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Resident Evil 6 will arrive in a $1000-plus Premium Edition

Resident Evil fan? Like collecting Collector's Editions? Well, you might want to put away some of your money, now, because Capcom are going to start waving an insane Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition right under your nose.

 

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The upcoming Premium Edition of Resident Evil 6 will include a copy of the game, four different Resident Evil 6-branded tablet covers (which come in a Chris, Leon, Jake and Secret version), as well as a Leon leather jacket. An actual replica of the in-game jacket that Leon wears, which comes in small, medium, large, and extra large.

 

But, the pricing here is the kicker - ¥105,000 or US$1,293. Wow. Just wow. The Premium Edition is being made through Capcom's online site, e-Capcom. There is a sprinkle of good news here before you shut up and give Capcom your money, is that they generously offer free shipping. Thanks, Capcom.

Hands-on gameplay impressions of Hawken from PAX East 2012

The crew over at Pixel Enemy had some serious hands-on time with Adhesive Games' free-to-play mech game, Hawken. They spent just over 20 minutes with the game, and uploaded a video onto YouTube so we can all check it out.

 

 

There are some seriously cool sequences in this game, and it just makes it want it more and more. The video does have an audio issue, where there are a few minutes that the gameplay footage audio overpowers the commentary, but it passes.

 

What do you think? Will you play this? It is free-to-play after all.

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EA screws up, leaks first look at Crysis 3 through Origin download service

I love it when companies screw up and release information on upcoming releases. Notably, the GTX 680 was posted for sale several times before the official launch. This time it is EA that screwed up. They posted Crysis 3 artwork on EA's digital download service Origin which gives us a first look at the yet unannounced game.

 

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The image was only published briefly before being redacted, but someone saw, and saved, the image and it has since started circulating the internet. The details on the game are pretty unclear since nothing has been announced, but the image gives us a small insight into what could be in the next game.

 

Mainly, the image shows a crossbow being used by someone in the iconic nanosuit. This is the first time a crossbow or something similar has been used in any of the Crysis games. It appears to be set in a city, against many people's cries to return to the jungle. I would like to see it return to the jungle as well.

 

The game is expected to retail for $49.99 and be available for PC, Xbox, and PS. A release date is not set, but an announcement of the game is expected to come later this month. I loved the first Crysis and subsequent Crysis: Warhead but I haven't gotten a chance to play Crysis 2. I look forward to Crysis 3.

RumorTT: Xbox 720 to feature a 16-core CPU and HD7000 class graphics

This is one of the more ridiculous rumors that I've heard regarding the upcoming Xbox 720/Next, so let's start off with some traditions and superstitions. First, the tradition: get out some salt and throw it over your shoulder. Second, the superstition: knock on some wood, because if this rumor is true, the next Xbox could be one beast of a gaming device.

 

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The latest issue of Xbox World reports that the devkits for the upcoming Xbox were sent out after some secret meetings were held in London. The devkits don't look like the final product, but the hardware included is supposed to be representative of the final consumer product.

 

XBW's sources suggest that the devkit is powered by a state of the art 16-core IBM Power PC CPU with a GPU that is in the range of the AMD HD 7000 series of GPUs. The 16-core CPU is the interesting piece, and the most curious part of the upcoming Xbox. Most games only take advantage of a max of 4 cores. Additionally, 16-core CPUs are still in the future for desktop gaming rigs.

 

XBW explains: "It's a ridiculous amount of power for a games machine - too much power, even. But remember, Kinect 2 could chew up four whole cores tracking multiple players right down to their fingertips, so it'll need a lot of power." Both Sony and Microsoft have denied showing the next-gen console at E3. Game makers, however, are looking towards an LA debut for their next-gen software.

Capcom announces development on Lost Planet 3

After Capcom's recent "Captivate" event, in which it spilled out the details on current and upcoming projects, Capcom has announced that it is well into development of the third installment of Lost Planet 3. Lost Planet 3 is Capcom's third-person shooter line of games and is pretty good, or so I hear. I've never actually played them.

 

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Lost Planet 3 is set to be a prequel to the previous two games. Capcom provides us with a brief story line: "Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonization, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet's energy supply - Thermal Energy."

