Diablo III is an upcoming dark fantasy/horror-themed action role-playing
game developed by Blizzard, making it the third installment in the
The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo
series. This world was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed
heroes in Diablo II. Warriors that survived the onslaught of the armies
of the Burning Hells have gone mad from their ordeals and it is up to a
new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the
world of Sanctuary. Players will have the opportunity to explore
familiar settings such as Tristram.
The only confirmed NPCs are Deckard Cain, who has appeared in both of
the previous games, and his daughter, a new character that accompanies
the hero in quests from time to time. Cain's journal on the official
site brings the player up to speed on the events of the first
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Redesigning an icon is an immensely difficult task. IP holders must
tread lightly – the considerations of fans and critics alike maintain
that every decision will be a precarious one. With Lara Croft’s iconic
look so engrained in popular culture, Crystal Dynamics had to
meticulously research and iterate upon her physical presentation before a
final direction was chosen for the franchise reboot. Its biggest
challenge was finding a middle ground between familiarity and freshness,
vulnerability and strength, and the all-important trifecta of brains,
brawn, and beauty.
On Tuesday we took a look back
at how Lara Croft has evolved throughout the ages. Now, Global Brand
Director Karl Stewart and Art D
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This is how Lara Croft change over times & with games.
Love her or hate her, in the late ‘90s you couldn’t ignore Lara
Croft. The buxom beauty vaulted to cyber-stardom among a sea of male
protagonists. It’s hard to deny that the phenomenon of Lara’s success
was inextricably tied to her physical presentation – her nature as a
projection of both power and sexual fantasies. There was no overlooking
the cinched waistline and impossible curves, the inflated lips and
elongated legs, or the excessive flexibility and effortless grace. Some
embraced Lara as an inspiration for these very reasons. Others shunned
her as a chauvinistic objectification.
Through eight console iterations, Lara Croft’s visage has continued
to evolve – constantly straddling the line between fantasy and reality,
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After a year of speculation, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have
officially unveiled the new Tomb Raider game - and it looks a bit
"After a brutal storm destroys the boat she was travelling on, a
frightened young woman is left washed ashore on an unknown beach,"
reads the game's synopsis. "On her own but not alone she has only one
goal, to survive."
In our world-exclusive cover story, we uncover a brand-new Lara Croft.
Rebooting the Tomb Raider franchise through an origin story wasn’t so
much a choice as an act of necessity, according to Crystal Dynamics.
Drastic measures were needed. To build an entirely fresh Lara – a
culturally relevant hero wo
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Arkham Asylum 2 has been revealed as Batman: Arkham City, via the cover of US mag Game Informer.
"Almost exactly a year ago, Batman: Arkham Asylum launched to wide acclaim and millions in sales. Now, developer Rocksteady Studios returns to the the franchise that put the company's name on the map to blow away gamers all over again," the mag writes.
As we previously revealed, Arkham City is also set to appear in Official Xbox Magazine and Official PlayStation Magazine.
As you can see, the first images reveal Cat Woman as a main villain in the sequel (though we reckon should could even be a co-op partner), though we already know via leaks that Mr. Freeze and Two-Face are also set to appear.
Following the GI reveal Developer Rocksteady piped up to release the first Arkham City story details - hit the link for a read.
Earlier this year Rocksteady promised its sequel "won't let anyone down," and "we really want to surprise people again."
FIFA 11 will be the 18th title in Electronic Arts' FIFA series of football video games. Developed by EA Canada, it will be published by Electronic Arts worldwide under the EA Sports label on 30 September 2010 in Australia, 28 September 2010 in North America and 1 October 2010 in Europe for all platforms except the Wii. The Wii version will be released on 3 October 2010 in North America and Europe. The Windows version of FIFA 11 will be the first in the series to use the same game engine as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
EA Sports has released the full fact sheet for the PC version of FIFA 11. The feature set resembles that of the 360/PS3 version, with the PC utilizing the same engine, though it has a few PC specific touches.
The EA SPORTS soccer engine that drives the award-winning FIFA franchise on Xbox 360 and PS3 has arrived on P
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Ubisoft has confirmed that it will release a new Assassin's Creed game this year on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
As rumoured, the title will be called Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and will be the first AC title offer online multiplayer.
Brotherhood will be released in 'late' 2010 and has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal Studio in collaboration with Ubisoft studios in Singapore, Bucharest, Québec City and Annecy - who are best known for developing Splinter Cell Chaos Theory's Multiplayer.
As predicted, the title sees the return of Assassin's Creed 2 hero Ezio in a struggle against the Templar Order. Now a legendary Master Assassin, he must journey to Rome and take on his enemy.
As well as one-on-one battles, Ezio will also 'command an entire Brotherhood', according to Ubisoft - suggesting a more tactical element to the game.
3, Mass Effect PS3 and Road Rash HD... we separate fact from fiction
We're not sure exactly how, but a
'leaked' pre-E3 games list - apparently - did the rounds on Twitter
yesterday, leading to a number of game sites, and fan forums, to get
excited about the potential announcements contained therein; including Killzone
3, Mass Effect for PS3, plus Battlefield Bad Company 3.
While we're not able to definitively confirm
whether they're true or not, we've got our ears sufficiently close to
the industry's whispers to rank the key titles in terms of
Certain to appear at E3
Killzone 3 LBP2 Dead Space 2 Guitar Hero 6