Friday, December 19, 2008

Fake Walls in Gears of War 2

This explains some of my random kills and deaths!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I think this was the Wii Tennis clip that was discussed last night.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

This is how my Friday night felt.




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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Netflix to stream HD content


It is confirmed that the Fall Update will include HD streaming via Netflix.


Blu-ray?!
We don't need no stinking blu-ray!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1UP Show: Gears of War 2 Single Player Preview

Gears of War 2 'A Pixel is Worth 1,000 Words' clip

My First Post . . . .

Well gentlemen, I have decided to post something instead of just sitting on the side line watching.

First, I must say that the trailer of Gears 2 got me giddy like a school girl. Not enough to put xox before and after my gamer tag, but really exited for the release date. I will have to take that Friday off.

Second, there is no better place to let all the 2OLD clan know that I have another future gamer in the works. Learned the hard way not to sit to close to the spouse.

Till later.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A little reminder of Lubbock.

The guy that rides a bike with an upside down frame made Reddit. I know it's not game-related but there are plenty of people from Lubbock around here. By the way, this guy is something of a local celebrity.

Far Cry 2 'TGS 2008' trailer HD

Resident Evil 5 'TGS 2008' clips





Fallout 3 'TGS 2008' trailer HD

Gears of War 2 'Multiplayer Dev Diary' trailer

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Beaker Sings!

I used to watch The Muppet Show all the time. Here's the most accident-prone muppet singing a classic tune.

HP - EDS in a Nutshell

So here's one of those official statements about HP buying EDS. It's funny, we've had plenty of layoffs over the past decade, but we have more people working at EDS now than when I started. I think we're at around 140,000 now.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fracture Demo to Shatter Xbox Live Next Week

LucasArts announced today it will release a demo of Fracture on Thursday, September 18, giving players a chance to try Terrain Deformation, which allows the dynamic creation of on-the-fly cover and geographic manipulation. This will prepare gamers for the over-the-top 12-player battles where nonstop action meet Terrain Deformation. Below is the press release with the announcement:
FRACTURE DEMO SHATTERS ITS WAY ONTO XBOX LIVE MARKETPLACE AND PLAYSTATION NETWORK ON SEPTEMBER 18THM

LucasArts announced today that they will release the official demo of their upcoming action game Fracture on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on Thursday, September 18. The demo will introduce players to the revolutionary gameplay behind Terrain Deformation, a key gameplay mechanic that allows for the dynamic creation of on-the-fly cover and geographic manipulation.

Developed in partnership with Chicago-based Day 1 Studios, Fracture takes place in the year 2161 in a United States plagued by disaster. Years of environmental neglect have split the nation in two and resulted in two conflicting ways of life. Survivors of the Atlantic Alliance have turned to cybernetics and technology, while the Pacifican States in the West have turned to stem cell research and genetic engineering for a better way of life. These two conflicting ideologies come to a head in a deadly civil war for not only the fate of the free world, but also the future of mankind itself.

In the demo, utilize the power of Terrain Deformation to create cover, solve puzzles and revolutionize battlefield tactics as you guide Atlantic Alliance soldier Jet Brody in his quest to quell the Pacifican uprising through an exciting single player campaign that begins in the now-dried-out San Francisco bay, and traverses the ravaged country.

When the game ships to retail you will also be able to test your mettle in over-the-top multiplayer modes where nonstop action meet Terrain Deformation for brutal 12-player battles in modes specifically built for Fracture and TD technology.

Frcture releases for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 7, 2008 in North America and on October 10, 2008 in Europe.

Valve Confirms Left 4 Dead Demo

Gabe Newell, managing director and co-founder of Valve, told VideoGamer.com at Leipzig Games Convention that they will release Xbox 360 and PC demo of Left 4 Dead.

"We will be releasing demos for both the Xbox and for the PC. I don't know what the date is for release on that, though. I think it's going to contain the first part of one of the campaigns. I think it'll probably be Hospital but I'm not sure. That's a decision that Doug Lombardi is making."

