Archive for March, 2008
Hey everyone just got a press release about the upcoming 50Cent sequel coming out on xbox360 and PS3, if I can get my hands on some more information, video, screenshots….whatever I will pass them along, full press release below, and for more info check out www.50bloodonthesand.com
50 CENT IS BACK IN NEW XBOX 360 AND PLAYSTATION(R) 3 SYSTEM
Hip-Hop Fans Welcome Long Awaited Sequel
to the Multi-Million Unit Selling 50 Cent: Bulletproof
Los Angeles (March 27, 2008) – Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, announced today that 50 Cent will reprise his role as video game hero with the upcoming sequel to the hit 2005 PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and Xbox game with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand ™. 50 Cent and G Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid will star and provide voice and likeness in the upcoming video game this fall on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
In this fictional story to the multi-million unit seller Bulletproof video game, players will be able to play as one of the world’s biggest hip-hop stars in an all out battle to protect 50 Cent’s assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.
“We are taking this sequel to the next level with exciting combat and gunplay, new original music, great graphics and a new story,” said 50 Cent. “50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will have everything my fans are looking for in a 50 Cent game.”
The 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand video game will feature multi-player drop-in and drop-out co-op, interactive counter-kills, driving, and aerial combat. Following the success of the 2005 Spike TV Video Game Award winning Best Original Song, “We May Be Crazy” 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand will be packed with more exclusive unreleased music from 50 Cent and G-Unit.
“50 Cent and shooter fans everywhere came out to support 50 Cent in Bulletproof and made it a multi-million unit selling video game,” said Al Simone, senior vice president of Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment. “Gamers will be excited that 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand provides the ultimate next-gen 50 Cent game experience to ever fit into one disc.”
The 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand video game is written by Kamran Pasha, Producer of Bionic Woman, and is being developed by Swordfish Studios. For more information, please visit the game’s official Web site at www.50bloodonthesand.com .
Vivendi Games Mobile is also making 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand available for mobile phones throughout North America and Europe.
That’s right folks, Microsoft is finally starting to wipe the gamerscore of those cheaters as promised, and they even get a shiney label on their xbox.com profile that lets everyone know their cheating ways.
The steps today takes the form of the following:
• Resetting the entire Gamerscore for an account to zero
• The account will be unable to regain all previously obtained achievements and Gamerscore, however, the players will have the ability to gain future Achievements by earning them fairly, like the majority of the Xbox LIVE community does.
• The account will be clearly labeled as a cheater for the community to view on xbox.com. You can see an example here. In dash, the personal view of the gamercard will be labeled as well.
Xbox LIVE remains committed to keeping the service free of cheating in order to maintain a fair and level playing field for everyone.
To read more about Gamerscore corrections read the FAQ on Xbox.com
Thats right folks, I finally found a way to make it happen, and possibly easier then I originally was going to do it.
Sure there are other free blogging sites out there that you can use, but the thought here is, the FRIENDspot is a site for gaming friends to gather in a central location and interact with each other – what better way to do that, than to have a blog here?
creating your own blog is as going to the register page and following the steps to create your own blog
I am still rather new to this multi user format, but essentially if you are familar with WordPress you should feel right at home. You should also have the ability to change your themes and possibly activate plugins as well, again I am still figuring this all out – if you want a new theme or plugin available which doesnt seem to be there, let me know and I will get it set up for you, as long as it doesnt break the site
I am going to see what things I can do to expand this as well, like links to your game list, and your 100% completes as I had in the one I was bulidng from scratch, most likely these will be plugins you just enable if you want them to show on your blog -etc
Test it out, tell me what you think – and hopefully you guys actually put it to useNo comments
I finally got around to uploading this video to youtube so I can share it with you guys – if you haven’t all ready seen it, here is the official Assault Heroes 2 TrailerNo comments
No new arcade this week, just a discount on two existing items.Â Doom will be now priced at 400 MP ($5) as well as Assault Heroes.Â With the news of Assault Heroes 2 coming, I was just about to buy the original Assault Heroes and give it a try – now I am definately getting it.
