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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 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 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 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…

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