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Treyarch Little-Known Facts: Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer

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217w ago - Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin has revealed some little-known facts today on Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer for the PS3 entertainment system.

To quote: Thank you for the opportunity to highlight some of the features that [Register or Login to view links] will deliver to PS3 fans when it launches on November 9th.

A number of these features are ones that I think the community has been wanting for a long time, which is why we've worked really hard to deliver. So let's get started!

Multiplayer Online Split-Screen Support

Let's get started with what I believe is the most unknown, yet confirmed, aspect to Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer - the online split-screen support we've re-introduced to the franchise!

The Facts:

• You can connect a second controller and bring a guest online (i.e. "JD_2020" & "JD_2020(1)").
• Guests can rank up, earn unlocks, etc - all guest progress goes away once signed out.

Custom Games Editor

Allow me to introduce the Black Ops Custom Games Editor! Private matches have never been this customizable. Players will have the ability to structure their games at all new levels of granularity. From variables as simple...
 

Nintendo Wii WODE Jukebox Web site is Live - Interesting Facts!

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274w ago - We've previously covered the WODE which is set to revolutionize the Nintendo Wii modification scene.

USB Loaders have their downfalls as they don't boast 100% compatibility and are limited to the WBFS a file system designed for the loaders.

The WODE is a totally hardware based solution that comes with the compatibility and reliability of a modchip - something you can't get with software loaders. Anyway, the WODE Team have just launched a [Register or Login to view links] for their upcoming modification.

It doesn't reveal much, but the opening animation is interesting. It seems the stand for the Wii houses a port and the intro shows it using a USB hard drive or an Ethernet card. That totally got my attention.

To quote: WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips.

It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.

WODE is compatible with WII DMS, D2B, D2A, D2C, D2C2, D3, D3-2 boards. The OS is LINUX and allow to manage WIFi connection and many...
 

inFamous PS3 Facts, Figures & PlayStation Home Space Coming

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287w ago - SCEA Senior Public Relations Specialist Katie Reid has unveiled some inFamous PS3 facts, figures and news of a PlayStation Home Space on the way, as follows:

Ever wonder what goes into the making of a video game? Here are some fun facts regarding the development of their super-hero exclusive, inFAMOUS. We thought we'd go ahead and share a few of our favorites from the issue and also the development team with you!

•In addition to the kitchen espresso, the inFAMOUS team traveled to Starbucks approximately 18,200 times. Two groups of 10 people per day, five days a week.

•There were 10 inFAMOUS babies born during development. One employee had two during that time.





•It took over 70,000 separate art, code and media check-in submissions to make inFAMOUS.

•The inFAMOUS team consumed 17,472 cans of diet Coke and 13,104 cans of diet Pepsi during development.

•There were no less than 14 high rise buildings constructed within 3 blocks of Sucker Punch's offices during the inFAMOUS development cycle.

Here are a few more fun facts about inFAMOUS worth mentioning...

•inFAMOUS is the fastest demo to reach the 1 million milestone on the PlayStation Network.
 

The Truth: Separating Facts from Rumors on Windows 7

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315w ago - Microsoft has been developing Windows 7 under a shroud of secrecy worthy of Apple, and it's led to a rash of rumors and unfounded expectations.

So let us state for the record: Windows 7 doesn't have a new kernel, it doesn't run in the cloud and it's not based on Midori (a research project focused on writing an OS in managed code).

In fact, Windows 7 uses the same driver model as Vista - and even refers to itself as version 6.1. We've got our hands on the Milestone Three (M3) pre-beta release of Windows 7, so read on to find out exactly what to expect from Microsoft's newest OS.

Windows 7's philosophy

You can get a good idea about future versions of Windows by looking at the progress of Office under Steven Sinofsky, now Senior Vice President of the Windows and Windows Live engineering group. The changes that he's made to the Windows team aren't just about what new features go into Windows; they're about the whole way that Windows is developed.

These changes are definitely a response to what happened with Vista, which he sees as a learning experience: "As engineers, you have to have some things that don't go as well as you would have liked and you have to go and learn what to prevent. We just really weren't ready when the product [was released]. We did a lot...
 

Lego Batman: Just the Facts

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328w ago - The Dark Lego Knight's adventure is getting ever closer with a fall release date, and in the meantime, Warner Bros. has sent over a nice, concise fact sheet:

GAME FEATURES:

- Fight for justice as Batman and Robin or create chaos as The Joker, Catwoman and other villains, as you save or destroy Gotham City.
- Rocket through sewers and bound across rooftops as you take the fight to the criminals across classic locations in Gotham City.
- Fight on land, sea and in the air using a number of powerful Batman, Robin and villain-controlled vehicles, including the rocket-powered Batmobile, sleek Batboat and stealthy Batwing.
- Enhance the abilities of the Dynamic Duo by unlocking Batman's Demolition, Sonic and Glide suits and Robin's Gravity, Magnetic and Dive suits to help fight Gotham's villains.
- Enjoy numerous game modes and levels:
- Play through the game in Story Mode from both the hero and villain sides.
- Replay any level in Freeplay Mode with any characters you've unlocked. Access previously hidden areas to find additional rewards and bonus content.
- Collect LEGO studs and special LEGO bricks throughout the game to unlock tons of extra content including special power-ups and bonus levels.
- LEGO Batman on the Xbox 360 features Gamer Achievements...
 
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