Old News: Fable Anniversary

The first Fable, and more specifically The Lost Chapters, is one of my all-time favorite games on the original Xbox.  It was a fantastic action RPG with a lot of charm and great artistic design.  I loved it.  I continued to love the franchise going forward, but none of the sequels managed to capture that same spark that the first one had with me.  Needless to say, I’m really excited about the upcoming remake of the first game in the franchise.

I didn’t really let this news slip me by–I was fully aware of the fact that there was a remake in the works–but I just got side tracked with other posts.  Going back through my RSS feeds, I’ve re-stumbled upon the news that Fable is being remade in high def.  With E3 and all of excitement coming from it, I can understand how this might have been missed by a lot of people, so I’ve taken it upon myself to share this wonderful (old) news:

The Walking Dead: 400 Days coming this summer

400days_keyart_with_infoThe next episode in Telltale’s award winning The Walking Dead game is subtitled 400 Days and will be heading to pretty much everything this summer.  Choices players made in previous episodes will carry over into the new game which will feature five new characters in their very own stories.  Telltale suggested that some of the characters the player meets in 400 Days might show up in Season Two with all the choices they make in the new episode also impacting that storyline.

 

Source:  Joystiq

Garden Warfare heading to Xbox and PC

EA announced a new Plants Vs. Zombies game in a very Battlefield-esque teaser.  The game is going to be a multiplayer plant-based shooter.  It’s coming first to Xbox One with 360 and PC ports following.  No official word on PlayStation releases, but it’s likely they will follow the PC release.

Far Cry Classic heading to XBLA

Microsoft’s digital distribution platform will be the home to the re-release of the first Far Cry game under the banner Far Cry Classic.  This re-release is heading to XBLA for 560 Microsoft Points ($7) this summer; Ubisoft is describing it as the “ultimate console version.”  This re-release of the classic open-world game is going to boast updated visuals featuring  “stunningly realistic foliage” and “real-time day and night cycles.”  No word yet on a PS3 release.

 

Source:  EGMNOW

Watch_Dogs E3 2013 Trailer

The more I see of this game, the more excited I get for it… and I’m really damn excited.  This trailer shows off the seedy human trafficking side of the fictional Chicago.  Crazy stuff ensues.  Just watch.

Gold Live Members: Grab Fable III free

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Microsoft is giving away Fable III on Games on Demand to Xbox Live Gold members.  Simply follow the link to Fable III, and elect to pay for the game with Microsoft Points.  It will ring up for free and you’ll have a new title downloading in your Xbox library.  Enjoy!

 

Sources:  Xbox.com, Joystiq

LocoCycle heading to Xbox One

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Announced at last year’s E3 as an XBLA title, Twisted Pixel has now revealed that their upcoming LocoCycle is coming to Xbox One as a launch title on the system’s new game marketplace.  They’ve stated that the game is still (for now) in development for Xbox 360, though the release date has been pushed to a “further date.”  I’m almost certain we’ll hear more about this at this year’s E3.

 

Source:  Destructoid

Respawn’s “Titanfall” outed

TitanfallJust days before E3, the first title from Respawn Entertainment has been outed by the leaked GameInformer cover.  Titled Titanfall, the game is supposedly coming only to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.  There were rumors floating around that the game would be an Xbox console exclusive, and those appear to be true.  The game will be multiplayer-focused with the Xbox One version heavily utilizing the power of the cloud (one of the things Microsoft was touting for its next-gen console); the Xbox 360 version is being outsourced to a different studio.  I’m sure we’ll learn more about this game in just a few days when E3 is upon us.

 

Source:  IGN

EA eliminating existing online passes

ea-logoElectronic Arts recently announced that their future games will no longer incorporate the much loathed online pass.  It seems now that existing online passes are available to gamers for free.  Going through their past library of games, EA is allowing existing gamers who purchased the games used or are borrowing them from friends to get into the online action at no additional cost.  This discount is currently only available on Xbox 360 but will be heading to other systems shortly.  Additionally, it’s worth noting that American McGee’s Alice download for Madness Returns is also available at no cost.  EA released a statement regarding this move:

As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well.  We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.

Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online.

These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.

 

Source:  GameInformer