Xbox fans are extremely passionate about their favorite Video Game console, so there is no surprise to see such hysteria over the acquisition of the Gears of War franchise. (more…)
That is a line uttered by Trevor Phillips, resident psychopath meth head in Grand Theft Auto V, which was easily one of the biggest games to launch this year. If you were like many of gamers out there, you traded or sold your PS3 or Xbox360 to bankroll your entrance into the Next Gen console of your choice , thus causing you to miss out on the massive epic that is GTAV.
Well have no fear, because Lazlow from Rockstar Games spoke during an interview on Opie & Anthony’s SiriusXM program revealing in not so many words that they are indeed working on Next Gen ports of GTAV. He doesn’t come out and say it, but use your detective skills & read between the lines…. What you are going to hear “Ain’t big, but it gets the job done”….
Trilogy releases are all the rage. Starting on November 6 for Xbox360, PC and “a later date” for the PS3 you can pick up all three Mass Effect titles on one disc* for the low, low price of $59.99, according to EA.
November 7th, has been dubbed N7 Day aka Commander Shepard Day aka Shepard Should Be Our New President Day. So for the last time if you haven’t played the Mass Effect series here is yet another chance for you to; Discover the biggest threat to our universe, assemble a team capable of surviving a suicide mission and finally cry about the ending.
* by one disc we mean BluRay as for MS your looking at probably 18 disc.
Angry Birds trilogy developed by Rovio Entertainment and published by Activision is now available for the Xbox360, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. More importantly you can now earn achievements on the Xbox 360 console for killing pigs! There are 50 achievements available for a total of 1000GS and there is stat tracking! Angry Birds Trilogy is priced at $39.99 for the Xbox 360 sku look for a review from us soon. Hurry and pick up a copy, those pigs are not gonna kill themselves.
Thanks to All Games Beta, we have been provided a little insight on the new [but old] enemies of Halo 4 and the weapons they carry.
The Promethean enemy classes include the Knight, Knight Lancer, Knight Commander, Knight Battlewagon, Watcher, Crawler, Alpha Crawler and Crawler Snipe. Each class uses a specific weapon type from the seven available: Boltshot, Binary Rifle, Incineration Cannon, Lightrifle, Suppressor, Scattershot and Pulse Grenade.
Check out our gallery below to get to know each class and weapon a little better.
Halo 4′s achievement list has been revealed by developer 343 Industries in an update on Halo Waypoint by community manager Jessica Shea.
“Developing and designing these game-specific challenges might seem simple but is quite a bit more complex once you begin digging into the psychology of a gamer,” she shared. ”Our primary goal when creating Halo 4’s achievements was to reward milestones and increase replay value while balancing both difficulty and the breadth of game modes. Our secondary goal was to live up to Halo tradition with weird ass names for some of them (hello, The Dongblainer!). While you will only be able to speculate on the exact nature of some of these achievements, here’s a peek at their very basic in-game descriptions.”
There are some very slight SPOILERS of course. Nothing too shocking but read on at your own risk.
Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that the Kinect sensor has dropped to $109 here in the United States. That’s a $40 markdown from the Kinect’s initial price of $149.
Hryb also announced unspecified price drops for the rest of North America, along with Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions, effective today. The price will also drop in Australia and New Zealand on October 4 [also, unspecified]. If you’re one of the few and proud Microsoft fans in Japan, tough luck. There will be no price drop in EMEA regions or Japan.
This is great news. Now more and more people will have the opportunity to yell at a Kinect [over and over] to have it pause Netflix.
Patching games can be a somewhat complicated process. Recently, citing excessive costs of patching and the minimal number of people experiencing issues, Polygon said that they would not be patching Fez. While it could almost be excused, with Polygon being a small studio, one wouldn’t expect a company like Konami to refuse to issue a patch. That, however, seems to be the case.
After numerous users cited issues with the Silent Hill HD Collection, such as audio synching and frame-rate problems, Konami promised that a patch would be issued for the Collection. While the PS3 patch was issued today, Konami has announced that they will never patch the 360 version, citing “technical issues and resources.” Having played only a little bit of this collection, I can say that the 360 version of this collection is no where near up to par and it’s inexcusable that Konami won’t patch this title.
Again, you might be able to excuse a small company for not patching their games. There’s no excuse, though, that Konami can’t issue a patch simply because…well, it’s too tough.
PlayStation 3 Online Patch Deployed. XBOX 360 Patch No Longer Scheduled for Release
Today, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced that while a PlayStation®3 online title update for Silent Hill HD Collection has been deployed for download via PlayStation®Network, plans for an XBOX®360 title update have been cancelled due to technical issues and resources.
Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, KONAMI issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues. KONAMI apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the XBOX 360 sku.
[UPDATE] Microsoft provided IGN with a response to Hall’s comments.
The comments to The Verge were not understood in their intended context. When Brian mentioned a ‘new wave of products,’ he was referring to the full lineup of products coming later this year from Microsoft, including Windows 8, Office, Windows Phone and of course our fall Xbox update which will bring a host of new consumer experiences like Xbox Music, Videos, Games on Windows 8 and Xbox SmartGlass.
[ORIGINAL STORY] We all pretty much know it’s coming but a successor to the Xbox 360 has never been actually referenced by anyone from Microsoft. Until now that is.
In an interview regarding the new Outlook.com, Microsoft’s Brian Hall (general manager of Windows Live) referred to “the new Xbox” as one of many projects that could be integrated with Windows 8.
“We’ve had Hotmail and operated Hotmail for about 16 years. We obviously have Exchange, and Outlook, that people use at work,” Hall told The Verge. “We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of those and put them together and release it right in time for the new wave of products that we could have coming out with Windows 8, with the new version of Office, with the new Windows Phone and the new Xbox.”
While this is not an official announcement from Microsoft, it helps solidify the fact that a new Xbox is close.
What do you think the new Xbox should be called? I’m not a fan of Xbox 720 or the much rumored Xbox 8. I personally think that Microsoft should take a cue from the iPad and just call it’s new system the Xbox. Tell us what you’d prefer in the comments below.
Epic Games has announced that Gears of War: Judgment will be releasing on March 19, 2013 during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
In related news, March 19 also happens to be my mother’s birthday. So she will undoubtedly get to watch me play a videogame while I visit her. Just like the good ol’ days.
Thanks for the quality family time Gears of War.