Remember the Twitter discussions over the weekend on the upcoming LucasArts announcement for Monday (today)? We have just received word that the company has announced they are unleashing a large number of their old PC titles to Valve’s Steam system beginning on July 8th.
The first round of games to the service will consist of:
* Armed and Dangerous™
* Indiana Jones® and the Fate of Atlantis
* Indiana Jones® and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
* LEGO® Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
* Star Wars Battlefront® II
* Star Wars Republic Commando®
* Star Wars Starfighter™
* The Dig®
* Thrillville®: Off the Rails™
Personally, I was hoping for a full-fledged sequel to an older PC title. This is a bit of a let-down. Hopefully, LucasArts has heard our pleas and is working on something big for us in the near-future.
So you are going about your business, playing a rousing game of whatever on your gaming rig running Windows 7 and wham! Your PC turns off, what gives? Well, chances are you are running the beta version of Windows 7, which begins automatically shutting down every couple of hours today. Your beta license has expired and it is suggested that you install Windows 7 RC1 instead. However, be warned that that version will begin doing the same thing on March 1st of next year.
If you are a PC gamer planning to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum on August 25th on both PC and Xbox 360 platforms, you may want to take a look at the list of Games for Windows LIVE achievements released today. The game features 47 of them, totaling in the magic amount 1,000 gamerscore points. We can only assume that the Xbox 360 version will have the same achievements, but will await on totally confirming this until that list is released.
Yesterday it was reported that Funcom has launched the ‘Gangs of Tarantia’ update for their MMO Age of Conan. Today we have a special developer walkthrough of the new high-level zone in the game: the Tarantia Commons. Enjoy!
If last week’s LIVE, streaming sneak-preview of LucasArts’ The Secret of Monkey Island SE left you clamoring for more, you are in luck! Tomorrow at 1pm PST, they will be continuing the demo for your viewing enjoyment. So check back in then to watch LIVE!
If you did not get the chance to read our review of Bohemia Interactive’s Armed Assault 2, you can now at least play the demo before picking the game up. BI has released the 2.6GB demo which features just a small part of the 225,000 square mile ex-Soviet Republic of Chernarus.
Vuzix has taken the lid off of its AV310 video eyewear system. Capable of recreating a simulated 52-inch, 16×9 screen right in front of your eyes, the AV310 can grab video from just about anything with a component output (hello Xbox 360!) or even your iPhone 3G. Most incredibly is that the AV310 is capable of producing those cool stereoscopic 3D images you see in the 3D IMAX movies and whatnot. So, when 3D versions of your favorite flicks hit the consumer market you will not be out of luck.
Vuzix is pleased to announce the AV310, the world’s first true 16 x 9 widescreen video eyewear, is fully compatible with the new iPhone 3Gs and all major 3-D video… (cont.)
(cont.) …formats. Users are able to access all their 2-D and 3-D video content stored on the iphone and view it on the AV310’s simulated 52-inch big screen.
Equally as important is the AV310’s ability to display all major 3-D content formats. As 3-D reemerges as a major video format, consumers are now demanding that their products be compatible with the content formats and hardware of the future.