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Crimes & Punishments (360/PC/PS3) – Logo, Teaser Trailer, Details, & Press Release

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  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360
  • Built with Epic’s Unreal Engine 3
  • New investigation techniques
  • 14 game mechanics
  • 8 investigations
  • Intended to make you feel like you are Sherlock Holmes
Full press release after the jump.

“Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock is on the case… on video!

Crime doesn’t take a vacation… and neither does Sherlock Holmes! You can now watch the first real teaser for Crimes & Punishments, the new Sherlock Holmes investigation coming soon on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Having made a great impression at E3 in Los Angeles last month, an intriguing video will now reveal a little more of Crimes & Punishments: crime scenes, suspects and a Sherlock Holmes determined to see the guilty behind bars. Immerse yourself in the heart of London at the side of this famous detective, already hot on the heels of dangerous criminals… but has he actually found the real culprits?

Crimes & Punishments marks the most important stage in the Sherlock Holmes series. The decision by Frogwares studios to switch from the in-house engine to the Epic Unreal Engine 3 enables a much richer, more immersive and detailed rendering of both the environments and characters, which is immediately apparent from the summer teaser!

But the change of game engine has not only improved the graphics; new investigation techniques have been developed and the game can now offer 14 game mechanics. From the opening of each of the eight investigations up to the arrest of the culprits and the moral dilemmas faced by the players, the new game mechanics convey the feeling of being Sherlock Holmes. Players will therefore be able to exploit the incredible gifts and talents for which he is renowned, such as his ability to guess the details of an individual’s life simply by observing them, or to imagine and reconstruct a past event by studying the key features of a crime scene.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & focusinteractive YouTube Channel

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This Day In Gaming History – July 12th

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1985

  • Warp & Warp is released by Namco for the Famicom (FC) in Japan.

1990

  • Final Fantasy is released by Square for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in North America. Depending on whom you believe either Square was about to go bankrupt or series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi was wanting to quit the company and go back to college. Instead the game was a major hit and spawned a legendary franchise that continues to do this nearly 25 years later. Sakaguchi-san? He would stay with the company for another 13 years and left just prior to the Enix merger.

1991

  • Boyz n the Hood is released by Columbia Pictures for theaters in the U.S. During one scene, Duck Hunt is shown being played on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
  • Seirei Senshi Spriggan is released by Compile and Naxat Soft for the PC Engine (PCE) in Japan.

2002

  • The SwanCrystal (SWC) handheld video game system is released by Bandai in Japan. Features of the system include: a 2.8-inch diagonal TFT LCD screen, four-channel stereo sound, and backwards compatibility with earlier WonderSwan (WS) and WonderSwan Color (WSC) games. The system was available in either Blue Velvet or Wine Red colors. The MSRP was ¥7,800 yen (~$78.46 today).

2005

  • Flat Out is released by Bugbear Entertainment, Empire Interactive, and Vivendi Universal Games for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) and Xbox (XB) in North America.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is released by Racjin & Square Enix for the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in North America.

2007

  • Dream Chronicles is released by KatGames & PlayFirst for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX).

2011

  • NCAA Football 12 is released by EA Tiburon & EA Sports for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360 (360) in North America.
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 is released by Koei, Omega Force, & Namco Bandai for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) & Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is released by EA Bright Light & Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows (PC), Nintendo DS (NDS), PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), & Wii in North America.

2012

  • Metal Slug 3 is released by SNK & Noise Factory for iOS & Android (AND) devices via the App Store & Google Play respectively.
  • Resistance: Burning Skies is released by Nihilistic Software & Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation Vita (PSV) in Japan.
  • Inversion is released by Saber Interactive & Namco Bandai Games for Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 3 (PS3), & Xbox 360 (360) in Australia.
  • AFL Live: Game of the Year Edition is released as a physical copy by Big Ant Studios & Tru Blu Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360 (360), & Microsoft Windows (PC) in Australia.
  • Tiny Wings HD is released by Andreas Illiger for iOS devices.

