According to UBM TechInsights, Microsoft’s brainchild Kinect has had an estimated $56 manufacturing cost per unit. You have UBMs teardown research to thank for this, as after strip searching the glorified eye-toy in depth, they came up with a base cost for all of the materials used.

It seems that Call of Duty: Black Ops has ruffled some feathers within Cuba. During the games section where you play through fictional missions based around the 1960 Cold War, you are tasked with assassinating Fidel Castro, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.

You can bet your bottom dollar that after seeing this exorcist style Fallout bug, it’ll be relatively hard to ‘unsee’ it. Upon starting a new character in New Vegas, the player is shocked to find that every player in his universe sports a rather boneless neck. As humorous as this, it’s quite sad to think this excellent game is marred with frightful bugs, as the owner of the video states, THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS IS BROKEN!

An internet artist who goes by the name of ‘chikinrise’ has devised a very clever piece of cartoon artwork fusing together his love Dragon Age: Origins, and Mass Effect 2. Shepard is sporting some very nicely futuristic Blood Dragon Armour, alongside cartoonish renditions of Tali and Garrus.

The critically acclaimed F.E.A.R series is to receive its new entry in March of next year. The co-op focused adventure will be making headway to store shelves come Q1 of next year. Very little of the actual gameplay has been shown; however you can view pretty interesting live action trailers for it if you feel so inclined.

Dragon Age 2 has procured a new trailer from the guys over at Penny Arcade, featuring a description of Hindsight, a belt that protects you from the deaths that its previous owners suffered. If this belt will appear in the full game or not is up for debate, but the hilarity and quality animation is enough to warrant a watching of the trailer/motion comic.

The three year CEO of Take Two publishing will resign from his post at the end of the year, according to a company press release. The reason for this? An extended family vacation/move to Asia in early 2011. In an attempt to fill the gap, chairman of the company Strauss Zelnick will also take on the responsibilities of the role.

The TalkGames Podcast has gone LIVE!!! We’ve been going live for the past few weeks but haven’t really mentioned it here on the website yet. So for every Saturday, until the end of time, tune in to our JustinTV channel (www.justin.tv/dinosaurpizza) and you can listen to our beautiful voices and terrible opinions live as we say them! There’s a chat feature worked in so fans of the show can speak to one another while also giving feedback or live questions to the hosts of the show. It’s some cool stuff.

If you want frequent updates of what the show is doing (say for example it gets cancelled for one week) you can follow the twitter account DinosaurPizza. If you can’t make it to the show live, we’ll still be uploading the recorded podcasts to our XML feed so you can catch them every saturday afternoon like you usually would. Anyway, we’re going live in thirty minutes! We’re talking about Fallout New Vegas, Fallout Online, the fall out of Xbox Silver Membership and professor layton falling onto the Pheonix Wright series. PUNS AWAY!

Fans of Monday Night Football may just be lucky enough to see a trailer for the upcoming Activision title, Call of Duty: Black Ops. This is because the trailer is due to air in the ad break, once again demonstrating the stereotype of CoD being A MAN GAME!

Microsoft has finally spilled the beans regarding information on the new dashboard update. The upcoming software promises increase audio quality in mic chat, alongside changing how you can browse your complete achievements easier.

If you’re in need of delving once more into the Haloverse, you’re in luck, as the new novel by Greg Bear (sick name,) ‘Halo: Crytpum’ will be released in January next year. Bear hopes to outline the enigma of the forerunners, a concept lightly covered in the video games.

Valve is preparing to reveal 3 big surprises regarding future games over the next 12 months. The overall fan feeling is ‘about time,’ considering the current bloodthirst for Half Life 2: Episode 3. However, this announcement has never come, and considering the time between Episode 2 was released, it’s highly possible that Half Life 3 is on its way.

Tired of the same old white/black/red/blue/green coloured controllers? Is your controller just not as aesthetically pleasing as it once was?  Well, prepare to be amazed, Microsoft is launching a matte silver controller with grey face buttons! Wait, what?

In a recent interview with PCGamer, Game Newell spoke of the attempts by Hollywood to make a Half-Life movie. However, he stated that most of the stories sent to him were “the worst.” He also said that if anybody were to successfully direct this Half-Life Movie, it would be Valve.

Spoiler: They’re not that exciting. If you have any recollection of the Fallout 3 achievements you will see the similarity to these. I’ve never understood why people are excited about unveiled achievements, but I guess it helps people understand what they’re going to encounter. For instance, you’ll be looking for snow globes or something. It also looks like there’ll be a ‘hardcore mode.’ This probably means that there’ll be no HUD and you won’t have a grenade indicator, amirite?! HURR HURR…