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GAEMS’ Console-In-A-Case Makes Your Xbox 360 Mobile

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Jun 212010
 
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Portable Xbox Game Console

The GAEMS’ Console-In-A-Case Makes your Xbox 360 a mobile console sorta. I say sorta because it does not carry your power brick, cables or controllers so you’ll need additional storage for that. it does however have a sweet 15 inch display so you can play your Xbox in locations like a camp ground or even on vacation in your hotel room without the need for a television.

I actually thought of a similar design about 2 years back but ended up with a nice rolling suitcase for the whole Xbox and my 24 inch dual use monitor which was a little less mobile but a truly all in one solution. I ended up leaving the whole setup in Jamaica with a family over there on my last trip to the island because it was so easy and convenient for me to do so.

Should the case and equipment make it so long I’ll have on in country on my next visit and all I need will be some up to date games for the kids.

Toms Hardware Reviews of Game Case

The new Xbox might be smaller and more portable but that doesn’t mean those of us with last generation consoles can’t take ours with us wherever we go. And while we’re at it, should the fact that our cabin in the woods doesn’t have a TV stop us? No, it should not. That’s where the GAEMS Portable Console Gaming
and Entertainment System comes in. It’s a travel suitcase with built-in 15-inch, 720p display. There’s also some speakers and a nice, dense polyurethane bed to protect your console against minor bumps and dings.

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Zune music streaming on Xbox 360 soon

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Jun 212010
 
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I have come to realize that Microsoft releases new features for existing systems WAY later than we hope all would like to see with some misguided idea that it will extend the product usefulness and lifespan. I mean it took how many years for them to finally open up the USB port for regular thumb drives. First they had to sell a whole heap of overpriced harddrives before they opened up what should have been a first generation feature.

Microsoft did the same thing with Zune and it was 2 years deep before we had decent use of the built in Wireless features. Now after almost 3 years of Zune streaming music it is finally coming to Xbox Live and the 360 system. I have been listening to my Last.fm streaming for months now and even linked up my Facebook account but to this day I don’t play my Zune music on the Xbox because its a bit of a drag but maybe now the new streaming feature will make it all worth the wait.

Do you Zune? Are you going to stream it over your Xbox 360?

Xbox Live update will bring Zune music streaming | E3 2010 – CNET Reviews

Microsoft’s Zune music service is finally on its way to the Xbox 360. Announced today at E3 2010, a catalog of 7 million Zune Marketplace songs will be available for streaming on the Xbox 360 later this year, complementing existing Zune movie, TV, and music video content.

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Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack “Stimulus Package” Fastest Selling Download

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Apr 092010
 
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The Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack, dubbed the “Stimulus Package” by the game maker Activision, sold over 1 million downloads in the first 24 hours and will soon top 3 million units has taken the lead as the fastest selling downloadable game content pack in Xbox history.

Modern Warfare 2 is one of the top selling games in the franchise history so there was no surprise the new map pack would be a success but the idea people would shell out $20 so quickly solidifies the fact this is one of the most epic game releases ever. MW2 has smashed a number of records and this one seems like it will be hard to break by any other game release.

The online game play for the MW2 game is by far the most exciting and exhilarating combat game played online and the realism is such that I jump out of my seat at least once per match. The new MW2 map pack download offers a total of 5 maps for seemingly small fee of $4 each but two of these new maps are actually rehash maps from the first edition of Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare 2 Download Shatters Sales Records – PCWorld

The modern military shooter that’s sold an astonishing 14 million copies worldwide since November 2009 can check off another record-snapper: Fastest selling downloadable content pack. Released just nine days ago, the $15 Modern Warfare 2 map pack, dubbed “Stimulus Package” by Activision and time-exclusive to the Xbox 360, has been downloaded over 2.5 million times, 1 million of those in its first 24 hours of availability.

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Apr 062010
 
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It really does blow my mind how a company like Microsoft can keep going on with the way the run their business. They are so many years behind on things and ye they seem to continue to grow. They finally released an update to the Xbox 360 that allows me to fully use the on board USB and the box I have is over 5 years old.

