Dragon Age 2 Demo Leak

Electronic Arts Danmark has announced to the community: Dragon Age 2 Demo out now. But that didn't happen, and the leak was deleted after that. It's sad that the demo isn't out now yet but that is a huge sign of a nearly release.

In the addon Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening was a note to find saying the fans can expect a nice event on February 1st, 2011. First they thought it's the release date of Dragon Age 2, but now we might know what it is. The release date of the demo.

Source: gamespot

Crysis 2 Demo for PC

Crytek told via Twitter that a multiplayer demo for PC will be released, date and content unknown. But these are great news so every PC user can try if his or her PC can run Crysis 2, so you should download it once it's released.

The demo includes the map Skyline with the game modes Team Instant Action and Crash Site. Six game modes are included in the full version of the game, as well as twelve maps all around New York City, and like Call of Duty, Crysis 2 will get 50 multiplayer ranks and lot of upgrades for Nanosuit & weapons.

Release of Crysis 2 is March 24, 2011. For PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Trailer: link to the trailer
Source: twitter.com/Crysis/status/30759160
Next tuesday, February 1, 2011, Call of Duty: Black Ops will get an Xbox 360 exclusive DLC called 'First Strike' and now the achievements are known.
There will be 150 Gamerscore points to be earn:

• The Eagle has Landers (35G)
• They are going Through! (35G)
• Space Race (45G)
• Chimp on the Barbie (35G)

Source: xboxdynasty.de

CoD Black Ops Mythbusters 3 + 4

I'm sure you remember episode one and two (Episode 1) (Episode 2) of these great videos. Defendthehouse made a mythbusters in Black Ops and you can see if myths of the game are true or not. I really recommand these videos because I'm also sure you have already faced one or two of these situations. Enjoy.

10 billion downloads in App Store

The App Store counter, who counts every download of an app, has now reached the 10 billion mark (and that during 2.5 years). The guy who has downloaded it has got a 10,000 US Dollar iTunes card as surprise.

Who wouldn't celebrate with Apple for this huge success? Right, Microsoft.

Microsoft want to prevent Apple to get exclusive rights for the name "App Store" as a brand. They say that the name "App Store" is too general and can't belong to one company (Apple), and the name would already be in everyone's common parlance. They wrote 500 pages as protest.

Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo

EA (Electronic Arts) has just announced that in a few days, on January 25, 2011, the multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 will be released for Xbox 360 only.

The demo includes the map Skyline with the game modes Team Instant Action and Crash Site.
Six game modes are included in the full version of the game, as well as twelve maps all around New York City, and like Call of Duty, Crysis 2 will get 50 multiplayer ranks and lot of upgrades for Nanosuit & weapons.

Release of Crysis 2 is March 24, 2011.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 Gold

The release date of Test Drive Unlimited 2 were moved last year, but now very good news for the fans. Atari und Eden Games has announced today that the game will hit the market in time. Test Drive Unlimited 2 has gone gold, which means the game is finished and is ready for production. Official release date is February 11, 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Source: Atari

Tomb Raider 9 - New Merchandise

Crystal has got a new employee named Scott Fernandez. He will be the new Community Manager especially for the new Tomb Raider, and at the moment he asks the fans the following question:

What kind of prizes you would all like to see?

The fans can post in the forum (linked at the bottom) and tell Scott his or her ideas for Tomb Raider merchandise, and so far ideas are very different. Some people want a huge Limited Edition with lots of stuff, they want a Lara Croft figure, a backpack looking like a medikit, or even mugs. If you have the perfect idea and want to tell it to Scott, follow the following:

Source: forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?p=1555726


Mortal Kombat 9 New Video

Mortal Kombat 9 has a new character called Mileena. And now this new trailer explains her story with her own song 'Mileena`s Theme' by DJ and producer Tokimonsta. You see in the video why Mileena, a girl (!), wants to fight at the Mortal Kombat Tournament: Tsang Sung has created her with Kitana as model, which explains the similarity between both of them. But Mileena is different because she has no mercy and fights until the end.


Two Worlds II for iPhone

Two Worlds II: Castle Defense was already released, as you might know, for PC and MAC, too. TopWare Interactive has announced that this game will get a version for iPad / iPhone and iPod Touch. If you own one of these, you can visit Antaloor with Gandohars und Rogdors.
The lite version was already released and is free. The world will be expanded in the next few weeks.

Bulletstorm Demo

EA (Electronic Arts) told Eurogamer today that on January 25, 2011 a playable demo of EA's shooter Bulletstorm will be released via Xbox Live or Playstation Network. You can play the echo mode including 45 moves and some boni for the full version.

