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Need for Speed Most Wanted Demo Available Today on Xbox LIVE and PSN

Need for Speed Most Wanted Demo Available Today on Xbox LIVE and PSN
Published by: forahobby on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Electronic Arts and Criterion Games today announced that a single-player demo for Need for Speed Most Wanted, the recently launched and critically acclaimed reimagining of the bestselling title in Need for Speed history, is now available to download on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The demo weighs in at 1.49 GB.


Have you been itching to make trouble in the open world, action racing game everyone is talking about? Well now's your chance. The demo, which is available now for free download on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, unleashes gamers into the connected, open world of Fairhaven City where they race, chase and explore their way to become Most Wanted amongst their friends.

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EA GEARING UP FOR GAMESCOM 2012

EA GEARING UP FOR GAMESCOM 2012
Published by: forahobby on Friday, June 15, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360,

Top brands coming to Europe’s biggest gaming event of the year.

Guildford, UK - June 15, 2012 - Electronic Arts is set to delight consumers from around the word at gamescom 2012.

The company’s top brands will be in Cologne this August to showcase the latest first person shooter, action, sports, simulation and casual titles across multiple platforms. EA is set to unveil new content and services from its best loved franchises including FIFA 13, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Crysis 3, SimCity™, and others.

‘Gamescom is a pillar for our industry’, said Jens Uwe Intat, Senior Vice President of EA European Publishing. ‘The show is truly unique in its capacity to draw both industry and consumers to a showcase of the year’s hottest entertainment offerings and we’re looking forward to being there in force again in 2012’.

Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 15-19th. EA will hold its annual gamescom media briefing on Tuesday, August 14th at 4pm.

Source: Press Release

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted unveiled at this years E3

Need for Speed: Most Wanted unveiled at this years E3
Published by: forahobby on Monday, June 04, 2012
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Electronic Arts have announced that Need For Speed: Most Wanted, the newest racing game from Criterion Games, will be available October 30th, 2012 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Android and iOS.


Outdrive your friends, outrace your rivals and take down a city full of cops to become Most Wanted. Here's the official announcement trailer from E3 and official details on the game from EA and Criterion.


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Open World Action - Freedom is everything.
Lose the cops – your way. Hit jumps and shortcuts, switch cars, hide out or play to your car's unique strengths by driving off-road, hitting straights or diving into back alleys. Drive anywhere, explore the world, hang out with your friends or toy with the cops. It's about you, your friends and the wildest selection of cars in a heavily policed, urban landscape. What would you do?

Nonstop Multiplayer - No menus. No lobbies. No restrictions.
Our online play's about intense competition, team games, massive variety, persistent scoring, deep ranking and endless rewards and Modifications. Pick a car, meet up with your friends and enjoy a nonstop PlayList of competitive events. Influence the PlayList by voting with your car. Fight for position on the start line or turn around to take out oncoming rivals at the finish. It’s online driving, as you’ve never seen it.

Racing Without Rules - There's a start and a finish; the rest is up to you.
Fans of Hot Pursuit and the Burnout series will be familiar with Criterion Games’ driving style. We’re all about insane speed, spectacular crashes, amazing action and huge drifts. For Most Wanted, we've evolved our handling to suit an open, city location and to deliver a deeper, more physical feel that showcases the personalities of some truly incredible cars.

Beat Your Friends - Beat your friends to become the Most Wanted. Anytime. Anywhere.
Intense competition is at the heart of Most Wanted. Autolog™ 2.0 records everything you do in the game, broadcasting your most newsworthy scores, speeds and times to your friends. Personalization is key. Teach Autolog™ 2.0 who you really want to beat, and it'll customize the Recommendations it makes. Earn Speed Points (SP) and rank up for everything you do in the game. Outdrive your friends to become Most Wanted.

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Official Site: http://www.needforspeed.com
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EA Shutdown online services for several games this August

EA Shutdown online services for several games this August
Published by: forahobby on Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

EA today announced they will be switching off online services for a whole bunch of not so popular games, and have released a complete list of titles that will soon be affected.

Every year EA switches off online services for many of their older game titles, due to the lack of online players and technical support they require to stay online; This year is no different.

As games get replaced with newer titles, the number of players still enjoying the older games dwindles below a point where it's feasible to continue keeping online services running.

In other words, if you want to finish your online achievements or check out a demo for any of the following games, please do so asap.

