Ubisoft's E3 press kit only included one screen for the mighty Assassin's Creed 2. But CVG asked around and finally got hold of a few more. And we think you'll agree that it's looking a bit tasty.
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Hi-Rez Studios, the developers of Global Agenda, today recognized the Agents vs. Elves project, an on-line community-driven initiative designed to settle once and for all a question as old as the massive, multi-player online (MMO) gaming genre itself: "How would a fantasy elf fair against a super agent in a futuristic sci-fi world?"
Agents vs. Elves is better known amongst its burgeoning contributor base as the "No Elves! Movement." Artists and writers are volunteering their own work for inclusion on the project's Facebook page. Details and a teaser trailer are available at http://www.agentsvselves.com.
"The debate of how a fantasy elf would fair in a futuristic sci-fi world is nearly as old and epic as the never-ending conflict between pirates and ninjas," said Todd Harris, Executive Producer of Global Agenda. "I see the Community embracing this Elven challenge in the same way that David attacked Goliath - head on, in full view of the enemy, with nothing but a strong knowledge of the foe's weakspot and advanced weapons technology."
Media and fans may download the NO ELVES! Evangelism and Media kit from the Agents vs. Elves website. This kit contains the materials required for prospective Global Agenda agents to spread the No Elves! movement, including a variety of art and video assets.ca-pub-5833246175841206
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I'm sure we've all wanted to shoot our brothers at some point, but 11-year-old De-Andre Finley went that extra mile, accidentally killing his 9-year-old sibling after a videogame row ended with terminal consequences.
"The younger brother allegedly got mad because he got beat at some video games and got the gun," explains Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson. The two struggled over the firearm, and it allegedly went off accidentally, killing the younger boy. The father of the two was outside mowing the lawn at the time of the incident.
The police say they can "live with" De-Andre's version of the story, since the gun was too heavy for the boy to properly aim and fire with malice aforethought.
It's not believed that De-Andre will be charged, due to his young age and the fact that it "appeared to be an accident anyway." Also, to be fair, the younger brother started it.
To celebrate the launch of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on June 26th Capcom has united with Sony to create the ultimate PSP bundle for players across Europe*
The bundle includes the new Mystic Silver PSP-3000, Monster Hunter branded PSP carry-pouch, screen wipe and branded skin which fits right over the PSP along with a copy of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
Japan?s most successful PSP title, Monster Hunter Portable 2G, is heading to Europe this coming Spring. Renamed Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, this latest installment in the epic Monster Hunter series delivers over 500 hours of gameplay spanning some 400 missions. Add in previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions and you have the biggest Monster Hunter game to date.
Using the Ad-Hoc connection players can adventure with up to three friends for a savaging multiplayer hunting party. From devising the strategy to executing the attack, players will need to work together in order to hunt down the ferocious beasts and progress through the wide range of quests on offer. Players will be rewarded for their use of deep fighting combat systems, encouraging them to seek out the more experienced hunters and team up in order to learn from their experience.
Even in single player mode Hunters won?t be alone thanks to the introduction of the new AI Felyne feature. Accompanying players on quests your furry ally will helping them battle monsters and gather extra resources.
? The biggest Monster Hunter title to date with over 500 hours of gameplay
? Huge variety of character customisations including 1500 weapons and 2000 armour sets
? Players can form a team of up to 4 players through Ad-Hoc play and experience the multiplayer social gaming phenomenon
? Media Install option where players can save the game to a memory stick, allowing the game to load from the memory stick and UMD simultaneously for faster loading times
? AI Felyne companion who will accompany players on quests and gather extra resources. With the ?felyne casting? feature players can share their companions with other players, transferring data using the PSP?s sleep mode.
? Fans of the series can transfer their data from Monster Hunter Freedom 2ca-pub-5833246175841206
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If there was one thing we could take away from E3 09, it's that the videogame industry has well and truly fallen for this "motion control" fad, believing it to be the answer to all their prayers. Every platform now has its own gimmicky motion controller, and Microsoft believes its conceptually impressive Project Natal will rule them all.
