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VGA 2011 'potential acceptance speeches' from Drake, Wheatley revealed

VGA 2011 'potential acceptance speeches' from Drake, Wheatley revealed

Oh, you thought that the industry had finally escaped the grasp of the Spike TV Video Game Awards? Not quite. Here are a few of the "acceptance speeches" that couldn't make it into the program--not because Spike TV decided to ignore most of the winners, but because these digitally rendered characters didn't win.

The Joker won the award for "Best Character," but here are the potential speeches you would've heard had Portal 2's Wheatley or Uncharted 3's Nathan Drake had won.

Watch: Character acceptance speeches »

"Its more hideous in person. It looks like it was made by playskool."
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Gears of War 3 'Fenix Rising' DLC announced

Gears of War 3 'Fenix Rising' DLC announced

The next Gears of War 3 downloadable content pack has been announced for release on January 17. "Fenix Rising," as it's wittily named, will bring five new multiplayer maps based upon areas from the campaign, plus new player skins and a way to "prestige," ranking up to level 100 over again to unlock exclusive weapon skins.

Read more: The campaign areas coming to multiplayer »

" Find one night stand partner easily on __Casual-Relationship.co.m__ "
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Gears of War 3 Season Pass owners meet RAAM DLC snags

Gears of War 3 Season Pass owners meet RAAM DLC snags

Gears of War 3's RAAM's Shadow downloadable content launches today, but some Season Pass users have been running into hitches along the way. Tweets from Epic's Rod Fergusson referred to trouble with the Season Pass owners unable to get their prepaid DLC "for free," and Microsoft is offering refunds to Season Pass owners who bought the DLC separately by accident.

Read more: Accidental purchasers should contact Microsoft »

"At least they are being cool with some of the DLC by releasing the horde pack DLC maps as a free ..."
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Fortnite is Epic Games' new title

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Fortnite is Epic Games' new title

Epic Games said their next game would be "fresh" and very different. And boy, Fortnite looks nothing like Gears of War. It's also not Jazz Jackrabbit, we're afraid.

Fortnite has players building forts against invading monsters. Perhaps it's an expansion of Gears of War 3's Horde mode? The visuals are cartoony, and invite comparisons to Valve's Team Fortress 2.

Watch: The debut trailer »

"It wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to be a mobile only game. Conceptually, I don't see ..."
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Epic president talks about Vita reservations

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Epic president talks about Vita reservations

Epic Games president Mike Capps likes to jump into new technology, but from an investment standpoint the company tends to sit back and watch for a console's success before developing a title. In a new interview, Capps explains some of his reservations about the PlayStation Vita, and why its performance in the western market will determine the company's decisions to develop for it.

Read more: 'I have a phone, and it's really hard to compete with that' »

"Normal people don't have time to spend playing games like Uncharted on a handheld device. Any ..."
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Gears of War dev to reveal 'fresh' new game at VGAs

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Gears of War dev to reveal 'fresh' new game at VGAs

The Spike TV Video Game Awards may be short on actual award-giving, but it will certainly have a lot of new game announcements. Add one more to the list: Epic Games' North Carolina studio, best known for its work on the Gears of War trilogy, will be revealing a new game this Saturday.

Cliff Bleszinski describes the new project as "entirely new and fresh," which should be a refreshing change after six years on the Gears franchise.

Watch: CliffyB teases new project »

"Lol .. sad enough I'd believe more in DNF 2, than EPIC creating current gen games for the PC. "
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Infinity Blade 2 hits memory bug on iPad 1, iPod Touch

Infinity Blade 2 hits memory bug on iPad 1, iPod Touch

Infinity Blade 2 launched just yesterday on the App store, and subsequently rocketed to the top of the Games section of the App Store. But a few iOS devices are running into a memory bug, specifically the iPad 1 and the iPod Touch. Epic Games VP Mark Rein says the company is aware of it and working on a patch.

Read more: Devices with lots of apps affected »

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Infinity Blade is prelude to 'much bigger story'

Infinity Blade is prelude to 'much bigger story'

Infinity Blade 2 will be available tonight, and is the continuation of what developer Chair Entertainment sees as an ongoing franchise. Co-founder Donald Mustard says the first game intentionally featured story hooks for sequels in case it was successful.