Here is the complete list of games which will soon have online services shutdown.

August 11, 2011 Online Service Shutdown


October 1, 2011 Online Service Shutdown


Click here for the full list of games that are about to have their online services turned to the off position.

News-Source: www.ea.com

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Dashboard Update: Games on Demand & MORE - Aug 11, 2009

Dashboard Update: Games on Demand & MORE - Aug 11, 2009
Published by: forahobby on Thursday, August 06, 2009
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

The next Xbox 360 update is only just around the corner and we know Microsoft Studios are launching their new Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" service and some other cool updates but we haven't seen a full list of titles and features available until now.. Check out the full list below.

Less than a week from today, the Xbox LIVE summer update will arrive to more than 20 million Xbox LIVE members and with it will come the next evolution of connected entertainment on Xbox 360. Get ready to meet the many new faces of your Xbox 360; whether it’s new Avatar clothing and awards from Adidas or “Splosion Man”, or even a private home cinema, Xbox LIVE has something for you.

Movie night on Xbox LIVE
Browse, select and jump right into your favourite movies from the top genres: comedy, action, horror…even a tear-jerking chick flick. There are hundreds to choose from, with many in HD.

Avatars are people too!
Now thanks to Avatar Marketplace the options for customising your avatar are endless. With an ever-expanding selection of stores, full of premium outfits and accessories from your favourite games and fashion brands, you can express yourself through your Avatar like never before. Your Avatar’s one-stop-shop will launch with a growing collection from the top names in fashion and gaming including:
  • Top Brands: Adidas, Quiksilver, Roxy, Tokidoki
  • Unique Fashions: Steampunk, Recessionista
  • Your Favourite Games: “BioShock 2,” “Halo 3,” “Halo 3: ODST,” “Gears of War 2,” “Fable II,” “The Secret of Monkey Island SE,” “Splinter: Cell Conviction,” “Star Wars Clone Wars: Republic Heroes”
You can also earn special Avatar clothes and items just by playing your favourite games, starting with a hot logo t-shirt from “Splosion Man,” the hit Xbox LIVE Arcade title that kicked-off off the 2nd annual Summer of Arcade. And to keep your Avatars from getting bored, we’re giving them fun new props to play with; everything from a basketball to pompoms, even a mobile phone…just try to stick with nights and weekends.

Games on Demand marks the introduction of digitally distributed full Xbox 360 games: the titles you want, when you want them, straight to your Xbox 360 at the push of a button. You’ll also have the option to easily purchase Games on Demand titles directly via credit card.

There will be no less then 24 games available for digital distribution in the US and another 24 games available for EU using the "Games on Demand" Service . The dashboard update is set for release this Tuesday August 11th, 2009.


US: Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" Titles
1. Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
2. BioShock (2K Games)
3. Burnout Paradise (EA)
4. Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
5. Dance Dance Revolution Universe (Konami)
6. Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
7. Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
8. Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore (Konami)
9. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
10. Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
11. Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
12. MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
13. Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
14. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
15. Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
16. Prey (2K Games)
17. Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
18. Ridge Racer 6 (Namco)
19. Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
20. Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA)
21. Test Drive: Unlimited (Atari)
22. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Softworks)
23. Viva Pinata (Microsoft Game Studios)
24. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)

EU: Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" Titles
1. Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
2. Burnout Paradise (EA)
3. Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
4. Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
5. Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
6. LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
7. Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
8. Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
9. MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
10. Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
11. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
12. Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
13. Prey (2K Games)
14. Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
15. Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
16. Sega Rally REVO (SEGA)
17. Test Drive: Unlimited (Atari)
18. Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos)
19. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Softworks)
20. Viva Pinata (Microsoft Game Studios)
21. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)

No more hide and seek
Now you can view, find and arrange your content on Xbox LIVE the way you want. Want to send a specific friend a message? Sort your friends list by Gamertag, status and even activity, so you can easily find the friends you want. There are also new options for viewing your Achievements and progress, improved matchmaking support and more.

Best of all, you can now rate every single piece of content on Xbox LIVE Games Marketplace using a five star system. Support your favourite XBLA game with a five star rating, or find the top-rated titles in the newly-updated Indie Games Marketplace – it’s never been easier to find the best and most beloved game content on Xbox LIVE.

