Free Xbox 360 for Everybody! Sort of…

Perhaps sensing the oncoming tide of the “new” console generation, Microsoft has decided to give out free Xbox 360s… to people who already have them. Xbox 360 users have been reporting of receiving a new Xbox 360 (seen above) for being one of their “most valued members.”

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Dragon’s Dogma to Ship This May

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Jan. 31, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today confirmed that Dragon’s Dogma™, its highly anticipated open world action title, will be released for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in North America on May 22, 2012 and across Europe on May 25, 2012. Capcom is also pleased to announce that purchasers of Dragon’s Dogma will have the opportunity to be the first to experience a playable demo of Resident Evil® 6, ahead of its release on Nov. 20, 2012.

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EA to Discontinue Online Service for Over 100 Games

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that EA would officially be acquiring Popcap, EA has announced that it will be cutting online gaming service to over one hundred of their titles. However EA assures the public that these games make up less than 1% of EA’s total online traffic and are thus not worth the cost of maintaining the servers they run on.

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Internet Rumor Mill: Windows 8 to Play 360 Games?

The Internet is buzzing today about a rumor that Microsoft is developing Windows 8 to be able to run Xbox 360 games. While there is little information on the specifics of this rumor, it is claimed that an insider source at Microsoft has confirmed that for a subscription fee, just as with Xbox Live, consumers will be able to play their 360 games through their PC’s.

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L.A Noire Review

I’ll only mention Rockstar and Grand Theft Auto once in this review simply for the purpose of putting down any notion that L.A. Noire is “Grand Theft Auto set in the 1940s,” or even that it’s a Rockstar game. It isn’t. Team Bondi developed L.A. Noire and they went for something entirely different. [Read more...]

New Firmware Update Causing Troubles For Certain Xbox 360s

A recent firmware upgrade has been causing a big problem with some 360 consoles. It’s rendering them unable to read retail discs. Microsoft is offering what is actually a very awesome fix for this problem.

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Dark Souls Being Affected By PSN Outage Should Not Delay Release

As of this writing the PSN has been offline for the last few weeks. It looks like this isn’t only causing problems for current games but at least one future release is being affected by the outage.

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Gears of War 3 Beta Impressions

Gears of War 3 is set to release this September

Gears of War has arguably the most sound third person shooting mechanics of any game, so putting it online in a competitive environment is a no brainer. Unfortunately, previous installments in the series are barely playable.

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Another Fallout: New Vegas Patch Coming

Fallout: New Vegas was one of the best games to come out in 2010. Even with that it was a game that had a lot of problems. Obsidian has been doing a decent job of fixing them and we’re about to get another set of fixes on all three platforms.

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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Coming As DLC And Disc Release

We all knew it was going to eventually happen. With Capcom releasing an Arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 we knew, in time that it was going to come to the home platforms and that time is closer then you may think.

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