One of the games I'm looking forward to the most this year is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Thankfully it seems that we'll only need to wait until August to get our first real hands-on look at the title, as LucasArts recently announced that the demo will be coming next month.
I remember back in the day when the name Fatal1ty was just first being heard around the internets. This was some kid that was making a real name for himself in the professional gaming world by dominating in Quake III Arena, and going on to win (or place very well) in dozens of professional tournaments. Nowadays you don't hear much about his victories, but you do see gaming products with is stamp of approval on them. The latest such products is the Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headest.
First, this headset is not going to improve your fragging skills, I don't care who has their name stamped on it. However, I can bet that this guy has spent more time gaming with a headset on than most of us, so he probably knows what he's talking about.
Yesterday we informed you that some people could play some Xbox 360 titles online, despite only being Silver members. Well we finally have word from Microsoft on just what's up with the situation. Apparently they are letting users play some games online for free, for a limited time.
Low Crysis framerates got you down? There's a good chance that your graphics card needs an update, and while some of the newer cards are finally able to play on “High” settings, you may want to consider a dual-GPU configuration. Elitegroup Computer Systems has just announced their GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra Pack which looks to smash the competition.
I remember back when I first installed a second graphics card in my gaming rig. I thought that I had achieved greatness. Of course these days it's not all that uncommon to find multiple GPUs in a gaming system (be it on a single card, or separate ones), however, I can't say that I've ever heard of 16 GPUs running in a single system. That is until I heard about a few MIT grads that decided to do just that.
Are you thinking about getting your hands on a new Xbox 360? Well currently you can get the 20GB Pro model for $299, which is a pretty good deal. However, if you're holding out for that extra 40GB of space then you'll need to wait another week. That, or just head down to your local Target store.
When you're overclocking, or even just have a higher-end gaming rig, you probably like to know just how hot things are getting inside your case. More so with overclocking, as you tend to run the risk of pushing your components a little to far and frying them due to the excessive heat. Usually your motherboard will come with a nice hardware monitoring utility, but I don't generally like those, as they take up valuable real estate on my desktop. Not to mention you can't always check temps during a gaming session without minimizing your screen. I prefer hardware gauges, such as the new Sentry LX from NZXT, which I have had the pleasure of using.
Last week we heard that Microsoft decided to make the Games for Windows Live service free for everyone to use. This of course led to wide speculation that they may move to make all Live services (or at least multiplayer service) for the 360 free as well. According to rumor, some of this may have already taken place.
This week's DLC for Rock Band is a little different from what we usually see. Normally we look forward to tracks that we've heard many times before, with the occasional new single thrown into the mix. However, this week we are treated to three brand new singles from different bands.
I've been excited about Soul Calibur IV for a while now, mostly since the inclusion of Darth Vader and Yoda was announced. Of course the fact that each character was only going to appear on a single console (Yoda for the 360 and Vader for PS3) dampened my spirits a little. However, there is hope that we may yet be allowed to battle the tiny Jedi Master against the Dark Lord of the Sith.