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  • Mass Effect 2 upcoming DLC details leaked in PS3 patch

    OOPS Bioware done this intentionally?, Mass Effect 2 developer just a while ago released a new patch update for Playstation 3 version game, and with that they also leaked the details such as name and trophies that will feature in the final DLC pack for the game.

    Mass Effect 2

    According to the reports the next DLC for the game will be called "The Arrival", and the three new trophies that will be included in it are:

    • The Ultimate Sacrifice: Complete the Arrival DLC
    • Last Stand: Survive all five waves in the battle for Object Rho
    • Covert Action: Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention.

    The details about the above trophies was spotted by a user on developer official forum and from there words spread to massive gaming forum NeoGAF. How far these details are true is not yet known, but its definitely a sorts of spoiler.

  • Killzone 3 Seven New Trophies Revealed

    We are familiar with only 52 trophies in PS3 exclusive Killzone 3, however in addition to these fifty two, seven new trophies has been added by developer inorder to be prepared for launch of first DLC Retro Map Pack along with the game.

    All those gamers who will buy the Killzone 3: Helghast Edition, a Retro Map Pack DLC code will be available in it, others gamers need to wait for the DLC pack to appear on PS Store on February 22.

    Seven new trophies plus fifty two original trophies takes total to fifty nine.

    Killzone 3 new trophies

    Check out the seven new trophies below:

    Bronze

    Brutal Footsteps – Silent Killing
    With Silent Footsteps skill active, Brutal Melee an enemy player

    Silver

    Demolotionist – Destroy Objectives
    Demolish both buildings by winning Search & Destroy as ISA and Helghast in Salamun Market.

    Tactical Master – Help capture Tactical Spawn Areas
    Be playing at the moment your faction secures all four Tactical Spawn areas simultaneously in Salamun Market.

    Death by Proxies – Proximity Mine Kills
    Using Proximity Mines, kill two enemies within one minute in Blood Gracth

    Blood Streak – Kill Streak
    Get 5 Kill Streak in Blood Gracth

    Little Big Weapons – Kill with secondary weapons
    Get 15 kills using secondary weapons in a single match

    Automata for the People – Automata destruction
    Destroy an enemy Sentry Turret, Sentry Drone, and Medi-Droid in the same round

    Earlier today Guerrilla Games released a very first patch update for the game to open up the servers of the game, and will also add many new options in the game. It weight around 40MB, for more details on it click here.

  • Killzone 3 first patch update goes live

    The very first patch update for Killzone 3 has gone live now, all gamers need to do is boot up the game later this midnight, a new patch update will be automatically pushed into the console, whose size is around 40MB only.

    This new patch update will officially open up the servers of the game, and will also add many new options in the game. After successfully installing the first patch "Downloadable Content" option will be visible in the game's main menu.

    Killzone 3

    Guerrilla Games is making sure that everthings turns up right for tonight's launch, we are asking all of you out there, READY OR NOT?

  • FIFA 11 Ultimate Team Update now available

    EA Sports just a while ago released the much awaited FIFA 11 Ultimate Team update, this new update is now availalble for download. According to the publisher this new update includes 2 new friend list releated features plus more than 50 refinements.

    Fix included in the updates are, auction will be more easier to track or repost expired items, in an online match power passing assistance switched off by default and many more.

    FIFA 11 Ultimate Team

    You can check out the complete change log here, and for details about new features read below:

    Play A Friend Challenge

    Play A Friend Challenge enables you to test your skills against your friend's Ultimate Team, even when your friend isn't online. Take on your friend's squad whenever you like with the CPU controlling their squad. Results are recorded and presented to your friend the next time they log on to their console. Now you can prove who has the best Ultimate Team whenever you are ready to play. Plus, when you return to your console, you can see who played your squad, left you a message, and challenge them to a rematch when you want to play.

    Friends Leaderboards

    Compare your progress in FIFA 11 Ultimate Team against friends automatically with personalized leaderboards. Catering to how you choose to play, you can now compete and compare your progress as a trader, expert team builder, top entrepreneur in the auctions, or owner of the most valuable club.

  • DICE concentrating on other secret projects also apart from Battlefield 3

    If you ever thaught that DICE at present is concentrating only on Battlefield 3 then, you are completely wrong. Karl-Magnus Troedsson, DICE GM has announced that currently the studio is also working on a other secret projects.

