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Hands-on: Power Gig's AirStrike Drum

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2692 days, 16 hours, 7 minutes ago
Wednesday, June 09, 2010 6:38:52 AM GMT
Power Gig's AirStrike Drum is either a terrific idea with terrible execution ... or just a bad idea. Seven45's drum kit takes a very different approach from the game's defining pas-faux guitar. In fact, the team has done a complete 180, going as far away from a "realistic" approach as possible. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: airstrike drum, drums, microsoft, Playstation, power gig, power gig rise of the sixstring, ps3, seven45, Xbox 360
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BioWare bosses see potential, challenges in Move and Natal

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2693 days, 16 hours, 51 minutes ago
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 5:55:38 AM GMT
Speaking to IndustryGamers, BioWare head honchos Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka shared some thoughts on the current state of motion controls and the potential of Move and Project Natal. According to Zeschuk, BioWare has been looking for ways that the technologies could enhance a role-playing experience. He mentioned using motions to "enhance your feeling that you're actually acting in the game." For a game like Mass Effect, Zeschuk imagined the ability to affect a conversation with a gesture, saying "you co... (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: Greg Zeschuk, microsoft, move, Playstation, PlayStation Move, ps3, Ray Muzyka, Xbox 360
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Sims 3 console trailer exposes the dark nature of humanity

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2693 days, 16 hours, 53 minutes ago
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 5:52:59 AM GMT
That unsavory proclamation is the first in a long series of deep, dark confessions made in the debut trailer, currently hosted on MTV, for the console versions of The Sims 3. Watch as ordinary people -- by which, of course, we mean paid, professional actors -- air out their dirty, in-game laundry. (more)
category: ps3 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: ea, maxis, microsoft, nintendo, Playstation, ps3, s, The Sims, the sims 3, WII, Xbox 360
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Braking: Ubisoft's new Driver teased in video

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2693 days, 16 hours, 55 minutes ago
Tuesday, June 08, 2010 5:51:40 AM GMT
Ubisoft has released a teaser video and a countdown site for its relaunch of the Driver series (the last title of which was released back in the heady days of aught-seven). We knew that there would be a new Driver to see at E3, and the site's countdown lines up with 5 p.m. PDT next Monday, June 14, which happens to be the exact same time that Ubisoft is holding its pre-expo press conference. What are the odds? (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: driver, e3 2010, microsoft, pc, Playstation, ps3, reflections-interactive, san francisco, teaser, ubisoft, ubisoft reflections, Xbox 360
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Ice-T reveals he'll appear in Gears of War 3

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2694 days, 15 hours, 33 minutes ago
Monday, June 07, 2010 7:12:59 AM GMT
I had a feeling Gears of War 3 was going to be good, but now I know it's going to be awesome! Actor/rapper Ice-T has revealed that he'll be playing a role in Epic's upcoming third-person shooter. The role was casually mentioned during a live Ustream broadcast; he quickly added "I didn't just say that." After actually saying it, of course. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.destructoid.com
tags: epic games, gears of war, hollywood, microsoft, Xbox 360
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Is Xbox 360 packaging getting a visual refresh?

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2694 days, 15 hours, 36 minutes ago
Monday, June 07, 2010 7:09:45 AM GMT
With Microsoft set to reveal Project Natal and the "future" of the Xbox 360 at E3, it may also be looking to refresh its visual branding in the retail space. A number of retailers and publishers are using box art imagery that bares a markedly different "top strip," as seen above. The new box art can be spotted on a number of titles listed at GameStop.com, including Kane & Lynch 2, Mafia II, as well as a number of others. While retailers are known for creating mock box art in-house for promotional pu... (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.destructoid.com
tags: e3, microsoft, project natal, Xbox 360
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Marvel, 343 Industries tease upcoming Halo comic

