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Oh My God, This Week Was For The Win: Week 30
Luke Brown brings you the best, worst, and most random news stories of last week.
Australia didn't quite get the message last week so they've stepped back into the ring with Luke for Round Two. Apparently, they've found something else to ban.
The undercard is a tag-team match from Japan. Capcom and Sony each bring you something you never asked for. What service!
I'm sure our world tour will continue next week as well. I suspect it's the European Union's turn to generate some bullshittery. But who knows..Oh My God, This Week Was For The Win: Week 30 Luke Brown brings you the best, worst,... more
Rocktober is in full swing, with the year’s selection of basketball titles dribbling into stores this week. Brutally hard PS3 exclusive Demon’s Souls is also finally available in North America, as well as Afrika, which has been out in other parts of the world for a good long time. If you want to preemptively attack those holiday pounds, Wii Fit Plus can help you out; if you would rather have nightmares, SAW and Obscure: The Aftermath will do the trick. Oh, and there’s a new game from that little-known niche franchise, Star Wars.Rocktober is in full swing, with the year’s selection of basketball titles... more
As September wraps up, we have a week where the most exciting new releases are on the Wii and handheld systems. No, seriously. Dead Space: Extraction is looking pretty good, I'm very intrigued by The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, and though I don't love the series, I know racing fans must be peeing their pants over Gran Turismo and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge on the PSP. Speaking of the PSP, the PSPgo launched this week, which should be a really big deal for Sony. Unfortunately, they seem to be going about this new version of their handheld in the lamest way possible, so I'm pretty tempted to ignore it entirely.As September wraps up, we have a week where the most exciting new releases are on the... more
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106. Crunkfest Radio is giving away one new warthog 3000. Now what this thing comes with is four tires,xm radio,a machine gun and no seatbelts. But only the first caller will get one.106. Crunkfest Radio is giving away one new warthog 3000. Now what this thing comes... more
warthog 3000 is the next generations vehicle use for the spartan forces but the first of it's brand to sell to the average person just call 1800-555-warthog3000 and get yours now!warthog 3000 is the next generations vehicle use for the spartan forces but the first... more
This new video talks to Hockey Player Zack Stortini who features in the game about the very popular fighting elements in the popular NHL game seriesThis new video talks to Hockey Player Zack Stortini who features in the game about the... more
The new Defjam Rapstar game will be used by DefJam to scout for upcoming new talent.
The game will feature the ability to upload your tracks which will then be regularly monitored by real talent scouts from Def Jam records.The new Defjam Rapstar game will be used by DefJam to scout for upcoming new talent.... more
Rage is id Software’s latest game which was formerly codenamed Tech 5. John Carmack himself is working quite closely with this title. Initial reports were that Xbox 360 version would be gimped in some fashion in order to publish the game on four DVDs. The PlayStation 3’s Blu-Ray drive has more then enough room for this ambitious title.Rage is id Software’s latest game which was formerly codenamed Tech 5. John... more
Those of you who signed up for the preview program which will give you an early look at the newest dashboard update for the Xbox 360 might be hearing from Microsoft soon. If you were one of the people selected for the preview Major Nelson has sent out an update saying you should expect an email sometime next Monday, the 27th.Those of you who signed up for the preview program which will give you an early look... more
Looking for the lowest prices on PlayStation 3, and PSP games? Aren’t we all? Newgg.com is currently holding a video game sale for those of us tightening our wallets. The sale features PSP, and PS3 titles for $9.99, but most fall under the $10-$25 range.Looking for the lowest prices on PlayStation 3, and PSP games? Aren’t we all?... more
Origionally most people would have thought that Modern Warfare 2 (the sequal to Call of Duty Modern Warfare) would drop the name 'Call of Duty', give that to treyarch to do what they please and create a whole new series called Modern Warfare... Incase you wern't quite sure a spokeperson from Infinity Ward confirmed that Modern Warfare 2... would indeed launch as a Call of Duty game. So much for a public dispute with treyarch. Its like leaving your family for a new life only to come back to a life not so anew. Luckily hardcore fans will be loving this.
