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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-Based Crysis Mod 'CryZone: Sector 23' to Become Full-Game

18 May 2012 3:15 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Russian indie developer Owl Game Studio has announced their S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-inspired Crysis mod, CryZone: Sector 23, will be made into a full game using CryEngine 3.

CryZone: Sector 23 will be set in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe. The plot concerns a grief-stricken father journeying into a forbidden zone full of derelict electrical equipment and mutants in hopes of finding a "Wishmaster" who may be able to resurrect his son. Owl Game Studio intends to enhance the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe by featuring new locations, mutant types, and weapons. The game will also feature destructible environments and a Far Cry 2-like healing system.

Despite being a full game, CryZone: Section 23 will not be a commercial product, as Owl Game Studio is open about the fact that they're using "resources and settings" from the now defunct S. »

- MTV Video Games

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Beenox Wants to Give You A Web Rush With This New "Amazing Spider-Man" Trailer

18 May 2012 2:30 PM, PDT

The upcoming tie-in gets limber with its new spider-line zipping, time-stopping mechanics.

It looks like developer Beenox will be drawing on some of their experience with previous Spider_man titles for the upcoming console versions of the summer movie tie-in. Specifically, the new "Web Rush" feature which seems to combine Peter Parker's spider sense with navigation.

It looks a little like Edge of Time, last year's time-tripping, double Spider-Man adventure from Beenox which focused a lot more on the bullet time brawling than anything else, although the slowed-down time for the line-zip from one location to the next is a little curious.

We'll see how it plays out when Amazing Spider-Man is available on June 26th for all consoles.

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- Charles Webb

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Metal on Metal Action; 'AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!' Creators Making 'Drunken Robot Pornography'

18 May 2012 1:40 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Dejobaan Games, the Massachusetts-based developers behind, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, are now making Drunken Robot Pornography.

They're also making a game called Drunken Robot Pornography. The game will be a first-person shooter where you play as a human with a jetpack and a gun tasked with obliterating a colossal robot centerfold called a Titan. As the Titan demolishes the buildings you're standing on, you can disassemble it piece by piece by removing its armor, cannons, and claws. You'll also have the ability to erect force fields as makeshift shields.

Beyond simply fighting Titans, you'll be able to construct your own and unleash them on other players. "Start with a skeleton of titanium girders, then mount pulse cannons and shielding over hard points. Add actuators so your Titan can flex its arms or tentacles, and jets for locomotion," the press release explains. "Pick your materials carefully »

- MTV Video Games

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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaks Onto Ps Vita and Has the Trailer to Prove it

18 May 2012 1:07 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Sony has announced their upcoming stealth/platformer Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (That's Sly 4, for those keeping track) will be coming out for the Ps Vita alongside its PS3 release later this year. The game is being developed by Sanzaru Games, who handled the HD conversion of the Sly Cooper Trilogy.

The Ps Vita version of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will include gyroscopic controls for certain sections. Based on the announcement trailer, this didn't look gimmicky like Nathan Drake standing in front of a curtain for several seconds until players could painstakingly slash an opening in the fabric (ugh).

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Vita will feature a cross-save feature where you can transfer (or transfar if you're Hideo Kojima) your data between the portable and console versions of the game. It's unknown if buying one version will grant access to the other, but given how »

- MTV Video Games

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Dead Island Dev's Off-Road Racer 'Mad Riders' Coming May 30th

18 May 2012 11:57 AM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Ubisoft has announced their upcoming off-road arcade racing game 'Mad Riders' developed by Techland (of Dead Island fame) will be released May 30th on Xbla, Psn, and PC. The game will cost 800 Microsoft points ($10) on Xbla, and while no North American price has been determined for the Psn and PC versions, they'll be £7.99 in the UK, which comes out to about $12.50, so one can assume it will be in that price range.

