Sunday, December 2, 2007

Free Xbox Live Downloads

Today when I was surfing Slickdeals.net, I found this post listing all the things free on Xbox Live Marketplace. The list doesn't include movie trailers, game videos or demos. All credit goes to WickedOne612 over at the Slickdeals forums. If you see anything wrong let me know and I will change it and pass it on to WickedOne612.

Xbox Live Arcade Games

  • Aegis Wing
  • Hexic HD (Comes Pre-loaded on HDD)
  • Totemball (Requires Live Vision Camera)
  • Yaris
Xbox Live Themes
  • Air Force Theme
  • Alpha Dog Theme
  • Axe Theme
  • Axe: Neutron Theme
  • Balls of Fury Theme
  • BBCA - Torchwood Theme
  • Blades of Glory - Blades of Glory Theme
  • Borat Theme Pack
  • Call of Duty 4 - Charlie Oscar Delta Theme Pack
  • Digital Entertainment - Mission: Impossible III Theme
  • Discovery Channel Theme
  • Disturbia Theme
  • Doritos Unlock Xbox Theme
  • E3 2007 Theme
  • ENTOURAGE Lifestyle Theme
  • Ford Sync Theme
  • Forza Motorsports 2 - Nissan Sentra SE-R Theme
  • Gears of War - Gears of War Multiplayer Map Pack 1 Theme
  • Gears of War LIVE is 5IVE Theme
  • Ghost Recon 2 LIVE is 5IVE Theme
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Theme 1
  • Halo 2 LIVE is 5IVE Theme
  • HP BlackBird 002 Theme
  • LG Mobile - LG Action Sports Theme
  • Live Earth Theme
  • Live Free or Die Hard Theme
  • MechAssault LIVE is 5IVE Theme
  • Mountain DEWmocracy Theme
  • Mr. Woodcock Theme
  • Nacho Libre Theme
  • NCAA March Madness 07 - Adam Morrison Theme
  • Next Theme
  • Ocean’s 13 Theme
  • Old Spice Experience Challenge Theme
  • Pathfinder Theme
  • Perfect Dark Zero - Rare Theme
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein LIVE is 5IVE Theme
  • Rush Hour 3 Theme
  • Shark Week Theme
  • Shoot'em UP! Theme
  • Shooter Theme
  • Smokin’ Aces Theme
  • Sprite SubLYMONal Theme
  • T-Mobile Sidekick LX Theme
  • T-Mobile Theme
  • The Golden Compass Theme
  • The Reaping Theme
  • Verizon Action Hero Theme
  • Xbox LIVE is 5IVE Theme
Xbox Live Picture Packs
  • Air Force Picture Pack
  • Alpha Dog Picture Pack
  • Axe Picture Pack
  • Balls of Fury Picture Pack
  • BBCA - Torchwood Picture Pack
  • Blades of Glory Picture Pack
  • Borat DVD Picture Pack
  • Comic-Con 2007 Gamer Picture
  • Community Gamerpics Pack 01
  • Digital Entertainment - Mission: Impossible III Picture Pack
  • Discovery Channel Picture Pack
  • Disturbia Picture Pack
  • Doritos Unlock Xbox Picture Pack
  • E3 2007 Picture Pack
  • ENTOURAGE Lifestyle Picture Pack
  • Ford Sync Picture Pack
  • Forza Motorsports 2 - Nissan Sentra SE-R Gamer Picture
  • Grand Theft Auto IV Picture Pack 1
  • HP BlackBird 002 Picture Pack
  • LG Mobile - LG Action Sports Picture Pack
  • Live Earth Picture Pack
  • Live Free or Die Hard Picture Pack
  • LIVE is 5IVE Community Gamerpics - Pack 02 Picture
  • Mountain DEWmocracy Picture Pack
  • Mr. Woodcock Picture Pack
  • Nacho Libre Picture Pack
  • Next Picture Pack
  • Ocean’s 13 Picture Pack
  • Pathfinder Picture Pack
  • Rush Hour 3 Picture Pack
  • Shark Week Picture Pack
  • Shoot'em UP! Picture Pack
  • Shooter Picture Pack
  • Smokin’ Aces Gamer Picture Pack
  • Sprite SubLYMONAL Picture Pack
  • T-Mobile Picture Pack
  • T-Mobile Sidekick LX Picture Pack
  • The Golden Compass Picture Pack
  • The Outfit Picture Pack 2
  • The Reaping Picture Pack
  • Verizon Action Hero Picture Pack
  • Yaris Picture Pack
Xbox Live Arcade Downloadable Content
  • 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures: Lost Island
  • Band of Bugs Map Pack 2
  • EXIT - Additional Stage Pack 1
  • LUMINIES LIVE! - Heavenly Star Pack
  • Outpost Kaloki X - Bounty Hunter Scenario
  • Outpost Kaloki X - Fireworks Scenario
  • Outpost Kaloki X - The Swarm Scenario
  • Pinball FX - Buccaneer Table
  • UNO - UNO 35th Anniversary Theme Deck
  • Worms - Soundbank Pack 1
  • Worms - Space Landscape
Xbox Live Retail Games Downloadable Content
