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Halo 2: Anniversary Not Running In 1080p



And what will surely instigate this stupid fanboy war between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fanboys, executive producer for the game, Dan Ayoub, has confirmed that the Halo: 2 Anniversary won’t run in native 1080p resolution. However, the game is packaged within the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and includes all 1-4 Halo titles. Besides Halo 2, every other game on the disc will run in 1080p. However, he did ensure Halo 2 will run and will look “fantastic” at 720p, and 60 frames-a-second.


Some fans of the franchise, who have been anticipating the release of the collection, were displeased with the news and took their voice on the NeoGAF forums. Frank O’Connor, who is the development director for the Master Chief Collection, felt the need to respond to some of the harsh opinions posted on the boards. He explained the reasons for the developers decision to ultimately have Halo 2 run at 720p. According to him, Halo 2′s specs are running at a higher standard then when they remastered Halo: Combat Evolved, in 2011 on Xbox 360. (more…)

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New Trailer for COD: Advanced Warfare; Special Editions Revealed

Here we go again. Another year has gone by, which means another Call of Duty. But unlike the last 2,000 sequels that have been released, this one is being built on next generation hardware. If that doesn’t get you pumped, you’re probably a normal person.

Today, Activision has revealed a new trailer, and we have it after the jump, which focuses mostly on the campaign, and with a quick tease of multiplayer. And in all seriousness, this game is shaping up like it could be fun. Sure… it’s probably been “inspired” by Titianfall, but that’s a good thing. It’s getting fans of the franchise a breath of fresh air, and it might possibly introduce some new ones. And maybe…just maybe…ex-fans might return. But maybe that’s also just wishful thinking.  (more…)

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EA Offers Netflix-Style Subscription Service For Xbox One


Electronic Arts has announced a subscription-based service called EA Access. The Netflix-style service will launch in a few weeks for the Xbox One, but a beta has started today. EA has yet to reveal if the service will be on Sony systems in the future.

When the general public has the ability to subscribe to the service, it will cost $4.99 monthly, or they can choose a yearly price of $29.

The service will offer gamers with a slew of EA titles, and they will rotate from month-to-month. Much like what Netflix does with their streaming option. (more…)

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Canadian Retailer Leaks ZombiU Deluxe Wii U Bundle, Includes Pro-Controller

Canadian retailer Future Shop has leaked details of a possible new Wii U bundle, which includes the Deluxe Set 32GB system, and the mature-rated first-person shooter, ZombiU, which was published by Ubisoft. While no official announcement has been made by Nintendo about this bundle, I have to think this is probably real, considering it’s a credible retailer that already has box art. I have a hard time believing they’ve been punk’ed by some Internet rumor.

There hasn’t been any information about a possible American version, but because Nintendo thinks Canada and the US as the North American region, I have to believe we are also getting this same bundle.


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North Korea Propaganda Video Uses Call of Duty Footage

The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game

If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you. (more…)

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BioShock Infinite Achievements Leaked

We’re about two months away until Irrational Games sequel – BioShock Infinity — launches, but that hasn’t stopped the website Xbox360achievements to get their hands on the sequel’s Achievements, and presumably the PlayStation Trophies.

While there is not much to write about here, after the break, check out some of the goals you’ll be trying to achieve, that have been set forth by the studio. (more…)

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PS Vita Version of Killzone Dated

During Gamescom 2012, Sony announced that PlayStation Vita would be getting its own version of Killzone. Officially titled, Killzone: Mercenary, Sony revealed that Guerrilla Games would not be developing the games, but gave the honors to GG sister studio, SCE Cambridge Studio.

During a press event last night, SCE Cambridge Studio confirmed a release for which the Killzone: Mercenary game would be in stores, which is this September 17. Which is kinda of shocking, considering there is a real possibility that brand new video-game hardware could be shipped around the same time from both Sony and Microsoft.

By checking out the visuals alone, Killzone: Mercenary looks to be a triple-A title for the Vita, something the portable device has been missing. And because of that, you’d figure Sony would market this as a system seller. But because it’s so close to a possible release date of new consoles, I would have a hard time believing the general public would be buying both a Vita and new Xbox/PlayStation home console.

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Xbox Owners will Soon be Able to Live Broadcast On Twitch.TV

A big trend in the video-game community is to live broadcast your gaming sessions onto the interwebs. Now, one of the larger websites who allow this types of webcast,, is teaming up with Activision to allow this feature to work with Xbox Live and PC seamlessly with Call of Duty: Black Ops II. (more…)

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Video of a Grandpa Playing Halo and Black Ops II, and HE LOVES IT

Reddit user Kerogen posted a video of his 84-year old grandfather playing some Black Ops II and a little bit of Halo, and man, it looks like he’s enjoying himself. While I can’t confirm him this is first time, it certainly does look like it by his reaction, and boy is he having a great time blasting his grandson.

This should easily put a smile on your face, and maybe make you call your grandparents. Or if they are no longer alive, make you regret you didn’t do it enough.

In my opinion, the best part of the video is when Kerogen tells his grandpa that all he has to do is kill him. And his grandfather replies, “That’s all I’ve been trying to do.” Is he referring to the game, or real life?

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CryTek GM Talks Homefront: Says It’s “Coming Along Well,” Could be Pushed Back

Homefront 2 was announced by the now defunct THQ a little while back, but when the ex-publisher decided to sell their assets, Crytek was the one who decided to write a check for a little over $500,000 to own the rights for the first-person shooter.

Homefront 2 was originally scheduled for a 2015 release, but now that sounds more optimistic because of the sale. The general manager of Crytek, Nick Button-Brown, has promised that the game’s development will not hinder in anyway if it is, he told VG247. (more…)

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