Modern Warfare 3 - First DLC In January

Infinity Ward was announced that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on January 24, 2012. The pack will also include content for Spec Ops.

Robert Bowling from Infinity Ward added at the Call of Duty: Elite show that this date is only for Xbox 360 players with a premium membership of CoD: Elite.
About one whole month later, PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 players without premium membership can download the package. Robert explained that this downloadable content will include several things the fans have never seen before, such as content for Spec Ops. Unfortunately, further details are unknown yet, so exact content and price will be revealed in January.
Certainly, the pack contains some new maps, I think.

Source: pcgames.de
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[Guide] Skyrim - How to Play Online Mode

The online modification of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was released, so you are able to complete quests together, trade your items, or just chat with another player in the game.



This trailer gives you an impression on how the mod looks like, if you're indecisive. Just follow this tutorial with five steps to play Skyrim online, it's easy and quick:

1.  Visit dsogaming.com and click on the download link there to get the mod.

2.  Before you go on with this guide, back up your whole config files of Skyrim because this mod will overwrite them!

3.   Now unzip the downlaoded file into your Skyrim root folder.

4.  Create a shortcut for SkyrimOnline.exe on your desktop. Run it. The game will automatically update itself with the mod so you can play it.

5.  Finish! When the game has started, it asks for a username. Pick any name you want, there is no authentication yet. If you want to switch between the UI mode and the Game mode, simply press F3.


The modder AwpSoLeet has developed this mod for Skyrim, simply called "Skyrim Online".
But don't overhype the mod yet, it's not final so there are several bugs included, for example, animations are missing and friends are shown as naked prisoners in the game.

Nevertheless, the dream of almost every Skyrim has has become true: Play Skyrim online with others. Trade, explore, fight, everything included.
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Risen 2 - Official Release Date

Piranha Bytes had set the release of Risen 2 to the first half of 2012 - until now. The exact release date will be April 27 for every platform, meaning PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

There are several key features of Risen 2. First of all, the game is set in an environment full of pirates. Due to these scoundrels, the player is able to use fire arms and steal small items as monkey. I've played Risen 2 on the Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany, and this little monkey is an item in your inventory.

If activated, you slip into the role of the small monkey who has the ability to steal everything you want. A new pair of boots? use the monkey. A new money bag? Use the monkey. I recommand Risen 2.

Source: pcgames.de
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Diablo 3 - Official Cinematic Trailer

During the Video Game Awards 2011 Blizzard has released the official cinematic intro of Diablo 3.



This trailer for the action RPG as opening is really impressive. Unfortunately, an official release date wasn't mentioned so far by Blizzard. Amazon had listed the game - unofficially - to be released in July but the date was removed shortly after.

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Skyrim - Patch 1.3

The PC version of The Elder Scrolls 5 - Skyrim was patched to 1.3 with several bug fixes and performance improvements. The patch can be downlaoded via Steam.

Today, the newest patch version 1.3 was released via Steam for Skyrim. You can find the changelog below. By the way, the werewolf tutorial can be found here: How to Become A Werewolf in Skyrim.

Another patch was announced for the game coming next week which will include the correct usage of CPU bigger than 2 GB ram. I'll look forward to the patch but first, here are the patch notes of the 1.3 hotfix:

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[Preview] South Park - The Role Playing Game

Recently, an official role playing game of South Park was announced by THQ. The game is developed by Obsidian Entertainmen and will be released in the second half of 2012 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

Which character is your favorite one?
The newest Gameinformer magazine features this picture and a big preview of the upcoming role playing game South Park. I quote directly from the neogaf forum where a hardworking user has submitted several infos of the RPG, such as story line, gameplay, playable classes, and much more.

Further information about South Park's story, its combat system, a weapons list, and an extensive interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone can be found here at the forum of neogaf.com.
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Battlefield 3 - Patch Next Week

Dice and Electronic Arts have announced that Battlefield 3 will be patched next week, on December 6. The patch will be 2 GB big and will already include several content of the first DLC of BF3 called 'Back to Karkand'.

If you're interested, here is a list of all changes including bug fixes and blalancing issues. But beware: The list is very long due to a huge changelog from DICE.

Source: 4players.de
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Battlefield 3 - DLC Release Date

The first DLC of Battlefield 3, called 'Back to Karkand', will be released December 6, 2011 for Playstation 3. For PC and Xbox 360 player the expansion pack will be available one week later, December 13.

The pack includes the maps Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqui Peninsula. If you've been playing Battlefield 2, you should recognize these maps. They're rebuild for Battlefield 3 so the maps should be known by a lot of players. In addition, ten weapons from BF2 were included in Back To Karkand, as well as four brand new verhicles.

Players who have bought the limited edition of Battlefield 3 can download the DLC at no extra charge. That was one of the main reasons I've bought this edition because for everyone else, the pack will cost around 15 Euro.

Source: pcgames.de
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Counter Strike 2 - Beta Gameplay

Counter Strike 2, also known as Counter Strike: Global Offensive, has started its closed beta yesterday. This is new footage of real gameplay taken from the beta.



Counter Strike: Global Offensive is a whole new game but the gameplay of CS will stay the same. It's a very team based shooter including new maps, weapons, game modes, characters, rakings and matchmaking services.

Valve developes Counter Strike: Global Offensive together with Hidden Path Entertainment and CS:GO will be released in early 2012. There will be a version of the game for PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 featuring the DualShock 3, the PlayStation Move Controller, and even mouse and keyboard on PS3.

In my opinion, the gameplay footage looks really good. The graphics may not be as good as in Battlefield 3 but who cares? It's CS as everyone loves it, fast, close combats with the AK or other weapons, and graphics are negligible. Look at CS 1.6. Low graphics but awesome gameplay and great for pro players and clan wars.

Source: playfront.de
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