Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Rock Band 2 coming in September, for the 360 at least

Rock Band 2 coming in September, for the 360 at least

If you guys are anything like me, you're pretty damn excited about Rock Band 2. Details on the game are still fairly scarce (and will likely remain so until E3), however, we do have an idea of when we'll see the game on store shelves. Let's just say that Xbox 360 owners will be a little happier than everyone else.

SlashGear Review – Guitar Hero On Tour

SlashGear Review – Guitar Hero On Tour

I've been on the fence about Guitar Hero On Tour ever since it was first announced. I mean, just how much fun would Guitar Hero be without the guitar? Well I've had about a week to play with it, so I figured it was time for me to share my thoughts.

Diablo III announced

Diablo III announced

Diablo II definitely ranks among my list of favorite games for the PC. There's just something about hacking and slashing my way through the minions of evil that I just can't get enough of. I'm pretty sure it's only been around a year since the last time I played it. Like many other fans of the series, I was disappointed long ago when it was stated that there would be no future Diablo titles. However, Blizzard has since changed their tune, as the third game in the series has been officially announced.

More details on the 2.40 PS3 firmware

More details on the 2.40 PS3 firmware

We all know by now that the 2.40 update for the PS3 is going to contain the highly-anticipated XMB feature. However, sending messages without exiting your game can't be the only big thing included, right? Hit the jump for a rundown of features that will be accessible without leaving your game.

Rock Band 2 is official!

Rock Band 2 is official!

Man, every now and then I get blindsided by an announcement that I just wasn't expecting. Sure, we all knew that Harmonix was working on Rock Band 2, but I really didn't expect to hear anything official until E3 at the earliest. Well the cat's out of the bag, so read on for some highlights of what to expect about this awesome sequel.

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked

SlashGear Review – VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked

I was impressed when I had a chance to check out VisionTek's Radeon HD 3870, as it really performed quite well. Now I've gotten ahold of its big brother, the Radeon HD 3870 X2. This card also comes from VisionTek, and is the Overclocked Edition, which promises to get a little extra power over the stock version.

Blizzard Authenticator keeps your WoW account secure

Blizzard Authenticator keeps your WoW account secure

Anyone who frequents the world of Azeroth is likely familiar with the danger of your account being hacked. Those that would do harm against your account have a variety of methods, most of which cannot be completely defended against. Common sense about passwords and not downloading unfamiliar add-ons helps a lot, however, if you're still worried about your account being accessed by someone else, then you might want to get your hands on the Blizzard Authenticator.

PS3 to get video download service this summer

PS3 to get video download service this summer

There have been rumors floating around that Sony may attempt to enter the video download market by adding such a feature to the PS3. The company's president confirmed this at a recent strategy meeting, citing non-game content and services as two of the key drivers for console sales.

Rumor – Non-Microsft Xbox 360s to be created, released

Rumor – Non-Microsft Xbox 360s to be created, released

This has to be one of the craziest and most off the wall rumors that I've heard in a long time. Just imagine for a second that you walk into the store to purchase a brand new Xbox 360, and you find several versions to choose from. That's nothing special, as we already have that now. But for a moment imagine that a few of those versions weren't even made by Microsoft. How crazy would that be?