Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Alone in the Dark

Alone in the DarkSet during 2008, the story continues with Edward Carnby, the main protagonist from the original game, looking for answers to strange supernatural and bizarre occurrences while battling his way through the opposition in New York City's Central Park.

Alone in the Dark, originally known as Alone in the Dark 5 and Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation, is the 5th installation of the survival horror video game series under the same name created by Infogrames.

Alone in the Dark will provide a complete next-generation, action-packed experience within a highly detailed, free-roaming environment, featuring a mixture of astonishing real-time physics and full environmental interaction. Taking inspiration from the presentation style and structure of a number of acclaimed and globally popular TV action dramas, Alone in the Dark is split into distinct episodes in a season-style format. Eden Games has departed from the typical ten hour game based on film-style scripts and structures and focuses on TV-season format in order to deliver a constant sustained pace and high level of narrative intensity.

The game will be released on PC, Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and PSP. All projects are being developed by Eden Games, but the PS2 and Wii versions are being created alongside Hydravision Entertainment.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Lost Odyssey

Lost Odyssey Video GameIn Lost Odyssey the player takes control of Kaim, a man who has lived for 1,000 years. The game's story revolves around the many generations of which Kaim is a part, his loves and losses and conflicts in a world nearing a "mystical industrial revolution". Kaim Argonar is an immortal man who has lived for 1000 years. He is joined by other immortals, Seth Balmore and Queen Ming Numara. Accompanying them are Jansen Friedh, Sarah Sisulart, two children named Cooke and Mack who are connected to Sarah, nobleman Tolten and Sed, Seth's mortal son who has physically aged beyond his mother.

Lost Odyssey is one of the first Xbox 360 role-playing games and the story is being penned by the award-winning Japanese novelist, Kiyoshi Shigematsu who is working directly with the game's producer Hironobu Sakaguchi on the story sequences. Sakaguchi-san is formly of Square Enix and should bring quite a bit to the table for Lost Odyssey. Heading up the artistic demands of the title is famed Japanese comic artist, Takehiko Inoue, while famed composer Nobuo Uematsu has been recruited to create a more contemporary soundtrack. Mistwalker is developing the title, with cooperation with a studio named Feel Plus, a subsidiary of Microsoft created specifically to aid Mistwalker. Feel Plus is made up of around 40 former Nautilus/Sacnoth developers, most famous for the cult favorite Shadow Hearts RPG series. (Sacnoth was officially announced as being dissolved in 2007.) Former Square employees at Microsoft are also involved. It has been confirmed that the game will come on 4 Dual Layer DVDs, more than any Xbox 360 game to date.


Completion bonus for Lost Odyssey

Successfully complete the game, and save when prompted after the ending credits. Choose to continue from the save file to keep your characters intact in the next game session.

Achievements (North American version) for Lost Odyssey

Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    Survived (125 points): Complete Disc 1.
    Out to Sea (125 points): Complete Disc 2.
    Surfacing (125 points): Complete Disc 3.
    The End (125 points): Complete Disc 4.
    Skill Linker (30 points): Make an immortal learn a skill from a mortal using Skill Link.
    Skill Master Kaim (20 points): Master all of Kaim's skills.
    The Dreamer Wakes (20 points): Unlock the first episode from A Thousand Years of Dreams.
    Big Dreamer (10 points): View all the episodes from A Thousand Years of Dreams.
    Treasure Trove (20 points): Obtain all Treasure Box items in the field. The items you missed may be available at auction houses.
    Perfect Three (30 points): Achieve Perfect three consecutive times in battle.
    No One's This Perfect (10 points): Achieve Perfect a total of 500 times in battle.
    Thanks a Million (10 points): Inflict a total of more than 1,000,000 damage points.
    True Warrior (10 points): Defeat 1000 enemies in battle.
    Well Travelled (10 points): Visit all the fields in the world.
    Light Class Master (10 points): Meet the secret requirement of the Backyard Light Class battle set and win.

Additionally, there are 21 secret achievements, all of which are currently unknown.

Tags: TV Shows on DVD, Cool Mobile Phones and Gadgets, Wii and PS3 Video games

Thursday, January 17, 2008

XBox 360's BIOSHOCK now a movie?!

BioShock is a unusual video game that mixes a spine-chilling setting pictured w/ art deco art and architecture, sci-fi themes of bio-genetic mutation and self-modification, a deep storyline with open-choice freedom to interact with the world, and first-person action that requires you to think every time you pull the trigger.

