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People Can Fly, the Epic-owned studio responsible for the ambitious but ultimately ho-hum Bulletstorm, is reportedly working on a trilogy of Gears of War prequels.
Neither company is commenting but it’s worth noting that the PC port of the original Gears of War back in 2007 was handled by People Can Fly, so there’s a chance that this is true.
For the second year in a row, I did my Black Friday shopping without even having to put on pants. Here’s a quick rundown of the best deals I ran across this morning.
- Dead Island is available via Steam for $19.99.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution is marked down to $24.99 on Steam.
- Gears of War 3 is only $39.99 via Amazon.
- EA is selling Batman: Arkham City via Origin for $24.99. (Add to cart.)
- EA is also selling all versions of Battlefield 3 for $29.99.
- NewEgg has the Logitech G13 game board for $39.99.
- NewEgg also has the Logitech G500 mouse for $35.99.
If you’ve found anything truly awesome that hasn’t been heavily advertised, please feel free to post about it in the comments section!
The rumors were true! Microsoft confirmed late last night that the new Xbox 360 dashboard design is set to go live on December 6th. The update brings the console closer together with Windows based computers and phones. It also adds support for the new live TV functionality announced a few months ago as well as enhanced voice recognition for Kinect users.
Saints Row: The Third is all of those things and more. It’s a clusterfuck of ridiculousness from the moment it starts.
But that’s what makes it awesome. Volition deserves huge kudos for this one. They took the best of the first two games in the series, polished it all to a high shine, and released an absolutely brilliant action game that blows its predecessors away. I’m only about 10% of the way through the campaign at this point and I’ve already put more than ten hours in.
Sure, the plot is thin. Yes, there are a few technical issues and it can be a bit too over-the-top at times. But the fact is that Saints Row: The Third is fun. I can’t remember the last time I had such a good time gaming. I don’t have any big complaints. The presentation is fantastic. The music is awesome. The character creation tools are a blast all on their own. And most importantly, there’s never a dull moment.
If you’re looking for some serious bang for your gaming buck, this is a must-buy. Today. Go.
Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade in Spring 2012.
This is apparently what happens when a rabid group of Halo fans spend two years playing around with several thousand LEGO bricks and a video camera.
Today marks ten years since Microsoft founder Bill Gates personally handed the first Xbox game console to Edward Glucksman of Keansburg, New Jersey at a Toys R Us store in New York back in 2001. Microsoft went on to sell more than 25 million units.
The Microsoft News Center put together a photo recap highlighting the evolution of both the Xbox hardware and Xbox Live over the years. (It does make me feel old, though.)
A source close to the project claims that Microsoft has codenamed the next Xbox console loop. The same source says that the current plan is to build it to run on a modified version of Windows 8 – possibly even Windows 9 – backed by ARM architecture.
That would make sense considering the big moves Microsoft has been making over the past twelve months toward tying Xbox Live to the PC platform.
Computer and Video Games has confirmed that the title of the new Rainbow Six game is Rainbow Six: Patriots. It’s being developed by Ubisoft Montreal with direct support from the teams at both Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm.
This newest entry in the long-running series from Tom Clancy going to be a bit controversial in that it features what Ubisoft refers to as “a dynamic single-player storyline that captures the reality of modern-day terrorism and allows players to experience it from multiple characters’ perspectives”. The game is due out on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in 2013.
This is an awesome ad from Microsoft. Nevermind the fact that they initially tried to squash the use of Kinect controllers for anything but interacting with mildly retarded cartoon animals.