InFamous Goes Gold, Another PS3 Killer Game is Upon Us?

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261w ago - According to the PlayStation Blog today, InFamous has now gone gold.

In just over a month (May 26th, 2009) the PS3 will launch another big console exclusive in Sucker Punch Products third person shooter inFamous.

This coming just a few months after the release of Killzone 2 will leave many Sony fans asking for the first time since the PS3's release, "What game should I play?"

So why might InFamous be a killer game?

It is Crackdown meets Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The games setting takes you to Empire City, a setting ravaged by a massive explosion supposedly caused by Cole McGrath, the character you play. You are free to wander the Empire City ala Crackdown only you have badass powers comparable to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Your powers include shooting electricity at your enemies, forming and electrical shield to repel foes and their weapons and creating electrical grenades that are thrown and explode in similar fashion to plasma grenades in Halo. No more linear levels like those found in Force Unleashed which should result in a more creative use of your powers.

InFamous may not be as simple and mindless as it sounds though as it contains its own RPG like element in...
 

Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Patch 3.1 Goes Live

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261w ago - The testing is finally over; Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft's patch 3.1 is going live today, and to kick off this latest content patch, another cinematic has been released.

The film shows off a lot of the inside of Ulduar, some of the bosses in action and progresses the story. Blizzard has said that it intends to release a short movie with each 'chapter' of the Lich King expansion.

Download: World of Warcraft Patch 3.1

Patch 3.1 introduces many new features to WoW; Dual talent specs, which allow players to swap between two different roles. Many new UI improvements are being introduced, including a re-vamped 'Looking For Group' system.

Players can also take part in the Argent Tournament, a new jousting contest with rich rewards, a new system which Blizzard promises will bring more to the game at a later date.

Another massive improvement to the WoW, one which fans have been crying out for almost since the game launched, is dungeon maps. It's only for Wrath of the Lich King maps so far, but it will be a great help to traversing some of the more complicated dungeons.

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Warhawk Command Center Goes Live in PlayStation Home Today

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268w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell shared news of a Warhawk Command Center PlayStation Home walkthrough video as follows:

A couple days ago I visited with Incognito studio director Dylan Jobe about the Warhawk space that launches today in PlayStation Home.

Dylan was nice enough to walk us through the Warhawk Command Center, and specifically through the Sand Table where you can lay out strategies for all Warhawk maps. It's all really slick, and Dylan goes into some great detail about how it all works.

Also, starting today you can purchase Warhawk for $19.99 on the PlayStation Store (that's $10 off!) for two weeks, ending on March 11. Individual Warhawk Booster packs are dropping down to $4.99, and the Booster Combo (all three individual Booster packs) drops to $9.99.





But remember, the special Warhawk pricing ends on March 11, so be quick about it!
 

Metal Gear Solid 4 Goes Platinum on PlayStation 3 Next Month

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269w ago - Konami has announced today that it plans to release one of Sony's hit titles for its PlayStation 3 console - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, as a budget title this March. The budget title will be released as part of the Platinum range from March 5th.

Retailing at 29,95 Euro (that's around £26 of The Queen's currency), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots returns following an incredible period as a full-price title.

The game saw over three million copies shipped on its release in June 2008 and has won a host of illustrious awards all over the globe, and its continued success saw sales of the long-running Metal Gear series top 26.5 million units.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots comes on a Blu-Ray disc containing it and Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Online - a dedicated online title that uses locations and gameplay elements from Guns of the Patriots. Metal Gear Online features all the stunning stealth and combat elements of Guns of the Patriots, as it drops the player into a series of war zones and game options.

With all-out 'Last Man Standing' battles to rescue and protection missions, Metal Gear Online effortlessly transfers the sublime control system of the series to an online competition, creating an absorbing battle between like-minded fans.
 

Confirmed: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Goes Gold

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273w ago - THQ and Relic have confirmed that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II has gone gold.

The excellent looking RTS is a PC exclusive and will be released on February 19th.

Press Release: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II Goes Gold

THQ and Relic Entertainment to Deliver Innovative Tactical Gameplay and Stunning Cinematic Visuals in Highly Anticipated Sequel

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, developed by the award-winning Real-time strategy (RTS) developer, Relic Entertainment, has reached the gold master stage of development and is now entering manufacturing.

Set in the grim, war-ravaged World of Games Workshop's (LSE: GAW) Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II delivers visceral combat, stunning visuals, and destructible environments throughout a non-linear single-player experience as well as a fully cooperative multiplayer campaign via Microsoft's free Games for Windows® - LIVE service.

Developed exclusively for Windows PC and powered by an enhanced version of Relic's proprietary Essence Engine™ 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is scheduled to be on store shelves at retail outlets nationwide on February 19, 2009.