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Monday, May 11, 2009


Only a few more days, here are some videos to hold you over.

I'm really excited about this one!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down

This is shocking news, 3d Realms has posted this image with text saying "goodbye" on the offical website's main page.

Duke Nukem Forever publisher Take-Two has confirmed that it was not funding ongoing development of the 3D Realms project.

"We can confirm that our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem Forever was a publishing arrangement, which did not include ongoing funds for development of the title," said Take-Two VP of communications Alan Lewis in a prepared statement.

"In addition, Take-Two continues to retain the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever," he added.

Apogee Software and Deep Silver have issued a statement to Shacknews, confirming that the situation at 3D Realms has not affected the development of Frontline Games' upcoming handheld Duke Nukem Trilogy.

"Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms," a representative for the companies told us. "Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned."

The closure came about as a result of funding issues, our source explained, with the shut down said to affect both 3D Realms and the recently resurrected Apogee. Employees of both entities have already been let go.

Phone calls and e-mails to various 3D Realms veterans have thus far gone unanswered, with 3D Realms publishing partner Take-Two and Apogee partner Deep Silver likewise unavailable for comment. One 3D Realms spokesperson declined to comment when reached.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando coming to your PC!

Starting in July, Street Fighter IV and Bionic Commando on PC, followed in the fall by Resident Evil 5!

Street Fighter IV will be Games for Windows LIVE, which means voice chat, online matching and Achievements.

Resident Evil 5 is gonna support NVIDIA's new 3D LCD glasses.

All games will support DX9 and DX10.

Ultra-high resolutions and wide-screen support. Laugh at console fan boys while you run these titles in 1680 x 1050 resolution while being rendered with a superior video card.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

Zune HD

You are looking the next generation of Zune devices, complete with an oversize wide aspect ratio screen.

The ZuneHD appears to lack a Zune Pad which hints at some touch screen capability. There's no confirmation of the storage capacity of the shown device, but it's expected to be competitive to the iPod Touch lineup.

The device itself is rumored to be smaller than the iPod Touch, although not necessarily thinner. The aspect ratio appears to 1.85:1 based on measurements taken in Photoshop. This is the native format movie theaters use. Such a screen would require content, perhaps there will be some new movie downloads available at the Zune marketplace, otherwise users would need to Rip DVD's at home.

Unconfirmed specifications for the upcoming ZuneHD wide screen player.

Screen: 3.6" OLED Touchscreen
Storage: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Connectivity: HDMI out, USB, WIFI
Radio: HD Radio
Internet: Web Browser & Zune Marketplace
ZuneHD Release Date: Early Fall, possibly September
Release Locations: International
Chip: NVIDIA Tegra