Modern Warfare 3: MW2 Map Terminal Availabe For Free On Xbox Live

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox


‘No Russian’ multiplayer map returns to Modern Warfare courtesy of Infinity Ward.

Modern Warfare 3 players can now get the first, free classic map for the game, with Modern Warfare 2 airport map Terminal now available on Xbox Live.

Hit the link to download the 65MB map for free.

It’s not the only classic map set to return to new CoD titles – tight Black Ops map NukeTown is a pre-order bonus for Treyarch’s future-set sequel.

Expect Terminal on PC and PS3 in a month.

Skyrim Dawnguard DLC Release Date Is 26 June

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, NDS, PS3, Xbox


Vampire-themed Skyrim expansion set for release early next week.

Bethesda has confirmed that Skyrim DLC Dawnguard will be released next Tuesday on Xbox 360.

Bethblog said on its Twitter feed that, “Dawnguard will be out Tuesday for 360 in English. FIGS 1.6 patch for 360 coming next week and Dawnguard FIGS will be out mid-July.”

FIGS stands for French, Italian, German and Spanish; the 1.6 patch will introduce mounted combat.

The DLC has undergone a 10-day beta testing phase, so we’re hoping it’ll be relatively bug-free.

The Xbox 360 has an 30-day exclusivity with Dawnguard, with PS3 and PC versions set for release at the end of July.

Wii U: Nintendo To Reveal New Info Tonight

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Nintendo, PS3, Wii, Xbox


Unexpected reveal comes just hours before Nintendo’s E3 press conference.

Nintendo will show ‘new information about the Wii U’ on its Nintendo Direct website tonight.

In an unexpected pre-E3 reveal, Nintendo’s video comes just a few hours before the company’s E3 press conference.

The video, hosted by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, will go live at 11pm BST / 6pm EST.

Not much has been seen of Nintendo’s latest console since its unveiling at last year’s E3, save for rumours of a minor design change and a possible name change.

These could be the subject of tonight’s video; we’re also hoping to see a glimpse of Nintendo’s first batch of first party Wii U games.

You can see the video here.

A load of new games have been revealed in the run up to this year’s E3 including a new Gears Of War, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2, Skyrim DLC Dawngaurd and a ‘mature’ Star Wars game, Star Wars 1313.

Who needs E3 anyway?

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Sony At E3 2012: Has Every PS3 And PS Vita Exclusive Been Revealed?

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Sony


Sony has famously promised to reveal “more than 20 new gaming experiences” at E3 – but how many do we already know about?

Sony is set to reveal over 20 new games for PlayStation platforms at E3 next week, but such is the trend of revealing them all pre-show.

In fact, with so many Sony games already revealed or rumoured, we probably know all of the games it will be showing for PS3 and PS Vita.

Sony’s press event is set to start at 6PM local LA time, or 2AM BST, but here are the games we expect to see:

PS3:

God of War: Ascension
LittleBigPlanet Karting
Ratchet & Clank: QForce/Full Frontal Assault
Guacamelee! (PSN)
Sports Champions 2
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
When Vikings Attack (PSN)
Dust 514
The Last Of Us
Big Sky (PSN)
Quantic Dream Project (rumoured)

PS Vita:

Guacamelee! (PSN)
Travel Bug / Ecolibrium / Imaginstruments (apps)
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale (rumoured)
LittleBigPlanet Vita
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
When Vikings Attack (PSN)
Kickbeat
PulzAR
Special Report Division
Big Sky (PSN)
Assassin’s Creed 3 Vita (rumoured)
Ghost Recon Vita (rumoured)
Call of Duty Vita (rumoured)

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Skyrim Dawnguard DLC: 20+ Images From The Debut Trailer

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox

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We reveal the new Skyrim Dawnguard DLC trailer frame by frame.

Skyrim’s debut DLC – Dawnguard – hits this Summer for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC – and now we have a debut trailer courtesy of Bethesda.

Check it out in the utmost detail with our gallery of stills – vampires? Crossbows? Flaming steeds? Ice-breaking dragons? They’re all there.

Check out our gallery for more, and look out for the full details at E3 next week.

Sony Trademark Hints At Quantic Dream’s Canned Infraworld, Cloud Gaming

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, NDS, PS3, Sony, Xbox


Something would appear to be brewing over at Sony ahead of its E3 showing next week.

Sony rumours surrounding its E3 plans have been coming thick and fast, with the biggest suggesting a new game reveal from Quantic Dream and potential acquisition of cloud-gaming service are imminent.

Now those two rumours have merged somewhat with a Superannuation column reporting that a Sony trademark for Infraworld could in fact suggest Quantic Dream is still working on the game of the same name which it cancelled back in 2006.

Sony re-registered Infraworld as a trademark late last year, and of note is the fact that it revised the description to: “providing on-line computer games; providing game services for enabling temporary use of non-downloadable game programs transmitted by accessing networks and to play repeatedly until power supply disconnection of consumer video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor.”

