Latest Video Games News and Updates

  • Mortal Kombat DLC coming out next month

    In an interview to G4, Mortal Kombat creator has confirmed that the first batch of DLC for the game will be released at somepoint next month.

    Mortal Kombat

    The DLC will feature a character named Skarlett. Ed Boon also confirmed that along with some other free stuff will also be coming, and a patch uodate to balance some of the fighters in the game.

    No launch date for the DLC was annnounced.

  • Valve: No new games to show at E3 2011

    Bad news for all Valve fans, It has been officially confirmed, Valve won't be showing any new games at E3 2011.

    According to the batch email sent to by developers, the company has nothing to show at one of the gaming's biggest event. This means no Half-Life or Left 4 Dead 3.

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    Check out the email below:

    Hi,

    Lots of folks have mailed asking about appointment times, etc., with Valve.

    Well, we are not showing any titles at this year’s show. So no appointment is needed.

    Thanks

  • Rockstar: PS3 firmware update 3.61 is overheating old consoles (Updated)

    Rockstart has confirmed that the latest firmware update 3.61 is causing older Playstation 3 models to overheat or involuntarily shut down.

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    Rockstar spokeperson said, We have received some reports of PS3s overheating while playing L.A. Noire or beeping three times before shutting down/turning themselves off, mostly on older 60GB and 80GB fat models,"

    "Primary reports seem to be that updating to firmware 3.61 will cause PlayStations to overheat. There have been various reports of this on a few different games now, all reporting their PS3s turning off or 'Red Lighting' after having installed 3.61," it adds.

    "This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to 2 hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed."

    The publisher recommends PS3 owners facing this issues to contact Sony. The company also offers assurance that they will too look into the matter.

    "We are continuing to test L.A. Noire on all firmware versions and hardware models to isolate the issues and see what can be done. As always, we will update this article as soon as we have updates,"

    UPDATE 1:

    A spokesperson for Sony told Eurogamer "We don't comment on rumours or speculation about our products."

  • Rumor: Uncharted 3 beta for all PSN subscribers

    Uncharted 3 beta invitation for all PSN subscriber?, A rumor have just hit the internet that all PSN subscriber will be getting a Uncharted 3 beta entry code due to Welcome Back Program.

    Uncharted 3 screenshot

    Sony's "Welcome Back Program" for all PSN subscriber includes a 30 day period of PS Plus for all PSN user. The program will come in to effect once PS Store is restore on May 30.

    Rumor points towards PS Plus members receiving invitation for Uncharted 3 beta which is due to begin on June 28, just under a month from when all PSN subscriber starts the free 30 days.

    Official confirmation is not yet made by Sony and Naughty Dog.

  • Resistance 3 official box art revealed

    Sony has just revealed the official box art for their upcoming science fiction first person shooting game title "Resistace 3".

    The box art features graphic version of the Chimeran Skull with the New York skyline depicted as its teeth, as well as the stylized version of the Resistance franchise logo.

    Check out the screenshot below:

    Resistance 3 box art

    Resistance 3 will launch on September 6 exclusively for PS3.

  • New PSN password exploit exposed (Updated)

    According to the new reports doing around Sony's latest Playstation Network security measures seems to have been circumvented just day after the service restore.

    This new exploit allows people to change users password through PSN password reset page by just making use of PSN email and date of birth (remember both these details were obtained by hackers in the initial breach).

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    The breach was first exposed by "Nylevia.com,", Sony quickly reacted to the situation and as a result PSN sign-in is now unavailable on numbers of company's site.

    Sony confirmed in a statement, "Unfortunately this also means that those who are still trying to change their password via Playstation.com or Qriocity.com will be unable to do so for the time being,"

    "This is due to essential maintenance and at present it is unclear how long this will take.

    "In the meantime you will still be able to sign into PSN via your PlayStation 3 and PSP devices to connect to game services and view Trophy/Friends information."

    UPDATE 1:

    Patrick Seybold Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media wrote on US PS Blog:

    We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page.
    Contrary to some reports, there was no hack involved. In the process of
    resetting of passwords there was a URL exploit that we have subsequently
    fixed.

