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Medal Of Honor Limited Edition Comes With Battlefield 3(!) Beta Invite

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This is awesome news.

Electronic Arts has today confirmed that folks who purchase the limited edition of their forthcoming Medal Of Honor reboot, will recieve an automatic beta invite to Battlefield 3 on their respective platform.

Ok. Mind = blown.


1) Battlefield 3 is still in development = Win

2) It’s far enough along that they are prepping a beta = Win

3) It’s multiformat!? = Win

Incredible news indeed. Hopefully, this means that the Battlefield 3 floodgates are beginning to creak and will open very shortly.

Medal Of Honor is due to arrive on PC, 360 and PS3 formats this October, with the PS3 limited edition boasting a HD-remake of Medal Of Honor: Frontline.

More as this develops.

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July 30, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Nintendo To Confirm Pricing & Release Date Details For 3DS On September 29th

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In a statement to Bloomberg Japan, the Kyoto based console manufacturer confirmed that it will reveal the release date and pricing details of their highly anticipated 3DS handheld two months from now on Sepetember 29th.

Nintendo has been quiet regarding these details since their show stealing unveiling at E3, but NOA boss Reggie Fils-Amie did confirm that the handheld would be released in all territories by March 31st 2011 at the latest.

The countdown begins now.

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July 29, 2010 at 10:20 am

SDCC’10: Street Fighter/Tekken Crossover Titles Announced

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After being rumoured for the best part of the last month, Capcom and Namco Bandai unveiled their newest gaming megaton today in front of an awed audience at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Envisioned as two separate titles, Street Fighter Vs Tekken pits Capcom’s top street fighting pugilists against Namco’s top Tekken combatants. One title shall be using the seminal ‘2.5D’ Street Fighter IV fighting engine and unique ink-blot graphical style, while the other does so from the Tekken perspective, with the 3D fighting engine and graphical style of the latter used.

Predictably as a result, Capcom are working on the Street Fighter X Tekken title, while Namco Bandai are hard at work on the Tekken X Street Fighter title.

Most joyusly, the first media of this groundbreaking crossover has surfaced too, with hosting the first images and debut trailer as can be seen at the link below:

The media is currently only representative of the Capcom effort, but even at this stage my inner fanboy is exploding out of my eyes and ears.

The crossover titles are due to arrive on 360 and PS3 at a time to be determined.

This is just… superb.

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July 24, 2010 at 11:01 pm

2K Confirms Mafia II Demo For 360 & PS3 On August 10th

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Just over two weeks before their crime epic sequel hits the stores, 360 and PS3 owners will be able to get themselves a taste of 2K’s open-world crime epic with the demo which will be available to download on PSN and XBL on August 10th.

No news on a PC demo unfortunately folks.

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July 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Microsoft Announces Kinect Pricing + Reveals New 4GB Hardware SKU

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Yesterday evening Microsoft finally confirmed that their forthcoming Kinect motion control solution would be priced at the previously rumoured £129.99, but stopped short of confirming an exact UK release date for the peripheral.

Expected to launch ‘sometime in November’, the £129.99 pricetag not only gets you the Kinect hardware, but also a copy of the mini-game esque collection Kinect Adventures.

£129.99 huh? Even with the ‘free’ game it’s a bitter pill to swallow indeed and certainly provides a tangible barrier for the market penetration of perhiperhal. It’s unlikely that we’ll see a last minute price drop; Microsoft seem bullish and wholly confident in the pricepoint and as a result this is unfortunate.

Stifled by an overbearing price point and the distinct lack of any must-have titles at launch (with the possible exception of Dance Central), make no mistake, Microsoft face an uphill battle here to win the hearts and minds of gamers and non-gamers alike.

Sort that price out.


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July 21, 2010 at 8:14 am

Sony Online Entertainment Taking Beta Applications On Both PC & PS3 For DC Universe Online

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Sony Online Entertainment have today opened up beta applications for their forthcoming DC superhero MMO; DC Universe Online.

Folks can apply to take part in the beta either on the PC or the PS3.

Personally, I signed up for the PS3 beta since i’m fairly interested to see how an MMO of this type and scale would work on the console.

The link to the sign up page is below:

Go nuts.

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July 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

Popcap Games To Bring Plants Vs Zombies To XBLA In Early September For 1200 MSP

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Regarded by many as perhaps the best tower defence title available today, Popcap’s Plants Vs Zombies has long been seen as a notable omission from XBLA’s formidable lineup of tower defence titles.

That ends in early September however since Plants Vs Zombies will hit Microsoft’s digital distribution platform for 1200 of your Microsoft Points.

I must admit, i’ve been somewhat blind to the Plants Vs Zombies craze, so i’m quite interested to see what all the fuss is about.

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July 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Kane & Lynch 2 Demo To Arrive On Wednesday For PSN Folk; P+ Plus Subscribers Get It Tomorro

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Already in the sweaty paws of 360 gamers around the globe, the demo of Io Interactive’s Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, a sequel that is actually looking like it’ll be worth a punt, will be available to lucky Playstation Plus subscribers tomorrow and regular PSN users on Wednesday.

I didn’t get a chance to grab the 360 demo so i’ll be well up for this, (mostly due to me slacking and not renewing my gold membership) but the You-Tube esque handi-cam aesthetic of the game really appeals to me and the game certainly seems a lot more solid than the decidedly undercooked original.

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July 19, 2010 at 9:49 am

Oddword Revival – Developer Just Add Water Confirms Development Of New Oddworld Titles

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Just when you thought you’ve seen your last Mudokon, comes the news that after nearly five years since the last Oddworld title, new Oddworld titles are in development for multiple formats.

Just Add Water, the developers behind successful PSN shooter Gravity Crash, are the code outfit in charge of rejuvenating the Oddworld brand.

No real details are available right now, but the mere confirmation of new Oddworld titles being development is superbly awesome.

Yes, superbly awesome.

The spiel from Just Add Water’s website can be seen below, with a link at the bottom of this article:

It’s with a huge amount of pride that we can announce that for the past 12 months we have been working extremely closely with the fantastic people at Oddworld Inhabitants, from what started off as brief discussions in June 2009, to now working on multiple projects, across multiple platforms.

Whilst we cannot go into specifics right now, we can tell you that over the coming weeks and months we will be announcing these exciting projects starring all of your favourite Oddworld characters.

“To work with the team at Oddworld has been amazing; being able to tap the minds of Lorne Lanning, Sherry McKenna and others has been fantastic,” said Just Add Water’s Managing Director Stewart Gilray.

“It’s almost symbiotic in that when something moves forward on any of the projects we just start chatting about new items, or what if we do this,” Gilray continued. “We’re all extremely excited to breathe life into the Oddworld universe and indeed to let it breathe life into us.”

Why not follow that loveable Mudokon, Abe on Twitter at

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July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

First Episode Of Rayman Origins Releasing This Christmas On PSN & XBLA

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Ubisoft have today confirmed that their gorgeous E3 2010 announced XBLA & PSN 2D platformer Rayman Origins, will make it’s debut this Christmas when Episode One arrives for download on the 360 & PS3.

Returning to those 2D roots so ably established in Rayman, a launch title for the original Playstation console way back in the ancient times of 1995, the game looks to be quite the winner; filled with humour and interesting gameplay all wrapped up in a delicious 2D art style that looks as stylish as anything around today, this is one downloadable title that is most certainly on my radar.

Any of you folks out there excited for this?

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July 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

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