Daily Bits For 7/9/10

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505 Games Goes Under The Sea in 2011

That’s right people, time to grab your scuba gear.  Today 505 Games announced a brand new game for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 that will be out Q1 of 2011 by developer Biart Studio.  Deep Black, a third-person action adventure is said to bring “action packed battles with an immersive storyline” which will have players engaging most of the game under water.

Not much else has been said about the title, but if the game can pull off under water gameplay it could be a nice change of pace from what we are use to seeing.

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Dead Space 2 Prequel Announced

Dead Space: Ignition will be a downloadable prequel to Dead Space 2 that will drop on the XBLA and PSN.  The prequel will showcase the strange happenings that lead up to Dead Space 2 in an “interactive comic-style story with three unique hacking mini-games; Hardware Crack, Trace Route and System Overide.”

Dead Space Ignition is the first of many exciting game extensions we have planned for the launch of Dead Space 2,” says Dead Space 2 executive producer, Steve Papoutsis. “The interactive comic-style game will give Dead Space fans a unique perspective on the events leading up to Dead Space 2, but will also introduce the storyline to a brand-new audience of gamers.

Dead Space: Ignition will be ready to download this fall, just before Dead Space 2 releases January 25, 2011.

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PC Specs for Mafia II Unveiled

System Requirements for Mafia II on the PC has been unveiled as well as specs for the PhysX effects. Mafia II will be releasing for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on August 24th, with a demo coming in early August.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: Pentium D 3Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ (Dual core) or higher
RAM: 1.5 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 / ATI HD2600 Pro or better
Hard Disc Space: 8 GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepadRECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
RAM: 2 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
Hard Disc: 10 GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compliant card
Peripherals: Keyboard and mouse or Windows compatible gamepad

PHSYX/APEX ENHANCEMENTS SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Minimum Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core processor
Recommended Processor: 2.66 GHz Core i7-920 RAM: 2 GB

Video Cards and resolution: APEX medium settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (or better) for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better)

Video Cards and resolution: APEX High settings
Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (or better) and a dedicated NVIDIA 9800GTX (or better) for PhysX
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 for Graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA GTX 285 (or better) for PhysX NVIDIA GPU driver: 197.13 or later.
NVIDIA PhysX driver: 10.04.02_9.10.0522. Included and automatically installed with the game.

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