Monday, 8 August 2011

Borderlands 2

New details for the recently announced Borderlands 2 have arrived courtesy of the latest issue of Game Informer, which is apparently landing on the door mats of subscribers now. According to reports, enemies and NPCs in the sequel will don much-improved AI, now able to shift around the environments better and offer players 'interactive dialogue', which is just as well since they weren't exactly space scientists in the original. Bandits will also carry specific weapons depending on their class and will 'take on a much more varied form', says Gematsu. New characters will take the leading roles but characters from the first game will apparently be making an unplayable return in the sequel. The first game's weapons, however, will not be returning and have instead been scrapped for an all-new arsenal, with gun manufacturers in the game each having their own themed weapons. The magazine also makes note of a new element known as Eridium, which can apparently be used to upgrade weapons and vehicles or used as a form of currency. Lastly, the burly bloke who appeared in officially released art is called Salvador, a Gunzerker who's unique ability is to dual-wield any weapon. Borderlands 2 will once again be developed by Gearbox Software. According to 2K, the game will be released in the twelve months that follow April 1, 2012 - the beginning of parent Take-Two's financial year.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Xbox Live Armed Forces

Members of the Armed Forces living in U.S. military bases or stationed overseas used to be faced with an unforeseen hassle when accessing Xbox Live -- due to their roving home, entering billing information could be a genuine pain. Thankfully, the problem has been alleviated, as Major Nelson has announced the arrival of three new options for credit card addresses, which allow the armed forces to register cards using their respective Military States. These users can update their information now through their console or the billing section of, changing their billing address to AA (Armed Forces of the Americas), AE (Armed Forces Europe) or AP (Armed Forces Pacific). We're big fans of anything Xbox can do to make our military personnel's leisure time as convenient (and, well, leisurely) as possible.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011

XBL Figures

Major Nelson has released the Xbox Live activity numbers for the week of March 14, and things are looking good for THQ's Homefront. After less than a week on the shelves, Homefront debuted at number six on the charts. While a far cry from the top spot (unsurprisingly occupied by Black Ops), it's still impressive for a brand new property, especially in its first week. Then again, given Homefront's sales figures, a strong showing on Xbox Live isn't too shocking. On the Xbox Live Arcade front, newcomer Full House Poker took the top spot, with Runic's Torchlight coming in second. The XBLA version of Battle: Los Angeles, despite a complete lack of marketing, landed in third. Oh, you hadn't heard? Yes, there totally is a Battle: Los Angeles game on XBLA.