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The first cinematic trailer for Electronic Arts' Command & Conquer 4 has arrived. Have a look (a certain familiar face makes an appearance):

"The following takes place between 9 PM and 10 PM.... - stochinblockin"9


Ubisoft confirmed that the highly successful game publisher was forced to delayed key releases such as Splinter Cell: Conviction and Wii exclusive Red Steel 2 until the fourth quarter between January and March 2010. The next Ghost Recon title also suffered a delay, as well as the new IP I Am Alive - both were pushed back to 2010/2011.

"We are currently experiencing a very sharp slowdown in our sales for Nintendo DS as well as sales of back catalogue titles, in the context of a market that is tougher than anticipated," says CEO Yves Guillemot. "We are disappointed that we have to postpone the release of several major games but we consider that this choice is the best one in the long term interests of Ubisoft."

NDS is a pretty powerful thing. I think it actually powers the entire global economy.

"Looking forward to SCC on PC. - Copperr"6


LucasArts announced the PC version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed, as well as the upcoming DLC for consoles. You've read the announcement and seen the screenshots, so now it's time to have a look at the trailer. Here's the official trailer for Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition:

Okay, why does the Emperor sound like a pissed off Russian drug dealer? Err, not that I know what one would sound like... I've seen a lot of Hollywood movies, so there.

"better late than never! - Doomsday."14


Capcom reveals the system requirements for the approaching PC edition of Resident Evil 5. Check it out:

Resident Evil 5 PC Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP
CPU: Intel PentiumD Processor / AMD Athlon64 X2
RAM: Windows Vista (1GB) / Windows XP (512MB)
HDD: 8.0GB or more
Monitor: 800600
Disc Drive: DVD9 compatible drive
Graphics Card: VRAM (256MB) / DirectX9.0c/Shader 3.0 / NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series / ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro
Sound Card: DirectSound Compatible (DirectX9.0c or higher)
Interface: Mouse & Keyboard
Internet : Broadband Connection

Resident Evil 5 PC Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista
CPU: Intel Core2Quad Processor or better / AMD Phenom X4 or better
RAM: Windows Vista (2GB or more) / Windows XP (1GB or more)
HDD: 8.0GB or more
Monitor: 1280720 or larger
Disc Drive: DVD9 compatible drive
Graphics Card: VRAM (512 or more) / NVIDIA GeForce 9800 series or better / ATI Radeon HD 4800 series or better
Sound Card: DirectSound Compatible (DirectX9.0c or higher)
Interface: Xbox360 Controller for Windows
Internet : Broadband Connection

Hm, steepish?

In case you didn't get a chance to try it out, here's the 'Benchmark Version' of Resident Evil 5.

"I'll get it, running at +30 FPS, so I'm good. Sorry to hear other people may not be able to. ... - Breedy_Mcfluff"16


Crytek is currently developing their new "state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE 3" for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC. Of course, the technology is set to premiere with the forthcoming title, Crysis 2. "The development of Crysis 2 marks a major stepping stone for our studio," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek.

He added: "This is not only the next game in the Crysis franchise, it's the first title we are developing for consoles and the first title being built on CryENGINE 3. We are excited to have the support of EA Partners again as we work together to make the launch of Crysis 2 a huge event."

Sadly, kids, the game won't be arriving to the market until some time next year, according to a thread on CryMod.

"I sure hope this will be the end of Crysis. Crytek needs to get another IP going. Crysis ending... - Breedy_Mcfluff"14



Dead Space appears to be another franchise from EA, which the industry giant intends to milk all the way. Apart from having a live-action Dead Space in the works, the company revealed it's developing two video games - Dead Space 2, as well as Dead Space 3.

More on this over at Variety.

Dead Space was a great game, for me anyway. Making it into a movie just looks like pushing it a bit. There are too many sci-fi horrors in Hollywood at the moment.

As for the game sequels, well, such a move was expected from Electronic Arts. Let's hope they bring something new an interesting to the setting.

"wonder if they will be worked on by the same team who made the first one. This is ea we are talking... - KeepSmilin"11


MS releases gameplay footage from Bungie's upcoming shooter, Halo 3: ODST:

Halo 3: ODST hits Xbox 360s on September 22, 2009.

"Well at least it finally looks like a game actually designed for the 360, unlike Halo 3. - Cheddar"6


Peter Jackson, unfortunately, won't be working on a Halo-branded feature film, as revealed during the recently held Comic Con in San Diego. When questioned on the subject the Hollywood director responded: "Halo project is no longer happening, it sort of collapsed when the movie didn't end up happening."

Peter Jackson co-produced District 9, which had been directed by Neill Blomkamp and is set to premiere on August 14.

It's a shame Halo movie didn't happened, 'cause Peter Jackson would've made a fine tribute to the franchise.

"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - Fatty"4


Three new trailers for Codemasters' DIRT 2 have arrived. Check out the 'Utah' trailer:

We also have the 'Baja Land Rush' trailer and the 'Baja Raid' Trailer.

"Vodoo is a Pod Person today. - WereGerbel"5


Somebody has to bring home the bacon.

AT COMIC: Yuppie R&R

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Today, folks, I'd like to draw your attention to our new voting poll.

Windows 7:

  • I'll install it for sure.
  • No thanks. Sticking to Vista.
  • No thanks. Sticking to XP.

Don't forget to vote, now will you. So, what'll it be?

You might also want to check the results of our previous poll (related to recent summer releases).

"Jumped completely over Vista. Win7. - Superastic"70







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