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If you didn't like Supreme Commander, it means you didn't like Total Annihilation. And if you didn't like Total Annihilation, and still call yourself a “strategist”, I recommend going back and playing with yourself one more time, because strategists do not need retards like you.

And now, here's the sequel, published by Square Enix and still developed by Gas Powered Games. Details are scarce, as in non-existent, but still, if the game follows in his papa's footsteps, it's gonna be two things: a great game, and an avid resource consumer. Be sure to get that new PC you have always wanted. Click for the press release: (...)

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After leaving his trademark on the gaming industry via the Ultima series (and also producing Tabula Rasa), Richard Garriot has sent an open letter to the said MMO's community, informing the fans of his plans to leave NCsoft in the near future. Why, or where, it still remains an unknown issue to us, but the certain thing is that it has something to do with his recent voyage into outer space. Or outer limits.



Hopefully, his plans will still involve gaming, since this guy is one of the bastards I will always remember, from childhood until now. May luck shine upon you whatever you do, Lord British, even if you have discovered a race of horny Japanese teenage girls and you don't want to share it. Click further for the letter:  (...)

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The newest title in the Prince of Persia franchise is supposed to hit the shelves on December 2th, making all the gay Arabian dude's fans pretty happy. For those who are interested in the system requirements, some guys at Ubisoft have posted them on the Official forums.

Note that these are the minimum system requirements, any jet plane with better gear will run the game smoothly. Or so they say. The game will also be available for PS3 and X360, to please the ever growing console community.
* Supported OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista
* Processor: Dual core processor 2.6 GHz Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ or better recommended)
* RAM: 1 GB Windows XP/2 GB Windows Vista
* Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 10.0?compliant video card or DirectX 9.0?compliant card with Shader Model 3.0 or higher (see supported list)
* Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0?compliant sound card (5.1 sound card recommended)
* DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0 or 10.0 libraries (included on disc)
* DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
* Hard Drive Space: 8 GB
* Peripherals Supported: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)
* Supported Video Cards at Time of Release: ATI RADEON X1600/1650-1950/HD 2000/3000 series NVIDIA GeForce 6800/7/8/9 series
More stuff concerning Fallout 3 and it's soon-to-be Japanese release – and it doesn't look that good for our loli-loving friends out there. Especially not the ones who expected to enjoy he full gore compendium that is Fallout 3.

Several things will be missing, such as certain quests, or certain monsters (Ghouls come to mind), while the name of mobs and weapons have been... modified to respect Japan's rules in this area of expertise. Also, be prepared to experience less blood when you brutally convert an enemy into several little pieces of fresh meat.

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I've always been a sucker for Collector's Edition, even if the game was excrushiatingly boring or incredibly stupid. (Hell, I even own a copy of Age of Conan CE, and that says a lot). Sacred 2 may not have been the best game to be released this year, but it certainly is an ok-ish hack & slash, with lots of places to go, thousands of little monsters to eviscerate and, last but not least, the crème a la crème of new generations, impressive graphics.

So of course I went a bit mad when I found out that Sacred's Collector's Edition will (or is) only available in North America, via online shopping monsters such as Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Future Shop or EB Games Canada. Because I want a copy too. For those interested, here's a quick summary of what this baby has to offer:
- An extra DVD containing the "Elite Texture Pack," a set of ultra-high resolution textures for users of high-end computers
- A code to unlock the Carrier Imp, a special "pet" that transports the player's treasure and additional inventory to its owner whenever summoned. A video of the Carrier Imp in action is available at the link below.
- A four-song music sampler from Nuclear Blast records, whose artist, Blind Guardian, is showcased in the game's soundtrack, and an exclusive audio interview with the band and the game’s developer, discussing their collaboration to feature the band in-game.
- A printed map of the world of Ancaria that doubles as poster
- An electronic version of the Sacred 2 "Art and Vision" booklet
THQ is a big publisher. One of the bigger ones, actually. Yet, it is no wonder their financial income si starting to drop fast, in the light of the recent global economic events. Hell, even EA dropped around 19% at the stock market, from what I recall. Alongside the decline in sales, THQ sadly announces that two of its future projects will be postponed until further notice. Uh, oh.

The first one is Darksiders: Wrath of War, a game intended for the next-gen consoles, which is developed by Vigil Games, while the second one, more important to use due to... different reasons involving massive multiplayer maches (in which I won all the time, obviously), is Red Faction: Guerrilla (Volition, PC, PS3, X360).

Both games where pushed back in THQ's next fiscal year (ending March 2010), and were scheduled to show their face in public until March 2009. Too bad.
You know how we, human beings, love to estimate stuff? It's natural. Most of us will try to assume just how many Laetitia Castas we will have sex with until the end of the year, other will estimate the time it takes them to rule the world and make this shitty planet a better place. Yeah, right.

Capcom does not aim that high (neither when it comes to fucking Laetitia Casta, nor when it comes to take over the world), they just like to think in advance and bask in the glory of what their future titles might be. Or better yet, how they will sell.

So, let's see... Their very own Nostradamus thinks that, for starters, Resident Evil 5 will total a 3.2 million copies sold when the game finally reaches the open market (March, 2009), while Street Fighter 4, a game which we await with extreme and dedicated interest, will sell about 1.7 million units. Bionic Commando is last in place, with only 1.5 million units sold.

Nice estimations. I personally hope they come true, since I am a Capcom fan myself. Ooops, I said it.

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We will not tell you if this game is worth it or not as a game, but we WILL tell you that it sucks as a Fallout game. But hey, if money-hungry Bethesda wouldn't have stamped that “Fallout” thing in the title, it wouldn't have sold so much, that's for sure. A recent press release from the company reveals that this Action/FPS title, that some people wrongfully call a “RPG”, has so far been doing pretty good on the market (as expected), with over 4.7 million units shipped worldwide.



That is, for all platforms it has been released for. PC, X360 and PS3. Not bad, actually. But, as I said, expected. Ah well, blame the new “casual” generation, I'm pretty sure that most hardcore Fallout fans are now extremely pissed off. I know I am. Not at the game itself, because it looks good, moves good, it IS a good action game, but just seeing it being called Fallout for absolutely no reason makes me sad.

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It seems that enthusiasts all over the world have to wait just a little bit more for Halo Wars, since Ensemble's X360 strategy game will be hitting the shelves in February 2009, according to Microsoft. Both in regular size and in enhanced, erected, Collector's Edition.



For those of you interested, the Collector's Edition will be, as usual, full of all kinds of stuff, both useful and useless, ranging from a Halo Wars: Genesis comic book from Graeme Devine, the game's lead designer, up until exclusive in-game shit, like a unique vehicle and a patch that allows you to start the game as a member of SOF. All this for “only” 79.99 USD.

Ensemble Studios, who are also responsible for that time consuming, brain eating and friend bashing Age of Empire series, will sadly be closing its gates after Halo Wars is up and running. I have no idea why, and I also already miss them, since they were a nice bunch of geeks.

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In what we may call “the smartest move they have made in the recent years”, Ubisoft decided to cancel the production of its video game based on Heroes, NBC Universal's television series featuring several retards with super-powers, running mindlessly and lacking any acting capabilities.



According to the big-time publisher, the rights for the game, which was announced last summer for PC and next gen consoles, are now safely back in the hands of NBC, hopefully never to return to our poor and innocent gaming universe. Ubisoft's ex-big plans regarding this also included Tim Kring, the TV series' creator, and Jesse Alexander, co-executive producer. Sadly for poor ol' Jess, he recently got fired from the show, because he probably sucks big time.

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