Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New MechWarrior Game

Well its been since November of 2002 when the last Mech Warrior Game came out on the PC. Not much is known about the new Mechwarrir game besides the fact that its coming out on both the PC and Xbox 360 and it will be utilizing the Unreal Engine.

So far though the game looks amazingly good almost like Graw 2 graphics. Expect much more to be released on this game in the coming months.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Battlefield 1943 Review

Battlefield 1943 has been out for just 2 days on Xbox Live Arcade and it has already become a smash hit. For only $15 or 1200MS points you can get on the best battlefield games to date.

Server Problems Right Now:
The only problem right now is well the game is so popular that the servers are having a lot of trouble keeping up with population. For most people you can expect to wait any where from 5 minutes to up to 2 hours. It seems to vary depending on the person - For me I do not have to wait any longer than 5 minutes. Also right now you cannot join a friends match what so ever. We tried all night to join each others matches and neither public or private matches seem to work. The battlefield team is working on updating and adding more servers so expect this to only be temporarily.

Besides the temporary server problems though this game is just great. It plays great and reminds me of a call of duty mixed with the Xbox 360 Battlefield Games. My friend who has played Battlefield 1942 says it plays very similar to it. The game lets you pick from 3 classes:
A sniper class that has demolition charges to kill vehicles
A rifle class that comes with semi-automatic rifle and a gernade launcher
A submachine gun class that comes with a rocket launch as your secondary to take care of tanks

The game features a territories type of game where your team of up to 24 players trys and capture and control the 5 territories. When your team controls 3 or more you slowly eat away at the other teams bar until its completely gone and which point you win.

The game comes with 4 maps that are all islands out in the pacific. The map size is just huge and it is packed with vehicles including boats, planes, tanks, and jeeps. The game is just amazingly fun and its only $15. My advice pick this up as soon as possible because this is sure to be a huge multiplayer game for a while.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bungie Reveals ODST's Halo 3 Maps

When Halo 3 ODST ships on September 22nd not only will you get a beta key for the upcoming Halo Reach, but you will also be recieving these three amazing maps for Halo 3. I cannot wait to play midship again, its been so long. Heres a look at the 3 new maps:

Halo 3 Midship Map Remake Heretic
"Heretic returns players to familiar ground as the Halo 2 arena “Midship” makes its long-rumored debut in Halo 3. The stark interior of the Pious Inquisitor might appear austere on first glance, but Heretic’s symmetrical spaces require players to execute complex strategies in order to outplay their opponents."

Halo 3 Map Citadel
"Citadel may be a long abandoned Forerunner stronghold, but its small, symmetrical confines are far from secure. Two opposing bases offer little safety for players looking for solace. Instead, Citadel forces small squads to stay in constant communication, keep their heads on a swivel, and be prepared to adjust combat tactics in close quarters."

Halo 3 Map Longshore
"Longshore lacks the commercial ships that once made it a lucrative port for Old Mombasa, but it still bustles with activity. Designed for large scale combat and well suited for smaller affairs, Longshore’s multitude of industrial buildings, elevated walks, and open inlets conspire to create a complex battleground tailored for multiple combat scenarios."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Ben Heck makes New Xbox 360 Laptop

Xbox 360 Laptop
Ben Heck has once again modded and made another Xbox 360 Laptop. This times he has added some improvements to his older models by including the new Xbox 360 Jasper Motherboard. He has also included a flush CD Drive, an IR port for use with the Xbox 360 remote, and an overall sleeker look.

The new model sports a Gateway 17 inch monitor at the native resolution of exaactly 1280 x 720 that way you can play all your games in their native 720p resolution, no bars here!

Overall the Laptop looks amazing and I really wish you could buy something like this online. For more information see article on

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Xbox 360 Getting Online Radio Streaming with

Announced at E3 this year was is nothing more than an online radio streaming service much like pandora except it will be on your xbox. The service will be completely free to all xbox live gold members, but ad-support. It looks like you can get an ad-free version of on your xbox if you subscribe and you will also get some other extra features included.

As far as the service goes it will be available later this year and it will be accesible on the xbox 360 dashboard. Here are the main features via kotaku:
  • browse artists & tracks and compile custom playlists
  • share those playlists, and other recommendations, with friends via "Party Radio" (you'll also be able to listen in on the same songs/playlists together)
  • create your own station
  • check out artist pages complete with photos, band info and other info like how to find similar artists.

No official release date is out yet and no word on whether will work when you are playing a game yet either.