Mass Effect 2 Launch Trailer

Mass Effect 2 was already released. Electronic Arts has release the launch trailer for PS3's Mass Effect 2 including all add-ons which were already released for PC and Xbox360. The original release was January 28, 2010 and now next week, January 20, 2011, the PS3 version will be released.


Pokémon Black and White Release Date

According to the official Nintendo Magazine in the UK Pokémon Black and Pokémon White will be released in Europe on March 4, 2011. If you live in the US, the game will be released two days later on March 6, 2011.
As in every previous Pokémon sequel the players will encounter some different Pokémon in each version, such the two legendary Pokémon Reshiram (Black) and Zekrom (White). Also unique areas, Black City in the black version and White Forest in the white one, are featured.

Source: officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/article.php?id=22550

R.U.S.E - new DLC?

The strategy game R.U.S.E. gets a new DLC (Downloadable Content) what Ubisoft told via Twitter. The DLC is called "Chimera", but nobody knows what its content will be. We can only speculate, I think of new maps or game modes.

Right before Christmas Ubisoft has released the first DLC for R.U.S.E called »The Manhattan Project» including 3 maps and 2 game modes, and that for free: link to the news
Release of "Chimera" will be January 18, 2011 and can be downloaded via Playstation Network, Xbox Live or Steam.

Price unknown, maybe for free?

Dragon Age 2 DLC announced

Dragon Age II will be released on March 10, 2011 and now a DLC was announced with three additional missions. If you buy the BioWare Signature Edition, which you can preorder only until tomorrow, you can download the DLC for free when the game is released. The BioWare Signature Edition also includes some extra weapons, one character and the soundtrack of Dragon Age 2. But if you buy the normal version you must pay for the DLC.

With the DLC the archer Sebastian Vael come to the game looking for revenge because his family was killed. You can add him to your group and decide two ways for his revenge: for his enemies, or for yours.
Release of Dragon Age 2 is March 10, 2011 for Xbox360, PS3 and PC.

Diablo 3 - 17 min Gameplay

Blizzcon 2010 is over. One of the highlights was a new video of the convention showing 17 minutes of PvP arena fights in Diablo 3. First scenes of arena were previously shown Diablo 3 arena.
The video gives you a good impression of what PvP will be.


'Angry Birds' app for Console

For developer Rovio Angry Birds for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad was a huge success. It was downloaded over 50 million times. No surprise that Rovio wants to release this game for consoles, meaning Xbox 360, Ps3 and Wii as well. Release will be 2011, no further details are known.

In 'Angry Birds' you have a catapult and shoots with different types of birds (with different abilities) onto houses with pigs in it. They have stolen your eggs and that's they way you get them back.

Crysis 2 New Screenshots

Electronic Arts and Crytek have released new screenshots from the upcoming shooter Crysis 2, which are showing the PS3 version of the game. You can view them here: gamesaktuell.de/crysis-2

Crysis 2 will be released March 24, 2011 for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The player will visit the destroyed New York City, fighting against aliens.

Older screens of a multiplayer map called 'Pier 17' can be found here: Crysis 2 Multiplayer

Rockband 3 New DLC

Today Harmonix has released two new DLCs for their Rockband 3.

The first of them, 'Rock Band Pack 01' will be for free and will include nine songs. The second one, the Johnny Cash Pack 01, will cost 1.080 Microsoft Points / 1.350 Wii Points / 13,49 US Dollar but you can also buy just single songs for 160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points / 1,49 Dollar.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 New Map

The PC gamers achieved the 69 million team actions (like medi pack or ammo given) in the DLC Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. For this achievement they get the new, fifth multiplayer map "Operation Hastings" first. The popular map was taken from Bad Company 1.
Console players were far away from doing that but now all platforms have unlocked this new map.

The trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam can be found here BFBC2 Vietnam.

Source: battlefieldbadcompany2.com

Playstation 3 Hacked

To pirate a game for PC, Xbox 360, or Wii is (unfortunetly) very common. And now people succeeded in hacking the Playstation 3. On the 27th Chaos Communition Congress the hacker group "fail0verflow" did their presentation "PS3 Epic Fail" about how to do it, and it's on youtube, "Console Hacking 2010", 44 minutes long. You can install now without any 3rd party programs any unauthorized programs, like Linux, Homebrew, and of course pirated games. Which is strictly illegal.

This access for everything on your PS3, what fail0verflow managed to do, means: times are coming for the Playstation Network in which they fight against cheater and hacker in online games because you can install now cheat software of course, too.

Source: fail0verflow.com
Today the demo for Little Big Planet 2 was released for the US Playstation Store. It's about 2 GB big, and gives you an impression of the game coming January 18, 2011 in North America, January 19 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on January 20, and finally UK on January 21, 2011.
If you're interested what the demo is about, you can watch this gameplay video showing it: