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After years of development time rumors about release dates, the hell of Diablo III will finally be unleashed in just two months, May 15 to be exact. Blizzard Entertainment says the digital version of the long awaited hack and slash sequel is available for pre-order right now through Battle.net for $59.99. A boxed release and a $99.99 collector's edition will also be available come mid-May.
Late yesterday the Mass Effect 3 demo launched on PlayStation Network, allowing PSN members to download the single-player demo.
Gamefly has launched their public beta for a new PC gaming client. If you're a subscriber, you can download titles from Gamefly's "Unlimited PC" library and play unlimited times at no charge. Assassin's Creed, Jewel Quest, and Deus Ex are mentioned as titles free-to-play for subscribers.
Check out this video of YouTube user KinectFAAST who uses Kinect technology to control gestures in Skyrim on the PC. The program, called FAAST, is middleware that runs on the OpenNI framework. The OpenNI framework doesn't support voice so the guy uses VAC (Voice Activated Commands) software to convert spoken words to keystrokes via a RazorFish bluetooth headset.
the recent public testing phase of the Star Wars: The Old Republic brought in 2 million volunteers. According to the game's publisher, EA, a whopping 725,000 unique players joined the game over the Thanksgiving weekend, making it "one of the biggest beta tests in history."
Electronic Arts has committed the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand digital expansion pack to release on December 6 for PlayStation 3, and December 13 for Xbox and PC users. If you remember, the PlayStation 3 "Limited Edition" of Battlefield 3 promised a free copy of the 'Karkand' pack one week before Xbox and PC users are able to get it.
Yes, with next year marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, everything 1997 will be back in style again, from that song to the actual film, this time in 3D from James Cameron. But here’s something new and tasty: Titanic: Lost in the Darkness is a project that ORM Entertainment has been working on for a few years now, first starting out as a mod for the original Crysis game, and now taking full, and we mean full advantage of the powerhouse game engine.