Archive for November, 2010

RT: Lending A Hand

November 30th, 2010
I've been really getting into Fable 3 lately, usually after Geoff goes to bed.

AH: Fishing with Halo

November 30th, 2010

I've got a different sort of video for you Achievement Hunters today. It's not Achievement related per say, but it certainly SHOULD be. Let me know what you think.

New Playlists Up

November 30th, 2010
In case you missed it, the Noble Map Pack is out - and there are two new playlists to fill your need for carnage. DLC has games specifically on the three new maps - a mix of objective and slayer types. And Grab Bag has Firefight VS. (Finally!) Go play! (The new maps will also show up in the regular lists - but if you want to be GUARANTEED time on them, use the DLC list.)(Louis Wu 21:10:18 UTC)

360 Junkies Noble Map Pack Review

November 30th, 2010
ikillbambis sent word that there's a preview of the Noble Map Pack over at 360 Junkies - give it a read!(Louis Wu 21:07:14 UTC)

Devin-Sent – Noble Version

November 30th, 2010
Devin Olsen found himself in possession of 7 (count 'em, 7) Noble Map Pack codes - if you swing by the Devin-Sent page, you can put your name in the hat to win one! (Please - if you already have the maps, do NOT enter. If you have a friend who needs them, get them to enter for themselves.) Hurry - the window is just 8 hours long; this contest ends at 7pm PST, and codes will be distributed soon after.(Louis Wu 19:05:09 UTC)

Noble Map Pack and DLC Grab Bag are LIVE!

November 30th, 2010
All systems go.

AH: Play ilomilo now + XBL Deals of the Week

November 30th, 2010

If you haven't heard of ilomilo before, let me open your eyes to this quirky little arcade title. Your characters ilo and milo begin at opposite sides of a 3D puzzle and must make their way towards each other by navigating a number of challenges, all while moving about the different sides of pieced together cubes. The game does include 2 player co-op, however it's local players only.
Interested? Well, the game isn't released for download by the conventional methods just now, but there's still a way to get your grubby mits on it. Visit the secret code site and grab yourself a redeemable code to use on the XBox Live Marketplace. Once redeemed you'll have a download of the demo inbound to your XBox 360 hard drive. Once finished, play the demo and decide whether you like it or not, and if you do you can buy the full version of the game from within the game's menu system.

XBL Deals of the Week
After the bonanza of deals from the holiday weekend just gone, XBox Live is slashing prices on some arcade games guaranteed to bug you, but in the best possible way:

AH: Weekly Recap – November 27th

November 30th, 2010

Community
-I (Mike) achieves 100,000 Gamerscore!
-Black Friday on XBL
-Fails of the Weak! Volume 10
-Weekend Hunt

AH Videos
-Fly Like an Eagle and Golden Boy, Undertaker 2.0, One-Man Wrecking Crew, Plumber, Amen, and Gladiator video guides in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
-World's Worst Street Performer in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
-Tombstone Easter Eggs in Red Dead Redemption

Community Videos
-Demolish Part 2 video guide in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from kyledrj1995
-Boosting Around the World video guide in Burnout Paradise from SkyrinGans
-FK Specialist video guide in Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 from john22
-The Business Of Killing, Morbid Dismemberment and Army Of Dead Evil video guide in Splatterhouse from Fragger
-Too Late, He's on Fire!, and Mojo video guide in NBA Jam from BrownMan
-Mined the Gap and Lover, Not a Fighter video guide in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West from 2tired2care
-Kitten Power! video guide in Blade Kitten from tonyski
-King of the Scarab video guide in Halo 2 from mattylakin

Xbox 360 Achievements
-Added achievements for Splatterhouse
-Added achievements for Get Fit With Mel B
-Added achievements for MicroBot
-Added achievements for You Don't Know Jack
-Added achievements for Breach
-Added achievements for Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
-Added achievements for Mindjack
-Added achievements for Unbound Saga
-Added achievements for ilomilo

Windows Phone 7 Achievements
-Added achievements for Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet
-Added achievements for Butterfly
-Added achievements for ilomilo

PlayStation 3 Trophies
-Added trophies for Apache: Air Assault
-Added trophies for Crazy Taxi
-Added trophies for Two Worlds II
-Added trophies for 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2
-Added trophies for NBA Jam
-Added Party Play DLC trophies for Skate 3
-Added secret trophies for Gran Turismo 5
-Added secret trophies for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011

Steam Achievements
-Added achievements for Poker Night at the Inventory

AH: Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack Quick Look

November 30th, 2010
The Noble Map Pack for Halo: Reach launches tomorrow, offering 3 new unique maps and 250 additional Gamerscore for 800 MSP. If you're not sure what your Spartan's going to be jumping feet first into, take a look at these quick look videos from Bungie:

Anchor 9


Tempest


Breakpoint

AH: Thirtysomething

November 30th, 2010

It's Monday, it's time to party.

