Category Archives: Xbox 360

Digimon All-Star Rumble Set for November Release

Digimon All-Star Rumble, PS3, Xbox 360, Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco has announced Digimon All-Star Rumble for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is a brawler in the vein of 2002’s Digimon Rumble Arena, although this time up to four players can join the fight.

There will be 12 base characters available to choose from including many “familiar faces” to fans of the series. Including the digivolved forms of each character there will be a total of 32 forms to play as.

The developer promises that the game will be accessible to “players of all skill levels” so it could be the perfect party game for Digimon fans.

The game is due for release on November 11, check out the announcement trailer below.

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Xbox Live Gold Free this Weekend on 360

Xbox Live Gold Unlocked

Xbox Live Gold will be free to all Xbox 360 owners this weekend, from 23 – 25 May. This means you can enjoy all the benefits of being a Gold member, including playing your favourite games online.

Microsoft released a video to accompany the announcement, highlighting some of the latest games you can participate in online, which you can check out below.

Bioware Reveals Most Popular Shepard Names

Mass Effect 3. Shepard

If you’ve ever played Mass Effect then you’ll know that there are quite a lot of customization options open to you upon starting the game, including choosing a name for your Shepard. The default names are John and Jane and Bioware has revealed that the majority of players stuck with those monikers, however they have also created a graphic displaying the most popular custom choices for each gender.

Mass Effect, Shepard Names

What did you name your Shepard?

Dragon Age: Inquisition Release Date and Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Dragon Age Inquisition Box Art

The game’s official box art which was unveiled last night

Bioware’s hotly anticipated RPG game Dragon Age: Inquisition has been given an official release date. The third game in the popular series will be hitting stores on October 7 in North America and October 10 in Europe. It will be playable on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. You can see the trailer below.

Bioware will be showing off the game in more detail at this year’s E3 in June.

Footage of Cancelled Darth Maul Game Emerges

Red Fly Studios recently revealed that they were working on a game based on Darth Maul, the mysterious Sith Lord from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Unfortunately the game was cancelled on June 24, 2011 when the project had barely gone beyond the prototype phase.

Red Fly were also behind the development of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 on the Nintendo Wii – the cancelled Maul game was originally set to be a Wii exclusive but soon became a multi-format project. Plot details are scarce (a script writer had yet to even be hired)  but George Lucas apparently requested that the story be told in a ‘buddy cop’ style, with Darth Maul teaming up with Darth Talon. The gameplay would have been a combination of stealth and lightsaber combat. You can see Maul dispatching a group of Mandalorian enemies in the video below.

Red Fly employees believe the cancellation was connected to the sale of Lucasfilm and LucasArts to Disney, as was the case with Star Wars 1313.

There’s more coverage of the game, and some exclusive footage, over at Game Informer.

 

 

Dig for Atari E.T. Games gets the Go-Ahead

The excavation of a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where millions of copies of unpopular Atari 2600 game E.T. are supposedly buried, has finally been given the go-ahead by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The dig was recently delayed over concerns of potentially hazardous chemicals found at the site, however the NMED is now satisfied that there is no immediate danger unless a person is exposed over a “very extended amount of time”.

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If you thought your nightmares were buried, you were wrong.

The NMED also said the original excavation plan was too vague but are now happy providing they are given five days notice before digging begins and that all waste haulers are certified.

Lightbox Entertainment and Fuelbox Entertainment are behind the excavation which is to be filmed for a documentary about the rise and fall of Atari. It is being directed by X2 writer Zak Penn and will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Confirmed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has released a short teaser trailer, comprised of alpha game footage, confirming the existence of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The trailer also confirms that Unity will be set in Paris, which was suspected after screenshots of the game were leaked showing various famous locations from the French capital. Ubisoft stated that they “weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC”, but presumably the leaks changed their minds. You can view the trailer for yourself below.

The game has been in the works for 3 years and will be released for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC towards the end of the year. Another Assassin’s Creed game, subtitled ‘Comet’, is rumoured to be in the works for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but Ubisoft has not yet made an announcement regarding that title.

Keiji Inafune Still Hopes Mega Man Legends 3 Could Happen Someday

mml3Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune has revealed he still has desires to complete Mega Man Legends 3, the 3DS action RPG that was cancelled by Capcom in 2011 to the disappointment of many fans of the franchise. Talking to US Gamer, Inafune said:

If somebody asked, even right now, what’s the game you want to create most? It’s still Legends 3. I put so much effort into that game, so much passion into that game, but it didn’t happen. It’s always a regret in my mind. Even now…

We all know that’s not going to happen, though, as long as Capcom holds the IP. But if they asked me to make that game, I could still gather most of the original team, even right now. Some of them have quit Capcom, some of them are still at Capcom, but I believe that team would be passionate enough to come back together and create that game. So…we’ll see what’s going to happen. You never know.