Newell confirmed that you'll be able to play single-player and co-op in the demo.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1UP Specials: Gears of War 2 Multiplayer

Star Wars Force Unleashed 'Launch' trailer HD

Fallout 3 'Live Demo'

Gears of War 2 'Live Demo' gameplay HD

Resident Evil 5 'Live Demo'

Gears of War 2 'Rendezvous' trailer HD

Bond 007: Quantum of Solace 'E3 2008' trailer HD

Call of Duty: World at War 'E3 2008 Debut' trailer HD

Fallout 3

Call of Duty: World at War '2 Player Co-Op' trailer

Halo 3 'EDGE Award Acceptance Speech' clip

Dead Space Gameplay

Far Cry 2

Monday, July 7, 2008

2Old2Pwn Send Off Party for Ken

If you would like any of the pictures e-mailed to you, let me know. They are better quality than they appear in the slide show. Thanks again for hosting, Cary! We all had a GREAT time!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Gas Prices Suck part Deux

Okay. Once again, I was stopping at the same gas station. The 7-11 at Preston and Warren (Frisco, TX). My previous posting from this same gas station was on April 28th. Gas went up 32 cents in about 5 weeks. That's almost a penny a day. If this keeps up, imagine in one year the price of gas going up $3.65. So instead of 4.13/14, I'd be paying $7.78 a gallon. Still it's already about 63 bucks to fill up a tank. And I still had about 2 gallons to spare....

Dude, this is getting extremely ridiculous. Next time, let's invade a country with a better oil distribution infrastructure....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

GOW 2 Versus Multiplayer Mode

A world-exclusive preview in the pages of X360 Magazine has revealed the very first info on the new gameplay mechanics and features added to the versus multiplayer mode of Gears of War 2.

Epic Games’ motto continues to be “Bigger, Better and More Badass” with the addition of new weapons, maps, game types, features and characters. To begin with, the maximum amount of players per team has been increased to 5, so the sequel to Gears of War still maintains the intimacy of the series while now allowing up to 10 players to play this mode.

Finish Him!

The downed mechanic returns in Gears of War 2, but this time, executions have been vastly improved and expanded, with all action buttons on the Xbox 360 controller now firing up a beautiful coup de grace.

As in Gears 1, pressing the X button will perform a curb stomp, but now the rest of the buttons offer even more sadistic ways to finish your enemies. The B button will perform a weapon-specific execution and X360 Magazine witnessed how a sniper rifle turned into a deadly golf club that smashes heads to smithereens.

More humiliating than a curb stomp will be the punch-to-death finishing move that the Y button fires up, which can be seen in this sequence from the recent Assault demo:

As in campaign mode, the A button will give you the chance to grab your downed opponent and use it as a meat shield (since the term human shield won’t apply when grabbing a Locust). The hijacked body will tear apart as it receives incoming hits. The player that has been grabbed instantly goes back into the spawn queue, which leads us to the new gameplay mechanics found in the different game types.


New and Updated Game Types

Assassination (renamed Guardian) has been altered so now everyone respawns until the teams’ leaders (whose positions will appear on the opponent team’s HUD) are killed; once leaders are dead, the match will end when the rest of the team is dead. A new game type shown to X360 Magazine called “Wingman” will split players into teams of two, with each couple featuring the same character twice. A typical Wingman match will have people seeing double, as there will be a team of two Marcus Fenixs fighting a team of two Dominic Santiagos or Cold Trains. This visual technique will make very easy to distinguish your teammate and opponent team.


Meatflag

Perhaps the coolest new game type is “meatflag,” a reimagined capture the flag in which, as its name suggests, has the flag replaced by a meat shield. The twist of “meatflag” is that the flag will be an AI-controlled character found in the center of a map, who will confront with whoever comes near. The goal of both teams will be to take this living flag down and transform it onto a meat shield to take it to the ring of light flashing on the team’s camp. Another hilarious twist of this game type is that the meat shield won’t decay with the opponent’s attack as in campaign mode. Instead, this will cause the meat shield to be at liberty again, thus becoming an instant menace to the player who was carrying him around. Furthermore, this meat shield character will have his own place in the leaderboard.

