News Wrap-Up: September 8th, 2011

Rockstar Games revealed today that Max Payne 3 will be on store shelves in March 2012. The 2 screen shots released look pretty good, it remains to be seen if this will top the gameplay and atmosphere of the first game though.

A couple of trailers got released that caught my eye today. First off, Ragnarok Odyssey got announced (sorta) yesterday and now we have footage. It looks a little Monster Hunter in nature, you’ll be able to play 4 players on the PSVita, I’m interested! Than we saw footage for the Persona 4 fighting game entitled The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. As an Arc System Works, it of course looks gorgeous, however I’ve never personally been into them.

Timofiend posted an in-depth walk-through of his PS3/360 PC mod. Yes, he put a PS3 and 360 in 1 PC case. If you’re bold enough to try it out yourself, he pretty much details it step-by-step. Very interesting, it even boots both at the same time!

The iOS football based game Backbreaker just got an NFL license. The game is called NFL Rivals and costs $2.99, $2 more than regular Backbreaker. It’s interesting because these guys made a football game that rivaled Madden and was even on the consoles as a downloadable game. I doubt this new one would come to the consoles as EA has the exclusive rights to NFL games on consoles. Although it’s fascinating to see what’s going on in the world of football video games.

From Dust is coming to the PlayStation 3 on September 27th for $14.99. The PC game was met with alot of criticism for being a poor porting job from the 360 and also having the terrible Ubisoft DRM, that requires an internet connection at all times, even if Ubi said it wouldn’t.

The 2nd shot from Max Payne 3
Uncharted 3 just started it’s television advertisements today, you can go check it out on YouTube here.

In more Max Payne news, Rockstar revealed they plan to bring the classic game to mobiles. “Available for the first time on mobile, Max Payne will have connectivity to the Rockstar Games Social Club and boast the same features as its PC counterparts,” reads the announcement, “including HD graphics and high-resolution textures that take advantage of the latest mobile technologies, including incredibly customizable controls and support for wired controllers.” We’re still not sure what systems they mean, but maybe it’s a safe assumption that this means the iOS devices. got seized by Activision today. They filled an ICANN request to take ownership from Anthony Abraham, and they had to prove the site was identical to, or similar enough to cause confusion with, one of its trademarks; that the domain name was registered and used in bad faith, and that Abraham had no rights or legitimate interests with respect to the domain. They did that and won the case. Congrats Activision? You’re legal powers beat 1 guy, yay!

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