Category:  Xbox 360

By Patrick Kulikowski, May 14, 2013 0 Humor, Xbox 360

If you’ve been perusing Xbox Live lately, you’ve no doubt come across that ridiculous Pizza Hut app that lets you order via hand gestures within the confines of your abode.

While Major Nelson may have had a great time ordering his pizza with the Kinect, Mega64 put the app to the test in a hilarious new skit that gives an enormous jab to the whole idea of Kinect ordering.

I’ll personally wait for the ability to have Pizzas thrown at me inside a virtual computer. That’s way radder.

Mega64’s shenanigans never cease to amaze me. Check out the GameTrailers video after the break.

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By Allain Richard, May 13, 2013 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

A month after its servers were reportedly hacked, Harmonix has finally resolved its websites issues by upping security and reactivating its servers. And as a welcome back bonus, the team is also giving away codes for free songs.

Harmonix is giving you a chance to win one of 2,119 available song codes. That’s enough codes to download three year’s worth of songs. The giveaway is only for United-States residents that are 18 years or older and is only running until May 19. The prizes can be redeemed for either 160 Microsoft Points or $2.00 towards the purchase of Rock Band gameplay tracks.

With the Rock Band Network Creator’s Club back up, we can expect users to start creating tracks for more songs  from bands such as A Day To Remember, Bang Camaro, Evanescence, Steve Vai and a bunch more. Rock Band hasn’t gotten any new content since the team officially stopped making DLC for it back in early April.

If you’re interested in creating or testing new tracks, make sure to check out Creators.RockBand.com.

 

By Lowell Bell, May 4, 2013 0 Mac, News, PC, Xbox 360

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine grossed $120,000 before the game even launched, GamesIndustry International reports. The Indie hit made back more than enough money to pay back its $100,000 Indie Fund loan.

Despite not launching until Apr 24, between Humble Store and Steam preorders the heist game made its $120,000 on Apr 20. The fund was used primarily to pay contractors and attend expos such as PAX. Developer Andy Schatz had this to say via Joystiq:

“For me the most significant thing about the early success with regards to Indie Fund is that it shows that there are many ways of approaching funding, from crowdfunding to investment models like Indie Fund, to personal loans – I know a number of devs that have taken loans from other devs – to the traditional publisher model”

Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is a single player and cooperative heist game available on PC, and is due out on Mac and Xbox Live in the near future.

By Lowell Bell, May 4, 2013 0 Gaming culture, Industry, News, PC, Xbox 360

The founders and studio head of CD Projekt RED have been awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta, or “Order of Rebirth of Poland.” The Order is awarded for outstanding achievements in “education, science, sport, culture, art, economics, national defense, social work, civil service, or for furthering good relations between countries.”

As you may know, CD Projekt RED is known for its development of the Witcher games, as well as being the parent company of Good Old Games. Michał Kiciński, Marcin Iwiński and Adam Badowski received the award from Polish president Bronisław Komorowski at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

It’s great to see a government honoring its game developers with an award that has included not only filmmakers, sculptors and authors, but also military personnel, politicians and scientists. The Polish president received a Collector’s Edition of The Witcher 2 at the ceremony.

CD Projekt RED recently announced the third title in The Witcher series.

Source: The Witcher Community Forums

By Lowell Bell, May 2, 2013 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

It seems the next Borderlands 2 DLC will be titled Assault on Dragon Keep, according to an image posted to Reddit. The image originally appears to have been tweeted by Anthony Burch, a writer at Gearbox Software, and has since been removed.

In the photo, which can be viewed in full below, a banner hangs in the background which clearly reads “Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep,” complete with an image of Tina herself striking a pose. A sleeping Steve Gibson, Gearbox’s VP of Marketing, sleeps on a couch below it. It appears Burch did not realize the poster was in the background of the photograph.

While nothing is confirmed yet and this is all still speculation, I would expect a full announcement from Gearbox Software soon.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, April 30, 2013 0 News, PS3, Xbox 360

Rockstar Games teased that new trailers regarding the three main protagonists for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V would be hitting the web today, and here they are.

The trailers show off the backstories of Michael, Franklin and Trevor, who players can switch between at will throughout the entire game. The game’s slated to take up most of your autumn on Sept. 17 on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Watch the trailers right here after the break. The first video amasses all three character trailers into one.

I highly approve of the use of Queen’s “Radio GaGa” in Michael’s trailer.

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By Lowell Bell, April 25, 2013 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Bethesda has revealed a new edition for their 2011 game of the year, Skyrim. It appears Bethesda has done away with the traditional “Game of the Year” subtitle and dubbed this version of the game the Legendary Edition.

The Legendary Edition will run prospective PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners $59.99 and will hit stores on June 4 in North America and three days later on June 7 in Europe. The package includes all three major Skyrim expansions: Dawnguard, Dragonborn and Hearthfire. As well, the edition will be running on the most up-to-date version of the game, which includes the Legendary difficulty setting.

Source: Bethblog

By Patrick Kulikowski, April 15, 2013 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Days after a video teaser of something Disney-related showed up on the internet, Sega and Sony have officially confirmed an HD remake of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

This high-def  “reimagining” of the classic 1990 Sega Genesis platformer is being developed by Sega Studios Australia. The director of the original game, who currently works at Disney Interactive, will be working closely with the team in not only maintaining the feel of the original but also realizing many elements that were intended for it, but couldn’t be done given the technical limitations.

The game is slated for a summer release on Steam, PSN and XBLA. After that DuckTales Remastered announcement and the onslaught of two Disney Epic Mickey games late last year, Disney fans are being treated especially well as of late.

Catch the trailer over here and ogle at those highly-detailed screenshots afterwards.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, April 9, 2013 0 3DS, News, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

Remember when a Time Warner CFO let slip that there would be a new Batman: Arkham game this year and I predicted it’d be called Arkham Origins? I was right!

Revealed in the new May issue of Game Informer, Batman: Arkham Origins will be hitting Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on Oct. 25 of this year. The game is a prequel to the other Arkham titles and will feature a younger Batman taking on several supervillains for the first time, including the assassin Deathstroke who is shown on the full cover of GI’s new issue.

It’s worth noting that Arkham series veteran Rocksteady Studios will not be making this game; Warner Bros. Games Montreal has taken the reins of the series, with Eric Holmes (lead designer of The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Prototype) serving as creative director.

Announced alongside the console release was a 3DS/Vita sidekick game entitled Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, which is being made by Armature Studios, a developer made up of several leads from the Metroid Prime dev team. The game takes place after the events of Arkham Origins and will be done in a 2.5D Metroidvania-style. You’ve got my attention.

While there’s no official trailer as of yet, Game Informer has released a teaser trailer featuring some of the exclusive coverage they’ll be putting out there for the entire month.

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By Patrick Kulikowski, April 9, 2013 0 News, PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Not a fan of that alternate BioShock Infinite reverse cover art that a majority of fans voted for? Fret not, the developers are giving you a break.

Although the red Songbird design won out and is what everyone will find in their boxed copies of BioShock Infinite, that hasn’t stopped Irrational Games from releasing the other covers in high-quality PDF form on its website.

Head over here, get past that pesky age gate and scroll down for the access to all the different covers (complete with printing instructions).

I must say, I was always a big supporter of the cover featuring Elizabeth next to the Songbird, but that “Falling Art” of Booker and Elizabeth is pretty damn cool. Which one will you be printing out?

Source: Irrational Games