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Borderlands PC System Requirements Released

OS: Windows XP/Vista
Processor: 2.4 Ghz or equivalent processor
Memory: 1GB System RAM (2GB recommended with Vista)
Graphics: 256mb video ram or better (GeForce 8 series or higher/Radeon R8xx series)
Hard Drive: 8 GB or more free space
Sound: Windows compatible sound card

Dead Space Sequel Entering Production Soon

A sequel to Visceral Games' original horror game Dead Space is entering production in the coming months, according to a job listing noticed by superannuation. "The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place," reads the listing.

Stylish Super Street Fighter 4 Teaser Trailer Hits

Several more screenshots and one of those stylish teaser trailers are here to help celebrate Capcom's announcement of Super Street Fighter IV for PS3 and Xbox 360.Due next spring, the standalone follow-up adds eight new combatants to the mix along with "more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more."

Final Fantasy 13 Tokyo Game Show Trailer

Sparks fly, both figuratively and literally, in the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XIII. After that, some things get beat up and a hot rod appears in battle. Then Snow takes his shirt off. The latest in Square's long-running RPG franchise hits Japan in PlayStation 3 form on December 17, with PS3 and Xbox 360 editions hitting North America in spring 2010.

Buy Halo 3 ODST, Get $20 Gift Card

With Halo 3: ODST dropping into stores Tuesday, September 22--that's tomorrow--Toys R Us is running a promotion that rewards buyers of the $60 Xbox 360 shooter with a $20 gift card. The offer runs until September 26 or the store sells out of the game--whichever happens first. Along with the gift card, those that buy from Toys R Us will receive a free Halo ODST Rookie Action Figure. Unfortunately for those without a nearby TRU, the gift card promotion is only in-store, though the free action figure deal is available online.

Call of Duty: World at War Patch 1.6 Now Available

Treyarch has released the 1.6 patch for Call of Duty: World at War, bringing another bunch of fixes and maps to the multiplayer side of the shooter.

Headlining the free update are three new multiplayer maps: Battery, Breach and Revolution. Fans of the previous Nazi zombie maps will also be pleased to find a new undead encounter in Der Riese, set in a "secret Nazi research facility." Teleporters and the weapon-upgrading "Pack A Punch" machine are involved.

Left 4 Dead 2 Banned in Australia

Left 4 Dead 2 has been refused classification by Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification, effectively banning Valve's co-op shooter sequel from sale in Oz. Documents rustled up by News.com.au reveal gore is behind the decision, listing all the blood, guts and violence making the game "Unsuitable for a minor to see or play."

"The game contains realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon "the Infected" who are living humans infected with a rabies-like virus that causes them to act violently... it is the use of the "melee" weapons such as the crowbar, axe, chainsaw and Samurai sword which inflict the most damage. These close in attacks cause copious amounts of blood spray and splatter, decapitations and limb dismemberment as well as locational damage where contact is made to the enemy which may reveal skeletal bits and gore. Projectile shots to infected humans can cause abdominal wounds which can reveal innards or even cause intestines to spill from the wounds."

Sony Touts PS3 Pizza Ordering Service

Scarily determined to live up to the PlayStation 3's new "It Only Does Everything" slogan, Sony is touting the ability to order Papa John's pizza direct from the console, complete with a dedicated Papa John's button on the system's internet browser homepage. "Hungry? Need something to eat?" asks a mass mailing to members of the PlayStation Network, explaining that at long last "you can jump over to your PlayStation 3 browser between epic battles and high-speed races to get a hot delicious pizza delivered to your door... all this while never having to leave the comfort of your PS3 system."

Star Wars: Galaxies Struck by Zombie Fever


In an overlooked announcement just now making the rounds, LucasArts has revealed that the dead shall walk again in Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG Star Wars: Galaxies, with a series of quests inspired by the upcoming Star Wars novel 'Death Troopers.' "Players will be able to join together to fight horrific new enemies with a frightening affliction," LucasArts explains, with the book's blurb detailing "The dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry." Death Troopers the novel arrives on October 13, while Death Troopers the quest line was then slated for a vague fall release. LucasArts has vowed to continuing supporting Galaxies after the launch of BioWare's new Star Wars MMO The Old Republic.

Borderlands Trailer: Choose Your Hero

Cage the Elephant's "Ain't No Rest for Wicked" serves as the score to this Broderlands trailer. All four of the game's characters--Mordecai the Hunter, Lilith the Siren, Roland the Soldier, and Brick the Brick--are highlighted. The game's crazy cover art is acted out in animated form to close. The shooter-RPG hits the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 20.
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