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Mobile App of the Day: Skylanders Cloud Patrol for iOS

Our Mobile App of the Day is Skylanders Cloud Patrol for iOS.

 

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SOUND THE ALARMS! THE TROLLS HAVE ESCAPED!!

 

Join TRIGGER HAPPY and the rest of the SKYLANDERS as they patrol the Skylands for escaped trolls! Grab your favorite Skylander and take to the skies in your flying gunship to put those troublesome trolls in their place - Skylanders style.

 

The Press is loving Skylanders Cloud Patrol!

 

- Kotaku's "Gaming App of the Day"!

- "One of the coolest things about mobile gaming is the surprise apps no one saw coming. Case in point, Skylanders Cloud Patrol." - Gametrailers

- "Skylanders Cloud Patrol has just surpassed Cut the Rope as my favorite smartphone game and promises to be another hit for the makers of the popular Skylanders." - GeekDad

 

Not familiar with Skylanders? No problem! Cloud Patrol is an easy to learn, action-packed game that everyone can enjoy.

 

In this unique arcade shooter, tap to shoot or slide your finger across targets creating amazing combos to knock the trolls out of the Skylands. Score the highest combo per area to get more points and collect more loot. Complete goals to level up and earn gems to unlock more Skylanders and Magic items that help you power through your adventure. Dominate the leaderboards and show your friends who rules the skies!

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Rockstar makes Max Payne 3's achievement/trophy list public

One game I'm so very anxious for is Max Payne 3, and today developers Rockstar Games published a list of the Max Payne 3's achievements and trophies. A few of the secret badges have been held back, so we don't get all the goodies at once.

 

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I've never really been one for achievements/trophies, but there are some very keen, very dedicated gamers out there who will love this list. There seems to be quite a bit to do in the game, and it's such a change to the original two Max titles, where you just dived in and played. Now you've got a bunch of achievements and trophies to acquire.

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Max Payne to slow-mo dive onto iOS, Android devices this month

Rockstar proved themselves on the mobile market with their port of Grand Theft Auto III, where they provided the full Grand Theft Auto experience, including cut scenes and their iconic radio stations, in the mobile version of GTA III.

 

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Rockstar Games wants to hit the same note with Max Payne Mobile, where the full bullet dodging craziness finds its way into the mobile world. iOS-based users with an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, and all generations of the iPad will be capable of playing it.

 

Android-based users won't know where they stand until April 26, when the full device compatibility list will be available. I think I might pick this up for the new iPad.

Epic Games are working on a PC-exclusive game

Epic Games seem to be getting back to their roots, developing a game for PC, and exclusive to the platform. Creative lead Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski and president Mike Capps announced during the PAX East panel "we might be working on a PC-only title".

 

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CliffyB took the mic and said "Let me say that again: we are working on a PC game." After the panel, Epic Games president Mike Capps told Joystiq that the unannounced PC project is currently underway, and the current plans are to keep the game exclusive to the PC platform.

 

Excited? I am. Let's just hope they keep it exclusive to the PC, and push the engine as far as it can go. Release a next-gen Unreal Engine-based game, and release it with the next Unreal game. That would be, well, unreal. Excitement is now forming within my body.

RumorTT: Grand Theft Auto V is coming in October, according to a developer's CV

Big time rumor here, but according to a Rockstar North developer's CV, the upcoming sure-fire-hit Grand Theft Auto V will arrive in October. Since the news popped up on the Internet, the developer's CV has been removed and Rockstar are yet to comment.

 

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We all know its coming, we all know its on its way, but how long until it launches? Rockstar's other big AAA release is Max Payne 3 which is due in just over a month's time. Rockstar would have enough of a gap (nearly six months) in AAA releases, which is fine in my books.

 

Just give me the games already, give me Max Payne 3 and I'll play that for a month or so and then give me GTA V. Just make it run at over 20 fps unlike the original, and I'll be happy. I do have to admit, I put this as a rumor because I don't see it coming out this year. If anything, I'd be impressed if Rockstar pushed it back and unleashed next-gen GTA upon us with next-gen consoles, and showed us a ported version for current-gen consoles. Now that, would be very, very cool.

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