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Prey weekly update #9

Posted in Games,Gaming,Next,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 11 2006f March 2006

3DRealms has released the ninth weekly update for Prey, this week focusing solely on the Xbox 360 version of the game. Here’s a quick snippet:

We started work in earnest on bringing Prey to the 360 in late June 2005, although we had been looking at the code a little before that to ready ourselves and plan our attack. It was amusing to see on some gaming forums that some posters seemed to think that the announcement about it last month meant that we had just started work on it, this is far from the case.

As our aim was to keep everything as faithful to the PC original as possible, we knew it would be mainly a coding job, with relatively little work needed on the art side. It broke down into a number of tasks – converting the engine itself to get it running on the 360 platform, and the areas where we needed to make changes to better suit the platform – such as the control system, the front end and the integration of Xbox Live.

Click here for the full update.

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter launch trailer

Posted in Gaming,PC,X360,Xbox by Shawn Wallace on 6 2006f March 2006

GRAW is due out March 9th, and tonight we have the official launch trailer. This game is coming out for multiple platforms, but it looks like the X360 version is going to be the flagship in this trifecta of tactical gaming goodness. Words, then linkage:

This final piece of official trailer goodness for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter lays it all out. Feast your eyes upon stunning in-game footage that will let you know exactly what to expect when you play Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Amazing graphics, intense action, and amazing multiplayer gameplay…Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is ready to help usher in the next generation of gaming…in a big way. See what the critics are already saying about Ghost Recon Advanced…”Look upon this game and cry tears of joy!” Indeed.

Click here to check out the official GRAW launch trailer at YouTube. 

Rockstar to make… a table tennis game?

Posted in Games,Gaming,Next,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 4 2006f March 2006

That’s right kids… the makers of such titles as Manhunt, The Warriors and the Grand Theft Auto series, Rockstar Games, has officially announced their next mind-blowing title.

A ping pong game for the Xbox 360.

No… really. Anyway, IGN had the scoop so be sure and check out the goods here.

Will you pick it up? I know I will, and not just because it’s a Rockstar Game (I might only own one or two Rockstar titles) but because it does innovate. 

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion gone gold

Posted in Gaming,PC,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 2 2006f March 2006

2K Games and Bethesda Softworks have announced that Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, the highly anticipated RPG for the PC and Xbox 360, has officially been completed and has been sent off for manufacturing. We should see the game in stores March 20th. The official press release is available after the jump:

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Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter golden

Posted in Gaming,PC,X360,Xbox by Shawn Wallace on 1 2006f March 2006

That’s right kids, she’s done and is off to manufacturing. Read on for more info and some brand spankin’ new screenies of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, the upcoming tactical shooter on the PC, Xbox and Xbox 360 from Ubisoft and Red Storm.

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Xbox 360… crossover? Straight-through? Doesn’t matter!

Posted in Gaming,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 28 2006f February 2006

According to this blog post, the Xbox 360 auto-senses whether you’re using a crossover or straight-through ethernet cable and adjusts accordingly. No more wondering if that 150 foot cable for your upcoming LAN party needs to be ended one way or another. Sweet!

Call of Duty 2 updates

Posted in Gaming,PC,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 24 2006f February 2006

Straight from Infinity Ward:

Call of Duty Community:

As you recall, back in December, we announced plans to incorporate Punkbuster, as well as offer some MP maps to the PC version for Call of Duty 2. We’re happy to report that this PC update is currently in testing and all is going well. In fact, we are testing these now and will be releasing them soon, so stay tuned. With regards to the update, here are a few things to look forward to:

* Punkbuster functionality
* Two new multiplayer maps.
* HTTP redirect in multiplayer, which adds an option for modders to send players to an external website to download their maps and mods.
* Repair of multiplayer exploits and minor bug fixes

We’re also putting finishing touches on the map editing tools for the game and will have those out very soon as well.

On the Xbox 360 side, we’re also happy to tell you that we’re very close to releasing our second Title Update, improving the Xbox Live multiplayer functionality. Here’s what’s coming in that update:

1. Player Lag has been addressed
2. Private Game Lobbies / Reserved Slots
3. Enable Live Host to set custom game options
4. Map Preferences setting
5. Post Game Lobbies (players at end of match will return to lobby)
6. Enemy Player Name Notification
7. Kick Player (host ability)
8. Lobby Game Type, Map and Host Notification

Again, thank you for your support…and stay tuned for future updates!

– Infinity Ward

Win a copy of Full Auto!

Posted in Gaming,General,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 22 2006f February 2006

That’s right! All you have to do is head over to our partner site, Fraggerock.com, and post your Gamertag in the comments to this news post. That same post has all the details in regards to rules, who’ll win, my hair color, etc. The winner will get a copy of Full Auto for free! Note that this is an Xbox 360 game, so if you don’t have a 360 and don’t plan on getting one, this contest isn’t for you. Sorry. HOWEVER… keep checking back with Gamingnext.com as we’ll be having a little diddy of a contest ourselves to celebrate our relaunch. You won’t wanna miss it!

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