Rock Band Blitz [ Review ]
Fans of previous Rock Band games may be surprised with the new DLC released by Harmonix Music Systems. Titled Rock Band Blitz, the game developers are making an endeavor for the iconic series to “go back to its roots” after the lackluster performance of Rock Band 3. While Rock Band Blitz employs game mechanics similar to previous titles such as Amplitude and FreQuency, whether it is a step forward or is actually an improvement would be for gamers to decide.
One of the more radical changes within Rock Band Blitz is its reversion to using the console controller in lieu of [...More
Rock Band 3 Comes to the US Sans Keyboard
Those who are fans of Rock Band in all its versions have been awaiting the latest release of Rock Band 3. The unfortunate ones are not able to purchase a bundle with the keyboard and game included for the PlayStation 3. The bundles are being sold for the Wii and for the Xbox 360 however and this is not a worldwide issue as the bundle is being sold with the PS3 in other geographic areas of the world.
The previous versions of Rock Band came in bundles with the drums, microphones and guitars that were needed to have the band experience. [...More
Death Track: Resurrection [ Review ]
With the continuing onslaught of racing games, especially in recent times, there have been a lot coming out with new concepts and gimmicks to them. Death Track Resurrection is one of them, titled as such to continue to tradition of cliched names and themes.
Death Track: Resurrection is the sequel to the 1989 game Death Track, which was quite a long time ago. It was developed by SkyFallen Entertainment, the same folks who made Dawn of Magic. They're from Russia, which has been seeing a lot more action in game development recently, as well as surrounding countries in Eastern Europe like [...More
Minecraft Xbox360: Skins - 1st Pack [ Guide ]
It's kind of funny yet awesome that the indie game Minecraft has been a favorite for most gamers. Although the game is played very simple and easy, still many love its game play. Minecraft is back for more fury and it just keeps getting better and better every time.
The focus of Minecraft before was adding up more terrains and different items to be used in-game. It includes many useful raw materials like coal, cement, wood, tiles, etc. There were also carving tools that could help in making a more decent place as your home or playground. Those tools were pick, [...More
Pockie Ninja II Boost Pack Giveaway on Facebook
Popular social game makers - N-Games is bringing out the second game of the Pocket Ninja Series. For those who did not get addicted to the original, here's a little excerpt -The Pocket Ninja games are totally based on the Japanese Manga - Naruto. It's the No.1 ranked manga and anime series and one of the most sought-after in today's gaming world. The game will be released as a free app on Facebook so anyone with a Facebook account can just log-in and start playing. You can also download the app onto your mobile phone and play on it too [...More
Top 10 Xbox Live Arcade Games
Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade is a revolutionary feature that ushered in a new subtype of video games. With the introduction of XBLA, which resulted in all the other major systems following suit, players now have access to retail games to enjoy, as well as downloadable games. These games are often bite-sized, cheap, and while there are many that are god awful, there just as many, if not more, that are excellent games deserving of anyone's full attention.
Did you get Microsoft Points cards over the holidays and are you unsure of what to spend it on? Well, you came to the [...More
The Future of Gears of War 3: Horde Command Pack
Epic has promised at least four DLC packs to be released for their most recent blockbuster release, the extremely popular Gears of War 3. As an avid Gears of War 3 player myself, I am very excited for the first DLC offering, due to be released over Xbox Live for a mere 800 Microsoft Points (which is quite a bargain when you realize Activision was demanding a whopping 1200 MSP for their Call of Duty DLC packs).
Details for the first pack, entitled the Horde Command Pack, have been revealed! As the title of the DLC suggests, this DLC offering mainly [...More
Pets LIVE (iOS) [ Review ]
There have been quite a few MMOs being released for the iOS once the potential was quickly seen due to the mobile platform's connectivity to both wi-fi and 3G/4G. This ease of access has made such games more accessible, and games that are usually found in Facebook and other similar platforms followed suit. This game by Storm8 called Pets LIVE draws on the appeal usually found in the Pokemon franchise and the browser game Neopets and combines it with the enhanced social networking aspects of recent online games.
