Tuesday, January 25, 2011

INFAMOUS 2: Is the Graphical Leap Evolutionary?

GB: "It’s a well known fact that sequels on the PlayStation 3 tend to look better. We have seen live examples in Uncharted 2 Among Thieves, which was a ridiculous evolution of the franchise compared to Drakes Fortune. We also have Resistance 2, the shooter that was released in 2008 that looks so much better than the launch game. There are other sequels too which have have looked better as time has gone. Obviously one of the reasons of this evolution is that developers are now pretty much well versed with the PS3′s architecture."


Monday, January 24, 2011

Fight Night Champion Art Blog

My name is Ben Ross and I have been at EAC for almost 8 years. Most recently, I have been working as a Lead Character Artist on the Fight Night franchise, which as far as character art goes, is a dream come true. It has been great to work on a project where the expectations both internally and externally are to raise and set a new bar on character visuals each year. That being said, with all the detail we can add comes great scrutiny, so we take both the accolades and criticism to heart and use both to benchmark how to make our products even better. Today, I will touch on 3 main categories of interest in regards to Characters in Fight Night Champion.

2K Czech gearing up for Mafia III development?

2K Czech may be getting ready to begin development on a third Mafia game, if a recent job listing is anything to go by. 


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gears of War 3 Details Emerge from New Video

StickSkills.com writes, "There's nothing like a random video from a college TV network being posted that accidentally leaks out details on a huge game. In what seemed to be a normal report for UNCTV on the video games industry in North Carolina, we've stumbled upon a few new details on Gears ofWar 3.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Five Games for Five Dollars.

If your a gamer who lives on a budget it can be hard to go out every month and spend sixty dollars on a new video game. With Xbox Live Indie Games you can purchase games as low as eightyMicrosoft points(one dollar).


Scary amount of 'Kill Obama' levels in LittleBigPlanet 2

Hey guys, did you hear that Barack Obama is a bad president? He is such a bad president, actually! We should do something to assert our political beliefs and take a stand for what we believe in? How about we create a level in LittleBigPlanet 2 where we get to kill the president? THAT WILL SHOW HIM! 

It's always embarrassing when you get a bunch of repugnant teen gamers talking about politics, but LittleBigPlanet 2 has allowed these pimply pundits to express themselves in worryingly creepy ways.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

MS offers free Xbox Live Gold trial

Microsoft is offering all Xbox Live members a complimentary three day Gold membership trial between the 28th and 31st 

January.According to Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson, that's not the only treat in store for Xbox360 users in the coming weeks.

Xbox Live Arcade:
  • 26th January: Breach, 1200 Microsoft Points
  • 2nd February: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, 1200 Microsoft Points
Xbox Live Game Add-ons:
  • 26th January: Castlevania Harmony of Despair Playable Character Simon Belmont, 160 Microsoft Points
  • 26th January: Castlevania Harmony of Despair Origins Stage Pack , 240 Microsoft Points
  • 26th January: Bomberman Live: Battlefest Bomb-Up Pack III , 240 Microsoft Points
  • 1st February: Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike , 1200 Microsoft Points
  • 2nd February: Castlevania Harmony of Despair The Legend of Fuma Stage Pack 240 Microsoft Points
  • 2nd February: Castlevania Harmony of Despair Playable Character Getsu Fuma, 160 Microsoft Points
Xbox Games On Demand:
  • 18th January: Red Dead Redemption (Permanent price reduction in the US and Canada)
  • 25th January: The Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena
  • 1st February: Dark Void
Xbox Live Deal of the Week:
  • Week of 24th January: Dance Central - four song add-ons (160 Microsoft Points for each song - 33 per cent off): Janet Jackson "Control"; Sean Paul "Temperature"; Ne-Yo "Because of You"; Cameo "Word Up"
  • Week of 31st January: Hydro Thunder Hurricane: 800 Microsoft Points (Save 33 per cent); Aqua, 400 Microsoft Points (Save 50 per cent); Hydrophobia, 400 Microsoft Points (Save 50 per cent)
Xbox Live Avatar Marketplace:
  • 20th January: Cool Moves collection (Kung Fu moves, flipping, jumping, and more!)
  • 20th January: Dead Space 2
  • 27th January: Military collection
  • 1st February: Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • 3rd February: World Sports

Xbox 360 250GB Hard Drive Upgrade only $59.99

Are you still rocking a 20GB or 60GB Xbox 360? If you are, this deal is for you.For a limited of time or until they run out, you can get a 250GB Xbox 360 HDD for only $59.99


Blaze's New PS3 Move Gun

Blaze have today announced a fun new accessory for all PS3 move gunslingers. 

Top 5 Reasons Why the Nintendo 3DS Will Dominate the PSP2

There has been a lot of speculation lately about the two new handhelds, the Nintendo 3DS and theSony PSP2. But which one is better? 
In this article you’ll find out why the Nintendo handheld is 

going to completely dominate the Sony PSP2!


World's first Killzone 3 review 9/10 STRONG DO WANT/10

Biggest selling Polish video game magazine CD Action published world's first Killzone 3 review. 

+ one of the most beautiful games in the world 
+ well-balanced, varied campaign 
+ high difficulty level 
+ Move and Sharp Shooter play 

- series deserved deeper and better protagonists 
- minor technical difficulties

Biggest selling Polish video game magazine CD Action published world's first Killzone 3 review.