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Rumor: Crüe's "Dr. Feelgood" album lands as Rock Band DLC Oct. 14

According to a post on, Mötley Crüe's 1989 album Dr. Feelgood is being prepped as the latest album for Rock Band, set to release on October 14. No price for the album is listed but the standard $2 per track seems most likely if the information is accurate.

While the information seems plausible, we're waiting on confirmation from Harmonix before we throw confetti in celebration. Our sister site Joystiq has contacted the developer on the matter and we'll keep you informed of any updates.

Rumor: EA on the prowl, looking to buy Epic Games

Rumor word coming from Game Guru is that Electronic Arts is in the market, not only for a developer, but also for a gaming engine. Believe it or not, EA is said to be looking to purchase Epic Games and the Unreal Engine. Gasp!

Game Guru claims that EA is looking to gobble up developers of established franchises and quality lineups, which Epic Games fits the bill with Gears of War and Unreal Tournament as well as the added bonus of the Unreal Engine. Seeing that EA's attempt at purchasing Take-Two ended in failure, it wouldn't be entirely out of the realm of possibility that EA would ponder the acquisition of a company who's engine (Unreal Engine 3) powers a good chunk of the industry's titles. Just think, the future could see EA owning exclusive rights to Unreal Engine 4 and somehow involved in GoW ... maybe? ... meh!

[Via Game Stooge]

Rumor: COG tag the start of a GoW2 viral campaign [update]

Update: As pointed out by matt247, Eurogamer is giving away one of these metal COGs in a Microsoft sponsored giveaway. Maybe this isn't viral, maybe it's just promotional?

After Gears of War 2 community manager SixOkay Twittered a hint, telling us to take a closer look at the latest GoW2 video featurette (specifically at the 1:07 timestamp), we decided to take another look at the video. And upon launching the HD video, putting on our reading glasses and navigating to the correct spot, we came across something rather interesting.

At around the 1:07 timestamp, a few frames flash on the screen that show a large, metal COG tag in a man's hand (larger frame grabs in the gallery below) with the text "EVERY TAG TELLS A TALE" written below. Could this be the start of some sort of Gears 2 viral campaign? The launch of some crazy awesome promotion? Or could it just be the announcement of a $2,000 platinum COG tag that's going to go on sale exclusively at We dunno, but we think it'd be smart to take SixOkay's advice and "stay tuned..."

Gallery: Gears of War 2 COG Tag

[Thanks, to everyone who sent this in]

Rumor: Alan Wake details headed our way this Fri.

Giving us a smidgen more proof that a new Alan Wake trailer will be debuting alongside the new Max Payne flick, comes videogaming247 and their two cents in regards to the rumor being legit. According to VG247 and their Finnish source, the new Alan Wake trailer rumor is "100 percent true" and they say that we'll learn more about the trailer goodness this Friday, October 3rd when the Finnish magazine Pelaaja will reveal additional details.

Again, we're skeptical, but are becoming increasingly interested in the possibility of fresh Alan Wake news. How exciting!

Alan Wake trailer to debut during Finnish Max Payne movie premiere [update]

Update: This rumor is no longer a rumor, because it has just been confirmed to be real. Click here to learn more.

Here's an interesting rumor for you. Word on the Finnish streets (yes, Finnish streets) is that a new Alan Wake trailer will be debuting during Finland's movie premiere of Max Payne on October 17th. Because, you know, developer Remedy is based in Finland, so why wouldn't they debut the trailer in their home land. This delicious Alan Wake rumor comes from video game magazine Pelaaja who seems quite confident that this new Alan Wake trailer will be debuted in a few weeks. We're a bit more skeptical because, after all, it is Alan Wake. A game that has been M.I.A. for far too long.

[Via Crispy Gamer]

Rumor: Max Payne 3 in development at Rockstar Toronto

According to CVG, Xbox 360 World magazine claims that Max Payne 3 is currently in development internally within Rockstar at its studio in Toronto, Canada. Responsible for the fan favorite beat-em-up The Warriors, Rockstar Toronto would be taking the reigns from Remedy - who is currently working (we hope) on the Microsoft exclusive Alan Wake.

Details on the rumor are scarce as a release date, let alone an announcement date, has been set. We wouldn't be surprised if this rumor were true considering the credits of the Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PC version only) proclaim, "Max Payne's journey through the night will continue." According the Rockstar career page, Rockstar Toronto is seeking experienced Xbox 360 and PS3 programmers, so we know something for this generation is planned. Take Two has yet to respond to Joystiq's request for a comment on the rumor.

[via Joystiq]

Gears 2 map DLC to be packaged with game [update]

Update: GamePro just confirmed that this news is legit and five remade Gears multiplayer maps will be bundled with NEW copies of Gears 2. Click here for more information.

As if you haven't already been barraged by enough Gears of War 2 news today, we have an interesting downloadable content rumor for you to digest.

Posted over on the Evil Avatar forums is a supposed list of Gears of War 2 information gathered from the latest issue of GamePro magazine. According to Mr. forum poster and his GamePro mag, Gears 2 will ship with a redemption code that enables players to download five remade maps from the original Gears free of charge. The remade maps - Gridlock, Subway, Canals, Mansion, and Tyro Station - will be available to download off the XBLM day one of release, but ONLY to those who purchase a new copy of the game with the redemption code. We aren't exactly sure why Epic would do this other than to influence those who normally buy used to purchase a sealed copy.

Another GamePro magazine rumor is that all who attend Gears 2 midnight launch events will receive a redemption code to unlock an in-game gold plated Hammerburst. It and the Collector's Edition exclusive gold plated Lancer are also said to be unlockable in-game. Interesting, eh?

