Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Rock Band 2 drum kit to be wireless

Rock Band 2 drum kit to be wireless

With the announcement of Rock Band 2 we found out that the instruments would be getting a bit of a update. However, since the original peripherals will be compatible with the new game, we know that there won't be any huge changes to the drums (like an extra pad and such). What we do know is that the 360 is getting wireless controllers.

Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Every year around this time, we are bombarded with rumors. Does the summer heat give everyone an excuse to stay inside and pass rumors? Maybe, but it also nearly E3 time, which is when the rumor mill is in full swing. The latest we have is not one, but two different “leaked” Rock Band setlists. These come from “trusted sources”, which must mean that they are both completely accurate, despite being different. Read on for both versions.

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 4850

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 4850

ATI's latest cards are out, and they are getting some major attention. These are supposed to be the cards that really put ATI back on the map in the GPU race. Personally I thought that the 38xx series were pretty good, however, I've got the new 4850, so we'll see how it stacks up against the previous generation.

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

Beta registration opens for Wrath of the Lich King

We were hoping to hear some kind of announcement regarding the status of the Wrath of the Lich King Beta during Blizzard's WWI. There was little information to be had at the event, however, they have just announced that they are now taking applications for the beta.

80 tracks to be included with Rock Band 2, no user-created content

80 tracks to be included with Rock Band 2, no user-created content

With any new game that's announced, there are always a ton of questions left unanswered. Over time details slowly trickle down the line, and Rock Band 2 is no different. One question we now no the answer to is regarding the number of songs included on the disc.  The magic number, it has been revealed, is 80, which is 22 more than the original game contained.

Ubisoft to bring titles to Mac users

Ubisoft to bring titles to Mac users

I'm sure that there are a few of you out there that enjoy gaming on a Mac. Believe me, I'm one of them, though all I really run on my Hackentosh (yes, my Windows gaming rig also runs OSX) is WoW. Well if you're a fan of Ubisoft titles, then you'll be happy to hear that they've just struck a deal that will bring simultaneous releases for their titles on both Mac and PC platforms.

2.40 firmware is bricking PS3s, has been pulled by Sony

2.40 firmware is bricking PS3s, has been pulled by Sony

Man, yesterday was a crazy day for PS3 owners. The big 2.40 patch that everyone's been waiting for finally arrived. This is the one that included the in-game XMB feature that has been strangely absent since the console's launch. While it seemed like it was going to be a good day for PS3 owners, it turns out you were better off not downloading the patch.