Bad times – Gears of War 3 leak confirmed by Epic Games

Sometimes you wish you could get your hands on a game early, be it playing it first hand at E3 or Comic-Con or PAX, you just want that extra hour of play. Unfortunately someone took it a little too far this last week and not only got their hands on a test version of Gears of War 3, but they also dumped it to the net. Poor form by those who did it, of course rips like these are for cred in the scene but still it blows because it’s a spoiler for the entire community at large as trolls will no doubt embrace the potential to drop bombs on the story.

Full quote from Epic:

We have seen the reports of Gears of War 3 content being propped on the Web and working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation. This content is not from a final build and is not representative of what fans will enjoy when the game launches worldwide on September 20, 2011.

Source: Dana Cowley (Epic Games) | Save and Quit

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Assassins Creed: Revelations announced!

And… Ezio is back again.

Assassins Creed: Revelations is the final chapter to the his story and it seems like it might just be the greatest one yet, as Ezio goes through a journey of discovery walking the path of his mentor Altair. The journey will take him to new lands in pursuit of the Templars as they gather in Constantinople for a takeover. Add in some multiplayer with new modes, maps and characters and the game gets even more life as it presses everyone to test their skills in a new atmosphere.

Also on the plate is the ability to play with the construct of Desmond’s memories and the Animus to uncover the mystery of his past so the future is clear.

Unfortunately for more information we’ll all have to wait, the game will be shown in detail at E3 2011 this year. I can say I’m actually pretty interested to see how the series will wrap up this time around but hopefully it wont take months to get a PC version ported.

H.A.W.X. 2 gets a Trailer

Ubi is speeding up the information stream on H.A.W.X. 2, today everyone gets a taste of the game with the breakthrough video.

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About H.A.W.X. 2

DEVASTATE YOUR ENEMIES WITH PROTOTYPE TECHNOLOGY Use all your skills to command an astonishing array of cutting-edge technology and overwhelming firepower, delivered by tomorrow’s finest combat aircraft. From the F-35’s vectored thrust capability to the ultra-secret Enhanced Reality System, you’ll light up the skies with a suite of experimental technology available only to a chosen few.

GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL TO THE WAR OF TOMORROW See the enemy’s canopy shatter as your cannon shreds his aircraft. Feel the thundering impact of your laser-guided bombs as you roar close overhead. War may not be pretty, but it sure looks impressive.

PROVE YOUR METTLE ABOVE THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS LOCATIONS From Moscow to the Persian Gulf, from the Arctic Circle to the Indian Ocean, actual high-resolution GeoEye™ commercial satellite imagery ensures an astonishing degree of realism.

AIR WARFARE BROUGHT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Fly as an elite tactical aviator:
… Go head-to-head in close-range dogfights .. Take off and land on bases and carriers .. Sweat through night precision bombing .. Track your targets using silent UAV’s then strike from above .. Use air-to-air refueling in the middle of missions

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 is set to drop this Fall for the 360, PS3, PC and Wii.

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Guitar Hero Album and Tracks Summer Sale

From now through July 12th Activision has a flurry of tracks for users to pick up, with savings running between 30 and 50% off. The sale only applies to Xbox 360 owners though, hopefully the Sony and Nintendo fans get something in the future.

Album:
Metallica – Death Magnetic

Track Packs:
Classic Rock Track Pack (Boston, Foreigner, Rick Springfield)
The Killers Track Pack
The Eagles Track Pack
The Silversun Pickups Track Pack
Victory Track Pack
Vagrant Track Pack
Motorhead Track Pack
Vampire Weekend Track Pack
Rolling Stones Track Pack

Tracks:
Blind Melon – No Rain
Jack White & Alica Keyes – Another Way to Die
The Shins – New Slang
Incubus – Drive
Eagles – Last in the Fast Lane
Pavement – Cut Your Hair
Pixies – Monkey Gone to Heaven
Nirvana – Negative Creep
Against Me – New Wave
Wolfmother – California Queen