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Duty Calls

I know I’m a little tardy to the party on this one. I don’t know how I missed this clever marketing stunt but check it out for yourself with the video below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_msAKWdOs

This highly amusing Call of Duty parody is a push for the recently released game, Bulletstorm. Incidentally Bulletstorm is freakin awesome and I highly recommend checking it out.

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in call of duty, Epic Games

 

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MW3 teaser site

A countdown site that has the familiar Modern Warfare 2 font can be found here. The countdown clock is running down from 5 days and most likely means we’ll see some MW3 news out of Game Developers Conference.

UPDATE: According to Activision, they have no connection to this site and do not plan on revealing anything at the upcoming con

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in call of duty

 

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Gears 3 gets a release date!

September 20th is the official drop date for Gears of War 3 according to executive producer Rod Fergusson and yahoo.com.

It also seems there is more info on the way in the coming days. Most likely there will be news involving the Gears 3 beta. The release of Bulletstorm yesterday has gamers buzzing about when the beta might start. Those of you how picked up the game received a code that gets you into the beta early. Be sure to hang on to that game disk because you will need it to play.

As for those not interested in the crotch stomping Bulletstorm had to offer don’t fret, there will be other ways to get into the beta according to Fergusson. So sit tight Gear heads, more news to come!

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Gears of War

 

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What you didn’t know about Homefront

USA Today was able to have a chat with Rex Dickson, senior level designer at Kaos Studios. He spilled a few things that gamers may not know about the upcoming game due out on March 15th.

Via USA Today

Take two. When Kim Jong Un was cast for Homefront, he had never made a public appearance so no one knew what he looked like. A few months later, he was officially announced as his father’s successor and his image surfaced in the press and was recast with a new look-alike!

Rooted in reality. The Goliath, an in-game unmanned autonomous ground vehicle, was inspired by the real-world vehicle ‘Crusher’ developed by DARPA and Carnegie Mellon.

Not product placementHomefront represents more real world brands than most games, and probably the most in any shooter to date. No payments were made to Kaos, or by Kaos for featuring the real brands. It was all in the name of building a more believable America. Brands featured in Homefront include Hooters, White Castle, Tiger Direct and Nos.

Don’t you work here? Two of the four primary non-playable characters are modeled after real life THQ employees: (executive VP of core games) Danny Bilson’s administrative assistant and the North American PR director.

Fateful trip. On a research trip two years ago, the entire studio was in a major bus accident. Kaos artists used that crash as a static mesh in the game. Yikes.

Love that they are using real world brands. No “Burger Town” in this game. I’m getting more and more excited for this game the closer it gets to release.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Homefront

 

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