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Rumor: GTA V Online To Feature Microtransactions

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

By exploiting a glitch that allows players to access the store section of Grand Theft Auto V players have gained access to some files stored on RockStar’s servers.

These files include a text dump for an item called the  “Red Shark Cash Card”. Valued at $100,000 in-game currency, this virtual stack of cash is good across all of Los Santos! Other users have found a single image (pictured at the end of this article) that hints at a similar “$100,000 Maze Bank” card.

What do you think about the possibility of microtransactions being included in Grand Theft Auto Online? The online componet of GTA V isn’t live just yet but will be available early next month! Featuring up to 16 players, GTA Online allows you to explore the entire map, all the while taking part in competatyive matches, create crews similar to those featured in Max Payne 3 and other activities.

Surely we will find out more about Grand Theft Auto V on October 1st, get ready!

Souce: Kotaku

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NHL 14 | Review

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Jason Nason

Aside from demos, I haven’t played a full edition of EA’s NHL series since way back in NHL 07. That’s a long time to be away, though I have played that game an awful lot. The newest game in the series, aptly titled NHL 14, continues on with everything that I thought was great in that game and builds upon it to make an even greater game.

Included in NHL 14 are a few new modes as well as the franchise’s continual advancement of existing features.

One of the new modes is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of NHL ’94, which was released twenty years ago for the SNES and Sega Genesis. NHL ’94 Anniversary Mode is a new way to get into old-school NHL action.

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Xbox Music Streaming Comes To Non-Win8 Users

Posted on September 9, 2013 by Les Major

The big news is that Xbox Music has come to iOS and Android in the form of an app today, but I’m more excited for being able to use it on a PC that isn’t running Windows 8. I’ll still never give up my first love, the pay but so good service Rara.com which when I first signed up was like a buck per month to try for like the first three months then only five thereafter.

It took me a bit to find out exactly where Xbox Music is located but the US site pointed me to Music.Xbox.com and currently I’m grooving away to some tunes. Originally the service was quoted as being unlimitedly free for the first six months to stream, but then with limited to ten hours per month after that. With the service going “free” for PC I don’t know if that will change, but the US site still states that as a rule.Read More


WayForward Launches Kickstarter for HD Shantae Game

Posted on September 8, 2013 by Jason Nason

WayForward is the latest game developer to turn to Kickstarter looking to crowd fund their latest project. The game will be a new and original game in the Shantae series and will be in HD for home consoles.

WayForward has developed more than 200 licensed titles over the last 23 years, the most recent being Ducktales: Remastered. The company has also made a handful of games for Nintendo platforms, including the two previous Shantae games.

“Shantae is a a Half-Genie who hair-whips monsters with her ponytail, and belly dances to transform into magical creatures. She explores Sequin Land, solves labyrinths, trashes epic bosses, and foils the busty buccaneer Risky Boots, always managing to save the day!”

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Microsoft Retires Microsoft Points Today

Posted on August 27, 2013 by Jason Nason

Today is the day. Microsoft has now officially switched from using Microsoft Points for purchasing downloadable games and content to real world currency. The switch will happen across all Xbox Live regions and will automatically convert any existing balance or newly-entered Points card into your local currency.

The Xbox Live Marketplace now lists all prices in local currency instead of points as well, and Microsoft reports on its official site that all Points converted to currency will be valid until June 1, 2015 (but “the currency you purchase and add to your account after the transition will not expire”).

Even after your account transitions, Microsoft will still accept purchased Microsoft Points Cards and codes until further notice. The company will add to your account an amount of local currency equal to or greater than the Marketplace value of those points. When you next redeem a Points card or code, those Points will be retired, and your account will begin using your local currency instead.

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GTA V’s Brief Appearance on PSN Leads To Leak of Soundtrack

Posted on August 25, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

RockStar’s next open world crime game, Grand Theft Auto V, appeared on the European PlayStation network as in an unplayable pre-load state for those who have digitally purchased the title. This practice is not new, digital only services like Steam have been offering pre-load as an option for years, allowing gamers to jump right in when a title releases at midnight.

Gamer’s eagerly started sifting through the digital pre-load files and have dug up a few interesting things.  They’ve identified six different radio stations – Non-Stop Pop FM, SoundWax FM, Radio Los Santos, Punk Station, Classic Rock, West Coast Classics and a mishmash list of songs simply presented under the header ‘unknown’.  You can probably place a safe bet on the fact that this is not a definitive list of stations, absence of a talk station aside, as ‘Punk Station’ isn’t exactly witty enough to be included a GTA Game. We also have no clue what the songs under the ‘unknown’ label will fit in, if they are even present in the final build of GTA V.Read More


Konami to Update 3DS Castlevania in HD

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Jason Nason

Konami announced today that they will be updating Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate in HD for release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The game was originally released for the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year.

