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Preview: Mafia 2 (and Mafia 2 3D)

Mafia 2 feels, from the demo we played, like it could just as easily be called Grand Theft Auto: Godfather. If that’s what you’re looking for from the mob-o-rama sequel, then celebrate by throwing someone off a pier with cement shoes.

It’s actually pretty hard to note anything unexpected or different in the Mafia 2 demo. Almost everything you’d expect from a game that borrows heavily from the GTA IV template is there, both the good and the bad.

Gallery: Mafia II

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JoystiqPreview: Mafia 2 (and Mafia 2 3D) originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 20 Jun 2010 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wow! Are we halfway through 2010 already? Time flies when there’s lots to write about in PC gaming, apparently. This week we thought would be fairly slow, but instead it turned out to be overwhelmingly busy. Let’s take a look at the past seven days at Big Download, shall we? We shall!

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Continue reading The Best of Big Download: June 28-July 4

JoystiqThe Best of Big Download: June 28-July 4 originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 05 Jul 2010 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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“Hello, Apple Customer Support, this is Janice speaking. How may I help you?”

“Does my iPhone replacement plan cover … um, if I accidentally jammed my thumbs through my screen? “

“If you jam your — sir, I have to ask . .. were you attempting to play ‘My Name is Jonas’ on Expert on the Guitar Hero App? “

“How on Earth did you know?”

“Sir, you’re the twentieth person to call with that issue today. Oh, and the answer to your question is of course not. “

Click past the jump to see all the tracks from Breaking Benjamin, Coldplay, Rise Against and Weezer which were recently added to the Music Store on Guitar Hero for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Also, be gentle with those thumbs, okay?

Continue reading Breaking Benjamin, Weezer and more added to Guitar Hero iPhone store

JoystiqBreaking Benjamin, Weezer and more added to Guitar Hero iPhone store originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 19:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Assange’s OkCupid profile.

Another picture from Assange’s dating profile Some have debated the authenticity of the dating profile but considering it was created well before Mr Assange became famous, and contains several photographs of Mr Assange that haven’t previously been released, it appears to be legit. OkCupid founder Sam Yagan told Mashable the “last login” details led him to believe the profile was legitimate “because it would have required someone four years ago to have foreseen that this would have been an interesting thing to do”. Web sleuths have also uncovered what appears to be Mr Assange’s profile on CouchSurfing.com, a site where travellers can meet hosts who are happy to let them sleep on their couch. The “HarryHarrison” profile, also viewable only to members of the site, appears to have been created around the same time as the OkCupid profile and was last accessed in July 2008 in Budapest.

He describes himself as being involved in international journalism/books, documentaries, cryptography, intelligence agencies, civil rights, political activism, white collar crime and the internet. He describes himself as a “grown up enfant terrible” and says he has seen or done “attempted assassinations in Africa”, “telephone taps in Australia”, “election rigging”, “Russian mafia” and “politicians’ wives”,

Mr Assange received top reviews from fellow CouchSurfers with one saying there is “hardly anyone more interesting than him” and another writing the he is “eloquent, intellectual, enjoyable, open”. On the dating profile Mr Assange lists his location as Melbourne, says he drinks “socially” but never does drugs, doesn’t smoke and is an atheist. “Often carrying mystery brown paper packages tied up with strings; these are a few of my first things,” he writes in an apparent allusion to the song made famous in The Sound of Music. But he definitely knows what he’s looking for, telling prospective mates not to write to him if they are timid (“I am too busy”) and that he’s after “a sprited, erotic, non-comformist”. As one might expect, Mr Assange spends a lot of time thinking about “changing the world through passion, inspiration and trickery”. Although, strangely, he signs off on his self-summary with the words “I am danger, achtung”. On the CouchSurfing profile Mr Assange lists his occupation as “investigative journalist/rabble rouser” and says he grew up in a “theatre family” so was “always on tour”. However, the latter adds that she had the impression Mr Assange “lost the understanding of some basic rules of politeness on the way. Mr Assange explains further down that he is directing a “consuming, dangerous human rights project” that is male dominated. While Sweden wants to question him over sexual misconduct allegations, Mr Assange says on his profile that although he is “pretty intellectually and physically pugnacious”, he is “very protective of women and children”. But if you tell the hacker not to hack in real terms, he will understand and respect it”.
“Passionate, and often pig headed activist intellectual seeks siren for love affair, children and occasional criminal conspiracy,” he writes in his dating profile on the OkCupid website under the alter ego “Harry Harrison”. Journalists have been poring over the details of Mr Assange’s life since his arrest in London – Germany’s biggest news and current affairs magazine Stern has 15 reporters digging into every aspect of his life for a feature article – and now cyber sleuths have uncovered his cocky internet dating and couchsurfing.com profiles. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has always advocated complete transparency, but now he’s learning exactly what that entails.

