Gears of War got a bit bigger this week with the release of a new map pack - Hidden Fronts. The downloadable arenas are currently available on Xbox Live for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). The pack will be free to all on September 3.
The map quartet's biggest selling point is probably its diversity. The settings include a dark and rainy swamp, an underground factory, a gas-choked greenhouse and even a subway station. Some new gameplay elements have been added as well. The greenhouse's lethal
Xbox 360's lack of a guaranteed hard-drive, with some gamers having opted for the stripped-down Core version, and its use of DVD discs, will create limitations in Grand Theft Auto IV's development, Rockstar has acknowledged.
During an interview with the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine, Rockstar's creative vice president Dan Houser was posed this question: "On PS3 you've got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you've got plenty of storage, whereas
Microsoft has confirmed that the new premium (i.e. you have to pay for them) Gears of War maps will be cropping up on Xbox Live Marketplace this Thursday, May 3.
Four maps are included in the 800 Microsoft point ($10) Hidden Fronts map pack.
Microsoft and Epic have clashed over the pricing of the map pack, Epic wanting to provide it for free and MS craving your hard earned dollar. Meeting in the middle, the two have decided to sell the pack for now and provide it for free after September 3 in
An early 22 page script for the Gears of War movie has leaked on to the internet, giving us our first glimpse at the New Line produced game-to-movie adaptation.
The leak comes via infamous movie site Latino Review and it goes without saying that if you're a bit spoiler-squeamish you should probably click away now.
The early draft of the Gears flick kicks off with a violent and chaotic battle; the Aspho Fields scuffle referenced often in the 360 shooter. Both Marcus and Dom star in this
More GTA IV information has started to steadily surface as details of Official PlayStation Magazine UK 's first look at the next chapter in Rockstar's crime opus finds its way on to the web. If you want to catch up on what we already know about Grand Theft Auto 's debut next-gen excursion, click here. Otherwise, point your eyes downward and soak up the new knowledge...
• The game is being created collaboratively between Rockstar's New York, San Diego and North (Edinburgh) studios
The latest issue of the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine is in subscribers' hands and the meat and veg of its massive 14-page preview has already hit the web. Right here in fact.
Key points from the article include details of Rockstar's creation of Liberty City, which the company claims is the real star of the game.
They say that no-one has attempted to recreate an actual location of this size, and this much detail ever before.
Liberty City is said to be massive and will span five boroughs
Videos showing the locations of COG tags in Gears of War have been released on Xbox Live Marketplace, but you have to pay for them.
There are individual videos for Acts 1 through to 5 and, ranging from between 51MB and 150MB in file size, costing 100 Microsoft Points or $1.25 each. Or $6.25 for all
We've got a lot of questions about Rockstar's next-gen Grand Theft Auto and luckily some guy from Game Informer magazine has got the answers. And he's giving them on the internet.
Andrew Reiner spills the beans on what he saw behind the dark, iron walls of Rockstar's New York fortress to GTAnet.com.
Apparently, despite the absence of planes, helicopters are still in the game, AI has been improved and you can still get yourself a virtual girlfriend. According to Reiner, he also didn't see one
Publisher/developer Codemasters has today revealed three new titles for 2008 that will be released on 'leading console platforms' (read that as PS3 and Xbox 360) and PC. Race Driver One may not have the TOCA prefix but is the next outing in the successful series of racing games; Operation Flashpoint 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the PC-only tactical shooter; and Rise of the Argonauts is an all new action RPG.
Read on for more info on each of these new games...
Rise of the
Forums: love 'em or really, really hate 'em, there's often a thread of fact or scrap of info to be found among the flame wars and name-calling. As we reported yesterday, if a recent post slapped on the GameFAQs forum is to be believed, they're also home to some earth-shattering inside information. Or just idle rumor.
The poster, Jadex9, claims to know a Rockstar employee who's blabbed a torrent of eyebrow-raising info about Grand Theft Auto IV, its characters, and its gameplay - all of which