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{posted by Will}

Last night's surprise announcement of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has left gamers around the Internet eagerly discussing and awaiting more info. While Bethesda doesn't appear ready to give us much news yet, they have revealed one tantalizing tidbit: The upcoming game will use a brand new engine.

This news comes courtesy of a tweet from Bethesda's official Twitter account. Bethesda has used the Gamebryo engine for the last two Elder Scrolls games as well as Fallout 3, so many fans assumed they would continue with that engine for Skyrim. According to the developer, though, it has a brand new engine that is "spectacular."

Hopefully more details will pop up soon, but in the mean time, Bethesda has also launched an official teaser site for Skyrim. So far the site just contains the trailer from last night, but we'll be watching it closely for any updates.

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BioWare has been teasing its next game for quite some time, and as it turns out, yes it is Mass Effect 3 (though we all already knew that). Footage shown at the VGAs didn't reveal much, but was certainly on point with the leaked information from EAs online store that appeared earlier this week (and was quickly removed). It listed Mass Effect 3 along with a product description.

Here's a refresher:

"Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth."

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Just this week Naughty Dog confirmed the existence of Uncharted 3 with a few details and screens. At the VGAs tonight, we caught a glimpse of Drake's Deception's gameplay footage and received a release date.

Check out the trailer below. We'll get to uncover the truth in Drake and Sully's upcoming adventure on November 1, 2011.

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Earlier this year, I started a movement on Twitter demanding the development of a new game in the SSX series. Tonight, I can proclaim my success...sort of.

Rounding out a night of new game announcements at the Spike Video Game Awards, EA showed the first trailer for SSX: Deadly Descents. Despite carrying the SSX name, this doesn't appear to be the fun-loving, trick-focused snowboarding title you'd expect. In the video, a snowboarder jumps out of a helicopter and, as the subtitle suggests, onto a rather dangerous cliff. Why he's doing this isn't exactly clear, but he has numerous tools at his disposal other than his snowboard.

I'm withholding judgment until I see the game in action, but EA, please note that I'm watching you carefully. You've ignored this once-wonderful franchise for long enough. Please don't screw it up.

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

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We already had plenty of reason to believe that Prototype 2 was in the works, but now the game has a trailer with a some in-game footage and a few surprises.

Debuting at the Spike Video Game Awards, the Prototype 2 trailer reveals that the sequel will once again take place in a New York City overrun by a mutant virus of some sort. A soldier named James Hellen, who has returned from war overseas, will step in as the main character. His goal? To murder Alex Mercer, the troubled hero of the first game.

The biggest question I have so far is simply: What will set Prototype 2 apart from the original? Though Prototype had a lot of promise, it also had some serious problems, and so far the brief glimpses of footage for the sequel look all too familiar. We'll have plenty of time to find out what's going on, though, as Prototype 2 isn't planned for release until 2012.

Check out the trailer below.

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It looks like the rumors (and common sense) are panning out. Naughty Dog has revealed Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The game, due out in late 2011, is set in the Arabian Peninsula.

According to the reveal at Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog, the story is focused on the relationship between Nathan Drake and his pal Victor "Sully" Sullivan. Of course, there's treasure, too. This time, our hero scours the Rub' al Khali Desert for a legendary lost city. Uncharted's co-president Evan Wells told EW that the desert setting was at least partially appealing because of the inherent difficulties in bringing it to players. "We’re a bunch of nerds. We just look for something that will be a technical, artistic challenge, and allowed us to push into an area of the world and history we’ve never tapped into before,” he said.

It looks as though multiplayer will continue to be a focus in Uncharted 3, both co-op and competitive. Wells says Naughty Dog wants to take on "the big boys" in the multiplayer space with this one, which could prove to be interesting. As far as the campaign goes, Drake has a few new tools at his disposal as well, including the ability to fight multiple enemies simultaneously and some new climbing capabilities.

Look for more info, including a release date and trailer, during this weekend's Spike VGAs, on Saturday, December 11, at 8 p.m. EST.

TEASER TRAILER CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING THE "READ MORE" BUTTON!


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Well It would seem that all this Hoopla over the "Murder Your Maker" ads is finally over. Or is it!? Prototype 2 is almost set in stone with footage from the video below.

I'm excited to see Prototype get a sequel and to continue to creative story-line and action that drove the original.

Make sure to watch the 2010VGA's on SpikeTV December 11.