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Crysis 3: The Lost Island DLC explores the franchise’s “spiritual roots” this June


Like a crazy bearded man shouting in an airport parking lot, Crytek has announced that they’re going back to the island in this June’s new downloadable expansion for Crysis 3: The Lost Island.

Taking place on a small island in the Philippines, the same locale from the original Crysis, The Lost Island DLC will add four new multiplayer maps (“Ascent,” “Coastline,” “Creek,” and “Crossings”), two new weapons (Claw and Rhino), and two new game modes (Possession and Frenzy.

“The gameplay in the Crysis series has always been deeply connected to the unique environments in which the action takes place,” said Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli. “By transporting players out of the Liberty Dome and into the Lost Island setting, we’re not only returning to Crysis’ spiritual roots, but also introducing fresh ways to play that provide Crysis 3 fans with genuinely game-changing new tactical options, game modes and weapons.”

Crysis 3: The Lost Island has been priced at $14.99 (1200 Microsoft Points) and will be available to download on June 4.

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Dead Space 3 slices up the competition in February 2013 NPD report


Do you remember that rumor about Dead Space 3‘s poor sales? Yeah… apparently that was a load of space garbage. The action horror title was officially crowned the best-selling retail game of February 2013 by retail tracking firm The NPD Group.

New releases Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and the troubled launch of Aliens: Colonial Marines also landed spots in the top ten.

Here’s the complete list of the top ten best-selling games in February 2013:

1. Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
3. Crysis 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
4. NBA 2K13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
5. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360)
6. Aliens: Colonial Marines 2013 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
7. Just Dance 4 (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
8. Far Cry 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
9. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3, Vita)
10. Madden NFL 13 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, Wii U)

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PSN Today: Crysis 3, Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1987, Patapon 3, More


This week’s PlayStation Store update was a bit late on the upload, but I suppose Sony can be forgiven. After all, tomorrow is a big day for the consolemaker.

The big new addition in today’s update is definitely Crysis 3. Crytek’s first person shooter series returns to the PS3 with a new locale (Rainforest New York City!) and a wild new weapon (The Predator Bow!). It can yours for the standard new game price of $59.99.

Also available this week is the first installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The “1987 Pack” includes 1943: Battle of Midway, Black Dragon, and Avengers.

Finally, portable players will be happy to know that the Vita game Patapon 3 and two PSP games, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi and Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection, are available to download now.

A complete list of this week’s new games can be found after the break and a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons (including Skyrim‘s “Hearthfire” content) can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Releases: Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising

newreleases021913There’s just two new releases this week (though more to come thanks to the download services of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo), but they definitely both qualify as BIG new releases.

First up is Crytek’s futuristic first person shooter, Crysis 3. The initial print run is available in a special Hunter’s Edition for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Every person who purchases the Hunter’s Edition of Crysis 3 will also receive a coupon code for a free download of Crysis.

Platinum’s “lightning action” game, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is also ready for release this week. The swordfighting epic will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360. A Limited Edition that includes a “high-frequency katana blade plasma lamp” will also be available.

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PSN Today: Crysis 3 beta, GTA Vice City, Hitman HD Trilogy, more


It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as Sony and Electronic Arts have added a Crysis 3 open beta to the PSN. The beta is available to download for free by all PS3 owners from now until February 12. The digital download version can also now be pre-ordered through the PS Store, so you can be sure you’ve got it first thing on February 19.

Also available this week is Square Enix’s Hitman HD Trilogy. The up-rezzed versions of Agent 47’s second, third, and fourth games are available as separate PSN downloads or as one combined bundle.

Going back in time a bit, this week also sees the addition of a trio of games that were previously available as disc-only releases including Platinum’s Bayonetta, Konami’s Zone of the Enders HD Collection, and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (that one’s a PS2 Classic).

There’s even that’s new to the PlayStation Store this week. You can read all about them after the break. And don’t forget to visit the PlayStation Blog for a list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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Microsoft Store bundling 1600 MS Points with some game pre-orders


Do you plan to pre-order some of this year’s biggest Xbox 360 titles? Then you might want to consider buying them from the Microsoft Store.

Pointing your browser at the New Xbox Products section of the store will produce a list of 11 Xbox 360 games available for pre-order. And if you purchase any of these titles between now and April 6, you’ll receive 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) for free. Sadly, there’s a limit of three per person.

So which games qualify for this promotion? Check ’em out…

  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Crysis 3
  • Dead Space 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Lost Planet 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
  • Tomb Raider

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Can your PC run Crysis 3? Crytek reveals minimum/recommended specs

Crytek has released the minimum and recommended system requirements for Crysis 3. They’ve also released a third set of specificiations, the “Hi-Performance” requirements, which will surely revive the age-old question, “But can it run Crysis?”

You can find the minimum requirements below and be sure to hit the jump for the recommended and “Hi-Performance” requirements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • DirectX 11 Graphics Card with 1GB Video RAM
  • Dual Core CPU
  • 2GB Memory (3GB on Vista)
  • Examples:
    • Nvidia GTS 450 + Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 Ghz (E6600)
    • AMD Radeon HD5770 + AMD Athlon64 X2 2.7 Ghz (5200+)


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Pre-order Crysis 3, get a downloadable copy of Crysis for free

Are you looking forward to next February’s release of Crysis 3? But are you feeling a little lost since you never played the original Crysis? Well, good news! EA has announced that if you pre-order Crysis 3, you’ll receive a download voucher that can be exchanged for a digital copy of Crysis on the PC, PS3, or Xbox 360.

“The release of Crysis in 2007 was truly a watershed moment for first-person shooters and raised the bar on cutting-edge visuals and gameplay and we could not be more thrilled to include the original game as a pre-order bonus,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “Building upon the framework laid by the previous games, Crysis 3 offers unparalleled tactical freedom as players experience New York City’s Seven Wonders and adapt to the truly unique challenges they present. By blending the best elements of the series so far, we’ve created an action experience that we believe will blow fans away.”

If you are interested in pre-ordering Crysis 3, EA also wants to remind you that you’ll receive the Hunter’s Edition, which will include access to the Predator Bow and the Hunter Nanosuit module.

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