Friday, March 27, 2009

Got Gamerscore?



One of the best things about the Xbox 360 is the achievements that are built into every game. They give you extra motivation to play a game longer than you normally would in order to earn an achievement and add a few points to your gamerscore. Sure, your gamerscore is meaningless, but there is nothing quite as satisfying as playing a game and hearing the "bleep bloop" and seeing the “Achievement Unlocked” window pops up.

I'm currently involved in a gamerscore challenge over at 360voice.com involving members of 360junkies.com. I decided to do a little research on "easy gamerscore" games to try and get a leg up on the competition. What I found blew my mind, there are games out there where you can, with a little work, get a full 1000 gamerscore in one game of college basketball or one playthrough of an easy game. I would like to share this information here so I don't feel as bad for blowing away the competition.

The first and easiest game to get the full 1000GS on is College Hoops 2K6. I know it's old and bad, but don't worry, rent it and be done with it after just one game. The game has a grand total of 5 achievements and with a little tinkering of the settings can all be achieved in one game. There are many youtube videos and walkthroughs found online for this one but really all you have to do is look at the achievements, make the halves 20 minutes long, and do what you have to do.

I found two games that reward you a full 100GS for just completing the game, without any side quests or collectibles. TMNT and King Kong are very easy games(you can't die) in which you get chunks of gamerscore for completing each level. TMNT personally took me about 4 to 5 hours, I haven't played King Kong yet but it will take a little more time investment with about eight hours of gameplay to go through.

There are several easy gamerscore games out there including probably the easiest, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Burning Earth(jeez what a name). Apparently you can get a full 1000GS in 5 minutes, including putting the game in the tray and loading it up. Good luck finding this one though as I hear it's pretty hard to find.

Good games for this are titles that award you for progressing through the single player and completing simple tasks. Bad games for this are titles that stick heavily to multiplayer achievements and lengthy exploration. I've put together a list of good games for gamerscore.

- Avatar TLAB: easy 1000 in 5 minutes
- Bully SE: easy 1000
- DiRT: 700+ for completing career mode
- Enchanted Arms: get them all in one playthrough
- Fight Night Round 3: Play through career, easy 1000
- Fuzion Frenzy 2: Get most of em very easy
- King Kong: just play through the game
- Lost: Via Domus: very easy 1000
- Madden NFL 06: very easy, just sim franchise
- NBA Street Homecourt: very easy, and fun
- College Hoops 2K6: not even fair, easy
- TMNT: easy playthrough and fun!
- Viva Pinata: very easy

I don't consider this "boosting", "boosting" is beating your unmanned second controller, lowering the AI(in most sports games you can dumb down the other team), and glitching or hacking with a modded Xbox. All of these I listed are achieved legitimately and do take some effort to accomplish.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Teaser Trailer (Official)

You don't see much on this teaser, but what you do see is amazing. It looks more "special ops" than warfare really. Can't wait to see more, the release date is set for November 10'th of this year.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Left 4 Dead "Survival Pack" DLC slated for April 21



According to a Microsoft press release issued this morning, Left 4 Dead's Survival Pack DLC will be released on April 21st, 2009. This release concerned the Xbox 360 version but Valve traditionally releases its PC content in a timely manner.

The free Survival Pack adds the new Survival game mode, where players are given time to dig in before fending off unceasing zombie hordes in an attempt to survive as long as possible. Survival Mode is played on 12 new maps--11 being sections of existing levels and 1 created especially for Survival Mode, Lighthouse.

The Survival Pack also brings Versus mode to the final two co-op campaigns, Dead Air and Death Toll. This release coincides with the release of Left 4 Dead: Critics Choice Edition, which contains the original game plus the Survival Pack.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

UFC 2009 Full Roster




THQ has released the much anticipated roster for their upcoming fighter, UFC 2009 Undisputed. Check em out below separated by weight class.

Heavyweights:

* Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
* Brock Lesnar
* Frank Mir
* Brandon Vera (LH)
* Gabriel Gonzaga
* Cain Velasquez
* Cheick Kongo
* Eddie Sanchez
* Heath Herring
* Andrei Arlovski
* Mirko Crocop
* Fabricio Werdum
* Tim Sylvia
* Mark Coleman
* Antoni Hardonk
* Justin McCully

Light Heavyweights:

* Chuck Lidell
* Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
* Forrest Griffin
* Tito Ortiz
* Keith Jardine
* Wanderlei Silva
* Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
* Lyoto Machida
* Rashad Evans
* Stephan Bonnar
* James Irvin
* Wilson Gouveia (MW)
* Houston Alexander
* Kazuhiro Nakamura
* Thiago Silva
* Tim Boetsch
* Ryan Bader (DLC)

Middleweights:

* Anderson Silva (LH)
* Rich Franklin (LH)
* Dan Henderson (LH)
* Michael Bisping (LH)
* Kendall Grove
* Chris Leben
* Jason MacDonald
* Nate Marquardt
* Drew McFedries
* Ricardo Almeida
* Evan Tanner
* Yushin Okami
* Demian Maia
* Martin Kampmann (WW)
* Amir Sadollah (WW)
* Thales Leites