New and Improved Weapons

As you would expect, there is new weaponry in Gears of War 2, but even more important is the fact that weapons’ gameplay mechanics have been improved. In versus multiplayer, weapons now cycle, so the basic set will spawn in the same place, while special weapons will spawn randomly. This will dissuade those players that love to camp near a longshot sniper rifle or the boomshot. Speaking of exploiters, as Cliff already anticipated, there are many optimizations that will finally put an end to those cheap techniques abused in the first game. All weapons now have a stopping power that will impede adversaries to run towards you, so the shotgun trick will no longer be a practice. In addition to its stopping power, now weapons will also destroy covers other than the Mansion sofas.

Another indirect improvement to weapons is the fact that they are no longer seen when staying behind cover, as characters now stay farther from the corner edges, keeping weapons hidden. This little but important tweak will give a hard time to snipers.

Among the improved weapons stands out the Hammerburst, which will fire as fast as you can fan the right trigger, but the faster you tap it, the more recoil. Grenades can now be stuck anywhere, from enemies as in the first game, to floors, ceilings and walls. A look at the Unreal Engine 3 demo from GDC 2008 gives you a good idea of the consequences of attaching grenades to these surfaces.

Smoke grenades are back, but this time they produce a stun effect that ragdolls everyone within its blast range.

Speaking of smoke grenades, there’s a new variant that has poison gas, which produces a cloud of smoke that kills any one that breathes it. When stuck onto enemies, they will die slowly and if they get too close to their team mates, they will also injure them.

The preview also revealed a new gun called the Medusa, a big metal shield that can be used as a portable cover and the Scorcher, a flamethrower that impressed X360 Magazine with its realistic fire simulation.

Badass Characters

This article has also revealed new characters. X360 Magazine was impressed by how Dizzy resembled Chuck Norris and they also show for the first time how Tai Kaliso looks like in the game. With his aboriginal tattoos, this badass character reminds you the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands and would certainly dispute the Coolest Guy in Sera title to Marcus Fenix.

The article also revealed new Locust Drones with helmets that make the Haze and Halo 3 multiplayer armors look outdated.

There are many more new features and items revealed in this article, such as the ability to take screenshots. If you live in the old continent, we encourage you to grab this issue. North American Gearheads should wait for EGM to feature a similar preview next month.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Frank O'Connor Leaves Bungie

The latest weekly Bungie Update has revealed that Frank O'Connor is leaving the studio to continue working on the Halo franchise at Microsoft:

I am off to work more closely with Microsoft on the Halo franchise, so I shan’t be too far away, but I wanted to take this last chance, appropriately enough in a Weekly Update, to tell you a very fond thanks.

It was very hard for me to make the decision to move on, but one thing that made it just a bit easier, was seeing the amazing work that’s coming down the pipe. I was busy working on a story for one of our next games, an experience that is destined to surprise, amaze and entertain like nothing we’ve ever made before. That game has an amazing team invested in it, and one that will be tasked with building the Next Big Thing. You should see what they’ve already achieved, you truly should.

Greenpeace Finds Hazardous Substances in Consoles

Did you know that your Xbox 360 may interfere with your sexual development? In its new report called “Playing Dirty”, Greenpeace detected the use of hazardous chemicals and materials in all new video game systems. From the report:

The game consoles all contained high levels of bromine - used in circuit boards and plastic casings. Brominated flame retardants do not break down easily and build up in the environment. Long-term exposure can lead to impaired learning and memory functions. They can also interfere with thyroid and oestrogen hormone systems and exposure in the womb has been linked to behavioural problems.

Components of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation3 also contained high levels of phthalates, one of which – DEHP – is known to interfere with sexual development in mammals: including humans and, especially, males.

TimeShift Gets Free Map Pack

Atari has released five brand new maps for the Timeshift multiplayer mode. This Map Pack contains 5 maps all of which support One-on-One, Deathmatch, and Team Deathmatch. For TimeShift's new multiplayer modes, Akasen Blues, SmokeStack Lightning, and Jump, Jive an' Wail all support King of Time, while Dust My Broom supports Meltdown Madness. If Capture the Flag is your game of choice, there are two new maps to support it as well, Dust My Broom, and Beware, Brother, Beware!

