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I'm sure all you Deus Ex: Human Revolution players (including me) hate the splash screens before the game loads up... Scaleform, Dolby Digital, AMD, but there's no way of disabling these screens from within the game. A modder who has done mods similar to the DX:HR one is responsible and it lets you mess with a bunch of settings. Here's what it can do:
Instantly spawn any items, like weapons, ammo, weapon mods, and consumables,
Instantly unlock any augmentations,
Disable auto health regeneration,
Auto-hack any terminal,
Turn off all NPCs,
Hide the HUD,
Disable intro (this stops all the logos loading, you just see a quick wall of text, and then straight to the main menu).
And loads, loads, more.
Nifty, huh? I'll be grabbing this one and testing it out shortly! But I do love the splash screens, only because of the music... the music is so awesome.
Xbox, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have joined forces to create a Limited Edition Modern Warfare 3-themed Xbox 360. The console will be customized (as shown below) with MW3 graphics, two custom wireless controllers, a 320GB HDD, a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, as well as custom sounds when the console is turned on. On top of the bundle is a one month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription as well as an exclusive avatar that shows your friends you're the proud owner of the LE MW3-branded console.
The console is launching on November 8 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for a US ERP of $399 and pre-orders are available today at participating retailers. In addition to the console itself, Xbox 360 will be releasing two limited edition accessories which will hit shelves October 11. The first is a MW3-branded Wireless Headset with Bluetooth which will be priced at $69.99 and the second accessory is the MW3-branded wireless controller at a price of $59.99.
DICE has confirmed that their upcoming COD killer, Battlefield 3, will be limited to 30fps on consoles. There's a mixed reaction to this, console fans are upset that they're not getting 60fps and PC fans are saying "well, if you want 60fps, you buy a PC." Considering that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was limited to 30fps on consoles and still looked great (for a console), then the next-gen Frostbite 2 engine, with much more advanced graphics, detail and destruction with more FPS than a console-tweaked Frostbite 1.5 engine that powered Bad Company 2 - is not surprising.
DICE's general manager discusses the frame rate, AI, environmental destruction and tips for success in the video below from IGN:
There has been 14 minutes of leaked Borderlands 2 footage that someone has caught on camera and uploaded to the Internet. You can see a fair bit of stuff going on in the game and while I don't want to spoil much - I seriously can't wait for this game. It's looking good and the improvements they've done (even to something like the HUD) look pretty darn cool. Check out the 14 minutes of wobblecam footage below:
Word from Digital Reality lets us know their upcoming aerial racing game, SkyDrift will be soaring its way onto the PlayStation network and Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 7th. It's described as a fast paced, arcade-heavy title which gives players an addictive racing experience with smooth, light and quick flight style.
There are eight modern high-tech planes to choose from, tuned to be the ultimate killing machines, and there are over 30 racing skins to choose from, 33 racing events from exotic locations around the globe and single as well as multiplayer challenges with up to eight players.
SkyDrift is more than your typical arcade style racing game," says Peter Nyester, SkyDrift Producer, Digital Reality. "Our team worked hard to deliver realistic, cutting edge graphics that are visually stunning, which really transform the overall feel of the gameplay. Skydrift combines all the best elements of arcade-heavy games with stimulating graphics and smooth game play - creating the ultimate racing experience.
The World Premiere of the
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, I mean, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is out and whilst it looks good [for a COD game], it really brings nothing revolutionary to the FPS genre, or to the COD series whatsoever. To COD fans, it'll be great - but boy do those graphics look dated. Maybe it's because Battlefield 3 just looks so over-the-top phenomenal. Keep in mind I'm a COD fanboy at heart.
Anyway, check out the trailer below!
Sony Computer Entertainment Australia have today revealed that the PlayStation 3 sales have surged over 400% in the week following the price drops across the 160GB and 320GB models in Australia. This information is from the official NPD Group Australia sales data from retailers nationally. Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia says:
This new price point really represents fantastic value for money as PlayStation 3 delivers full HD games, Blu-ray capability, plus music, movies, catch-up TV and more on demand. Australians love not only games, but also the quality home entertainment PS3 provides. Sales are booming because PlayStation 3 is the best device to connect to your TV, at incredible value, to provide the ultimate home entertainment experience.
The new RRP of the PlayStation 3 is AU$349.95 and $449.95 for the 160GB and 320GB models respectively. This represents a $150 saving on the former recommended retail pricing. Sales momentum is expected to continue with huge AAA releases such as Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, Resistance 3 and even PlayStation Move enabled games such as DanceStar from the people behind SingStar.
Rockstar have teased us all with new screenshots of Max Payne 3 and as a huge fan of the series, I cannot be more excited. These screenshots show that Max has had a shave and lived on just his pain pills alone, as he's lost a fair amount of weight. We can also see, what looks like slow mo bullet trails in one of the shots. Please, Rockstar, release some gameplay movies on this - show off the next-gen slow mo, now.
The upcoming CounterStrike: Global Offensive is not only cross-platform compatible between Mac, PC and PlayStation 3 but it will also support mouse and keyboard play on the PS3.
Now, both of those news tidbits might have taken your breath away, but we are talking about Valve here. PS3 owners will have the choice of the standard Dual Shock 3 controller, PS Move and the keyboard and mouse. Gabe Newell has also said he'd love to have Steamworks on the Xbox 360, but Microsoft are not playing ball.
The beta of GO starts in October and the trailer above should get you excited if you're a CS fan.
Escape From City 17 - Part Two has been released and it shows a story about the connection that grows between two people during the battle for City 17. It uses the same gritty, guerrilla style of the original movie and was made on just a $250 budget, previously owned/donated software, time and an HVX200 camera. It's impressive to watch, and whilst it doesn't look as good as the latest Transformer movie for example, you can't complain or compare a $250,000,000 budget to a $250 budget.
Did anyone else notice the G-Man at 4:18? I did! :)