Alan Wake Available on Steam for PC

Former Xbox 360 exclusive Alan Wake has just become available for PC via Steam. With the forthcoming Alan Wake project for Xbox Live Arcade we shouldn’t really be surprised to see Remedy taking a moment to remind the consumer of their product and perhaps take their last chance to capture more fan-base before releasing their next title. Check out the excerpt below from the official press release:

“Remedy Entertainment Ltd. is excited to announce that Alan Wake has finally made its way home and is available now for PC through Steam.

The PC version includes the original game along with the two pieces of downloadable content (The Signal and The Writer) and everything you’d expect from a PC version and more.”

You can pick up the game for $29.99 right now. Hop on Steam to check it out.

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Modern Warfare 3 Survival and Spec Ops Review

Having finished up both the campaign and multi-player reviews on this title and by request of a few readers I figured might as well get some time in on the remaining modes Survival and Spec-Ops. After logging almost fourteen hours between the two modes the first thing I have to say is with the exception of missions changing Spec-Ops is the exact same mode as Black-Ops released last year and it’s predecessor MW2.

There are different objectives different maps different enemies but the overall game mode has remained unchanged. The plus side to having this extra game mode is more game time for the money you shelled out seeing the story mode even on hardened mode is easily completed by most in under six hours. I will break down the missions in order though they maybe played in any order you choose. The down side to it is that you are just playing a remix of the story mode over again broken down into separate smaller timed missions with a few changes to keep it interesting.

Stay Sharp : This is a real short version of the obstacle course that has the metal cut outs of the bad guys along with the good guys and you race the clock to complete without harming any civilians. One thing about the course this time around I found it to be way too easy and also way to short.

MileHigh Jack : In this one instead of protecting the president like you did in the campaign story you are actually taking out his personal guards and trying to capture him.

Over Reactor : The Russians have rigged the nuclear sub with explosives in hopes of causing a meltdown. But they are also on the sub at the same time defending it which makes absolutely no sense at all even the hatch to get inside has explosives strapped to it.

Hit And Run : A sizable amount of enemy forces are holding you embassy staff hostage. The objective kills are shown on the map the amount of enemy doesn’t make it easier to complete they get reinforcements. So like the title says you need to hit and run.

Toxic Paradise : Outfitted in a Juggernaut suit you must collect a number of nerve gas samples while fighting off the waves of enemies that have truck mounted 50  calibers and also marking out targets with their smoke for air support bomb runs against your location.

Firewall : This section requires you to hack into the enemy security sentries and make your way to the subway system before your allotted time runs out. This mission requires two players.

Fatal Extraction : Find and collect all five pieces of Intel to help locate your high priority target then take him out.

Hostage Taker : You will need to use stealth to eliminate the guards and find the presidents daughter before they do. They have helicopter support so the need to go unseen is a priority. But wait, didn’t we just highjack the presidents plane and take him hostage on the MileHigh Jack mission?

Charges Set : Another round of the obstacle course with different weapons  more enemies ans explosive breaching still too easy and too short.

Resistance Movement : Make your way through the destroyed downtown streets ‘quietly’ while freeing  and gathering as many rebels from enemy custody as you can and get them to the landing zone for extraction.

Little Bros :  Multiple short missions trying to destroy all the data before the Russians can get a hold of it.

Invisible Threat While suited up as juggernaut use the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) ( to mark the IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices). While being swarmed with enemy forces and receiving timed back up response from friendly’s. To clear the way so your armor can roll through safely.

Server Crash : Battle through the streets taking out armored trucks full of enemies from the back of a jeep with your grenade launcher. Then get into Volks’ underground hideout and download his master plan.

Resistance Movement : Drop in from the helicopter after taking out a bunch of militia to rid the town of the contraband while they try to stop you.

Flood The Market : Head to the stock exchange floor to retrieve the Russian’s encryption codes.

Fire Mission : Disable enemy anti-air defense and infiltrate their base while using the AC-130 for support. This mission requires two players.

All but two missions can be completed solo though it is much easier to have some help along for the ride. For the most part the best thing about it as I mentioned is extra time that you wouldn’t have if they left it out this time around which would make it a worse deal all together.

