BF: Hardline detailed via leaked internal video

Yesterday’s info dump pales in comparison to today’s leaked internal video for Battlefield: Hardline. It’s a six month old video which explains the use of the “Omaha” codename and preliminary graphics.

First it sounds like my gut feeling was right: this game looks like it will be developed by Visceral Games and DICE. For a single player focused studio like Visceral Games to handle all those platforms and both multiplayer and single player duties was a tall order.

I was impressed with what I saw. It’s going to be a smaller scale game and it’s going to be a bit weird not seeing tanks, APCs and other vehicles rolling around but I’m sure it’ll be fine. We’ve seen smaller scale Battlefield games before in the guise of Bad Company. I just hope they go all out with the minor details. If they’re not going to have epic battles on a large scale, I expect them to nail smaller scale firefights with incredible detail.

iPhone 5 Rumors Bubble Up

apple-logo.pngSo it looks like the next iPhone will feature a longer screen. With all these convenient leaks — on the launch day of the Samsung Galaxy S III — it’s got to be true, right?

When I first caught glimpse of these rumors, I couldn’t believe it. A longer screen? It makes ergonomic sense, but I couldn’t picture how it would look like without being ridiculous.

After looking at these newly leaked screens, it doesn’t look so bad. By keeping the width of the phone in check I’m almost convinced that this is the correct move for Apple. It will keep it a one handed friendly phone which isn’t something all those 4″+ phones could pull off.

I’m considering the upgrade to a bonafide smartphone, but I haven’t made the decision on which phone yet.

iPad 3 Rumor Round Up


Update: Announcement date confirmed for March 7th

These iPad 3 rumors sounding awfully familiar. Last year’s rumors are resurfacing and I would be shocked if none of it comes true.

Screen Resolution

MacRumors got their hands a screen supposedly destined for the iPad 3. The resolution for this screen is 2048×1536 and — according to iFixit — a teensy bit lighter than the iPad 2’s screen.


The system on a chip powering the iPad 3 will need to be substantially more powerful to drive content running at that native resolution. I doubt many apps will be running at the screen’s native resolution, but Apple still needs to beef up the processor.

The question is: will it be quad-core or dual-core? Or maybe even both?

According to Bloomberg, Apple will be powering the iPad 3 with a quad-core SoC. However, we’ve also seen and read reports that the next iPad will feature an SoC with an A5X label — which leads credence to the idea that the iPad 3’s SoC will be faster, but not drastically different than the current A5.

We’re also seeing reports that both the A5X and the A6 are coming and that Apple are releasing multiple iPad versions.

This is the most hazy part of the iPad 3 rumors.

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Some Official & Unofficial Battlefield 3 Footage

There’s a Battlefield 3 PC multiplayer alpha test going on right now and fearless NDA busting testers have leaked a bit of footage.

Try as they might, EA/DICE cannot take all of the videos down from the net, so I guess they just gave up and released their own montage.

Apparently that was PlayStation 3 footage.

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New Dead Space 2 Trailer Leaked

Oh, look! A leaked Dead Space 2 trailer for us all to enjoy!

There isn’t anything mind blowing in this trailer, but I have to say, I was giddy after seeing Isaac’s new helmet. For those of you who noticed the funky gibberish characters near the end of the trailer, it translates to:


Internet detectives on NeoGAF were quick to point out that June 14th is around E3 time. So expect to see more of Dead Space 2 there.

Xbox 360 “Slim” & USB Storage Support Coming?

The “Valhalla” motherboard leak is actually a few days old, but it’s still worth talking about for those who are looking forward to a potential Xbox 360. Aside from the obvious physical motherboard size reduction, the most significant change seems to be the one package GPU and CPU chip. These reductions will obviously help Microsoft’s bottom line, but it could also mean price cuts for consumers as well.

Following the “360 slim” rumor comes a presentation slide indicating Microsoft’s plans to include USB storage support in their upcoming Spring 2010 Dashboard system update. According to the slide, we’ll be able to use our own reasonably priced USB storage devices and store up to 16GB of Xbox 360 related data.

To both rumors, all I have to say is: Finally!

A Couple of Modern Warfare 2 Footage

Did you know you can’t pre-order Modern Warfare 2: Hardened Edition anymore? Apparently they’ve filled their quota. Bummer? Not for me. My bro is, but then I showed him these leaked videos which showcase a bit of the single player campaign and the new Spec Ops co-op mode.

These videos were captured from the recent GameCrazy Manager meetup thing. You know, when they get together to see what’s coming out for the holiday season.

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