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Games / The Witcher 2 is getting version 2.0 soon, apparently
« on: August 15, 2011, 05:01:42 PM »
The Witcher 2 is getting version 2.0 soon, apparently


         
Coming soon is the "new and improved" PC version 2.0 of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. At least, that's what this dramatic music video tells us.

Forgotten Land - Riverside, Witcher 2 Music Video
  What a positively amazing place for this odd bit of news to turn up.

There's going to be more (see: actual) talk of what this version will entail at gamescom this week. Thankfully, we have Maurice in attendance -- he loves the game more than anyone I know. Given how The Witcher went down, this isn't a shocking revelation. Nice to have confirmed, though.

Witcher 2 version 2.0 coming soon   AE Portal via VG247                     

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Random Chat / Sega on Vita 'Technically it's brilliant, it's beautiful'
« on: August 09, 2011, 04:35:08 PM »
Sega on Vita 'Technically it's brilliant, it's beautiful'


               


            Sega on Vita 'Technically it's brilliant, it's beautiful' screenshot
         


            

I've only seen one game from Sega on the Vita, and that was Virtua Tennis 4. But it was kind of cool with it's touch control and two-player-one-Vita battle mode. Sega says that there's more coming, and that they're pretty jazzed about Sony's new portable.


"It’s interesting on Vita - technically it’s brilliant, it’s beautiful, and it’s really great to play. And Sony has made it very clear they want to target core gamers primarily. So we take that on board with the titles that we’re going to bring out," Sega West CEO Mike Hayes told IndustryGamers.


He is also behind the full range of price points and software types the Vita can deliver, from full games to little apps.


"The nice thing about the Vita, I think, is ultimately going to be the range of software pricing types that you can put on it so it’s not just the high end game at the high end price," he said. "You can do the mid-point, more like your XBLA or PSN titles and of course maybe even a small bite size of more app type software. For me, the strength of that device is the whole spectrum of software, that will either sell as physical or as digital. That, I think, is a big point of difference for us as a developer. So that’s pretty cool."


Sega is just one of the many devs that have shared their enthusiasm for the system. That usually means good things for us gamers.

                     
      
   


      

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General Mod Design / The Crysis 2 mod SDK is here!
« on: July 01, 2011, 10:34:55 PM »
The Crysis 2 mod SDK is here!

Crytek - Were pleased to announce that we've released the Crysis 2 Mod SDK package which allows you to create custom maps, mods and content for Crysis 2.
            The Crysis 2 mod SDK is here!

   

So there you have it, another big engine which might end up going the way of UDK, and become 'free for use' is now ready for you to and play with.    

http://www.moddb.com/news/the-crysis-2-mod-sdk-is-here
      

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News / New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers
« on: June 30, 2011, 01:50:30 PM »
New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers


            New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers screenshot
         


            

A bill has been proposed that, if passed, could mean jail time for those of us who stream videogame footage to Youtube and Justin.tv. In other words, this site, many other sites, and potentially a lot of you guys. An excellent editorial at Shoryuken explains the bill in detail.


Bill S.978, known colloquially as the "Anti-Streaming Bill," seeks to "amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright." Though the bill has been written with film and music in mind, the wording easily incorporates games, and many gamers are quite worried about what it could mean for them.


Videogame livestreaming has become a big part of online gamer culture, especially in the past year. Destructoid itself hosts several shows on our own

Justin.tv channel
, and they've proven to be immense fun. By turning a civil legal issue into a criminal one, the government would get to dictate our business practices and dole out ludicrously harsh punishments.

      

The bill has been worded in a disturbingly vague manner, preparing to slap fines and up to five years jail-time upon those who engage in a "performance" that becomes popular and makes over $2500. 


This is not law yet, and hopefully it won't be. Nevertheless, it's disgusting how these prehistoric thinkers are still trying to fight Internet culture, rather than work with it. I can personally attest that Conrad Zimmerman and Jordan Devore's "Saturday Morning Hangover" show has done a great job of promoting Xbox Live Indie Games, and streams across the Internet can shed light on forgotten gems and interesting new titles. 


But of course, companies want all of their money immediately, with no thought to long-term benefit and the potential of viral marketing. Thus yet more online freedom is at risk in the pursuit of instant gains by infantile executives. 


Hopefully, the muddy writing of the bill will see it shot down, as such imprecise proposals often are. Whatever happens, it is a grim reminder that there are many out-of-touch individuals who lack an understanding of current culture yet want to control it with unchallenged dominance. 


