Author - Jerry Paxton

Mark Burnett Signs on for 2011 Video Game Awards

Spike TV has announced that legendary TV producer, Mark Burnett, has signed on as Executive Producer for their upcoming 2011 Video Game Awards. The show, which is scheduled to air on December 10th, 2011 promises several world premiers, including a new game from BioWare and “the truth behind Metal Gear Solid: Rising”. We plan to be on-site, covering the event, so stay-tuned for more as it breaks!

Fatshark Announces Krater

Fatshark AB has announced a new, top-down RPG called “Krater” (which is Swedish for “Crater”). The game is due out next year, but gamers interested in getting an early look at the game can sign up to test it at the official website. Check the official press release below for additional info!

Official Press Release

STOCKHOLM, Sweden. November 3, 2011. Today Fatshark announced Krater – a new action role-playing game due for 2012.

“We are proud to announce a game that has been on our minds for over 10 years. We have always been fans of the classic top down RPGs, and have wanted to make this game since we started out in the games business.” says Martin Wahlund, CEO and Executive Producer, Fatshark.

Krater is Swedish for Crater, and the name gives a hint of the setting of the game.  Krater is a lush post-apocalyptic top down RPG and the base pillars are crafting, exploration and consequence. Consequence brings not only the ability for the characters to level up and improve themselves, but also permanent injuries and death.

“One of our main goals in the development of Krater is to involve gamers at a very early stage.” says Victor Magnuson, Game Designer Fatshark. “We’re really looking forward to seeing the fans response to what we are showing, and are ready to act on any feedback given to us throughout the lifespan of this project. We invite everyone to visit Kratergame.com and be part of the creation of Krater.”

Sign up on Kratergame.com to give feedback and to get early access to Krater – www.kratergame.com.

To get the latest info on all Fatshark activities, follow us on www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames (@fatsharkgames) and www.facebook.com/fatsharkgames (/fatsharkgames).

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition Announced

Haven’t experienced Bethesda Softworks Fallout: New Vegas? Well, you may consider holding off until February 7th when they release the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition! The UE contains all of the game add-on content for Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money, Honest Hearts, Old World Blues, Lonesome Road, Courier’s Stash and Gun Runners’ Arsenal.

NBA 2K12 DLC Adds 45 Legendary Players

2K Sports has announced that the upcoming “Legends Showcase” DLC pack will add 45 new, legendary players to NBA 2K12. The Legends Showcase will be available this holiday season for $9.99 via PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 and for 800 Microsoft Points via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360.

Complete List of New Legends

George Mikan (1951 Lakers) David Thompson (1978 Nuggets) Derek Harper (1990 Mavericks)
Bob Cousy (1957 Celtics) Jamaal Wilkes (1981 Lakers) Tom Chambers (1990 Suns)
Bob Pettit (1959 Hawks) Jack Sikma (1982 Sonics) Kevin Johnson (1990 Suns)
Nate Thurmond (1967 Warriors) Alex English (1983 Nuggets) Reggie Lewis (1993 Celtics)
Lenny Wilkens (1968 Hawks) Adrian Dantley (1984 Jazz) Dan Majerle (1993 Suns)
Dave Bing (1968 Pistons) Bernard King (1984 Knicks) Kenny Anderson (1994 Nets)
Wes Unseld (1969 Bullets) Rolando Blackman (1984 Mavericks) Cedric Ceballos (1994 Suns)
Connie Hawkins (1970 Suns) Kiki Vandeweghe (1984 Nuggets) Dee Brown (1995 Celtics)
Dave Cowens (1973 Celtics) Mark Eaton (1985 Jazz) Gheorge Muresan (1996 Bullets)
Tiny Archibald (1973 Kings) Sleepy Floyd (1987 Warriors) Glen Rice (1997 Hornets)
Spencer Haywood (1973 Sonics) Fat Lever (1988 Nuggets) Shawn Bradley (1997 Mavericks)
Bob McAdoo (1975 Braves) Mark Jackson (1989 Knicks) Steve Smith (1998 Hawks)
Elvin Hayes (1975 Bullets) Kenny Walker (1989 Knicks) Jalen Rose (2001 Pacers)
Rick Barry (1975 Warriors) Dale Ellis (1989 Sonics) Jamal Mashburn (2003 Hornets)
Bob Lanier (1977 Pistons) Artis Gilmore (1978 Bulls) George Mikan (1951 Lakers)

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Runaway Devs Announce Yesterday

Pendulo Studios, developers of the acclaimed Runaway series, and Focus Home Interactive have announced their next adventure game, called Yesterday. Yesterday is due out in the second quarter of 2012 and puts players in the shoes of three different characters trying to unravel a strange and bizarre set of occurrences in New York City.

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DCS: Black Shark 2 Released

The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics have released the next in their Digital Combat Simulator series, DCS: Black Shark 2. An upgraded version of the original DCS: Black Shark, the sequel features numerous enhancements which include a new mission editor, new graphics engine, new takeoff and landing processes, and a host more. The upgrade version of DCS: Black Shark 2 retails for $19.99 while the stand-alone build runs $39.99.

Official Press Release

DUXFORD, UK, November 2nd, 2011 – The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics have released the new benchmark in PC air combat simulation with the release of “Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark 2”.  “DCS: Black Shark 2” is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and the next entry in the Digital Combat Simulator combat series. “DCS: Black Shark 2” is a greatly improved version of the original “DCS: Black Shark” that brings many new features.

The Ka-50 “Black Shark” is a unique and deadly single-seat, Russian attack helicopter that has seen combat in the Northern Caucasus. It combines a high performance dual rotor system with a deadly weapons payload of guided missiles, rockets, bombs, and a 30mm cannon. The Ka-50 is also unique in that it has an ejection seat.

The “DCS: Black Shark 2” upgrade requires “DCS: Black Shark” and is available for $19.99.  “DCS: Black Shark 2” is also available as a full product at $39.99. Both versions can be purchased online at:

http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/index.php?end_pos=1322&scr=shop&lang=en

Improvements over the original “DCS: Black Shark” include:

  • Updated Mission Editor with many new features
  • New air, land, and sea AI units at incredible levels of detail
  • Improved AI for a smarter, more realistic behavior
  • Expanded map area to the east to include Tbilisi and location of the 2008 Georgian War
  • Dynamic weather with variable weather fronts, winds, and precipitation
  • Improved graphics effects like HDR
  • Improved low level terrain graphics like grass, bushes, tree shadows and high resolution textures provide a better sense of speed when hugging the Earth
  • New campaign based on a follow-on to the 2008 Georgian War
  • Network compatibility with “DCS: A-10C Warthog”
  • Dynamic shadows in cockpit
  • Improved 3D model of Ka-50 cockpit
  • Fast mission generator to easily and quickly generate missions
  • Takeoff and landings from pitching and rolling ships according to wind speed and direction
  • Radio messages from all other friendly flights helps makes the battlefield come to life
  • Improved FARP textures

“DCS: Black Shark 2” is internally developed by Eagle Dynamics for The Fighter Collection. Further information can be found at http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/

About The Fighter Collection

The Fighter Collection, as well as developing software for the entertainment and serious game  markets, also operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe’s largest collection of airworthy WWII fighters and is based at Duxford Airfield, in the UK. For more information visit our websites: www.fighter-collection.com/   www.digitalcombatsimulator.com

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Silent Hill: Book of Memories Screenshots

Konami has released several new screenshots from their upcoming Silent Hill: Book of Memories, which is due out on the PlayStation Vita come February.

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