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Saturday, Mar 24, 2012


Battlefield 3 Patch Plans

The Battlefield Blog has details on plans to patch Battlefield 3 on all three platforms, saying a PS3 patch will be deployed on Tuesday and that more information on patches for the PC and Xbox 360. The new version includes a lengthy list of gameplay balance tweaks, many of which are suggested by the community, along with "rent a server" functionality for the console version. The overwhelming change list includes word on general gameplay fixes, vehicle fixes, weapon tweaks, deathmatch tweaks, mini-map adjustments, an improved commo-rose for PC players, and more.

Walking Dead Details; Gameplay Footage

Telltale Games Blog now offers Playing Dead: Episode 3, a "very special episode" of this series focused on Telltale's upcoming videogame adaptation of the Walking Dead series. They talk with Robert Kirkman, creator of the series, who explains how the game matters to the continuity of the comic series by exploring the lives of characters other than Rick. He also talks about how making a Walking Dead game in the veins of the many existing zombie shooters would be pointless, and how Telltales approach suits this material. The video also offers a look at footage from the game.

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare Next Week

The Paradox Interactive Forums have the announcement that Gettysburg: Armored Warfare will be released on March 27th via digital distribution, offering action strategy hybrid set in an alternate reality depiction of the American Civil War (thanks nomaar). Here's word:

Paradox Interactive and Radioactive Software today announced that Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, its hybrid multiplayer Third-Person Shooter (TPS)/Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game, will be available on March 27th for $9.99 on Steam and other digital distribution services.

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare brings fast paced action to the PC in an alternate reality version of the Civil War. Radioactive Software will continue to support the game after launch and further develop the editor as well as add tools for players to mod the game and become creators themselves.

“Gettysburg: Armored Warfare will bring the fast action of a third-person shooter and the deep strategy experiences of an RTS together in a unique way,” said Gordon Van Dyke, Senior Producer at Paradox Interactive. “It’s amazing to see the game come together and deliver on the fun factor we were shooting for, and the fact that a one-man team was able to pull that off is nothing short of spectacular.”

Union and Confederate troops spawn and vie for control of the battlefield with futuristic weapons and familiar formations. Both sides battle over control points as time passes and players lay waste to the enemy. The round ends when one side has reached zero attrition points and the other team is victorious.

Salem Beta Signups

This page is where to register as a potential beta tester for Salem, Seatribe's upcoming MMORPG:

Paradox Interactive and Seatribe today announced the opening of Beta sign-ups for upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game, Salem. Developed by Seatribe, Salem is set in the New World when pilgrims were the norm and the frontier was still the greatest risk to a person’s health.

Salem is a unique core gaming experience for MMO players and crafting enthusiasts, known best for its Permadeath mechanic where in-game characters succumb to the harsh wilderness environment. Interested Beta testers can sign up here to participate in the beta.

“We’ve been getting Beta requests from gamers since we announced Salem and it’s great to finally be able to let people into the beta testing” said Björn Johannessen , lead designer at Seatribe. “We’ve chosen to keep the sign up completely open, the more the merrier, and will do our best to listen to all feedback we get”, he continued.

Salem is a free-to-play MMO and scheduled to release in Q3, 2012.

The Repopulation Alpha Test Signups

This Alpha Test Form is where to sign up if you are interested in participating in alpha testing of The Repopulation, Above and Beyond Technologies' upcoming science fiction MMORPG. Various details about your system and a signed NDA will be required to take part in the testing, which is expected to begin in June.

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Out of the Blue

We're having a fun time with our visit from our nieces. This morning with had some of Uncle Blue's famous pancakes and then took to doggies on a walk around the neighborhood. For some reason the girls are obsessed with getting a Scrabble game going this afternoon, the older one (who is all of nine) being so bold as to talk smack about winning, which is awfully cute.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Achilles 2: Origin of a Legend.
Links: Tacocopter: One-click Taco Delivery in the SF Bay Area. Thanks loonybomber.
Stories: Survive the real zombie apocalypse, in an abandoned UK shopping mall.
Media: Military Dad Surprises Son as Captain America and Dog Welcomes Soldier Home.
Michael Bay Ninja Turtles Parody.
Friends Version of The Avengers.

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