzard will be valued at around 19 billion dollars. The headquarters are expected to be in Santa Monica, with current Activision Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick becoming the head honcho of the new company. The nature of the deal is rather complicated. Sierra will be integrated in Activision’s company structure and will disappear as a videogame publisher, a fact that has already sparked some alarm that titles that are now under development at Sierra might be canceled. Blizzard (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Starcraft-II-System-Specs-Rumor-Denied-by-Blizzard-86730.shtml), which is also currently part of Vivendi Games, will be left as an autonomous element in the new company, free to pursue its own projects with minimal outside interference.

Vivendi, the big French media company, will have a controlling interest in Activision Blizzard and is expected to push for a more fluid development cycle aimed at creating more games and generating more profits. The new company will arguably be the biggest videogames company in the world, with assets such as Guitar Hero (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Analyze-That-Top-Ten-Videogames-Revealed-87541.shtml), Call of Duty (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Call-of-Duty-4-for-Mac-Pushed-to-Q3-87341.shtml) and World of Warcraft (http://news.softpedia.com/news/World-of-Warcraft-Movie-in-the-Making-83994.shtml).

BlackCross
11th June 2008, 13:32
Activision = Epic failure. Nu vreau să se unească... :nowai:

Wii, PlayStation outsell XboX 360 in May

Sony eeks out another win over Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console in the month of May, while Nintendo reigns supreme with Wii and DS sales. NPD figures for the month of May show PlayStation 3 outsold Xbox 360. A mere 22k separated the two consoles, hardly putting a dent in Microsoft’s huge lead over the battle for total sales. 208k PS3 consoles were purchased last month and 186k Xbox 360s were snatched up by gamers. To date, 19 million Xbox 360s have sold worldwide compared against 13 million PlayStation 3s.



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Unsurprisingly, both consoles were obliterated by Wii at 675k. Even Nintendo DS performed better than either PS3 or Xbox 360, generating more sales than both consoles combined with 452k handhelds sold. Nintendo pushed through over a million game systems during May, which nearly doubles PS3, Xbox 360, and PSP sales combined. Counting PlayStation 2 sales and Nintendo still boasted larger sales. Hand-in-hand with Wii and DS were solid game sales. Seven of the top ten selling games in May were on either platform. Mario Kart Wii took second place with 787k copies in a photo-finish behind the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV with 871k. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA IV were the only games to make the list for those consoles.
Source: Gamepro

SOCOL
17th June 2008, 05:17
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35211.html?type=

crap, but sure is funny. never had enough of them...

BlackCross
17th June 2008, 18:52
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35211.html?type=

crap, but sure is funny. never had enough of them...
That's some good shiet! :nowai:

SpeedSnake
17th June 2008, 21:50
@_@ now thats kinda freaky...

SOCOL
18th June 2008, 16:01
http://www.torrentsmd.com/imagestorage/856969_771.jpg

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35259.html
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35257.html

:drool:

BlackCross
18th June 2008, 16:59
http://www.torrentsmd.com/imagestorage/856969_771.jpg

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35259.html
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35257.html

:drool:

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What the FSCK!? I can't BE PATIENT!!!

SpeedSnake
18th June 2008, 21:04
NEED for SPEED:UNDERCOVER ...acesta e titlul pentru anul acesta.....e ultimul joc NFS facut intro perioada de 12 luni..urmatoarele jocuri vor ieshi cu o periodicitate de 24 de luni..

Mikey
18th June 2008, 21:29
NEED for SPEED:UNDERCOVER ...acesta e titlul pentru anul acesta.....e ultimul joc NFS facut intro perioada de 12 luni..urmatoarele jocuri vor ieshi cu o periodicitate de 24 de luni..

Let me guess. O sa jucam rolul unui undercover cop care trebuie sa intre intrun street racing group shi sal divulge. Its smells like The fast and The furious ne?

SpeedSnake
18th June 2008, 23:07
Mikey...asa ma gindesc shi eu...cam pute a ceva facut na haliavu...ca Carbon..

Mikey
19th June 2008, 00:02
Lasa ca Carbon era mai bun ca pro street.

BlackCross
19th June 2008, 01:18
Undercover va avea misiuni, ceva de genu' Transporter...

http://www.torrentsmd.com/imagestorage/856969_771.jpg

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35259.html
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35257.html

:drool:
Hawt! :sweet:

SOCOL
19th June 2008, 13:01
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35299.html

АльТаир с мушкетом, выпускающим ураганы в мгс4 это что-то новое)))))

BlackCross
19th June 2008, 13:16
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35299.html

АльТаир с мушкетом, выпускающим ураганы в мгс4 это что-то новое)))))
Boian. :)

SOCOL
21st June 2008, 16:48
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35412.html

:megadrool:

BlackCross
21st June 2008, 18:44
Yeap, doar că, mai degrabă aş fi vrut să joc pentru partea japoneză...

adrian1369
22nd June 2008, 03:23
New Games Are for Dumb Gamers (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Weekend-Bashing-New-Games-Are-for-Dumb-Gamers-88468.shtml)


Besides the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein successfully intuited a natural social law: the level of intelligence on this planet is a constant, but our population continues to grow. Maybe the statement is so obvious that we can actually interpret it like an axiom (a proposition that is not proved or demonstrated but considered to be self-evident). Until now, there is no evidence that he was wrong.
http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Weekend-Bashing-New-Games-Are-for-Dumb-Gamers-2.jpg
Let’s take a small trip back in time and see how the world of gaming looked ten years ago and analyze several games to see why people are getting dumber and why gaming is helping them in that regard. Don’t get upset, I’m not saying kids today are stupid or culturally dead inside; I’m just trying to shake this veil of ignorance and maybe make it obvious to at least a couple of people. And just to make this clear: the interesting games were on PC 10-15 years ago. Some may argue that it is not fair and that there wasn’t much competition, but it’s my personal opinion that console games are partially responsible for the low levels of raw intelligence to be found in today’s kids and they are going to exert a bigger influence in the future. I will elaborate on this later on, but for now, here are some examples:

The second and the third Tomb Raider in the series were great titles (even if the pixilated heroine had small panties) and forced people to think constructively in order to get to the next level. I remember that some levels were really hard and had to be restarted many times. I’m not going to compare a game featuring Lara Croft with the Myst series, but today’s games, including the latest from Tomb Raider are way too simple and often try to attract through sex appeal rather by puzzles.

We can also observe a simple game like Resident Evil or, better yet, the second version. The latest Resident Evil is a simple zombie massacre satisfier with manga like heroes and idiotic voice-overs. It used to be an amazing difficult game. You had to find the stone to unlock the statue in order to get the key that fitted into a lock that would lead to another area with no apparent exit. It was terribly frustrating back then, but now I think fondly of those moments.

Another great game was the first Half-Life, a title that tried something completely unusual, even for those times: the main character didn’t even have a single line and there was no way to see him (in single player, that is). Your part in the story was played by your IMAGINATION and throughout the entire game, players were practically forced to come up with all sorts of scenarios in order to put all the pieces together. Now we have a machine gun and you get pushed through corridors or simple paths on a so called "open world". Get in the room, kill everything standing and move on to the next one.

1996 saw the release of Command and Conquer: Red Alert, one of the most famous RTSs ever made. The game had such a great impact that ten years later, people all over the world were still playing it. It may not have been a serious competitor for chess but it forced kids to develop analytical thinking and strategic values. Electronic Arts launched a new version but it failed to raise the same interest. Strategies today are either very simple so anyone can feel like the small king of his domain or aimed at hardcore niche (which, surprisingly enough, is comprised of old gamers - and by old I’m referring to people that were at most in high school in 1996-97).

Games are not getting any better as we might expect, but people are getting dumber (and by dumb I mean that lampposts would win in spelling competitions). Dumb may be too tough. Games today are no longer intellectually challenging and, I’m sure, most people have noticed that more and more potential buyers are attracted by graphics, rather than gameplay. People today want action from the first moment they sit down and they are no longer in the mood to invest time and energy into a consuming game. The problem is that publishers are quite aware of this phenomenon and are developing less challenging games that will suit the market. You see, they are the smart people that were playing 10-15 years ago.

The argument that console games are a factor in today’s problems with kids is quite simple to make and there is no better way than a personal example. The first time I got my eyes on a computer, I was hooked. I was glued to the monitor (and monitors back then were going at 800*600 at best with a 50-60hz refresh rate, which gave me terrible headaches); I didn’t eat, sleep or go to school in time. I was playing all the time, at home, in Internet cafés (later on), wherever I could get my hands on games. And it went like this for a long time. After a while, this consuming desire started to fade and I slowly began to realize that a lot can be done with a personal computer and over the years I managed to transform a gaming platform into a workstation (that was also capable of running the latest games). Now please give me an answer: after playing on a console, what’s left for a kid to do? You think he’ll get tired of playing and move on to the PC? I think not or at least not to discover other amazing uses of the personal computer. The future is quite grim and I’m told to say I’m happy to be part of a generation that will manage to keep its circumvolutions and still make a living from gaming and other PC related activities.

Kratos
28th June 2008, 18:40
DIABLO III

Twenty years have passed since the cataclysmic events of Diablo® II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram....


http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/ :love:
Site-ul e foarte frumos :)

Calin
28th June 2008, 18:43
°_____°
oh my balls, ce noutate... da daca o sa ne faca sa asteptam ca shi pentru starcraft 2 apai nici na sa ma mai joc

Kratos
28th June 2008, 18:54
°_____°
oh my balls, ce noutate... da daca o sa ne faca sa asteptam ca shi pentru starcraft 2 apai nici na sa ma mai joc

Eu aştept deja 5 ani apariţia unui site ofiacial de la Blizzard p-u Diablo 3. Pînă acum eram hrăniţi cu fakeuri şi nădejde, acum deja la iveală a ieşit ceva mai solid. Răbdare...