After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn.

January 10, 2008 - Ever since it debuted last August, the hit 2K Games first-person shooter BioShock has been cited by gamers and industry pundits alike as source material that's ripe for a Hollywood adaptation. Now a new report suggests that such a film may be indeed on the horizon.

According to, "A reliable source within a major film production company has told Joystiq that the two have been getting along famously, with a movie adaptation of 2K's successful franchise already being discussed by the Big Daddies internally."

The site adds, "The studio hopes to bring the fallen aquatic utopia of Rapture to celluloid life through extensive use of green screen technology, an approach not dissimilar to Legendary Pictures' interpretation of 300. If the computer generated approach is deemed feasible and fitting, the focus can then shift to capturing BioShock's secondary (and uninhabited) characters." more


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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Soul Calibur IV

Soul Calibur IV Video GameSoulcalibur IV will re-introduce classic warriors from the series as well as introduce new characters that will bring new conflict and intrigue. Namco has announced that the game will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2008, Soulcalibur IV promises to propel the fighting genre into the next-gen era. With visually realistic environments, interactive stages, enhanced AI, and a new battle system, Soulcalibur IV will be at the top of everyone's wish list.

Soulcalibur IV is the 5th installment in Namco's Soul series of fighting games. It is confirmed that the game will be released at Summer 2008 in Japan, North America and Europe. The game is unlikely to be released on the Wii although it has not been denied as of yet. For the first time in the series history, the game will have competitive online play. An arcade version has not yet been announced, making it the second game in the franchise to not be released in the arcades first. Soulcalibur IV's E3 trailer states that the warriors head slowly towards its inevitable conclusion, allowing speculation as to if Soulcalibur IV could be the last game in the series. But nothing of that sort has yet been confirmed. More information on Soulcalibur IV will be released at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Two characters are confirmed in the January's Consumer Electronics Show : Darth Vader and Yoda from Star Wars. Some fans are shocked about this 2 guests characters (due to characters futurist look). Darth Vader is playable in the PlayStation 3 version and Yoda is playable in the Xbox 360 version.


Genre: Fighter

Release: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Namco Bandai

Developer: Namco Bandai

TV Shows on DVD, Cool Mobile Phones, Wii and Xbox 360 Video Games

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Halo Wars Video GamesMafia II is the sequel to Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven. The developer is Illusion Softworks and the publisher is 2K Games. Development of Mafia 2 was announced on August 21, 2007.

Like the original Mafia title, Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940's-early 1950's scenario. Players will easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city. By fusing high octane gunplay with white knuckle driving and an engaging narrative, Mafia 2 looks to be the industry's most compelling Mafia title to date. It will be available for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. DirectX 10 or OpenGL compatibility is still unknown. Mafia II (or Mafia 2) is a historical third-person shooter computer game.

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Genre: Action

Release Date: To be arrange

Publisher: Take Two

Developer: Illusions Softworks

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Halo Wars

Halo Wars Video GameHalo Wars will take place prior to the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. The game is set in 2531, in the UNSC's first battles with the Covenant around the planet Harvest, allowing the player to manipulate the crew and vehicles of a UNSC ship, CFV-88 Spirit of Fire, and partake instructions and commands from its AI Serena. An update posted on January 30, 2007 stated that the game would be using Motion capture. Screens on the website show this being used. However, after questioning, one of the moderators claimed that whether or not it will be used and how are still unknown.

A small demo of Halo Wars was revealed to gaming media at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on July 10, 2007 and a demo walkthrough video narrated by Halo Wars' Lead Designer was released on Xbox Live Marketplace on August 27, 2007.

When asked whether it would be possible to play as The Covenant, the game maker's answer was an ambiguous "stay tuned". However, sections of the game's official website suggest that it will be possible to play as the Covenant.

Halo Wars is an upcoming real-time strategy video game that will take place in the fictional Halo universe. The game is being designed by Ensemble Studios and set for release exclusively for the Xbox 360. Announced during Microsoft's X06 media briefing on September 27, 2006, details of the game first appeared on pre-rendered trailer for the game was shown at X06.

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Genre: Real - Time Strategy

Release Date: To be arrange

Publisher: Bungie Studios, Ensemble Studios

Developer: Microsoft Game Studios