January 31, 2012
THQ losing its already weak grip on US stock market
THQ has been the main focus of blunders in the gaming world as of late and THQ’s rough patch only appears to be worsening. With weak game sales and the fail that was the uDraw tablet for X360 and PS3 THQ has been threatened with a NASDAQ delisting. THQ’s share price has fallen below $1, the minimum for a stock listing, if THQ doesnt bring their stock price above $1 by July 23rd they will be delisted from the stock market. If they do manage to bring their stock prices up they will have to maintain it for no less than 10 days to avoid delisting. The company has been in a downward spiral for a while now, noting that if THQ fails to profit in the 2012 fiscal year it would be their fourth year out of the pastRead more…
January 30, 2012
D20 Girls Giveaway Second Winner!
A second winner for the D20 Girls Giveaway has been selected. Congratulations to MaxxTx on being the second winner of the D20 Girls Giveaway. MaxxTx, you have been contacted by TGB listing instructions on how to claim your prize (Skyrim or SWTOR). Again congratulations to MaxxTx and keep an eye out for more giveaways!!!
January 29, 2012
No joy for ME3 making it to Steam
EA strikes again, the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3 will not be available on Steam, at least not yet and its future on steam is grimm. It will be available through a number of other third part digital distribution methods but not Steam. And regardless of where you get Mass Effect 3 you will be required to install Origin to play it, even if you buy a retail copy. The good news is that the game can be played offline once the game has been activated through Origin and there is no install limit on the game. It makes sense that EA would be pushing its own digital distribution software and they absolutely should, but its still pretty weak that they are cutting steam out of the mix. Steam is big for a reason and cutting their customers offRead more…
January 27, 2012
Release Date Revealed For The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition on the Xbox 360
Yesterday in a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, CD Projekt RED revealed the release date for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition for the Xbox 360. Also revealed was that there will be two versions available to purchase, hitting store shelves April 17th 2012! Adam Badowski, head of CD Projekt RED studio had this to say about the game: “The Xbox 360 version is a complete adaptation of the game to the new platform; we’ve rewritten the code so it feels native to the console. This latest version of The Witcher 2 has been expanded in many ways, and some experts believe it to be one of the best-looking games ever to make it to consoles,” The game has been extended through added quests and locations enhancing the already complex story of the battle for theRead more…
January 26, 2012
Next Gen Xbox rumors
Its no secret the Microsoft has begun its first stages of development for its next installment of Xbox gaming hardware. Little is known but regardless rumors seep through the grape vine. The latest set of rumors to surface regarding the next Xbox are that it will introduce the next level of Kinect hardware and will supposedly the next Kinect will ship with the next Xbox. The next gen Kinect is rumored to have an onboard CPU that will increase its motion detection (and hopefully reduce lag associated with the current Kinect), a feature that was considered for the current Kinect but never made it to the finished product. Also the next Xbox is said to utilize Blu Ray instead of DVD, a wise choice if Microsoft intends to continue to compete. Really though it was only a matter of timeRead more…
January 25, 2012
Music for Gamer’s: Wednesday Edition
[display_podcast] Today were going to something a bit more epic, slower, and could be quite possibly the best soundtrack available on the Xbox Live Arcade. This is Asteroid Belt by Steve Burke off of the Fusion: Genesis Soundtrack. For a small project started by a group of former Rare employee’s, the game play and soundtrack are ambitious. Fusion: Genesis has the soundtrack of a full production which, pardon the pun, is rare. Steve Burke delivers a soundtrack as epic as the vastness of space. This particular piece is in one of the early sections of the game and you can get a great sense that what you are going to experience great Sci-Fi battles and exploration. Hit the link to find the download and take a look into Fusion: Genesis a great “Diet” MMO available on XBLA. http://www.steveburkemusic.com/music.html
January 24, 2012
Music for Gamer’s: Tuesday edition
[display_podcast] Today we go from one of gamings greatest franchises to another. Street Fighter has been a fighting genre staple since the early 90’s. Today’s track comes from the Super Street Fighter HD remake that was released for download a few years ago. Clamato Fever by AE & Prozax should open every EVO tournament, the song is epic. Get ready to rock the asphalt and go toe to toe with today’s greatest warriors with this fantastic remix from the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Offical Soundtrack. As before hit the link below to find where you can download this track, enjoy! http://ocremix.org/album/12/oc-remix-super-street-fighter-ii-turbo-hd-remix-official-soundtrack
January 24, 2012
D20 Girls Giveaway Winner!!!
We apologize for the delay but we have a winner, Congratulations to Karen from D20 Girls for winning the giveaway!!! Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope to continue to see you on the site 🙂
January 23, 2012
MS points coming to an end?
Rumor has it that the Microsoft virtual currency system that utilizes Microsoft Points will be getting phased out in favor of real world currency. By the end of 2012 the Xbox Live marketplace, zune, and windows phone and any other devices/software where one would use MS points will be converted over to using actual dollar amounts for purchases. This is of course the unofficial word as it is still just a rumor, but I think we can all be hopeful that this change will take place. The point system isnt a bad system in its entirety, there have been purchases ive made that when I did the math it was actually a bit cheaper to buy with points than with cash, and if buying something that was a few hundred points then same difference. However Microsoft has ripped many a customer off by forcing theRead more…
January 23, 2012
Music for Gamer’s: Monday edition
[display_podcast] As of today I am launching a new Monday through Friday feature article that will encompass all things video game music related. The title of the article is still up in the air at this point but the content will remain the same, I am taking suggestions. Game Trax has been suggested but I am giving it up to a vote. To the content! Every day during the week I will highlight a new song, original or remixed. I have a plethora of content to post and hope that you, the readers, find some really great music to listen to and download. I will only be posting things I have obtained through the proper channels and will be posting links to where you can download this fine content and give the artist their dues. Don’t worry there willRead more…