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Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach.


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  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

    Gameplay from the upcoming, Russia only, Halo Online has leaked online and it looks like a mix of Halo 3 and Halo Reach.

  • PlayStation Plus fees rise in some territories, but no plans for US increase

    Sony is increasing the subscription fee of PlayStation Plus in several countries.

  • Infinite Crisis closed beta now available to Russian players

    The Infinite Crisis closed beta will be made available in Russia, Ukraine, the CIS countries and Georgia due to a agreement between Warner Bros. Interactive and Fabrika Online. Players in the regions can now apply to participate in the closed beta, and once in, will receive full Russian language support. Developed by Turbine, Infinite Crisis […]

  • The Walking Dead: Season Two delayed in Ireland, New Zealand and Russia

    The Walking Dead: Season Two has run into late-stage age ratings issues, but will turn up in territories where it was mysteriously absent at launch last week.

  • RIFT servers in Russia are shutting down today

    Russian servers in RIFT are shutting down today, as Trion Worlds will no longer be supporting the localized version. Belver Online, the company responsible for the localized version, is offering players compensation via other online games it operates. The Russian version RIFT saw many players migrate to the Eruopean servers after the game went free-to-play, […]

  • Russian government in talks to develop “patriotic” games – report

    The Russian government is negotiating the development of “patriotic” video games, and is considering a ban on internationally-produced titles which “distort history”.

  • Company of Heroes 2 Russian distributor is no longer selling the game

    1C, a large distributor of Company of Heroes 2 in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe, is no longer offering the game for sale.

  • Warface has 9 million players in Russia

    Crytek’s fee-to-play FPS Warface has over 9 million registered players in Russia alone. According to GI International, this figure is up from 5 million reported for the region in November 2012. According to new figures, 5% of players using the Mail.Ru’s servers are located in territories such as Kazakhstan and Zimbabwe – the later has […]

  • Russian authorities talk “possible ban” of violent games after Moscow shooting

    The Russian government is looking into how violent games in the region are handled after a shooter, who just so happens to like playing videogames, killed six co-workers at the Rigla pharmaceutical warehouse.

  • Crytek: Russian gamers are “hardcore”, can “survive anything”

    The Warface development team seems quite pleased with the reception the free-to-play shooter is getting in Russia.

  • Over 1 million players register for Warface in Russia

    Publisher Mail.Ru Group has announced the Crytek-developed F2P MMOFPS, Warface, has seen 28,000 players competing simultaneously in Russia, and as of May 10, one million players have registered in the region.

  • Footage of CyberTime System’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online surfaces

    Footage of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online, in development at CyberTime System, has appeared on the net and it’s posted below, courtesy of Beefjack. Currently only planned for release in Russia, GSC and DSOGaming have confirmed the footage is indeed that of the MMO and not of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. The game is currently in open beta, and according […]

  • Russia might be getting its very own S.T.A.L.K.E.R. TV show

    A teaser site and a pilot for a television series of S.T.A.L.K.E.R., and funded by the game’s developer GSC Game World has surfaced online.

  • Mafia II Special Edition releasing in Czech Republic, Poland, and Russia

    2K plans to release a Mafia II Special Edition on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

  • StarCraft II: Midnight store openings listed for Europe and US

    Update: As promised, we’ve add the official North American midnight launch event for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The event will take place at Fry’s Electronics at 10800 Kalama River Avenue in Fountain Valley, CA, with activities starting at 9.00pm PST on July 26, and sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beginning at midnight. […]

  • Xbox Live coming to nine new countries

    Microsoft has announced that nine more countries are to join Xbox Live

  • Russian StarCraft II players to be charged online fees

    Those that live in Russia and want to play StarCraft II’s multiplayer online will be required to pay a monthly fee for the service along with adhering to some connection restrictions.