Remember to re-order this November 10, 2009.Origionally most people would have thought that Modern Warfare 2 (the sequal to Call... more
1. No mouse and keyboard support
Ah, the very raison d'être of PC gaming. Well, guess what? Not everyone wants to play games posturing like Rick Wakeman. The joypad has been gradually refined over 20 years into the finely-honed gaming tool you see today. Pressing digital keys to move? How very 1982.
2. Playing on TV
While the PC might happily spew forth images consisting of a quadrillion pixels, the real issue here is that with a console you're playing on a nice big TV in the living groom on a comfy sofa and, if you have any sense, with a 5.1 Surround Sound system. If we wanted to slouch at a desk in a dimly-lit room we'd just stay at work.
3. It just works
Oh, how we console owners point and chuckle at PC websites where the incumbent expert attempts to explain to some poor sap that his three-month old (and thus obsolete) quad-AMD 3000 and Nvidia Orgasmo-card won't actually run Generic FPS 10 because it's got driver 1.1 instead of 1.1a. Try this: go to shop, buy game, insert disc, game runs. Bliss.
4. No need for endless upgrades
Yes, the PC is hugely upgradeable - and a bloody good job, too, otherwise you'd never get to play all those games built with cutting edge technology by crazy Scandinavian ex-demo hackers. And anyway, a console is upgradeable: when the next Xbox or PlayStation comes out, we sell the old one and buy a new one. Easy.
5. Cheaper hardware
We've heard all the arguments and excuses. Face it: if you really want a decent PC to play games (and no we don't want to build one ourselves) prices start around £500. And if you want to play games at any sort of quality, your (sigh) 'rig' is more like a grand. For that you could buy all three consoles, extra controllers and the top 10 games of the year.
6. The big 'p'
The PC is gradually becoming the ginger step-child of the developer community. Even stalwarts like Valve are moving to consoles because, let's be honest, piracy is eroding the PC world from within like a mercilessly enthusiastic cancer. It's becoming less and less viable for developers whose budgets are spiralling ever upwards. Recently the World of Goo developer suggested piracy of his game was at a rate of about 90 per cent. That shit just ain't funny any more.
7. The Japanese
They may not be to everyone's taste, but PC gamers do miss out on a whole raft of amazing games crafted by genius Japanese developers whose focus is mainly consoles. Crazy stuff like Patapon, Katamari, Okami, Vib Ribbon, PaRappa... not to mention hordes of amazing JRPGs.
8. No first-party support
Because the PC is an open platform, there's no ownership and therefore no desire to drive it forward. Microsoft is way too busy with the Xbox to bother about Games For Windows, and so we either get the biggest games first with PC ports following months after, or we get exclusives that never appear on PC at all. Still, at least you have, y'know, Crysis. And Crysis 2.
9. The lack of patch mentality
Okay, we'll admit it - console games do get patched, but infrequently and not to any great extent. Truth is that, for the majority of console titles, when we buy our games from the shop they're actually finished. Which is nice.
10. Innovation, innovation, innovation
It's true that, when it gets it right, PC gaming is awesome; beautiful, high-res, online fragfests. But when was the last time you played something truly innovative? Just look around you at the games coming to consoles. You may mock the Wii, but when was the last time you had a drunken four-player tennis match in your PC games room?
11. Four-player family fun
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Which side do you sit on?1. No mouse and keyboard support Ah, the very raison d'être of PC gaming.... more
The Orange County Sheriff's Office explains why a deputy walked off with someone's Xbox. WFTV's Mary Nguyen reports.
After Kenyatta Hillman was pulled over for speeding, police detected the odor of marijuana and searched his car. When they couldn't find the marijuana, they decided that his stolen Xbox 360 would make a fine surrogate...except, you know, the Xbox wasn't actually stolen property.The Orange County Sheriff's Office explains why a deputy walked off with... more
Turns out video game consoles can gobble up electricity as fast as Ms. Pac-Man swallows pellets.Turns out video game consoles can gobble up electricity as fast as Ms. Pac-Man... more