So that's nice.

               
      
   


      

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Games / These women are offended by Duke Nukem Forever
« on: June 26, 2011, 01:29:51 PM »
These women are offended by Duke Nukem Forever


            These women are offended by Duke Nukem Forever screenshot
         


            





College Humor's sister site, Dorkly, got some women to play through Duke Nukem Forever. I was pissed off for all the same reasons too.

                     

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Games / Project Zomboid taken offline due to piracy
« on: June 18, 2011, 12:49:05 PM »
Project Zomboid taken offline due to piracy


            Project Zomboid taken offline due to piracy screenshot
         


            

Project Zomboid has gained a cult following since it released earlier this year. Like all indie games, it relies entirely on dedicated support from fans in order to survive. So when people decide to pirate the game, it's going to hit the studio pretty hard. Hard enough to force the three-man team to take the game offline.


It's worth noting that the game being stolen costs a measly five bucks. Stay classy, gamers!


"We’ve always turned a blind eye to pirate copies, even on occasion recommending people who had problems with the legit version try a pirate version until the issues are resolved," said the team. "We realise the potential viral benefits of pirate copies, and while obviously we’d prefer people to purchase our issue is not with those."


The issue is with an exploit that's been released, allowing people to steal the game en masse simply by clicking an "update" button. The Indie Stone team has had to take the game down due to the risk of losing the money it made back on development costs. Hopefully the game is back soon with tighter security measures, because people have been enjoying the game and I think it's only fair the guys who made it recoup their investment.


Seriously, when a game like this gets hit, especially with developers who have previously been so cool about piracy, I think it's safe to say that the pirates involved went from morally grey individuals to straight-up shitty little bastards.  


Sorry we’ve had to take the game down for the day [Project Zomboid, thanks Pancakesremo!]

                     
      
   


      

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Games / Rest easy, Tetris for PSN is now playable in 3D
« on: June 14, 2011, 12:40:35 PM »
Rest easy, Tetris for PSN is now playable in 3D


            Rest easy, Tetris for PSN is now playable in 3D screenshot
         


            

I bought Tetris on PlayStation Network when it launched awhile back. Don't look at me like that, I really like Tetris. Now, Electronic Arts has announced, it's getting a 3D update. 


Yes, that's right, the PS3 version of Tetris touting 5.1 Dolby Sound and 1080p visuals is now all up in your grill. That is, of course, if you have a 3D television. I do not, and I'm not sure that Tetris is going to be the game to get me to rush to Best Buy for an upgrade. 


Oh, and EA Mobile is giving away copies of the game on the official PlayStation Twitter account today. Free stuff is cool, right? Go get 'em.


Tetris PSN Gets Free 3D Update, Twitter Giveaway [PlayStation Blog]

                     
      
   


      

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Games / Dynasty Warriors for PS Vita inspired by Infinity Blade?
« on: June 14, 2011, 12:40:35 PM »
Destructoid - Dynasty Warriors for PS Vita inspired by Infinity Blade?





Two new gameplay videos have surfaced for the PlayStation Vita version of Dynasty Warriors, and while one of them shows more traditional hack n' slash action, it would appear that one-on-one duels with rival officers take a leaf from Infinity Blade's book. 


The above bout between Zhao Yun and Lu Bu shows slashing and tapping touch controls from a fixed perspective, evoking thoughts of ChAIR's incredibly popular iOS game. 


I dislike how Omega Force regularly refuses to put a "real" Dynasty Warriors game on mobile devices, but I'm strangely okay with this. I love Infinity Blade, so doing that with DW characters is awesome. Just make sure there's plenty of hack n' slash gameplay too, and I'm sold.

      







      
   


      
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Games / E3: Serious Sam 3: BFE is exactly what fans want
« on: June 11, 2011, 12:30:32 PM »
E3: Serious Sam 3: BFE is exactly what fans want
               


            E3: Serious Sam 3: BFE is exactly what fans want screenshot
         


            

When I play a Serious Sam game, here is what I want:



  • Waves of ridiculous enemies.

  • Loads of silly guns.

  • Nothing getting in the way of the previous two things.


When I played Serious Sam 3: BFE, I got exactly what I wanted. If you're a fan of the series, you'll get it too.

      


It's odd to see Serious Sam looking so good, which is weird to say because by modern standards, it doesn't look great. By Serious Sam standards, however, this is a significant step up, especially when you remember that developer Croteam is only a very small studio of fourteen people. 