The game starts with the player selecting a monster, just like in Pokemon. [...More
Curse of Slate Rock Manor [ Screenshots ]
Curse of Slate Rock Manor is a game developed and published by Red Panda Games. This is available for Microsoft Windows users. This game features over 100 scenes where players will get to enjoy fantastic character sprites the otome and bishounen.
Main characters are Lyle and Delilah. Follow their story and their mystery investigation.
The following are [...More
DRIVER: San Francisco - European Collectors Pack
Ubisoft has made a collector’s edition of DRIVER: San Francisco. So to all Driver fans out there, pre-order now!
What’s inside the box you ask?
- A Collectable replica of 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
- Map of San Francisco with all collectables
- Driver Original Comic Book
- Additional in-game content - 3 Legendary cars in multiplayer
1963 Aston Martin DB5
1972 Lamborghini Miura
1966 Shelby Cobra 427
- Additional in-game content – 4 Single Player Challenges
Mass Chase – escape the whole police force of San Francisco
Relay Race – change car between laps to win the race.
Russina Hills Racers – Race against 3 super cars in this famous district.
Shift 2: Unleashed - Speedhunters Pack [ Trailer ]
Shift 2 Unleashed has a new DLC called Speedhunters Pack and it will be available on May 17. What’s included in this new DLC? Well here they are:
2 new modes:
- Drag - the fastest time over a quarter mile stretch.
- Standing Mile – the fastest speed achieved over a mile stretch.
6 new tracks in 3 different locations:
- Agueda Aerodrome
- Agueda Drag Strip
- Miyatomi Drag Strip
- Miyatomi Mile
- Nevada Drag Strip
- Nevada Freight Yard
14 new cars:
- Dodge Challenger R/T Speedhunters
- Dodge Viper GTS by Twins Turbo (reward car)
- Lexus LFA Speedhunters
- Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) Speedhunters
- McLaren MP4-12C Speedhunters
- Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 [...More
Portal 2 - Rock Portal Scissors Achievement/Trophy [ Guide ]
Rock Portal Scissors
Win 3 co-op games of rock-paper-scissors in a row
Watch the video here: Rock Portal Scissors Achievement/Trophy Guide
This is a very easy achievement. To do this, of course you need a partner playing in co-op mode. Once you learn Rock-paper-scissors gesture, play the gesture with your friend. Just keep on doing this gesture, which may take several minutes until you win 3 in a row.
After this you should earn 20G points for the Xbox 360 and a Silver trophy for the PlayStation 3.
Yakuza 4 Upgrade Pack
Sega has released a free DLC for Yakuza 4 and it is now available for download on the PlayStation Store.
“Unlock your chance to increase your character’s strength and stamina upgrade level even further and build your relationship with Haruka to a higher level! As a bonus, unlock [...More
Call of Duty: Black Ops Second Expansion Pack Announced
Thanks to good 'ol Major Nelson we have the first info on the second set of Maps for Treyarchs Meg Giant, Cal of Duty: Black Ops.
"Today Activision has announced Escalation, the next game add-on for Call of Duty: Black Ops and that it will be available first to Xbox LIVE members on Tuesday May 3rd. Escalation, the second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops, contains 5 all-new maps; featuring 4 Multiplayer maps and an epic Zombies experience with all-new playable characters. In Multiplayer, battle it out in Hotel, on the roof of a Cuban luxury hotel and [...More
Killzone 3 Steel Rain DLC Pack on April 12
Guerrilla Games has a brand-new DLC Pack called Steel Rain for Killzone 3. It will be release on the PlayStation Store starting April 12.
This DLC Pack has two new multiplayer maps inspired from the locations in the single player campaign:
-Junkyard is a Guerrilla Warfare map where players can use Exoskeletons and Jetpacks to fight each other in a soak wet, raining environment, junk processing facility.
