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New House of the Dead Revealed for Wii

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331w ago - The trailer for House of the Dead Overkill hit the Web.. So you know that new Sega game from Headstrong that was supposed to be revealed at the Leipzig Games Convention? Well, just a day before the show officially kicks off the game has been unearthed in a trailer that hit the web.

And instead of it being a new Jet Grind Radio as previously rumored, it's a brand new House of the Dead light gun shooter installment for the Wii called House of the Dead: Overkill. Here's the Grindhouse-inspired trailer:





If you're unfamiliar with Headstrong, don't worry -- it's the new name for Kuju Entertainment, the UK development house previously responsible for such games as Battalion Wars.

Here's hoping we'll get more details on the game once the Games Convention officially starts.

Sega has also released some first screenshots of the game. Here's one of them below...
 

Some more secret PSN friend names revealed

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332w ago - Last week it was revealed that if you tried to add Hideo Kojima on PSN, the name turned into Old Snake.

And now two more 'secret names' have been found, the first is hal_emmerich which turns into Tiagra and the second is Rosemary which turns into Queen.

To quote: In a news story last week we told you about that guy on YouTube who discovered that if you send a PSN friend request to Hideo Kojima the name turns into Old Snake.

Just discovered early this morning by our own Bonemantour are two other names which also change into something interesting.

If you want to try to send them friend requests you'd better hurry. Hideo Kojima's PSN friend list filled up within minutes of the breaking news story. The names are, hal_emmerich which turns into Tiagra, and rosemary, which turns into Queen.
 

Crysis Warhead System Requirements Revealed

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332w ago - The Crysis Warhead system requirements have been revealed at the EA Store. As expected they are pretty much the same as the Crysis system requirements, the only difference is the required HDD space:

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better
RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vista)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better
VRAM: 256MB of Graphics Memory
Storage: 15GB
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
ODD: DVD-ROM
OS: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Vista
DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10
 

Cursed Mountain Graphical Features Revealed

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332w ago - In a press release today, the team responsible for the development of Cursed Mountain has announced some of the details behind the graphics engine being used. The new engine is titled "Athena" and it is a proprietary graphics engine being developed by the Sproing team.

The team best sums up the features:

The engine highlights of "Athena" include amongst others, HDR-Rendering, shader simulations developed especially for Wii in order to display ice, heat and water (realistic reflections and refractions), an ultra-fast particle system for amazing snow storms, soft particles for realistic fog and smoke, depth of field, motion blur, dynamic soft shadows, spherical harmonics lighting, as well as a high performance level-of-detail and streaming system in order to provide long viewing distance of the entire surrounding.

In order to create an exciting atmosphere when battling the ghosts, the game employs a number of custom-created special effects such as the shader simulations as well as a newly developed post-processing framework.

According to the Technical Director of Sproing, Gerhard Seiler, the engine "really takes the Wii hardware to its limits and Wii gamers can really look forward to a heart-stopping, and breath-taking world that comes alive with this title."
 

Rock Band 2 Trophies Revealed!

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333w ago - Courtesy of IGN, all the Rock Band 2 trophies have now been revealed.

A glimpse of them is pictured below, with the full list linked above!

To quote: Rock Band 2 releases in just over a month, which means it's time to start preparing. Warm up your vocal chords, stretch out your arms, and get ready to start unlocking a new set of Trophies. We've got the full list here, outlining most everything you'll have to do to snag the coveted Platinum Trophy.

High scores and placement on the leaderboards is fine, but we all know that true bragging rights come with unlocking these bad boys. Read below to find them separated by type and know that the drum trainer Trophies are retroactive. That means that if you play at a high level it is possible to unlock more than one at a time playing either beats or fills. Once you're done perusing the list, hit up the image gallery for a new batch of screenshots.

Note that while this is the full list of Trophies that will appear in the game, we don't have their values yet (Bronze, Silver or Gold). But if you're headed for the Platinum, you'll be aiming for everything anyway.
 
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