Friday, September 28, 2007

Halo 3

Halo 3 has become the biggest entertainment launch in history, garnering an estimated $228 million (US$170 million) in sales in the US alone in the first 24 hours. The Xbox 360 title beat previous records set by blockbuster movie releases such as Spider-Man 3 and novels such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Halo 2

Microsoft estimates gamers have logged nearly 1 billion hours playing "Halo 2" against one another on Xbox Live, making the game the top-played title on the company's online network three years after its release. Half of the top 10 games played worldwide via Xbox Live are first-person shooters, according to the company, including games such as "Call of Duty" that feature traditional real-world military combat instead of the fanciful sci-fi plots of the "Halo" series, "Metroid Prime 3" and "BioShock."

Monday, September 17, 2007

Halo 3 Legendary Edition

Microsoft has confirmed that all copies of the hotly-tipped Halo 3 Legendary Edition have been snapped up ahead of its September 25 release.
The package includes a copy of the Xbox 360 game, two bonus DVDs featuring documentaries and remastered cinematic scenes from Halo and Halo 2, as well as a collection of Halo 3 storyboard art and a Halo 3 Spartan helmet.
Already predicted to be the fastest-selling videogame of all time, Halo 3 finally goes on sale exclusively for the Xbox 360 on September 25.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Halo 3 meets commercial expectations

We're well ahead of where we were with Halo 2," said Microsoft's Chris Di Cesare in an interview with Brandweek. "In the year of the summer blockbuster 'three-quel,' the biggest one is going to be one you don't go to a theater to see."
To ensure Halo 3 meets commercial expectations, Microsoft has invested heavily in a five-phase marketing blitz in the hopes of outselling the combined 11 million copies of the first two games.

Halo 3

Halo 3 due for worldwide release on September 25, are enormous. McFarlane Toys is so confident in Halo 3's prospects it is already building a line of action figures, led by Halo protagonist Master Chief. And with the new games console war just ramping up between the Xbox 360, Sony's Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft is banking on Halo 3 securing a commanding lead.
The pressure on Jarrard and the team at Bungie is no doubt bolstered by the glowing expectations of analysts, who predict the title will give Microsoft's loss-making gaming division its first profitable quarter.
Goldman-Sachs's analysts expect Halo 3 to contribute $US170 million ($193 million) in revenue to Microsoft's bottom line in its first week of sales. To put it another way, they expect Microsoft to ship to retailers one copy of Halo 3 for every three Xbox 360s in the world.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Hacking World of Warcraft

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Gilbert, Daniel, Whitehead, James - Hacking World of Warcraft

Written by Dan Gilbert (creator of Atlas) and Jim Whitehead (creator of PerfectRaid) this book will enhance your game experience by showing you how find and use the best addons. Here's some of what the authors will show you how to do:
Evaluate your performance in battle with combat statistics
Add instance maps, and make notes on the World Map
Rearrange everything onscreen and monitor your vitals with an HUD
Make gold "playing" the Auction House
Have whispers open in their own window like an IM client
Overhaul your interface with pre packaged compilations
Create two fully functional addons from start to finish

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Xbox 360 Live Arcade

The report put out by GamingTarget shows that the Xbox 360 Xbox Live Arcade is beating the PS3 network at a ratio of 3.75:1 in terms of downloadable exclusive games.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Halo 3 Xbox 360

According to Ars Technica, the following paragraph was modified by SCEE's Liverpool Offices before Wikipedia administrators removed the last line in bold:
"Halo 3, the third game in the best-selling Xbox game franchise, is a highly anticipated first-person shooter under development by Bungie Studios for the Xbox 360 and is expected to "set a new high water mark" for next-generation games, although it won't look any better than Halo 2."
To be fair, the Wikipedia entry could have been made by a non-Sony employee merely using internet access while on the premises. Additionally, Halo 3 graphics have been criticized for not matching the visuals of Gears of War, a game that was released last year on Xbox 360.