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Sunday, Jun 13, 2010

  

Assassin's Creed Creative Director Leaves

GameInformer reports that Patrice Désilets has parted ways with Ubisoft, presumably stealthfully, since he had been the creative director on the Assassin's Creed series. The story was originally reported as a rumor, but was later updated with a quote from Ubisoft with confirmation: "With his role on project essentially done, Patrice Désilets has decided to take a creative break from the industry and is no longer working on Assassin's Creed Brotherhood."

Gothic 3 Community Patch

A new community patch is now available for Gothic 3, unofficially updating the fantasy-themed role-playing sequel from Piranha Bytes to version 1.74. There's an update on the new version on the JoWooD Forums, and the patch is mirrored on The Patches Scrolls. The annotated change list follows. Continue here to read the full story.

Two Worlds II Interview

There's a Pre-E3 2010 Interview on Two Worlds Vault talking with Jake DiGennaro of Topware US about Two Worlds II, Reality Pump's upcoming RPG sequel. Topics include the reasons for continuing the series after the first game received negative reviews, new stuff they plan on revealing at E3, their RPG mechanics, environments, transportation, and more.

It Came from E3 2010, Part 0

Steam Top 10

Here's the list of the 10 bestselling titles on Steam for the week:

  1. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
  2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe
  3. Metro 2033
  4. Team Fortress 2
  5. Fallout: New Vegas
  6. Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  8. APB All Points Bulletin
  9. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2® Stimulus Package

Sunday Previews

Thanks Joker961.

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Metaverse

Safety Dance

Hardware Reviews

  • Razer Megalodon 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset on t-break.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Thanks to everyone who clarified that the horrible background noise during the World Cup games is unrelated to the tournament or the sport, but rather comes from horns called vuvuzelas, which are apparently a very popular noise-maker at sporting events in South Africa. There's a little hope, as this article (thanks ColoradoHoudini) says there is talk of banning them because of how irritating folks find them, with the captain of the French team saying it's actually hard to sleep because the vuvuzela playing begins at 6:00 am.

Buzzing Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Construction Fall.
Links: Best Soccer Movies- What to Watch When You're Not Watching World Cup. Thanks Digg.
5 Ways to Get Injured – or Dead – Doing Yard Work. Thanks Digg.
Stories: An Old Pairing - Summer and Movie Sequels.
Raft guide arrested after helping stranded rafter on Clear Creek.
Images: "Soccer Eh? I'll Just Watch Until Someone Scores...". Thanks Digg.
You Might Get A Heart Attack From Just Looking At These Pictures.
19 Unexpected Faces In Inanimate Objects. Thanks Digg.
Media: The Proudest Moment In Soccer History.
DVD Extra About the Fencing Scenes in Princess Bride. Thanks Joker961.
Who needs a dentist when you have a rocket?
The Funnies: Penny Arcade! - Three-Hee.



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