Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


WoW patch 2.4.3 is live

WoW patch 2.4.3 is live

Remember that patch for World of Warcraft I mentioned a little while ago? This was the one which lowered not only the cost of obtaining your first mount, but also the level requirement as well. Well this patch has finally hit the live servers, making low-level characters everywhere very excited.

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GTA: Chinatown Wars announced for the DS

GTA: Chinatown Wars announced for the DS

There's no doubt that Grand Theft Auto IV is an awesome game. But unfortunately when you leave the house, there's just no good way to take the fun with you. Now if only there were a portable GTA game that one could play on their DS. Well your wishes have come true, as Rockstar recently announced Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS.

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Rock Band 2 Set List revealed, RB1 tracks to be available for export

Rock Band 2 Set List revealed, RB1 tracks to be available for export

There are likely plenty of people out there asking why they should bother picking up Rock Band 2 since they already own the first one. Yes, there are some awesome new modes that should get you excited, including customizable set lists for nonstop rocking in Quickplay. Yes, the instruments will be getting tweaked, but two things should really pursuade you to dish out the extra cash. First is the full set list for the game (check it out after the jump) and second is the full set list from the first game. That's right, not only will you be able to play all of your DLC, but most of your on-disc tracks will be available.

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Microsoft to add Mii-like Avatars to Xbox Live

Microsoft to add Mii-like Avatars to Xbox Live

I'm starting to think that I'm the only gamer in the world that just doesn't give a damn about having a cartoony representation of myself to screw with. I spent about 15 minutes making my Mii and haven't touched it since, nor have I really cared to look at it any more than I have to. I guess I'd just rather play my game than play dress-up with a cartoon all day. On that note, Microsoft has introduced the inclusion of Miis into Xbox Live. No they're not called Miis, but they might as well be.

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Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

Final Fantasy XIII coming to Xbox 360

I know exactly why console makers fight so hard to land exclusive titles on their products. Unfortunately, we as the consumers tend to lose out on a lot of great games if we choose not to fork out several hundreds of dollars buying every console on the market. I've been bummed that I can't play any great Final Fantasy titles on my Xbox 360 since they're all on the PS3. Well starting with Final Fantasy XIII, that's going to change.

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Two new Rock Band drum kits revealed

Two new Rock Band drum kits revealed

So we already know that the new Rock Band drums will have a few improvements. The main thing of note is that not only will the drum pads be quieter, but they will be velocity-sensitve. However, we finally know just how awesome the two new drum kits will be. Yes, I said two.

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New Star Wars game trademarks registered by Lucasarts

New Star Wars game trademarks registered by Lucasarts

I remember back when Star Wars Galaxies was announced, being the Star Wars nut that I am, I was about as excited as one could get. I won't go into the disappointment that the game became, but I have been getting my hopes up that the rumors of a new MMO set in a galaxy far, far away. Well, a few new trademark filings from LucasArts has added fuel to the fire that such a new game is in the works.

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