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Bungie Gives Us Four Player XBL Co-Op for Halo 3, Now GIVE Us The Game!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
“It’s time for us to sack up and tell you what’s what regarding online co-op.

So you were probably wondering why we didn’t want to commit to two player co-op online over Xbox Live. We certainly got plenty of mail asking, no, demanding that we make it happen. Of course we were working on it, but we were also working on something better. Not two player co-op. Not three-player co-op, but up to four player co-op. Online. On Xbox Live, or sure, System Link if you prefer. ”

That’s right. It looks as if you, you, you, AND myself are going to be able to play Halo 3 over XBL when it ships. Sure, there will be split-screen support, but who does that anymore? For story purposes, Bungie has decided only to let player one be Master Chief, and the remaining three players be The Arbiter, and two new Elite characters. Their mug shots after the jump:


Immediately as this post went live over at, the extremely large Halo 3 community went insane with even more anticipation. It may be a long haul, but it is looking that this may indeed be the best Halo experience, ever.

P.S: Any death’s or injuries resulted in fighting over the Master Chief Co-Op position is the sole responsibility of that specific Xbox 360 owner.

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First Ever Postal III Gameplay Footage: The Only Crap That Is Cool

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

There are very few games in the past that were full of bugs, bad acting, poor visuals, and repetitive gameplay, that we actually loved. Remember that game Planetside? Yeah, it had a TON of players at one point. Or how about Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines? That game has more bugs than a hobo’s bed, but is still believed by many to be amongst the best game of all time. And then of course, there is the Postal series, which disgusts many, but excites even more. (Including me.)

Here is the first ever Postal III footage revealing the well designed environments and models; it actually looks like the developer Running With Scissors is actually paying their level design team this time. I just hope that this game isn’t all third person, but only an option like in previous titles. I do have one thing to say though: VISCOUS RABID WOLF GUN FTW!!!

[Via PC GamingRally]

Bioshock PC Collectors Edition Is Real: PC Gamers Celebrate!

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

It seems as if Xbox 360 owners may not be the only ones with the shiny Bioshock collectors edition, as an image for GameInformer revealed the limited edition as a “Games for Windows” box. It shows the Games For Windows stamp at the top, and is all beautifully layed out with the Big Daddy figurine, soundtrack, and bonus disks. If this is indeed true, then I will be picking Bioshock up for the PC, but if you do plan on doing the same, be aware of the requirements from hell.


Is anyone else as excited about this game as I am?


Sony in Hot Water

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Sony’s getting sued.

That probably needs a little more explanation, huh? Specifically, Sony is getting sued over the design and advertisement of one of the PS3’s biggest tag-line features; the Cell processor.

The plaintiff, California-based Parallel Processing Corporation, is claiming that Sony’s Cell processor infringes upon a patent granted to them in 1991 regarding the design and use of “synchronized parallel processing with shared memory,” which, basically is exactly what the Cell processor is. The company claims that due to Sony’s infringement, their company is suffering “irreparable harm and monetary damage.”


The Simpson’s Limited Xbox 360 Console on eBay; The Q&A = Hilarity Factor

Monday, July 30th, 2007


Leigh, from MTV’s TRL who tossed donuts and won the limited edition and very expensive Simpson’s Xbox 360, has put her unique 1 out of 100 manufactured console up on eBay. Some say she’s a gamer, and some say she’s just trying to make some D’oh, (pun intended.) The listing has surpassed $4000, with a generous $20 shipping, but the inclusion of herself in the product photos might have been a mistake.

The questions that eBay users are asking poor Leigh are either hilarious, or sad on her part. My favorite:

“Q: Wow, your gorgeous. Are you included in the auction? Well, goodluck!
A: No. I am not for sale. Slavery has been abolished. “Amendment XIII: Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment…”

There are many others on the page just like this, some even more crude. Users are even accusing her of shill bidding. C’mon people, would you really like to have a limited and rare console and get the red ring of death on it? I’m sure the Microsoft support member that you call will definitely know which extension to send you to. Anyway, just read the questions for some good laffs, and bid on the console if you have the cash. Then again, if you do have that amount of cash, drop me an email and I could sell you my 360 for a “good price.”

[Xbox 360 Simpson’s Listing Questions]

Good News for Sony

Monday, July 30th, 2007

It seems that in an official Playstation Blog post, SCEA’s third party relations manager Michael Shorrock, revealed a brand new deal between Sony and infamous developer Rockstar games which calls on Rockstar to create a brand new franchise exclusively for the Playstation 3.

According to the posting, Shorrock claimed Rockstar wants to create a game using the cutting edge technologies found in the PS3 that would be impossible to make on any other console. Specifically referring to the Blu-Ray drive and Cell Processor, if Rockstar really does create a game utilizing the full potential of the PS3 hardware, then they really might have something big on their hands.