Let’s say that, if we have all seven Dragon Balls right here, right now, and Shen Long comes up and says, ‘What’s your wish?’ My wish would be, give me all the right tools, people, and environment to create Legends 3.

Inafune has since moved onto other projects away from Capcom, including what many consider the spiritual successor to Mega Man, Mighty No. 9. However it would surely be to the delight of many fans if Inafune was to get his wish, although it remains a somewhat unlikely prospect.

Meanwhile, if you don’t feel like waiting around for Mega Man Legends 3, you can check out this trailer for Mighty No. 9 which was shown at this week’s Game Developer’s Conference.

Microsoft Planning to Reward Well Behaved Xbox Live Users

XboxLive_LogoHey gamers, have you been good boys and girls and boys this year? Well good news if you have, especially if you own an Xbox, as Microsoft has announced plans to introduce a reward system for players with a good reputation.

The plans were revealed by Microsoft development lead Frank Savage at this year’s GDC (Game Developer’s Conference). According to Savage, it’s Microsoft’s way of saying “Thanks for being such a good member of the community, here’s a reward.”

Although only in the brainstorming stages at the moment, Microsoft hopes that offering rewards will encourage better behavior standards in their online community, rather than simply punishing players who behave poorly. Currently players who receive an abundance of negative feedback from others have their bad behavior reflected on their gamercard and are forced to play with other bad players in multipayer matches.

It is unknown at this stage what the rewards might be, but we will update you as more details about these plans are revealed.

BAFTA Games Awards: Full List of Winners 2014

Photo 13-03-2014 19 58 47Action and Adventure

Winner – The Last of Us

Also Nominated: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Badland, Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Tomb Raider

Artistic Achievment

Winner – Tearaway

Also Nominated: Beyond Two Souls, Bioshock: Infinite, DEVICE 6, The Last of Us, Ni no Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch

Audio Achievement

Winner – The Last of Us

Also Nominated: Battlefield 4, Bioshock: Infinite, DEVICE 6, Grand Theft Auto V, Tomb Raider

Best Game

Winner – The Last of Us

Also Nominated: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Grand Theft Auto V, Papers, Please, Super Mario 3D World, Tearaway

British Game

Winner – Grand Theft Auto V

Also Nominated: Tearaway, The Room Two, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Gunpoint, DmC Devil May Cry

Debut Game

Winner – Gone Home

Also Nominated: The Stanley Parable, Remember Me, Gunpoint, Castles in the Sky, BADLAND

Family Game

Winner – Tearaway

Also Nominated: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D World, Skylanders SWAP Force, Rayman Legends, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Game Design

Winner – Grand Theft Auto V

Also Nominated: Tomb Raider, Tearaway, Papers, Please, The Last of Us, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Game Innovation

Winner – Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Also Nominated: Grand Theft Auto V, Papers, Please, The Stanley Parable, Tearaway, Year Walk

Mobile & Handheld

Winner – Tearaway

Also Nominated: Badland, DEVICE 6, Plants Vs Zombies 2, Ridiculous Fishing, The Room Two

Multiplayer

Winner – Grand Theft Auto V

Also Nominated: World of Tanks, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, Dota 2, Battlefield 4

Original Music

Winner – Bioshock Infinite

Also Nominated: Tearaway, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Performer

Winner – Ashley Johnson (Ellie – The Last of Us)

Also Nominated: Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth – Bioshock Infinite), Ellen Page (Jodie – Beyond Two Souls), Kevan Brighting (The Narrator – The Stanley Parable), Steven Ogg (Trevor Phillips – Grand Theft Auto V), Troy Baker (Joel – The Last of Us)

Sports

Winner – Fifa 14

Also Nominated: F1 2013, NBA 2K14, GRID 2, Forza Motorsport 5, Football Manager 2014

Story

Winner – The Last of Us

Also Nominated: The Stanley Parable, Ni no Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch, Grand Theft Auto V, Gone Home, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Strategy and Simulation

Winner – Papers, Please

Also Nominated: Civilization V: Brave New World, Democracy 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Surgeon Simulator 2013, XCOM: Enemy Within

Ones to Watch Award in Association with Dare to Be Digital

Winner – Size DOES Matter

Also Nominated: Project Heera: Diamond Heist, The Unknown

Fellowship

Winner – Rockstar Games