Monthly Archives: June 2012 - Page 2

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Screens

4 new shots posted.

     

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We Got Worms! – Worms Revolution Demo

Shaun and Andy Davidson, creator of Worms, take a look at Team17’s upcoming release Worms Revolution.

 

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We Got Worms! – Worms Revolution Demo” was posted by franka on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:35:07 -0700

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review

The excellence of the games included make Metal Gear Solid HD Collection a compilation no Vita owner should be without.

 

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Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review” was posted by Peter Brown on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:00:44 -0700

Was it Worth it? – Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Confessionals

Was the extended cut justified? GameSpot editors talk it out.

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Was it Worth it? – Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Confessionals” was posted by sampsona on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:15:33 -0700

Max Payne 3: Local Justice Map Pack Screens

4 new shots posted.

     

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Max Payne 3: Local Justice Map Pack Screens” was posted on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:12:01 -0700

Sunset in Arborea – Risen 2: Dark Waters Trailer

Check out a mood trailer for Risen 2: Dark Waters.

 

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Sunset in Arborea – Risen 2: Dark Waters Trailer” was posted by MikeTao on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:11:26 -0700

Spec Ops: The Line Review

A striking vision of a devastated Dubai plays host to murky morality and banal gunplay in Spec Ops: The Line.

     

Score: 6.5 / fair

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Spec Ops: The Line Review” was posted by Chris Watters on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:47:35 -0700

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 – Starved for Help Trailer

Spoiler Warning! This video contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day.

 

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EVO 2012 draws record number of entrants

Next weekend’s competitive fighting game event will see 3,500 challengers battle it out for $100,000 in cash in Super Street Fighter IV, Mortal Kombat, and more.

 

The EVO 2012 World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada next weekend will be the biggest in the event’s history, EVO co-Founder and Shoryuken.com president Tom “inkblot” Cannon told GameSpot.


The crowd is glued to the action at EVO 2011.

The crowd is glued to the action at EVO 2011.

“We will have over 3,500 competitors (actual human beings), which is a record for us,” Cannon said. “I estimate another 4,000-6,000 spectators, but it’s impossible to say accurately as it’s free to attend except Sunday.”

Among the record number of challengers at the event will be Team MadCatz’ Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, and Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong. There were 2,500 competitors in 2011, and approximately 1,700 in 2010. Not only is this year’s number of competitors the most ever, it’s also the biggest jump from one year to the next.

This year’s EVO Championships will have more support from developers and publishers than ever before as well, setting a record amount of prize money for the event with more than $100,000 at stake. Capcom leads the way with $25,000 for Super Street Fighter IV, $15,000 for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and $9,000 for Street Fighter X Tekken. Warner Brothers is supporting with a $23,000 purse for last year’s Mortal Kombat, and Sega will be there with $15,000 for the best Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown players. Prize money will be paid out to the top eight finishers in each game, awarding those who may not win, but still beat out hundreds if not thousands on the way there.

“The record prize pool is fantastic for the players”, Cannon said. “It’s also a real testament to the support the developers have for the in-person and online communities that form around their games. In my opinion the money isn’t going to make anyone play harder. These guys do it for the love of the game and the competition.”

The stream will once again be provided by Team Spooky and IPlayWinner, while EVO and TwitchTV have built a custom player for simultaneous viewing. You can test it and view the full stream schedule at Shoryuken.


Super Street Fighter IV will have a $25,000 prize pool in honor of the series' 25th anniversary.

Super Street Fighter IV will have a $25,000 prize pool in honor of the series’ 25th anniversary.

For the first time at EVO, would-be spectators will be able to purchase a high-quality 720p streaming video option, with EVO donating all of the proceeds of the HD stream to the formation of a new EVO $10,000 scholarship for gamers. Cannon feels so strongly about this that he has personally guaranteed the $10,000, no matter how well the HD stream does.

“Scholarships is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time, we just had to figure out the right way to pull it off”, said Cannon, who wants to do this every year. “We wanted to make a big statement that gaming communities can be positive experiences for young people, not a waste of time or negative as often portrayed in the media. It is a much stronger statement to say that 100 percent of the PPV goes to college scholarships, instead of saying, ‘Some goes, but some goes in our pockets.'”

As Cannon said, “EVO is fundamentally about competition and community. Players come from around the world to test their mettle against the best, but also to reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and share their passion for these games with their fellow gamers. I think this is a message that really resonates with gamers. Every year EVO gets bigger. This year, with our record prize pool and new scholarship, I’m glad that we’ve upped the ante in both the competitive and community aspects.”

EVO takes place July 6-8 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Check back with GameSpot for more coverage from the event.

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EVO 2012 draws record number of entrants” was posted by Rod Breslau, aka Slasher on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:15:30 -0700

Max Payne 3 Local Justice DLC hits consoles July 3

First add-on for Rockstar’s shooter hitting Xbox 360 and PS3 next week at temporarily discounted $6 rate, adds three new maps, M4 Assault rifle; coming to PC July 17.

 

The first downloadable content pack for Max Payne 3 will release next week on consoles, Rockstar announced today. The Local Justice Pack will hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on July 3, with a subsequent release following for PC on July 17. The DLC packs in three new maps, a new weapon, a new item, a new multiplayer faction, and achievements and trophies.


The Max Payne 3 DLC season starts next week.

The Max Payne 3 DLC season starts next week.

The three new maps in Max Payne 3’s Local Justice DLC are 55th Battalion HQ (playable on all game modes), Imperial Palace, and Departure Lounge, which can be played in the game’s deathmatch, team deathmatch, and Payne Killer modes.

Additionally, the Local Justice DLC brings the M4 assault rifle with unspecified attachments, a Light Fingers item for faster looting, and the Sao Paulo Police faction, complete with avatar customization options.

The Local Justice DLC was originally targeted to launch in June, and as an “appreciation of patience,” the content will be made available during launch week at a discounted rate of 480 MS points ($6) on Xbox Live and $6 for the PlayStation Network and PC. After this time, the content will return to its normal going rate of 640 MS points ($8) on Xbox Live and $8 on PSN and PC.

The Local Justice Pack–and all other DLC for Max Payne 3–can also be purchased together through the Rockstar Pass program. This pass is currently available for 2400 MS points ($30) on Xbox Live and $30 on PSN and PC.

Rockstar also announced today that on July 3, all preorder and retailer-specific DLC will be made available on Xbox Live and the PSN. The content is also part of the Rockstar Pass and will be available for PC players beginning on July 17. It includes the following:

Cemetery Map: 160 MS points / $2 PSN
Silent Killer Loadout Pack: 160 MS points / $2 PSN
Pill Bottle Item: 80 MS points / $1 PSN
Deadly Force Burst: 80 MS points / $1PSN
Classic Max Payne Character: 80 MS points / $1 PSN

The Local Justice DLC is the first of seven total planned add-on packs for Max Payne 3. Due out sometime this summer will be the Disorganized Crime map pack, the Deathmatch Made in Heaven mode pack, the Hostage Negotiation map pack, and the New York Minute co-op pack. Arriving at to-be-determined dates this fall will be the Painful Memories map pack and the Trickle Down Economics map pack.

Max Payne 3 released in May to a warm critical reception, shipments of 3 million, and US sales of about 400,000 copies during the month, according to one analyst. For more on the title, check out GameSpot’s review.

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Max Payne 3 Local Justice DLC hits consoles July 3” was posted by Eddie Makuch on Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:15:13 -0700