According to Kotaku, an insider has announced to them that Dragon Age is set to move away from its singleplayer roots, with both PvE and PvP elements thrown into an arena-style experience.
While they are unsure if it is set to be a standalone title or whether it will be packaged as part of the main series, the use of DICE's Frostbite 2 engine is sure to be encouraging news to fans of the series. The Frostbite 2 engine, which debuted earlier in the year with Battlefield 3, has since been used on Need for Speed: The Run and early views of the game report that it looks beautiful.
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Tomorrow, Epic Games will be releasing the Versus Booster Map Pack for free as the stuffing in honor of Thanksgiving. Two of the maps are brand new to Gears 3 and the others have already arrived in the Horde Command Map Pack.
Epic Games also teamed with Paramount Pictures to deliver a special challenge based on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Which, starting tomorrow, means anyone who watches the new Mission: Impossible trailer on Xbox Live can also get a shot at unlocking an exclusive Weapon Skin set based on Ghost Protocol as the gravy to go along with that. However, there's the catch that you have to be the Gears of War 3 campaign on Insane difficulty by December 25th, one month's time. If you already have, then it will be available automatically in the new weapon skin pack on December 31st.
HD Collections seem to be the "cool" thing to do in today's gaming world. It is great to see some of the best games in history make their way to current consoles. The Jak and Daxter series is reaching its 10 year anniversary, but that is not the only thing to celebrate as it will enter the trend of HD collections. Evan Wells, the Co-President of Naughty Dog, announced today that the Jak and Daxter Collection is real and that Jak and Daxter will finally debut on the PlayStation 3. To gather some excitement, PlayStation released the trailer below.
The trailer does let gamers know a bit about the collection. The first thing I realized is that the main three games of the series will be available. That included Jak and Daxter, Jak II, and Jak 3. Next, the Jak and Daxter Collection will offer 3D support for anyone who loves their 3D gaming experiences. I am sure that the Jak and Daxter games will offer some great 3D cutscenes. Finally, the collection will have full PSN trophy support for all the trophy collectors out there.
The Jak and Daxter Collection is expected to launch in February next year.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive game Starhawk, the sequel to the 2007 release Warhawk, will be playable through a private beta starting tomorrow November 22nd. If You haven't been paying attention to Starhawk or want to know more about it; the video below that was released by PlayStation dives into the development team's thoughts and shows some of the gameplay that Starhawk will offer.
Now, every beta is different, and interested gamers probably have a common question: How do I access Starhawk's private beta? Well, there are quite a few different methods:
A.) If you receive emails from PlayStation and have played Warhawk, then you have a chance of getting a private beta code. However, there is a select number, and not all the gamers who have played Warhawk will be getting codes.
B.) Look out for promotions from partners such as: G4, IGN, GameSpot, 1UP, USA Today, and many others.
C.) If you have a voucher code from a copy of Uncharted 3, you will have access to a more polished beta early on in 2012.
Nothing has been said about PlayStation Plus members gaining access.
If you gain access or just want to discuss your thoughts on Starhawk, feel free to visit the GameWinners Forums
Warner Bros greenlit hybrid live-action/animated feature film in a world of building blocks.
Warner Bros, the studio behind Harry Potter and Batman franchises that have also had individual Lego video games is banking on Lego now being the next big movie tentpole.
Australian-based firm Animal Logic (Happy Feet, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole) will handle the animation for the film, which the trade says will be 80% animation and is slated for a 2014 release.
"Plot details for Lego -- an action-adventure set in the Lego world -- remain under wraps," according to Variety. "Casting for the live-action characters is set to begin in January."
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" will write and direct the movie. Along with, Robot Chicken's Chris Mckay, Co-directing.
More details are expected at a press conference in Australia next week.