28 October, 2010

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 'Codex Edition' unboxed

Ubisoft released a short video presentation for the Codex Edition of the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series entitled Brotherhood.
I believe this game it's not going to be Assassin's Creed 3 but more like an AC v2.5, hopefully a very polished product which continues Ezio's adventures, brings the multiplayer layer (quite promising if you ask me) but will not offer a final ending to the story and series. Ubisoft will milk this IP a little bit more before giving up on it. :)
Anyway, let's not get too far from the main subject, the Codex Edition.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Limited Codex Edition


  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood game
  • Renaissance Collector Chest
  • Exclusive Codex
  • Map of Rome
  • Multiplayer characters cards
  • Lineage DVD
  • Bonus DVD and game soundtrack
  • 2 Exclusive single player maps: Aqua Gear & Trajan Market
  • 2 Multiplayer characters: Harlequin & Officer
  • Additional bonus content yet to be revealed

Below is an image showing the contents of this game release:

Looks pretty good, isn't it? :D

26 October, 2010

Online Degrees Gaining in Acceptance Among Employers – But Concerns Remain : eLearners.com

Here's an interesting article and infographic regarding the online degrees subject.

"How do potential employers view online courses and degrees? How are job candidates viewed based on their academic credentials, online or traditional? Under what circumstances are online degrees viewed as a “non-issue” or an asset for job applicants?
These were some of the questions posed in Hiring Practices and Attitudes: Traditional vs. Online Degree Credentials, research undertaken by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and commissioned by eLearners.com, a web resource of EducationDynamics, which connects prospective students with online degrees. And as with a number of similar studies undertaken over the past ten years, the results reflect an interesting and transitioning set of assumptions among hiring managers about the value of online degrees and degree-holders."
You can read the rest of the article here.

How are the TOP 100 Companies using Social Media ? [Infographic]

An infographic showing how Fortune Top 100 companies are using social media. Check it out. Graph provided by Vistature.

22 October, 2010

Team Fortress 2 Community Members Earn Up To $47,000 from Custom Items Sale

Valve hits the jackpot with its Mann-conomy store for Team Fortress 2.
Check out the coverage of Dustin Quillen from 1UP on this subject:

"When Valve rolled out its "Mann-conomy" update for Team Fortress 2 back in September, the developer included a handful of community-made items for sale on the new in-game store. Now, less than a month after the debut of microtransactions in the cartoonish shooter, those community members have already raked in tens of thousands of dollars apiece from Team Fortress 2's Mann Co. Store.

Team Fortress fans Steven Skidmore, Spencer Kern, Shawn Spetch, Rob Laro, and Shaylyn Hamm all contributed custom equipment to the game's Polycount Pack, which was among the first content available for purchase on the Mann Co. Store. Their 25 percent revenue share resulted in royalty payments of between $39,000 and $47,000 each."
You can read the rest of the story here.
A shorter and funnier approach from Joystiq's Richard Mitchell is just a click away.
"And your mother told you video games were a waste of time! Valve has announced that user-created items in the new Team Fortress 2 Mann Co. Store have brought in positively massive royalties for five contest-winning Steam community members. The five community members included in the initial run of the Mann Co. Store -- Rob Laro, Shawn Spetch, Steven Skidmore, Spencer Kern, and Shaylyn Hamm -- all received royalties ranging from $39,000 to $47,000 after the first two weeks of sales."
Well...if you ain't buying Team Fortress 2 right now, it means I have a little less competition on the market! :) Would love to stay and chat with you all but I've got some work to do. I'll keep you posted on the progress. :D

Title image taken from Kotaku.

21 October, 2010

God of War Collection Conquers PSN Nov. 2

Kratos strikes again with vengeance! God Of War 1 and God Of War 2 will be both available to download on the Playstation Store on Nov 2!
Any gamer out there should play this remastered epic adventure and experience one of the best game combat systems in gorgeous 720p High Definition, 60 FPS.
Both games are Trophy enabled so this is a good opportunity to show off your gamer skills by earning some platinum trophies and complete the series.
The main difference between the disc version and the downloadable one is the missing bonus content which was featured on the Blu-Ray edition.
Sony is listing the GoW Collection PSN pack at 29.99 EUR / 23.99 GBP (both games) and 17.99 EUR / 13.99 GBP for a single edition.
News provided by EpicBattleAxe.

How Many Hours Does The Human Race Spend Playing Facebook Games Every Month?

AllFacebook.com provided an impressive graph showing some very interesting game statistics for the Facebook platform. The source of this article can be found here.

19 October, 2010

Get Commandos Complete for only 2 pounds!

Commandos Complete for only 2 quids @ GetGamesGo?
Sounds too good to be true!
This is not a good budget deal, this is a must buy deal!
A tribute for all the WW2 theme fans out there and not only because any gamer should play this excellent series.
The pack consists of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, expansion pack Beyond the Call of Duty, and sequels Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin and Commandos: Strike Force.
"Okay guys! This group of allied soldiers has been isolated from their squad. Let's see if we can offer them a hand... Or, a knife!" Jack O'Hara
You can buy the pack from GetGamesGo.com 

An Illustrated Guide To World Of Warcraft's Scammers

Kotaku brings some interesting stats regarding common scams from World Of Warcraft. As always, nice graphs and insightful information. Read the rest of the article here. Click on image to enlarge.