Valve announced some new details today for the Left 4 Dead 2 demo which is set to be unleashed on Xbox Live later this month. The demo will feature part of the campaign from "The Parish" which is set in the New Orleans French Quarter. The demo will feature the all new melee weapons as well as boss infected zombies.
If you pre-order the game you'll get early access to the demo starting on October 27th. The demo for everyone else won't see release for all Xbox Live members until November 10th with the game releasing on November 17th. Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the public demo on November 3rd.
With the AI Director 2.0, L4D's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.
Left 4 Dead 2 is releasing exclulsively for the Xbox 360 and PC.
Turn10 has just announced some new downloadable content for Forza Motorsport 3 that will be available right on launch day. The one time use token card will be made available in every copy of Forza Motorosport 3
Additionally, the Motorsports Legends Car Pack gives players another great reason to be excited about picking up “Forza Motorsport 3” on launch day, delivering 10 classic race cars and roadsters, on top of two extra tracks: the brand new Benchmark High Speed Ring and the returning circuit Sidewinder Proving Grounds. On Oct. 27, this pack will be exclusively available via a one-time-use token card included in every new copy of “Forza Motorsport 3.”
The Benchmark High Speed Ring is best described as an old airfield and hangar converted into a race track and automotive playground, perfect for all manner of creative “Forza Motorsport” hoonage and multiplayer mayhem. The track is characterized by 3.96 miles of rough surfaces and huge open areas, featuring a massive oval, an 8-lane drag strip, and an airplane hangar that players can drive (or drift) through.
What does the content contain may you ask? Well, here is a list of cars to get your minds thinking.
The free Motorsports Legends Car Pack includes these 10 cars hand picked by Turn 10:
· ’65 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
· ’64 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
· ’81 BMW M1
· ’60 Chevrolet Corvette
· ’69 Dodge Charger
· ’57 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
· ’80 Fiat 131 Abarth
· ’67 Lamborghini Miura P400
· ’71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
· ’65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Forza Motorsport 3 launches on October 27th exclusively for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft has officailly announced this week a new status change for several games. These games will be available at the Platinum Hits price as low as $19.99.
Grand Theft Auto IV: A powerful modern-day crime epic set in the most detailed sandbox environment ever created. Explore Liberty City as Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant with a war-torn past in search of the American Dream. The dream quickly turns into a nightmare as he struggles to cope with his cousin’s mounting debt and the seedy underworld of Liberty City.
Streetfighter IV: Brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter II and infusing them with Capcom's latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience.
Left 4 Dead: Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead™ casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.
Saints Row 2: Five years have passed since your former Saints crew betrayed you. Rebuild your empire using an arsenal of rocket launchers, stun guns and satchel charges, and transform your crib, crew and ride with total character customization. Seek revenge against rivals to reestablish yourself as the rightful king of Stilwater.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: The saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, casting players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. Set in the era between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, players must assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi, and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.
Also in celebration of these new Platinum Hits titles; participating retailers will be offering a "Buy One Get One Free" promotion through October 2009.
Description: Feel what it’s really like to race high-end performance cars as Need for Speed™ SHIFT thrusts you into the heart of the action for the true drivers experience. Immersive and exciting features such as a stunningly realistic first-person cockpit view and an all-new crash mechanic deliver an unrivaled sensation of the speed and exhilaration of racing a car on the edge of control. Whether you’re battling online or playing through your career, build your unique driver profile from moment to moment and from race to race and get rewarded for driving the way you want to drive.
Watch out for GamePlasma's review of the game soon.
Whenever you sign into your Xbox 360 console today you'll be prompted to a mandatory update. Major Nelson went into detail about the update explaining that all it does is add more system enhancements for the (Facebook, Twitter/Last.FM) integration which is still coming later this year.
As usual, if you were already signed into Xbox Live, you will be signed out automatically and prompted to update.
