This just dropped from the Need For Speed YouTube account; a new trailer showing off another entry in the newly re-invigorated Need For Speed series of games. This time it seems you’re not just in a fixed area, but appear to be progressing through a cross-country race. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Need for Speed, and the light is at the end of the tunnel. The trailer reveals a November 15th release date.¬† With a run time of a little over a minute, it’s worth your time to check it out.¬† We expect EA to make some noise about this game at E3 2011.
Due to the overwhelming amount of breaking Sony/PSN/PS3 stories we’re changing to a daily post for updates on the PSN.¬† You can also reference the shiny new network status box on the right side of the page for quick updates on the status of all 4 major gaming networks.
The news surrounding Sony has been literally flooding our news feeds, so lets go over what we know. We know that Geohot was not responsible for the PSN hack (Spoiler: He’s boycotting Sony), Anonops has denied organizing the take-down.¬† Your credit card information is encrypted, and that was something every PSN user was waiting to hear confirmed, but Sony is still recommending that users monitor their accounts and keep track of their credit scores.¬† Commenting on Playstation Blogs is impossible at this point unless you still have a cookie from a previous session, and as those cookies expire (1 week) users will not be able to comment on posts, but Sony is promising to keep everyone up to date with the latest status updates.
We still don’t know who hacked PSN, where they hacked it from, why they hacked it, and most importantly how they hacked PSN.¬† Geohot posted on his blog a lengthy entry talking about the PSN breach, condemning the actions of this hacker, as well as speculating how the break-in happened.¬† Geohot believes that there was a misappropriation of trust between PSN servers and PSN clients, as there was only security measures between users and their PS3 (client).¬† You don’t need to be an information security expert to figure out what happened next.
In their best move since the PSN has gone down, Sony has released two Q&A posts, You can check out the highlights of the FAQ beyond the break along with links to all the sources: Read More
I’m a Diablo fan and have been since the first game came out in 1996. Ever since then I’ve been hooked on the series because of the gameplay and the story. In this article I’ll talk about the upcoming Diablo game; Diablo III and speak about what I know about the game so far. I offer my opinions on the game and other games in the series. If you’re interested in the game or would like to see one person’s informed opinion on the game then please keep reading along.
Hulu Plus will become available tomorrow(April 29) on Xbox Live and thanks to Jack’s Beef Jerky, the first week is on the house! That’s right everyone with an Xbox Live account, Gold or Silver, will be able to use Hulu Plus for free without any additional subscriptions. The only exception to this is that the offer is only available to US subscribers.
Hulu Plus is coming to Xbox LIVE tomorrow (April 29th.) To celebrate the debut of Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE, Jack Link‚Äôs Beef Jerky is unlocking Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE from April 29 ‚Äì May 6. Through this sponsorship, all Xbox LIVE members (Free or Gold) will be able to enjoy Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE, no Hulu Plus subscription or Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for an entire week.
Source: Major Nelson
Our good friends over at L+R+A+Start are hosting another marathon over at their site here. Be sure to navigate on over to their live page so you can watch. This time it won’t be for a charity and will just be for fun so you don’t need to empty your wallets at all. This is the first time they’ve done a minithon so make sure you check it out before it’s over! Here’s what the officially had to say about it:
Since there are only two games in the Pikmin series, we can‚Äôt call it a marathon. So this will be L+R+A+Start‚Äôs first minithon! It will also be our first minithon or marathon that is not in benefit of a charity. Why no charity, you ask? We have been getting requests to have some streams for fun, and not for a charity. In effect, this minithon will not benefit a charity.
Minithon start date/time: April 29st at 8:00 PM EST through April 30nd
So be sure to check out L+R+A+Start’s minithon on Friday. We’ll be around in the chat so you’ll see some familiar faces.
Some good news for anyone who wants a custom gaming PC but doesn‚Äôt feel like doing the construction themselves, according to an article from engadget, the custom computer building website iBuyPower.com recently partnered with superstore giant WalMart. What this means for you the consumer is you can now jump over to WalMart.com and build yourself a custom gaming rig. While you will only have limited options compared to building yourself or building straight from iBuyPower you will likely save yourself a few bucks and have the option of using WalMart‚Äôs ‚ÄúSite to Store‚Äù service if you don‚Äôt want your new rig shipped right to your doorstep. The PC‚Äôs will start at $599, if you hurry they are on sale right now for $578, and will come with a 1 year warranty and lifetime technical support.
