The Xbox One was announced on Tuesday so to summarise everything that was mentioned in the conference I have put together this post. I have intentionally waited a few days so the facts and much more information could be released about the console. The Xbox One is an upcoming video game console from Microsoft and is the successor to the Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family of consoles. The Xbox One will directly compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s Wii U as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles and currently has as release date of Q4 2013.
Oddworld: Hand of Odd has received a teaser site from game developer Just Add Water. The teaser site only shows the game’s logo at the moment.
An early concept video for the cancelled Hand of Odd can be seen above.
These are three images of Portal 2. They are all of the same scene but each one is for a different platform, either PC, Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. I have done a score for what I think of the image and put them in order of best. This is just for fun it doesn’t affect how fun the game is for each platform. They are all visual similar with PC being the best, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 being the worse.
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The Dragon Age II Demo is available via the official Dragon Age II website. It is 1.9Gb in size and it continues the story of the Dragon Age. Its worth checking out for the free in-game item you get for its completion and for contributing to the target EA have set of getting a million downloads to unlock two further in-game items. Like a lot of preorder items or free items they won’t be anything special. You probably replace them within an hour of playing. Anyway its going to be a good game. The rest of the game will be out on the 11th March 2011. March is going to be a good month for games.
A few people noticed a couple of hours ago that on the website for the American Xbox Live Marketplace, Fable II was being offered for free. This wasnt offered in any other countries and not even on the Xbox 360 console marketplace. It was exclusive to the website. That was then and now its back to being $19.99 so Microsoft must have realised their mistake.
Namco Bandai Splatterhouse is looking tasty if you’re a meat-eater that is. It is a remake of the original Splatterhouse which was released in 1988. The game combines beat ’em up mechanics with survival horror.
The game is filled with blood, bones, limbs etc being put in positions they aren’t naturally suppose to be in. The game seems like a typically hack n slash but I am sure there’s more to it than that. The character design reminds me of Borderlands which means it has a distinctive look. I find it to be eye-catching.
Splatterhouse will be set loose around December time on PS3 and Xbox 360.
First person shooters these days seem to have got bored with the World War II setting. Which I think still has a lot to offer also there’s still loads of different war settings that could be used Falklands War anyone? The Battlefield Bad Company Series and the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series show that there is a big demand in terms of sales and player numbers to warrant more games in a modern theme. Medal of Honor have gone and tried to reinvent themselves with a new setting and by taking the same name of their first ever game Medal of Honor (PS1) which was a WWII first person shooter which some would say, me included made FPS shooters on consoles acceptable. The game is set in Afghanistan where Coalition forces (Americans basically) fight insurgents (Taliban)/Opposing forces (OPFOR). The single player game is being built by EA and the multiplayer part is under the wings of DICE which would explain why it might feel familiar to Battlefield veterans.
Medal of Honor’s multiplayer mode, which I played in the open beta feels like a mix between Modern Warfare and Bad Company I will explain why. These games come to mind because the themes, modes and layouts. The difference is that the actual gameplay because of the modes offered in Medal of Honor make it feel fresh.
BioWare has released a video for Dragon Age: Origins’ last piece of DLC, Witch Hunt. In the DLC, players are treated to the final chapter in the game, and finally find out what happened to Morrigan. Players can import their characters from Awakening, or create a new character for the chapter.
Witch Hunt will be released on September 7 for $6.99/560 BioWare/MSP on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
See video below…
Oddworld developer Just Add Water is to release a revamped, HD version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath for PS3 next Easter.
This will be the franchise’s first outing on a PlayStation console since 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.
Stranger’s Wrath was originally released in 2005 for the Xbox. The new version will be download-only.
Since word got out that we’ve been working with Oddworld Inhabitants there have been many rumours circulating about what we’re working on… Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is the first project in what we believe will be a long and fruitful relationship. Having the chance to update this great title and release it on PS3 is just a brilliant opportunity, not least for us, but for the fans too
said JAW boss Stewart Gilray.
The game will ship in 720p and will come complete with normal mapping, self-shadowing, re-mastered dialogue, Move support and additional material.