At Blizzcon, Blizzard announced their latest WoW expansion: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Nearly everyone in the WoW community was surprised by the decision to pursue this direction with the Lore, causing pandemonium in trade chat realms everywhere!
The Pandaren Empire started as an April Fool’s day joke in Warcraft III in 2002 with Blizzard creating an entire lore storyline complete with artwork and lore surrounding the Empire, “Blizzard is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Warcraft universe: the mighty Pandaren Empire. The pandaren, driven from their tranquil lands by the marauding centaurs, fight ceaselessly to find a new homeland amongst the warring civilizations of southern Kalimdor.”
Just recently a 3 part Demo video was posted on the Elder Scrolls Facebook page, featuring the Demo footage of Skyrim that was originally shown at E3 and then later Pax. The video shows some of the best that Skyrim has to offer like it's lush and beautifully detailed landscapes, it's new improved UI that allows you to view and manipulate items in 3D, it's ancient Norse inspired architecture, as well as it's numerous individually hand crafted dungeons.
We've gotten word from some keen tipsters that around 3 million DiRT 3 keys been leaked onto the net. There has been no official statement or acknowledgement from Steam or Codemasters on the issue, but you may recall that earlier this year (around June) – Codemasters was hacked, releasing the information of thousands of customers (as reported by IGN).
The hack was such a black eye that Codemasters took down their website, and now redirect Codemasters.com to their Facebook page.
Reports are sketchy at this time, but it appears that many of the keys were already in use, and were part of a joint ATI & Codemasters promotion. It's unclear whether ATI or Codemasters was the source of the leak.
Information on the Diablo III auction house has been released and boy does it look awesome. With the auction house Blizzard intends to link all players together over Battle.net and allow them to trade, buy, and sell loot to players in their region. Blizzard wants the market to be regulated by the players, so at first prices may be in accurate and high but over time it should level, much like in auction house of World of Warcraft.
The will still be a gold based auction house to choose from but no real currency will be used in it, it is comparable to the WoW action house's buying and selling method of in-game currency. With the real money auction house you will be able to use the money as credit toward buying blizzard products or you may send you money through a third party and get it converted into real money for you bank account, however with this option a nominal fixed transaction fee will be deducted from the seller for each item listed in the auction house. Specific details for the fee will be announced in the future. In order to keep the market fair and fun there will be guidelines set to keep players from spamming worthless items no one would want and the will also be a strong lack of "soulbound" items, which prevent the trade and sell of items. Some items from quests and special situations will be soulbound to the player, but in most cases a player can buy, wear, then resell these items.
Coming from someone who's favorite feature of WoW was the auction house, this addition to Diablo III sounds like a great idea and who knows, maybe Diablo III will end up paying for itself.
Christian "G+" Spring
Will PlayStation Vita be Released in October 28th?
This update from IGN tells of a possible release date for the PlayStation Vita. The post talks of a Blockbuster advertisement in the UK that shows release dates for both versions of Vita (See Below)
Its been announced that this September the Myths and Mavericks bonus content will be released for Red Dead Redemption. Its completely free and adds new character and new maps for Deathmatch, Grab the Bag, and and other online modes.
Rockstar says this DLC is "a show of appreciation for the awesome long-term support for the game's multiplayer modes since its release in 2010."
-Christian "G+" Spring
Today Square Enix announced that Deus Ex: Human Revolution's development is complete! Now you can get your hands on it in the previously announced date of August 23rd in North America and the 26th of the same month for Europe.
Deus Ex will be available in 2 versions; the normal and a special edition called Augmented Edition. Augmented addition (along with the game) will include a 40 page art book, a behind the scenes DVD, and a motion comic bonus disc. Players who preorder their Deus Ex will get a new mission featuring cameo from the original Deus Ex protagonist JC. The preorder also comes with some in-game toys such as a grenade launcher, explosives, and an automatic lock pick.
-Christian "G+" Spring
Mortal Kombat is considered one of the best, and most revolutionary fighters OF ALL TIME!! It was a true gem in the gaming world because at the time of it's creation, there were only Street Fighter and it's clones. The gameplay was considered brutal and it was a game your parents were disgusted to watch (the best kind). This was the origin of one of the largest fighting game series in history, but is as fun to play as any of it's children.
As I am sure you are aware, this game is a side scrolling fighter that is completely PVP and PVC. Most of the characters play very similar and in Scorpion/Sub Zero/Reptile's case look similar. Everyone's moves are essentially the same with few exceptions, that is of course counting out Mortal Kombat's famous fatalities. Fatalities are finishers you can do to a downed opponent to brutally kill them. These are often times funny and very gory (Sub Zero's fatality is ripping out someone's spine by grabbing their skull), and leave you feeling great that you nailed the button combination once you have achieved it.
Overall the game is just fun. Simple awesome fun. I know that it has definitely been the star of some of my parties.
1 out of 5
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