No details have been revealed about the game aside from its exclusivity. Ending his post Sharrock stated that at this time nothing more could be said about the deal or the game, but that Sony is very excited about this deal and new information will be revealed as soon as possible.

Losing GTA exclusivity really hurt Sony this time around, and not having expanded downloadable content for the game just pours salt into that wound. However, with this announcement, things are starting to look a little bit brighter for Sony.

Read Michael Shorrock’s Playstation Blog post here.

Beowulf: The Game: The Preview

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

We all know that Beowulf kicks ass, no matter what version of the legendary story you are watching/reading. But how much ass kicking could Beowulf really do in a video game? Our answer: A lot. Check out the newly released gameplay video of Beowulf: The Game which will ship for the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.

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HD. Now it’s cheap(er)!

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Have you been holding off on the jump to high definition because the price was still too high? Well, now might be your chance to finally jump on the HD bandwagon, as Microsoft revealed that it has cut the price of the Xbox 360’s HD-DVD player to $179.

I know what you are thinking, “Pfft…they only cut it by 20 bucks. Who cares?”. Well, lucky for you, that’s not all my friends. Microsoft has also announced a deal with Toshiba to offer 5 free HD-DVD movies with the purchase of the Xbox addon.


Rockstar Adds New GTA IV Screenies

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Rockstar has become fed up with magazine scans and watermark ridden GTA IV screenshots, so they have decided to post their own. These screenshots show that Niko’s cell phone will be a primary source of missions and other contact, and that to me is definitely better than running around to pay phones scattered across the city.

Boats are drivable, the water looks nice, and the glass with the bullet holes in it looks amazing.


The demo which was shown is from the Xbox 360 version of the game. The PlayStation 3 version is still “a week or two behind,” according to Rockstar. The build shown is 5 weeks old, and the framerate has improved considerably since the last demo.

[Via Gta4.Net]

Metal Gear Solid 4 Gameplay: It Rox.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

As promised, Hideo Kojima has spread his MGS4 masterpiece onto the web, and provided us 15 minutes of solid action gameplay. From the opening credits to the cutscenes near the end, the fourth installment in this franchise is sure to sell some PlayStation 3 consoles. Snake is back, old, and better than ever; he can’t keep his lunch down when he rolls in a barrel. Awsome!

Truthfully, I really can’t wait for this title to come out. If it is indeed a PlayStation 3 exclusive, well, I may just have to buy one.

Can’t get enough God of War?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

This may pique your interests then. Sony has recently released a new God of War game, although many people might never have heard of this one. Nope, its not a brand new PS3 game, and this time you can fit it in your pocket. No, I’m not talking about God of War: Chains of Olympus (the PSP can’t fit in your pocket silly!). I’m talking about God of War: Betrayal, for your cell phone.

Normally I don’t like cell phone games, but this one looks to have a lot of potential. The game seems to remain true to its console counterparts, from the platforming to the combat, and all the way down to the over-the-top brutality that we have all come to love in the God of War series. Check out the screenshots below or watch the gameplay video here.

The game is available now on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, so if you just can’t get enough God of War when you are at home, now you can take it wherever you go.

Kojima Reveals New Metal Gear Games

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Earlier today, Konami held a small Metal Gear gathering for a select number of fans of the series as well as members of the games industry press and other various industry big wigs.

The event, which took place in Tokyo this morning, was a celebration of 20 years of Metal Gear. Among talk of the long awaited Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions used this event to reveal several new titles for the Metal Gear universe, including an online game.


Pink & Blue Xbox 360 Controllers, and the Ugly Halo 3 Console

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Upon an update on the official Xbox website, an image revealing the two new colored controllers have been put up alongside the ugly Halo 3 console that we barfed at at E3. This is the first look at the newly announced accessories, and the pink controller is definitely going to appeal to the surprisingly large crowd of female MSN chatters and Xbox 360 gamers alike, or, for you men with the Pink Zune, perhaps these new colors appeal to you as well.


You can read about the new accessories here.

Get Your Guitar Hero On

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

NerdyShirts has just come out with an awesome new Guitar Hero T-Shirt, displaying a Hendrix Look-Alike, who is playing the Guitar Hero controller. I just don’t know how well he could to on the harder difficulties, and whether or not he would get a perfect 5-star rating. However, I do know that I could own him in any song he throws my way, except, well, maybe one of Hendrix’s originals.


Check out NerdyShirts for this cool new shirt and tons of their other great gaming and geeky related products.

E3 to Get Another Facelift?

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Following this year’s somewhat tame E3 conference in Santa Monica, rumors have begun flying that next year’s E3 is in for drastic changes yet again. The big rumor in the pipeline right now? Location change.


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