Calin
28th June 2008, 18:55
hmm, credca va fi mult mai interesant rise of argonauts.. seria diablo pentru parerea mea deacum a demostrat tot ceia ce avea ce demostrat..

Kratos
28th June 2008, 18:58
hmm, credca va fi mult mai interesant rise of argonauts.. seria diablo pentru parerea mea deacum a demostrat tot ceia ce avea ce demostrat..

IMHO D2 e best hack'n slash, e superb, dar să vedem ce ne prezintă ei de data asta.

http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/media/index.xml#gameplaytrailer

Calin
28th June 2008, 19:05
eu ash fi fericit sa lase totul cum era (adica gameplay) shi numai sa convertesca grafica shi sa ajunga vrio altre 5 classuri + advance pentru fiecare class.. sa vezi ce hack-&-slash o sa fie (shi mult da fuarte mult singe)

Kratos
28th June 2008, 19:18
eu ash fi fericit sa lase totul cum era (adica gameplay) shi numai sa convertesca grafica shi sa ajunga vrio altre 5 classuri + advance pentru fiecare class.. sa vezi ce hack-&-slash o sa fie (shi mult da fuarte mult singe)


Uite-te la gameplay trailer. E vechiul D2 in nou inveliş, cu personaje vechi + noi. Sunetele aduc nostalgie. Carne şi singe in cantitaţi mari. Grafica e destul de bună. Fizica obiectelor rupe. Am vizionat trailerul. No comments. Superb. :sweet:

Revolt
28th June 2008, 22:40
Sa vedem ce vor face .... si la ce va merge :)

TotalAnarchy
30th June 2008, 12:38
:casual: Hmmm... Mai tare aştept Space Siege decit noul Diablo. Apropo de Gas Powered Games - versiunea X360 la Supreme Commander a strins cam multe review-uri slabe, probabil fiindcă portarea a fost făcută de Hellbent Studios, şi nu de insăşi GPG. Se pare că strategiile vor rămine pină cind la PC.

BlackCross
1st July 2008, 12:03
(http://www.rlslog.net/sony-announced-firmware-upgrade-for-ps3/)Sony announced firmware upgrade for PS3

Sony on Monday dated and detailed PS3 firmware update 2.40, a gameplay upgrade that includes in-game Cross Media Bar access and Trophy achievements to facilitate nerd cred. As previously unveiled, PS3 update 2.40 will introduce two features already popularized by Xbox 360; a universal system menu during gameplay, and an achievement system that tracks, records, and shares player accomplishments made in game. Firstly, in-game XMB “means you can access the PS3 menu at any time while playing most games, simply by tapping the PlayStation button on your controller,” say Sony. “With 2.40, you can check if any of your friends are online (thanks to their own user profile), read and send messages, change some settings for games, all without having to quit the game you are playing.”
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/04/sony_playstation_3.jpg
With regards to the Trophy system, all in-game accomplishments will be recognized with either platinum, gold, silver, or bronze hardware, depending on how much content has been unlocked and at what ranking. Xbox 360 recognizes accomplishments with a single Gamer Score, a total of all unlockable points acquired. Sadly, Trophies will be limited to only a handful of games at launch, and they are not retroactive, meaning any supported will have to be replayed to acquire a Trophy.
Source: Gamepro

SOCOL
1st July 2008, 12:54
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35716.html

забавная фигня)

Revolt
1st July 2008, 21:49
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35716.html

забавная фигня)

Идея SledStorm-a!

BlackCross
2nd July 2008, 13:53
Microsoft to cut the price of Xbox 360 to $299

http://www.gtplaza.com/site_media/product_images/Xbox360full_500x526.jpg

Microsoft will soon cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 model, according to a published report. The company will reduce the retail price for the 20-GB Xbox 360 Pro by $50, to $299 “in the coming weeks,” according the Hollywood Reporter. The magazine’s report cited anonymous sources in the retail industry. Microsoft officials did not immediately return a call from InformationWeek seeking comment. Microsoft is looking to maintain recent Xbox sales’ momentum in the face of stiff competition from Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii unit. The 40-GB PlayStation 3 sells for $399, while the Nintendo Wii sells for $250.
In its most recent quarter, Microsoft reported that Xbox 360 total console sales surpassed 19 million during the period, up 74% from the previous year. Recent releases of hot-selling game titles, including Halo 3″and Grand Theft Auto IV, have helped spur Xbox 360 sales. Halo 3, an Xbox 360 exclusive, smashed numerous gaming industry sales records when it debuted late last year — including most launch-day sales. Among the upcoming titles that Microsoft is counting to further grow Xbox 360 sales is Rock Band 2 (http://www.rlslog.net/mtv-and-ea-officially-reveal-rock-band-2/), which is slated for release in September. The game lets players perform popular songs by using an array of virtual instruments.
Source: Info Week

Revolt
2nd July 2008, 17:06
GoooooD :cool:

SOCOL
2nd July 2008, 20:00
Microsoft to cut the price of Xbox 360 to $299

http://www.gtplaza.com/site_media/product_images/Xbox360full_500x526.jpg

Microsoft will soon cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 model, according to a published report. The company will reduce the retail price for the 20-GB Xbox 360 Pro by $50, to $299 “in the coming weeks,” according the Hollywood Reporter. The magazine’s report cited anonymous sources in the retail industry. Microsoft officials did not immediately return a call from InformationWeek seeking comment. Microsoft is looking to maintain recent Xbox sales’ momentum in the face of stiff competition from Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii unit. The 40-GB PlayStation 3 sells for $399, while the Nintendo Wii sells for $250.
In its most recent quarter, Microsoft reported that Xbox 360 total console sales surpassed 19 million during the period, up 74% from the previous year. Recent releases of hot-selling game titles, including Halo 3″and Grand Theft Auto IV, have helped spur Xbox 360 sales. Halo 3, an Xbox 360 exclusive, smashed numerous gaming industry sales records when it debuted late last year — including most launch-day sales. Among the upcoming titles that Microsoft is counting to further grow Xbox 360 sales is Rock Band 2 (http://www.rlslog.net/mtv-and-ea-officially-reveal-rock-band-2/), which is slated for release in September. The game lets players perform popular songs by using an array of virtual instruments.
Source: Info Week

о, заипась, подожду когда будет 100 баков))

Revolt
2nd July 2008, 20:22
Нууууу Сокол... До 100 Хз :) но вот до 200-250$ мож и дожевём )))

BlackCross
2nd July 2008, 20:40
о, заипась, подожду когда будет 100 баков))
Poate peste vreo 10 ani. :)

SOCOL
11th July 2008, 18:38
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36072.html

вроде неплохая на первый взгляд игра. напонминает Just Cause

BlackCross
11th July 2008, 18:44
JC sucked! 8)

lazifyre
12th July 2008, 00:37
Меркс совсем на другом уровне, JC реально sucked!
надеюсь 2 меркс будет так-же рулить:please:

Dokapon Kingdom (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/34770.html) т.к. от atlus жду чего-то интересного!
+ Sengoku Basara Cross (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/36086.html)

BlackCross
12th July 2008, 13:52
XboX 360 for $299, no PS3 price cuts

http://www.gameguru.in/images/xbox-360-logo-1.jpg

Though Microsoft still hasn’t made it official, every media outlet from Kotaku to the Wall Street Journal (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121572681173743847.html?mod=hps_us_whats_news) has confirmed that the Xbox 360 Pro will soon cost just $299. The move lops $50 off the price of the console and–once in effect–will make it just $50 more than the Nintendo Wii and $100 cheaper than the $399 40GB PlayStation 3. In the past, such moves have sparked tit-for-tat price wars. In 2004, Microsoft dropped the cost of the original Xbox to $149, only to see Sony do the same to the PlayStation 2 weeks later. Last summer, Sony discontinued the 60GB PS3 by pricing it to sell at $499–a move that was quickly followed by Microsoft discounting its Xbox 360 models to $279 (HDD-less Arcade), $349 (20GB Pro), and $449 (120GB Elite).
Four months later, Sony introduced the $399 40GB PS3, a move that has put the PS3 and 360 neck-and-neck in sales ever since. Though the June US sales numbers are not yet out, many expect the introduction of the $499 80GB Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle to further boost the platform at retail. So will Microsoft’s latest move spark a response from Sony? No, according to Nobuyuki Oneda, the electronics giant’s chief financial officer. “Our plan is not to reduce the price,” the executive told the Nomura Asia Equity forum in Singapore, reports Dow Jones. “Our strategy is not to sell more quantity for PS3 but to concentrate on profitability.”
Source: Gamespot

BlackCross
13th July 2008, 01:52
Oh gawd, can they please cancel this blaphemy!? >_< (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/888/888598p1.html)

BlackCross
14th July 2008, 12:39
Microsoft offers new 60GB version of XboX 360

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Microsoft today announced an Xbox 360 console with triple the storage space of the original console, but for the same price of $349. Available in retail stores in the U.S. and Canada starting in early August, the upgraded Xbox 360 will include a 60GB hard drive for storing music, movies, television shows, and game content. In addition, Microsoft today dropped the price of its 20GB

Xbox 360 console in the U.S. and Canada to $299 while supplies last.
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Arcade, which comes with a 256MB memory unit and five Xbox LIVE Arcade games, will continue to sell for $279, and the premium Xbox 360 Elite with a 120GB hard drive will also stay at the $449 price. The Xbox 360 60GB console includes a wireless controller, HDMI output, headset, free Xbox Live Silver account and a one-month Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Source: Cnet, PC World

SpeedSnake
14th July 2008, 23:27
E3 2008 Conference....iata ca se poate de urmarit acest eveniment shi in direct pe IGN.. http://livewire.ign.com/2008/e3/index.html ..
numai ca trebuie sa instalati un mic player...in schimb scapati de laguri...

BlackCross
15th July 2008, 00:19
E3 2008: Resident Evil 5 Dated

Online co-op and other details announced.

