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Molyneux: Fable 2 Pub Game exploit was intentional


Fable 2 Pub Games cheaters, exploiters and evil doers, we have a special announcement for you. You've been tricked! Yup, tricked and by Lionhead themselves.

How so? Well, according to IGN and their discussion with Peter Molyneux during a recent Fable 2 hands on event, Molyneux made it clear that the Pub Games exploit was intentionally added. GASP! Molyneux goes on to warn those who cheated that they'll be in for a surprise when launching Fable 2. What sort of surprise? We dunno, but we're thinking it may have to do with that whole "good vs. evil" thing. Maybe cheaters will be jailed, lashed with a leather whip and forced to eat cabbage for seven days and seven nights. Oh we can't WAIT to see what's in store for cheaters!

[Via Joystiq, Thanks Jonah F.]

Intimidating Fable II hobbe wallpapers


To celebrate your love of everything Fable 2 - especially those evil and too cute hobbes characters - it's time for a desktop wallpaper refresh. Trust us, your current wallpaper is getting old, making us want to scream "ewww!" everytime we look at it. The new Fable 2 hobbes wallpapers come courtesy of the fine folks over at Lionhead who only want to help in your wallpaper refreshing efforts and force your subconscious to be reminded that Fable 2 will be releasing this October everytime you turn on your computer. Give in already ... you know you love those hobbes.

Joystiq interviews Peter Molyneux on Fable II


Using their incredible powers of persuasion, the crafty kids at Joystiq have landed an interview with Peter Molyneux. They have also, somehow, managed to play Fable II. And now, they want to talk about it. Molyneux is happy to oblige, talking about the game's moral choices and cooperative gameplay. Molyneux also talks about Fable II's combat system and how it promotes a sense of community. The interview covers a few other topics, including Molyneux's opinion of Too Human ("Dennis Dyack is going to come and kill me now.") -- and the original Fable -- "For me, going back to Fable is a terrible experience." Head over to Joystiq for the full interview.

A rogues gallery of Fable II heroes


Lionhead has released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming Fable II. The six screenshots serve to highlight the variety of possible heroes available to gamers in Peter Molyneux's latest opus. All told we have an evil Slash wannabe, a pirate, a gun-toting gentleman wearing a Mardi Gras mask, a pale, white-haired vixen, a sideburns-sporting, purple-coated hero and ... a man in a dress. Yes, there's quite a bit of variety possible thanks to the many clothing and style options, not to mention the many moral and social choices that alter a characters appearance. And now, thanks to Fable II's Live co-op, you can actually show off your unique hero to your friends.

Check out a hi-res versions of these images in the gallery below.

Gallery: Fable 2 heroes 9-9-08

Molyneux answers gamers' questions


A while ago we tipped our readers (that's you!) about GameDaily looking for questions to ask Fable II maestro Peter Molyneux. Well kids, the time has come. The 10 Questions feature with Peter Molyneux is now online and ready to read. Molyneux fields questions about the size of the game world (about 12 times bigger), whether or not players can choose their breed of dog (nope) and whether or not he dreams about Fable II (yup). We should probably warn big Fable II fans that the piece contains no major revelations about the game, but then there really isn't much left to reveal. For example, Molyneux does not confirm any player-vs-player support in Fable II, though he does admit "It would be cool to fight against other heroes, as everyone's hero will be unique."

Yes, it would be cool, wouldn't it? Head over to GameDaily for the full feature.

[Thanks to Stuart Harper for the image]

Amazon lists Fable II LE for $13 less than retail


It looks like Amazon is looking to grab the attention of 360 RPG gamers, because the company is currently listing the Fable II Limited Collector's Edition for $66.99, a full $13.00 off the retail price. Our instinct is to believe it must be an incorrect listing, but the page makes it quite clear that the listed price is 16% off retail and it includes the correct October 21 release date. So, if you're looking for some Fable goodness on the cheap (don't forget that pre-ordering at Amazon also nabs you the Fable II Pub Games for free), head over to Amazon and snatch one of these babies up. If you do so successfully, be sure to mention it in the comments!

[Thanks, Saeth]

Lionhead working on patch for Pub Games exploit

Along with a few gold earning tips and tricks, Lionhead Studios has informed us (via their lovely Fable 2 development blog) that they plan on releasing a Fable 2 Pub Games patch in the near future to fix the recently discovered gold exploit. Bummer! No word on a specific release date for the game patch, so continue to exploit until your greedy heart is content. Hurry though, time is tick-tock ticking ...

Fable II Tales of Albion updated: Fall of the Heroes


The Tales of Albion, a website designed to fill gamers in on the back story of Fable II, has been updated with a new section. Entitled "Fall of the Heroes," it chronicles the journey of one young hero who has just graduated from the Heroes Guild. As the name implies, this particular section of the Tales of Albion deals with civil unrest caused by heroes after the events of the first Fable. Let's just say that the adventure embarked upon by the young hero is not a happy one. One interesting note, this section of the Tales of Albion includes screenshots of locations from the original Fable in each chapter. Here's hoping the final section, "Travels in Today's Albion," will show us how these locations have changed over the years between Fable and Fable II.

