Sunday, January 10, 2010

Great tactics at Empire Total War Battle

This is a online battles at Empire total war where a great player PrinceOfMacedon uses a tactic that i really liked and so i post it
it was really clever move

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My top 10 pc games of 2009

This is my list with the best games that i played last year

1 call of duty modern warfare 2

2 Dragon Age: Origins

3 Operation Flashpoint 2

4 Assassins Creed 2

5 Empire total war

x-men origins wolverine

7 Prototype

8 Batman: Arkham Asylum

9 Resident Evil 5

10 Risen

Console sales for the last month of 2009

Console Weekly Total
1,688,427 (+123%) 116,458,047
1,066,463 (+49%) 58,373,806
763,990 (+110%) 27,878,344
481,402 (+57%) 34,203,373
325,272 (+59%) 53,323,440
163,443 (+88%) 133,286,271
Total 4,488,997 (+84%)


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sony Puts In-Theatres Movie On PlayStation Store

Sony accidentally offered Armored - a movie that's still playing in theatres - for download on the PlayStation Store. What's more, they offered it for free. Whoops.
It was all a big mistake, of course, and one that was corrected in around five hours, but during that window it was available, people grabbed it, and people are now watching it on their PS3s and PSPs. For free.
Interesting that, mistake or not, the movie had already been processed and cleared for digital download, indicating its actual, intended release may not have been that far away.

Judge Takes Day Off To Play Modern Warfare 2 [Britain]

"Will Statton" - not his real name - is 48 years old. And when Modern Warfare 2 was released, he was up at midnight to get an early copy, then took the next day off to play. Problem?
See, according to a report in Britain's The Times, Will (guess he was spilling anonymously) not only bought the game and stayed up late, he called in the next morning and said he was "sick", when really he was up to his eyeballs in knife-fights and dead Russians.
Harmless day off, you say? Would be, were "Will" not a judge. A judge of 15 years, at a county court in Britain.
Some will be upset at this. Think a judge is too important a man to blow off a day's work for some video games. But you know what? Judge's gotta play games too, man. Judge's gotta play games too.
Meet the secret gamers [The Times, via VG247]

Call of Duty now a $3 billion franchise

Activision announced that, according to data garnered from the NPD, ChartTrack, GfK and internal estimates, the Call of Duty franchise has accumulated $3 billion-with-a-b in sales over its lifetime. As all but the densest among you have likely deduced, CoD was put over the top by the release of Modern Warfare 2, which moved $550 million in its first five days on sale.

For a bit of perspective, $3 billion is pretty darn close to the gross domestic product of the Kingdom of Swaziland, a comparison that's especially appropriate when you realize that 54 percent of Swazis have a Gamerscore over 20,000. ... Oh, wait, this doesn't say "a Gamerscore over 20,000," it says "access to clean water." Sorry, smudge on the page.

The most humiliating Modern Warfare 2 kill in the world

Gamers can't really be called "courageous" for their pretend exploits in pretend wars with pretend characters, but if we could award at least one man for his out-and-out brass balls, it would be whoever the guy in this video is. He can't seem to spell worth a crap, but he can certainly take out snipers in the most humiliating way possible.
Witness the thorough shame, captured on video for our twisted pleasure. You wish you could be half this cool in a videogame, but you never will be. You're just not uncool enough to real life to get this good.

Emulators and the law

Emulators and Roms are Free Programs that Simulate Classic Video Games on your Computer Over the last ten years programmers, hackers, and gamers have been using emulators, such as MAME to allow them to play their favorite old console and arcade games on their home computer.

Emulators and roms (the games they play) are illegal in most cases. However, there has not been a significant crackdown on them by the video game and console companies in about five years. The only way that playing an old game on your computer would truly be legal is if you owned a physical copy of the game. Otherwise, you are breaking the copyright laws that apply to the game.
In 2002, some of the video game manufacturers got together with Sony and Nintendo to pressure the courts system in the United States to make it illegal to create, distribute, or own an emulator. The court system would not allow this since it was not interested in the headache that could be caused for the banning of certain types of programs
The court did allow these companies to go after some of the companies and web sites that allowed roms to be downloaded. At the time, many rom sites had to close down because of legal pressure. The court protected many of those that had downloaded roms since it would be a hard case to prove that they knew that they were doing something wrong.
Once the initial strike against roms passed, many new sites popped up online to distribute roms. Sony and the other companies gave up their fight for the time being. There was not any major action directly against roms until last year when some companies brought up a question about old games that no longer had owners.

These games, called Orphans, are games that were created and copyrighted by companies that no longer exist. The companies that were bringing this up were trying to see if they could buy the rights, and go after rom sites. This case has been tabled into oblivion.

Many companies such as Capcom and Atari started coming out with compilation games that covered many of the old games that people were downloading in rom format. While many of these compilations did well, the roms and emulators still exist.