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What is there to look forward to in 2013?

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Or were they?

Turns out the Mayans were wrong.

With the new year upon us, and many sites revealing the game of the year choice, eyes now turn toward 2013, and the games that await us.

Here’s a highlight of upcoming games and the months they come out in.

January:

DmC: Devil May Cry for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows.

February:

Fire Emblem: Awakening for the 3DS.

Dead Space 3 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for the PS3 and PS Vita.

Aliens: Colonial Marines for Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, and WiiU.

Crysis 3 for Windows, Xbox 360, PS3.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Rayman Legends for the WiiU

March:

SimCity for Mac and Windows.

Tomb Raider for Windows, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for Windows and Mac.

Gears of War: Judgement for the Xbox 360.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity for the 3DS.

Rest of 2013:

May 7: The Last of Us for the PS3.

Release dates unannounced:

The Elder Scrolls Online for Windows and Mac.

Deadpool for Xbox 360 and Ps3.

Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 and PS3.

South Park: The Stick of Truth for Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Watch Dogs for Windows, Xbox 360, and PS3.

Keep tuned in order to keep up with information on all the latest games coming out in the new year.

 

‘Resident Evil 6’ Confirmed for PC

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Capcom today announced that it’s latest installment in the Resident Evil  series would be released on PC early next year.

According to the press release, PC gamers can expect Resident Evil 6 to be available to play on March 22, 2013.

“Both the digital and retail versions of Resident Evil 6 PC will contain all the content found in the original console release,” Capcom said, “plus any additions contained in any free title updates such as Ada Wong’s campaign being accessible from the outset and the challenging No Hope difficulty mode.”

Capcom also released the system requirements for playing the game, but did not include a price point.

Minimum specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
· Memory: 2 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs
· OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
· Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
· Memory: 4 GB RAM
· Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
· Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
· DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
· Sound: Standard audio device

For more Resident Evil information, check out their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Written by John Schwartz

December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm

GTA V PC Petition reaches 100,000

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Rockstar Studios has announced that their upcoming release, Grand Theft Auto V, will be coming out on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, failing to mention the possibility of a PC release or port.

This has prompted some fans to sign a petition asking for the game to be released on PC. From the petition’s post:

To: Rockstar Games

Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people’s lives and it’s a big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform. Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the most insanely fun times you can have.

The petition has recently reached 100,000 signatures and is going on to try and get 150,000 people. Rockstar has yet to comment on the petition or the possibility of GTA V being released on PC.

GTA V is scheduled to be released in Spring 2013.

Written by John Schwartz

November 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Microsoft Sells 750k Xbox 360s

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There were a lot of great deals on Xbox 360s during Black Friday, and consumers seemed to take notice.

According to Microsoft’s Major Nelson, more than 750,000 360s were sold during the national sale Friday, November 23.

Microsoft also reported that Black Friday was an excellent day for Halo 4, as well as Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription card sales which “increased more than 50 percent.”

Xbox LIVE has reportedly had an increased usage up from last year, and released up minor update today for their dashboard.

Written by John Schwartz

November 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

GameStop’s Black Friday deals are off the wall

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Cheap Ass Gamer recently received rumors from a GameStop employee about their Black Friday deals, which includes a rather impractical Xbox 360 Deal.

According to the anonymous employee, you will be able to get a 250 GB Xbox 360 as well as Skyrim, Forza 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,  all for $250.

The PlayStation 3 deal is similar, with the opportunity to get a  PlayStation 3 250 GB System with 5 Free Games (Infamous, Infamous 2, Infamous: Festival of Blood, Uncharted, and Uncharted 2) for $200.

Other deals from GameStop, as well as other stores’ Black Friday Deals, can be found on the post here.

Written by John Schwartz

November 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm

‘Halo 4’ release day sales break record

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Halo 4, the latest release in the popular franchise, has set a record within the Halo series for biggest opening day with 3.1 million units sold, according to the website VGChartz.com.

1.9 million of those sales were in the United States, around 60% of the total sales. The previous two releases in the franchise,  Halo 3 and Halo: Reach, had opening days about 15% lower than that.

The game is projected to sell around 4 million units by the end of the week, which also breaks the record for the last two Halo games.

Halo 4 released on November 6.

Written by John Schwartz

November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm

My History with ‘Halo’

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‘Halo 4’ releases on November 6.

My dad works for the State Department, which means that much of my childhood was spent overseas. This means I missed out a lot on what other kids from my generation consider building blocks – Dragonball Z, Digimon, and Squeezeits, to name a few.

Some things I’m glad I missed.

It also meant that my home, for a long long time, was intensely devoid of a gaming console. My friend had a Nintendo 64, and I would try and stay over his house as much as possible so that we could play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, or Super Smash Brothers. But the possibility of actually having one in my house, to play whenever me and my siblings wanted, was out of the question.

At the time, my older brother Christopher was going to a boarding school in Tennessee  where my grandparents lived. Once day, right before he flew overseas to see us, they took him to Toys R Us.

“You can pick out one console, a game for each member of your family, and 4 controllers.” What a dreamboat that must have been. And what a daunting decision, I would think. But Chris, who was in 7th grade at that point, had only one thought on his mind – Halo.

And rightfully so.

And so he brought overseas with him the original Xbox, all those controllers and games, including one of the most important, influential, and best games of all time. My brothers and I wore out that disk. We explored every level exhaustively. We shot alien corpses to watch new multicolored blood textures shoot out of them, to watch the physics of the world react to our bullets. We would even shoot allies, and if you killed too many, they turned against you – how cool was that?

I remember being amazed at my brother being able to kill a hunter using only the pistol whip maneuver-a task I thought was monumentally impossible.

Hunters are still no fucking joke.

Halo 4, the newest game in the franchise, releases in just a few days, to the hordes of hungry Halo fans. The last game they got was merely a prequel – a masterfully crafted one at that. Halo: Reach was released in 2010 and included many interesting things – space combat, for instance, and addicting multiplayer, refined after years and years of Microsoft’s experiments in previous Halo incarnations.

But it lacked what I, and I’m sure many other players, craved most. Master Chief  The man himself, who had saved humanity multiple times. The man who stopped the Flood on the first Halo. The man who launched himself into space with a massive Covenant bomb. The man who now is floating endlessly in space while his trusty AI descends more quickly than we’d like into madness. The man who, come November 6, will face a new and possibly much more deadly threat-the Forerunners.

And I can’t wait.

Written by John Schwartz

October 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm