More, more, more! New game releases this week

March 10, 2010

Well, another week is upon us, and thankfully it has bought a whole bunch of games with it! New Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP and PC titles are here, so check them out below!

Sony PlayStation 3

* Final Fantasy XIII
* Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
* Yakuza 3

Nintendo Wii

* Calling
* Racquet Sports
* Sam & Max 2: Beyond Time and Space

Microsoft Xbox 360

* Final Fantasy XIII
* Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
* Supreme Commander 2

Sony PlayStation Portable

* BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Nintendo DS

* 50 Classic Games
* Foto Showdown
* Spectral Force Genesis

PC

* Assassin’s Creed II
* Sam & Max 2: Beyond Time and Space
* Warhammer 40K: Damn of War II – Chaos Rising

Not a bad week overall, and there’s something for everybody. A few titles that catch the eye are Final Fantasy XIII, Assassin’s Creed II and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition.

Looks like I’m in for a busy week!


Modern Warfare 2 DLC

March 10, 2010

It’s official, the first DLC for COD:MW2 is coming our way.

The ‘Stimulus Package’ will be released on Xbox 360 on Tuesday, March 30th. PS3 and PC dates are as yet not clarified.

No official statements have been made about the content of the DLC, although a leak suggests it contains 5 new maps.


Just Cause 2: Anatomy of a Stunt

March 10, 2010

Yep, another “Anatomy of a Stunt” was released today.

And i’m sure many of you will be happy to hear it involves flying boats and a rocket launcher.. Enjoy!


New Game Uses Real Guitar

March 10, 2010

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString!

Ths game will let users plug in their real guitar to compete with each other.

An upcoming musical video game lets players strum a real six-string electric guitar instead of tapping buttons on a fake instrument.

But it makes me wonder, will game sales be tiny? If you need to play a real guitar to play the game, surely only people who can will buy the game?


Movie Streaming for Nintendo DS?

March 10, 2010

Netflix, the US movie rental company, has suggested that the company plans to release a movie service for the Nintendo DS platform similar to the one it provides for both PS3 and Xbox 360.

“Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies and & TV episodes on their Nintendo DS,” reads the survey. “The selection available to instantly watch includes some new releases, lots of classics and TV episodes.”

“There are no advertisements or trailers, and movies start in as little as 30 seconds. You can fast-forward, rewind, and pause or watch again. The movies & TV episodes you instantly watch are included in your Netflix membership at no additional fee.”

It’s hard to guarantee any advancements in this suggestion, and the quality of movies on the DS would imaginably be poor, but this is all we have at the moment.

So for all you DS users out there, what do you think? Would movie streaming be a good idea for the DS?


God Of War 3: Expensive… but great?

March 9, 2010

I’m sure many of you have heard about the vast amount of money spent on making the third installment of God Of War.

No? Ok then, $44 million, yes $44 million has been spent on the title.

God of War III cost Sony Santa Monica US$44 million to make, according to director of product development John Hight.

“We are stamping discs now, so we’re effectively done. Just got a couple of countries that we’re finishing up on this week and we spent $44 million to make God of War III,” explained director of product development John Hight in an interview with Giant Bomb.

“Believe it or not, that’s right within budget.”

A lot of that budget went towards growing the development team to more than four times that which worked on the original God of War.

“We finished up God of War II with roughly 60 people which was more than double God of War I and now we’ve finished off God of War III with 132 people,” Hight said, adding: “The biggest area that we grew was graphics on the art side.”

We all know that great games aren’t always the ones that have cost the most. So the question is, will God Of War 3 live up to expectations?

We’ll give you a review as soon as we get our hands on it!


Free Microsoft Points!? Free Xbox Live Membership?!

March 9, 2010

Here at GH, we do like to treat our readers, so as our blog is new as of today, we thougt our first few readers could get their hands on some prizes! For you Xbox’ers out there, it’s your lucky day!

All for free!

Ever needed more Microsoft Points than you can afford? Ever wanted to extend that Microsoft Live subscription but didn’t have enough cash? Well now you can earn your points and membership with absolutely ZERO cost! It is a rather simple way of earning Free Microsoft Points, or an Xbox Live Membership and only takes about thirty minutes to receive your prize. All for free!

First you need an account. Head on over to the Free Rewards website and sign up for your free account. Either use your current email, or use/make a junk email (which i reccomend).

After you’ve set up your account, log in, and click on “Earn Points” then “Free Offers”. For every one of these offers you complete, you earn points. When you have enough points, you can claim prizes, such as the Microsoft Live and Points.

The offers are very simple, and for most of them, you simply need to enter a junk email account and some information.

I love being able to simply fill out a few boxes and then receive Free Microsoft Points. You can get many other things here. You can even get games if you decide to save up enough. They aren’t too hard to get either. So simply sign up and start getting Free Microsoft Points.

Good luck with the site, hopefully you’ll be well on your way to riches now!


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