Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Sega announces Comic-Con 2011 pop-up arcade of playable demos

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Last bit of Comic-Con news for the week, and this time it’s from Sega. Attendees looking to game it up should check out the company’s “pop-up arcade,” which will feature playable demos of Captain America: Super Soldier, House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut, Guardian Heroes, Rise of Nightmares, Renegade Ops, Shinobi, Sonic Generations, and a new, unannounced game.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

The Darkness spreads at Comic-Con with discussion panel and playable demo of The Darkness II

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Fans of Top Cow’s The Darkness who are heading to Comic-Con next week will want to stop by the company’s booth, #2629, for info on a discussion panel and chance to try 2K Game and Digital Extremes’ upcoming The Darkness II.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut details, screens released

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Come October 25, Agent G, Detective Washington, and Varla Guns will be blowing away zombies with reckless abandon (again). House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut isn’t just Overkill with Move and Sharp Shooter support, though, but a revamped rerelease sporting a number of additions. To get everyone up to speed, Sega has announced just some of the many PS3-exclusive features.

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PlayStation 3 News

Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year Edition announced

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Not content to revisit Two Worlds II with an expansion alone, TopWare Interactive has decided to go all-out and with a new collection, Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year Edition. Set for release on October 18, the set includes both the base game and upcoming expansion, Pirates of the Flying Fortress, as well as a slew of other pack-in extras.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Annihilation DLC PC, PS3 release date announced

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Call of Duty: Black Ops’ third DLC pack will be hitting PSN, Steam, and other digital outlets in just 13 days. Annihilation will go for $14.99 and contain five new multiplayer maps: four for the base game and one for Zombie mode. The regular maps include Hangar 18, set in Area 51; Drive-In, a close-quarters map set in a American Drive-In theater circa 1960; Silo, a large multi-level secret Soviet missile site; and Hazard, a coastal golf course set on the cliff sides of Cuba. The Zombie map is titled Shangri-La and also includes a new zombie type.

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DLC, PC News

Disgaea 4′s map editor to be simplified, new screens released

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Some bad news for the tinkerers and creators out there: Disgaea 4′s map editor is being nerfed. Due to “regulation differences between regions,” NIS had to make some adjustments, which resulted in players now being unable to make “completely detailed” maps. Instead, they will have to make due with automated and generalized features: preset platforms will now be used to create maps, instead of individual blocks; multiple objects, excluding geo blocks and characters, cannot be placed next to or on top of one another; and finally, the names and descriptions of characters and maps will be chosen at random. Damn you, legal issues!

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PlayStation 3 News