246w ago - Rockstar Games announced today that Max Payne 3 is currently in development. It's scheduled to be released around this coming winter and will be released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. Max Payne 3 will be developed by Rockstar Vancouver.
Press Release: New York, NY - March 23, 2009 - Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce that Max Payne 3 is currently in development and scheduled for a winter 2009 release on the Xbox 360¬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system and PC.
Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 tells the story of a retired police detective embroiled in a world of corruption, turmoil and intense violence.
The award-winning Max Payne franchise put players in the role of Max Payne, a hard-boiled New York City detective with a penchant for violence, out to avenge the death of his family. The latest installment delivers more of the classic elements and hyper-intense action that fans have come to love, while moving the story of Max in a new direction.
"We're starting a new chapter of Max's life with this game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "This is Max as we've never seen him before, a few years older,...
247w ago - Imagine seeing one of these at the pumps, eh? This morning, March 18th, 2009 at 9:30am a Press Conference was held at the Boston Museum of Science.
Terrafugia, the company behind the 2-seat transforming plane/car dubbed the Transition announced news of the first successful test flight.
It transforms in under 30 seconds, flies at over 115mph, and fits in a residential garage. A video of it in action is available HERE.
This is the first news I have seen on The Jetsons style flying cars since the Moller was announced.
For those interested, you can become a Sport Pilot in as little as 20 hours of flight time in a Transition-specific course. For existing pilots, get comfortable quickly with the familiarization training included with every Transition delivery.
The price? Anticipated purchase price: $194,000.
The only questions remaining on this transformer is: is it an Autobot or a Decepticon? :P
247w ago - Don Control introduces an additional layer of gameplay on top of the four multiplayer modes and six maps already available in the game and invites players to compete to see who is the ultimate Don of Dons.
Players can now challenge one another in 16-player battles for their in-game currency from the single-player game.
As a Don online, players can recruit others to join their family by giving them a cut of the profits. But if a player loses as Don, the in-game currency they wagered will be removed in their single-player campaign and their empire can come crumbling down.
Press Release: EA Announces a New Multiplayer Mode is Coming for The Godfather II
Be the Don and Lead Your Family to Victory Online
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Mar 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced that a new multiplayer mode, called Don Control, will be coming to The Godfather(R) II game. This new mode will be available as a free downloadable* patch right when the game releases on April 7th in North America and April 10th in Europe.
Don Control takes the "Think Like a Don" strategic gameplay into an online environment and allows players to build a family, command them in battle and view the action from a bird's eye view above.
247w ago - In this dark second chapter, Saren's evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril.
Press Release: BIOWARE ANNOUNCES MASS EFFECT 2
The Dark Second Chapter to the Epic Science-Fiction Trilogy - Coming Early 2010 for Windows PC and Xbox 360
EDMONTON, Alberta, Mar 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today officially announced the development of Mass Effect™ 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi award-winning 2007 hit, Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy is a masterful science-fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets.
"We're going to surpass the extraordinary gaming experience we brought our fans in Mass Effect by delivering intensified combat and expanded weapon options as well as increased depth of planet exploration, all while delivering a powerful, emotionally engaging story," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager and CEO, BioWare and General Manager and Vice President, EA.
"Mass Effect 2 is shaping up to be an unforgettable RPG-shooter experience, taking players on a non-stop...
247w ago - Valve announced today that their digital gaming service Steam will now support in-game downloadable content for its library of games. Yes, PC gamers, now you too can be charged for another hour or two of gameplay.
The first game utilizing this new Steam feature is Twisted Pixel's The Maw. The game now has two levels entitled "Brute Force" and "River Redirect" available for $1.25 apiece.
Hey, at least you don't need to buy Microsoft Points first, eh? The announcement by Valve also mentions that this DLC can be added to any game available through Steam, regardless of whether you purchased it on Steam, at a retailer, or through another digital store.
This news is bound to surprise a few people, as Valve's known for releasing huge amounts of free post-release content for its game.
There's no indication whatsoever that they'll stop doing this for their own games, though. The fact of the matter is, a lot of other companies are cool with the idea of premium DLC and this move by Valve allows them to do it more easily on the PC.