-Stahl Arms is a Warzone map set place on one of Helghan’s largest weapons manufacturing plants.
Steel Rain DLC will be available on PlayStation Store starting on April 12 for only $4.99. PlayStation Plus members will be [...More
Duke Nukem Forever - Reveal, Jump Pack Dilemma and Feces [ Trailer ]
The king is finally back!
Did you really think he was gone forever? Duke Nukem Forever has been in development since 1997 but due to problems from 3D Realms, the original developer, the game has been canceled several times already. Now 2K Games and Gearbox Software has taken over the development of the king’s new game. With new 3D graphics and new technology, this game should be better than ever..... After like 13 long years it should be!
The game which was supposed to be out on May 3, 2011 [...More
Announcing: The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack!
Live life to the fullest! This is what EA’s The Sims is all about. This expansion pack offers new celebrations, new drama, new ways to be creative and new activities for everyone to enjoy.
A new wonder for The Sims fans out there. Take a tour to the world of The Sims 3 Generations Expansion Pack, where your Sim may experience a new way from the life stages through childhood to [...More
Crysis 2 - Band of Brothers - Achievement/Trophy [ Guide ]
Keep all marines alive during the rescue in Semper Fi or Die.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
You can do this in the “Semper Fi or Die” Mission, which is part of the story. It is advisable to do this mission in the “Recruit” difficulty if you want to get this achievement/trophy.
After you get down the hill, you should be able to pick up a nice rifle and refill your ammunition. Always use the scope of your rifle for better aim to kill the enemies. Don't forget to refill your ammo when you see an ammo box.
You can also use stealth [...More
Dead Space 2: Severed DLC is now available on both PSN and Xbox Live [ News ]
This is the first DLC for Dead Space 2. This is a single player story which adds another two chapters to the game. It features Dead Space: Extraction's Gabe Weller and Lexine Murdock.
You get to take full control of Weller, who is a security guard working on the Sprawl. Just get both Weller and Lexine to safety and fight the Necromorph.
Dead Space 2: Severed is now available on PSN for [...More
Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike Map Pack Details
Today we got the description of the first batch of Call of Duty Black Ops DLC Map Pack called First Strike.
The largest of the new maps prominently features its namesake, bisecting the map (there's a hole players can cross through) and essentially pitting East vs. West. There are plenty of tall buildings offering good spots for snipers. The most promising feature is an area called "No Man's Land." This big open space offers a shortcut, but provides no cover and is guarded by automated turrets. Pro tip: Run fast.
A large map set in the Antarctic at [...More
Call of Duty Black Ops "First Strike" Map Pack Coming Feb. 1st
Thats right all you COD'ers out there, get your 15 bucks ready cause the first round of Call of Duty Black Ops Map Packs will be hitting Xbox Live exclusively first on Feb. 1st. Playstation 3 players can usually expect the maps about a month later. Included in the pack called 'First Strike' will be new multiplayer maps and one new zombie map, and get this No Rehashes!
"Discovery," based on the Reznov mission and taking place in an Antarctic research station
"Kowloon" set in, of course, Kowloon, this time on rooftops
"Berlin Wall," a fight at Checkpoint Charlie
"Stadium," set in an American [...More
Fable III Understone Quest Pack
LONDON - 15 November 2010 – On the heels of the triumphant 29th October launch of “Fable III,” fans who crave even more action and adventure will revel in the all new “Fable III” Understone Quest Pack. Available on 23rd November on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 400 Microsoft Points, the new Game Add-on introduces three unique quests to continue expanding the world of Albion.