July 14, 2008 - Capcom has announced a March 12, 2009 release date for Resident Evil 5 in Japan and March 13, 2008 date for North America and Europe at Microsoft's E3 press conference. Also announced was the fact that the game will feature online cooperative play. Players will be able to hop-in-and-out and teams will be able to do moves that they couldn't do by themselves.

IGN will keep you up to date with future Resident Evil 5 updates, so stay tuned.

Source: IGN.com

SpeedSnake
15th July 2008, 14:46
by the way....FF13 is coming to youre one and only Xbox 360...

BlackCross
15th July 2008, 16:13
by the way....FF13 is coming to youre one and only Xbox 360...
Nou wai! :nowai:

http://akiba.oe.md/showthread.php?t=571

adrian1369
16th July 2008, 03:03
Activision's Q1 Financial Results, Higher than Anticipated

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With all this E3 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Wheelman-Screens-E3-Details-89946.shtml) madness going on, guess which company is relaxed and is counting its money? If you have read the title, you already know: it’s Activision. And it seems that they're counting even more than expected which, combined with the Blizzard merger, will probably turn them into the most profitable business deal of recent times. So, if you want to be amazed, read on to find out the Q1 financial results of the company.

Initially expecting a $500 million in net revenues, Activision announced revenues of $650 million and earnings per diluted share between $0.16 and $0.18, on a stand alone basis. If you want to go into further details, here there are (but don't blame me for the headaches!):

Excluding the anticipated expenses of $0.02 and one-time costs of $0.03 per diluted share related to the alliance formed by Activision and Vivendi, the company's stand-alone non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be between $0.21 and $0.23, as an increase to Activision's prior non-GAAP outlook of $0.13 per diluted share which had excluded $0.02 per share for expenses related to equity-based compensation and $0.07 per share for one-time costs related to the business combination between Activision and Vivendi Games.

In other words, the moneymakers were Kung Fu Panda, which was the largest launch of a DreamWorks Animation licensed property by Activision, the Nintendo DS releases of Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (which was ranked as a top-five North American release).

"Activision's first quarter stand-alone net revenues and earnings were the highest ever for a non-holiday quarter," stated Robert Kotick, President and CEO of Activision Blizzard (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Activision-Blizzard-Is-Alive-Merger-Is-Complete-89707.shtml). "Our significant overperformance in Q1 would have further added to our previously given stand-alone fiscal 2009 net revenues and earnings outlook, making it by far the largest and most profitable year in Activision's history. As we have recently closed our transaction with Vivendi Games, we will be providing an outlook for Activision Blizzard as a combined company moving forward."

We're simply amazed and can't help but wonder: how much money is too much money?

SpeedSnake
16th July 2008, 19:01
Nou wai! :nowai:

http://akiba.oe.md/showthread.php?t=571

didn't notice...:dunno:

BlackCross
17th July 2008, 18:15
E3: Sony cuts PS3 price by $100
At the E3 Media & Business Summit, Sony announced it was introducing a new PlayStation 3 model with a built-in 80 GBhard drive for $399, replacing Sony’s current 80GB PS3 which retails at $499. The new 80GB model essentially doubles the storage capacity of Sony’s currently offered 40GB PS3 model, which is also priced at $399. The new 80GB PS3 will start shipping in September, according to a statement on Sony’s Web site. The new 80GB PS3 will also include integrated Wi-Fi and a built-in Blu-ray player, but like the old 40 GB model it will not be backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 games. The 40GB version of the PS3 will eventually be phased out, Reuters reported.
http://www.t2-project.org/hardware/console/Sony/PS3/PS3.jpg

Sony’s announcement comes after Microsoft cut the price of the 20GB Xbox 360 to $299 from $349. Microsoft also plans to introduce a new 60GB Xbox 360 model that retails for $349, to eventually replace the 20GB model, which will be gradually phased out. This price cut is not Sony’s only salvo against Microsoft. Sony announced earlier at E3 that it would be introducing a new video distribution service, as competition for Microsoft Xbox Live, according to Reuters. In addition to watching videos on their PS3s, users will also be able to transfer downloads to their PSPs for portable viewing. With these new announcements from both Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo’s next move is open to question.
Source: CRN

Revolt
17th July 2008, 18:38
Sony жжёт XD снижает цены перед смертью ))
Посотрим что скажет Nintendo... на этот счёт )).

adrian1369
17th July 2008, 18:47
Eu cred ca Nintendo are alt scop ea nu se axeaza best performance or best graphics of games dar pe jocuri care iti ofeara un alt fel de interes.
Sony a pierdut teren in fata XBOX mai ales cu apritia multor exclusive shi trecera multor companii de partea Microsoft astfel sunt nevoiti sa scada preturile,ceea ce e cu mult mai grav e faptul componentele PS3 is de vreo 2 ori mai scumpe
PS3 lol

lazifyre
17th July 2008, 23:54
problema la ps3 e ca a fost prea devreme lansat in mass production imo!
ar trebui de asteptat ieftenirea tehnologiilor sau ink ceva de facut ...

BlackCross
18th July 2008, 01:39
Anyway, Sony fails, mai rămâne MGS4 pt XBOX şi începem funerariile.

REDDEVIL
18th July 2008, 03:31
Anyway, Sony fails, mai rămâne MGS4 pt XBOX şi începem funerariile.

Bhahaha owned! :rofl:
p.s. that was cruel XD

adrian1369
18th July 2008, 04:36
Anyway, Sony fails, mai rămвne MGS4 pt XBOX şi оncepem funerariile.

Don't forget about God of War 3 it's too soon maybe 2010 will be the end but i doubt about that ,Sony is the largest device manufacture in the world so very small % that PS 3 will die

REDDEVIL
18th July 2008, 04:41
Don't forget about God of War 3 it's too soon maybe 2010 will be the end but i doubt about that ,Sony is the largest device manufacture in the world so very small % that PS 3 will die
Traim intro lume materiala. Banii acum sunt la putere! Daca japonezii ishi vand sufletele pai ce mai ramane de zis...

adrian1369
18th July 2008, 04:46
I don't think that most probably they will just suicide XD

REDDEVIL
18th July 2008, 05:05
I don't think that most probably they will just suicide XD

seppuku FTW! X)))

lazifyre
18th July 2008, 13:32
Anyway, Sony fails
не говори "оп" пока не прыгнул
they made a mistake but about failed ... we'll see - same shit with dreamcast, but it's vice-versa, dreamcast's mistake was that the technologies used were old, ps3 => 2 new so the price is big - lesser consoles bought - game industries chose xbox 'coz ti's was sold in bigger qunatities, so they'd make more money!
we will make a funeral for ps3 when it'll stop producing X)

adrian1369
19th July 2008, 12:09
Ubisoft Cracks Own Game with Reloaded Fix


http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Ubisoft-Cracks-Own-Game-with-Reloaded-Fix-2.jpg

Probably all PC users know what a No-CD crack is - that small file which allows you to play a game you bought without having the CD or DVD inserted in the drive. However, such files are considered illegal and game developers go as far as stating that they promote piracy. And we must admit that it is indeed true: the No-CD fixes are generally used for piracy purposes.

The funny story comes from Ubisoft (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubisoft-Announces-New-Brand-for-Tweens-90158.shtml) and their Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Rainbow-Six-Vegas-2-Unlockables-Part-II-Xbox-360-90204.shtml) game
released via Direct2Drive - the 1.02 version of the game was having some problems with the install process, so the developers hurried to release another patch, version 1.03.

In order to solve all the problems, the company used a No-CD crack - and indeed things were solved, the game is running fine, end of story. Apparently. Somebody from FileForums (http://fileforums.com/showthread.php?p=359340) (a user named Twingo, to be more specific) found out that Ubisoft were in such a hurry to solve the problem that they "borrowed" the crack from cracking group Reloaded (the proof can be seen in the picture in the upper left corner). Reloaded, on the other hand, is an independent group that offers pirated software to users all over the world, thus hampering sales of PC games (or, at least that's what game developers keep telling us).

This further means that, somehow, Ubisoft managed to break their own anti-piracy rules and, at the same time, commit piracy by stealing the crack (because, honestly, I doubt that the two groups worked together on this). A very, very funny situation which will probably be remembered for a long time by the gamers' community - and we must admit we're really curious to see how Reloaded will respond to the whole deal. Just imagine how hilarious the following headline would look in the newspapers: "Cracking group sues developers for stealing crack".

The funniest thing is that Ubisoft has not tried to deny the news. In the official forums, community manager Ubi.Vigil said, "The file was removed from the site over a week ago now and the matter is being thoroughly investigated by senior tech support managers here at Ubisoft. Needless to say we do not support or condone copy protection circumvention methods like this and this particular incident is in direct conflict with Ubisoft’s policies".

BlackCross
19th July 2008, 23:01
Nintendo Wii still atop console sales
http://reviews.cnet.com/i/blog2/20060914/Wii_main_0909-1158254665367-440_330.jpg


Bloomberg reports that the Nintendo Wii outsoldthe Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 in the U.S. last month. Nintendo sold 666,000 of its Wii consoles in June compared to the 405,500 PS3’s sold and 219,800 Xbox 360’s. It’s interesting to note that the PS3 sold nearly 200,000 more units for the month than the Xbox 360. Both Sony and Microsoft recently increased the size of the hard drive inside their respective consoles to lure new buyers. The minimum hard drive on the PS3 will now increase to 80GB with the Xbox 360 growing to 60GB. NPD Group says 10.9 million Wii consoles have been sold since it launched in November of 2006 – that tally pushes the Wii past the Xbox 360 in total U.S. sales despite the Microsoft’s consoles one-year head start.

