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Borderlands is scoring yet another add-on pack, titled 'Claptrap's New Robot Revolution' - and anyone who has heard the words 'Check me out, I'm dancing! I'M DANCING!' will love the objective... you kill Claptraps.
Posted 09:29pm 11/08/10 by: Joaby
As Capcom-Europe themselves say, it's not often that we beat the US and Japan in the release date department. It looks like Dead Rising 2 will be in Aussie hands before the rest of the world (well, Europe, but we've got the timezone thing working in our favour)
Capcom-Europe has moved the release forward to September 24 on Xbox 360 and PS3 - it's still the 28th on PC though. The game recently earned an MA15+ rating - untouched - from the Australian Classification Board, so it seems like it's full steam ahead for zombie killing and weapon creating.
The 400MS Point Xbox 360 exclusive prelude Dead Rising 2: Case Zero is still slated for a September 3rd release - still, that's three whole weeks for you to level up Chuck in the little town of Still Creek.
Capcom Europe Blog
The Weekly Update is here - Andy checks out two different types of Halo this episode - Halo 2600, an Atari-inspired version of the classic first person shooter (it's not a first person shooter). He also takes on Halo Reach, talking to Bungie's Joseph Tung. Kicking it super old school - even older than Atari 2600 - is real life! Andy looks at a real life Mario Kart - out now in Japan, but hopefully coming soon to Australia!
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Paintball star "fired" Activision for "doing a poor job" ps3xbox360wii
Posted 04:34am 06/08/10 by: kreese
Who said it was easy dealing with celebrity talent?
Paintballer Greg hastings is a big enough deal to have had four games made with his name on the cover. The latest one is being put out by Majesco, but the first three were from Activision. And in an interview with games site Games Radar, Hasting's wasn't afraid to dump on his old benefactor:
Ever since Batman: Arkham Asylum became one of the surprise hits of 2009 it's been common knowledge a sequel was coming from dark horse brit developers, Rocksteady Games.
Publisher Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and sister division DC Entertainment today jointly announced Batman: Arkham City will be the sequel's title.
Here's the lowdown:
One thing EA Sports has been synonymous with over the years is picking outstanding athletes for the covers of their games. It's an art in itself, one that we thought we'd figured out. Preference appeared to be either players at the top of their game or superstars on the rise.
Which is why we're a tiny bit curious about EA's selection this year. Brazilian star Kaka has been given the nod, which on the basis of the man's resume seem's fair enough. Only he's more of an "established" star now, definitely not an up and comer. And after this year's World Cup - where Brazil bombed out - it's clear there's plenty of players with better form in 2010. He may only be 28 but like his Brazilian counterpart Ronaldinho, the clock's definitely begun ticking until retirement. He's entering the twilight world of sports stardom, where the "best in the world" status is transitioning to "lethal on his day".
Activision could probably do with a break about now. The latest bomb to be dropped on the company comes from respected industry site Gamasutra, who have pulled together a feature which says Activision is steering clear of making games with female main characters.
According to the feature, it's not a case of ingrained sexism on Activision's part, but rather a slavish adherence to focus group testing and conservatism driven by retail results:
...if ESPN is to be believed, that is. The sports giant - who work constantly with EA - has broken the details on how Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners can get their hands on some boomshakalaka action.
You're not going to like this. Apparently the only way you will be able to get NBA Jam on PS3 or Xbox 360 is via a token. A token that is packaged with new copies of NBA Elite 11. Those hopes you had of spending $15 or 1200ish Xbox Live points to play the game? Dashed.
We may never know if it was that ridiculous looking backpack rumoured to form part of the limited edition bundle, but EA confirmed in an earnings call Crysis 2 would be pushed back to the first quarter (January to March) of 2011. That window's still close enough to have us thinking if EA could be more specific, they would have been. So bet on late February-March.
Bethesda seems committed to bringing QuakeCon back from a pretty cool US event people hear about for a couple of days every year into a BlizzCon-styled celebration of community and gaming. Details are still pretty scant, but the Bethesda newsletter has come out and confirmed id Software head and known rocket freak John Carmack will be joining Richard Garriott for a offtopic presentation: