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If you're a Resident Evil fan, you might want to book a ticket to Poland, as Resident Evil 6 is available on gaming shelves in the country. More specifically, the city of Poznan, Poland, where a local retailer has the PlayStation 3 version up for sale.
NeoGo was lucky enough to pick up a German-branded copy of the game, more than a month ahead of its official street date of October 2. Rafal Baranowski or NeoGo told Joystiq:
I was shocked when I heard the store offers it and rushed to check it out. I will play deeper into the game over the weekend, but please note that we do not plan to make tons of videos. ... Capcom would kill us.
I can imagine the teasing on forums right now "I have RE6. U JELLY BRAH?!"
We've been hearing a lot about next-gen consoles recently, which means we should start seeing much more about them in the near future, and that's a good thing. President of EA labels, Frank Gibeau, is confident of the next-generation of consoles.
Gibeau admits that EA stumbled with the current generation of consoles, but is confident that they have what it takes to transition over to the next-generation. EA will push through "a big investment" this year, which will go into technologies that will be baked into the next series of consoles, with EA saying that they have a few new IPs that they're working on.
Gibeau told Bloomberg "we've already started three-to-five new intellectual properties that we're going to launch in that first 24 months on the new-gen". The Presidents label admits that while technology is a big part of that, the process begins with the game and building out from there, adding:
What I think what you have to first do is start with the technology and the hardware that is coming out - what it does really, really well - and understand what's gonna drive innovation there. You start from the game out and you build enough games and enough diversity in your brands to come out with a really strong portfolio that you can sustain for multiple years.
If you're a fan of the Assassin's Creed series but felt the multiplayer wasn't quite good enough, then you are in for a treat. Ubisoft has been hard at work on the multiplayer side of things for the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3 and the result is that players will receive monthly updates to the content in the form of files and videos.
The team behind the multiplayer aspect have been given the right to develop some of the story line and this is sure to affect the lore. You see, Abstergo has turned the Animus into a commercial product that allows people to relive "the past in HD." You play as a customer looking forward to doing just that.
"As you progress in the game and level up your character, you access these files and videos. Every month you'll have new challenges to unlock new content that will continue the storyline throughout the year," Ubisoft Annecy game director Damien Kieken told CVG.
Furthermore, the multiplayer environment will have more of an effect on battles. They will feature dynamic weather, which can severely cut down on visibility, and bottles and axes and such that can be used to get special environment kills. It also features two new game modes to keep things fresh: Domination and Wolfpack.
At first glance, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes just sounded like an open-world game on a next-gen engine dubbed 'Fox'. But, in reality, it's looking bloody impressive.
Usually, we see CG bits from MGS titles, and when the game comes out, it looks great, but never as close to the CG we see beforehand. The Fox engine is completely next-gen and incapable of being run on current-gen consoles. Konami showed it off on PC, but the game will eventually hit next-gen consoles.
After watching it, you can see its running in 1080p, with anti-aliasing cranked up, with all of the bells and whistles. It's not completely mind-blowing, but it really does completely blow the current-gen console graphic capabilities out of the water. MGS: Ground Zeroes will hopefully look even better than this, as this would be a very early build of the open-world stealth shooter/adventure game.
We may not have an idea on what the developmental status of Half-Life 3 is, but today's Half-Life related news should make you very happy. Fans of the franchise may have heard of a little thing called Black Mesa Source, and if not, you should definitely check it out.
Black Mesa Source is a fan-remake of Half-Life, and has been in development for quite a while now. But in the last couple of hours, a release date surprisingly hit the Internet, and has excited a number of fans. Black Mesa Source will be released on September 14, just 12 days from now!!
One of the better things about it, is that it will be free, and should give people a taste of Half-Life after years of nothing Half-Life related at all. The other thing that BMS will do is make you want Half-Life 3 just that trailer load more.
Not only has Metal Gear Solid been greenlit for a Hollywood movie, it seems that Kojima Productions celebrated the 25-year anniversary of the franchise with a team of a new game, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.
MGS:GZ is built on Konami's next-gen Fox Engine, with the demo running on a current-gen, high-end PC. It has been teased that the game will arrive on next-gen consoles, as current-gen PC hardware would most likely get baked into the consoles.
The MGS:GZ demo showed off a new twist on the usual stealth gameplay, where it was shown that the new game can move into evasion, and beyond just running and hiding. Series creator Hideo Kojima was on-hand showing off the new title, stating that the new spin to the stealth portion of the game means that when you're discovered, you can use all tools at your disposal to escape, meaning there's no more "game over" screens.
The screenshot does make it look very Splinter Cell-like, doesn't it?
Get ready to be excited as Sir Hammerlock is about to walk you through the upcoming Borderlands 2 game. He covers grenades, weapons, terrain, and lots of other interesting stuff, all in a pleasing British accent. Take a look for yourself:
I was never a fan of the first Borderlands and, after watching that trailer, even I am interested in playing the game. The new game is due out September 18 for PC, Xbox, and Playstation. Those who pre-order at select retail locations will receive membership to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club.
This membership will give you access to "exclusive digital content for your characters" and a new character class called the Mechromancer.
I have a bit of bad news if you play Skyrim on PlayStation 3 and wanted the Dawnguard DLC: You may not ever get it. Bethesda has announced this simple fact. Due to technical issues, Dawnguard may never become available on PS3. It appears they have been unable to get it to run like they would like on the system.
"Skyrim is a massive and dynamic game that requires a lot of resources, and things get much more complex when you're talking about sizable content like Dawnguard," reads the statement, "We have tried a number of things, but none solve the issue enough to make Dawnguard good for everyone. The PS3 is a powerful system, and we're working hard to deliver the content you guys want. Dawnguard is obviously not the only DLC we've been working on either, so this issue of adding content gets even more complicated"
"This is not a problem we're positive we can solve, but we are working together with Sony to try to bring you this content."
Since Skyrim's launch, it's had trouble running on the system, so this shouldn't come as that big of a surprise. Plagued with frequent slowdowns and crashes, they've had enough trouble getting the main game to run, let alone this add-on content. It's nice to see that they are actually working on getting it fixed, though, and shows their dedication to their customers.
As many of you know, Microsoft is trying to integrate all of its platforms like Apple has done. This means that bring Xbox to Windows 8 is a natural extension and something Microsoft has done with the latest operating system. Today, Microsoft has announced the first wave of games from Xbox LIVE that will be available at launch on October 26.
The games will be playable on any Windows 8 device, including laptops, desktops, and tablets. Since these are Xbox games, they will feature in-game achievements just like games on the Xbox console do. They will also take advantage of other features offered through Xbox live such as leaderboards, chat, and multiplayer modes.
EA has experienced a very strong start to sales of their latest NFL game, Madden NFL 13. Within 24 hours, the game sold 900,000 copies, which has set a new franchise record for the game. Madden NFL 13 sports an improved physics engine, as well as a new career mode.
EA also saw another record reached, with the day one peak simultaneous users surging by 28% over last year's day one gaming. Seong Ohm, Walmart SVP of Entertainment has said:
It was a phenomenal first day for Madden NFL 13, and we have high expectations for this great game to be popular throughout the fall and into the holidays. We're excited that our partnership with EA has helped deliver our customers unique access and content to this great game. There's incredible demand for Madden NFL 13, and it's easy to see why people are loving it.