Wednesday, May 10, 2006

"Eight days" For the ps3!!

Wow this game looks awsome. But I don't know if this is going to really look this good on the actual console! But I have heard that so far the ps3 has been delivering at e3 so thats good news. It better produce with a price tag of $599. any way take a look at the video. It is a cool clip!

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Nintendo Revolution May Need More Than Flash Memory

Author, Ron Swerdfiger

Koei's Kenji Matsuhara, an executive in charge of the Dynasty Warrior shared his thoughts on next gen consoles during a speech at the Asia Online Game Conference 2006 in Tokyo. In his speech, Matsuhara offered his opinion on the Nintendo Revolution.

Matsuhara seemed to express some disappointment in respect to Nintendo's choice to use flash memory instead of a hard disk. His biggest concern with this format is of course the lack of available space noting that "a full 3D MMORPG (massively multiplayer Online RPG) may not fit."

In order to be successful in the next gen gaming, online features are becoming increasingly important. Regarding Nintendo’s online plan, Matsuhara suggested that the DS Online plan could be a possible hint at what we can expect from the Nintendo Revolution.

By comparison, the Xbox 360 has a 20GB hard drive which is shipped with the more expensive premium bundles

Considering we no next to nothing about the games being developed for the Revolution, the issues of Flash Memory remains to be seen. If there is an issue with available space, perhaps Nintendo will offer an external memory solution, or opt to change the flash format all together?

Hopefully, by The E3 in May, all of these questions will be answered.

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World of Warcraft Power Leveling Guide

Author, Steven Golden

This is the method the power levelers have used since closed beta and I finally got one of them to give it up. It is by no means the way to go if you want to maximize your experience in the game as this method will bypass almost all the content in the game and essentially ignore many of the fun, unique aspects of WoW. This is not recommended for new players and is meant for players who already have experienced the content and just want to level up an alt to play with their level 60 friends (ie. your level 60 instance group needs a priest and there are no priests to be had). As a benchmark to how successful you are with this, download cosmos (Cosmos) and use the clock feature to measure your xp/hour. At level 50 you should be getting about 40,000+/hour.

1-20: Newbie lands, stick to the friendly zones (not contested). Just grind. The quests are a waste of time up to level 20 if you are focusing on maxing out xp per hour. 20-26: Wetlands quests and raptors/slime/orcs for grinding. Redridge mountain Lakeshire quests.

26-30: Duskwood quests and undead for grinding. Hillsbrad critter roamers for grinding.

30-35: Did these all in a day on Daggerspines in Hillsbrad right next to Southshore along the coast. Huge spawn, very fast respawn rate, easy mobs to kill. Purgation isle (island in the very far Southwest water area of Hillsbrad) also a nice secluded place you can grind on undead.

36-40: Hillsbrad southshore quests. Desolace quests and kodo grinding for 36-38, then Undead Ravagers in the southeast for 38-40. Cresting exiles at the circle of outer binding in Arathi also for 37-41; extremely easy mobs with a fast respawn. Alterac ogres from 35-40 for grinding. Drywhisker kobolds in Arathi east of Hammerfall for 36-39 for grinding.

41-45: Hinterlands trolls, owl beasts, and wolves for grinding and quests. Badlands ogres, gnolls, and quests.

45-48: Tanaris quests and pirates on the eastern paninsula for grinding. Stranglethorn vale quests (only if you need rewards imo). Badlands greater elementals for grinding.

48-52: Felwood deadwood gnolls for grinding and quests from the sanctuary in the south. Blasted lands dreadmauls for grinding. Un'goro crater (best started at 50) for primarily quests and grinding off the plants and tar elementals. Azshara undead highbornes and thunderhead hyppogriffs for grinding.

52-55: Azshara blood elves for grinding. Burning steppes dreadmaul rock ogre caves firegut ogres (very low AC) for grinding. Felwood irontree woods and cave for grinding (great spot). Western plaguelands questing for argent dawn and grinding on undead throughout the various camps.

55-58: Eastern plaguelands quests from the sanctuary, grinding on undead at the ruined towns. Winterspring grinding at winterfall village or Lake Kel'Theril undead highbornes (my personal favorite camp). Blackrock Stronghold in Burning Steppes for grinding.

58-60: "The" yeti cave in Winterspring, due Southeast of Everlook (very nice place). Grosh Gok compound ogres in Deadwind pass (great spot, no one knows about it). Eastern plaguelands Fungal Vale undead grinding and argent dawn token farming. Moonowls in northeast winterspring for grinding.

Copyright 2006 Steven Golden

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Steven Golden has conducted research into online game for several years.He is currently a part time researcher for some game sites such as , &

Halo 2 Multiplayer Tips for Beginners and Advanced players

Author, Tony James

Here are some general tips from an advanced player for all of you who are looking for an edge in this game. You may know some or all the things in this article depending on your skill level. Even if you are an expert player this article should help you remember the fundamental that make you a good player. This article focuses on individual fighting tips, perhaps a future article will address team strategy.

