Tuesday 8 August 2006
Microsoft has announced the games that be available on Live Wednesday throughout August and has also revealed that 360 gamers will be able to get hold of Lumines Live at the start of September
The full list was first revealed on the Official Xbox 360 Magazine website (oxm.co.uk) and runs as follows:
9 August: Pac-Man
16 August: Texas Hold 'Em
23 August: Time Pilot
30 August: Scramble
6 September: Lumines Live
With the weekly release of new games having proven to be so
Six years in development don't end here...
Microsoft has revealed plans to pump up Kameo: Elements of Power for the 360 with brand new modes and difficulty levels. This leaves us wondering if, nine months on, anyone is so unfortunate as to still be trying to squeeze fun from that particular rock. If you've got nothing better to do, or are still desperately attempting to justify the $60 it originally cost, head over to the game's official site to find out the details on this Resusci Annie
Monday 7 August 2006
Microsoft believe that sales of Xbox 360 will have reached the 10 million mark by the end of November, which means PlayStation 3 and Wii will launch in the face of what Microsoft is describing as an "Xbox Xmas".
"We'll have an installed base of around ten million plus before they [PS3 and Wii] launch," UK head of Xbox marketing, Stephen McGill, told UK industry magazine, MCV. "We had a terrific E3 that showed what a great future Xbox 360 has, that we're the only place for
Master Chief brings a wicked Ryu
Obviously, we're kidding - he probably couldn't work the joystick through that armor. However, we can point you toward the next best thing. Our man inside tells us that a huge chunk of the Halo 3 dev team just registered to participate in the world finals of the EVO2006 gaming tournament, taking place in Las Vegas this August 18-20. We're guessing they're most interested in Dead or Alive 4 than Street Fighter, but there are six different ass-kicking simulators
As part of the ongoing deluge on new Sonic material, Sega's let loose no fewer than 20 new screens of the PS3 and 360 Sonic the Hedgehog. We knew Sonic wouldn't be alone, as telekinetic Silver the Hedgehog has already been revealed as a major player, but now we can see Shadow breaking loose - this time completely gun-free.
You'll see plenty of Sonic shredding through dense vegetation and Shadow looking relatively menacing, but the new screens also reveal a volcano area littered with tiny
In Ubisoft's continuing commitment to bringing us the finest in imported Japanese 360 games, Import Tuner Challenge has been picked up for release in the States in Fall 2006. A Need For Speed clone focusing specifically on imports, ITC will enable you to alter any number of rocket-rides for illicit street racing through genuine Tokyo highways. Over 400 opponents await your entrance into the infamous world of illegal street racing, and you'll get to pick from over five million different
Crackdown drags Saints Row into the new millennium and shows it what gang violence is really all about: injuring bystanders as heartlessly as possible. We've got three new screens of this free-roaming, open-world crime-stopper, but what're really gonna squeeze your stones are the three new videos you can watch if you click the Movies tab
Ubisoft released a new video detailing some of the things we can expect from the Japanese-imported role-playing game Enchanted Arms today. Boasting over 50 hours of gameplay, over 500 characters, and over an hour of cinematic video, Enchanted Arms looks like it's fixin' to take on the 800 pound Final Fantasy gorilla. We also wrangled six new screens featuring all the fancy-lad, latex costumes you can handle, so be sure to smack your left mouse button over the Images tab
Wanna be a Hobbit?
Remember Lord of the Rings Online? Given that there are now more MMOs than there are Korean citizens, we'd forgive you for forgetting, but never fear - it's still on the way. Developer Turbine (Dungeons & Dragons Online) has 125,000 willing Middle-earth addicts lined up already to be beta testers, but they say there's room for more still. If you want to apply, head to the official website and let them know. Be warned of two things: You're going to need a beefy PC to run the
So this puts us up to about 50 or 60 thousand videos pertaining to Ubisoft's upcoming Rayman Raving Rabbids game, but we still get a little chuckle every time the annoying little critters wail with their blood-red eyes. Our two new videos provide evidence that these albino monstrosities can neither milk cows nor close doors behind them - we're not clear on what these limitations have to do with, oh, the game, but they're fun enough distractions.
Hit the movies tab up above, and then keep