I have always been a big fan of mortal combat. My favorite character in the game is Sub Zero because I like how i can freeze my opponent’s ass whenever I want and inflict a lot of damage. And now, they’ve come out with a game where Sub Zero can now beat the shit out of Batman. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game…the two worlds are definitely colliding. Watch the trailer.
This article will futher empower your craze and love for the machine and game. With over 4million preorders for Halo 3, you can expect XBox to be a hit!
There’s no question that Halo 3 is going to be big. Several weeks ago, a rumor surfaced that GameStop had already collected an outlandish 4 million preorders for the game. Today, a quartet of Goldman-Sachs analysts released their own projections for the game’s September 25 launch, with numbers nearly as gaudy.
While Halo 3 is releasing right at the end of Microsoft’s first fiscal 2008 quarter (which runs from July through September), Goldman-Sach’s industry watchers are expecting the game to contribute about $170 million in revenue for the quarter, with more than 4.2 million copies shipped into the retail channel. That’s nearly one copy for every three Xbox 360s in the world, going by the analysts’ projections of an installed user base of 13.2 million by September.
They also note that the $170 million figure could be low by as much as $50 million if they’ve lowballed the installed user base. Microsoft’s tendency to put revenue from games on its books as soon as they’re shipped out could also boost the revenue number, as could any change to the analysts’ royalty model, which assumes Microsoft keeps 80 percent of the retail price on first-party games.
For comparison, Halo 2’s November 2004 launch came in the middle of Microsoft’s financial quarter, when the original Xbox installed user base was 19.9 million. Microsoft sold 7.5 million copies by the end of the quarter (38 percent of the user base), with 2.38 million sold on day one, according to the analysts.
Perhaps more significant than the sales figures that Goldman-Sachs expects Halo 3 to put up is the analysts’ expectation that by the end of its first week of release, the game will have driven Microsoft’s Xbox division to its first profitable quarter ever. Microsoft has been touting its fiscal 2008 as the turning point in the entertainment and devices division for some time, as Robbie Bach first made mention of the profitability goal in July of 2006.
I saw this on X-Play on Tv and i had to blog about it. Puzzle Quest is a mix of RPG and Bejewelled, this interesting mix have garnered enough support and fanbase to say that this game is definitely worth playing. Puzzle Quest is now in XBox and Nintendo DS so if you own any of these consoles, try to get the game. On X-Play this game was rated 4/5 stars that’s pretty much enough incentives for me to play it because really, I’m a G4Tech fan. Love their Programs. Love them.
In North America and Europe, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold out in most retail locations within hours of going on sale. In Japan, though, it was a different story, as there were still plenty of consoles on shelves throughout its debut weekend.
Gamespot’s got the feature article covering all the details – read the read the rest of it here!
Looking for Xbox news? Then this is the link for you. Gamers Daily has put together what they say is the “only fully updated compiled list of the Xbox 360’s games”, and their intended release dates, if available. Might be a good idea to keep an eye on these guys to watch for your favorite titles!
1UP.com has this cool feature on videogames emulators by Nich Maragos, titled “Afterlife“, which is an interesting read if you’re into video games.
What looks like a game system, plays like a game system, and yet isn’t a game system? The answer is an emulator, which is a means to make one piece of consumer electronics behave like another. Whether they’re hardware add-ons or clever pieces of coding, emulators have been a part of videogames almost as long as the medium itself — but they’re decidedly the black sheep of the gaming family, for a variety of legal and ethical reasons. (More…)
Sock Master has published a game console controller family tree (in other words, a visual history of console joysticks and gamepads) with family relations, pictures, and comments.
If you remember your first Atari or if your first console was a PS2, anyway you should go get inspired…