The Nintendo Wii is still all but impossible to find in many areas of the country, something Nintendo keeps promising to remedy with increased production of the consoles. The gaming industry as a whole is booming right now with total industry sales rising by 53% to $1.69 billion in June, up from $1.1 billion in June of 2007. Bloomberg reports that console sales have grown 54% to $615.1 million from $399.2 million last year despite. NPD analyst Anita Frazier says that total sales for the gaming industry in 2008 are likely to reach $22 billion.
Source: DailyTech

BlackCross
24th July 2008, 01:20
Sony plans to sell 150M PlayStation 3 consoles
At present, Sony PlayStation 3 is the worst selling latest-generation video game console. However, Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., hopes that the latest system will eventually outsell its predecessor, Sony PlayStation 2 with 150 million units sold worldwide. “It’s not fun for me replicating the PS2 numbers. I’ve seen that movie already. I want to try to see if we can exceed the PS2 numbers after nine years, otherwise why are we in this business?” said Mr. Hirai in an interview with Financial Times (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bfbdeeca-56bb-11dd-8686-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1). The original Sony PlayStation that was launched in 1994 was sold in 102 million units quantity worldwide, whereas the PlayStation 2, which was released in 2000, passed the 140 million units mark recently. The market of video games is increasing dramatically, particularly in the U.S., these days, hence, setting an unprecedented goal for the PlayStation 3 is not something strange.

http://theflashspeaks.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/sony_playstation_3.jpg

But there is one thing that should be kept in mind when comparing PS2 and PS3: the former dominated the previous round of console war for the market and neither Microsoft Xbox or Nintendo GameCube could rival it. Nowadays Nintendo Wii has outsold both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, moreover, the latter is still ahead of its Japanese rival in terms of installed base. Game developers already recognize Wii as the winner of the current round and predict that both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will trail Nintendo’s latest video game system. Mr. Hirai did not reveal any strategies or initiatives that would help PlayStation 3, which is sold for $399 in the USA, to outsell Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii substantially in the coming years. Still, he indicated that he would work hard in order to PS3 to surpass sales of the PS2 over a similar time period.
Source: Xbit labs


US video game sales increased by 52%

U.S. sales of video game hardware and software rose 53 percent in June from a year ago, with Konami Corp’s “Metal Gear Solid 4″ helping to fuel a dramatic increase in the number of Sony Corp’s PlayStation 3 units sold, market researcher NPD reported on Thursday. “Metal Gear Solid 4″ claimed the top slot as June’s best-selling game, overtaking the two month reign Take-Two Interactive Software Inc’s “Grand Theft Auto 4″ enjoyed since its launch in April. The Konami game is made exclusively for the PS3. PlayStation 3 console sales jumped 94 percent from the prior month. U.S. consumers bought 405,500 PlayStation 3 consoles in June, up from 208,700 consoles in May.


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“Exclusive content usually fuels hardware system purchases and PS3 sales certainly reflect the impact of Metal Gear Solid 4,” NPD analyst Anita Frazer wrote in the report. PS3 unit sales hit a record for a non-holiday month, she said. Nintendo sold 660,000 Wii consoles during June, a slight decrease from the 675,100 Wiis sold the month before. But the Wii’s solid sales have secured its spot as the best-selling video game console in the U.S. of the current generation of machines. The console has sold 10.9 million units since its November 2006 release. “The Wii appeals to people of all ages, generations and ability, and more and more new consumers continue to discover the Wii,” Cammie Dunway, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, told Reuters.
Microsoft sold 219,800 Xbox 360 consoles, a 17.8 percent increase from May. For the first half of 2008, the U.S. video game industry has generated $8.3 billion in sales. This is a 36 percent increase in sales from the same period a year before, indicating that the sluggish economy is not hurting the industry’s performance as people turn to home entertainment, NPD said.
Source: Reuters

SOCOL
27th July 2008, 19:28
http://www.spike.com/video/alex-gaudinos-watch/3000746

BlackCross
5th August 2008, 14:48
John Carmack unveils details about new DOOM



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The next entry in the Doom series will suck up “three times the horsepower” of id Software’s other upcoming titles, it said Thursday. Id’s technology whiz John Carmack and Todd Hollenshead announced the new title in the seminal first-person shooter series at the company’s QuakeCon event (http://www.quakecon.com/) Thursday. Carmack was comparing the new Doom to id’s other upcoming title Rage.
Both will be built using the company’s ‘Tech 5′ engine, but “the next Doom game will look like it’s built on another engine” because it’s so powerful, said Carmack. To keep up with the processor demands, Doom will run at a frame rate of 30 frames per second, compared to Rage’s 60. Doom will be a multi-platform release, although Carmack said that “the PC version will support significant visual improvements over 360 or PS3 versions.” More details available at Quake Con Keynote at 1up (http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=8826499&publicUserId=4551247).


Source: Wired

Kratos
5th August 2008, 15:14
Aştept DoooM X) cu nerăbdare. Pînă ce Rage nu m-a şocat cu nimic. Wolfenstein aştept tare tare.:sweet:
Also, aştept Silent Hill 5 şi Dead Space. Şi nu cumva să nu facă port la RE 5 la PC :3

Revolt
5th August 2008, 16:28
Şi nu cumva să nu facă port la RE 5 la PC :3

Ai mai vre tu :hehehe:

BlackCross
7th August 2008, 00:53
Din astea care le-ai enumerat astept Wolfenstein, Rage si RE5, Silent Hill nu stiu, nu prea cred ca va fi ceva bun, dar sa speram. Inca mai astept Darksiders.



Intel Larrabee, own graphic chip line


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Intel has unveiled details of the chip that will spearhead its move into computer graphics. It has revealed blueprints for the Larrabee chip that is scheduled to first appear in finished products in late 2009 or early 2010. Larrabee will be a stand-alone graphics processor unlike the onboard chips it produces for many PC makers. The move will bring Intel into direct competition with graphics specialists Nvidia and the ATI division of AMD. Intel is aiming to put Larrabee into graphics cards for PCs that help show games and video in very high detail. Like existing graphics chips from Nvidia and ATI, Larrabee is expected to have many separate processing cores onboard.

So far Intel has not said how many processing cores Larrabee will have onboard at launch or in subsequent generations. Future Nvidia and ATI graphics chips are expected to be made up of several hundred cores. While Intel will initially target the PC graphics card market, it expects the raw computer power in the chip to help with oil and gas exploration, medical imaging and financial services in the future. Many scientists and researchers already use coupled graphics cards as a desktop supercomputer that helps them carry out simulations far faster and cheaper than on a larger dedicated machine. Intel said it would release more details about Larrabee at the upcoming Siggraph computer graphics conference due to be held in Los Angeles from 12-15 August.Source: BBC




GTA IV: PC Release Date


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Guess what, GTA IV is coming to pc. Who had expected that!? It will be released on the 18th of November for the US, and on the 21th of November for Europe. I hope the pre ordering can begin soon, and I’m curious what the Collectors Edition will be.(I know it’s not really Tech News, but we don’t really have a good category for this)

Here the article from Eurogamer:

Grand Theft Auto IV will be released for PC on 21st November in Europe, Rockstar announced today.

Pleasantly, that’s just a few days after the PC version arrives in North America on 18th November.

Rockstar founder Sam Houser says it “looks and plays beautifully on PC and we can’t wait for people to play it”.

A PC version of the game has been rumoured since before the PS3 and 360 versions were even released, but Rockstar has never previously confirmed it.
The most telling sighting was a rating on the ESRB website, although that was removed a few hours later.

GTA IV came out worldwide on 29th April and Rockstar said in early June that it had sold 8.5 million copies.

The game charts the course of hero Niko Bellic as he arrives in Liberty City - a caricature of New York - and has to embark on a life of crime to get his cousin and himself out of trouble.

Slade
7th August 2008, 01:07
21th of November for Europe

crap... times like this u wish u had a console than this shitty pc..

Kratos
7th August 2008, 01:08
OMG, toamna asta deja by default e plină de noutăţi p-u gameworld. Acum şi GTA 4. Nice. Poate p-u 1 dată voi trece măcar un GTA XD

Kratos
10th August 2008, 17:00
Wanted (the video game)

Release Date: 12/31/2008
Platforms: PC, XBOX360, PS3
Publisher: Universal Studios
Developer: GRIN
Genres: Action
ESRB: RP

http://www.gametrailers.com/gametrailerstv_player.php?ep=29&starttime=654

Looks cheap to me. Ain't expecting to see something bigger than the movie XD

Angie_Magpie
11th August 2008, 11:04
Kratos - still waiting for the silent hill five, still hoping they didn't fuck'ed it up.

Kratos
11th August 2008, 14:53
Kratos - still waiting for the silent hill five, still hoping they didn't fuck'ed it up.

+1, lame reviews (nothing new) BUT I won't hesitate to see it with my own eyeballz :sweet: Aştept cu nerăbdare. Wanna hear some songs from that new one. Au zis că vor fi cîteva momente legate de alte părţi ale SH. Grafica nu e rea, sper spitalul cel puţin să rupă:love:

REDDEVIL
12th August 2008, 04:33
Nu shtiam unde sa pun asta dar cred ca aici e bine X)))
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/251186.html?playlist=featured
I lol-ed XD

Kratos
12th August 2008, 04:37
Nu shtiam unde sa pun asta dar cred ca aici e bine X)))
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/251009.html
I lol-ed XD

WoW, a must-have :sweet:

REDDEVIL
12th August 2008, 04:43
WoW, a must-have :sweet:

Japoneza in video trooly roawks nee XD
fuck! wrong link! Check it out again Kratos! X))

Kratos
12th August 2008, 12:41
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/251186.html?playlist=featured
I lol-ed XD

Audio e damn funny...:rofl:

Revolt
14th August 2008, 15:14
WoW Cross nice news :) finally Kratos will play GTA IV XD

ps: He love this game :hehehe:

Kratos
14th August 2008, 15:38
WoW Cross nice news :) finally Kratos will play GTA IV XD

ps: He love this game :hehehe:

11/18/08 Deja număr zilele XD
Dacă sincer, mai tare aştept Dead Space:sweet:. Dar după reviews şi păreri personale GTA 4 rokz. Rămîne de văzut :)

SOCOL
18th August 2008, 16:06
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38407.html

gettin' multiple orgasms

BlackCross
18th August 2008, 17:14
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/38407.html

gettin' multiple orgasms
Super, oricum nu a rămas mult. X)) Abia aştept.

