Does your economy exhibit any of the following symptoms? Manufacturing base moved off to the developing world? Out of natural resources to exploit? Agribusiness has the food system by the balls? Record-high unemployment, skyrocketing home foreclosures, or shrinking middle class? The prescription: when there’s nothing left to believe in, believe in make-believe.
MGS 4 is finally out this week, and so the rumour mongers are out in force with some willy-teasing info for us to ponder.
The most interesting is word of a new MGS game for PSP: Metal Gear 3: Revolver Ocelot. It's said to be set between Metal Gear Portable Ops and MGS2, giving you control of Ocelot. It's tipped to be unveiled at E3 next month.
A grainy off-screen pic of what looks like the title screen was posted on the
Word has reached us that a big Xbox 360 announcement will be made in the Middle East next week, which could maybe mean the region's introduction to Xbox Live.We've been reliably informed that invitations have been sent out for the Dubai-based event, which promises "big news" for Xbox 360 in the region.Microsoft's console has already launched in the Middle East, though without its highly regarded online service. That's a bit like having bread
Nov 20, 2007
Microsoft is offering Xbox Live Arcade games for 360 owners who persuade their friends to buy its console.
The Together Experience, as it's calling it, has you a your Xbox-buying friend fill out a form together (after buying a lovely new console, obviously) where after you'll both receive ten Xbox Live Arcade games. Yes, ten.
And they're not crap ones, either. Every Extend Extra Extreme, Sonic The Hedgehog, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Bomberman Live, Marble Blast Ultra,
Nov 19, 2007
Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices division, has thrown down the gauntlet to Sony's PlayStation Network, insisting that Xbox Live has "no rivals."
Speaking to the LA Times, Bach said that Microsoft was years ahead of its rivals when it came to online gaming and downloadable media: "It's fair to say that Xbox Live is clearly head and shoulders above anything anyone else has tried to do.
"We don't have competition. Sony has done some things online, but
Nov 15, 2007
It was always a pipedream, really; Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has debunked all talk of the new downloadable Xbox Originals featuring 360-type achievements.
The downloadable Xbox games, which will be arriving on December 4 for 1200 Microsoft points ($15), will appear via software emulation / backwards features, which is just one of the reasons why retro-active Achievements just can't happen.
"The answer is no," Nelson informs the gutted Achievement whores on his
Nov 14, 2007
Yesterday's big news was of the next big 360 dashboard update seeing the launch of original Xbox games as downloads on Xbox Live, but out of the seven initial games announced for the service, five have known problems running on the new hardware.
Just like when you slip an old Xbox game disc into your Xbox 360, the games will run using software emulation which, by its very nature, causes all sorts of problems. Microsoft has already documented these known issues ahead of the big
14th Nov 2007
Can you believe how much our little boy has grown? The years have just flown by. It seems just yesterday that Xbox Live was taking its fledgling stumbles into the online console gaming world, but half a decade of additions and refinemenents later, Microsofts community has grown into a nigh-legendary and highly influential modern institution of videogaming. Theres no doubt that cake, lemonade and spurious vomiting are to be had later, but for now Microsoft is doing a few other
Nov 7, 2007
Microsoft has revealed a new parental control feature for the Xbox 360 dashboard called the Xbox 360 Family Timer, which will be available for download from Xbox Live in early December. This new feature will let parents set the amount of time little Johnny can play games on a daily and weekly basis. The Timer will automatically turn off the console when a pre-determined time limit has been exceeded, and notifications will warn players that the session is coming to an end.