    Consumers who haven’t reset their passwords for PSN are still
    encouraged to do so directly on their PS3. Otherwise, they can continue
    to do so via the website as soon as we bring that site back up.

  • Gears of War 3 is now the fastest-pre-ordered Xbox 360 game

    Epic Games and Microsoft has revealed today some interesting stats related to Gears of War 3 pre-order. Accroding to the details Gears of War 3 surpassed one million pre-orders, and its now the fastest pre-ordered Xbox 360 exclusive title to this feat in the history of the console.

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    In just four weeks time period, 1.29 million players played more than 11 million multiplayer matches. Check out some more interesting stats related to the game below:

    • 145 different countries participated in the beta
    • 249 years worth of matches played
    • More than 11 million matches completed
    • More than 927 million kills recorded
    • More than 131 million executions performed
    • More than 23 million deaths by chainsaw
    • Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired
    • 4.9 billion ribbons and 291M medals earned
    • 435K people earned the Beta exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game when it launches in September
    • 234K people earned the Beta exclusive Gold Retro Lancer to use in the retail game when it launches in September

    Gears of War 3 is currently available for pre-order in three special edition, Standard ($59.99 USD), Limited ($79.99) and Epic ($149.99). It will launch on September 20.

  • NCsoft: Guild Wars 2 beta in second half of 2011

    NCsoft has announced that the Guild Wars 2 beta will beging in the second half of 2011. The news was confirmed by chief financial officer Jaeho Lee, during a conference call.

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    Jaeho Lee said to investors, "Starting from year 2012, we believe substantial growth will be driven by new blockbuster titles like [Blade & Soul] and Guild Wars 2,"

    He added, "Also, Guild Wars 2 will go into beta testing stage in the second half of this year,"

  • Microsoft to replace all Xbox 360 affected by firmware update problems

    Microsoft has officially confirmed that the upcoming firmaware update for Xbox 360 dashboard is incompatible with some consoles and it will be unable to read certain game disc.

    In an statement to MCV, Microsoft said that the company will replace consoles affected by this new firmware update.

    Xbox 360

    "Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an issue that is preventing a very small number of Xbox 360 owners from playing retail game discs.

    "This issue manifests itself a as a unique 'disc unreadable' or 'disc unsupported' error on the screen. We are also able to detect this issue over Xbox Live and are proactively reaching out to customers that may be impacted to replace their console.

    "Any Xbox 360 owners receiving this error are encouraged to contact us at www.xbox.com/support/contact so we can verify if the console has been impacted."

    This new dashboard update is currently in beta testing phase, and will be released in between May 19 to May 30. It has been reported that this new firmware update will pave way for new disc format that allow an extra GB of space on game discs.

  • Rocksteady: Batman: Arkham City gameplay 40 hours long

    Rocksteady has confirmed that their much awaited game title "Batman: Arkham City" will feature a total of 40 hours of gameplay (main plus side mission).

    Batman: Arkham City

    In an interview to Guardian, game director Sefton Hill said, “The Side Missions in Batman: Arkham City are a good example. We have around 15 hours of story that’s off the main path,”

    “It’s completely down to the player when and how they want to tackle this – there’s no right or wrong time. There’s no other medium that can offer this kind of flexible experience where the viewer gets to tailor the experience they want themselves.

    “In terms of narrative structure, I think games are much more analogous to an episodic TV series than a film. You have, say, 15 hourly episodes to fill, each requiring its own narrative arc but each plugging into an overarching storyline.

    “It requires a lot of planning to make sure that every single hour is consistent with each other, is feeding and driving towards a compelling crescendo, while remaining implicitly self-explanatory so players can pick up and play at any time and know what they are doing.”

    Steton Hill also confirmed that the Batman: Arkham City main story campaign is 25 hour long.

    “It takes over 25 hours to complete the main stories in Batman: Arkham City. To keep players engaged for this length of time, not only do the characters and the story need to progress, but the core mechanics of the game they are playing need to change and adapt as well.”