Like a case of bad allergies, Metal Gear Solid 4’s graphics left us rubbing our eyes. That said, when it comes to developing the recently unveiled Metal Gear Solid Rising, the latest sequel’s eye candy is not nearly sweet enough.

According to Kojima Productions assistant producer Sean Eyestone, the team is remaking Rising’s engine “from scratch” to make it look better than MGS4. read more…

If bustin’ makes you feel good, then by golly, this is your week.

Go ahead and hit up the full list, or, if you’re looking for a particular system, skip right to the PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. Should you want to check out any past release lists, scope out our handy archive.

Most of this week’s releases should be on North American store shelves by Wednesday, June 17. That said, you should be able to…

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Apparently the company that owns Criterion (EA — duh!) and the company itself don’t agree on whether or not the Xbox 360 has been “maxed out.” Speaking to Eurogamer, Criterion’s technical director Richard Parr said, “That’s proof that you’re not the best … it means you’re out of ideas.”

Dedicated Joystiq Biomass[TM] members will remember when, just three days ago, vice president of EA Europe Patrick Soderlund said, “I think that we’ve maxed out the 360 but we haven’t maxed out the PS3.” So, what is it, folks? Is the 360 already meeting its limits? Will the rumored new Xbox console of Fall 2010 help to assuage Mr. read more…


Leaving the gritty film noir New York City of Max Payne and its sequel behind for a more tropical environment (though still a major city), Max Payne’s next game takes him to São Paulo, Brazil. According to the latest Game Informer scans from the magazine’s July issue cover story, the “disrepute” Mr. Payne has fallen into can be attributed to 12 “lost years” between the events of the first two Paynes and the upcoming game. read more…

The battle of the DJ games will be coming to a head soon, reminding of us when Armageddon went up against Deep Impact. But who’s going to mix it up and come out on top here? Scratch: The Ultimate DJ just released a video that shows off some of the tech (and DJ know-how) that went into the Scratch Deck, and you can see how it stacks up against DJ Hero’s controller.

Watch the video above and take a trip on their extremely urban adventure-themed website for more information. We like the addition of the separate drum pad to their deck, which DJ Hero has on the turntable with two less buttons. read more…

Return to Monkey Island

Like the ghost pirate LeChuck, the Monkey Island franchise will be once again brought back to life with two new releases by LucasArts and Telltale Games.

Tales of Monkey Island is the name of the new episodic series being developed by Telltale, a company created by some of the developers of the original games, like Dave Grossman, that returns as the design director for the project. The composer Michael Land, responsible for the famous music of all Monkey Island games, also returns along with Dominic Armato reprising his role as Guybrush Threepwood. read more…

This weekend is a rare treat, in that I mostly free of plans and previous commitments. But having finished up inFamous–my recent time waster of choice–a few days ago, I’m not all that sure what to do. A ridiculous backlog of games is calling to me, and I can’t decide.

Red Faction: Guerrilla? Rock Band Unplugged? The Legendary Starfy? Knights in the Nightmare? Killzone 2? Apollo Justice? Wolverine? Boom Blox Bash Party? More Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta action? All quite tempting, and yet …I just don’t know.

Faced with indecision, I turn to you, my fellow Shackers. Any recommendations?

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If bustin’ makes you feel good, then by golly, this is your week.

Go ahead and hit up the full list, or, if you’re looking for a particular system, skip right to the PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS. Should you want to check out any past release lists, scope out our handy archive.

Most of this week’s releases should be on North American store shelves by Wednesday, June 17. That said, you should be able to…

source : www.shacknews.com


Ah, soccer … the sport of kings. Oh, wait. That’s chess. Or maybe that’s the game of kings. Anyhow, we’re talking about soccer. Well, soccer here in America, “football” to the rest of the known world. Ubisoft has a new soccer game coming out for the Wii called Academy of Champions, and despite the awkward combination of Pele (a legend) and Joel McHale (a goofball) at Ubisoft’s E3 presser, the game is actually fun. read more…


Remember when Shane Kim acknowledged that the Project Natal launch would be more like a console launch than a simple peripheral launch, saying, “Conceptually, the launch of Natal will be like the launch of Xbox 360″? Well, 1UP is reporting that, if its sources are correct, the Natal launch will be a new console launch! “Microsoft will not only release Natal as an add-on for the Xbox 360, it will come standard with the next Xbox console,” 1UP writes. read more…


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Excuse us as we take a deep breath in order to introduce one of XBLA’s upcoming titles for the “Summer of Arcade” — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled. The ridiculously long-titled downloadable is a complete HD remake of the classic Konami arcade brawler, coming first to the Xbox 360 (a PS3 version is in the works).

Our time with Ubisoft’s TMNT update was brief, but only because the game suffers from what all arcade brawlers in downloadable form do — the levels are extremely short. read more…

Can Hudson Soft make working hard and earning a day’s pay on the Wii fun?

source : www.nintendoworldreport.com

A deep and challenging retro RPG that's very unforgiving.

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After staging a protest/publicity stunt outside of E3 last week against upcoming EA game Dante’s Inferno, the company is catching heat from Christian bloggers. InsideCatholic says on its website, “It’s been clear for a while now that the entertainment industry views Christians on the whole as priggish, thin-skinned fun-killers,” further wondering if “anyone at EA even read the Inferno.”

Catholic Video Gamers fires an even more direct shot at EA’s Dante’s Inferno, saying, “Instead of engaging in a shamelessly anti-Christian stunt to promote your poor excuse of a product, maybe you ought to work on making this game, you know, something better than a blatant God of War rip-off.” Wait, isn’t Christianity all about forgiving? Oh well! Hopefully EA will think twice next time it decides to fake a protest and instead choose protesters without any major religious affiliation. read more…

During E3, we got to check out the folks from FreeStyleGames playing DJ Hero — Activision’s upcoming rhythm/music game — using blasphemous guitar controllers in-tandem with the ubiquitous plastic turntable (seen above). While Activision is still keeping mum on whether or not the ability to use guitars in all tracks of the game (none the less vocals) will be shipping with DJ Hero, apparently the folks working on the game think including their turntable in Guitar Hero titles “Sounds like a great idea!”

In fact, both the DJ Hero team and Neversoft (developers of the Guitar Hero franchise) seem open to the idea of cross-game instrument implementation (say that three times fast). read more…

It can get a bit lonely out there in the wasteland, so we offer a few interesting folks to help you get by. Part #1 of our Fallout 3 Companion guide includes Terminators, scantily glad girls, exotic humanoids and even the king of nightmares himselfread on below!

TERMINATOR Cybernetic Dawn Mod
Become a part of the great battle between Skynet and the Resistance. Including 6 playable races, companions, new weapons and armor and more Terminators then you can shake a Repellent Stick at this isn’t for the faint of heart. read more…

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Valve has been working overtime trying to quell the backlash surrounding the announcement of Left 4 Dead 2 last week. Project lead Chet Faliszek has already said earlier that they won’t stop support for the original game, and now Valve president Gabe Newell has said his piece on the subject.

“Some in the community are concerned that the announcement of L4D2 implied a change in our plans for L4D1. read more…