FF XIII Coming to the 360

For those of you yet unaware, Final Fantasy XIII is coming to the Xbox 360.

Check out high resolution images, trailers, and character bios from the official site (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/fabula/ff13/).

Fallout 3 to Recieve 3 Expansions

Fallout 3 is slated for 3 DLC packs on Xbox Live in the coming weeks.

Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage is the first downloadable expansion for Fallout 3. Operation: Anchorage follows the story of Anchorage Alaska liberating from its Chinese Communist captors. Available for download in January 2009.

Fallout 3: The Pitt is the second downloadable expansion planned for Fallout 3. Players journey through the industrial raider town located in the remains of Pittsburgh. Available for download in February 2009

Fallout 3: Broken Steel is the third downloadable expansion for Fallout 3. Players join the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel and vanquish the Enclave remnants from the Capital Wasteland. Broken Steel will take allow players to adventure past the main story quest. Available for download in March 2009

News: Godfather, Halo, Ghostbusters

Compiled from various sources, here are the latest breaking game news stories from the CES 2009 convention:

The Godather 2 has a release date of February 27, for the PC, PS 3, and the 360. The second game based on the classic Mafia films will incorporate both top-down strategy and Grand Theft Auto-style street-level action.

Players who pre-order will receive an exclusive crew member, named Tommy Cipolla, to hire into their family. While the other soldiers start equipped with one specialty and level-one firearms, Tommy will possess two specialties – arsonist and medic – as well as carry a level-two double-barreled shotgun. With Tommy in your family, players will have a strategic advantage in the game, using his advanced skills either directly in battle, or sending him to take over and defend rackets on his own.

 

Microsoft announced that Halo Wars has been pushed forward to February 28, 2009. Furthermore, the publisher announced it will release a playable demo on February 5.

Unlike first person shooters like Halo, and Quake Wars: Enemy Territory, Halo Wars is an RTS, controlling armies and territories in an overhead view, very similar to the Command and Conquer series. Much of this is contributed by the development team at Ensemble Studios, whom brought the Age of Empires series to the real time strategy genre.

 

  Although we would have expected Atari to make the announcement, it was Sony Pictures that just revealed when Ghostbusters: The Video Game will be released June 16 for the PS3, and the 360.

For those of you that have been living in a cave, Ghostbusters has had a rough history of developer and publisher conflicts. The game itself is written by Harold Ramis, and Dan Akroyd, whom wrote the original two films. Bill Murray, Akroyd, and Ramis will reprise their talented vocal roles to the game, making it the closest we will ever see to a Hollywood adaption of Ghostbusters 3.

 

GTA IV: the Lost and the Damned

Yep… There is an expansion coming to the 360. From M&C
Rockstar Games today announced that the first episode of downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV will be available worldwide on February 17, 2009, exclusively on Xbox 360. The first episode is titled “Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned,” and is the first of two episodes announced.

“Making these episodes has enabled us to expand the narrative and the experience of interacting with a game world in really innovative ways,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “We hope fans of the game enjoy the new way of experiencing life in Liberty City contained in this first episode.”

Developed by series creator Rockstar North and set in Liberty City, The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of Grand Theft Auto IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new
multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles; and a diverse soundtrack with additional music.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned requires players to have the full version of  rand Theft Auto IV for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live membership to download. Further  details, including pricing, will be announced soon.

Watch the video at http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43632.html

Left 4 Dead

Left4Dead is Valve’s first attempt at a horror genre, and I must say: I am far more impressed than I ever believed I may may have been.

Imagine the weaponry of Counter-Strike, the graphics of an improved and more gothic Half-Life 2, and the feel of a 21st century horror film. That sums up Left4Dead.

L4D blazes the horror genre, not by tactical survival play, but by first person run and gun tactics. While L4D is a run and gun breed, it also brings a multi segmented campaign worthy of single player mayham.

Far Cry 2 Patch Released

Download the Patch here

Download the Patch here

The patch brings Multiplayer, singleplayer and map editor fixes for Far Cry 2 including

  • Dolby 5.1 is now supported for most sound cards.
  • Game will now minimize in order to show the website when clicking on ubi.com
  • Fixed glider key remapping.
  • Fixed a random crash that could happen when pressing ESC to cancel a Benchmark run.
  • Added CPU Intensive benchmark test run.
  • Fixed Jackal Tapes and Partner Tapes pages.
  • and many more changes.

Red Alert 3 Bonus Content

I do not usually promote pirated wares, bypassing activations, or similar. However, I do truly feel that many gamers whom purchased the standard edition of Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 were cheated out of bonus material…. 10 maps to be exact. Therefore, I do feel that those gamers who did support the game whether it be a standard edition or a collectors edition do deserve to have these 10 maps. So here we go

There are a total of 10 official bonus maps in all 6 special editions of Red Alert 3.

  • Premier Edition Maps (5 Maps): Download (30.4MB)
  • Pre-Order Maps (1 Map): Download (5.4MB)
  • Best Buy Pre-Order Bonus (1Map): Download (5.9MB)
  • Gamestop Pre-Order Bonus (1 Map): Download (6.5MB)
  • EA Store Pre-Order Bonus (1 Map): Download (7.5MB)
  • Warhammer: Online Pre-Order bonus map (1 Map): Download (5.5MB)
  • Full torrent of all maps at the Pirate Bay: Download

Two updates have already been presented for the PC version. Patch 1.03 makes improvements for the multiplayer invite system to work more reliably. Version 1.02 fixes main menu sluggishness. The Xbox 360 build is on track for release on November 11. PS3 development build was halted in June, but will be revived and geared toward extra content, 1080p, and BluRay support in the coming months.