RT: Lending A Hand

November 30th, 2010
I've been really getting into Fable 3 lately, usually after Geoff goes to bed.

Halo: Reach Player Analyzer

November 30th, 2010
Lie back and tell us all about it.

Arby 'n' the Chief: The Mail Room II

November 30th, 2010
Eye popping fun!

HaloCharts Player Analyzer

November 30th, 2010
Firestream let us know that HaloCharts has set up a new Player Analyzer; simply put in your gamertag, and the page will analyze a collection of stats in Competitive, Arena, and Invasion, and help you see what areas need improvement! (Warning: if your stats are like mine, prepare to see a lot of orange and red.)(Louis Wu 15:29:43 UTC)

Remaking Halo?

November 30th, 2010
Moorpheusl9 noticed a small tidbit at CVG - according to the UK Magazine Games Master, 343 Industries is working on a remake of the first Halo game, to be released next year. Certainly something folks have been asking for! Update: not really news, but a "Microsoft spokesperson" told Eurogamer that they "have nothing to announce at this time" with regard to this rumor. (Thanks, ElzarTheBam.) Posted so that anyone looking for info on this can find all the links in one place.(Louis Wu 13:34:44 UTC)

Free Noble, Reach from IGN

November 30th, 2010
IGN is giving away Noble Map Pack codes - and Legendary Editions of Reach. Check this article for details.(Louis Wu 13:33:52 UTC)

Noble Flythroughs from Waypoint

November 30th, 2010
Waypoint's Mr Vociferous did his own flythrough of the three new maps - check out Anchor 9, Breakpoint, and Tempest. These maps are BEAUTIFUL!(Louis Wu 13:33:28 UTC)

Tempest Tour

November 30th, 2010
GhaleonEB ran through Tempest last night, for folks who haven't had a chance to download the maps yet - check it out! No voiceover, of course (it's Bungie Pro video), but you can get a decent sense of the layout, and some of critical features. (Louis Wu 13:33:07 UTC)

AH: Weekly Recap – November 27th

November 30th, 2010

Community
-I (Mike) achieves 100,000 Gamerscore!
-Black Friday on XBL
-Fails of the Weak! Volume 10
-Weekend Hunt

AH Videos
-Fly Like an Eagle and Golden Boy, Undertaker 2.0, One-Man Wrecking Crew, Plumber, Amen, and Gladiator video guides in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
-World's Worst Street Performer in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
-Tombstone Easter Eggs in Red Dead Redemption

Community Videos
-Demolish Part 2 video guide in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from kyledrj1995
-Boosting Around the World video guide in Burnout Paradise from SkyrinGans
-FK Specialist video guide in Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 from john22
-The Business Of Killing, Morbid Dismemberment and Army Of Dead Evil video guide in Splatterhouse from Fragger
-Too Late, He's on Fire!, and Mojo video guide in NBA Jam from BrownMan
-Mined the Gap and Lover, Not a Fighter video guide in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West from 2tired2care
-Kitten Power! video guide in Blade Kitten from tonyski
-King of the Scarab video guide in Halo 2 from mattylakin

Xbox 360 Achievements
-Added achievements for Splatterhouse
-Added achievements for Get Fit With Mel B
-Added achievements for MicroBot
-Added achievements for You Don't Know Jack
-Added achievements for Breach
-Added achievements for Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
-Added achievements for Mindjack
-Added achievements for Unbound Saga
-Added achievements for ilomilo

Windows Phone 7 Achievements
-Added achievements for Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet
-Added achievements for Butterfly
-Added achievements for ilomilo

PlayStation 3 Trophies
-Added trophies for Apache: Air Assault
-Added trophies for Crazy Taxi
-Added trophies for Two Worlds II
-Added trophies for 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2
-Added trophies for NBA Jam
-Added Party Play DLC trophies for Skate 3
-Added secret trophies for Gran Turismo 5
-Added secret trophies for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011

Steam Achievements
-Added achievements for Poker Night at the Inventory

AH: Halo: Reach – Noble Map Pack Quick Look

November 30th, 2010
The Noble Map Pack for Halo: Reach launches tomorrow, offering 3 new unique maps and 250 additional Gamerscore for 800 MSP. If you're not sure what your Spartan's going to be jumping feet first into, take a look at these quick look videos from Bungie:

Anchor 9


Tempest


Breakpoint