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Xbox Game line up for Windows Phone 8 from Gameloft

12 of Gameloft’s most popular titles coming to Xbox for Windows Phone 8.

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Changes to GCG

Starting today i am changing the dynamic of this site, up until now this site has been about all your gaming and tech news, witch is great but it take up way to much time seeing that i run this site by myself, and really you can get gaming and tech news any ware on the net now a days. So what I’m planning to do going forward on this site is just give my own take on news and events in the gaming tech industry. I will still post the more important news and the Green Circle Gaming Facebook page www.facebook.com/greencirclegaming is always being up dated with cool new pics and news. So i hope you’ll check that out and enjoy the changes here …

Thank you
Paul Jones (trekx)

Xbox Live for Windows 8 shown

Windows 8
As was revealed by Major Nelson earlier this week, Windows 8 has heavy Xbox Live integration in it, but beyond the fact that it exists, little else was mentioned about the PC implementation of the console ecosystem. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Build 2011 developer’s conference has shed some light on the app.

The app utilizes the Metro UI found on Windows Phone devices and features pretty much what you’d expect: friends lists, leaderboards, avatars, etc. Music and Video tabs were spotted but not demoed, and while real-time cross-platform multiplayer is still anyone’s guess, Microsoft did talk about the architecture’s asynchronous multiplayer “between two Windows PCs, between Windows and a phone or between Windows and the Xbox 360.”

Gears of War 3 Weapon Skins Video

Gears 3

Here’s your Gears fix for today!

Netflix Breaks Off DVD Rentals Into Qwikster

NFNetflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced the separation of their DVD and video streaming services following the steep drop in Netflix’s stock price last week. Their DVD-by-mail service will now be called Qwikster, and the streaming service will maintain the Netflix brand. Customers will still be able to subscribe to both, however two sites will not be integrated anymore. Qwikster will now offer video game rentals through the mail, which has been a requested feature on Netflix for years.

Reed Hastings wrote via his blog:

“For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn’t make the leap from success in DVDs to success in streaming. Most companies that are great at something – like AOL dialup or Borders bookstores – do not become great at new things people want (streaming for us) because they are afraid to hurt their initial business. Eventually these companies realize their error of not focusing enough on the new thing, and then the company fights desperately and hopelessly to recover. Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly.

Green Circle Gaming is Back for 2011 !!!

Hey everyone trekx here. its been several years since Green Circle Gaming closed its doors. back when My Space was the top Social network and jumping around and talking to your Xbox 360 just meant you where crazy. well its 2011 now and we have Facebook and Kinect. We have Angry Birds and Xbox live on are Phones, theres 3DTVs and 3DS. So much has changed but one thing will always stay the same … Once a gamer always a gamer.

Stay tuned here theirs a whole lot more coming soon ……

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FYI everything below this post is old.. very old!!(feel free to take a trip to the past)..

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

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!

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