Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection



The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

  • ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on single PS3 Blu-ray disc remastered for HD resolution
  • Five exclusive behind the scenes videos featuring the making of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus and a sneek peek at the upcoming Team Ico release, The Last Guardian
  • Two dynamic XMB themes based on memorable scenes from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus
  • Fully 3D compatible and Dualshock 3 wireless controller support
  • Full PlayStation Network trophy support

Two Award-Winning Classics Return

Remastered in HD with full stereoscopic 3D support, the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection brings together two of the most highly-acclaimed single player video games of all time into a single package, playable on PlayStation 3. Relive the magic and fall in love with these PlayStation 2 classics all over again, or discover the wonder of the two of gaming's most beloved games for the first time, now available in crisp HD resolution, 7.1 surround sound and fully stereoscopic 3D compatible. Additional features include: five exclusive behind the scenes bonus videos featuring the making of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus and a sneek peek at the upcoming Team Ico release, The Last Guardian; two dynamic XMB themes based on memorable scenes from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus; and Dualshock 3 wireless controller support.

ICO
Enter a world of enchantment and wonder, where once was, is nevermore. Ico, a mysterious boy, has been expelled from his village to an isolated castle. Within his confines, he begins to have eerie dreams of rescuing a young princess from the evil spirits that dwell within the fortress. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, Ico embarks on a quest to save the princess and along the way, discovers his own cryptic fate.
Key Game Features
  • Embark on a heroic quest in ICO, encountering mysterious obstacles and enchanted wonders within a forgotten world
  • Explore more than 30 immersive levels within large, vibrant worlds
  • Solve a variety of mind-bending puzzles and overcome the evil that resides within the castle
  • Deep, involving storyline that will captivate you for hours
Shadow of the Colossus
Experience a majestic journey through ancient lands on your quest to bring a girl back to life by defeating sixteen gigantic beasts. On the back of your trusty horse, explore expansive landscapes and seek out each Colossus in its own place of hiding, armed with only your wits, a sword and a bow. Each one represents a unique challenge as you attempt to find its weakness and topple it.
Key Game Features
  • An artistic masterpiece developed by the critically acclaimed game developers of ICO
  • Innovative gameplay combines the puzzle and action/adventure genres
  • Journey across picturesque landscapes and unearth the ferocious beauty of the 16 Colossi
  • Combat each Colossi with great skill and resourcefulness of a magical sword and sturdy bow and arrow
  • Overcome a variety of terrain challenges placing great emphasis on pure exploration
  • Travel on horseback across miles of ancient land


Monday, January 30, 2012

God of War: Origins Collection


God of War: Origins Collection

  • Two epic adventures released on PS3 for the first time (God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
  • Completes Kratos' saga by relating the events that preceded the original God of War game and those that came between God of War and God of War II
  • Both games remastered for HD resolution and possessing full 3D support
  • Full PlayStation Network trophy support and Dual Shock controller compatibility
  • Included Bonus Content - DLC contents from GOW Ghost of Sparta (Legionnaire Kratos and Forest of the Forgotten), Video - God of War: Game Directors Live
God of War: Origins Collection is a bundling of two previously released PlayStation Portable (PSP) games in the God of War single player, third-person action series that make their first appearance on PlayStation 3. Games included are God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta which respectively are a prequel to the original PlayStation 2 God of War release, and an interquel between the events of God of War and God of War II. Downloadable content is included and both games feature HD resolution and stereoscopic 3D game support. 

Discover the origins of Kratos with the definitive compilation of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on a single Blu-ray disc for the very first time. Fully remastered in high-definition 1080p and stereoscopic 3D, players will discover the dark past that continues to haunt the iconic Spartan Warrior, and why he is forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from destruction.

