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Finally, some news for the gaming world that is exciting. VG247 have had multiple sources whisper into their ears that "Orbis" developer kits, otherwise known as the PlayStation 4, are reaching developers, housed in a normal PC case.
VG247 report that there are four different dev kit versions, with the previous version just a graphics card. The version shipping at the moment is a "modified PC", and the third version which will arrive in January 2013 will be closer to the final spec. The final version will be in developers' hands "next summer".
The latest Orbis units are based on AMD's A10 APU series, with the PS4's APU described as a "derivative" of existing A10 hardware, which is "based on A10 system and base platform". VG247 were told that the "ultimate goal" for the hardware is to run 1080p60 games (1920x1080 at 60 frames per second) in 3D with "no problems". The goal, to create a machine that's powerful enough for "today and tomorrow's market". Considering tomorrow's market is 4K... I'll stop there for now.
Crysis 3 is coming. We've covered the game quite a bit, especially while checking it out at E3. We've told you how to get an Alpha multi-player key for this upcoming public trial. Now we're bringing you news that if you pre-order Crysis 3, CryTek and Electronic Arts will provide a free digital copy of the original for PS3, Xbox 360, or PC.
"The release of Crysis in 2007 was truly a watershed moment for first-person shooters and raised the bar on cutting-edge visuals and gameplay and we could not be more thrilled to include the original game as a pre-order bonus," said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. "Building upon the framework laid by the previous games, Crysis 3 offers unparalleled tactical freedom as players experience New York City's Seven Wonders and adapt to the truly unique challenges they present. By blending the best elements of the series so far, we've created an action experience that we believe will blow fans away."
Crysis 3 is sure to be great and getting Crysis original for free is just that much better. Users who pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition will get the Predator bow immediately in multiplayer, along with a Hunter Nanosuit module. Players will also start at level 5 in multiplayer. Pre-order the Hunter Edition on Origin.com and other retailers for $59.99.
With all of the talk about Grand Theft Auto V lately, let's not forget Volition and THQ's over-the-top open-world sandbox game, Saints Row: The Third, is already out now across multiple platforms and provides just as good of an experience. If you have yet to play Saints Row: The Third, or are planning on picking the game up for someone this holiday season, then you'll want to hold off on buying the game right now as THQ has just announced The Full Package.
The Full Package bundles the full Saints Row: The Third game along with three downloadable mission packs and over 30 pieces of bonus DLC items. Aside from the additional DLC, all of the game's content including weapons, vehicles and outfits, will be completely available. The bundle will be made available on November 6th in North America and November 16th internationally.
Well, this is surprising! Crysis 3 Alpha codes are now open, with NVIDIA and EA have teamed up and are giving out 5,000 keys to the first 5,000 people who sign up to this page starting right now.
Once you've secured your key, you just have to enter it into Origin, and you'll have the game sit there until the pre-load is ready. The game is just an alpha copy, which means it is most likely buggy and no way a representation of the final version.
But, get in right now if you want to check out Crysis 3 before the rest!!
Hurricane Sandy has been in the headlines the past couple of days due to its destructive path through the east coast of the United States. Millions are currently without power, but when you get the itch to play Skyrim, you'll do anything and everything to scratch it.
Reddit user 'pvalerio' posted a photo of his friend using his Ford Edge in order to play Skyrim from his Xbox 360. His Ford Edge has audio / video inputs where he can connect his Xbox 360 to his vehicle and used a power inverter to plug his console into the DC outlet of his vehicle.
Gearbox Software and 2K Games released a launch trailer celebrating the launch of Borderlands Legends that gives would-be players a taste of what the game is about. As you'll see in the trailer above, there are a ton of guns, randomized missions and all four characters from the original Borderlands are thrown into the mix.
Finally, Rockstar have announced the release windows for Grand Theft Auto V - spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. GTA V is set in a "re-imagined, present-day Southern California in the largest and most thriving game-world we have ever created set in the sprawling city of Los Santos and for miles beyond - from the tops of the mountains and the depths of the ocean".
Pre-orders will open up on November 5, with the developer to tease even more details of the game in the following weeks. One very negative thing about this is that Rockstar didn't talk about the PC platform in their announcement.
I did see on their site that they posted about the PC version in the comments section stating that "we're currently focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game and don't have any details to share about a PC version at this time". It seems that a lot of people, myself included, are disappointed that the ageing consoles are getting their release, but our powerhouse PCs are left out, once again.
With next-gen consoles on the horizon, a spring 2013 release is very odd for a game of this caliber. If next-gen consoles launch just months after the spring 2013 window of GTA V's release, it would make people wonder why this wasn't a killer app for the next-gen consoles. Oh well.
Grand Theft Auto V is set to be an absolutely huge title when it drops, and now we're seeing a leak of the pre-order artwork. It pushes the release window to sometime in Spring 2013.
There is something quite interesting to point out, though - there's no mention of the PC on the artwork. The only platforms teased are the Xbox 360 and PS3, boo.
This is of course leaked artwork, and nothing official right now. But, could we see GTA V not launch on the PC at launch? I'd be pretty disappointed if that happened, considering it did start its life on PC. But, that's just the world we live in now, developers concentrate on the mainstream consoles and leave out their heritage (I'm looking at you, Epic, id, Irrational, and others).
I'm probably not alone when I say that I'm really excited for the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game. And this trailer just adds to that excitement. The trailer is a fast-paced live action and CGI piece that features near-future weapons from the game and, at the very end, a reference to the Zombies game mode, one of my favorite parts of the original Black Ops.
In the video, Robert Downey Jr has his Iron Man-like style and makes a witty comment about bringing a jet to a gun fight, right before a missile comes at his jet. It's a really great spot that should encourage more people to purchase the game and should be really memorable. I know I can't wait to share it on Facebook.
I still remember the day Halo came out with the original Xbox, it was one of the most exciting days of my life. It was such a great game, and it has grown into an absolute money-maker for Microsoft now, with gamers all across the world anticipating the latest release, Halo 4.
Halo 4 has received a new gameplay launch trailer, showing off the Xbox 360's latest sure-fire hit's graphics, sci-fi elements, chronicling Master Chief's journey as he explores the mysterious Forerunner world of Requiem. Master Chief has his BFF, Cortana, who is a super version of Siri, really.
The trailer shows off just one minute and eleven seconds of footage, but gives you the last tease you require before you lock yourself down for days on end playing the latest entrance into the Halo universe.