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Wonder why “Bioshock Infinite” won nearly every E3 award imaginable? Video Games Plus has the scoop on how you’ll get to see the much-talked about new Bioshock preview, as well as news about an upcoming demo for the bizarre puzzle/action/horror title “Catherine” and a massive patch expected to help fix “Fallout: New Vegas.”
Spike TV To Air BioShock Infinite Demo
Gamers will soon get to feast their eyes on the full Bioshock Infinite gameplay demo that caused the jaws of journalists and industry professionals to drop to the floor at E3 last month. Spike TV is airing a 30-minute GameTrailers TV special on July 7 for Infinite.
The program will be hosted by Geoff Keighley and features an interview with Irrational Games’ Ken Levine but the main attraction is the world premiere of the entire 14-minute Infinite demo in high definition. Immediately after the show, the demo will also be available to watch on GameTrailers’ website.
As one of the lucky ones to get see the full E3 sneak peek, trust me -- it’s worth checking out. It does an amazing job of showcasing the game’s plot, characters and action. Especially cool is an action-packed sequence in which Booker, the game’s protagonist, rides the rails of a roller coaster rail using a sky-hook to land on a zeppelin populated by bad guys armed to the teeth with missile launchers.
The video was also careful to give gamers a taste of the complicated relationship between Elizabeth, the young girl Booker is trying to save, and her gaint robot bird-like captor. BioShock Infinite is scheduled for a 2012 release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Catherine Demo Hits XBL and PSN
You might be like me and you’re still not sure what the hell this Catherine game is about. If the trailer is any indication, it’s very random Japanese-style story about a dude with buggy eyes whose daily life consists of taking naps that are frequently interrupted by scantily clad women.
He is also haunted by strange erotic dreams about a mystery girl and well-dressed sheep, who happen to walk upright. It’s been classified as an action-adventure, a puzzle game, even as an “erotic horror,” and the game’s official description just adds to the confusion:
“Catherine is an unprecedented exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle.” Say what?
Well, the best chance to puzzle out Atlus’s upcoming game might be coming Tuesday, July 12, when a playable demo is hitting Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, a couple weeks before Catherine’s scheduled release date of July 26.
Fallout Gets Fixes
Now might be the time to dig out your copy of Fallout: New Vegas out of your closet (or nuclear shelter, if applicable). Bethesda has announced a large patch of updates for all platforms of the game -- PS3, Xbox 360 and PC -- that is supposed to “bring improvements to performance and stability,” according to the developer’s blog.
Also included is new feature that automatically creates a save before the endgame sequence. In all, there are 100 new changes and fixed for a game that has been infamous for its enormous amount of crippling bugs and poor framerate. It’s too bad the changes are coming over nine months after the game’s initial release, but maybe it's better late than never?
The big patch is schedule to hit just before the upcoming third downloadable pack for New Vegas, “Old World Blues” arrives on July 19.
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