Archive for February, 2010

Podtacular 217: Halo vs Call of Duty Roundtable

February 28th, 2010

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It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these so called roundtables, so we thought we would pit the two top shooters in the ongoing Halo vs Call of Duty debate. Both have their highs and lows, but with the constant development of these two series, it is good to re-evaluate the situation. Joining us for this episode is the former host of Podtacular: foo mo jive, forum mod Painkilla05, My Halo Life’s JakFireDragon, and TTL Gunslinger Xerxdeej. Enjoy
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Robot Voices and Silly AI

February 28th, 2010
Bungie's Dev Blog has been updated with a short summary of the beginning of the 'first full campaign mission play-test' - Marcus looks at what's still missing, and how things have changed over the years. Go give it a read!(Louis Wu 18:59:29 UTC)

More Machinima, in a nice format

February 28th, 2010
James Potts let us know about VirtualFlicks, a new machinima site - swing by to see some exclusive machinima. Swing by and try it out - see what they're offering, and how you can contribute!(Louis Wu 18:59:12 UTC)

Grin + Bear It – I am.

February 28th, 2010
Today's Grin + Bear It, at HMB, moves away from tasteless jokes and into the realm of tasteless disability jokes. At least it's consistent...(Louis Wu 18:58:53 UTC)

Wait, wait… killikatari?

February 28th, 2010
Morpheus put together a quiz that asks you about the names of Halo series medals. How good is your multiplayer memory?(Louis Wu 18:56:59 UTC)

RT: Fusion

February 28th, 2010
This is why I don't try new things. You could end up divorced.

AH: Aliens and Predators and Marines (Oh my!)

February 28th, 2010

Just a reminder that the AvP Community Playdate will be kicking off in a few hours (9PM GMT, 10PM CET, 4PM EST, 3PM CST, 1PM EST). If you've already signed up in the group you'll be getting a message from me, if you haven't and still want to join in, just send me an XBL message, GamerTag: Tudor VII

Gonna be a slight delay in me getting online, but if you're looking for people to lobby up with, here's just a few Gamertag's you could try.

AH: Weekly Recap – February 27th

February 28th, 2010

Community
-Aliens vs. Predator Community Playdate TODAY
-New Mass Effect 2 DLC announced
-Top 5 useless items

Videos
-Night Terrors video guide in Resident Evil 5
-Bonfire of the Vanities DLC walkthrough in Assassin's Creed II
-Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Harsh Language achievement video guides in Aliens vs. Predator
-Happy Birthday and Interactive Drama video guide in Heavy Rain
-Private Eye and White Knight video guide in Heavy Rain
-Good Father, FBI Investigator, Good Friends, and Got to Remember! video guides in Heavy Rain
-Hoth Mission Pack DLC walkthrough in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
-All Weapon Upgrades video guide in BioShock 2
-Masterpiece and Poetry in Motion video guide in Dante's Inferno from BrownMan
-Marine Audio Diaries (Part 1), Marine Audio Diaries (Part 2), and Let's Rock video guides in Aliens vs. Predator from TudorVII
-Impossible Difficulty Tips in Dead Space from milesprower
-6 Achievements in Sonic & Knuckles from milesprower
-Venetian Gladiator video guide in Assassin's Creed II from iScreamx
-Lazy Bastard video guide in Fairytale Fights from death2271
-Robbed Zombie video guide in Left 4 Dead 2 from death2271

Achievements
-Added achievements for Supreme Commander 2
-Added secret achievements for Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
-Added achievements for After Burner Climax
-Added DLC achievements for FIFA Soccer 10
-Added achievements for Deadly Premonition
-Added secret achievements for Major League Baseball 2K10
-Added secret achievements for Metro 2033

Trophies
-Added secret trophies for Heavy Rain
-Added trophies for Mega Man 10
-Added trophies for God of War III
-Added trophies for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing\
-Added trophies for Greed Corp
-Added trophies for MLB 10: The Show

Brokeback Time

February 27th, 2010
Yesterday's Top Ten Halo 3 Screenshots collection is called 'Brokeback Time', and there are some AMAZING screenshots in there. I think 'Fractured' and 'Demoralized' are my two favorites - but there's really not a bad shot in the group. Go look.(Louis Wu 21:48:16 UTC)

Update on BerserkerBarage

February 27th, 2010
AngelicLionheart heard from Logan's brother Tyler - info is here. If you want to help out the family, or you're interested in attending the funeral, stop in.(Louis Wu 21:38:48 UTC)

MadAtoms: Video Game Speed Dating

February 27th, 2010
There aren't a lot of comics being updated regularly any more, so fixed-day updates make less sense. GandhiArnold stopped in with a link to MadAtoms, a humor blog. Video Game Speed Dating takes a funny look at various video game characters, and the trials they might have to endure. Master Chief is present.(Louis Wu 21:33:07 UTC)

AH: Weekly Recap – February 27th

February 27th, 2010

Community
-Aliens vs. Predator Community Playdate TODAY
-New Mass Effect 2 DLC announced
-Top 5 useless items

