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  • Gears of War 3 Release Delayed Till Autumn 2011

    You will definitely get disappoint after reading this, Microsoft has announced today that they have delayed the release of Gears of War 3. Previously slated to release in April 2011, Gears of War 3 will now be coimng out in autumn 2011.

    Gears of War 3

    Explaning the reason behind this delay Microsoft said in a statement that "Gears of War 3 promises to be the biggest entertainment launch of 2011. The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great work thus far readying the title for release in the spring of 2011. However, we’ve elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until fall 2011 to make it the marquee title for the holiday season,".

    Rod Fergusson of Epic Games said that this move to delay the release of the game has a bussiness reason behind it.

    "I know fans are going to be disappointed with the new release date, but rest assured that this is a business decision between partners, and not a quality issue".

  • Nintendo To Fight 3DS Piracy Through Firmware Updates

    Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has said that they are looking forward to implement an automated firmware updated for their upcoming handheld 3DS.

    Satoru Iwata

    In an investor briefing Iwata was asked if Nintendo would like to implement any of the anti-piracy measure through internet to which he replied "As part of the functionality of SpotPass, we're looking into having automatic system updates via the internet."

  • Capcom Reveal Price and Release Detail for New Super Street Fighter IV Costumes

    A formal announcement was made by Capcom at TGS 2010 about Super Street Fighter IV new costume and now today they give out the release and pricing detail for the same.

    Super Street Fighter IV

    All the 35 characters in the game will be getting the one new costume which will be bundled in a set costing gamers 320 MS Points (¥400). Capcom also announced that once all the costume are out a complete bundle pack will be release costing 1400 MSP (¥2,000)

    Here is the complete release schedule:

    • October 26: Ultra Challengers Pack 1 : Hakan, Makoto, Guy, Dudley, Dee-Jay
    • November 02: Ultra Shoryuken Pack : Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Goken, Dan
    • November 16: Ultra Beauty Pack :  Chun-Li, C.Viper, Sakura, Rose, Cammy
    • December 21: Ultra Challengers A Pack 2 :  Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon, T.Hawk
    • January 18: Ultra Gowan Pack : Zangief, E.Honda, Rufus, Abel, El Fuerte
    • February 15: Ultra Shadaloo Pack : Vega, Sagat, Balrog, Bison and Seth
    • March 15: Ultra Classic Pack : Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, Fei Long
    • April 26: Ultra Complete Pack : All 35

  • Nintendo Reveal European DS release schedule

    Nintendo today reveal the complete release schedule for the game that will be releasing on DS in Europe. Given below is the list of game title along with its release detail.

    Nintendo

    Retail DS Release Schedule

    • Super Teacher (NOBILIS) - 1-Oct
    • Rune Factory 2 (Rising Star Games) - 8-Oct
    • My Baby 3 & Friends (NOBILIS) - 15-Oct
    • Professor Layton and the Lost Future (Nintendo) - 22-Oct
    • New Carnival Games (2K Play) - 22-Oct
    • Family Trainer: Treasure Adventure (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS) - 22-Oct
    • Bakugan: Defenders of the Core (Activision) - 29-Oct
    • Star Wars The Force Unleashed II (LucasArts distributed by Activision) - 29-Oct
    • Hospital Giant (NOBILIS) - 29-Oct
    • Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.) - 29-Oct
    • Ivy the Kiwi (Rising Star Games) - 29-Oct
    • CSI : UNSOLVED DS (Ubisoft) - Oct
    • Doctor Who Evacuation Earth (Asylum Entertainment/Deep Silver) - 1-Nov
    • Pac-Man Party (NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS) - 1-Nov
    • Phineas and Ferb Ride Again (Disney Interactive Studios) - Nov
    • Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Nintendo) - 5-Nov
    • GoldenEye 007 (Activision) - 5-Nov
    • Zhu Zhu Pets: Wild Bunch (Activision) - 5-Nov
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) - 9-Nov
    • BEYBLADE Metal Fusion -Cyber Pegasus- (bundle with Beyblade spin) (Hudson) - 12-Nov
    • Sonic Colours (SEGA) - 12-Nov
    • Cooking Mama World: Hobbies and Fun (505 Games) - 12-Nov
    • House M.D. (Mindscape) - 15-Nov
    • Mega Bloks Diegao's Build and Rescue (2K Play) - 19-Nov
    • Dora's Big Birthday Adventure (2K Play) - 19-Nov
    • Dora's Cooking Club (2K Play) - 19-Nov
    • iCarly 2: iJoin the Click! (Activision) - 19-Nov
    • Playmobil: Top Agents (JoWooD Entertainment AG) - 23-Nov
    • Michael Jackson: The Experience (Ubisoft) - 26-Nov
    • Solitaire, Mahjong & Tangram: 3 in 1 (Deep Silver) - 26-Nov
    • Horrid Henry's Horrid Adventure (Asylum Entertainment/Deep Silver) - Nov
    • Duke Nukem : Critical Mass (Deep Silver) - Nov
    • Beyblade: Metal Fusion (Hudson) - Nov
    • Harvest Moon Frantic Farming (Rising Star Games) - Nov
    • IMAGINE FASHION PARADISE (Ubisoft) - Nov
    • Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (Nintendo) - 10-Dec
    • Touchmaster 4 Conntect (Warner Brothers Games) - 10-Dec

