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'Gears of War 2' (X360) Content Unlocked By GoW Achievements?

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. At Comic-Con Epic's Cliff Bleszinski revealed that Gears 2 will have "linked achievements," meaning the original will unlock new content in the sequel. For example, killing Raam in GoW will unlock him as a playable character in the sequel. Previously games used save games to unlock items or weapons in a sequel, but this might be a first to automatically have content be available through achievements.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Pure'

by Geson Hatchett on July 27, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. Featuring never-before-seen, vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps in real-world quad locations, Pure delivers heart-pounding off-road racing unique to the genre.

'White Gold: War in Paradise' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Gold: War in Paradise explores the shadowy background of modern low intensity conflicts, where the newest weapons often do battle with the antics of witchdoctors. An FPS with a handful of RPG elements thrown in for a good measure, White Gold offers a rich scenario in addition to the non-stop action.

'NFS: Undercover' (ALL) Coming Nov. 18 ?

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last month, NFS: Undercover will feature a very strong mission structure, influenced by the action movies The Transporter, and a better storyline with a strong narrative hook. A cinematic video on YouTube seems to show off the first footage from the new NFS installment, with the end showing a possible release date, Nov. 18, 2008. Also mentioned is a website which leads to an interactive page showing looping interrogation cam footage (featuring rumored NFS babe Christina Milan), with various clickable links showing extra content, although some won't be active until July 30 (thanks Attila).

Hardware Review - 'Astro Gaming A40 Audio System'

by Sanford May on July 27, 2008 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Astro A40 MixAmp combines voice communication with accurate 5.1 Dolby Digital and Dolby Headphone surround. High-power, audiophile-grade amplification completes this portable package.

'Battle Fantasia' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Fantasia is a 2.5D arcade fighting game, using 2D background with 3D models, developed by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear fame, and designed by artist Emiko Iwasaki. While Asia received both platforms, only the PS3 edition is scheduled in Europe, while Aksys will only release the X360 version in North America.

NDS Review - 'Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force'

by Dustin Chadwell on July 27, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Spring 1940. German forces occupy Europe and prepare to invade England. Britain’s survival depends on the courage of a handful of men: the pilots of the RAF. Join the squadron and scramble your Spitfire on missions to shift the balance of power in WWII.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Gets Release Date ... in Asia

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. EA Singapore has put up a website for the WHO Collector's Edition, revealing it is scheduled for release on Sept. 23, 2008.

'Armed Assault 2' - New Screen

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA 2 is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

TrackMania Nations/United Forever - v2.11.15 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.