God of War: Chains of Olympus
The God of War franchise tells the tragic and violent story of the warrior Kratos and his dealings with the gods. The ancient world would eventually both praise and damn the infamous 'Ghost of Sparta' as the mortal who slayed a god, but long before his battle with Ares, Kratos sought absolution from his past sins by pledging himself as a champion to the gods. These brutal crusades in the name of Olympus became legendary, but would have far-reaching consequences. In Chains of Olympus Kratos is pushed to the edge as he is ordered by the gods to journey to the very depths of the underworld after the world plunges into darkness. There he must face the most feared creatures of Greek mythology and is forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction. It is a choice that will shake the immortals from their perches on Mt. Olympus.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Set within the shadowy realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta allows players to take on the role of the powerful and iconic Spartan warrior Kratos following the events of the original God of War game for PS2. Although Kratos has made his ascent to power as the God of War, this rise is not without its consequences. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about his dark past. Armed with the deadly chained Blade weapons, he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

God of War III



God of War III

  • True to the series roots, the four pillars of game play - brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds
  • God of War III is the epic conclusion to the Greek mythological trilogy, which will complete Kratos' story
  • New deadly weapons like the Cestus, powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength, and other brutal instruments of war
  • The menacing creatures of Greek mythology can now be manipulated against their will, to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies
  • God of War III picks up exactly where God of War II left off ? Kratos must take his quest for vengeance to the very stronghold of the Zeus.
God of War III is a single player action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the final installment of the God of War trilogy. Containing signature and addictive God of War gameplay — a combination of over-the-top action combat, exploration and puzzle-solving — along with an engrossing mythologically inspired storyline and a selection of new weapons and a new weapons system, it is a fitting conclusion to the much praised God of War franchise.

Story and Gameplay
God of War III allows players on the PlayStation 3 to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hades once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, as well a selection of new weapons, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

  • Only on the PS3 - The award-winning development team leverages the processing power and technology of PlayStation 3 system to make God of War III one of the most-graphically advanced next gen titles available, with even the dramatic cut screens running off the in-game engine.
  • Groundbreaking Depth of Scale - Kratos will explore areas up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II, as well as carve through entire armies while navigating on the back of Titans - living, moving, breathing levels as tall as the Empire State Building.
  • Realism - Players will battle in detailed and unique 3D worlds lit by thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution, which allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore.
  • Signature Gameplay - Brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds, and a compelling and satisfying ending to Kratos’ epic story.
  • Sophisticated Storyline - The God of War III storyline is the epic conclusion to the trilogy; the storyline will be told in a way that is true to traditionalist roots in Greek mythology, from moral consequences to brutal battles against the gods.
  • Ridable Creatures - Several of the menacing creatures of Greek mythology in God of War III can now be manipulated against their will, as Kratos uses them to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies, reveal puzzles and secrets, and as tools of complete annihilation.
  • New Weapons and Combat System - New deadly weapons such as the Cestus — powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength — and other brutal instruments of war that will allow Kratos to learn ruthless new techniques such as grappling with enemies and launching explosive wall-to-ground attacks.
  • Lighting Technologies - The dynamic lighting solution employed in GOW III is only feasible through the computing power provided by the Cell SPUs. For example, using the High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL) technology, the camera – when using Krato’s sightline - will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust.

Take a look also at
The God of War: Collection

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Need for Speed: The Run



Need for Speed: The Run

  • Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race
  • Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead
On one side of this country lie the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and cable cars — on the opposite coast there are massive skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and the endless glow of Times Square. What separates these two great cities is nearly 3,000 miles of roadway through dense urban centers, over epic mountains, across arid deserts and in constricted canyons.

With no speed limits, rules or allies available, only Jack's determination and driving skills will keep him going in this heart-stopping race to get his life back. Thrills and excitement hide around every corner of this breakneck race across the country, but so do the police — and the men who want him dead. Evading these ruthless forces in one town won't be enough. You must have the Need for Speed.

Key Features:



  • Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race


  • Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead


  • Grip the wheel, put the pedal to the floor and use your slick driving skills and sheer determination to keep Jack alive inside and outside of the car


  • Battle hundreds of the world's most notorious drivers on the country's most treacherous roads


  • Snake through dense urban settings, plunge down icy mountain passes and carefully traverse narrow canyons at breakneck speeds


  • Evade a relentless police force that is ready and willing to use any means necessary to take you down


  • Connect to Autolog and compare your best times against your friends in a race to New York where every second counts


  • Engage in high-octane multiplayer racing and join races already in progress with matchmaking technology, create a party with friends and pick a playlist of your favorite challenges and vie for racing supremacy across every stage of The Run


  • Level up and earn access to exclusive vehicles, upgrades and abilities by mastering the playlists


  • Powered by the new Frostbite 2 engine, created by the award-winning DICE studio, delivers an amazing level of visual detail, immersive environments and emotional impact


  • Prepare for the race of your life in Need For Speed: The Run. This extremely illegal, high-stakes race across the country requires only slick driving skills and your sheer determination to be first. There are no rules, no allies and most importantly, no speed limits in this dangerous competition. Battle against hundreds of the world's most infamous drivers on the country's most hazardous roads. As you rocket down icy mountain passes, snake through dense urban centers and steer through narrow canyons, beware the unyielding police force determined to bring you down — by any means necessary, including lethal force. Are you ready for the drive of your life?



    Friday, January 27, 2012

    Mortal Kombat



    Mortal Kombat

    Prepare yourself to reenter the tournament in the triumphant return of Mortal Kombat. A complete reboot of the franchise, this latest iteration combines all-new mature oriented fighter gameplay with a deep story mode, improved graphics and game technology and new game modes to create a Mortal Kombat play experience like none before it. Feature details include: a storyline that takes players back to the original tournament, 4 player tag-team kombat, 3D TV compatibility, fatalities presented in graphic detail never imagined in earlier releases, enhanced online functionality and more.

    Having literally defined the mature game category, Mortal Kombat makes a triumphant return to its violent roots in the fastest and most brutal installment to date. Fighting game players will receive the Mortal Kombat they've been asking for, with Fatalities presented in more detail than ever before.

    fter centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable… the Past.

    Key Game Features

    • Mature Presentation - Fatalities make a triumphant return to their original violent form as Mortal Kombat gives its fans what they've been demanding. Graphic details, never before possible are presented with the most sophisticated graphics engine in MK history.
    • All-New Gameplay - By returning to its classic 2D fighting plane, mature presentation, and up to 4 player tag-team kombat; Mortal Kombat introduces an all new fighting mechanic that's both accessible and provides the depth that fighting game players look for.
    • Deep Story Mode - Mortal Kombat offers the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players are taken back to the original Mortal Kombat tournament where they try to alter the events of the past in an attempt to save the future.
    • Graphics & Technology - Characters, environments and fatalities have never been presented with as much gory detail as in this next generation Mortal Kombat. From internal organs to the most "realistic" blood effects, Kombat has never looked this good.
    • New Game Modes - In addition to an enhanced online feature set, Mortal Kombat introduces Co-op arcade mode and many additional modes to be announced in the upcoming months.

    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Rocksmith



    Rocksmith

    * When we say any guitar we mean any guitar. Whether it's the guitar sitting in your attic, your cherished faithful steed, or the guitar you have yet to buy, Rocksmith lets you plug any guitar into your Xbox 360 system.
    * Difficulty settings that adapt to your ability. You love a challenge, but hate being overwhelmed. Rocksmith understands this, and knows exactly how far to push to keep you entertained and addicted.
    * Lots of music. Lots of styles. One of the most satisfying moments for any guitar player is hearing yourself play your favorite song for the first time. Rocksmith has amassed an amazing library of songs from different music genres.
    * Play songs instead of just learning them. You want to play new songs, but you don't want to labor through tablature or cringe through poorly produced videos. No problem. Imagine that. A video game that'll get you stage-ready.

    Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the music game. Rocksmith, the first and only game where you can plug into any real guitar.

    Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their life.

    You'll be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles including:

    * Best Coast – When I'm With You
    * Blur – Song 2
    * Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
    * Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More
    * David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
    * Eric Clapton – Run Back To Your Side
    * Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
    * Incubus – I Miss You
    * Interpol – Slow Hands
    * Jarvis Cocker – Angela
    * Jenny O. – Well OK Honey
    * Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
    * Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
    * Little Barrie – Surf Hell
    * Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
    * Muse – Unnatural Selection
    * Muse – Plug In Baby
    * Nirvana – Breed
    * Nirvana – In Bloom
    * Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
    * Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow
    * Radiohead – High And Dry
    * Rapscallions – California Brain
    * Red Fang – Number Thirteen
    * Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
    * Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
    * Soundgarden – Outshined
    * Spoon – Me And The Bean
    * Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline
    * Stone Temple Pilots – Between The Lines
    * Taddy Porter – Mean Bitch
    * The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun
    * The Black Keys – Next Girl
    * The Black Keys – I Got Mine
    * The Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car
    * The Cribs – We Share The Same Skies
    * The Cure – Boys Don't Cry
    * The Dead Weather – I Can't Hear You
    * The Horrors – Do You Remember
    * The Rolling Stones – (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    * The Rolling Stones – Play With Fire
    * The Rolling Stones – The Spider and The Fly
    * The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
    * The White Stripes – Icky Thump
    * The XX – Islands
    * Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
    * Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Good Enough
    * Velvet Revolver – Slither
    * White Denim – Burnished
    * Yellow Moon Band – Chimney