  • Ace Combat 6 - F/A-18 F-SCARFACE EMBLEM-
  • Ace Combat 6 - F-16C-SCARFACE EMBLEM-
  • Blue Dragon - Ultra Hard Mod
  • Bulletwitch - Mummy Costume
  • Bulletwitch - Pixie Costume
  • Bulletwitch - Schoolgirl Costume
  • Bulletwitch - Secretary Costume
  • Bulletwitch - White Witch
  • Burnout Revenge - Alienware Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Dolby Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Monster Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Plantronics Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Spike TV Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Xbox Live Car
  • Burnout Revenge - Yellowcard Car
  • Call of Duty 2: Bonus Map Pack
  • Call of Duty 3 Bonus Map “Champs”
  • Chromehounds - Assist Parts 01
  • Chromehounds - Color Pattern 02
  • Chromehounds - Heavy Arms 01
  • Chromehounds - Light Arms 02
  • Command and Conquer 3 - Ground Zero Map
  • Crackdown - Four-Play Pack
  • Crackdown - Free-For-All Pack
  • Dead Rising - Burgundy Wine Key
  • Dead Rising - Casual Key
  • Dead Rising - Coldhearted Snake Key
  • Dead Rising - Grandpa Key
  • Dead Rising - Man in Black Key
  • Dead Rising - Miami Nights Key
  • Dead Rising - Pink Paparazzi Key
  • Dead Rising - Round Shades Key
  • Dead Rising - Weekender Key
  • Dead Rising - Pure White Suit Key
  • Dead Rising - Stripe Key
  • Dead Rising - Accountant Key
  • F.E.A.R - Bonus Map Pack
  • F.E.A.R. - Control and Conquer All Map Pack
  • Forza Motorsports 2 - Nissan Tournament Pack
  • Forza Motorsports 2 - Seat Leon Coupra
  • Gears of War - Gears of War Multiplayer Map Pack 1
  • Gears of War - 'Hidden Fronts' Multiplayer Map Pack 2
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 - Throwback Pack
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 - Throwback Pack 2
  • Guitar Hero III - Boss Battle Track Pack
  • Guitar Hero III - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix
  • Kameo - Kameo Co-Op Pack
  • Kameo - Kameo Design-a-Skin Pack
  • Lost Planet - Battleground Map
  • Lost Planet - Map Pack #1
  • Lost Planet - Map Pack #2
  • Lost Planet - Map Pack #3
  • Lumines Live! - Heavenly Star Skin
  • Madden NFL 07 - AFC East Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - AFC North Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - AFC South Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - AFC West Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - NFC East Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - NFC North Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - NFC South Throwback Uniforms
  • Madden NFL 07 - NFC West Throwback Uniforms
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Playable Character Teaser Pack
  • MLB 2K7 - Olympic Stadium
  • Naruto Rise of a Ninja - Japanese Voices
  • NBA Street Homecourt - Melo’s Cloverdale
  • NBA Street Homecourt - Rucker Park
  • NCAA Football 07 - Alt Uniforms - ACC
  • NCAA Football 07 - Alt Uniforms - Big 10, Pac 10, Notre Dame
  • NCAA Football 07 - Alt Uniforms - Big 12, WAC
  • NCAA Football 07 - Alt Uniforms - Big East, Conf. USA
  • NCAA Football 07 - Alt Uniforms - SEC, Mtn. West
  • Need for Speed Carbon - Dump Truck
  • Need for Speed Carbon - Fire Truck
  • Outpost Kaloki X - Bounty Hunter Scenario
  • Outpost Kaloki X - Fireworks Scenario
  • Outpost Kaloki X - The Swarm Scenario
  • Perfect Dark Zero - Map Pack Two
  • Prey - Becky
  • Prey - Elhuit
  • Prey - Elite
  • Prey - Gravity Labs
  • Prey - Hunter
  • Prey - Jen
  • Prey - Space Oddity
  • Prey - Topillogical
  • Prey - Tunnel Rat
  • PGR3 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage
  • PGR3 - Cadillac V-Series Collection
  • PGR3 - RUF R.K. Spyder
  • PROJECT SYLPHEED - 6 New Missions & Weapons + Leaderboards
  • Rainbow Six Vegas - Player's Pack: Black Edition
  • Rainbow Six Vegas - Player's Pack: Red Edition