If you have been living under a rock, then now is a good time to come on out. The Halo franchise just changed in a new direction. The release of Halo 3: ODST is upon us and with the pre-order numbers reaching over 1 million, we can expcted this launch to break the record of Halo 3's launch back in 2008. You'll be taking a step back in time as Master Chief is no where to be found just yet and you take control of the ODST. There were plenty of special events to cap off the celebration and midnight launches at your select gaming stores. More then 7,000 stores last night participated in the midnight launch and celebrated with parties and more.
With “Halo 3: ODST,” developer Bungie takes the “Halo” franchise into all new territory. Players are put in the boots of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper, some of the toughest and bravest soldiers of the UNSC. Players must search for clues to find out what happened to their squad when a drop into the city of New Mombasa goes wrong, and discover the secret behind the Covenant’s interest in the city.
In addition to a full-fledged campaign, “Halo 3: ODST” introduces Firefight, a new cooperative multiplayer mode where up to four players battle waves of unrelenting Covenant onslaughts. The game also introduces three new “Halo 3” competitive multiplayer maps and contains the complete, standalone “Halo 3” multiplayer experience on a second disc. “Halo 3: ODST” will also act as a key to entry into the “Halo: Reach” multiplayer beta at a later date.
The festivities were kicked off with a Halo franchise musical celebration at the Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seatlle, Washington where the Bungie team and 343 luminaries were on hand to meet and greet.
Starting now through October 5th, gamers who purchase an Xbox 360 Elite will receive a 50 dollar rebate offer. The current Xbox 360 Elite's are priced at $299.
Xbox 360 Elite puts all your entertainment in one place so you can play games, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, and, coming this fall, keep up with your Twitter and Facebook social circles, all from your living room. Additionally, with a Netflix unlimited membership and an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership you can instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix, recommend your favorite shows and share in a movie party night with up to 7 friends — all on Xbox LIVE.
Also important to note is that Microsoft specifically mentions that all Xbox 360 consoles purchased this year will work with the upcoming "Project Natal", that will feature controller free gaming.
Red White N' Broke has just posted a pretty decent deal for Halo 3: ODST. Gamers who are interested in buying Halo 3: ODST can pick it up for $51.99 with free shipping. Also, if you purchase before September 22nd you will be given a beta key for Bungies next Halo title, Halo Reach for free.
With Sumthing Else Works on the scene, the Halo 3: ODST soundtrack was detailed today. The soundtrack will be composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori. There will be a 2-disc set that will release on September 22nd through http://www.sumthing.com/. You'll be able to download the soundtrack via http://www.sumthingdigital.com/ and iTunes.
"I'm happy to be able to share all new compositions and recordings created for Halo 3: ODST," said composer Martin O'Donnell. "The music reflects the new mood, new heroes, and new story of the game. I worked with the Northwest Sinfonia for the orchestral recordings and also added some nice alto sax solos and some new guitar solos. The piano sneaks back in again a few times too, but I can't seem to help that."
Halo 3: ODST will be shipping exclusively for the Xbox 360 on September 22nd.
Microsoft's exclulsive simulated racer, Forza Mortorsport 3 has been dated today. The game will launch exclusively on Xbox 360 October 23rd. Gamers will be able to get their hands on the game with an early demo by September 24th. Here are some new features you can expect to be seen in the demo.
The new demo lets you get behind the wheel of five of the world’s most amazing cars on the full circuit of the game’s Camino Viejo track. The demo includes five playable cars:
• 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR
• 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
• 2009 Ferrari California
• 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
• 2009 Mini John Cooper Works
With today’s Gone Gold announcement and the recent announcements around the fan-designed R8 V10 5.2 FSI quattro and the exclusive Limited Collector’s Edition (which includes 10 exclusive bonus cars, VIP community status, and more), there has never been a better time to pre-order “Forza Motorsport 3.”
Forza Motorsport 3 has everything going for it; lets see what we can expect once reviews start to roll in.