By: Cinderkin Sep 13, 2010 | 15 Comments
Gears of War's Executive Producer, Rod Fergusson, has promised another XP marathon if General RAAM is able to topple Half Life 2's Dr. Breen in Gamespot's 'All Time Greatest Game Villain Feature,'
Found this over at http://www.xbox360achievements.org
here is a copy and paste of the article:
The EP tweeted the following yesterday, "Ouch 1800 votes down... Never mind %, 30x XP if RAAM wins." At the time of publishing, RAAM is down by about 1,300 votes and he's hoping this latest incentive will get Gears fans - and those wanting their 'wings' - to vote in their thousands. The semi-finals are set to start on Tuesday, so consider this your final heads-up. It should be a tight finish. Fingers crossed ladies and gents, fingers crossed. Head on over to vote now
Don't be a Jimmy! You know you want that 30xp for Gears 2. Vote up Raam so we can all get out wings!
Thanks to a little slip-up from the ad department, Microsoft prematurely confirms Gears of War 3.
Okay, so it happens...what else can you say? But when it happens, somebody has to pay; in this case, I'm betting somebody will be paying dearly.
As you may know, Cliff Bleszinski - better known by some as Cliffy B, despite his ditching of the handle - was scheduled to show up on Jimmy Fallon Friday night with a big announcement. Well, thanks to some scheduling conflicts, he had to reschedule his appearance for Monday. Guess what? Somebody at Microsoft went and stole his steam.
Thanks to a little slip-up from Microsoft, there was an ad on Xbox Live confirmed Gears 3, and assuming that Cliff had already made the announcement on Jimmy Fallon. Whoops. I mean, BIG whoops. Anyways, the ad on Xbox Live confirms a few interesting tidbits. Firstly, it confirms that Gears of War 3 will be the last game in the franchise. Secondly, it confirms that the game will be released in April of 2011. Thirdly, it confirms...well, it freaking confirms Gears of War 3! If that's not enough for you people, I don't know what is. This slip-up is presumably going to get somebody in some hot water. And I'm not sure exactly what Cliff is going to show on Jimmy Fallon now that the cat is out of the bag. I guess he'll just have to go on there, looking like an idiot, and confirm what's already been confirmed. Terrific! I'm sure he's a really happy camper right now.
I've posted a screenshot below to illustrate the ad as it appears (maybe appeared; I'm not sure if it's been taken down) on Xbox Live. It is quite interesting indeed. And, for the record, I do think it's a bit sad that Cliff doesn't get to have his moment in the spotlight and make a HUGE game announcement.
Still haven't reached those wings? Well here is your chance.
Epic Games is at it again. They are going to have another XP event on Halloween. The event will last from October 29th to November 1st and you will be able to earn 31 times the current XP!! No news on horde changes yet. In the mean time you can earn 4x XP right now, until October 28th celebrating the release of Gears of War 2 on Games on Demand.
You can view Epics announcement by clicking here
Hopefully I get my Xbox back from Microsoft to be able to attend this event. Will you be joining in the XP madness?
"Arcade" a Swedish game designer working on Bulletstorm is a little ticked at how people think they won't like bulletstorm because its not a run of the mill military shooter. Check his video and blog reponse
video uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/PeopleCanFlyEpic
Part of Arcade's post from PeopleCanFly blog
-Prefer using automatic rifles and other “realistic” stuff? Then stick to the PMC and the Screamer.
Want to duck behind cover, stand up and pop a few shots in the head of an enemy? Then be my guest, we have plenty of cover in Bulletstorm. The enemies use them, and so should you. Do you feel that the Leash and the Kick detracts from your ideal FPS experience? Then don’t use them. We don’t force you to. They’re just extra tools of destruction if you chose to use them. Do you feel that the Skillshot-system seems too overwhelming and doesn’t sit well with you? Then you can just go into the Options, turn off the Skillshot HUD and don’t pay attention to it. In a way, this makes for an even more visceral experience.- Source http://www.peoplecanfly.com/blog/2011/02/like-military-shooters/ (for the full blog on what he thinks) Bulletstorm is meant to be ridiculously epic. But I do rememebr as a child being addicted to Tony Hawks Pro Skater, I would get bored at how ridiculous it got, and I would purposely try to do more realistic stuff. It's awesome that BStorm can go both ways, but I'm definately playing it as ridiculous as possible :D How about you guys? After you beat it or whatever, would you change your gameplay for more difficulty? ( If ur interested in pre-ordering http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H0CC2O?ie=UTF8&tag=goukicom-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003H0CC2O )
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This appears to be some viral marketing by Epic ahead of Bulletstorm's release.
Check out the video, and if you are on PC download the demo at thedutycalls.com