    DSiWare Release Schedule

    • GO Series: Pinball Attack! (GAMEBRIDGE) - 15-Oct
    • Music on: Playing Piano (Abylight) - 15-Oct
    • Sleep Clock: Record and analyse your sleep patterns (Nintendo) - 29-Oct
    • Mahjong (dtp young entertainment) - Oct
    • Let's Swing! (GAMEBRIDGE) - Oct
    • Just Sing! Christmas Vol. 2 (dtp young entertainment) - Nov
    • GO Series: Fatal Blow (GAMEBRIDGE) - Nov
    • Music on: Drums (Abylight) - Nov
    • Ivy the Kiwi (Rising Star Games) - Nov
    • Music on: Electric Guitar (Abylight) - Dec
    • GO Series: Dark Spirits (GAMEBRIDGE) - Dec
    • GO Series: D-Tank (GAMEBRIDGE) - Dec
    • SPIN SIX (Nintendo) - Q4
    • Nintendo Countdown Calendar (Nintendo) - Q4
    • Frenzic (Two Tribes) - Q4
    • Divergent Shift (fka Reflection) (Konami) - Q4
    • Frogger Returns (Konami) - Q4
    • Bejeweled Twist (PopCap Games) - Q4
    • Cave Story (Nicalis) - Q4

  • Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition officially announced

    BioWare officially announced the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age Origins for fans to get ultimate Dragon Age experience. This Dragon Age ultimate edition includes newly Awakening expansion, and all of the released DLC for the game.

    Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition

    The Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition contains the following stuffs:

    • Dragon Age Origins Game
    • Drage Age Origins: Awakening Expansion
    • 7 DLC Packs:
      • The Stone Prisoner
      • Warden's Keep
      • Return to Ostagar
      • The Darkspawn Chronicles
      • Leliana's Song
      • The Golems of Amgarrak
      • Witch Hunt

    The Ultimate Ediition contains the stuffs of around $114 and officially costs $59.99 ($49.99 for PC) and will release on 12th October 2010.

  • Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare DLC Trailer

    As promised, a few minutes ago Rockstar Games just shown the first trailer of Undead Nightmare Pack, The latest package of downloadable content for its outstanding title Red Dead Redemption.

  • M.A.G. Patch 2.0 out now - Includes Move Support

    Zipper Interactive has release patch 2.0 for their online shooter MAG, which brings many new features in the game. The most important feature added is the support of PlayStation Move, which gives the total different gameplay experience.

    MAG 2.0 screenshot

    Here's the full change log:

    Patch v2.0
    Available September 30th, 2010 | 36MB (TPPS), 532MB (DLS)

    Gameplay (General)

