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Monday, Oct 08, 2012

  

Battlefield: Bad Company TV Series Planned

Fox is developing an action TV series based on Battlefield: Bad Company, reports Deadline.com, saying this will be an "action comedy" based on the video game produced by John Eisendrath, executive producer on Alias and the original Beverly Hills 90210, among other things (thanks Kotaku). Here's word: "Written by Eisendrath, Bad Company features the main characters from the game. It follows four renegade soldiers as they exit military life and enter the private sector. But trouble is never far behind as they realize their commanding officer had used them to further the ends of a shadow unit within the government and now wants them dead to cover his tracks. Eisendrath is executive producing with Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson and EA’s Patrick Bach and Patrick O’Brien."

Ships Ahoy - DCS: P-51D Mustang

The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics now offer DCS: P-51D Mustang via digital distribution, adding the Cadillac of the sky to the DCS series of combat flight simulators. Here's word on how this is both a hardcore and a casual flight sim: "The DCS: P-51D Mustang offers both highly-detailed simulation and easy-to-play "game" mode options for both hardcore and casual gamers. When in simulation mode, this is the most authentic simulation of the P-51D Mustang that has ever been created for the PC. Enjoy both the thrill of flying this legendary warbird and operating its various weapons against a variety of ground and airborne targets." The game is being sold through this webpage, and here's a feature list:

  • Highly detailed six-degrees-of-freedom cockpit.
  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse.
  • Unmatched flight physics and that allow you to truly feel what it's like to fly this legend.
  • Accurate P-51D Mustang model, squadron markings, and weapons.
  • Developed and tested by current Mustang pilots.
  • Detailed modelling the P-51D Mustang instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Take part in a Challenge Campaign to test your flying and combat skills.
  • AI and player flyable 2nd World War German aircraft will become available in the future.

Project Eternity Kickstarter Adds Wasteland 2

The Kickstarter Campaign for Project Eternity keeps turning up the marketing heat, announcing a new $165 digital-only tier. This represents the support Obsidian Entertainment is getting from inXile Entertainment and old comrade Brian Fargo, as it will include a copy of Wasteland 2 as well as a copy of the first expansion pack for Project Eternity, which is expected about six months after the release of the upcoming RPG.

Max Payne 3 Patch

Rockstar Support offers new patches to update the localized PC editions of Max Payne 3 to version 1.0.0.57. This page offers these patch notes on the update to the third-person shooter sequel:

  • Fix for issue with Chrome unlocks
  • Fix for issue where the Downloadable Content playlist would not show up for individual DLC owners who did not own the Rockstar Pass
  • Fix for issue where the game would be displayed in the wrong language

Gatherings & Competitions

Evening Previews

Evening Consolidation

Evening Mobilization

Evening Tech Bits

Into the Black

Link of the Day: Rodriguez: The rock icon who didn't know it. Thanks nin.

Primal Carnage Beta Underway

The Primal Carnage Website reveals that beta testing is now underway for this multiplayer shooter that pits dinosaurs against a group of well-armed dinosaur food. The beta is open to anyone who preorders the game, and preordering will also give players access to an exclusive feathered raptor skin to show how evolved they are. Here's a refresher on the game: "Primal Carnage is an online multiplayer shooter that will engross its players in skilled PVP combat, team-based strategy and savage class-oriented matches unlike any you've previously experienced; be it an armed human mercenary or a cunning dinosaur, Primal Carnage is sure to unleash the inner beast in anyone who seeks to survive amongst the fittest."

Dishonored Reviews

Dishonored is not due in North American stores until tomorrow, but true to the stealthy aspects of Arkane's assassination game, reviews are already sneaking out. The PC edition currently enjoys an 89 out of 100 aggregate score on Metacritic, and there individual reviews on 1UP, Computer and Video Games, Destructoid, Edge Online, The Escapist, Eurogamer, GameArena, GameInformer, GameSpot, GamesRadar, GameSpy, Giant Bomb, Hardware Heaven, IGN, Joystiq, Kotaku (thanks nin), PC Gamer, The PA Report, Polygon, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Shacknews, Spong, and VG247.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Reviews

Reviews are appearing for XCOM: Enemy Unknown in advance of tomorrow's North American release of Firaxis' continuation of the UFO strategy series. There's only one review on Metacritic, but you can read write ups on Computer and Video Games, Eurogamer, GameInformer, GameSpy, gamesTM, Joystiq, Kotaku, PC Gamer, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Strategy Informer, and VentureBeat.

WoW Toon Genocide Hotfixed

The World of Warcraft Website announces that Blizzard has hotfixed an exploit in their MMORPG which apparently had been used to kill off everyone in some of the game's cities, players and NPCs alike. Here's word:

Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities. This exploit has already been hotfixed, so it should not be repeatable. It's safe to continue playing and adventuring in major cities and elsewhere in Azeroth.

As with any exploit, we are taking this disruptive action very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation. If you have information relating to this incident, please email hacks@blizzard.com. We apologize for the inconvenience some of you experienced as a result of this and appreciate your understanding.

U.K. Sales Charts

The GfK Chart-Track List of the 20 bestselling PC entertainment titles in the U.K. for the week ending October 6th,where the Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft remains number one. Theall-platforms chart has a new number six, NBA 2K13, and a new number four, Just Dance 4.

Gatherings & Competitions

Morning Previews

Morning Consolidation

Morning Mobilization

Morning Metaverse

Morning Tech Bits

Morning Safety Dance

Morning Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Columbus Day to all who are celebrating the occasion, which seems to be a smaller group every year. I saw an interesting suggestion over the weekend for how to make this controversial holiday an occasion more people could support by rebooting it as "explorer's day." I think that would be a good idea because it might help reinvigorate the idea of exploring space, since it seems obvious that this is vital to the long-term survival of humanity.

Exploratory Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Death vs. Monstars 2.
Links: 10 of Weirdest World Championships Around.
Stories: Teller Magician Interview.
Science: SpaceX launch goes smoothly, first operational station flight reaches orbit.
Media: Mass Effect - Shepard Gets His Contact Lens Shipment.
Robot Chicken: Jerk Cats Conspiracy.
Rally Car Downs An Electrical Pole. Thanks nin.
The Funnies: Brevity.



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