Friday, November 25, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Zero Hour Launches
It's only 8am and Microsoft already has coverage up for it's much anticipated Xbox 360 launch party. For those interested in seeing event coverage of Zero Hour, check it out here.
Anyway if you plan on getting that 360, better get out there soon. Although most stores will not be opening till about 9am tomorrow, people have already begun to line up in hopes of grabbing a console. I'm sure it will be crazy, so good luck and happy camping.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Xbox 360 to be released in one day
For those of you interested in getting an Xbox 360 and didn't preorder back in May, get your lawn chairs and warm blankets out because we're a day away from the launch of the first next-gen system. With a several game stores backed up with preorders on the Xbox 360, several gaming enthusiasts will be lining up early in front of their local super stores for it's November 22nd debut. With two different routes to go, Microsoft is offering consumers two packages to choose from, a premium bundle including a 20gb Hard drive, wireless controller, component cables, a headset, and ethernet cable, and a core package with only a wired controller. The premium bundle will be marked up at $399 and the core at $299.
Also, for those looking to party and were not invited to Microsoft's Zero Hour event somewhere in the Mojave Desert, EB and Best Buy have revealed launch events tonight. For more info, go here.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Guitar Hero to the rescue
Do you catch yourself playing the air guitar alone in the privacy of your own room? Well, no need for that anymore because Red Octane and Harmonix have answered with Guitar Hero.
Guitar Hero gives you all the excitement and thrill of being a rock star without leaving your home! Choose from multiple rock characters and jam at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career progresses! You'll start your rock career playing small clubs and bars, but if you play well you'll work your way up to stadiums and arenas.
The songs in Guitar Hero are straight out of a rock fan's CD or record collection. Over 30 incredible rock anthems fill every stage of the game. Songs as made famous by such legendary artists as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Boston, Sum 41, Ozzy Osbourne, Audioslave, White Zombie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Ramones are featured.
I managed to pick up a copy of the game with the guitar and must admit it is purely addicting. The guitar is as realistic as you could hope for. Though it's not true to size(downsized about 25%), the guitar has five frets, a clicker to act as the strings, and a working whammy bar. With the guitar, you'll be able to play different chords, and perform hammers and pulloffs. For those who have no experience playing an actual guitar, no need to worry. The game has four different level difficulties, easy utilizing only three frets and expert incorporating all five frets to play variety of chords.
As stated above, the game has an incredible soundtrack featuring old and new artists such as Megadeth, The Ramones, and Franz Ferdinand. With over 30 rock hits, the game should last a good amount of time. Trust me on this one. If you're into music or have ever wanted to become a rock star, you will enjoy this game. What more can you ask for when you can bust out More Than a Feeling by Boston??? If you won't take my advice for it, take Joan Jett's word.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
True Crime New York
On November 15th, Activision will be releasing True Crime - New York City, the much anticipated follow up to 2003's True Crime - Streets of L.A.
Similar to its predecessor, the game features an all-star cast including notables such as Christopher Walken, Traci Lords, Mickey Rourke, and Redman. In fact, two previously unreleased Redman tracks will be featured in the game as well as the option to be his character. In honor of Activision’s True Crime: New York City hitting stores on November 18, Puma is doing a limited run of the True Crime RS100. Only 200 pairs made for what I’m told is $100 each. Only being sold at Clientele, Classic Kicks, Flight Club and The PUMA Store - Soho. All of the stores are featured as environments in the game. Check those shoes out here.
Click on the links below to go to the official site to watch the trailer. And just as a heads up (in case you weren't already aware), the game is rated Mature (17+) for intense violence, blood and gore, strong language, strong sexual content and the use of drugs. In order to view the trailer, it is required to submit your D.O.B. in the pull down menu.
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