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Starting today, YouTube is available via the Xbox 360 dashboard in 24 countries across the globe. Microsoft also made a handful of other streaming video apps available in more than a dozen markets – including the much anticipated Verizon FiOS TV
(Yes, I realize that this is old hat for PS3 enthusiasts. But the Xbox 360 doesn’t require you to download a firmware update every fifteen minutes, so blow me.)
The newest piece of Gears of War 3 DLC is now available.
It’s called My Xbox Live and it’s available for free. The app lets you do things like manipulate your avatar, browse achievements, and you can even chat with your Xbox Live friends. It’s actually a cool toy – and hilarious considering the platform.
An anonymous source claiming to have knowledge of the project says that the next-gen Xbox console (also known as project “loop“) will ship in two flavors: one for casual gamers and one that includes a second generation Kinect sensor. This new version of the Kinect is designed to read lips, sense the tone of your voice, and it will be able to track individual fingers.
If this is true, then I’m definitely glad I haven’t dropped the cash for a Kinect just yet.
It isn’t often that we get a world exclusive here on What The Christ? but that’s exactly what’s happened here this evening. A longtime fan of ours who happens to be employed at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment just confirmed to us in an email that Rocksteady Studios is already working on a third game in their wildly successful Batman series.
The as-yet untitled new game, which will run on the same instance of Unreal Engine 3 as the first two, is a direct sequel to Arkham City. Rocksteady co-founder Sefton Hill is once again the project lead. The game is still in early stages of development however the story is more or less complete and the release is currently scheduled for late 2012.
Our source also shared with us that the game will feature a “co-op or multiplayer element” but that a final decision hasn’t been made on that piece, yet.
People Can Fly, the Epic-owned studio responsible for the ambitious but ultimately ho-hum Bulletstorm, is reportedly working on a trilogy of Gears of War prequels.
Neither company is commenting but it’s worth noting that the PC port of the original Gears of War back in 2007 was handled by People Can Fly, so there’s a chance that this is true.
For the second year in a row, I did my Black Friday shopping without even having to put on pants. Here’s a quick rundown of the best deals I ran across this morning.
- Dead Island is available via Steam for $19.99.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution is marked down to $24.99 on Steam.
- Gears of War 3 is only $39.99 via Amazon.
- EA is selling Batman: Arkham City via Origin for $24.99. (Add to cart.)
- EA is also selling all versions of Battlefield 3 for $29.99.
- NewEgg has the Logitech G13 game board for $39.99.
- NewEgg also has the Logitech G500 mouse for $35.99.
If you’ve found anything truly awesome that hasn’t been heavily advertised, please feel free to post about it in the comments section!
The rumors were true! Microsoft confirmed late last night that the new Xbox 360 dashboard design is set to go live on December 6th. The update brings the console closer together with Windows based computers and phones. It also adds support for the new live TV functionality announced a few months ago as well as enhanced voice recognition for Kinect users.
Saints Row: The Third is all of those things and more. It’s a clusterfuck of ridiculousness from the moment it starts.
But that’s what makes it awesome. Volition deserves huge kudos for this one. They took the best of the first two games in the series, polished it all to a high shine, and released an absolutely brilliant action game that blows its predecessors away. I’m only about 10% of the way through the campaign at this point and I’ve already put more than ten hours in.
Sure, the plot is thin. Yes, there are a few technical issues and it can be a bit too over-the-top at times. But the fact is that Saints Row: The Third is fun. I can’t remember the last time I had such a good time gaming. I don’t have any big complaints. The presentation is fantastic. The music is awesome. The character creation tools are a blast all on their own. And most importantly, there’s never a dull moment.
If you’re looking for some serious bang for your gaming buck, this is a must-buy. Today. Go.
Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade in Spring 2012.