    Track Your Progress!
    Rocksmith adapts to your personal ability, and makes suggestions to you along the way based on your particular skill-set. Build your own progression line and become stage-ready in no time.

    Single notes: Start simple with one note at a time, or shred like a pro. Whatever your skill-set, Rocksmith will challenge you to play the real lead guitar parts as they were meant to be played: on a real guitar.

    Chords: Ready to play some rhythm guitar? Rocksmith has you covered. Choose from an amazing library of tracks that range from simple to complex chord structures, or head over to the interactive chord chart to refine your craft.

    Guitarcade: Play a variety of different mini-games designed to hone specific guitar-playing skills such as scales, bends, tremolo, harmonics, and much more!

    Every copy of Rocksmith will include a revolutionary 1/4 inch to USB cable that turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles for the first time. By plugging into your console, you'll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music.

    And you'll experience it all with an honest-to-goodness guitar. Nothing compares to playing a real guitar. Except playing Rocksmith.

    Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the music game. Rocksmith, the first and only game where you can plug into any real guitar. Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their life. You'll unlock mini games to hone specific skills. You'll be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles including:Every copy of Rocksmith will include a revolutionary 1/4 inch USB cable that turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be played through video game consoles. By plugging into your console, you'll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Dead Island



    Dead Island

    * First-person melee combat
    * 4-player coop
    * Weapon customization
    * Set on an open world tropical island
    * RPG elements for character development

    The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end - and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what's really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.

    Gameplay Highlights

    * In keeping with an atmosphere of desperation and survival by any means, Dead Island focuses on serious, first-person action gameplay with a close-quarter, immersive melee focus.
    * Dead Island's seamless 4 player co-op multiplayer seeks to provide the most immersive multiplayer experience to date. Players can drop in and out of each other's games at any time with no loss of progress as well as the ability to continue on alone or with others.
    * With thousands of weapons in-game to collect, from simple wooden bats to fire-axes to heavy rifles, Dead Island is a collector's dream. This in combination with Dead Island's weapon customization system will enable the player to craft the ultimate weapon to ensure their survival.
    * The ability to enhance and develop your character using RPG-like elements including an XP/leveling system and un-lockable skill trees put the power in your hands to create and play a unique protagonist.
    * Dead Island's damage system gives an unprecedented visual detail of the effects of each attack on enemies pushing the boundaries of visualized gore.
    * With an open-world setting, Banoi is filled to the brim with things to do and objectives to tackle, allowing a fresh way to advance both the characters and story at the same time and providing for endless replay value.

    The player is drawn into the world of Dead Island on the brink of a mysterious epidemic that suddenly, and without warning, breaks out on the fictional island of Banoi. As a guest of the Royal Palms Resort, the player's stay was supposed to be a dream holiday; a luxurious getaway to the beautiful beaches of a tropical paradise. But faced with the reality of a zombie apocalypse, there is only one thing left to do: Survive. This is Dead Island a paradise to die for. The Island of Banoi: If you've been dreaming about paradise, we know a place where you can make those dreams come true. The Island of Banoi. Just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, located South of the Equator and just north of Australia. Until very recently much of the island was wild and primitive and totally untouched by the modern world. Even though the capital, Moresby, was founded by Australian settlers in 1895, many places deep in the interior still have never been seen by western eyes. Banoi's lush tropical beauty offers many natural wonders: from verdant rain forests to mountain highlands to virginal white sand beaches. Take a diving tour and experience the wonder of coral reefs teaming with life. Hike the mountain highlands or explore Banoi's extensive network of mysterious caves. Along the way you will encounter all manner of rare birds, butterflies, fish, reptiles, and mammals, including the great apes of the Banoi highlands. It's a sportsman's paradise with world-class rock climbing, fishing, hunting, sailing, and kayaking. Or if that sounds too taxing, find yourself a private beach, splash in the waves and soak up the sun. Meet the friendly people of Banoi. They are proud of their rich cultural heritage. The indigenous art is world renowned and unbelievably varied, reflecting the many local tribes with their own myths, legends and language. Come see what Heaven on Earth looks like. Come to beautiful Banoi. The pearl in the necklace of the Oceania Archipelago

