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NeoGAF has found three trademark applications from Zenimax, which has the net figuring the trademarks could indicate the names of possible DLC for Fallout: New Vegas.

According to the applications, Bethesda’s parent company is looking trademark the following phrases:

  • Honest Hearts (which hinted through the game’s graffiti files)
  • Lonesome Road
  • Old World Blues
Here is an example of one of the trademark applications, and you can search for the rest through here:

  • Word Mark HONEST HEARTS
  • Goods and Services IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices
  • Standard Characters Claimed
  • Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
  • Serial Number 85198870
  • Filing Date December 15, 2010
  • Current Filing Basis 1B
  • Original Filing Basis 1B
  • Owner (APPLICANT) ZeniMax Media Inc
  • Attorney of Record Ann K. Ford
  • Type of Mark TRADEMARK
  • Register PRINCIPAL
  • Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
The latest and first bit of DLC for title, Dead Money, was released on XBL back in December, with a date yet to be determined for PC and PS3.

Microsoft was given an exclusive window of time with the DLC, like Fallout 3 before it.

[VG247]

 
 
Dragon Age II is set for 3-8-11 NA, 3-11-11 EU.

[Destructoid]
 
 
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News updates from Mass Effect 2's Cerberus Network will cease after the service marks its one year anniversary on Jan. 24. Updates will then come only with downloadable content - and one more package is on the way in 2011.

Cerberus Network's daily update has added background to the Mass Effect continuity, providing a short one- or two-paragraph item on out-of-game happenings elsewhere in the Mass Effect universe. Oftentimes the updates were humorous analogues to news events taking place in the real world; others took a more serious tone and extended the story told in-game.

Beginning Jan. 24, Cerberus Daily News will go on hiatus - "daily postings will cease except for three weeks in 2011," wrote CDN. "A week of posts will precede a downloadable content release, and two more weeks will lead up to the release of Mass Effect 3."

ME2's last DLC package was The Lair of the Shadow Broker, which released Sept. 7. The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 arrives Jan. 18 in North America. Mass Effect 3 is slated for a holiday 2011 release, so it sounds like we'll be getting something before then.


[Kotaku]

 
 
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Although PS3 and Xbox 360 players didn't quite measure up to the challenge, DICE has unlocked the final map of the Battlefield Vietnam expansion, Operation Hastings, for everyone. PC players were able to get up to the requisite 69 million team actions in a matter of days, far outpacing console players (with 34 and 46 million actions, respectively). The sudden change of plans is apparently to "start this new year with a big of a bang as we ended it."


[joystiq]