Minecraft Coming EXCLUSIVELY To XBLA In 2012

24 10 2011


For those of you who followed E3 this year, you all know that Minecraft was announced with no release date or what platforms it would find it’s way onto (save for Xbox 360).   Well it was announced today via Twitter that Minecraft will be coming exclusively to Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade.

Look for Minecraft on XBLA Spring 2012.

What is Minecraft you ask?  Just watch this video below:


343 Studios Gives A Peek Into Halo 4

28 08 2011

The dawn of a new age is coming for the world of Halo. 343 Studios has taken over and are letting you continue the fight. They have recently released this little sneak peek of some early concepts.

Gears 3 Multiplayer Maps Revealed

26 08 2011

Here’s the list and descriptions. You’ll notice Gridlock has once again returned.

CheckoutCheckout’s combat takes place in the carcass of an abandoned superstore. The shop owners tried to move their inventory with a closeout sale in the weeks leading up to the HOD evacuations, but ultimately had to walk away and leave everything to time and history. The intense close-quarters combat of the store aisles makes every decision important. Weapon selection is key, cover is essential to survival and every move has an impact. When facing your enemy, remember what the sign says: “Everything must go.”

DrydockMuch has been written about the beauty of Seran culture, but people often forget the backbone of industry upon which it all relies. This shipyard stands full of undelivered goods and the necessary tools of a society’s infrastructure. Its most prominent landmark is the rotting husk of a cargo ship that will forever stand in Drydock. Read the rest of this entry »

Halo: Reach Getting Update in October

26 08 2011

The way you play multiplayer is about to be tweaked fellow Reach players. I’ve just started playing online and as a noob I’m glad to see the Armor Lock get taken down a peg or two. Some of the changes:

  • Armor Lock now only prevents most of the damage
  • Armor Lock will not unstuck, stuck plasma grenades
  • Shield Bleedthrough will be added, where damage done to players with a fraction of shield remaining can now be inflicted on their remaining health
  • An option to change the reticule bloom (the thing that makes you less accurate the more you fire your pistol and other headshot weapons)
  • Will no longer be able to block an incoming sword attack with simple melee, unless you of course also have a sword
  • Melee kills will now take three blows instead of two
  • Active Camo will be be shortened… unfortunately.

If you wanted to know what Halo was going to be like without Bungie this will be your first taste.

Skyrim DLC to Xbox Before The Rest

26 08 2011

The new Elder Scrolls title will boast on the Xbox 30 days of exclusive ownership on the first two Skyrim DLC’s. Playstation and PC gamers will have to wait an entire month! Can we chalk this as a win for Mircosoft? Eh, What’s one month really? Unless the world ends in that time, then we will have won. Of course, we all would lose… It’s a shallow victory I guess. Here’s a screenshot.

Gears Of War 3 Avatar Awards

24 07 2011

If you look on the marketplace you will see quite a bit of Gears of War avatar wear for you to buy.  Key word there: buy.  Epic Games has announced that Gears of War 3 will feature Avatar Awards for you to earn by unlocking ceratin achievements (no word on which achievements yet, but if you want to check them out click here). 

It’s not confirmed yet if this is all of the Avatar Awards in Gears of War 3, but this is the confirmed ones:

Marcus Fenix Doo-rag:






Horde Mode T-Shirt:






Locust Drone Mask:






So there they are.  Hopefully none of these will be tied to Seriously 3.0, but if they are oh well.  What do you all think and what other awards would you like to see?

Limited Edition Star Wars Console Coming This Holiday

21 07 2011

I’m not an avid Star Wars fan, but I do like Star Wars.  I will confess that I do own all the movies, both boxsets of The Clone Wars animated series, and various characters from the Battle game.  But again, I’m not in it like some people.

That being said, this console…I want it so bad.  I mean how cool is it to have a Star Wars console themed around R2-D2 (and the controller themed around C-3P0).

It doesn’t get much cooler than that.  For a close up of the console and the controller keep reading after the break…

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