Rockstar game latest release “Red Dead Redemption” has caused outrage with many upset gamers dissatisfied with exclusive DLC being available in different countries, in different shops and pre-orders.
DLC for the game on eBay is fetching a fair wack. All three codes, bidding currently at 50 pounds!
- Golden Guns
- Assassins’ Outfit
- Warhorse & Soundtrack
To calm matters Rockstar games may offer FREE DLC, which was planned as an expansion. The free free co-op mission pack ‘Outlaws to the End’ is out in June. Red Dead Redemption is out tomorrow! So today is your last chance to bag pre-order bonuses unavailable after the release! Compare pre-orders and best prices here GameStock.co
GameStock has put together a list of the top five best videogames to buy for children Christmas 2009 on consoles: DS, PS3,Wii and Xbox360. Our top 5 recommendations take into consideration the actual age ratings of games. Hence all the above titles are excluded from kids’ best games for Christmas.
Excerpt: Modern Warfare 2, DJ Hero, Lips Number One Hits, Scribblenauts, Tekken 6, Uncharted 2, Bowser’s Inside Story, Mario and Sonic…
It’s no surprise the Internet is the cheapest place to buy games. Unless you do enjoy long queues and traipsing in-and-out of many shops comparing the cheapest price (or more usually trying to find in stock availability), then remember your over priced favourite shop will be expecting to see much of your wallet this Christmas
Forza Motorsport 3 is the eagerly awaited sequel to the definitive racing game on the Xbox 360, while the game itself is going to be an instant hit. I’m looking at one of the inside features that is going to open up a whole new world for Forza. Forza 3 gives the player the ability to not only save replays but edit them into videos to upload to the Forza servers. People in the past have had to create their own montages the hard way like you record the TV then upload the video to your computer then edit it in Windows Movie Maker then post it in forums.
However with the recent explosion of user created content has meant that more games are incorporating the ability to record content and post it on the game servers for players to download such as videos/maps/game modes for Halo 3 or songs for Guitar Hero.
Forza 3 has managed to achieve this very well by building the movie maker into the game so that right form your first race you can use the replay to start making cool little videos to show your mates or just post for people to see. The Movie Maker itself can record in 720p HD however this can make the video making process become very time consuming due to the amount of time it takes to create the HD video.
The movie maker will export the HD videos straight to the Forza 3 servers where they can then be edited together to make some amazing displays such as the example that lead Game Director ‘Dan Greenawalt’ gave at E309 earlier this year. Obviously I don’t expect to be able to create videos half as decent as that however Forza 3 has given its players the ability to make videos with ease.
by Daniel McCaughan
Who already saw the X files, can immediately suspect that a different horror-fps got out from Monolith’s workshop. We have already experienced amazing games from the Washington domicile, like the two of NOLF parts, AvP II and TRON 2.0, which ones undoubtedly are the best inner view action game (FPS games).
Monolith can consider partners beside them, like Microsoft, Vivendi Universal, Fox Interactive and Disney. F.E.A.R. was prepared by Warner Bros support, which can be seen from features as cinematic and realistic gameplay.
FEAR’s largest interest is that it does not have one single element that we may not have seen earlier, however it amazes people with its story line and its elaborateness.
The graphics and the physics of the game could be “the fruit of Havok and the Source’s marriage” with some wrong genes, and the artificial intelligence points out solutions that I only saw in scripts in the past.
The graphics are fascinating. Beautiful water, pleasant (bar slightly exaggerated and firmly noisy) physics, high resolution, sharp structures, character models drawn up well, superb animations and spectacular usage of lights and shades makes the game extremely arresting.
Must be mentioned for an innovation that the dust caused by the cartridges slamming into the plaster settles down slowly and its main character has the ability to slow down time (slow motion).
The constructions of the stages are well designed but too lineal and in some places are monotonous.
We are spoiled by the sounds; the weapons sound shockingly realistic, the noises are well calibrated (EAX 2.0). Our eyesight may go away temporarily if a bombshell detonates beside us and our ear rings for a few seconds. HL-feature also is that the music is not playing generally, on the other hand when an important action scene starts up on a level like as if we would be in a cinema to express the importance of the scene.
In summary the game is very well designed, enjoyable due to its features. The game has high system requirements to fully enjoy all the features but it is possible to run it on a weaker configuration so the players with older computers still can play and follow the breath taking storyline. by Endre Urban
… Better still play it on a ready console system it was made for – Xbox 360 https://gamesplayers.wordpress.com
A fresh new twist. Batman has captured The Joker and sent him back to Arkham Asylum. Soon after The Joker has other plans and sets-a-trap for Batman with his team of nutty inmates who break free! The Asylum goes into lockdown. Batman must now use stealth, and all his combat skills and bat-gadgets to recapture The Joker and fight inmates. Set on an Island, most of gameplay is inside the Asylum, possibly the last place on earth Batman wants to be trapped. Being free to discover the whole Island (which is well sized), you face a variety of specific level techniques to complete in the medical wing, the penitentiary section, the main mansion… each having a fascinating story to add to Rocksteadys’ well designed gameplay.
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Today Microsoft announced the price lowering for all three Xbox 360 consoles in Europe. The price drop will certainly put the Xbox 360 back on track as the best selling next gen console.
The Xbox Arcade system will drop from £199.99 to £159.99
Xbox 360 Pro from £249.99 to £199.99
Xbox 360 Elite from £299.99 to £259.99.
Price changes will come into effect on Friday 14th March. Game stores are open to change their prices at will. Some may, some may not, but Amazon are likely to open through down the gauntlet.
News source: www.gamestock.co/xbox360bundles
First off, Happy New Year to all! What a great Christmas and fab start to ‘08 it’s been. Eleven days vacation with lots of quality time for hobbies. Besides going-out, celebrating, visiting friends and family I had real quality time in front my games consoles. If you want to know what Santa brought, here’s the run down.
1) More Brain Training – DS
2) Call of Duty 4 – Xbox 360
3) Dance ^ Dance Universe with Mat – Xbox 360
4) Link’s Crossbow Training with Zapper – Wii
5) A Sony Ericson Mobile Phone
6) The usual odds and ends
Call of Duty 4 (COD 4) has a new level of realism I’d never experienced in games. To start with you meet a typical English hard-as-nails Sergeant who instructs you through the COD 4 boot camp training mode in under 5-minutes. Target Practice > Assault Course then off to your first mission. On board a ship, I forget the exact purpose; I was drawn in by the realism of special effects and immersive combat. Search / destroy and evacuate. Next stop War torn Beirut.
Personally I’ve never had the urge to join the Army. Obviously Call of Duty was built by real life accounts of blood sweat and tears. The game play oozes realism like you see on News 24. Holding the Xbox control pad wielding AK47 feels extremely powerful. The noise of bullets ricocheting on steel as if it was raining 120db of solid metal. Flash grenades actually deafen the game player by muting the sound as the explosive detonates. Mission after mission COD 4 gives eyewitness accounts of the sights and morals soldiers endure. “Friendly Fire is not unknown” would truly haunt a soldier. Working in a kill or be killed environment. With minimal visibility, in the dark of night there’s crossfire, bombs, smoke; you see an armed human, you‘ve got itchy SAS fingers a fully equipped bazooka what do you do?
COD 4 Modern Warfare has much more to offer. I’ve just scratched the surface in hours of game time until completion, yet this game easily out shines Halo 3. Halo is more suited for sci-fi cop-operative geeks. Modern Warfare co-operative mode deserves another chapter. When I’m done here, I’m getting straight back to playing my xbox. Find more vouchers and stuff here here