Those who pre-order Halo 4 will receive special, custom armor for Master Chief, according to All Games Beta. The site is hosting images that show off the “Web”, “Darkeye”, “Forest”, and more armor skins that will be available from various retailers.
I must say, the armors look really good! The game is coming out on Xbox 360 on November 6.
Arma 3 is shaping up to be quite a graphical powerhouse it seems. They’ve released a new trailer that looks at some of the advanced lighting techniques present in the military shooter sequel.
The video particularly focuses on the game’s day/night cycle. The game is due out in Q4 2012 exclusively on PC.
This excellent Metro Last Light live-action trailer is going to make you feel bad for humanity for the rest of the day.
Check out the television premiere of Medal of Honor: Warfighter.
Here’s a new gameplay trailer from Far Cry 3, which looks maddeningly beautiful.
A group of Russian modders have decided to carry the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. mantle by announcing that its Crysis mod, CryZone: Sector 23, will be released as a full game. It’s being powered by CryEngine 3 and is set in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe, telling the story of a man who journeys into the forbidden zone to find a Wishmaster who he believes can resurrect his son.
It was previously known as World of Stalker. The full game will include new locations, weapons, mutants, environments and more.
Owl Game Studio, the group’s formal name, mentioned no release date for the game. However, it won’t be a full commercial release since they are using the “resources and settings” from GSC Game World’s franchise. It’s going to be free to play.
In fact, it has been eerily quiet on this game for some time now. It was revealed last June, and nothing about it has been released to the public since then. Ubisoft gave the game a vague “Calendar 2012” launch window, too, adding to the rumor.
Kotaku reached out to Ubisoft for clarification. It received the standard boilerplate response for rumors: “We don’t have anything to share at this point in time.”
Developer Gearbox has a lot on its plate right now. It’s busy making Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
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Hi-Rez Studios today announced that its free-to-play shooter Tribes: Ascend has been downloaded 1.2 million times. The studio noted positive word of mouth behind its success. It has also built a successful community around its game.
“It is truly the player support of the title that has driven the population growth,” said studio COO Todd Harris. He added that over 110,000 people have joined through the company’s referral system.
Tribes: Ascend has received three DLC updates so far. There is also a summer tournament being organized that will offer over $30,000 in cash and prizes for players.
War Games Map Pack Access
The competitive multiplayer modes of Halo 4 are known as War Games. The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps – three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE. Yes, you read that correctly; you get nine maps in the form of future DLC with the purchase of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. Score!
Everyone will have access to select Specializations, but those that purchase the Halo 4 Limited Edition will receive the ability to unlock six Specializations early, available at launch on Xbox LIVE. You can use them, one at a time, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specializations unlock new customization options. We’ll be releasing more information about Specializations at E3, so expect additional details about this particular feature then.
UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet
The UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet includes a Spartan armor customization schematic, information about UNSC weapons, an introduction to the massive ship UNSC Infinity, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: The Spartan-IVs. Story lovers will especially enjoy this in-fiction offering that provides a glimpse into the indoctrination of Spartans aboard the Infinity.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition
The Special Edition of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a 90-minute extended version of the live-action digital series which will take fans back to the terrifying beginning of the Human/Covenant war, when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC’s greatest vessel ever: the UNSC Infinity.
Digital content also includes in-fiction bonus content that expands the characters and stories of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, special featurette Bringing Gaming into Reality, and a behind the scenes look at the making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE
The Limited Edition includes the following bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE: unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE Avatar prop, and Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan IV armor set.