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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.

{Source: GameInformer
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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."

{Source: GameInformer
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{posted by Will}

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.

{Source: GameInformer
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