January 22, 2013

Mass Effect Invades Dead Space 3

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Joshua Rust

One of the benefits of big companies is the potential for cross promotion within their owned franchises. Dead Space and Mass Effect have joined up to bring you a set of N7 Armor to Dead Space 3.

So what’s the catch?

Nothing really, the only thing you need are:

1) Play Mass Effect 3 and have a save file

2) Purchase and play the full game for Dead Space 3

3) Unlock your awesome N7 Armor

Electronic Arts and Visceral Games were nice enough to drop a trailer showing off the N7 Armor, so check it out!

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Anyone planning on picking upDead Space 3when it launches February 5th?


FireFall Open Beta Weekend Starts Friday

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Red 5 studios Free To Play first person shooter Firefall finished out its closed beta phase last year but has yet to go gold . The game is finally ready its January public beta weekend, which will run from10:00 am PDT on January 25th until 11:59pm PDT on January 27th 2013.  Players who take part in the open beta will received a free exclusive in-game decal for their participation.

Firefall propels players 200 years into the future where a deadly asteroid crashes into moon after being caught in the lunar gravity well. After a 9 year dark age known as the Nine Year Winter new super powers emerge alongside a new element known as cystite. With this mysterious crystal being used for military applications players battle it out using specialized classes called Battleframes.

There’s more information about the beta weekend, as well as a download link for the client on their official website.


Xbox Durango Production Diagrams Supposedly Leak Online

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

The rumored Xbox Durangomay have gotten its innards spilled with the supposed leak of an internal planning diagram of the console’s architecture. Not only does the document give us a look under the hood of Microsoft’s next generation console, revealing several secrets, but this latest leak jives with the rumor that Redmond has begun test fabrication of the system’s innards.

Contained within the next Xbox will be a quadcore processor  based on AMD’s 1.6GHZ APU technology, 8GBs of DDR3 ram, an 800 MHZ graphics processor, support for N Networking, a Blu Ray Drive (although it is unknown if it will play movies) and  an HDMI 1.4 port capable of outputting a maximum of 4K resolution.

That sure is a lot of technical jargon but it suggests that the next Xbox will be future proofed in order to provide developers with ample room to create games before hitting technological ceilings. For reference the Xbox 360 only has 512MB of ram and that console has produced some of the best looking games of the last year.  The 360 only started to hit technical limitations after five years or so, the Durango’s specs could rival current mid-range gaming desktops!

Source: VG Leaks via Business Insider


Resident Evil Revelations from 3DS Arriving on Consoles

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Jason Nason

Capcom confirmed today that Resident Evil Revelations is making the jump to home consoles in May. The game will be released at retail stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Nintendo Wii U across North America on May 21st and Europe on May 24th 2013.

The title will also be made available for digital download on the same date on PS3 and PC. The PlayStation 3 game will retail for $49.99 and PC for $39.99. Details surrounding release date and pricing for digital versions for 360 and Wii U are expected to be announced at a later date.Read More


New Wii U Games Edition of Nintendo Direct Tomorrow

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Jason Nason

According to a tweet from Nintendo’s UK Twitter account Mr Iwata will reveal new games for Wii U in a new edition of Nintendo Direct on Wednesday.

The special presentation will take place at 2pm GMT (about 9am EST).

Like every new game announcement rumours are running wild as to what the announcement will be. People have been throwing around everything from a new F-Zero, Wave Race or Mario Kart game.Read More


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