Everything you expect from a Serious Sam game is present in BFE. You know what you're in for when the guy presenting the game calls cover systems "Bullshit" and applies a similar description to the idea of limiting players to only two weapons at a time. Indeed, in Serious Sam's world, it would be bullshit, because you don't want to be denied an arsenal that includes shotguns, chainguns, rocket launchers and portable cannons. 


New weapons include shotguns that fire explosives and an assault rifle with a scope. The rifle was a controversial decision, seen by some as a concession to the Call of Duty crowd. I am pleased to report that it doesn't change a thing. In fact, Croteam replaced the original Sniper Rifle with it, and with no cover, all you're doing is running-and-gunning with the added ability to get a closer shot. It's pretty useful for picking off individual suicide bombers in the distance. Outside of that, rest assured that you wouldn't be crouching behind walls or regenerating your health. 



Melee attacks are a new enhancement to the experience, but they fall in line with what you'd expect from Serious Sam. Sam gets a sledgehammer now, with which he can easily cave an individual enemy's head in, or swing with a 360 degree arc to take out crowds. Every enemy can also be executed with a button press. Animations are yet to be decided for all of them, but the one I got to see -- Sam ripping the eye out of a cycloptic Gnaar -- was astounding. Not so much for the pedestrian eye-ripping, but more for the fact that the victim then proceeded to scream in horror and stagger from left to right, spraying illogical amounts of blood all over the floor and walls. It was deliciously morbid. 


The game begins with a short tutorial, one that may lead you to believe that Sam's gotten boring. Aliens appear one at a time, and you've only a sledgehammer with which to pound them. Of course, this is a mere feint, as the moment you get a gun, you round a corner to find a small army of headless warriors and other assorted baddies. From then on, it's the same kind of Serious Sam experience you've come to expect -- huge killing fields, inviting power-ups that spawn new opponents, and waves of increasingly difficult monstrosities. 


Despite the flashier graphics, Serious Sam 3 willfully sticks to its roots, and is all the better for it. The elegant simplicity of the series' formula is what keeps fans coming back, and they'll be pleased to know that they're getting the same experience -- except a little prettier and much bigger, with explosive shotguns. 



Destructible environments are one new feature and they help add to the chaos. It's much more satisfying to mow down legions of Mental's troops when walls are coming down around you. Your Cannon is the best for this, although enemies themselves can often blast or simply run through solid brick walls. You can't just camp behind a building if a Werebull is on the rampage now -- it'll smash through that building just to get to you. This game is committed to robbing players of cover, because that's not how a MAN fights aliens, damn it!


Serious Sam: BFE is not going to be the most refined experience you'll ever play, but we all knew that would be the case. However, it's shaping up to be a huge fat load of good, honest fun. Free of that overbearing pressure to rival the likes of Call of Duty or Halo, Serious Sam is able to concentrate on simply providing the maximum amount of carnage for the smallest entry fee. It's looking set to succeed.

               

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Random Chat / Three alleged Sony hackers arrested in Spain
« on: June 10, 2011, 12:27:39 PM »
Three alleged Sony hackers arrested in Spain


               


            Three alleged Sony hackers arrested in Spain screenshot
         


            

Spanish police are reporting that they've arrested three members of Anonymous in three separate cities, claiming they are responsible for the hacking attacks against the PlayStation Store. The police are alleging that these three individuals were leaders of a local Anonymous group, and are considering them to be some of the masterminds behind the attack.


In addition to being charged with the PlayStation store hacks, these three are also being accused of leading hacks against government websites of a number of countries, two Spanish banks, an Italian energy company, and the website of the Spanish Electoral Board.


The police have not released the names of the suspects, but they are all described as Spanish men in their early 30s.


Spanish police cuff three Anonymous hack supsects [The Register via Gamasutra]
Spain detains 3 in PlayStation Cyberattacks [New York Times]

                     
      
   


      

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Games / E3: Rayman Origins trailer, screenshots look phenomenal
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:20:09 PM »
E3: Rayman Origins trailer, screenshots look phenomenal

            





My biggest surprise of E3 was, without hesitation, Rayman Origins.


The decision to shift from being a digital title into a full retail release makes perfect sense, now that we have the game's E3 showing behind us. If you saw the on-stage demonstration of Rayman Origins, you know what I'm talking about. Holy f*ck, if you don't mind my saying.


