Sorry for the day of delay, I've been extremely busy, but now it's back, and will follow a Saturday cycle instead of Friday due to my inability to work on this during the weekdays. Now, this week we have again three major articles for your reading entertainment, enjoy!
E.T. On The Atari 2600 Dump Found in New Mexico
The most infamously bad game of all time is arguably the E.T. Video Game on the Atari 2600 from 1982, which broke records with it's immense worldwide panning and reputation, enough to send millions of copies to alleged landfills in New Mexico. According to IGN.com, who was on the scene, these rumors are in fact true, and many copies of E.T., along with other Atari 2600 games that bombed in the sales department, are buried in a large landfill in Almagordo, New Mexico. The filmed documentary of the finding of these games will be released exclusively to Xbox One under Avengers Writer, Zak Penn.
What's your take on this news, and will you be watching the documentary when it launches on Xbox One? Let me know, thanks for reading!
Gears of War on Xbox One Job Posting Listed on Microsoft's Website
Since up and coming studio Black Tusk took over the Gears of War license, acquired from Epic Games by Microsoft, news has been slim on the new project, besides the confirmation of long-time Producer Rod Fergusson's work being done on the new project. On Microsoft-careers.com though, we have a job listing for a Senior Rendering Engineer for the project, requiring 7-8 years of experience in Video Game design, and 2-3 years of experience as a Senior Graphics Developer, and being able to work on two consoles. In the listing, they even include the Xbox 360 and PS3 as examples, leading to the possibility of it being on the Xbox 360 as well as the One.
Would you want the next Gears of War on Xbox 360 as well as Xbox One, or could it harm the game's development? Discuss below!
Halo 5 Possibly Teased In Escalation #8
Halo Escalation has been incredibly popular in it's sales, especially with the release of Issue 7 and it's dealing with the scenarios after Halo Wars, so now fans may experience the latest in Halo 5 news by reading Escalation #8. According to TotalXbox.com, the site for OXM, Halo Escalation Issue 8 will follow the plot of Master Chief's departure from the Infinity and what leads up to Halo on Xbox One. A blurb teases, “The Master Chief returns in “The Next 72 Hours: Part 1″! After defeating the Didact, John-117 joined the crew of Infinity . . . but why did he leave? The mystery begins here.” Issue 8 releases on July 23rd, quite a while after the events of E3 2014.
Are you planning on picking up Issue 8 now that this info was revealed, or are you holding off for theorists to figure it out? Let us know in the comments below, thanks for the read.
Thanks indeed for reading this issue of the Weekly News Wrap-Up, I'll see you next time!