June 11, 2012

Apple Introduces New Retina Display Macbooks

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

At the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced the latest version of their Macbook Air and Macbook Pro notebooks. Along with new hardware under the hood Apple also includes their impressive Retina displays in some of their new models.

The brand new Macbook Air will come in 11 inch and 13 inch flavors featuring Intel’s Ivy Bridge processors running as fast as 2.0GHZ with USB 3.0 and up to 512GB of flash storage. If you’re looking into one of these be prepared for your wallet to get a lot lighter as they start at $1100 and go up from there.

Apple discontinued the 17inch Macbook Pro and will be instead offering the13 and 15 inch variants. The most impressive feature for the new Macbook Pro is the Retina Display capable of displaying resolutions up to 3 times as clear as the previous models. As with the Macbook Air the new Pro’s do not come cheap, starting at $2100.

Source: IGN


Mark of the Ninja Sneaks In New Screenshots

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Andrew Minott

2D stealth game Mark of the Ninja, coming soon to XBLA from Shank 2 developers Klei Entertainment, has five new screenshots that showcase the titular ninja’s sneaky shenanigans.

From the official site:

  • Observe… your enemies from the darkness, and use your agility to gain the high ground. Plan your line of action, and execute it before they discover you.
  • Manipulate… You foes with simple yet versatile tools. Blow out lights with a bamboo dart, create a diversion with a child’s firecracker, and kill your prey with a deadly trap.
  • Experience… The tension and thril of being a ninja — powerful but fragile, quick but deliberate.


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Metal Gear Solid Online Uses Up All Its Rations, Being Taken Offline

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Konami announced this afternoon that the last big event for Metal Gear Solid Online, the multiplayer portion of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be running for the next 24 hours before the game is taken permanently offline.

Since this past April all of MGO’s expansion packs have been free for members of the service and reward shop items, which were previously purchasable by players, have been free as well. Konami issued a rather heartfelt statement regarding the games closure on their website. Check out a portion of it after the jump.

To all of those PMC Operatives who kept the game alive these past four years, we salute you.Read More


Pre-Order Persona 4 Arena And Receive a Free Soundtrack

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Persona 4 Arena the Xbox 360 and PS3 fighting game spinoff featuring characters from the Persona series just got a little bit sweeter with the announcement of a new pre-order incentive. By pre-ordering the game for either platform you’ll receive a limited edition CD featuring tracks from the game. Persona & Shin Megami Tensai composer Shoji Meguro arranged the tracks for Arena.

Presumably this bonus will be available at all major retailers including Best Buy, EB Games/ GameStop & Amazon, who are taking pre-orders for the game but Atlus has said more information is forthcoming. Persona 4 Arena will be available on August 7th.


Resistance Burning Skies | Review

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

When the Resistance franchise launched alongside the PlayStation 3 gamers were excited for the brand IP. Now the fifth game in the franchise comes to the recently launched PlayStation Vita. Can Nihilistic Software’s story of a firefighter thrust into an unfortunate situation show us what the Vita can do? We’ve spent a considerable amount of time with the game and unfortunately there are some causalities to report.Read More


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