Friday, 20 March 2009

Are EA feeling alright?

Odd this. EA have announced that they will be releasing a new multiplayer mode as DLC for The Godfather 2 on the day it ships which will be free. Free, what from EA? Yes apparently so. The new DLC which will enable Don Control in multiplayer.

Wow along with all this they have released screenshots which can be viewed here.

Damn good of a company who only half a year ago were polluting us all with DRM games which they have relaxed a little on, charging for DLC and releasing poorly made games which felt only half finished. Perhaps this will turn out to be a new page in the history of EA. Would be nice to think so.

The Godfather 2 is set for release on April 7th 2009 on PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3.

Starcraft 2 beta sign-up begins:

Blizzard have recently relaunched their online hub for their games and for anyone who signs up to the new site you will have the option to be able to participate in their Starcraft 2 beta. People will be chosen at random from this however as of yet there has been no date for either the beta or the release of the game. If you remember earlier on this year it was mentioned about how only one game in development would be released this year. Judging by the beta only just starting with sign-ups I would suggest this would be Diablo 3 as I previously mentioned (You can view the post here).

No co-op for Bioshock 2:

2K have dispelled rumours which have been flying round the internet about there potentially being a co-op mode for the sequel to Bioshock by stating:

"There won't be any spliced-up rhinos, Soviet invasions, or co-op, but you may very well see a Big Daddy or two."

Interesting there was speculation about all of those mentioned but nice to see that the Big Daddy will be making a return to the game as there were at first doubts as to whether the Big Daddy was to be replaced by the Big Sister.

Blizzard have also confirmed that they will be releasing the game simultaneously on all platforms these including the PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3. Nice of them to do it in once go unlike with the first game where they delayed the PS3 version until later although that did provide us with a nice teaser for the sequel to the second game which can be viewed below.

You can also view the video here in case it does not show.

Riddick 3:

On a side note quickly. For those of you who saw Friday night with Jonathan Ross tonight you may have noticed that Vin Diesel was being interviewed. In the interview he mentioned that the script for the next Riddick film has been completed and that they are hoping to start filming early next year! Brilliant news in my opinion and let us hope that it will follow through with the atmosphere of the first two films yet still keep the unique aspect of the series.


With thanks to Computer and Video Games (CVG).


M_the_C said...

I read about that Godfather 2 patch\DLC, (your fault for getting me interested :D) if I were cynical (which I am) then you could say it was content from the game that they couldn't finish on time. But kudos for still releasing it for free.

I wouldn't have expected co-op in Bioshock, after all the first one was totally focused on a single character. But I haven't heard much about the storyline for the second.

AJB123644 said...

Haha well I could say it is your fault for getting me interested in Evil Genius hahaha!

Yeah which is the argument with DLC as to whether it is cut from games or whether they actually add it on later. A huge debatable argument but I think it is dependent on the situation with all circumstances. This one though I think EA have the game sent to print already therefore this was an add on feature which was never put on the disc unfortunately.

Yes exactly. Ahh well CVG did a huge article on it but I did not bother reading it because I do not want the spoilers.