Friday News Recap: 10/27 – 11/2

That time of year is completely upon us now. No, not the holidays, games!

Grand Theft Auto V Poster and Release Window Leaked

Finally! Something of substance on Grand Theft Auto V! Rockstar has come out and stated that GTAV will be releasing this spring on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. They said they are focused on these two versions instead of a PC port, which has been Rockstar’s usual method. Posters and pre-order items also got leaked, which I’ve posted above. Something about Rockstar concept art is always a spectacle, mainly because everyone evokes such a strong emotion or hard look.

Another trailer is in production but has been halted by Hurricane Sandy. Hopefully everyone is doing alright there and we’ll get to see this trailer soon.
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Pre-Order Crysis 3, Get original Crysis for Free

Everyone likes free! If you like free and Crysis, you’re in luck. Anyone who plunks money down on a pre-order for Crysis 3 will get a code for their system of choice for the original Crysis, which is a fantastic game. No stores were specified, so it might be safe to assume it means most retailers will support this endeavor. Crysis 3 is slated for February 28, 2013 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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Mass Effect Trilogy Dated and Detailed for PS3

Xbox 360 and PC players will get to enjoy this bundle on November 6th, but PS3 owners now have to wait until December 4th for this Mass Effect glory. The DLC plan for the PS3 version of the Mass Effect Trilogy has also been included, showing that the PS3 version of ME1 will receive Bring Down the Sky, while ME2 will be packed with Kasumi, Firewalker, the Arc Projector, Overlord, Cerberus Network, the Normandy Crash Site, Zaeed, and Lair of the Shadow Broker. Mass Effect 3 won’t have any DLC packed in, which was predictable. The number of Blu-Ray discs needed has also not been confirmed, but it would be nice and possible to only have one disc. The original Mass Effect could probably hit PSN that same day, but nothing has been confirmed.

It’s great that PS3 owners get most of the DLC, but it also shows how much of the shaft that the Xbox 360 version is getting. Look at the graph on the link below. The green console has very few markings, while the other two versions get a healthy amount of DLC. A move like this seems a little asinine and shows a slight middle finger to Xbox 360 users.
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EA is “Disappointed” by Medal of Honor: Warfighter Reviews

I’d say I was too, but that would mean I had big hopes for this title. EA stated during their call that Medal of Honor: Warfighter was performing “below expectations” in probably sales but most definitely reception. What can I say? I hated the game too, as you can see in my review.

“We’re disappointed with the critical reception,” stated EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. “Internal testing and mock reviews indicated that the game is better than the [Metacritic] score we have right now. We believe it is. However, we are seeing folks out there that just don’t like the game.”

Well Franky, I don’t know what kind of Kool-Aid you guys have in the cooler at EA HQ, but the game is pretty bad.
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DmC Will Destroy You in these Difficulty Modes

As if fans couldn’t complain enough about this game, the difficulty for DmC, Ninja Theory’s Devil May Cry reboot, came under fire, with fans hoping it would still balls-hard. Capcom has responded with these hellish modes that will test any player stupid enough to give it a go.

Son of Sparda – Remixed enemy layouts, tougher enemies and enemy behavior throughout.
Dante Must Die – As above, but contains the strongest enemies and insane attack waves.
Heaven or Hell – Another remixed mode, but everyone and everything, including Dante, dies after one hit. Supremely satisfying!
Hell and Hell – The same as above, but only Dante dies after one hit. For serious contenders.

One-hit kills for Dante. It can’t get any harder than that. So shut up, ya whiners.
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Alright! This is done… now back to Assassin’s Creed III.

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