Looks like the crack and hack community has scored once again, hacking the Nintendo 3DS portable handheld system only a day after being launched in Japan. This video below shows the hack in action, allowing the system to play pirated games. The Nintendo 3DS will hit North America on March 27th for $249.99.
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Crytek and Electronic Arts have released a new trailer for their upcoming shooter, Crysis 2. ‘Be Invisible’ shows off some of the nanosuit’s cloaking ability in combat. Crysis 2 is due out on March 22nd, 2011.
Atari has released a new ‘Bugs and Weapons’ trailer for the upcoming re-imagining of the classic title, Yars Revenge. The downloadable title will hit the Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC platforms this Spring. This re-imagining sees the player as a humanoid female encased in a bio-mechanical suit.
Rockstar Games has unveiled the official box art for their upcoming crime-thriller, L.A. Noire. Due out on May 17th, L.A. Noire puts players into the shoes of a detective tracking down a serial killer.
Checkout all the humongous box art, After the Jump!
In his latest podcast, Microsoft’s ‘Major Nelson’ mentioned that he would be going to San Francisco this week for a special, pre-GDC press conference that would feature several announcements. Rumors abound over this special press conference, which is set to take place on February 24th, with talk point to a Kinect title based on the Gears of War IP as well as a new Halo title. Stay-tuned for more on this as it breaks!
‘Next week I’m going to be down in San Francisco. We are having an invite-only press event that we’re going to have some cool news that I’m not quite fully briefed on, but we have a lot of news that we’re going to be announcing. Just telling you guys, you’re going to be really happy when you hear all the news, that’s all I can say.’
SEGA has announced that its upcoming collection of 46 classic SEGA Genesis titles, called the SEGA Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition, will be released for Windows PCs on March 15th across North America. The collection features games such as Gunstar Heroes, Virtua Fighter 2, and Shining Force.
SEGA Genesis Classic Collection Gold Edition will retail for $29.95
Capcom has announced that the demo for their upcoming racer, MotoGP 10/11, will hit the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 platform tomorrow. In the demo, you can race in a single Championship or against the clock (and your ghost) in Time Trial on the challenging Mugello circuit near Florence Italy.
The retail version of MotoGP 10/11 is due out on March 15th for the PlayStation 3 platform.
Activision has announced that the first DLC pack for its highly-acclaimed shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops, will be out for the PlayStation 3 platform on March 3rd. The First Strike DLC pack is already out on the Xbox 360 platform and a Windows PC release is expected soon as well. First Strike adds five new multiplayer maps to the experience including a zombie map addition.
This just in, it appears as though Activision has effectively killed the Guitar Hero franchise due to ‘declines in the music genre’ as well as the True Crime franchise. This includes the two currently in-development titles for each series. No word yet on exactly when the Guitar Hero team will be ‘disbanded’. The company announced that it would be refocusing its efforts into the Call of Duty franchise as well as the titles of Blizzard Entertainment. The company is also looking-forward to an unannounced title from Bungie as well as some brand-new IP, which will be debuted at Toy Fair later this week.
From today’s 4th Quarter Earnings call:
‘At the same time, due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011. The company also will stop development on True Crime: Hong Kong. These decisions are based on the desire to focus on the greatest opportunities that the company currently has to create the world’s best interactive entertainment experiences.’
Our best wishes go out to the Guitar Hero and True Crime teams.
In this latest CGI trailer for the new MMO from Sony Online Entertainment, DC Universe Online, we see a glimpse of the ‘fractured future’ as Braniac’s forces attack the ruins of the Fortress of Solitude. Featuring the Lex Luthor of the future, the bio-mechanically enhance Luthor needs to harness the power of the Fortress to go back in time to meet his younger self.