    See also the Dead Island Official Strategy Guide



    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Left 4 Dead 2



    Left 4 Dead 2

    * On day one, Left 4 Dead 2 features more co-operative campaigns, more campaigns and maps for the versus game modes than the original Left 4 Dead did, plus support for Survival Mode right out of the box.
    * Left 4 Dead 2 features quality next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
    * Updated “AI Director 2.0" technology expands players’ ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day, creating fresh gameplay every time.
    * Put a whole slew of melee weapons including axes, chainsaws, frying pans and baseball bats to use which allow you to get up close with the zombies.
    * The game features four different survivors, a new storyline and new dialog.

    Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-op multiplayer smash from Valve, creators of the Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike game properties. With multiple multiplayer options both on and offline, extensive AI custom functionality, four character options, new melee weapons and more, Left 4 Dead 2 promises to become one of 2009's best games on the Xbox 360 platform and set a new benchmark for co-op centric action games.

    Story
    Left 4 Dead 2 is set at roughly the same time as the original – just after the outbreak that turned most of the population into various zombie mutants. Players assume the role of four new "Survivors," each with their own personality and new dialog. The game leads these "Survivors" through the southeastern region of the US - from Savannah, Georgia through the bayou country, and climaxing in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

    Gameplay
    Just as with the original Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 is a first-person shooter which pits players against hordes of zombie-like enemies. As you would expect in a scenario where you are regularly surrounded by masses of the undead, it is very good thing to have plenty of help, as well as weapons at your disposal, and Left 4 Dead 2 has players covered on both accounts. The game features several multiplayer options including 2-8 player online and offline (via system link) support in several modes seen in the first game, including Campaign, Versus, and Survival, as well as the new Scavenge Mode. This new multiplayer option tasks players, in the role of survivors to find a limited number of fuel canisters hidden in a level in order to keep their individual generators going, while other players in the role of the infected try to stop them. In addition the game features very strong co-op play support, with 2-player support locally and 2-4 player support online.

    The game features a wealth of melee weapons and additional items handy for battling enemies up-close and personal. Along with melee weapons seen in the first game, players can look forward to wielding new weapons like axes, chainsaws, frying pans, etc. Firearms are also available, but seeing as zombie fighting usually requires a little elbow grease, melee weapons are the mainstay. In addition, players can carry other useful items, including a variety of throwing weapons and several different kinds of support items, like flashlights to startle enemies and light the way in dark environments and healing items like first aid kit and defibrillator kits.

    Customize with AI Director 2.0
    Introducing the AI Director 2.0, Left 4 Dead 2's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

    Key Features

    * Quality Co-op Gameplay - Left 4 Dead 2 features quality next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
    * AI Director 2.0 - Advanced technology dubbed "The AI Director" drives Left 4 Dead’s unique gameplay – customizing enemy population, effects, and music, based upon the players’ performance. Left 4 Dead 2 features "AI Director 2.0," which expands the Director’s ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day.
    * New Melee Weapons – Put a whole slew of melee weapons including axes, chainsaws, frying pans and baseball bats to use which allow you to get up close with the zombies.
    * Meet "The Survivors" - The game features four different survivors, a new storyline and new dialog.
    * More Game - On day one, Left 4 Dead 2 features more co-operative campaigns, more campaigns and maps for the versus game modes than the original Left 4 Dead did, plus support for Survival Mode right out of the box.
    * Xbox LIVE Co-op Support - Along with the usual achievement points, Xbox LIVE stats, rankings, and other support drives collaborative play.