    In a studio tour video with Game Informer Troedsson said, "You're here today to have a first look at Battlefield 3,"

    "We do have other secret projects that I can't talk about right now."

    DICE logo

    Any guess what this secret project from DICE could be, i am putting my bet on another Battlefield title or Mirror's Edge 2 even though it was reported just a week ago that the project has been canned.

  • In first six weeks GT5 sold 6.37 million units

    Sony just a while ago released some interesting sales figure details related to Gran Turismo 5, and according to it the game has sold a whooping 6.37 million units in its first six weeks.

    The regional breakdown of this sales figure puts Europe on top in terms of number of units sold in a region (3.9 millon units), followed by North America with 1.5 million units and Japan with 6,00000 units.

    GT 5

    Gran Turismo 5 was launched way back in November last year, and has just received a new patch update to fix the "Save File Destroying Bug", and allow fans to play B-Spec mode online from PC.

  • Uncharted 3 Drake's Deception New Details Revealed

    Naughty Dog developer of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has revealed three new details about the game. First and the foremost thing Naughty Dog confirmed is that the lead character in the game Drake will have large number of different animation sets enabling him to react according to the surrounding.

    Naughty Dog

    Secondly all the money that players will earned in the game's story mode will be available for transfer from single player to multiplayer, gamers can make use of these cash to buy out new weapons, and can even upgrades for online gameplay.

    Last but no the least the Stealth flow in the Uncharted 3 will be a lot more easier and will see a drastically improvement.

    One thing is very much clear here that Naughty Dog is not leaving any stone turned in making Uncharted 3 the best game in the series, however they will not be developing the NGP version of the game want to know the reason for it, check it out here.

  • Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of the Two Worlds Beginner's Guide

    The wait is finally over, the much awaited sequel to legendary Marvel vs Capcom 2 has arrived. After you are done having a first causal look at all your favorite characters in the game, its time now to be more serious so that you can have a win or so in your kitty.

    So to help you out in this regard, we have a very quick beginner's guide which gives you in-dept knowledge about all the basics of Marvel vs Capcom 3 in-order to get you ready for the big battles.

    Marvel vs Capcom 3 screenshot

    Normal Moves:

    First of all lets check out all the Normal Moves in the game. Before that just keep one thing in mind the below normal moves are just a general overlay for most of the characters in the game. Individual moves may differ from the below description, mostly in case to S attack.

    • Light (L): Its normally a fast, but low damage attack with short range
    • Medium (M): It is slightly slower but have more damage feature, increased range over L
    • Heavy (H): The longest reach, most damage and stun, and also the slowest attack of them all.
    • Special (S): This differ from character to character, but is usually a slow, large radius attack like H.

    Many characters in the game standing or crouching S attack will launch their opponent into the air, which will allow them to perform air combos on to them. These special attack is called as "Universal Launcher"

    COMBOS:

    Marvel vs Capcom 3 is entirely based on combos, especially all those combos which requires gamers involvement more than their active characters. The basic idea behind combo in Marvel vs Capcom 3 is to tie up together set of some special or basic moves in such a way that it became unblockable for the opponents when the first hit occurred.

    The above thing is very much possible since every successful hits to the opponent causes a Stun (an animation) to them where they reels or winces after being hit. Any attacks (basic or special) chained together as a group (including assist attack) to bring down the opponent are called as combos.

    In Marvel vs Capcom 3 basic combos are not that difficult, the combination "L L M H S" works for almost all the characters in the game, whereas complicated or special combos involves multiple assist attacks at once, making opponents juggle that too in the air etc.

    Assists And Active Characters:

    The next big addition made to Marvel vs Capcom 3 in comparison to traditional fighting game is "Assist Attack". In MVC3, players can only have one of their characters active at a time, however remaining two characters can help them out in the battle by performing the Assist Attack.

    Assist attacks in MVC3 is very much important as it provide players with a special opportunities for extending combos, and also to make rectification in characters offense or defense. A perfect example for this would be, a slow heavy hitter like Hagar will benefit player more if he make use of projectile based assist, since he consist of only few long range options.

    If an assist attack has been made, then it must be given some short time period (few seconds only) to recharge before it can be used again.

    Gamers get to select only one of the assist type attack out of the available three for each of their characters. They need to make right decision in selecting the type of assist attack for a particular character as it impact the overall performance of the team, because even a mediocre characters with perfect assist attack can do wonders for them.

