Cliff Bleszinski's Opinions On The Next-Gen Consoles

Face melting graphics and his smoking hot girlfriend, you have to see this!

No More Scion xB, xD Models

There won't be anymore Scion xB and xD models being produced anymore...

DayZ Zombie Mod

A great zombie mod for the tactical shooter game, ArmA II: Combined Operations. Very recommended for people who love zombies!

Cars Crushed To Avoid Jailtime

Two lovely looking Nissan R33s destroyed for having no VIN identifications.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Killed

The studio who bought you the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series has been shut down, but a surprise awaits...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cars Crushed To Avoid Jailtime


A Wisconsin man by the name of Justin Beno was ordered by the state government to turn over his cars for crushing or face jailtime. A sting was organized to catch grey market vehicles (legal, but unofficial/unauthorized) as consequently, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation investigator found two postings by Justin Beno for the sale of his 1995 and 1996 Nissan Skyline GTR, in which one was an actual vehicle used in the Fast and Furious movie.


Eventually, the "buyer" asked Beno if the vehicles could be titled, as he replied that they could be titled in Florida and then re-titled back in Wisconsin, which alerted the authorities. Both of Beno's cars were seized and he was charged with one felony of having no VIN on his owned vehicles, two felony counts to commit fraud, as well as misdemeanors for the missing VINs.

The  deputy district attorney of Brown County, Dana Johnson, made an offer to Beno to give up the two vehicles and accept the misdemeanor charges or face jailtime. Although, Beno made a counter-offer of paying all the fines and find buyers overseas for the vehicles, but eventually, it was declined...

The worst will happen, as the two beloved cars of Beno will be crushed and sold for scrap, as this just had to happen at this time. In a couple of years, the Skylines will be clear of emissions and federal safety standards as the vehicles would of turned past the 25 year mark, but will not happen...


Beno said that the two Skylines were bought only with their shells, as Beno worked for years trying to assemble them finding parts around the world. He said that he bought the vehicles without their VIN tags in which the seller mailed them to Beno. Beno also said that he was not aware that it was illegal to own a vehicle that did not have its VIN attached.

This article really has my jimmies rustled, why couldn't they just sell it to another buyer outside the country? They're wasting their time and taxpayer's money just to find and get rid of vehicles that don't follow "guidelines". The government should have much better things to do with their time and money that they have, they should have in my opinion just sold the cars out of the country, problem solved!

If you want to check out Beno's Skylines, you can see it on his website, here.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Porsche 911 Club Coupe

Source: Autoblog.com

With the 60th anniversary of the first two Porsche car clubs, Porsche has announced an exclusive 911 Club Coupe. The Club Coupe will use the Carrera S as a base to work on, utilizing the Powerkit that came with the Carrera S, which will provide an extra 30 horses. The total horsepower of the 911 Club Coupe will be 430 hp with a 0-60 mph at 4.0 seconds.

The Porsche will be dropped by 20 millimeters with its sporty 20 inch Sport Techno wheels, as the Sport Design package will include a ducktail spoiler as well as new front end. The vehicle's color will only be available  in a Brewster Green paint as the interior will also be only available in an Espresso interior. Finally, the glossy words of "911 Club Coupe" will be included on the lower part of the doors.

Source: Autoblog.com

The special 911 Club Coupe won't be available to everyone though, as Porsche will only be making 13, as the company will be keeping one for history. The rest will be given away in a lottery to people who have registered and have paid the price of $175,580 (€142,831) before taxes.

If you have at least 175k and interested, you can register here. May luck be with you!

Friday, May 25, 2012

E3 2012: New Star Wars Game


If you've been wondering what the next Star Wars game is, you're in luck. Today, Lucasfilm announced that they will reveal a new game franchise during E3 2012. A trailer will debut on Spike TV's Gametrailers on May 31st, Thursday, as the gameplay premiere will appear on June 4. I wonder what the new franchise is going to be about...

Wait! The film company recently trademarked "Star Wars 1313", in which Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett used "CT-1313" as an alias in the novel, Boba Fett: Maze of Deception. Could the upcoming franchise be about Boba Fett? Lets just wait and find out!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

6.3 Million Worldwide Sales for Diablo III

Source: http://fav.me/d1hqfau

In recent news, Diablo III has reached 6.3 million sales since the game's May 15th release date. Blizzard announced that in the first 24 hours of the release alone, 3.5 million copies were sold. Also, through Blizzard's "Annual Pass", 1.2 million bought the game through the pass. To top everything off, an additional 1.6 million copies were sold since the week of the game's launch last Tuesday.

A PC sales record was broken, as Diablo III now holds the record for the fastest selling PC gaming of all time! Although, the mass amounts of people who bought the game were met with various issues regarding the battle.net service, as roughly around 4.7 million users tried to log in.

