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Japan invited to Halo 3 Beta, will anyone RSVP?

Siliconera reports that copies of Riot Act (a.k.a. Crackdown) will contain download codes for Halo 3 Beta, extending Microsoft's promotion to Japanese gamers. Peter Moore recently reiterated to IGN that Microsoft is "not going to back down" in its aggressive campaign to popularize the Xbox brand in ...

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Buy Halo 3 Beta invitation, get Crackdown (for free!)

According to an ad in the latest issue of Gamepro, Microsoft will start selling Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta invitations for $60 beginning February 20 -- oh, and each golden ticket comes with a game called Crackdown. Fine print reads: Limited time offer -- look for specially marked boxes. [Thanks...

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Crackdown in stores Feb. 20, demo on Jan. 18

Microsoft's crack at the Grand Theft Auto crown, from Grand Theft Auto creator David Jones and his Real Time Worlds studio, is set to hit streets February 20. Admittedly, Crackdown shares more in common with Mercenaries than it does with any of the GTA titles, as it's less structured than Rockstar's...

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Realtime Worlds gets $31m in funding

Realtime Worlds, developer of upcoming Xbox 360 action-cop shooter, Crackdown, has secured $31 million in funding from New Enterprise Associates. Two members of NEA have joined the board of directors at Realtime Worlds, suggesting that the companies expect the partnership to be a long-term collabora...

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Joystiq hands-on: Crackdown (Xbox 360)

Future-cop shooter, Crackdown, prides itself on nonlinear, sandbox play. It's set in a sprawling city with many areas to explore, and I had fun wandering through a pre-release version at a recent meeting with developer, Real Time Worlds. The game is violent and visceral; you play a Judge Dread ...

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Moore: Too Human, Crackdown, Forza 2, Shadowrun by end of June

Speaking with MTV's Stephen Totilo, Peter Moore promised that Crackdown, Forza Motorsport 2, Shadowrun, and Too Human would all see release by the end of June 2007. While Shadowrun's debut has always hinged on the availability of Windows Vista (FASA's game is cross-platform), the other three titles ...

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X06: ...and the rest

Quick impressions and thoughts on some other noteworthy games shown on the X06 show floor. Guitar Hero II (360): Not playable, but demo'ed continuously by two rock gods with the stamina of heavyweight boxers (see picture). They confirmed that the final Xbox 360 guitar controller would look lik...

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Crackdown: gimme what he's smokin'

Realtime Worlds' Crackdown brings new meaning to the term 'car-jack,' as GTA mastermind Dave Jones has seemingly enlisted the BALCO boys to inject some juice into the sandbox genre. Despite only moderate hype, Microsoft considers Crackdown to be one of the most promising upcoming titles for the ...

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