[E3 2011] Halo 4 – My Opinion..

17 06 2011

At this years E3 Microsoft announced a new trilogy that probably sent Halo fans headspinning.  A new Halo trilogy.  For those of you whom have beat Halo 3 on Legendary (or looked up the ending on  youtube) you know all about the “secret ending’ from Halo 3 that preludes into what we all assumed to be Halo 4.

Well, now it is officially announced.  Halo 4 is coming.  But my concern is it coming to Xbox 360 or does Microsoft have it planned for their next generation console?

Now let me state that this is pure speculation on my part.  I have not seen any proof that Mircosoft is going to release this on a new console, it’s just a hunch.  So bear with me here.

Id Software’s John Carmack says that the” new console will be here in a couple of years. ”  That being said, there are also games in development for the new console already, such as Time Splitters 4.

So here is my question to you loyal readers.  Do you really think that Microsoft won’t release Halo 4 for their new console instead of the Xbox 360?  Let’s face it…Halo is one of the best selling franchises that Microsoft owns.   So with developers already working on games for the next-gen consoles I would think that Microsoft would be pushing for Halo 4 to be released on the next-gen consoles as a “console seller”.

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but with developers already claming that the next-gen console will debut at next years E3 and have a potential release date for early 2013 this seems very very likely to me.  Granted, Microsoft could release it for both platforms in order to sooth the angry tide of people that just bought the Xbox 360 Slim & Kinect less than 1-2 years ago.  But who knows….maybe I’m right, maybe I’m wrong. 

What do you think?


Rumor Mill: Gears of War: Exile & Halo HD To Appear At E3 2011

30 05 2011

I’m sure by now we have all heard the rumor of Microsoft making a Gears of War title for the Xbox 360 Kinect. Gears of War: Exile is the name that has been labeled for this, but there has been no confirmation if this is a Kinect title or if it’s not.

That being said, Microsoft has said that this years’ E3 they are going all out for the hardcore Kinect audience which has not games to date at this point to satisfy them.  So could Gears of War: Exile be a Kinect title? Yes, it’s extremely possible.  Will it appear at E3?  I have no doubt that it will show it’s face at E3.  Will we see it soon? Well…if it’s anything like the Kinect: Star Wars game….well, that’s all I will say.

Also, with the 10 year anniversay of Halo coming up, 343 Studios might be cooking up something as well for this years’ E3.  Rumors are abound of a Halo: Combat Evolved HD upgrade coming out soon.  That would not suprise me at all seeing how there is not a current Halo game announced.  We all know how Microsoft likes to showboat one of their biggest franchises at E3.

So do I think Halo HD is coming.  Definately.  There are way too many magazine publications talking about it for it not to be true.  I just wonder if they are going for a full retail release or if they are going to release it on Xbox Live the way they are doing Resident Evil HD?

[E3]KOTOR MMO Rumors Are True…Sadly

17 07 2008

Here’s the post from Joystiq.com

Portfolio.com just published a short excerpt of its interview with EA boss John Riccitiello who tells the site that it’s “got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development” including “the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about — in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare.” One doesn’t need to connect too many dots to arrive at the conclusion that BioWare is returning to the Star Wars universe with a Knights of the Old Republic MMO.

Of course, this product has been rumored for … well, for a long time. Separately confirming a BioWare / LucasArts collaboration and a BioWare MMO project lead to certain obvious conclusions and countless other rumors and leaks seemed to do everything but confirm (and some denied) the project’s existence. Though it would appear Riccitiello wasn’t quite ready to put a name on that project – it’s Portfolio.com connecting those dots – by referencing that this is the game that “people are dying for us to talk to them about” he clearly seems to be pointing to KOTOR.

[Update: We’ve just spoken with N. Evan Van Zelfden, the writer of the report, who told us that when asked specifically if this game was “KOTOR Online”, Riccitiello responded unequivocally, “Yes.” So, there you have it – sounds like we can take off our skeptical glasses.]

