Posts Tagged ‘xbox 360’

Throughout the day, more livestreams will be posted with updates as they come. Stay tuned.
Update: 12:34 pm EST – Halo 4 Gameplay footage
Update: 12:37 pm EST – President of Interactive Entertainment, Don A. Mattrick takes the stage.
Update: 12:41 pm EST – Sam Fisher is back. Splinter Cell: Blacklist gameplay footage. Shipping Spring 2013.
Update: 12:53 pm EST – Fable the Journey Announced. New FPS Kinect game.
Update: 12:55 pm EST – World premiere teaser of Gears of War: Judgement.
Update: 12:56 pm EST – Teaser for Forza Horizon. October 23, 2012 . Features Night and day, and dubstep.
Update: 01:12 pm EST – XBox SmartGlass announced. Works like iTunes Airplay, but for XBox. Gives intuitive information on your mobile devices about TV shows, movies, and games. Device must be compatible. ‘Any device’.
Update: 01:18 pm EST – Internet Explorer announced for XBox. Along with SmartGlass, your device will become a mouse of sorts for your browser on your TV and XBox.
Update: 01:21 pm EST – Bringing SmartGlass to Windows 8
Update: 01:22 pm EST – Tomb Raider gameplay footage. Bow and arrow in use. Zip line and quicktime events also shown. Gameplay footage seems truly immersive. Use of parachute also seen. Literally like you are watching a movie. Laura is also seen hurt after a harrowing ordeal with the parachute. DLC announced as well. Unsure if Day 1.
Update: 01:29 pm EST – Ascend: New Gods. Coming 2013.
Update: 01:31 pm EST – Matter announced. 2013 w/ Kinect.
Update: 01:32 pm EST – Resident Evil 6 Gameplay. Leon is shown running throughout a building fending off what appears to be ‘normal’ zombies. ‘Parry’ like abilities can be used when a zombie is about to attack and can preform a stylish instant kill. More quicktime events are shown during cinematics.
Update: 01:39 pm EST – South Park: The Stick of Truth teaser trailer. Stays true to South Park. Trey Parker and Matt Stone take the stage.
Update: 01:50 pm EST – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 E3 Trailer

The time has come. News, news, and more news about E3 [June 5th, 6th, and 7th].  To keep things clean and simple: Some posts will be combined while others will be simple and quick.
Dead Space 3 Teaser Trailer 

Galvion’s thoughts: Not Impressed

Battlefield 3’s Premium Fact SheetLeaked

Today, we got our hands on the leaked Battlefield 3 Premium Fact Sheet. Personally, I cannot agree with this as a BF3 owner. Hell, even as a gamer. It comes with a lot of goodies for 50 bucks and not the industry standard – the big ‘150’.
Lets have  a look.

An article from CNN was brought to my attention today. Titled, ‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation. 

Here’s a small little excerpt:

Is the overuse of video games and pervasiveness of online porn causing the demise of guys?

Increasingly, researchers say yes, as young men become hooked on arousal, sacrificing their schoolwork and relationships in the pursuit of getting a tech-based buzz.

So, I cannot help but ask… why is ‘Psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo attacking the porn industry and games?
I will not endorse adult entertainment. However, I will speak out on the behalf of gaming.

Many times before,  senators or different activists here in the United States have campaigned to have games: banned, outlawed, production stopped, etc etc – the list goes on. I often see articles such as Dr. Zimbardo’s and do not waste my time reading. However, with a blatant ignorant title such as “…ruining a generation”? Really? Seriously, this has to stop.  Especially this:

Norwegian mass murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik reported during his trial that he prepared his mind and body for his marksman-focused shooting of 77 people by playing “World of Warcraft” for a year and then “Call of Duty” for 16 hours a day.

So slaying raid bosses in WoW and getting a solid KDR in CoD will make you a mass murderer. Under what ground? What were they trying to spin in that trial? Innocent people died – so lets blame gaming for today’s youth being corrupted. I assume it’s safe to say the Dr’s article is slanted. As is this one. You fight fire with fire.
If you want to read a good article, read this. The Wall Street Journal went as far to say:

A three-year study of 491 middle school students found that the more children played computer games the higher their scores on a standardized test of creativity—regardless of race, gender, or the kind of game played. The researchers ranked students on a widely used measure called the Torrance Test of Creativity, which involves such tasks as drawing an “interesting and exciting” picture from a curved shape on a sheet of paper, giving the picture a title, and then writing a story about it. The results were ranked by seven researchers for originality, length, and complexity on a standardized three-point scale for each factor, along with detailed questionnaires.

I’m tired of seeing the endless posts about ‘gaming is game, gaming harms kittens, gaming is evil’.

It goes as far as Judge David Shaw wanted to recommend the International Trade Commission to ban the Xbox 360. [source]

We’ve witnessed it all before. If you want to read Dr. Zimbardo’s full article, click here. Gaming has come a long way. From the Odyssey to the Ps3 – with groundbreaking technology and pioneers – the world we know of video games will stay for a long time.

Lets just pull up a seat, sit back, and relax around a game of Soul Calibur.
Be sure to let me know how you feel.

 This post is purely opinion. Galvion’s post does not reflect the views of everyone at Link Dead Gaming.

Today, the 1.03 patch was released for the PC version of Mass Effect 3. While squealing with boyish joy over the ex-Cerberus Vanguard, I had to calm myself down to write this post for you. Here we go!

Patch 1.03 will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 the 31st of May. The changes include bug fixes, the anti-afk system and more. Here is a look at some of the  changes. All patch notes are not listed below. The rest can be found here.

Patch 1.03 Notes:

Common to all Platforms:

  • Fixed an issue where sometimes facial movement would not match the voice over if a hitch occurred
  • Fixed an issue where taking cover in a certain area of Cure the Genophage mission would cause players to become blocked from progress
  • Fixed Action mode so it will now respect difficulty if set in the main menu
  • Fixed an issue where the player would always be walking forward instead of towards objective in The Return mission
  • Fixed the Ultralight Materials SMG weapon mod in multiplayer so it correctly affects weapon recharge
  • Fixed a rare case where the reinforcement pack purchases could fail and take currency without giving cards
  • Fixed the issue where users logged off/disconnected during multiplayer gameplay would not log back in properly until their game is rebooted
  • Fixed the issue that multiplayer Geth sentry turret flamethrower would endlessly repeat audio SFX
  • Fixed various multiplay maps where a player could fall through the map during multiplayer gameplay
  • Fixed the issue that using an ops survival pack consumable immediately before death could have no effect. It now works as intended
  • Fixed the issue so the Falcon weapon in multiplayer no longer sometimes fire blanks

PC Only:

  • Fixed an issue where the Online Pass Activation screen would appear for users despite PC not having a need for an online pass
  • Fixed the Galaxy Map search and rescue asset GUI not appearing when using eyefinity
  • Fixed an issue where users could not scan on galaxy map when right-click is rebound
  • Fixed an issue where having the PC hud (heads up display) (left shift) up when a player dies in multiplayer and revived would cause player unable to move and the hud to remain active

And here’s a trailer for you as well…