Archive - 2011/08/29

The Secret World Beta Registration is Now Open

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Funcom has announced the opening of beta registration for its upcoming Lovecraftian MMO, The Secret World. Dealing with many occult phenomena and conspiracies, the game is due out in April of 2012.

“One of the most interesting features of ‘The Secret World’ is the three profoundly different secret societies that players can join,” says Funcom SVP of Sales & Marketing, Morten Larssen. “Since we first announced the game we have gradually revealed more details about them, and what we have seen is that thousands of gamers in our community have come to identify with them and form a loyal bond to other community members belonging to the same society. With ‘The Secret War’ experience we are excited about the prospect of allowing for even more community interaction and engagement.”

LINK: The Secret World Beta Registration

Wizard World LA Postponed – Official Statement

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You may recall our previously-reporting that Wizard World LA’s event dates had been replaced with “TBD” on the official website. Now, we have some official comments on the matter from Wizard World PR.

“Wizard World has announced that its Los Angeles Comic Con event, originally scheduled for September 24-25, 2011, has been postponed.  Several pending strategic partnerships that will enhance the Wizard World experience have necessitated the rescheduling of the event.”

Pending strategic partnerships, hmm… New venue? Exhibitor requirements? We will update you as soon as we find out.

Two New Max Payne 3 Screenshots

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Rockstar Games has released two new screenshots from their upcoming actioner, Max Payne 3.

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Hard Reset Launch Date and System Specs

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Hard Reset, the first game from Poland’s Flying Wild Hog will be available on Windows PCs via Steam on September 13 for the price of $29.99 (or £22.99 or €27.99). Additionally, if you pre-order the game, you will receice 10% off the puyrchase price. Also announced were the game’s minimum and recommended PC requirements as well as some high-res screenshots – enjoy!

MINIMUM:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64
RAM: 2 GB
Graphics card: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 4 GB free hard drive space

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Quad Core 2.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II x4 2.5 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
Graphics card: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT / ATI Radeon HD 4870 or better
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
Hard Drive: 4 GB free hard drive space

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Warlock: Master of the Arcane Teaser Trailer

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Paradox Interactive has announced a new turn-based strategy title called Warlock: Master of the Arcane. Due out in the second quarter of 2012, the game promises to give players command of a multitude of military units and arcane abilities.

“The great thing about Warlock is that it inherits the best elements from classic turn-based games and renovates them with a modern look and feel,” said Mattias Lilja, Producer at Paradox Interactive. “Partnering with Ino-Co Plus to bring this breath of fresh air to the genre is just icing on the cake, they’ve done well to bring the Majesty world to life in the past and we are confident they’ll deliver again.”

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The War of the Worlds Game Website Launched

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Other Ocean and Paramount Interactive have launched the official website for their upcoming XBLA/PSN title, The War of the Worlds. The game is due out this October and puts players in the shoes of a man trying to outrun the Martian invasion. Also released was a new video developer diary, which you can see below.

Twisted Metal Black Release Date, Gameplay Video

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Video game legend, David Jaffe, announced during PAX this last weekend that Twisted Metal Black will be released on February 14, 2012 for $59.99.

Additionally, here is some gameplay footage from the title being played on the show floor, thanks to YouTube user Trindall27.

Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance Announced

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Activison has announced Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance, due out this Holiday season, for the Nintendo 3DS platform. Also released were some screenshots of the game, which you can see below.

“Our ongoing collaboration with Nelvana Enterprises has proven to be a worldwide success,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.  “It’s an absolute blast to work on a property with such a hungry and dedicated fan base. We look forward to producing this new Bakugan title and it being embraced by kids for its innovative style and incredibly unique gameplay.”

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