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The next Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack is coming to the Xbox 360 on May 3rd. (No release dates for the PS3 or PC versions, yet, as usual.)
It’s called Escalation and includes four new multiplayer maps – Hotel, Convoy, Zoo, and Stockpile – as well as one additional map for the Zombies mode.
In a bit of a surprise move, Sony announced this morning that they’ve reached an agreement outside of court with PS3 hacker George “Geohot” Hotz. Not much is known about the deal at this point except that Hotz has agreed to some sort of permanent injunction. In other words, he can never distribute a hack for one of Sony’s consoles again.
And that’s the end of that – except for the fact that the console is still jailbroken.
If you’ve been looking forward to the arrival of Dungeon Siege III, you’re unfortunately going to have to wait just a bit longer. Square Enix just announced that the game’s release is being bumped from May 31st to June 21st. It’s due out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Why? Because the game simply isn’t ready, according to Square Enix CEO Mike Fischer.
Anonymous has issued an apology after substantial backlash from the PS3 community over their crippling attack on the PlayStation Network online game service.
“Anonymous is not attacking the PSN at this time. We realize that targeting the PSN is not a good idea. We have therefore temporarily suspended our action, until a method is found that will not severely impact Sony customers.
Anonymous is on your side, standing up for your rights. We are not aiming to attack customers of Sony. This attack is aimed solely at Sony, and we will try our best to not affect the gamers, as this would defeat the purpose of our actions. If we did inconvenience users, please know that this was not our goal.”
Way to go, guys. Alienate the people you’re supposedly fighting for!
Kara has big boobies. Reason number 372 to buy Red Faction: Armageddon.
Remember Sniper Elite, the ambitious World War II shooter that Rebellion released back in 2005? Well, they’re working on a sequel – with help from the team at 505 Games, makers of Supremacy MMA. It’s due out for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2012.
Here’s what Ian Howe, Managing Director of 505 Games, had to say about the project:
“We guarantee that the sequel will be the most authentic WW2 sniping experience ever – not just in terms of weapon ballistics, but also in delivering the heart-pulsing tension of those do or die moments where one shot really does matter.”
I always thought the original Sniper Elite was a good game that simply lacked polish. This is definitely going to be a game to keep an eye out for.
It appears that Sony managed to upset Anonymous, the 4chan-borne hacktivist group, with their recent lawsuits against PS3 hackers GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo. A statement from the group reads (at least in part) as follows:
“You have now received the undivided attention of Anonymous. Your recent legal action against our fellow hackers, GeoHot and Graf_Chokolo, has not only alarmed us, it has been deemed wholly unforgivable.
Unfortunately for Anonymous, this comes at a time when the group is experiencing quite a substantial amount of internal strife. A splinter group known as Backtrace is threatening to release personal information on its members due to them becoming “arrogant sociopaths.”
Update: Sony.com, Playstation.com, and the PlayStation Network are all currently down. It would appear that Anons made good on their promise.
The Australian Classifications Board has rated new a racing game called Burnout Crash. The only details available at this point are that it was made for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Whether it’s a downloadable title, a full retail game, or whether it even has anything to do with Criterion’s epic racing series is a mystery.
I look forward to new racing games like this one more than I look forward to Christmas.