Binary Domain’s multiplayer systems detailed


You may have sampled the demo for Binary Domain this past week, but did you know there's a multiplayer component in the final release? A post over on the PlayStation Blog details the many modes and classes that make up the online suite.

There are five different classes: heavy gunner, recon, special ops, demolition and assault. Each has a different skill and weapon loadout (as you'd imagine) that can be customized and upgraded with earned credits across Binary Domain's eight total multiplayer modes.

The majority of multiplayer modes are competitive; you have a mixture of objective-based and kill-based modes, and a couple capture and destroy types. Each supports up to ten players, save for the Invasion game type, which is basically Horde mode for up to four players.

Check out the multiplayer trailer above for another representation of what awaits Binary Domain players on February 28.

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Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100

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Believe it or not, pinball (that most beloved of nerd pastimes) hasn't always looked this way -- a familiar field of bumpers with a pair of forward facing flippers at the bottom. That particular design originated with the 1948 title Triple Action, the work of Steve Kordek who died this week at the age of 100. Kordek is credited with a number of innovations to the analog arcade games, including multi-ball mode and drop targets. All told, the pioneer designed well over 100 different machines for Genco, Bally and Williams -- some of the biggest names in the pinball pantheon -- over the course of his roughly 60 year career. So, it is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to a man that provided us with hours of entertainment and cost us plenty of quarters.

Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Testimony begins in trial of Rutgers student whose gay roommate committed suicide – ChicagoPride.com


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Stalk this Saints Row: The Third ‘Bloodsucker’ DLC trailer


What kinda vampire are you going to be: super-evil Kiefer Sutherland; pensive and regretful Brad Pitt; or sparkly and seductive whoever-that-guy-is from the Twilight movies?

JoystiqStalk this Saints Row: The Third 'Bloodsucker' DLC trailer originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google Drive SDK, Gmail integration hinted at in Google Docs source code

Still wondering if Mountain View's Google Drive service will launch as a Google Docs rebranding? The folks at the Google Operating System blog have some code you might want to peek at, then. Apparently the Docs' source code mentions an SDK connected to the upcoming Google Drive, opening the door for third party app support. The code hints at deeper Gmail integration too, "Say goodbye to email attachments and hello to real time collaboration," it says, "Drag anything shared with you to My Drive for easy access." If Drive turns out to be more than a hefty Docs update, at the very least it seems clear that the new service will play nice with El Goog's other web apps -- after all, isn't that what that consolidated privacy policy is supposed to be about?

Google Drive SDK, Gmail integration hinted at in Google Docs source code originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 23:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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MLB 2K12 demo heads to the mound on PS3 and Xbox 360 this Tuesday

You can't rewrite history, but you can show that the Texas Rangers would've won the 2011 World Series -- had you been in charge. Their matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals will be the focus of a MLB 2K12 demo, which is set to drop on PS3 and Xbox 360 next week on Tuesday, February 28.

MLB 2K12 launches on March 6, 2012. We recently got our hands on the game and played around with some of the improved pitching mechanics, all of which you can read about on our site.

[Thanks, Patrick.]

JoystiqMLB 2K12 demo heads to the mound on PS3 and Xbox 360 this Tuesday originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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