Hunted Game Guide, Pt. 2: Enemy Infiltration

We return today with another blog post from Michael Searle, the author of Hunted’s Official Game Guide. Read below for to learn more about the enemies you’ll face, and some pointers on how to thwart them.

Take it away, Michael…

Your first few steps in the Town of Dyfed introduce you to a Wargar. Within seconds it dines on something “unappetizing,” and its actions put the monster at the bottom of your friends list. Moments later you meet more Wargar, and Caddoc and E’lara battle with supernaturally-strong Wargar wielding swords, brandishing shields, slinging bows, sporting armor, and quaffing magic liquid.

Feeling overpowered by Wargar? Prima’s official Hunted: The Demon’s Forge guide can quickly focus your attention on what’s important…

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Brink DLC Details and Stats Site Update

Update 5/29: The title update is live on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Original Post:Today we’ve got some exciting news to share about two big Brink updates in the works.

First up, the statistics site will be going live next Tuesday for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players. PC players can look forward to it going up very soon. This site, located at brinkthegame.com, will be your hub for in-depth stats, including data on matches, players and the overall progress in the weekly Battle for the Ark. Check out the screenshot above for a sneak peek and dig up that VIP code as you’ll need it to register once the stats page is live.

On top of that, the Agents of Change DLC is just on the horizon, slated for release in June. The pack will bring new maps, abilities, character customization options and weapon attachments to Brink, while also raising the level cap to 24. Here’s a full list of the DLC content:

New Maps

  • Founders’ Tower – The revolution finally reaches the island’s iconic spire and takes the battle for the Ark to dizzying heights.
  • Labs – Venture into the depths of the Ark’s original research and development laboratories, a submerged high-tech facility so far untouched by the civil war.

New Player Abilities

  • UAV – This stealthy and lethal device allows Operatives to automatically mark nearby enemies on their radar. For more explosive fun, they can even take direct control of the UAV and detonate it near unsuspecting foes.
  • Napalm Grenade – Soldiers can use this new grenade to cover an area in a sea of deadly flames.
  • Pyro Mine – Engineers can plant these mines and leave enemies in the epicenter of a massive napalm explosion.
  • Field Regen Unit – Medics can deploy these units to increase the health regeneration of any nearby teammates.
  • Tactical Scanner – This universal ability allows players to reveal the active buffs of their opponents, allowing them to pick off enemies more strategically.

New Weapon Attachments

  • Bayonets – Gain the edge in melee combat and cause extra damage with these deadly blades.
  • Weapon Shields – Take cover from enemy fire and prevent headshot bonus damage behind riot-style shields.

New Character Outfits

  • The Sad Punk – Add a touch of Steampunk to your Resistance character.
  • The Limey – Bring order to the Ark with this outfit inspired by traditional European police.

In addition to these updates, we’re happy to let you know that the updates we described last week will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this weekend.

QuakeCon 2011 Online Pre-Registration Opens Today!

QuakeCon 2011 online pre-registration doesn’t begin until 7 pm CST (8 pm EST) tonight, but we’ve got details on the packages you can sign up for now.

While general admission to the event continues to be FREE, this year we’re offering all new premium packages, including ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ fast-passes for the entire event, a BYOC Select-a-Seat package that includes guaranteed reserved seating, and a QuakeCon swag pack full of limited edition extras.

The premium packages are:

BYOC Select-a-Seat Package – $20

  • Select and reserve the guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • An official QuakeCon 2011 BYOC t-shirt
  • A special art of RAGE mouse pad

Swag Pack – Cost $35

  • An official QuakeCon 2011 attendee t-shirt
  • A RAGE Wingstick t-shirt
  • A Skyrim lithograph signed by the team at Bethesda Game Studios
  • A pack of RAGE, Skyrim, and Prey 2 zipper-pulls

QuakeCon done Quick Package – $50 (Limit of 200 packages available on a first-come first-serve basis)

  • Select and reserve the guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
  • Express lane fast-pass to every speaker, panel, and public event at QuakeCon
  • Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events
  • A special art of RAGE mouse pad, individually numbered and signed by Tim Willits, Creative Director of RAGE
  • A limited edition QuakeCon 2011 zipper-pull

To pre-register online for QuakeCon today go to: http://registration.quakecon.org/. Taking place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX, doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, August 4th at 10:00am Central and will remain open through August 7th .

Prey 2: The Making of a Teaser

If you’ve read any of the many Prey 2 previews, you know the developers at Human Head aren’t taking the easy road with the sci-fi shooter sequel. The new game expands on the Prey universe in a big way, placing you in the boots of a marshal-turned-bounty hunter in an open, alien world.

With such an ambitious game in the works, a different kind of announcement was required for its unveiling. In the end, the solution was to be equally ambitious with the teaser trailer, bringing the universe of Prey to life in a live-action setting.

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Hunted Game Guide, Pt. 1: Kala Moor or Bust

Hunted releases next week, and to get you ready for your adventure, we’ve got blog posts from Prima game guide author, Michael Searle. In his first post, Michael reveals what you can expect from the guide — from co-op strategies to discovering all the game’s secret paths.

Stay tuned to the blog this week for more on Hunted’s game guide. Here’s Michael…

Hunted is just around the bend, so it’s time for a primer on kicking in kick in some Wargar teeth.

In Hunted, you head out on a rescue mission to save a caravan of human slaves from a terrible fate at the hands of a magically corrupted dragon-hunter and his Wargar minions. Generally, you don’t march into the heart of the enemy’s fortress on a humanitarian mission, yet that’s exactly what you’ll be doing.

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One week left in RAGE’s Graffiti Contest and Sweeps

There’s one week left in our RAGE Graffiti Contest and Sweepstakes on Facebook, so I thought I’d make my best attempt to get Blake Griffin in RAGE. That’s not going to happen because:

  1. I’m not eligible to win
  2. Saying “I’m not eligible to win” is giving me too much credit. I’ve upset everyone around my desk with my terrible “attempt”

But that doesn’t mean you can’t win. For a chance at getting your artwork in the final copy of RAGE (plus a new iPad and a trip to QuakeCon), head to our Facebook Graffiti App. And if you’re drawing skills are on par or worse than mine (who am I kidding??), you can simply fill out the Sweepstakes form for a chance to win.

Anyone know the number for that art test you see on TV? I need help.