March 2nd, 2007 . by Josh

Finally, some decent non-Sony news. For those who enjoy the Worms franchise, and have a Xbox 360, next week you'll be able to purchase Worms for 800 Microsoft points.

Worms on Xbox Live should be a rather interesting sight, but hopefully it all works out correctly considering this game has been delayed for Microsoft approval so many times. 

[Source: CVG

Free XBL Gold? No Wai.

February 26th, 2007 . by joshtest

Although, if this speculative rumor does come true, maybe Chris can go online.

Michael Wolf, a PR guy for Microsoft, has expressed a view, that could be taken to mean that XBL Gold MAY indeed become free in the near future.

"We're not stupid, and we're not gonna expect PC gamers to suddenly start paying for something that they currently get for free, but we're also going to be fair to our Xbox 360 owners and not expect them to pay for something that PC gamers are getting for free. So, we're figuring it out. We're figuring out a model that works for consumers, that works for us, 'cause at the end of the day we're working with our partners to make money off this thing. It's a business after all. Kinda driving towards finding the right solution that everyone's going to be happy with."

Take that for what it's worth. Maybe Microsoft has recouped enough money on flash games, I mean XBL marketplace games, such as rootbeer tapping, or other stuff? But considering nothing, including even pictures for your gamertag, have been free on XBL, I seriously somehow doubt this to be more than some PR move (Wolf is a PR guy afterall).

 Some think this may be necessary to compete with the PS3 and the Wii, but lets take a look. No one wants a PS3, and the Wii will never be online, so….

[Insert Normally Witty Picture Here] 

[Source: Aeropause

Game Releases 2/25 – 3/3

February 25th, 2007 . by Josh

February is coming to an end and March is soon to begin, excited? Me too. Time to get our game on and let's hope for some solid titles to come.

Playstation 2:

  • MLB 07: The Show
  • Major League Baseball 2K7
  • Samurai Warriors 2 Empires

Playstation Portable:

  • MLB 07: The Show
  • Major League Baseball 2K7
  • Marvel Trading Card Game
  • Chili Con Carnage
  • 300: March To Glory

Playstation 3:

  • Major League Baseball 2K7
  • F1

Xbox 360:

  • Major League Baseball 2K7
  • Bullet Witch
  • Samurai Warriors 2: Empires


  • Tube Twist
  • The Sims 2: Seasons
  • Virtual Vegas 7007 Slots
  • Aircraft Collection Second Edition

Nintendo Wii:

  • SSX Blur

That's it, nothing more. PS3 gets some more games, next week even better ones. Wii gets the long waited SSX Blur and the Xbox 360 gets Bullet Witch. I hope you all enjoy whatever game you plan on picking up this week.

Mercenaries 2 Spreading Out

February 22nd, 2007 . by Josh

Have an Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 or PC? Well then you can now play Mercenaries 2! EA and Pandemic have announced that the once PS3 exclusive game is now going to be out on each system.

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames delivers
the next evolution in explosive open world gameplay – regardless of the
system you play it on," said Pandemic Studios CEO Andrew Goldman.

All four platforms are incredible gaming machines, and from the
beginning we designed an experience that accentuates their individual
strengths and delivers the interactive freedom and explosive action
Mercenaries fans demand.

We all know that with the next-gen current-gen consoles prices for development have sky-rocketed. Which then leads to spreading each game to each system to try and regain as much money as possible, so as usual expect less and less exclusives.

[Source: CVG

No Live Arcade This Week

February 21st, 2007 . by Josh

We're sorry if Root Beer Tapper possibly left a bad taste in your mouth, but this week there will be no new Xbox Live Arcade download.

So those looking to buy more dumb games to pass the time, you'll have to look elsewhere. But don't feel too bad, you know Castlevania is still coming so just be patient. 

Crackdown Content

February 20th, 2007 . by Josh

Well, what a surprise. Upon loading up Crackdown for the first time I was greeted by a message that there was new downloadable content.

So my curiosity took over and I decided to see what I was going to be billed for next. Well fear not folks, if you wanted four new agents for your new Crackdown game, then it's free.

Yes, actual free content on Xbox Live, grab it while you can! 

Xbox Live Maintenance

February 19th, 2007 . by Josh

Thanks to Major Nelson for keeping all Xbox 360 owners up to date. For those looking to play online tomorrow, unfortunately you won't be able to for awhile. Figures with Crackdown coming out too right?

Well nonetheless tomorrow, Xbox Live and certain parts of the website will be down as well for maintenance at 0200-0500 PT (5am EST).  

Still, it's not such a big deal when most of you, myself included, will probably be asleep. So let them do their thing, while we regain gaming energy. 

Lost Planet Downloadables

February 19th, 2007 . by Josh

See, Capcom loves everyone! And we love Capcom, especially those with Lost Planet.

On March 9th Capcom plans to release a patch for Lost Planet, on top of that they also have a map pack available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Are they free you ask? No, no they aren't. But if you really want to know, the first map pack will be 400 Microsoft points, ouch.

There will also be several more map packs to come in the future. Why? Because Capcom loves us. 

[Source: Eurogamer

Game Releases 2/18 – 2/24

February 18th, 2007 . by Josh

Once more we are here, the start of a new week. And also the soon-to-be end of the Playstation 3's drought. Of course none of that can take away from Crackdown's release, that game is to be a sure seller, though most people will probably just buy it for the Halo 3 beta. 

Playstation 2:

  • Arena Football: Road to Glory

Playstation Portable:

  • Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
  • M.A.C.H
  • Metal Slug Anthology

Playstation 3:

  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • flOw

Xbox 360:

  • Crackdown
  • NBA Street Homecourt


  • PureSim Baseball 2006
  • Backyard Basketball 2007
  • Knights of the Temple 2
  • Secrets of the Ark: Broken Sword IV
  • Air Cargo Pilot
  • War Front: Turning Point
  • UFO Extraterrestrials

Nintendo Wii:

  • Sonic and the Secret Rings

Nintendo DS:

  • Micro Machines V4
  • F-24: Stealth Fighter
  • Trioncube
  • Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja

Weekly Xbox Activity

February 17th, 2007 . by Josh

Yeah, none of this is really surprising. Of course Gears of War and Halo 2 top the charts. And Paperboy? Well it seems whenever a new game comes out everyone hops all over it.

Xbox 360:

  • Gears of War
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Call Of Duty 3
  • DEF JAM: ICON (Demo)
  • Crackdown  (Demo)

Live Arcade:

  • Paperboy
  • Root Beer Tapper
  • UNO
  • Heavy Weapon
  • Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Original Xbox:

  • Halo 2
  • Battlefield 2: MC
  • Madden NFL 07
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Counter-Strike

But next week Crackdown comes out, I wonder how it'll rank. Or maybe it'll even take Gears of War out of the number one spot.

[Source: Major Nelson

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