"The Hobbit is kind of the prelude to The Lord of the Rings," Mustard said. "What if Infinity Blade 1 was like the prelude to The Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings -- a prelude to this much bigger story we wanted to do?"

Read more: Who is the God King? 'We have it figured out' »

"They should have made this game free. To get through the mid game grind you pretty much have to ..."
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Gears of War 3 'Bullet Marsh' MP map teased

Gears of War 3 'Bullet Marsh' MP map teased

As reported, next week, on November 24, Epic is launching the 'Versus Booster Map Pack,' for Gears of War 3. The DLC will be absolutely free, and adds five maps to the game's multiplayer rotation. A fly-through trailer of one of the included maps called 'Bullet Marsh' has been released for ogling.

Watch: A fly-through of 'Bullet Marsh' »

"So they ported over, verbatim, the worst map to ever be in a Gears of War game. "
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Gears of War 3 patch adds spectator options, fixes exploits

Gears of War 3 patch adds spectator options, fixes exploits

Between Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, and now Halo Anniversary, it's a busy year for shooter fans on Xbox 360. You could hardly be blamed for forgetting that Gears of War 3 was first out of the gate in September, but players are still slamming into cover and curb-stomping with the best of them. Today Epic is issuing the second title update for the game, offering a few improvements, and fixes to bugs and exploits

Read more: Detailed patch notes »

"I am with you. Gears owns Modern Warfare/Battlefields for my taste."
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Gears of War 3 'Horde Command' DLC now available

Gears of War 3 'Horde Command' DLC now available

[Update] The DLC is now available.

[Original Story] Gremlins have "temporarily" delayed the release of Gears of War 3's multiplayer-expanding Horde Command Pack, which was due to launch today. Techies are scrambling to chase the blighters out, but there's no word yet on when it'll be ready for release.

Read more: Unspecified 'technical issue' to blame »

"Thats odd, they seem to work in public too. +1 to failure, Troll."
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Unreal DevKit adds iOS Facebook support

Unreal DevKit adds iOS Facebook support

Epic Games' latest update to the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) adds a few bits of basic iOS Facebook functionality. The October 2011 update, posted last week, lets developers using the UDK add iOS features like creating wall posts and downloading friends lists. You can also create one of those handy "request additional permissions from user" windows that you've probably seen while on Facebook.

Read more: Other new additions for October update »

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Unreal Engine 4 release aiming for 'day one' on next-gen consoles

Unreal Engine 4 release aiming for 'day one' on next-gen consoles

Epic Games' Mike Capps has revealed that Epic is already discussing the Unreal Engine 4 tech with hardware manufacturers, about sixteen so far, including console manufacturers. And while no one knows when the next generation will begin, Epic wants to make sure they're ready from the beginning.

"I want Unreal Engine 4 to be ready far earlier than UE3 was; not a year after the consoles are released," he said.

Read more: Unreal Engine 4 plans »

"The Unreal demo was more than just looks... there are techniques going on in that demo which are ..."
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Gears of War 3 'RAAM's Shadow' DLC announced

Gears of War 3 'RAAM's Shadow' DLC announced

Having teased that Gears of War 3 campaign downloadable content wouldn't star series mainstays Delta Squad, Epic has revealed just whose metal boots you'll step into. The developer today announced the DLC 'RAAM's Shadow,' a prequel to the series starring a new squad with some familiar faces.

More surprisingly, though, you'll also get to play as Gears of War 1's final boss, General RAAM.

Read more: Who's in Zeta Squad? »

"I love this trend of putting you in the shoes of the bad guys, especially those that may seem ..."
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Gears of War 3 'Horde Command Pack' DLC video

Gears of War 3 'Horde Command Pack' DLC video

We've already heard some details of the upcoming Gears of War 3 downloadable content, the Horde Command Pack. Now we're getting a closer look at the DLC, complete with some advice on map and fortification from series creator Cliff Blezsinski and director of production Rod Fergusson.

Read more: A look at Rustlung, new defensive structures »

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