Friday, February 15, 2008
Chair Entertainment is going to be collaborating with author Orson Scott Card to create a downloadable PLAYSTATION Network game based off the book, Ender's Game.
"I have been a huge fan of Ender's Game since I was ten years old, so it is a true honor for our team to be entrusted with creating the first video game inspired by this classic story,” commented Donald Mustard, creative director at Chair Entertainment Group. "Our goal is to create an authentic Ender’s Game experience that delivers awesome gameplay and can be enjoyed by both longtime fans and gamers new to the series."
"From the moment I started working with Donald Mustard and his team at Chair, I knew that these were the guys I wanted to do the first Ender's Game video game,” said Orson Scott Card. "It's not enough to slap the Ender's Game name on just any game--it has to be exciting, memorable, and endlessly replayable. Chair shares my understanding of this and I am looking forward to working with them to ensure the game is as authentically Ender-ish as possible."
When we know more about this PLAYSTATION Network title, we will update you and let you know.
[C.E. to create PSN title based on 'Ender's Game']
Dylan Jobe finally spilled the beans on the upcoming v1.3 update for Warhawk. First off, we are going to get some new troop equipment. One is the Mechanic's Field Wrench which lets you repair vehicles. Another is the Bio-Field Generator, which regenarates health for teammates, and damages enemies.
Next up is Home Inegration. Players can now form groups, meet up, dicsuss game tactics, then launch a game of Warhawk together. So once Home arrives, you'll be able to do it right away. This also hints that the release isn't far off. There is more to come for Warhawk's Home integration, but they can't show it all now.
Players now have a choice for a PTT VOIP and an Open-Mic. This is one of my favorite new features, because it was really annoying pushing in L3 to talk. Players speaking now appear on the right side of the screen as well with the talk icon next to their name.
Finally, there are some new paint schemes and insignias, which you can view at the link. They are looking good, so I really suggest checking everything out at the link below.
[Warhawk v1.3 Patch details]
"When communication with Stanford University’s servers is unsuccessful, the application will now try an effective method of attempting to reconnect based on the specific error condition."So Folders, start up your program and update, and get folding.
[Folding@home™ for PLAYSTATION®3 Version 1.31]
Ubisoft today unveiled the limited edition pack for their upcoming Rainbow Six Vegas 2. The limited edition will go for $69.99 and will include a number of special features. The whole list is below.
Look out for Rainbow Six Vegas as it hits stores in March 2008.
- Collectible Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 Poker Chip Key Chain
- Exclusive Multiplayer Strategy Video
- With insider tips and strategies from developers, Frag Dolls and pro gamers to take your multiplayer game to the next level
- Pro Gamer Interview
- Get an exclusive look at the life of a professional gamer with MLG player FinestX
- Tom Clancy's EndWar Sneak Peek (first release of gameplay)
- Join the Frag Dolls for a hands-on look at the latest thrilling game in the Tom Clancy arsenal
- Delve into the game with the official EndWar™ trailer
- MLG Insider Videos
- Learn the secrets to creating a perfect tournament map, plus, watch a professional Rainbow battle with player commentary
- Bonus Features
- Go deeper into the game with a developer diary and the official trailer
[Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Limited Edition Revealed]
Well, Activision finally confirmed it today. They are going to release Guitar Hero: Aerosmith later in the year, and it's being developed by Neversoft Entertainment. To celebrate, we are going to get a free song from Aerosmith on the PLAYSTATION Store starting today. The full press release below. [image]
WORLD RENOWNED RECORDING GROUP AEROSMITH ROCKS THIS WAY TO GUITAR HERO®: AEROSMITH®
Epic Collaboration Creates First Music-Based Game to Feature One Band
Free Download of “Dream On” Offered to Commemorate Alliance
Santa Monica, CA - February 15, 2008 - Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Activision, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith®, the first game built around the legendary music of America’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer. Slated for release this June, this latest installment from the franchise with the #1 best-selling video game in 2007, puts players in the shoes of Perry (guitar), Whitford (guitar) and Hamilton (bass), as they rock out alongside frontman Tyler and drummer Kramer. Gamers will experience Aerosmith’s GRAMMY® winning career, from their first gig to becoming rock royalty, in a way that no other entertainment vehicle offers.
To celebrate this historic, ground-breaking collaboration, Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock fans will have the opportunity to download and jam to Aerosmith’s “Dream On.” The song will be available for free from February 16-18 on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For more information, please visit www.guitarhero.com.
“Having a game built around Aerosmith has been a huge honor and really a great experience for us,” says Joe Perry. “We’ve put a lot of ideas into the game so that fans can have fun interacting with our music, getting inside our body of work and learning about the band’s history.”
Steven Tyler says, “Any band that can go from ‘Don’t Want to Miss A Thing’ (Aerosmith’s #1 smash hit) to the ass-kicking ‘Sweet Emotion’ to the cheekiness of ‘Love in an Elevator,’ to the classic ballad ‘Dream On’ shows why Activision chose us to headline this game based on the diversity of the Aerosmith catalog. Not only is songwriting a bitch, but then it goes and has puppies.”
Perry adds, “On a larger scale, it’s cool for us to be pioneers helping to rebuild the music industry through a format like video games. It’s great for rock since the record companies are struggling to make sense of how things are changing. Fans want to get and experience music in new formats–and there are going to be some of them who will play the game, then pick up the guitar for real and start bands. It’s what’s happening now, and it’s only going to build more momentum in the future. It’s a massive change for the music business.”
“We are extremely excited that Aerosmith chose to team up with Guitar Hero, bringing one of the world’s all-time best-selling artists together with one of the biggest video game brands, to deliver a new and unique interactive way for our customers to connect with artists and their music,” said Dusty Welch, head of publishing for Activision/RedOctane. “This partnership will give Aerosmith, a band that has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, a powerful and innovative platform to reach their fans and new audiences.”
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith brings these quintessential rock legends to the interactive realm to create the ultimate gaming experience. As fans progress through their careers in the game, they can rock out to scores of Aerosmith’s greatest hits, as well as songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way. Venues from historical moments during the band’s illustrious career offer the experience of “sweet emotion” and further capture the essence of the band’s rise to fame.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The WiiTM version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. The PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system version is being developed by Budcat. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB.
The lucky fellas over at Kotaku were able to attend the Street Fighter IV tournament going down at AOU 2008. So of course, they bring us videos, the one above is just one of the many. You can view the rest at the link below. Enjoy!
[Street Fighter IV Arcade Footage [UPDATED]]
Over at Famitsu, there is a new promotional video for Arc System Works' upcoming Arcade and PLAYSTATION 3 title, BlazBlue.
The new trailer shows off some of the many locations in the game and even some of the actual fighting, which looks awesome by the way. You can see the trailer at the link below or above.
[BlazBlue Promo Trailer]