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Big update for xbox live

Microsoft is releasing a big update for xbox live today. Here’s a list of some of the new features:

  • HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables.
  • Xbox 360â„¢ HD DVD Player support.
  • Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software, or Windows Media Connect.
  • Play video from storage devices such as USB flash drives, Xbox 360 Memory Units, etc.
  • Play video from CD or DVD data discs.
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Headset support, including battery level indicator in the Xbox Guide.
  • Video support for 50 Hz HDTV modes (DVD and HD DVD only).
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel support.
  • Set up automatic downloads of newly released Xbox Live Arcade trial games.
  • Support for upcoming release of XNA Game Studio Express (separate download and subscription required.)
  • Stream music, pictures and video from a Zune device.

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Lightning-fast enumeration and listing of all Xbox Live® Arcade games on the console.
  • Find games quickly with two new sort options: Recently Played and By Category.
  • Have all new Xbox Live Arcade games at the ready with auto downloads. Auto downloads optionally adds newly released trial versions of games to active downloads when you enter Xbox Live Arcade.
  • View full achievement info in Xbox Live Arcade, including icons, achievement point details, and descriptions.
  • Friends leaderboard: Compare yourself with friends and view leaderboard details right from the Xbox dashboard.
  • Tell a friend: Send a message to a friend about your newest favorite Xbox Live Arcade game.

For the full list of updates check’em out here.

Once again, japan gets all the hot ‘ish!!

Chec out these 2 special edition mgs:portable ops psp’s japans getttin’ on dec’22. The first bundle includes a colored psp and a special case with the game and a set of 3 collector pins. for around $248 us dollars. Ths second version comes  with the same psp, the game and  a case which looks like real snake skin and 3 collector pins for about $338. Being that the psp is region free, this would def’ be worth importing (granted you know japanese for the game).

source:www.siliconera.com

You knew it was coming….another tomb raider game

Eidos is gonna hit us next year with another game in the tomb raider series. With the new trend of “re-imagining” things, this new adventure is gonna be a retelling of her first adventure from back on the ps1. Chec the statement from Ian Livingstone, director at Eidos.
“We’ve captured the essence of what made the original game so special and with today’s technology, created a game that pushes the boundaries of the current gaming consoles,”
“Tomb Raider: Anniversary is a special celebration of Lara’s reign as video gaming’s leading lady.”

When you can’t go no further you always go back.

New street fighter movie…wtf!

Capcom…why the hell are you doing another live action street fighter movie? Was the last one not torture enuff for us? It appears that the fine folks at capcom and Hyde park ent. see fit that another street fighter movie needs to made. The news comes from Variety.com, chec it below:

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom Ltd. are getting in the ring for a film version of popular vidgame franchise “Street Fighter.”

Scribe Justin Marks has been tapped to adapt.

Hyde Park and Capcom — Japanese publisher of “Street Fighter” — will produce the film in a joint venture.

Pic will focus on the game’s most popular female fighter, Chun Li, but the exact storyline is being kept under wraps.

In 1994, Universal released a “Street Fighter” movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme that featured most of the characters from the game.

Hyde Park and Capcom’s film is targeted to bow in 2008, the 20th anniversary of the game franchise.

The Street Fighter series helped ignite the arena fighting genre that’s still popular in the vidgame world.

When it first debuted, it generated heated controversy over the graphic depictions of violence.

Though it has been less popular in recent years as the number of competitors has increased, “Street Fighter” games have sold over 25 million console games and 500,000 arcade units, generating more than a billion dollars in revenue.

Marks just completed writing “Voltron” for producer Mark Gordon.

He is repped by William Morris Agency.

Hyde Park will be selling the project at the American Film Market, which unspools this week in Santa Monica.

The only street fighter movie was the classic japanese animated version(NOT THE ENGLISH DUBBED ONE!!). That will be the only street fighter flix you need to watch. Capcom if your listening stop this while you can, we don’t need another reminder as to why videogame based movies suck ass!

Kwonho – Online Fighting Game teaser

Someone had to go out and do it.  An online fighter where you beat the crap out other players to get moves and customize their appearance.  I don’t know what system it will be for (I’m guessing PC) or if it will be free.

But check out the site yourself.

The company behind is the same guys behind a free game I pimped earlier this week, Gunster

New resistance:fall of man pics

Got some new pics of Resistance fall of man for the ps3. For those that don’t know, this is insomniac’s(ratchet & clank series) first fps and ps3 game. In it you play a soldier during ww2 but this isn’t the war that we all know. At first glance this game looks like another ww2 themed shooter Instead this takes place in an alternate reality, were your fighting alien like creatures instead of german soldiers.As nice graphically this game looks ,do we honestly need another ww2 themed shooter ?(even if they have aliens in them). The genre is over saturated at the moment , there’s so many call of duties and medal of honors out there you can actually write a book about ever single mission there ever was during ww2!! People could think your a historian or something on ww2. I know sony is banking on this to be a big seller and there’s no doubt it will, every one who’s gettin/got a ps3 is gonna get this game.
Unit out

RACE Demo

A playable demo of SimBin’s upcoming WTCC racing simulation is now available for download

“Featured cars in this PC demo are the Seat León and the BMW 320i, representing the versatility of the WTCC Championship. At the legendary circuit of Brands Hatch, UK, players can experience a taste of what’s to come. Chase your ghost in the Time Attack mode, push yourself to the limit and break your own record.”

A video to show what’s up with RACE including comments from professional drivers of the series.

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While we are talking about Racing Sims, here is a video of their previous game released not too long ago called GTR2. Based on the famous FIA league, this game has around 144 cars from Porches to Ferraris, all tuned up for big league races and several hours of laps. I own this game, and I really suggest it anyone who is into realistic racing to get it.  The game can be bought for 30 bucks and it comes with another game, GT Legends, for free.

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Tecmo Super Bowl. The greatest Football Game of all time!

Yes, for the lil ole NES. Who remembers that TECMO the great Ninjas they are were once the king of all Sports? Their Tecmo Bowl franchise was THE Football game to have. The also produced quality NBA and MLB titles. But the football franchise definately stands out.

People still love it to this day, re-enacting Last weeks awesome kick from Matt Bryant of the Tampa Bay Bucs.

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The second clip is of the immortal Bo Jackson. Bo Knows football? Or Computer A.I. Sucketh? You be the judge!

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Dave out!

Xbox 360 has been a success so far! 6 Million Sold!

 

Closing in on being 1 year old, the XBOX360 is deemed a success. It has passed 6 million consoles Sold. NOT SHIPPED as some numbers often refer to. What does this mean? They have a sizeable lead in the market. Not an insurmountable lead because of Nintendo’s relatively inexpensive system, but an important one. That is 6 million sold without the help of a true system seller. I’m excited to see what Gears of War will do for that number. We all know what the mighty Halo will bring next year. 

Good news for the industry? I think the success of Microsoft is pleasing in lieu of the bashing they got when they announced they were entering the industry. They have a good user base and developers are showing support. Now your playing with Power! LOL HAHAHA

 

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4089&Itemid=2

PC Demos!

Need for Speed: Carbon demo for the PC has just been released over at 3DGamers.com and Gamer’s Hell

A new version of the Medieval II: Total War Demo is out.  Besides a new historical battle, it also works on CPUs that don’t feature SSE2 support.  3D Gamers  Worthplaying

Sid Meier’s Railroads! was also released.  3D Downloads 3D Gamers FileFront FilePlanet

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