In the game, it is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The worlds’ alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force – the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.

Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny – and hopefully salvation for the world.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Revealed

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Jason Nason

Rockstar Games took the cover off the online mode for Grand Theft Auto V this morning, including a demo video detailing some of the finer points of the features. Take a look at the rundown below as well as the video release.

Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community. Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.

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Microsoft Reveals ‘Xbox Live Ultimate Sale’

Posted on July 2, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Not to be outdone by Sony’s own online sale, Microsoft has revealed their roster of discounted games for July ’13. Headlining all of this is a massive one day sale on some of 2012’s best games including Far Cry 3,  Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2 and Assassins Creed III. Considering the most expensive of these is $20, and several of them are priced at just $10 – be prepared to empty your wallet. The Bioware games are worth the price of entry alone, you’re guaranteed to get at least a few dozen hours out of them!

If you’re looking to save on some older games on the cheap Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect and Prey are all $5, along with some other vintage 360 titles.

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Microsoft Announces New Xbox 360 Model & Changes To Xbox Live

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Xbox One might be all the rage, now that the console has been announced, but Microsoft had a few surprises and changes in store for the Xbox 360 during their press conference. Among these are the eradication of Microsoft Points, a re-designed Xbox 360.

Starting in November, when the Xbox One will launch in North America, Microsoft will do away with their preparatory digital currency, Microsoft Points, replacing it with real world prices similar to Steam & PSN.

Up until this items on the marketplace were prices in blocks of 400 / 800 or 1200 Microsoft Points, with the equivalent value of these amount in USD being: $5, $10 and $15. Complaints from users in Canada arose a few years ago after the Canadian Dollar rose to parity with the USD and Microsoft failed to change the price of Microsoft Points to reflect this. The end result was that those who have bought point cards in Canada are paying more when compared to their American counterparts.

Also of surprise was that Microsoft will release a second re-design of the Xbox 360, which is smaller than the initial ‘slim’ re-designed console released in 2010. The new design looks strikingly similar to the Xbox One (re-design pictured above).

News/ Image Source: Kotaku


Open World Zombie Game State Of Decay Now On XBLA

Posted on June 7, 2013 by Les Major

I’d heard of State Of Decay quite a bit ago and unfortunately it fell of my radar until I saw the release on XBLA yesterday. Eager to see how the game turned out, I set aside the title I had been playing and downloaded the demo. What Undead Labs has produced is an awesome open world game that after you try it out, you’ll see that the price is quite fair. I was skeptical at first, but there is a lot to do and the games progression keeps you interested.Read More


New GTA V Collecters Edition Detailed

Posted on May 23, 2013 by Jason Nason

Rockstar Games has released a few more details of their upcoming Grand Theft Auto V release, including the reveal of an EB Games exclusive Collector’s Edition. The special edition of the game comes with the game itself as well as a ton of extras.

The collector’s edition will retail for $149.99 and will be released on September 17th, 2013. As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and the release date will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.

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Star Trek | Review

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Jason Nason

Star Trek looks and feels like the movies and sucks you into the action. The game, with the voice actors, music and visuals so much like the franchise itself, is very satisfying despite some of the minor troubles.

First and foremost the game is built to recreate the feeling of watching and playing right along with the latest Star Trek movie. The visual presentation, musical score and the actors are all true to the 2009 film. All of the original cast members from the newest films lent their voices to the game.Read More


Injustice: Gods Among Us | Review

Posted on April 30, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

I can say without a doubt that there are an infinite number of universes.  Some are just like our own… but for one or two significant events, exactly the same.

These words stated by Lex Luthor introduce the story  for Injustice: Gods Among Us.  Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios, who are commonly known as the creators of Mortal Kombat. The game was released across on the PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 on April 16, 2013, and this review is based on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Can NetherRealm studios deliver a great fighter like their Mortal Kombat reboot? Read on.Read More


Capcom Releases Another Arcade Cabinet Series

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Jason Nason

Capcom has released a few more games in their Capcom Arcade Cabinet series, specifically with the releases of 1942, SonSon and Pirate Ship Higemaru.

All three of the games game out in 1984 and, for those want to relive these three videogame classics or try them for the first time, they can with the release of Capcom Arcade Cabinet Pack #5. The games will be available today on the North American PlayStation Store and worldwide on XBLA Marketplace.Read More


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