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Well we all knew it was coming. Yesterday’s videos all but confirmed it, Sony’s new marketing campaign was for Playstation Allstars Battle Royale! The final video released this morning shows Nathan Drake, Kratos, Cole and Sackboy fighting it out in a room.

It’s slightly sad to see all this hype was just for this one game, but it’s a pretty cool Live Action trailer, so check it out below, and remember if you’re a Vita owner or a PS Plus subscriber you can download the PSABR beta right away, or the rest of the world can download the beta once the PS store updates later today.

 

 

 

Source: Sony

Sony has now posted another teaser video in follow up to last weeks teaser “The Reload“. Instead of answering any questions it’s only now adding more confusion.

The latest video shows the same woman walking through a dark hallway with a set of skull keys. As the camera pans you see a Janitor sweeping up hundreds of bullets off the floor, he leans down and picks up a large sword and it cuts to the date October 23rd.

At least we won’t have to wait too long as October 23rd is tomorrow, but what can these confusing videos mean? The first video left us thinking that possibly there was another Infamous in the works, but with this follow up and no electricity or anything, we’re wondering if that is the case. We’re leaning more towards either something with Playstation Allstars Battle Royale or just the continuation of the Long Live Play campaign. It could still be referring to the newly redesigned playstation store, but with the launch of it being pushed off of October 23rd, we’re wondering if that would be the case.

Make sure to stay tuned here tomorrow when all will be revealed and let us know what you think this could mean in the comments below!

 

 **UPDATE** So it turns out that we somehow managed to miss that Sony had posted another video, this time called “The Arrival”. Showing the same woman in the other 2 videos we see a truck pull up to a building with a silhouette of the driver clearly looking like Nathan Drake, she nods at him and he hops out of the truck cutting to tomorrow’s date again.

More and more as we watch these videos the probability of this being Playstation Allstars Battle Royale becomes more and more prevalent. This time showing Nathan Drake and the next video (shown above) the janitor sweeping up bullets and picking up what looks to be Sweet Tooth’s machete (not to mention the small ice-cream cone beside it on the ground). 

This means we have references to Sweet Tooth, Cole, Nathan Drake and numerous other characters from Playstation Allstars Battle Royale, so the big question is, what are they going to reveal about it tomorrow? Stay tuned to find out!

 

 

 Source: Sony

Earlier today, Sony posted a new video on their youtube page called “The Reload”. No other information was given about it and boy are the rumours flying. Right now the majority of comments on the youtube page are suggesting a follow up to major franchise Infamous with a Infamous 3 announcement possibly to happen on October 23rd.

The video (seen below), shows a woman, sitting at a desk cleaning a handgun, when all of a sudden the power goes out and she looks at the camera. Footsteps can be heard as the camera gets closer to the woman and sounds of electricity sparking can clearly be heard. The video ends with the date October 23rd.

Now this could be one of many things. We know that the newly revamped Playstation Store will hit the US and Canada on October 23rd, so we’re wondering if this could be what this teaser is all about. The lights going dark (possibly on the old playstation store) to be restored with the new one?

Alternatively Sony could be trying to amp up the excitement of launching the new Playstation Store by announcing something huge like a 3rd Infamous. If you’ve beaten the game as either good or bad Cole you must know there is potential for a follow up sequel, but with the 2 endings being so drastically different, Sony would have to choose which ending to build off of.

The only other thing we have to go off of is the fact that the very same character was in Sony’s original Michael Long Live Play commercial before. (check the 27 second mark). This could mean one of a few things. That they are continuing the Long Live Play ad campaign and maybe adding new characters like the Playstation AllStars Battle Royale?

We’ve included the new video and the previous below and you can see the same character (same costume and what looks to be the same booth) at the 27 second mark, so drop us a comment and let us know what you think and be sure to stay tuned to eTechTour for all the updates surrounding this mystery!

Also we’ve embedded a poll so you can leave a quick feedback as to what you think this could be relating too!

 

 

Source: PlaystaionYouTube

Just this morning we noticed that the official Assassin’s creed twitter image had changed to from the standard AC3 logo to a little more ominous looking red coloured abstergo logo (shown below). Seemingly to being a viral puzzle/teaser for it’s much anticipated upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed 3, 3 mysterious tweets were sent sounding very much like a puzzle or riddle (you can read them down below). Can you figure out the mystery?

Shortly after the tweets went out the logo changed back and a more official sounding tweet was sent saying:

Sorry for the disruption, Assassins. We were experiencing some technical issues, but we’re back up to 100% now! Thanks for your patience!

Followed directly after by:

No spoilers, it was just a glitch. Please restrict any discussion to our forums for customer support: http://ubi.li/D57n

We can only assume this is the beginning of a new viral campaign to hype up AC3 which is to be released in North America October 30th along side it’s Vita counterpart Liberation.

Here are the 3 tweets sent out this morning:

#1 – _-_-_He is gone. #16 is no more. And now they begin. To search for 1 more _-_-_

#2 – _-_-_THEY are responsible. Abstergo’s to blame. They play with our lives. Like it’s only a game_-_-_

#3 – _-_-_They search for the ‘’prophet’’ They’re grasping at straws. Their ill-conceived plans, are riddled with flaws_-_-_

 

And here are the two different twitter pictures.