If you have Diablo III, have you successfully logged in so far? And, tell me if I should get this game, as I heard many good things about it. Also, if you would like to buy the game

[IGN]

Monday, May 21, 2012

007 Legends Release Date

If you've been waiting for the release of the next James Bond game, look no further. A new trailer has been released for 007 Legends, which shows a lot of action packed scenes coming from the next James Bond movie, Skyfall. Eventually, after the movie trailer, the actual release date for the game is revealed, talk about strategic advertising!


The actual trailer for the game starts at 1:27, as the usual jingle for the series plays, catchy eh? So, what did you think?

The game is set to release on October 16 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Supercar Battle


What does the Bugatti Veyron, Lexus LFA, Lamborghini Aventador, and McLaren MP4-12C have in common? One word, Speed. Or, you can substitute speed for some other description you like.

Jason Cammisa of Automobile Magazine was sent to report a fierce and short battle of supercars dueling for the top spot in the quarter mile battle. This should be exciting, wouldn't it?


In this Head 2 Head episode, the Lexus, Lambo, and McLaren will race elimination style, as the fastest of the three will compete with the Veyron. Well, most of us know that who is going to win, but check out the speeds of the other amazing supercars. So...let the races...begin!


The special effects made the video much more interesting in my opinion, and I had a blast watching it. Also, I've been wondering if there ever is going to be a supercar more powerful than the Veyron. Comments, rants?


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Details For Halo 4 Emerge

Source: hdwallpapers.in

Today, 343 and Microsoft announced that Halo 4 would get a Limited Edition, which is available for pre-order. The Limited Edition will cost you $100 as you will receive a stunning looking box as well as numerous features. You will also be able to unlock six specialization to use in multiplayer, early access to nine maps that will make its way to Halo 4 after the release, as well as a 90 minute long preview of the upcoming live action webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, and other bonus content! Although, specific details were not released for the maps and specializations, but reports say that more details will be revealed during E3 2012.

Source: halo.xbox.com

Character customization will be available through the multiplayer, which is linked to a starship called the UNSC Infinity, allowing you to modify your Spartan-IV to your liking within the game's customization ability.

A new game mode has been revealed, which are Spartan Ops missions, that are story-based missions related to the main campaign, which will have new missions on a weekly basis through Xbox Live. A good thing is that the missions will be free of charge, allowing players to play by themselves or through co-op with three other players.

I almost forgot, there's another game mode, but for multiplayer. This mode is called War Games, and will include new modes that haven't been revealed yet. This mode will take on the combat deck of the UNSC Infinity.

[IGN]

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mercenary Ops Closed Beta "Application"

Source: bestiariusz.pl

Well, you don't have to submit an "application" to get into the closed beta, but a simple "Like" will suffice. Easy enough?

Users who like the Mercenary Ops Facebook page will automatically be placed in a raffle to be the beta testers in the game's closed beta that starts on June 20, which can be found here.


Mercenary Ops is a F2P (free to play) third person multiplayer shooter that is set to be released to the PC during the Summer. The game is set in the near future, where "powerful corporations have led to the imminent downfall of humanity." In that sentence alone, it made me start thinking about humanity in the future , I guess the plot is just that powerful. Here is an excerpt taken from the main website:

"By the end of 2031 the collapse of the world’s governments was imminent. The global terrorism that had emerged at the onset of the 21st century had only increased in prevalence, causing federal and state-run overseers to consider and execute higher than ever defense spending initiatives to combat the growing levels of insecurity. In the wake of the devastation that followed, private, multinational corporations began to issue bailouts in order to stymie the unrest that had sprung up around the globe."

The beta will consist of six different game modes, which includes co-op missions and competitive matches that support up to sixteen players, sounds fun. Mercenary Ops is powered on the Unreal Engine 3, and you can watch the overview of the game right now:


Sorta reminds me of Gears of War, as well as Nexon's Combat Arms. What do you think?

You can check out the game's website here.

At their website, you can check out every detail of Mercenary Ops, as well as system requirements, which will be shown below:

CPU: Recommended Dual-Core @ 2.4 GHz or higher
Video Card: Recommended GeForce GTS 450 or higher
Memory: Recommended 2 GB or higher
Disk Space: Recommended 2.0 GB available
Operating System: XP, Vista, or 7

Friday, May 11, 2012

Test Drive Unlimited Studio Eden Games Shuts Down

Source: hdwallpapers.in

The studio that bought you the Test Drive Unlimited games, Eden Games, is shutting down after publisher, Atari, released a report that company revenues decreased 34%. Eden Games is headquartered in Lyon, France, where a strike occurred in 2011 due to the upcoming layoffs that would happen in Atari.


Atari is currently in the process of selling investments that are related to the studio, as the latest financial report shows that company revenues sank to $51.3 million in Atari's fiscal year, which ended on March 31st of this year. A net loss of $4.78 million was also reported during the fiscal year, but was much better than the previous year with a loss of $8.02 million.

As Atari's current fiscal year is underway, the company looked ahead and sought to build their digital titles. The focus would be on mobile games as they will also look to take advantage of their partnerships and licensing. Although, there wasn't any mentioning of the company's "specific" financial goals for the year, there were expectations of improved operating income.

