Feb 11: Dungeons Giveaway, Shogun 2 Trailer

jmaltz@pnosker.com February 12, 2011 0

It's Friday: you want to go home, I want to go home, the gaming industry as a whole wants to go home. It should be no surprise then that today's daily gaming update is incredibly short, containing only three brief articles. What are they? Well you'll have to read on to find out.

 


Maybe pre-rendered cinematics aren't the best indication of how a game will actually play out, but that doesn't make them any more awesome.  Exhibit A: this Total War: Shogun 2 trailer which, although clearly not gameplay footage, certainly dazzles with a hefty dose of style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojRz-xmmmD4

You can end the Shogunate yourself come March 15th exclusively on the PC.

[Total War: Shogun 2]-$49.95(PC)


There are two things you can expect out of the latest version of a sports video game.  The first is some new features and tweaks to the formula, something that 2K has already told us about.  The second are an improved set of graphics.  That is the subject of today's developer diary from 2K Sports.  In it, Heather Marshall, the art director for MLB 2K11 discusses some of the ways that the visuals have improved including more realistic facial expressions and character models.

MLB 2K11 will launch on March 15th for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.

[MLB 2K11]-$59.99(Xbox 360), $59.99(PS3), $49.99(Wii)


Now that Dungeons has finally released to the public (watch for our review this weekend), Kalypso is doing their best to get fans excited about their newest RTS.  Today they revealed the "Get Evil" giveaway, a sweet contest that allows fans the chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • 1st prize- An Alienware prize pack including an Alienware branded headset, custom keyboard, mouse, and 21.5" keyboard (one winner)
  • 2nd prize-Two VIP passes to The Atticus Black “Young and Restless” Music Tour (one winner)
  • 3rd prize-An ATI HD5450 video card, and a set of Kalypso game-themed pint glasses (one winner)
  • 4th Prize – A set of Kalypso game-themed pint glasses (five winners)
  • 5th Prize –  An Xbox 360 “The First Templar” vinyl console skin (five winners)

In order to enter just mosey your way on over to the contest website.  You can also pick up the contest's titular game now exclusively on the PC. Our review will be up on sunday, but if you don't want to wait for our opinions, check out the demo now.

[Dungeons]-$39.99


One of the biggest themes of Homefront is resistence, and the idea of the American people actually having to defend their homeland for the first time in 300 years.  So folks, prepare to get inspired to see why you're fighting the good fight in this latest trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw0ssjcPNJQ

You'll start defending America on March 15th on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

[Homefront]-$57.99 (PS3), $57.99 (Xbox 360), $47.99 (PC)

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