I personally didn’t want to see KOTOR go MMO because it has been one of the best single player experiences I’ve ever had on a game.  It’s almost like no one cares about the single player games anymore…  I get the demand for a Star Wars MMO is really high…but why’d it have to be KOTOR, why not Battlefront or another one…  Oh well, I guess this is one I won’t be picking up.

[E3]I Am Alive Unveiled At Ubisoft Conference

16 07 2008

I Am Alive is the name, and there are not much details about it right now except that it’s obiviously some kind of a survival game.  Also, it’s coming to “current-generation consoless”. What’d really be cool if it was a game based of I Am Legend or Cloverfield…but we won’t get our hopes up.

One person pointed out (which I completely missed) is that the guy wanting the bottle of water is the same guy who said “I’ll see you upstairs”.

So, are you interested?  I know I am!

[E3] E3 Day One Highlights Part One

15 07 2008

Okay, so we’re going to cut to the finer points and highlights of day one for you so that you don’t have to read through all the other stuff to get to the good parts.

Fallout 3

  • For those of you who have Xbox Live, you can download the new trailer that was debuted at E3 sometime soon.
  • You have the option of switching between both first & third person views.
  • The Pipboy 3000 can be used to listen to radio stations during the game.
  • The “Voltech Assisted Targeting System” is available so that you can queue up attacks on enemies rather than the manual aiming and firing.
  • The game is based in Washington D.C. and will have over 100 hours of gameplay.
  • There will be exclusive downloadable content for the Xbox 360

Resident Evil 5

  • Online co-op has been confirmed for the entire game.
  • Game will release on March 13th, 2009 (which also happens to be a Friday…)
  • Teamwork will be essential to get through the game.
  • If you do not have a friend playing with you, the AI will take control of the second character.

Fable 2

  • Online co-op has finally been confirmed.
  • Fable 2 is pretty much finished and will be out sometime in October.
  • Ambient orbs allow you to invite your friends in to your world when you come across them at any time.  They can also leave at anytime as well.

Gears Of War 2

  • Flamethrower is introduced (this could be very interesting).
  • New 5 player co-op feature is revealed…called Horde, in which you and 4 other buddies fight off wave after wave of Locust.
  • NO four player campaign was announced…which saddens us tremendously.
  • Gears of War 2 will be coming out November 7th.

Xbox Live Arcade Games

  • Geometry Wars 2 Retro Evolved was announced supporting 4 players.
  • Galaga Legions will be released in August.
  • Portal Still Alive was announced as XBL exclusive and will be available sometime this fall.
  • A South Park XBL title was announced….no details on it yet though.
  • The original Banjo Kazooie will be coming to XBL sometime soon.


  • It’s been rumored for quite a while, but now it’s official.
  • The game will allow you to import songs from your iPod & Zune to use on the game.  Which makes it the first game ever to allow that.
  • The microphone is wireless and it has tilt functions. 
  • It also had LED lights on the side that will light up while singing. 
  • According to how you sing the microphone will light up accordingly.
  • The game will come with songs from different genres.
  • Duffy will be a featured artist on the game.   Her song “Mercy” will more than likely be on there considering she sang it during the games debut.

[E3]Grand Theft Auto Coming To…DS???

15 07 2008

So, this is by far to me Nintendo’s biggest announcement.  A GTA game coming to the DS.  The game is called GTA: Chinatown Wars, little is known about the game, save for that it will feature a new game engine, characters, and the series’ standard sandbox-style gameplay.

The GTA fanboy that I am will definately be getting this.  Rock on for getting one on the DS!

