Monthly Archives: December 2010
A page from the developer diary for the forthcoming Rockstar game L.A. Noire, in the form of a video showcasing what can be done with a few cameras nowadays. 3D motion capture technology has become a mainstay in game development however it is only recently we are beginning to see real improvements in rendered facial expressions. New technology is being used and the results are astounding to say the least.
A week after releasing the 1.04 patch, Treyarch has released patch 1.05. (This is a little odd considering that they’ve previously said that it’s about a one month process to release a new patch.) Here are the details from the …
Activision-Blizzard announced earlier today that the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise has surpassed 1 billion in sales worldwide. This is nearly a month faster than it took CoD: Modern Warfare 2 to hit 1 billion. It is now on track to set another milestone in the entertainment and video game industry. Before the games launch the expectations were set pretty high but now it seems that Wall Street’s expectations for the game weren’t high enough. Colin Sebastian of Lazard Capital Market has stated that they are “increasing the unit estimate for ‘Black Ops’ to 19 million from 17 million”.
In its first five days on shelves, Black Ops pulled in $650 million. Just by looking at the numbers you can see that the game is going to break Modern Warfare 2’s record in everyday. Just recently it was released that Activision is already working on the games first DLC. Modern Warfare 2 had two downloadable map packs, the first of which pulled in 37.5 million in its first week. I am sure we can expect that the DLC for Black Ops will top that.
Alright folks, it looks like I forgot about the tournament entry deadline being yesterday, but we haven’t had any new entries since then anyway, it didn’t really matter :P. If you’re still interested in participating, though, be sure to let me know. Entry requirements are here.
With that said, here is the list of participants scheduled to race, and, as it stands, is the final list:
- Baba0Booey – Canada
- Kane112 – US
- EvilTerrier – UK
- AzureFlame – US
- Salnun – Canada
- Madagasca – UK
- grant977 – Unknown
- derrickgott007 – US – Dropped Out
- kennygk – Canada – Dropped Out
- Mos – Unknown – Needs to Register
- chiefbeef – UK – Needs to Register
Be sure you guys have those cars ready for the race! I know some of you are anticipating getting the game this Saturday. For those who are waiting for Christmas to get the game, it will be a first come first serve to add me on PSN and to send me a PSN message asking for the car and I will “Gift” the one pictured above to you, as a little extra Christmas present :P. You must have just gotten the game, and signed up for the tournament, to be eligible, though.
Read more for the track list.
Some great news today for LBP fans everywhere, the game has official gone Gold, which means that that most of the bugs have been ironed out, QC is happy with the game so let the Blu-ray pressing begin! Those that …