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Gears Of War 2 LE, LittleBigPlanet and Other Titles Cheap!

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303w ago - I like getting my video games cheaper. Especially when I don't have to wait for three months till everyone else doesn't care about the game.

It looks like ToysRUs is trying to get an upper hand on pre-orders this year with Gears of War 2. The limited edition is listed on the site for $59.99 instead of the regular $69.99 found at many other retailers.

If you do add the shipping costs to the order, and the possibility of the retailer receiving the game late then you may have a problem, but considering the site is selling it for 59.99 I don't see why they wouldn't sell it for 10 dollars less at their stores which would eliminate the shipping problem.

On the other hand, Amazon Canada has been slashing off $5-6 price tags on many upcoming games such as LittleBigPlanet, Dead Space, and Fallout 3. Even though the $5 dollar difference doesn't seem like a big deal, you have to realize that these products are available for free shipping meaning in this scenario you actually save money....
 

Namco Bandai TGS 2008 Conference: Revealing Titles Planned

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304w ago - Namco Bandai has invited Gamekyo.com to its Pre-Tokyo Game Show 2008 press conference tomorrow in its building office in Tokyo.

What's exciting about this event is that 'secret and exclusive revealing titles' are scheduled, according to the invitation pictured below.

The press conference starts at 11:00 AM in Tokyo, Gamekyo.com will try to make a Live coverage if they can.

Note: Sadly, they are now reporting that there is an embargo...
 

Spencer: We'll always take on Sony's first-party titles

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306w ago - A bullish Microsoft has declared it's happy to go toe-to-toe with rival Sony products, as the two companies prepare for another bloody battle at retail this Christmas.

Speaking exclusively to GamesIndustry.biz, Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Games Studios, has declared that first-party publishing has always been about exclusives, and he's confident his titles can better anything his bitter rivals at Sony can turn out.

"Let's start from the beginning of both consoles - PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - which first party has had more success on their own platform? We have Gears, Halo, Forza, we're continuing to push existing IP while bringing new IP to market. I'll line up against Sony's first party any day," offered Spencer in the first part of an interview published today.

Despite closing internal studios such as Ensemble and FASA, Spencer says the company has spent the neccesary time building franchises, allowing for a yearly roll-out of exclusive, triple-A product every Christmas season.

"Now the news, when you're talking about something like Ensemble, that's us building that franchise pipeline that you've seen come to market for the last three Holidays. I remember last E3, sitting there, people looking...
 

Sony Titles to be shown at PAX Revealed

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309w ago - Recently we posted a list of titles that you would be able to expect at PAX from Microsoft. That list contained great titles like Project Origin, Gears of War 2, and even a TBA title that is keep us writers curious of it could be.

On the other hand, Sony has finally revealed what we would see at PAX from their side. In a recent post on the Official Playstation Blog, Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed that we will be seeing the following titles.

- LittleBigPlanet
- Resistance 2
- Socom Confrontation
- Motorstorm: Pacific Drift
- Resistance Retribution
- Singstar
- Buzz Quiz TV

Looks like we got yet another solid, and consistant lineup from Sony!
 

MGS5 Announced? Payton mentions Title's Development

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309w ago - If you've been amazed by the technical prowess of MGS4, you may have been saddened to know that the title was the last game in the series. Or was it? In an interview with Kotaku, former Assistant Producer at Kojima Productions Ryan Payton (widely credited with the Westernized control scheme for MGS4), mentioned his reasons for leaving the company and memories of developing the acclaimed title.

At the very end of the interview, he revealed something that all Metal Gear fans wanted to hear. "It'll be hard not being involved in MGS5, but I've got the utmost confidence that Hideo Kojima, Ken Imaizumi, and our amazing team will put together another blockbuster game. I'll be cheering from the sidelines," Payton said.

This isn't the only Metal Gear news that has been released recently. According to an interview with Eurogamer, Hideo Kojima himself noted that MGS4 probably isn't possible to be made on the 360 because of the optimization for the PS3, physical media differences between Blu-ray and DVD and technology issues.

However, he did mention that technological issues might not be a problem farther along in the future. "If the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, [my future games] won't be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um,...
 
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