In celebration of the global launch of “Fable III,” Lionhead Studios also released the latest gameplay trailer, which captures the magic of revolution as you decide whether it’ll be happily ever after (or not) in the world [...More
Crackdown 2 Deluge Pack Announcement & Trailer
LONDON - 16 November 2010 – “Crackdown 2,” the action-packed Xbox 360 exclusive, gets its most riotous addition yet with the release of the “Deluge Pack” Game Add-on, available for download on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting today. Available in a trial version and a premium version for 560 Microsoft Points, the Game Add-on delivers a new adrenaline-fueled co-op arcade mode called Deluge which pits up to four players against increasingly more challenging waves of denizens from Pacific City.
To check out the explosive, gravity-defying action from the new “Deluge Pack,” and get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated “Crackdown 2: [...More
Halo Reach Noble Map Pack Announced
Ok Halo-ites (I coined that, say it and you owe me a nickel) Reach is getting its first batch DLC in the way of the Noble Map Pack. Microsoft has announced that the maps will hit Xbox Live Marketplace on November, 30. The pack includes three all-new multiplayer maps, Anchor 9, Tempest, and Breakpoint. Additional achievements totaling 250 gamerscore points are also being added. The pack will be 800 Microsoft points, ($10 real world dollars). Below is a breakdown of each new map.
Tempest – "Though we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient [...More
MOH and Assassins Creed Brotherhood Betas Live
If you want to play betas of people killing baddies regardless of weapon type or era then this morning is your early b-day gift. Both the Medal of Honor and Assassins Creed Brotherhood Mulitplayer Betas have gone live. The Brotherhood Beta is exclusive to PS3 owners who pre-ordered the game, and the catch on MOH is that it is for PC gamers. So if your out there and can get it on the Betas fire it up and come back and tell us how they are. And as a liability I am not responsible if the Medal of Honor [...More
Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Disk Read Error
You have your band set up, your friends over, and you're ready to shred only to get a disk read error, part over and you feel like a tool. Well this happened to many who purchased Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock and Activision is in overdrive to try and fix the problem. Activision has stated that it is taking "immediate action" to rectify the situation. Consumers who are having an issue should call Activision's consumer service center at 800-225-6588. Activision is saying it will "offer existing customers free replacement disks in exchange for any purchased defective disk."
The guys over at [...More
PS3 Firmware 3.50 Live
If your one of those few people itching to get your 3D Blu-Rays up and running, then this morning will please you. Last night Playstation put up Firmware update 3.50. This is the update that enables 3D Blu-Ray playback. In addition the update includes more Facebook integration for developers so that games can pull from your Facebook data. Also if you have a grief that you just need to report, the update allows you to do so via the XMB. I wonder if my grief that I can't afford a 3D TV and when I ever do get one the [...More
Look at New Xbox Live Dashboard
Below is a video showing the updated features of the Xbox Live Dashboard. Shown is the new Avatar creation system and you also see a sneak peek at some of the options and setup menus for Kinect including the sensor, microphone, voice recognition and something called "Kinect Tuner." The new background music sounds a little Wii to me. But you can see where hand gestures [...More
Resident Evil 6 on Fast Track
When speaking to a Spanish website recently, Global Head of Production at Capcom Keiji Inafune said they plan to put Resident Evil 6 on the fast track to retail shelves.
“Given the great success which led us to Resident Evil 5, we want Resident Evil 6 to hit the market as soon as possible,” Inafune said. “In fact, Capcom will have news about this soon…”
Given that the last big game show of the year, the Tokyo Game Show is on September 16 and the presence Capcom has there, it should come as no shock if we [...More
Xbox Live Price Increase
By now you may have heard, but if you have not and you're an Xbox Live Gold Member, well this is something you'll probably want to hear. Microsoft has announced that as of November 1, 2010 the price of its Xbox Live Gold Membership Fee will increase $10 annually with one and three month subscriptions also going up. Below is a breakdown of the new pricing plan for the different subscription bases
1 Month Subscription..........$9.99
3 Month Subscription........$24.99
1 Year Subscription...........$59.99
"Since launching Xbox LIVE in 2002 we have continually added more content and entertainment experiences for our members, while keeping the price the [...More