Gears of War 3 Special Editions Detailed

Yep, it comes with a statue.

Oh, you want more? Epic has revealed two Gears of War 3 special editions, because spending $60 on a video game just isn’t enough these days. The $79.99 Limited edition includes:

  1. An Octus Award Box with Octus Service Medal
  2. Exclusive Unlockable Adam Fenix Multiplayer Character
  3. The personal effects of Adam Fenix, including his “Last Will and Testament,” the initial Hammer of Dawn schematic, and other Fenix family mementos.

That’s some awesome stuff, but it gets better. If you’re willing to fork over $149.99 for your Gears of War 3 experience, you get “the statue.” Oh sure, you get more than the statue, but that thing is really spectacular, much like the Halo 3 Ultimate box that came with the Reach team statue. Here are the contents of this beast:

  1. A Limited Edition Marcus Fenix Statue
  2. The Art and Design of Gears of War by Tom Bissell
  3. Infected Omen Weapon Pack — Custom multiplayer skins for the game’s five starting weapons; Lancer, Retro Lancer, Hammerburst, Sawed-off Shotgun, and Gnasher Shotgun.
  4. All contents of the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition.

You can pre-order them now, or wait a bit until they end up proving to be not so limited and Gamestop starts clearing them out.

NINTENDO SUES BUSINESS PARTNER

The Columbian (Vancouver, WA) January 19, 1995 | AP (AP) Nintendo of America on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit accusing one of its business partners of helping to produce hundreds of thousands of counterfeit copies of Nintendo’s hot-selling Donkey Kong Country video game. see here best nintendo ds games

The civil suit against Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics, filed in U.S. District Court here, contends Samsung illegally manufactured the tiny microprocessor chips that contain the audio and video information for the game cartridges. The chips were sold on the black market to companies in the Far East and elsewhere where counterfeit Nintendo games were mass-produced, the suit says.

The bogus cartridges often sell for about half the $59 retail price of a real Donkey Kong Country game, costing Nintendo millions of dollars in lost sales, said Howard Lincoln, chairman of Nintendo of America, which is based in suburban Redmond. website best nintendo ds games

The counterfeit games have shown up in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East as well as the United States, Nintendo said.

The suit seeks immediate termination of illegal production, seizure of all counterfeit games and monetary damages that Lincoln said would be in the “millions of millions of dollars.” Samsung said it had no idea its chips were winding up in counterfeit Nintendo games.

“Nintendo’s action is the equivalent of suing a diskette or computer vendor because you found pirated software on one of their disks,” Samsung Semiconductor, the San Jose, Calif.-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, said in a statement released through its public-relations firm.

U.S. companies such as Nintendo and software giant Microsoft Corp. have long complained of pirated products that they say have cost them billions of dollars in sales. Lost also are U.S. technology, jobs and markets, they say.

AP