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  • Rod Fergusson: Gears of War 3 beta goes live at "5 a.m. EST / 2 a.m. PST"

    Its April 18, the launch date for Gears of War 3 beta for all those who bought Bulletstorm Epic Edition. Many gamers are asking at what time the beta will go live? nobody seems to have the answer for this except Epic's Rod Fergusson.

    Gears of War 3 screen

    Fergusson just a while ago on twitter announced that, "Bulletstorm EE owners only have 310 minutes till they can play #Gears3Beta,".

    The above statement from Fergusson means, Gears of War 3 beta will go live at "5 a.m. EST / 2 a.m. PST".

    Bulletstorm Epic Edition owners need to insert their disk in-order to receive a title update. Players can expect two downloads, initial one of 88MB, which is followed by a 500MB download.

    Addressing to all those who get freak out early Fergusson said, "like every other title update, it is likely to take a little time to propagate to all regions so don't freak out at 2:01."

  • Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta confirmed, more new details revealed

    Christophe Balestra, Co-President has unvield some new information related to Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

    At a recent multiplayer press event for Uncharted 3, the most important news that Balestra confirmed was related to the multiplayer beta for the game, it will be releasing on June 28

    Uncharted 2

    Other important feature confirmed for Uncharted 3 are as follow:

    • Sprinting for multiplayer
    • Split/Screen
    • Customization options available to players in the multiplayer modes
    • Players can interact with enemy whilst hanging on a ledge
  • PS3 with firmware 3.60 manadatory for Portal 2

    Valve's Portal 2 will be the very first game that requires a manadatory use of PS3 latest firmware update i.e PS3 firmware 3.60.

    So the message is clear from Sony and Valve, inorder to play Portal 2, PS3 owners will have to update their console to firmware update 3.60.

    Portal 2 logo

    Sony released PS3 firmware update 3.60 inorder to prevent hackers from accessing the PSN, and apparently from playing new games as well.

    Let us know your precious opinion on this as a comment to this post.

  • Portal 2 PS3 and Steam voucher code can be used independently

    We all are very much aware of that brand new PS3 copy of Portal 2 will include Steam voucher code. But there are bulk of questions that are arising in every gamers mind, What are the limitation on Free Steam copy packed in the game?, Is it possible for gamers to give the free Steam copy to friend who possess a Steam account, inorder to play together.

    Portal 2

    The answer to above question is "YES", because the Steam voucher code that is included in PS3 copy will act as a stand alone game. So its upto gamers what they want to do with it, they can sell it if they wish to, or offer it to friends.

    In short the offer that Valve is offering is much like "BUY ONE GET ONE FREE" type.

  • Dragon Age 2 first console patch 1.01 will release tomorrow (Updated)

    Bioware's Rob Bartel, on company official forum has announced that the first patch update for Dragon Age 2 console version will release tomorrow i.e April 18.

    Dragon Age II

    Official patch notes for the update was not revealed, but Rob did released some sorts of information. Check out the details that Rob revealed

    • The effects of various follower talents and item properties are now being properly removed and re-applied when loading and saving.
    • Party members who are resurrected during a fight now rejoin combat properly.
    • Hawke no longer gains random spells or talents after using the Maker's Sigh potion, then saving and reloading.
    • The “Duty” plot will now appear on the Chanter’s Board even if the player accepted all of the board’s quests before installing the Exiled Prince premium content.
    • In the “Finders Keepers” plot, if the player leaves Woodrow’s Warehouse before finding the crate, it is now possible to return to the warehouse to complete the quest.
    • Merril no longer refers to the aftermath of “A New Path” before the plot has been completed.
    • Aveline’s final armor upgrade is now available during the “Favor and Fault” plot.
    • Varric is no longer confused about which character Hawke has been romancing.
    • Various other gameplay and story-scripting issues no longer appear.
    • The options menu now includes auto-attack.
    • Armor values now adjust correctly when changing shields.
    • Choosing a target at close range is now easier.
    • Cinematics are no longer distorted on certain standard-definition televisions.
    • Hawke no longer gains excessive coin and experience from rapidly and repeatedly completing a single sidequest.
    • Various technical changes should improve performance, limit crashes, and address memory-related issues.

    UPDATE: Bioware has just released patch v1.01 for PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Dragon Age II, more details here.

  • Mortal Kombat PS3 trophies list

    Mortal Kombat trophies list for PS3. The list of trophies for the much awaited fighting game title "Mortal Kombat", which is developed by Netherrealm Sudio, has been revealed.

    Mortal Kombat features 24 bronze, 14 silver, 1 gold, 1 platinum and 10 hidden trophies, taking the total to 50 trophies. To help you out in your gameplay we have listed below details of each and every trophies in the game along with the tips and tricks to achieve.

    Mortal Kombat

    Here is the list, check them out:

    BRONZE TROPHIES

    A For Effort
    Complete Tutorial Mode

    Block This!
    Perform a 10-hit combo with Any fighter

    Cyber ??Challenger
    100 Complete Online Matches

    Dim Mak!
    Test Your Complete all mini-game Strike Challenges

    Do not Jump!
    To Win Online Ranked Match without jumping

    eX-Cellent!
    Successfully land Every playable fighter's X-Ray

    Fatality!
    Perform a Fatality!

