Sunday, April 30, 2006

GameCrazy to host a Halo 2 Tournament

Warfactory and the St. Louis Science Center present the first ever "LANetarium" event on May 27th, 2006 (Memorial Day Weekend). We will be using the main floor of the Planetarium to host a 150-person BYOC event featuring tournaments for Counterstrike 1.6 and Quake 4. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a LAN literally "under the stars" (without the bugs!) and experience competitive gaming action.
Thanks to sponsorshop from the US Army and Ranken Technical College, we will be offering $2000 in cash prizes for the winners of our tournaments, including a cool $1000 for the 1st Place at CS and $400 for Quake 4. If you're close to the St. Louis Area, you can't miss this event!
We've just recently announced our partnership with GameCrazy to host a Halo 2 Tournament at this event with an XBOX360 on the block for the grand prize!
We will also be featuring use of the Science Center's Omnimax Theater for event Finals! This will truly be a unique and exciting experience for any competitive gamer and a great warm-up for those of you with teams preparing for CPL or Quakecon! Please visit Warfactory for details and registration.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

halo 2 comic Marvel Comics, Bungie Studios, and Microsoft Game Studios

News just released about a Halo 2 comic book Marvel Comics, Bungie Studios, and Microsoft Game Studios are pleased to announce the creation of the Halo Graphic Novel. The Halo Graphic Novel (HGN) is an all-new hardcover anthology, consisting of one lengthy story and three shorter stories set within the Halo universe---all adding to the Halo mythos. In addition, there will be a collection of gallery pages featuring Halo inspired artwork from a variety of artists. By joining forces with an experienced industry veteran Marvel as the publisher and recruiting some of the comic industry's most talented artists and writers, Bungie Studios hopes not only to expand upon the incredibly popular Halo story line but also to raise the bar and set a new standard for what a graphic novel can and should be.
Fans of Halo and newcomers alike can get a taste of what this groundbreaking graphic novel has in store for them 6 weeks early! A 16-page, full-color Halo Preview comic will arrive in stores May 31st available for only $.99. A full color Halo poster showcasing the Phil Hale cover of the graphic novel will be in stores 6/28.
The Halo franchise, which includes Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo for Windows, has sold over 14 million copies worldwide. In 2004, Halo 2 broke video game industry sales records by grossing over $125 million within its first 24 hours of release. Halo: First Strike, Halo: Fall of the Reach, and Halo: The Flood prose novels have each sold over 400,000 copies worldwide since first printing.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

FINAL FANTASY XI for Xbox 360

Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, announced today the European release of FINAL FANTASY® XI the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system.
Service is now live for FINAL FANTASY XI on Xbox 360 and the all-new expansion pack, Treasures of Aht Urhgan™, in Europe, North America and Japan. This is the first ever simultaneous service launch for the title and the World’s first Triple-cross-platform, Triple-Region MMO.
FINAL FANTASY XI for Xbox 360 is the first ever MMORPG for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and includes the original Final Fantasy XI game and three additional expansion packs - Rise of the Zilart®, Chain of Promathia™ and the latest expansion pack release, Treasures of Aht Urhgan – also released today for Windows®.
FINAL FANTASY XI players from all over the world can unite in one gaming universe alongside Xbox 360 gamers for the first time ever, in a community of more than 500,000 players, and 1.7 million characters.
FINAL FANTASY XI is the first MMORPG capable of simultaneous multiplayer action across three different platforms, allowing players worldwide to combine forces on Windows, PlayStation®2 (U.S. and Japan only) and now Xbox 360.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Halo2 Tournament Clovis, CA

New just released on Halo2 contest Level One in Clovis, CA to host 2nd Halo2 Tournament on May 5th-7th
Following the success of the first level one halo 2 tournament, we have planned a second tournament. The tournament will take place May 5th and 6th with a side 2v2 event on the 7th.
May 5th ( Friday ) will be the FFA which each team is required to have 1 player participate in for seeding purposes, there will also be a 1st-8th place prize for the FFA.
May 6th ( Saturday ) will be the main 4v4 event. Game types and maps will be simular to our previous event with a new gametype thrown in the mix, Neutral Bomb.
Entry fee for the tournament will be 21$ per player with an additional 8$ per team that will be placed in the FFA pool. Pot amount will depend on how many teams enter the tournament, if it fills up with 32 the pot will be close to 2000$ with 40% going to first place and 2nd-8th being paid out. On top of cash prizes sponsored prizes will also be given out.
Level One is a Members Only facility, so in order to participate in the tournament you MUST be a member, membership fee is 20$ per year.
Level One Halo2 Tournaments are played on the XBOX360 and 52" HDTVs.
For more information please call us at (559)-322-4111

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

USA Network have announced a programming deal halo 2 contest

With a view to bring professional video game playing to a wider audience, Major League Gaming (MLG) and USA Network have announced a programming deal in which USA Network will air seven one-hour episodes, featuring the pro circuit and its players.
The episodes will air on USA Network this holiday season. MLG also announced that it has a new multiyear contract with Boost Mobile, under which that company's mobile phones will feature content.
Though video gaming fans have been able to follow competitions on game web sites, MLG's television deal marks the first time that TV viewers would be able to track the ups and downs of a pro tournament, watching video gaming as a new kind of extreme sport.Read complete article

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Halo2 Glitch: More Ammo

Glitch: More Ammo - This works in single and multiplayer.
For just testing this glitch it's easiest at the start of the first level because of all the guns lying around. First you need to find four one-handed weapons, a few of which must be the same type of gun.
To save confusion I'll just say the 4 guns are 3 SMG's and a Pistol. Pick up the Pistol and 1 of the SMG's (NOT dual-wielding) Your left hand should be empty.
Have the Pistol in your right hand and pick up one of the SMG's off the ground with your left hand. You should now have a pistol in your right hand, an SMG in your left hand, and another SMG in reserve, leaving only one SMG left on the ground.
Stand over it and even though you already have an SMG in reserve it will say "Hold X to pick up SMG" Hold X to swap your Pistol for the SMG on the ground. If you did it properly you will now be carrying all 3 SMG's, 1 in each hand and the third in reserve, giving you a maximum of 540 extra rounds rather than the usual 180, (or 360 if you dual-wield) This will work with any one-handed weapon.

Monday, April 03, 2006

WWE SmackDown PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

THQ's announced that it's planning to bring WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW to both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for its 2007 incarnation.
Due out this Christmas, WWE SVR 2007 is also set for release on the PS2, as is tradition, while it'll also be appearing on the PSP for the second time around.
Announced on the eve of WrestleMania 22, the new SmackDown includes an enhanced season mode, moves grapples to the right analogue stick, and even lets you get in among the fans in certain places.