• Total War: Shogun 2 Multiplayer "is a lot deeper" and inspired by COD: Mike Simpson

    Total War: Shogun 2 in no doubt one of the much awaited game title for next year, and the multiplayer element in it is one of the much talked about feature due to its similarities with Call of Duty experience progression system.

    Total War Shogun 2

    However According to Mike Simpson, Studio Director, Total War: Shogun 2 multiplayer is inspired by Call of Duty but it is much better than and lot deeper.

    In an interview to one of the site Simpson was quizzed about the Shogun 2 multiplayer feature similarity with COD system to which he replied:

    "I think to a certain extent, although the guys that actually put this together and created the multiplayer – they’re not Call of Duty players. I’m not sure if they’ve played it at all. But obviously there a lot of the rest of us in the office who have, so those kind of ideas about how you put progression into a multiplayer game without making it so imbalanced that noobs always get completely trashed – that’s quite a difficult problem to solve.

    Simpson continued "Yes, Call of Duty showed that it can be done, Once you know it can be done then you can look for all types of different ways to do it in the context of your game. It’s quite interesting how inspiring in some ways... we’ve definitely done it our own way. In a way it’s a lot deeper, we’ve gone a lot further than anything Call of Duty’s done."

  • Final Fantasy Agito XIII will have "unique and exclusive" multiplayer mode

    Final Fantasy Agito XIII will going to have a unique and one of its kind of multiplayer mode according to the game director Hajime Tabata.

    Agito XIII

    Speaking to Famitsu Hajime Tabata said:

    “Agito XIII isn’t going to be the typical kind of multiplayer game where people gather around and play together,”

    “It’ll have something unique and exclusive to itself.”

    He further goes on to add that “Occasionally I talk a little bit about how it’s going on The 3rd Birthday’s [Japanese] Twitter account, but development’s going along smoothly, and it’s going to be a really intense game, the sort where you’re using the Fire spell like a gun in a shooter.”

  • Stage All Set for Kratos to star in upcoming Mortal Kombat

    If details in the latest issue of official US Playstation Magazine is anything to go by, Kratos from God of Series is set to feature in the Playstation 3 version of Mortal Kombat.

    Kratos

    Kratos will feature in the game as one of the special character along with its own fatalities, combat moves and his own God of War Themed battle arena. According to the details out Kratos will featured in the game but he will not be available as playable character in story mode.

    Mortal kombat is slated to release in March 2011 on Playstation 3.

  • Square Enix Announced Pre-Order DLC "Ability Pack" for Mindjack

    Square Enix has announced a pre-order DLC pack for the upcoming third person shooting game title Mindjack. Gamers who pre-order the game from any of the below mention retailer (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop) will get an access to the exclusive "Ability Pack".

    Mindjack

    This Ability Pack for Mindjack consist of:

    •     Unlimited Dash
    •     Instant High Voltage
    •     Elite FIA Soldier Suit

    Mindjack is slated to release on January 18 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

  • Namco Bandai Revealed its lineup for Jump Festa 2011

    Namco Bandai on its official website revealed its Jump Festa 2011 lineup which is slated to kick off on December 18 to December 19 in Japan.

    Namco Bandai

    Check out the complete list below:

    • Dragon Ball Kai Ultimate Butouden (DS, Playable)
    • Rurou Ni Kenshin – Meiji Kenkyaku Rouman Tan – Saisen (PSP, Playable)
    • Tales of Graces F (PS3, Playable)
    • Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 3 (PSP, Playable)
    • Kaijuu Busters Powered (DS, Playable)
    • Digimon Story Chou Xross Wars Blue & Red (DS, Playable)
    • Battle Spirits Digital Starter (DS, Video only)
    • Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 (PS3, Tournament)
    • One Piece Gigant Battle! (DS, Tournament)
    • Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (PS3, Tournament)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Patch v1.03 Causing Various Issues?

    Sony yesterday released a patch v1.03 for Gran Turismo 5 which add a mechanical damage feature in the game with an option of none, light and heavy damage.

    GT 5

    However several gamers across the web are claiming that patch v1.03 for the game is causing various issue to them. Here is the details about the issue faced by gamers:

    • Completing wipping out their car collection and on top of that prompting them to reinstall the game right from the scratch.

    Official confirmation is awaited by Sony in this regard. So stay tunned for more updates on it, till than check out our review for the game.

  • EA SPORTS Active 2 - Starter Pack now available

    EA SPORTS Active 2 released for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii last month. Now Sunflex made EA SPORTS Active Fitness Starter Pack to make more authentic exercises and optimal training results possible. The Starter Pack is now available exclusively from the snakebyte webshop.

    EA Sports Active 2

    The EA SPORTS Active Fitness Starter Pack is a snakebyte webshop exclusive. It is available now for a special price of €49.99 and comes with:

    • EA SPORTS Active Stepper

      • With its solid construction and natural height, the stepper makes step exercises easier and more effective.
    • EA SPORTS Active Dumbbells
      • Weighting in at up to 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs.), the dumbbells enable effective weight training.
    • EA SPORTS Active Neoprene Sleeve
      • The high-quality Neoprene sleeve for the Balance Board protects it from dirt and damage. The sleeve is reversible– turn it inside out to change the color.
  • PS3 firmware 3.55 released

    Sony has surprisingly published the PS3 firmware 3.55 for the PS3, which is merely a security update. New features are not expected. Probably rumored on the firmware again in connection with the PSJailbreak.

    PS3

    The update will be loaded next time you start console. "This is a minor update that adds a security patch," says Sony, obviously targeting it at jailbreakers.

  • "Not enough bandwidth" for Warcraft IV: Blizzard

    Want to hear something about Warcraft IV?, well than its not going to happen for a while.

    Warcraft

    Blizzard had made very clear that Warcraft IV is not going to happen for a while as they don't have enough bandwidth for it at present. In an interview to one of the gaming site Greg Street, Cataclysm lead designer said:

    “Well, the World of Warcraft team is busy on World of Warcraft, and we have an RTS team but they are busy with Starcraft II, we don’t right now have enough bandwidth to tackle something like that,”

  • Gran Turismo 5 Patch v1.03 Goes Live, add mechanical damage feature

    As promised by Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony head, that Gran Turismo 5 will be receiving a new patch update v1.03 which will included mechanical damage to the game, the patch v1.03 is now available for download.

    GT 5

    The patch weight around 150 MB and it will add a mechanical damage to the game along with an option of either none, light or heavy damage.

    GT 5 will receive one more patch later this month which will provide gamers with the option of saving their game data.