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The Conduit Now Available

This is a pretty short, to the point press release, so I will leave it in without a jump.

SEGA and High Voltage Software are happy to announce that The Conduit has shipped in North America and is now available.   A unique first-person shooter, The Conduit is an original IP featuring an intense conspiracy-laden single-player campaign that brings an unparalleled shooter experience exclusively to the Nintendo Wii™.  Get out there and arm yourself with an arsenal of sci-fi gadgets and high-powered weapons as you fight against aliens, rogue agents and other enemy forces. Additionally, be ready to dominate your friends from around the globe in up-to-12-person online multiplayer battles!

Now is the time for you to join the fight and save Washington DC!

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Modern Warfare 2 Lost Some Brand Awareness

According to tracking firm OTX in a talk with Gamasutra, dropping the Call of Duty name from the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 may hurt the game.

The firm says that the game has lost brand recognition through the name change.

Here is an interesting section taken directly from Gamasutra:

“Up until the beginning of May, OTX had been tracking the title as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. More specifically, we asked a representative group of gamers in the U.S. whether or not they had heard of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. At that time, approximately 40 percent of all gamers in the U.S. claimed that they had heard of this title.”

He continued, “However, once it became clear that Activision was positioning the title as Modern Warfare 2, OTX removed ‘Call of Duty‘ from the consumer survey, and the awareness levels dropped to 20 percent. In other words, the Call of Duty brand association essentially doubles the awareness for the game. That is quite a remarkable statistic.”

Read the full article here:  Gamasutra.

Countersuit Reveals Duke Nukem Begins

Back to the big mess that is the development of Duke Nukem Forever.

In the countersuit we heard about yesterday, a new Duke game was alledged to be in the works.

See the following statement from a court document by Apogee (3D Realms) obtained by GamePolitics, “On October 22, 2007, Apogee, Take-Two, and 2K Games entered into an agreement in which Apogee granted 2K Games the exclusive right to develop and publish a new videogame based upon Apogee’s Duke Nukem franchise… The new game was given the working title of Duke Begins and is not the same game as the Duke Nukem Forever game.”

Apogee’s claim is that game was scheduled to be completed and launched by mid-2010, but that Take-Two and 2K games stopped the development in April 2009 without its approval or consent.

In another section of the court document, it says, “When Apogee confronted Take-Two and 2K Games about the… cancellation of the Duke Begins development work… Take-Two and 2K Games simply denied it… Take-Two and 2K Games are taking such actions with a goal of pressuring Apogee to sell the Duke Nukem franchise rights to Take-Two for less than their true value.”

We have no idea how true this is, but if it is, shame on Take-Two for actually thinking 3D Realms was capable of finishing an additional game.

Story from Edge.

MAG V256 Developer Diary

256-player online shooter. I have mixed feelings, but I will give it a try.

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Fan-Made ‘Crossroads Mall’ Map Coming to Left 4 Dead as ‘Dead Before Dawn’

According to Evil Avatar, a fan-made map that recreates the Crossroads Mall from the Dawn of the Dead remake will be making it into Left 4 Dead in an update as Dead Before Dawn.

Here is a quote from the Left 4 Dead Mods forum (forums were down for maintenance when I tried to go) grabbed through Evil Avatar:

Dead Before Dawn, the replica of the Crossroads Mall from the movie Dawn of the Dead (2004) is coming to Left 4 Dead. The DBD team has been working tirelessly on the campaign and has vowed not to stop until the campaign is ready for release. Previously, we stated that the estimated release date will be the 1th of July (lol). At the time of this announcement, Valve was said to release the full SDK in a week’s time. That didn’t happen and we were forced to postpone the release date, BUT, Valve has now confirmed that next week we will have our dirty paws on the full version of the SDK and we’re ready for it. I would like to use this opportunity to give you guys a rundown of what’s been happening the past few months. So let’s get crackin’

Ok as you all (should) know, the Crossroads Mall map was originally made for the Half-Life 2 Mod, No More Room in Hell. Which is back into production and for the past 8 weeks, we’ve had regular updates from the mod team and they are hard at work. We cover all the news from No More Room in Hell on our site as well. (Since it’s Zombie related).

Myself and Darth_Brush are project lead on Dead Before Dawn (darth_brush being the godly mapper and I use my super powers in public relations and publicity to promote the campaign and various other tasks concerned to the campaign).

Left 4 Dead Mods Via Evil Avatar

Video of the map: YouTube