Mr Assange has copped some ridicule for confessing to being “87% slut” and writing that the most private thing he is willing to admit is: “I have asian teengirl stalkers”. Assange’s CouchSurfing.com profile. “Such a woman should be spirited and playful, of high intelligence, though not necessarily formally educated, have spunk, class and inner strength and be able to think strategically about the world and the people she cares about.”

Dormant since just after WikiLeaks launched at the end of 2006, the profile contains several brooding photos of Mr Assange alongside his stated desire to meet “women from countries that have sustained political turmoil”. Following immense media interest over the past few days, the profile has been restricted so that only OkCupid members can view it. Western women, he writes, are “valueless and inane”.
A picture posted on Julian Assange’s OkCupid profile.

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Activision has declared war on the calm, blue and oh-so-smug skies with the announcement of Apache: Air Assault, a game where you don’t fly a cool airplane because you’re too busy piloting a freakin’ sweet helichopter. Russian developer Gaijin Entertainment (IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey) promises several variations of Apache birds, each outfitted with sick military weaponry, “highly-detailed damage modeling” and the ability to destroy tanks who are too stupid to fly into the air and fight back.

Due this fall on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Apache: Air Assault will offer an “Arcade” mode for those who want to blow things up right away, as well as a “Realistic” mode for players who to blow things up the right way. You can also expect competitive online multiplayer and a local co-op mode that has two people sitting in the same helichopter, going let’s go left no let’s go right oh it doesn’t matter because we can fire like sixteen missiles into that guy’s face this is awesome hahaha.

JoystiqApache: Air Assault launches on Xbox 360, PS3 this fall originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The headline says it all: there’s new footage of the Halo: Reach Firefight mode courtesy of Halo Waypoint. Keep an eye out for surprises like the return of the bubble shield. We also noticed that drop ships seem to appear on the HUD — possibly after being marked by other players a la Battlefield.

Continue reading Video: Seven minutes of Halo: Reach Firefight

JoystiqVideo: Seven minutes of Halo: Reach Firefight originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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When we announced Front Mission Evolved‘s September 14th launch date we joked that Square Enix had neglected to check the calendar. You know, because September 14 is also “International Halo: Reach Day,” a notable religious holiday. Also there’s another video game coming out that day.

Now Front Mission Evolved has been pushed back two weeks, to September 28. The funny thing is, other high-profile games are arriving on that new launch date — sometimes you just need to mecha decision, we guess.

JoystiqFront Mission Evolved pushed back to September 28, 2010 originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wanna beef up your virtual wardrobe? Xbox Live now has new goods from The Forgotten Sands, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition and Deadliest Warrior. Or, come July 15 for 320 MS Points ($4), you can play virtual dress-up as one of the Super Street Fighter IV fighters above. Virtual cosplay is still cosplay, right?

Continue reading Xbox Live Avatars update: PoP, Deadliest Warrior, Monkey Island 2, Super Street Fighter IV

JoystiqXbox Live Avatars update: PoP, Deadliest Warrior, Monkey Island 2, Super Street Fighter IV originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The headline says it all: there’s new footage of the Halo: Reach Firefight mode courtesy of Halo Waypoint. Keep an eye out for surprises like the return of the bubble shield. We also noticed that drop ships seem to appear on the HUD — possibly after being marked by other players a la Battlefield.

Continue reading Video: Seven minutes of Halo: Reach Firefight

JoystiqVideo: Seven minutes of Halo: Reach Firefight originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 25 Jun 2010 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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