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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Watch the Awesome E3 'Dishonored' Gameplay Trailer

So this looks really great to me. Victorian steampunk. Stealth, combat, and magic. It’s a first-person melee game for the most part, and if it were being developed by the same team behind Elder Scrolls that might make me nervous – after all, I’ve never been overly fond of the combat mechanics in the Elder Scrolls games.

But Bethesda is only the publisher behind the game. Arkane Studios is developing the title, and they have veterans of Deus Ex, Thief, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, and Half-Life 2 working on Dishonored, which makes me more excited than ever.
The gameplay looks as bloody as you’d expect. It’s hard to get a great feel for actual mechanics even from a gameplay trailer. But between daggers, guns, and powers like teleport and possession, this should be a neat new IP. The new IP piece of the puzzle is also key to my growing anticipation.

Hopefully all this hype pans out and we get a unique, highly playable game when it does release this October on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

E3 2012: Assassin's Creed: Liberation Announced For the Playstation Vita

Sony made it very clear during its E3 press conference today that it’s fighting hard for the Playstation Vita, and to that end, it just announced Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, a Vita-only title coming this October.

The game looks like it takes place in the unsuccessful Louisiana rebellion of 1768, giving the player a chance to butcher some Frenchmen to the backdrop of 18th century New Orleans. It will also feature a female Assassin for the first time in franchise history.

Being a resident of the Big Easy, I naturally think more video games should be set in this bizarre little corner of the world, and I’m excited to see what Ubisoft makes of the 18th century here. We’re doubling down on early American history with Assassin’s Creed: Liberation. The Vita needs big name, must-play titles, and AC is a good start. Metal Gear Solid, Playstation Battle All Stars and Call of Duty aren’t going to hurt either.
Liberation will be available as part of a Playstation Vita bundle with a 4G memory card and a brand new white Vita.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Valve's Dota 2 Latest Major PC Game To Go Free-To-Play

If there’s any question that the future of PC gaming, and perhaps of all gaming (mobile has embraced it as well), is free-to-play. Valve Software, which is a leader in digital distribution with Steam, is making Dota 2 a free-to-play PC experience. This game joins Meteor Entertainment’s HAWKEN, a big E3 2012 game from Adhesive Games, in the growing free-to-play space targeting core gamers.
Valve, the developer behind Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Portal, will generate revenue from Dota 2 through micro-transactions. Upon its opening, the Dota Store will offer items created by Valve and members of the community that may be used immediately and carried over after the public launch of the game. Early Access to the game is not required to purchase items before launch. However, gamers may get into the game now by purchasing the Dota 2 Early Access Bundle of items.
“The opening of the Dota Store is a big part of our final push to launch,” said IceFrog, design lead on Dota 2. “With support for the Steam Workshop, the majority of the items made available on day one were created and being sold by members of the community. By making the game Free to Play, we hope to give gamers the ability to decide how – and how much – they want to invest in the game.”
Targeted for full release on the PC later this year, Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers around the world.
On May 11, Blizzard Entertainment and Valve entered into a mutual agreement regarding concerns over Dota. Valve will continue to use Dota commercially, including Dota 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of Dota for its community with regard to player-created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II.
“Both Blizzard and Valve recognize that, at the end of the day, players just want to be able to play the games they’re looking forward to, so we’re happy to come to an agreement that helps both of us stay focused on that,” said Rob Pardo, executive vice president of game design at Blizzard Entertainment. “As part of this agreement, we’regoing to be changing the name of Blizzard Dota to Blizzard All-Stars, which ultimately better reflects the design of our game. We look forward to going into more detail on that at a later date.”
“We’re pleased that we could come to an agreement with Blizzard without drawing things out in a way that would benefit no one,” said Gabe Newell, president and co-founder of Valve. “We both want to focus on the things our fans care about, creating and shipping great games for our communities.”
Later this summer, Valve will host the International Dota 2 Championships 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

Skyrim 'Dawnguard' Trailer Released

The official trailer for Dawnguard, the first non-mod expansion to Bethesda’s open-world RPG, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, debuted today ahead of E3. It’s a good trailer.
I think I’d be a lot more excited about this if Bethesda could just get combat right in its Elder Scrolls franchise. I had a lot of problems with Skyrim, and those problems sunk in over time as the initial sheen wore off the game. But I could forgive many, if not all, of those problems if combat were more engaging. It’s a step up from Oblivion, but still leagues behind many of its contemporaries.
Vampires and vampire hunters are always fun, of course, and this looks like a pretty engaging addition to the Skyrim experience.
Dawnguard will be available for download for 1,600 Microsoft Points, or $20, on Xbox Live this summer. The PlayStation 3 and PC add-on is expected 30 days later. The expansion is considered an “add-on” or an “expansion” rather than DLC because of its scope and size.
But I’m still a lot more excited about the Dark Souls DLC coming to consoles later this year. Both expansions will be a good deal for fans of the games, giving players lots of new content for reasonable prices as opposed to much of the DLC we’ve seen recently.