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Bulletstorm Trailer Introduces New Boss

Epic Games producer Tanya Jessen narrates this video presentation of People Can Fly's Bulletstorm, which is the same demo shown to attendees at Gamescom 2010 in Germany.

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"Anyone else think the lead guy sounds like 'Dempsy'..? =P While I've never been a fan of the ..."
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Warhammer 40,000 MMO Gets New Screens, Trailer

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In a double-dose of Warhammer 40,000 asset awesomeness today. It's time to look at Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium Online with new screenshots and a trailer from Gamescom 2010.

Vigil, the studio behind Darksiders, is hard at work on the game along with Darksiders 2. Both games are scheduled for release between April 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012. Read more »

"I have a great fear of this sucking. The trailer didn't hurt or help my view of how this game ..."
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Rock Band 3 Leaked Setlist... Confirmed?

Following the reported leak of 31 additional tracks from Rock Band 3 as the songlist was being scrolled in the back of a video interview, Harmonix has released an official video comment.

In it, the guys at Harmonix inform us that they have not released official information about the setlist and that these rumors are being perpetrated by websites to gain precious advertising revenue... Read more »

"Just FYI readers, when it comes to forthcoming product launches from these companies, nothing is ..."
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Weekend Confirmed Episode 22

This weekend gets confirmed with a powerful show that rocks from start to finish. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Lara Croft: Guardian of Light, Monday Night Combat, and a QuakeCon report get the party started on the right foot in Whatcha' Been Playin? Your thoughts on maturity in games and balancing difficulty with reward lead off the Warning before the question of whether it's okay to leave games unfinished finally gets discussed. Gamecom announcements alone could fill the Front Page but there's also a quick review of the July NPD sales figures and, of course, Jeff tops it off with a little excitement for Bioshock Infinite.

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"Ok.. I think I have finally heard this one time too many. The camel has climbed the ..."
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New Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Media Slays Orks

Fresh from Gamescom 2010, comes new screenshots and a trailer for Relic's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. The PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 game will be released sometime in 2011.

Also, be sure to check out Xav's preview and interview from his recent trip to Relic HQ. Enough talk! More trailer! Read more »

"looks crappy and the narration and voice are awful. I give it a mediocore rating at best. It ..."
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Paradox Connect Announced with Achievements

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Paradox Interactive (Europa Universalis series, Hearts of Iron series) has announced Paradox Connect, "the umbrella brand for all of Paradox Interactive’s online activities. Customized for Paradox users and games, Paradox Connect creates a seamless experience between in-game play and between game sessions."

The first announced feature is achievements, which according to an FAQ, are "designed to incorporate the best aspects from all the existing achievement systems out there (Xbox, PS3, Steam, Battle.net etc etc) and improve upon them and add a Paradoxian quality to them." The rewards will use points and pop-up in game. Read more »

"If you want the bonuses. You will still be able to play the games without using Connect."
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'Mass Transportation Simulator' Cities in Motion Announced

If you dream of creating "the perfect public transport system that has no cancellations, no delays and where the passengers are always happy!" you'll be delighted to hear that publisher Paradox Interactive has announced a "mass transportation simulator," Cities in Motion.

Set in Vienna, Helsinki, Berlin, and Amsterdam, Cities in Motion involves meeting the cities' growing transportation needs between 1920 and 2020 while staying profitable. To accomplish this, you can use "more than 30 different modes of transport including buses, trams, subway trains and water buses". Read more »

"Without mediocre-but-free, the open-source world would be a much lonelier place."
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DJ Hero 2 Spins to Retail on October 19 in North America, October 22 in Europe

It appears that Activision has dated its upcoming, turntable-powered sequel. According to Joystiq, an Activision rep at Gamescom 2010 revealed DJ Hero 2 would launch for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii on October 19 in North America and on October 22 in Europe.

In January, Activision boss Bobby Kotick pointed to DJ Hero as a series his company wanted to "stick with" until they "got it right." The first DJ Hero -- released in October 2009 -- garnered generally favorable reviews amongst critics; however, the title failed to sell more than one million units by the end of the year. Read more »

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Browser-based Jagged Alliance Online Announced

While we wait for more news on Jagged Alliance 3, which has gone back into development after the IP was obtained by bitComposer Gamse, it looks like we can look forward to Jagged Alliance Online.

The game, a browser-based, tactical MMORPG, will be released in 2011 and will "follow the same basic principle as its predecessors, keeping the popular mixture of tactics, strategy, role-play and management and transferring it to a modern MMO world." Read more »

"Yeah, I read that too. Will buy JA2: Reloaded, for sure. Although that is a only remake, so a ..."
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Dated: October 5

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be released on October 5 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The title is being developed by MercurySteam (Clive Barker's Jericho) with support from Kojima Productions. Hideo Kojima is the game's executive producer.

Check out the latest trailer from Gamescom 2010:

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"they should of put a spoiler tag on this because i wouldn't be surprised if every boss in the ..."
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Rumor: PSP2 Uses Touch Controls on Back of Device

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According to "three separate development sources who have seen and used the new PSP," Eurogamer is reporting that Sony's next-gen PSP "is roughly the same size as the PSP-3000 and has touch controls on the reverse of the unit."

I imagine any touch-sensitive controls would be in addition to the standard PSP button-based controls. Backwards-compatibility is likely to be a big feature to any next-gen PSP, as it tends to be for handhelds. Eurogamer also reports that it is "more likely" that the new device will utilize Flash memory like the PSPgo and might not have any physical media. Read more »

"The lesson I hope Sony learned from the PSP is that the hardware is only as good as it's ..."
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Crysis 2 Trailer Shows Multiplayer

Three-minutes of Crysis 2 team-based multiplayer action ranging across the rooftops of New York is on show in a new trailer from Gamescom 2010. Engage maximum eyes.

While Crysis 2 isn't due to launch on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 until March 22, 2011 in North America, a closed multiplayer beta will run on Xbox 360 this fall. Read more »

"I hope so. Crysis multiplayer was fun as hell, especially that onslaught/BF2 mode. I'm ..."
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Ubisoft Announces 'Fighters Uncaged' for Kinect

Ubisoft has announced a motion-controlled fighting game exclusive to Kinect for the Xbox 360 - Fighters Uncaged.

"Fighters Uncaged delivers players an immersive total-body combat experience," explains the press release."Players will be able to create 70 different strikes inspired by martial arts and compete in 21 different fighting environments such as rooftops, dark alleys, gritty city docks and abandoned church." Read more »

"Good form!!! If I caught any of my buddies playing this I would ask them out for a real fight. ..."
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Report: 31 Rock Band 3 Tracks Revealed via Video

At Gamescom 2010, a video (since removed) with Rock Band 3 running the background has been picked apart by fans and a new list of possible tracks has been circulating for new tracks for Rock Band 3, according to RockBandAide.

If this list is legitimate, some big standouts include John Lennon's "Imagine", Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird", and The Who's "I Can See For Miles"... but that's just my preference for classic rock showing. Read more »

"A lot of older rock, which is great, don't recognize a lot of the rest which is a bummer (on my ..."
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No More Heroes PS3 Port Snags PlayStation Move Support for US and EU

At Gamescom 2010, Konami has announced that it will publish the PlayStation 3 version of the original No More Heroes (Wii) outside of Japan in 2011. The game will also be getting PlayStation Move support, which fits quite nicely for the "sword-based action title."

"Using either a normal controller or the PlayStation Move motion-detecting unit, players have access to a wide range of physical assaults and katana attacks," states the press release. Read more »

"Hello! The burning hot summer arrived, this is the demonstration stature good season, the ..."
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