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Nintendo Wii U, everything U need to know, Wii tell it

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jun 7 2011 10:00 PM CDT
E3 2011 - That title is rockin', if I may say so myself. Next order of business? Nintendo's next-gen console announcement! As the dust settles from various Microsoft and Sony announcements, sans-next-gen consoles (BOO), Nintendo walk out of the rubble, dust and glare with their next-gen console, previously codenamed "Project Cafe". Wii U. Nintendo's Wii U is their next-gen console ready to change things up.

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Nintendo changed things up with their motion-based controllers with the Wii, but now they've kicked it up a notch, or twenty. Included is a tablet-based 6.2-inch touch screen controller which has the usual array of buttons inclusive of a d-pad, four face buttons, four shoulder triggers, a power button and a camera. The controller features two analog sliders at the top of the controller versus the traditional sticks. IGN reports after a hands-on that it is remarkably light for its side, given that it's quite large for a controller.

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Sony announce Playstation Vita, next-gen PSP gets named but not shamed

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Jun 7 2011 3:00 AM CDT
E3 2011 - Sony's Next-Generation Portable has had a fair bit of presence on the internet lately and today Sony has officially unveiled what the NGP will be: Playstation Vita. Playstation Vita will include what we've all heard rumors of; dual touchscreens, ARM Coretex A9 core CPU (4 cores), tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, front and rear facing cameras, etc. All of the previously rumored specs are pretty much spot on but now we're seeing the actual branding and a set of the launch games.

Sony announce Playstation Vita, next-gen PSP gets named but not shamed | TweakTown.com


Uncharted is being shown off and from what I've seen it actually looks phenomenal. Price wise it seems Sony have really hit a home run with the WiFi model setting you back $249 and the 3G model at $299.

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Microsoft E3 details, Xbox 360 to get new Halo trilogy, Crytek-exclusive, Minecraft and more

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jun 6 2011 7:49 PM CDT
E3 2011 - E3 is here once again and it's time for a barrage of gaming-related news. Microsoft is out of the gate with news of a bunch of Kinect-compatible titles and additional video streaming services. Microsoft have said we should look forward to over 12 games that are Kinect-powered; EA franchises (Tiger Woods, FIFA, Madden and The Sims), Mass Effect 3, Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Sports Season Two, Dance Central 2 and as well as all future Tom Clancy games starting with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Microsoft E3 details, Xbox 360 to get new Halo trilogy, Crytek-exclusive, Minecraft and more | TweakTown.com


Minecraft is coming this winter, as well as Crytek's long-rumored Xbox 360 exclusive which was formerly known as "Codename: Kingdoms", now has a name; Ryse. A first-person action adventure game set in Ancient Rome. Fable: The Journey is a new entry in the Fable universe that takes place after the age of Heroes (sans Hayden Panettiere, save the cheerleader, save the world). All of these titles will feature Kinect use.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines, E3 2011 Teaser Trailer

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Jun 1 2011 9:00 PM CDT
The E3 teaser trailer for the upcoming Aliens-themed Aliens: Colonial Marines has come out and while it doesn't show anything off, it's a tease of things to come. The game is being developed by Gearbox (the peeps behind the revival of DNF, Borderlands) and published by SEGA, it'll hit the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and has an estimated release date of Q1, 2012.



The game is explained as: "Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew. They will have to fight to survive unspeakable horrors and their own anxieties as they chase down the truth behind a galaxy-spanning deception that places humanity at the mercy of the most murderous and deadly species in the universe. Aliens: Colonial Marines features authentic environments, such as the surface of LV-426 and Hadley's Hope, weapons inspired by the film series and is designed to provide an exhilarating and engaging new chapter in the Aliens universe."

Another game that I'm way too excited for, I truly hope they don't stuff it up and can recreate the tension of the movies and the popular Aliens Vs Predator games from way back when.

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12 Hour Deus Ex Human Revolution Demo out..aka Leaked Pre Build lol

Shawn Baker | Wed, Jun 1 2011 6:24 AM CDT
Ok so it's not exactly a demo and can be found as Deus Ex: Human Revolution PREBUILD READNFO-P2P. Either way someone's in some serious trouble for letting this one get out. A pre build of the highly anticipated Deus Ex Human Revolution has been leaked to the interwebz (Beats the hell out of some leaked Britney Spears single).

