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Epic Games Readies for Action at Game Developers Conference 2012

Epic Games, Inc. announces its participation in the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to be held March 5-9, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Epic will host press sessions and meet with developers and partners of its award-winning Unreal Engine technology in Business Suite 800, West Hall, at GDC 2012. In addition, Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski is set to host the Game Developer Choice Awards, and a dozen senior members of Epic’s staff are scheduled to speak at the conference.

Xbox 360 Most Popular Games Of 2011

Microsoft has revealed the top 20 most popular games played on the Xbox 360 in 2011 based on numbers of unique users logged into Xbox LIVE (Silver and Gold members). Note that this gives a different result to the total playtime for a particular game, which has not been disclosed here. Unsurprisingly, the Call of Duty series dominates the chart, but what is sure to irk CoD detractors, but make fans very happy, is that a massive five of those positions are taken up by CoD – that's 25% of the rankings. Even CoD4: Modern Warfare which was released way back in 2007 sits at a very respectable number 14. However, top games Battlefield 3 and Skyrim did very well nonetheless, sitting at five and six respectively, with only Halo beating them at number 4. Can you guess which CoD game hit the top spot before looking at the chart?

Big Dollars Not Enough? SOPA Support Continues To Wither Away

The draconian internet censorship bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) being lobbied for by wealthy big media corporations (mostly fronted by the RIAA/MPAA, News Corporation and the like) and currently being debated in Congress is still losing support wherever one turns. A week ago, we reported that GoDaddy initially supported it, but soon changed its mind as it immediately began to haemorrhage customers. Now, it turns out that many video games companies are also coming out against it and with no pressure against them required.

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the game industry's trade association and stands firmly behind the much-despised bill, which means that the gaming industry as a whole is deemed to support SOPA. However, while some members openly support it, others just won't say so publically and some of its members actively do not support it, having made official statements to this effect. Here are just three of them:

Epic Demonstrates Unreal Engine Improvements on Gears of War 2

Gears of War was among the first games to make use of the Unreal Engine 3, so Epic Games has decided to show-off how much the engine has been improved since then. At a recent press conference the company used Gears of War 2 to demonstrate various improvements such as better lighting, improved efficiency, more realistic water effects, soft body physics and destructible environments. If you want to take a look at the video, which is just over six minutes long, head over to Shacknews.Source: Shacknews

New Gears of War Action Figures in Development

The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, or the NECA for short, recently unveiled plans to unleash a fourth edition to the Gears of War (series 1) action figures. While you can't actually buy these figures yet, if you're in the market for such trinkets, we do happen to have pretty pictures and a description from NECA.
A deadly asset for the Locust Horde, the Locust Sniper is equipped to destroy humans with its high-powered sniper rifle, and is especially intent on blowing away the members of Delta Squad in Epic Games' smash hit Gears of War. Sporting goggles and a game-accurate Longshot Rifle with scope, the Locust Sniper Action Figure hits shelves this spring with the rest of Gears of War Series 1!

Source: Neoseeker

Gears of War for PC Goes Gold

The PC edition of Epic's third person shooter Gears of War has gone gold, Microsoft announced today. The title will hit retail stores on November 6th. Gears of War for PC will feature the amazing tactical action and multiplayer excitement found in the Xbox 360 version, but it will also add a variety of all-new content, including three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, game editor, five new game chapters and DirectX10 support. The package will retail for $49.99.

Source: Shacknews

Gears of War Coming to PC on November 6th

While Gears of War is fast approaching it's first birthday, a PC version is being planned for a November 6th release. Fans of the Xbox 360 version of Gears of War will be happy to know it's not just another lousy port of a console game. DirectX10 support make the visuals positively breathtaking, there are five new single-player chapters (including an encounter with Brumak), three new multiplayer maps, a "king of the hill" multiplayer mode, and of course a map editor. For those truly curious as to the current shape of Gears of War PC, check out the 1Up preview here.Source: 1Up
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