Friday, 19 March 2010

Xbox 360 gaining USB storage support in 2010 update

Taken directly from Joystiq-Link
"Documentation obtained by Joystiq – and subsequently confirmed with two separate sources – reveals that "USB Mass Storage Device Support on Xbox 360" will soon be a reality. The document, authored by a senior software development engineer at Microsoft, states that due to "increased market penetration of high-capacity, high throughput USB mass storage devices, a 2010 Xbox 360 system update" will allow consumers to save and load game data from USB devices. The update is purportedly coming in Spring 2010. Once the update occurs, Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Xbox Live Arcade games, Xbox Live Indie games, Games on Demand, DLC and Title Updates to the storage device. "USB storage devices may, however, have far greater memory capacity than MUs (at the date of writing, the largest MU is 512 MB), and may therefore support previously infeasible operations-such as installation of a full disc-based title." That's right, you can also store disc-based games to the USB device; however, it will require the disc to be in the tray for authentication, identical to the current functionality"
Well this all sounds great but there is a catch - No matter the size of the USB the maximum usable amount of memory is 16GB - not the greatest however still a lot better then the crappy sized Microsoft memory cards. This will most probably spell the end for the Microsoft memory card business but I don't think there ever was a big one anyway - I just wonder if they will try and put any limitations on using the memory stick on a computer and transferring your profile and items across - as we all know what that leads to!

It's still to early to say but I for one am glad to hear its finally being implemented - I get tired of having to carry my Memory card around just to play on my profile, but A memory stick is usually with me all the time anyway.

"If you're intent on circumventing Microsoft's cutthroat hard drive pricing the Xbox 360, you can use two USB storage devices for a maximum of 32 GB of usable storage; however, the console "has a fixed limit of two external USB mass storage devices" regardless of whether they're "formatted for the Xbox 360 or not." If you fill all three USB ports on the console, only the first two to be connected will be recognized."

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Xbox 360 Slim update

Kotaku appears to have a leaked photo on the insides of the new xbox 360 slim.

Could this be in the works for a new release along side Natal? Probably.

check it out here

Red Dead Redemption - Pre Order incentives

Well who isn't giving out theses anymore? we had a baseball bat in L4D2 and then... well I'll tel lyou when I remember some more but it seems Red Dead Redemption has also jumped on the band wagon! check out a few of the videos and decide which ones you want for yourself

The Deadly Assassin Outfit
The Deadly Assassin Outfit causes your Dead Eye meter to regenerate at twice the speed. With more Dead Eye, you have more time to place each shot with total accuracy, making you the deadliest gunslinger in any fight. Watch the video above to see the Deadly Assassin in action and visit or read on below to get more info on the outfit and its special gameplay advantages.

The player who wields the exclusive Golden Guns receives more Fame for each kill. The more Fame you get, the more in-game side missions become available. So there will be more opportunities to duel, more kidnapped townsfolk to rescue and you can bribe lawmen for less. The Golden Guns Weapon Pack is exclusive to Amazon pre-orders in both
North America and the U.K., and customers will also receive a $10 Gift Card.

There are countless horses to be found in the massive world of Red Dead Redemption, but none is stronger, faster or tougher than the exclusive War Horse. Whether storming gang hideouts, exploring the wilderness for hidden treasure, or outrunning the law, the War Horse gives gunslingers an advantage in nearly every situation. The War Horse is exclusive to
Best Buy pre-orders in North America and HMV pre-orders in the U.K.

Now I don'y know about you but I seem to want all of these... Guess I'll just be buying the special edition with ALL of them then ;)

"This all-inclusive Limited Edition for Red Dead Redemption features the full game, The Deadly Assassin Outfit, the Golden Gun Weapon pack, the War Horse and the originally scored soundtrack from the game."

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Gears of War 3 - EARLY 2011 release

So we all knew it was on its way, but with no information how long until it got to us? I won't lie I have never been the biggest fan of the series but I know alot of people are so without further ado

Gears 3 could be finished as early as this year! but don't expect it until next.

Microsoft doesn't want it to clash with Halo: Reach or Natal, go figure!

so does that mean that 2011 is going to be THE year for gaming? (just like every year for the last forever has supposed to?)


Mass Effect 2 DLC on the horizon

Well it was recently announced that we were going to have some new Mass Effect 2 DLC to get us all back aboard the Normandy (Maybe now I'll finish those achievements!)

Straight from the official site itself!

The galaxy's most enigmatic thief Kasumi has enemies everywhere, but only a few could put a face to her name. Not much is known about her, other than Cerberus has contracted her to assist Commander Shepard in the mission to save mankind. In exchange, she requires help with a dangerous heist to infiltrate the vault of a deadly criminal known as Donovan Hook.

Kasumi is master of stealth and eluding her enemies, her unique skills and technical expertise will be a valuable assets to Cerberus and Commander Shepard.

Stay Tuned everybody!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Camping for Killstreaks - The death of Warfare

WARNING! excessive truth ahead

So unless you have been living under a rock for the past forever you will probably played a match or two of Modern Warfare 2.

Sure its the biggest and best game ever released (or so I have been told) I still feel there is a lot wrong with it.

From the second this game was released I would guess that over 90% of the FPS market shifted from COD4 and WaW (try playing them now, there are never more than a few hundred people per playlist) This creates quite a problem for us gamers.

I'm sure that most of you will agree that you have played atleast one match and at some point said 'THAT'S BULLSH*T" at something that has happened to you, you got knifed by the guy you were shooting, you were clearly around the corner when you died and that grenade DEFINITELY followed you... don't get me started on predator missiles (they always aim for me you know)

The hardcore players will easily shrug off these problems - Its just the way the games made - Probably some lag, ah never mind. but to me and you I hope - that just can't be true.

When you look at it, its customizable kill streaks and the option to stack them. every game you get the kid who sits by the bomb with his ACR constantly aimed down sights or the guy in the corner of the room with the silenced UMP.

YES I understand that you don't want to die when you are 1 kill off of your Chopper Gunner but MAN doesn't having to traipse back to kill the same person over and over get a bit boring? that's what this post is getting at - Have any of you tried going back to WaW or 4? the games are just so much more fast paced, you get more kills and more deaths and the game is over before you know it - you don't get people camping because they know once they pass 7 kills that chopper or those dogs are the last thing coming!

now im not saying the way to fix this is to just run and gun in MW2, that would just get you killed by all of the campers! haha just try to have a bit more fun, its a game - not the end of the world


Have fun everybody!

Back from the dead!

Sorry for the long break everybody!

There have just been so many great games recently that none of us have been able to update with anything.

Bioshock 2
Heavy Rain
Final Fantaasy XIII

am I forgetting any?

Expect some more content in the next few days - See you all soon