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The Evolution of Gears of War From Gears of War: Judgment Comic-Con 2012 Panel

Gears of War: Judgment has leaked onto torrent sites, and Microsoft responds with the promise to smack down any pirates it finds with a lifetime Xbox Live ban. Reports indicate that the leaked version of Judgment is complete; if the situation pans out like the Halo 4 leak did last year, you might want to avoid YouTube for the next month to steer clear of Judgment spoilers.

Microsoft is already taking action, with a strongly worded statement to Eurogamer warning pirates to watch out. "We are aware of isolated cases in which Gears of War: Judgment content has been propped on the web and are working closely with our security teams and law enforcement to address the situation immediately," a company spokesperson said.

"Playing pirated copies of games, such as Gears of War: Judgment, is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use and will result in enforcement action, such as account and console bans." Piracy is bad, you guys. Don't do it. Wait to enjoy Judgment along with everyone else on March 19, 2013.

A newly released trailer celebrates the fact that season two of the very strong Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series from filmmaker Kevin Tancharoen is almost here. Season one of Legacy launched in April 2011 and ran for nine episodes, covering stories for a variety of characters in the MK universe.

It's looking like season two will stick to a similarly far-ranging format, with the trailer running through a sizable roster of cast members pulled from the popular fighting game. There's no word on when season two will begin -- the trailer ends with the text "Koming soon" -- though we'll surely be hearing more soon as the launch draws closer.

Destiny is here. Bungie Studios has finally let loose with the first details on its new, post-Halo sci-fi universe. A press release describes the game as "an ambitious evolution of the first-person action genre that brings gamers together in a shared, persistent world." As you might expect, this is one of those upcoming games that requires an always-on Internet connection.

Early prevews describe a game universe that blends first-person shooting action with RPG progression and profile customization. Players take the role of Guardians in Earth's last city, though visiting other planets -- from "the red dune of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus" -- appears to be a big part of the game as well. The aim is to bring cooperative, competitive, and social elements together, much like other MMO games do.

Get your first peek at Destiny right now in the video doc up top. You can also head over to Bungie's newly launched Destiny website for more details.

PlayStation Vita Online Modes Revealed: Near, Party, LiveArea, and Activity -- Will This Revolutionize Portable Gaming?

The price of Sony's PlayStation Vita has officially been slashed in Japan. An announcement from the company confirms that the formerly 24,980 yen Wi-Fi model and 29,980 yen Wi-Fi/3G model will both be available for the new, lower price of 19,980 yen (roughly $215) as of February 28, 2013.

Vita purchases will now also include a free one-week trial of PlayStation Plus. Good idea, Sony. There's no word on a possible change to pricing plans outside of Japan, though such an announcement could come on Wednesday when Sony holds its PlayStation Meeting -- the presumed site of the next-gen PlayStation reveal -- in New York City.

Valve's Steam Logo

As of this week, Valve Corporation's Steam service is officially available to Linux users. The added OS support was announced in 2012, and an ongoing beta test of the new version transitions now into a proper release. Valve's Team Fortress 2 is also now officially supported by Linux, and those who grab it for the open-source OS will, until the end of February 2013, receive Linux mascot Tux as a free in-game item.

The launch of Steam for Linux also brings with it a sale on all Linux games that will run until February 21 at 10am PT. The list doesn't include many of the bigger games, but popular hits like FTL: Faster Than Light, Bastion, Serious Sam 3: BFE, and various Valve titles are all available. That list will only grow over time, but it's a good start.

The Linux-supported Steam client is available now as a free download from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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Sony Patent Reveals The EyePad

Posted February 15, 2013 - By Adam Rosenberg

Sony Patent Reveals The EyePad

A newly published European patent application (filed in summer 2012) reveals that Sony has put some amount of effort into developing a tablet-like controller interface, dubbed the EyePad (via Engadget). The existence of a patent, discovered by GameChup, doesn't necessarily mean that this is a thing that will happen and be sold. It's certainly noteworthy, especially with Sony's next-gen console reveal believed to be happening next week. 

The name 'EyePad' is an evolution of Sony's motion-sensing EyeToy camera, though there's obviously a tricky tie to Apple's own wildly popular line of tablets. The patent doc describes an input device with six-axis motion sensors, joystick controls (only one analog stick is pictured in the design sketch), and lit edges that "provide a similar functionality to that of the illuminated ball of the Playstation Move." The would-be device is also equipped with a pair of cameras that, together, can sense depth in a manner similar to Microsoft's Kinect. 

It's all very intriguing, though it's important to remain realistic about what we're seeing here. Patents are filed all the time, for all sorts of crazy ideas. The PS Vita makes it clear that Sony sees the value in touch-based controls, but this EyeToy could easily just be an experiment and nothing more.

Sega Launching Line Of Console-Themed Laptops In Japan

Sega may be out of the console business, but the spirit of the company's early days in video games lives on now with a new line of branded laptops that are available in Japan through online retailer ebten (via Kotaku). Each one embraces a different visual theme -- vanilla Sega, Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast(!) -- and each theme is available at four different price points.

The options, in ascending order, are Light, Standard, High Spec, and Premium. The minimum cost is just over $1,000 (converted from Japan's yen) and the maximum is north of $2,000, with the internal hardware obviously scaling up as you spend more cash. This is an import-only option for now, so it's probably look-don't-touch for most of us. These laptops sure do look lovely though, don't they?




