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Gaming News Round-up -Hitman game may come in 2011By Hanleigh Daniels 23 July 2010 | Categories: news
Hitman hired for 2011?
According to Kotaku, the next title in the Hitman franchise could be coming out in 2011. Promotional artwork posters for what appears to be the next game in the series has been posted on the website of Great Graphics (now removed), which is a design company that has already worked with Square Enix (the Hitman series’ new games publisher) on projects before.
These posters show a burning Hitman logo, the branding of the game’s publishers Eidos and Square Enix as well as the logo of the game’s developer IO Interactive. One of the posters also sports a 2011 stamp.
NFS MMO takes to the starting grid next week
Black Box, the game studio belonging to Electronic Arts, announced this week that Need for Speed World, the massively multiplayer online action racing game, will be available for digital download on 27 July for PC.
According to EA, Need for Speed World joins the well-known style of NFS street racing, an expansive RPG style progression and vehicle customisation with an immersive, socially-connected Need for Speed experience.
Players will be able to take their friends and thousands of top ranked players on in extreme online race battles and police pursuits across 150 miles of sprawling open world.
Sony applies for patent for stereoscopic gaming system
Microsoft is not the only company looking to copyright its gaming systems, as Sony is working on a patent for a stereoscopic game system.
According to Joystick, this system sends two images from one video screen to two different people and thus allows two players to see different images on the same display. Each gamer will require their own set of glasses, as well as their own earphones for separate audio feeds too.
This system holds some exciting possibilities including the ability of watching a DVD and TV at the same time or split-screen gaming without actually splitting the screen.
Third Street Fighter movie on the way
Movies that are based on video games are usually quite horrible and the Street Fighter franchise’s stints on the big screen (Street Fighter and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) were no exception. But it appears that Capcom haven’t given up on their silver screen aspirations for Street Fighter.
“I think you’ll see some clever live-action stuff that will excite our fans at some point in the future, based on Street Fighter. Let’s just say that the book is not yet done on Street Fighter film and video projects,” Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson said to GamerLive.
Things also not going well for Tiger on the virtual golf course
After the sex scandal involving the world’s number 1 golfer Tiger Woods last year, his public image as well as his golf game took a heavy knock. Now it seems that even his performance on the virtual course has taken a dive.
According to GamesIndustry, the latest title in EA Sports' third most important franchise (behind Madden and FIFA), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 suffered a 68% drop in sales in the US compared to Tour 10.
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