87w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced today alongside a video trailer that GT Academy 2012 is gearing up for May 1st with details below, as follows:
It's time to gear up for GT Academy 2012! The competition starts on May 1st and will be open to all entrants through June 24th.
Developed for racing fans of all levels, GT Academy 2012 will offer a newly designed eight-step training and qualification program accessible as a demo based on the hit Gran Turismo 5.
The demo will be made available for free on PlayStation Store via PSN and will maximize the potential of all users, from beginners to advanced drivers. All participants will compete in a series of virtual driving trials using Nissan cars, and the best of the best will compete in the National Finals in July.
The action will then jump from the virtual cars of the PS3 game to actual Nissan sports cars when the winners of the National competition are invited to take part in the intense international Race Camp competition in August, where one ultimate GT Academy winner will train with elite racecar drivers and race as part of a professional team.
129w ago - Vanguard Games Game Designer Nikki Kuppens has announced that Gatling Gears is now available on PlayStation Network and shared a video trailer for the PSN title.
To quote: I'm here to introduce our newest game, Gatling Gears, which is available on PSN right now! Gatling Gears is an intense twin-stick shooter in which you control a heavily armed mech.
We call them "walkers" and they're a very iconic part of Mistbound, the world you will travel through in Gatling Gears. As veteran walker pilot Max Brawley, you're going to have to put an end to the Empire's destructive campaign for Mistbound's valuable resources.
To do that, you will have to master the two basic principles of walker operation: shooting and dodging. You'll be flooded with waves and waves of enemies, so using your weapons effectively is key to your survival.
The Gatling gun is useful against weaker enemies, but has a limited range. A cannon shell does more damage, but is harder to aim. Grenades can be carefully targeted and do a lot of damage, but will take a while to reach their target. If things get out of hand (and they will!) detonating your Spark Bomb will send an electrified shock wave across the entire screen.
192w ago - Epic's Cliff Bleszinski debuted the first cinematic trailer for Gears of War 3: Ashes to Ashes for the XBox 360 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The title is tentatively slated to arrive on consoles around April 8, 2011.
To quote: "Gears 3 is packing all sorts of new hotness, including those recently leaked tentacle-having, mutating Lambent Locusts, (you might remember the ending of Gears 2, and a certain Brumak...).
In the new game there's an even greater threat called The Lambent, and it's these kind of crazy tenticle monsters that can mutate while you're fighting them.
Double barrelled shotguns, a beard-wearing (apparently) Dom Santiago, female COG soldiers... it's looking a treat. Such a dreary, ash-filled world Sera has become. We should get a even better look at the game during E3 in June."
193w ago - Somebody at Microsoft appears to have flicked a switch a little early, with an advertisement appearing on the Xbox 360 dashboard tonight for Gears of War 3.
There's the trademark Gears of War logo, and a tagline that reads "The epic story concludes April 2011".
To quote: The ad appears to have jumped the proverbial gun, with the official reveal of the game not expected to have taken place until an appearance from Epic's Cliff Bleszinski on the Jimmy Fallon show on Monday night.
He of course was supposed to have been on the show, well, last night, but his appearance was pulled at the last minute. Guess somebody forgot to pass that onto the Xbox 360's ad team!
Despite the lack of an official reveal, it's already been rumoured that the third game in the Xbox 360 shooter series will feature franchise firsts like like underwater combat and mech suits.
234w ago - No one seems to remember way back in 2006 when Gears of War first came out, from day one it was set to be a trilogy, though over the last few months Epic have said things like "There are no plans for a GoW trilogy" and they were handling things on "a game by game basis."
Yet now it seems a third title MIGHT be coming...
Recently speaking to Official Xbox Magazine UK Cliff Bleszinski shut down rumors that he may be working on a new survival horror game, saying to quote:
"No, I'm not making a horror game next. Gears is very much near and dear to me. There's only been two Gears games, man, there's still plenty of opportunities for things you can do in a cover-based shooter, and there's still a lot of stories to tell in the Gears universe. I'm not burned out on that at all."
New? Well that cannot be the single player element to the Dark Corners pack (Road to Ruin), that was a "deleted scene" from Gears 2.
It wouldn't take a conspiracy theorist to think that another game could well be in the works. What are your theories? Share them in the comments below!