Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

Burnout goes download only with Burnout Crash!

Burnout Crash (360, PS3) Announcement screenshot

Electronic Arts has announced that Burnout Crash!, the next iteration of Criterion Games’ Burnout series, will launch this fall on Live Arcade and PS Network. As the name implies, the focus of the game’s three modes will be on the series’ popular Crash mode. A new top-down perspective and cartoon visuals help to shake things up as six locations and 18 crash junctions offer players a chance to wreck as many cars and cause as much destruction as possible.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Dungeons gets second DLC pack – new mode, maps, and more

Dungeons (PC) July Map Pack screenshot

Kalypso and Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons received a new, beefy DLC pack today. For $2.99, hero hunters get 50 new maps, five wallpapers, and the new Conquest mode. Conquest pits your aged, malevolent Dungeon Lord against some youngbloods who are foolish enough to challenge the Supreme Evil One.

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DLC, PC News

The King of Fighters-i now on App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

The King of Fightersi (iPad, iPhone, iPod) iOS Launch Announcement header

The King of Fighters series returns to the handheld world today with the release of The King of Fighters-i for the iPhone, iPod touch, and—not designed for but tested and compatible with—iPad. The $7.99 Game Center-compatible fighter features 14 combatants, including the return of Billy Kane, Bluetooth local wireless play, ability to send/receive replay data, My Card gamer profile cards, and a Gallery mode with tradable art cards. The four main modes include Team Battle, Single Battle, Training, and the Endless endurance challenge.

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Apple Handheld

Castlevania Harmony of Despair with free DLC announced for PS3

Castlevania Harmony of Despair (360, PS3) PSN Announcement header

Castlevania Harmony of Despair, released last year on Live Arcade, will be launching on PS Network later this summer. The 2D side-scroller is the first multiplayer Castlevania, featuring six-player online co-op and a new four-player local co-op feature. The Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire Map pack will also be added to the PS3 version, as well as previously DLC-only characters Julius Belmont and Yoko Belnades.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Bethesda announces Arkane Studios’ Dishonored

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) Announcement header

Bethesda Softworks has announced that Arkane Studios is currently working on a new first-person action title, Dishonored. Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex and most recently on BlackSite: Area 51, are serving as co-creative directors in what will be the studio’s first release since its acquisition by ZeniMax. Dishonored is currently scheduled to ship in 2012 for the 360, PC, and PS3.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

From Dust – PC release date announced

From Dust (360, PC, PS3) PC Release Date Announcement screenshot

From Dust, the latest release from Out of this World creator Eric Chahi, is set to launch for the PC on UBIShop, Steam, and other digital outlets on July 27. The download-only god game will be priced at $14.99, and is currently slated to launch on Live and PSN at a later date. As an unseen force of nature, players will guide a primitive tribe through an ever-evolving world that changes as the tribe and the player interact with it.

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PC News

QuakeCon 2011 – Carmack keynote, appearances announced

QuakeCon 2011 PreReg Open Announcement logo

QuakeCon 2011 will start with a bang this year. Scheduled to kick off on Thursday, August 4, the first day of the three-day event will begin with a keynote address from co-founder and Technical Director of id Software, John Carmack. Todd Howard, Game Director of Bethesda Game Studios, will also be in attendance to present The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the first time publicly. Chris Rhinehart, Project Lead at Human Head Studios, will be joining in the festivities with the first public demo of Prey 2. Matt Hooper, Rage’s Design Director, will also be on hand to give a presentation as attendees get a chance to try out id’s upcoming shooter for themselves.

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Convention

Sid Meier’s Civilization World launches on Facebook

Civilization World (PC) Launch Announcement header

Civilization sets out to conquer Facebook today with the launch of Sid Meier’s Civilization World. Developed by Firaxis, Civ World is a co-op title set in a persistent world where players manage cities and ally with friends to create the most powerful civilization. As with its bigger brothers, players will manage a people’s production and happiness from the Dark Ages to the Space Age. With their cheering followers behind them, players will be able to construct wonders, form alliances, trade technologies, grant treaties, wage war, and spy on enemies.

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PC News