Assassin’s Creed official Twitter logo.

Assassin’s Creed Twitter logo after “malfuntioning”

 

UPDATE: Another tweet has been found on the Assassin’s Creed Wiki this one saying:

We’ve just received a mysterious message from within the inner workings of the Animus. “.. .- — .- .-.. .. …- .” It… it can’t be!

From looking at this latest clue, this is Morris code for “Iamalive”. Who it could be referring to we’re not sure, but it could be possibly referring to Subject 16 that was trapped within the Animus.

So what do you make of this assassin’s? What can these messages mean?

Source: Twitter

A new animated short film was released by EA today detailing the destruction a marker, much like the one Isaac Clarke found himself dealing with in the original Dead Space games, unleashed upon an unsuspecting colony, this time witnessed by a new protagonist Sergeant John Carver.

Earlier reports of of Dead Space 3 being in development have leaked and this almost all but confirms it. What we don’t know is who this Sergeant John Carver is, and if earlier rumours are to be believed, Dead Space 3 will feature co-op and Carver will most likely be that co-op character.

On the official site we’ve noticed there is also a countdown clock (in an alien language), counting down to Monday at 9am, possibly pointing to a Dead Space 3 reveal time. After all, E3 does start next week so what better time to make this reveal?

Watch the short movie below and drop us a comment and let us know if you’re excited about another Dead Space game and what you think of Carver?

 

 

 

Source: Dead Space

Well fellow assassin’s, we’ve done it! Through a crazy viral Ubisoft ad campaign (that all of us ran ourselves) the first ever Assassin’s Creed 3 gameplay footage is here, I’ll shut up and check it out below!!

 

Source: Ubisoft

As we told you before, Ubisoft had launched a new teaser page for Assassin’s Creed 3.

Through everyone’s hard work, the meter is now filled up to 95%!!! We’re so close to unlocking the video, people just need to promote a small amount more!!!

When the counter reaches 1,776,000 they will reveal the footage, so keep recruiting and unite assassin’s of the world!!

 

**WATCH THE TEASER VIDEO**

 

 

Click here to keep promoting!!

Source: Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed 3

Ubisoft has launched a new teaser page for their already highly anticipated next instalment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

This time, if users can unite and promote the game enough, Ubisoft will reveal the world premier gameplay footage which I can guarantee everyone is absolutely dying to see.

To help unite the cause users can recruit friends, tweet about it or add to their facebook timeline.

When the counter reaches 1,776,000 they will reveal the footage, so start recruiting and unite assassin’s of the world!!

 

**UPDATE CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO**

 

 

Click here to start promoting!!

Source: Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed 3

Have you happened to try typing in “Zerg Rush” in google lately?

Recently discovered, the creative minds at el goog have added a new easter egg to the popular search engine, this time based off of StarCraft 2.

When you type in “Zerg Rush” in a search you’re greeted with a page of attacking google “O”‘s that you can click on to destroy to try and save your search results. Once they are all gone you can share your highscores on google plus!

Pretty fun if you ask us, chalk one more up for google!

Try it

Moving from a firm launch date of June 26th, THQ’s Darksider’s II has just been pushed back to a “August 2012” release date.

THQ states the push back is purely for the development team, as they wanted to polish up the game and make sure that it meets their high expectations.

Just a week before THQ EVP Danny Bilson in an interview had said that there was no firm launch date for Darksiders II, so rumours are now put to rest showing his claim to have substance.

Keep reading for a quick Q&A with the the team:

Questions & Answers:

Q.) When will the game be available in North America?
A.) Darksiders II is scheduled to be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in August of 2012.  The release date will vary by region (as they did with a June release).  The exact street dates will be issued for each region in the days to come.
Q.) Has the date been pushed back to tie in with Nintendo’s WiiU™ launch?
A.) The date was shifted to ensure we meet the high quality threshold that we are committed to achieving.  It has nothing to do with any other platform releases.
Q.) Is Darksiders II being pushed back because of the recent layoffs at Vigil Games?
A.) No, the staffing changes at Vigil Games have not impacted the release date.
Q.) Is content going to be cut from the game?
A.) Definitely not! As we approached the game’s completion date, the team asked for more time to polish the huge amount of content included in this ambitious project.  We are all committed to making Darksiders II the highest-quality game possible and the additional time will allow the team to do just that.  The game content remains unchanged, as do our future DLC plans.
Q.) Are you truly pushing the date back to make Darksiders II a better game?
A.) Absolutely, that is the only goal fueling this decision.  Nothing is more important to us than quality and thankfully our company’s current operational position allows us to make the right choice for Darksiders II.
Q.) Aside from getting it later, will this affect my pre-order?
A.) Definitely not, everyone who has/does pre-order Darksiders II will receive the Limited Edition at release, along with any associated retail exclusive content.
Q.) Will the game definitely release in August or will it be delayed again?
A.) This small delay is to allow additional time for polish and bug fixing. As we’ve stated in numerous articles and videos, Darksiders II is substantially larger game than its predecessor and the ambition of this project requires extra time to polish to the high standards that Vigil Games and THQ are committed to.
Keep it locked at eTechTour and we’ll give you any other updates as they come!
Source: Darksiders