BioShock Infinite "Columbia, A Modern Day Icarus?-Part 2" Trailer »


Irrational Games has an all-new episode of "Truth From Legend" to share today, the second of what seems to be developing into a mockumentary short series on BioShock Infinite. The format of this latest "episode" is the same, though the subject this time is the captive Elizabeth's guardian, Songbird.

This continues to be one of the cooler examples of Irrational's and 2K Games' ongoing campaign to convince everyone that lightning will strike a second time in this BioShock follow-up. All will be revealed on March 26, 2013 when the game is released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows platforms.

Resident Evil: Revelations "Hunk" Gameplay Trailer »


Capcom has a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming console/PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations. Hunk is the star of this little montage (via All Games Beta), which focuses primarily on gun-pointing and horrific creature-snuffing. That's Resident Evil for you.

From the look of things, Resident Evil: Revelations gets a big visual bump in the move from Nintendo's 3DS to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Windows platforms. That should be great news to fans still smarting from the misstep that was 2012's Resident Evil 6. The console/PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations arrives on May 23, 2013.

 

World of Warplanes

Gas Powered Games will live on thanks to a fortunately timed acquisition by Wargaming, as the World of Tanks dev just confirmed in a press release. Things were looking grim for GPG earlier this week when studio founder Chris Taylor canceled his studio's under-funded Kickstarter bid for Wildman just two days shy of its deadline. He hinted at the time that some big things were in the works. He wasn't kidding.

"Wargaming growth in recent years has been tremendous, and we’re looking forward to joining one of the fastest growing gaming companies in the world,” Taylor said in a statement. "I’m sure our experience and expertise will help us contribute even more to Wargaming’s global success."

It's all smiles and sunshine on the Wargaming side as well, as you might expect. "Gas Powered Games’ heritage and development pedigree shows us just how valuable an addition Chris and his company will make to the Wargaming family," Wargaming CEO Victor Kislyi said in a statement. "Gas Powered Games has a long track record of providing incredibly engaging AAA gaming experiences and we can’t wait to start working with them."

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Nintendo's Year Of Luigi Brings New Games And DLC

Nintendo is calling 2013 the Year of Luigi, with a number of games lined up that star or feature the green-clad Mario brother. Company boss Satoru Iwata revealed the facts in this morning's installment of Nintendo Direct, speaking a bit on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon before turning to a lineup of previously unannounced games.

On the 3DS side, two titles are pegged for summer 2013: Mario Golf: World Tour and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The former is the work of Mario Golf developer Camelot and it seems to be pretty much what you'd expect. Luigi is joined in the game by Mario, Wario, Waluigi, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and likely others. In one course seen during the demonstration, pint-sized golfers compete in a garden that features a giant Goomba.

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WWE 13

THQ's publishing deal for WWE games wasn't snatched up during the former publisher's recent assets auction, but now it's looking like Take-Two Interactive will be taking over the license. A Take-Two rep confirmed to IGN that the publisher has struck a deal to release the Yukes-developed WWE games, though nothing will be finalized until the courts sign off on it. It sounds like that should be soon, per Take-Two's statement.

"We can confirm that we have entered into an agreement to publish the WWE video game series that is developed by Yukes. At this time, the agreement is pending court approval and we anticipate that it will be finalized shortly. We are very excited about the potential of this agreement and will have more to share at the appropriate time," the publisher rep told IGN. 

The news follows an earlier report from January 2013 that Take-Two would pick up WWE, though this amounts to the first proper confirmation.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us "Aquaman" Gameplay Trailer »


The roster of superpowered contenders in NetherRealm's upcoming DC Comics fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, now officially includes Aquaman. Try to contain your laughter. The fish-talking Namor wannabe is hard to take seriously, largely because he talks to fish and wears a ridiculous costume.

The Aquaman reveal trailer above offers a look at how the king of Atlantis factors into Injustice's story. He doesn't seem happy to be dealing with Shazam and the Flash, a disagreement that presumably leads to the surfacing of his undersea army of giant hermit crabs. You also get a first peek at Aquaman kicking tail in the game's fighting environments. 

Injustice: Gods Among Us comes to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on April 16, 2013.


The Last Guardian: 11 Things You Should Know

Fumito Ueda continues to work on The Last Guardian, though he does so now as a freelance contributor after having left SCE Japan Studio. This probably isn't news to anyone who has been keeping up with the Shadow of the Colossus creator's work, but Ueda offers an update himself in a newly posted official statement (via All Games Beta).

Ueda confirms that The Last Guardian continues to come together under his "creative supervision" and that it "is still in development by an incredibly talented team." He adds that "details regarding The Last Guardian's release is solely decided by Sony Computer Entertainment, not myself. Please keep an eye out for their official announcement."

Ueda suggests that he's got some other ideas in mind as well, and that while he'll see The Last Guardian through to release, he also hopes to "pursue new creative projects with a fresh perspective." Read the full message right here.

Bungie's Destiny Story Points, Concept Art Leaks

"So, our game is called Destiny." That's how Bungie's blog post confirming a February 17, 2013 reveal for its first non-Halo effort in more than a decade opens. Try to act surprised. The blog post doesn't actually confirm that date, but the newly launched Destiny Twitter feed does.

Bungie doesn't have much to say in the here and now. We know from a leaked infodump in November 2012 that the story picks up seven hundred years in the future. An alien ship sits motionless above the planet "like a second Moon" while alien monsters invade from outside our solar system.

It seems that players will assume the role of Knights, who are tasked with protecting Earth and its Last City. Follow along with the recently launched ARG and stay tuned for new details very, very soon.

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