According a recent press release, Mad Riders "will see players performing amazing aerial stunts and racing on over 45 stunning tracks from all over the world, at breathtaking speeds." There will be a major emphasis on filling up your boost bar by completing stunts and going through rings suspended in the air. You'll also be able to customize your vehicle and character with a large selection of Buggies and ATVs. The game will support up to »

- MTV Video Games

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Have Fun With (Breaking) the Laws of Physics With This "Quantum Conundrum" Video

18 May 2012 10:59 AM, PDT

Airtight Games takes the new Interdimensional Shift Device (Ids) out for a spin.

Looking a lot like a missing scene from the UK series Look Around You, this video from "Quadwrangle Productions" invites you to "say goodbye to the laws of physics." Besides the brief, goofy examination of time, we get some in-game footage at the end, showing off the physics-bending functions of the Ids.

Here's the synopsis for the summer downloadable release:

In Quantum Conundrum, players take on the role of a kid dropped off on his uncle's doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just happens to the be the brilliant, eccentric inventor Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Upon entering the Professor's vast manor home retrofitted with crazy technology to test his hypotheses, players quickly realize their uncle has gone missing. Fortunately, players gain access to Professor Quadwrangle's latest invention, the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device which at the press of a button »

- Charles Webb

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Review: Max Payne 3 - Pill-Poppin', Shot-Slammin' Action

18 May 2012 9:30 AM, PDT

Max Payne is not a good guy and he’s a pretty rotten cop. He’s a pretty miserable excuse for a person, too. But if there’s one thing Max does well is kill. Well, kill and drink. And swear. We find him several years older, and looking worse for it. Max Payne is an old killer drinking away the demons of the past hoping for a quick end. Funny, that a man without a want or need to live, is often the best person for the kind of work Max gets hired to do.

It’s been over 8 years since hard boiled cop, Max Payne, has been dragged out of the bar and back into the harsh light for one more job. After such a long hiatus, is it worth another round of shots or does Max need to pay his tab before closing time at the bar? »

- Clint Mize

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Ubisoft Lays Out "Far Cry 3" Multiplayer Beta Plans

18 May 2012 8:40 AM, PDT

The invite-only beta for the PS3 and 360 will be available to gamers who purchase Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Sorry, PC gamers, no beta for you.

You'll get to take Far Cry 3's class-based multiplayer for a spin this summer with up to 16 players—that is, after you pick up a copy of Ghost Recon Future Soldier from Gamestop and you have to be a member of the retailer's PowerUp Rewards program. After all that, you'll receive a code that can be entered at http://www.gamestop.com/code, and when the beta is live, you will receive the code to access it.

Alternately, if those seem like one too many hoops to go through, Ubisoft is giving away 500 beta keys through their Facebook page.

The beta promises to allow gamers to check out the shooter's six playable classes as well as the new gameplay modes including Firestorm. This is my »

- Charles Webb

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"Metal Gear Solid HD Collection" Sneaks Onto the Vita June 12th

18 May 2012 7:40 AM, PDT

The HD ports of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater have been cooking over in the Konami labs for a little while now, with the publisher holding off on announcing an official date for the game until seemingly the last minute (three weeks out, to be exact). This is after both games were ported to the PS3 and 360 last winter, that release containing also including a port of Peace Walker, the 2010 PSP game.

The last major port from the publisher, Silent Hill HD Collection wasn't especially well-received, plagued by performance issues and bugs, so hopefully the extra time to get Mgs HD onto the Vita has been put to good use.

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Slate Makes a Launch Video For "Diablo III"

18 May 2012 6:29 AM, PDT

In the wake of Diablo III's somewhat rocky launch, news site Slate put together the video above which they describe as "a more accurate trailer based on [their] gaming experience." Billing it as a "realistic presentation of online gamers’ experiences this week," Slate has a little fun at Activision Blizzard's expense.

Meanwhile, over at Cracked, John Cheese writes up a piece called "5 Reasons Diablo III Represents Gaming's Annoying Future," which takes the launch issues for the highly-anticipated game and extrapolates how persistent connected experiences, and aggresive copyright protections (among other things) could in some ways de-fun the future of PC gaming. Besides being funny, it's a pretty insightful read.