Welterweights:

* Georges St-Pierre
* Matt Hughes
* Matt Sera (LW)
* Jon Fitch
* Karo Parisyan
* Josh Koscheck
* Diego Sanchez
* Mike Swick (MW)
* Marcus Davis
* Thiago Alves
* Chris Lytle
* Ben Saunders
* Josh Burkman
* Kyle Bradley
* Matt Arroyo
* Anthony Johnson

Lightweights:

* BJ Penn (WW)
* Sean Sherk (WW)
* Kenny Florian
* Roger Huerta
* Joe Stevenson
* Mac Danzig
* Nathan Diaz
* Spencer Fisher
* Tyson Griffin
* Gray Maynard
* Thiago Tavares
* Joe Lauzon
* Rich Clementi
* Mark Bocek
* Hermes Franca
* Frank Edgar
* Efrain Escudero (DLC)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Details Arise for Bioshock 2




Game Informer has a preview of BioShock 2 this month and they shoot down the "prequal" rumor. It takes place 10 years after the original. You play the very first Big Daddy prototype and still patrol Rapture. The city did not crumble after all. It reached an equilibrium thanks to the Big Sister. A once Little Sister that escaped with Dr. Tenenbaum in the first Bioshock. Big Sister has returned to Rapture for unknown reasons beside maintaining order. She has captured little girls from all around the world and transformed them into Little Sisters. Your role in Bioshock 2 is to either Harvest or Adopt these little sisters and solve the Big Sister mystery. You may be an all powerful Big Daddy, but Big Sister does not mess around. She will protect her city, at all costs.
The game wont just be a solo adventure game either. There will be multiplayer of some sort, without compromise to the single player.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wheelman Gameplay

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This game looks amazingly fun!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Resident Evil 5 Winner



Alright guys we had a huge turnout for this contest, unfortunately most people didn't follow the rules by signing up and commenting using Intense Debate. Out of 119 comments we only have 51 eligible entries, which kinda sucks but i guess it gives those who followed the rules a better chance at winning. I would like to personally thanks everyone who participate and hope you will come back to us for your blogging needs (i sound so professional haha).

Anyway lets get to the winner, we went to random.org and plugged in our number of 51, hit submit and the number it shat out at us was the number 19! The first comment was 1 and so on, passed a few who didn't register with Intense Debate and got to our winner. Congratulations to Str8nasty for winning the contest! Str8 I need you to email me at frozen_one@live.com with your mailing address, I will order the game off of amazon.com and have it shipped to your doorstep as soon as I get the addy.

Thanks again for everyone playing, my next contest will be at 360junkies.com so please stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Split/Second Trailer

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Yes, the game is set within the world of a reality tv show...I know what you're thinking, wtf right? Well so was I...until I saw the trailer above which changed my mind! Take a look at those affects, now if only the controls and story are just a good...we could have a winner here folks. I mean, these guys did developed "Pure" and that was definitely no slouch of a racing game.
Disney has company Black Rock studio working on this as we speak...well as I type but you know the difference. A release date of early 2010 has been set, now can we wait that long?

Follow EDGamers on Twitter.com for Prizes!


ED is giving away 1600 MS Points on 3/20/2009! To enter the contest just head on over to www.Twitter.com and follow @EDGamers and ReTweet the message to follow @EDGamers and you're automatically entered! Earn more entries by having your twitter friends RT with your twitter account name included! Every referral earns you another entry! Good luck and see you there!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 News



Activision CFO Thomas Tippl at the Wedbush Morgan Securities annual meeting:

"Last year we had probably beaten most expert expectations by growing the Call of Duty franchise over the tremendous success that was the first iteration of Modern Warfare," he said. "For 2009, Modern Warfare is coming back, we expect it will be the most anticipated game of the year. Perhaps the number one game of the year despite the fact that it's only going to launch in the holiday season...There is no doubt in my mind that it will again raise the bar for the shooter genre. The game is looking incredible and Infinity Ward, the studio that is developing it, is just doing an unbelievable job."

So, there you have it, for all that were worried that the game might not make it by the holidays, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Here's looking forward to this one as I'm sure most of you are.

Avatars go "western"



I guess some of us Americans were pretty upset over all the love UK got with the release of those futbol shirts, so what does Xbox give us? Yep, western wear, if you can call it that. Probably should have been labeled "country music" wear because that's exactly what it looks like. Real "western" cowboys would swallow their backer if they caught a glimpse of the new wardrobe! I can't complain too much, although I will not be using these new clothes, a lot of you will, at least we're getting new stuff! As always these new digs can be seen by going to your avatar creator and checking out the items with the gold star.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

If you don't yet have a Twitter account, get your head out of the sand and sign up today at www.twitter.com! Follow @EDGamers on twitter for contests information! We'll be giving out prizes weekly! See you soon!