Survival mode is more of a challenge with seemingly endless waves of enemies swarming your location with such accuracy that it seems like they have unlimited advanced UAV’s. Though the mode id different from the zombies mode of Black ops you can I feel if it were mostly indoors as zombies was it would feel exactly the same.

If your looking for where the camping aspect has been plaguing this title since the first release look no further this is like basic training for the camp happy style players. It literally tells you from the first seconds of the game to dig in and use all resources available. This mode also gives you unlimited amount of time to train at camp happy find all the best spots try all the best camp strategies on every single map before you go into multi-player and set up your real campy camp.

You start out with the pistol only. Some of the key differences about the weapon systems are in zombies you used the cash generated to buy the weapons on the wall. In survival you can salvage all weapons from the enemies you take out. The ammo also comes along with it but most every enemy gun has around 10 to 15 shots left on it when you pick it up and no grenades to keep it interesting. Also the weapons carried by the enemy only advance as you do so don’t expect to get all the best gear from them right away cause they all carry the same weapons simultaneously.

After completing the first wave your weapons armory will open up map will display a handgun silhouette showing you it’s location at all times. In this case you can use the cash acquired to purchase various items but each one opens up to you at a certain rank as you start to climb the ladder.

Weapons Armory 

  • Refill Bullet Ammo ($750)
  • Handguns
  • Machine Pistols
  • Assault Rifles
  • Sub Machine Guns
  • Light Machine Guns
  • Sniper Rifles (Unlocked at level 90)
  • Shotguns
  • Weapons upgrades

The equipment armory is available after wave number two has been completed. This will appear on your heads up display as a frag silhouette.

Equipment Armory

  • Frag Grenade Refill
  • Flash Grenade Refill
  • Claymores – 30 max
  • C4 x5 – 10 max
  • RPG-7 x2 – 4 max
  • Sentry Gun
  • Sentry Grenade Launcher
  • Body Armor
  • Self-Revive
  • Riot Shield

After the third wave has been completed the air support armory will be available. The shape of the predator missile will be the silhouette.

Air Support Armory

  • Predator Missile
  • Air Strike
  • Delta Squad
  • Riot Shield Squad
  • Perk Care Package

Sounds like a lot unlocked right away but remember you still have to rank up and earn the cash to be able to access any of these items. There are four maps to start off with and twelve more you will have to unlock by completing the waves. The waves differ from wave level and map but most consist Bomb squads, attack dogs, choppers, juggernauts and juggernauts with riot shields, chemical warfare, and claymore experts.

I didn’t really find it challenging until the upper teen levels and even then I wasn’t taking full advantage of the armories or weapon upgrades. The good part is starting over doesn’t take as long when you die you can build back up to where you were at pretty quickly. I honestly say that I do like survivors mode more then the zombies of Blops.

You will get more game time for sure with these modes especially if you play all difficulty levels and try to acquire all three stars for every mission. For the most part both of these modes are better then the multi-player aspect of the game just due to the fact that there is no lag, and no aggravating twelve year old’s talking smack.

Overall Score: N/A

This game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for independent review purposes.

Check out all of our Modern Warfare 3 Reviews below:

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The Last of Us [PS3] – Behind the Scenes Trailer

Catch yourself a behind-the-scenes look at how the team behind the Uncharted series produced the reveal trailer for newly announced PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us. If anybody enjoys the announcement of a new IP it’s me. Going forward I hope to see more companies branch out as Naughty Dog has assertively done by choosing this path of creating new franchises to breath life into the industry.

Check out the reveal trailer for The Last of Us, Naughty Dog’s New IP below:

 

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Updated: Full Starhawk Beta Schedule, Release Date Announced

PlayStation Plus members gained access to the Starhawk Public Beta yesterday! Now you can play the upcoming third person shooter with real time strategy mechanics and experience X-Play’s Best Multiplayer Game of E3 for yourself. You can look for Starhawk to hit stores May 8, 2012 (hopefully before the world ends). As for those of you holding Starhawk beta codes from the Uncharted 3 launch week copies, your access goes live January 31.