2013

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World is scheduled to be released by Firaxis Games & 2K Games for Microsoft Windows (PC) & Mac OS X (OSX) Worldwide (except North America).

Source: Chronology of Video Game Systems & Wikipedia

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Morning LOL – Rupee Drama In Zelda Games

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Isn’t this always the case? At least they don’t usually put a whole lot of required things in the games that cost lots of rupees otherwise this would be incredibly frustrating. It would make you want a bank for extra rupees to automatically be deposited into.

Source: Memebase Video Games

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Yesterday’s Recap – July 11th, 2013

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Well Sony revealed what was behind the When Worlds Collide teasers. It’s a new Ratchet & Clank game. Must be kind of a let down if you were hoping to get a solid date for the PS4. I think Sony needs to announce the date by TGS at the latest. Hopefully they’ll do so before then. We shall see. Yesterday on the site we had these posts:

  • God of War: Ascension (PS3) – Bout of Honor – Screenshots, Trailer, & Details
  • Deus Ex: The Fall (iOS) – Jailbroken iOS Devices Can’t Fire Guns
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) – Pre-Order Bonuses & Direct Feed Gameplay Video
  • DuckTales Remastered (360/PC/PS3/WU) – Logo, Release Dates, & Background Duckumentary Video
  • Total War: Rome II (PC) – The Battle of the Nile Video Walkthrough
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Multi-Platform) – Box Art
  • Warmachine: Tactics (OSX/PC) – Logo, Trailer, Game Details, & Kickstarter Link
  • Ninja Theory’s Mystery Game – Screenshots & Brief Footage
  • Europe – Namco Bandai Games Files Trademark For Lost Swords
  • Deus Ex: The Fall (AND/iOS) – Artwork & Launch Trailer
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd (PS3/PSV) – Artwork & Official Site Link
  • The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Evolution (PSV) – Artwork & Debut Trailer
  • Pokémon X and Y (3DS) – Artwork & CoroCoro Magazine Scans
  • The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3/PSV) – Artwork Famitsu Magazine Scans
  • Sengoku Basara 4 (PS3) – Artwork & Screenshots
  • Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3) – Debut Trailer
  • When Worlds Collide Update – Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3) – Artwork, Screenshots, Trailer, & Game Details
  • Watch_Dogs (Multii-Platform) – Artwork & Ubisoft’s Dominic Guay Discusses Next Gen Aspects
  • Japan – One Piece: Unlimited World Red (3DS) – Release Date & Shonen Jump Magazine Scan
  • Project 575 To Be Revealed By Sega On July 18th
  • Rambo: The Video Game (360/PC/PS3) – Artwork & Trailer
  • Gran Turismo 6 (PS3) – Goodwood Hill Climb Course – Screenshots, Concept Video, & Press Release
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Multi-Platform) – Pirate Gameplay & Naval Exploration Video
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (PS3) – Logo, Screenshots, & Introduction Trailer
  • When Worlds Collide Teaser Update
  • Metro: Last Light (Multi-Platform) – Faction Pack DLC – Screenshots & Details
  • Tiny Thief (AND/iOS) – Logo, Screenshots, Trailer, & Details
  • Sony To Make PS4 Dev Kits Available To Universities
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (3DS/WU) – Daily Screenshot For July 11th, 2013
  • Random Game Facts – Back to the Future (NES)
  • Yesterday’s Recap – July 10th, 2013

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God of War: Ascension (PS3) – Bout of Honor – Screenshots, Trailer, & Details

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  • Fight 1-on-1 in a best of seven to see who reigns supreme
  • No chests, fountains, relics, or world weapons
  • Magic regenerates over time
  • 4 new maps for use with Bout of Honor – Canyons of Kirra, Chamber of the Flame, Landing at Delos, and Streets of Sparta
  • Balance adjustments – infinites removed, nerfing of overpowered weapons, 100% combo damage nerfed
  • New 4 player map called The Whirlpool of Alecto
  • Price: Free

Full announcement after the jump.

