Looks like Activision has been busy trademarking several unannounced Call of Duty title possibilities! Call of Duty: Future Warfare (parts 1 through 3), SecretWarfare 2 and 3, SpaceWarfare 2 and 3… Tons of titles – will be interesting to see what actually gets made and what stays on the corner of the proverbial white board.
Looks like when yours truly and TheJester attend the Project Natal Experience on the Sunday before E3 in Los Angeles, we will be treated to a special performance by Cirque Du Soleil – so sayeth an email from Microsoft today. Now, I am not a huge fan of the ‘circus’, but, it is worth noting that while I am trying out the full launch-lineup of Natal titles that there will be acrobatics going on all around us!
Stay-tuned for more E3 2010 news as it breaks!
Last week, MMO site MMO-Champion posted up a bunch of leaked images and details from the alpha test of Blizzard’s upcoming Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft. Today, the site has officially-removed that leaked data at the request of Blizzard Entertainment. The also announced that they are no longer permitting alpha test details to be posted at all on their forums.
From the MMO-Champion Announcement:
‘Blizzard asked us to remove all the content from the Cataclysm Alpha on
the site. I don’t have any reason or project to be an internet superhero
because none of the underwear I have look nice over my pants and I’m in
the process of removing all the content from the site.’
The site claims it will re-enable the info and images once the NDA lifts on the expansion.
This photo was taken the other day at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. It is a poster for the upcoming Kane &amp; Lynch film, staring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. It features the tag line, ‘From the Hit Video Game Comes the Hit Movie!’ and should hit theaters sometime next year.
I still wonder how Jamie Foxx is going to play a psychopathic redneck. Should be interesting!
Bethsoft and Obsidian Entertainment have announced the contents of the upcoming Fallout: New Vegas Collector’s Edition, due out this fall on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC platforms. The collector’s edition of the game will include several cool bonuses, including poker chips. The CE is available for pre-order now!
Collector’s Edition Bonuses:
♠ “Lucky 7” poker chips. Each of the seven poker chips was designed to represent chips from the major casinos found on the New Vegas strip and throughout the Mojave Wasteland.
♠ A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards. Each card in the pack has been uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game. Use the cards to play poker, blackjack or Caravan, an original card game that was created by Obsidian especially for New Vegas!
♠ A recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip.
♠ A hardcover graphic novel “All Roads”, that tells the story of some of the characters and events that lead up to Fallout: New Vegas. “All Roads” was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics.
♠ ‘The Making of Fallout: New Vegas’ DVD. This documentary DVD will contain exclusive video content, including interviews with the developers in which they take you from concept to creation and discuss topics such as story, setting, legacy of the Fallout franchise and more.
Namco Bandai has released the debut trailer for their upcoming Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. The game takes place throughout a post-apocalyptic America and features two characters who appear to be polar opposites. The initial description alludes to players controlling the more direct combat-oriented character of ‘Monkey’ – no word on coop with another player controlling the more tactical character of ‘Trip’. Enslaved will be released in late 2010.
As today is the unofficial National Star Wars Day, I thought it fitting to send a bit of Star Wars humor to you fine readers. While a bit long in the tooth for a YouTube vid, this one still doesn’t ever NOT make me laugh.
Followers of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Facebook page were treated to a surprise today by way of an announcement of the game’s official release date! Gamers can look forward to playing the role of Starkiller once more on October 26th, 2010. The game is being developed for multiple platforms in some form or another and will continue the story set forth in the original game. LucasArts will also be showing the title at E3 next month.
Remember that faux-unboxing video 2K Games release a while back which showcased an amazing-looking Big Daddy costume? Well you can win that (and $5,000) if you are the lucky duck in a new contest. In order to enter you have to submit your ‘most outrageous’ in-game footage from a BioShock 2 play session. Find out more details at the official contest page and from the video below.
Namco Bandai has announced that Dead to Rights: Retribution is now available across North America. The game puts players in the shoes (or paws) of Detective Jack Slate and his K-9 partner, Shadow, as they track down bad guys and put the smack down on criminals. It was released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms and retails for $59.99