Microsoft looking to implement TV achievements

With the announcement of the Xbox One, much news has been circulating regarding the new console, including much hype surrounding a patent Microsoft filed last November. The patent outlined an achievement system very much like that which already exists on the 360, except this time, incorporating various achievements for simply watching TV. Users could be rewarded for anything from watching a major ...

Serious Sam 3: BFE Coming to Xbox Live

The incredibly popular Serious Sam 3 for PC garnered much critical acclaim amongst fans and reviewers alike. The epic 16 player Campaign co-op being just one of the reasons for its incredible popularity. The game itself harkens back to gaming of old with no cover system or recharging health and a huge emphasis on insanely large amounts of enemies for you to strafe and shoot at on each level. Well ...

Halo 4 Achievements Revealed

Well, everyone the time has come. We have gotten the official list of the Halo 4 achievement list. This list inlcudes some recognizable standard achievements but it does include a few more interesting names like, The Dongblainer! So what are we waiting for? Here they are: Dawn – Complete Mission 1 on any difficulty – (10 Points) Requiem – Complete Mission 2 on any difficulty R...

Achievements may bring more rewards this Fall

Have you ever wished that your Gamerscore from all of those Achievements you’ve earned actually translated into something rather than a way to laud your superior gaming prowess over your friends? Well it seems that gamers will soon be rewarded with more than just an increased score by earning Achievements this Fall. Xbox Live Rewards themselves placed a tweet earlier today saying: “We&...

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Review

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Publisher: Sega Developer: Sega AM2 Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PlayStation 3  Release Date: 06/06/2012 Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Overview: The fighting game market seems to be dominated by Capcom and Namco Bandai at moment, with games likle Street Fighter, Tekken, Street Fighter x Tekken, and pretty soon Tekken x Stre…well…you get the idea. We still have com...

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World Review

Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World Publisher: Sega Developer: M2 Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PlayStation 3  Release Date: 23/05/2012 Price: 800 Microsoft Points Overview: Monster World, Wonder Boy, Wonder Kid…Adventure Island? This is a franchise with a very confusing history as it never really could settle on a concrete name, the series also jumped between numerous genres, starting out as...

Playable Steel Battalion demo now on Xbox Live

A playable demo for Capcom’s upcoming robot war machine simulator, Steel Battalion Heavy Armour, is now available on Xbox Live as a free download. The title is exclusive to the Xbox 360 platform, and it requires the Kinect device in order to play it. Steel Battalion Heavy Armour is a sequel to the very obscure release on the original Xbox console, simply titled Steel Battalion, came bundled ...

30 new Porsche cars for Forza Motorsport 4

Porsche Cars North America and Turn 10 Studios has announced today that 30 new Porsche vehicles are now available for download for Forza Motorsport 4, as part of the Porsche Expansion Pack. “This is an excellent opportunity for Porsche to offer a virtual experience with our sports cars in a very fitting environment – on race tracks around the world,” said Andre Oosthuizen, Vice President of Market...

Bollywood themed DLC for Zumba

Popular fitness video game for the Microsoft Kinect device, Zumba Fitness Rush, is getting new downloadable content offering, and will soon be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace. This downloadable content will feature musical dance routines and songs from the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Bollywood movies are famous for their extensive use of musical dance numbers in similar ve...

Akai Katana Import Review

Akai Katana Publisher: Rising Star Games Developer: Cave Company Platforms: Xbox 360 (JPN Import Reviewed) Release Date: 11/05/2012 Price: $39.99 Available Here Overview: Cave Company is a video game company with a reputation for producing some of the finest 2D scrolling shooters (casually known as ‘shmups’ or ‘STG’), and still continue their support for the genre. Not too long ago they worked on ...

Sine Mora Review

Sine Mora Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Digital Reality & Grasshopper Manufacture Platforms: Xbox 360  Release Date: 21/03/2012 Price: 1200 Microsoft Points Overview: The shoot ’em up (shmup) genre is viewed by many to be stagnant, because at a cursory glance they all play and feel almost exactly alike, with some aesthetic and design differences. However, purists will tell you otherwis...

Shoot Many Robots Review

Shoot Many Robots Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Demiurge Studios Platforms: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PlayStation 3, PC Release Date: 14/03/2012 Price: 800 Microsoft Points Overview: Shoot Many Robots is a 2D action shooter title developed by the same studio that has quite the impressive resume in working with other major developers, helping develop several high profile titles such as Mass Effect, Bios...

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