With another year drawing to a close it's really that time again.. Yep Xmas Holidays..
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and guests a safe, merry xmas and a great 2009! From all the guys and girls on the HQ Network we wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that the fat guy (santa) brings you the games and gadgets that you have all been wanting.
Have a fantastic holiday all and spend some time with your family and friends just like I'll be doing.. :) If we can be of any help over the holidays please post your questions in our forums or use the VIP Support functions on each of the sites..
For all you gamers out there be sure to catch up for some clan matches with our other HQ members whether it be on Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, Battlefield or whatever.. Now is the time to introduce yourself. :)
Anyway, from all of the admins/mods and other guys here at xbox-hq.com, 360-hq.com, psp-hq.com, pc-hq.com and soon wii-hq.com we wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year for 2007..
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate.
In hopes that the more hype the news world generates the faster Realtime Worlds can get to the development side of this deal i got a statement issued exclusively to VG247 here for you guys and girls to check out, i just cant wait for this game to get rolling even if it means hunting more of those damn orbs.
Here is the statement issued exclusively to VG247: The full statement, emailed from MacDonald, is published below.
I just wanted to correct the rumours today surrounding Crackdown. Although to date we haven’t had an offer from Microsoft for the Crackdown sequel rumoured, we continue to have ongoing discussions with them. In the unfortunate event that there isn’t an agreement with RTW reached, Dave said he would “be gutted not to be involved, but if it had to be that way, I would want to see it done justice – by an established, renowned developer that had the track record of delivering the quality gaming experience Crackdown players would demand.”
In any event, I also very much doubt that Microsoft would harm an otherwise fruitful existing development relationship by gambling on funding Crackdown 2 with a startup on RTW’s doorstep, for obvious reasons.
Regarding the rumoured RTW departures, we believe that maybe five or six ex-Realtime Worlds staff have been employed by Ruffian in recent weeks. Whilst we’re always sad to lose any member of the RTW family, fans should rest assured that the vast majority of the Crackdown team remain at RTW, and our 200+ talented individuals are working hard towards APB being one of the biggest launches of 2009, as well as on an unannounced project that will cause quite a stir when unveiled.
So here's to the hope that the Crackdown 2 negotiations go well and that we all have a copy of this game in hand A.S.A.P.
A brand new track pack from "The Eagles" is now available on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Guitar Hero: World Tour. All Xbox Live Users can purchase the entire Eagles pack for 440 MS Points or each song can be purchased separately. You decide! :)
Let's hope they have some more surprises for us throughout the holidays. The GHWT DLC is pretty poor at the moment apart from the METALLICA full album release, Nirvana and a few other tracks.
The Eagles Track Pack
Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring "Life In the Fast Lane", "One of These Nights" and "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" by The Eagles. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Price: 440 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
The Eagles Individual Songs
"One of These Nights" by The Eagles
[ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] "One of These Nights" by The Eagles downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Price: 160 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Content: "Life In The Fast Lane" by The Eagles
[ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] "Life In The Fast Lane" by The Eagles downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Price: 160 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
"Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" by The Eagles
[ESRB: T (Teen) MILD LYRICS,MILD SUGGESTIVE THEMES] "Frail Grasp on the Big Picture" by The Eagles downloadable single for Guitar Hero World Tour. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading. For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
Price: 160 Microsoft Points Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions Size: 53.81 MB
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Sticking to there promise that the first bit of avatar add-ons will be free Xboxlive has put out the new Formal Wear collection with tuxedo's and gown's sure to pleas any big city type with a high falootin dinner shindig's to go to, so go check them out and get a classie pic for you gamer tag.
Major Nelson reports: Looking to get your Avatar spiffed up for Christmas? We've just unlocked the Formal Wear collection, available right now in the Avatar Editor. In case you missed this tip from before: It is easy to tell what is new when you are in the avatar editor, just look for the gold star. Any item of clothing with a gold star is new since the last time you signed in.
