Mafia II Press Release(PS3)

Written by igcompany on Saturday, 30 July 2011 20:44.

Step Into the World of Organized Crime with 2K Games' Mafia(R) II

NEW YORK, Aug 24, 2010 - Gamers' wait to enter the world of organized crime is over, as 2K Games announced today that Mafia(R) II,an epic crime-action tale, is now available for the PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. This pistol-packed period piece transports players to Empire Bay, a fully realized and immersive urban cityscape set in America during the 1940s and 1950s. The action unfolds with white-knuckled car chases, explosive gunplay, compelling characters and an engaging narrative set against a backdrop of meticulously detailed period environments that showcase the difference a decade can make in the evolution of music, fashion, advertising and automobiles. Mafia II will be released on August 26 in Australia and August 27 internationally.

"Mafia II is what gamers want in a mob game - the marriage of a compelling story with edge-of-the-seat action and lifelike characters that immerse players in an epic entertainment experience," said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. "When you add in a setting that accurately reflects a period in history that has never been rendered so beautifully, it sets a new benchmark not just for the action-crime genre, but for any game set in the real world with a rich story to tell."

Born the son of a poor immigrant, Vito is a beaten down Italian-American who is trying to escape the life of poverty that consumed his childhood. Vito, along with his lifelong friend, Joe, will descend into the world of organized crime. Looking to escape the life of hardship that his father led, Vito dreams about becoming a "made man," and together with Joe, will work to prove themselves to the Mafia as they try to make their names on the streets. However, the two quickly realize that life as a wise guy isn't quite as glamorous as it seems.

Throughout Mafia II, players will be immersed in the music from the most influential artists of the time. Mafia II features more than 100 original licensed songs from the 40's and 50's that can be heard blaring from car radios and throughout Empire Bay. Among the most popular offerings of the era are "Ain't that a Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin, "Boom Boom" by John Lee Hooker, "Mambo Italiano" by Rosemary Clooney, "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Duke Ellington, and "Manish Boy" by Muddy Waters.

The Mafia II demo, which has been downloaded and immensely enjoyed by millions of gamers around the world, is currently available for free from the PlayStation(R)Network, Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and via Steam and select Internet portals for Windows PC.

Mafia II was developed by 2K Czech, the 2K studio behind the award-winning Mafia, a game which captivated more than two million gamers around the world. Powered by 2K Czech's proprietary next-generation Illusion Engine(TM) that was built specifically for Mafia II, players will experience the true evolution of the game. Mafia II is available now for the PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360, and Windows PC and is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

Mafia II Screenshots(PS3)

Written by igcompany on Saturday, 30 July 2011 20:34.

Here are some screenshots of Mafia II on PS3:

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Top Spin 4 Review(PS3)

Written by igcompany on Saturday, 30 July 2011 17:16.

Top Spin 4 redefines the way you experience the game of tennis.  Intuitive controls make gameplay immediately accessible yet deep and rewarding for the tennis experts who want to plan their strategy, target their opponent's weaknesses and become an unstoppable force on the court.  The most feature-rich title of the Top Spin franchise, Top Spin 4, puts you front and center of the professional tennis experience with the deepest player roster to date complete with 2K's Signature Style, an enhanced Player Creator with NEW Coaching and Development systems, an incredibly immersive Career mode, all-new visually stunning TV Broadcast presentation elements, and a fully online World Tour Mode.  Do you have what it takes to rise above the competition and become #1 in the world?

• REAL TENNIS - See, feel, and hear everything the pros do in a real tennis match.  Watch as your player moves and swings exactly like its real life counterpart thanks to the addition of over 4,000 more Signature Style animations.  As you rally with an opponent in a crucial point, listen as the crowd builds with intensity due to all-new crowd FX. From the life-like visuals of the world’s best players, to the faithful recreation of the world’s most hallowed courts and the unparalleled authenticity of the on-court gameplay, Top Spin 4 provides a breathtaking tennis experience.

• INNOVATIVE CONTROLS - Immediately accessible for newcomers yet deep and rewarding for the tennis experts, intuitive game controls now allow gamers of any skill level to target their opponent’s weaknesses & become an unstoppable force on the court.

• THE DEEPEST PLAYER ROSTER TO DATE - Featuring 25 of the world’s top pros and legends, all accurately replicated with 2K’s award winning Signature Style that incorporates player specific outfits, appearances, swing styles, behavioral AI, and celebrations.

• NEW TV BROADCAST STYLE PRESENTATION - All-new visually stunning broadcast elements bring tennis to life like never before with pre-match animation sequences, diverse crowd reactions & audio effects, dynamic broadcast style camera angles, and much more.

PS 3 - 2 Things while Choosing a Console

Written by James Mowery on Friday, 27 August 2010 13:31.

 

The console wars wage on. There is no clear winner in site, and there may never be one. The Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have all found different niches. The Wii has locked up families and younger gamers. The hardcore gamers are split down the center between the 360 and the PS3. You can argue hardware back and forth, but choosing a console comes down to two things. Note how many pixels or polygons, but can it do more then just play games, and the games themselves.

PS3 has Blu-Ray; 360 not so much. Given a Blu-Ray player is a significant fraction of the cost of a PS3, I'm sold right there. Does the 360 have great games? Yes, but the PS3 has cornered the market on high quality RPGs.

Go on, I hear you in the back. Finish your snickering about RPGers not being real gamers. SquareSoft mades it's reputation as one of the greatest game developers on RPGs. RPGs have come a long way since the first Final Fantasy. When I sit down and intend to lose a day to a game, shooters don't do it for me. Platforms are fun now and again, but after a few hours I get frustrated. Pick up one of the new RPGs, FF13, Dragonage:Origins, Mass Effect 1 or 2. You will get drawn in, the games are just fun. The characters are engaging, likable. They banter back and forth. They help pull you in, engage you in the story of the game in a way that a great novel can. Except that with these games, you choose that plot twist.

A gamer should choose their console based on what they most enjoy. The Xbox and Wii just don't provide me the same value as the PS3. I'm an RPG guy, can't beat the PS3 for that.

About the author: James Mowery is a computer geek that writes about technology and related topics.

 

 

 

Collin McRae's DiRT 3!

Written by ShootBlood on Monday, 09 August 2010 22:13.

Presents:

Collin McRae's DiRT 3!

 

Collin McRae's DiRT 3 has finally been announced, which pleasures alot of gamers.

The game has been announced by a a screenshot where you could the DiRT rally car with the logo of DiRT3 on it's front.

Later has a trailer been released, which was all about the different areas and the different weather types.The environments have been improved alot. The graphics look totally amazing, the sounds are very clear and realistic. There will be alot of new challenges, races, trophies/achievements and alot of new cars to battle and win! But there's more! The game will also be availabe in 3D ! This means that the game will support Full-HD-3D-Gaming!

The game comes out in 2011, probably Q1 2011 and will be released on the Playstation® 3, Xbox360, PC, PSP and Wii(?).

 

Below some screenshots taken from the game:

First DiRT 3 image is here, trailer coming this weekend photo

DIRT 3 in-game photo

 

For more info, stay tuned on IG-Company!

We'll update NEW* News, Images and Videos and more.. about this, and many many other games and cases!

 

Written by publisher: ShootBlood

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