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New 'Infinity Blade: Dungeons' Gameplay Trailer

17 May 2012 2:40 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Chair Entertainment and Epic games have released the latest trailer for their upcoming Infinity Blade spin-off: Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Unlike the previous titles in the series that played sort of like a touch-screen Punch-Out!!, '"Dungeons" will be an isometric action-rpg in the vain of Diablo. Set before the rest of the series, Dungeons will detail the forging of the titular weapon. From the trailer we can glean there will be giant spiders, environmental spells, and weapon forging mini-games. The touch-screen controls look reminiscent of the DS Zelda games, right down to drawing a line to throw a flaming hammer like a boomerang. As a huge fan of those games, this could be a very good thing.

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- MTV Video Games

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"Borderlands 2" Goes Deluxe With Two Special Editions, Preorder Deals

17 May 2012 2:15 PM, PDT

Bobbleheads, steelbook cases, books, are parts of the "Deluxe" and "Ultimate" versions of Gearbox's RPG shooter.

Okay, there's a lot here to get through, so just keep up with me: first off, you've got your Deluxe Vault Hunter’s Collector’s Edition, which will retail for $99.99 (above). This version of the game will include the hardcover Inside the Vault: The Art & Design of Borderlands 2 art book, a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead, stickers, a map of the planet Pandora, a download code for a digital comic, and a code for in-game Dlc which wasn't detailed in the initial press release (we're following up and will update with more info).

If you'd like to spend an extra $50, there's the Ultimate Loot Chest Limited Edition, which will include all of the contents of the Deluxe edition as well as a scale replica of the in-game loot chests, a steelbook case for your copy of »

- Charles Webb

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Epic Reveals Unreal 4 Engine Demo Screens

17 May 2012 1:30 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Epic Games has released the first round of screenshots from their highly anticipate Unreal 4 engine in an exclusive feature with Wired. These images come from a brief tech demo developed by 14 engineers over a scant three months. The demo portrayed a knight awakening from a frozen slumber to find himself in a crumbling castle built atop an angry volcano, like some kind of Bond villain fortress of yore.

Wired's Stu Horvath describes the footage as "breathtakingly photo-realistic," a feat made more impressive by the fact that it's running in real-time on a consumer level graphics card -- the —Nvidia’s Kepler Gtx 680, to be precise.

"In one 153-second clip, the Epic team has packed all the show-off effects that have flummoxed developers for years: lens flare, bokeh distortion, lava flow, environmental destruction, fire, and detail in landscapes many miles away."

More impressive, this build was actually playable, »

- MTV Video Games

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Namco Bandai's "One Piece: Pirate Warriors" In Screens

17 May 2012 12:45 PM, PDT

The PS3-exclusive from Tecmo Koei/Namco Bandai gets visualized before its November stateside release.

Hey, did you know One Piece and its straw hat-wearing hero Luffy D. Monkey are kind of popular? Popular enough, at least, that MTV readers voted for him as their number one pick as part of our great big Battle Arena Otaku event. Obviously, that popularity is pretty well rooted in his home country of Japan where One Piece: Pirate Warriors, a collaboration between rights holder Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei resulted in this Dynasty Warriors-style brawler shifting about a million copies during its first couple of weeks of release.

So as you wait patiently for the title to show up on our shores later this year, enjoy some screens and character images.

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What to Expect if You Expect to Preorder "Black Ops II"

17 May 2012 11:40 AM, PDT

Activision goes pretty in-game feature light with their retailer-specific preorder incentives, opting instead to give you collectible things. First up, if you choose to put your money down at Amazon, you'll get a digital wallpaper. Gamestop faithful, you'll get a free double-sided poster for your early monies (and Pur members will get an additional Prestige token for the 360 and PS3 versions of the game). Finally, Best Buy is handing out dog tags.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be available on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 13th.

