Unboxing Halo:Reach!

Watch the Bungie team unbox the different versions of Halo: Reach including the limited Edition Halo: Reach Xbox 360 console!
Thanks Karma for finding this video!

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Batman: Arkham City

Batman Arkham CityBy now everyone should have seen the new Game Informer article on the new Batman Arkham City. The cover art alone was enough to entice me into reading more. As there are about 4 different covers for issue 209, I had the one with Batman and Catwoman back to back with the whip wrapped around Batmans forearm. This game looks to be amazing. It seems as though the madness has spilled out of Arkham Asylums doors into the streets of Arkham City. You once again don the role of Batman and must kick bad guy ass throughout the fortified city and maybe, just maybe, get the girl aka Catwoman or so it’s been hinted at. Game Informer reveals that you will see Two Face and Catwoman in the sequel among others.

Seems as though I missed one fantastic game as I passed over Batman Arkham Asylum. I believe I will have to correct that mistake especially since it has dropped in price. The sequel is due out Fall 2011, so for you out there, like me, who haven’t played Batman: Arkham Asylum yet, we have plenty of time to pick it up and play through it so we can be ready for Arkham City.

Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach I hope everyone preordered their copy of Halo: Reach. The game comes out a little over a month from now on 9/14/2010. I am sure some of you will be picking yours up at Midnight Releases, some of you will run out on your lunch breaks and the rest of you will pick yours up after work or sometime there after. I am looking forward to this game as it seems they have put a good deal of time into this project. The multiplayer (which is Halo’s bread and butter) seems tight. It seems as though they kept the same structure but packed some punch into it as well i.e. jetpacks LOL!
As for the game concept, going back in time was exactly what this series needed. It gives the developers a chance to tell the story from the beginning and provide some back history as to why there is only one Spartan left. Having read the book, I know the events that led up to Halo and the lone Spartan. It will be good for those who haven’t read the books to get a chance to see what they truly are fighting for. It will also be good to see some life restored to this franchise (not that it was anywhere near dead). Since the movie got stalled, fans have been waiting for the next big thing from the Halo franchise and hopefully Halo: Reach won’t dissappoint. If you haven’t reserved your copy yet, there is still time.

Limited Edition Legendary Edition Limited Edition Halo Reach XBox

Gears of War: Anvil Gate by Karen Traviss

Gears of War Anvil GateWith the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts’ stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll—but it’s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can’t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they’d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege—Anvil Gate.

via Gears of War: Anvil Gate by Karen Traviss – Trade Paperback – Random House.

Prepare for Gears of War 3!

Gears of War 3

Releases 4/5/2011

The wait is almost over. The conclusion to the epic videogames, books and soon to be movie is 8 months away. Dust off your Xbox 360 controller and find your headset. The Brotherhood will be back in force on 4/5/2011. The epic multiplayer matches, painful horde sessions and sometimes hilarious co-op is on it’s way back. Hopefully they fixed the bugs that plagued Gears 2 and got rid of the host advantage. Stock up on the caffeine, alcohol or whatever else will get you through the long gaming sessions and prepare for Gears of War 3.