Posts Tagged ‘Xbox 360’

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Gears of War 3 – What Needs To Be Done

April 18, 2010

2006 saw the launch of one of the finest third person shooters I have ever had the good fortune to play: Gears of War. It has led the way for practically all third person shooters of this generation with its extremely refined cover system and really weighty mechanics. It all seemed to come together brilliantly. There was pretty much no story but it had atmosphere and is quite possibly the best excuse to run around shooting the shit out of everything I’ve ever played. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Splinter Cell: Conviction DLC To Be Released Weekly

April 14, 2010

Ubisoft has announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction will be receiving new DLC on a weekly basis, starting tomorrow. Every Thursday will see some form of downloadable content being released which will include “new weapons, skins and even a new Deniable Ops map.”. To sweeten the deal, it will be completely free.

There has been no official word on whether paid content will eventually be released but Ubisoft have mentioned that they like the idea. Until then, we can live off the minor, but free, content.

Splinter Cell: Conviction is was out yesterday in the US and will be released in the UK on Friday and has been very well received so far.

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Game of the Month: March 2010

April 10, 2010

March was an excellent month for gamers. With multiple great games being released gamers were spoiled for choice.  Titles like Just Cause 2, God of War III, Yakuza 3, Bad Company 2, Pokémon, Metro 2033 and more made it one hell of a month. However, there was one game in particular that has been taking up my time pretty much all month and that was Final Fantasy XIII. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Gears Of War Appears On 360 Dasboard, Coming April 2011

April 9, 2010

The above picture appeared on the Xbox Live dashboard which confirms Gears of War 3 is in fact being made. It has now been removed but the screenshot is all we need to prove its existence. Notice it mentions that it will be released in April 2011 which means it’s still a fair while away but at least we finally have confirmation, even if it isn’t the official announcement that was expected.

Last night, Cliff Bleszinski was supposed to reveal his latest game on the Jimmy Fallon but it was moved to Monday. I suspect that Microsoft had set the above image to show after it had been announced but forget to change the date; I bet Cliffy B isn’t too happy about that. At least we know that we’ll be seeing Gears of War 3 content on Monday.

Source: AllGamesBeta [Via, VG247]

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Alan Wake Goes Gold

April 7, 2010

Yes, you read that right. After six, long years of development, Alan Wake is finally finished and has now went gold. These are the words everybody has been waiting on for quite a while and Matias Myllyrinne of Remedy gave them to us via Twitter:

“Alan Wake goes gold, Champagne time at Remedy. http://flic.kr/p/7RAfBV

There’s been a lot of hype for this one, and we’ll finally find out if it meets expectations when it’s released next month. It will see release on May 14th in Europe and May 18th in the US, exclusively on the Xbox 360.

Now we just need Gran Turismo 5 to come out…

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Blur Beta Going Public

April 2, 2010

Bizzare’s upcoming Blur was recently in Beta stage and if you had a code you could go and give the multiplayer of the game a try. Now, however, it will be released publically so no code will be required now. Currently, it is to arrive on April 6th, once again exclusive to Xbox 360. Gareth Wilson, the lead designer, told Kotaku the following:

“We basically ran out of code, so next week we are going to go live with the whole thing publically so anyone can download it,” Wilson said. “We’ve been sneaking on to see what people think of it and people are really getting into it…”

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Lost Planet 2 Bundle Heading To Japan

April 1, 2010

Japan will be receiving an Xbox 360 bundle for Capcom’s upcoming shooter: Lost Planet 2. Despite the game now being multi-platform, unlike the original, the bundle will only be for the X360. It will be priced at ¥24,800 (US$265) and will include an Xbox 360 (Obviously), a 60GB HDD, a copy of the game, a 2GB USB memory stick with premium game content and all the other accessories/cables shown above. 

The bundle will be released on the same day as the game which is May 20th in Japan. North America and Europe will see the game on May 11th.