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APB – World’s first play impressions

Mark Rein’s spent the last few days at Realtime World’s offices in Dundee, Scotland, playing what-Dave-Jones-did-next MMO, APB. Want to know what it’s like? The Epic VP gave us an exclusive overview of what to expect at GDC Europe today. Hit the link.

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  • CoD: World at War Map Pack 3 and patch currently in works for PC

    Over on the official forums for Call of Duty: World at War, Treyarch’s community manager, Josh Olin has said that not only is Map Pack 3 currently in the works for PC, but so is a patch. Here’s the post: As with the previous two Map Packs, Map Pack 3 will indeed be coming to […]

  • EA, Activision, and Square announce GamesCom line-up

    GamesCom’s just around the corner and Activision, Electronic Arts, and Square Enix have all revealed a list of games that will be present for the event. Activision: Bakugan, Band Hero, Blur, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Modern Warfare 2, and Tony Hawk RIDE. EA: APB, Army of Two: The 40th Day, Battlefield Bad Company 2, […]

  • Fallout was almost Dogmeat free, says developer

    Dogmeat almost never made it into the Fallout series because of the tech involved, according to an interview posted over on The Escapist. The developers also never realized how popular he would turn out to be or the lengths players went through to keep him alive. “We never expected that Dogmeat would become such a […]

  • Serious Sam 3 will "drop cartoony look," says Croteam boss

    Croteam boss Roman Ribaric won’t be drawn on any specifics about Serious Sam 3 as it’s “too early.” However, he will say that the cartoony look of old has been dropped. “”I can’t yet reveal any new features on Serious Sam 3, as it’s still too early,” Ribaric told Eurogamer. “However, I believe Serious Sam […]

  • Dante's Inferno website updates pay homage to nine circles of Hell

    The Dante’s Inferno website received an update yesterday, and will every month on the ninth to commemorate the nine circles of Hell in the game. Yesterday’s updates include a video with executive producer Jonathan Knight during E3 chatting about the show and reaction to the game. Visceral Games has also added a blog to the […]

  • No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle E3 trailer

    The E3 trailer for No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle has been released. NMH2 continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, who finds himself at the bottom of the United Assassins Association rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again. Ubisoft is to publish it, and it’s out for […]

  • Tecmo Bowl Wii on hold, still coming to Xbox Live

    Tecmo Bowl Wii is on hold and has been replaced by Family Fun Football, which was announced last Friday, Tecmo said today. The game is still slated to hit Xbox Live Arcade in early 2010, though, so don’t be too terribly sad. “As much as we’d like to say this [Family Fun Football] is a […]

  • Big boss appears on Kojima teaser site, Raiden hits Famitsu

    It’s a Metal Gear game, OK? The Kojima teaser site‘s timer ended last night to reveal another time and a picture of Big Boss. In case you’re still unconvinced, the latest Famitsu is showing Big Boss and Raiden in its pages, alongside shots of the site and the letters “MGS”. The site is now counting […]

  • Bowling: Modern Warfare 360 online has 13 million unique users

    In an interview with the Major, Infinity Ward’s Rob “FourZeroTwo” Bowling has said that there are currently 13 million unique Xbox Live users that have sampled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer modes. “The thing we learned the most [from Modern Warfare 1] was how much focus goes into multiplayer,” said Rob when asked about […]

  • Latest issue of Old Republic: Threat of Peace web comic up

    BioWare’s released issue #7 of it’s Star Wars: Old Republic build-up web comic entitled Threat of Peace. The MMO is shaping up rather nicely, and these we comics do a good job of keeping the thirst for more media well and truly quenched. Go read.

  • 360 Gears of War bundle announced for Australia

    Australian site OXCGN has details on a rather spiffing-sounding 360 Gears of War bundle set for release down under on June 4. The limited edition Gears of War bundle will include an Xbox 360 Pro console, both Gears of War 1 & 2 and a shiny red box all for just $449 Australian (€250). No […]

  • Rock Band PSP gets Euro date

    EA, MTV and Harmonix have now given us the Euro date for Rock Band Unplugged on PSP. It’s scheduled to hit our shores on June 19th, which is just ten days after the US release. Full track listing through the link.

  • Alpha Protocol video gives you a bit of a walkthrough

    The newest video for Alpha Protocol highlights the dynamic dialog included in the game and gives you a walkthrough of an early stage that takes place in Moscow. Obsidian’s spy-RPG is looking more interesting to us all the time. It’s out for PC, PS3 and 360 in October.

  • James Hannigan talks videogame soundtrack composition

    Recently the music composer for Harry Potter and Red Alert 3, James Hannigan, sat down with the BBC and chatted about the challenges that come with composing music for games. Hannigan says the main challenge is writing for scenes that he has not personally viewed, which is never the case with television or movies. Games, […]

  • World of Goo now on $5 on Steam

    World of Goo, the award winning physics based puzzle/construction game is now available on Steam for $4.99. If you don’t have it already, go get it if you feel like dropping “living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.” Wow. Thanks, Heitzu.

  • Acti Blizz Q4 Financials so far

    Activision Q4 2008 numbers are rolling in. Here’s what we know so far. Reported a net loss of $72 million, or 5 cents a share. Adjusted revenue was $2.3 billion which was much more than they predicted, and more than $2.15 billion which Wall Street estimated. Forecasting  a 2009 adjusted profit of 61 cents per […]