We like explosions. We're not unusual in that regard. Show us something erupting in a fireball and we're happy. Doesn't matter what - vehicles, structures, household pets. Fire makes it good.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter features makes things go boom. A lot. We made a deal with the talented A/V geeks over at Future Studios and got the custom-made GRAW explosion montage they made for the June issue of Official Xbox Magazine. What can we say - we loved it and wanted to share.
If you've already beaten Perfect Dark Zero and received your paltry 10 Achievement points for your efforts, here's good news: the multiplayer game is still interesting, and it just got a bit more so. Four new maps - Plaza, Rooftops, Trench and GasPlant - are now available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 500 Microsoft Points (or $6.75 in human money). Log into Xbox Live now and you'll find them in the recently revamped Xbox Live Marketplace. It's the one called Perfect Dark Zero Map Pack One. Does
Thursday 8 June 2006
Sega has announced that Football Manager 2007 will be released for PC and Xbox 360 this Christmas and has revealed some of the new features that the update will incorporate.
Developer Sports Interactive has been listening to feedback from its sizeable fan-base to make sure the 2007 edition is its best game yet. In particular the developer has been tweaking the Xbox 360 control system to make it as pad-friendly as possible.
Other new features and improvements
Expectations are still building for Crackdown, Microsoft's Grand Theft Auto-style supercop game designed, not coincidentally, by one of the guys who made GTA. The latest buzz comes courtesy of a trailer full of slick camera angles, badass machine guns and more than a few nifty explosions. Hit the movies tab above and see. It's just a minute, but it's a really cool minute.
Ubisoft has revealed the first details on their new content pack for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, the current king of squad-based tactical combat games. The downloadable material, scheduled to be made available on Xbox Live at the end of June, will include new weapons, battle modes, maps and - best of all - four brand-new co-op missions.
The cooperative campaign will take the Ghosts from Mexico City and drop them in the equally seedy and dangerous setting of Nicaragua. The first assignment
You think you've gone frame-by-frame through the Halo 3 announcement trailer? That's nothing compared to how Bungie looked at it. Today, the game's development team released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of that trailer in the form of a video documentary. Now you can see seven minutes worth of why they showed what they showed the way they showed it, including some nice background on Marty O'Donnell's soundtrack.
If nothing else, the video reinforces the fact that the trailer was
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Microsoft is today delivering its free Xbox 360 upgrade to all Silver and Gold Xbox Live members, which includes 125 new features designed to enhance the 360 experience.
The update takes up no extra hard drive space, will take less than a minute to download and will include such features as:
• A new background download manager for Marketplace, which gives gamers the ability to queue up and download six high definition items while still playing games or browsing the
• Halo 3 trailer documentary (WMV, 58.3MB)
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Bungie, the developer responsible for the almighty Halo series, has released a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the Halo 3 trailer, which was first shown at this year's E3.
The footage has Master Chief looking into a huge abyss where the city of New Mombasa used to be and raised more questions about the FPS sequel than it answered. But as various members of the Bungie development team reveal this was the
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc, is more than happy to follow Microsoft's lead with online gaming and actually expressed gratitude saying "thank you, Microsoft, for helping us in taking consumers online."
Hirai believes that, with the launch of PlayStation 3 looming, Sony is in the perfect position to capitalise on all the work Microsoft has done with Xbox Live in developing online gaming.
Sony understands the importance of online gaming as
Last week, we reported on the new upgrade hitting Xbox 360 Dashboards this week. It's live now, and as promised, only takes about a minute to download. Among the highlighted additions are background downloading, more functionality for the DVD and CD players and support for the upcoming Xbox Live Vision digital camera (slated for a September release). We sifted through the complete list and discovered a few other notables that weren't previously mentioned by Microsoft.
Some of our favorite