Its time to say goodbye to fingerprints on the outside of Xbox 360
consoles, as Microsoft has announced that it will be dropping the Xbox
360′s glossy finish and replacing it with a matte black finish.
The change from gloss to matte has already started and you should be
able to see the first new matte consoles in stores very shortly in
either 250GB & 4GB hard drive capacities. Microsoft hasn’t
completely dropped the glossy finish completely and may still use it on
limited edition consoles, such as the upcoming Gears of War 3 Console.
It must have been an exceedingly strange feeling for Epic, being on
the outside looking in at a type of graphics technology they couldn’t
quite support in their games when they’ve spent the past decade or so
setting the standard for game visuals in the industry. Even the
compromise they reached with the 3D technology they did manage to
implement for Gears of War 3 doesn’t seem to satisfy them.
"It felt like something we wanted to have. It was a feature we didn’t
want to be def
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If you are looking forward to the arrival of the new highly
anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 game, arriving on November
8th 2011. This new trailer which has been released showing the new Spec
Ops survival mode, will whet your appetite a little more.
The new trailer released by Infinity Ward shows the 2 player Special
Ops survival mode in action, complete with explosive-strapped attack
dogs and juggernaut invaders. With wave after wave of troops descending
on you, watch the trailer after the jump.
Activision and Infinity Ward are going
to release more information about Modern Warfare 3′s multiplayer gaming
at the Call of Duty XP event on September 2nd.
"Call of Duty XP is the ultimate Call of Duty event for fans of
all levels,” – "This two-day total Call of Duty immersion is coming to a
secure compound in the urban confin
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We’re not too proud and only marginally ashamed to admit we’re among
the few predominantly PC gamers who have not played Warren Spector’s
take on conspiracy theories and the cyborgs who investigate them. It’s
on the list though and this so-called "New Vision” mod just kicked it
up a few notches, as judging from the screenshots we perused on Steam
before hovering our cursor over the Buy button and chickening out at the
last minute, Deus Ex hasn’t aged gracefully.
We’re not sure why the mod took four
years to complete, but "with around 75% of the world textures remastered
at high definition,” it seems fairly comprehensive. We can only hope
some good Samaritan will be around to do the same for Human Revolution
ten years from now, despite the fact the HR looks a lot better now than
Deus Ex did back in its heyday.
It’s hard not to like, or at least respect a plucky indie outfit who managed to make a dinky tech demo
into a mega-selling franchise before even reaching a development stage
where QA wouldn’t even bother to turn up their noses on other games.
It’s pretty hard not to like one of the few purveyors of quality
hardcore RPGs left in the business either.
Which meant when Bethesda started threatening Minecraft creator Mojang with legal action over their new game
"Scrolls”, it was extremely difficult to know which way our knees
should jerk. It’s all in the early stages, but here’s what Mojang
founder Notch had to say on the issue:
"I agree that the word ‘Scrolls’ is part of that trademark, but as a
gamer, I have never ever considered that series of (very good) role playing games to be about scrolls in any way, nor was that ever the fo
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Corridor Digital have created another awesome video, this time showing an awesome live action Team Fortress 2, Sentry Sabotage! attempt. If you are a Team Fortress 2 fan its well worth a look, watch the video after the jump.
Valve has released details over the weekend for Left 4 Dead
fans, detailing they can now unlock the next new Left 4 Dead map early
by playing Dead Air. So if you are a fan and would like to unlock the
new map a little earlier, finish a complete game of Versus in "Dead Air”
and you will receive an achievement.
Once 60,000 players have completed the achievement the beta version
of "Blood Harvest,” the next map to be released, will be unlocked the
Valve explains that once you have completely the achievement, hep
others to do the same and post feedback on the Steam Forums and on the
game’s Facebook page.
"60,000 is going to be hard,” L4D2′s team writes on the official blog. "You can’t rage quit and you need to work together.”
If you are looking forward to the launch of The Elder Scrolls
V: Skyrim but haven’t quite decided on which edition of the game to
purchase. Another one has added to your dilemma with the announcement of
the new Skyrim Collectors Edition.
The Skyrim Collectors Edition will be available for Xbox 360, PS3,
and PC and is available to pre-order now and with a release date of the
11th November 2011.
But you will need deep pockets as
the The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collectors Edition will be retailing for
$149 or £129, but will include the following:
Alduin Statue created in conjunction with the IP Factory, this
collector’s only statue stands 12” tall and is made of high quality PVC.
Modelled from actual in-game 3D digital files, it showcases Alduin, the
World Eater. He stands pe
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If you are a fan of the Halo series of games, or others games the
Bungie Studio has created since it started back in May 1991. A new
documentary has been created which shows an in-depth look
behind-the-scenes at Bungie and the teams behind the creation and design of some of its greatest games.
The 55 min documentary called "O Brave New World” also includes
insight from the team, including their ever illusive Creative Director,
Jason Jones, and interviews from key industry veterans and luminaries.
Watch the documentary after the jump.
Even though the documentary is mainly
about the history of Bungie it also explores where the company hopes to
go in the future in the last few minutes of the video. Together with
details on Project Tiger if you can’t wait.
Treyarch has this week announced that it is currently developing a
version of its highly anticipated new game Modern Warfare 3 for
Nintendo’s Wii Console. Following in the footsteps of other titles such
as Black Ops and Modern Warfare Reflex. The Wii will now get its own
version of the game developed by Call of Duty veteran Treyarch, the team
behind both previous Wii Call of Duty releases.