Weapon Combos:

From close range you can hit for a lot more damage when holding two weapons. From a distance, the battle rifle is the weapon of choice if you cannot get your hands on a sniper rifle. My favorite combo for quick kills is the plasma rifle/smg combo and the pistol/smg combo. If you aim at the opponents head and they don’t aim at your head, like most people, they will be wondering how they died so fast. The plasma rifle combo is better against multiple opponents and the pistol is more effective against single opponents. This is because the pistol runs out of ammo quickly. If you can find a plasma pistol, the plasma pistol/smg combo is not bad, but it leaves you vulnerable if you miss the charged shot or if there are multiple opponents.

Plasma Pistol/Battle Rifle:

This in my opinion is the ultimate combo. If you are at close to medium range, hit them with the plasma pistol and shoot them in the head with the battle rifle. At long range, pick them off with the battle rifle. This is a frustrating combo to fight against when the opponent is good. This is one of the reasons you see a lot of Human Slayer games now.


This is one of the things that separate good players from weaker ones. It takes a lot of practice to become an expert with grenades, but it is one of the easiest ways to kill someone. Use common sense, throw the grenade where the player will be not where they are right now. If you see someone running towards you, backup behind a wall and throw a grenade in their path. If you are surrounded, try to get off two grenades and you will sometimes get several kills. If you hit someone with a frag grenade, and you hit them in the head with a battle rifle, they die in one shot.


If you are shooting someone and you can walk up to them, melee them if you can. Sometimes it is better to back up rather than melee. For example if you are dual wielding and did not get the first shot off against a single wielder, back off so you kill him rather than get meleed. Don’t forget that you lunge slightly when you melee, so use that to your advantage.

Where to walk:

Try to flank people as much as possible. For example if you are on top of big base sniping and you see someone on the radar coming up, look through or jump through the hole behind you and take them out. On ivory tower, if you are at the top and see someone coming from dark side, jump down a level and flank them. Do not run into rooms with more than one enemy, let them come to you or weaken them with grenades first, it is much easier to kill them that way.

Summary: The #1 tip I can give you is to aim for the head no matter what weapon you are using, except the shotgun. You will kill them a lot faster. Other than that, learn the maps and the weapon combos that work best in different situations.

Tony James is a supporter of freeware games and runs ( fullversion games) a well known freeware games resource

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Nintendo DS Beats Sony PSP In Japan

Author, Ron Swerdfiger

Recently, video game sales stats in Japan have been released that show unlike the week before, the Nintendo DS was able to out sell the Sony PSP. Nintendo may struggle in the competitive market in North American, but in Japan, Nintendo is still the king of the land.

Media Create, a leading analyst firm in Japan, shows that in the week of January 16th-22nd, Nintendo held nine out of the top ten spots in software sales. Among these popular games in Japan are Animal Crossing 2, Super Mario Strikers, Brain Training and Brain Training 2, Mario Kart DS, and Monster Hunter portable, amongst others. Also, in the same time period, the Nintendo DS was #1 amongst system sales with 64,515, which was 26,244 more than the Sony PSP

Comparatively, the Xbox 360 continues to struggle in Japan. The week before, Microsoft sold 6,107 consoles, while this week, only 3,616 were sold.

It will be interesting to compare this date once the Sony PS3 and the Nintendo Revolution are released. Most likely, the now popular handhelds will have to make way for the hugely anticipated consoles. The question remains though; who will win the console war in Japan?

When Nintendo released market share data for the handheld video game industry it revealed that Game Boy Advance holds 41% of the market, the Nintendo DS at 31% and the PSP at a close 28% though it released just four months after the DS launch in North America and has been overshadowed by a DS sales surge thanks to the large list of well liked first-party games.

however, for the time being, these statistics show that Nintendo is still holding strong in the video gaming market in Japan due in part to great games and Wi-Fi connection

Console sales In Japan from January 16th-22nd

1. DS: 64,515 (210,177)
2. PSP: 38,271 (228,714)
3. PS2: 26,271 (146,097)
4. GBASP: 7,912 (35,338)
5. GBM: 4,653 (22,813)
6. GC: 4,490 (23,378)
7. X360: 3,616 (17,200
8. GBA: 236 (1,033)
9. Xbox: 83 (358

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Nintendo Revolution Price

Check out what I found on nintendo revolutions price!

Author, Ron Swerdfiger

While on my constant search for new Nintendo Revolution information, I came across some articles speculating the European release date and price tag for Nintendo’s next generation gaming console. Of course, this is only a “rumor,” and I have not confirmed the date, or the price in any official capacity.

Amazon France has slipped a page with the European release date and price for Nintendo’s monumental new game console, the Nintendo Revolution.

