Xbox 360

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

Borderlands 2

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

L.A. Noire

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…

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