Beyond the private beta’s features the following have been added:

  • Classic Arcade Flight-Mode: Private Beta players asked for it and we’re happy to include the classic arcade flight from Warhawk.
  • Host Migration: When the host leaves the game, the hosting duties transfer to another player and gameplay will continue, provided the option is checked.
  • Language Support: European and Japanese languages are included. Korea, China, Latin America and Brazil will be in English…but these will include the appropriate languages for the full game.
  • Skills: Players will be able to collect unique Skills to use in gameplay based on their performance. PlayStation Network Friend Integration: Friends status, messages, and friend requests.
  • Bug Fixes: Lots and lots of bugs have been addressed.

Check out StarhawkTheGame.com for more details on the game and see below the official Starhawk Beta Schedule.

Check out Starhawk on Facebook to get more information on the game from the development team themselves.

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Are Graphics Really Important?

We all know that eye candy is a good thing but, is it all that matters? When examining past systems like the first Playstation, it was all about gameplay. I can remember playing Crash Bandicoot without a care in the world. Sure, the graphics were impressive at the time – but the gameplay was far more superior than some games to date.

As Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 reach their prime it is evident that this generation has been pushed to its max. Will the next generation be the answer?

There are many games coming out today that are broken because developers focus on graphics as a first priority. The line between graphics and good gameplay must be blurred in order to ensure playability that lasts for years to come.

What are your thoughts on this? What games do you remember from the past that had superior gameplay to many of today’s. Comment below.

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Are Yearly Released Games Ruining The Single Player Experience?

As games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin’s Creed continue to be released each year, one must wonder what effect it may have on the single player experience. Other games that stand out are the Uncharted series and God of War, which all deliver passionate, classical one player stories.

Most games today try to include a story mode to give background. However, in many games we see the errors in thought process, with characters not fitting in or being underdeveloped.

I’m sure you can relate to the feeling of making it through to the end only to be underwhelmed as the ending did not happen as you anticipated. The answer is that games like the God of War series continue to offer that one person thrill and set the bar for other games to follow, whether they intended to or not. What are your thoughts on the matter? Are we beginning to see the watering down of single player game modes and games overall?

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DICE Unsure of How They Can Fix Battlefield 3 Bugs

MP1st reports the further commenting of DICE on Battlefield 3 bugs existent on the console version of the game, particularly the PlayStation 3. Apparently the Input Lag of controls to action and the lack of a centralized VoIP have been recognized as issues of the game that need to be worked on. According to the article published by MP1st DICE is still attempting to find solutions. It also appears that Dice is unsure of the exact “root” of the problem. Check out the entire article’s quote below:

“Regarding the PlayStation 3, the two obvious issues many fans are upset about are the inpust lag and VoIP. We still have no information regarding the former but DICE has recently had this to say about the VoIP issues: ”we are investigating the root cause and possible solutions for PS3 VoIP. We ask for your patience while this is worked out.” It brings us to wonder if the input lag found in the PS3 version of BF3 will ever see a solution in the near future. DICE also assures us that they are looking into the bug of spawning without any weapons, which seems to be affecting all platforms. “This a known bug.” Other users are reporting a black screen appearing when starting up new maps from the Back to Karkand expansion pack. Again, DICE states, “yes, we are currently looking into a solution for this issue.”

Source: MP1st

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Rumor: Half Life Episode 3 Website Proves Game is a Go

According to a lot of online rumors that seem to be persistently adding up to virtually a conspiracy, Half Life Episode 3 is coming at some point in the future. Most recent to add to these rumors is the exhibit of black-aperture.com a website that shows the Half Life logo with the number 3 on it and the Steam, Valve, and Source logos beneath that.

“© 2011 Valve Corporation, all rights reserved. Valve, the Valve logo, Half-Life, the Half-Life logo, the Lambda logo, Steam, the Steam logo,  Aperture Science, the Aperture Science logo,  Source, the Source logo, Valve Source are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation.” is shown at the bottom of the page and the titlebar reads “Status: Mark 7” while you are on the page.

