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Burger King wants to give you a Kinect every 15 minutes

By: akskiller Nov 2, 2010 | 10 Comments

Go gain calories, you might win a Kinect and lose those calories you just gained!

We all know Microsoft spent 50 million dollars on advertising Kinect. Microsoft has partnered with  Burger King to give away a Kinect prize pack.

 The prize pack contains a 4GB Xbox 360 consoles, the Kinect sensor, Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports. This promotion will run until November 1st through November 28th. So what do you have to do to win? Well you will have to  purchase a Whopper value meal. They will be giving one of these bundles away every 15 minutes.

The Whopper wrapper, fries, and drink will all have a code for a chance to win. Then once you have the code you text a number and you will be entered to win.

You can also win by going here and registering. To get the codes to enter just click the "Dont have any codes" link and they will send you 5 codes in the email you signed up with.

I only want the new xbox that comes with the prize pack. I will be playing this. My birthday is the 28th hopefully I win then, haha.

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Back To The Future The Game Episode 1 for Free

By: akskiller Oct 26, 2010 | 3 Comments

Get it from Telltale them selves!

Do you love Back to the future and free stuff? Well, read on!

When Telltale Games announced that they would be making a new Back to the Future game, fans were  thrilled to find this out. So, being someone who loves free stuff,I got super happy to learn that I could get the first episode of the game free on the PC, so can you!

To get your free copy go here and follow the simple instructions! You will need to have a Telltale account in order to get the game, but it does not take long to sign up. There’s no indication of how long this deal will last, so I would suggest taking advantage of it as soon as possible.

 

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CoD: Black Ops Too Violent

By: akskiller Oct 22, 2010 | 7 Comments

New facial animation = Toned down violence

In todays world, people want realism in their games, and scream when the game is not real enough. Well Treyarch was going to deliver, it was so real in fact that they had to tone down the violence in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game uses a new facial animation capture system. It was so life-like that Treyarch toned down the violence for some kills.

"Some of the stuff we’ve done with Gary Oldman’s character is amazing. There were situations going too far. It was a a contextual kill where you were twisting the neck. It was too much. The throat cutting [is] nasty, but that was worse"

What do you think? I think it seems right for a developer to town  down something that could hurt them in the long run

 

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Fallout New Vegas Easter Eggs

By: akskiller Oct 21, 2010 | 8 Comments

Pretty cool Easter eggs in Fallout NV

The Fallout series is known for including subtle references to a wide range of entertainment media hidden in the environment of the world. Most of these references you could miss if you are not paying attention to the environment, so here are some to get you started.

Three Easter Eggs from Fallout: New Vegas are showcased below. Can you  identify the source material?

Can you guess the source material these are from?

These are just some of the easter eggs in Fallout New Vegas, they are more so go back in and find some more!

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First Fallout: New Vegas DLC Exclusive for Xbox 360

By: akskiller Oct 18, 2010 | 6 Comments

360 gets first dibs.

Fallout New Vegas is releasing  tomorrow in the United States. Today,News coming from Bethesda that the first DLC pack will be exclusive to the Xbox 360. No word on when or what this DLC will be, but there will be more news on that in the coming weeks.

Don’t worry PlayStation players, they plan on having more DLC packs in the future, so you will get some too.

So after you spend hours and hours and hours and hours... doing everything there is to do in Fallout:NV don’t worry. There will be plenty of DLC options coming in the future. 

Official press release

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Nintendo Celebrates Marios 25th By Showing Super Mario Glitches

By: akskiller Oct 16, 2010 | 8 Comments

Super Mario Bros. glitches you may or may not have seen.

Super Mario Bros. on the SNES had some had some glitches that are hard to forget. For example, the infinite 1-UP glitch is one piece of information that will never be erased from my and most everyone else' memory. However, there are a few glitches present in the classic game that may not have been so apparent.

To celebrate Mario’s 25th anniversary, Nintendo of Japan decided to highlight a few of these glitches in the form of a short compilation video.


So have you encounter any if not all these bugs? Let us know!

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Duke Nukem: Next Gen

By: akskiller Oct 15, 2010 | 12 Comments

Duke Nukem 3D in stunning Next Gen visuals!

Duke Nukem: Next Gen is a new independently developed game on the Unreal Engine 3 using the free UDK. It is made by the fans.

