Category:  Xbox 360

By Allain Richard, April 4, 2014 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

While we’re all busy with Spring cleaning as the weather warms up, Rockstar Games has been working on a slew of updates for Grand Theft Auto Online.

First up next week is the “Capture Creator,” which will let players make their own capture jobs with detailed, customizable variables such as pick-up locations, weaponry and locations. As usual, the best user-made games will get the coveted “Rockstar Verified” status.

The “High Life” update is also on its way. Players will now have a wider variety of high-end apartment options and will be able to own two distinct properties at once, meaning we can now potentially own up to 20 vehicles. The extra garage space will also come in handy, as three new vehicles and one new motorcycle will be showing up in Los Santos. Other updates include the addition of a Bullpup Rifle, new clothing and the new Mental State player statistic. Now you can have a better idea of how relaxed or crazy the players you’re playing with really are. The long awaited co-operative heists are also set to come out soon.

Later this year, we can expect to see more holiday-themed updates and Store Mode DLC. Later updates will also include changes brought on by community feedback, such as the addition of non-contact race options, getting Lester to make the cops turn a blind eye on your crimes, bonus rank points for players who leave feedback on jobs and higher payouts for certain game modes with less than four players. Cheaters should also beware as Rockstar will be breaking down on players who used RP exploits.

These updates should keep the murder and mayhem of Grand Theft Auto Online fresh and enjoyable. I especially enjoy the idea of the extra property and garage space above all.

By Patrick Kulikowski, March 16, 2014 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

It’s been an overly long period of guessing games and teases, but Capcom has finally announced that Decapre will be the final new character in Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Announced via the official Capcom Fighters livestream, Decapre, from Russian origin, is one of “The Dolls,” which are comprised of teenage girls who were captured by Shadaloo and brainwashed to serve as assassins and bodyguards under M. Bison. Other notable characters who fit under this umbrella include Cammy, Juni and Juli (the latter two originating from Street Fighter Alpha 3).

Decapre has never been featured as a playable fighter before, however she has made brief appearances in Street Fighter Alpha 3 in addition to some of UDON’s Street Fighter comics.

Check out the newly-revealed trailer of Decapre after the break.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, March 3, 2014 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Street Fighter fans worrying about what kind of changes Capcom will be bringing to Ultra Street Fighter IV can rest easy, as the newly-announced “Edition Select” mode may quell their fears.

“Edition Select” will allow players to choose all the different versions of the game’s fighters throughout its five-year span. Don’t like how a fighter like Sagat fares in the newest build of the game? One can now pick a previous version of him, selecting from the original SFIV, Super SFIV, Super SFIV: Anniversary Edition, Super SFIV Anniversary Edition ver. 2012 on top of his new Ultra move set.

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be gut-punching its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a digital upgrade this June, with a physical copy for both consoles and PC launching in August. A trailer showing off the quirks of “Edition Select” can be viewed after the break.

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By Allain Richard, February 28, 2014 0 Multiplatform, News, PS3, Xbox 360

Announced earlier this week, Grand Theft Auto V’s latest update will have bustling businessmen and women aggressively marketing their wares. And by wares I mean murder.

The upcoming Business Update will have the thieves and murderers of Los Santos and Blaine County fighting to climb the corporate ladder. The update brings in three new vehicles, a new airplane, two new weapons and plenty of formal and business casual attire for the fleeting entrepreneur.

The new vehicles and weapons will be given to players in story mode and can be purchase in the online mode.

Exclusive items from the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special will become unavailable after Sunday, March 2.

The Business Update will be released March 4. Further information about new online heists and much more will be announced soon.

Source: Rockstar Games

By Patrick Kulikowski, February 17, 2014 3 Deals, News, Xbox 360

Microsoft’s Major Nelson tweeted out an announcement regarding the “Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale,” which is a week-long sale that heavily discounts a bunch of digital Xbox 360 titles.

You have until the end of Tuesday, Feb. 18, to take advantage of the first batch of deals before it switches to a new one for each day of the week. The current deals include Dishonored for $9.89, Runner2 for $1.94, Capcom Arcade Cabinet for $1.94 and Bastion for $2.99.

There’s also a group of constants that will continue to be on sale until Feb. 25, which include titles like Asura’s Wrath for $7.59, Rock Band Blitz for $4.04 and Dust: An Elysian Tail for $2.99.

Move past the break for the full list. Time for me to use that $70+ Xbox Live credit that I’ve amassed since last summer. Any recommendations?