Sounds like a description of cloud-gaming if ever we heard one.

We’ll know much more next week – keep an eye on NowGamer’s E3 coverage for all the details.

 

 

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Skyrim: Bethesda Adds Mounted Combat In 1.6 Update

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox


Bethesda brings mounted combat to Skyrim for free – playable on PC via the latest Steam Beta update now, and incoming for PS3 and Xbox 360.

Skyrim player can now indulge in a spot of mounted combat, Bethesda has confirmed, with the previous Game Jam feature being added in for free via the 1.6 update.

“By opting into the latest Steam Beta Update, PC users can check out the feature today. As far as release on other platforms, we’ll let you know when we have more information,” reads the Bethesda blog.

“Thanks again to all our fans, we remain committed to supporting the game through our free updates, mod tools, and more. And yes, we’re still working on our first add-on, Dawnguard – some great stuff to show you soon, stay tuned!”

The release notes for Skyrim version 1.6 are as below. No date has been set for the update.

1.6 Update (all platforms unless specified)

New Features

  • Mounted Combat - Skyrim now allows you to do melee and ranged combat while riding a horse

Bug Fixes

  • General stability and memory optimizations
  • General AI pathfinding optimizations and bug fixes
  • Optimizations and crash fixes for data leaks
  • Fixed rare crash with lighting
  • Fixed crashes related to loading and saving games
  • Fixed crash with summoned creatures/NPCs
  • Fixed rare issue where saves would be corrupted
  • Improved logic for when ranged kill cams are played
  • Fixed issue with ranged kill cams while killing a dragon
  • Fixed rare issue with certain ranged kill cams not playing properly
  • Fixed issue with nirnroot lighting not properly cleaning up
  • Fixed issue where bow damage was being calculated incorrectly
  • Fixed rare problem with werewolf kill moves would not finish animating properly
  • In “The Break of Dawn” fixed rare issue where Meridia’s Beacon would disappear from player’s inventory
  • Fixed occasional issue where followers would disappear after player pays off a bounty after committing a crime
  • Fixed issue where certain creatures and NPCs would fail to respawn properly
  • Fixed rare issue with dialogue subtitles not displaying properly
  • Fixed issue with water appearing blurry when loading a saved game after creating a save underwater
  • Fixed issue where map cursor would occasionally disappear after closing a message box with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed rare issue with shouts only performing the first level and not other unlocked levels with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)
  • Fixed issue where the shout buttons would stop working properly if users mashed LB and RB during cooldown with Kinect enabled  (Xbox 360)

 

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Taking On Black Ops 2’s Quadrotors

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox


The launch trailer Ghost Recon Future Soldier reveals what Ubisoft’s tech-heavy shooter might have in common with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier will have flying drones almost identical to those in Treyarch’s Black Ops 2 when it launches on PS3 and Xbox 360 next week, judging by the shooter’s launch trailer.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier features a near-future setting, as well as all the high-tech weaponry and equipment to go with it – something Treyarch willalso attempt with Black Ops 2 whenit hits on 13 November.

Check out the Ghost Recon Future Soldier launch trailer above.

Max Payne 3: Reviews Are Good For Rockstar’s Gritty TPS

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox, others


Max Payne 3 reviews have hit the internet, with most proclaiming Rockstar’s game a triumph.

Max Payne 3 hits Xbox 360 and PS3 this week, but the review embargo has lifted today, revealing a slightly mixed, but overall positive reaction to Rockstar’s long-awaited return to bullet-time.

“Brilliant in places, utterly frustrating in others,” reads NowGamer’s PS3 review, while our Xbox 360 review states: “Max Payne 3 is very much a modern refinement of an old formula, and if you’re looking for something brand new or revelatory it just isn’t here.”

Other scores range from 7/10 to top marks (5/5), with The Verge claiming that Max Payne 3 “is the best game Rockstar has ever made.”

Check out the other scores below:

Edge – 7/10
G4TV – 5/5
GameTrailers – 7.6/10
IncGamers – 9/10
OXM (US) – 8/10
Strategy Informer – 9.0/10
Telegraph – 4.5/5
The Verge – 9/10
VideoGamer – 8/10

GTA 5: Amazon Predicts December 2012 Release Date

Author: ally keer  //  Category: Games and Players, PS3, Xbox


Grand Theft Auto 5 gets another release prediction – but is this one just a placeholder?

GTA 5’s listings on Amazon.co.uk features an attached December 2012 release date – the first retailer to suggest a launch window since Take Two delayed BioShock Infinite to February 2013 and Wedbush Securities predicted an ‘optimal’ release window of October 2012 for GTA 5.

Amazon could simply have it as a placeholder, but evidence appears to be mounting for a GTA 5 release this side of Christmas.

Rockstar releases Max Payne 3 next week, while publisher Take Two is expected to at least hint at GTA 5 details during a financial results call on 22 May.

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