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Videos Tease A New MechWarrior Game Possibly from Piranha Games

Three new videos have surfaced today over at VoodooExtreme being touted as teaser videos to a brand-new MechWarrior game being developed by Piranha Games (Transformers 2). We have sent emails to them for confirmation but doubt we will hear anything until an official release is sent out (or a bigger trailer released) – hopefully later this week!

In the meantime, enjoy the following three videos (see the other two teasers After the Break)!

The Secret of Monkey Island Comparison Screenshots

LucasArts has released some new screenshots comparing the original The Secret of Monkey Island with the new graphics featured in the game’s upcoming ‘Special Edition’. The game will be released on July 15th and feature 1080i visuals as well as a new musical score.

Check out the new comparison screens After the Break!

LucasArts Announces Old PC Titles Will Available via Steam

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.

Windows 7 Beta Shutdowns Start Today

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.

Batman: Arkham Asylum PC Achievements Released

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.

Via Xbox360Achievements

VUZIX Announces AV310 – 16×9 Stereoscopic 3D Video Eyewear

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.

Official Release:
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.

New Halo: ODST Screenshots Drop in for Your Enjoyment

Bungie has released some new screenshots from its upcoming Halo 3 expansion, Halo: ODST. Due out September 22nd on the Xbox 360, we learned during Microsoft’s E3 press conference that if you purchase the expansion you will be eligible to take part in the multiplayer beta test for the next big Halo project – Halo: Reach.

Check out the three new screenshots After the Break…because Sgt. Johnson says so and you better listen up as he will be a playable character in the upcoming expansion! *UPDATE: He is playable only if you pre-order ODST and only in one of the new multiplayer modes.