  • CD Projekt says leaked video came out of Russian event IGROMIR

    CD Projekt RED has officially commented on the shaky cam footage of The Witcher 2 that was leaked onto the internet this week. Apparently, photographs and filming were not allowed, but we kind of figured that out -what with that chair in the way and all. “Unfortunately, I have to confirm that the video which […]

  • Activision removed airport scene in Russian MW2 voluntarily

    Activision has confirmed that it’s removal of the airport scene for the Russian PC version of Modern Warfare 2 was voluntary after speaking with local counsel. “Other countries have formal ratings boards that we regularly work with. However, Russia does not have a formal ratings entity,” an Activision spokesperson told Eurogamer. “As a result, we […]

  • Acti: Russian Modern Warfare 2 banning reports are “erroneous”

    Activision has just confirmed to VG247 that reports of Modern Warfare 2 being withdrawn in Russian are incorrect. “Reports that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia are erroneous,” said the publisher in a statement. “Activision only released a PC version of the game in Russia which went on sale on […]

  • Russia recalls Modern Warfare 2 from shelves

    Uh-oh. Russia has recalled all copies of Modern Warfare 2, thanks to the inclusion of the airport level in the game. Infinity Ward has patched the PC version in the country to get rid of the level completely, with an edited retail version due for release in stores shortly. Thats not all though, nuh-uh. Russian […]

  • EA Russia PS3 ME2/L4D2 listings an “error”, says EA

    EA has revealed to Eurogamer that the earlier listings from this morning of PlayStation 3 versions of Left 4 Dead 2 and Mass Effect 2 were posted in “error”. As you may have noticed in our updates since, the listings have been removed from the website. In a gist: both games are now 360-PC exclusive […]

  • EA Russia mentions Left 4 Dead 2 for PS3 [Update]

    Update: Listing has been taken down. It’s now a Xbox 360 only game again. Update 2: EA insist both listings for Mass Effect 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 were posted in “error“. Original Story: The EA Russia website has listed a PlayStation 3 version of Left 4 Dead 2. Previously, Valve has categorically said […]

  • EA Russia website shows Mass Effect 2 for PS3 [Update]

    Update: BioWare’s given this one the “no comment” treatment over on its forums. “We don’t comment on rumors. :-)” is the official word-emoticon combo. But hey, at least it’s not a “no.” Update 2: The listing on the Russian EA website has now gone, but the Game page is still there. Update 3: EA insist […]

  • Russia getting its own developer’s conference, government-backed association

    A government-backed program for the game industry is to be implemented by the end of October in Russian, just before the very first developer’s conference is to take place in Dubna, which is in the Moscow Provence. Called the National Russian Association of Game Industry, it along with the All-Russian Conference on Game Industry, are […]

  • Russian Fallout 3 cosplay is properly frightening

    Russian cosplayers have taken the entire concept to a ludicrous level yet again, this time “doing” Fallout 3 with an OCD-level of dedication. Check out a ton of shots of the Brotherhood of Steel and other people that should have stayed in a videogame walking round abandoned eastern locales on English Russia. The last game […]

  • WAR launches in Russia

    EA’s released Warhammer Online in Russia, as confirmed by this press release. “‘WAR is Everywhere’, and now that WAR has launched in Russia, that statement rings even more true than before,” said Mythic boss Mark Jacobs. “We encourage gamers throughout Russia to take up the cause, and fight alongside their friends on the front lines […]

  • Codemasters launches “drive” for Russia

    Codemasters is to translate all its major upcoming games into Russian as part of a “global drive,” the firm announced today. Rise of the Argonauts, Damnation and Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising are all getting the Cyrillic treatment. “Codemasters has targeted Russia as a front-line territory, key to our overall EMEA strategy” said Codemasters’ Axel […]

  • GFI to publish Jumpgate Evolution in Russia

    Codemasters Online has inked a deal that will see Game Factory Interactive publish NetDevil MMO Jumpgate Evolution in Russia. No release date’s been given. Read the press release after the break to check we’re not lying.

  • WoW and Burning Crusade launch in Russia

    MCV’s reporting that World of Warcraft and the Burning Crusade expansion have launched in Russia. Blizzard announced only last week that the game was to hit Russia in August. “The launch of the Russian-language version reflects our continuing commitment to make World of Warcraft even more accessible for gamers throughout the world,” said Blizzard boss […]