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Killzone for PS2 Turns Five - Celebrate with Double XP Weekend

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270w ago - Guerrilla Games Lead Online Game Designer Eric Boltjes has announced that in celebration of Killzone for PS2 turning five a Double XP weekend is in order, as follows:

November 26 will be a very special day for all of us here at [Register or Login to view links]. On that day, exactly five years ago, the very first Killzone title for PlayStation 2 hit the shelves in Europe.

Sure, the game had already been released in the US three weeks prior, but hey... Guerrilla is based in the Netherlands. We commemorate the 26th because that's the date that we were finally able to see the fruits of our labor in Dutch stores.

Of course, it would be a shame to leave this occasion unmarked - and I'm not talking about the champagne and strange Dutch snacks we'll undoubtedly be having at the studio. We also want to celebrate it with you, the fans. After all, the Killzone brand wouldn't be where it is today without your support. So here's what we have in store for you over the next few days:

Looking back at Killzone 1
Later this week on [Register or Login to view links], Seb "Motherh" Downie and I are going to play through the first Killzone game for you. We'll be commenting on our favorite sections and wallowing in beer-induced nostalgia.
 

Activision: Modern Warfare 2 Made $550 Million in Five Days

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271w ago - Today Activision is reporting that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made $550 million in the first five days of the videogame's release.

It appears even in this challenging economic climate, Modern Warfare 2 is indeed a top seller setting a new entertainment industry record.

Press Release: Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Sets All-Time Entertainment Industry Record Grossing an Estimated $550 Million Worldwide in First Five Days

Biggest Entertainment Launch in History Continues to Break Records

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov 18, 2009 - Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to shatter theatrical box office and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars.

The biggest entertainment launch in history set a new worldwide estimated five-day sell-through record of approximately $550 million, according to internal Activision estimates.

Modern Warfare 2's launch beat all previous first-and five-day entertainment industry box office, book and video game sell-through records:

- The largest reported five-day opening worldwide box office gross figures, held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($394 million)
- The largest reported five-day...
 

Guitar Hero 5 is Releasing Five Track Packs in October

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278w ago - Guitar Hero fans can continue to build a diverse music library with great new music and classic tracks available for download in October.

New tracks playable in Guitar Hero 5 will be available for download every Thursday in October with music from Queens of the Stone Age, Billy Squier, Wolfmother, Peter Frampton and The Misfits.

Downloadable Content - October 1
Queens Of The Stone Age Track Pack

• "Mexicola"
• "Avon"
• "How to Handle a Rope"

Downloadable Content - October 8
Billy Squier Track Pack

• "The Stroke"
• "Everybody Wants You"
• "When She Comes To Me"

Downloadable Content - October 15
Wolfmother Track Pack

• "Pilgrim"
• "California Queen"
• "Cosmic Egg"

Downloadable Content - October 22
Classic Rock 2 Track Pack

• The J. Geils Band - "Freeze Frame"
• Peter Frampton - "Show Me The Way (Live)"
• Triumph - "Lay It On The Line"

Downloadable Content - October 29
All Hallows' Eve Track Pack

• GWAR - "Gor Gor"
• Marilyn Manson - "Beautiful People"
• The Misfits...
 

Top Five Developers for Microsoft's XBox 360 and Sony's PS3

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299w ago - In this article we have a look at the Top 5 developers of this generation on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

There are plenty of great developers out there and some that certainly deserve massive credit for the awesome games they bring consumers year in and year out.

Unfortunately though, we have cut the list to five as follows:

5. Guerilla Games:

Guerilla Games is a Sony first party developer. The company is based in Amsterdam and is best known for its Killzone series. As everyone probably knows, Guerilla Games latest game is Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3. To develop a game of the quality of Killzone 2 is brilliant.

Killzone 2 is without a doubt in the Top 5 best looking games of this generation. With Killzone 2, it wasn't just about creating a great shooting game. It was also about creating a complete online multiplayer experience with fully integrated statistical tracking, leaderboards and clan implementation on Killzone's [Register or Login to view links].

4. Epic Games:

Epic Games was founded in 1991 and is based in Cary, North Carolina. With a history based around PC titles like the Unreal series and the development of their much licensed Unreal Engine, Microsoft approached Epic to make a Killer App...
 

Five Reasons There Has Never Been a Golden Age of Gaming

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299w ago - Today the topic is the mythical creature called "The Golden Age of Video Games," or more commonly known as, "The 90s."

Lately many gamers across thousands of forums have been complaining about the reality show called [Register or Login to view links].

They dislike the people on it. They hate the games being played. And they hate how gaming has become less of a social taboo. Of course, they also bring up the topic of the "good ol' days."

I haven't watched the show, so I have no idea if it's bad or not. I only have two reasons to turn on the TV, outside of playing video games; House and Gordon Ramsey. However, when I read someone arguing about how great video games were in the 1990s or 1980s, I have to wear my goggles and a rubber suit because there is so much bull being spewed.

The sad reality of it is, we are so much better off now than we were 15 or 20 years ago. Games have improved greatly, and it isn't costing us a fortune just to get a mere afternoon's worth of entertainment. I'm going to shatter the myths of the "Golden Age of Gaming" because I'm rather of sick of cleaning bullshit up in my room.

Games were difficult back then.

No they weren't.

A game with legitimate...
 
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