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When the news anchor in this Devil May Cry trailer called Dante a “sexual deviant,” the connotations of such a phrase harkened back to eras of gross intolerance of homosexuality in the 70s and 80s, and led us and others on Twitter to question if this new Dante might, himself, be gay.
“No, he’s not gay,” Ninja Theory chief designer Tameem Antoniades told us at E3, while Capcom’s Motohide Eshiro laughed in the background. His translator said it wasn’t the first time they’d been asked. “But I kind of wish he was now,” Antoniades said.
The news anchor, it turns out, is a demon, and his radical, extremist views on human morality mean he will say anything to villainize Dante in Limbo City, even reverting to out-dated, irreverent labels such as “terrorist” and “sexual deviant” in loud, alarmist segments. Thankfully we don’t have anything like that in reality.
Dante’s redesign stems from Capcom Japan giving Ninja Theory complete creative control over the new title. Capcom wants to connect with the western market in a bold and distinctive way and, to Ninja Theory, that means Dante’s new appearance, portraying him with short brown hair, a lean body and sleeping naked, apparently.
Dante is a rebel in every sense of the word: His sword is named Rebellion, he’s part angel and demon rolled into a fleshy human body, and he’s out to destroy Lilith, the demon in control of Limbo City. Anything else you may hear about his character may just be over-hyped lies disguised as truth — or news.
There will be no Call of Duty XP event this year, Activision has confirmed.
Instead, Activision will host “new experiences” at events such as Gamescom, the German video game show.
In a statement on the One of Swords community blog, Activision said XP may return in the future.
“Last year’s Call of Duty XP was a great way to celebrate our Call of Duty community and reveal Call of Duty Elite. Each year we try to surprise and delight our fans and this year we are planning to host some new experiences for our fans around the globe including at Gamescom later this summer in Cologne, Germany. While its possible we may host another XP in the future, we don’t have plans to hold the event this year.”
Call of Duty XP was a gargantuan convention that took place in Los Angeles last year ahead of the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It played host to a concert by Kanye West and a million dollar COD tournament. Read Simon Parkin’s report for Eurogamer here.
Below is the black ops 2 trailer
Danish developer IO Interactive has apologised to those who were offended by its recent trailer for Hitman: Absolution.
The short, which featured Agent 47 taking out a group of sexually provocative killer nuns, elicited a strong reaction from some consumers and parts of the games press.
They were uncomfortable with its marrying of extreme violence and sexually provocative imagery.
“We’re sorry that we offended people – that was truly not the intention of the trailer,” the game’s director Tore Blystad told IGN.
“Of course we understand, this has been a very big topic for us and we’ve been reading as much as we could of the articles and responses. We were surprised that it turned into such a huge topic. Something similar happened with our Sniper Challenge pre-order bonus.
“We just wanted to make something cool, it wasn’t the intention to stir up anything. It was never the intention to provoke people with it.”
Blystad also confirmed that the video IS based on a level in the game and is not, as many had presumed, a random scenario conjured to facilitate the making of the trailer.
You can see the trailer below:
On the website you can see, apart from the trailer a little FAQ section, a couple of feature descriptions and background information on the history of “The Elder Scrolls Online”. Numerous screenshots and artwork are also available that were previously only found on various sites on the net.
How excited are you to the online role-playing game for “The Elder Scrolls” universe.
Shareholders are unimpressed
Nintendo’s E3 press conference prompted a mixed reaction from the attendees and viewers around the internet, with the Wii U-focused presentation apparently failing to gain widespread support and praise. That same reaction has been reflected in the Japanese stock market since it opened today, with the company’s shares falling: at the time of writing they have fallen around 2.68 percent.
Falling share prices are a hazard of the business that Nintendo knows well; it experienced similar issues after previous E3 press conferences, in addition to dropping shareholder confidence after recent financial issues. The fall in share value could be attributed to a number of issues, with the announced launch titles — particularly those that are first-party — perhaps failing to grab the imagination as expected.
It’s disappointing news for Nintendo, but as we’ve seen with its efforts in improving the fortunes of 3DS, you should never write it off.
Bethesda has confirmed it.
Bethesda said that ‘if nothing goes wrong’, the DLC will finally arrive on June 26.
ethesda has just announced that the ‘Dawnguard’ DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will finally arrive in June.
“Tentatively, it’s coming on June 26.” So if nothing goes wrong, the DLC will arrive on June 26.
Bethesda is still offering a beta for the Dawngard DLC on the Xbox 360 console, so ‘sign-up‘ to get in early on the action and this DLC and the second DLC pack will be released also on the Xbox 360 platform first.
Nintendo’s Wii U Gamepad controller will last anywhere between three and five hours on a full charge, the company has confirmed, paying a runtime penalty for its 6.2-inch touchscreen. The distinctive tablet controller is the all-singing, all-dancing hub of Nintendo’s next-gen console strategy – not only allowing for primary game control, but independent use and even replacing your TV remote – but the limitations of battery technology mean gamers can’t expect to go wireless all day.
Nintendo hasn’t confirmed battery life times until now, having revealed the slightly redesigned Wii U Gamepad earlier this week at E3 2012. The equally important figure is recharge time, with the Japanese firm suggesting the slate will take around 2.5hrs to juice back up to full power.
In the meantime, though, gaming can continue, albeit over a wired connection. The Wii U supports a direct, cable hook-up between console and tablet, at the cost of some flexibility but meaning players will still at least be able to use their systems while they wait.
The gamepad also supports reading and writing of data via NFC, and measures in at 41mm x 255.4mm x 133.4mm. It weighs roughly 500g. Nintendo has reconfirmed that it’s due to hit shelves in time for the holidays, though pricing is unknown.
Nintendoland is a never seen before game for the Wii U which uses Miiverse so that people can connected and play together in multiplayer. The example shown at E3 was using Luigis mansion.
- Mii visits the theme park
- Can change costumes
- 12 different attractions
- 5 playable at E3
- Zelda, Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion, Donkey Kong are some of the attractions
- Uses Miiverse
- 1 Wii U GamePad, 4 Wiimotes
- One attraction: Luigi’s Ghost Mansion
- Ghosts go after players in this game; 5 players at once
Zombi U is starting to look like a fantastic game just want to see how it plays out in the next few weeks with more game play footage hopefully.