Capcom Holds Big Sale on Xbox Live
Here’s your chance to score some Capcom titles for dirt cheap via Xbox Live. Check the list below for some steep discounts on your favorite or soon-to-be favorite Capcom games.
Asura’s Wrath - $39.99 | $9.99
Bionic Commando: Rearmed - $9.99 | $4.99 
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara - $14.99 | $5.10 
Darkstalkers Resurrection - $14.99 | $4.95 
Dead Rising - $19.99 | $6.80 
Dead Rising 2 - $29.99 | $7.49
 Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - $19.99 | $6.80
 Dead Rising 2: Case West - $9.99 | $4.99 
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - $4.99 | $2.49 
Devil May Cry HD Collection - $29.99 | $9.90
 DmC Devil May Cry - $29.99 | $14.99 
DmC Devil May Cry - Vergil’s Downfall - $8.99 | $4.50
 DustForce - $9.99 | $4.99 
Final Fight Double Impact - $9.99 | $3.99
 Lost Planet 2 - $19.99 | $4.99 
Lost Planet 3 - $39.99 | $13.60 
Mega Man 9 - $9.99 | $4.99 
Mega Man 10 - $9.99 | $4.99
 Remember Me - $39.99 | $9.99 
Resident Evil 4 HD - $19.99 | $6.59 
Resident Evil 5 - $19.99 | $6.60 
Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundle - $11.99 | $3.96 
Resident Evil 6 Additional 3-Mode Pack - $8.99 | $4.49 
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD - $19.99 | $6.59
 Resident Evil Revelations - $39.99 | $13.60 
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - $39.99 | $11.59 
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition - $14.99 | $3.75 
Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Characters Pack - $19.99 | $4.99 
Super Puzzle Fighter - $9.99 | $4.99
 Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD - $14.99 | $5.10
CHECK IT: More Capcom on Albotas
BUY: Devil May Cry HD Collection 360 | PS3

Capcom Holds Big Sale on Xbox Live

Here’s your chance to score some Capcom titles for dirt cheap via Xbox Live. Check the list below for some steep discounts on your favorite or soon-to-be favorite Capcom games.

  • Asura’s Wrath - $39.99 | $9.99
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed - $9.99 | $4.99 
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara - $14.99 | $5.10 
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection - $14.99 | $4.95 
  • Dead Rising - $19.99 | $6.80 
  • Dead Rising 2 - $29.99 | $7.49
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - $19.99 | $6.80
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West - $9.99 | $4.99 
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero - $4.99 | $2.49 
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection - $29.99 | $9.90
  • DmC Devil May Cry - $29.99 | $14.99 
  • DmC Devil May Cry - Vergil’s Downfall - $8.99 | $4.50
  • DustForce - $9.99 | $4.99 
  • Final Fight Double Impact - $9.99 | $3.99
  • Lost Planet 2 - $19.99 | $4.99 
  • Lost Planet 3 - $39.99 | $13.60 
  • Mega Man 9 - $9.99 | $4.99 
  • Mega Man 10 - $9.99 | $4.99
  • Remember Me - $39.99 | $9.99 
  • Resident Evil 4 HD - $19.99 | $6.59 
  • Resident Evil 5 - $19.99 | $6.60 
  • Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundle - $11.99 | $3.96 
  • Resident Evil 6 Additional 3-Mode Pack - $8.99 | $4.49 
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD - $19.99 | $6.59
  • Resident Evil Revelations - $39.99 | $13.60 
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - $39.99 | $11.59 
  • Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition - $14.99 | $3.75 
  • Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Characters Pack - $19.99 | $4.99 
  • Super Puzzle Fighter - $9.99 | $4.99
  • Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD - $14.99 | $5.10
CHECK IT: More Capcom on Albotas

BUY: Devil May Cry HD Collection 360 | PS3
Want Cheap Games? Amazon’s Got You
This is a great opportunity to catch up on some titles you may have missed from the last couple of years from both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Amazon has some steep discounts on Dead Space 3, Halo 4, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Ni no Kuni, Journey Collector’s Edition, and Ratchet and Clank Collection.
None of these titles are over $20.That’s a damn good steal if I ever saw one. Early Christmas shopping exists, so if you know anyone who wants these, I definitely suggest doing it via Amazon.
Buy it on Xbox 360:Borderlands 2 ($15)Crysis 3 ($20)Dead Space 3 ($20)Halo 4 ($20)
Buy it on PlayStation 3:Borderlands 2 ($15)Crysis 3 ($20)Dead Space 3 ($20)Journey Collector's Edition ($20)Ni no Kuni ($20)Ratchet and Clank Collection ($20)