BlackCross
28th August 2008, 15:08
Xbox Live allows voters to register for U.S. election


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In further proof that the gaming industry is increasingly becoming a part of everyday society, Xbox 360 owners in the U.S. are being given the opportunity to register to vote in their upcoming presidential election via the Xbox Live online service. Rock the Vote, a non-government organisation established to engage youth in the political process, has teamed up with Microsoft to develop an initiative that allows Xbox 360 gamers to register to vote, take part in polls and voice their opinions to candidates via online forums. While the service became available on Monday August 25, registered voters will still be required to attend a polling booth on election day.

‘Xbox is a natural partner to help us reach out to youth voters,’ said Heather Smith, executive director, Rock the Vote. ‘To realize our goal of registering 2 million young Americans by this fall, we need to go where young Americans are, and there’s no doubt in our minds that many are on Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE.’ Whether the service will be widely utilised remains to be seen but if it does take-off, the potential implications for politics and society generally are promising.
Source: PalGN.com.au (http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=12570&title=Xbox+Live+allows+voters+to+register+for+U.S. +election)

BlackCross
4th September 2008, 00:43
Massive XboX 360 price cuts soon


Hot on the heels of Microsoft slashing Xbox 360 prices in Japan, the long rumored price cuts for the Xbox 360 in the U.S. look to be a reality. And yes, the Xbox 360 Arcade model will now be cheaper than the Nintendo Wii. Based on Radio Shack and Walmart advertising pamphlets, as well as Best Buy and GameStop employee reports, Newsarama is reporting that the most substantial cut is being reserved for the “starter” Xbox 360 Arcade, which only ships with a 256 megabyte memory card.

http://www.mypicsblog.com/images/aeeon4aruo26outqpadu.jpg

The Xbox 360 Arcade will drop from $279 to $199 starting September 7, pricing it below the current going rate for the Nintendo Wii. And Microsoft isn’t leaving the Pro or Elite models out of the party. The Pro and its new 60 gigabyte harddrive will drop from $349 to $299, while the 120 gb Elite model will drop from $449 to $399. No cuts have been announced for the 20 gb Pro models, and Microsoft has yet to confirm the other price drops. Of course, the evidence has been out there for quite a while now.
Source: 1up

SOCOL
4th September 2008, 04:44
http://static.plaync.co.kr/plaza/pcc/view/viewskin_s.swf?movie_id=721b92f09011ecece27b30d45c afbbf7

Shing
4th September 2008, 10:12
http://static.plaync.co.kr/plaza/pcc/view/viewskin_s.swf?movie_id=721b92f09011ecece27b30d45c afbbf7

ЗАЧОТ ^___^


если всё так и будет - в топку WoW - Blade and Soul порвёт всех :ok:

ачуметь ))) + фансервис - панцу :whisper: + динамика и красота исполнения приёмов!

будем с нетерпением ждать)))

BlackCross
4th September 2008, 10:17
Blizzard > NCsoft. So... weak chance. :angel:

Kratos
4th September 2008, 10:32
The Unreal 3 engine :loves: looks good to meh & the martial-arts-oriented-fights look cool :beautiful2:

Carrot
4th September 2008, 19:59
вижу что не только я пэнти шотами любовался XD
ncsoft чё-то разогнались: aeon, lineage 3, blade and soul..


а окромя ихних продуктов бы хотелось пощупать warhammer online

Shing
4th September 2008, 22:26
Blizzard > NCsoft. So... weak chance. :angel:

да но в любом случае WoW по тихоньку теряет клиентов - да и они сами прогнозировали на ещё пару лет.
А движок U3 думаю сделает своё)))

просто близы достали со "своим" балансом - за вара уже практически нельзя гамать)..

BlackCross
5th September 2008, 01:14
за вара уже практически нельзя гамать)..
Wrong. X))

Shing
5th September 2008, 12:50
Wrong. X))

возможно ))))

я уже давно не гамал в WoW ^^

Kratos
7th September 2008, 11:32
Dead Space facing international bans

Community manager says EA's space shooter won't be allowed into Germany, China, or Japan. In space, no one can hear you scream. And apparently in Germany, Japan, and China, things worth screaming over simply aren't allowed.

In a posting on the official Dead Space Web site, EA community manager Ben Swanson announced that the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game "will be banned in Germany, China, and Japan." Swanson did not say what indications the team has received to suggest the imminent banning of the sci-fi survival horror game.

While China's government has a lengthy history of monitoring the media its citizens consume, the prospect of German and Japanese bans are somewhat more surprising. Capcom ran afoul of Germany's ratings board with Dead Rising, but even when denied a classification, the game wasn't outright banned. Instead, Capcom had to deal with severe limitations on the ways it could be sold and advertised.

Microsoft had a pair of its own Xbox 360 titles--Gears of War and Crackdown--denied classification in Germany. However, it opted not to release the games in the country after the denial, citing a company policy against releasing unrated products.

As for Japan, the country's Computer Entertainment Suppliers' Association (CESA) tops out with a Z-rating, which the board has found suitable for titles like Assassin's Creed and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

PS: Fuck new world, în MD se poate totul XD

BlackCross
7th September 2008, 13:55
Aham, am citit pe Gamespot. X) Why ban, there is no porn anyway. >.<

Declining sales in video games industry


http://www.nassaulibrary.org/archives/MerrickTeenBlog/video%2520game%2520controller.jpg

Videogame sales were weaker than expected in August, suggesting that the slowing U.S. economy may have finally caught up with the sector. Late Thursday, the NPD Group reported that sales of videogame software for the U.S. rose 13% from the same period last year. On average, analysts covering the sector had been expecting a gain of 20% to 25%. It was the lowest year-over-year sales gain since January, according to NPD data. Sales of game software totaled just over $550 million for the month, according to NPD data. That was down from the $591 million reported for July. As expected, the biggest title for the month was EA’s “Madden NFL 09,” which typically releases in August ahead of the football season. Across the four major platforms, “Madden” sold more than 2.18 million units for the month.

Nintendo also has some strong sellers, with “Wii Fit,” “Mario Kart” and “Wii Play” ranking under “Madden” as the top-selling titles for the month. Sales of game consoles were another disappointment. With one exception, every major console saw its unit sales slip from July. Only the hand-held PSP from Sony Corp. notched a gain, moving from 221,700 units to 253,000 units following a redesign of the console. Nintendo sold 453,000 Wii units for the month, down 18% from July. The Xbox 360 from Microsoft Corp. slipped nearly 5% to 195,200 units while Sony’s PlayStation 3 fell nearly 18% to 185,400 units.
Source: WSJ

adrian1369
17th September 2008, 03:13
GTA IV for the PC System Requirements Revealed

You need to upgrade


PC gamers have been waiting to see GTA IV arrive on their systems ever since the game was released for the Xbox 360 and for the PlayStation 3 way back at the beginning of the year. But PC gaming can be a messy affair, with complex setups and worries related to whether a game will or will not run on a particular computer. Now, it will be easier to see whether your machine will run GTA IV (http://news.softpedia.com/news/GTA-IV-Tops-Global-Yearly-Chart-92329.shtml) or not as the system requirements for the game have been revealed.

Shacknews seems to have obtained the specifications just before they were to be posted on the Games for Windows website. You must have a dual core processor and at least 2 GB of RAM to handle the load of the game. You will also need a Direct3D 10 compatible video card or a Direct 9 compatible one with Shader support that has at least 512 MB of video memory. A full 18 GB of hard drive space will be required to install the game and you will, of course, need a dual layer DVD-ROM to load the game disk. In other words, I have to upgrade my home system to be able to play this.

Considering how the game looks on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, it's no wonder that some pretty powerful hardware is required to make the game work. The people at Rockstar are promising to deliver even better graphical quality for the PC version, with the texture set rumored to be completely redone. There's also talk of an enhanced multiplayer component, although cross platform play will probably not be allowed, and the developers say they will offer a control scheme better adapted to the mouse and keyboard setup that PC gamers prefer.

Grand Theft Auto IV will be launched for the PC on November 18. Take Two (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Electronic-Arts-Breaks-Up-Take-Two-Talks-93505.shtml) is also planning an advertisement campaign designed to push the profile of the game ahead of the winter shopping season.

Lopata
17th September 2008, 11:39
ooo cool directx 10 ae.

versiunea oficiala are 18 gb, da asta care o sa apara in net cred ca max o sa aiba 8 gb x((
o sa scoata o gramada de muzica din joaca

Kratos
17th September 2008, 16:07
ooo cool directx 10 ae.

versiunea oficiala are 18 gb, da asta care o sa apara in net cred ca max o sa aiba 8 gb x((
o sa scoata o gramada de muzica din joaca

Ce te miră prezenţa dxului 10 ? XD El din 2007 e prezent în toate jocurile (se setează la dorinţă) X)
Jocul instalat va ocupa 18 GB. Install-ul probabil va ocupa 2 DVD-DL...
Ar fi de dorit să fie jocul bine optimizat :whisper:

Lopata
17th September 2008, 16:52
#199 '''''e prezent оn toate jocurile '''''' - n-am inteles =\

pur si simplu nu demult mi-am procurat cartela video care suporta dx10, deaceea m-am bucurat ca o sa pot sa ma joc la cerintele maxime.

Kratos
17th September 2008, 17:05
#199 '''''e prezent оn toate jocurile '''''' - n-am inteles =\

pur si simplu nu demult mi-am procurat cartela video care suporta dx10, deaceea m-am bucurat ca o sa pot sa ma joc la cerintele maxime.

