October 13, 2011
Forza Motorsports 4 — First Impressions
Forza Motorsports is an Xbox exclusive title and that may push some people away, but personally, I believe that console is where driving sims belong. I have been a HUGE Forza Motorsports fan for many years and went and bought an xbox 360 and a copy of the freshly released Forza Motorsports 4 (rel date 10-11-2011). I will be explaining a first impressions view of the game and some of it’s recent updates. The first thing out of the box that jumps out is the discs are almost identical to the previous release of FM3. I had to check the box again to make sure that I hadn’t bought the wrong title. Worry not weary travelers it is indeed FM4. Upon loading the game for the first time the opening video displays its most noticeable new feature, Autovista. In theRead more…
August 17, 2011
Medal of Honor: EA SERVERS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Due to the rather strong suggestions from some of my friends on Xbox Live I decided to purchse a copy Medal of Honor for the Xbox 360. I had the title for maybe two weeks before I ran into this little gem of an error. I should of expected this coming from EA. This error drove me insane for about 3 days before I finally found the solution to it. This error can be solved on any EA games that require you to play through the EA servers. The following steps should help resolve your issue. After each step launch Medal of Honor and try to login to multi-player. 1. Go to My Xbox -> System Settings -> Memory and press Y and press clear cache. You can read the offical tutorial here. 2. Go to My Xbox -> System SettingsRead more…
August 12, 2011
Counter Strike : Global Offensive… It’s Finally Coming.
Valve has just announced the upcoming 2012 release of a new Counter-Strike title for PC and Next Gen consoles, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It’s bee n 12 long years since counter strike took the world gaming industry by storm. Starting off as a simple Half-Life mod, Counter-Strike became one of the most widley recognized FPS titles in the industry and is still widely played 12 years after it’s release. Here is the offical statement from Valve: “Next Gen Console, PC, and Mac Release Targeted for Early 2012 Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO). Targeted for release via Playstation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and Steam (for PC and Mac) in early 2012, CS: GO will expandRead more…
August 11, 2011
Angry Gamers Appeal to Blizzard… Pure Rage
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYjljdje‑g&feature=player_embedded Blizzards recent annoucement that Diablo III would be online only has generated a lot of rage in the PC gaming community. For example, the man above, has some choice words for Blizzard about their recent business decision to make Diable III online only. While I and the videos author are on the same page for Blizzards decision and I might even consider sending them a letter to appeal their decsion. However, I don’t think the author of this video will accomplish that. It doesn’t really give the professional vibe that one might want in a business letter.
August 3, 2011
Well the good people out of 2K Games and Gearbox have announced Borderlands 2. The game is currently in development and is set for an April 2012 release. Borderlands 2 will feature new characters, weapons, equipment, environments, and enimies. The game will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. April 2012 too long to wait? Well then you need to head to Gamescon 2011 Aug. 17–21st or PAX Prime Aug. 26–28th where they will be demoing the game. For more info on Borderlands 2 or the first Borderlands visit www.borderlandsthegame.com
July 20, 2011
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Gets New Characters!
This November Capcom will re-release Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with twelve new characters. Not all have been revealed but four have been announced. The four are Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Firebrand, and yes finally Strider. They are calling this re-release “Ultimate” Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The updated version will also have a few new modes, one of which being spectator mode. It will retail for 39.99 when it hits shelves in November. The only downside is so far is there is no word on whether you must purchase this new version to get all the new goodies or if you already have MVC3 you can just download the update for a smaller price. I am guessing they will have a disc version as well as a downloadable version much like Red Dead Redemption did with Undead Nightmare. What characters are youRead more…
May 25, 2011
Gamer Chat? Nope, This is Gamer Rant!
Ok so Gamer Rant is going to be my little outlet to unleash the frustration in the gaming world. This rant is about good ol’ Call of Duty. First things first. When I played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare I was blown away. That game raised the bar and set a new standard for first person shooters and it was a fantastic game. There I said something nice. We fast forward to now and we have Modern Warfare 3 on the horizon. Here is the problem, with the exception of zombies (great idea) what exactly is new about the next Call of Duty titles? You get a new story right? Run through maps shooting everything and blow stuff up. Multiplayer is different? No…you pay for a glorified map pack really. My point is since Call of Duty hit gold withRead more…
May 20, 2011
Ok so L.A. Noire came out last Tuesday and I dove right into it. Now I am sure people see the Rockstar Games and go “Ok, more GTA and Mafia type games.” Well here is what I say to that person…Shut up. Yes Rockstar published the game but L.A. Noire only borrows driving and combat from GTA, after that it is a completely different game. Noire goes back in time to L.A. in the 1940’s (1947 to be exact). The premise is pretty easy to grasp. You’re a cop and you’re solving crimes. The best thing about this game is the story telling. As you play you feel like a detective and you start to run the outcomes through your head trying to solve the case. You start as an average patrolman and work your way up the ranks toRead more…
May 2, 2011
Gears of War 3 Beta News
The Gears of War 3 beta is in full swing now and on May 8th the guys at Epic Games are releasing the “Never Fight Alone” part of the beta. Now this will not be open to everyone. People who pre-ordered Gears 3 or have Bulletstorm will have access but they will also have a chance to get a friend access with a “buddy token”. These tokens will be emailed out to players on May 8th, however you gotta give a little to get a little. To earn the tokens you must complete a few things by May 4th. They are: — Purchase any “Gears of War” content from Xbox Live Marketplace (including a “Gears of War” Game Add-on, a “Gears of War” Games on Demand title, or a “Gears of War” Avatar item) — Play 20 or more hoursRead more…
October 14, 2010
Map Pack for Halo: Reach
Halo: Reach will get its first downloadable content on November 30th. “Noble Pack”, as it’s being called, will contain 3 new maps and new achievements worth 250 gamerscore points. Micrsoft gave a little insight to the upcoming maps. Tempest – “Though we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned.” This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike. Tempest supports 8 – 16 players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest alsoRead more…