    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Gears of War 2 GOTY Edition



    Gears of War 2 - Game of the Year Edition

    Gears of War was a breath of fresh air when it came out. It had amazing graphics, unique and perfectly refined combat, and an online combat that is hard to beat. So all that was required with the sequel was to refine the first, and make it more refined. In this, the game succeeds. The levels have improved the "get stuck in one area and bombarded by bad guys" issues that were so constant throughout the first game. Not only is there a longer and more interesting campaign, there's more to do, and a new variety of actions. The graphics have been updated, and I must say, this game is far more fun with a friend through the campaign than on its own, though that is pretty fun as well. An A-List title that is great fun.

    As to the game of the year edition, there's no reason to get it if you own the game already, as all you get are some codes to download the extra content. However, if you don't have it, then this is the edition to get, as the down-loadable content is almost as much as this full game. Overall its one of the best games you can get for the xbox 360, and a worthy edition to your collection. Highly recomended!

    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    Gears of War 3



    Gears of War 3

    Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in videogames. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges players into a harrowing tale of hope, survival and brotherhood.

    In Gears of War 3, players fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race.

    The Gears of War series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, with more than 12 million games sold worldwide, an upcoming film, New York Times best-selling novels and more.

    Features

    * Enthralling cinematic story. Experience the epic finale to the Gears of War trilogy and fight alongside Delta Squad to rescue humanity. Discover the fate of Marcus and his surviving comrades in this immersive and emotionally engaging story.
    * Unparalleled gameplay. Gears of War 3 builds upon the series' genre-defining gameplay and captivates players in an intimately intense action game. The latest chapter in the saga introduces new playable COG characters and fresh challenges with ferocious enemies.
    * Explosive multiplayer action. One of the definitive multiplayer experiences on Xbox LIVE, Gears of War 3 features new cooperative and competitive multiplayer experiences for veteran players and rookies alike.*
    * Amazing visuals. Gears of War 3 pushes the envelope for stunning visuals on Xbox 360. Through the latest advances in Unreal Engine 3 technology, the game delivers improved graphics, animation and lighting that immerse players in the destroyed beauty of the rich environments.

    Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Xbox 360 Live Subscription Gold Card


    Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership

    * Xbox LIVE® is the online subscription for your Xbox 360®.
    * Play Kinect™ and controller games online with friends wherever they are.
    * Watch thousands of HD movies and TV shows instantly from Netflix.
    * Watch any current season episode of dozens of popular TV shows with Hulu Plus.
    * Watch live and on-demand HD sports from ESPN on Xbox LIVE.
    * Chat with friends face-to-face on your TV with Video Kinect.
    * Keep in touch with friends with Facebook and Twitter, right on your TV.
    * Listen to unlimited songs with Zune® Music Pass.

    *Additional subscriptions required for some Gold features (such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Zune Music Pass). ESPN3 affiliated broadband provider required for ESPN on Xbox LIVE. Kinect Sensor required for video chat. Broadband Internet, games, add-ons and media content sold separately. UFC and YouTube coming fall 2011. See xbox.com/live.

    Product Description
    With an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, take your Xbox 360 online to play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control. Plus, friends and family are never far away when you can video chat face-to-face on the biggest screen in the house. And enjoy unlimited access to your favorite music with Zune Music Pass.

    Coming this Holiday to Xbox LIVE! Look for a new Xbox experience, which includes a redesigned menu that makes it more open, inviting and intuitive to navigate through entertainment on your Xbox. Voice search for Xbox will allow you to search across all of your favorite content and transform the way people enjoy entertainment...You say it, Xbox finds it! And there will be more entertainment than ever before - Xbox is working with partners like UFC and YouTube to deliver the best home entertainment experiences with a comprehensive selection of TV, movies, sports, music and games.

    Xbox LIVE Code Redemption
    NOT AN XBOX LIVE MEMBER YET? Follow these steps first before redeeming code:

    1. Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband Internet connection.
    2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
    3. Select Create Profile & follow instructions to create profile name & avatar.
    4. Select Join Xbox Live & follow instructions to setup your Xbox Live account.

    TO REDEEM GOLD MEMBERSHIP CODE:

    1. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account.
    2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller
    3. Navigate to Marketplace tab.
    4. Select Redeem Code & enter code.

