360plex news for gamers by gamers Netcast #15: for Friday 13th, April 2007 Netcast #15. New release Guitar Hero 2, Gears of War Annex map update, Rainbox 6 maps and new game modes, Monster Madness, and Shrek. We have the Viva Pinata song, just for our friend Gunnz and a few others. Other games include Halo 3 video, Perfect Dark sequel, Luxor 2, and Boom Boom Rocket. In the news we discuss motion controlled controllers, the keyboard controller, spring dashboard update, 100k gamerscore, and more. Listen to the show!
At the round table
Jeff, Darrnell, Gunnz, Lord Bling
What we are playing
Darnnell - Boom Boom Rocket,GOW, R6V
Gunnz - R6V, LOTR: BFME 2, GH 2
Lord Bling - Gears (Annex), R6V, GH2
Jeff - Civil War, Ninety Nine Nights, Bullet Witch, R6V
Guitar Hero 2 -- Impossible unlockables? Whammy Bar Problems. Expensive downloads. Its still just a plastic guitar, but addicting
Gears of War -- Annex Map and update
Rainbow 6 Vegas Player’s Pack -- Coming on April 18. Three new maps. Two game modes will be included: Conquest, which puts three stationary Mobile Radar Installations on the map, which teams have to fight for. The other game mode is Assassination where you have to usher human controlled VIP to a safe point. It is widely expected to be under 1000 points.
Demos this week include:
Monster Madness: BFS
Shrek: The Third
Viva Pinata price drops to $29.99
The viva pinata song to Gunnz
Halo 3 Beta -- The Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta will go live on May 16th at 12:00 AM PDT and run through June 6 th at 11:59 PM PDT. This includes those people that purchased specially marked copies of Crackdown, or won a spot
Perfect Dark Zero Sequel -- No anticipation?
Motion Controls on the 360 -- Microsoft's Chris Satchell said in an interview, "I think the jury's way out on that. I don't know if it's really that meaningful or not. So I think the jury's out on whether everybody really wants [motion control] so we'll wait and see."
Keyboard controller peripheral -- Microsoft issued a press release introducing the new MSN Messenger/Xbox Live connectivity, and gave a release date for it as well: Beginning the week of May 7th.
New 4000 Microsoft points card.
Spring Dashboard Update -- Set downloads in a low power mode which shuts down the console when the transfer is complete, add MSN Messenger friends to your Xbox Live list, Marketplace on a blade
Video of the spring update
Disc Replacement Program -- In addition to improving their warranty program, Microsoft have also launched their Xbox Disc Replacement Program.
100k Gamerscore Reached -- This time it is supposed to be legit
If you like Viva Pinata! But you feel all ashamed, your friends don't understand you, because you like a kids game! Damn that tune is catchy. Great podcast once again guys. And Gunnz I don't blame you for not wanting to touch that Shrek demo, the guys were HARSH about that Viva Pinata. (Halarious however.)
Victoria - Australia!
04/15/2007 at 11:59PM
Great Netcast guys!! I was laughing the whole way through. Then, that Viva Pinata song came on, man, i was laughing even more. Can't wait until the next one. (Could you please set up a link to that Viva Pinata, cause its really that great)
04/16/2007 at 8:53AM
Here is the link to the song: http://www.360plex.com/news/go/67346/ Be careful, if you listen to the song more than once it will be playing in your head over and over.
04/16/2007 at 10:49AM
Plus you might get the Urge to play the game.
04/16/2007 at 11:23AM
LOL! What a funny show! Hey Gunnz, hope you get your Viva Pinata guide (sorry for making fun of you).
Lord Bling: Awesome!
Jeff: Keep On the Updates
Darnell: STAY FUNNY!
Gunnz: Stay Coolz
04/16/2007 at 1:29PM
No kidding, I can't get the darn song out of my head either. Gonna go download it to my Zune now!
DARK DOGG 13
04/16/2007 at 7:08PM
lol. nice gunnz.
i've been listening to your guys podcast since the beginning but havn't got a 360 yet. i'm saving up now tho, (only $50 away!) when i get mine, i'm really gonna be listening to this to help me with games.
my cousin has GoW and Crackdown, and we beat GoW games in 2 weeks, and Crackdown in 4. just try to beat that!
04/16/2007 at 7:54PM
Great show guys! Get me in on that Civil War contest, I got all 1000 points in Viva Pinata! I started playing VP with my kids, and I soon spiraled into a humiliating addiction (at least three hours every day until I unlocked all of the animals) I was pretty relieved when I finally finished it and got that disc out of my house!
04/19/2007 at 5:21PM
Hey guys, I just realized something. This isn't your 15th podcast, this is your 16th! You miss counted when you stopped putting the number in front of them. It began with podcasts "GOW is Here!", and to "Best of 2006 and CES". Hope you guys put #17 on your next podcast!!!! Later ;)
P.S. oh! and do you think you could add me to your friends list?? tag: BLuTmAN696. Later ;)
US and A
04/20/2007 at 2:55PM
Hey BLuTmAN696, I sent you a friend invite, but the name I sent it to was 'BLunTmAN696' because I think you forgot the first 'N'. If you didn't get it, go ahead and add me.
04/22/2007 at 12:40PM
oh! ha! sorry, it's with a capital N. thx lord bling! see ya on live!
dark DOGG 133
04/22/2007 at 1:15PM
hey guys whats up? hey I've listened to all you podcasts since the beginning and i just started up my 1 free month of silver live, and im trying to get some friends, and with silver, you can't send messages, so i thought that i could just ask you here.
... hey ya! bluntman is right!! which one of you guys posts the podcasts?? darnell? tut tut tut lol.
dark DOGG 133
04/22/2007 at 1:51PM
wow... Lord Bling... why? why do you play Barbie? lol: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a226/alphawerepyre/LordBlingsfavgames.jpg
US & A
04/22/2007 at 7:46PM
Hey Dark Dogg, it's a joke. Check out the other four games I listed .... they're the most evil games I could think of. I assumed most people would get the joke ... 'Manhunt, Silent Hill 2, Condemned, The Suffering, Barbie' .... in that context, I thought it was funny. Am I wrong? I could put 'The Bible Game' instead.
04/24/2007 at 6:14PM
Hey Guys, great podcasts. I've listened to all, and thanks for accepting my friend request(s). I'd love to play a game with all of you some time. I don't have time or money to buy and play all the games, but I definitely will check out some of the better ones you guys reccommend. Right now I'm playing Worms, Halo 2, and Gears of War. Darnell, what are you talking about regarding Halo 3? That game alone will sell millions more 360's. I currently have 3 friends alone, who are all waiting to buy their 360's just for that game. Is the game overhyped, over anticipated? Maybe, but its fricking Bungie, and fricking Halo. End of Story.
Anyway thanks, like I said, would have a blast getting into a game with any of you.
US & A
04/25/2007 at 4:33AM
Hey there Met. I'm with you on Halo 3 ... Darnnell is smoking some serious crack! Just look at the beta video that got leaked this week. It's already been analyzed more than the Zapruder film. Anyway, I'll look for you online, although I plan on being a little anti-social for a few weeks until I beat Oblivion. Some Gears once in a while should help cleanse the palate though.
04/25/2007 at 9:26PM
Its not that I dont think Halo wont sell I just want something more from them beside grenade throwing and sniper shots after seeing the video on some off the new things they added im alot more into what will they do next. I really looking foward to how they use the power of the 360