Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for $30 & Pre-Order Goodies

Feel like seeing where the Halo phenomenon started? Feel like reliving the “good ol’ days” of the Halo-verse. Feel like reminiscing at that one spot where you got sniped for the very first time.. only to be sniped again because you were too busy staring at some fucking polygonal scenery reminiscing about a time you let a bullet go through your head!! Oh, did I forget to mention that all of those classic maps are going to be remastered in HD.. ’cause that’s kinda important.

Well you’ll be able to do all of that on November 15, 2011 when “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” is released for the Xbox 360. Oh did I forget to mention that (through Amazon) is only 30 DOLLARS! Oh yes my lovable worshipers you did read that correctly. But just to add some more validity to this epic announcement, allow me to humble you with the details straight from Amazon’s page.

$10 Credit Plus Pre-order Bonus
Pre-order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and get a $10 Amazon credit good toward the purchase of items shipped and sold by Amazon.com (certain exclusions apply, including Kindle books, MP3s, and video rentals and downloads) as well as Master Chief Avatar Armor and the Grunt Funeral Skull (once activated, every grunt’s methane tank will explode like a plasma grenade when killed). The promotional code for the credit will be e-mailed within two days after the product ships. The access code for the armor and skull will be packaged inside the game box. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. Limit one per customer. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time.

Okay so it’s $30 dollars when you use the $10 credit, but still, what else are you going to use that ten dollar credit on? Socks? I don’t think so, there are digital aliens out there and a ginger in some far away state THAT NEEDS TO DIE (digitally)! Oh shit.. I completely forgot the link to make it easier for all of you to pre-order this awesome slice of epic over at Amazon. There we go.. all better now.

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– Mave

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Only Needs One Disc (Xbox 360)

 

For those of you who were annoyed at having to change your disc after 10-20 hours of playing the original Final Fantasy 13 on your Xbox 360, then I have good news for you! No longer will you have to do that tiresome process of getting up, walking that extremely long journey over to your Xbox 360, pushing the eject button, take the disc out of the tray, place the swapped disc back in the box, then place the requested “new” disc into the Xbox 360 disc tray, push the disc tray back into the 360, use a towel to wipe the sweat off of your body, drink a gallon of Gatorade (you’re gonna need the electrolytes), walk that same journey back to your gaming seat, lift that ever-so heavy controller and finally resume gaming.. after watching the mandatory cutscene.

Famitsu has just confirmed this so don’t look at me like I’m trying to start an insane rumor. Toriyama insists that FFXIII-2.0937458 is just as big as FFXIII, they just minimized the CG cutscenes and just implemented event scenes where everything is in real time (I better not see “press A to do a flashy spin”).

 

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Max Payne 3 First Trailer

The very first Max Payne 3 trailer is starting to make a tidal wave on the internet. And for very good reason, it features a drunk Max Payne. Some girl he was trying to protect got kidnapped by an organization. And of course, gunfire, explosions and the magical, mystical, stupendous extrrrrrrrrravaganza that is “Bullet Time”. Also.. forget about drive-bys, it’s all about the train-bys (you’ll see it in the video).

Max Payne 3 is set to release in March 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

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Onyx Guard & Bernie Confirmed as Gears of War 3 DLC

Wow, I do not envy everyone that is eagerly anticipating Gears of War 3. All of you have 10 days left of waiting until one of the biggest titles of this year hits your console like a curb stomp to the face that makes your mind rocket out of your skull like it just saw Olivia Munn making out with a random blonde chick.

The reveal of Onyx & Bernie being DLC came from a thread on the official Gears of War forums, however, as of this typing, the thread has been “removed by administrator”. I’ve been told by several Gears fans that Bernie has been thought of us as one of the best snipers in the Gears universe. I’ve also been told that  The Onyx Guards were an elite unit in the COG army set to protect Chairman Prescott. Or at least that’s what I thought I heard them scream out as soon as I told them this news personally.

The supposed downloadable content is slated to hit in November of this year for Gears of War 3 on your Xbox 360.

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– Mave

Cloud Gaming and 40 Weeks of Saints Row 3 DLC

Brian Farrell, CEO of THQ, spoke highly of cloud gaming yesterday, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise once you consider the frequent amount OnLive deals, or the fact that he was speaking at the Cloud Gaming USA Conference.

Farrell predicted that a move to an all-digital game distribution “will result in a lower cost for the hardware manufacturer, which will result in a lower cost to consumers and therefore a lower entry point, thus driving more mass market adoption.” He doesn’t just see PCs adopting this in the future, but consoles as well.

And speaking, well, typing of downloading content, Saints Row: The Third is going to have a lot of that. Farrell said that the game would be followed by about 40 weeks of DLC.

“We totally change how we keep consumer engaged for a very long time,” Farrell said. “We intend to create an online digital ecosystem that keeps them interested for a year or more.” It’s the same kind of approach THQ tried with MX vs. ATV Alive, except without the base game having reduced content to start — or a reduced price.

“What we found was unlike free to play, $39.99 [the budget-level price of MX vs. ATV] just wasn’t low enough to drive a big enough install base to push the level of DLC we had initially hoped for.”

It will be interesting to see if that kind of strategy works with a game that is more complete, and fully priced. Of course that wont change the fact that I’ll forever miss the MX vs. ATV series. 😦 I guess I’ll just have to launch myself out of a cannon to get rid of all of this repressed sadness and rage.

Alien and Zombie killing just got ten dollars cheaper!

Before you start speculating on how every weapon and garden tool just got ten dollars cheaper, let me tell you to remain calm.. now remain calm. Are you calm?? Good. Okay now it’s time to get you all giddy and stuff, long story short; Resistance 3 and Dead Island are 10 dollars cheaper at Newegg!!!! However there is a catch, you have to input a specific code. Oh, if only there were a omnipotent game blogger that could supply you readers/worshipers with this magical code. Wait, there is :D. Here you go everybody! One last note, both games are eligible for FREE SHIPPING!

Well there ya go, links to get the games and the codes for your C&P pleasure. Now if you excuse me, I have to go back to making my own game. 🙂

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– Mave

Child of Eden Kinect Bundle Confirmed

Microsoft just announced their plans to bundle Child of Eden via download code with the current Kinect hardware. The bundle will be released in all XBOX Live regions and is set to hit retailers sometime next week for the same price as the current bundle offer.  This game has received wonderful reviews and nailed an 84/100 Metascore but despite the good reviews, the sales since its original launch haven’t been so great. It’s one of those games that goes unappreciated despite its good qualities.

 

However,  with this new bundle offer, Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s Q Entertainment will be able to reach  broader gaming audiences. Especially now that you can get the Kinect  sensor, Kinect Adventures and a download code for Child of Eden,  for just $150. Not a bad deal for you penny-pinching bastards.

The Playstation version of CoE will come out sometime in September with Playstation Move support and awesome 3D!