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Rumour Round Up: Hinted Reveal and other things

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.

Status: Unconfirmed


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.

Status: Unconfirmed


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.

Status: Unconfirmed


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.

Status: Confirmed


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.

Status: Unconfirmed


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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Rumour Round Up: The One with Two Discs

The weekend was relatively peaceful on the rumour front, as they usually are but last night and early this morning rumours started flying around. Here are the ones that hold the most importance.


Battlefield 3 shipping on 2 discs for Xbox 360
The source of this rumour is a Japanese poster showing the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 will ship on DVD ROM x 2.

There hasn’t been confirmation yet but we all know BF3 is going to be big. Maybe this may just show how big BF3 will be. Will campaign mode be on one disc and multiplayer on another? Are the game modes on one disc and the special features, making of etc on another? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

Status: Unconfirmed


Syphon Filter 4 coming Winter 2012

This rumour comes from the guys and gals of OPM Italy. The rumours of a new Syphon Filter have been going around for months, ever since an accidental listing by PlayStation, which was quickly removed. Syphon Filter 4 is said to be a sequel to Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow, which was released on PSP.  Tokyo Game Show is round the corner so an actual reveal could be on the cards there.

Status: Unconfirmed
Dragon Quest X has a subscription fee

Dragon Quest X has only just been recently revealed for both Wii and Wii U but the sharp eyed among us (Kotaku) have noticed the following info:

Platform: Wii/Wii U
Release Date: (Wii) Planned for 2012/(Wii U) TBA
MSRP・User Fee: (Wii/Wii U) TBA

Also notice the lack of release date info for the WiiU.  The subscriotion fee also has yet to be announced, again could be revealed at Tokyo Game Show.





Today’s Quick Rumour Roundup

Last week was Gamescom and even though some rumours flew around beforehand there wasn’t much, if any vlaidation. There was no major reveal of TimeSplitters 4 like I’d hoped but there are still other Expo’s still to come this year so hope still remains. Eurogamer Expo is up next and I have my tickets to sample all the gaming glory including Skyrim & Arkham City.

Anyway, today we’ve had a couple of interesting rumours appearing around the web, mainly courtesy of OXM.  Let the round up begin!


Fable 4 will be getting a 2013 release!

This one comes from OXM and I have to back them on this. Fable is a huge franchise. Sure we have Fable Journey to come out at some point in the near future but it isn’t Fable 4.  I’d expect an official announcement at next year’s E3 Expo, possibly the biggest reveal of Microsoft’s conference if the rumoured next gen Xbox is a no show.

Duke Nukem getting a series reboot!

After years in development hell, Duke Nukem Forever was released to mediocre reviews. It’s release was encased in drama just as much as it’s development but all in all, most reviewers just didn’t show Duke love. Now, it appears Gearbox will look at the series and give it a reboot, as seems to be the fashion.  Rumoured title for the first installation is Duke Begins.  A homage to Batman Begins, maybe?

BBC iPlayer coming to Xbox 360 soon.

Another one courtesy of OXM and isn’t much of a surprise. The BBC have stated that they want to do this and as Microsoft see the 360 as a media centre they’d want the biggest TV Streaming service in the UK on their box. I’d say this will go live within the next couple of months, probably October.


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Rumour: Xbox 360 Games playable on Windows 8.

This the big rumour today courtesy of

Apparently, Windows 8 will allow you to pop in a 360 disc into your PC and play the game. Of course, your PC will have to be powerful enough to run the games. But what if you don’t have an Xbox 360 and lack the games?

Never fear! The download market is here! Well, for a price anyway. PC Gamers will be able to buy a program that acts like the Xbox 360 Marketplace, and allow gamers to download full titles. Maybe this will stop PC gamers having to wait for console releases ported over.

So, why do this?

Is this a signal that Microsoft are moving onto their next console and so not too worried about losing hardware sales on the Xbox 360? Why buy a 360 when you can play the games on your PC?

It’s a likely scenario and would fit with the rumours that the next MS console is going to be revealed at E3 2010.

Weekend Update

The rumour mill has been quiet this weekend. However the past week some interesting developments.

Big rumour is that the original Crysis will be coming to Xbox 360, a rumour backed by a listing from the Game Ratings Board of South Korea.  Now that rumour is making the rounds I’d expect a release date soon.

A sad but confirmed rumour was about another studio closure. Black Rock Studio, devs of Split Second, were closed down by Disney.

Another rumour is of a new Sonic game coming to Wii, entitled Sonic Paradise. Now this came from a studio rep but they later redacted the statement. Guess the news wasn’t supposed to come out yet. It’ll make sense that Nintendo will want to cash in on Sonic’s 20th birthday.

Also, rumour has it that Blizzard’s Titan is a casual mmo. Does that put it in the same league as Second Life? Hope not.

Enjoy your weekend, even if it is nearly over.

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