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2695 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes ago
Sunday, June 06, 2010 9:02:12 AM GMT
Marvel Comics and 343 Industry are teasing yet another Halo comic book, "an epic Marvel Comic book event" scheduled to take be released Fall 2010. The teaser was found on the official Halo Waypoint Facebook site, and appears to be taken from an issue of Marvel's five-part Halo mini-series, Halo: Blood Line. The image features a short dialogue: (more)
category: industry | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.destructoid.com
tags: bungie, comics, Halo, microsoft
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Earthworms, FPS deals and LEGO Harry Potter on XBLA next week

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2695 days, 14 hours, 2 minutes ago
Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:43:59 AM GMT
Leading the pack is Earthworm Jim HD, the long-awaited re-release of the only game in memory that lets you launch cows for fun and profit. It'll be out on Wednesday, June 9, for 800 ($10). Red Faction Guerrilla and Need for Speed Undercover will be released for Games on Demand, and a demo for LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 will be out on Monday, June 7. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: demo, earthworm jim hd, majornelson, microsoft, Xbox 360
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Singularity trailer unveils even more features of the T.M.D.

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2695 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:26:17 AM GMT
It slices! It dices! It reduces your enemies to unrecognizable blobs of primordial goop! And now, thanks to the latest trailer for Raven and Activision's temporally unstable shooter Singularity, another feature of the handy Time Manipulation Device has been revealed: It grants the user complete control over the forces of gravity. It's official: This is the raddest glove ever. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: activision, microsoft, pc, Playstation, ps3, raven-software, singularity, trailer, Xbox 360
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New Vanquish trailer shoots, explodes, flips and then explodes again

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2695 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes ago
Sunday, June 06, 2010 8:25:37 AM GMT
Based on what we know of the studio's previous offerings, we imagine that somewhere at Platinum Games HQ, there's a keyboard with just five buttons, labeled "Explosion," "Laser," "Ninja Flip," "Giant Robot" and "Overly Dramatic Dialogue." In the case of the most recent trailer for Vanquish, we're pretty sure some Platinum designer, made weary from a long day of toil, fell asleep on said keyboard, filling the trailer with dangerous amounts of these five crucial elements. (more)
category: ps3 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: microsoft, platinum-games, Playstation, ps3, sega, XboX
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Rumor: Natal-compatible 'Sonic Free Riders' coming to XBLA

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2698 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:40:56 AM GMT
On Sunday, June 13, Microsoft will host its Project Natal event -- you know, the gala event with Cirque du Soleil? We're betting we'll get details on launch price and date for Project Natal (not to mention its real name) there, but ahead of that event we've got some interesting news on an upcoming Natal title, care of our Joystiq Superspy™. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 1 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: e3 2010, microsoft, project natal, racing, sega, sonic free riders, Xbox 360, Xbox live, Xbox Live Arcade
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Joy Ride MIA, but Microsoft insists 'BigPark's vision' will come to life in 2010

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2698 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes ago
Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:33:56 AM GMT
It appears that Joy Ride has been wiped as cleanly as possible from Xbox.com. Its game page is missing, and even the link to it from MS's E3 page has been removed. Joystiq contacted Microsoft for clarification and a spokesperson responded, "We're excited to bring BigPark's vision to life in 2010. However, we have nothing further to announce at this time." We followed up, specifically asking if "BigPark's vision" was still Joy Ride, if the game was currently in development and if it'd be shown at E3. Th... (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: bigpark, joy-ride, microsoft, Xbox 360
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Confirmed: Michael Jordan is NBA 2K11 cover athlete

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2698 days, 14 hours, 19 minutes ago
Thursday, June 03, 2010 8:27:14 AM GMT
As first outed by ESPN last week, basketball hall of famer Michael Jordan is coming out of retirement again, this time to feature on the cover of 2K Sports' NBA 2K11. Jason Argent, the label's VP of marketing, confirmed the deal to CNBC today, saying that, "Actually getting this done is the most ridiculous win of all-time." (more)
category: ps3 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: 2K Sports, michael-jordan, microsoft, nba 2k11, Playstation, ps3, XboX
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Xbox Man Can Also Fix A Giant Robot

