All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Microsoft Xbox 360’

Call of Duty Games Dominated Xbox Gaming in 2012

It’s no secret that the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful gaming ventures in history. What many gamers might not know, however, is just how many people continue to play the older games in the series. This week Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the director of programming for Xbox LIVE, announced the top 20 games on Xbox …

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Dead Space 3 Ad Pushes Kinect Features

More than a few Dead Space fans are uneasy about the inclusion of co-op gameplay in Dead Space 3. Though Visceral Games seems to have come up with an interesting conceit for the feature (one of the characters will hallucinate and see different things throughout the game) it still feels like the type of feature the publisher, EA might force …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Resumes in January

Microsoft today revealed the future of Halo 4 for the next couple of months. Of particular note is that Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode is going on hiatus until January. The first five interactive episodes of Spartan Ops, comprising the first half of “season 1″ have already aired. All five episodes will all be re-entered into Matchmaking, one per week, …

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New Trials Evolution DLC “Riders of Doom” Announced

With all of the amazing big-budget gaming titles that were released this year, it’s easy to forget that some of the best and most fun gaming experiences can be had with smaller, less expensive games. Some of the most creative, challenging, and addictive gameplay can be found on Xbox LIVE or the PlayStation Network. Today, Ubisoft released a new trailer …

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Coming December 10

343 Industries is certainly determined to support the Halo 4 multiplayer community. In addition to the weekly updates and story videos that accompany the game’s Spartan Ops mode, it appears that map packs for more standard multiplayer modes are coming as scheduled. Today 343 and Microsoft announced that the first Halo 4 map pack, Crimson, will be launching on December …

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Gears of War: Judgment Pre-Order Trailer Released

In a holiday season filled with Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, and Hitman: Absolution trailers, there has been surprisingly little video released concerning Gears of War: Judgment since its announcement at this year’s E3. Now that Halo 4 has been released, however, it appears that Epic sees the chance to finally promote its Xbox 360 exclusive, scheduled to hit …

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Microsoft is Building a 7-Inch Xbox Surface Gaming Tablet [RUMOR]

The interplay between Microsoft’s Xbox console, Windows 8, the Windows games store, SmartGlass, and hybrid laptop/tablet devices has certainly jumbled the rumor mill for Microsoft products a bit. Back in June, just before the announcement of Microsof’s Surface tablet, a rumor popped up that the company would be announcing an “Xbox tablet” featuring gaming and heavy Xbox 360 integration. That …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season One Trailer Released

There’s only one week to go before Halo 4 hits store shelves, but 343 Industries and Microsoft are still releasing previews for the game’s numerous gameplay modes. Today, the trailer for the first “season” of Spartan Ops has been released. For those who haven’t heard, Halo 3: ODST‘s and Halo: Reach‘s Firefight mode has been renamed to Spartan Ops. The …

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Xbox Music to Launch October 26th [RUMOR]

After showing off Halo 4 and other highly-anticipated titles, Microsoft’s big E3 press conference fizzled out to a Microsoft product demonstration session instead of a gaming presentation. Things such as SmartGlass and Internet Explorer were neat, but not what the crowd was there for. One of the products Microsoft announced at E3 was Xbox Music, the company’s rebranded music marketplace. …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn “Squad” Trailer Released

The last in a series of short previews for the upcoming Halo 4 webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was released today. The series is a prequel to the Halo video games, set in a time before the Human-Covenant war began. The UNSC’s primary concern is “insurrectionists” who are vying for their freedom from UNSC oversight. The series’ story will …

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New Halo 4 Trailer Details the Promethean Weapons

The last of the Halo 4 montages showing off each species’ weaponry has finally hit Halo Waypoint. We’ve already seen the UNSC weapons and the Covenant weapons in previous trailers. This week, players get a glimpse at what the new Promethean race brings to the Halo 4 arsenal. The Promethean weapons are where much of 343 industries’ design philosophy will …

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Halo 4 Producer Talks About How 343 Has Changed Halo

When Bungie completed its Halo trilogy, many gamers assumed that would be the end of the Master Chief Halo games. Sure, Bungie filled out some of the franchise’s backstory with Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, but the developer was determined to let the Chief rest in peace for a while. So, when Halo 4 was announced, the reaction from …

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