Cryptic Studios’ latest Star Trek Online trailer shows off the aspect of ‘space exploration’ in the upcoming MMO. Star Trek Online is due out on February 2nd, 2010 on Windows PCs and promises to allow gamers to live out all their Star Trek fantasies. Now if they have Orion Slave Women in the game, my friends will have to pry me from the keyboard!
Approximately an hour ago, employees of the now-defunct Pandemic Studios were informed that parent Electronic Arts was dissolving the developer. Some of their employees would be carried over to other EA studios to continue work on the developer’s many IPs such as the Mercenaries and Dead Space series of games. Most, however, will not be so lucky and we wish them all the best in finding future gigs. The Pandemic Studios brand will continue to be utilized by EA, even though the studio is no more…
Hey, take heart as Gearbox Software says they will hire you!
TopWare Interactive has released a new trailer for their upcoming RPG, Two Worlds II, as well as launched it’s teaser website. Two Worlds II picks up a couple of years after the first game leaves off, putting players into the shoes of ‘The Hero’.
Electronic Arts has released the debut trailer for its upcoming SKATE 3. The third in the series, SKATE 3 will be released sometime in May of 2010. The trailer also features the caption, ‘Team up, Throw down’, in the title card along with the release month. Speculation indicates this is a sign to greater multiplayer functionality including team competitions, but time will tell.
Activision has released a plethora of new Xbox 360 avatar items based on their upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. While the game might be due out on November 10th, your Xbox 360 avatars can now dress up in full Ghost uniforms and even play with an R/C UAV! Each costs, of course, mostly in the 240 Microsoft Point range.
You can see the full array of Modern Warfare 2 avatar items here.
Valve has announced that a new update has gone live for it’s multi-player frag fest, Team Fortress 2. This time, it is a Halloween themed update with five new achievements, a new map, and two new hats to snag. The new map, King of the Hill Halloween Harvest Event, is the only place to get some of these achievements done. The map is filled with ghastly ghosts that will scare you and force you to flee from the fight, booby trapped pumpkins that with blow up when a stray bullet hits one. The two new hats are the Ghastly Gibus, which was given out to those lucky few who found it on Valve’s website, and the Halloween Paper Bag Mask, my personal favorite.
You can get all the info here at the Team Fortress 2 update page.
Don’t forget to click on the tombstone on that page to find out more about the mysterious Zepheniah Mann….
Activision has released the first DLC pack for its recently-released rhythm title, DJ Hero. The DJ Hero Extended Mix Pack 01 features the following new mixes:
– “All Of Me” by 50 Cent featuring Mary J. Blige vs. “Radio Ga Ga” by Queen
– “DARE” by Gorillaz vs. “Can’t Truss It” Performed by Public Enemy (See the video below)
The DLC pack retails for 480 Microsoft Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $5.99 on the Playstation Network.
Capcom has announced that their upcoming re-issue of Resident Evil Zero will be released across North America on December 1st, 2009. Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil Zero promises to take gamers on a terrifying journey as a rookie member of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team.
Resident Evil Zero was originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube console back in 2002.
Here is another clip from tonight’s Spike TV 2009 SCREAM Awards featuring William Shatner accepting an award on behalf of Star Trek director, J.J. Abrams. The full 2009 SCREAM Awards will air tonight on Spike TV at 10pm. One of our intrepid reporters will post his full photo blog as well, so be sure to check back later!