Eden Games was founded in 1998, and had developed games such as V-Rally in 1997 and also took part in developing Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed. They are most known for developing Test Drive Unlimited in 2006 and Test Drive Unlimited 2 in 2011.

R.I.P Eden Games

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Car Depreciation Infographic

If you thought about buying a new car, you should take in mind that the vehicle will lose its value when you drive off the lot. Although there are other factors when buying a new car, car depreciation is one major factor that you will have to deal with.

There are the good news as well as bad news about car depreciation. The good news is that if you decide to drive your car for many many years, depreciation will have no effect on you. Although, the bad news is that if you decide to trade it in later, depreciation will have an effect on the price. Today, I was wondering why cars depreciate, so I decided to Google my question, where I came upon a really useful and interactive infographic by car website Edmunds.

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Source: How Fast Does A New Car Lose Value

As you can see, depreciation sets in as soon as you start driving your new vehicle. As wear and tear increases as well as the cars age and mileage, the car depreciates even further.

Quick post though, since this week is going to be busy. I hope you learned something from this infographic, and if you knew about this already, why not review it again? Opinions?

Monday, May 7, 2012

Assassin's Creed 3 Teaser

Source: pcgamewallpapers.net

A new teaser trailer for Assassin's Creed 3 has been released today, making fans and viewers excited as the release date draws closer, which is on October 30, 2012 for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U. You can watch the trailer here:

You can't say he took an arrow to the knee, sorry guys and gals.

What did you think about the trailer?

For a much longer trailer, Ubisoft has offered its fans to do their advertising for them by liking their Facebook page, in which reaching the set goal of a whopping 1,776,000 posts/tweets/shares to unlock the world gameplay premier, scary huh?

Spoiler alert, don't read the next paragraph if you don't want to spoil the story.

Assassin's Creed 3 will take place during the American Revolution around 1775 in which the main character, Ratohnhak√©:ton, at birth, whose other name is Connor Kenway, joins in on the fight between the Assassins and Templars after his home was attacked by the colonists. 

I can't wait to make the redcoat's coats much redder, and quietly (sometimes) eliminate the enemy. As for the teaser trailer, it was well done, I'm still waiting to see the fate of the redcoat. We'll just see if we can reach the goal to unlock the longer trailer.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pre-Orders For Black Ops 2 Pass MW3's

Source: Reddit

As the November 13 release date draws somewhat closer, pre-order numbers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has surpassed pre-orders of Modern Warfare 3. Amazon, who has collected data reports that the first day of pre-orders for Black Ops 2 was 10 times higher than the first day of the first Black Ops. To compare to Modern Warfare 3, Amazon also says that first day pre-orders were 30% higher than MW3's first pre-order day.

The Amazon record for the most pre-ordered game was Modern Warfare 3, but has been taken over by Black Ops 2. To expand Modern Warfare 3's record on Amazon, it is ranked in the top 20 pre-orders of all time that includes all the other categories, so Black Ops 2 is now in the top 20.

With the recent official announcement of Black Ops 2, a reveal trailer has been released, you can watch it here:

That was beautifully executed...

The release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is November 13, 2012; to be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the PC.

[IGN]

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Next Company Of Heroes Announced

Source: Wallpapersup

In a forum post by NeoGAF member, V_Ben, shows an image of the front cover of a PC Gamer magazine, showing the announcement of Company Of Heroes 2. 

Source: NeoGAF

Currently in development by Canadian game studio, Relic Entertainment, some details about the next COH have also been revealed. The main campaign for the RTS (Real Time Strategy) is set around the eastern front during World War II, as the player will be taking the role as the Russians, as you can see from the cover. When doesn't it snow in Russia? We can see that there will also be snow, and lots of it. Disadvantages of the snow is that it slows down vehicles and troops in the game, but the advantages are that they provide cover.

New gameplay feature will allow units to climb over cover, but limited to low walls. Eventually, a release date was also found, which is sometime in 2013.

If you're too lazy to read that paragraph, let me cut it down:

- Eastern Front, Russia
- Snow, and lots of it, helps for cover, but slows units
- Units can climb over cover
- Release in 2013

Details are limited at the moment, as further details will come in the latter months as we get closer to 2013. I can't wait to play this one, I loved playing COH Online, and playing as the Russians is going to be bad ass!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Manual Transmissions Back On The Rise

Source: zeocars

If you thought manual transmissions were dead (Well...in the US), think again! Numbers from car pricing website Edmunds report that 6.5% of new vehicle sales had a manual transmission. That statistic was the highest since 2006, although, the statistic also reported that 10% fewer new car models offered them in the last five years.

Why the increase of vehicles with manual transmissions? No one exactly knows, not even the automakers. A change in consumer behavior? Possibly. The increasing demand for manual transmissions surprised automaker Ford, as they reported that their Focus model received double the original prediction, which is now at about 10%.

As the future comes, we won't know if manual transmissions will be able to survive any longer, as the automatic transmissions grow increasingly dominant. One way to help the survival of the manual is to use it, by learning how to drive a vehicle with a manual transmission.