Ghost Recon has a well established history in the multiplayer shooter space and now it’s going to be free-to-play. Look at this first video of it in action.
Bigpoint has announced that Battlestar Galactica Online has over two million registered players. Based around the Syfy re-imagining, the browser-based MMO has averaged 20,000 new players every day for the past three months.
With BSGO continuing to achieve new benchmarks, and receive such a strong positive response from the fans, we re excited to take its development to the next level, said Rob Ollett, managing director of Bigpoint International. At just three-months in we re at a point now where we can shift the majority of our attention to adding new content and addressing the community s wish list.
NECA Toys and Epic Games have announced that the Gears of War 3 Retro Lancer replica is available for pre-order. Created after close study of the in-game asset, it measures 3.5 feet in length and the trigger activates authentic Gears of War sounds.
The Gears of War 3 Retro Lancer replica will be available for $99.99 starting in September. The special editions also can bundle the Lancer at GameStop.
F.E.A.R. 3 has made much of its co-op mode but it also has competitive multiplayer modes as well. For the soul king, player try to kill and get the most souls.
Mojang has confirmed that Minecraft will be coming to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play first. It will have controls customized to the system’s PlayStation-styled slide-out buttons.
This version of the game, and other versions on iOS and Android, will be tweaked according to the system’s needs. “When playing on smartphones you will have a different screen size compared to PC, different hardware, different attention spans and thus the game needs to be customized to fit the mobile specifications,” said Mojang.
As epic interactive YouTube campaign promoting Kung Fu Panda 2 has been launched featuring Jack Black behind-the-scenes recording his voiceover of Po, the Kung Fu-iest panda around.
Practicing his signature fighting call Skadoosh! over and over, he then invites the user to click for epicness on a YouTube annotation which launches the Epic Skadoosh Behind the Scenes of Kung-Fu Panda 2 . Viewers must then drag various elements of the YouTube page (thumbnails, comments, etc.) over to Po so he can Skadoosh them off his belly! The campaign can be shared via Facebook and Twitter or be repeated for more epic skadooshing!
Easter Eggs are hidden within the campaign that unlock some other extra hidden treasures. For example, scrolling down to the fifth comment ( Ska to the doosh! WOOT! ) and dragging over to Po will uncover a fortune cookie fortune. Additional fortunes are hidden behind other comments as well. Other video clips from behind-the-scenes will reveal clips from the movie and quotes from Kung Fu Pangs characters reviewing the movie and cross-promotional elements with Puss in Boots.
THQ has detailed the Space Marine Collector’s Edition. Available for $99.99 on Xbox 360 and PS3, and $79.99 on PC, it will contain a 10″ replica Purity Seal, a hardback art book, the official Space Marine soundtrack, a premium pack of 25 foiled character information cards along with a copy of the game packaged together in a premium box set.
As for pre-order bonuses, Gamestop will have the Emperor’s Elite Pack with Space Wolves and Black Templar chapter armor skins, Best Buy will have the Traitor Legion Pack includes the complete armor sets for the Iron Warriors and Emperor’s Children, Amazon will have the Golden Relic Chainsword for Space Marines, Walmart will feature the Golden Relic Bolter, Steam will feature Blood Ravens armor and Darksiders for PC (the latter of which will be offered at other digital retailers), and those who use THQ’s E-Store will get an exclusive PowerSword weapon for multiplayer.
The E3 booth for BioShock Infinite will feature various stylized advertisements that are actually seen in the world of Columbia. They include Bucking Bronco vigor and the Rolston Reciprocating Repeater (both usable by the player), and the Founder propaganda warning against Vox Populi insurgents with Elizabeth’s guardian and jailer Songbird.
Source: Irrational Games
At the eG8 conference, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Our business is advertising. And yet, he probably did not mean that in the way of advertising most people who are involved with the ad industry are familiar.
This trend of people being empowered to share things that they want will be the trend for the next five or ten years. . . . said Zuckerberg. If you think about advertising, what s going to be more effective than any advertising you show is something your friend says they like.
I agree that recommendation and endorsement from a friend is sometimes more powerful than the greatest ad, said eG8 organizer Maurice Levy.
As Zuckerberg sees it music, movies, TV, news, books will become more social. That means media vendors will use Facebook as a distributor, and will advertises on a friend to friend basis… putting traditional advertisers in an interesting position.