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College students need a break from studying every now and then, and playing their new Xbox 360 is a great way for them to unwind. The new machine is leaner and meaner than ever, with an internal 250GB hard drive that allows you to save your games and store television shows, movies, music, pictures, and other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and a wireless controller.
Play time is important, whether you are five or fifty-five. Indulge your playful side and pick up those new Xbox 360 games you've been drooling over. Not one, but two, so you can dither over which one to play first. (If you play both games just once a week for a year, you've spent only about $2.00 a week for your entertainment.) And in our experience, nothing smoothes over daytime stresses like immersing yourself... more
Built by Alesis, a professional electronic drum manufacturer, the Ion Drum Rocker for Xbox 360 (other platforms coming later) delivers a set of four ultra-quiet pro-quality drum pads, a sturdy and highly configurable stand, cymbal pads, and a rock-solid metal kick drum pedal. So the better you get at Rock Band, the better you get at playing drums in real life. The Drum Rocker comes with 2 cymbals and mounting hardware out of... more
One of the most eagerly anticipated video games of 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV, comes out in 2 weeks, but stores are already accepting preorders. The game follows Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant, as he tries to make a fresh start in Liberty City (based on NY and NJ), but is instead "dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves, and sociopaths." We hear the game features densely packed vertical... more
Save Sin City from the terrorists in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the sequel to the award-winning first-person shooter from a couple years ago. The sequel (created by the same studio behind the first one) features new Vegas locations, environments that change from dusk to bright daylight to dawn, improved AI, new weapons and armor, and an upgraded multiplayer mode that includes more maps, new adversarial modes, and an intuitive matchmaking system.
If you've ever watched American Idol and thought, "I can sing so much better than that person," this game's for you. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore lets you grab the included mic and show the world how it's done. Sing 40 hits from the '70s to today, as the game measures your pitch, the crowd boos and cheers, and Simon, Paula, and Randy critique your performance. You can also enter head-to-head online competitions... more
It's the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival, hosted by Lightning McQueen's best friend, Mater. Explore Radiator Springs, play in the all-new Monster Mode, jump into the fast lane with 6 new international racing competitors, burn rubber on new tracks, and twist and turn your way through new mini-games like Ramone's Rhythmic Rumble and Fillmore's Fuel Frenzy.
Are you ready to rock? Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has more than 70 songs, including some of our favorites ("Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "My Name is Jonas" by Weezer, and "Rock N Roll All Nite" by Kiss). The game features new venues, lighting effects, character moves, and authentic instruments, and lets you face off against Slash and other guitar icons. It works with the older controller, but you might want to... more
The first two Halo games sold more than 14.5 million copies and accounted for more than 650 million hours of gaming on Xbox Live. Those numbers are going to look small once Halo 3, the third and final installment of the Halo trilogy, comes out next week. (You can preorder it now.) In this first-person shooter, Master Chief returns to finish the fight against the Covenant and the Flood. New game features include enhanced... more
Just in time for the hockey preseason: NHL 08, a game where you go from up-and-coming player to "electrifying NHL superstar." (We're not sure if you get to keep your teeth.) This year's game has some new features: Skill Stick lets you tap the puck through a defender's legs to walk around him. Dynamic AI adjusts to your every move. The new skating engine provides more speed, control, and responsiveness. Plus you can take... more
Coming soon from EA: Skate, a game where you can become famous and generate mainstream hype, or have fun outrunning security guards ("skateboarding's not a crime!") and building street cred. Either way you get physics-driven animation that ensures no 2 tricks are ever the same. The game features "flickit," a new controller action that puts an end to button mashing; customizable equipment, characters, and clothes; and an extensive online multiplayer gaming system. Bad Brains,... more
Electronic Arts says Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 is almost better than real golf because you don't have to deal with heat, tee-off charges, or finding a partner. They forgot to mention carrying your own clubs, swinging and missing, and plaid pants. Anyway, the latest Tiger Woods game records your entire game so you can brag about it on EA Sports GamerNet. It also tracks your performance on every hole, round, and course, helping... more
Escape from the tedium of your commute and ho-hum 9-5 with Stuntman: Ignition. As a new Hollywood stunt driver, you've got to impress movie directors with all kinds of dangerous, high-speed vehicle stunts in environments ranging from San Francisco city streets to military bases in Kyrgyzstan. You'll master control of 25 vehicles, including sports cars, motorcycles, and hovercraft, in 6 different movies. You can also steal stunts form rival stuntmen, and challenge them to... more
The most popular video game on GameSpot right now is BioShock, a first-person shooter set in 1960 in the ruined undersea metropolis of Rapture. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and lethal security systems, you have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no 2 gamers will play the game the same... more
It's not just July; it's Harry Potter month. The latest movie (Order of the Phoenix) opens this week, and the next book comes out on the 21st. If that's not enough to keep you busy, get the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game, available for all platforms. You'll immerse yourself in magic, cast powerful spells, lead Dumbledore's army, play fun minigames, and marvel at how well they've recreated Hogwarts. More... more
In the Ratatouille video game, you can relive the movie's most thrilling and hilarious moments as you assume the role of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat! From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, players dash, glide, and slide through 6 action-packed, visually stunning worlds filled with dangerous enemies, intense heists, and perilous missions. Players can go... more
Get ready for the MLB All-Star game next week with The Bigs, an arcade style baseball game with power-ups and special effects, fast-paced gameplay, and larger-than-life players and ballparks. Features include a career mode, where your rookie goes from his first MLB game to the World Series, as well as mini-games that help you improve your skills, like Home Run Pinball. According to Gamespot, "anyone looking for a fun, arcade-style baseball game would do... more
Burn rubber at 60 FPS with 4x full-screen anti-aliasing, motion blur, and high-dynamic-range lighting - all in crisp 720p high-definition glory. Forza Motorsport 2 is here for Xbox 360. Giving it a 9.2 (Superb) rating, GameSpot says "Forza 2 delivers on nearly every aspect you'd want in a Forza sequel. It drives incredibly, it's wonderfully presented, and it's rich with modes and features." Plus you can take your personalized car onto Xbox Live for... more
Venture into the world of Jack Sparrow and make the waters safe for piracy in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. With dynamic swordplay, interactive surroundings, and a plot that includes characters from the movie as well as some of history's most notorious pirates, the game will let you relive all your childhood swashbuckling fantasies. Shop for Pirates of the Caribbean action figures.
In the video game console wars, Microsoft has launched a new offensive with the Xbox 360 Elite, which hits stores this week. The black-is-the-new-white Elite has a massive 120GB hard drive (twice as big as the PS3) and comes with an HDMI output to make it easier to hook up to HDTVs. It also comes with a wireless controller and Xbox Live headset. Compare prices on Xbox 360 games.