We wanted to bring this blog out of retirement for the moment, just to report that Rockstar have finally given an official release window for Grand Theft Auto V! Yes, the game is (1) real and (2) due spring 2013 for both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3!
Rockstar confirmed the news today and also said that pre-orders for the much-hyped title will begin next week starting 5 November. No mention of a release window for a/the PC version is an obvious omission and Rockstar have stated that they simply “don’t have any details to share about a PC version at this time.”
We’ll no doubt post again soon, but if you are a particularly massive GTA5 fan, make sure you bookmark GTA5Cheats (yes, it will cover cheats as well!) for GTA 5 news in the meantime.
The cerebral third-person shooter, Spec Ops: The Line, has officially received a free downloadable content package, including a cooperative multiplayer mode. The mode is separate from the main campaign, and will support only two players, but includes four brand new missions with unique objectives and different characters to fight through the sandstorm-ruined Dubai with. You can expect some pretty standard fare here, including wave-based objectives where you’ll be pitted against the elements and a whole bunch of enemies, alongside others. The content is available now on Xbox 360 for the wonderful price of free.
Thank goodness for High Moon Studios. If it weren’t for this talented team, we might actually have to deal with a Transformers movie tie-in game that might have somehow rivaled the awfulness of the films themselves. Fortunately for us, High Moon Studios delivered the excellent War for Cybertron and redefined the Transformers franchise as something that could potentially make for an enjoyable video game experience. Now, the studio is trying to do it again with Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. For fans of the series (and maybe even those who aren’t) would do well to hit the jump for the fresh launch trailer.
Halo 4 is easily one of the most anticipated games of the year, and if the latest developer diary is any indication, 343 Industries is hard at work on what is sure to be an exciting refresh of the series. Unlike other developer diaries, 343 Industries opts to simply show you the men and women working tirelessly on every aspect of Halo 4 without any kind of narration other than the beautiful and haunting soundtrack. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
Much like the original Borderlands, all of the weaponry you’ll be wielding in Borderlands 2 comes from one of the game’s three weapon manufacturers, each with a distinct personality and behavior. Although the regional influences are hilariously obvious, it’s not exactly in the nature of the Borderlands franchise to be subtle. To further accentuate such a point, Gearbox Software recently released a few promotional videos to give future players an idea of what to expect from each of the game’s weapon creators. Take a look for yourself after the jump.
The highly anticipated Star Wars 1313 got a brand spankin’ new trailer at Gamescom 2012, and it’s arguably the best-looking Star Wars game yet. Featuring visuals that are almost indistinguishable from the in-game cinematics, this insanely polished third-person shooter from LucasArts looks absolutely stellar. While the gameplay does appear to be very reminiscent of Mass Effect 3, cover system and all, it certainly doesn’t hurt the overall presentation whatsoever. See for yourself just how incredible Star Wars 1313 is shaping up to be in the fresh trailer after the jump.
While many are excited for Far Cry 3 primarily because of its narrative-driven experience, the cooperative mode looks to be a fully-fledged attraction to complement the bulk of the main experience. With a rag-tag group of crazy characters working together for revenge, the cooperative campaign in Far Cry 3 will be heavily action-oriented with distinctive personalities. Check out some of the insane characters you’ll have a chance to inhabit later this year in the trailer after the jump.
In case you just can’t get enough of Mass Effect 3 and are looking for just about any way to change the ending, the upcoming Leviathan DLC might just be the cure to what ails you. Featuring a powerful being that is supposedly strong enough to take on a Reaper, the Leviathan expansion will feature new planets and characters, and have Commander Shepard chasing after the Leviathan’s decidedly large footprint throughout the bulk of the experience. Although the expansion was announced earlier this month, the official release date was just unveiled at Gamescom 2012. Continue reading
Not one to be left out of the crowd, Capcom recently announced at Gamescom 2012 that it will be releasing an in-depth stat-tracking website, dubbed Resident Evil.net, for the upcoming Resident Evil 6. The website, which will reportedly be a free service for all, allows players to track their stats in-game and compete with their friends for high scores across all of Resident Evil 6′s game modes. The service will also be tied in with Twitter and presumably other social networks, and will alert you if your buddies have bested one of your high scores. The service also displays additional statistics, including playtime, weapon stats, and more. In addition, exclusive Resident Evil.net unlockables will be rewarded for completing various challenges within the services framework, allowing for even more reason to be a part of the online service. For screenshots of Resident Evil.net, hit the jump!