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  • 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards winners announced, Mass Effect 2 gets Game of the Year

    The winners of 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards are announced. The award ceremony was completely dominated by Bioware's Mass Effect 2 and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption.

    Mass Effect 2

    Other games that make their presence felt are Angry Birds and Heavy Rains. Complete list of winners is given below:

    • Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
    • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Red Dead Redemption
    • Casual Game of the Year: Angry Birds
    • Portable Game of the Year: God of War: Ghost of Sparta
    • Fighting Game of the Year: Super Street Fighter IV
    • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
    • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 11
    • Racing Game of the Year: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
    • Adventure Game of the Year: LIMBO
    • Social Networking Game of the Year: CityVille
    • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    • Action Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption
    • Family Game of the Year: Dance Central
    • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Heavy Rain
    • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: God of War III
    • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Heavy Rain
    • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Red Dead Redemption
    • Outstanding Achievement in Story: Mass Effect 2
    • Outstanding Character Performance: Red Dead Redemption – John Marston
    • Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Rock Band 3
    • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: LIMBO
    • Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Heavy Rain
    • Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering: Red Dead Redemption
  • Yoostar 2 confirmed set list revealed

    Exactly a month time period is left for the release of Yoostar 2, but a complete set list that will feature in the game is out now. On its launch day the game will ship with more than 80 scenes from movies and TV.

    Yoostar 2

    You can check out the list of set below:

    • 300: This is Sparta! & Tonight we dine in hell!
    • Casablanca: Here's looking at you, kid.
    • Frankenstein: It's Alive!
    • Godfather: An offer he can't refuse.
    • Forest Gump: It's a household name.
    • The Hangover: One-man wolf pack. & Oh, Lord - it's Mike Tyson
    • Meet the Parents: Can you deal with that!
    • Rocky: What about my prime, Mick?
    • Star Trek: The Original Series Season 2: What killed these tribbles?
    • The Terminator: I'll be back.
    • Karate Kid: Wax on, wax off.

    Yoostar 2 will allow gamers to perform in hundreds of famous movie scenes, record their performances, and share them with friends and family online. Using the sensor of the Kinect for Xbox 360

    It will also features multiple gameplay modes, including a party mode that allows a group of gamers to perform in quick succession and a progression mode where players face a series of challenges and unlock new scenes.

  • Crysis 2 to have dedicated servers support

    Crytek, developer of upcoming sci-fi shooter "Crysis 2" has announced that the game will have a dedicated server support.

    On the official site of the game, developer confirmed that the game will have a dedicated server, however the details points out that there won't be a standalone file for dedicated server that anyone will be able to run.

    Crysis 2

    Crytek will work with number of server provider partners who, between them, will be offering global hosting.

    Crysis 2 will launch in United States on March 22 and on March 25 in United Kingdom for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

  • Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel edition announced?

    Surprise for all Duke Nukem fans. A special edition for Duke Nukem Forever has appeared from nowhere, its called Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel edition, and it has tons of extra goodies incorporated in it.

    Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel edition

    According to the details Balls of Steel edition of Duke Nukem Forever features:

    • Collectible bust of the greatest alien ass-kicker of all-time
    • Numbered, limited-edition certificate of authenticity
    • 100-page hardcover book: The History, Legacy & Legend of Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault
    • Duke Nukem Forever postcard series
    • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem sticker
    • Duke Nukem Forever collectable comic book
    • Duke Nukem Forever foldable paper craft
    • Duke Nukem Forever poker chips
    • Duke Nukem Forever mini-card deck
    • Duke Nukem Forever radioactive emblem dice

      Official confirmation is still awaited.

      Duke Nukem Forever will launch on May 3 in United States, and in others part of world on May 6 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

      UPDATE: 2K has officially confirmed this special Duke Nukem Forever: Balls of Steel edition, however price for it is not yet out.

    • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PC version to have 3D and multiple monitor support

      Ubisoft German boby has released a new video which gives out details about the new features that will be included in the PC version of Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. According to the details revealed in the video the PC port of the game will have graphical enhancements as compare to console releases, 3D support and multiple monitors.

      Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

      Basically the PC version of the game will have support for Nvidia 3D vision and AMD's Eyefinity tech which allow gamers to link together multiple monitors for having widescreen views of Renaissance Italy.

      The release date for PC version of Assassins Creed: Brotherhood not yet announced.

    • PixelJunk Shooter 2 Release date announced by Q-Games

      Q-Games has announced release date for PixelJunk Shooter 2, it will be coming out on March 2 for PS3. The game will feature three new worlds, a new online versus more were gamers get access to 20 new weapons to use against their opponent.

      PixelJunk Shooter 2

      Dylan Cuthbert, Studio President said the sequel is "packed even more full of lovely gushing liquid action.", More details on the game will be revealed in coming days concluded Cuthbert.

      "Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks as we have some very interesting things to announce,"

    • Sony gets access to George Hotz's HDD

      In Sony Vs GeoHot court battle, the console maker has got first major victory as the judge presiding over the matter granted them the access to GeoHot's HDD. It is said that HDD houses many important data used by GeoHot for jailbreaking the Playstation 3.

      The access was granted by Judge to Sony for number of reasons, the most important reason of them all is that its illegal to traffic in devices that circumvent controls meant to protect copyrighted works.

      GeoHot

      Now its all upto Sony to postmortem the GeoHot HDD in every possible way to get code and data used by him to jailbreak the console.

    • No First Strike DLC for Wii version of Black Ops?

      When Activision announced Call of Duty: Black Ops for Wii, many were asking the question whether the game would receive DLC when the map pack were released for consoles. Later on all the speculation were cleared by the game's instruction manual which stated that Wii version of the game would indeed get a DLC add-on.

      Black Ops for Wii

      However a statement in the publisher's earnings report portray a totally different picture, it indicate that currently there is no planned of DLC for Wii version of the game.

      On February 1, 2011, Activision Publishing released Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike, the first add-on pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, on Xbox LIVE. The map pack set new Xbox LIVE records with more than 1.4 million downloads in the first 24 hours, an increase of more than 25% over last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package.The map pack also will be available on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on March 3, 2011 and on the PC later in the quarter.

    • Guerrilla Games: Over 500,000 gamers participate Killzone 3 beta

      Guerrilla Games has released some interesting stats for their ongoing beta for Killzone 3. According to the details given out, more than 500,000 gamers all around the world participated in the beta. There were 350,000 matches and 55 million kills in the multiplayer beta for the game.

      Killzone 3

      The developer also revealed that two gamers even managed to surpass 1 million XP mark in just one week. A patch update for the game is also schedule to release today for fixing the following issue that were discovered in the beta:

      High level issues discovered:

      • Connection problems
      • High load caused the database to fall over
      • Score posting
      • Flickering screens
      • Ribbon stats not updating
      • Vulgarity filter

      Solutions underway:

      • Guerrilla has already released a patch. At the time of writing this has gone live in the EU. The other territories will follow shortly. We have no ETA on that.
      • Guerrilla has made improvements for the server connection issues. The server was brought down and back up for that on Monday, 7 February 2011.
      • The problems with the filter should be fixed now.
      • Guerrilla will continue to update the servers and patch the Beta if needed and are watching your feedback closely on Killzone.com