    • Character level cap has been increased from level 60 to level 70
    • Added new “Supply Depot” menu and in-game economy system (see “Gameplay – Economy” section for details)
    • Implemented new “Clan Deploy” feature that allows Clan Leaders and Officers to deploy into group queues of up to 128 players
    • Characters moving from MAG v1.XX to MAG 2.0 will receive an immediate and automatic Respec the first time they log in
    • Repair Kits can now inflict damage on enemy soldiers, vehicles and objectives
    • XP rate for “Repair” has been increased from 1.5XP/10pts to 3XP/ 10pts
    • Players can now track all “sprinting” enemies on the mini-map without the need for equipment
    • All “Damage Bar” rates for “Domination” maps have reverted back to their original (and identical) values
    • Tuned the frequency in which a player can jump to eliminate “bunny hopper” techniques
    • Reduced helicopter settle time, widened turret rotation and significantly increased health to strengthen their use as a forward spawn point
    • The “Silent Step” OIC Leadership ability now works as intended by allowing nearby squadmates to move at both regular and running speeds without detection from the motion sensor – does not stack with any related skills or modifiers

    Interface

    • Added “Community News” page to better inform players in-game of all MAG-related events or promotions
    • Different grenade types now show specific in-game icons when thrown
    • Repaired bug that would sometimes result in the post-game results screen displaying the incorrect amount of earned XP
    • Added “Total Awarded Currency Points” to “Bonuses” section of the character “Stats” page

    Audio/ Visual

    • Thrown or launched grenades now have a “trail” effect as well as an updated overall appearance to make them more visible on the battlefield
    • Solved issue that prevented equipped grenades to appear in the player’s hand prior to throwing them
    • An assortment of camera and animation optimizations for various scenarios including but not limited to iron sight/ laser sight zoom, ladder climbing, mine placement, self-healing, and weapon swapping
    • Improved presentation of the character “jump” animation
    • Updated various pieces of artwork with newer versions for better performance
    • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented medical device appearance and/ or animations from displaying properly
    • Increased the Sensor Array’s animation time to match the duration of its usage
    • Repaired bug that prevented the “Alarm” audio from being played when charges were planted at “Objective C” in the “Syr Daria Uplink” and “Darrien Network” maps
    • Slightly lowered the amount of camera shake from air strikes, explosions, and when firing weapons
    • Repaired camera “pop” problem that would sometimes occur when sprinting out of a parachute drop
    • Removed “shiny” graphics that would randomly appear on bridges for all maps in which a bridge is present
    • Fixed issue that prevented win/ loss voice-over from being played when game clock expires in “Interdiction” mode
    • Improved visual appearance of the Ribbon awards

    Technical

    • MAG now fully supports the PlayStation Move peripheral
    • Fixed “Spooning Elevator” bug that allowed players who revived downed teammates while laying on top of them to float upwards and reach areas not intended to be accessed
    • “MVP” criteria no longer considers bonus XP modifiers in its equation
    • Repaired issue that disconnected some members of large-sized clans from the MAG game environment when logging in
    • Fixed issue that would sometimes halt the patching process at 99% of the install period
    • Resupply Depots have been optimized so that the meter accurately reflects what is being resupplied and the resupply process itself is more efficient
    • Players can no longer take the driver’s seat in vehicles that are not their squad’s “spawn” APC, but can take any other seat in the vehicle regardless if their squad “owns” the APC or not
    • Repaired issue with “Happy Hour” timer that would sometimes shave a few minutes off the correct total
    • Solved problem that sometimes caused incapacitated players to rotate and move around
    • Players are now prevented from spawning inside a helicopter that is headed out of the map
    • Mended problem that caused the “Primary Objectives Completed” stat to sometimes double for various game types
    • Made additional fixes for rare “game crash” scenarios
    • Various localization updates and changes

  • Medal of Honor Sets New Pre-order Record for franchise

    EA has just a while ago release some pre-order sales information regarding their upcoming game title Medal of Honor.

    Medal of Honor

    According to the details, the game till now has pre-sell the highest number of units which no other Medal of Honor title has achieved before it.

    The publisher also announced that tomorrow onwards the client for the game multiplayer open beta will be available for download for PC gamers. The beta will start from October 4 to October 7.

  • MSN content comes to Xbox Live

    Microsoft has revealed today that MSN exclusive content is now available for Xbox Live subscriber through Inside Xbox.

    MSN

    This new addition of MSN with Xbox Live will give user a direct access to all the exclusive MSN Entertainment video content including MSN Celebrity, MSN Movies and MSN Music" that too directly from Xbox 360 Dasboard.

    For Xbox Live Gold subscriber the list also include interviews, entertainment news, music news and videos.

    So what are you waiting for go have fun.