    Codes can also be redeemed at xbox.com/live.

    Additional subscription requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features (such as Zune Music Pass). See xbox.com/live. Broadband internet, games, add-ons and media content sold separately.

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012



    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

    • Fitness Activities for Everyone - Over 90 hours of activities, including Boot Camp, Cardio Boxing, Jump Rope and a medley of Dance classes
    • Highly Customizable Experience - Design a workout tailored to you based on your fitness level, goals, schedule and preferences
    • State-of-the-art Motion Tracking Technology, Now with Floor Exercises - Enhanced motion tracking provides feedback specific to your body, and now includes floor exercises like push-ups and sit-ups
    • Focus on Specific Muscle Groups - Exercises targeting Abs, Arms, Legs, Glutes, Back and more
    • Share and Compete with Friends - Through Your Shape Center, share and compete with friends and the global Your Shape community


    The #1 Fitness Franchise on Kinect is Back

    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 is the sequel to Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, the #1 fitness franchise on Kinect for Xbox 360. Exercise your way with a fun and customizable experience that delivers serious results. Your Shape includes over 90 hours of activities, so you can design a workout tailored to your fitness level, goals, schedule and preferences. Focus your workouts on specific muscle groups. And choose from fitness activities like Boot Camp, Cardio Boxing, Jump Rope and Yoga, and new dance classes like Latin, Hip-hop, African and Bollywood. The state-of-the-art motion tracking provides feedback on your moves, and now tracks floor exercises like push-ups and sit-ups. With Your Shape Center, share and compete with your friends and the global community.

    The Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360

    The Kinect Sensor for Xbox 360 allows you to experience controller-free gameplay utilizing revolutionary full-body tracking to put you at the center of the fun. This amazing technology allows the Xbox 360 game console to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, in effect making your body the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360, features a color VGA motion camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution @ 30 FPS), a depth camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution @ 30 FPS) and an array of four microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition.

    Your Shape exercises include...

    * Boot Camp
    * Cardio Boxing
    * Jump Rope
    * Latin Dance
    * Hip-hop Dance
    * African Dance
    * Bollywood Dance
    * Zen
    * Yoga
    * Muscle specific – Abs, Arms, Legs, Glutes, Back
    * Wall Breaker
    * Stack 'em Up
    * Kick 'em
    * Run the World
    * Sports Preparation

    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Michael Jackson The Experience



    Michael Jackson The Experience

    * Step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic moments through your own performance on PlayStationMove!
    * Single player, multiplayer dance challenges, and dance crew modes allow you to sing and dance simultaneously with 6 of your friends to make the perfect dance party experience.
    * Compare your scores and share your best moments on Facebook!
    * The unparalleled tracklist features many of MJ's biggest hits including Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and many more.

    Michael Jackson The Experience is the ultimate interactive game that allows players to immerse themselves into Michael Jackson's unique universe. Michael Jackson The Experience includes a wide variety of songs from Michael Jackson's extensive catalogue including some of his greatest hits like Billie Jean and Beat It, as well as an array of his signature, awe-inspiring dance moves! Perform in soulful environments inspired by Michael Jackson's ground-breaking music videos and stage performances. Feel the beat, master the rhythm, and step into his shoes. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough!

    LittleBigPlanet 2 Special Edition Move Bundle



    LittleBigPlanet 2 Special Edition Move Bundle

    # PlayStation Move enabled - Control Sackboy in a whole new way with both motion and navigation controllers
    # New levels - Adventure through 10 new storyline levels and 7 mini-games
    # "Move Paint" - your own in-game art studio
    # Ingenious Tools - Create your own PlayStation Move enabled games and share them with the world
    # Endless Fun - Download thousands of user-generated PlayStation Move enabled games by fans just like you

    PlayStation Move redefines motion gaming with the world’s most immersive and realistic motion gaming experience only possible on the PlayStation 3 system. Now, the LittleBigPlanet2: Special Edition Move Bundle lets you play, create and share like never before. Get started today for just $129.99MSRP.

