Left 4 Dead 2: Demo Detailed

Posted in Valve, Xbox 360 with tags on October 15, 2009 by James Love

Valve today announced details and timing for the demo of its upcoming zombie FPS, Left 4 Dead 2.

The demo will feature gameplay taken from “The Parish” campaign, set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Playable by 1 to 4 players over local or Internet connections on  the Xbox 360 with two-player split screen available too, the demo features all the new boss infected zombies and all the new melee weapons included in the full product.

The demo will then be made available to Xbox LIVE Gold members  November 3rd. All Xbox LIVE members will be able access to the demo on November 10th.

Set for release on November 17th, the title adds melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaws, frying pans, axes, baseball bats, and more.

Thanks to GamersDigest.

Co-Op In Modern Warefare 2 Dropped Because It “ruined the experience”

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 15, 2009 by James Love

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Speaking to VG247 Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling revealed that Modern Warfare 2 was initially supposed to have full co-op in the its main Campaign to go alongside the single player mode, but was subsequently dropped as it “ruined the experience” the devs were aiming for. Instead, the co-op is intead the Spec Ops mode, a dedicated, mission-based section playable either online or locally in split-screen.

“We did it early on; that’s what Spec Ops started out as, as co-op through story,” said Bowling when asked about why Campaign co-op didn’t make the final game.

“But it really broke the cinematic experience, took the immersion out of it, out of the story and the pacing and everything we’d spent so long crafting. It just ruined the experience we were aiming for, so we took it out, kept the single-player for that one player intact and polished it.”

Spec Ops was born from the good parts of the ditched co-op mode, Bowling said.

“But then there were moments that were really fun with two players, so we took those moments and put them in Spec Ops,” he added.

“So you can play moments directly taken from the single-player, in Spec Ops, but it’s polished towards those two players so the experience is pure. You really get the best of both worlds: you get the moments that were fun, but the moments that were shitty we took out.”

Modern Warfare 2 launches November 10th on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

A Screenshot Head To Head Of Modern Warfare’s Wii Debut And The Original

Posted in Game Informer, Nintendo Wii with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Chris Hawke


There was a lot of hushed murmurs when the first screenshots of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex were released. “They can’t be THAT bad, can they?”. The Wii has always had less graphical prowess than the PS3 and 360, but from the screenshot comparison that Game Informer has but together, either the Wii really needs a new graphics card, or this fell out the back of 1990′s pocket.

You can see it all for yourself over here.

God Of War II Demo Available With Japanese Infamous

Posted in PlayStation 3, PlayStation Store with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Chris Hawke

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As a promotion for the Japanese version of Infamous, which is released in Japan on October the 15th, Sony is giving out codes to download a God of War III Japanese demo from the Japanese PSN Store.

The Demo will go live on November 19th, with codes remaining redeemable until February 2010. So get those imports ordered.

Michael Pachter: Modern Warefare 2 Will Hurt Assassin’s Creed Sales

Posted in Activision, PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by James Love


Many titles have fled to 2010 to escape the ubiquitous launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2, but not so Assassin’s Creed II, with Ubisoft choosing to launch it just over a week after Activision’s shooter goes on sale but could this harm sales? Michael Pachter (analyst for Wedbush Morgan Securities) seems to think it could.

Speaking with GameTrailers, Pachter said,

“The game I think that gets hurt by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is this game. I think there’s a lot of overlap of people who played both of those games. And if you have only $60 to spend, the one you’ll not going to buy is Assassin’s Creed II.”

Although he feels AC II sales will be hurt by MW2, it’s not exactly going to be a flop,

“Two-thirds of the guys who bought it last time will buy it this time. So that’s four million. And then a bunch of new console owners who never played the first one will buy it. So it will do comparable or better than the last one.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be released in November 10th on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, whilst Assassin’s Creed comes out on the 17th in North America and the 20th in the EU for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Thanks to Examiner.com

More Evidence of ModNation Racer Beta Unearthed

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Chris Hawke


Oh-uh. GOONL!NE has unearthed more evidence of a very cheeky chap playing the ModNation Racers internal beta on his PSN account. The status changes depending on where you are in the game; The Modspot, the Track Studio, and so on. The Beta began internally a week ago, with the public getting it in December. Pictures are after the jump.

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New Ballad of Gay Tony Trailer Shows Nightlife

Posted in Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

The Ballad of Gay TonyWe told you about it earlier. Now watch it.

Rockstar’s sent out the new trailer to Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

You can watch it after the jump.

It’s released on October 29th for Xbox 360, alongside Episodes from Liberty City.

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New Info for Ballad of Gay Tony Talks About Nightlife

Posted in Rockstar Games, Xbox 360 with tags on October 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Ballad of Gay TonyRockstar’s detailed how nightlife will work in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Everything from managing the nightclubs, to champaigne drinking contests.

Everything is detailed down to the bone after the jump.

We’ll have a new trailer for the game in an hour at 6pm BST.

Gay Tony is out on October 29th for Xbox 360.

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Kojima: ZOE3 is “on the top of the list” of Games to Develop at KP

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3 with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

zone-of-the-endersThe dream is becoming more real everytime we hear about it.

Speaking in an interview for the EU PS Blog, Hideo Kojima has said that Zone of the Enders 3 is at “the top” of a list of games to do at Kojima Productions.


“A lot of [people] love Zone of the Enders, and we love the title as well, especially at Kojima Productions and we always want to create one for the next gens as well.”

“Of course, Kojuma Productions has a long list of things we want to bring out, and of course Zone of the Enders is one on the top of the list,” revealed Kojima, speaking at Tokyo Game Show.

Remember, he mentioned ZOE3 earlier this year, as well as talk about possibly remaking Zone of the Enders 2 for the PS3 using the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine.

Via VG247.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PS3 Servers To Go Down Temporarily

Posted in Codemasters, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network with tags on October 14, 2009 by James Love


Executive Producer of OFP Sion Lenton has just announced on the Codemasters forum that the servers will be taken offline tonight for a reboot.

” I’ve been informed by our partners at Quazal that they will be re-booting the PC & PS3 servers between 10pm – 11pm GMT tonight (14/10/09) to so expect some downtime around then.

They are trying to keep the number of re-boots and downtime to a minimum by implementing as many changes as possible with each one, they will advise me if any more are required and I will ensure that you are informed.”

This hopefully will solve the numerous connection issues associated with the PS3 version of the game.