Dust – Developer Diary #2: The Art of From Dust

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Pre-Order incentives

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fans can pre-order Transformers: Dark of the Moon at GameStop to receive an exclusive* code to unlock SIDESWIPE or at Amazon.com to unlock RATCHET for use in the game’s various online multiplayer modes.  (pictured below)

GameStop SIDESWIPE link

Amazon RATCHET link

Additionally, while supplies last fans can receive exclusive* gifts with purchase at launch at the following retailers:

  • Channel wide – Original BUMBLEBEE toys with the Wii and NDS AUTOBOTS game and original LOCKDOWN toy with the NDS DECEPTICONS game

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow for our San Diego Black Ops Team Tournament


Don’t forget to join us tomorrow Saturday the 7th for our Call of Duty Black Ops 4vs4 team tournament featuring the new DLC and  just like we did with first strike .  Fanboygaming.com will be giving out the new DLC to random lucky winners along with a special surprise ……

The Tournament will be held at the Microsoft Store in San Diego sign-ups start around 6pm and as all ways all events at the store are FREE with prizes going to the winning teams

RUMOR: Next Xbox in EA’s hands?

Word is getting around that EA has been shipped the next Xbox from Microsoft.

The new hardware, was sent to EA last month, it  is a very early build with no casing – it is in fact being stored inside a PC shell.

EA developers are getting to grips with the tech to create first-generation software.

“Quite often when new consoles come around they’re packaged into a PC shell, but actually what’s inside is an entirely new console,” well-placed source said.

Microsoft has declined to comment. EA has declined to comment.

ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy teaming up

ASTRO Gaming is joining the Skullcandy experience and headlining as their premium brand of video game equipment. Skullcandy recognizes the strong influence of video gaming in their youth-driven, high-energy world and sees the ASTRO brand as a core part of their growing family. Fueled by Skullcandy’s scale and global reach, ASTRO is about to receive a turbo boost – enabling it to continue providing the high-end gear to professional and elite gamers worldwide.

Ninja? pirate? ninja-pirate? naked ninja-pirate? the choice is yours…

THQ and Volition are proud to announce today the Saints Row Initiation Station, where players can create, share and download the most outlandish videogame characters ever seen, and then upload them as playable characters in the upcoming Saints Row: The Third, scheduled for release this holiday.

  • • Play as your favorite train wreck celebrity-turned reality TV star, take aim as your least favorite overpaid prima donna professional athlete, or don a cape as Steelport’s newest superhero (or villain).
    • Save your master creations and share them with friends. Download other characters for your own use, or tweak them just the way you like.
    • Collaborate with a friend to create your own dynamic duo for co-op play. Cowboy and Indian? Dominatrix and sex slave? Tag-team wrestling partners with sordid pasts? Your twisted imagination is the limit.

RUMOR: Sony may get hit by a third attack this weekend

According to reports flying around Sony may be hit by a third attack this weekend, it is said that hackers are planning to attack Sony’s website over the weekend. The hackers plan to publicize the information they grabbed from Sony’s servers, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to rumors. The hackers claim they still  have access to  Sony’s servers.

Duke Nukem Forever has Shrinkage

Ubisoft announces Assassin’s Creed Revelations

Today, Ubisoft announced the development of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed and immensely popular video game franchise. Developed and led by Ubisoft Montreal with the support and expertise of Ubisoft studios Annecy, Massive Entertainment, Quebec, Singapore and Bucharest, Assassin’s Creed Revelations presents the most immersive experience available in the series to date and the culmination of Ezio’s adventure. The game is set to release on the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3  and Windows PC this November.

HTC Inspire 4G Review

Specs:

Processor Qualcomm® QSD8255, 1GHz Snapdragon
Operating System Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense™
Internal Memory 768MB/RAM 4GB/ROM
Display 4.3 inch WVGA resolution with pinch-to-zoom
Network HSPA+ 850/1900 MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPS GPS/AGPS
Camera 8-megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.1, Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n3.5mm stereo audio jack

Micro USB

Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 1230 mAh
Talk Time (in minutes) Up to 360 minutes
Standby Time (in days) Up to 15.5 days

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Boxart

Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes out June 14, 2011 on everything under the sun.

New Transformers: Dark of the Moon Screenshots

The Transformers: Dark of the Moon video game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience the epic battles on Earth that will shape the events of the upcoming blockbuster film.  Armed with a new gameplay mechanic called Stealth Force, fans will be able to instantly convert to a third, hybrid state that combines the weapons and firepower of Robot Mode with the agility and maneuverability of Vehicle Mode.  Set in unique environments around the world such as the Jungles of Central America, Siberian military facilities, Urban Cityscapes and more, the game lets players assume the roles of a diverse roster of favorite TRANSFORMERS characters from the movie through a heart-pounding campaign to save mankind.  Additionally, fans can play the game with or against their friends through intense, online multiplayer game modes as iconic characters.

Nintendo Unveils New Wii Package at $149.99, Also announces ‘Nintendo Selects’ $19.99 Wii Games

As we all knew Nintendo is dropping the suggested retail price of its Wii system to $149.99 and including a Mario game with the Wii hardware. Starting May 15, the newly priced Wii  will come in either black (pictured above) or white (pictired below) with the Mario Kart Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel accessory, replacing the previously included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort games.