"If we'd just come out with something that looks and feels like the Nintendo Wiimote, I think you could have fairly criticised us and said it was derivative. That's not the path we wanted to go down," explains MS' Shane Kim. "We could have done that, but we wanted to reinvent the industry and revolutionise home entertainment. That's what we will achieve with Project Natal.
"The most important thing is this has nothing to do with Nintendo and Sony. This has everything to do with unlocking the potential of the industry and addressing the many millions of people -- the 60 per cent of house holds who don't have a videogame console at all. That's the real opportunity for us."
Yeah. You know what I think of when I see all these motion controllers? I think of the Sega Genesis Activator. While the technology is evolving, we seem to be conceptually devolving. These new controllers smack of the same add-ons and gimmicks that eventually drowned the Genesis and confused the consumers. I'm sure Natal will be interesting, but introduced so late into the Xbox 360's lifecycle, I can't see it being more than another Activator. At least the Activator was compatible with all the system's games. When it worked.
Up and coming videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive today announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the point-and-click adventure game for the PC, The Last Chariots of the Gods, from Austrian based developer Homegrown games. Based on the concepts from the bestselling novel ?Chariots of the Gods? by Erich von Däniken, and other Paleo-SETI theories, players will be immersed in a world of ancient legends and modern day conspiracy. The ultimate question; Are we alone in the universe will be answered in Q4-2009 when the game will be released.
Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive said: ?Many people are familiar with the books by Erich von Däniken about whether the ancient gods were actually powerful aliens visiting our planet. We are thrilled to publish a great adventure game based on these fascinating theories.?
Johann Ertl, CEO of Homegrown Games added: "We are very excited about the chance to cooperate with Iceberg Interactive, as both our companies share the belief that the needs and wishes of players should be the most important focus for game development and publishing. We believe that Iceberg Interactive puts the same heart and soul into publishing games as we do in developing them."
The Last Chariots of the Gods is a gripping point & click adventure that takes players into a dark world of ancient legends and present day conspiracy. Players take on the role of archaeology student Marcus Bauer, who is given a task by his late granduncle to prove his strange theories that the "Vimanas" described in ancient India Sanskrit were actually spaceships from an alien society. Being a skeptic, Marcus however soon discovers that there is more behind the ancient legends than archaeology cares to know or will admit. Following clues and rumours, he soon uncovers secrets that were hidden from mankind ? secrets that would turn everything we think we know upside down. As he unravels the truth, those who would like to keep it buried close in. He gets the feeling that someone or something is working against him ? a feeling that turns into fear and desperation as he discovers that we may not be alone and maybe never were.
? Inspired by the work of the Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association (AAS) and the parascience "Paläo-SETI" heavily influenced by authors like Erich von Däniken (best known for "Chariots of the Gods?)?
? Over 40 exotic locations, and more that 30 engaging characters to interact with
? Thrilling & unique storyline as players take on role of Archaeologist Marcus Bauer in an ?Indiana Jones meets Erich von Däniken" scenario
? Beautiful graphics featuring state-of-the-art images, rendering & lightening,
including vRay technology
? Innovative Environment Manipulation(IEM): a feature that allows players to alter the entire environment (daytime, lighting, humidity, wind) of a scene to solve certain puzzles.
? 3rd person point of view with 1st person view for indoor locations
? Intuitive interface allowing immersing and engaging gameplay.
? Sophisticated NPC AI means that in-game characters act and respond in a realistic manner.
? All in-game technical devices function like in real life; mobile phones, text messaging, including playable mini-games on in-game pc?s
? Dynamic soundtrack featuring acclaimed composer Kai Rosenkranzca-pub-5833246175841206
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EVE Online’s Development Blog gave the first details of a new and upcoming patch for EVE Online, now that Apocrypha has been out for a few months and it is now stable and running almost flawlessly. When this happens, developers don’t start[...]
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