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What Microsoft might bring with its Xbox 720 reveal event

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After Sony firing the first shoot in the next, next gen wars Microsoft has yet to respond with its own event.

But rumors going around the internet say that we will soon see an event in either late March (around the time of GDC) or early April.
Microsoft has even recently acquired the domain name xboxevent.com leading to more speculation that an event is coming soon. So based on rumors and just what i know from seeing many of these events over the years, here’s my thoughts (and some wishful thinking) on what Microsoft might bring to the table…

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It will all open with what you would expect from any media event, a bunch of boring talk on how great Xbox 360 has been doing, how many systems they have sold world wide, how its been the number one system in north America for the last 27 months in a roll and how great Xbox live is doing. Then they will talk about how far the system has come, and how the kinect extended the life of the system. “But now is time for something new, and here it is” (then Poof we get to see a shiny new Xbox system) “introducing the Xbox infinity the next generation of Xbox”  Then they will show us the new controller with built in touch screen and give the system specs, witch will be just slightly better then the PS4.  “Xbox infinity will be fully backwards. compatible with all Xbox 360 and Xbox arcade games right out of the box and Xbox infinity will not block used games”. Then they will show us Kinect 2.0, (witch will be able to do a lot more exciting stuff, like project the action on your walls). “But we are not done yet introducing the Xbox surface gaming tablet” (witch they will probably reveal at GDC or sometime before hand) with the new Xbox surface you can play all your Xbox infinity games anywhere in your home (because both Nintendo and Sony are doing it so they have to as well).  Now let us show you what the Xbox infinity can do ….

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Next they will show us some next generation games that are in development, some tec demos and what the Kinect 2.0 and Xbox Surface can do.

Here is my best guess of what we might see based on rumors, what little info i have acquired and some wishful thinking. In no particular order….

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Project Gotham Racing (PGR) 5 (short teaser Video)

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Call of Duty: MW4 (Video and will be played live)

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Halo 5 (Logo)

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Gears of war 4 (Logo)

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Killer Instinct (short teaser Video)

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Forza 5 (video)

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Alan Wake 2 (Video)

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Battlefield 4 (video)
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Need for Speed (logo only)
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Watch Dogs (will be played live on the new Xbox)

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Destiny (Video and Exclusive content)

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A couple cheesy Kinect 2.0 games (Live play)

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Coming Holiday 2013, more info to come at E3 in June ….  Then on that Microsoft WINS !!!   LOL  Wishful thinking i know …..

Apple founder Steve Jobs passes away at 56

Sadly, one of the greats of our time and a revolutionary of this technological world, Steve Jobs has passed away today. Apple sent out the following press release to confirm what the public was not looking forward to hearing:

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”

Rest in Peace, Steve Jobs. Here at Green Circle Gaming, we will remember your contributions for a very long time to come. Thank you for the foundation that you laid before us, and to the bright future that is still ahead because of your work.

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 

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!

Xbox Originals: Burnout 3: Takedown

 

Content: Burnout 3: Takedown
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (TEEN) MILD LANGUAGE, MILD VIOLENCE] Players: 1-4, Multiplayer Versus, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer. GAME-PLAY ALERT: This game has been fully tested to successfully play on your Xbox 360 console. However, in some cases, you may see some minor irregularities with audio/video for brief periods. For more details, see http://www.xbox.com/xboxoriginals. Burnout® 3: Takedown™ rewrites the rules of the road. Arcade racing is now driven by a new mantra: Aggressive Racing Required. Racing gamers and adrenaline junkies are invited behind the wheel to experience unprecedented speed and action. Use your car to battle your way to the front of the pack. Take down rivals and trigger spectacular crashes. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Size: 2.32 GB
Also, the EA Burnout servers are in fact up and online for your Burning pleasure.
[Via: MajorNelson.com]

Bringing it Home – Day 5

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    The following content is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
    Items with a * are available in Japan only.

    Trailers:

    Virtua Tennis 3

    NBA Live 07

    NHL 2K7

    Videos:

    TGS Showfloor video 2

    TGS Showfloor video Day 3*

    Gamers’ Interview*

    Xbox Live The Party #8*

    Xbox Live The Party #9*

    Xbox Live The Party #10*

Bringing it Home – Day 4

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    The following content is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
    Items with a * are available in Japan only.
    Trailers:
    Vampire’s Rain*
    Forza 2 Customization
    Theme:
    Forza 2 Theme $ (Premium)
    Videos:
    TGS Showfloor video 1
    TGS Showfloor video Day 2*
    Game Creator Interview*
    Xbox Live The Party #5*
    Xbox Live The Party #6*
    Xbox Live The Party #7*

Bringing it Home – Day 3

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    The following content is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Items with a * are Japanonly.
    Trailers
    Portal
    Demo
    Fusion Frenzy 2
    Video
    TGS Showfloor video 1
    TGS Showfloor video Day 1*
    GM Sensui Interview*
    Xbox Live The Party #1*
    Xbox Live The Party #2*
    Xbox Live The Party #3*
    Xbox Live The Party #4*

Bringing it Home – Day 2

    The following free content is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace in all regions. Items with a * are available in Japan only.
    Trailers:
    Vista Game Montage
    Fusion Frenzy 2 trailer
    Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom trailer
    Team Fortress 2 trailer
    Table Tennis trailer*
    Theme:
    TGS Theme
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