Monthly Archives: January 2008

Guitar Hero 3 Classic Rock Pack

 

Content: Classic Rock Track Pack
Price: 500 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] “Peace of Mind” as performed by Boston, “Juke Box Hero” as performed by Foreigner, and “Any Way you Want it” as performed by Journey. For all song credits please visit http://www.redoctane.com There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

The following trailer is available as a free download that previews the pack:

Content: Classic Rock Track Pack Trailer (HD)
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Video prieview of “Peace of Mind” as performed by Boston, “Juke Box Hero” as performed by Foreigner, and “Any Way you Want it” as performed by Journey. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com

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Game Review: Burnout Paradise, by bunnyXablaze

 

Take me down, To the paradise city, Where the grass is green, And the girls are pretty, Take me home


I’ve never been a huge race game fan. Racing games always remind me of the Gran Turismos series which had weird controls or the Need for Speed series which always had nice licensed cars but not alot else. One that has always stuck out is the Burnout series which was infamous for it’s awful design of the main menu after every race, typically ruining the gameplay. These games just didn’t do it for me. Burnout Paradise (Previously known as Burnout 5) changed my view on racing games. Available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, this is the first racing game on the next gen systems that stands above the rest.

Resemble a car you know? ;)Resemble any cars you know? 😉

Paradise City is completely open and doesn’t involve any loading pages or main menu breaks. You have the feeling you can do what you want, when you want not like traditonal Burnout games. With over 250+ miles of open road in Paradise City you can spend your time find the 120 unique events, and over 300 online challenges. The races are no longer pre-designated, and can start at any of the 120+ traffic lights in the city. You will have to spend alot of time unlocking the close to 75 different cars. One major bummer is Burnout’s cars are not licensed real cars, although some do resemble extremely well known cars. When you first start the game, you start with a car you get from the junk yard, which looks almost undriveable. You’ll see that any car you get from the Paradise City’s junk yard will be almost gone and it’s up to you to repair the damage. Each car falls into a category; Aggression, Stunt, or Speed. Aggression cars are perfect for Road Rage, Stunt cars are designed for “showing off”, and Speed? Well, I think that speaks for itself.

The game brings a completely new feature to the next gen systems which will bring use to your PlayStation Eye or the Xbox Live Vison cameras. It’s called “Mugshots”. Battle your friends online and when a player is taken down, your cameras will automaticly take a “Mugshot” and be exchanged. I think this is possibly the coolest feature of the game– being able to see a person possibly throwing their controller down in a fit of rage?! If you don’t want your opponent to see your face or you don’t have a camera your avatar will be exchanged.

Not only is it a well designed game, the game is graphicly gorgeous. Many people saw in the trailers posted online before the game came out, the crashes are simply amazing. The soundtrack isn’t bad either, it’s a nice mixture of different genres. Too bad the only song I wanted to listen to was Guns ‘N’ Roses “Paradise City”.

As the ads say “Team Up or Takedown”!

Review by bunnyXablaze 

GTAIV has official Release date!!

Take Two has finally announced the official release date for Grand Theft Auto IV, its April 29. We should note that this is the worldwide release date for GTAIV, So unless they decide to change it (again) gamers can now officially start getting excited.

Devil May Cry 4 demo

 

Content: Devil May Cry 4 demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) BLOOD,LANGUAGE,SEXUAL THEMES,VIOLENCE] Is his power that of a demon, or of a god? New main character Nero and his demonic devil bringer add speed and style to the Devil May Cry series! Experience advanced gameplay along with gorgeous cutting-edge graphics. Thanks to the power of the latest graphics hardware, the stylish action runs at an incredible 60fps so you won’t miss a beat! This is true next-generation entertainment!

Turning Point:Fall of Liberty Demo

 

Content: Turning Point:Fall of Liberty Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) LANGUAGE,VIOLENCE] In an alternate reality, unstoppable Nazi forces win world War II, and take over Europe and the United States. Witness war more personal than ever. Download the demo of this provocative shooter and witness the Third Reich’s epic invasion of New York, then go to http://www.turningpointgame.com to join the resitance!

Size: 1.24 GB

The Club Demo

 

Content: The Club Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Asia or Germany
Dash Text: [ESRB: M (Mature) ANIMATED BLOOD] Download the demo.
Size: 1.36 GB

Rock Band New Track’s Tuesday (Oasis)

 

Content: “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Canada and United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Don’t Look Back in Anger”–Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Live Forever”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Canada and United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Live Forever”–Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: “Wonderwall”
Price: 160 Microsoft Points
Availability: Canada and United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track: “Wonderwall”–Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: Many Rock Band song game tracks are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These song game tracks are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song game track twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For music credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Content: Oasis Pack 01
Price: 440 Microsoft Points
Availability: Canada and United States
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Oasis Pack 01. This pack includes “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” “Live Forever,” and “Wonderwall” by Oasis. PLEASE NOTE: this song game track pack includes three song game tracks at a discounted rate over individual purchases. Many Rock Band songs are available as both a multipack and as a single game track. These songs are exactly the same (unless expressly noted as a special version or remix). Be aware that it is possible to download the same song twice so please carefully consider your purchases. For song credits, visit http://www.RockBand.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Call of Duty 4 takes top spot from Halo 3

Yesterday’s weekly posting of Xbox Live statistics on Major Nelson’s website contained a sweet surprise for fans of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It has finally broke Master Chief’s reign as the most-played game on Xbox Live. For months COD4 has been trailing Halo 3 on the chart, and is now finally getting it spot on top. Congratulations to Infinity Ward and Activision.

LIVE Activity for week of 1/14

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty 4
2 Halo 3
3 Guitar Hero III
4 Gears of War
5 Rock Band
6 Madden NFL 08
7 Assassin’s Creed
8 Mass Effect
9 FIFA 08
10 Forza Motorsport 2

Undertow free of charge next week

To make up for live being down this holiday. M$ is giving us Undertow Free !!

Here’s what Major Nelson posted on his site …..

“To follow up on the letter from Notwen earlier this month, we now have details on the Arcade title that will be available to download free of charge.

You can read full details here

The game will be free for Gold and Silver members.”

UPDATE: Major Nelson says, If you have already purchased the game, you can contact support and they will take care of you.

Let Guitar Hero III Rock Your Party!

Kicking off February 1st and going all weekend long, Guitar Hero III will be hosting a three day Xbox Live Rock Your Party Weekend for all the rockstars of the world.

Rock Your Party Weekend will kick off on Friday morning with one of the most prize-filled Play & Win giveaways to date. Play & Win prizes including hourly giveaways of MS points and guitar straps, free video games, gaming hardware, a 50″ 1080p television and faceplates autographed by Slash himself. Over $21,000 in prizes to be precise. You can register for the Play & Win giveaways now on Xbox.com or you can simply download the free “Rock Your Party Gamer Picture” for entry as well. Not only will there be Play & Win fun, but GHIII developers will be online gaming on Sunday, February 3rd from 3-7:00PM eastern allowing gamers to earn the “Meet your Maker” achievement. Complete giveaway details and list of GHIII developer gamertags can be found over at the Rock Your Party website. Rock on!

[Via Major Nelson]

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