December 6, 2011
Xbox Live Update Kills Connection, Despite Delays
Microsoft finally rolled out its massive update to Xbox Live today, and it looks great. The problem, however, is that it has disrupted many users’ connections to Xbox Live, citing a “connection error”. This error is implied to be user end by the error message, though when I tested my connection, the only stage that failed was to Xbox Live– my console connected to the internet just fine. There’s been no work-around supplied yet by Microsoft, though I know the problem to be at least as widespread as the other side of my homestate, Colorado, courtesy of facebook updates from similarly frustrated friends. Once a fix becomes available, I will certainly post instructions for anyone else experiencing this anomaly. How about the rest of you? Can anyone else weigh in on how far this problem spreads?
October 24, 2011
Battlefield 3 Release Date Pushed Up
According to the realase date checker on Origin, Battlefield 3 will now be unlocked at 10 PM Mountain standard time. This is fantastic news for those who were wanting to play the game before they had to go to work the next morning. I’ve already predownloaded BF3 and am waiting anxiously for the unlock. Stay tuned to TGB for the review! Battlefield 3 was originally set to unlock at on October 25th at 1 AM on EA’s Origin. The game will now unlock at October 24 at 10PM. See you all on the Battlefield!
September 30, 2011
Video Awesomeness: Battlefield Edition
To kick off the open Beta for the highly anticipated release (BY ME!) of Battlefield 3, I thought it would be cool to visit the Lineage that the Battlefield series has brought to the gaming community from PC to console this is a strategic thinking man’s shooter! So instead of me rambling on about the past here’s Adam Sessler (one of the only good things G4 TV has to offer). He basically sums up the series through Battlefield 1943 in three minutes: PC Games — E3 2012 — Battlefield 3 When Battlefield: Bad Company came along I totally got into the series (sorry PC guys Dice mussed up not putting this one out for you!) The story was a modern day version of Kelly’s Heroes, one of my favorite World War II movies from back in the day, which addedRead more…
September 29, 2011
Battlefield 3 Beta Starts Today and Costs How Much?
By now everyone knows that the beta for the upcoming release Battlefiled 3 is now available for everyone to play on PC, Xbox and PS3. I decided to first download it on my Xbox and went to the dashboard to download it when I run into the picture above. I was mildly shocked when I was told it was going to cost me 429,496,795 Xbox 360 points. That comes to a grand total, at $19.99 for 1600 points of $5,360,025.58 dollars. I don’t know, that seems a bit pricey, especially for a beta. But you know, we are in a recession, gotta do what it takes to make ends meet. We all know EA is hurting for money these days. In all seriousness it will not cost anything to play the beta but you will have to pay for the full game. The beta release will feature feature 2 mapsRead more…
August 17, 2011
Just a heads up some good stuff being shown at Gamescon going on right now. A couple of titles I know I am looking forward to.
August 6, 2011
Blizzard Responds to Communities “Online Only” Complaints
Blizzards recent announcement that their newest release would be following the “Online Only” model has genearted a large number of complaints. Blizzard recently took the time to address those comments. Here is what they had to say: “We thought about this quite a bit,” said executive producer Rob Pardo earlier this week. “One of the things that we felt was really import was that if you did play offline, if we allowed for that experience, you’d start a character, you’d get him all the way to level 20 or level 30 or level 40 or what have you, and then at that point you might decide to want to venture onto Battle.net. But you’d have to start a character from scratch, because there’d be no way for us to guarantee no cheats were involved, if we let you play onRead more…
July 20, 2011
Dead Island — Left 4 Dead 2 on Steroids
Today while I browsing the Internet for new and upcoming games I ran across this game which appears like it is going to give Left 4 Dead a run for it’s money. If going by the trailer, which was probably one of the most heart breaking trailers I have ever seen, is any indicator on how the game is going to be… it will be amazing. Zombie Games appear to be coming out of the wood work lately ever since the ever popular Left 4 Dead series hit the market. The Left 4 Dead series is by far the most popular zombie apocalypse franchise followed by Dead Rising. This is the first ‘zombie’ title I’ve seen in some time to actually look like it might be worth the money it costs. I’ve gone ahead and collected some videos and photos Dead Island.Read more…
June 27, 2011
Sound The Alarm
Hey guys I have a friend who also has a nerd site. His name is Adam and he does up the geekness over at http://stashow.net/. Sound The Alarm brings you news in gaming and other fun things as well. They also do weekly podcasts chatting about anything going on in gaming, sports, or random stuff around the house. They just hit the 25th episode mark so gratz to them. So give them a checking out and tell them AceOfNades sent ya. Oh and be nice.
June 6, 2011
E3 2011 — Sony
Well Day one of E3 is in the books and it ended with Sony. Now Sony had a ton of pressure to be great this year due to the PSN hack. Well lets just say I think they hit a homerun. They had to step it up and they did just that. After the apologies and thanks for support here’s what they gave us: Uncharted 3 — Beta June 28 — Full game Nov 1 — We got a look at Uncharted 3 which looked amazing. The gameplay had Drake sneaking around a cruise ship during a terrible storm. As you navigate the ship you and object around you continuously sway with the choppy seas out side. Eventually the ship gets a hole and starts flooding and then all of the sudden the ship rolls onto its side adding a whole newRead more…
June 6, 2011
E3 2011 — Ubisoft
Next on the list was Ubisoft’s event. Before I start can I just say 1. just give us the info, you’re not funny and 2. hire people who speak english or make them learn it better. I can’t understand half of what you just said about Track Mania…not that I cared but I digress…Here is what Ubisoft had to offer: Rayman Origins — This live demo showed some co-op and brought me back to the SNES and Sega days. It had a old school feeling with it’s well animated 2D side scrolling action. The game will support a 4 player co-op. Driver San Fancisco — Nothing special unfortunatley. Driver will have a multiplayer feature though. Farcry 3 — This actually looked decent. Got a little sneak peak of gameplay and seemed to have a mixture of stealth and regualr capRead more…