  • Ridge Racer 6 - BARADUKE FIERA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - DRAGONSABER STARNOSE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - ELECTROSPHERE BAYONET
  • Ridge Racer 6 - KANTARIS PROPHETIE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - KILIK WILD GANG
  • Ridge Racer 6 - neucom ABILLE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key07 CL2 XEVIOUS FATALITA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key08 CL2 SOLVALOU BISONTE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key09 CL2 POPKA MELTFIRE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key10 CL2 PAC-MAN EO
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key11 CL2 FINALLAP ESPERANZA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key12 CL2 NENEKO RAGGIO
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key13 CL2 SHOOTAWAY HIJACK
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key14 CL3 HYPER KNIGHT FIERA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key15 CL3 TOYPOP ABEILLE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key16 CL3 KLONOA PROPHETIE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key17 CL3 DRAGONSABER WILD GANG
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key18 CL3 SHOOTAWAY BAYONET
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key19 CL3 DRAGONSPIRIT STARNOSE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key20 CL4 NightRaven FATALITA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key21 CL4 BARADUKE BISONTE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key22 CL4 DRAGONSPIRIT MELTFIRE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key23 CL4 XIAOYU EO
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key24 CL4 MITSURUGI ESPERANZA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key25 CL4 MAPPY RAGGIO
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key26 CL4 WARPMAN HIJACK
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key27 SPC MITSURUGI ANGELUS
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key28 SPC GALAGA CRINALE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key29 SPC ANDORGENESIS ULTRANOVA
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key30 SPC PAC-MAN TERRAJIN
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key31 SPC neucom PRONZIONE
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key32 SPC ANDORGENESIS 490B
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key33 SPC ZASALAMEL G00
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key34 SPC DANVER BASS CRUISER
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key35 SPC NAMCO PAC-MAN
  • Ridge Racer 6 - Unlock Key36 SPC MONSTROUS
  • Saints Row - Exclusive Unkut Pack
  • Saints Row - The Ho Ho Ho Pack
  • Samurai Warriors 2 - Command List
  • Samurai Warriors 2 - Support List
  • Shadowrun - 1-800-Magic Episode 1
  • Shadowrun - 1-800-Magic Episode 2
  • Shadowrun - 1-800-Magic Episode 3
  • Shadowrun - 1-800-Magic Episode 4
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent New Free Content
  • Test Drive Unlimited - 1971 Dodge Challenger RT
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Cadillac CTS-V
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Chevrolet Corvette C1 1957
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Free Holden Efijy Concept
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Launch Pack
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Lexus Collection Volume 2
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Lexus Collection Volume 3
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Lexus IS 350
  • Test Drive Unlimited - Saturn Curve
  • The Outfit - Collateral Damage Map Pack
  • The Outfit - Multiplayer Map: Arnhem Mayhem
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 - Turnberry Golf Resort
  • Top Spin 2 - Top Spin 2 Downloadable Content 1
  • Top Spin 2 - Top Spin 2 Downloadable Content 2
  • Vampire Rain - VR Bonus Level 1
  • Vampire Rain - VR Bonus Level 2