DX10 a apărut odată (aproximativ) cu STALKER 1. De atunci aproape orice game suporta DX 10 insă ca să-l activezi ai nevoie de Vista, XP nu suportă oficial, iar emulatorul neoficial suge. Jocurile sub DX 10 necesită PCuri de un preţ impunător. Diferenţa intre DX 10 şi 9 în jocuri la moment nu satisface necesitatea cheltuelilor. Adică DX9 arată super. DX 10 nişte îmbunătăţiri mici (dar bine văzute în Crysis). Dacă Crysis 1 nu 2 (căci 2 deja e mai bine optimizat) pe DX 10 dă în jur la 30 FPS (softul FRAPS te va ajuta X)) atunci PCul tău rupe şi vei juca stabil GTA 4 la very high sub DX 10 :ok: HD3850 de 1400 lei suportă DX 10.1. Dar GTA 4 pe ea nu va "zbura" pe DX 10, fiindcă Crysis dă 19-25 FPS pe DX9 şi 1-5 pe DX10 X)

Mult de discutat. Principalul să iasă, deja la moment vom vedea la cine şi cum merge sub ce DX X)

Lopata
17th September 2008, 17:35
Kratos, eu shtiu ca toate jocurile merg pe dx10, insa numai unele din ele suporta dx10, uite lista de jocuri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_10_support

Kratos
17th September 2008, 17:53
Kratos, eu shtiu ca toate jocurile merg pe dx10, insa numai unele din ele suporta dx10, uite lista de jocuri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_10_support

Ai vrut să zici că toate jocurile din 2007-2008 merg pe DX9 by default dar deja din ce în ce mai multe suportă DX 10 ^_~
Pînă ce încă nu am văzut ceva superb în DX 10, măcar un demo ceva care îţi lasă gura căscată etc. DX9 rupe.
Deja au început a face OpenGL 3.0, dar Nvidia încă nu a treminat cu proiectul GeForce Physics, permanent făcînd noi drivere care aduc îmbunătăţiri şi daune unor jocuri...:dozingoff:

BlackCross
17th September 2008, 23:34
deaceea m-am bucurat ca o sa pot sa ma joc la cerintele maxime.
Не факт. X)

Kratos
18th September 2008, 11:10
First footage of movie maverick Uwe Boll's first game! >> 1968 Tunnel's Rats << (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/40152.html) XD

SOCOL
2nd October 2008, 19:23
Кубик наносит ответный удар

TLYhq7iuN50

Добро пожаловать в компьютезированный экспериментальный центр при Лаборатории Исследования Природы Порталов. Мы ещё не построили GladOS и не начали распылять в центре смертельные нейротоксины. У нас полным ходом идут исследования и мы полны надежд обогнать BlackMesa для получения гранта.

Энтузиасты из Portalprelude.com (http://www.portalprelude.com/) сделали чуть больше, чем простой мод к игре — вот что они пишут:

This game is totally free and set to be released somewhere around the end of september 2008. It offers a bit more gameplay hours than the original Portal, with 8 chapters, 48 challenges, 6 advanced maps, a brand new storyline and more than 400 lines of speech with english and french subtitles. Remember kids, it's not just a mappack, it's a whole new story, and I hope that you'll appreciate the work done for you. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned for more informations soon.

На сайте включен обратный отсчет (http://www.portalprelude.com/download.php) до дня, когда мы можем скачать эту прекрасную игру.

Kratos
2nd October 2008, 19:35
Super noutate. Mersi. Genial joc. Aştept cu nerăbdare, chiar dacă nu e oficial :love:

Kratos
10th October 2008, 03:53
Portal Prelude -> http://www.portalprelude.com/download.php :love:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41089.html :trance:
Din video constatez că level of detail şi animaţia rup. Gameplayul pare awsme :love: Bionic Commnado (2D) mi-a plăcut mult. E un remake reuşit. Sper că proiectul următor va fi la fel de calitativ ca în video :ok:

SOCOL
10th October 2008, 15:42
Игры → Fallout на золоте

8-го октября одна из самых ожидаемых игр 2008 года (а может быть и вообще одна из самых что ни на есть ожидаемых игр в принципе) отправлена на золото. Римейк культовых Fallout, разрабатываемый Bethesda Softwork, уже скоро появится в продаже. А точнее, 28 октября (по другим данным — 31 октября).

http://lh6.ggpht.com/max.maglyas/SO7rWWJGLHI/AAAAAAAAAXI/DuT_ht9qkLE/s400/acq.jpg


Об этой игре, скорее даже о ходе ее разработки, ходило множество противоречивых слухов. О том, что сотрудники Bethesda, работающие над Fallout 3, даже не играли (http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/games/15981/) в первые две части. О том, что новый «фолл» будет называться не иначе как TES5: Fallout (http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/games/20329/). О том, что «беседка» подняла руку на святое (http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/games/16434/) и может это святое загубить.

Я тоже несколько скептически отношусь к играм от Bethesda Softwork. Несмотря на профессионализм авторов, то, что получится, тем самым старым Фолаутом уже не будет. Но я полностью согласен с утверждением дизайнера оригинальной игры Fallout Тима Кейна (Tim Cain), который заявил буквально следующее (цитата с CNews (http://cnews.ru/news/line/index.shtml?2008/10/09/322262)):

«То, что я увидел в Fallout 3, мне понравилось. Теперь это их [Bethesda Softwork] лицензия, создатели выбрали направление и сделали его интригующим. Хотя, вполне возможно, я бы выбрал другой путь развития. Как бы там ни было, я уже сделал предзаказ третьей части и с удовольствием оценю игру в роли простого игрока, а не разработчика. Все, чего мне хочется — играть в этот проект и получать от него удовольствие».

Так что скоро мы все выясним, что же на самом деле сделала Bethesda.

Kratos
13th October 2008, 16:42
>>World of Goo<< (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41427.html) :sweet:

BlackCross
14th October 2008, 14:34
>>World of Goo<< (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41427.html) :sweet:
Mmm, arata interesant... I'll check it out cand apare. X)

SOCOL
14th October 2008, 15:26
Жадность?

Многие, даже именитые игроделы и издатели, не брезгуют в открытую и нагло заработать на геймерах. Причем речь не о самих дисках с вожделенной игрой, за лицензионные версии которых, наконец, и в наших краях стало популярно платить полновесной монетой. Дополнительный контент — плати. Аддон — плати. И ладно бы все было как, скажем, с Ведьмаком, дополненное издание которого действительно сделано «на ура». Да и скачать его обладатели лицензии могут бесплатно. Иногда же нам подсовывают поделки за ценник оригинала.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/max.maglyas/SPQ_iile5HI/AAAAAAAAAXs/Uz15NQg5wPU/s400/sc2.jpg

Вот уж от кого не ожидал, так это от Blizzard. Эти товарищи обычно знают, что делают. Все без исключения их игры — мега-хиты. Цены (гляньте на World of Warcraft) тоже не кусаются. Но то, что Blizzard планирует сделать со свеженьким, уже почти готовым к выходу StarCraft 2, многих фанатов этой RTS да и просто неравнодушных к ней «несколько огорчило».

Итак, на фестивале BlizzCon 2008 представители Blizzard заявили, что стратегия StarCraft 2 получается слишком масштабной. Поэтому, «стремясь сохранить качество и приемлемые сроки релиза, Blizzard решила разделить игру на три части». Для начала нам предложат купить Terrans: Wings of Liberty, где будет только официальная кампания за землян. Попозже в продаже появятся еще два компакта. С Zerg: Heart of the Swarm и Protoss: Legacy of the Void. В них будут содержаться не только кампании за соответствующие расы, но и целый ворох нововведений. Таких как новые юниты, способности рас и прочие фишки. Хорошо хоть сетевая игра за все расы будет доступна сразу же, начиная с Terrans: Wings of Liberty.

Многие пользователи, мнение которых я вычитал на популярных формах, считают, что ноги такого решения Blizzard явно растут из Activision. Народ отказывается верить в «отмазку» на счет неготовности игры и возможного срыва сроков выхода, так как уже кто-кто, а Blizzard может себе позволить (и постоянно позволяла) крутить и вертеть сроками как угодно. До самого что ни на есть полного «вылизывания», «причесывания» и прочих действий с движком, кодом, дизайном, балансом и прочими составляющими их хитов.

Если уж совсем грубо, то в Blizzard пытаются впарить фанатам одну игру по цене трех. Я, конечно, сам первый принесу извинения за то, что тут пишу, если части с компаниями за Зергов и Протоссов будут доступны бесплатно в качестве обновлений. Но пока в новой политике уважаемой компании проскакивает исключительно жадность. Надеюсь, заимствованная.

UPD: Я, конечно, надеюсь, что дело не в жадности. А что дейсвтительно не успевают и что все три части могут по масштабу и качеству исполнения (все же не кто-нибудь, а Blizzard) сойти за самостоятельные игры. Но пришла мне в голову мысль, что Blizzard, похоже чуть ли не единственная компания, которая может себе такое «трехразовое питание» позволить. Любую другую (ну, может быть еще кроме Valve Software) запинали бы сразу же.

Kratos
14th October 2008, 23:42
Mmm, arata interesant... I'll check it out cand apare. X)

A apărut http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1172153
Atît de simplu şi genial. Recomand tuturor :moe:

BlackCross
15th October 2008, 01:27
A apărut http://torrents.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1172153
Atоt de simplu şi genial. Recomand tuturor :moe:
Superb, merci de link. Acum am nevoie doar de TIMP că să-l încerc. X)))

Kratos
15th October 2008, 03:05
Dead Space Lauch Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41504.html) :want:
Crap, 5 more dayz of painful waiting. Şi cine ştie cît de rapind se vor descurca cu crackul, căci în ultimul timp jocurile sunt cam bine protejate :'(

BlackCross
16th October 2008, 00:48
Damn deja este pentru NTSC XBOX360 pe net... Aştept PAL... :(

Kratos
16th October 2008, 18:01
Far Cry 2 Map Editor Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41616.html?type=) @_@

SOCOL
17th October 2008, 20:16
EPIC FAIL

http://www.consolenewz.ru/images/Newsmike/1510/mgs4-boss1.jpg

Японская компания Morningstar, занимающаяся исследованием капиталовложений, опубликовала статью о мультиплатформенной разработке игр. На Tokyo Game Show pепортеру удалось поговорить с Йошиката Араи из Konami, который подтвердил возможность переноса Metal Gear Solid 4 на Xbox 360.

