Daily News Roundup: February 9, 2009

Gears of War Finally Fixed
After a nasty glitch shut down the PC version of Gears of War, Epic has sounded the all-clear, and has informed us that the glitch, due to a bug in the authetification system, has been fixed.

Bethesda Delays Fallout 3 DLC
Those of you who had your appetites whet by Operation Anchorage, and are hungering for more Fallout, you’ll apparently now have to wait a while. Bethesda had originally planned to release an episode each in January, February, and March, but those plans have been postponed.

Dead Rising 2 Announced

After weeks of rumors and beating around the bush, Capcom has finally owned up and admitted that they are working on Dead Rising 2. Details are scant, but we do know that motorcycles will be involved, and that’s good enough for me.

Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Gets Retail and Demo Release Dates

TGRs reporter in the field at Comic Con has informed us that after an interview with a PR rep he managed to find out the official release date for both the full retail version, and the demo.

N+ to be Released on European DS and PSP in April

Part of me thinks that N+ has been destined to be on a handheld since its inception, but the other half is screaming, “WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE PAYING FOR THIS WHEN IT’S AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE!?”

Wii Fit Back at No.1 in UK

The unstoppable force that is Wii Fit has climbed its way back to the top of the UK sales charts.

First Details on New Left 4 Dead “Survival” Mode
Am I the only one who was a bit confused when the “new” mode in Left 4 Dead was called “Survival”? I mean…isn’t that what we were already doing?

Namco Parts with Splatterhouse Developer
Apparently Namco just showed up at Bottlerocket Entertainment’s offices and loaded their dev kits and assets into a moving van. As hard as it is to believe, that’s not a joke either.

Research Company Predicts Console Sales Will Be Up From Last Year
This seems a little bit hard to swallow seeing how the entire world has been in a slump for the past year, however EEDAR remains convinced that despite economic hardships quite a few more people bought gaming consoles this year compared to last.

Epic Thinking About Overhauling Gears 2 Ranking System

Gamers who have been upset by Gears of War 2’s ranking system may find solace in the coming months as Epic has suggested they may consider a complete overhaul.

New Nazi Zombie Map Coming to World at War
In case you just didn’t get enough good old fashioned Nazi-Zombie killing when Call of Duty: World at War launched last year, Activision will be releasing more of that good old fashioned WWII zombie content.

Cosplay Takes Over NYC Comic Con (Dur)

TGR’s Comic Con contact took the convention by storm, and documented all of the bizarre cosplayers he came across, even if they were under three years old.

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