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XBox One Sales up 96 Percent in the UK

Posted in Games,Xbox One by Tam Yue on March 18th, 2014

TitanfallAs predicted, Respawn’s Titanfall is the number one selling game for XBox One and PC so far in 2014.  The game also sparked a rise in sales of Xbox One consoles in the UK to it’s highest level. In fact, many are reporting to buy the console just so they can play the game.

XBox One Titanfall bundles have accounted for more than 70 percent of Xbox One hardware sold since the release of the game on March 14th. The bundles includes the console and a download token of the game for £399.

Let’s here your comments from those that have played TitanFall, so far.

OpenPool anyone?

Posted in Games by Tam Yue on March 10th, 2014

OpenPool Billiards TableHere is a great addition for your man cave/game room; OpenPool. This new interactive device will make one of  the oldest non-tech games out there extremely high tech and you will have the most talked about game rooms in town. OpenPool takes an otherwise normal pool table and turns it into a hot bed of visual effects. An example of this is shown on their website is called the “Pond” effect, it makes the table look as thought you are playing on water rather than felt.

How this works is through two Kinects, a projector, pocket detectors , and collision detector. The Kinects follow the ball movement, the projector displays the visual effects on the table, the pocket detectors detect when a ball is made into each pocket and displays visual effects, and the collision detector uses a microphone to detect …

GTA Online Hits Some Bumps in the Road

Posted in Games by Darrin Olson on October 2nd, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V OnlineAccording to Take Two Interactive, Grand Theft Auto V was a huge success bringing in $1 billion in its first three days after launching, however some performance issues have hindered the recent launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, tied to this release. Grand Theft Auto Online is something new for Rockstar Games and will allow players to participate in many of the same activities that they would with the distributed game, but online in a “living world” with multiple players.

Reviewing Rockstar’s Twitter account, it appears there are multiple people reporting issues with access and performance to the online version of the game and Rockstar is getting back to them individually with a summary of what the problems are and what is being addressed. They are even offering an automated email to alert users when the identified items …

Rezurrection Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack to be released August 23rd on Xbox 360

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

Fans of Black Ops have something to be very happy about. The latest map pack titled “Rezurrection” will be coming to the Xbox 360 followed by PC and PlayStation 3 later. Sadly these maps will not be multiplayer maps though.

You get a new map level called “Moon” along with four re-mastered zombie maps: “Nacht der Üntoten,” “Verrückt,” “Shi No Numa” and “Der Riese.” They should be released on August 23rd for the XBox, with PS3 and PC following later.

Batman: Arkham City Collector’s Edition

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2011

We’re all eagerly awaiting the release of the new Batman game Arkham City on October 21st. Hardcore fans will want this collectors edition which includes a whole bunch of special extras, like a custom Batman statue, collectible art book, early DLC access, the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack, the DC Universe animated original movie Batman: Gotham Knight and four collectible cards.

There’s also the game of course, which looks awesome and is sure to provide many hours of play. It will be available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in October 2011.

Turtle Beach limited edition Modern Warfare 3 headsets

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

The headset above is one of four limited edition offerings from Turtle Beach and Activision. The headsets all have the same design style, but offer different specialties. There is the $300 Ear Force Delta which is based on the XP500 programmable virtual 7.1 headset and comes with a custom travel-case and MW3 sound presets.

Then there is the $150 Ear Force Bravo, which is a version of the PX3. It has the same presets as the Delta in wireless stereo. Next is the $130 Ear Force Charlie with discrete 5.1 and eight drivers. Lastly is the $100 Ear Force Foxtrot; a PX21 universal stereo headset. So you have your choice soldiers.

Octane 120 Beer Arcade

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2011

Driving games are great, but they have lacked one important thing. Beer. The Octane 120 Beer Arcade is a fully functioning gaming PC, with full driving controls, a built-in projector so you can play BIG and a dozen driving simulations pre-installed. So that takes care of the driving.