Resident Evil 5 Giveaway



In hopes to get more traffic to the blog, and members commenting, I've decided to have a contest. This contest will be for the Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil 5! Here are the rules: Comment: You must be a user of Intense Debate and leave a comment below stating that you want this game. Simple right? You can also follow my twitter HERE to get the scoop on other giveaways and possibly some Live Arcade codes in the future.

Contest ends Midnight EST on Friday March 13'th, yes that's right...what better than to give away a nasty ass game on Friday the 13'th right? :p I will run all entrants through a randomizer to choose the winner. Open to U.S residents only

Also be sure to check out 360junkies Xbox contest HERE. What better to have RE5 than a brand new Xbox to play it on right? Good luck guys

UPDATE It seems some people have not registered with Intense Debate before commenting, please be sure to do this so that you will be eligible for the prize. :)

UPDATE We've had a few people ask us how we are giving this game away, well the game doesn't release until the 13'th, which is also the ending of the contest. The winner will be announced in a new blog post and will have to email us at frozen_two@live.com will their mailing address. We will order the game from amazon.com and have it shipped to that address.

The Behemoth, New Game on March 18th!



The Behemoth, developers of Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid, revealed today that the they will be unveiling their new game on March 18th. The Behemoth also said they will be showing an early version of the game off at the Tokyo Anime Fair on March 20 and 21. To tease us with this new title, they have posted a single screen shot(above) on their website which really tells us nothing but how similar in style it looks to Castle Crashers. Visit them HERE to find out more!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Grand Opening At 360junkies.com, Win A Brand New 360!


You heard right, our sister site over at 360junkies is having its grand opening today, you thought the prizes were good before, wait until you see what my friend seeson has up his sleeve this time! One lucky winner is going to receive a brand spanking new Xbox 360 Arcade system! These guys have gone above and beyond, surprising me each week with some of the best contests around, and they just got started! I'm telling you guys, 360junkies is the place to be if you're a hardcore gamer!

Ok here are the rules and the all important link to the contest! Good luck guys! LINK

RULES:
To enter, you may do any or all of the following: (each counts for 1 entry)

1. Create a post on your own personal blog about this contest and post a working link here.

2. Follow us on twitter HERE and then tweet the following (Tweet as much as you'd like, but you only need to do it once):


RT @360Junkies.com is giving away a Brand New #Xbox Arcade console! Details at 360Junkies.com! #360JXbox

3. Get other websites/forums to post this contest with a working link. Your forum name must be referenced in that post in order to count. One link per site. Each working link counts as one entry. Link must be working! (i.e. Thanks to katterfly at 360Junkies.com!)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack Contest!


It seems I've gotten my hands on a Mythic Map Pack code for Halo 3...and...well...I don't play Halo. So what should I do with it? Well I need a good laugh as much as the next person so lets have a Halo Joke contest! Here are the details:

RULES:
Contest ends Monday, March 9th at noon PST.
- Click here for the contest.
- One entry per person.
- Make me laugh, I want Original Halo jokes only!
- Keep the jokes PG-13 (Family Friendly)

I and the 360junkies staff will select a winner from the eligible entries and post the winner Monday afternoon. Winner will need to PM me on the site to get their code. Good luck

Also, please stick around, this is a great community to be a part of and more is sure to come!

NOTE:
We only have one mythic map pack code. Runner-up will receive the flaming warthog code courtesy of @Rajio (GamerTag: Mister Switch) & www.ohmpage.ca He'll be giving out free stuff at his site as well. :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Xbox Live Arcade Days




Starting March 18th, Xbox LIVE is kicking off the Days of Arcade promotion. Much like the Summer of Arcade last year, the Arcade team has lined up six-weeks of blockbuster titles :

* The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
* Flock
* Hasbro Family Game Night
* Lode Runner
* Outrun Online Arcade
* Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
* UNO Rush

The first game available will be Hasbro Family Game Night on March 18th. Following that, an announcement will be made each Monday on what that week's Arcade release will be.

As you can see, there are seven titles for a six-week promotion. The Arcade team decided they’re going to surprise you one week when they double up the fun.

Call of Duty World at War Double XP...Again

Thanks to JD2020, the community manager of Treyarch, for the info, posted originally on the Call of Duty homepage.

We’ve decided to celebrate the successful launch of this update with Double-XP Multiplayer! This coming weekend (March 6th – 8th) all players will accrue 2x their normal XP in all playlists – on ALL supported platforms! This includes Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC, and the Nintendo Wii.

Be sure to clear some room on your calendars, as it’s going to be a frag-filled weekend indeed. The action starts Friday morning, and ends Monday morning Pacific Standard Time – see you online!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena demo is out !




Atari and Starbreeze have made a 360 demo of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, available on Xbox Live.

A PS3 demo will arrive on the PlayStation network some time later this month.

The demo features the Athena Main Decks level, and offers players a chance to control a Drone, one of the semi-sentient, remote-controllable enemies that will play a central part in the first-person stealth auctioneer.

Assault on Dark Athena is a sequel to the 2004 Xbox game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - also included in this release, in a full high-definition remake.

It's out on April 7th over here on 360, PS3 and PC. Get more info, including hands-on impressions, at the Dark Athena gamepage.