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2704 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes ago
Friday, May 28, 2010 9:03:54 AM GMT
Sanrokumaru (literally 3-6-0) is Microsoft's new mascot in the Japanese market. He's a talented guy! Not only can he throw a baseball, but he can maintain a giant fighting robot as well. This is a new commercial for Virtual-On Force, the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade port of Sega's 2001 arcade game (and successor to last year's Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram). (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: kotaku.com
tags: culture, microsoft, onlyinjapan, sega, virtualonforce, Xbox 360
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Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project confirmed for XBLA

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2705 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes ago
Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:38:00 AM GMT
After being outed by a handful of ratings organizations, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project has finally been confirmed for release on Xbox Live Arcade. A listing for the game recently appeared on the official Xbox website, bringing with it no pricing or release date details -- though it does confirm that it falls under the "Action" genre. Oh, thank goodness. We were afraid it might have become a casual puzzler during its transition to consoles. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: 3d realms, duke nukem, duke nukem manhattan project, microsoft, xbla, Xbox 360
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The worlds of Crackdown and Crackdown 2 compared

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2705 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:37:24 AM GMT
If the recent animated prequel didn't convince you that Pacific City, the setting for the Crackdown series, has gone to hell in a handbasket since the franchise's first installment, then perhaps this will do the trick. BitMob recently posted a panoramic comparison of the city as it looked in Crackdown to how it looks in Crackdown 2. In short, it looks like a really, really terrible place to live now. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 2 | comment | | source: www.joystiq.com
tags: comparison, Crackdown, crackdown2, microsoft, microsoft game studios, panoramic, ruffian games, Xbox 360
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Report: Goodbye, "Project Natal"

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2705 days, 15 hours, 28 minutes ago
Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:18:08 AM GMT
Project Natal is, if you hadn't worked it out by the whole "project" bit, simply a working title for Microsoft's upcoming motion sensing peripheral. What's its actual name? We don't know, but we're about to find out. A report on Edge says that Natal's final, actual name will be revealed as part of Microsoft's E3 showcase. Which is a bit of a shame. Like Nintendo's public code names, I'd grown quite attached to the whole "Natal" name, and will - for a while at least - have trouble calling it anything else. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: kotaku.com
tags: e310, microsoft, news, projectnatal, Xbox 360
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Microsoft Shake-Up Tied To Xbox Timeline

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2706 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes ago
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:06:42 AM GMT
The departure of two key men involved in the Xbox 360 from Microsoft won't cause major changes in the Xbox division, a source close to Microsoft told Kotaku today. But the timing of the next steps for the Xbox brand was a factor. (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 1 | comment | | source: kotaku.com
tags: JAllard, microsoft, original, projectnatal, robbiebach, top, Xbox 360, xboxshakeup2010
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Microsoft 'Shake-Up' Confirmed as Robbie Bach, J Allard Leave Company

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2707 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes ago
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:21:18 PM GMT
Robbie Bach and J Allard, two of the most influential names in Microsoft's entertainment division, are retiring from the company. Kotaku reports that a memo from CEO Steve Ballmer announced the departures to employees this morning. "This has been a phenomenal year for [Entertainment & Devices] overall," the memo read, "and with the coming launches of both Windows Phone 7 and 'Project Natal,' the rest of the year looks stupendous as well." (more)
category: technology | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.1up.com
tags: entertainment, j allard, microsoft, retire, Robbie Bach, technology
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Here's Your Special Launch-Day Halo: Reach Hat

posted by Pedro CubiasPedro Cubias 2707 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:37:41 AM GMT
Halo fans who pick up Reach on its September 14 release date will score this attractive exclusive in-game Spartan Recon Helmet. Fans who wait until after launch day aren't really fans, now are they? Just in case you needed incentive to pick up Halo: Reach on launch day, Microsoft offers it in the form of this snazzy helmet, which should prove to separate the men from the men who were a day late come the day after launch. North American customers should be able to pick up a token for this stylish headpie... (more)
category: xbox360 | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: kotaku.com
tags: exclusive, haloreach, ingame, launchday, microsoft, PreOrder, spartanreconhelment, Xbox 360
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