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Gameplay Trailer

Dead Space 'Story' trailer HD

GOW 2 Gameplay

Thursday, May 8, 2008

ET: Quake Wars 'Projectile Dysfunction' HD

2Old 2Pwn Party in San Antonio


San Antonio

July 5th, 2008

Help send Ken off in style and Pwn in Person!

Start making reservations now Biotches.
The date is set, and the beer is chilling!

Tentative Schedule of Events:
Thursday, July 3rd - River Walk for Dinner if you are in town.
Friday, July 4th - Sea World anyone?
Saturday, July 5th - 10am to 2pm Party at Cary's Place in Spring Branch, TX.
Late Afternoon head to Dave and Buster's for Public Pwnage!


Sound off like you have a pair!!! Write in the comments section if you are coming!

More details to follow, we just wanted to get the word out so everyone can start making plans.


See you there!




Monday, April 28, 2008

Gas Prices Suck

Okay. So I was putting off going to a gas station, hoping the prices would go down a little. No such luck. I remember when prices spiked about 2-3 years ago and some stations in Plano ran out of gas. Around that time I thought hitting 50 bucks was outrageous. I had about 3 gallons of gas left in my tank. But I always put 93 octane in my car. So it's always more expensive to fill up my car. Now it was about $3.82 a gallon for 93 octane.

Anyway, just thought I'd snap some pix to show how much gas is in Frisco, TX. How're prices elsewhere???



Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tactical Shooter Showdown: COD4 vs. R6V2

I spend more time than I should with my Xbox 360. Well, since mine decided to RROD, I figure I have some time to work on my writing skills (I will neglect the the two book reviews and upcoming research paper for the time being). One thing I enjoy is listening to the endless online debate as to the superiority of one game over another. There is nothing better than hearing a 14 year old say that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is more "tactical" than Call of Duty 4, Modern Combat.

Well, the definition of tactical is "Of, relating to, used in, or involving military or naval operations that are smaller, closer to base, and of less long-term significance than strategic operations." Okay, perhaps tactical is the wrong word. I'll use my own word here: tacti-cool. Tacti-cool is the ability pretty much anything to convey a certain sense of military cool-ness, whether believable or not.

First up, Call of Duty 4. (Click for more)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Last Night Before I Pack It Up.

For those of you that don't know I will be heading to a new career and a new home in Sin City. I will be moving on the 8th and will spend much of the next week packing. The first thing that will get packed up is the 360. Friday Night will be my last night to play, unfortunately I will not be home until 12 AM CST. If any of you are playing COD4 Friday night do me a favor..........WAIT UP!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Def Leppard Releases Brand New Single for Guitar Hero III

Def Leppard Releases Brand New Single for Guitar Hero III
The rock band Def Leppard releases their new single "Nine Lives" in a three-song pack for the game Guitar Hero III, five days before the song appears on their latest album.

College Hoops 2K8 NCAA Virtual Final Four
Xbox.com provides all the hot gaming news from the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Battle Terrorists with the Rainbow Six Devs
To celebrate the big release of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the Rainbow Six team from Ubisoft will be on Xbox LIVE to challenge the community.

Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver
Three-time UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will play Call of Duty 4 with Xbox LIVE members on April 18, 2008.

Drillbit Taylor and Bully: Scholarship Edition Sweepstakes
Register your gamertag or download the Drillbit Taylor Gamer Picture for your chance to win. We've got more than 200 prizes to give away, including a 50-inch plasma HDTV.

Bad Company Beta Report
We brave EA's Battlefield: Bad Company beta to tell you what's new, what's improved and what's changed in EA's and developer DICE's vaunted Battlefield franchise.

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Play & Win Sweepstakes
Grab the new Legendary Map Pack for Halo 3, then jump online and play in a multiplayer match April 25-27 to enter for a chance to win some great Halo 3 merchandise.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Play & Win Sweepstakes
We've got a special sweepstakes to celebrate the release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Register your gamertag and play online for your chance to win an Xbox 360 console or other prizes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The New Hulk



Edward Norton seems like a pretty good choice.

