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Left 4 Dead 2’s latest mutation has a Special Delivery for the survivors

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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These guys just can’t catch a break, can they? As if the zombie apocalypse wasn’t enough for the survivors to deal with, Left 4 Dead 2‘s latest mutation, Special Delivery, removes spawn timers for special infected and raises their in-game cap to 10.

Can you imagine it? The safe house is in sight; you’re almost there and the effects of those hastily-consumed pain pills are quickly fading. Then you see them: two boomers, two jockeys, a spitter, a smoker and four tanks. Okay, maybe our version of the mutation sounds a bit extreme, but you get the idea.

 

Source: Joystiq

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ESPN site suggests Xbox Live streaming coming soon to Time Warner, Brighthouse

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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If you’re a Time Warner or Brighthouse network cable subscriber, the new ESPN streaming functionality that came with the November Dashboard update was kinda lost on you in that you couldn’t find it … ever. Hope is coming though — Brighthouse (which is owned by Time Warner) says Xbox 360 functionality is coming to its customers next year while this page on ESPN’s site assures those patiently waiting that they’ll be able to stream ESPN through their Xbox 360 soon.

The way it will work is when a Time Warner or Brighthouse user turns on their Xbox 360 and tries to access the ESPN app (right now, you should get this screen), it’ll direct them to this ESPN activation page where they will have to authenticate their account with Brighthouse or Time Warner, then be given an access code. Previously, ESPN3.com content wasn’t available to Time Warner and Brighthouse subscribers, though a new deal inked back in September changed that.

So where does that leave us? Pretty much at the same spot, actually — though at least now it seems there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s illuminating sports stuff.

 

Source: Joystiq

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Crysis 2 trailer highlights mankind’s last hope for survival

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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If you have no idea what Crysis 2 is all about, then this trailer is a good primer. Basically: aliens invade, dude dons crazy nanosuit, does crazy stuff. It’s pretty much the same exact plot as that Jackie Chan movie, The Tuxedo. We just hope Crysis 2 skips the awful song-and-dance number.

 

Source: Joystiq

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Max Payne 3 not dead, presumably trapped in bullet time

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

It seems like development of Max Payne 3 is running even more slowly than a slow-motion dive from its protagonist. It’s already been delayed more than once, and when Take-Two failed to mention it at all during its financial conference call earlier this week, and it didn’t appear on the company’s release schedule, we feared the worst. Said fears appear unfounded, however, as Take-Two reps have informed Kotaku that the publisher is "still working hard" on Max Payne 3, and more information is expected "in the coming months."

Yeah, it’s not much, but at least we know Max isn’t dead. Not yet, at least.

 

Source: Joystiq

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Bulletstorm ‘Epic Edition’ includes Gears of War 3 beta early access

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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Not sure how you feel about the we-hope-it’s-satire taste level in Epic’s Bulletstorm? Allow us to help you make peace with the shooter: Buying the newly-announced "Epic Edition" for Xbox 360 will grant you early access to a Gears of War 3 beta. Yum yum beta juice. The beta is scheduled to begin sometime this year. Bulletstorm is still on for February 22.

The limited-run, 360-exclusive Epic Edition will retail for the same $60 price as the standard edition and includes in-game extras in addition to that all-important beta access — like 25,000 bonus experience points, "visual upgrades" for your leash, new boots and armor, and the "Peace Maker Carbine."

 

Source: Joystiq

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Nielsen ranks online play time, time spent gaming for each console

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

OK. We’re going to share some numbers with you, but you have to promise not to freak out, by which we mean skipping straight to the comments and going off half-cocked. You promise? OK. So, according to a console usage survey by The Nielsen Company, PS3 owners spend just under half their time (49 percent) gaming, as compared to 62 percent on 360 and 69 on Wii. Since you’re not freaking out about that (you promised!), you should check out Gamasutra’s analysis where you’ll find some other interesting figures, like how much time is spent online and which ages are playing.

The time spent gaming statistic, if you thinking about it, isn’t a measure of which platform has the most "r33l gamerz" (is "r33l" a thing? if not, we’re starting it) but what people are buying the consoles for. A look at time spent watching DVDs and Blu-ray’s (27 percent on PS3 vs 11 on 360) reminds us that there are probably plenty of non-gamers that just bought the box as a cheap Blu-ray player padding the numbers.

So, the consoles all do different things and different people love them for different reasons. It’s a veritable rainbow of useful applications and applicators. It’s … crap, you’re already commenting, aren’t you?

 

Source: Joystiq

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Bulletstorm dev diary doesn’t disappoint

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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You might think lines like "Yum yum blister juice" are a fluke in Bulletstorm, but the latest dev diary proves otherwise. It’s so full of nonsensical cursing it’ll make your mannerly, civilized head spin. Seriously, "dick-tits?" Oh, and there’s something in there about characters or whatever.

 

Source: Joystiq

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