September 10, 2012

EA Retreats From Plans To Make C&C Multiplayer Only

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans reacted negatively upon hearing the news that 2013’s Command and Conquer will be a free-to-play multiplayer only title. It looks like EA has changed its battle plan, pre-deployment, by confirming that the game will indeed feature single player content.

Despite the concerns over the free-to-play model, when speaking to The Verge, EA Reps have stated that the single campaign is indeed compatible with the games freemium model. From the sounds of things the single player for Command and Conquer may not come as a complete campaign, but an ever evolving storyline or experience that will change depending on feedback.

Here is what was said in part to The Verge:

“Does that mean it’s not going to have single-player? No, that’s something we’ve obviously heard loud and clear that is important to people. The beauty of free-to-play, is that we can adjust and adapt to what we’re hearing as opposed to, ‘I’m sorry, it’s two months from ship and it is what it is.’ It’s a very different model because you don’t have to build as much. You build in response to your audience.”


Steam: Big Picture Goes Public Beta

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Jason Bassett

You know that thing that Valve has been tinkering with? They call it Big Picture and it has just went into Beta. What is Big Picture?  Big Picture is just a small step in a big trend as Valve comes into the console race. Think of Big Picture as the software or Operating System to the hardware. While Valve has finally confirmed that they are indeed in the hardware race, Big Picture will let your TV get a lot more than just playing your Xbox.

As an example, let’s say you have a small multimedia PC that you use for games on Steam. Now, let’s say you take that PC and plug it into your TV via HDMI. Launch Steam and then launch Big Picture and you will then have the console experience right within Steam and right in a PC ready controller.

Want more information on Steam’s Big Picture? Head over to

Alternatively, you can watch the video below!

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F1, Harry Potter, & Zumba Demos Hit Xbox Live Marketplace

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Today has been a busy day on the demo side for the Xbox side of things. Three all new demos have appeared today including: F1 2012, Harry Potter for Kinect, & Zumba Fitness Core.

For those who are worried about how the Harry Potter for Kinect game is going to be, this is a great chance to try it out. We all know that Codemasters will once again make an another amazing iteration of F1. Then of course there is Zumba Fitness Core.

For detail about the three demos, continue reading after the jump!

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The Guys Behind Amnesia Are Working On A New Project

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Seung Lee

Well, before I go any further, props should be given to Frictional Games and its Amnesia: The Dark Descent for finally breaking the one million sale mark. But company owner Thomas Grip says in a blog post:

Despite that huge number of sales, what I think is more interesting is how good the monthly sales still are. Not counting any discounts, the monthly full price sales lie at over 10 000 units. This means that less then every 5th minute someone in the world is buying a copy of Amnesia. This is totally insane to me. The figures themselves are far beyond any guesses we would have made two years ago. It is also insane, because this number is actually higher than it was around three months after initial launch. That a game can still be going this good two years after is truly remarkable.  This success is due to many factors, some of which are the uniqueness of the game (horror games without combat do not really exist on PC), the large modding community (more on this later) and the steady flood of YouTube clips (which is in turn is fueled by the modding community output).

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Hidden DLC Found For Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

Before you start panicking, remember Capcom isn’t the ones who make Tekken Tag Tournament. It was discovered that on top of the forty nine characters on the disc and four free DLC characters for pre-ordering, there was an additional six characters found by players who were mining on the game’s data code.  Those six characters are Slim Bob; the skinny version of Bob who was shown in his Tekken 6 ending, Sebastian; Emilie de Rochefort (Lili)’s butler who follows her around, Miharu Hirano; classmate of Ling Xiaoyu and Jin Kazama who appeared as an alternate skin for Xiaoyu in Tekken 4, Violet; alternate personality for Lee Chaolan in Tekken 4, Doctor Bosconovitch; a man who’s been in numerous endings from Tekken 1 and included as an unorthodox character in Tekken 3 and finally Unknown; who is the final boss of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and evil persona of Jun Kazama.Read More


New Metal Gear Solid Rising Image Surfaces

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Metal Gear Rising

Platinum Game’s entry into the Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, will feature the first public playable demo of the game on the show floor. A brand new image of protagonist Raiden, snapped from a demo station at the convention, shows the Cyber Ninja decked out in some badass armor complete with futuristic visor.

Revengeance is due for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 19th 2013 in North America and Feb 21st 2013 in Japan.



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