    Contents: - LittleBigPlanet 2 Special Edition Blu-ray game
    - PlayStation Move motion controller
    - PlayStation Eye camera
    - PlayStation Move navigation controller

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    January 18th Blackout

    This website will not be posting on January 18 in support of the Blackout to protest SOPA and PIPA. We are joining Reddit.com, Tucows.com, The entire Cheezburger Network, Destructoid.com and the Hacktivist group, Anonymous along with many other great sites in going offline for the day.

    I hope you will join us in contacting your Congress person and letting them know that you like the internets the way they are. The rich and powerful run enough of our lives, let us tell our congressmen that we want this left as it was.

    The Fight: Lights Out



    The Fight: Lights Out

    * Take control of a rough and tumble bare-knuckle fighter in the campaign mode as you crusade to beat down anyone that stands between you and your shot at becoming the toughest fighter out there
    * Unleash a wide arsenal of brutal attacks. Start simple with punches and uppercuts before amping up the intensity with headlocks and overhand blows to the head
    * In addition, assault of other dirty fighting techniques using two PlayStation Move motion controllers at once, together with the PlayStation Eye camera
    * Feel the action by using the PlayStation Move motion controller as you step into the game and command your fighter?s every movement with lifelike 1:1 motion for deadly precision
    * 12 underground fighting venues filled with opponents including bosses with character specific fighting skills and styles that can be transferred to the player character

    The most realistic motion controlled fighting game released to date, The Fight: Lights Out for PlayStation 3 challenges players to conquer the brutal world of illegal underground fighting utilizing the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye camera peripheral (both sold separately)*. Together these two seamlessly translate the player's realistic physical actions to those of the character on the screen, allowing the players to fight however they choose. Keep it clean with standard jabs and punches, or fight dirty with headbutts, headlocks and more. The choice is yours as you take on 12 fighting venues filled with thugs and bosses and eventually take the fight online to unleash the skills you've learned against live virtual opponents.

    Fight the Way You Want with PlayStation Move
    Grab your PlayStation Move controllers and step into the dark and gritty underground of bare knuckle brawling in The Fight: Lights Out. A launch title for the PlayStation Move motion controller, The Fight: Lights Out is a one-on-one fighting game featuring single player and multiplayer play options. Players utilize two Move motion controllers, one for each hand, to accurately track your rapid blows while the PlayStation Eye tracks your head as you duck, evade, outmaneuver and knockout anyone that has the guts to throw down with you. The precision and versatility of the controller/peripheral combo allows you to decide how you want to take down your next challenger. Get them in a headlock and throw elbow drops to the skull, or go ballistic by throwing nonstop haymakers. Fight clean or fight dirty, it’s entirely up to you because there are no rules.

    Gameplay
    The Fight: Lights Out features both a local single player career mode and multiplayer, as well as online multiplayer. In career mode players assume the role of an up-and-coming brawler looking to make it in the world of illegal, underground street fighting. Players can customize their character with a preset range of body types and attire, as they prepare themselves to fight their way through the game's 12 venues using the precise and varied capabilities of the PlayStation Move motion controller. Each venue is populated with a variety of opponents that will need to be defeated, with the final clash in each fought against a boss. Bosses are different from the lower level fighters that proceed them in that they have particular skills and/or styles that the player will not have encountered in earlier opponents. Once bosses are defeated by the player these styles are incorporated into the player's repertoire, making these skills usable against later fighters in career mode and invaluable as you eventually face live online opponents via PlayStation Network.

    Key Game Features

    * Take control of a rough and tumble bare-knuckle fighter in the campaign mode as you crusade to beat down all opponents that stand between you and your shot at becoming the toughest fighter out there
    * Feel the action by using two PlayStation Move motion controllers and the PlayStation Eye peripheral as you step into the game and command your fighter’s every movement with lifelike 1:1 motion for deadly precision
    * Unleash a wide arsenal of fighting combos, starting simple with punches and uppercuts before amping up the intensity with headlocks and overhand blows to the head and an assault of other dirty fighting techniques
    * Fighter customizable options including physical appearance and attire
    * 12 underground fighting venues filled with opponents including bosses with character specific fighting skills and styles that can be transferred to the player character
    * Online functionality that allows the player to utilize skills acquired during the single player campaign

    If you don't have Move for your PS3 look at this great deal!



    Deadmund's Quest Move Bundle