Monthly Archives: March 2013

Forza to get pack April Top Gear Car Pack next week

Forza Horizon (360) Top Gear DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

The April Top Gear Car Pack will be launching on Live on April 2. The six-car pack, detailed below, features rides selected by Top Gear Magazine and Turn 10 Studios, as well as two debuts: the 2012 Bowler EXR S and the 2011 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale Zagato. A free car is also being included, the 2002 BMW M3-GTR.

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Xbox 360 News

Gears of War: Judgment gets title update, free map and mode DLC

Gears of War: Judgment (360) Title Update and DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A free DLC pack, sponsored by Maxim, has launched for Gears of War: Judgment. The limited-time giveaway download includes the return of Execution Mode and a new multiplayer map, Haven. Special playlists for both have also been made available, offering 200% XP boosts for regular players and 300% XP boosts for VIP pass holders. A title update has also launched, and is detailed below.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Forge Island launches for Halo 4, Great Anvils added to Forge mode

Halo 4 (360) Forge Island Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The recently revealed Forge Island expansion for Halo 4’s Forge mode is now available on Live. The download features three modifiable islands, known collectively as the Great Anvils, as well as new building materials for the map-creation mode. Forge Island is available through Halo 4’s in-game store or Live Marketplace, and weighs in at 150 megs.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

God of War: Ascension updated, Double XP Weekend announced

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Double XP Weekend and Patch Announcement - Screenshot 1

All of you gods of war, take note, Sony is holding a Double XP Weekend event for the recently updated God of War: Ascension. From now until 10 a.m. on Monday, players will be to gain double experience in every mode, though it will not stack with any ongoing experience boost. The event coincides with the recent 1.03 update, detailed below, which lowers the difficulty for the Trial of Archimedes and adds tattoos for character customization in multiplayer.

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PlayStation 3 News

Bungie reveals more from Destiny in GDC talk Brave New World

Video and screenshots from Bungie’s GDC talk about their upcoming shooter Destiny have been made available to the general public. The video, part of their presentation titled Brave New World, shows concept art, animations, and character models. In addition to the video, there are 10 pieces of art posted below, which feature more of the worlds, environments, and characters.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News

Chaos Rings available for Windows Phone, Final Fantasy V for iOS

Chaos Rings (Windows Phone) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 2

Square Enix has two new releases for the mobile market, Chaos Rings and Final Fantasy V. Chaos Rings, a brawl between couples who fight for immortality, is available for Windows Phone, specifically 7.5 (8.0 will be supported at a later date). Final Fantasy V’s mobile release has been updated with a new character, the gladiator Cannoneer; two new jobs, Oracle and Necromancer; and Game Center support. Final Fantasy V is available for iOS 4.3 or later for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

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Apple Handheld, Handheld

Final Fantasy III launches for Ouya

Final Fantasy III (Android, Ouya) Ouya Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Final Fantasy III is now available for the Ouya. The new Android-powered console is being shipped out to the many Kickstarter backers but will be available in stores to the general public this June for $99.99. For those who get their systems early, Square Enix has announced that a new version of Final Fantasy III is on offer with several console-specific updates, including improved graphics and optimized controls. For those on the fence, a demo is also available.

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Android

Battlefield 4 revealed, trailer and screens released

EA has officially announced Battlefield 4. The Dice-developed, Frostbite 3-powered entry is slated to launch this fall and was introduced with a 17-minute video of in-game footage. The trailer follows the player’s character, Recker, escaping from a sinking car, making his way through a desolate building, and meeting up with and commanding fellow squadmates.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Larian turning to Kickstarter to expand Divinity: Original Sin

Divinity Original Sin (PC) Kickstarter Announcement - Screenshot 1

Larian joins the growing list of studios who are turning to Kickstarter for funding. The campaign isn’t for Dragon Commander, though, but a new open-world RPG set in the Divinity universe titled Divinity: Original Sin. Things are a little different this time as Larian has been self-funding the game’s development for over two years, and is utilizing Kickstarter to “enhance” the game during its final phase. The extra funds raised will be used to create a secondary design team who will “increase the amount of interesting things you can do in the world, as much as possible” and “increase the depth and diversity.”

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PC News

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer, screenshots released

The first trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was revealed at GDC. The video showcases the new Fox Engine, the latest tool in Kojima Productions’ arsenal to seamlessly bridge gameplay and cutscenes, as well as the destruction of Mother Base, a maimed Snake, and a giant worm-like thing. (A one-word summary of the nearly six-minute clip: “What?”) Some stills were also released and have been posted below.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News