Game developer Gearbox Software shocked the PAX Penny Arcade Expo conference when they announced that they would be developing the perpetually delayed Duke Nukem’ Forever. According to the press release, the title will launch in 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that forever is nearly here, as Duke Nukem Forever® will officially make its long-awaited debut for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in calendar 2011. Duke Nukem, the interactive entertainment industry’s most irreverent and quoted character of all time, will bring his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he once again saves the Earth and our babes from hordes of invading aliens.
Check out Pikimal’s visit to the DNF booth, and these reviews. Joystiq in their Duke Nukem Forever preview says “after 13 years in development, and then being pronounced dead, Gearbox has performed something of a miracle here.” The bad boys at Destructoid confess that “Duke Nukem Forever is something special indeed. Tits and pigs and kicking eyes like footballs conspire to make this a serious game of the show contender for me.” And Kotaku calls it “the king returned as if through a time machine.”
Check out this gameplay video on YouTube:
PS: did you know you can pre-order Duke Nukem Forever? Wow!
Although it was speculated that the Modern Warfare® 2:
Stimulus Package, which cost 1200 Microsoft xBox live gamer points (~$15), would fail due its premium pricing (also known as high cost), a press release delivered today from Activision assures us that this and other DLC packs for the Call of Duty series have been a massive success, selling more than 20 million units in total.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug 02, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that during the quarter ended June 30, 2010, life-to-date map packs for the Call of Duty(R) franchise surpassed 20 million units. Call of Duty remains the #1 best-selling first-person action franchise in the U.S. and Europe, according to The NPD Group, Charttrack and GfK, and has consistently raised the bar for the video game industry with its innovative and engaging online multiplayer experiences and downloadable content offerings. The most recent map pack for the franchise, the Call of Duty(R): Modern Warfare(R) 2 Resurgence Pack, was released on June 3 for the Xbox LIVE(R) online entertainment network and on July 6 and 7 for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and Windows(R) PC
That’s $300M of revenue from a few tiny pieces of downloadable content for a popular game. To me, that proves that DLC-premium-added videogames have a working business. As long as your game is popular enough, you will be able to aggressively release and price DLC.
What do you get for your $15? Microsoft describes the “Stimulus Package” DLC as:
The best-selling Xbox 360 game of all-time just got bigger, with more epic multiplayer content, first on Xbox LIVE! The Stimulus Package delivers 5 additional action-packed multiplayer maps featuring a variety of locations: “Bailout,” a multi-level apartment complex; “Storm,” an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery; “Salvage,” a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars. Two legendary fan-favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare return, including “Crash,” a war-torn urban environment; and “Overgrown,” which features a massive dry creek bed.
Disclosure: At the time of writing, the author had an investment interest in Activision-Blizzard common stock.
Fable 2 just came out for the xBox 360, but there are already great sources of Cheats, Secrets, Exploits, and hacks out there. You just have to know where to look, and that’s something we do best!
Check out Gamespot’s Fable II Hints & Cheats guide, it includes:
- A list of unlockable achievments
There’s also IGN’s Fable II Game Profile, which is currently empty:
- A review of the game
If you know of any Fable 2 cheats, leave a comment or a link below and we’ll update this post to keep track of the latest ones!
Bethesda announced today that its ”Winner of E3 2008’s ‘Best of Show‘” will be released to eager fans in North America on October 28, and to European fans a mere 3 days later. 10 years ago Fallout 2 riveted RPG enthusiasts with its balanced yet open-ended adventure set in a post-nuclear wasteland.
Bethesda assures us in no uncertain terms that Fallout 3 will maintain the vision of the previous Fallout games while delivering even more freedom of choice, but plot-wise is “[a] different story unto itself and isn’t directly connected to any of the other storylines.” This has allowed Bethesda enough creative license to reinvent the details for Fallout 3, in what will undoubtedly be the biggest single-player RPG hit of 2008.
The full press release is as follows:
August 20, 2008 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax Media company, announced today that its highly anticipated title, Fallout® 3, will be available on store shelves and online in North America on October 28, 2008 and in Europe on October 31, 2008. Developed at Bethesda Game Studios – creators of the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion® – Fallout 3 is slated for release on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.
“We are very excited to let gamers get their hands on Fallout 3, the latest chapter in this beloved and highly acclaimed franchise,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “To meet the huge demand for this title by our fans worldwide, we are planning one of the biggest launches of any game released this year.”
Fallout 3 features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war, you can create any kind of character you want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C. however you choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as you encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.
Hailed as one of the most anticipated games for 2008, Fallout 3 has already won numerous awards including Best of Show from the official Game Critics Awards at E3 2008, a selection voted on by an independent group of journalists from 36 leading North American media outlets that cover the videogame industry.
Fallout® 3 has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Check out this awesome Games Radar article on some of the Easter Eggs in Halo 3, including but not limited to:
- Super Mario Scream
- Overturning the gigantic vehicle
- A real easter egg
- A red vs blue scene
- Marathon and Myth easter eggs
- Reserved multiplayer names
With the new replay feature in Halo3 people are starting to take awesome slow motion demos of this stuff!