2010 August

August 31, 2010

Xbox Live Price Hikes

Yes thats right ladies and gen­tle­men… Microsoft has announced that they will be increas­ing Xbox Live sub­scrip­tion fee’s in sev­er­al coun­tries includ­ing the Unit­ed States.  Below is a list of coun­tries in which the price increas­es will be tak­ing place and the amount of the increase.

August 30, 2010

The DS gets a price drop…and Goldensun gets a date.

Nin­ten­do announced this morn­ing that the DSI and the DSI XL will be get­ting a $20 price drop. The lite holds at 129.99, the DSI at 149.99, and the DSI XL at 169.99. This is what Cam­mie Dun­away had to said via Kotaku,                                             “We know shop­pers want to get the max­i­mum val­ue out of every dol­lar they spend,” said Cam­mie Dun­away, Nin­ten­do of Amer­i­ca’s exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Sales & Mar­ket­ing. “Our new Nin­ten­do DSi prices make it eas­i­er than ever for con­sumers to access the tremen­dous vari­ety of games, appli­ca­tions and social tools on the Nin­ten­do DSi and Nin­ten­do DSi XL sys­tems.” This sounds to me like Nin­ten­do clear­ing out their stock of DS’s dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son to make room for the 3DS com­ing ear­ly next spring. Nice time to get one if you haven’t already, butRead more…

August 29, 2010

The hot pursuit of these great rides…

Hey I am back from my lit­tle hia­tus; mov­ing and then plan­ning to move again, plus full time work can be a mess. Any­who, some news broke today that a Ger­man site has uncov­ered the whole list of cars for Cri­te­ri­on games new Need for Speed: Hot Pur­suit. Here is the list of car porn you will be see­ing lat­er this year.  Alfa Romeo 8C Com­pe­tizione • Alfa Romeo 8C Spy­der • Aston Mar­tin DBS • Aston Mar­tin DBS Volante • Aston Mar­tin One-77 • Aston Mar­tin V12 Van­tage • Audi R8 5.2 FSI quat­tro • Audi R8 Spy­der 5.2 FSI quat­tro • Audi TT RS Coupé • Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal Super­sports • BMW M3 E92 • BMW M6 Con­vert­ible • BMW Z4 sDrive35is • Bugat­ti Vey­ron 16.4 • Bugat­ti Vey­ron 16.4 Grand Sport • Car­bon Motors E7 • Chevro­let CamaroRead more…

August 27, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Review

Ok I haven’t defeat­ed the 7th evil ex yet, but I have had plen­ty of play with this to tell you guys not to miss out on this. Recent­ly released on the Playsta­tion Net­work and Xbox Live is the new 2D side scroller arcade game based on the graph­ic nov­el and movie Scott Pil­grim vs. The World. Now let me start off by say­ing I am a fan of the comics and the the movie so this was a real treat for me. How­ev­er you don’t need to be a fan to love this game. Scott Pil­grim is a throw back to the old school arcade style figt­ing games. Good ol’ fash­ion fight­ing in the streets, grab­bing objects for weapons, and throw­ing them at your ene­mys. Any­one who played any­thing like Final Fight or Streets of Rage will get aRead more…

August 27, 2010

Poisonville, beta bites

Play­boy is a brand rec­og­nized all over the world for its glam­ourous mag­a­zine and fash­ion prod­ucts. How­ev­er, they have start­ed a new gam­ing label, which is at least a step toward a younger demo­graph­ic. Their first game is now in the open beta test­ing phase and I’d say it’s far from being ready for this stage of devel­op­ment. They call it Poi­sonville which isn’t much of an imag­i­na­tive title for a game like this. In my opin­ion, there are already too many games that look and feel just like this already on the mar­ket. It’s an MMO where you play a man who just escaped from jail. There are a num­ber of prob­lems with this game start­ing with the graph­ics. On high set­tings you at least have a decent look for the envi­ron­ment but this is pop up brows­er gameRead more…

August 24, 2010

Malware May Have Caused 2008 Plane Crash

While this isn’t real­ly gam­ing relat­ed, Mal­ware makes a big impact on the mod­ern com­put­er world and this real­ly goes to show how dev­as­tat­ing Mal­ware can be.  Author­i­ties inves­ti­gat­ing the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022 have dis­cov­ered a cen­tral com­put­er sys­tem used to mon­i­tor tech­ni­cal prob­lems in the air­craft was infect­ed with Mal­ware. An inter­nal report issued by the air­line revealed the infect­ed com­put­er failed to detect three tech­ni­cal prob­lems with the air­craft, which if detect­ed, may have pre­vent­ed the plane from tak­ing off, accord­ing to reports in the Span­ish news­pa­per, El Pais. The flight of 172 crashed short­ly after take off and left only 18 sur­vivors putting the death toll at 154 pas­sen­gers.  The infec­tion could of entered the plane in a num­ber of dif­fer­ent ways include to a VPN con­nec­tion, USB dri­ve or an infect­ed file already on theRead more…

August 23, 2010

New Neverwinter Nights Game In 2011

Spec­u­late no fur­ther, Atari and Cryp­tic announced today Nev­er­win­ter, an all-new online game based on Wiz­ards of the Coast’s D&D brand and set in the fan­ta­sy uni­verse’s icon­ic city. Nev­er­win­ter is expect­ed to launch for the PC in late 2011. While the game will share many of the same loca­tions as Bioware’s orig­i­nal Nev­er­winiter Nights, it will tell a some­what dif­fer­ent sto­ry of a once mighty city that has been dec­i­mat­ed by a cen­tu­ry of hard­ship and civ­il war due to an unclear suc­ces­sion of lead­er­ship com­piled on top of a plague that has been claim­ing the lives of many of the lands denizens. While this game will require you to con­nect to a serv­er to play, cryp­tic stopped short of call­ing it a MMO.   Gamers will be able to choose from five D&D char­ac­ter class­es.  Gamers will then be ableRead more…

August 16, 2010

Best Buy says “God Squad” Car Violates Trademark

“A Catholic priest from Wis­con­sin has been told that he is in vio­la­tion of a trade­mark owned by elec­tron­ics giant Best Buy, and could face legal action if he does not com­ply with a cease-and-desist order issued by the retail­er’s legal depart­ment. ” Accord­ing to the Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel, Father Luke Strand (cen­ter) has been giv­en a cease-and-desist order for dri­ving around a black Volk­swag­on Bee­tle with “God Squad” stick­ered on the side.  Best Buys legal depart­ment claims that it vio­lates their trade mark of their well known, high­ly over­priced and under­qual­i­fied tech sup­port team ‘Geek Squad’.  In a state­ment from Best Buys Legal team ““This was a real­ly dif­fi­cult thing for us to do because we appre­ci­ate what Father Strand is try­ing to accom­plish with his mis­sion. But at the end of the day, it’s bad prece­dent to letRead more…

August 15, 2010

Guild Wars II Videos!

Got some new videos on the new Guild Wars title!  Check out these videos Guild Wars II is shap­ing up to be an amaz­ing game!  I should also men­tion that Guild Wars II will have no month­ly fees! httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjCehYrEbO0 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_5No6XA53s

August 13, 2010

Dawn of War FPS in the Works

I’ve been a fan of the Dawn of War seri­ous for quite a long time now and this morn­ing I learned that they are devel­op­ing a FPS for it.  Space Marine as it’s called puts you in con­trol of a… Space Marine in a Gears of Waresq style game.  I’m very excit­ed for this title and if judg­ing by the trail­er alone is enough then this game is going to be bad ass. 

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