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The Special Edition Club's Newest Member: "Lollipop Chainsaw" (But Not Really)

17 May 2012 10:56 AM, PDT

"Hottie hottie manicotti" is something you can't simply un-hear.

Okay, so there's not actually going to be a special edition of Suda51's latest including a live-sized Juliet, but that's a thing that totally happened. Also, who's the host in the video? He looks eerily familiar, like a junior Jason Lee or something.

Lollipop Chainsaw will be available on June 12th. Here's the official synopsis:

Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie-hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw-wielding cheerleader. The game will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Starship Ex-Troopers; Capcom Releases 'Ex-Troopers' Debut Trailer

17 May 2012 9:07 AM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Just yesterday we wrote about the forthcoming anime-inspired Lost Planet spin-off, Ex-Troopers. Capcom has since released the first trailer for the game, showing off both the cel-shaded art and third-person combat. Ex-Trooper's school setting is also on display, suggesting a Persona 3 and 4-like situation where you talk to classmates and possibly level up between mission. Less speculative is that the game will have grappling hooks, jetpacks, giant bugs, mechs, and otomatopes. Despite taking place on a frozen wasteland planet, the bright color give this iteration of the series a much warmer vibe, which is fitting as producer Shintaro Kojima (Monster Hunter) referred to it as a "beginners' action shooter."

Ex-Troopers is due for release in Japan by the end of this year on PS3 and 3Ds, with no word yet on a western release.

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1987 Silver: "Contra"

17 May 2012 7:55 AM, PDT

Looking back at the list of titles that graced 8-bit consoles (and PCs) in 1987, you find that's it's a veritable parade of first entries in what would in time go on to either greatly influence gaming or spawn literally dozens of sequels between them. This is the year that modern video gaming was born, as simple left-to-right platforming was starting to experience previously unseen variations and mutations, while the standard bearers of fighting games and RPGs experienced their genesis. Take a look back at some of these classic titles celebrating their 25th anniversary as part of the 1987 Silver series on MTV Multiplayer.

History

Run to the right, and shoot. Run to the right... and shoot. If you had a Nes, you probably had Contra or knew someone who had it. I'm not sure what the actual numbers were in terms of ubiquity for the first game in Konami's series, but »

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Thq Drops Devil's Third, South Park: The Game Delayed to Q1, 2013

16 May 2012 3:10 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Thq boss Brian Farrell said during an investor call that the publisher has backed out of publishing Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki's next game, Devil's Third, a third-person shooter.

"When we ranked all of our product releases when we underwent our restructuring, the profitability of Devil's Third wasn't comparable with our other franchises," Farrell explained. Devil's Third had undergone a severely costly setback when the company supplying the engine for the game went out of business, forcing Itagaki's Valhalla Game Studios to switch engines midway through development.

This doesn't mean the game's been cancelled, however, as Thq is looking for another publisher to offload the project onto.

Meanwhile, Thq also announced that their upcoming South Park: The Game, an RPG being developed by Fallout: New Vegas developer, Obsidian Entertainment, has been delayed. Originally expected to come out this year, it's been pushed back to the »

- MTV Video Games

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New Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Trailer Released

16 May 2012 2:45 PM, PDT

By Jeffrey Matulef

Epic Mickey may have been a flawed game, but it was still one of the most interesting releases in the last few years, if only because Disney allowed Warren Spector and his team at Junction Point to play fast and loose with the empire's canon. They redesigned Mickey into a new retro form that was scrappier and more ratlike than his cheery modern doppleganger, and more importantly, the game represented the first time Mickey and his forbear, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, had been united.

This time out, they're taking further liberties by giving Oswald a voice for the first time in a Disney project (he'd previously been voice by numerous voice actors at Universal, including Mickey Rooney). Unlike Epic Mickey, this sequel will feature a fully voiced cast, which will come in handy as the whole thing's set to be a musical.

Other new additions include co-op play, »

- MTV Video Games

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