That may seem lame but when you realize that they have limited it to a 16GB USB device than you must ask yourself WTF? I mean what is the logic in limiting me to a simple 16GB thumb drive? What about my 750GB device? I want to back up my Xbox data on an external drive. I want to download in game movies to my external drive. I cannot do either without the help of hacks and this is why the 360 is weak.

Xbox 360 System Update Adds USB Storage, Gotchas – PCWorld

Microsoft may be late adding USB storage support to the Xbox 360–Sony’s PlayStation 3 supported it off the block–but it’s finally live, for all you aspiring archivists. All you need to do is log into Xbox LIVE, pull down the latest update, and presto, you can dump data from your 360 to any external drive or memory key.

Well, almost any. Microsoft’s list of “gotchas” turns out to range from annoying to deflating, once you’ve read the fine print.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 Review

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Mar 272010
 
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Multiplayer Online Games Directory / News / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360 Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was arguably the most anticipated game of last year’s holiday season. The original Modern Warfare was a runaway success, which thrilled not only as a single-player game, but as a multiplayer game too. The biggest question, however, was if Infinity Ward could recapture lighting in a bottle for a second time in a row. I’m happy to report that they have and improved on the formula in nearly every conceivable way.

First and foremost, I’ve always been a single-player gamer. Whenever I get a new game, the first thing I always jump right into is the single-player story. The first Modern Warfare was a game filled with amazing storytelling moments, which ranged from frantic firefights to watching as a character died from nuclear radiation. Yes, the original game was truly something when it came to the emotions it instilled in the gamer. I never would’ve thought that the story of Modern Warfare 2 could outdo the original, but sure enough that’s exactly what happened. Playing through Modern Warfare 2′s single-player story is like experiencing the greatest action movie of all-time.

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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Mode Level One

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Jan 122010
 
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Ok, I finally made the move to Prestige Mode after hanging out as Level 70 Commander in Modern Warfare 2 for a few weeks. I realized I was losing out on a lot of points so I decided to abandon my dreams of 100% completion for all assault weapons and made the move over recently. It was funny because I was Level 70 for weeks and then when I finally did Prestige I was back at Level 35 in less than 2 days.

I have noticed the game play got easier so it shows me that they match players by their current level and they dont seem to place much importance on the Prestige Mode. I assume they understand we all have roughly the same weapons and Perks so they match you with the same play level and let the better players PWN the unworthy.

In this video I make the move to Prestige Mode and complete the first mission for my The Prestige Badge and Emblem. It is not my best match but It’s what you get at like 3 am after a long day playing Xbox.

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Modern Warfare 2 Level 70 Commander

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Jan 102010
 
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Here was my stats on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2. I was Level 70 Commander for a long time because I enjoyed having all the guns and perks but I decided it was time to Prestige so i took this look at the account before I did it. You can see my achievements, perks and what not along with the total play time on the baddest f-ing game ever made.

I got to this Level 70 using the ACR and SCAR Assault Rifles most of the time but i did get a lot of killstreaks with the P90 and SPAS shotgun. I’m no camper and I have less than 20 kills on sniper rifles. I can’t handle the small view window in a game with so much going on. I guess the Thermal scopes serve some purpose on certain maps but in general I can’t move around with them well enough to bother with them. I’ll have a new video with my first Prestige coming up later.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2 Most Pirated Game of 2009

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Dec 302009
 
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Modern Warfare 2 is the most pirated game of 2009 according to TorrentFreak. They have over 4 million downloads for the PC version alone. They have a pirated version of MW2 for Xbox 360? Why did I pay $60 for this game? Oh that right because it is the best game I have ever played thats why. At $60 it may seem a pricey game but for real gamers who understand how advanced the game play is it’s a deal.

Modern Warfare 2 Most Pirated Game of 2009 | TorrentFreak

“In just five days of sell through Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has become the largest entertainment launch in history and a pop culture phenomenon,” Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said commenting on the game’s success. This is, of course, reflected in the number of pirated copies being traded on BitTorrent.

With 4.1 million unauthorized downloads of the PC version alone, the game more than doubles the achievement of last year’s ‘winner‘ Spore. Modern Warfare 2 leads both the PC and Xbox 360 lists, by a landslide.

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