What about the drinking? Well, they have that covered too, for better or worse. Behind the seat, there is enough room for half a barrel of beer, with a tap in the middle of your controls, so that you can pour a fresh beer while driving.

Capcom Announces Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on July 10th, 2011

I can’t believe that Resident Evil is 15 years old. Time flies when you’re killing zombies. To commemorate the 15th anniversary, Capcom has announced the Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box for the Japanese market.

The set includes: Resident Evil Directors Cut (PS1), Resident Evil 2 (PS1), Resident Evil 3 (PS1), Resident Evil Revival Selection (PS3), Resident Evil 4 soundtrack, Resident Evil Code: Veronica soundtrack, special Resident Evil pin and sticker set plus original Resident Evil 5 spacer.

Play World of Warcraft for free up to level 20

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2011

If you haven’t been bit by the WOW bug yet, Blizzard is hoping to entice you by allowing you to play unrestricted up to level 20 before the game starts asking for money. At that point you can choose to ditch your character and all that hard work, or pay $20 for the full game along with the Burning Crusade expansion which ups your level cap to 70 and opens Outlands, and the Blood Elf and Draenei races.

Also, the Burning Crusade expansion is completely free to everyone who has the game and hasn’t already bought it. Seems like a good time to get into WOW.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Now the best selling game ever in the UK

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 28th, 2011

This isn’t much of a surprise considering how well the game has done everywhere, but according to ChartTrack, Call of Duty: Black Ops has now become the UK’s best selling game of all time, beating its closest rival, Modern Warfare 2.

Since its launch last November, 3,722,411 copies of the game have been sold in the UK alone. This comes after Activision had announced that Black Ops was already the best selling game ever across North America and Europe, with 33% more unique players than Modern Warfare 2. Proof that a well crafted game will reward it’s makers.

Sonic the Hedgehog cake

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

It’s been awhile since we featured a cool geeky cake and this one qualifies. Makes me hungry just looking at it. If I could, I would run circles around this cake like Sonic himself as I gobbled up those rings, that icing and all the rest of it.

And I wouldn’t share. This would strictly be a one player game. It would be delicious. Sega-licious.

Redbox starts renting video games for $2

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 17th, 2011

Right on schedule, Redbox is introducting video game rentals for $2 a day. They have a pretty good selection of titles for those wanting to not buy games at 50 and 60 dollars, or those who like to try before they buy.

About 5,000 kiosks have already been involved in the testing of this service and now Redbox is adding the other 21,000 across the US. So go on, get gaming for just $2 a title.

Roku and Rovio Bring Angry Birds Game To TV

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 1st, 2011

Roku and Rovio have joined forces to bring the Angry Birds game to Roku’s streaming service. This new service will allow you to play Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio games all from your Roku streaming box.

There will also be an extra Angry Birds video channel with extra content like short animated Angry Bird stories and the ability to purchase Angry Birds merchandise. The game will be available this summer on a new Roku box. Also a new remote maybe in the development stages for a more functional game controller for future releases. Sounds good.

EVO 2 Android gaming console coming this fall

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Ever hear of the Linux-based EVO game console? Probably not, but it did exist and actually shipped at one point before being”sold out” according to Envizions, the company behind it. Well, now it is back with an Android-based gaming console called the EVO 2.

It will hit the US this fall with developer units available today where developers will have to pay an annual $149 software support fee. Some specs include a 1.2GHz Samsung processor, a “modified” Android 2.2 OS, and a TV remote and game controller. A motion sensor will be added by the end of the year, and it has its own points system to buy Android games called “EVO tokens.” Looks like the price will be $249.

Tetris Wedding Cake

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2011

Marriage can be a lot like Tetris. Sometimes the pieces fall slow and they all click into place. Other times… At least I think that’s what this cake signifies.

The cool thing about this Tetris cake is that all of the pieces are separated so you could actually play the game if you wanted. Cool cake. Not sure what it says about their wedding though. May they have many games of Tetris ahead of them.