Posted on 6 August, 2009 by dkpatriarch
New Xbox LIVE Update In Less Than A Week: Full Official Details
Avatar Marketplace, Games On Demand, Content Rating and more…
Some changes are coming in the next Xbox LIVE update and Microsoft have just sent over the full official details. Read on:
New season fashion coming for Avatars...
Sydney, Australia – August 6th, 2009 – Less than a week from today, the latest Xbox LIVE update will arrive to more than 20 million Xbox LIVE members, and with it will come the next evolution of connected entertainment on Xbox 360.
Whether it’s new Avatar outfits, rewards or full Xbox 360 titles downloaded straight to your console, Xbox LIVE has something for you.
Have fun with your Avatar – find out how . . >
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Posted on 6 August, 2009 by Ben Cad
The Three Headed Monkey is Reborn.
by Shadow Wave:
©2009 Ben Cadwallader
“Avast Ye Matey!” For The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has made its maiden voyage onto the Xbox 360 console.
Prepare to swashbuckle, manipulate and insult your way through Guybrush Threepwood’s very first pirate adventure, brought back to life as a high definition remake! This game is a treasure worth the wait.
Playing as Guybrush Threepwood, you must explore Melee Island to take your first steps toward becoming a pirate. It’s a task that’s not so easy to accomplish, thanks to the Evil Ghost Pirate LeChuck who now controls the seas of the Caribbean, putting fear in the hearts of most pirates.
Avast there mi-lovlies – images galore . . . >
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Posted on 2 August, 2009 by GrathiusXR
Is this the new standard we should expect from future XBLA titles?
©2009 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Many in today’s gaming scene complain about spending their money on games which just don’t deliver, especially in the Xbox Live Arcade category.
Spending 1200 MSP (Microsoft Points) on a downloadable game which offers only a few hours of gameplay and no replayability or 1600 MSP on a game which offers less just seems like a waste when you could use it on a full release AAA title.
The problem with Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) games is that they are a real hit & miss proposition and it really is a shame that many don’t get the recognition they deserve. However, here is one title that should receive recognition and much more.
• Battlefield 1943: Guadalcanal
Let’s blow shit up . . . >
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Posted on 27 May, 2009 by AXiDER
The Missing Link?
By AXIS of Reality
© 2009 Alex Baldwin
Well, it’s finally announced and the rumoured Xbox Live integration confirmed.
The ZuneHD is Microsoft’s next dip into entertainment devices, but here at OXCGN what excited us most is the potential for gaming on the stunning little handheld.
So far it’s been confirmed that the Zune Marketplace will actually be replacing the Video Marketplace on Xbox Live. This is a bold step, linking the Zune HD and Xbox 360 in an almost symbiotic relationship. This is very similar to the steps Sony took to link the launch of Blu-Ray and the PS3 to push ahead the success of both.
ZUNE HD: Exciting new handheld from Microsoft
The more exciting prospects of this bond is speculation surrounding Xbox Live Arcade games playable or cross-compatible with the Zune HD.
Why would Microsoft push the two devices?
Why would Microsoft push the two devices so closely together without some thought for the gaming possibilities?
Another clue is the use of the Nvidia Tegra ‘system-on-a-chip’ to power the Zune HD. Nvidia is best known for their GPU (graphics cards) for PC, as well as for consoles such as the original Xbox and most recently the PS3′s RSX.
HD Zune – The missing link . . . ?
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