E3: Rock Band 2 Full Track List Revealed

14 07 2008

Master Tracks
# Artists Song Title Decade
1. AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1970s
2. AFI Girl’s Gone Grey 2000s
3. Alanis Morissette You Oughta Know 1990s
4. Alice in Chains Man in the Box 1990s
5. Allman Brothers Ramblin’ Man 1970s
6. Avenged Sevenfold Almost Easy 2000s
7. Bad Company Shooting Star 1970s
8. Beastie Boys So Whatcha Want 1990s
9. Beck E-Pro 2000s
10. Bikini Kill Rebel Girl 1990s
11. Billy Idol White Wedding Pt. I 1980s
12. Blondie One Way or Another 1970s
13. Bob Dylan Tangled Up in Blue 1970s
14. Bon Jovi Livin’ on a Prayer 1980s
15. Cheap Trick Hello There 1970s
16. Devo Uncontrollable Urge 1980s
17. Dinosaur Jr. Feel the Pain 1990s
18. Disturbed Down with the Sickness 2000s
19. Dream Theater Panic Attack 2000s
20. Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf 1980s
21. Elvis Costello Pump It Up 1970s
22. Fleetwood Mac Go Your Own Way 1970s
23. Foo Fighters Everlong 1990s
24. Guns N’ Roses Shackler’s Revenge 2000s
25. Interpol PDA 2000s
26. Jane’s Addiction Mountain Song 1980s
27. Jethro Tull Aqualung 1970s
28. Jimmy Eat World The Middle 2000s
29. Joan Jett Bad Reputation 1980s
30. Journey Anyway You Want It 1970s
31. Judas Priest Painkiller 1990s
32. Kansas Carry On Wayward Son 1970s
33. L7 Pretend We’re Dead 1990s
34. Lacuna Coil Our Truth 2000s
35. Linkin Park One Step Closer 2000s
36. Lit My Own Worst Enemy 1990s
37. Lush De-Luxe 1990s
38. Mastodon Colony of Birchmen 2000s
39. Megadeth Peace Sells 1980s
40. Metallica Battery 1980s
41. Mighty Mighty Bosstones Where’d You Go 1990s
42. Modest Mouse Float On 2000s
43. Motorhead Ace of Spades 1980s
44. Nirvana Drain You 1990s
45. Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky 1960s
46. Panic at the Disco Nine in the Afternoon 2000s
47. Paramore That’s What You Get 2000s
48. Pearl Jam Alive 1990s
49. Presidents of the USA Lump 1990s
50. Rage Against the Machine Testify 1990s
51. Ratt Round & Round 1980s
52. Red Hot Chili Peppers Give it Away 1990s
53. Rise Against Give it All 2000s
54. Rush The Trees 1970s
55. Silversun Pickups Lazy Eye 2000s
56. Smashing Pumpkins Today 1990s
57. Social Distortion I Was Wrong 1990s
58. Sonic Youth Teenage Riot 1980s
59. Soundgarden Spoonman 1990s
60. Squeeze Cool for Cats 1970s
61. Steely Dan Bodhitsattya 1970s
62. Steve Miller Band Rock’n Me 1970s
63. Survivor Eye of the Tiger 1980s
64. System of a Down Chop Suey 2000s
65. Talking Heads Psycho Killer 1970s
66. Tenacious D Master Exploder 2000s
67. Testament Souls of Black 1990s
68. The Donnas New Kid in School 2000s
69. The Go-Go’s We Got the Beat 1980s
70. The Grateful Dead Alabama Getaway 1980s
71. The Guess Who American Woman 1970s
72. The Muffs Kids in America 1990s
73. The Offspring Come Out & Play (Keep ’em Separated) 1990s
74. The Replacements Alex Chilton 1980s
75. The Who Pinball Wizard 1960s
Bonus Tracks
76. Abnormality Visions 2000s
77. Anarchy Club Get Clean 2000s
78. Bang Camaro Night Lies 2000s
79. Breaking Wheel Shoulder to the Plow 2000s
80. The Libyans Neighborhood 2000s
81. The Main Drag A Jagged Gorgeous Winter 2000s
82. Speck Conventional Lover 2000s
83. The Sterns Supreme Girl 2000s
84. That Handsome Devil Rob the Prez-O-Dent 2000s

So…wow, what a list. Not only is there going to be 84 songs on the disc, but you can also use all of your RB1 songs and all of your RB1 DLC. AND NOT ONLY THAT, but MTV is going to give us 20 free songs sometime shortly after the launch…20 free songs, all master tracks. Looks like Harmonix is stepping up to the plate for a home run.

Also, be sure to check in later for a rundown of day one on E3.