Friday, October 1, 2010

The V.G.F. Report

Video game Friday.....and here we go!

Gears Of War 3 has been delayed.  In a statement this morning, Microsoft Game Studios announced that Gears of War 3 is being pushed back into fall 2011 to serve as one of the publishing label's Q4 anchor titles. Indeed, Microsoft is already predicting it will be the "biggest entertainment launch of 2011."
      "The teams at Microsoft Game Studios and Epic Games have done great work thus far readying the title for release in the spring of 2011," the company said in a statement.      "However, we've elected to move the launch of Gears of War 3 until fall 2011 to make it the marquee title for the holiday season."
      Gears of War 3 will offer an apocalyptic finale to the series, which has sold 12 million copies to date. According to Microsoft, the last human city has been obliterated, with Marcus Fenix trying to protect the remaining humans from the Locust horde and from newer, deadlier foes, the mutating Lambeth.

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare

After three DLC packs of multiplayer add on's, Red Dead Redemption is offering a new single player add on but it's not what you would think.  It doesn't add to the story or give new content in the continuity of the game.  Instead it's an alternate reality story where you fight zombies!  Zombies are extremely popular right now so why not!!  And it's the theme for Comicpalooza this year so it's appropriate! 
     The Undead Nightmare pack includes an entirely new and lengthy single-player campaign in addition to new multiplayer modes, weapons, zombie animals, mythical creatures, and a new secret location.
      Rockstar has not announced a release date for the Undead Nightmare pack. It's priced at 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or $9.99 on PlayStation Network.

Medal Of Honor - Taliban Get A New Name

Electronic Arts announced it is renaming the opposing side in the game's multiplayer to "Opposing Force" in response to the media controversy that erupted last month when it was discovered players could pit Taliban forces against U.S. soldiers. 
     Greg Goodrich, Executive Producer on Medal of Honor, said "There was lots of debate back and forth about this. The fundamental game hasn't changed, it's still the same. We made this change while maintaining the integrity of the game.
     "We made the change after a long consideration."
     Goodrich said there was no pressure to make the change at the team level and stressed that renaming the Taliban in multiplayer will not affect the single-player campaign. All of the selectable character models and imagery will remain the same.
     He also said the name change is permanent as it was hard-coded into the game before retail copies were printed and shipped out.

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