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LIVE Cross Eyed Arena MW2 Throwback Tournament UPDATE

By Kevin O'Rourke, April 29, 2011 0

Update: We’re Finshed

Head on over to the live page and check out our exclusive coverage of the Cross Eyed Arena Modern Warfare 2 Throwback Tournament, or check it out here! Read More

Fallout: New Vegas, 1.3 Patch to be patched for 360

By Aaron Ludington, April 29, 2011 0

Fallout: New Vegas is commonly known to have been ridden with bugs(and not just Radroaches), but the 1.3 Patch has quiet a nasty one. The bug has been hitting 360 users with game freezes and unplayable save files. Even our own Kevin O’Rourke has felt the sting of the patch.

Kevin has this to say:

“It’s unfortunate that the patch for Fallout New Vegas has broken the game. As of now I cannot load any saves and if I try to then my Xbox 360 crashes and the game freezes. I have not been able to play Fallout New Vegas which is a shame because I was just starting to enjoy the game but it looks like I’ll keep it on the shelf for a while. This setback makes me dislike Obsidian even more because in the past Bethesda has always been able to get patches to work. I’m not 100% sure if this is even Obsidian’s doing, but it doesn’t matter to me. As far as I’m concerned this is Obsidian’s fault for making the notoriously buggy game, even buggier”

A poster on the Fallout: New Vegas’ Official forum had similar comments:

“Great, get the day off, settled down in front of the Xbox to play New Vegas and guess what, it freezes. Thanks Bethesda!”

Bethesda Tweeted this in Repsonse:

“We’re aware some folks are having New Vegas save issues . We’re working with Microsoft on this and should have more information soon”

So a word of warning: Until further notice, do not accept the current update for Fallout:New Vegas for the 360.

Via: Eurogamer

New Need For Speed: The Run Teaser Released

By Trevor Magnani, April 29, 2011 0

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.

Source: NeedForSpeed

Sony Daily Wrap up – April 29th

By Trevor Magnani, April 29, 2011 2

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

Diablo III: Everything You Need to Know

By Kevin O'Rourke, April 28, 2011 0

Diablo III
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.
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Hulu Plus on 360: Free Week for Almost All

By Aaron Ludington, April 28, 2011 0

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’s Beef Jerky is unlocking Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE from April 29 – 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

L+R+A+Start Pikmin Minithon

By Kevin O'Rourke, April 28, 2011 2


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’t call it a marathon. So this will be L+R+A+Start’s 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.

iBuyPower to sell computers through Wal-Mart

By Edward Biot, April 28, 2011 0

Some good news for anyone who wants a custom gaming PC but doesn’t 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’s “Site to Store” service if you don’t want your new rig shipped right to your doorstep. The PC’s 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.

Minecraft 1.6 Tipped & Approved Mods!

By Edward Biot, April 27, 2011 0

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.


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Peyton Hillis wins Madden 12 Vote

By George Pekar, April 27, 2011 0


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.

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Call of the Dead Trailer Looks Great, Might Be Worth $15

By Trevor Magnani, April 27, 2011 0

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!

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Xbox Live Phishing Warning

By Kyle Wrigley, April 27, 2011 0

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.