Editor’s Note: This is good news for our staff as the GenGAME West Coast HQ currently runs on a custom iBP rig, and we’re looking at expanding soon.
Notch, the creator of the wildly successful PC beta, Minecraft has recently begun talk of the next update to the game. With the 1.5_01 update now out Notch is announcing what the next update (1.6) will hold for the fans. So far Notch has said that 1.6 will be bug fixes and, possibly one of the biggest updates to hit Minecraft ever, the Map.
So far Notch hasn‚Äôt released too many details, but he has now confirmed that he is working on a map for update 1.6. From what we¬†know the map will be based off of the paper item you can currently craft in the game and will need to be equipped to your quick bar like any other useable item. Once equipped your character will hold the map out in front of itself and you can look down to see where you have explored. The map will start blank and slowly fill itself in as you walk around with it. For more information you can look on Notch’s blog and keep checking in with us at GenGAME, as we will bring you news about the update as we get it.
He has successfully shocked the world, again. After a very good statistical season, underdog¬† Peyton Hillis (who was not even technically the starter at the beginning of the season) has won the first ever bracket challenge vote to become the cover athlete of Madden 12. The unlikely winner was the No. 10 seed on the right hand side of the bracket and had to go through. He steamrolled almost anyone in his way this season, and did the same in the voting. Hillis beat Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (No. 7 seed), Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan(No. 2), Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (No. 6) and No. 1 seeded Green Bay Packers quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers to get to the finals. After this, he demolished the No. 3 seed Michael Vick in the finals with 66% of the votes. (1,091,677 were tallied) Not one person in the nation got the entire bracket correct, but the top 2 people “Mike Bowman” and “PhillyWilly69″ will revive 2 tickets to Super Bowl XLVI each. It seems like fantasy football players/gamers everywhere latched onto the feel good story of Hillis.
In a recent video uploaded to the Call of Duty YouTube account, we see a teaser for the new zombie map in the Escalation map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops.¬† While we’re not entirely fans of having to drop yet another $15 on additional maps, the zombies map alone seems like it will give players enough to do to warrant the purchase.
On May 3rd, download “Escalation”, the second Call of Duty: Black Ops map pack, to play as the zombie-killing dream-team of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund, Michael Rooker, and Danny Trejo against a new and unnerving zombie menace. Set in a mysterious, ice-covered, remote Siberian island and inspired by legendary writer and director George A. Romero, a group of four fearless explorers fight for their lives amidst an army of bloodthirsty Soviet zombies.
The Escalation Content Pack will be available first on Xbox Live on May 3, 2011.
While the Escalation map pack will be available on Xbox 360 first, the PSN may not be operational till way past then. Check beyond the break to see the most excellent trailer showing plenty of zombies dying in creative ways.¬† Let us know if you will be picking up the latest addition to Black Ops in the comments below!
The Xbox Live Status Page was updated today with a notice stating:
Users may receive potential phishing attempts via title specific messaging while playing Modern Warfare 2.
So, to help Microsoft spread the message and avoid a PSN level fiasco, DON’T GIVE YOUR INFO OUT OVER XBOX LIVE, especially when playing MW2. That is all, we now return to your regularly scheduled program.
Patrick Seybold, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media, posted an update to the Sony PS blog today. He confirmed several rumors as to why the PSN’s been down, and indirectly denied several others. Most shockingly however, was Sony’s announcement that user-data had been stolen. Still no date given as to when PSN will be back up.
If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained.
While Sony’s not giving out any numbers, it’s a safe bet they wouldn’t shut the entire PSN down for a single credit card number. Here’s the official excerpt:
Namco is tearing up Nintendo‚Äôs new 3DS handheld with Ridge Racer 3D which boasts great visuals and tons of races. When you get right down to it Ridge Racer is a solid racing series that has spanned generation after generation of game consoles and it keeps true to what has made it famous in this latest handheld iteration.
|Ridge Racer 3D|
|Release Date:||March 22, 2011|
|ESRB Rating||E for Everyone|