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tired Of Guessing If a Game Will Work?

If you like to play games on your PC but hate having to guess if a game will work, then I have a site you must check out. First you pick the game you want to try and then just let the site run a little java app and it will tell you if the game will work. It also tells you if you meet the recommended requirements for the game or just the minimum requirements. Here is the site.

Change to the Comments

I have had to add a word picture verification to leave a comment because of a large increase in spam on my blog. Hopefully if I do this it should stop anymore spam from appearing on my blog. Sorry if this is a problem for you or if you miss seeing the spam.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Future Of Halo

I found this realy cool video about what is going to happen now that Halo 3 has been released.

Makers site: loadingreadyrun.com

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Deal On Xbox Live

13 Months of Xbox Live for $18.77 or $26.83 via Buy.com

There are two methods to get this deal:

Starting Price: $38.77

Google Checkout for first-time users:
1. Add item to cart
2. Checkout using Google Checkout (-$10) [make sure to select the free budget shipping and "No" to the magazine offers]
3. Fill out the magazine rejection rebate (-$10)
Final Cost: $18.77

Non-Google Checkout method:
1. Add item to cart
2. Add 5% coupon to cart (-$1.94)
3. Checkout using your method (can't be Google Checkout due to the 5% coupon) [make sure to select the free budget shipping and "No" to the magazine offers]
4. Fill out the magazine rejection rebate (-$10)
Final Cost: $26.83

Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Halo 3 Ad

A new Halo 3 ad has been leaked on to the internet. It is the sequal to the museum ad that was released a few days ago.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gaming Podcasts

I have recently started listening to some different gaming podcasts. I thought it would be good to make a post of all the different ones I listen to.

My favorite podcast is the one from Xbox360Fanboy. As the name would suggest they mainly focus on the Xbox 360 and news from Microsoft. New fancast (their term for podcast) are released every Monday.

The next one I always find my self waiting to download is Joystiq's podcast. This one is very much like that of Xbox 360 Fanboy, except that they talk about all gaming and not just Xbox 360. You can expect new content from the 'stiq every Friday.

The last podcast I listen too is that from CheapAssGamer. This podcast is quit different from the other two. In that one of the two people that are on the podcast lives in Japan. Also this podcast talks about deals in gaming. All new and old episodes can be found here, they are all hosted online so there is no need to download them.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

8 Things Not To Do When Designing a Game

Soren Johnson, lead designer of Civilization 4, has posted on his blog what he thinks is eight things not to do when making a game. If anyone would know about designing games I think Soren Johnson is very well qualified. Right now he has only posted the first four but it is still a very good read.

Update: The last four are up now.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Want to get a Xbox 360 for cheap?

Want to know how to get a Xbox 360 for cheap? ( This is legit, not one of those online scams.) First thing you need to to is buy a broken 360 from Ebay. You must make sure it has the Red Ring of Death, and that it's warranty sticker is still intact. Here is a link for what you should search for.

Now once you get your system all you have to do is call Microsoft at 1-800-4Myxbox (1800-469-9269) At first when you get an automated voice asking if you have a problem with your console, choose Xbox 360. Now when it asks you what the problem is say none of these. If you say Red Ring of Death, he will just tell you how you can try and fix it. After you say "none of these" he will give you another list. Just say "none of these" again, and then you will get put on hold for a real person. I had to wait about ten minutes to talk to a real person. Now just tell the person on the phone you have a broken 360, with the three red lights. They might want to know when you bought the 360. On the back of the 360 there is the date it was manufactured. Just tell them you bought it few months after that date. Just don't tell them you bought it off of Ebay. When they ask for the serial number just read it off. When I called they asked me what color the light on the power brick was, if they ask you this you must say "green" if not they will tell you the problem is with your power brick.

After you get done with the phone call you should have a box sent to you in the mail. When you get it just ship back the 360 and in a little while you should have a working 360. One other thing you must remember is that a lot of the systems on Ebay come with nothing but the console so that means you must go out and buy the power brick, av cable, and anything else you want for your console.

Over all it will take some time but will save you money and also gives you the chance to really choose what you want to buy. So you won't be forced into buying what Microsoft says you should buy.

