So I am sure if any of you ever played public matches on Xbox live before, you must have experienced the intense amount of hateful slurs that come out of your TV. Lets face it; we live in a world where behind the interwebs, people feel like they can say anything without any reciprocation. Most of us just block the dweebs and move on with our day, not by any means a solution to the problem, but really the only thing we can do as the problem is much bigger than what we can tackle during an online game.
But when a major developer of a popular franchise, in which these situations take place, backs up and even makes light of these homophobic slurs, it creates a whole different problem. More »
Too old to dress up? Do it online. While the kids are out trick or treating this year, why not treat yourself to some Halloween fun too? How? Play an MMO! Many MMOs are having Halloween events this year. Find out if your favorite MMO is having a Halloween event via this list. Halloween goodies are to be given out, new items to be discovered, and extra experience to be gained. Who needs real candy anymore?
Not impressed with your DSi’s poor quality 0.3 megapixel shots? Now you can take the same poor quality picture but closer! That means you won’t have to take two steps closer to take that perfect shot. Seriously, this thing is a little on the large side, but still, $25 is not too bad considering that it comes with a few filters. It won’t fit on the new DSi LL though. This ingenious device is manufactured by Nyko. More »
Poor zombies have a bad reputation. Every game, movie, and book with zombies depicts them as the bad guys. It’s time to hear the other side of the grave - I mean, story. Just in time for Halloween (and at a deliciously low price of $7.99) Zombie Tycoon is coming to the PSP Mini. In this game, the zombies are the heroes. Control a horde of zombies and help them take over the world, one brain at a time.
What? World of Warcraft Where? Anaheim, CA. Prizes? Over $15,000 in cash, three HP Firebird computers, and a chance to compete in January Who? Here’s the exciting part (other than the HP Firebird computers)
The official list of WoW teams that will be competing have been released by MLG, and after watching the games from last year, some of the returning teams sound are very familiar, and I’m truly excited and can’t wait to watch More »
“Do you want comically hard, inhumanly hard, or ‘Caution: May be considered a torture device in some states’?”
These are the words that Playstation Magazine uses to describe Atlus‘ latest hit, Demon’s Souls (PS3). The media, reviews, and general consensus is that this is an impossibly difficult game. You spend most of the time either dead, or in the process of dying. And yet the game sold out in most locations when it came out earlier this month. Are we just that masochistic? Or is there something satisfying in actually succeeding at something after hours and hours of epic failure? More »
Does riding the exercise bike get too boring for you? Grab the new Nintendo Wii Cyberbike and hop on for a ride over “land, sea, and air.” The biggest Wii peripheral so far, this glorified exercize bike will be riding into Europe in January 2010. Click here for a trailer in case you’re interested (or want to marvel at how far we’re going with this whole peripheral thing). More »
The popular online game by Square Enix, Final Fantasy XI, will now be released with all seven expansion packs and add-on scenarios. Final Fantasy XI Ultimate Collection will be released on November 12 for PC and Xbox 360 for just $20. After the free 30-day trial, it will cost $13/month. More »
With the near release of the upcoming L4D sequel, Left 4 Dead 2, special features dealing with the Xbox Live concepts are starting to take shape. Valve confirmed today that there will be a list of special awards to use on your gamer avatar on Xbox Live that are to be earned from completing various tasks in-game. Some of these items are crazy, ranging from a med kit to a garden gnome, and others are things like T-shirts. A detailed list of the items and how to get them was provided by Valve (Woot!):
9 years ago this week (October 26, 2000 to be exact), the PS2 was officially launched by Sony. It started at a hefty price of $299, and I remember paying that much for my PS2. This system was one of the best releases during it’s generation of new consoles, and some statistics released by Sony Computer Entertainment America shed light onto just how successful this product has been. More »
Bioshock 2 has released a trailer of a multiplayer option: Play “Capture the little sister!” Team up with other people to capture as many little sisters as you can and stick them into their vents. Get more little sisters than the other team to win. The little sisters don’t look too thrilled to be picked up by you (not a big daddy in the MP, it seems) and to be deposited head-first into the vent. Funky but interesting choice for a multiplayer.
View the trailer here: More »
From Ningin: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series was started on the Gamecube, and I played through the first one. The series I have to say, feels very different than you expect of Final Fantasy, and also odd to bear the same name. But anyways, the first game still received a decent, but not record breaking score. More »