The tentative release date for the Nintendo Revolution is listed as June 15, 2006. The total cost after conversion to US dollars, would be approximately $365. European game console prices tend to be a bit priced a higher than in North America, but this still sounds a bit overpriced given the Xbox’s $299-$399 price tag. From what we know so far the Nintendo Revolution will be less technologically advanced than the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.

Based on the GameCube’s 2001 launch cycle—it arrived in Europe six months after it debuted in North America. This leak gives credence to rumors that the Revolution could see a surprise 2005 launch in Canada and the US.

Of course, when more “official” information is available for both the release date and price, htt:// will let you know.

For more great gaming information, check out this great Xbox News site or check out this great Nintendo Revolution resources

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The Top Ten Xbox 360 Games for Teens

Here are some of the top ten games out now! do you think this is accurate I just found this as I was reading today!

Author; Mark Robbins

When the Xbox 360 was first released there were a large number of individuals who waited for hours in hopes of being able to purchase one. In fact, Xbox 360s are so popular that is likely that you have one inside your home right now. No matter how old you are it is always fun to play video games on an Xbox 360.

Despite the fact that individuals of all ages play Xbox 360 games, the majority of players are teenagers. Teenagers love video games and the Xbox 360 is one of the most popular ways to play those games. Many teens and parents of teenagers wonder which Xbox games they should purchase. Below is a list and summary of ten of the most popular Xbox 360 games for teens.

1. The Elder Scrolls: IV Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls: IV Oblivion is the sequel to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The third game in the series won multiple awards and it is apparent with Oblivion's popularity that the fourth installment is just as good, if not better. The Elder Scrolls is role playing at its best. This one player game allows players to choose exactly who they want to be, whether it be good or evil.

2. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Set in the future, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced allows teen players to use new weapons to avoid the traps that are set for soldiers. Standard Xbox 360 setup allows one to four players, but Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighters is also compatible with Xbox Live. Xbox Live makes it possible for up to sixteen players to play a game together, even when they are located on opposite sides of the world.

3. Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2, the sequel to the original Call of Duty, is an amazing war game with outstanding visuals. The game is based around World War II and players must overcome enemies and other obstacles. Due to a split screen feature, Call of Duty 2 can be a multiplayer game. Up to eight players can play together via Xbox Live.

4. EA Sports: Fight Night Round 3

Sports fans will enjoy playing the popular game from EA Sports that is titled Fight Night Round 3. Fight Night Round 3 allows players to become their favorite boxer. Boxers can be customized and fights from the past can be reenacted with changed outcomes. EA Sports: Fight Night Round 3 is designed for one or two players; however, it is also compatible with Xbox Live.

5. Project Gotham Racing 3

Unlike the above mentioned Xbox 360 games, Project Gotham Racing 3 is not rated T for Teen. The game is rated E for Everyone, but it still has teenagers in mind and is a great alternative for those who dislike fighting games. Players are able to select and customize their own cars to race around the world in multiple race settings. Project Gotham Racing 3 is a one or two player game, but it also works with Xbox Live. In addition to more players, Xbox Live also introduces new racing challenges that are not available offline.

6. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

In Battlefield 2 Modern Combat players are literally dropped into the middle of disaster. Players must decide which side they want to be on and then fight to win. The game is designed for one player, but additional players can be added with the use of Xbox Live. In fact, up to twenty-four players can compete with or against each other online.

7. Burnout Revenge

A large number of teenagers are unable to drive, but even if they were there are some things that you just can't do in a car that is unless you are playing Burnout Revenge. In Burnout Revenge players select the car of their choice and set up car crashes. With Xbox Live four drivers can pit their cars against each other and with offline play up to two players can compete. Burnout Revenge is rated E for Everyone.

8. Kameo: Elements of Power

Kameo: Elements of Power is a game that combines action, adventure, and fantasy all into one. Players become Kameo. The goal of the game is to help save her family from an evil troll king. Players can change their character in to multiple monsters to defeat enemies. Kameo: Elements of Power is a one or two player game that can be played on or offline.

9. NBA 2K6

NBA 2K6 is rated E for Everyone, but it is a game that is highly popular among teenagers. At first glance, NBA 2K6 appears to be another sports game, but the reality is that it is so much more. In addition to playing basketball, it is the player's responsibility to generate extra income through product endorsements. Once money is made players can use to it purchase new items for their homes. NBA 2K6 can be played with one or two players.

10. Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie

Players, whether they enjoyed the King Kong movie or not, are sure to love playing Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie. When playing the game, players are able to be the human character, Jack, or the gorilla, Kong. Whichever player a character chooses to be there is excitement, battles, and enemies waiting on the other side. Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie is a one player Xbox 360 game.

All of the above mentioned Xbox 360 games are highly rated among teenage gamers. Do you need a gift for a teenager or do want to purchase a game yourself? If so, then check out the large collection of Xbox 360 games designed for teens.

Mark Robbins is a gamer providing valuable tips and advice on video game systems, game cheats, and giving new game reviews.
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