After our Xbox 360 was stricken with the three red light blight, we headed to Dr Google to seek a prognosis. Typing in "Xbox 360 problems" we nearly choked on our fingernails when it returned 7,530,000 results. That's a lot of problems and, from the first 100 or so pages we bothered to check, nearly all of those related to Xbox 360's red lightyitis. An outrage and no mistake.
Our consumer anger was immediately distracted, however, by the opportunity for a pointless and trivial number hunt and
This week's OXM Podcast marks the magazine's 50th foray into fake radio shows, so it's appropriate that it brings with it a fake awards ceremony, too. The editors have reworked the Official Xbox Magazine February 2007 issue's Game of the Year awards into the "KOXMmies," complete with celebrity interviews on the red carpet, intentionally bad teleprompter readings, and guest presenters for the awards. There's even original music from composer Jeremy Soule, who created the soundtracks for Elder
Halo 3 will enable you to tinker with the forces of gravity in any multiplayer match, just as easily as tweaking other match-specific details like weapon sets and round duration, according to reports from developer Bungie.
"As it stands, gravity can be increased or decreased as easily as any other gameplay setting," says the latest Bungie.net update. Members of the dev team have been indulging... sorry, hard at work in testing Halo 3's multiplayer mode, and the update is a hands-on report from
Originally posted on February 1, 2007
Soon-to-be-unleashed crime fighter Crackdown does have some semblance of a story for you to follow. Read up on the sinister Shai-Gen Corporation for proof.
But if you're at all like us, you'll spend most of your time in the game prowling around the city and looking for opportunities to break the game's physics. Luckily, such opportunities exist in abundance and, better yet, Crackdown rewards this type of misanthropic behavior with Achievement Points to
So you already know Guitar Hero II is coming to Xbox 360. By way of logical extension, you then probably already know the tracklist, the hidden songs and all the reasons why the series is one of the best-selling music games of all time. Hell, it's one of the best games around, period. But if you're such a huge fan already, why bother getting it again on 360?
New songs are a given. We've got the list coming up in a second. Downloadable content is on the way. There's the new X-Plorer controller
Xbox 360 will get its own mud-churning racer to compete with PS3's MotorStorm this June, in the form of FlatOut Ultimate Carnage, a 360-exclusive edition of the nutjob over-the-top game, bolstered with new modes, enhanced visuals and bigger packs of rivals to race against.
Ultimate Carnage brings five single player modes and two Xbox Live-based multiplayer modes to the grubby party, including Hunter & Prey (we guess it'll be like vehicular tag), Beat the Bomb (could be tag again, but with a
Terrorist know what you want. They know how to get to you, and they know how to direct your actions. In fact, they're controlling your mind right now. How do we know? Because you're reading this instead of playing the newly released demo level of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - which we love even if we can't actually speak the whole title aloud without gasping for breath. If not terrorists, what else could it be?
What's that, meat? You're just waiting for the download to
In a press release whose brevity made it hit all the harder, publisher 2K Sports today announced its re-entry into the football gaming world. The new game will be developed and published by the same crew who crafted the now-defunct ESPN NFL 2K franchise, which had actually started moving the ball against the monolithic Madden NFL series. At least, until Madden publisher Electronic Arts nabbed the exclusive NFL license in late 2004, forcing other football games into the minor
BioShock's open-world ambition offers many options for combating the drooling mutant inhabitants of the game's doomed underwater location, Rapture, and here's an example of how you can use the subterranean city's defenses against its own residents. Tap the Images tab above for more views of this battle, showing a freshly hacked hover-turret peppering a slavering enemy as it attacks the player in a deserted
PlayStation-centric US magazine PSM has put PS3 and Xbox 360 through a series of rigorous tests in a "definitive head-to-head comparison," and has come out with what must be a surprising result for subscribers: the next-gen console war is a dead heat.
PSM offers a balanced case for pledging your allegiance to either platform, even roping in the editor-in-chief of the Official Xbox Magazine to defend Xbox 360. Although, with one section pointing out that "PS3 wins if... You're a loner who