I got my 360 for $80 off of Ebay. Throw in another $60 for all the cables and power brick, $40 for the hard drive and you are looking at under $200 for the entire system!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

All-Pro 2K8

As you might have heard a few years ago EA bought the rights to the NFL team and player names. Thus ending all forms of competition in the football genre of games. This year 2K games has released a new football game with out the NFL license. In the game you can create your own teams, and when you do this it gives you a code that if inputed on any other system it will give you that same team on that system. As of right now there are some teams that have been made, but I have a feeling it won't be long before all 32 teams have been made. Here are four 28 of them. If you have any more email me or leave a comment and I will add it to the list. There are some teams with more then one code, just use them both and pick which one you like best.

(Update)
I see their has been a little confusion on what these are. First off they are not put in by 2K. They are all made by other fans of the game. Also they are not perfect copies of the real teams but their pretty close. These were not made by me, I just found them on the internet and decided it would be a good thing to share. If one of them is yours and you want it removed, let me know.

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Jacksonville Jaguars:
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New England Patriots:
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Atlanta Falcons:
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Raiders:
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Halo 3 and Halo Wars

Last night at E3 Microsoft showed off two new videos, one of game play from the Halo RTS game "Halo Wars" and the other gave us a peek at the Halo 3 single player. Microsoft also announced that the "full catalog of Disney movies" will be available on their Xbox Live Marketplace. Other news is the release of a public beta exclusive to the Xbox 360 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Here is the Halo Wars video.






Here is the other Halo video.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Anti-Anti-Gameing Rally

The other day I Stumbled on this video about gamers and a rally held that tried to send out a message to the public. That message is that gamers are not all weird people that do nothing but play games until their minds have been zombiefied so that they go out and kill people. Gamers are the people that give you your coffee in the morning, gamers are the people that give you the mail. The point is that gamers are every where these days, some are more hardcore then others, but the gaming industry has become so big it is now one of the top forms of entertainment in western culture. It hasn't gotten this way because of a few people that sit in there parents basement and play games all day long. Here is the first part of the documentary, It was made by PBC Productions.



Here is part two.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Halo 3 Beta

So as many of you know the halo 3 beta is ending tonight. I am sad to say that I did not get a chance to play the beta, but at the same time I will be all the more surprised on September 25. My reasoning for this post is what happened during the time the beta was active. You might have heard that people used some sort of a network glitch to get into custom games. Bungie why did you even have the code there to allow custom games. Why not just release the beta with out any of the text, menus, and even the options that were not used in the Matching Making part of the Beta. One other thing why did you (Bungie) leave in all the references to the Single player levels, why not replace the names of the levels with level 1, level 2... and that way the hackers would find out how many levels are in the game. And while your changing the names switch it so that they only find a reference too one level. After this Beta if in the final game there better not be any glitches in the game. Also why did you use Crackdown as a way in too the Beta. Ether let everyone in or make it exclusive. Don't force bunch of people to buy or rent a game just to play a DEMO of a game. It's a beta for crying out loud, you should want to get the most number of people as you can. But know this is Bungie, Microsoft's slave. I have to say from a business point of view it was genius. But I don't think that should be your goal. Your goal should to make a great game, if you do that then you should have no problem making money.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Letter to Microsoft

Dear Microsoft,
First off I have to say great start with the 360, but you getting close to messing it up. Why are you release a new 360 SKU? Your new system can not compete with the PS3, I see why you are releasing a new Hard drive, but why not just make all portable hard drives compatible with the 360. Or make a bigger one but ad it to the current SKU. If you think you must make a new SKU, put the new 65nm chip, HDMI 3.0, a larger hard drive and the HD-DVD drive. And let it all go for under $550. I know it's crazy but if you want to compete with the PS3 for the hard-core and Techies you gotta do it.
Next up Japan. All I can say is stop trying. It's a waste of money. The people over there are to loyal to Nintendo and Sony. It's easier to sell to first time buyers then to people that have bought a console from the same company for that last 3 consoles cycles. Focus all your resources on the US and Europe. You could maybe start thinking on China, it's only a matter of time before that market explodes.
I have to say I like what your doing with digital distribution. I think it's the wave of the future. I hope you stick by it for the long haul. One thing I think you should ad to the Video Marketplace is more Movies and T.V. shows obviously and maybe more of a Netflix way of rentals. Say $10 a month (twice that of Netflix) but say unlimited downloads per month. You have much less cost then Netflix because you don't have to pay for the DVDs or the shipping or anything else, just licensing.