Want Cheap Games? Amazon’s Got You

This is a great opportunity to catch up on some titles you may have missed from the last couple of years from both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Amazon has some steep discounts on Dead Space 3, Halo 4, Crysis 3, Borderlands 2, Ni no Kuni, Journey Collector’s Edition, and Ratchet and Clank Collection.

None of these titles are over $20.That’s a damn good steal if I ever saw one. Early Christmas shopping exists, so if you know anyone who wants these, I definitely suggest doing it via Amazon.

Buy it on Xbox 360:
Borderlands 2 ($15)
Crysis 3 ($20)
Dead Space 3 ($20)
Halo 4 ($20)
Buy it on PlayStation 3:
Borderlands 2 ($15)
Crysis 3 ($20)
Dead Space 3 ($20)
Journey Collector's Edition ($20)
Ni no Kuni ($20)
Ratchet and Clank Collection ($20)



Microsoft Changes Their Mind About Trying To Ruin The Video Game Industry for Consumers
Xbox One games will now be playable offline, used games will work, and you can trade/borrow/lend games to friends. File this under: Things We Totally Saw Coming.

Hooray, the witch is dead!!! Here’s the news straight from Microsoft president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick.

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.
You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.
So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.
These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.
We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

I guess you could say they did a complete 180…
But what about that whole Cloud Processing thing? Wasn’t that the excuse for having to always be online? Or was it just a rouse to convince us that 24-hour online check-ins were a good thing? Hrmm…..

Microsoft Changes Their Mind About Trying To Ruin The Video Game Industry for Consumers

Xbox One games will now be playable offline, used games will work, and you can trade/borrow/lend games to friends. File this under: Things We Totally Saw Coming.

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(Source: kotaku.com)

Slick Video Game Controller Cufflinks

We’ve seen our fair share of geeky cufflinks, but these rank among some of the best. Each pair features the D-Pads and buttons from consoles such as the NES, Super NES, Sega genesis, PlayStation, and Xbox 360.

Available on Etsy from Bazinga Jewellery fro just $20.

(Source: hiconsumption.com)

An Interesting Article on What Sony Should Do to Succeed With the PS4
Earlier this week, I wrote about a rumor that Edge broke news on. That rumor stated that Microsoft will not be allowing playable used games for their next console. There were a couple of other things mentioned in that write-up with the next Microsoft system, but hardly any of the 5,000+ notes on Tumblr had any opinion or 2 cents on those other new features, such as the console’s new blu-ray format, or the new Kinect being bundled with the next Xbox.
Well, in case some of you weren’t aware already, Sony has patented technology that could very well stop the use of used games on their next console. It’s also been rumored for the last two years that both Sony and Microsoft will indeed be stopping used games from being playable at all on their next gen consoles.
Also, for those of you upset with this tactic and think that neither company would ever do this: stop being naive. They’re both companies who need money. That’s what they do. Simple as that.
Steam does it now. You cannot sell or lend out a previously purchased PC game you have bought from Steam. Same idea here, except with consoles. Granted, neither Microsoft or Sony price their digital games low enough to make me want to purchase them online as opposed to handling physical copies, but I’m sure that would change in the future gen of consoles. Hopefully…
And stop kidding yourselves — you’re not going to buy a Wii U if Microsoft or Sony “betrayed” you. You weren’t planning on that ever. Most of you have jobs and can afford more than one console, so I don’t see the need for elitism with sticking with one system for one entire generation of video game systems when you can simply buy another.
So now I’m going to make this perfectly clear before I go on with saying this. I’ll even bold this next statement, as to not confuse some of you with this post.
It’s rumored that the next PlayStation will not be backwards compatible and the next Xbox might not be either. Veteran gaming journalist, Chris Morris, speculates that the new technology being brought onto both upcoming systems will not allow either console to achieve that task. 
Reading some headlines on Kotaku this afternoon, I found this article I’d really like you all to take the time and read, written by Chris Morris. The article goes in-depth into explaining what exactly needs to be accomplished for Sony to succeed with their upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Pretty damn great ideas and a very realistic look on what Sony will be doing with their upcoming console. Read it here. It’ll get you pumped, from a business aspect at least.
And yes, rumors are rumors. But sometimes they can be true. Sometimes.
We may know more about the PlayStation 4 in less than two weeks. Sony has planned a press conference for February 20, and many speculate it’s for the PlayStation 4.

