Dan Bunting, Director of Online for Treyarch, has confirmed on Major Nelson’s podcast that the first of what will most likely be many map packs will be arriving, as a timed exclusive for 360, on February 1st. Details inside.
I’ll be honest here. Unlike a few of the other editors who had an easy time choosing their GOTY, this was a very tough decision for me. So much so that I considered not writing a piece and am still not sure this is the right pick. That’s not to say that Black Ops isn’t a great game, because it is. I’ve already sunk over 24 hours into the multiplayer and plan to play through the campaign again on Veteran, both for fun and to pick up some extra trophies. […]
Earlier this year, Wolfire partnered up with several indie developers, the Electronics Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play to provide gamers with the Humble Indie Bundle, a DRM-free multi-OS pack of 6 indie titles in a ‘pay what you want’ sale. Now, in time for the Christmas spirit, a new bundle has arrived.
After a good week of thinking it through between Mass Effect 2 and New Vegas, I settled on the latter as my Game of the Year. They’re both very good games (which is why they were both possible options) but, on reflection, I realised that Mass Effect 2 had a bit too many issues in its execution that I disliked.
I can’t really say this was a difficult choice. I’ve played a fair few games this year, but nothing was able to top a release seen in its very first month. While I absolutely loved GTA IV, I couldn’t help feeling disappointed with Red Dead Redemption. And even though Rock Band 2 is one of my favourite games, the series seems to have lost a lot of its lustre (the new pro mode instruments not seeing release over here yet is probably a large factor). Perhaps, most surprisingly, the […]
While some of the others have sounded off on their nominations for our Press X Or Die Game Of The Year, I find myself next up in the panel of judges. And while my choice of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will have some of you baffled, others will see that in a grander scheme of things, perhaps it makes sense to put it forward and shine some spotlight on it.
I’m going to be honest, this wasn’t even a contest. The only other games I even considered putting forward were Fallout: New Vegas and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and that was for all of about 30 seconds. From the moment I heard “open world cowboy game” there really could be no doubt what my favorite game of the year would be. Yeah.
Well it’s that time of the year again, where we have to sort through the proverbial mountain of new games we’ve amassed throughout the last twelve months, and decide which one of them was arguably the best that we’ve played. And we at Press X or Die have come up with our own way of doing things.
Telltale Games’ 2008 series, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People, has been confirmed today for a Holiday release on the PlayStation Network.
This isn’t the first Need for Speed with the title Hot Pursuit. Looking for help rebooting the franchise, EA turned to Burnout developer Criterion to produce this latest entry in the series. Drawing heavily from their experience with Burnout, Criterion has brought a lot more bang to a series which already had the speed.
Google opened their new Web Store today with version 8 of their Chrome web browser. The Web Store plays host to a network of web applications, with games being amongst them in a bid for virtual shelf space.
Microsoft’s Digital Distribution service and PC game brand recently relaunched as part of Microsoft’s new push into PC gaming. The Games for Windows brand first launched in 2006 alongside Windows Vista, with a download service and client launching in ‘08. It’s garnered a bit of a bad rap amongst gamers for high prices, limited library and a clunky client. Is the new and improved Games for Windows any better, and if not what is still missing?
Zombie Studios aims to bring a decent online shooter experience to the digital marketplaces with Blacklight: Tango Down, an online FPS set in the near future.
To say that Monster Hunter is a big franchise in Japan would be putting it modestly. The 3rd in the PSP series launched on Tuesday. How did it go? Well, let’s just say that “monster” is a very suitable word.
Today marks PressXorDie’s first anniversary. It’s been a pretty good year. We’re nowhere in the big leagues yet, but we’re doing pretty well. For me, Press X or Die has been about personal growth; extending my video game hobby as well as improving my writing skills, which is still a work in progress. After making a Steam group and a forum, I guess it was only natural I make a video game blog too. Next on the agenda is a studio, I think.