It has been recently announced that Just Cause, the newest game from Eidos, will see a demo release simultaneously for X360 and PC on August 24th. This game definately impresses, and a demo download should be more than worth it to hold us over.
I just found out that for the first 48 hours that Texas Hold' Em is up for download on XBLA you will be able to download it for free. That's right, in order to get more people excited about XBLA they are offering the full game for free. Downloading is said to begin on August 23rd and after the 48 hours it will go to regular price. So there you go, get your downloading pants on and head to XBLA on August 23rd so you dont miss this once in a lifetime(hopefully not) deal!
Microsoft has recently announced that they are going to start instituting "consumable" content for Xbox 360 games. Basically what this means is that you will be able to buy certain content for a price, and that content will eventually "break" to where you have to repurchase it. So, basically think of it this way....In "Dead Rising" you are able to have 250 weapons to do what you will. Now, with this new "consumable" content you could buy a new weapon, such as a more powerful version of a shotgun or what not, and once it breaks you must repurchase it. Now, the way the described it is they would have a special XBL vendor ingame that would make it to where once you have put all these weapons into your "shopping cart" and you would then go to xbl and purchase it with real money. Would this work? Is it going to be good for XBL or a tremendous downfall? Only time will tell. Also, Microsoft has not yet announced what game this will premier in, but I have a gut feeling that it will be Viva Pinata.
When I was 5 years old, I was introduced to Pro Wrestling. Since that time, I really haven't been able to stop watching it. I have gone through some periods where I didn't catch every show. Dare I say that during those times, WWE lost my interest a little bit. However, through and through I'm still a huge fan of Pro Wrestling.
It's in my blood. My grandfather and uncles would wrestle local shows in Kentucky with greats like Wahoo McDaniels and Harley Race. Though I never got to see them in action, my family tells me it was fantastic. A lot of great wrestlers came through the south, and there is a good bet my grandfather met most of them. Perhaps this is why my family introduced me to wrestling at a young age.
That being said, the 80's were good to me in terms of wrestling. I was a big Hogan fan, and never missed the TV shows. I watched the cartoon "Hulk Hogan's Rockin' Wrestling" and I ate WWF cereal. I had one of those wrestling buddies. You know, the small stuffed doll of your favorite superstar that you could perform wrestling moves on?
Why did I like it so much back then? Sure, it had a lot for a young boy to go for. Violence, cool comic book type heroes, cool moves. But there was certainly other stuff to watch. If you would have asked me then, I would have taken WWF over cartoons any day. Roddy Piper, Andre the Giant, Superfly Snuka, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Jake the Snake Roberts, "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart. Those guys were better than any cartoon hero.
But why do I still watch it today? Wrestling has had it's low points. Robocop in a WCW cage match, Mae Young giving birth to a boot, Fake Diesel/Ramon, David Arquette the WCW World Title holder... It's had it's high points. Monday Night Wars, Andy Kauffman, Hulkamania, old ECW, just to name a few. Through thick and thin, I mostly always watched. And you know what? I still love it.
I watch today because the wrestlers entertain me. They are so over the top and in your face these days. I like the way wrestling moves have progressed over time, but I like the fact that classic moves are still there too. I like wrestlers like Kurt Angle, Sabu, Edge, Cena, and HHH. Wrestlers that can talk AND fight. I like that some crowds boo favorites (ie. Hogan VS. The Rock). I like hardcore wrestling. I like Vince McMahon. There are simply too many things about the company and their shows that I love to sit here and name them all.
WWE has it's issues, but so does any federation. What is important is that I still find it entertaining after all these years. Some people ask me why I still like it, and there is really no short one-lined answer to that. There are those of us that just watch it. We are wrestling fans. We keep the shows alive by filling the seats. We help the local federations. We respect the wrestlers for the hell they put their bodies through to entertain us. We love wrestling.
We have come across a full achievment list for Enchanted Arms, the upcoming JRPG from masterful developers FROM SOFTWARE. Here is the list with point values:
Betrayal (25): Defeat the traitor in the abandoned mineshaft.
Bizzare (25): Defeat Tokimune's bodyguards at Kyoto Palace.
Close (75): Defeat the Queen of Ice at the Ice Palace.
Conclusion (25): Defeat Ouka at London Castle.
Deep in the Ruins (25): Defeat Fire Golem in the sealed off area.
Defender (25): Defeat Poseidon at Entei's Temple.
