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Xbox.com Updating this Week

Microsoft will be updating their Xbox.com site over the next few days, in preparation for the new Xbox 360 dashboard, which will be arriving in the near future. The layout will mirror the look of the forthcoming dashboard, so you will get to try it out and come to the conclusion that you liked the previous 2 versions better, even before it hits your console. “My Xbox” is being superceded by the new “Social” section, and you’ll get to see the new ‘Beacons’ feature, which is going to be implemented in to Xbox Live. With it you’ll be able to set

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Look what just showed up on Rockstar.com

  Looks like we’ll be getting our first look at the latest chapter in the GTA series on the 2nd of November. *Rubs thighs vigorously in anticipation*

Gears of War 3 Ireland Launch Report

“The last bastion of humanity lies in ruins amidst the shattered remnants of civilization and ominous whispers of almost certain extinction…..” No peeps, not a description of post Celtic-Tiger Ireland (seriously!) but the blurb from the awesome Gears of War 3 that the Reaper team have finally got their mitts on! A rainy Monday night in Dublin was the setting for the eagerly awaited launch of Epics ‘Gears of War 3′ for Xbox 360 but the weather certainly didn’t dampen the mood for what was a thoroughly exciting and enjoyable event. Fans, Journalists, Sports stars and even reality TV poppets

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Gears of War 3 Ireland Launch

We’ve just returned from the Gears of War 3 launch here in Dublin (which rocked by the way – free beer, whoop!!). Anyway, we’ll be doing a proper report on the event shortly, as well as a review of the game. In the meantime here are some photos of the event to whet your appetites…

Goodbye Rock Band – Hello Rocksmith!

Published by in News on July 3rd, 2011

We’ve been getting bits & pieces of info about Ubisoft’s proposed venture into the music game genre over the past while. It’s a brave (or stupid) move given the steep decline in popularity of musical instrument oriented games. However, we know that instead of the plastic guitar route, Rocksmith will let you connect a real electric guitar to your Xbox360, PS3 or PC. Yes, Rockband 3′s ‘Pro Guitar Mode’ has fret & string recognition, but for that you need to purchase either the Fender™ Mustang™ PRO-Guitar™ simulated guitar controller from Mad Catz or the Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster®

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Welcome – The Wii U.

Published by in News on June 8th, 2011

The Wii U contains a custom 45nm chip, with embedded DRAM that “is capable of feeding the multi-core processor large chunks of data to make for a smooth entertainment experience”, according to IBM. It’s based on the same technology used in the Watson supercomputer. AMD have spilled the beans that they are producing the GPU for the new console. Specs: High definition display, up to 1080p resolution via HDMI output 6.2″ touchscreen on new controller, running in non-HD resolution Internal flash-based media storage (rumoured to be 8GB), upgradeable via USB memory (SD cards rumoured). Custom AMD Radeon HD GPU Games

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Dublin teen responsible for Modern Warfare 2 hack; gets support from Microsoft

Published by in News on May 26th, 2011

According to Herald.ie, a 14-year-old from Tallaght, Dublin was responsible for millions of computer users being alerted after the popular online game Modern Warfare 2 was hacked. The Dublin schoolboy caused a worldwide alert when he attempted to hack into Microsoft Xbox Live system. Microsoft feared  that sensitive information about their customers was in danger of being compromised. Microsoft has come up with a unique way of handling the situation. General manager of Microsoft in Ireland Paul Rellis said that Microsoft “is working with the teenager to develop his talent and help him use his skills for legitimate purposes”. Well

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"Gears of War 3" Campaign Trailer on 28 May

Published by in Uncategorized on May 20th, 2011

Press Release: Assemble your squad and brace yourself for a stunning look at the most anticipated blockbuster of the year, as a new trailer for “Gears of War 3” premieres next Saturday, 28 May during two of the world’s biggest sporting events of the month. The spectacular conclusion to one of the most celebrated sagas in video games, “Gears of War 3” has already surpassed one million pre-orders worldwide, making it the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusive in the history of the platform. As further testament to the immense anticipation surrounding the game, more than one million players participated in the “Gears of War 3” multiplayer beta this

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