Archive for May, 2011
As if November wasn’t packed full of big releases already, THQ has officially revealed the next iteration to their WWE simulation titles. The Smackdown vs Raw titling was dropped for the next title, with the new one simply being called WWE ’12, and with the announcement, THQ promises some huge changes to the ever popular wrestling titles (more so than past titles). Bigger, badder and better is the tagline, and it might just be a proper description for the title.
Some of the new features have already been announced, including the mysterious Predator Technology. THQ described it as a system that “delivers a fresh and strategic gameplay experience that looks, feels and plays better than ever before.” Action is supposedly more fluid, animations are more realistic, the AI has been improved, and there is a new submission system called “Breaking Point”. This has a new mini-game that includes a scramble to the ropes for a rope break, something fans have been asking for for a very long time.
For the first time ever members who take advantage of PlayStation Home will be able to watch the entire press conference free! This is some neat stuff here. Sony’s E3 press conference is on Monday, June 6 at 5pm Pacific Time and will be live in a special screening room available in Home. The popular Event Booth will be making another appearance this year as well. You will gain exclusive virtual items for attending the event and visiting the booth.
The Sony team will also be streaming the hottest games live from the show floor bringing a virtual E3 right to you. Will you be attending a virtual E3?
Rockstar Games has announced the details of their Rockstar Pass and upcoming DLC content for L.A. Noire. All previously “pre-order only” content is now available. They also announced that two new cases will be coming this summer.
The “Nicholson Electroplating” Arson case will be released on June 21, and the “Reefer Madness” Vice case will be released on July 12. The cases will sell for $3.99 each, or you can get all the DLC by purchasing the “Rockstar Pass” for $9.99.
This somewhat funny video, entitled The Legend of Karl, has been released to give us more information about the newly announced Call of Duty Elite subscription service.
They have also announce a Call of Duty Elite Beta starting sometime this summer. You can sign-up now, at callofduty.com/elite.
Although pretty vague, here are the main features announced:
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This week we have Nicolas Cage being upset in another movie called Drive Angry. Never heard much about this movie really. For you John Wayne fans they are bringing some of his old movies to Blu-ray. Anything interest you this week?
Highlights for this week: True Blood: The Complete Third Season, Once Upon a Time in the West, Barry Lyndon, Drive Angry, Legend, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, American Graffiti, Big Jake, Rio Lobo.