An Interesting Article on What Sony Should Do to Succeed With the PS4

Earlier this week, I wrote about a rumor that Edge broke news on. That rumor stated that Microsoft will not be allowing playable used games for their next console. There were a couple of other things mentioned in that write-up with the next Microsoft system, but hardly any of the 5,000+ notes on Tumblr had any opinion or 2 cents on those other new features, such as the console’s new blu-ray format, or the new Kinect being bundled with the next Xbox.

Well, in case some of you weren’t aware already, Sony has patented technology that could very well stop the use of used games on their next console. It’s also been rumored for the last two years that both Sony and Microsoft will indeed be stopping used games from being playable at all on their next gen consoles.

Also, for those of you upset with this tactic and think that neither company would ever do this: stop being naive. They’re both companies who need money. That’s what they do. Simple as that.

Steam does it now. You cannot sell or lend out a previously purchased PC game you have bought from Steam. Same idea here, except with consoles. Granted, neither Microsoft or Sony price their digital games low enough to make me want to purchase them online as opposed to handling physical copies, but I’m sure that would change in the future gen of consoles. Hopefully…

And stop kidding yourselves — you’re not going to buy a Wii U if Microsoft or Sony “betrayed” you. You weren’t planning on that ever. Most of you have jobs and can afford more than one console, so I don’t see the need for elitism with sticking with one system for one entire generation of video game systems when you can simply buy another.

So now I’m going to make this perfectly clear before I go on with saying this. I’ll even bold this next statement, as to not confuse some of you with this post.

It’s rumored that the next PlayStation will not be backwards compatible and the next Xbox might not be either. Veteran gaming journalist, Chris Morris, speculates that the new technology being brought onto both upcoming systems will not allow either console to achieve that task. 

Reading some headlines on Kotaku this afternoon, I found this article I’d really like you all to take the time and read, written by Chris Morris. The article goes in-depth into explaining what exactly needs to be accomplished for Sony to succeed with their upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Pretty damn great ideas and a very realistic look on what Sony will be doing with their upcoming console. Read it here. It’ll get you pumped, from a business aspect at least.

And yes, rumors are rumors. But sometimes they can be true. Sometimes.

We may know more about the PlayStation 4 in less than two weeks. Sony has planned a press conference for February 20, and many speculate it’s for the PlayStation 4.

Edge Reports on New Xbox: No Used Games, Internet Required
Edge is reporting new details on the next Xbox system. The biggest news about the new console: internet is required to play with the system and used games will be blocked.
Games will be purchased with one-time-use activation codes, meaning the sole person who uses the code first is the only person who can play the game on their console. 
While the console’s experience now fully lies with internet compatibility, physical games will still be available. Games will now be on blu-ray format for the next Microsoft console, meaning 50 gigs of space for games now.
The console holds AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The console will also ship with a newer version of the Kinect.

Edge Reports on New Xbox: No Used Games, Internet Required

Edge is reporting new details on the next Xbox system. The biggest news about the new console: internet is required to play with the system and used games will be blocked.

Games will be purchased with one-time-use activation codes, meaning the sole person who uses the code first is the only person who can play the game on their console. 

While the console’s experience now fully lies with internet compatibility, physical games will still be available. Games will now be on blu-ray format for the next Microsoft console, meaning 50 gigs of space for games now.

The console holds AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. The console will also ship with a newer version of the Kinect.

A Little Bit On The Custom Console Side: Millennium Falcon Xbox casemod by pizonbongo of Major League Mods. The mod looks relatively simple, so if you’ve got an old Xbox and a Millennium Falcon model kit lying around, check out the Instructables tutorial and give it a go.
(via Neatorama)

A Little Bit On The Custom Console Side: Millennium Falcon Xbox casemod by pizonbongo of Major League Mods. The mod looks relatively simple, so if you’ve got an old Xbox and a Millennium Falcon model kit lying around, check out the Instructables tutorial and give it a go.

