209w ago - Zipper Interactive's Sr. Community Manager Jeremy Dunham has posted up the official MAG PS3 box art today on the PlayStation Blog alongside some statistics from the MAG Beta.
To quote: We've been exceedingly grateful to those of you who participated in our MAG beta tests over the last several months and couldn't be happier with how everything turned out.
Naturally, with the end of our beta cycle, comes the countdown to our final release on January 26, and what better way to start that countdown than to reveal the final, "official" box art that you'll find in the United States and Canada. Have a gander!
Pretty sweet isn't it? Yeah, we like it too.
Now that you know what to look for in the future, let's go back to the past for a moment and talk about some interesting information we gathered over the last month.
• More than 42,000 matches were played over the course of the full public beta (August 17 - December 5).
• During October's beta period alone nearly 534,000+ miles were traveled in-game by MAG players each week.
• During the final month of the Beta 4 and 4.5 periods (November 9 - December 5):
Of the more than 65,000 players that logged on, 17,000 of them qualified for Squad Leader, 3500 people qualified...
219w ago - It appears Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is shaping up to be the biggest selling game in history, and there is a chance that Pittsburgh will be part of that experience.
The bi-weekly show The OXM Report, released late last night, featured on Xbox.com and the Xbox Dashboard, showcased the upcoming mega hit from Infinity Ward.
To quote: "Featuring interviews with Robert Bowling (fourzerotwo) and other members of the team working on MW2, the video teases just a few more details about the experience players will have with all three game modes: campaign, multiplayer, and the new spec-ops missions.
As the interviews are happening, the video moves between three things: the interviewee speaking, previously released Capture the Flag multiplayer footage, and concept art. Admiring the concept art, something catches my eye. At the 1:54 mark of the video timestamp there is a clear, undeniable picture of Pittsburgh on fire with helicopters overhead and boats in the river.
No details were given about the picture and, to date, very little has been confirmed about plot or story locations. Could the main storyline come through Pittsburgh? Perhaps one of the many spec-ops missions will be set in the Steel City....
225w ago - Expanding upon the original hit that captivated more than 2 million gamers around the world, 2K Czech takes players deeper into the Mafia with a mature and exciting experience that will immerse players like never before.
Players will experience the true evolution of the Mafia game that defined a genre. Gunfights, hand-to-hand combat and vehicular exploration feature new depth and dimension that allow players to experience the world of Mafia II in a way that will keep them coming back for more.
Check out the Mafia II - Art of Persuasion PS3 GamesCom trailer via YouTube and storyline below.
Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood.
It was on the streets that Vito learns that joining the Mafia is the only route to wealth and respect for people of his standing. Wanting to escape the life of hardship that his father led, he dreams about becoming a "Made Man."
A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime.
Together, they will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the...