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By Allain Richard, January 30, 2014 0 News, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One

While the team at Respawn Games is laser targeting their focus on bringing us the utmost highest quality possible with the Xbox One and PC version of Titanfall, the developer has decided to give the job of downscaling the game for the Xbox 360 to Bluepoint Games. 

Announced by Respawn Games founder Vince Zampella on Twitter, the team at Bluepoint Games has some past experience up-scaling a number of games to HD, including the God of War Collection, the Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection and the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

So will their experience in making HD ports translate to making an “inferior” copy of Titanfall that retains most of the next gen version’s features? I guess we’ll see when the game comes out on March 11, 2014.

Source: Destructoid

By Patrick Kulikowski, January 29, 2014 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

A video recapping the events of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 has surfaced on Square Enix’s YouTube page. Normally that sounds like nothing super noteworthy, until you realize that the company has added an extra 16-bit flair to it all.

The retrospective features FFXIII’s events all done in the style of Final Fantasy VI on Super Nintendo. That means glorious 16-bit sprites and text, and not those sinful RPG Maker ones you’ve seen in the Android port. There’s even retro-styled remixes of the game’s music in there that’ll tickle your nostalgia bone to the core.

Now before you start shouting “This is what FFXIII should have been all along!” need I remind you that running through 40 hours of corridors isn’t enjoyable regardless of whether its 16-bit or not?

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII hits North American shores on Feb. 11 for PS3 and Xbox 360, with a demo already available on both platforms. Maxwell wrote a lovely preview on it in case you’re still wondering about getting it.

Check out the video after the break. I had to personally stop after they showed off the ending to FFXIII, as my copy of FFXIII-2 still sits unopened on my shelf.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, January 23, 2014 0 News, Xbox 360

It’s clearly zombie week for Capcom. Hot off the heels of its Resident Evil 4 Ultimate Edition announcement, the UK branch of the company has announced The Dead Rising Collection for Xbox 360.

The collection includes Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and its Frank West spin-offs, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Case West and Case Zero. Capcom also promises “Premium Dead Rising DLC content,” which one would assume means all the DLC associated with those games.

The collection is slated for a March 7, 2014 release on Xbox 360 in Europe. No word just yet on a North American release. Feast your eyes on the extra grimy box art after the break.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, December 17, 2013 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

Ever since it was announced that Konami would be delisting Skullgirls from PSN and XBLA by the end of the year, there was a bit of uncertainty as to when it would become available again. But fear not: developer Lab Zero Games has the answer, in the form of the rebranded Skullgirls Encore.

In a news post on its blog, the indie developer has revealed that the original Skullgirls will be removed from PSN and XBLA by the end of Dec. 31, 2013. The Marvelous AQL-published Skullgirls Encore will subsequently be released on both platforms sometime in Jan. 2014.

For PSN purchasers of the original Skullgirls, Encore will be a free download. While old DLC will not work with this new iteration, the character color DLC bundle will be made available for free for a limited time. On the XBLA side, Encore will be downloaded as a patch to the original Skullgirls, which means all the DLC, leaderboards, achievements and save data will remain unaffected.

The Squiggly DLC that was funded by an Indiegogo campaign several months ago will be made available solely for the Encore version of the game, and will be free to download for three months after its release.

Throughout this entire transition, Skullgirls will remain playable both online and offline, although the game itself will not show up on either platform’s storefront following its delisting.

The world of publishing and digital storefronts is quite a complicated one, but it seems like Lab Zero and Marvelous AQL have everything down pat to ensure that console fans of the fighting game won’t get burned.

Source: Lab Zero Games

By Ken Smith, December 11, 2013 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

Lightning is back for a third time in February 2014 with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, and she’s arriving with a pretty stellar collector’s edition package.

Today, Square Enix revealed the $89.99 package, which will be available exclusively on its online store. The Collector’s Edition includes a fairly extensive 80-page art book that includes a bunch of original artwork from Tetsuya Nomura, which enhances what is normally a typical inclusion in these sort of packages. There’s also a neat piece of DLC that makes Lightning look like Aeris of Final Fantasy VII fame.

However, the most interesting thing in the set is easily the silver embossed pocket watch that features the game’s logo. Good swag like this is basically the mark of a good collector’s edition and it’ll help those who buy it keep track of the presumably long hours they’ll be playing the game.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be available on Feb. 11 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Hit the jump to see a brief trailer for this collector’s edition package.

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