(via Neatorama)

A Little Bit On The Epic Gaming Room Side: This perfect gamer cave belongs to 16bitghost. Dude basically owns every console which makes his life pretty much 100% more fulfilling than yours.

Here’s a 12-minute tour of the pad:

(via Geekologie)

Late-Ass Review: Fez

When I first saw footage of Fez, I said, “This is going to be the Braid of 2009.” When it wasn’t released a year later, I said, “It’ll be the Braid of 2010.” Yet another year later I said, “Uhh…” So is Fez the Braid of 2012? Pretty much. Fez is a hippocampus-shaking adventure through two and a half dimensions - a Rubick’s Cube molded into a platformer. But it’s not without its problems.

Amazing graphics and sound, very fun gameplay

 Completionist’s nightmare, frustrating navigation

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A Little Bit on the Skeevy Side: I recently fulfilled my destiny of buying a Japanese Xbox 360 Slim. They’re not being made anymore, so I figured now’s the time. Along with all the shmupy goodness that came with the console was a hilarious instruction manual featuring a skeevy Ron Burgandy style spokesman.

A Little Bit on the Terms of Service Side: Remember that time that Sony boned their customers by blocking them from the PSN until they legally agreed to waive their rights to a class action suit? Well now you can swap “Sony” and “PSN” for “Microsoft” and “Xbox Live”. Thankfully, you can write in within 30 days saying you want to opt out of that part of the deal. It sucks that once one company pulls a dick move all the other companies follow, as if it’s not a big deal since they weren’t the first to do it. Now where are my stamps?

A Little Bit on the Terms of Service Side: Remember that time that Sony boned their customers by blocking them from the PSN until they legally agreed to waive their rights to a class action suit? Well now you can swap “Sony” and “PSN” for “Microsoft” and “Xbox Live”. Thankfully, you can write in within 30 days saying you want to opt out of that part of the deal. It sucks that once one company pulls a dick move all the other companies follow, as if it’s not a big deal since they weren’t the first to do it. Now where are my stamps?

Hey folks, I was on Twitter (follow me @hunterf if you’d like, I’m fairly active.) and I saw a tweet offering a bitchin’ deal on Halo: CE Anniversary And thought I’d pass it along to you guys. If you plan on buying it, you should probably order it now and from Newegg. With this coupon code, you can get the game for only $30, which is a pretty damn good price. The game won’t actually be available until November 15th, but you could but it now, forget about it, and think of it like an early Christmas present for yourself. The coupon code is: EMCYTZT622 for those of you that would prefer to just copy and paste it.

Hey folks, I was on Twitter (follow me @hunterf if you’d like, I’m fairly active.) and I saw a tweet offering a bitchin’ deal on Halo: CE Anniversary And thought I’d pass it along to you guys. If you plan on buying it, you should probably order it now and from Newegg. With this coupon code, you can get the game for only $30, which is a pretty damn good price. The game won’t actually be available until November 15th, but you could but it now, forget about it, and think of it like an early Christmas present for yourself. The coupon code is: EMCYTZT622 for those of you that would prefer to just copy and paste it.

Microsoft as the Good Guys? Nah.
I recently read an article in Wired magazine about how Microsoft’s Kinect has reignited the hardware hacking scene. One thing they touched upon is how MS did a total 180, first by saying that they didn’t condone the use of the hardware through anything other than a 360 console, then by saying that they openly support Kinect hacking. In fact, as you probably know, they’re releasing drivers and an SDK for Windows. A big and sudden turnaround like this isn’t seen that often, so when it does, it comes off as a little fishy. And I hate fish.
What I’m getting at is that MS would have you believe they’ve been the good guys all along. They’ve even gone as far as to say their initial negative reaction to Kinect hacking was simply a PR blunder and that they’ve always meant for it to be pseudo-open-source. Maybe I’m a cynical asshole, but I have a hard time swallowing that one. Microsoft saw an opportunity to heighten their stature among us nerds and seized upon it. They knew there was no going back after Kinect was hacked within days of its release. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. They knew their best bet at that point was to feign enthusiasm rather than play their same old grumpy role.
I’m not a Microsoft hater, and I’m not saying that an official Kinect SDK is a bad thing. Not at all. In fact, it was an undeniably cool move on Microsoft’s part. And that influence is spreading quick. Now Sony (doing what they do best) are playing catch-up and releasing drivers for their Move hardware.
What I’ve always been weary of though, is business’ fawning in order to gain support and, ultimately, customers. Manipulation by corporations is usually considered to be the stuff of tinfoil-hat-wearing schizophrenics, but unfortunately it’s a reality. What we have to remember is who’s really on our side - the side that wants to improve technology and society. Is that Microsoft, McDonalds, and Wal-Mart, or the (whitehat) hackers who are coding all sorts of useful Kinect apps? I think the answer is pretty clear.

