Self-employed musicians understand how challenging it can be to find work and pay the bills in this economy. In a competitive market, it's not always easy to ensure a steady income. But it's not uncommon for those working in the videogame industry to band together for a charitable event to help those in need. Novum Initium is the latest benefit album dedicated to working musicians who struggle to make ends meet due to illness or disability.
believe it’s been so long since the release of Doom 3 that id Software has
finally released the source code for free to the net? It seems like just
yesterday we were switching between gun and a flashlight, shooting demonic monsters
you’d see on the front of an angry teen’s trapper keeper. Now the formerly next
gen engine is open to the rest of the world gratis, provided you have the skill
to actually do something with it...
one point the Daytona USA series seemed dead, or at least the copyright didn’t
belong to Sega anymore, but obviously things have changed. Now Sega is porting
the arcade classic to XBLA and PSN, this time with online matches and the
promise of improved graphics with less graphical draw in (we’re keeping the old
graphics, as seeing the background pop-in is part of the quaint fun). Anyway,
some new screens of the HD port hit the net today and we think they’re worth
sharing, if only for the novelty of having “new” Daytona USA screens...
Deus Ex: Human Revolution has ended Zumba Fitness' insanely long stay at
the top of the UK all-formats chart. One week before Zumba would have
equaled the record held by FIFA: Road to the World Cup from 1998 as the
most consecutive weeks atop the UK charts. But that's not the only
statistic of note. We know the main reason you get up every morning is in the hope some
statistics of note come along, so you're going to love this.
A modern remake of the classic Double Dragon II: The Revenge has been announced for XBLA. Titled Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons, it’s based on the game's original 1988 arcade incarnation, not the tweaked NES version. Barunson Interactive is handling the development and plans to release the game this September for 1200 Microsoft points ($15)...
Remember last year when Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said he'd love to create a new entry in the Darkstalkers series? Turns out he's still working on it, but still doesn't have anything official to announce. Ono's speech during a Comic-Con panel suggested he's attempting to convince Capcom Japan that the franchise still has legs and deserves another shot in the spotlight, but so far the head honchos aren't biting.
The Sega Dreamcast is getting an unlikely resurrection this June in the form of a handheld game system. Time for Space Channel 5 sleepovers and Shenmue meet-ups, you say? Sure, if you so happen to have $500 bucks kicking around and a good connection in Japan. Oh, and judging by the product shots, massive pockets are also a plus.
As unofficial as unofficial gets, the system is being offered by PachimonTV for ¥38,000, or US$470. That's a hefty price to play a library of games which are either now available on other systems or kicking around online...
With PSN finally clambering back to its feet (slightly shakily, but it's getting there), Sony has announced the contents of its 'Welcome Back' package. Understanding how put out gamers have been with 24 days without access to PlayStation Store or online gaming, free games and more are being lavished upon each and every existing PlayStation Network user. Hooray! The content is slightly different to the US package, so let's see what us European gamers can expect when the Store is back online.
Not a lot of great trailers this week, but the one’s that were awesome were REALLY AWESOME. Most notably, the Crysis 2’s launch trailer, which is where we stole the song “New York, New York” by B.o.B. Find all of the trailers showcased below in their entirety…
The anticipated, star-studded sequel to Final Fantasy's Dissidia comes out March 22, but for those looking to get a head start, Square Enix is releasing a downloadable sample next week. Called Dissidia Duodecim Prologus, it's described as "a prelude that will enhance the player’s experience of the grand battle that lies ahead."
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