Posted by famousfivenz On December – 11 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

xboxlivearcade-11Xbox LIVE Deal of the week
Week of December 14: Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points

December 21 through December 27:

Shadow Complex for 800 points

Week of December 28:

The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points

Here is the schedule for the next couple of weeks for Xbox LIVE Arcade:

December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points

Games on Demand:

December 15: Viva Piñata: Party Animals December 22: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition and Devil May Cry 4 December 29: Gears of War And of course, it’s Holiday Time…so we’ve got some special stuff lined up for you as well, starting with today’s release of Holiday items and tokidoki gear to the Avatar Marketplace. On December 24th, we’ll be releasing Disney Classic items to the Avatar Marketplace. Finally, starting December 18th and continuing through the 31st we’ll be having a new Xbox LIVE Holiday Deal every single day. We’re not posting that schedule in advance so you’ll need to check back each day to see what the offer is. You can find out what each deal is by signing into Xbox LIVE and checking the dashboard. Plus each day, I’ll post the Holiday Daily deal to my Twitter account so you may want follow me so you can find out what the deal is even if you are not in front of your console.

You can read the full press release here.

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 8 – 20091 COMMENT

Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts studio announced today that the award-winning Dead Space franchise will continue to frighten gamers with its stunning sequel, Dead Space 2. Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac’s signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught. Survival isn’t the only thing on Isaac’s mind in Dead Space 2 – this time, he calls the shots.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 8 – 20091 COMMENT

December is about to heat up! EA today announced that the playable demo for Dante’s Inferno will be available as a free download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on December 24. Dante’s Inferno takes gamers on a quest through hell, in an action-packed adaptation of part one of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy. The ‘Gates of Hell’ demo includes the entire opening level and gives gamers a taste of the terrifying odyssey to come in the Nine Circles of Hell as depicted in the full game. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 7 – 20092 COMMENTS

I’ve never been a fan of singing games – probably because I can’t sing. I got bored of SingStar real quick, but having three daughters and a wife, singing games are popular in my house. I somehow missed out on the original Lips – not that I lost any sleep over missing out – but when Lips: Number One Hits arrived, I was curious enough to see how this SingStar clone stacked up. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by urbankiwi On December – 3 – 20093 COMMENTS

There has only really been two games I’ve been waiting for all year, Modern Warfare 2 and this one. James Cameron’s Avatar is tipped to be the dawn of a new generation of movies, and for some inexplicable reason James Cameron has approved the release of the Game before the movie was screened. But that’s ok, perhaps he was using it as vehicle to set the scene for the movie.. And to that end Avatar the game delivers..

Right from the outset you are immersed into the Avatar universe and the story line, which at this stage sounds remarkably like what the movie will be. As a member of the RDA you discover a bit more about your surroundings and occasionally spot the odd Na’vi while fighting off the odd local animal. After the initial grind of the game is out of the way you get involved in the Avatar program, and much like the movie you are faced with the reality of life on Pandora. The great part here is that you can start making your own choices. Do you side with the Na’vi or stick with the RDA. Forcing players to make moral choices in a game is nothing new, but in this particular rendition of moral choice really does open up the experience into almost two separate games.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 3 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

After spending a few years languishing on the back burner, the Medal of Honor franchise is finally ready for a much-needed reboot. EA announced today that a new entry in the first-person shooter series, simply called Medal of Honor, will be coming to PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 in 2010.

What’s so different about this Medal of Honor? While previous games in the series were all set during World War II, the new Medal of Honor will take place in present-day Afghanistan. Players will take control of a Tier One Operator – an elite soldier whose orders come directly from the National Command Authority (i.e. the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense).

“When we first set out to reinvent Medal of Honor, we wanted to stay true to its roots of authenticity and respect for the soldier but bring it into today’s war,” commented executive producer Greg Goodrich. “The Tier 1 Operator is the most disciplined, deliberate and prepared warrior on the battlefield. He is a living, breathing, precision instrument of war. We are honored to have the rare opportunity to work closely with these men to create a game that shares their experience.” [1up]

Posted by otenic On December – 2 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

A lot of you have been asking for the minimum hardware specs to run Frostbite games, more specifically for Battlefield Bad Company 2 & Battlefield 1943’s minimum requirements, and today is the lucky day.  Below, you likely skipped ahead and read them already, are the minimum and recommended hardware specs for running BFBC 2 and BF1943.

Minimum Frostbite PC Specifications for BFBC2 & BF1943 Processor: Core 2 Duo @ 2.0GHz Main memory: 2GB Graphics card: GeForce 7800 GT  / ATI X1900 Graphics memory: 256MB OS: Windows XP Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2)

10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

Recommended Frostbite PC Specifications for BFBC2 & BF1943 Processor: Quadcore Main memory: 2GB Graphics card: GeForce GTX 260 Graphics memory: 512MB OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7 Free HDD space: 15GB for Digital Version, 10GB for Disc Version (BFBC2)

10GB for Digital Version, 4GB for Disc Version (BF1943)

So after reading this some of you might feel the need to update your list to Santa Claus or celebrating the power of your PC and e-manhood.  Either way we hope this helps you prepare for the release of these epic Battlefield games!


Posted by famousfivenz On December – 2 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

A year after the original Left 4 Dead became a breakout hit, Valve is replicating its success with the sequel. They announced today that Left 2 Dead 2 has told more than 2 million copies in two weeks, putting in on track to be a top-seller on both the Xbox 360 and PC.

“Left 4 Dead 2 is off to a great start with strong support at retail and great reviews from the press,” said Valve vice president of marketing Doug Lombardi.

“Meanwhile the title has already been played by over 1 million Xbox LIVE Gold account holders, and news regarding Left 4 Dead 2 DLC 1 is coming very soon.” [1up]

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 1 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

During the question and answer portion of an investor conference call this afternoon, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot clarified his company’s commitment to developing games for both the Xbox 360’s still-codenamed Project Natal and the PlayStation 3’s hopefully-still-codenamed PlayStation Motion Controller. “We have about ten games that will come for Natal during the first six months of the launch of Natal, and we expect between four to five games for the new controller from Sony,” Guillemot explained. “That’s the picture at the moment, it can change in the next twelve months.” (That “twelve months” reference doesn’t bode well for Sony’s purported “Spring 2010″ third-party launch lineup for the motion controller.)

When asked if those games were all new properties, or motion-enhanced updates of existing franchises (like Prince of Persia), Guillemot responded, “I didn’t count the games that in fact are supporting the new functions that those accessories will bring. I was more speaking about casual games that we are doing on those two machines; we can consider that on those games it’s 70 percent new property.” Or – if you consider Guillemot’s suggestion of ten games for Natal and “four to five” for PlayStation Motion Controller – that’s roughly ten new casual properties coming from Ubisoft. [joystiq]

Posted by famousfivenz On December – 1 – 2009ADD COMMENTS

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