Valve has announced that it has teamed up with Nexon to publish Dota 2 in Korea and Japan. The two companies also teamed up to bring Counter-Strike Online 2 to the Asian market.
“We are very excited about working with Valve to publish Dota 2 and build on the worldwide momentum of the highly successful franchise,” said Nexon Korea CEO Min Seo. “We look forward to providing players in Japan and Korea the opportunity to experience this exciting new game.”
In the all-new Story trailer, journey into the heart of insanity. While vacationing on a beautiful tropical island, you and your friends are taken captive and held for ransom. Your only hope of surviving and rescuing your companions is to embrace the dark secrets of the island and its twisted characters.
Rory the guinea pig (voiced by Ricky Gervais) talks about his difficultly with vlogging. Download the advertised app Just Sayin on iTunes!
Sixense designed three new motion mechanics for Portal 2 In Motion, coming to PSN for PlayStation Move motion controller users. The “One-to-One” mechanic allows the player to manipulate objects as if they were held in his or her own hand, giving the ability to change the object’s position and orientation by moving and rotating the Move motion controller. The “Portal Surfing” mechanic is the ability to move and rotate a portal along a “portalable” surface. Portal Surfing allows you to change an object’s trajectory as it passes through a portal by rotating the portal. Scaling is performed by reaching out with the Move controller while holding a cube in the game, pressing the scaling button and moving the controller horizontally to increase or decrease the size of the cube.
Walmart is testing an idea in partnership with Mattel in Toronto where shoppers will encounter a virtual store in a subway station.
The event is being described as Canada’s first pop-up virtual toy store, enabling QR code-based shopping of Mattel brands — including hot toys from Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and Thomas & Friends brands — to holiday shoppers.
The pop-up is located in the city’s massive PATH underground walkway, a retail concourse that connects downtown buildings and and an array of businesses to Toronto’s Union Station rail commuter hub. It may find a ready pool of virtual shoppers, as it will run for four weeks in the same location where Wells.ca tested a QR-enabled store in April.
The virtual toy store “features two walls of three-dimensional toy images,â€ according to a press release. Shoppers simply scan a QR code with their smartphone to purchase the hottest Mattel holiday toys from Walmart Canada, who also provides free shipping. While traditional gift-givers can still purchase toys online or in-store, the virtual toy store aims to revolutionize what it means to window shop.
The Gears of War franchise has sold over 19 million copies across all its titles. This number is up a million since July 2012, though it’s worth noting that no new Gears of War games have released since that last milestone.
Gears of War 3 surpassed 3 million sales its first week, and Epic has projected long term sales for the game at over 6 million. Since the first two Gears of War games have sold over 12 million, there’s a good chance that the final game in the trilogy is approaching its goal.
Warner Bros. is preparing a return to the big screen for Mortal Kombat. WB executive Lance Sloan confirmed that the film is in development.
Speaking to Total Film, Sloan said, “We’re preparing right now for the film with Kevin Tancharoen, [who] directed the digital series for us. He’s at the helm of the forty, fifty million dollar film.”
Tancharoen is best known for his musicals, last year’s Glee: The 3D Concert Movie and 2009’s Fame.
Mortal Kombat first made the jump to movies in 1995 with a film directed by Paul Anderson, now best known for his Resident Evil films. Coming on the heels of forgettable films based on Super Mario Bros. and Street Fighter, it raised the bar for what to expect in a film based on a video game. The bar was quickly lowered two years later with the John Leonetti helmed sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
Source: Total Film
Electronic Arts has partnered with Twitch.TV to allow live-streaming of games on Origin. The update is expected to be available soon, with Origin beta users the first that will be able to access it.
“We’re proud to announce that Origin is partnering with Twitch, and today we’re launching phase one of this integration. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can now broadcast your gaming session live, directly to your Twitch channel, for gamers around the world to view. With the combined power of Origin and Twitch, it’s never been easier to take your own gameplay online, in real-time,” announced EA. “To start broadcasting, just start playing a game, then bring up Origin In Game by hitting Shift+F1 (or whatever keystroke you’ve chosen for your Origin In Game Hotkey). You’ll notice a camera icon has been added to the bottom of this screen.”