If you click on the website’s logo you will be taken here, where you are shown The Orange Box.

Could this game be truly reaching announcement soon, and could this website imply that it may be a Steam PC Exclusive? Take a look for yourself and see what you think.

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iFen0m Further Explains His Spawn Camping Exposed Video

iFen0m recently released a video documenting the spawn camping potential of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (see that here). Now here is a further explanation from the YouTube gamer who now says that he could have done things a little better with the release of his video. He wants it to be more clear to people that the purpose of his original video is to expose the problems with MW3 so that they could be improved by the developers. You can see his video below:

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25 Games Day One for PlayStation Vita Release

The next generation portable system by Sony (successor to the PlayStation Portable) PlayStation Vita will be released in USA, Europe, (and Australia) February 22nd (and 23rd). With graphics that look similar most PS3 games, two analog thumb sticks, a front and back camera, an OLED touchscreen and a back touchpad, as well as the classic PlayStation buttons (Triangle, X, O, Square, L, R, etc), the system is set to satisfy the hardcore gamers in the handheld market. Check out a list of games that will be available day one including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, and more.

First Party Launch Titles

  1. Escape Plan (PSN Only)
  2. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  3. Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
  4. Little Deviants
  5. ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  6. Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
  7. Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  8. WipeOut 2048

Third Party Launch Titles

  1. Army Corps of Hell
  2. Asphalt Injection
  3. Ben10 Galactic Racing
  4. Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend
  5. Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  6. Dynasty Warriors Next
  7. F1 2011
  8. FIFA Soccer
  9. Lumines Electronic Symphony
  10. Michael Jackson The Experience
  11. Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
  12. Rayman Origins
  13. Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
  14. Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
  15. Touch My Katamari
  16. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  17. Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition

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Call of Duty is the Most Broken Multiplayer Out: 76 Killstreak in 60 Seconds Video

FPSWin reports on an informative video surfacing from the YouTube Call of Duty community. Many hardcore gamers in the FPS genre have noticed for a long time now that the COD series is becoming, or to some extent has always been, a truly watered down formula. The main purpose of this video, which was created by iFen0m, is to show the broken down map design found in the latest COD game, Modern Warfare 3. Check out the video for yourself. Be on the lookout for more from our own RealGamerNewz archives soon!

via FPSWin

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The Lost Episodes : Modern Warfare 3 VS Battlefield 3

Over here at RealGamerNewz, after the East Coast power outages we have gotten so busy with wrapping coal for all of you that we ended up stacking a great set of episodes that almost got lost to time. Thank god for flashlights, right? Here’s the first of our shows following the release of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.

We laid this one down shortly after MW3 dropped and we had time to play both titles. In this episode RGN co-founder Hayabusaman joins Hitman, Payback-Ironman, and BoodyBandit as Tristan shows up to drop the topic. Yep, it’s another comparison article to add to the sea of them.

 

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VGA Names The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game of the Year 2011

The Spike VGA 2011 Award for Game of the Year has been awarded to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skyrim, the Western RPG from Bethesda that follows Oblivion in the series as one of the most popular role playing games released in recent years. Some of its more notable features include first-person combat, action and stealth elements, character customization, spell/weapon crafting, dungeon crawling, and more. The candidates for VGA’s award were Portal 2, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

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Best Buy discounting PS3 with Sony PlayStation 3D Display

If you haven’t caught the Kevin Butler commercial by now, check it out below.

 

The Sony PlayStation 3D Display, arguably the best christmas gift imaginable for your PlayStation brethren. It already includes a 3D headset and a copy of MotorStorm Apocalypse at the time of this post and now it’s coming with an interesting discount exclusively at Best Buy. For a limited time, you can pick up the $499.99 bundle of MotorStorm Apocalypse with the Sony PlayStation 3D Display and get a 160gb PlayStation 3 Slim for just $100.

This is the cheapest deal for a brand new PS3 slim and at the same time you get the 3D HD experience and the ability to use SimulView, the future of local multiplayer gaming which allows for players to see completely different images when playing games that traditionally had to be split in half on the screen.

Check out more information at Sony’s website.

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