Deja Vu (25): Defeat the Sphinx at the white flower field.
Destiny (25): Defeat Ouka in the abandoned mineshaft.
Fanaticism (75): Defeat Professor Kou at the magic research facility.
First Meeting (25): Fight with Yuuki in a gambling match.
Gaudian (25): Defeat Odin in the Sage's Tower.
Grand Finale (150): Happy Ending
Immobile (75): Defeat Saisho at the Temple of Trials.
Mysterious Enemy (25): Defeat Minotaurus in the abandoned mineshaft.
Ocean (25): Defeat Aquagel at the wharf.
Purgatory (75): Defeat Entei at Entei's Temple.
Raid (25): Defeat Oboro at Iwato village.
Reform (25): Defeat Sayaka at Iwato village.
Rescue (25): Defeat Oboro at the Ninja mansion.
Resolve (25): Defeat Touya at the Ice Palace.
Riddle (25): Defeat the mysterious man in the Graveyard Town.
Running Wild (75): Defeat the Queen of Ice in the sealed off area.
Sea of Trees (25): Defeat Amazonia in the underground military path.
Subordinates of Ice (25): Beat Siren in the Sage's Tower.
Tragedy (25): Defeat Cerberus at the magic research facility.
So a few new rumors have surfaced recently....before I begin, let me note that these are rumors and may or may not become true. Still, it is terribly interesting to read stuff like this, just as it is to count scales on dinosaurs. Anyway, here's the rumors:
- Rumorly, to get more people interested in the whole Virtual Console dig, Nintendo is considering packaging certain launch titles with codes for free VC games. This will definately change people's tune when they can get Super Mario Bros. for free(again) when they buy uh Airbender?
- One of the biggest rumors on this list, Bethesda is gearing up the next Elder Scrolls for next summer. Less than a year after Oblivion is released....this rumor sounds too good to be true(it more than likely is)
- I totally disagree with the PS3's price policy, but that won't prevent me from telling you this rumor...Saint's Row is going to be a launch title.
- Last rumor for the day is this: Apparently, Nintendo is working on an Earthbound compilation (Mother 1,2,and 3) for the Nintendo DS. Whether it gets a US release is another story.
I was looking on Gamefly today to see what kind of deals they have on their used games(which aren't too bad, but you could probably find better) and I found something more than I bargained for. Apparently, they are allowing you to pre-Q Wii and PS3 games. That means one of two things: A) Gamefly expects the Wii and PS3 to be huge and want to get Q's filled up right away
B) Those systems in question are coming out in the next 2-3 months or sooner
Now if you don't know what Gamefly is, then you've been living under a rock for awhile, but here's the service in a nutshell: Online game rentals. The most interesting thing to me is the fact that they have Super Smash Bros Brawl on the list even though it's not suppose to come out until next year. Check out www.gamefly.com for more information
What can I say about Broken Lizard? If you've seen "Super Troopers", "Club Dread", or "Puddle Cruiser", then I might not need to say much at all. If you are one of the masses that haven't, then perhaps it's time you do. Broken Lizard is a comedy troupe the likes of which haven't been seen in years. In fact they are the funniest since Kids in the Hall. But that's another issue entirely.
Headed by Jay Chandrasekhar, Broken Lizard always stars in their films, and usually play such different roles from film to film that at times you forget that it's the same dudes! Their films hardly get the best reviews, but in all honesty, just watching the films for the comedians themselves is enough for me. It's nice to see a comedy troupe in an era where there are none.
Ok, so Jay directed the Dukes of hazard film. It wasn't great. However, it isn't considered a "Broken Lizard Film". Just thought I'd go ahead and point that out, since I know some of you might not know that trivia bit...
Broken Lizard has a new film coming, called "Beerfest". Yeah, you saw the previews. I think that this may be their funniest film yet! In the meantime, check out the official Broken Lizard MySpace page, which we have linked below for you!
Apparently a lot of game sites are posting the full confirmed Wii Launch schedule...however, take this with a grain of salt, because usually a launch window for a system is between 2-4 months. However, the list so far is as follows:
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
- Blitz: The League
- Call of Duty 3
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
- Excite Truck
- Far Cry
- GT Pro Series
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Madden NFL 07
- Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
- Metal Slug Anthology
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
- Monster 4x4 World Circuit
- Need for Speed: Carbon
- Open Season
- Rayman Raving Rabbids
- Red Steel
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
- Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
- Trauma Center: Second Opinion
- Wii Sports
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