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New screens from The Godfather II

EA is currently working on the follow-up to their 2007 hit The Godfather The Game appropriately titled The Godfather II. The folks at EA Redwood Shores released a new batch of screenshots from the upcoming game today and it looks like the series is headed for a major makeover. I reviewed the original and felt it was a very good game with a comfortable control scheme, lots of depth but somewhat weak graphics. Here’s hoping that The Godfather II takes the best features from its older siblings and adds a much needed facelift.

 

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Game Companies, Games, Screenshots | Leave a comment

First batch of DLC for Fable II coming December 12th

In just a few short weeks, mega-hit Fable II will see the first of what most likely will be a slew of DLC offerings.

On December 12th, gamers will be able to grab the Knothole Island downloadable content pack
(800 Microsoft Points). “The remote island of Knothole is dying: its golden sands and lush vegetation are covered with snow, its people freezing, its treasures buried. Only a hero can face the trials of the three shrines to bring back the sunshine“.

Along with this Premium download, gamers will also find a free Fable II downloadable pack which will allow co-op play with players who have downloaded the Knothole Island pack. NOTE: Both co-op players MUST download the Knothole Island (Premium) pack in order to play new quests and enjoy the complete Knothole Island co-op experience. The free content bridges the gap for standard game co-op play only.

Whether you choose to download the Premium pack or the free pack, expect to receive some new free treats including Knight’s Boots, Assassins Gloves, a special Weight Loss Potion, collectible silver book and more. Players will also be able to check their standing in over 50 new Leaderboards on Lionhead.com.

And lastly, Lionhead Studios and Microsoft Game Studios have created an all-new Albion dashboard theme in celebration of the launch of the New Xbox Experience. This new Albion theme integrates beautifully with the NXE and will be available for 250 Microsoft Points.

Be sure to visit www.xbox.com/fable2 or www.lionhead.com/fable2 for more information.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Community, Game Companies, Games, Xbox LIVE | Leave a comment

Xbox LIVE features new Indie videos

Originally introduced at this year’s Comic-Con, Horror Meets Comedy will make its debut this Wednesday on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Sponsored by the U.S. Air Force, this series of 8 comedic short films feature the unique perspective of some of the world’s most renowned horror directors including James Wan (“Saw”), David Slade (“30 Days of Night”) and James Gunn (“Slither”).

Another indie series to hit LIVE is actress/writer Felicia Day’s cult-classic “The Guild“. Co-produced by Day and Kim Evey (creator of web series “Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show”) “The Guild” is a web sitcom about a group of online gamers and how they interact online and offline. Featuring Felicia Day (“House”, “Bring It On Again”) who stars as “Codex”, a struggling gaming addict, along with well known actors Jeff Lewis (“My Name Is Earl”, “According to Jim”) as “Vork” the Guildmaster, and Sandeep Parikh (creator of web series “Legend of Neil”) as Zaboo, Codex’s benevolent stalker. Season 1 of “The Guild” is available now for free on Xbox LIVE, with season 2 will premiering on the service tomorrow.

Other great content available at the Independent Video Channel in Xbox LIVE Marketplace includes:

  • The Jace Hall Show – The popular show features behind-the-scenes footage from game developers, as well interviews with actors, musicians, and athletes about games.
  • Red vs Blue – The show follows the civil war fighting of two opposing teams of soldiers in Blood Gulch. Seasons 1 & 2 are currently available on Xbox LIVE Independent Video channel, with seasons 3 & 4 coming soon.
  • Blind Ferret Entertainment – Some of their projects include “Player vs. Player” and “Ctrl+Alt+Del: The Animated Series”. New episodes will be going live on by end of year.
  • Major League Gaming – A multi-city gaming league where gaming tournaments are held and competitions are broadcast over television and on the internet. Xbox LIVE Independent Video channel with show 2007 series highlights and “Best of” specials live.

For more information on these and other indie offering, visit the Independent Videos page on Xbox.com.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Community, Xbox LIVE | Leave a comment

AT&T giving away Guitar Hero World Tour game kits

*UPDATE: The Guitar Hero World Tour game kit offer actually runs through December 1st!

This week only, AT&T is giving away complete Guitar Hero World Tour game kits to new subscribers who sign up for AT&T’s High Speed Internet service or AT&T’s U-Verse TV service. By “complete game kit”, they mean the entire kit and caboodle: console game, guitar, drums and microphone. And by “giving away” they mean FREE!

Additionally, AT&T is giving away a real life Laguna Electric Guitar, Laguna Electric Bass Guitar, Orange County Drum and Percussion Drum Kit with Cymbals plus a $1000 gift card to the massive music retailer Guitar Center by way of their Get Ready to Rock Sweepstakes.

For more information and to enter the Sweepstakes visit www.att.com/guitarhero.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Contests, Games | Leave a comment