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Fable 2 arrives Holiday 2008, new media

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Spring Showcase news just keeps pouring out, and now we've got some brand new shots from Fable 2 and (finally) a scheduled release for Holiday 2008. Granted, it's not too specific, but at least we've narrowed it down to somewhere between October and December. Included in our new gallery below are screenshots, character renders, concept art, and the official (and awesome) Fable 2 box art. We particularly like the image of the evil heroine seen above. We're not sure if all evil characters will receive the pale, vampiric look or if our evil hero simply spends too much time indoors. Either way, she looks badass, and frankly we don't think we'd have the courage to ask. Check out the gallery below.

Gallery: Fable 2 (Gamers' Day 08)

Gears of War 2 features weapon specific executions [update]

Update: It was just brought to our attention that GSB's Spring Showcase video features previously unseen footage of another execution. Look for Marcus fist punching the snot out of a Locust at around 30 seconds in.

After digging through today's new Spring Showcase Gears of War 2 press kit, on what we initially thought to be an unsuccessful mission to find something new, we stumbled across an interesting feature reveal. Listed on the official GoW2 May 2008 fact sheet comes mention that the "overall tone of 'Gears of War 2' is more badass - replete with new weapon-specific executions, chain saw duels and shocking boss fights." Weapon specific executions? SUH-WEET! Maybe that's why the recently released gameplay video didn't show the option to curb stomp Locusts which lead us to think neck-snapping replaced the iconic foot to the back of head, head to the curb move. We can only imagine what other weapon specific executions will be included when Gears ships and what twisted execution the crew over at Epic will think up for the torque bow.

See Gears 2, Banjo, Piñata 2 (or: Gamerscore Blog loves us)

In the video above, you will see many things. Ostensibly, it's a video press release letting gamers know exactly what will be shown at Microsoft's Spring Showcase. Yes, the video contains footage of Gears of War 2, Banja Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts, Viva Piñata 2, Too Human, and more, but the most important thing occurs at 1:22. This is when Gamerscore Blog displays some of the gaming websites that will be attending the event. Who's that displayed right in the middle, front and center? That's right, it's us. Take that Kotaku, 1Up, and IGN. Oh, and especially Joystiq. We hate them the most.

Penny Arcade Adventures storms XBLA on May 21st

Just because we know you haven't already had enough Microsoft Spring Showcase announcements, we thought we'd pass along word that Penny Arcade's (deep breath) Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 1 has now been confirmed to release onto the XBLA next Wednesday, May 21st. Phew! The semi-bad news is that this little Penny Arcade gem will cost a whopping 1600 Microsoft points, which is guaranteed to cause a lot of people's reaction to be something along the lines of "ouch!" or "no-way!" Though, we expect true Penny Arcade fans to unanimously agree that the $20 is worth every penny (pun intended) to experience a Gabe and Tycho featured episodic RPG. Check the new screens below.

Gallery: Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness (XBLA)

Too Human gets August release and co-op too [update]

Update: Embedded the new Too Human co-op trailer above.

The unthinkable and the unimaginable has actually come true. Microsoft and Silicon Knights have settled on a Too Human release date and we've also confirmed that pigs can indeed fly.

Microsoft just announced that the ever so delayed Too Human will storm North America retailers this August 19th. And that's a guarantee! It was also revealed that Too Human will feature two player Xbox Live co-op gaming all the way through the entire campaign. So, enjoy the newly released screenshots below and the comforting knowledge that even though it had a rocky road into existence, we'll finally be able to experience Too Human this August. Joy!

Gallery: Too Human

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise confirmed, hits retail this September

With numerous leaks behind us, Microsoft has just confirmed that Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise is really real and is scheduled to release sometime this September.

The sequel to the cult-hit Viva Piñata aims at building upon the piñata managing experience by adding a plethora of new features. In Trouble in Paradise, gamers will encounter over 100 different piñatas, including 32 new ones that you'll be able to teach tricks to and purchase toys for. Not only that, but Trouble in Paradise will add the ability to change the weather, hunt for rare piñatas and will introduce new game modes including free-play as well as local co-op. The Vision camera will also be utilized in the sequel by adding the ability to "scan" barcodes found on cards which will instantly add the animal into your garden. Finally, gamers will be able to take pictures of their piñatas or gardens, upload them onto the internet to share or can be assigned a special barcode to share with friends so they can add the piñata to their garden. Check out the official Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise webspace, view the screenshots below and get pumped for more piñata fun this September!

Gallery: Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise

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