On a new Gears of War image posted here they show someone, presumably Marcus Fenix (the protagonist from the first Gears of War game), holding several dog tags.
If you look at them closely you’ll see that one of them has numbers on it:
033 116 117 126 071
If you were to assume that those were octal values and look them up on an ASCII table (like this one), you’d see that they convert to:
ESC N O V 9
Looks like hidden in plain sight is the release date for Gears of War 2–November 9th.
No official confirmation from Epic on this yet, but its not likely that the numbers on the dog tag are random, so looks like a release date to me.
Good catch, DieNasty!
Canada is FINALLY officially getting the Microsoft Zune, making this the first launch of the media player outside of the US (believe it or not).
The Zune will be available on June 13th and include a slightly different line-up of players than in the US.
Canada will be getting the Zune 4 and 8 in black, pink and red for $140 and $190 respectively and the Zune 80 (the larger, hard drive based model) will be available in red or black for $250.
No word yet on whether or not the Zune Originals engraving service will be available to Canadians.
The new 2.5 software will be supported as will the Zune Social network, but no Zune Marketplace (at least for now).
For more info check out the product page here.
If you’ve been patiently awaiting the arrival of a controller for your Playstation 3 that includes the rumble feature, you’ll be glad to know that the release date has finally been announced and it’s not far from now.
The DualShock 3 controller will be hitting retail on April 14th for $54.99, just a few days ahead of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue which is scheduled to be released on April 17th.