Update on our May Tournaments!

The new Black Ops DLC is out today and to celebrate we are having a 4v4 team tournament featuring the new DLC this Saturday the 7th  just like we did with first strike . And just like at that event Fanboygaming.com will be giving out the new DLC to random lucky winners along with a special surprise ……

Then on the following Saturday the 14th we will be having another Mortal Kombat Tournament our last one was great so we have to have another.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation out now

Call of Duty: Black Ops is set for a second strike on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network with Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation, the newest content pack, now available for download worldwide.

With 2 billion hours played and counting, Call of Duty: Black Ops consistently draws millions of gamers around the world online every day. Escalation’s four new multiplayer maps and unprecedented Zombie experience, featuring famed director George A. Romero, Robert Englund, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo, and an original music track from Avenged Sevenfold titled “Not Ready to Die,” will continue this global phenomenon.

New PlayStation Move Trailer for Virtua Tennis 4

99Games builds Empire Builder: Ancient Egypt on the iPad

 

99Games, developer and publisher of iPhone, iPad and Mac games, is pleased to announce the release of Empire Builder for the iPad.

Empire Builder allows the player to become one of history’s best architects and raise an ancient empire from the sands. In the game, players will meet a series of powerful pharaohs and help them in building an empire along the lush Nile River. In 30 fun and challenging levels, players will not just construct some of Egypt’s most famous monuments but also experience the rise of an ancient civilization.

3 New DLC coming to Fallout: New Vegas

Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced three downloadable content packs will be released in the coming months for Fallout: New Vegas. The three packs will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 , and Windows-based PCs.

 

Honest Hearts, Old World Blues and Lonesome Road will further expand upon Fallout: New Vegas. Fallout: New Vegas takes all the action, humor and post-apocalyptic grime and grit of this legendary series, and raises the stakes.

 

Weekly Nintendo Downloads

WiiWare

BINGO PARTY Deluxe
Publisher: Ateam Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: In BINGO PARTY Deluxe, play with up to four players in 75-Ball BINGO, 90-Ball BINGO or BINGO PARTY game modes. (Additional controllers are required for multiplayer game play and are sold separately.) The more you play, the more BINGO points you collect. Keep collecting BINGO points to unlock fun goodies such as new game modes and BINGO card patterns. All BINGO game modes can also be played with computer players, and the difficulty setting can be easily adjusted to match your skill level. The exclusive BINGO PARTY game mode adds excitement by having players compete to find and stamp BINGO numbers on multiple BINGO cards, eventually completing patterns to earn big points. Players can also enjoy the classic 75-Ball BINGO and 90-Ball BINGO game modes. There’s plenty of fun for everyone.

Need For Speed: The Run

It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies.

All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads.

In Need for Speed The Run, you’ll weave through dense urban centers, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, all the while evading a relentless police force prepared — and willing — to use lethal force to take you down. In stores November 15th, 2011

Sony Network Update

Early this morning (for us in the States) Sony held a news conference in Tokyo regarding the recent PSN issues, below is the press release Sony released.

 

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Sony Network Entertainment International (SNEI, the company) announced they will shortly begin a phased restoration by region of PlayStation Network and Qriocity services, beginning with gaming, music and video services to be turned on. The company also announced both a series of immediate steps to enhance security across the network and a new customer appreciation program to thank its customers for their patience and loyalty.

HUPA-HUPA! game with explosive pachiderms comes to the rest of the iDevices.

 

About a week ago Pelixion Oy (Ltd.) launched the iPad version of the new HUPA-HUPA! game on the App Store. Now  the title is getting a welcome expansion into the rest of the iDevices.  All lovers of casual games, rockets and animals can start shooting pachiderm ammunitions. The targets are the invading monkeys who have laid their sticky paws on HUPA-HUPA! There is a couple of features in HUPA-HUPA! that can be described as rather uncommon features in physics-based games of the tower-crush genre, in particular the rotating elements and the fully animated characters. These features have the potential to further increase the game’s replay value.

Portal 2 First DLC will be free

Valve has announced the first game add-on for the year’s highest rated multiplatform game, Portal 2, is in development and targeted for this summer.

Portal 2 DLC #1 will offer new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more.

Targeted for release this summer, Portal 2 DLC #1 will be offered free of charge for the PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Subsonic NEO Controller

European-based accessory manufacturer SUBSONIC has done it again!  In collaboration with the North American distribution/marketing firm FAME, LLC,  the NEO controller was officially launched in December 2010.   The NEO Controller brings to gaming a whole new level of competition, fun, and excitement said FAME’s Chief Operating Officer, Ronnie Whitehead.

The NEO is a Bluetooth controller and syncs the same way as any controller.  The unique ergonomic design allows for a comfortable experience when using this controller.  The NEO is available for purchase at J&R, Amazone.com, Micro Center, Play N Trade, and other retailers.  The NEO is a great alternative with its multimedia bar that allows you to control a movie.  Subsonic offers up exceptional design elements, comfortability, incredible details, and performance with their gaming accessories.

Transformers 3 official Trailer

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