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Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22

Xbox 360 LIVE Usage: Week Of 2/22
Straight from the mouth (or fingers as the case may be) of Major Nelson, here’s the latest LIVE usage details. Nothing on the full retail list elicits any sort of surprise reaction from me, but I am happy to see how effective the Deal of the Week is in pushing Arcade titles. Duke Nukem 3D is just...
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Left 4 Dead Tidbits

Left 4 Dead Tidbits
Due to a fortunate trip to Rapture (the review will be coming soon), I missed a lot of news that broke last week. So, over the next couple of posts, I’ll try to bring everyone up to speed. First on the hit list is the Left 4 Dead franchise. We all know about The Passing, a new campaign heading...
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Microsoft Throws A Block Party

Microsoft Throws A Block Party
A lot of you know that I’m a big fan of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade program. In fact, I’ve been wanting Microsoft to do more events like that throughout the year, as I think it’ll draw more attention to the service & spotlight some really good titles. Now, it looks like the...
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Final Fantasy XIII Bundles Up Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIII Bundles Up Xbox 360
Man, I really need to find a way to have a ‘bundle budget’. You know, a stash of cash that’s dedicated solely to buying the various console bundles that come out as I really want some of them. Case in point is the recently announced (& previously Japan-only) Final Fantasy XIII...
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This Week On Xbox LIVE Marketplace

This Week On Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Microsoft’s Deal of the Week is actually a 3-fer: Marvel vs Capcom 2 (800 MP), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Reshelled (400 MP) & Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (800 MP). Honestly, these are the prices they should have been right from the beginning. Especially the...
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 02/02/10

According to Joystiq, Microsoft is releasing the previously-bundle-only Xbox 360 250GB HD individually in Japan on March 11th. It’ll run about 15,540 yen (which is about $170 here in the US). No word on when the US release will happen… There’s a new trailer for The Sims 3 posted...
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Xbox LIVE Marketplace: 01/26-02/04

Xbox LIVE Marketplace: 01/26-02/04
Major Nelson was kind enough to post this earlier today. Notable items include Splosion Man, which will be next week’s Deal of the Week, reduced down to 400 MP.It’s a fantastic platformer (I gave it a 9 out of 10) that everyone should have so at 400 MP, there really is no reason not to pick...
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ZuneNation Races To Paradise

ZuneNation Races To Paradise
ZuneNation, a group of music lovers who just happen to love playing video games as well, is hosting a Community Playdate on the Xbox 360. The game of choice will be Criterion’s Burnout Paradise. One of my favorite arcade-style racing franchises, Paradise expanded the series by providing an open-sandbox...
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Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)

Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day (360)
Developer: EA Montreal Publisher: Electronic Arts MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 01/12/2010 Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP Rated: M for Mature Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Upcoming Xbox LIVE Marketplace Releases

Upcoming Xbox LIVE Marketplace Releases
Looks like Microsoft is attempting to shift their announce schedule a bit. Typically, we find out what’s coming up at the beginning of each week, a lot of times on that Sunday via Major Nelson’s podcast. But just as we saw with December, Mr Hyrb has posted the next few week’s releases...
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Review: Left 4 Dead 2 (360)

Review: Left 4 Dead 2 (360)
Developer: Valve Software Publisher: Valve Software MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 11/17/2009 Platforms: Xbox 360, Windows (Steam) Bookmark It Hide Sites
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2009’s Top Games On Xbox LIVE

2009’s Top Games On Xbox LIVE
It’s been an interesting year to say the least. That’s “interesting” in a good way. 2009 brought a virtual ton of fantastic gaming experiences & 2010 doesn’t look to be much different. One of the key components of today’s gaming culture is online play, be it through...
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Best of 2009

Best of 2009
So, now that 2009 is coming to a close, it’s time for me to pick my favorite titles released over the last 12 months. Keep in mind that these are my personal picks. Although I did take into consideration things like sales figures, public opinion & feedback from friends & colleagues, the...
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Review: Halo 3: ODST (360)

Review: Halo 3: ODST (360)
Developer: Bungie Publisher: Microsoft MSRP: $59.99 Release Date: 09/22/2009 Genre: First Person Shooter Rated: M for Mature Official Site Bookmark It Hide Sites
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Microsoft Reveals LIVE Plans For December

Microsoft Reveals LIVE Plans For December
December is one of those months where everyone wants to get everything done as early as possible so they can enjoy the rest of the holiday season. Lots of places have all the details worked out so they can just sit on auto-pilot until the new year. Predictably, Microsoft has revealed their plans for...
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Medal Of Honor Goes Modern

Medal Of Honor Goes Modern
War has always been big business. I mean, a lot of credit goes to WWII for getting the US out of the Great Depression not to mention the money companies like Haliburton have made off our time in the Middle East over the last 15 years. Well, it turns out that war is very profitable in video games as well....
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Daily Gaming Tidbits 11/25/09

Tekken 6 will be getting an update on the Playstation 3 & Xbox 360 tomorrow. It should optimize the online portion of the game like input response time & such… The new, bigger screened DSi is out in Japan (called the DSi LL) & has sold more than 100,000 units already. Look for it...
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Fallout 3…Coming To An Avatar Near You

Fallout 3…Coming To An Avatar Near You
Yesterday BethBlog announced a slew of Fallout 3 themed gear for your Xbox 360 Avatar. I’m a bit torn about it. I dig the Vault 101 jumpsuits & I kinda like the Vault Boy costume. But where’s my props? Where’s my Pip Boy 3000? Or maybe a plush Dogmeat? Heck, I’d even be happy...
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Microsoft Gives Thanks This Week

Microsoft Gives Thanks This Week
Typically the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) is thought of as the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Over the last few years, retailers have extended their sales to encompass online shopping & this year a lot of them have even begun the sales earlier, pushing the consumer to buy before...
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LIVE Usage Week Of Nov 9th

LIVE Usage Week Of Nov 9th
Surprise, surprise! Who would have ever guessed that Modern Warfare 2 would dominate the top 10 activity list? Yes, that was intended to be sarcastic… Seriously though, Modern Warfare 2 has a fantastic multiplayer experience so I understand completely why it’s there (you can see my review...
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