This trailer above captures much of the magic. Such a great return to form. Take a look at the gorgeous new screenshots, while you're here.

                     
               

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Games / Hacking group threatens 'the end' of Sony
« on: May 31, 2011, 11:56:24 AM »
Hacking group threatens 'the end' of Sony


               


            Hacking group threatens 'the end' of Sony screenshot
         


            

While Sony is ready to put the past behind it and move on with a safer, more robust PlayStation Network, the hackers have not had their fill. At least as far as one group, LulzSec, is concerned. The hacker group has promised further attacks, and promises to "end" Sony with its actions.


LulzSec is implicated in the hacking of Sony BGM's music site and says that "Phase One" of its grand master plan is going to begin soon. According to the group's Twitter account, "Sony happens when Sony happens - we're celebrating our victory right now. The fun will never stop!"


The group claims to have already hacked into Sony's servers again, but so far no result of such an action has been publicized. It says that the "Sownage" will be unleashed at a "Steady pace."


There's little doubt that hackers, eager to prove their skills, will attempt to infiltrate the newly secured PlayStation Network. I have this horrible feeling that the extra security will just present a more tempting challenge and greater effort to crack it open.

                     
      
   


      

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Games / The Witcher 2 gets patched, removes DRM
« on: May 27, 2011, 11:21:50 AM »
The Witcher 2 gets patched, removes DRM


               


            The Witcher 2 gets patched, removes DRM screenshot
         


            

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has received patch v1.1, which adds a few tweaks to the game itself but brings something much more important -- the execution of DRM restrictions. 


The game's DRM-free status was a big selling point, but you only got that if you bought it from GOG. If bought from anywhere else, anti-piracy measures were quite ensconced, and also responsible for a number of performance issues. Until now. 


"We felt keeping the DRM would mainly hurt our legitimate users," said CD Projekt's Adam Badowski. "This is completely in line with what we said before the release of The Witcher 2. We felt DRM was necessary to prevent the game being pirated and leaked before release. This purpose has been served, so we are pleased to let our users enjoy the full freedom of game usage they deserve.”


The update adds support for the DLC quest "Troll Trouble," as well as general fixes to framerate, stability and activision. The Steam patch has generated a bit of controversy, since it's apparently nine gigabytes big.


[Via CD Projekt]

                     
      
   


      

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Dirt 3 PS3 players forced offline due to Online Pass crap


               


            Dirt 3 PS3 players forced offline due to Online Pass crap screenshot
         


            

If you needed further proof that the Online Pass was a shitty idea which inconveniences all paying customers, then here's a nice little slice of evidence. Day-one DiRT 3 buyers cannot play the hot looking racing game because they can't redeem their Pass codes. 


The problem stems from the fact that Sony has not yet reinstated the PlayStation Store. Without it, there is no other way to redeem codes, so nobody can get online in spite of the PlayStation Network running fine. This is all thanks to the war on used games, where players now need to prove they didn't buy a secondhand game or otherwise pay $10 for a fresh code.  


Our own Dale North discovered the issue himself as he was preparing our upcoming review of the title. Thankfully, they sent him the Xbox 360 version too, so we can test the online. 


Things like this really speak of how inconvenient games have become for paying customers in recent years. Between endless patches, DRM, and an increasing reliance on using codes for everything, it's little wonder why people are more willing to wait a month and buy a game for cheap, rather than support publishers. Publishers have done little to indicate they deserve support.

                     
      
   


      

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Hackers continue to attack Sony, start stealing money


               


            Hackers continue to attack Sony, start stealing money screenshot
         


            

As Sony continues to rebuild the PlayStation Network and its related services, there comes grim news from Japan which indicates that this whole situation is far from over. Hackers recently cracked into the Sony-run Internet service provider So-Net, making off with a bunch of virtual currency. 


According to reports, roughly 100,000 yen (or $1,224)'s worth of "Virtual Points" were thieves from around 128 customers. It would appear that no personal information was compromised, nor were any other accounts. 


"At this point in our investigations, we have not confirmed any data leakage," said Sony. "We have not found any sign of a possibility that a third party has obtained members' names, address, birth dates and phone numbers."


Sony appears to have become the favorite target of hackers, and this latest attack shows that they're not done with the company yet. With that in mind, I think I'll be sticking with pre-paid cards for all my PlayStation Store purchases from now on, just to be safe. 


Hacker Attacks Against Sony Continue [Gamasutra]

                     
      
   


      

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