Gamers, get ready. It’s time to dust off your old ODST discs and jump into the Halo Reach Beta. Now if you’re anything like me, chances are that you haven’t touched ODST in months. Now, I really don’t know who this chick is, but she gives us a crash course on the latest in the beta.
Keep in mind that the beta could take quite some time downloading so be patient and don’t hit “B” by accident and cancel your download like I did. Also, a bunch of people over at Joystiq were complaining earlier that their downloads weren’t working. As it turned out, rebooting the Xbox was the cure to this issue so keep that in mind when you come across any issues. Happy killing.
I can honestly say that Gears was the last good shooter that I was actually thrilled to play. Whether it was running through insane with a buddy for hours on end, or sawing a locust in half, Gears brought a very novel experience to the shooter market. I mean seriously, they somehow managed to make taking cover fun.
If you haven’t already, check out the new Gears of War 3 trailer. While the teaser doesn’t reveal much of anything (aside from Zero Suit Samus joining the fray) we do know that the game is set for an April 5th release (of next year) and that this will be the final installment of the series. A year is a long time to wait, but I’m sure they’ll pop out another three or four Call Of Duty games by then to tie us over…
Microsoft has announced today that they will discontinue the Xbox Live service for original Xbox consoles and games. Here’s what the Major had to say:
While I can’t comment on the specifics, this change will allow us to continue evolving the LIVE service with new features and experiences that fully harness the power of Xbox 360 and the Xbox LIVE community. We did not make this decision lightly, but after careful consideration and review we realize that this decision will allow us unprecedented flexibility for future features.
I don’t understand how ending this service on the old system will allow them “unprecedented flexibility” for the future. If you can remember a little while back, Microsoft also started pulling the plug on XBLA titles that weren’t selling well.
If you are still playing Halo, I suppose your best bet would be to run through Xbox Connect. Ahh, the good old days…
The fine people at Redmond’s video game console division think it’s a great idea to “reach” the country’s youth by marketing Rock The Vote via Xbox. While I do feel that getting America’s youth to vote is a great idea, the simple act of voting does not hold merit if the voters are ignorant on the topic.
“Xbox is a natural partner to help us reach out to youth voters,” Heather Smith, executive director of Rock the Vote, said in a statement Thursday. “To realize our goal of registering 2 million young Americans by this fall, we need to go where young Americans are, and there’s no doubt in our minds that many are on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.”
Apparently Superman has two weaknesses…Kryptonite and magic. Wtf?
I’d hate to see what would happen to The Man of Steel if they were to throw Harry Potter in the mix.
Despite Superman’s illogical weakness, an idiosyncratic T for teen rating and a painfully stiff “revamped” fighting system, MK vs DC is beginning to look like it might turn out alright. Wait, allow me to rephrase that…MK vs DC just might pass everyone’s low expectations.
Despite the fact that this video portrays fanboy-ism at its finest, I can’t help but somewhat empathize with this disgruntled uber geek. Sony needs to hold on to some of its exclusives. For real.
Microsoft is stepping up their game (no pun intended) yet again with the New Xbox Experience which will add some features their competition is already offering (or has promised to offer over a year ago). So where is Home anyways?
EA seems to think so. In just two weeks of using the new iPhone SDK, they’ve gotten Spore up and running.
For those that don’t know, the iPhone and iPod Touch have some pretty powerful hardware, coupled with multi-touch input, and a 3-way accelerometer (like the Wii). With just their cobbled together toolchain, the homebrew community has already assembled some impressive wares (iPhysics and Marble come to mind). With an official and well documented SDK, and the big guns getting onboard, do you think the iPhone and iPod Touch could become a viable gaming platform?
If you’re interested in this platform, check out our sister site: Modiphone.net