Monthly Archives: October 2011
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Rockstar Games has announced Grand Theft Auto 5 though its official site. No further details have been Given.
Look for the first trailer of Grand Theft Auto V on November 2nd.
Nothing more to say ………
Microsoft and Epic Games have announced “RAAM’s Shadow,” an add-on campaign for Gears of War 3 that precedes the events of the first game and brings back a few familiar, snarling faces.
Due on Dec. 13, “RAAM’s Shadow” sees Zeta Squad attempting to evacuate Illima City in the wake of Emergence Day. Your muscular protagonists for the trip are Michael Barrick (plucked from Gears of War comics), original character Alicia Valera, Gears of War 2’s tattooed Tai Kaliso, and a perforation-free version of Lt. Kim. (Presumably, he’s still got the codes.)
RAAM’s running time is pegged at three hours, and it offers a couple of other bonuses. For $15 / 1200 MSP you’ll also get six more multiplayer characters, the “chocolate” weapon set (we’re unclear if that refers to a color scheme or a dairy-based construction), Achievements amounting to 250 Gamerscore and — oh, what’s this? “In addition to fighting as a new squad of Gears, players will step into the boots of RAAM himself, and for the first time storm the human stronghold from the perspective of one of the series’ most legendary bosses.”
The subscription streaming TV service Hulu Plus is coming to both the 3DS and Wii, sometime “soon,” says Nintendo. As with Xbox 360 and PS3, Hulu Plus will run you $7.99/month and included “thousands of TV episodes – including the entire current season of popular shows like Modern Family, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, The Biggest Loser, House and Grey’s Anatomy.”
Microsoft maybe targeting a Christmas 2013 release for the Xbox 720 (or what ever it will be called), with a reveal to occur at E3 2013, according to a number of industry sources.
Industry site Develop claims that Microsoft already has several next generation projects underway including the next Fable game, code-named ”Fable Next.”
“Multiple sources across the industry, from processor chip manufacturers to middleware firms, have told Develop they expect the console to be fully unveiled at E3 2013, months before its release. The collection of data points to a 2013 launch for the system across all main regions, though early 2014 remains a possibility,” says the site.
A few weeks ago, a report began circulating that the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 would ship with a high resolution texture pack to increase its graphical fidelity. Now GamerZines has uncovered additional info on the feature. According to executive producer Patrick Bach, the texture pack isn’t “magic” and is “the same thing we do for PC and PS3, so there’s nothing extra.”
Specifically, the pack installs to the Xbox 360, allowing Battlefield 3 to stream higher resolution textures from the hard drive. The practice is common on PC and PS3, which come standard with hard drives. On the Xbox 360 version however DICE had to make the texture streaming optional, as not all Xbox 360 consoles are guaranteed to have a hard drive. “No one has really tried to do it properly,” said Bachman, “so us doing it will create question marks.”
Without the texture-pack installed, noted Bachman, users are basically getting the “standard-def” version of the game, whereas the texture pack will enable “a more detailed, varied and vivid experience.”
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition is coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 15th in North America and November 18th elsewhere, just a week after the game debuts on PC. And like the PC game, The Complete Edition comes packed with every piece of DLC released thus far. It will retail for $49.99.
The bonus cases include “The Nicholson Electroplating,” “The Consul’s Car,” “Reefer Madness,” “The Naked City” and “A Slip of the Tongue.” They cover the arson, vice and traffic beats, and are offered alongside The Badge Pursuit Challenge and all unlockable outfits and weapons.
Content: Sonic Generations Demo
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Race through the iconic Green Hill as Classic and Modern Sonics in this Sonic Generations demo. As Classic Sonic tackle a re-imagination of the original Sonic The Hedgehog level. Then grind along rails to escape giant enemies, boost round corkscrews and fly through the air, in a unique level designed to challenge Modern Sonic.
Like the demo? Purchase the full game
If the Kinect reveal for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary wasn’t enough, 343 Industries also targeted fans with some new Halo Waypoint functionality at this weekend’s Comic Con. The downloadable app is getting real-time GPS tracking of multiplayer games via a new service called “Atlas.” Yes, seriously — while you’re playing a multiplayer game of Halo: Reach, you can use Waypoint’s GPS feature via Windows Phone 7 or the web (and other “mobiles,” we’re told) to watch troop movements from above.
The updated version of Waypoint also adds the ability to send challenges to friends, similar to the weekly ones set originally via Bungie and now via 343 Industries within Reach multiplayer. 343 reps explained that you’ll earn in-game credits for completing these challenges based on the difficulty of said tasks, but didn’t dive too deeply into how it will all work exactly.
We’ll find out soon enough, as the update to Waypoint launches alongside Halo Anniversary on November 15.