Today THQ not only announced that there will be a Homefront 2, but that original developer Kaos Studios isn’t in charge of making it. That honor goes to none other than Crytek- who will most likely use their award winning in-house Cry Engine to power the game.
“Homefront‘s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over,” THQ’s Danny Bilson said. “With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli believes that his studio can turn Homefront into a “truly blockbuster game.”
With THQ desperately wanting the next Call of Duty, and pouring a truly massive marketing budget into the original, they must want results desperately if they’re willing to give the title to a third-party developer. On the other hand, this is definitely a game worth keeping an eye on…
Considering in the North American territories that new games are released on Tuesdays, this is the start of a recurring series which will try and keep anything from slipping into store shelves under the radar.
This week is a big one, easily able to drain the wallets of many a PS3 owner as well as those wanting to sport a flaming hot new handheld.
So without further ado, here’s the new releases for September 6th, 2011:
- Dead Island (360, PS3 and PC)
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360, PS3 and PC)
- Resistance 3 & Doomsday Edition Move Bundle (PS3)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten & Premium Edition(PS3)
- Rise of Nightmares (360/Kinect)
- Driver: San Francisco (Wii, 360, PS3 and PC)
- Driver: Renegade (3DS)
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS)
- 1001 Touch Games (DS)
- Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection (3DS)
- Rugby World Cup: 2011 (360)
- Uncharted: Greatest Hits Dual Pack (PS3)
- Tiger Woods 12: The Masters (Mac)
- Sony Wireless Stereo Headset (PS3)
Oddly enough, this week there’s a few titles that decided that they didn’t want to share the spotlight with the rest of the games coming out, so they’re being released on the 9th and are as follows:
- Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
- Get Fit with Mel B (Wii)
Well there you have it, this week’s shopping list- find what you want and get to playing it already!
Yep, the next HD remake has come in the shape of Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, announced by Activision to be released in Fall/Autumn 2011.
It’s the Wii remake, however it’s been given a new engine to power up the HD visuals, as well as a brand new mode called “Mi6 Ops Missions” that sees the player undergo various missions with either Assault, Defence, Elimination and tealth-based objectives. If that wasn’t enough, four-player split-screen is also available as well as sixteen player online.
While it does seem a bit early to be releasing this soon after it was released for the Wii, would it not have been prudent to release it as the same time as the Wii game, allowing for everyone to play?
(Source: destructoid )
What title relates to Atlus and starts with “C” and ends with “E”? Catherine? What the heck is that? We’re talking the Crusades! Get rid of that pre-order on that silly girly game about dreams and relationships, and pick up a man’s game! The Cursed Crusade. Blood, guts, gore, crusading, what else could you ask for from Atlus?
Atlus knows where the market’s at, hence why they sent out screenshots of the upcoming PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 title. So now that you’ve got your blood pumping for some manly hand to hand combat, when can you get your hands on this? Summer 2011! Until then, you’ll just have to admire the shots after the jump.
Continue reading More Shots of Atlus’ The Cursed Crusade
It makes me wonder why Sony didn’t do this in the first few years that the PS3 was screwing up the market.
PS3 Slim Hardware Sales:
- 2009/10 – 11.9 million units sold
- 2010/11 – 24.1 million units sold
Xbox 360 Hardware Sales:
- 2009/10: 8.8 million units sold
- 2010/11: 19.4 million units sold
Looking at the monolith hugeness on my gaming shelf, I continue to ask myself why Sony didn’t just wait a little longer and just make the slim version of their products first.
Microsoft reported a total of 1.9 million units of their Xbox360 console was moved in December, which is the most units sold in Xbox history for Microsoft. This, naturally, of course is most likely due in no short part to the popularity of the Kinect and the plethora of amazing Microsoft-exclusive titles.
More importantly, however, is that $6.2 billion dollars was spent [in total] on Xbox-related products during the month of December, and the company recorded a growth of nearyl 42% for their console market. This outclassed the other big 3 competitors in terms of speed of growth.
“Despite this, Microsoft still experienced out of supply situations in late December, and it expects supply constraint to continue in January and February as it works with retail and manufacturing partners to expedite production and shipments to replenish the channel.” states a Microsoft representative.
There have been over 50 million Xbox 360 consoles sold, with nearly 8 million Kinect units in homes across the globe.
Next step? WORLD DOMINATION. #evillaughter
Matthew Crippen, who was facing the possibility of 10 years in prison for modding and selling Xbox360’s [which was being argued that it broke the Millennium Copyright Act], has been dismissed of all charges alleged against him. The reason being in the interest of fairness and justice [Read: The prosecution made several CRIPPLING errors in their charges/assumptions/case direction].
Although the case wasn’t in the prosecution’s court in the first place. District Judge Philip Gutierrez apparently made some very unique remarks in regards to the case, many of which any logical person/gamer would ask. “I really don’t understand what we’re doing here…”
Guiterrez also threw out a prior ruling [stating that Fair Use was not a legitimate defense in the case of homebrewing and/or modding], stating that the rights of individuals to own backup copies of their software can only be accessed by modding the hardware. “The only way to be able to play copied games is to circumvent the technology,” Gutierrez said.
The prosecution also secretly videotaped Crippin involved in a transaction which he received money for modding an XBox. However, such acts is a clear violation of the State Privacy Laws [or at least the Defense argues].
That being said, the Prosecution [apparently] had nearly 150 pirated video games to show the court as a means of showing that Crippen knew his was breaking the law.
As with a lot of games Tron will be launching with free DLC. This has become a very popular way to incentivise new sales and combat some of the money lost on used sales. The DLC in question is multiplayer focused featuring 2 new maps, User’s Plaza and Codestream Nexus, and a skin of Sam Flynn who is main character in the upcoming film and the son of the original movie’s protagonist.
Microsoft has recently stated to Eurogamer that they’re not interested in creating another Xbox and would rather focus on the Xbox 360 and improving its overall functionality and exploitation of functions like Kinect and Netflix/Facebook/ect.
“You’ll continue to see us bring amazing new experiences to the console, without you having to buy a brand new console. A couple of years ago we didn’t have movies, Sky, Facebook and Twitter – now we’ve got things like Kinect… We’ll continue to evolve those gaming and entertainment experiences through the power of software updates, rather than new chipsets and plastic.” said a Microsoft representative, Steven McGill.
A nice thought, but having to purchase add-ons for the Xbox360 such as the Kinect really nullifies any excitement this may have had on me. Microsoft will continue to sponge off the gaming community for years to come. Enjoy!
Without the ability to share levels the way that they wanted across platforms Super Meat Boy developer said that it was supposed a sort of “Eff you” to the way that most publisher charge you for content already on the disc. They used a similar method to the way that the multi-player shooter Monday Night Combat is delivering it’s patches. The DLC is over all called “Teh Internets”. It will consist of several chapters of about 20 levels that are focused around one of the characters in the game and it’s ability. The first chapter is called Butcher Boy and stars the game main character Meat Boy.
You should be able to buy Super Meat Boy on Xbox 360 on October 20th 2010. It will also be available on Wii and PC later.