The project has started only recently but it has now got the official blessing of Gearbox.
The stand alone game, will be released for free and it will include a 3 episode single player campaign, which will be a re-imagining of Duke Nukem 3D's campaign, and it will have a multiplayer mode.

Instead of waiting to release the whole package when  it's done, the team promises they'll release new playable builds when they hit certain milestones. For now they plan to release a multiplayer build, "sooner than you think".

Some screens:

Check out the official thread on the Gearbox Software forums here

 

I think this looks bad ass and cannot wait to try it. Your thoughts?

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1st Halo Reach DLC announced

By: akskiller Oct 14, 2010 | 6 Comments

Three new maps to own in Halo Reach!

Noble Map Pack  is what Bungie is calling its first DLC for Halo Reach. It will include 3 maps, Anchor 9, Tempest, and Breakpoint.

Anchor 9

Anchor 9 allows 2-8 Players to face off in game variants including Free for All, Team Slayer and Team Objective.

Tempest

Tempest supports 8 – 16 Players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest also provides players with a huge Forge palette, allowing them to create new custom map variants that can be shared with the community-at-large.

Breakpoint

Breakpoint offers multiplayer mayhem for 8-16 Players, and supports the Invasion and Big Team Battle game variants.


The map pack will also add new achievements a total of 250 more for you gamerscore. The Noble Map pack will be available on November 30th and will cost you 800 Microsoft Points. What do you think of the new maps?

Bungies official announcement is here

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Gears of War 2 Halloween 31x XP Event

By: akskiller Oct 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

Still haven't reached those wings? Well here is your chance.

Epic Games is at it again. They are going to have another XP event on Halloween. The event will last from October 29th to November 1st and you will be able to earn 31 times the current XP!! No news on horde changes yet. In the mean time you can earn 4x XP right now, until October 28th celebrating the release of Gears of War 2 on Games on Demand.

You can view Epics announcement by clicking here


Hopefully I get my Xbox back from Microsoft to be able to attend this event. Will you be joining in the XP madness?

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Played Halo CE on PC/MAC?

By: akskiller Aug 26, 2010 | 8 Comments

Get a Visual Flair in Halo Reach if you have your Halo Combat Evolved PC CD key!

So we all cannot wait until Halo Reach releases on September 14th. We all want to get our hands on it but how about if you have Halo CE for your PC or MAC, go ahead and find your Halo CD sleeve with the yellow sticker on it. On the yellow sticker is you CD key. Now why would you want to find this key? Well Bungie is giving its loyal fans who played Halo CE for the past seven years  a visual flair that they can use in Halo Reach. The Visual Flair is a emblem for your nameplate in Halo Reach. The nameplate will make you stand out and will let everyone playing Reach know you played Halo 1 on PC/MAC and are not afraid to show it.

Well how do you enter your CD key? To enter your key go on Bungie.net and go to your account page. Next click on the game settings tab and then the nameplate link. That will take you to a page where you can  enter your CD key. Once Halo Reach hits shelves you will be able to use the visual flair in Halo Reach.

Here is how it will look like in Halo Reach:

Halo CE Visual Flair


Thanks Bungie for giving us loyal fans at least something! I know I will be using this Flair as Halo Combat Evovled is my favorite game.


PS. There is a bunch of other Visual Flairs on Bungie.net you can find and see how to unlock them. Some include Halo 2, Halo 3, and Marathon.

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My Halo Story

By: akskiller Aug 7, 2010 | 12 Comments

The story is about how I was introduce into the science fiction first person shooter video game franchise, halo.