Videos
-Night Terrors video guide in Resident Evil 5
-Bonfire of the Vanities DLC walkthrough in Assassin's Creed II
-Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Harsh Language achievement video guides in Aliens vs. Predator
-Happy Birthday and Interactive Drama video guide in Heavy Rain
-Private Eye and White Knight video guide in Heavy Rain
-Good Father, FBI Investigator, Good Friends, and Got to Remember! video guides in Heavy Rain
-Hoth Mission Pack DLC walkthrough in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
-All Weapon Upgrades video guide in BioShock 2
-Masterpiece and Poetry in Motion video guide in Dante's Inferno from BrownMan
-Marine Audio Diaries (Part 1), Marine Audio Diaries (Part 2), and Let's Rock video guides in Aliens vs. Predator from TudorVII
-Impossible Difficulty Tips in Dead Space from milesprower
-6 Achievements in Sonic & Knuckles from milesprower
-Venetian Gladiator video guide in Assassin's Creed II from iScreamx
-Lazy Bastard video guide in Fairytale Fights from death2271
-Robbed Zombie video guide in Left 4 Dead 2 from death2271

Achievements
-Added achievements for Supreme Commander 2
-Added secret achievements for Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
-Added achievements for After Burner Climax
-Added DLC achievements for FIFA Soccer 10
-Added achievements for Deadly Premonition
-Added secret achievements for Major League Baseball 2K10
-Added secret achievements for Metro 2033

Trophies
-Added secret trophies for Heavy Rain
-Added trophies for Mega Man 10
-Added trophies for God of War III
-Added trophies for Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing\
-Added trophies for Greed Corp
-Added trophies for MLB 10: The Show

AH: It's on!

February 27th, 2010

Check out the post at the top of the news page for more details on the Bioshock 2 community playdate! It begins now!

AH: New Mass Effect 2 DLC Announced

February 27th, 2010
Fragger here, just a few minutes ago Bioware announced that they will be releasing the next bit of DLC for Mass Effect 2 in late March. It is titled: The Hammerhead & Firewalker Mission Pack. This will be FREE to all that have the Cerberus Network! Here is the official blerb from their site:

"Download the Firewalker pack and gain access to 5 new missions featuring the Hammerhead. The Hammerhead is a heavy assault vehicle that hovers over the battlefield at up to 120 kilometers per hour and features a guided missile system ensuring accuracy even during aggressive maneuvering. Coming late March, free to all Cerberus Network members!"

No achievements announced for it but none the less, more Mass Effect 2 is good news. And to close this out here is a picture!

AH: Aliens vs. Predator: Harsh Language Guide (Part Three)

February 27th, 2010
You guys ready for the weekend? Before you hop on that plane to the Bahamas, why not check out this video showing where the hidden audio diaries are located in level three (The Jungle) of Aliens vs Predator.

AH: Heavy Rain…ier… (FBI Investigator trophy)

February 27th, 2010
Check it out!!! A walkthrough that shows you how to get the FBI Investigator bronze trophy in Heavy Rain for the PS3!! WICKED!!!!

AH: Heavy Rain: Good Friends and Got to Remember!

February 27th, 2010
I don't like to brag, but I think Geoff and I may have had our best trophy video commentary to date here. Listen in to find out how to get the Good Friends bronze trophy in Heavy Rain and to hear embarrassing stories from our childhood.



We also have a super short video that shows you the correct answers to get the Got to Remember! bronze trophy. This trophy is a little tricky because...well, we talk about it in the video.

The Port that Wouldn’t Die

February 27th, 2010
Man, oh man... you write something down and put it on the internet, SOMEONE's gonna find it. Matt Waggle is a 3D and Concept Artist that's been working in the game industry for about 5 years. For the first half of 2007, he was working as a contractor on Halo 3. If you check his resume, you'll see that he's listed this time as "Halo 3 (X-box 360 and PC)" - which led Game Guru (who found the same info on Matt's LinkedIn profile) to conclude that Halo 3 PC was in development as late as May 2007. What happened to it? Well, there hasn't been any word - but other than this snippet, the only evidence that it existed at all has been a banner that appeared on some Microsoft pages showing a picture of Halo 3 in a 'Games for Windows' context. In fact, in August 2007, CVG concluded that work hadn't started yet, since Frank O'Connor had said that Halo 3 PC wasn't even "a twinkle in [Bungie's] eye" during an interview at that point. Hmm... Update: Frankie is pretty unequivocal about the status of Halo 3 PC:

Halo 3 was not then, and is not currently planned for PC.

In the words of Emily Litella, never mind.(Louis Wu 17:12:46 UTC)

In other news, water is wet.

February 27th, 2010
Halo: Reach made Gamespot's "Most Anticipated Games of 2010" - whoa, what a surprise. Thanks, thatSeniorGuy.(Louis Wu 17:10:34 UTC)

A followup on the BWU…

February 27th, 2010
What does it mean when you feel the need to update your dev blog with a line like "steve cotton is working on one of the craziest things ever in a halo game." (and absolutely nothing else)? I guess it means Steve's doing something droolworthy!(Louis Wu 17:09:51 UTC)