Moxxi makes it clear you - and some old friends - are her playthings.
Have a Happy Xmas/Holidays peeps, see you all in the 10's
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Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot is an intense single-player or cooperative experience that expands the mayhem by adding three new Riot Mode arenas where players will endure an onslaught of Pandora's baddest enemies. Working together, players will fend off the masses as they fight for fame, honor, and more importantly, loot. Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot also adds a new bank feature, which allows players extra storage capacity for when they encounter one of the more than 16 million weapons that Borderlands has to offer; and the ability to acquire two additional skill points as quest rewards, making their characters even more powerful than before.
Riot mode, according to Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, is "like Smash TV in coop FPS, but in the Borderlands". Sounds good to us, and if you're too young for Smash TV, think Halo 3's Firefight mode... i think i just did a small sex wee.
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Estavillo claims the company "continues to maintain a harmful virtual environment to many of its customers by forcing them to follow [World of Warcraft's] sneaky and deceitful practices".
And what could those "sneaky and deceitful practices" be? Walking is one of them, as he feels it takes too long to get from one point to the other in the game world. Because you can only speed up through extended play or buy purchasing an expansion pack, that qualifies as "deceitful".
He also believes that, because of a litany of health problems he suffers from (including OCD, agoraphobia, depression and Crohn's Disease), he's at risk of sharing the fate of Shawn Woolley, an Everquest player who committed suicide in 2001.
The best part follows: to back up his claims, Estavillo has subpoenaed Winona Ryder (who would presumably be able to "explain the significance of alienation in Catcher in the Rye") and Martin Lee Gore, of Depeche Mode ("he himself has been known to be sad, lonely, and alienated as can be seen in the songs he writes").
Best of luck, Erik.
One huge advantage that Sony’s PlayStation Network has over the rival Xbox Live service is that it doesn’t charge gamers to play online against each other – but don’t fret, PS3 and PSP owners, because that’s not changing. Probably. Hirai’s statement suggested that the subscription model would run alongside the existing free services.
Microsoft’s Xbox Live is a two-tiered service, with the free Silver edition offering downloads of videos and demos, while the Gold service allows gamers to play online, plus access certain exclusive content (including the Twitter, Last.fm and Facebook apps recently launched) and special offers.
If Sony does keep online play totally free, it’ll be interesting to see what it can offer to keep PlayStation Network users shelling out a subscription over a period of time: could it be a movie service offering a certain number of film downloads per month? Or perhaps exclusive access to prerelease beta versions of games? We’ll have to wait and see.
In an interview with IGN, the Polyphony Digital boss was asked about the possibility of bikes making their way into the game, to which he responded "If that's what users really want in the game, I think that's a possibility. Or we could consider making a Tourist Trophy 2 as well."
Oh please great and merciful Grud make this happen! I still play TT and to this day it is still the best looking bike game to play on the PS3, yeah, you heard me Moto GP and SBK! It should be a pretty simple task once GT5 drops as the orginal TT used GT4s tracks, used most of the same Events, and had a great challenge mode for gaining new bikes, you see, you'd look through the dealerships and pick the one you wanted, then you had to race against a few other bikes in the same class so to speak and win, if you couldn't handle the bike (punage!) it wouldn't let you have it. brilliant and simples!
Get ready for The Glove. Developed by Reality Quest in Longmont, Colo., The Glove is shaped like, well, a glove--but with one twist: The device includes a plastic casing cradle that straps onto the hand with Velcro and uses wrist-motion sensing technology to help scoot around a screen.
The Glove is designed for use with Sony Corp.'s PlayStation,
/// Despite being 12yrs old this thing still works with the PS3, how's that for forward planning? you do need to use a PS2 to PS3 joypad adapter mind, but it works! strapping the 'glove' on it feels comfortable still after all this time, the main parts fix around your wrist to pivot and allow l/r u/d hand movement to be translated into left analogue stick or d-pad controls depending on how you have it configured. the face buttons sit under your fingers with l1/l2 r1/r2 operated with thumb control. needless to say, it is total arse trying to play a game with the thing but for controlling your XMB it's quite quick and easy to use. But there we have it, despite tryign to develop a new control system all those years back we are still playing with basically the exact same joypad we did then. does that say something? i'm not sure.
what's the weirdest controller, joystick, dongle you've used in a game?
Gaming website Maxconsole.net believes it has got hold of some leaked information which details just what hi-def goodness the new Wii will house.
The info was allegedly leaked by a Nintendo of France marketing employee, who suggests the new console will have a Blu-ray drive and will support 1080p games and movies.
If this is the case, then it means that Microsoft's Xbox 360 will be the only console on the market not to pack in a Blu-ray drive. But, rumours also suggest that a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360 may be on its way.
