The weather outside is a bit crappy. That means you can do the best thing and game or the next best thing and read some rumours regarding your favourite hobby.
Max Payne 3 getting first public showing on October 1st or 2nd.
Over those 2 dates the First Look Expo is occurring in Holland. Yeah, the First Look Expo. Now, Max Payne 3 is yet to get a public first look so where better than an event called First Look. Max Payne has been relatively quiet but if it is showing in a few weeks, expect a release date to be revealed soon after.
Xbox 360 getting a 3D patch.
Whether you’re a fan or not, 3D is currently the darling of the gaming industry. Nintendo have got in on it, albeit with mixed results. Sony have been championing it for months, with the PS3 capable of 3D and now it looks like Microsoft are joining the party. Rumours are that a firmware update adding 3D functionality to the 360 is only a couple of weeks away. Don’t be surprised if the update hits by October, with a new advertising strategy in the run up to Christmas.
PS Vita release date is November 12 in Asia. Before 31st March everywhere else
This rumour could have a lot to go for it. Tokyo Game Show is only a little time away and PS Vita will have a big presence there. It’s almost guaranteed that the release dates will be revealed at TGS and since Japan usually gets hardware a few months before the West then it make senses that November will be that time. Sony is releasing the Vita this fiscal year and that ends on March 31st, so maybe Vita will be released early March or even February in the West.
3 Million Dirt 3 Keys Leaked
AMD were partnering with Codemasters to give away some codes to those who purchased AMD products. These codes could be used to get Dirt 3 via Steam. Yesterday, reports were hitting that the codes had been leaked. Today, AMD confirmed that the codes had indeed been leaked. Now, before you get all excited about picking up a free copy of Dirt 3 with a compromised code, don’t bother. Steam will block all the codes and they will not work. Buy the game and support the devs guys.
PC Version of Dead Island is early developer build
PC gamers complained about how buggy Dead Island seemed to be. Now, we’ve all encountered buggy games (I’m looking at you Fallout 3 and New Vegas) but at least we know the game is not an early build. Well, the more curious PC gamers decided to look into the bugs and apparently discovered that the version of Dead Island they paid for was in fact an early test build for the 360. It was later confirmed that the wrong version had gone live for download. Oops.
Monster Hunter Tri G is big Nintedo pre TGS reveal
I’ve commented before on how big Monster Hunter is as a series. Well, seems like it’s going to be avaliable on the 3DS soon, if some reports are to go by. Remember, how I said Monster Hunter is a console mover? Well it would be a great move by Nintendo to release a title on its flagging handheld and a reveal in Japan, where the series is the most popular, is just smart work.
Devil May Cry HD Collection will be avaliable on PS3 and Xbox 360.
This long rumoured collection, which will apparently contain DMC 1, 2 & 3, has been spotted on the ESRB ratings list. The collection still hasn’t been officially confirmed but it really is becoming one of the worst kept industry secrets. I’m sure we’ll get a more definitive answer at Tokyo Game Show, where the new Devil May Cry will also make an appearance.
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