It looks like Microsoft is releasing their second major Xbox 360 dashboard update where it will include 1080p output for both movies and games, and the ability to stream WMV video from any PC running Windows Media Player 11 or Windows Media Connect among other things.
Selling “cheat codes” must have done well for EA, as they are expanding their library from just Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007, to also include The Godfather.
So if you want to spend some money to unlock some content or whatnot, then jump on the Xbox Live Marketplace and grab the “Level 4 Revolver – Black Widow” for 100 Microsoft Points, though that only gives you the option of purchasing the weapon in-game.
A stupid thing to gain more money, or a great way to deal out cheats? I hate being microtransactioned to death, so I give this whole thing a thumbs down.
Training Complete (10 points): Complete the training.
Outta the houses (10 points): Escape the suburban life.
School unlocked (10 points): Unlocked the School.
Slums unlocked (10 points): Unlocked the Slums.
Skate Park unlocked (10 points): Unlock the Skate Park.
Funpark unlocked (10 points): Unlock the Funpark.
Factory unlocked (10 points): Unlock the Factory.
First Sick Goal (5 points): Complete a goal at Sick difficulty.
Clear “Base” (20 points): Clear one round of Challenge Mode “Base”.
20K (20 points): Play Challenge Mode “Base” and score 20,000 points.
Half Million (20 points): Play Challenge Mode and score 500,000 points.
Standard Gold (10 points): Achieve first place in a Standard Race Tournament.
Cone Trial Gold (10 points): Achieve first place in a Cone Trial Tournament.
Battle Royal Gold (10 points): Achieve first place in a Battle Royal Tournament.
Hard Core Gold (10 points): Achieve first place in a Hard Core Racing Tournament.
Multiplayer King (20 points): Win a multiplayer match.
Big Wheelie (15 points): Wheelie for more than 2 seconds.
Big Stoppie (20 points): Stoppie for more than 0.5 seconds.
Big Air (10 points): Jump for more than 50 meters.
Time Trial Gold (10 points): Achieve a lap time of less than 1:30 on all tracks in Time Trial.
Pro-Gamer (25 points): Complete at least 25 Xbox Live matches.
Mascot Jr. (30 points): Win a race with each of the BK characters.
Career King (30 points): Complete all of the tournaments.
Complete Career (50 points): Complete Career Mode.
Conqueror (70 points): Complete Career Mode and own every race.
Crusher (25 points): Ram 100 police vehicles in a single pursuit while in Career Freeroam.
12 Minute Exit (5 points): Escape after a 12 minute police pursuit in Career Freeroam.
Perfect Canyon Duel (5 points): Win a Canyon Duel with no collisions.
Drift King (10 points): Score 500,000 points in a Drift event.
If you want to play another Tony Hawk game, check out the Marketplace because for 342.53MB you can skate on the Concrete Park.
Gamers can download the demo and hit the Concrete Park where they will experience some of the latest innovations in the #1 best selling action sports franchise from Activision, Inc., including “Nail the Trick,” which gives players precision control over how their skater moves their feet to flip the skateboard; “Filmer” goals that require players to follow a cameraman and complete tricks that he calls out; and “Spot Challenges” which are ambient goals that players can access throughout the game world and complete as they choose.
THPS8 is scheduled to be released in the US for November 7th and the EU on the 17th of November for the Xbox 360, Xbox, Playstation 2 and PSP.
If you thought Street Fighter was cool, you’ll love the latest release. After a bit of trouble, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 made it to the Xbox Live Arcade.
The full game costs 800 Microsoft points (about $10 US) and has Xbox Live multiplayer support. You can expect the game to only take up a slim 43.62MB of hard drive space.
If you want to play on Xbox Live this October 17th, you are out of luck, as Microsoft has announced that it will shut down the Xbox Live service along with Xbox.com for 24 hours starting at midnight PST.
The downtime will be to prepare for “secret cool stuff” that will be revealed once the downtime is over. It has been noted that this will not be a dashboard update though.
A few weeks ago at X0, Microsoft and id Software announced that Doom was coming to the Xbox Live Arcade.
Since then, people have been wondering if other great titles from id Software are going to come out for the Arcade. Titles like Doom II, Final Doom, Hexen, Heretic, Wolfenstein 3D and even good old Commander Keen. FiringSquad decided to contact id’s CEO Todd Hollenshead to find out if more older id Software titles could be in the works. Here’s what he told us:
We’re looking at bringing some of the other games to XLA, but a lot is going to depend on the response to DOOM. From what MS tells us, its been fantastic so far, which bodes well for other id “classics” to be released there. But there’s nothing concrete. Making the surprise announcement at X06 for DOOM worked out great, so I’ll be tight lipped about anything specific for now…
What software company does not want to get some more money off what is basically a second run of making their old properties popular again?