- Retro-style shooter Strafe gets a bloody launch date reveal
- Halo Wars 2 begins Blitz Multiplayer Beta for PC and Xbox One
- Get a look at Yakuza 0’s first-run Business Edition in unboxing video
- Birthdays the Beginning developer video series debuts with Creation
- Rogue Factor adapting Necromunda: Underhive Wars to console, PC
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Daily Archives: June 30, 2011
Does anyone else remember the Captain America and The Avengers beat ’em up from back in the early 1990s? If you do, then you get an extra treat with the latest announcement out of Zen Studios that the Captain America table is now available for Marvel Pinball on both Live Arcade and PSN. Oh, and the extra treat? “CAP-TAIN…A-MER-ICA!” stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Science-fiction publisher Tor Books has revealed the title and cover for the first of their next Halo trilogy, Halo: Grasslands. Author Karen Traviss has dabbled in the Halo universe before with a short story in Halo: Evolutions, Human Weakness. The upcoming trilogy will continue the story of the characters from Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, exploring their role in the events following Halo 3.
Few game franchises can swing their own convention. Then again, few franchises are Call of Duty. Call of Duty XP 2011 will host 6,000-plus fanatics on Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles, California, offering them the chance to be the first to play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer’s Spec Ops survival co-op mode, try out the new Elite online service, attend discussion panels and Q&A sessions with the developers, check out an onsite armory and museum, paintball on a life-sized multiplayer map, and participate in an actual speed-run of Modern Warfare 2’s The Pit. A $1 million tournament will also take place for Black Ops, with qualifying taking place through regional promotions and competitions, as well as at the event via “select, on-site/at-large qualifications.”
A new round of Call of Juarez: The Cartel screenshots were released today, this time showing off both single and multiplayer modes. The Cartel features a modern Wild West theme and a single-player story that transports players from Los Angeles, California to Juarez, Mexico, as well as six-versus-six “coopetition” multiplayer.