Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Harmonix still commited to Rock Band franchise

The Guitar Hero franchise is no more and Harmonix was sold off for the paltry price of a new retail game, but the developer is reassuring fans of the Rock Band franchise that it's still alive and kicking. Speaking to Industry Gamers, Greg LoPiccolo said there's more Rockband to come with a big announcement at this years E3. "We think there's a lot of life left in the Rock Band franchise and there's a lot of creative directions to take that."

Whether the announcement is Rock Band related remains to be seen, but with music game sales falling flat recently, Harmonix really need to step up their game to bring back the audience that is pretty much tired of the plastic instrument music games.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nintendo not giving up on the Wii

Wii owners are quite unhappy with the confirmation of the Wii 2 being shown by Nintendo at this years E3. The lack of first party titles scheduled for release on the Wii for the first quarter of 2011 hasn't helped this growing sentiment. Now many Wii owners feel the system has been abandoned. However Satoru Iwata claimed otherwise at a Japanese investor meeting, with apparently a bunch of titles coming out for the Wii later this year.

"We have not released any new Nintendo software titles for Wii, except for The Last Story (Japanese Title) in January, partly because we have focused on the launch of Nintendo 3DS since the beginning of this year. Therefore, some in Japan seem to have the misunderstanding that Nintendo has given up making efforts on Wii. We are actually ready to release new Wii software titles every month from May to the end of this year."

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever gameplay trailer

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum all over again. Itching for more Duke Nukem Forever? Well, here's over ten minutes of gameplay footage in all its uncensored glory. Topless women and more Duke shenanigans feature in this new trailer. It'll no doubt stir up more outrage from women's groups who are already petitioning for the game to be banned.

More publicity is no doubt what Gearbox is aiming for. Check out the trailer below and get your copy on June 14th in North America and June 10 in other regions.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wii 2 to launch with GTAV?

Notice the drought of Wii games for 2011? That's because of the expected revelation of the Wii 2 at this years E3. Rumor has it the new console will attempt to capture more of the hardcore market and will be equal or exceed the power of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, sport 1080p capability, backwards compatibly with Wii software and have 6" LCD touch screens on the controllers.

Other rumors claim that Nintendo sent a Wii 2 development kit to Rockstar with the intent of GTAV being a launch title on the system. GTAV is expected to be released in 2012.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sony's 2011 E3 conference dated

It's not too long now until E3 2011 begins once again and Sony has just revealed when they will be holding their official conference during the event. The largest gaming expo in the world will run from June 7-9 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in California and Sony is scheduled to present on June 6 at 5pm PST. Make sure not to miss it via the live feed or the downloadable versions.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Disgaea 4 to be released in September

It's been out in Japan for a while, but NIS has confirmed that Disgaea 4 is finally heading to North America in September. Europe will see the game sometime this fall.

The latest iteration of the tactical RPG series will contain a new class (Professor) and remove gender class differences. You'll also be able to share user generated content over PSN, such as maps, senators and character data.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sequel to Sniper Elite Revealed

The sequel to 2005's Sniper Elite, which put you in the role of a sniper during the final days of World War II has now been confirmed. Titled Sniper Elite V2, developer Rebellion has teamed up with 505 Games in hopes to improve on the existing formula and have greater success in the process. The game will once again be set during World War II.

Sniper Elite V2 is still a ways off, with the game scheduled to be released in 2012 for the current consoles.