Sep 17th 2010, 6:28 pm EST | 0 Comments

Zipper Interactive has been hard at work on the latest update for MAG. Due for release in less than month, the new update hopes to improve on a lot of things after taking several suggestions from the community. Dubbed MAG 2.0, the new update brings with it a slew of new and improved features, including:

  • PlayStation Move support
  • An increased level cap that goes to level 70
  • A revamped Skill Tree that allows for the deepest character customization and specialization ever found in a first-person shooter
  • A brand-new in-game economy that lets you earn credits to spend on weapons and items from the also-new “Supply Depot”
  • Our useful “Clan Deploy” feature that enables clan leaders and officers to queue up to 128 of their fellow clan members into a single game
  • A “MAG News” page that brings players up to date on all the latest happenings the moment they log in
  • A multitude of updates that refine existing weapons, maps, and vehicles
  • Important bug fixes and other enhancements that streamline the overall experience

The guys over at Zipper are really excited about this new update. We can’t wait to see what the team has come up with. We’re just surprised that Zipper is able to find time to improve MAG while they’re also hard at work finishing up Socom 4 in time for its release. Kudos to you Zipper!

Source: MAG Blog

Sep 17th 2010, 1:45 pm EST | 1 Comment

It’s sad when games die prematurely. It’s even sadder when the game’s developer dies along with their game. We were sad to see developer Realtime Worlds (who also developed Crackdown) and their game APB (All Points Bulletin) say their final farewell yesterday. APB was an MMO where players were pit against each other in an online power struggle. Players were allowed to join either one of 2 teams, the Enforcers or the Criminals.

APB was released on June 29, 2010, however due to the lack interest in acquiring developer Realtime Worlds, the games servers were shut down on September 16, 2010.

Just a word to the wise, some retailers are still selling copies of APB. Do not buy the game (unless you want it as a collectors item).

Sep 17th 2010, 1:11 pm EST | 0 Comments

From Software, developer of 2009′s sleeper hit Demon’s Souls, announced their latest title “Project Dark” at TGS. Little is known about the title, aside from the fact that it is a “dark fantasy” title. According to Destructoid, actual gameplay was shown to a select few members of the press while the rest of the world was “blacked out” from seeing the footage online. According to the developer, Project Dark is a game for fans of Demon’s Souls. Here’s hoping that From Software decides to take it a little easier on us this time. For those of you unfamiliar with Demon’s Souls, the game was both hated and loved for its incredibly rewarding yet extremely difficult gameplay.

Source: Destructoid

Sep 17th 2010, 12:38 pm EST | 0 Comments

Does the upcoming ICO/Shadow of the Colossus re-release tickle your buying bone? Let us know by responding to the poll in the sidebar over there —>. If you have more to say on this issue, leave a comment below.

Sep 17th 2010, 12:29 pm EST | 5 Comments

Ever since Sony re-released God of War & God of War 2 for the PS3, gamers have been asking for more of their favourite PS2 games to get the same treatment. ICO & Shadow of the Colossus were at the top of gamers lists so it wasn’t a surprise when Team Ico announced at TGS 2010 that the two games would soon be coming to the PS3. What is a surprise however is that both games will be fully 3D compatible. That’s good news to the 4 of you out there that own 3D televisions.

Team Ico is currently working on The Last Guardian, which takes place in the same universe as ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. If you missed ICO and/or Shadow of the Colossus the first time around, make sure you pick up a copy of the collection when it comes out.

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