«Версию Metal Gear Solid 4 для Xbox 360 хотят геймеры со всех сторон земного шара. Сейчас мы рассматриваем возможность портирования этой игры»

Никаких обещаний дано не было, но в последнее время эксклюзивные проекты Sony очень часто «уплывают» в сети Microsoft. Единственная надежда для поклонников PlayStation 3 — Хидео Кодзима, который уже давно заявил, что перенос Metal Gear Solid 4 на Xbox 360 невозможен, т.к. игра изначально затачивалась под PS3.

BlackCross
18th October 2008, 02:57
EPIC FAIL

http://www.consolenewz.ru/images/Newsmike/1510/mgs4-boss1.jpg

Японская компания Morningstar, занимающаяся исследованием капиталовложений, опубликовала статью о мультиплатформенной разработке игр. На Tokyo Game Show pепортеру удалось поговорить с Йошиката Араи из Konami, который подтвердил возможность переноса Metal Gear Solid 4 на Xbox 360.

«Версию Metal Gear Solid 4 для Xbox 360 хотят геймеры со всех сторон земного шара. Сейчас мы рассматриваем возможность портирования этой игры»

Никаких обещаний дано не было, но в последнее время эксклюзивные проекты Sony очень часто «уплывают» в сети Microsoft. Единственная надежда для поклонников PlayStation 3 — Хидео Кодзима, который уже давно заявил, что перенос Metal Gear Solid 4 на Xbox 360 невозможен, т.к. игра изначально затачивалась под PS3.
Eu nu m-aş grăbi cu concluziile, jocul NU a fost anunţat încă pt 360 aşa că...

SOCOL
18th October 2008, 03:30
Eu nu m-aş grăbi cu concluziile, jocul NU a fost anunţat încă pt 360 aşa că...

ок, а если логически прикинуть, что примут производители - Слово текущих фанатов или крики мнногомиллионных владельцев иксбокса плюс гонорар.

Пс3 уже потеряла свой главный эксклюзив, так что не думаю, что долго будут мучиться с этим. По крайней мере, с экономической точки зрения - это лучший ход для компании.

BlackCross
18th October 2008, 03:50
Eu sincer-sincer aş vrea tu să ai dreptate. X)

Revolt
18th October 2008, 10:03
Подробности Bioshock 2

Вчера в сети появился тизер трейлер BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams, который был взят с PS3-версии BioShock. А стали известны некоторые подробности относительно BioShock 2 от разработчика 2K Marin Чарльза Шечбека.

"BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams частично приквел и в тоже самое время является сиквелом. Многие наверняка удивились, когда город поднялся из глубин воды." - говорит он.

Вполне вероятно это значит, что действие игры будет происходить в раннем Рапчуре, который изначально строился над водой или в Рапчуре, который в будущем подняли из подводных глубин. Также было объявлено, что игра разрабатывается для PlayStation 3 и Xbox 360. Вот так вот.

BlackCross
18th October 2008, 12:52
Iată şi trailerul: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/278553.html

Nici nu ştiu, după părerea mea mai bine nu făceau continuare, am o presimţire că-mi va strica toate amintirile plăcute despre prima parte... Ca şi cu Prince of Persia nou...



Wii, Xbox 360 leave the PS3 behind

Microsoft Nintendo hardware sales benefitted once more from successful game titles in September. The best selling title for the month was Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (610,000 units), which helped lift Xbox 360 sales by more than 75% from 195,200 in August to 347,200 units in September, according to NPD. The Wii climbed from a weak 453,000 units in August to 687,000 units on strong sales of its Wii Fit game and accessory, which sold 518,000 times during the month.
http://www.tgdaily.com/images/stories/article_images/npd/200809/console_mm_450.jpg

Slowly but surely, Sony may be concerned about its PS3. In comparison to its rivals, sales have been weakening over the past three months. In September, the PS3 saw the smallest sales increase, from 185,400 units in August to 232,400 in September. The most successful game for the PS3 came in at the #5 spot: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed sold 325,000 units. The PS3 had only one top 10 game in September, while the Xbox 360 had five and the Wii had four.
Let’s look at the current market shares in the game console market:
http://www.tgdaily.com/images/stories/article_images/npd/200809/console_msh_450.jpg
Nintendo has solidified its market share of more than 50% and stood at 54.2% in September. Microsoft increased its share to 27.4%, while Sony dropped to 18.3%.
In September 2007, the Xbox 360 led the market with 46.0% share, followed by the Wii with 43.6% and the PS3 with 10.4%.
TGDAILY.com (http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39784/98/)

Kratos
18th October 2008, 13:13
Iată şi trailerul: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/usermovies/278553.html

Nici nu ştiu, după părerea mea mai bine nu făceau continuare, am o presimţire că-mi va strica toate amintirile plăcute despre prima parte... Ca şi cu Prince of Persia nou...


Teaserul Bioshockului mi-a plăcut, cel puţin se simte nostalgia X). Cît priveşte Price of Perja X) pe mine totul mă aranjează, doar că să aibă alt titlu, fiindcă trilogia a fost deajuns :( Mie Far Cry 2 deja nu-mi place dar amintirile despre 1 parte nu mi le va strica :).

Revolt
18th October 2008, 13:14
Daca va fi mai mult prequel decit sequel (cum spun ei ca partea a 2-a e compus din sequel si prequel a primului Bioshock) ar interesant, caci afli preistoria orasului :) IMHO

BlackCross
18th October 2008, 18:31
Vom trăi şi vom vedea, aştept trailer cu gameplay...

BlackCross
23rd October 2008, 01:51
eBay offers custom made Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3

Konami and Sony’s limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 may have been enough to satisfy a few fans of the game willing to pay a premium for their console of choice but, for sheer excess, it has nothing on this custom-made system built by the folks at Morpheon Mods, which is now up for auction on eBay. Among the many details adorning this shiny creation is a laser-cut, stainless steel MGS4 marquee, a laser-etched image of Solid Snake, a carbon fiber Fox Hound logo on the rear, and 14 white micro LEDs to light everything up just right.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/10/mgs-ps3-custom-mod.jpg

They even got Hideo Kojima himself to autograph the console and, perhaps best of all, they wrapped everything around a fully backwards compatible 60GB PS3. Just don’t expect any of that to come cheap, as bidding is already topping the $1,500 mark with six days left, though you do also get pretty impressive collection of Metal Gear swag with it, and 15% of the proceeds will go to help the Child’s Play charity.
Source: Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/21/custom-made-metal-gear-solid-4-ps3-puts-sony-and-konamis-to-sha/)

Kratos
23rd October 2008, 02:39
Konami and Sony’s limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3
Waaa' looks so cool + autograful lui H. Kojima :want:

Mie Far Cry 2 deja nu-mi place
Îmi iau cuvintele înapoi. Versiunea de la X360 de parcă e pre-alpha versiune dacă o comparăm cu cea de la PC. Nu-i deasjuns că grafic rupe (PC), încă şi level designul e TOTAL altul. Chiar de la început locaţiile diferă, la PC fiind mai frumoase. Versiunea de la PC e atît de "bogată": junglele sunt "îndopate" cu copaci (la X360 pe-alocuri), lianele arată super. Versiunea de la PC la ultra high mi-a trezit foamea şi acum o trec :ok:

Revolt
23rd October 2008, 09:46
Nice HD Gameplay Trailer (Tomb Raider: Underworld) (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41905.html):beautiful2:

Kratos
23rd October 2008, 12:11
Nice HD Gameplay Trailer (Tomb Raider: Underworld) (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/41905.html):beautiful2:

Nice, nice. Noua animaţie într-adevăr bucură okii. Noile moves, monştri şi improved grafics intrigă. Ce rămîne e level designul, care sper să rupă, căci Templul (în interiorul căruia sunt toate trailerele) e luat din realitate şi a fost minuţios prelucrat de art designeri care au mers şi au făcut poze :whisper:

BlackCross
23rd October 2008, 12:18
Screw TR!!! Crystal Dynamics, we want Legacy of Kain!!! :'(

Yuki
23rd October 2008, 19:27
we want Legacy of Kain!!! :'(

Дааааааа!!!!И 14694867 раз Даааааа!!!!:beautiful2:

Lopata
28th October 2008, 02:59
fallout 3 is out :tears: (la pc)

Kratos
28th October 2008, 03:10
fallout 3 is out :tears: (la pc)

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111.....:love: Va trebui să rabde, voi fi tare ocupat...FK :'(

BlackCross
8th November 2008, 11:13
4.7 Million copies of Fallout 3 shipped

Bethesda’s crowing this morning about record sales of its post-apocalyptic role-playing games Fallout 3. Probably justified. UK sales checker Chart-Track says Fallout 3 has already outsold every prior game in the franchise combined. That sounds slightly more illustrious than it is, because of course all those older Fallout games (except for what-was-Interplay-smoking spinoff Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel) were strictly computer-based. Console sales routinely trump PC sales nowadays, and of course there’s that thing about the market exploding since Fallout and Fallout 2 arrived in the late 1990s. But at least 90 percent illustrious, with Chart-Track stating the game has already outsold Bethesda’s Oblivion by 57%,pulling in sales of 55% on Xbox 360, 28% on PS3, and 17% on PC.

http://www.releaselog.net/uploads/238ad7bc747be63e47dce2ea733b17d8.jpg


Bethesda dropped a note this morning stating it’s shipped approximately 4.7 million units of Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, “representing retail sales in excess of $300 million.” The game went on sale at midnight on October 28 in North America, as some 2,000 retailers held special late night launch parties. I’m not sure if that’s a record midnight opening for a video game, but if it’s not, it’s got to be close. Also: That’s 4.7 million units shipped to stores, not necessarily sold-through. We’ll see best-guesses at the sell-through numbers shortly from NPD. More info about Fallout 3 in our post.
Source: PC World

Kratos
23rd November 2008, 13:23
Batman: Arkham Asylum Exclusiv Debut Teaser (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42998.html)
Wow, Eidos + grafic rupe = astept X)))

BlackCross
2nd December 2008, 01:31
Batman: Arkham Asylum Exclusiv Debut Teaser (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42998.html)
Wow, Eidos + grafic rupe = astept X)))
Grafic arata superb, însă trailerul nu poartă nici o esenţă... Aşteptăm ceva mai substanţial...