For the gentlemen we have:
Blue Tuxedo (save that one for prom season)
Shirt with Cummerbund
For the ladies we have:
Elegant Ball Gown
Little Black Dress
Formal Trouser Suit
Red 60's Shades
Strappy High Heels
So there you have it, i want body piercings and tattoos and MS gives me a tux as if i really need that for my avatar.
Coming this Wednesday on Xbox Live Arcade gamers will be offered another FREE Xbox Live Arcade game. The brand new free title named "Dash of Destruction" will be available for free. Let's hope this time it's nothing like the last free game "Yaris" lol..
Developed by NinjaBee "Dash of Destruction" allows players to control a ravenous T-Rex or the hunted Doritos truck. The game includes a single-player mode and a multiplayer mode allowing up to three players to stalk the Doritos delivery vehicle.
"Dash of Destruction" was developed by the same studio reponsible for "Cloning Clyde" and "A Kingdom for Keflings" and will be available for free download Wednesday, 17th December 2008.
Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in Capcom's survival/horror series, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Last week, Capcom Japan released a RE5 demo, and handy gamers could easily download it by signing into a Japanese XBL account. But a week after its release, non-Japanese gamertags were suddenly forced out of XBL when running the demo, and then upon return, the demo magically became corrupted.
When the Resident Evil 5 demo hit in Japan on December 5th last week, enterprising gamers quickly realized that the demo could be downloaded in US and Europe simply by signing on to Xbox Live with a Japanese gamertag.
The demo not only ran perfectly on US and European systems, it was also fully localized meaning that US players saw English text, heard English voices and saw the Resident Evil 5 logo rather than the Biohazard 5 logo. Resident Evil is known as Biohazard in Japan.
About a day after the demo's release, Xbox Live started doing an IP check before the download could be initiated, preventing anyone outside Japan from downloading a new copy of the demo, even if they used a Japanese gamertag. The demo could still be played however, with all features available, including online co-op play. Because of its small size (less than 480MB) the demo was also easy to copy from system to system.
Then, sometime in the last 24 hours, players with the demo noticed two things. The first was annoying, but understandable. Non-Japanese Gamertags were immediately logged out of Xbox Live when booting up the demo. This prevented anyone outside Japan from playing online. The second issue however has started to raise concern.
After logging in to Xbox Live with a non-Japanese Gamertag and attempting to start the Resident Evil 5 demo, Xbox Live actively corrupts the demo code rendering it completely unplayable – even in offline mode. This raises serious questions of DRM issues and official Microsoft policy, especially if Microsoft can disable any piece of software on your Xbox 360 at any time without any warning or recourse.
After confirming the issue on multiple consoles, WorthPlaying attempted to contact both Capcom and Microsoft for comment.
Chris Kramer, Senior Director of communications and community at Capcom said that Capcom US was aware that players outside Japan had downloaded the demo, but was very surprised to hear about the corruption issue. He assured us that it was not something that was planned or done at the request of Capcom US.
"This is the first that Capcom US has heard of the issue. We are looking into it with Microsoft and Capcom Japan and will have an update in 24 hours or less," said Kramer.
He also let us know that plans were in place to officially release the demo in the US and Europe and that Capcom would soon be making an announcement regarding the release timeline.
"Next week we will also be announcing our official plans for the release of the RE5 demo in US and Europe," said Kramer.
Microsoft was unavailable for comment at press time, but is looking into the issue. As soon as an official response is available from Microsoft we will update this story.
The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player’s spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, players will be able to assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom will have players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.
Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns
Chris is joined by new character Sheva Alomar, an African special agent tasked with investigating the epidemic
2 player co-op online gameplay means that players are not alone in their fight against the horror lurking around every corner
Simultaneous global release date for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 13, 2009
New enemies bring new challenges: speed and intelligence make adversaries as dangerous singly as they are in groups.
An arsenal of weapons at the player’s command to keep the evil at bay, including knives, pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles and more.
Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense in both harsh light and deepest shadow
True high definition gaming on multiple game platforms, using an advanced version of Capcom’s proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the next-gen, million-plus hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.
Resident Evil 5 is currently scheduled for release in Japan on March 12, 2009, and in North America on March 13, 2009.
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