If you have a moment in Halo 3 you’re particularly proud of, you can savor the video and even force everyone you know to watch it. But maybe that’s not enough for you. Maybe you need your deeds commemorated with the beauty and flair they deserve.
This wouldn’t be the first time that casemodding king Ben Heck has cranked out an Xbox 360 laptop. As a matter of fact, this is the fifth revision of Heck’s portable 360 modding shenanigans. But the fact that he manages to cram such a beefy system into a portable case never gets old for me.
The Xbox 360 Portable – Revision 5 gives the luggable gaming system a svelte new shell, complete with a 17-inch widescreen LCD monitor, running at 720p resolution.
Nearly a decade ago, Croteam, a team of six developers in Croatia got real damn serious about making a first person shooter, and the resulting hero is the stuff of cult legend. Serious Sam has everything that makes great shooters really great: crazy weapons, major fights, and a sense of humor.
Though I’m not at all certain that a Red Ring of Death is something to celebrate, per se (they’re usually occasions of anger and misery in my neighborhood), I suppose it’s nice to take something awful and turn it into something cool.
Some folks, when they make something as great looking as this custom Xbox 360 console, they give you the skinny. The rundown, if you will. A list of specs. A retelling of the effort, the hours that went into their craftsmanship.
Fairytale Fights will almost certainly be remembered. It’s all about using one fairy tale legend to beat up other fairy tale legends, in crazytown stages based on fairy tales, all while wielding the most ridiculous weapons imaginable.
Valve isn’t really known for pumping out sequels at lightning pace, like a lot of game companies, so despite all of the bigger news coming out of E3, this is certainly one of the surprises. Not only are they preparing a sequel to the wildly popular zombie game Left 4 Dead, but it’s coming out this fall–only a year after the original.
Only a year?
Microsoft today took the wraps off of their new input device for the Xbox 360, known as Project Natal. The new technology does away with traditional controllers and lets player use their full body to interact with video games and the Xbox 360 interface.
Unlike Nintendo’s Wii-mote, the Project Natal (pronounced “na-tall”) sensor box can detect movements of your entire body, and can also recognize voices.
Would you sacrifice that second analog stick for an Xbox 360 controller infinitely cooler (probably) than the one you usually use? What if it gave you an advantage? What if it was an Advantage, as in an SNES Advantage?
The Xbox Live community has produced some really entertaining little games. It’s also produced a game which makes your 360 controllers into a wireless “sensual massager”. And I think we all know what that means.
Just download A Perfect Massage onto your Xbox 360, and you can turn one or more of your controllers into a vibrating massager.
While this story would automatically be ten billion times more awesome if giant Final Fantasy characters (in the flesh) took over LA using Bahamut and the combined power of zippers and hair gel, I’ve gotta say that the big posters are pretty cool in their own right.
The gaming industry’s big show, E3, is about to descend upon Los Angeles, and it looks like Square Enix is pulling no punches in pushing Final Fantasy XIII.
Campy, cheap experiences for groups in your living room can sometimes be hard to come by, unless someone is willing to start dancing on the table. But if you’re looking for something a little safer (for your table), a silly new trivia game is available as part of the Xbox Live Community Games lineup.
What’s both retro and thoroughly modern? Space Ark, a forthcoming XBLA title designed as a tribute to some of the colorful, crazy games that once dominated arcades.
Take a little Breakout, a little Rainbow Islands for style, give it a coat of gloss, and voila!
One of the latest offerings added to the Xbox Community Games lineup, Arrogancy Games’ Angry Barry is a political parody beat-em-up, and yes, that’s a word combination I never thought to use together in one sentence.
If you’re not paying attention to the Xbox Live Community games, you should be. These indie titles are so often a steal at minuscule prices, and if you’re into simple, beautiful experiences, you can find ’em aplenty.