â€śAssault Heroesâ€ť (Sierra Online). Become the only surviving member of an elite special forces unit searching for a secret underground lab. Play the mission alone or fight side-by-side with a friend in the two-player cooperative mode. The winner of IGNâ€™s Xbox LIVE Arcade game of the year for 2006, â€śAssault Heroesâ€ť will be available for 400 Microsoft Points.
â€śâ€śDOOMâ€ť (id Software). Originally released in 1993, â€śDOOMâ€ť introduced millions to the white-knuckle excitement of the first-person shooter (FPS). Relive the classic demon-blasting action with up to four players over Xbox LIVE*, complete with 5.1 surround sound and smoother graphics. â€śDoomâ€ť will be available for 400 Microsoft Points.
Anyone excited for Assault Heroes 2?Â I just got an email with the latest screenshots from Assault Heroes 2, and I am of course going to share them with you all!Â To be completely honest Assault Heroes (the original) somehow got past my arcade additcted ways – I believe it was released at a time which I was trying to limit my money spent on arcades – but I just might buy Assault Heroes (it did get IGN’s arcade of the year in 2006) to get myself amped up for Assault Heroes 2.Â Apparently Assault Heroes 2Â is expanding to include action in outerspace, the ability to stealÂ enemy vehicles, andÂ more enchancedÂ co-op play.Â
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head over to my photo album to check out larger versions of all 5 screenshots1 comment
We’ll ever since I heard about the game I was pretty interested in getting my hands on Dark Sector.Â Of course that was before I could even consider getting the game, so the best I can do is look at news, screens, and interviewsÂ related to the game.Â Last time I spoke with D3Publisher they said the game was slated for March (though the official pages say Spring 2008), I haven’t given up hope yet, it is only March 11th.
If you are like me and looking for a good fix on some info on the game – my buddy Deacon has you covered, check out his Q & A with the Dave Kudirka, Associate Producer, Digital Extremes1 comment
This week we have two arcade games coming again,”Brain Challenge” and “Bliss Island”.Â Below is a bit more details of the games pulled from the press release.Â
Price: 800 Points ($10)
More Info: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/brainchallengexboxlivearcade
â€śBrain Challengeâ€ť has something for everyone including Daily Test Mode, where players undergo a series of brain exercises and Stress Mode, which tests playerâ€™s abilities to stay calm under stress. For those looking for a relaxing experience, Creative Mode allows players to relax and explore their imagination and Child Test lets players play & share their exercises with younger people. For competitive players, the game features multiplayer support for up to four players offline and online, as well as detailed stats and graphs where they can track their overall performance and progression.
Developed and published by Gameloft, â€śBrain Challengeâ€ť will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB
Price: 400 Points ($5)
More Info: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/b/blissislandxboxlivearcade
Explore â€śBliss Islandâ€ť as Hoshi the Zwooph, a mystical blue creature that emits precise puffs of air to create clouds. Help Hoshi become the Bliss Island champion by winning over 25 unique challenges across nine intense levels. Better yet, challenge friends online for more competitive gameplay or focus on topping the Leaderboard charts! Codemastersâ€™ â€śBliss Islandâ€ť will be available worldwide (with the exception of Japan and Korea) for 400 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB
I got an email earlier today from Freeverse (developers of Marathon on Xbox Live Arcade) about their next title coming the arcade – Airburst.Â Our friends over at 360sync actually posted them a few days ago, but better late then never right guys?
You can read more about airbust over atÂ the freeverse siteÂ but here is a quick quote:
Floating high above the ground on a platform made of balloons, you have to fend-off the deadly chainsaw-bladed burster ball, and redirect it toward your opponentsâ€™ balloons. Airburst has crazy power-ups, unique character powers, and a wealth of game types to reward strategy as well as reflexes.