314w ago - Welcome to the Rumor mill, VideoGamer.com's run-down of the big rumors currently doing the rounds in the video game industry. Every week we'll hunt down the juiciest stories and give our opinion on how legit they are. So, whether you want the ridiculous or the plausible, read on.
The Sims 3 early in 2009
The Rumor: EA has pencilled in a February 2009 release date for a true The Sims sequel, the first since The Sims 2 launched in September 2004.
Verdict: EA has certainly been milking The Sims 2, with a string of expansion packs and 'Stuff" packs steadily released to keep players hooked. It already seems about time for a series overhaul so come early 2009 players we'll certainly be wanting more. What's more, February 2009 will mark the ninth anniversary of the The Sims.
Plausibility rating: 3/5
Gauntlet coming to Wii and Nintendo DS
The Rumor: Backbone Entertainment is working on a new game in the Gauntlet franchise for Nintendo DS - Wi-Fi Connection multiplayer for up to four-players included. A version is also coming to Wii.
Verdict: Gauntlet hasn't seen a new release since the rather poor Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (published and developed by Midway) and it's fair to say interest in the franchise isn't all that high. That said the game's multiplayer element...
325w ago - Gamers love it when publishers announce a special edition of their favourite games! This time around, Activision has announced a Limited Collector's Edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for Xbox 360 and PC. It will have a special hardcover book featuring exclusive concepts, never-before-seen imagery as well as final artwork.
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Limited Collector's Edition Overview:
The Xbox 360 edition also takes gamers behind-the-scenes with a bonus DVD containing more than four hours of interviews and features, an exclusive documentary exploring the British S.A.S from World War II to modern day, and a series of "making of" vignettes highlighting Infinity Ward's research, technology and story development for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
For Windows PC fans, in addition to the hardcover art book, the Limited Collector's Edition for PC will include a digital copy of the BradyGAMES Official Strategy Guide. The strategy guide provides players with a detailed single-player walkthrough, top-down maps, multiplayer strategies, weapon load-outs, and various other tips for the hardcore soldier.
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare has been developed by Infinity Ward. It will release on November 5, 2007 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC. The limited edition of the game...