Archive:  October 5th, 2011

A Quick Look at MW3’s Multiplayer Before Release

By Alex Tegeler, October 5, 2011 1

In game sniperModern Warfare 3 is without question, one of the most anticipated games of 2011. Infinity Ward is back in the Call of Duty series, and they’ve brought some exciting new changes with MW3. This sneak peak will focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game, and what moderations have been made since MW2.

The combat system of MW3 will be very different from MW2. Infinity Ward has stated that they want this system to be mostly gun-on-gun. In lamens terms, knifing has been made much less effective, and explosives, along with air support, will be much weaker as well. Also, Stopping Power  has been removed, but the base damage values of guns have been increased.

Sources have also confirmed that quickscoping will be possible. To compensate for this, dedicated “snipers only” lobbies have been confirmed.

The leveling in MW3 also has a new system. The number of times a player is able to prestige is unknown, but the new top level is confirmed at 80. Robert Bowling, a creative strategist at Infinity Ward, has stated “We’ve re-balanced the leveling curve (not a grind at the end now) and this helps with that. Higher but smoother.”   So don’t be intimidated by this large number, achieving this high level won’t be as painstaking as it has been in the past.

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Hyrulecraft Progress: Castle Town

By Benny Girard, October 5, 2011 1

Due to the recent success of Hyrulecraft Weekly, Rigs has put together a video tour of a familiar zone from the Hyrulecraft Project.  From this clip, you get to see a short glimpse at the Hyrule Castle Market, as well as a look inside the interior of the Temple of Time.

Make sure you watch Hyrulecraft Weekly Live every Friday at 7pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern for live builds of new and existing zones.

Xbox 360 HBO, Verizon, Comcast Support and More

By George Pekar, October 5, 2011 0

A new era in television begins this holiday season. Your entertainment becomes instantly searchable, easily discoverable and enjoyable in extraordinary new ways from a single device — Xbox 360. Today, Microsoft Corp. announced plans to roll out the next generation of TV entertainment on Xbox LIVE, the online entertainment service for Xbox 360.

“Today’s announcement is a major step toward realizing our vision to bring you all the entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “Combining the world’s leading TV and entertainment providers with the power of Kinect for Xbox 360* and the intelligence of Bing voice search will make TV and entertainment more personal, social and effortless.”

“We are continually evolving the television experience to bring Xfinity TV subscribers more personalized ways to search, find and watch the content they love,” said Sam Schwartz, president of Comcast Converged Products. “Our recently launched next-generation Xfinity TV platform is enabling us to bring Xfinity On Demand to a gaming console for the first time, and Kinect’s voice and gesture controls will offer our customers an innovative way to discover and enjoy Xfinity On Demand’s huge library of top shows and movies.”

 Comcast talks about bringing its Xfinity On Demand service to Xbox 360 in the next few months, so it looks as if live TV in the U.S. may only be provided to Verizon and AT&T customers for the time being. Above is an early look at its user interface on Xbox 360.

Click below to read about the full list of providers.
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