Archive:  May, 2012

By Andrew Minott, May 31, 2012 2

Riot Games has announced that on Friday, June 1st, they will be hosting the first ever Riot World Invitational in Las Vegas, broadcast live on their website beginning at 12pm Pacific time. The Invitational will feature a set of matches pitting five top-ranked League of Legends players from around the world against five of the best Riot staff members.

Additionally, for all League of Legends players, Riot will be giving a 100% bonus on all Influence Points earned in-game from Friday evening at 7pm Pacific until 7am on Monday, June 4. This bonus is in celebration of their Facebook page receiving over 3 million ‘likes.’ (Currently, they have over 3.4 million.) (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, May 31, 2012 1
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By Anders Frederiksen, May 31, 2012 0

Earlier today the folks over at The Humble Indie Bundle launched “Humble Bundle V” over here.

Packed into this bundle are Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, LIMBO, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, plus is you pay over the minimum you get Bastion as well, it also includes all the soundtracks from the games. (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, May 31, 2012 0

Airline Tycoon 2 the airline business simulator published by Kalypso Media will receive new DLC on PC later this month.  The Falcon LinesDLC allows you to open up lines of business in foreign markets for the first time ever in the history of the series. The developers have also connected the “last minute counter” to the internet to offer real time contracts allowing virtual managers to cash in!

There are a number of changes that the Falcon Lines brings to Airline Tycoon 2. Here is a short list:

* New character: Siggi Sorglos, completely voiced with his own story
* New airline: Falcon Lines
* Two additional campaign missions
* Branch offices: Open locations throughout the world!
* Last-minute counter: Fulfill time-critical contracts for high
rewards!
* All new features can also be used with the original game’s existing
characters.

The DLC will be available on Windows for $7.99 in late June.

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By Andrew Minott, May 31, 2012 0

Bethesda has given us almost two minutes of its Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim today, packed with vampirism, sun-blotting, and a menacing voice-over.

Dawnguard will be a timed exclusive, launching on the 360 this summer at a cost of 1600 Microsoft Points ($20), with PC and PS3 version coming at a later date. Bethesda has said that this DLC will be more akin to an expansion pack both in amount of content and scope of story. Check after the jump to watch the new trailer: (more…)

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By Jason Bassett, May 31, 2012 2

Jason West and Frank Zampella have officially settled their case with Activision for their mistreatment of workers during the development of Modern Warfare 2. This ends the year long struggle both Activision and the Infinity Ward studio heads have endured. Zampella and West, in their final hour, decided to settle their dispute before reaching a jury trial.

If you haven’t been following this fiasco when it started, West and Zampella sued Activision for the a number of bonuses (rumored to reach over $10,000,000 for both West and Zampella), included in that deal were all the staff that worked on Modern Warfare 2. Following their departure from Activision and Infinity Ward, Jason West and Frank Zampella opened their own studio and to work on a new game with Electronic Arts. During the struggle of making Modern Warfare 2, West and Zampella were outed for having met with Electronic Arts prior to releasing the game.

While the results are currently closed to the public, it was noted by The Verge’s Michael WcWhertor, that Jason West was said to be in a happy mood and “smiling in the courtroom”.

Source: Settlement reached in Call of Duty’s billion dollar West v. Activision lawsuit.

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By Jason Bassett, May 31, 2012 2

Game Informer has just released a teaser cover for their upcoming August issue.  But the cover shot doesn’t really tell us much. They have mentioned however,  that it will indeed, be a new Gears of War game.

Microsoft will have Gears of War, Halo 4 and plenty of other goodies during their press conference. For now though, just enjoy the teaser cover for you to go crazy over. Try not to ruin your computer chair.

Reminder: Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference is on Monday, June 4th @ 9:30AM PST

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, May 30, 2012 0

Did a 1990s nostalgia movement begin without someone alerting me? THQ is looking to recapture the excitement of the WWE Attitude era from the late 90s – early 00s with the release of WWE ’13 this fall for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

THQ promises that prominent attitude era super stars like Stone Cold Steve Austin will return for WWE ’13. Perhaps we will also see The Rock in this game? He did make a pretty awesome appearance at Wrestlemania this past April.

WWE 13’s single player campaign will be centered completely on the Attitude Era and will focus on eight to be announced super-stars from that time. THQ promises a full roster reveal, multiplayer details and more in the coming months.

 

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, May 30, 2012 2

Electronic Arts is following in the footsteps of Activision’s successful Call of Duty Elite service by offering a premium service that provides 5 expansion packs (including the already released Back To Karkand) with a two week headstart over the general public, as well as priority server access and strategy videos. Is all of this worth $50 a year? (more…)

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, May 30, 2012 1

Spy Hunter, the classic arcade driving franchise from now defunct publisher Midway will be introduced to a new generation of gamers on the 3DS and PS Vita thanks to Warner Bros Interactive.  This marks the first entry in the franchise in more than a decade, the last game also titled Spyhunter was released in 2001 for the PS2.

In Spy Hunter  you take the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor Super Car equipped with nitrous boosts, high tech gadgetry and of course explosive weaponry.  Alongside the announcement of the game Warner Bros released a brief trailer. If you want to see a souped up car suddenly sprout twin rocket launchers and a gatling gun this trailer is for you. Sadly it lacks any real game play footage. (more…)

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