Just the beginning…
The Xbox LIVE summer update brings all new ways to play games, and connect with friends or friendly rivals anywhere in the world. It’s another step toward realising the Xbox 360 promise of entertainment for everyone, and another reason why Xbox LIVE is hands down the best entertainment value in your living room. But this is just the beginning…

Coming soon, we’re bringing a whole new wave of partnerships and custom features straight to your Xbox 360 – instant on 1080p streaming video with 5.1 audio from Zune, personalised digital radio stations from Last.fm, and the biggest forces in social networking: Facebook and Twitter.

In the meantime, have fun with your Avatar, or download that classic Xbox 360 game you’ve been meaning to pick up. Sit back, relax and enjoy and stay tuned for the next evolution in connected entertainment, courtesy of Xbox LIVE.

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Does the PS3 really have bad games?

Does the PS3 really have bad games?
Published by: forahobby on Sunday, June 03, 2007
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

PS3 vs Xbox 360 Review Score Comparison..



Xbox 360 games rated 8/10 or above:
Gears of War 2006 94
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The 2006 94 (93 on PS3)
Guitar Hero II 2007 93
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2006 90
Forza Motorsport 2 2007 90
Call of Duty 2 2005 90
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 2007 90
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2006 89
Blue Dragon 2007 89
Burnout Revenge 2006 89
Project Gotham Racing 3 2005 88
Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles, The 2007 86
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2005 86
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 2007 86
Fight Night Round 3 2006 86 (83 on PS3)
Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine, The 2006 86
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent 2006 85 (78 on PS3)
Dead or Alive 4 2005 85
Dead Rising 2006 85
F.E.A.R. 2006 85 (72 on PS3)
Viva Pinata 2006 84
NBA 2K7 2006 84 (81 on PS3)
Need for Speed Most Wanted 2005 83
Crackdown 2007 83
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars 2007 82
Test Drive Unlimited 2006 82
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2006 82 (78 on PS3)
Hexic HD 2005 82
Hitman: Blood Money 2006 82
Call of Duty 3 2006 82 (80 on PS3)
Football Manager 2007 2006 82
College Hoops 2K7 2006 82 (81 on PS3)
Condemned: Criminal Origins 2005 81
Tony Hawk's Project 8 2006 81 (76 on PS3)
Football Manager 2006 2006 81
Saints Row 2006 81
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 2006 81
Catan 2007 81
Uno 2006 81
Table Tennis 2006 81
NBA 2K6 2005 81
Perfect Dark Zero 2005 81
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 2006 81
Cloning Clyde 2006 81
NBA Street Homecourt 2007 80 (81 on PS3)
Madden NFL 07 2006 80 (76 on PS3)
Peter Jackson's King Kong 2005 80
Tomb Raider: Legend 2006 80
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 2006 80 (81 on PS3)
Moto GP 06 2006 80
Virtua Tennis 3 2007 80 (80 on PS3)
Doom 2006 80
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 2007 80

PS3 games rated 8/10 or above:
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The 2007 93 (94 on Xbox 360)
Resistance: Fall of Man 2006 87
Virtua Fighter 5 2007 85
Fight Night Round 3 2006 83 (86 on Xbox 360)
Gran Turismo HD Concept 2006 82
MotorStorm 2007 82
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection 2007 81
NBA Street Homecourt 2007 81 (80 on Xbox 360)
College Hoops 2K7 2007 81 (82 on Xbox 360)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 2006 81 (80 on Xbox 360)
NBA 2K7 2006 81 (84 on Xbox 360)
Call of Duty 3 2006 80 (82 on Xbox 360)
Virtua Tennis 3 2007 80 (80 on Xbox 360)
(Removed #4 Motorstorm JPN Import)

The bold games are exclusive to that console.

PS3 Exclusives above 8/10: 5
Xbox 360 Exclusives above 8/10: 39

Xbox 360 has 7.8 times as many 8/10 games exclusive to their console. Also, NBA Street Homecourt and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 are the only ports that rank higher on the PS3 and are above scores of 8/10.
Does this, for now, prove that Xbox 360 has better games than PS3 at this point? Also, will the PS3 be able to catch up and then keep up in the coming years? There's a long way to go, but for now, the claims that PS3 doesn't have many good games... is true.

Ratings taken from MetaCritic.com. To be in the top scores for each console, each game had to have at least 5 ratings from seperate sites.

News-Source: http://www.gwn.com

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