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God of War 3 Release Date

The ever-vengeful Kratos will continue his bloody campaign against mythological figures come March 16, as publisher Sony Computer Entertainment has confirmed that's when the PlayStation 3 exclusive hits North America.

As previously reported, God of War III will come in two flavors--the standard $59.99 edition, and a goodie-packed $99.99 "Ultimate Edition" that comes with its own special chest.

Bad Company 2 Demo PC Beta

It's a busy day for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as the shooter's demo has hit the Xbox Live Marketplace while the PC pre-order beta begins at "approximately 6pm CET, 12pm EST, and 9am PST"--all celebrated with a new trailer from the 'Port Valdez' map.

The Xbox 360 demo will expire on February 25, while sadly for PC gamers pre-ordering will be their only way to play before launch.

Crysis 2 Details Emerge: Aliens Invade New York

It's been a long wait for Crysis 2 details, but they're finally starting to trickle in. "Aliens invading NYC?

First Halo: Reach Footage Declares 'You Can Leave That Lone Wolf Stuff Behind'

The first footage of Halo: Reach premiered during the Spike Video Game Awards this evening, providing an in-game look at Bungie's next Xbox 360 exclusive. Little is known of the fall-due game--a prequel detailing the fall of titular planet Reach--with a multiplayer beta coming to Halo 3: ODST owners in spring.

Dragon Age: Origins PC Patch v1.02 Released

A new patch for Dragon Age: Origins PC is now available on FileShack, delivering several fixes and updating BioWare's recent fantasy RPG to v1.02.

The Saboteur's Nudity Restricted to DLC on Consoles, Comes Free with New Copies

While numerous games have bundled free downloadable content with new copies, Pandemic's upcoming The Saboteur is taking things to a new level by tempting potential buyers with the allure of less--clothing, that is.

"Adult content including nudity, a V.I.P. room and new hiding spots" is only available to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players if they download the Midnight Show add-on, according to Kotaku, which posted a screenshot of the in-game prompt.

Red Dead Redemption Trailer: My Name Is

Meet John Marston, the lead character of Rockstar San Deigo's open-world cowboy action game Red Dead Redemption. He's here to capture or kill Bill Williamson. The two go way back--once upon a time, they used to rob trains and banks and the like together. Powered the same RAGE technology used in Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption is slated to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 27, 2010.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Beta Delayed, 'PC Enhanced Features' Unveiled

The PC beta for DICE's military shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been delayed until "very early next year," producer Gordon Van Dyke has explained in a blog post.

Call of Duty: World at War PC v1.7 Patch Released

A new update for Call of Duty: World at War PC is now available on FileShack, bringing Treyarch's World War II shooter up to v1.7 through a 16.48MB download. To receive the handful of multiplayer fixes contained in the patch, players must have already installed the v1.6 patch. The v1.7 dedicated server package is also available, as is a German version of the update. The changelog follows:

Study Examines Video Game War Crimes

Video games frequently flaunt international human rights and criminal law without portraying the consequences, a study by Swiss human rights organisation TRIAL and youth rights advocate Pro Juventute Switzerland has unsurprisingly discovered.

Lawyers trained in international humanitarian, criminal and human rights law cast their legal eyes over twenty shooters including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, 24: The Game, Far Cry 2 and "Metal Gear Soldier 4 [sic]" for the study titled 'Playing by the Rules.'

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