    Halfway There!
    Complete Story Mode 50%

    Humiliation
    Get a Flawless Victory in an Online Match

    I 'Might' Be The Strongest
    Complete all mini-game Test Your Might Challenges

    Ladder Master
    Max Complete Arcade Ladder on actual difficulty without using a continuous

    License to Kill
    Complete Fatality Trainer

    Luck Be A Lady
    Get all MK Dragons in Test Your Luck

    Robots Rule!
    Win Arcade Tag Ladder with robot Sektor and Cyrax

    Tag, You're It!
    Perform land and a Tag Combo

    The Grappler
    Perform Every fighter's forward and backwards throws

    These Are not My Glasses!
    Test Your Sight Complete all mini-game Challenges

    Throws Are For Champs
    Perform 8 throws in an Online Ranked Match

    Tough Guy!
    Win an Online Match

    Tower Apprentice
    Complete 25 missions Tower

    Ultimate Respect!
    2500 Points Earn Respect street King of the Hill Matches

    Undertaker
    Unlock 50% of the Krypt

    What Does This Button Do?
    Complete Arcade Ladder without blocking (allowed to continue)

    Where's The Arcade?
    Complete with Ladder Any Fighter Arcade

    You Will Learn Respect!
    1000 Points Earn Respect street King of the Hill Matches

    SILVER TROPHIES

    Arcade Champion
    Complete with Ladder Arcade All Fighters

    Back In Time ...
    Complete Story Mode 100%

    Finish What You Start!

    Perform a Fatality with all playable fighters

    I'm Not Dead Yet!
    Comeback with under 10% health in an Online Ranked Match

    My Kung Fu Is Strong
    Gain Mastery of a Fighter

    Outstanding!
    Win 10 Online Ranked Matches in a row

    The Competitor
    Complete 200 Versus matches (online OR offline)

    The Krypt Keeper
    Unlock 100% of the Krypt

    There Can Be Only One!
    Win 10 King of the Hill matches in a row

    There Will Be Blood!
    Spill 10,000 pints of blood

    Tower Master
    Complete all missions Tower

    Turtle!
    Win Both rounds with timer running out in an Online Ranked Match

    Wavenet ...

    Win 100 Total Online Matches

    You've Got Style!
    To Unlock Alternate Costumes

    GOLD TROPHIES

    My Kung Fu Is Stronger
    Gain Mastery of All Fighters

    HIDDEN TROPHIES: 10

    PLATINUM TROPHY

    Platinum Trophy
    You've unlocked all Trophies!

  • How to link and play PS3 version of Portal 2 on Steam

    Gamers who will buy the PS3 version of Valve upcoming game title "Portal 2", a Steam voucher code will be included in the game.

    It has been officially confirmed that PS3 version of Portal 2 can be linked to gamers Steam Profile. However many are not aware of the steps they need to follow in order to link their PSN account to Steam profile, but don't worry we have provided below a step by step guide to do the same.

    NOTE:
    By redeeming the voucher code, gamers will be able to use the Save file on both versions.

    Check out the steps on how to link PS3 version of Portal 2 to Steam:

    On Playstation 3:

    1. First of all please make sure you have a PSN account
    2. When playing Portal 2, press the SELECT button, a STEAM INTERFACE will open
    3. Follow the on screen instruction. Enter your STEAM user name and Password.
    4. You will be successfully logged in, and now you can browse through your Achievements, Steam News, and your Friend List

    Portal 2 ps3 boxart back

    On PC

    1. Get the voucher code from your Portal 2 PS3 copy. (see image below)
    2. Then make sure that STEAM is downloaded in your PC.
    3. Now navigate to Games menu, and then select Activate Product
    4. Enter your voucher code

    After successfully linking it, gamers can log in at Steam at any time. They can use the Save profile that was made on the PS3 or vise versa.

  • Bioware's new Xbox 360 game "Project Zulu" officially confirmed

    A screenshots from Xbox 360 bedug marketplace has confirmed that Bioware is currently working on a nex Xbox 360 game entitled as "Project Zulu".

    The screenshot given below (Thanks: VGN 365) reveals very first details about the game which were found on debug Xbox 360.

    Project Zulu screen1

    Project Zulu screen

    Check out the description that Bioware choose for the episodic game:

    BioWare presents an adventure beyond your wildest imaginings — fantasy role playing action adventure in space!

    Project Zulu has no multiplayear or co-op element, and is classified as action adventure game.

  • Metro 2033 sequel will be called "Metro 2033: Last Night"?

    THQ has registered a total of three new domain names related to the sequel to Metro 2033. Previously the game was thought to be called as Metro 2034, but now details points out the sequel will be called "Metro 2033: Last Night".

    Metro 2033 screenshot

    The domain name registered by THQ Inc are "lastlight.com, metrolastlight.com and metro2033lastlight.com". At present not much details is known releated to the sequel, but it is expected that THQ will officially announced the game at E3 2011.

    Metro 2033 was developed by Ukrainian studio 4A Games, and it was based on Dmitry Glukhovsky novel of the same name, and was launched on March 2010. Check out our review for the game here.

  • DICE: "PCs are way more powerful than the consoles today"

    DICE love for PC is known to each and everyone of us, and their latest project "Battlefield 3" being developed keeping PCs in mind as a lead platform. The Swedish studio is of the opinion that consoles are bottlenecking the development of PC games.

    DICE logo

    In an interview to "Geforce", executive producer Patrick Bach said, “Most games are actually still based on the same core idea that the consoles are your focus, the superior platform or something. I don’t know why. That was the truth 5 years ago, but the world has moved on.”

    He states that PC have more efficient technology and horsepower, but still not all games take full advantage of all that harware.

    “PCs are way more powerful than the consoles today and there are actually almost zero games out there that actually use the benefits of this.”

    Bach further added, “So for our target of what we want to hit, we are now using the more powerful platform to try and prove what we see gaming being in the future rather than using the lowest common denominator, instead of developing it for the consoles and then just adding higher resolution textures and anti-aliasing for the PC version. We’re do it the other way around, we start with the highest-end technology that we can come up with and then scale it back to the consoles.”