“God of War: Ascension: 1v1 Multiplayer Mode, New Maps Out Now

Champions! Our latest 1.09 update is available now, including the much anticipated new 1v1 mode – Bout of Honor! You can view the full change list at the official site.

Since the dawn of our multiplayer, warriors have cried out to the Gods asking for @SonySantaMonica to create a mode where Champions can pit their skills against each other without distraction. I am here to tell you, combatants, the time has finally come!

In Bout of Honor, two warriors will put their lives and reputations on the line to win the best of seven rounds in this strictly 1v1 mode. Bout of Honor is a true contest of skill with no chests, fountains, or world weapons to aid you. This mode also disables relics and allows for a Champion’s magic to regenerate over time. Beware, my brothers in arms, magic generates slowly over time so use it sparingly. If you are careless you may end up like the Prophet Castor, with your head underneath another warrior’s boot.

Along with this brand new mode come four new maps specifically crafted for Bout of Honor:

• Canyons of Kirra – Chamber of the Flame – Landing at Delos – Streets of Sparta

The developers at Sony Santa Monica have been painstakingly crafting a mode for both fans of fighting games and the legions of Champions playing Ascension’s multiplayer to enjoy. The team has made some balancing tweaks especially for Bout of Honor to ensure matches are fought in a fair and honorable fashion. Infinites have been removed, overpowered weapons tweaked, and damage from 100% combos adjusted.

Lastly, warriors who are not quite ready to rely solely on the strength of their blade but still wish to acquire the Favor of the Gods will enjoy a brand new 4-player map – The Whirlpool of Alecto. A nod to one of the greatest moments in God of War: Ascension’s single player campaign, The Whirlpool of Alecto features a giant leviathan whose sole purpose is to unleash Alecto’s fury in the form of physical pain onto any unsuspecting warrior careless enough to venture into its domain. The level also features elevated terrain sections for knocking over, slamming, and stunning your opponents.

The best part is that these features are all free, right now! Praise be to the Gods for hearing our cries! The team at Sony Santa Monica would like to give a special thanks to the thousands of Champions worldwide supporting the team by playing God of War: Ascension multiplayer. “

Source: AllGamesBeta, PlayStation Blog, & PlayStation YouTube Channel

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Deus Ex: The Fall (iOS) – Jailbroken iOS Devices Can’t Fire Guns

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Well if you have a jailbroken iOS device and you wanted to play Deus Ex: The Fall, looks like you’re going to have a tough time of it. Eidos Montreal, N-Fusion, & Square Enix have put in a feature which disables the firing of guns if you’re jailbroken. Perhaps you can un-jailbreak your device and play it and then re-jailbreak it when you’re done?

Source: AllGamesBeta

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Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4) – Pre-Order Bonuses & Direct Feed Gameplay Video

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Source: AllGamesBeta & PlayStation YouTube Channel

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DuckTales Remastered (360/PC/PS3/WU) – Logo, Release Dates, & Background Duckumentary Video

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Capcom announced release dates for DuckTales Remastered today on their Capcom Unity Blog. The game will be released on August 13th for PC, PS3, and Wii U (Steam, PSN, and the Wii U eShop respectively) and on September 11th for 360 (via Xbox Live). Capcom also announced that there will be a special boxed edition of DuckTales: Remastered for the PlayStation 3 in the U.S. which releases on August 20th. It will come with a download code and an exclusive DuckTales Disney collector’s pin. This physical copy be priced at $19.99, and the digital versions will be $14.99 on all platforms.

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Source: AllGamesBeta, Capcom Unity Blog, & CapcomUnityVideos YouTube Channel

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Total War: Rome II (PC) – The Battle of the Nile Video Walkthrough

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Source: AllGamesBeta & thecreativeassembly YouTube Channel

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Multi-Platform) – Box Art

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Source: AllGamesBeta

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