Take the Field with the MLB 2K8 Devs

Take the Field with the MLB 2K8 Devs
As part of the Major League Baseball 2K8 Opening Day festivities, we've got a special event that gives you the chance to play against the developers of the game from 2K Sports.

Halo 3 Championship Tournament
Here's your chance to participate in one of the biggest gaming competitions of the year! The Halo 3 Championship Tournament on Xbox LIVE lets you compete against some of the top Halo 3 players in the country.

Call of Duty 4 LIVE Fire Weekend

Call of Duty 4 LIVE Fire Weekend
To celebrate the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition, we've got a weekend full of multiplayer action, fun, and competition. Join us for the LIVE Fire weekend and get ready to battle all weekend long.

Embracing the Authenticity of Rainbow Six
We stop playing long enough to hand out a few tips and tricks for using the realism of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to your advantage.

Speed Racer PGR 4 Challenge
Become a racing legend in the Speed Racer Project Gotham Racing 4 Challenge, bringing together some of the most talented PGR 4 player in the country. The top "Speed Racer" will walk away with a cool thousand dollars in cash!

Reminder: Xbox LIVE Scheduled Maintenance

It happens in about 8 hours and will affect Xbox LIVE and Xbox.com Details are in the post I made about it last week.




Spend Spring Break with Rock Band
Going to Panama City Beach, Florida for Spring Break? Join Xbox 360® and Rock Band™ for the "Spring Break of a Lifetime" from March 1-22.

This Week in Xbox: March 26-April 2, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what's going on this week on Xbox.com.

Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver
Three-time UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will play Call of Duty 4 with Xbox LIVE members on April 18, 2008.

Join the Battle with Infinity Ward
As part of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare LIVE Fire Weekend, we've got a special event that gives you the chance to play alongside the developers of the game from Infinity Ward studios.

Chessmaster LIVE Hip Hop Weekend
Play Chessmaster LIVE and win cool prizes during the Chessmaster LIVE Hip Hop Weekend Play & Win April 11-13, and be sure to download a cool 3-D chess set to make your game special.

Halo 3 Legendary Maps Video
Get a preview of the new Legendary Map pack, releasing April 15.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Halo 3 Legendary Maps Video

Halo 3 Legendary Maps Video
Get a preview of the new Legendary Map pack, releasing April 15.

Call of Duty 4 LIVE Fire Play & Win
Just register your gamertag and play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare online between April 18-20 and you could win a great prize package, including an Xbox 360 Elite console.

Mötley Crüe Releases Brand New Single for Rock Band
The rock band Mötley Crüe has become the first band ever to release a brand-new single through the medium of videogames, in this instance, Harmonix's Rock Band.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 LIVE Weekend
To celebrate the release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, you can participate in online activities including a three-day Play & Win sweepstakes and the chance to play against the Ubisoft development team.

This Week in Xbox: April 9-16, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what's going on this week on Xbox.com.

Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver
Three-time UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will play Call of Duty 4 with Xbox LIVE members on April 18, 2008.

Opening Day MLB 2K8 Play & Win Sweepstakes
Step up to the plate and celebrate the return of baseball with this fun sweepstakes featuring Major League Baseball 2K8. You could win Microsoft Points or authentic MLB merchandise.

Def Leppard Releases Brand New Single for Guitar Hero III
The rock band Def Leppard releases their new single "Nine Lives" in a three-song pack for the game Guitar Hero III, five days before the song appears on their latest album.

Halo 3 Championship Tournament
Here's your chance to participate in one of the biggest gaming competitions of the year! The Halo 3 Championship Tournament on Xbox LIVE lets you compete against some of the top Halo 3 players in the country.

2Old2Pwn Party in San Antonio

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Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver

Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver
Three-time UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will play Call of Duty 4 with Xbox LIVE members on April 18, 2008.

Drillbit Taylor and Bully: Scholarship Edition Sweepstakes
Register your gamertag or download the Drillbit Taylor Gamer Picture for your chance to win. We've got more than 200 prizes to give away, including a 50-inch plasma HDTV.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 LIVE Weekend
To celebrate the release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, you can participate in online activities including a three-day Play & Win sweepstakes and the chance to play against the Ubisoft development team.

