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Ubisoft just launched an Unlock the Animus website to promote Revelations.
Microsoft confirmed today that they have teamed up with 40 TV and entertainment providers to bring shows and live broadcasts to Xbox Live beginning this holiday season. Kotaku has the full list of participating networks but just to name a few biggest networks involved: Bravo, Comcast, HBO GO, Verizon FiOS and Syfy.
No word yet on how the pricing for the new feature is going to work.
Microsoft and Epic Games are wasting no time at all with Gears of War 3. The first DLC, dubbed the Horde Command Pack, is due out on November 1st.
The download includes three new Horde mode maps, four new fortification types, three new characters, and two new weapon skins. It also adds 250 more achievement points.
Expect to pay 800 MS Points when it drops.
This is going to be such an amazing game.
Judging from the trailers, I was hoping that Driver: San Francisco would be a decent game. The Driver franchise has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, to say the least, so it really could have gone either way.
The first thing that jumped out about this one was that it looks and sounds a lot like Shaft meets Miami Vice. The music, the camera work, and the dialogue are good but it all feels a bit tongue-in-cheek. The graphics are far better than I was expecting but the environments are a bit lifeless at points and there’s a stark contrast between the level of detail in the characters and everything else.
But the thing that really matters, of course, is the actual gameplay and that’s where this game unfortunately has some issues to work out. The steering is a bit loose, the hand-brake is way too sensitive at times, and the game throws a lot of ridiculous obstacles at you. It’s still a fun game on the whole – it just feels like it could have been better.
With that said, I’d suggest waiting for this one to drop to $20 or less. It’s definitely one that’s worth playing. It’s just definitely not worth the full asking price.
I’m more excited about this game than anything else pending release right now.
The PC port of Batman: Arkham City, which was supposed to ship at the same time as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, has been pushed back to November.
Warner Bros. gave no reason for the delay, unfortunately.
Citing multiple sources, digital media site Digiday reports that Microsoft is hammering out the details of a parnership with Comcast and Verizon Fios. According to one source, both deals are “imminent”. What does this mean, exactly? It means that you’d be able to use your Xbox 360 as a cable box – meaning one less ugly piece of hardware in the living room.