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.