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Apparently there's 10 - 12 hours of Gameplay and the graphics are meant to be retail quality. If they are or not it's good news either way because it means it should look good. Plus a pre build with 12 hours of Gameplay, that would represent most games these days being played through twice.

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Of course we don't condone the illegal downloading and of course I didn't find it on one of the warez sites I frequently visit because I don't do that. So yeah.....anyway, I'm sure we'll start to hear some feedback about the game. Let's hope it's good, though, as the original Deus Ex was awesome.

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Metro: Last Light announced, includes multiplayer

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 31 2011 10:39 PM CDT
THQ has just announced Metro: Last Light as a 2012 title for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms. The new foray into the Metro universe will feature multiplayer, something that was not available in Metro 2033. The developers are touting that they're exploring ammo as a currency; fresh idea, I love it! Below is the announcement trailer!



Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ has said:

We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece. It was a beautiful, original game that didn't get the marketing support it needed. We won't make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way - it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.

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Call of Duty Elite, digital platform monthly subscription service for Call of Duty announced

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 31 2011 1:01 AM CDT
If $60 per recycled game wasn't enough, Activision Blizzard are launching an online service dubbed Call of Duty Elite that will work with the next outing in the COD universe, Modern Warfare 3 as well as future installments of the game. The monthly subscription fee will let users gain access to extra content that won't be available on discs sold in stores, including downloadable map packs that give new levels to play.



Activision hasn't announced the cost of the Elite service, but it's expected to be at the $8 per month level, which isn't too bad and would sit side by side with the pricing of a Netflix account for example. Another feature of the Elite monthly cost will be tools available to the player in the form of analyzing performance within the game, such as stats on which weapons have been the most successful in killing enemies.

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Sony Offer Identity Protection For Online Clients

Trak Lord | Thu, May 26 2011 9:41 PM CDT
Following up on the reboot of the PlayStation Network, Sony is covering all of its asses bases. PSN and Qrocity users, pending they had an account before April 20, 2011 (like anybody was lining up to sign up to either after that date) can enroll in AllClear ID PLUS Identity Theft protection program. See the blog post below for more info, but hey, not a bad start on the road to reparations.

Sony Offer Identity Protection For Online Clients | TweakTown.com


Starting today, PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders in the United States can begin the enrollment process for the identity theft protection program by visiting https://us.playstation.com/news/consumeralerts/identity-theft-protection/. We are also notifying customers of the enrollment landing page via email, which you will receive in your inbox this week.

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Duke Nukem Forever Will Actually Ship June 14th

TweakTown Staff | Tue, May 24 2011 9:50 PM CDT
No, really. After 15 years of "development", we're finally going to get to see the title that everybody- well, by now, probably at least some people are waiting for. Gearbox Software and 2K reportedly confirmed that the development of the game was at long last completed. The game is set to ship internationally on June 10th, domestically on June 14 for PC, XBox 360 and PS3. Players that buy the Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition and/or pre-order the game itself will we treated to a special demo on June 3rd.

Duke Nukem Forever Will Actually Ship June 14th | TweakTown.com


Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K Games, told IGN:

Duke Nukem Forever is the game that was once thought to be unshippable, and yet here we are, on the precipice of history. Today marks an amazing day in the annals of gaming lore, the day where the legend of Duke Nukem Forever is finally complete and it takes that final step towards becoming a reality.



"Precipice of history?" "Annals of gaming lore?" Maybe I'm the only naysayer in this, but can this game possibly be that good? Let's be serious, back in the day DN was just a Doom clone with more profanity and half-naked pixellated dancing girls. Yeah, I'm sure I'll get a bunch of hate mail for this, but again, c'mon. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure it will be an extremely entertaining FPS- or at least, it better be with 15 years of hype behind it. Check out IGN for lots and lots of images and promo shots.

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Fable 3 dev: Used-game sales hurt industry more than piracy, say what!

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, May 19 2011 9:09 PM CDT
Developers have complained for the longest time that piracy is the number one killer in sale numbers but it is now looking like the used-game sales could be an even bigger problem. Fable III designer Mike West says that the sale of second-hand Xbox 360 games costs the developer more than piracy on PC.

Fable 3 dev: Used-game sales hurt industry more than piracy, say what! | TweakTown.com


He elaborates by saying:

Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox, I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem. There are a lot of honest people out there as well, and if they like your game they'll buy it. The pirates, whatever you do on whatever system, they will crack it. It might take no time... I think the longest it's taken to happen is two days. Someone will crack it somewhere and there's not much you can do about it.

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