The Evening Report, October 24, 2012,: Star Citizen, Halo 4, and GTA V

The Evening Report, October 24, 2012,: Star Citizen, Halo 4, and GTA V

First GTA V Art Released

GTA V art

Rockstar revealed the first art piece for GTA V today on their official website. The image comes with the tagline, “Lots of info coming next month. Get ready.” Eagle-eyed readers will notice that this image is strikingly similar to a segment of the game’s first trailer, released earlier this year. Also note that this is the first time the classic GTA painting-art has depicted a moment from an actual mission, rather than just random characters, pieces of the city, and six-fingered prostitutes.

[Source: Rockstar]

Halo 4 Gets Map Pack Season Pass

With Halo 4’s release getting closer and closer, Microsoft released the details of the game’s first three map packs. All three packs, in addition to two exclusive in-game helmets and an emblem, will be available through a season pass for 2,000 Microsoft points, that’s $24.99 Earthican dollars, a 15 percent discount from individually purchasing each. Players who purchase the game’s Limited Edition will receive the pass for free. The map packs, Crimson, Majestic, and Castle, releasing in December, February, and April, respectively, will each come with three maps. For Crimson, the maps are Wreckage, Harvest, and Shatter. Majestic gets Landfall, Monolith, and Skyline, and for Castle it’s Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition.

[Via: IGN]

Darksiders 2 hammers out its Abyssal Forge DLC October 30

THQ revealed the details for the second piece of Darksiders 2 DLC, Abyssal Forge, on it’s official blog today. The new DLC, releasing October 30 on XBL, PSN, and PC but October 31 for European PSN, will take players to a new zone called The Shadow Lands, where they’ll meet the Mad Smith, an exiled Maker who created and used the titular forge to create himself a vast army. The DLC will be available for $9.99 or 800 MS Points.

Star Citizen Gets It’s Kickstarter Passport

Star Citizen the ambitious space sim game from Wing Commander designer Chris Roberts and Cloud Imperium games broke past it’s Kickstarter goal of $500,000 in just six days, Gamesbeat reports. The donation page currently sits at $566,412 with 25 days to go. Combined with donations from Roberts’ personal funding page,, the project has about $1.9 million in funding from donations, in addition to multiple investors who promised to contribute if the Kickstarter reached it’s goal.

[Via: Gamesbeat]

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