Microsoft as the Good Guys? Nah.

I recently read an article in Wired magazine about how Microsoft’s Kinect has reignited the hardware hacking scene. One thing they touched upon is how MS did a total 180, first by saying that they didn’t condone the use of the hardware through anything other than a 360 console, then by saying that they openly support Kinect hacking. In fact, as you probably know, they’re releasing drivers and an SDK for Windows. A big and sudden turnaround like this isn’t seen that often, so when it does, it comes off as a little fishy. And I hate fish.

What I’m getting at is that MS would have you believe they’ve been the good guys all along. They’ve even gone as far as to say their initial negative reaction to Kinect hacking was simply a PR blunder and that they’ve always meant for it to be pseudo-open-source. Maybe I’m a cynical asshole, but I have a hard time swallowing that one. Microsoft saw an opportunity to heighten their stature among us nerds and seized upon it. They knew there was no going back after Kinect was hacked within days of its release. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. They knew their best bet at that point was to feign enthusiasm rather than play their same old grumpy role.

I’m not a Microsoft hater, and I’m not saying that an official Kinect SDK is a bad thing. Not at all. In fact, it was an undeniably cool move on Microsoft’s part. And that influence is spreading quick. Now Sony (doing what they do best) are playing catch-up and releasing drivers for their Move hardware.

What I’ve always been weary of though, is business’ fawning in order to gain support and, ultimately, customers. Manipulation by corporations is usually considered to be the stuff of tinfoil-hat-wearing schizophrenics, but unfortunately it’s a reality. What we have to remember is who’s really on our side - the side that wants to improve technology and society. Is that Microsoft, McDonalds, and Wal-Mart, or the (whitehat) hackers who are coding all sorts of useful Kinect apps? I think the answer is pretty clear.

Oh God: Mad Catz to Publish Games
Makers of subpar third party hardware and the company with the cheesiest name ever, Mad Catz, are getting into the publishing game. They have just inked a deal with Microsoft which says they can now submit games for publication. Their CEO has announced in a press release, “The execution of the Xbox 360 Publisher License Agreement marks an important milestone as we pursue our longer term goal of expanding our participation in developing, publishing and distributing games.” Mad Catz haven’t put out many impressive accessories other than some of their arcade sticks (which still aren’t better than Hori’s) so let’s hope their games are of better quality.

Oh God: Mad Catz to Publish Games

Makers of subpar third party hardware and the company with the cheesiest name ever, Mad Catz, are getting into the publishing game. They have just inked a deal with Microsoft which says they can now submit games for publication. Their CEO has announced in a press release, “The execution of the Xbox 360 Publisher License Agreement marks an important milestone as we pursue our longer term goal of expanding our participation in developing, publishing and distributing games.” Mad Catz haven’t put out many impressive accessories other than some of their arcade sticks (which still aren’t better than Hori’s) so let’s hope their games are of better quality.

Peace Not War.
These ring were made by Kelly Sapp aka egyptianruin. Bookmark her Etsy shop, Kelly’s Keychains, which is currently down until July 17th while she preps for Otakon 2011.
From the artist:
Why are console fans always at war? Can’t we just get along? <3I didn’t include Nintendo in this because it seems to be the PS3 and XBOX 360 fans who are always feuding.Made from polymer clay. Rings are completely adjustable.

Peace Not War.

These ring were made by Kelly Sapp aka egyptianruin. Bookmark her Etsy shop, Kelly’s Keychains, which is currently down until July 17th while she preps for Otakon 2011.

From the artist:

Why are console fans always at war? Can’t we just get along? <3

I didn’t include Nintendo in this because it seems to be the PS3 and XBOX 360 fans who are always feuding.

Made from polymer clay. Rings are completely adjustable.
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