Game companies like doing promotions with soda companies, because it is a proven fact that gamers take in copious amounts of caffeine so they can stay up late while grinding to the next level. Also, coffee is for sissies. So EA has teamed up with Dr. Pepper to do some promotional stuff for Battlefield 3. Starting this week, special marked bottles of Dr. Pepper will a code that you can redeem on the Dr. Pepper website that will get you free DLC for the latest DICE online shooter extravaganza.
The DLC consists of multiplayer skins, a PlayStation Home avatar, as well as special dog tags like the ones pictured above. You can also get a one free code from the Dr. Pepper website if you don’t want to waste money on soda. This promotion ends December 31st. It’s nice to see EA putting a lot of marketing into this game. Unfortunately, Dr. Pepper isn’t as hardcore as Mountain Dew, so it looks like Modern Warfare 3 wins the battle of the sodas. Good try, EA.
If there was any doubt that we would be seeing a new God of War game, we can get rid of that right now. Sony Santa Monica has listed a job offer for a senior staff concept artist to “join the GOW team!” This also goes along with another job posting the studio made back in March for a senior online programmer. Online God of War action? Can our minds handle the awesomeness?
However, none of this should really come as a surprise. God of War is a staple PlayStation exclusive title, and they are going to ride that horse until it is dead. It’s their Mario. A very, very violent Mario. Oh, and a source also told PSM3 back in April that there will be a new God of War title for the PlayStation 3 in September 2012. So, is there any doubt left?
Listen. Court room dramas are boring. There are twenty different Law and Order shows, give or take, and I have no clue why. Then the video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney came around and gave the genre some excitement. It only makes sense that a movie is being made to breathe life into such a stuffy court. The first image for the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney movie has been release, which coincides with the opening of a teaser site and the announcement of a February 11th release date. There will also be trailers for the movies starting November 5th. The final name of the movie is “Gyakuten Saiban,” which is simply “Ace Attorney.”
However, this info is all for a Japanese release. Just look at the teaser site. It makes no sense to me. Sadly, we haven’t received word on the movie making it’s way state-side. That being said, the image is such a good replication of what we see in the game, that I’d imagine a lot of fans would love to see the movie make its way to our shores. I don’t see it getting a major theatrical release, but I’m sure it would eventually be available with subtitles at the very least.
I never though the day would come that I had to say this, but Nintendo is losing money. I don’t mean that that misplaced somewhere. I mean that they are spending more than they are making. From a business standpoint, that is not good. Nintendo is expected to announce a recurring loss of approximately 100 billion yen when they announce their earning reports on Thursday. While that may seem like an immense amount, remember that this is yen we are talking about. In US dollars about $1.38 billion. Two less zeros make it seem like less of a ridiculous loss.
Part of the loss comes from the slump in sales for the Nintendo 3DS, which is competing a larger market for portable devices like the iPhone and the expanding market of tablets. There is also the issue of the yen being strong, which Nekkei, the stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, indicates caused a 40 billion yen loss in foreign exchanges alone. However, remember that this is Nintendo we are talking about. Don’t expect them to go out of business any time soon.
People are crazy over this Minecraft thing. Outside of it being a game, I’m not exactly sure what it is, and I’ve played the damn thing. All I know is that I was running around, destroying blocks, creating other blocks, and getting killed by zombies. That being said, I enjoyed it, so I was sort of excited to hear that it was coming to consoles.
Late yesterday evening, Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Mincraft, confirmed that the console version of the game will be exclusive to Xbox 360. This has to be a let down for the PSN an WiiWare, although one has to wonder if the Wii is powerful enough to actually handle the game’s intense specs. He also let us know that it will be hitting Xbox Live in Spring 2012. Hopefully this version will include a tutorial so I know what the hell I’m doing.
This week on Lost Level… Tons of news this week! The guys get together to discuss their thoughts on Rage, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, and that Battlefield 3 game that comes out on Tuesday. Episode 18 is action packed with awesome! We have special guests returning, an ode to Akira, spoiler free Batman discussion, and so much more we can’t even write it all down! There is even a contest… Say what?
For those of you who are planning on getting Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360, you may have already heard that HD textures have to be installed on your system’s hard drive. This isn’t really different from what the PlayStation 3 or the PC versions do, except that you are given the option to do it yourself because not all Xbox 360s have a large hard drive attached to them. I know that your probably think that it won’t be worth it and that the difference in quality can’t be that great. However, I implore you to watch the above video, because I think it may change your mind.
So, if you don’t have an Xbox that can store the texture information, you now know what you can expect from the game from a visual standpoint. Sure it won’t be as pretty, but if you spend some time to get to know the game, you may find it has a really nice personality. Don’t be so shallow.
When first introduced to Assassin’s Creed said to my self, “hey, this is a really neat premiss. Why don’t they make a movie out of this.” Well, someone must have been watching me from the bushes when I said that, because it seems they took my very original and genius idea and ran with it. Variety is reporting that Sony is close to signing a deal with Ubisoft Motion Pictures for the rights to an Assassin’s Creed movie.
This report apparently comes at the height of bidding war between various large studios that has been going on for a few months. Fans the the games should be glad to hear that Ubisoft has a policy of keeping creative control over movies based off of their properties, so you can expect the film to stay true to the source material. I just want to know if I’m going to get any money from them using my idea to use an already existing idea. Seriously, who else would have though about making a movie based off a videogame?
Note: The above picture is from the Assassin’s Creed Lineage filming.
Remember back during E3 when Sony announced a 3D Display set, because I sure as hell didn’t until today. Regardless, they’re they’re trying to make 3D accessible to everyone because 3D is awesome and everyone loves it to death. Note the sarcasm. Regardless, Sony is going to keep pushing it down our throats, so we might as well the details to the 5 people out there who are still interested in it.
On November 13th you can pick up the whole package, which consists of the 3D Display TV, one pair of 3D Glasses, MotorStorm Apocalypse Blu-ray game, and an HDMI cable, for $500, which is a really solid price. However, it’s a luxury that I don’t really care about, but if that’s your thing at least you now know you won’t be spending an arm and a leg on it. An extra pair of glasses, however, will cost you $70. More