Get your new Fable II wallpaper


It may not be as exciting as, say, the actual release of Fable II, but we are required by gaming law to inform you that Lionhead has posted new Fable II wallpaper. There are four such wallpapers, three of which feature the citizens of Bowerstone or Bloodstone. Bloodstone, by the looks of it, is full of some less than savory characters, including a man sporting what appear to be rouged knees and a sign that reads "Call me Doris." Whatever you say, Doris.

Gallery: Fable II wallpaper


Major Nelson warns: Be careful with Fable II Pub Games


By now, everyone knows that the Xbox Live Arcade title Fable II Pub Games can earn you gold in Fable II. Major Nelson has posted a warning that not only can gamers earn or lose gold with Pub Games, but that privilege is also extended to anyone within grabbing distance of your Xbox. It seems Major came home yesterday to find his wife playing some Keystone ... and over 3000 gold in debt. Currently 3650 gold in the hole, Major reminds us all to sign out of our Gamertags after Fable II gambling sessions.

We will Major, we will.

Bionic Commando and Pub Games release to XBLA

Continuing the sizzling HOT Summer of Arcade lineup, today sees the release of the fan favorite Bionic Commando: Rearmed and gambling addicts favorite Fable 2 Pub Games. We're sure you heard all about each game, so we'll spare you the fluffy details. But you should know each XBLA purchase will set you back 800 Microsoft points, unless you already pre-ordered Fable 2 at participating retailers, then you received the Pub Games for free. What are these participating retailers? Good question, and thanks to the NeoGAF forums, we've posted a list of Pub Games promotion retailers after the break. Now go and enjoy your Rearmed ... you crazy, crazy XBLA kids.

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Lionhead explains gold transfer process from Pub Games to Fable 2

Curious to know exactly how all your gold gambling that begins this Wednesday, with the release of the Fable 2 Pub Games will reward your hero when Fable 2 releases? Good! Because Lionhead explained the entire process to Eurogamer and your inquisitive nature also shows us your commitment to both knowledge and the gambling craft. Okay, here's the Pub Games gold explanation:

When playing the Pub Games, you first choose a gambler. Proceed to gamble your heart out. Then, when you buy Fable 2 come October, create a hero and wander about until you find a "Gamemaster" at a local tavern or out and about. Accept the Gamemaster's invite to play a game where you'll then be given the chance to merge your Fable 2 hero with your Pub Games gambler. POOF! Your hero will now have access to the gold your Pub Games' gambler accrued. You can even merge many gamblers (and their bank accounts) together into one gambler which can be merged with your Fable 2 hero. But be warned. Once a hero and a gambler have merged, there is no undo option or any going back. Commitment, nice!

XBLA Reminder: Bionic Commando and Pub Games

Just in case you forgot, this Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday we'll be seeing the release of both Capcom's Bionic Commando: Rearmed and the three gambling Fable 2 Pub Games.

Available for 800 Microsoft points, Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a remake of the 80's classic 2D side-scroller Bionic Commando, but now with updated graphics, Live multiplayer support, co-op play and fifty different swinging levels. Rearmed will also sports cross-game unlocks, where achievements earned in Rearmed will unlock goodies in the retail version of Bionic Commando. The other XBLA treat we're receiving this week are the three Fable 2 Pub Games that can be obtained for free as part of the Fable 2 pre-order promotion or can be purchased separately for 800 MS points. Comprised of Keystone, Fortune's Tower and Spinner Box, these gambling games will let you earn gold that can be used in Fable 2. Happy gaming!

Gallery: Bionic Commando Rearmed (XBLA)


Gallery: Fable 2 Pub Games (XBLA)

KeystoneSpinner BoxFortune's Tower

Fable 2 achievements reward players for chicken kicking and orgies

Here you go Gamerscore fanboys, a list of Fable 2 achievements has just been posted over on X360A.org's forums detailing all 50 achievement unlocking feats that must be accomplished to earn all 1000 Gamerscore. And after a quick look-over, we've come to the conclusion that Lionhead has quite the humor when it comes to Fable 2 achievements.

Just look at one of our favorites, the "The Chicken Kicker" achievement where you have to "kick a chicken a respectable distance. As if kicking chickens was remotely respectable." Classic! Or how about "The Illustrated Hero" which is unlocked if you "tattoo every part of your hero's body." If that isn't up your Fable 2 achievement unlocking alley, may we interest you in "The Goth" or even "The Swinger" where you can earn 5 Gamerscore if you "take part in a orgy, responsibly." Yeah ... about that.

[Thanks, Webster1990]

Fable 2 receives a visit from Master Chief himself

With yesterday's official announcement of the Fable 2 Collector's Edition came an interesting description of its contents, where it mentioned the addition of an "otherworldly bonus". Curious wording that becomes so much clearer when sifting through the press assets and coming across an image named "Fable2_MasterChief.jpg." That image is viewable above and that image pretty much confirms that the Fable 2 Collector's Edition's otherworldly bonus is non other than a medieval looking Master Chief character. How perfect! Mixing Fable with a pinch of Halo is just like mixing peanut butter with chocolate. Indulgent, sinful and total bliss.

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