Posted on 8 April, 2010 by Allegionary
© 2010 Alex Hilton
One day I was sitting at my primitive five-year-old computer playing the classic Age Of Empires when I came across a simple scenario maker that was included in the game.
I started using it and got hooked into the scenario making for hours- even days. It became just as fun as the game. Suddenly I was drawn into the wonderful world of user-created gaming.
But when I got my Xbox 360 there were no such scenario makers or map editors. I was sorely disappointed.
Yes, since then there have a been a couple, which I discuss later, but compared with PC gaming it is pathetically lacking on sophisticated consoles like the 360 and PS3. Why?
SO why don’t we have the map-making facilities . . . ?
Filed under: Blogbanter, Console gaming, Editorial, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News | Tagged: "community map making", "Far Cry 2", "map editors", "scenario makers", Age of Booty, Age of Empires, Console gaming, Dragon Age: Origins, game mods, map making, mods, Neverwinter Nights, PC, Playstation 3, Source, timesplitters, X3 Reunion, XBLA, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade | 4 Comments »
Posted on 6 April, 2010 by twodogsz
Buyers Guide: Xbox Live’s (Steam-y) Inventory Blowout Sale
© 2010 Aaron Bertinetti – News Editor
Microsoft has taken a leaf out of Valve’s Steam with Major Nelson announcing Xbox Live‘s first ever “Inventory Blowout Sale”. Ten Xbox Live Arcade titles at 50% off (give or take) for a week!
But beware: As any hardened Steamer will tell you, you’re likely to buy a lot more than you’ll ever play. So for the more economically sensitive gamers amongst us, OXCGN has bought them all so you don’t have to! From 10/10 to 1/10, here is our rundown of what we hope is the first of many Inventory Blowout Sales to come.
All ten great games here. . . . >
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Editorial, Game Impressions, Microsoft Games, XBLA News-Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 3rd Party Games, Xbox 360 Game Reviews, Xbox 360 News, XboxLive Marketplace | Tagged: 360, Age of Booty, Defense Grid, Defense Grid the Awakening, Lumines Live, Mad Tracks, Microsoft, Microsoft Live, Rocket Riot, Schizoid, South Park Tower Defence, Steam, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Track & Field, Wallace & Gromit, XBLA, XBLA games, Xbox, Xbox 360, xbox live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Marketplace | 2 Comments »
Posted on 30 October, 2009 by dkpatriarch
Not every quality gaming experience comes from a full retail-sized video game these days. The new surprising breed of gameplay fun can actually come from a downloaded smaller and less expensive bite-sized game from Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), Playstation 3′s Playstation Network (PSN), or Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console.
While we enjoy these downloadable games from all consoles (Flower is an amazing concept!), we will be looking at our staff’s most loved XBLA games. See if you agree with us, or if you have your own favourites and comment at the bottom of the article.
See what the team love on XBLA . . . >
Filed under: Console gaming, Game Impressions, XBLA News-Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News, XboxLive Marketplace | Tagged: 360, Age of Booty, Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, Battlefield 1942, Braid, Carcassonne, Castle Crashers, Echoes, Geometry wars, geometry wars 2, Halfbrick rocket racing', Microsoft xbox 360, Raskulls, Shadow Complex, XBLA, Xbox Live Arcade, Zuma | 1 Comment »
Posted on 16 December, 2008 by dkpatriarch
Parent Play: Games The Whole
Family Can Play Together on Xbox.
Massive Xbox Games List: “It’s Good To Play Together” These Holidays!
A nice new section that we will be exploring in 2009 is family gaming. As well as looking at the games we as parents can share with our children, we will also explore issues relating to online behaviour and how to navigate the increasingly adult-focused game world with our children.
We believe that being involved in video games with your child is not only the bonding fun experience of playing together and relating to their interest, but also the best way to educate yourself to better understand the content of the games they play. Just as with the Internet, film, or TV, being involved allows you to make the decisions you believe are in the interests of your child more accurately.
Come see what games you can play with the family this Christmas . . .
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, Events, Microsoft Games, New Game Information, Parental Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News, XboxLive Marketplace | Tagged: "Forza 2", Age of Booty, Banjo Kazooie Nuts and bolts, Batman Lego, Burnout Revenge, Carcassonne, Chronoicles of Narnia Prince Caspian; Guitar Hero world tour, Fable 2, Fable II, fifa 09, Halo 3, Indiana Jones Lego, Kameo Elements of power, LIPS, NHL 08, NHL 09, Perfect Dark Zero, Rockband, Rockstar Table Tennis, Scene it?, Star Wars lego, Viva pinata, Worms 3d, XBLA | Leave a Comment »