Found a strange note the other day asking us if I was familiar with ‘The Hidden People’. The message directed us over to an odd blog titled WhoAreTheHiddenPeople.com where we found a slew of embedded YouTube videos all showing some paranormal encounter with ‘ghost midgets’. To me, they look more like the silhouette of a garden gnome, but time will tell as the message promises we will know more on June 25th.
We Sing Encore is due out next month in the European market. Featruing over 40 tracks from such artists as Rhianne and the Black Eyed Peas, the game will also feature a karaoke mode for your enjoyment at parties and whatnot. We Sing Encore is being developed by Le Cortex and published by Nordic Games Publishing AB.
Electronic Arts has released some additional multiplayer screenshots taken from the Electronic Entertainment Expo showing of Medal of Honor, their upcoming shooter. Due out on October 12th across North America, MoH is a re-imaginging of the venerable series which started back in 1999. This new Medal of Honor is set in Afganistan and promises an emphasis on realism.
Checkout all the multiplayer screens, After the Break!
Bigpoint, SyFy, NBC Universal, and Art Plant have released the Electronic Entertainment Expo trailer for their upcoming Battlestar Galactica Online. The game, which is due out this fall, will be available for free 30 day trials on SyFy’s website, so players can demo the game on either the human or cylon sides.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released the debut trailer for the next game in the Mortal Kombat series, just in time for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. No word yet on release date or official name (right now it is just referred to as ‘Mortal Kombat 9’), but you can be sure that we will bring you the latest on the game as it breaks from the convention next week.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced their iPhone 4 at the keynote speech of the WWDC, which is currently underway in San Francisco. The phone and accompanying OS, which will now be known as iOS 4, are all set for release later this month. Some of the more interesting aspects of this new phone are its internal gyroscope, which will allow for 6-degrees of freedom in gaming applications, as well as the ability to do video chatting. Unfortunately, this all comes to light after AT&amp;T announces bandwidth caps on its data usage plans, which will hamper the user experience unless a compromise can be reached.
Read more about this new phone as well as when you can get it, After the Break!
With a 2 year contract, the iPhone 4 will retail for $199 in its 16GB incarnation, while the 32GB version will go for $299. Both phones will go on sale starting June 24th.
If you are a user of the iPhone 3G, 3GS, or new iPod Touch devices you will be able to upgrade to the new iOS4 for free starting on June 21st.
*UPDATE: Looks like the first batch of tickets is now sold-out. Apparently, there is a second batch going on sale Saturday 6/5 at 10am, Pacific Time. Good luck!
Just a reminder to our readers, the first phase of 2010 BlizzCon tickets goes on sale tonight at 7pm, pacific time via the official Blizzard online store. Each ticket will retail for $150 and there is a five ticket limit purchase per customer. To expedite your purchase, have your Battle.net info all ready to go. Good luck, everyone!
BlizzCon Online Store
Kalypso Media has announced that Haemimont Games is developing a new third-person action game called ‘The First Templar’ for the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. The First Templar promises co-operative gameplay as two players take on a variety of 13-century opponents as a French Templar and a noble lady accused of heresy.
Features of The First Templar:
* Fast-paced cooperative play: players can assist one another as each takes on the role of the game’s key characters. Drop-in/out cooperative gameplay lets the AI take over when one player leaves the game
* Single player- two characters: Play as either character, switching roles as you go to use the best skills for the job.
* RPG inspired character development: each has their own skills and skill paths, which the player can develop as they complete missions and explore the game world
* Rich, historical game-world: return to the 13th century, where European culture is on the brink of collapse. 20 historically accurate locations have been recreated for the player to explore.
See the first screens of The First Templar, After the Break!
Valve has announced that a new mutation, called ‘Last Man on Earth’, will be available this week for owners of The Passing DLC pack. This new mutation will set individual gamers against hordes of ‘special infected’ without any AI or real companions. You truly are, the last man [or woman] on Earth. The announcement also encourages players to record their best 60-second clips of themselves playing the new mutation and upload them to YouTube.
In this video, Aisha Tyler introduces gamers to the Halo Reach multiplayer beta, which will go live today on the Xbox 360 game console to players who registered using the key in their copy of Halo: ODST.