XboX 360 finally outsold original XboX

Microsoft has confirmed that the the Xbox 360 has now outsold the original Xbox, meaning that it has sold over 25 million units worldwide since its 2005 launch. “We’ve already surpassed the installed base of the original Xbox–which is a really significant milestone,” Microsoft entertainment VP Chris Lewis told MCV. “We’re at a price point that is uniquely placed–not least of which because we’re in somewhat of a challenging economic time,” he added. ” Ever since we dropped the price seven weeks ago, we’ve outstripped PS3 on a weekly run rate in all the territories we care about in EMEA–specifically the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Russia.”

http://uk.gizmodo.com/consoles.jpg

Lewis did not provide an exact figure as to how many Xbox 360s have been sold worldwide thus far. As of September 30, Nintendo had sold 34.55 million units of the Wii hardware, with Sony’s PlayStation 3 sitting at 16.84 million units worldwide. Another survey discovered the three major video-game consoles needlessly add a significant amount to consumers’ electric bills each year, with much of the unnecessary energy use caused by people keeping their machines on when not in use. On average, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 use 150 watts and 119 watts of electricity, respectively, more than prior generations of the consoles.
Source: Shacknews

Sales of Xbox 360 doubled in Japan


http://lastshepard.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/xbox-360-logo.jpg

Sales of the Xbox 360 have doubled in the space of a week in Japan, according to data from Media Create. Last week Microsoft’s box had sold 7,983 units in the region, yet new data shows that sales for this week have climbed to 15,474. This boost was in part due to the new Square Enix RPG Last Remnant, which scored a 38/40 in Famitsu and went on to sell 101,543 units in its first week. This week’s sales rate puts further consideration on how Microsoft is trying to invigorate its Japanese audience. Again, it is closing the gap between itself and Sony’s Playstation 3, which sold 17,436 units.

That PS3 sales figure is nearly identical to its sales performance last week, yet the brand’s handheld unit has soared in sales; climbing from 38,153 last week to reach 61,226 PSPs sold, helped by strong sales of new release Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam VS. Gundam. By comparison, the DSi largely sold the same volume as last week, climbing up by around 3,000 units to hit 88,843. Following news that the Nintendo Wii had surpassed 7 million units in Japan, the console’s weekly performance has taken a boost; up from 26,787 units to 35,298. This is largely due to sales of Animal Crossing: City folk, which sold 300,000 units and enters the software charts at number one.
Source: CVG
Wii sales hit on Black Friday, no depression


http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/techchron/2007/12/14/nintendo_wii_1.jpg

Online sales jumped on Black Friday as consumers searched for electronics such as the Wii video game console and Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, according to eBay Inc and Amazon.com Inc. Amazon.com and eBay had both forecast a weaker holiday this year as consumers cut back on discretionary purchases. But U.S. shoppers are scouring the Internet and stores for the best prices this season as they grapple with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. PayPal, an online payments service owned by eBay, saw almost 34 percent more transactions this Black Friday than a year earlier, eBay said on Saturday.

PayPal saw sales rise 26 percent on Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday that traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season. PayPal said its sales numbers reflected 12 percent of all U.S. e-commerce. Black Friday is best known as the day consumers crowd shopping malls, while greater online traffic is expected three days later on “Cyber Monday,” when consumers use faster Internet connections at the office to make purchases. Overall Web sales during the U.S. holiday season are expected to be flat at about $29 billion this year, according to tracking firm comScore. Amazon.com said Apple Inc’s iPod touch was the top-selling electronics item on Friday morning, followed by a Canon Inc PowerShot camera. Wii Fit and the Wii console were the top-selling items in the video game category, while the LeapFrog Tag Reading System was the best-selling toy.
Source: Reuters

Kratos
2nd December 2008, 03:08
Last week Microsoft’s box had sold 7,983 units in the region, yet new data shows that sales for this week have climbed to 15,474. This boost was in part due to the new Square Enix RPG Last Remnant, which scored a 38/40 in Famitsu and went on to sell 101,543 units in its first week.

La inceput mi-a placut. Dupa "a closer look" mi-a trecut un pic gustul. Grafic e slab, cam "patrate" is personajele. Fiind sigur ca Square Enix face jocuri de calitate totusi astept la PC X)

Black Mesa Sourse Official Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43237.html) :awesome:
Rugaciunile mi-au fost auzite XD

niner_007
2nd December 2008, 05:16
Black Mesa Sourse Official Trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43237.html) :awesome:
Rugaciunile mi-au fost auzite XDawesome indeed, intodeauna am respectat Half Life si jocurile lui Valve... apropo stiai ca fondatorii lui Valve au fost long-time Microsoft employees, developeri in NT kernel team? :notagain:

BlackCross
2nd December 2008, 12:46
Last Remnant e bun, reviewerii l-au facut de nimic, they suck.

Trailerul la Black Mesa e nice, dar e doar un mod, din păcate...

Kratos
2nd December 2008, 14:39
awesome indeed, intodeauna am respectat Half Life si jocurile lui Valve... apropo stiai ca fondatorii lui Valve au fost long-time Microsoft employees, developeri in NT kernel team? :notagain:

Yup, HL rupe buca. L-am trecut de vre-o 4-5 ori. Si am jucat toate versiunile (PC, DC, PS2).
N-am stiut ca in Valve sunt lucratori si din Microsoft.

Co-operative. Black Mesa co-op will allow players to not only recruit the assistance of security guards and scientists, but also that of your friends! Share the single-player experience by battling through Black Mesa together. Players will be able to wage battles, travel corridors and emerge victorious over the enemies and escape the confines of the Black Mesa Research Facility. :awesome:

Lopata
3rd December 2008, 15:32
referitor la gta4 pc xD

"Rockstar North December 2nd, 2008 | 18:09 Dont bother to beat our protection, guys. Think we spent 200k for you to play our game for free? Think twice!


Quote: Rockstar Upper East December 2nd, 2008 | 18:24 You really cant crack this game believe me or not. We have done everything to stop you from playing it for free"

da nu nah, 200k .
nu mai vedem noi crack ))):onegai:

Kratos
3rd December 2008, 16:19
referitor la gta4 pc xD

"Rockstar North December 2nd, 2008 | 18:09 Dont bother to beat our protection, guys. Think we spent 200k for you to play our game for free? Think twice!


Quote: Rockstar Upper East December 2nd, 2008 | 18:24 You really cant crack this game believe me or not. We have done everything to stop you from playing it for free"

da nu nah, 200k .
nu mai vedem noi crack ))):onegai:

Hmm....va fi 1 game ne~spart ?! XD
Perpendicular, oricum POP degraba apare XD

Lopata
3rd December 2008, 23:39
Hmm....va fi 1 game ne~spart ?! XD


cred ca da x(
activarea jocului e inca prin net x(



DRM system GTA 4 (PC):
- Activation via Internet (1x per system, no limits, Fallback for systems without web access)
- Copy protection Securom: The original disc is required for playing
- Requirements for playing (singleplayer): original disc, Securom and GFW Live runs in the background
- Requirements for playing (multiplayer): Active internet connection, Games for Windows Live account, For uploading videos: Rockstar Social Club Account

Additional details about the activation of GTA 4 (PC):
- If you don't have web access or don't want to connect your gaming PC to the Internet, Rockstar wants to offer a not yet specified system to activate GTA 4 via another PC with web access. Details are supposed to be available on launch.
- For the normal GTA 4 (PC) version with disc installation, activations are unlimited. But the original disc is required for playing.
- This does not apply for legally downloaded versions of GTA 4: Depending on the vendor the following is possible: Five parallel installations with the possibility to revive a "free” installation, if an old installation is deleted. For this purpose the customer has to have web access with the PC GTA 4 is installed on.
- Those playing GTA 4 with an illegally hacked version have, according to Rockstar, to fear that the game will not be fully playable.
- If you change two major components of your PC (like the graphics card or the CPU), you will possible have to reactivate GTA 4.

BlackCross
4th December 2008, 02:25
Believe me or not, consoles are pure love and awesomeness. X)))
No cracks... no brain-fscking... X)))

A new Baldur's Gate!!! O.O (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6201815.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;6) :hoorah:

Kratos
4th December 2008, 04:06
A new Baldur's Gate!!! O.O (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6201815.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;6) :hoorah:

Now that's news :yahoo:

Mikey
4th December 2008, 10:06
Believe me or not, consoles are pure love and awesomeness. X)))
No cracks... no brain-fscking... X)))


+1
Download it, burn it, play it.
Shi nu tre sa plateshti cite 700 de bux pe upgrade la PC =P

Kratos
8th December 2008, 22:23
Grafic arata superb, însă trailerul nu poartă nici o esenţă... Aşteptăm ceva mai substanţial...

Here u go http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43466.html
Additional info - Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman:_Arkham_Asylum)
Looks promising !!! :nosebleed:

BlackCross
9th December 2008, 11:23
Saw that yesterday... oh well, dunno, maybe it'll be smth good...

Kratos
9th December 2008, 11:33
Saw that yesterday... oh well, dunno, maybe it'll be smth good...

Em, cel putin dupa video miroase a ceva mai serios decit precedentele jocuri pe tematica data. Cu toate ca Batman: Teh Begins mie mi-a placut, acest nou arata mai serios si grafic si dupa cele citite.