2012 January

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…

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