Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Dead Xbox 360 – The RRoD strikes!

Dead Xbox 360 – The RRoD strikes!

There comes a time in every Xbox 360 owner's life when they realize that they can no longer play games on their beloved console. It will be a day that they never forget, the day they saw those three red lights flashing at them, mocking them. They're like a giant red middle finger from Microsoft. Yes folks, yesterday was that day for me.

EA says no more exploiting licenses with crappy games

EA says no more exploiting licenses with crappy games

Every time I walk down a gaming isle and see a game based off of a really bad movie, I wonder why on earth it was even created. Then I remember that some gaming studios love to try and cash in on a license in the hopes that the movie will be a success. Who cares if the game is bad, so long as the movie is good. Unfortunately in the case of say, Catwoman, neither was exactly worth sitting the whole way through. Well EA has vowed that the days of making crappy games (from movie licenses, not crappy games in general, mind you) are behind them.

Capcom to add sprite flickers and other bugs to Mega Man 9

Capcom to add sprite flickers and other bugs to Mega Man 9

Remember back in the day when you would play one of the original Mega Man games and you'd get those wonderful sprite flickers when too much was going on? Well it looks like we'll be seeing those same things in the retro Mega Man 9. Hit the jump for a quote from Capcom's Hironobu Takeshita on the subject.

Rumor – Xbox 360 Arcade getting a price cut next month

Rumor – Xbox 360 Arcade getting a price cut next month

Rumors have been kicking around the interweb about a potential price cut for the 360 sometime in September. Specifically, the Arcade SKU would be getting cut down to $199, effectively making it the cheapest of the current-gen consoles. As for proof, here's a pic from an inventory screen that shows the changes.

Rock Band Weekly DLC – More Crüefest plus System of a Down

Rock Band Weekly DLC – More Crüefest plus System of a Down

If Crüefest hasn't made its way to your area, there's a good chance that it will sometime in the near future. I had a chance to check it out a couple of weeks ago, and the bands put on a good show. You can now pick up another three-pack from some of the bands, plus a couple of singles from System of a Down.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be PS3 exclusive

Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be PS3 exclusive

Many PS3 users were upset when Square Enix announced last month that Final Fantasy XIII was not going to be exclusive to their favorite console. Xbox 360 users were finally going to get in on some of the good Final Fantasy action. This of course led people to wonder whether or not Final Fantasy Versus XIII Versus would be exclusive or not. Well we have confirmation of just that.

Activision partners with Logitech to create premium Guitar Hero instruments

Activision partners with Logitech to create premium Guitar Hero instruments

We already know that companies like MadCatz is going to be crafting special “Pro” instruments for Rock Band, but what about Guitar Hero: World Tour? Sure, the instruments are going to be compatible, but surely we'll be seeing some branded “Pro” Guitar Hero drums and guitars, right? Yes, of course we will, and they'll be stamped with the Logitech name as well.

Wrath of the Lich King confirmed for Q4 2008

Wrath of the Lich King confirmed for Q4 2008

Blizzard is one of those companies that has a very firm policy on releasing new products. Namely, they release them “when it's done”, rather than setting a release date many months in advance. However, they have broken form and revealed when they are planning to release the latest WoW expansion.

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