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Warner Bros Confirms Batman: Arkham City is Coming in 2011

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215w ago - Warner Bros confirmed today the title and release window for the next Batman videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios, namely Batman: Arkham City which is coming next fall to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

As the title implies, Batman is headed to Gotham City for the sequel, which has now become the new maximum security "home" for all of the city's criminals. Not much else was revealed.

WB says the game will feature a brand-new story, include a new cast of classic characters and villains, and new enhanced gameplay features.

To quote: The (amazing) covers of the new GameInformer confirms Catwoman will be in Arkham City, and by the looks of it, will be playing a major role in the story.

Arkham City was one of several names registered for the game picked up on last month. Two other confirmed villains so far include Mr. Freeze, played by voice actor Maurice LaMarche, and Talia al Ghul - daughter of Ra's al Ghul - played by actress Stana Katic.

Actor Mark Hamill confirmed it us in an interview last May he'll be reprising his role as the voice of Joker for the game for the last time ever. "This will be my last, there's no question about that," he said. "But it's the last hurrah."
 

Warner Bros. Announce April DLC for F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin

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288w ago - Monolith's horror FPS sequel F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin will be getting downloadable content in April, adding a "new perspective" to the multiplayer.

The new content's main feature is a "Toy Soldiers" Map Pack, promising this new perspective. Sadly, there appears to be no addition to the game's excellent single-player campaign, but to make up for it we have a Premium Theme and Picture Pack on the way.

Press Release: Warner Bros. Announce DLC for F.E.A.R 2

Alma is once again beckoning you to visit a city of paranormal chaos and terror with new DLC available in April!

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will deliver a new dimension of paranormal horror, cinematic combat and highly kinetic action with the release of new downloadable content that will be available beginning in April.

The new content will include a "Toy Soldiers" map pack that will allow players to experience multiplayer from a new perspective, as well as a premium theme and picture pack.

F.E.A.R.2: Project Origin is a blend of advanced visceral combat mixed with seamless game pacing set inside a sinister and paranormal universe that begins shortly before the ending of F.E.A.R. A Special Forces squad is...
 

Toshiba surprised by WB's decision to abandon HD DVD

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350w ago - Toshiba has released a statement which indicates that it is surprised by WB's decision to abandon the HD DVD format and go exclusively Blu-ray.

There seems to be 'sour grapes' involved as Toshiba draw on the fact there are various contracts in place regarding the support of HD DVD And the two companies worked closely to standardize the DVD format and shape HD DVD as its successor.

TOSHIBA'S STATEMENT:

Toshiba is quite surprised by Warner Bros.' decision to abandon HD DVD in favor of Blu-ray, despite the fact that there are various contracts in place between our companies concerning the support of HD DVD. As central members of the DVD Forum, we have long maintained a close partnership with Warner Bros. We worked closely together to help standardize the first-generation DVD format as well as to define and shape HD DVD as its next-generation successor.

We were particularly disappointed that this decision was Made in spite of the significant momentum HD DVD has gained in the US market as well as other regions in 2007. HD DVD players and PCs have outsold Blu-ray in the US market in 2007.

We will assess the potential impact of this announcement with the other HD DVD partner companies and evaluate potential next steps. We remain firm in our belief that HD DVD is the format...
 
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