My story on halo started when I was in the 5th I was sitting in the school cafeteria talking with my friend on some of our favorite video games. One of my friends then mentioned their favorite game and it was non other than Halo Combat evolved for the Xbox. I didn't have a Xbox back then so I just listened to my friends talk about how awesome it was for its time and that it was revolutionary. First they talked about the main protagonist , Master Chief and how different he was from any other video game character. They talked about the alien creatures known as the covenant and the awesome weapons. They talked about the ending on an epic race to the finish in a warthog trying to escape before the pillar of autumn blew up. I was so excited to ear all the great stuff about the game. But unfortunately I couldn't get a Xbox back then. I was really disappointed. So time went on without Halo in my life. The time finally came when my parents decided to buy a computer. I was really excited to have a PC. I kind of forgot about halo at that time. I spent most of my time on the cartoon network Website and playing their flash games. Then one day I went to Walmart and was looking at the video game section and I stumbled upon the PC games. I was looking at the games and to my surprise I saw Halo Combat Evolved on the shelf. I immediately grabbed it and read everything on the cover. I was excited to read they were bonus weapons and maps fro the PC version that were not in the Xbox one. So I got my mom to buy me the game for my birthday and couldn't wait to play it. I went home and put the DVD in the tray. They installation took a while since I didn't have that of a powerful PC. While the game was installing I was reading the game manual just looking at the pictures and reading about the weapons. I was really excited to see the colors of the game on my monitor. So once the game finished installing I went straight tot the campaign. It starts of with a cutscene and my heart is pounding because I was really excited to play this for the first time after hearing it from my friends. The game starts with master chief in a pod being awoken from a fellow soldier. The first this I noticed was that I did not see any colors I saw on the game cover. I was kind of surprised and didn't know what was happening. But that didn't stop me from playing the game. I played through the campaign and loved ever moment of it, Everything my friends told me were right, it was a amazing game. Once I finished the campaign I went to the multiplayer and had no idea what to suspect because my friend did not talk about multiplayer for the Xbox one because it had no online multiplayer. So I went to the multiplayer menu and saw a Red and Blue Spartan and hoping I would see those colors in  game. I browsed the game browser looking at a bunch of dedicated servers hosted by gamespy. I joined my first multiplayer game with the name akskiller. I don't know how that name came to be by the way. Anyway I was playing online and noticed that everyone was the color grey, no red or blue. I was kind of mad thinking its the game. I then asked the people in the game with me and they told me it was my PC and that I needed a video card. I was not good with computer terms back then .I then continued to play online with the graphics I had. I had a blast. It was so fun using the exclusive flamethrower and Fuel Rod Gun on the PC version. I made some friends online and we made a small clan that didn't really last long. We used to love to play in the exclusive Halo PC maps Danger Canyon and not just team death match and CTF but we would do some halo stunts by launching warthogs with tank shots. It was really a fun time. The time came when I finally got some sort of video card and finally could see some color and my frames per second rose. The game looked and played better. My favorite weapon without a doubt is the pistol it was a beast. I am happy they are brining it back in halo reach. After playing a bunch of halo combat evolved on PC, I surfed the web and saw that there is another version of halo called Halo Custom Edition. That version was released by gearbox to allow user created maps to be made by the community. I then become very interested in that. I joined the gearbox forums under my username akskiller. I acted like a total noob when I first joined but matured through the years. Time came when a guy named Musty wanted to revive a Clan called KOD-Kings of Destruction. He asked who wanted to join the clan and I responded that I would help him revive it. From that point I was know as [KOD]KiLLeR. That is where my Xbox gamertag KODKiLLerv2 came from. Anyway, KOD was revived with some of the awesome people I have ever met and played with. We had our own dedicated server playing on classic halo custom edition map NMC(New Mombasa Classic), Wartorn Cove, Cliffhanger, Fissure Falls etc. We had wonderful members, to name a few, Rams, Steve, Iceman, Beavis and Legend. Life in Halo CE was good. Then we as a community had a Halo CE League, which was a tournament of some of the top clans who played halo. Obviously we entered the league and played some of the greatest clans out there. Some of the clans included HIV, FBI, CAF,and r0x. I don't remember how it all went about on who we all played but one of the best matched was with team r0x. Those were some of the best and fun games I have ever played. We ended up on top for that game and went to the finals to play CAF if my memory serves me right. Those games and some controversy but were fixed in the end and we, Team KOD came to the top , we have won the first ever Halo CE league. It were some of the most competitive games I ever played and I enjoyed every minute of it. You can download the video of KOD vs r0x  here .Scroll down and select KOD vs r0x, you will not be disappointed. The film was edited and filmed by an awesome member called [email protected] We had a couple of other Leagues after the first one but wasn't as successful. I had xfire running most of the time when I was playing Halo and it clocks your total time played. I have clocked about 1636 hours of halo. Look up my xfire profile for proof, its kodkiller. My halo CE career was ending when most of the people I played with went on to do other things. The gearbox forums were slowly dying and it was time for a new home for a new game that was being announced for PC as well.


