Halo Living Monument

Today Microsoft and 343 industries announced the launch of the Halo Living Monument. The monument is a place where gamers can upload pictures of their favourite “Halo” memories and watch as they blend and merge into the the stream of images submitted by other fans from all over the world in an interactive, 3D mosaic image of Master Chief.

Catch the Trailer:

The Halo Living Monument was created in celebration of the 10th anniversary launch of “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” edition.

*NOTE: Halo Living Monument experience not available in Google Chrome.

Assassin’s Creed Embers Trailer

The UbiWorkshop team working closely with the Assassin’s Creed Brand Team to develop an independent story line for the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed Embers. Embers, an animated movie depicting the life of Ezio Auditore 10 years after entering retirement from the assassin’s guild he helped rebuild in AC: Brotherhood.

Now living in a cozy Tuscan villa with his wife and their two children, Ezio Auditore spends his time enjoying the company of family, old friends and cultivating his vineyards. The life of this former Assassin Mentor will not stay quiet for long. One day a mysterious Assassin shows up at Ezio’s door quite unexpectedly, begging for Ezio’s aid. Will this old assassin’s fire die out before he can save the ones he love, or will it burn brightly one last time?

The UbiWorkshop group developed this movie using several of the same digital assets from Assassin’s Creed II, only reworking the main characters using a more traditional CG animation approach. While rebuilding the City of Florence in Embers the team used the same environment assets as the game, but we are able to generate a different aesthetic to them that gives us a unique feel for the movie.

Important for continuity purposes the voice talents are the same that are portraying the game characters, so for example Roger Craig Smith (Ezio Auditore) really invested himself in what would be his last performance in his most famous video game role. Anna Tuveri portrays Sofia, Ezio’s wife, a role she reprises from Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Angela Galuppo jumped on the great opportunity to portray Shao Jun, the new Chinese Assassin.

Where can you see this Movie?
If you are lucky enough Assassin’s Creed Embers will debut and have its world premiere at the Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema. The film will also be distributed for purchase on XBOX Live & the PlayStation network and will be available with different Assassin’s Creed Revelations Collector’s Editions depending where you live.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots

Terrorism has evolved, and so has Team Rainbow. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots brings back all the team play, tactics, and realism that fans love in this long standing franchise. In Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, Team Rainbow faces a new and very real threat called the “True Patriots,” a highly-trained, well-organized revolutionary group that claim the American government is irrevocably corrupted by greedy politicians and corporate special interests. The True Patriots will do whatever it takes to reclaim their country.

In addition to the immerseive single-player storyline, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots will introduce a huge variety of new innovative co-op and multi-player experiences. Players will be rewarded for working as a team and mastering the game’s new features that enhance communication and tactical execution between teammates. Success will come from a mix of split-second decision making and working to coordinate attacks against the enemy.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots, please visit www.rainbow6.com

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

So the new Grand Theft Auto V trailer is out and Fan boys are gushing all over… Am I the only one thinking – Hey look new graphics engine, same story and gameplay.

Here is what I get out of the trailer: Guy wants out of [gang/mob/crime] life style after making enough money to retire to a luxury condo in San Andreas, but he just can’t seem to shake the gangster life style.

I’m really hopping that future information and video from Rockstar Games proves me wrong about this being the same game as the last GTA’s with a new location and graphics engine on the standard 2 to 3 year release cycle.

Max Payne 3 Trailer

Freshly released, today from Rockstar Games, the first trailer from Max Payne 3. Looks Hot!

Max Payne 3 as described by Rockstar:

The new dark, gritty action experience that continues the tale of former New York City detective Max Payne and is sure to satisfy both newcomers and veterans to the historic franchise alike – is expected to launch on the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC in March 2012 in North America and Europe.

Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in São Paulo, Brazil. When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long.

Prepare for the very first glimpse of Max Payne 3 in action.


Coming soon to the Apple App Store The Dark Meadow, a new action-adventure monster-slaying game from Phosphor Games, appears to take place in a run down asylum, or hospital. Join the sole resident and take on the monsters that live within. Use ranged and melee weapons with the familiar iOS movements of “pull back and fire” and slash combat to take on your enemies, as you work to piece together how you got into this hellish prison.

Catch the Trailer here:

The Dark Meadow is hitting the App Store this month and will be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Italian. An exact date and price will be announced shortly.

The official site, http://www.thedarkmeadowgame.com/

Brothers till the end

Marcus, Dom and the rest of Delta are coming back to kick some grub ass and take names.

Get ‘Geared’ up with this killer trailer for Gears of War 3, set to the music of Black Sabbath’s War Pigs.

I can haz now please!

Oh yeah and check out this kick ass Autograph from Rod Fergusson (aka: @GearsViking) – Executive Producer of the Gears of War franchise.
GearsViking Autograph

Modern Warfare 3 Teasers

I go to bed and all is normal I wake up and suddenly we have our official confirmation that Modern Warfare 3 is on it’s way out including a supposed release date of November 8, 2011 according to Kotaku. Apparently the game takes place just moments after the MW2 ends and will have the player taking control of various men in the forces from the featured teasers countries. I expect we’ll see more at E3. From the looks of this trailer, we’re going to Germany, France, America and England and the shit is truly hitting the fan.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time TEASER TRAILER

Ok I’ll be one of the first to admin i haven’t picked up a Spider-man game in a long time because I was left feeling blah after swinging around Manhattan in Spider-man 2 for hours and hours just repeating the same type of mission over and over… but this new Current/Future Spider-man mash-up defiantly has my ears burning for more news…

Activision what’s the Deal? Give me more!

Get more info from Hero HQ.