Translated from French the supposedly leaked details are as follows:
Maxconsole.net is also reporting that Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata noted is a recent press briefing that Nintendo would likely make use of HD in its next Wii console update.
Research conducted by ps3pricecompare.co.uk found that 48 per cent would ban their partner from having a console, despite one in three claiming they wanted one themselves.
The top reasons for not wanting a console include jealousy, cost, loss of quality time and having their living rooms taken over.
Almost a quarter of women questioned thought that a games console had a negative impact on their sex life.
The survey did find, however, that six per cent of women thought the consoles brought them and their partners closer together.
Men who own a games console are more faithful to their girlfriends or wives than those who don't, according to a survey.
The PS3PriceCompare.co.uk website surveyed 1,562 males between the ages of 16 and 30 and found that those who didn't own consoles were more prone to go elsewhere for their entertainment.
Half of non-gamers admitted to being unfaithful, but only 20 per cent of gamers said that they had cheated on their partner in the past.
"I suppose gamers either just don't have the time or the motivation to go out and cheat, as most of them would prefer to spend their leisure time at home with their consoles rather than going out and about. For the gamer, the console is his mistress," said Mike Elsmore of PS3PriceCompare.co.uk.
After battling it out against hundreds of hopefuls from across the country, today 19 year old Josh Stevens from Berkshire is crowned Britain’s Best Nintendo Gamer.
The final of the first ever Nintendo tournament saw the Berkshire teenager outstrip the competition to take home the prestigious title of Britain’s Best Nintendo Gamer, together with a trip for five to the home of Nintendo in Japan, worth £10,000.
It's time to admit you have a problem...
A rehab clinic in Somerset has now opened its doors to people with serious gaming addictions.
The center will adapt its Minnesota Method Twelve-Step program, which it normally uses to treat people addicted to drugs, drink and gambling, to treat gamers that exhibit similar behaviour.
James Richards, 21, completed the 'speed run' through the first level of the platform game in 22 seconds, a time confirmed as a record by Guinness World Records officials present at London's Golden Joystick Awards.
I've got the urge to dig that MegaDrive compilation out now..
also, is Mr Sketch breeding mutant game smashing clones of himself? :)
The gamer who tried to sue Sony after he was banned from the PSN for persistently using racist/homophobic language, is to mount an appeal against a federal court's outright dismissal of his case
In addition, Erik Estavillo’s filed a further suit against Sony, this time claiming a whopping $180,000 in damages. It’s unclear what makes Estavillo, who chooses not to be represented by a lawyer, think that his new case is any less likely to be dismissed or why the amount he's claiming for has more than trebled, but he has announced plans to cite the mute feature included in most Network games as evidence that his ban was unlawful.
His argument is that if anyone doesn’t want to hear him spouting racial and homophobic abuse then they can simply mute him. It’s an incredibly weak argument in two respects. First, by the time someone’s muted him, they’ve already been subjected to his crap. Second, it completely disregards the reason his first case was thrown out – that the PSN is a privately owned platform where the constitutional right to freedom of speech does not apply. We know some of the things he was banned for saying. We’re not going to repeat them but trust us, Sony was absolutely right.
If Estavillo’s cases do go to court, which we’re pretty confident they won’t, he plans to wear a bright purple suit in honour of his favourite character from Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, The Joker. We’ll keep you posted as and when this story gets even sillier…
news is he has finally fucked off to XBL on the XBOX360 where i'm sure he'll feel right at home.
According to financial experts Wedbush Morgan, the price of an Xbox Live Gold subscription could double within a couple of years.
The US firm’s gaming research analyst Michael Pachter made his prediction on a recent episode of Gametrailers.com’s Bonus Round discussion show. Speaking about Microsoft’s ambitions for the future of the 360 and Xbox Live, Pachter said: “[Microsoft] wants to hook every gamer who has a 360 to play everything multiplayer, and pay 50 bucks a year; and then in a couple of years it’s 100 bucks. [The price] is going up, we all know that.”
At the moment, a UK Gold 12-month subscription card costs around £35-£40; this would rise to £70-£80 if Pachter’s forecast is proven correct. Xbox Live is a key component of Microsoft’s strategy for the Xbox 360, with Gold membership a necessity for gamers who want to play online. A free Silver membership allows messaging and other non-game functions. This May, Microsoft announced that Xbox Live had hit the 20 million users mark.
The service receives regular updates, and later this year will add Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm to its homepage. UK Gold subscribers will also be able to access Sky TV via their 360 as of October 27.
Microsoft is the only one of the three major console manufacturers to charge for online gaming, with Sony and Nintendo offering a completely free service on PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii and DS / DSi.