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  • Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi Trailer

    This trailer focuses on some of the key features fans will be watching for the Hearts of Iron 3: Semper Fi, a downloadable expansion to its World War II grand strategy game.

  • Top Gun coming to PlayStation 3 and PC

    Maverick, Goose, Iceman and Viper take to the sky again in Top Gun for PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system, Mac and PC. Paramount Digital Entertainment today announced Top Gun video game, a free-flying air combat shooter based on the adrenaline-packed film. In Top Gun, players will enroll in the Top Gun Academy as Maverick with their Radio Information Officer Goose to go up against the best for Top Gun honors. Following graduation, players will fly into the danger zone with fellow US Navy pilots over the Indian Ocean, where they will shoot down enemy fighter jets, defend and attack bases and engage in large-scale dogfight battles. Top Gun also features five multiplayer modes, allowing up to sixteen players to go up against the best and battle it out online. Currently in development by doublesix, Top Gun will be available this summer.

    For Top Gun, Paramount Digital Entertainment has tapped the film’s screenwriter, Jack Epps, Jr., to expand beyond the film’s plot and create all-new story elements and dialogue with the film’s iconic characters, including Goose, Iceman, Jester, Viper, Merlin, Slider, Wolfman and more.

    "With Jack Epps, Jr. on board, we’re excited to deliver a new Top Gun arcade experience that holds true to the popular film," said John Kavanagh, senior vice president of video games, Paramount Digital Entertainment. "The Top Gun development team did a great job taking the best elements of the film– the characters, action, plot and attitude– and expanding beyond them by creating new dialogue, more missions and multiplayer modes. We’re confident players will have a great time doing inverts, buzzing the tower and getting into dogfight battles with film’s characters and their friends online."

    "Our continued collaboration with Paramount Digital Entertainment to bring Top Gun to PlayStation Network adds to our overall value message and furthers our industry leading line-up of diverse and exclusive PS3 content," said Rob Dyer, senior vice president of publisher relations, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "Providing a deep, yet accessible gameplay experience, Top Gun will appeal to both casual and hardcore PlayStation fans when it comes to PlayStation Network this summer."

    It takes a lot more than just fancy flying - Top Gun features seven gameplay modes, two single player and five multiplayer. In Campaign Mode, as Maverick, solo players will first learn the ropes at the academy and then progress to active duty, teaming up with seasoned flyers to take down enemy planes over the Indian Ocean. But don’t let your ego write checks that your body can’t cash. In Horde Mode, players must show off their flying prowess as they defeat endless waves of increasingly challenging enemies. In online multiplayer, players will enlist in the US Navy or join their comrades to go head-to-head with up to 15 other live opponents in five different modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Top Gun, Bombing Run and Capture the Flag.

    Players will fly into the danger zone in various unlockable planes. Each jet has unique strengths and abilities, with varying levels of speed, destruction, agility and durability.

    Top Gun is being developed by doublesix, the recent award winner of Spike’s“Video Game Awards” for“Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show” category.

    Top Gun is scheduled for release on PlayStation Network, Mac and PC this summer.

  • Stainless Games scores hat-trick on Xbox LIVE Arcade

    Stainless has topped the Xbox LIVE Arcade Marketplace Charts again with the release last week of the latest Expansion Pack for Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers, providing the company with its fourth XBLA Number 1.

    A hit on its initial release in June 2009, the title hit the top spot again with the first Expansion in October 2009. Now the recent release of Expansion Pack 2 makes a hat-trick of successes for Stainless and its publishing partner Wizards of the Coast.

    “It’s a real tribute to the amazing global appeal of Magic: The Gathering. It’s a game that’s continually evolving and we took the decision not simply to add new content with these expansions– but evolve it too, by adding new features and continually improving the product. It looks like that strategy is paying off,” said Patrick Buckland, Stainless’s CEO.

    It is thought that Duels of the Planeswalkers is the first XBLA title to hit the top spot on three separate occasions over such a timescale.

    “We also need to say thanks to the many hundreds of thousands of Magic: The Gathering fans who have bought the game and are continuing to support it as it evolves,” said Matt Edmunds, Stainless’s COO.“Ultimately any success we have is down to them– and the hard work of both the team here at Stainless and our friends at Wizards of the Coast.”

  • PlayStation 2 has sold more than 150 million

    PlayStation 2 has not only completed 10 years of life in this 2010, but has reached the spectacular figure 150 million game console sold worldwide since the time of its release.

    This is recognized in the site PlayStation LifeStyle commenting further that two years ago Kaz Hirai, former head of the company's Japan, and announced that the platform would reach such a milestone this year.

  • Exercise Rowing Machine for Nintendo Wii

    After millions of requests online, hundreds of eager fans demonstrations and a couple of letters from associations of rowers who asked anxiously, has finally come to Wii Rowing Machine the plug-in definitive for the Nintendo console. Thanks to this spectacular addition we can simulate in the living room of our homes is the amazing sensations that the human being rowing ancient exercise that we can finally get close to the most realistic way possible in Wii Sports Resort. For only $35, Which in the video that appears to lead the news seems fantasy can become reality more easily than you ever could have imagined.

  • New PS3 firmware to bring 3D Compatibility in June

    It seems that we should not expect much for PS3 has support for 3D technology. After months of speculation Sony confirms it will arrive sooner than expected, according to an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine, announced that PS3 will get another firmware update will include this 3D functionality.
     
    Apparently this update will come next month, June, coinciding with the E3. This new version of firmware added 3D functionality to games, but hopefully not the only novelty.

    There is also talk of a redesigned XMB, but now they're just rumors, they are only confirmed the 3D functionality.