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Epic Games preps another update for Xbox 360 shooter, the ESRB rates games previously unconfirmed for US release, and Microsoft drops the price of its driving peripheral.
Next Gears of War update adds achievements
Gamers who think they've done everything in Epic Games' sci-fi third-person shooter Gears of War will soon learn better. Epic Games' Mark Rein posted a note about the game's next update on the company's official forums yesterday, mentioning that it will add new achievements to Annex and the Hidden Fronts downloadable content. In addition, the update will fix exploits and improve the "roadie run," the head-down dash players can use to quickly get behind cover. Rein did not give a time frame as to when the update would be released.
Fatal Fury Special rated for Xbox 360, Actraiser rated for Wii
The Entertainment Software Rating Board has updated its Web site database with several listings (most notably the Halo 2 Vista rating of M for Mature with "brief nudity" in the descriptor list), and the latest batch includes a couple of games previously unconfirmed for domestic release. Fatal Fury Special for the Xbox Live Arcade and Actraiser for the Wii Virtual Console have been confirmed in Japan for some time (Actraiser is actually already available there), but neither game has been confirmed for a domestic release. Fatal Fury Special has been rated T for Teen, while Actraiser is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older.
Microsoft drops Xbox 360 steering wheel price
With Microsoft Game Studios' Forza Motorsport 2 set to arrive in stores next week, the price of the official Xbox 360 steering wheel peripheral has dropped $20. Previously set at $149.99, the wireless wheel-and-pedals set is now available for $129.99. For more on Forza 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.