Latest Video Games News and Updates

  • Diablo III and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm confirmed for Gamescom

    Blizzard Poland has announced on "Battle.net" blog that StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Diablo III will be at Gamescom.

    GamesCom logo

    The firm confirmed that the game’s appearance is "the first time in a playable version in Europe,"

    Gamescom will kicks off on August 17-21 in in Cologne, Germany.

  • Bethesda: Mod Tools for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not possible at launch date

    Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios director has said they can't confirm that a mod tools for PC version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will ship with a game.

    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim screenshot

    In an interesting interview to Gamasutra, "We put a big premium on our editor, which we then ship with the games"

    "It’s going to come out again with Skyrim, the Creation Kit. So when it comes to content creation, we just have so much of it that we have to put a lot of development time into the tools, because the game is so big.

    "We’re hoping [the Creation Kit] will be available as a download on launch day. I don’t know if I can promise day-one, but it will be very close."

    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch on November 11 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

  • Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 bundle available now for pre-order

    Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 bundle, which was announced at this year's E3 is now available for pre-order at GAME and Amazon. This special bundle is schedule to launch this autumn, and carries a price tag of £270 ($399).

    Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 bundle

    This special bundle of the game will comes with a custom Gears of War 3 look, and includes a 320 GB Xbox 360 that will have a Gears related sound effect when user boot up the console.

    Other accessories are:

    • Copy of the game
    • Wired Headset
    • DLC token which will allow access to Adam Fenix character for multiplayer and the Omen Weapon Pack

    You can pre-order it directly from Amazon HERE.

  • EVE Online to launch in Japan this Fall

    Nexon will officially distribute EVE Online in Japan. It has been officially confirmed that the game will be fully localized in Japanese and the service is scheduled to launch fall 2011.

    EVE Online logo

    Nexon will only provide the billing services and marketing assests, and it will not function as an indepedent server because gamers in Japan will still explore and battle alongside international capsuleers on the global Tranquillity server which is operated by CCP.

  • Take-Two trademark "Rockstar Films"

    Take-Two Interactive has registered a new and rather curious trademark of "Rockstar Films". According to reports, the firm registered the trademark at the end of 2010, to be more precious on December 21, 2010.

    Rockstar logo

    The description and summary of the trademark are as follows:

    "Animated motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children's and documentary themes; pre-recorded video discs and other pre-recorded digital and electronic media in the field of live action programs, motion pictures, or animation featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic, children's and documentary themes."

    It has been also reported that Take-Two has also booked two new domains name, "rockstarfilms.com" and "rockstarfilms.net"

  • Sony confirms Resistance 3 multiplayer need "PSN Pass"

    Insomniac's upcoming shooting game title Resistance 3 will have an online "PSN Pass" for multiplayer portion, it will be very much similar to the online pass that Mortal Kombat and Crysis 2 received when the game was launched a couple of month ago.

    Resistance 3 box art

    PSN Pass was first leaked yesterday on the upcoming Resistance 3 bundle. This pass will allow gamers of Resistance 3 to play online multiplayer portion of the game.

    SCEE said, "We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities,"

  • Sony giving away 400 Journey beta codes today

    Sony has just announced that they will be giving away a total of 400 beta codes of PSN exclusive game title "Journey". The news was confirmed by Sony on their official Playstation Twitter account.

    Journey game screenshot

    To enter the contest all gamers need to do is follow Playstation Twitter account, and post a tweet to "@PlayStation" saying your best Co-Op experience using the hashtag #PSNJourney.

    Keep in mind, there are only 400 codes, so hurry up.

  • Ex Sony Engineer to sue Nintendo over 3DS screen technology

    Tomita Technology, a company founded by a former Sony engineer has filed a law suit against Nintendo for patent infringement over the 3DS glasses-free technology.

    According to the reports, the founder of Tomita Technology holds the rights of U.S Patent No. 7,417,664, and this patent is for Stereoscopic Image Picking Up and Display System Based Upon Optical Axes Cross-Point Information.

    Nintendo 3DS

    The patent in question here reportedly concerns "technology relating to displaying stereoscopic images on-screen for viewing with the naked eye, i.e., without utilizing glasses or other devices."

    Tomita says that Nintendo infringes this patent, which he applied for way back in 2003 and received in 2008.

    Currently Tomita holds more than 70 patents, and has applied for over 100. The firm is based in Japan and US.

  • EA: Frostbite 2 engine is too complex, No mod tools for Battlefield 3

    Electronic Arts has confirmed that there will be no mod tools for their upcoming shooting game title "Battlefield 3". The reason EA gives out for this new development, Frostbite 2 engine is too powerful and complex to meesed aeound with.

    Battlefield 3

    In an interesting interview to German Magazine "GameStar", EA senior VP Patrick Soderlund said, "As of now, we are not going to make any modding tools."

    "If you look at the Frostbite engine, and how complex it is, it's going to be very difficult for people to mod the game because of the nature of the set up of levels, of the destruction and all those things. It's quite tricky.

    "So we think it's going to be too big of a challenge for people to make a mod."

    We're sure there are plenty of you out there thinking "Challenge accepted."

    Are you happy with this decision of EA?, let us know your views on this as a comment to this post.