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Weekend
Everyone can get in on the action with the Legendary Map Pack Weekend. Don't miss the Play & Win Sweepstakes, where you could win just by registering and playing a multiplayer match. The Cavegirls and Xbox Ambassadors will also be joining the fun.

Take the Field with the MLB 2K8 Devs
As part of the Major League Baseball 2K8 Opening Day festivities, we've got a special event that gives you the chance to play against the developers of the game from 2K Sports.

This Week in Xbox: March 26-April 2, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what's going on this week on Xbox.com.

Artist of the Month: Avenged Sevenfold
For their new self-titled release, sought to delve into genres and recording techniques they had discovered on the road.

Opening Day MLB 2K8 Play & Win Sweepstakes
Step up to the plate and celebrate the return of baseball with this fun sweepstakes featuring Major League Baseball 2K8. You could win Microsoft Points or authentic MLB merchandise.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Drillbit Taylor and Bully: Scholarship Edition Sweepstakes

Drillbit Taylor and Bully: Scholarship Edition Sweepstakes
Register your gamertag or download the Drillbit Taylor Gamer Picture for your chance to win. We've got more than 200 prizes to give away, including a 50-inch plasma HDTV.

This Week in Xbox: March 26-April 2, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what's going on this week on Xbox.com.

Def Leppard Releases Brand New Single for Guitar Hero III
The rock band Def Leppard releases their new single "Nine Lives" in a three-song pack for the game Guitar Hero III, five days before the song appears on their latest album.

Skarin Set Loose
SEGA's epic Viking: Battle for Asgard combines intimate, bloody combat with sweeping army-on-army battles in this over-the-top, ultra violent take on Norse mythology.

Surviving Lasria
We provide a few basic tips and boss battle strategies for surviving the world of Lasria in Dark Sector.

Play Call of Duty 4 with Jens Pulver
Three-time UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will play Call of Duty 4 with Xbox LIVE members on April 18, 2008.

Forza Motorsport 2 Play & Win Sweepstakes
Register and race online with Forza 2 and you could win a Wireless Racing Wheel, a copy of the game signes by the developers, or one of more than a thousand other prizes.

Chessmaster LIVE Hip Hop Weekend
Play Chessmaster LIVE and win cool prizes during the Chessmaster LIVE Hip Hop Weekend Play & Win April 11-13, and be sure to download a cool 3-D chess set to make your game special.

This Week in Xbox: March 26-April 2, 2008

This Week in Xbox: March 26-April 2, 2008
Games Editor Denny Atkin brings you all the latest in what's going on this week on Xbox.com.

Best RPGs Play & Win Sweepstakes
Download extra content for hit Xbox 360 RPGs to enter this sweepstakes. You could win a trip for two to Comicon in San Diego, or a limited-edition Mass Effect Xbox 360 console.

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 LIVE Weekend
To celebrate the release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, you can participate in online activities including a three-day Play & Win sweepstakes and the chance to play against the Ubisoft development team.

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Play & Win Sweepstakes
Grab the new Legendary Map Pack for Halo 3, then jump online and play in a multiplayer match April 25-27 to enter for a chance to win some great Halo 3 merchandise.

Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack Weekend
Everyone can get in on the action with the Legendary Map Pack Weekend. Don't miss the Play & Win Sweepstakes, where you could win just by registering and playing a multiplayer match. The Cavegirls and Xbox Ambassadors will also be joining the fun.

Spend Spring Break with Rock Band
Going to Panama City Beach, Florida for Spring Break? Join Xbox 360® and Rock Band™ for the "Spring Break of a Lifetime" from March 1-22.

Artist of the Month: Avenged Sevenfold
For their new self-titled release, sought to delve into genres and recording techniques they had discovered on the road.

Unlocking Achievements in Rainbow Six Vegas 2
From single-player to Terrorist Hunt and adversarial multiplayer, we offer tips for unlocking some of the most challenging achievements in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2.

Judas Priest Releases Entire Album for Rock Band
The influential metal band Judas Priest will release their entire classic 1982 Screaming for Vengeance album for Harmonix's Rock Band videogame.