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Amazon.com; exclusive bundle for GOW2 Lancer replica

NECA, a worldwide leader in design, development and marketing of Collector’s toys and products, announced that Amazon.com will be the exclusive retailer for its Gears of War 2 Lancer Replica and “Headshot” Locust Drone action figure with replica metal COG tags. Customers that pre-order the Lancer replica, for $139.99, will…

Willis Is Your Kane

According to Variety, Bruce Willis, who we sweat pretty hard here at the [8bit] offices, has been cast as Kane in the upcoming big screen adaptation. Okay, sounds good to me. Unfortunetly it doesn’t mean much at this point because the movie has been scripted and will be directed by…

3D Gaming on Your Xbox 360

If James Cameron has anything to say about it, you’ll look even nerdier in front of your TV in the very near future. Perhaps a few of you have heard of a little/absolutely mind boggling gigantic film called Avatar. For those of you that aren’t nerding out and reading chud…

Halo 3 Legendary Maps for Free?!?

That’s right folks. You can get the newly released Halo 3 Legendary map pack for free. So, what’s the catch? Well, the catch is that you have to pre-order Ninja Gaiden II from Circuit City. As far as catches go…that’s not too bad. You get free shipping and it beats…

Microsoft Resets Cheater’s Gamerscore

Microsoft just implemented it’s new Terms of Use. People found tampering with their Xbox Live Gamerscore will have their Gamerscore reset, be unable to regain those achievements and have their account labeled as a cheater. This way the community can virtually stone them.

Microsoft Show Us Again How Well They Lie

We already know that they’ve been less than truthful and forthright when it comes to the massive 360 failure rates. Now, they’re claiming they’ve never spoken to Sony, have no interest in putting Blu-ray into the Xbox, and can’t figure out why anyone would think that. Come on, really? (Russ)…

Xbox 360 HD DVD RIP

Well, with Toshiba pulling the plug on their HD-DVD player development it was only a matter of time before Microsoft acknowledged its death. Crookedly enough, they advertised their HD-DVD player pretty heavily last week on Live. Now, even though they are acknowledging that the fight is over, they are still…

Gears of More

In a move that should surprise only the most retarded of readers (i.e. not you guys! you guys is smart), Microsoft has just announced that Gears of War 2 will be making its way to the 360. What is a little surprising is that it’s slated for November 8th of…

16%? Does That Sound Low To Anyone Else?

A new report from warrenty issuer SquareTrade claims that only 16.4% of 360’s fail. Bullshit. Of the people I know, the rate is at least 85%. Another one bit the dust just a few days ago. I hate to beat a dead horse here, but 360’s, especially those with the…

Xbox 360 Customer Support Part II: My Iron Xbox

Jesus fucking Christ. As you can probably tell by my tone, things are not going well in 360 land for me. As previously reported here. I have recently sent off my 360 to the Microsoft repair center. This was the second time my box shit the bed on me. The…