    Aerial Exchange:


    COMMAND to perform Aerial Exchange:

    For performing aerial combo, players need to press FORWARD OR BACKWARD and S

    • If player make use of S with no direction on an airborne opponent, it will result into slamming them onto the ground.
    • If player make use of LEFT or RIGHT along with S, it will perform an Aerial Exchange. What this will do is, it will quickly tags in one of your other characters midair, resulting into continue and extending their air combos. This method is of the safest and the best way to change characters. Other good use of this is that it also builds an extremely large amount of hyper meter.

    Hyper Meter Basics

    The Hyper Meter is placed at the bottom of the screen, players get a maximum of 5 levels of it. Gamers get access to Hyper Meter just by connecting attacks on your opponent, and also being hit by attacks of other. It is basically used to execute Hyper Combo Attacks, but can also used to make a quick character switch while blocking a move which is called "Crossover Counter".

    Crossover Counter:


    COMMAND to perform CROSSOVER COUNTER:

    For performing a Crossover counter players need to press Forward button along with Assist button that too at the time of blocking. One Crossover counter perform will consumes one bar of Hyper Meter.

    Crossover counter you can say is an alternate way bring switch characters in the game, however this is not the safest way in comparison to the Aerial Exchange, but the only advantage it has over Aerial exchange is that it is the fastest.

    As soon as gamers perform Crossover Counter attack while blocking, at that instant a character switch happens and a new character comes into picture with its assist attack. It is still not at all the safest means to switch a character because it is not invulnerable and can be hit as usual.

    Snapback Attack

    COMMAND to perform Snapback Attack:

    To perform Snapback attack, Quarter circle forward (fireball motion) and an assist button

    The Snapback Attack is used in the game to forcibly switch the opponent's current character with any one of their reserve character, but it will depend upon the type of assist button player use. The best advantage of this Snapback attack is that it allow gamers to draw out a character for their opponent with low health. Other advantage is that it enable gamer to select a more favorable match all depending upon their character's pros and cons.

    Advancing Guard:

    Command to perform Advancing Guard:

    Player need to press two attack button to perform Advancing attack that too while blocking an attack.

    Advancing Guard widely known as "push block" is nothing but a variation of blocking when performed perfectly will push the attacking player away from the defender. The plus point of this, as players push the attacker back, it make it even more difficult for them to put pressure, as they need to cover up for the lost time. Its suits best for projectile characters and also for characters with bad close quaters such as Dormammu.

    X-Factor Abilities

    COMMAND to activate "X-Factor":

    Press L M H and S, but keep in mind these keys should be press simultaneously.

    X-Factor for a particular character is nothing but a interesting ability of a particular character that can be used for number of strategies. When player activate the X-Factor ability, it automatically increases the speed and strength of the characters, and also putting their red health bar level back to yellow. The speed and damage feature provided by X-Factor depends on the number of remaining character player have at that current instant. You cab check out the details below:

    • All 3 characters left: X-Factor will last for a total of 10 seconds
    • 2 Characters left: X-Factor will lasts for 15 seconds
    • 1 Character left: X-Factor will lasts 20 seconds, and will also provides the biggest damage/speed boost.
  • Mortal Kombat Delayed in United Kingdom

    Mortal Kombat which was initailly slated to release on April 18 in United Kingdom, will not launch three days later i.e on April 21. The news was confirmed by Warner Bros on their official twitter account.

    This means that now the game will be arrive in stores on the same day as Valve's Portal 2 and Codemasters Operation Flashpoint: Red River. No details were given out why the launch date for the game has been changed.

    Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat is the ninth game in the long running series, and is developed by Realm Studio. It will be launch on Xbox 360 and PS3.

  • COD: Black Ops and Marvel vs Capcom 3 leads UK Charts

    Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops is still going strong, and to prove this you can check out this week charts, where the FPS comes back to take the top spot, even defeating Marvel vs Capcom 3, Capcom fighter lands in at second spot.

    Black Ops saw a whooping 192% increase in its sales (might be due to First Strike DLC) to get back a number one spot. Last week topper Test Drive Unlimited 2 drops to fourth spot behind Dead Space 2.

    Black Ops

    You can check out this week data below (Week Ending February 19):

    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
    2. Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
    3. Dead Space 2
    4. Test Drive Unlimited 2
    5. FIFA 11
    6. Just Dance 2
    7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    8. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
    9. Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
    10. LittleBigPlanet 2