While I played Halo CE on PC, I also played Halo 2 at my cousins house. He got an Xbox before me so I went to his house to play that until I got it my self I think 2 years later. i still played Halo CE until I got my Xbox and played Halo 2 online mostly but that ended rather quickly because I still liked Halo CE more. I missed my Halo pistol, it was really the most beast weapon ever. The new home for Halo CE and an upcoming Halo 2 Vista was Modacity. Modacity was founded when Halo CE was being forgotten on gearbox. It was also founded for Halo 2 vista. Everyone who played  Halo CE was kind of getting excited to play Halo 2 PC and enjoy making custom maps for that game because it was coming with a map editor. With man delays to the game and Vista had to be mandatory to play most people were expecting the worst. I wasn't. I was getting pupped up because I got vista just for the game. So then when the game was released on May 8th of 2007. I was one of the first people to get the game. I first went to multiplayer because I have played the campaign with my cousin on the Xbox version. At first it was fun and dandy. It felt like a good game. But man it went down hill from there. The game turned out to be a total flop. The team that ported the game, Hired Gun, was released by Microsoft and the game had many issued. Some of the issues were jerky mouse movements and most of the time the server browser did not work. Also Halo 2 vista had Games for windows LIVE with fully working achievement. Most PC gamers hated it because at the time had to pay just like Xbox LIVE. So most of the people who played Halo CE did not play Halo 2 Vista. Microsoft later realized that making  PC users pay for online pay wasn't the right thing and made it free. Halo 2 Vista died the moment it was released. I stopped playing it when I got Gears of War for PC. I was mostly a PC gamer at the time. I went back to Halo CE occasionally when some old member held game nights and those were usually fun and nostalgic.

Then came Halo 3 for the Xbox 360. I immediately wanted it the moment it was announced. But I didn't have a Xbox 360 and wouldn't get one until 2008. I was invited into the Halo 3 beta. But I did not have a Xbox 360. I was mad and disappointed but excited as well because my cousin did get and Xbox 360 before me just like the original Xbox. I gave him the beta code and I would come over his place and play the beta. The beta was fun while it lasted and made me want Halo 3 even more. When Halo 3 was released I didn't get it because I lacked a 360. I went to my cousins house and played the campaign and we beat it on legendary. We played online and I was disappointed with the pistol in Halo 3 and Halo 2 for that matter. I wondered why Bungie made it a useless weapon.  never got hooked on the multiplayer in halo 2 and 3. Eventually though I did get a 360 and bought Halo 3 with it. I mostly played rumble pit and leveled up to 41. I did not buy all the map packs only up to the legendary map pack. I stopped playing Halo 3 when most of the game modes required all the DLC. I then spent most of my time on Custom gams with my friends and just screwed around. My halo 3 adventure would end when Gears of War 2 came out. I did play on the last day of Halo 2 on Xbox live, I spent most of my time on Gears 2 and even to this day until I played the Halo Reach Beta. The moment I got a Halo Reach Beta code I jumped right on to downloading. Once it finished I went to play and went straight to test if the halo CE pistol was back. And my god it was! I was so happy that this game was the long lost brother of halo CE. I know that Reach takes place before Halo 1 but I was really happy to find out the Halo 1 pistol was back. The pistol was not the only thing that excites me about halo reach. While playing the reach beta the load outs were also a great addition to a halo game. It makes halo feel revolutionary again like it was in the past. I had a blast with the Halo Reach beta. I maxed my rank in the beta and got most of the armor permutations. I was sad that the beta ended, I wanted more of reach! I went to the Bungie forums and read about what people are saying on reach and how it changes halo a bit. I like the new changes and makes halo feel halo like a new refreshed game. Then I read that you can get some flair in Halo Reach if you played Halo 2 on the last day it was on Xbox Live and if you played Halo Combat Evolved for the PC before May of this year. You get to use your Halo PC CD key to unlock something special is Halo Reach which I am really stoked about. Well that is it. Halo Reach falls next month and I am getting it if I do or don't win this contest because this is the halo game I have waited for since Halo 1. From spending hours on Halo Combat evolved to playing the Halo Reach beta, I am true to say that I am a true halo fan and cannot wait to get my hands on the new and final halo game by Bungie. Thanks for reading.


EDIT:  I finally decided to upload the Halo CE League video. So here it is:

http://vimeo.com/14788962

It was too long for YouTube so I used Vimeo instead. Enjoy.

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