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New BRINK Developer Diary Released

This new BRINK video developer diary from Splash Damage and Bethesda talks about the war-torn setting of the game – how it all happened as well as the current state of the various factions attempting to control the Ark. BRINK is due out next Spring on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms.

Fable 3 Intro Video Released

Lionhead and Microsoft Game Studios have released the intro video for their upcoming RPG epic, Fable 3. Due out on October 29th, Fable 3 promises even more epic storytelling and player interaction with the fate of the world. It also promises more chickens… As seen in the trailer below… Poor little fella.

Black Prophecy Crafting Details – New Screenshots

gamigo and Reakktor Media have released details on the crafting system to be featured in their upcoming space MMOG, Black Prophecy. Black Prophecy is due out later this year and will follow a free-to-play business model.

From the Crafting Details:
Resources and Parts
There are three types of resources in the game: metal, plasma and gas. Metal is extremely important for crafting ship modules, weapons and other items. Plasma is primarily used as a source of energy during crafting. Gas is an important resource needed for the production of high-performance computers and for operating hyper-space jump drives.

You can read more on the game’s crafting system here or checkout new screenshots, After the Break!

Hamill and Conroy Lending Voices to DC Universe Online

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that Batman cartoon-veterans, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, will be reprising their respective roles as Batman and The Joker in the upcoming MMORPG, DC Universe Online. Also announced were Adam Baldwin (Firefly) lending his voice for Superman, Gina Torres (Firefly) as Wonder Woman, James Marsters (Buffy) as Lex Luther, and Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Circe.

‘We’re excited that not only will Mark and Kevin bring their talent back to the DC Universe as part of DC Universe Online, but we’ve hit the jackpot with a full cast that are veterans of movies, TV shows and games that our fans are crazy about,’ said Sony Online Entertainment Vice President of Development, John Blakely. ‘Several of these actors are recognized as the definitive voices for these characters, and will help us in creating an authentic and exciting experience for fans when they get in the game.’

DC Universe Online is due out on November 2nd on Windows PCs and the PlayStation 3 platform.

The Old Republic Game Testing Begins

LucasArts and BioWare have announced that beta testing is now underway for their upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. According to the announcement, testing will be rolled out in stages from now until the game’s launch, which is currently still undisclosed save for a launch window of the Spring of next year.

‘Game Testing is an on-going process being rolled out in several phases. These phases began with smaller, more focused tests with community members from North America, and later will expand to other territories. Users selected for the test program will be notified via email with more information on accessing the Game Testing Portal. Those not chosen yet may be selected in the next wave!’

To sign up and be eligible for testing selection, head on over to the official website and create an account.

Naughty Bear Available Now

505 Games and Artificial Mind and Movement have released their highly-anticipated Naughty Bear for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles. The game puts players into the paws of a teddy bear who goes on a revenge-fueled rampage against other stuffed bears who have snubbed him for too long. The game features some pretty rough stuffed animal abuse, so you have been warned!

Here is a recent trailer from the game titled ‘Night of the Living Ted’

Shuttle PC Taking X350 SLIM Pre-Orders

Shuttle PC has announced it is now taking pre-orders on its upcoming X350 SLIM PC. Featuring an Intel Atom D510 CPU and the option of an Nvidia ION chipset, the X350 promises a lot of versatility in something only slightly larger than a standard optical drive (which it comes with as well, as shown in the picture above). The X350 has a base MSRP of $399.

‘We’re really pushing the envelope as to what can be packed inside this tiny box we call the X350 or XS35 that’s only about the size of an external hard drive,’ said Nicolas Villalobos, Director at Shuttle Computer Group in Los Angeles. ‘It’s perfect for everything from living room entertainment to digital signage, healthcare, and point -of-sale (POS) applications. It’s even powerful enough for Blu-ray, though we do not officially have the option just yet.’

Kane and Lynch Comic Book Covers Revealed

Square Enix, IO Interactive, and DC’s Wildstorm comics have released the cover art for the first two issues of the upcoming Kane & Lynch comic series. The comic series takes place right after the finale of the original Kane & Lynch title, with the two anti-heroes deciding what to do next. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will be out on most platforms on August 24th while the first issue of the comic series will be out August 4th.

Checkout both covers in the large, After the Break!