[Thanks, Jonathan H.]

Gears of War 2 campaign NDA expires today [update]

Update: The embargo turned out to be true as a whole bunch of Gears 2 assets and hands-on writeups have been unleashed onto the internets. Check it out!

According to forum postings over on both NeoGAF and the Gamespot forums, the media's non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for their Gears of War 2 single player campaign impressions is set to expire later today at 12:00PM Noon eastern (9:00AM pacific). Joy!

A few members of the European media recently received some hands on time with Gears 2's campaign but their impressions have been under embargo. That is until today, when (rumor) all major sites will post their hands-on campaign accounts sometime around noon eastern. But again, seeing that we haven't been able to officially confirm this NDA expiration, we'll slap giant rumor sticker on this. We're still excited though and say bring on the Gears 2 campaign goodness!

Source - Gamespot
Source - NeoGAF

Rumor: Call of Duty: World at War perks leaked

According to PlayStation Universe, the entire list of Call of Duty: World at War perks have leaked online. While this rumored list appears legit enough we haven't been able to confirm it, yet. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare players will recognize such perks as Stopping Power, Extreme Conditioning and the dreaded Martyrdom.

The list also includes vehicle perks and such interesting perks as Bouncing Betty which is said to work the same as the Call of Duty 4 claymore perk and Toss Back which apparently resets the fuse when tossing an enemy grenade back. Call of Duty: World at War hits stores this November. The full rumored perk list can be found after the jump.

[via Big Download]

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Rumor: Rock Band 2 to rock Europe in November

As part of Microsoft's global "Live Your Moment" ad campaign, a curious text descriptor appears at the bottom of one of their European ads promoting Rock Band 2, hinting at a possible November retail release.

The commercial (embedded after the break) depicts gamers rocking out to Rock Band 2 inside a person's head (weird, don't ask) and at the bottom of the screen the phrase "Rock Band 2 out November. Rock Band out now." is flashed for a few seconds. Confirmation of Rock Band 2's release to Europe in November? Close, but we're not going down the official route just yet.

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Rumor: Rock Band AC/DC tracks release this Oct.

Thanks to a camera phone wielding Walmart employee, we've been graced with the photo you see above which is a shot of an internal Walmart promotion flier that ultimately jump starts a new (and exciting) Rock Band 2 rumor.

According to Mr. Walmart employee and his photo of proof, we'll be seeing a Rock Band 2 AC/DC "Live at Donington" expansion that's set to release to retail (and maybe online) sometime this October. The RB2 information was supposedly listed as part of an internal document that detailed Walmart's promotional efforts for the retailer exclusive AC/DC album Black Ice. Can you say "rumor'rific!"

[Thanks, Phil]

Rumor: Rockstar's L.A. Noire headed to the 360

Last week, the CEO of Tantalus and el presidente of the Game Developers' Association of Australia, Tom Crago made a few rumor waves in regards to Rockstar's long awaited, mysterious and PS3 exclusive L.A. Noire, saying that it'll also be making its way to the Xbox 360.

While chatting with Crago at GC Asia 2008, IGN reports that Crago mentioned that L.A. Noire was currently in development on both the PS3 and 360. Something that'd be very surprising seeing that Rockstar has said all along that L.A. Noire will be a PS3 exclusive and was partially being funded by Sony. But maybe the game's costs caught up with them?

And unless Rockstar directly addresses the game's rumored 360 release, we probably won't know the answer for quite the long time, because Crago suggested that L.A. Noire still has another year to cook in the development oven. Bum to that.

Rumor: Introducing the Xbox Pure [update: it's a hoax]

Update: Looks like this 'rumor' was intended as a contest entry on CheapAssGamer. The contest: create a fake rumor and see if any gaming blogs would pick it up – so, we did. And called it a rumor, ie: something that may or may not be true. This one isn't, so move along.

A tipster at CheapAssGamer claims to have received a document from a source that outlines the Xbox 360 will be renamed to Xbox Pure. Taking this rumor with a grain of salt and running with it for a moment, according to the document the console is also codenamed Xbox Lean as well as Xbox Granite which could point to a newer, smaller Xbox 360 console branded as the Xbox Pure. However, the document could be referring to the next Xbox console.

Of course, the document is suspect for now considering it has no defining Microsoft marks like a company logo or Steve Ballmer's furious developer-loving sweat. Fighting in favor of its legitimacy the tipster claims to have received the document from a source named "GilZ" who supposedly broke the news about HDMI capable Xbox 360 consoles and the Xbox 360 Elite models.

[Thanks, B.]

Rumor: Turn 10 takes over PGR5 development is reporting that developer Turn 10 (the crew behind the Forza franchise) is currently working on the next installment of the Project Gotham Racing series seeing that longtime PGR developer Bizarre Creations is sleeping with Activision. The news comes from an undisclosed Turn 10 employee who says that Microsoft assigned them to PGR5 which will be announced as early as next week. Something that isn't totally unbelievable, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Rumor: Skorge predator playable in Gears 2 mp

With yesterday's release of the latest Gears of War 2's video featurette "Weapons of War", we got a glimpse of an evil, staff wielding, predator-looking Locust baddie which is known around the Gears community as the "Skorge". He's a total "badass" Locust that any Gears loving fanboy would probably be honored to use as a character in multiplayer. A wish that just may come true.

The screen you see above was grabbed from the latest video featurette and showcases a portrait icon (sourced from the top left of the screen) that depicts the other team's leader. And (big surprise) it looks eerily familiar to a certain Skorge. Is this confirmation of the Skorge predator in Gears 2 multiplayer? Not exactly, but it does make a good case for his multiplayer appearance.

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