Grand Theft Auto V's religion is strangely close to Scientology
With Grand Theft Auto V arriving this autumn, Rockstar Games have given us an insight into the game’s religion: The Epsilon Program. You can expect Rockstar’s usual wit and cynicism here.
So what is The Epsilon Program? Well perhaps this little message – released with the video – will help you understand. "The Goals and the Pledge of Epsilon will continue to be revealed in due time. The Epsilon Program does not exist in just one time or place. We invite you to visit one of our enlightenment centers. Directions will be provided in one week's time." Yeah; you don’t understand it yet do you? That’s fine, it would be pretty weird if you did. Check out the video below.
In the ever advancing entertainment market of recent history, three huge gaming giants are fighting to be top dog in terms of both sales and gameplay; they are Sony with the PlayStation, Nintendo Co., and Microsoft with the Xbox. Most recently, Sony have been scratching their heads at developing their latest console, PlayStation 4, following the somewhat tragic sales of PlayStation 3 after only 63.9 million were sold worldwide compared with 102.4 million for the original PS and a massive 155 million for the PS2.
So, what have they done to ensure record-breaking sales this time round? Well, it seems that cost has become the main concern given that the PS3 was on the shelf for a whopping £405 ($640) in 2006; admittedly a LOT more than its predecessors and its biggest rival at the time, the Nintendo Wii. Weighing up the figures, Sony have decided that they will release their new console for a fraction of that price at around £270 ($430). That buys you some pretty nifty new features such as high-performance graphics chips for an even further improved gaming experience, a touchpad controller and access to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter so that people can share and play together. On the other hand, if you live in the UK you mustn't forget about VAT which adds an extra 20% on to that price taking it up to as much as £325. But don't worry, you've got plenty of time to save up as it won't be hitting the shelf over here until 2014! Japan and America get first dibs on the revolutionary priced console and, with it set to be first announced at a New York press conference on February 20th 2013, it looks like Christmas will be a super busy period for Sony.
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Star Wars and Xbox 360 Monday 2nd April 2012 Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and R2-D2 joined morning commuters today in anticipation for the launch of the Kinect Star Wars game on Tuesday 3rd April, exclusively on Xbox 360
Flying games are few and far between on major consoles today, with only IL2: Sturmovik, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. and Ace Combat flying the flag for this genre of game. And it's not hard to see why, as aviation and gaming don't often mix well, it's ended up being a very small niche market. Assault Horizon is the 12th game in the Ace Combat franchise brought to you by Namco.
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Silent Hill is one of the scariest game franchises out there, and has been since Silent Hill came out for the original PlayStation back in 1999. Silent Hill: Downpour is the eighth instalment in the series, and is due for release on 25th October 2011.
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