Achievements Unveiled: Rapala Fishing Frenzy

20 08 2008

  Easy Cup Master
Complete the Easy Cup Tournament.
  Normal Cup Master
Complete the Normal Cup Tournament.
  Hard Cup Master
Complete the Hard Cup Tournament.
  Largemouth Bass Expert
Catch 50 Largemouth Bass.
  Smallmouth Bass Expert
Catch 25 Smallmouth Bass.

  Spotted Bass Expert
Catch 25 Spotted Bass.
  Striped Bass Expert
Catch 25 Striped Bass.
  Fish Connoisseur
Catch at least 15 different fish species while fishing in the Tournaments.
  Quick Fishing Expert
Successfully complete at least 30 Quick Fishing Challenges.

World Of Zellians Announced for PS3/X360/PC/WII

19 08 2008

Portugal’s leading video games investor and developer, GAMEINVEST, is creating a beautiful and expansive world for multiple platforms this fall with World of Zellians. Currently in development for Nintendo Wii™, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3, and PC platforms, World of Zellians is a strategic life simulation game where players must create, manage and grow a prosperous new civilization while caring for the wellbeing of the community. GAMEINVEST is currently looking for qualified distribution and publishing partners for World of Zellians on the various platforms.

“The concept of creating a balanced society in World of Zellians is truly engaging and challenging, and we are designing this experience to be fun and accessible for all audiences – from casual to core gamers,” said GAMEINVEST founder and CEO Paulo Gomes. “As the ruler of this society, players will be responsible for developing the community as well as providing a positive influence in the world – creating a very challenging and interactive gaming experience.”

In World of Zellians, players will develop and manage a civilization of villagers called Zellians. As the ruler over the Zellian planet, players must manage a “Maslow’s Pyramid” hierarchy of Zellian needs, and help evolve the primitive tribe of Zellians into a self-sustaining and prosperous urban society. Players will develop the society by building streets, farms, ranches, watermills, and more. Also, players can assign in-game “Disciples” for the recurring tasks like planting corn, watering fruit trees, and managing the marketplace for Zellians to prosper.

Players will be charged with protecting the Zellian society from an evil god called Zorm. The Zellians live in darkness and fear of Zorm, and players must provide a positive force that brings hope and happiness to the Zellian world. There are many “areas of influence” in the Zellian world that are controlled by Zorm, and players must take control of all these areas and increase their influence over the Zellians in order to succeed in the game. Engage in challenging levels of gameplay to create a balanced and thriving society of Zellians.

Utilizing a Wii remote, a controller or mouse to simply point-and-click on-screen, players will create, destroy or move objects, control weather and time, and more. With accessible gameplay mechanics and increasing levels of tasks and villagers to manage, players of all ages and skill levels will be drawn into the World of Zellians.

Codemasters Announces MMO Racing Game: Fuel

19 08 2008

Not really sure if I’d consider it an MMO just yet, but it still sounds cool.  FUEL is set in an “alternate present” where the world’s been wrecked by the effects of climate change, FUEL claims a 5,000 square-mile playing area with “no boundaries” and 16-player racing.
Players race in “grungy home-tuned vehicles” across the “tsunami-wrecked pacific coast through the Nevada wastelands, including the Grand Canyon, up treacherous snow-capped mountains, thick forests, arid deserts, abandoned lakeside resorts and much more”.

Along the way racers will encounter tornados, sandstorms, thunderstorms, lightning strikes and blizzards thanks to a dynamic weather system, and experience a full day-and-night cycle.

You probably know Codemasters from their great games such as: GRID, DIRT, and my favorite Overlord!


Achievements Unveiled: Duke Nukem 3D

19 08 2008

There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.
  Piece of Cake 25
Complete “L.A. Meltdown” on any difficulty or in co-op.
  Let’s Rock 25
Complete “Lunar Apocalypse” on any difficulty or in co-op.
  Come Get Some 25
Complete “Shrapnel City” on any difficulty or in co-op.
  Game Over 25
Complete “The Birth” on any difficulty or in co-op.
  Duke’s Mighty Foot 10
Step on 40 enemies after using the Shrinker on them.
  Looks Like Cleanup on Aisle 4 10
Step in a pile of excrement.
  Shake It Baby 10
Tip an exotic dancer.
  Oomph, Uugh, Where is it? 10
Find 70 secret areas.
  Alien Maggots are Gonna Pay 10
Finish the “Hollywood Holocaust” level in under 3 minutes.
  Gonna Rip Em’ a New One 10
Get 100 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
  See You in Hell 15
Get 250 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).
  Hail to the King, Baby 25
Earn respect and get 500 total kills in ranked Dukematch games (Online).

Alan Wake Still Coming

18 08 2008

On the Alan Wake forums, Remedy CFO Mika Reini put out a post confirming that they are still working on Alan Wake

Dear people,

We feel we owe you all a small heads up, and our apologies for lack of updates. This is just part of our psychological thriller, is it all real or imagined…

Seriously, yes, we’re still here and working hard on getting Alan Wake for you to enjoy. Sure, we’ve been in development for a long time and if everything had gone perfectly smoothly there probably would be a game out for you guys to play already. But designing a completely new game can be hard, and sometimes you need to take a detour to find the best route forward.

We want to entertain you guys in the best possible way and our team is putting in every effort possible in order for that to happen. That is the way Remedy wants to do things. I’m sure you will enjoy Alan Wake when we’re done.

Just follow the light…

IGN reports that there a rumors of Alan Wake appearing at the Tokyo Game Show in October, but there has been on confirmation or anyone deny it.

Rock Band DLC: Week of August 19th, 2008

17 08 2008

Devo – “Girl U Want” (new original recording) – 160 MSP – $1.99

Devo – “Through Being Cool” (new original recording) – 160 MSP – $1.99

Duran Duran – “Girls on Film” – 160 MSP – $1.99

Duran Duran – “Rio” – 160 MSP – $1.99

The Janitors – “Get Your Rock On” – 80 MSP – $0.99

Xbox Live Top 10’s

15 08 2008

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles

  1. Halo 3
  2. Call of Duty 4
  3. GTA IV
  4. Gears of War
  5. Rock Band
  6. Guitar Hero III
  7. Soulcalibur IV
  8. Battlefield: Bad Company
  9. Braid
  10. Madden NFL 09 Demo

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions)

  1. Braid
  2. Geometry Wars Evolved 2
  3. 1942: Joint Strike
  4. Uno
  5. Soulcalibur
  6. N+
  7. Doom
  8. Worms
  9. Marble Blast Ultra
  10. Golf: Tee It Up!