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Daily Archives: May 27, 2011
CD Projekt RED has announced details of the recently released 1.1 patch for The Witcher 2. The update includes a host of fixes, as well as the removal of the DRM protection, which will allow players “to install and play the game on any number of computers” with no activation code required. Available at thewitcher.com (the patch will not download via the auto-patching system from the launcher), players can also expect an improvement in the frame rate (up to 30%), increased stability, easier installation of DLC, the ability to invert the mouse, and the ability to re-map direction controls on the keyboard. In addition, the first free DLC pack, Troll Trouble quest, is included in the patch.
Call of Duty fans chomping at the bit to see how Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer are going to handle the follow-up to Black Ops will have to wait a bit, but until then, Activision has released the box art. Check back soon for more info.
Section 8: Prejudice, TimeGate Studios’ latest team-based shooter, is getting its first DLC pack next week. Set to launch on June 1 for the 360 and PC, the Overdrive Map Pack will include two new multiplayer maps that will be playable in all modes. Abaddon will have players protecting a power cell facility amidst the planet’s craters and streams of lava, while Sky Dock features a disputed military base and space port set on the frozen tundra. The pack is set to go for 320 MS Points ($3.99).
The CD Projekt machine has been busy lately, with the recent launch of CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 2 and the continued growth of Good Old Games. The company has announced that both divisions will reveal some “big news” live from Los Angeles at their CDP Summer Days event. The Witcher 2’s current status will be discussed, as well as RED’s plans going forward, as well as new information on the studio’s next title. Good Old Games, the DRM-free digital delivery platform focusing on older PC titles, will be revealing which of the five biggies currently not signed on with the service—Microsoft, Lucas Arts, Electronic Arts, Square Enix, and Take2—has got on board, and how many of this summer’s upcoming 25+ titles will be from their catalog.
House of the Dead: Overkill, a grindhouse-inspired light gun shooter, remains one of the best of its kind on the Wii. The long-running series has managed to offer Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, PC, Wii, and Xbox gamers the chance to blow off a few zombie heads and limbs, and now PS3 gamers will be getting the same opportunity with The House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut. The Extended Cut adds trophies, two new scenarios, re-mastered versions of the seven original stages, as well as support for both 3D and the PlayStation Move. Plus, it will hit store shelves on October 25, right in time for Halloween.