Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Shooter

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

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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

Dust 514 to get planetary conquest and more this May with Uprising

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Dust 514 development continues to roll along, and developer CCP Games has announced a new milestone for the massively multiplayer first-person shooter, Uprising. The hefty update coincides with the tenth anniversary of Eve Online’s launch, and brings the PC MMO and the free-to-play PS3 exclusive closer to complete integration. Not only will Uprising bring the universes closer together, but it will also improve the visuals, streamline the interface, incorporate planetary conquests, and add new battlegrounds, modes, gear, and weapons.

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PlayStation 3 News

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut announced for Wii U

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In the ‘pleasantly surprising news’ category, Square Enix has announced that they will be releasing a Director’s Cut of Eidos Montreal’s action role-playing game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. What should excite Wii U owners the most isn’t the GamePad support for touchscreen hacking and map editing, Miiverse integration, inclusion of the Missing Link DLC, developer commentary, or improved graphics, control, and AI. No, they should be excited about the overhauled boss fights. Not that the other stuff isn’t worth getting excited about, because they should make a great game even better, it’s just that the boss fights were absolutely terrible.

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DLC, Wii U

Watch your flank, Gears of War: Judgment now available for 360

Gears of War Judgment (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Gears of War: Judgment is now on store shelves. Developed by People Can Fly, the studio behind the Painkiller series and Bulletstorm, Judgment is a prequel to the original trilogy and brings with it a host of additions, including Mission Declassification, Smart Spawn System, and Survival. Mission Declassification is a campaign feature that allows players to unlock tougher scenarios as they find new information throughout the story, while Smart Spawn System varies encounters by dynamically adjusting enemy type, time, and location. Survival joins multiplayer as the latest co-op mode.

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Xbox 360 News

1986 Gamepack to launch this week for Capcom Arcade Cabinet

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Capcom Arcade Cabinet’s second Gamepack is set to launch tomorrow for 360 and PS3. The 1986 Gamepack includes Legendary Wings, Side Arms, and Trojan for $9.99/800 MS Points. Also, for those wanting a title or two from the 1985 Gamepack, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun.Smoke, and Section Z are all available individually on PSN for $3.99.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Lost Planet 3 launching this summer for consoles and PC

June might be face-melting hot, but Capcom is determined to give you a reason to throw on that super deluxe parka. The studio announced today that they will be bringing Lost Planet 3′s subzero action to gamers this summer when it launches for 360, PC, and PS3 on June 25. A new trailer was also released, revealing that Jim Peyton and his NEVEC coworkers aren’t the only humans on E.D.N. III. There are also … snow pirates. Did not see that one coming.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Capcom Arcade Cabinet – Game Pack 1 now on PSN, Live tomorrow

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The first Game Pack has launched on PSN for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and will be launching tomorrow on Live Arcade. The $4.99/400 MS Point set includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, and Black Tiger. Black Tiger is also a free solo release because it includes the Capcom Arcade platform, which is used to access the other titles as well as those in future game packs. Platformer fans looking for more action after Black Tiger can check out the beat ‘em up Avengers, while shooter fans can take to the Pacific in 1943.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Capcom Arcade Cabinet detailed, schedule and screens released

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Capcom has released the full schedule for their upcoming download compilation, Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The set will be released in waves, dubbed Game Packs, over PSN and Live Arcade. The first set will feature a free release, Black Tiger, and Game Pack 1 (1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, Black Tiger) for $4.99/400 MS Points on February 19 on PSN and 20 on Live. There is even a two-game bonus pack for those who purchase all five for-pay sets. The entire schedule is available below, under a new batch of screenshots, and includes over 20 8-bit titles.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sniper Elite V2 – St. Pierre DLC now available for 360 and PS3

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Some more Sniper Elite V2 news this week. Following the announcement of a Wii U port, 505 has sent word that new DLC has been released for 360 and PS3. The St. Pierre DLC drop features a new side mission that sees our resilient sniper making his way to the western front to head off a counterattack led by General Rodebrecht. Fearing that Rodebrecht will turn the tide of the war, SHAEF sends word that he is to be eliminated and his service book retrieved as proof. Included in the pack is a new map, which includes St. Pierre village and the surrounding countryside, as well as two new weapons, the Lee Enfield No. 3 and the M1D Garand.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Sniper Elite V2 launching this spring for Wii U

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Sniper Elite V2, already available for PC as well as 360 and PS3, will be making its way to the Wii U this spring. 505 Games announced that Rebellion’s WWII shooter will feature a revamped control scheme that utilizes the GamePad’s touch screen. The game will also retain its kill cam view, the cinematic sequences that depict particularly skilful fatal shots in slow motion with the bullet passing through an x-ray of the victim to illustrate trajectory and damage.

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Wii U