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Father Gamer: Conception

Hey Folks, welcome to 8bitreview’s “Father Gamer,” a new segment on being a good father while maintaining your status as a good gamer. Speaking as a parent of a 5-month old, I can say parenthood is the most rewarding thing I have ever done…but that doesn’t mean I’m done with…

Major New Expansion Coming for Gears of War 2

[img]http://www.8bitreview.com/wp-content/uploads/BillG_marcustheron.jpg[/img] Epic games is releasing a major expansion [url=http://gearsofwar.xbox.com/Templates/Secondary.aspx?id=1558]”All Fronts Collection”[/url] for Gears of War 2 on July 28th. Although I have my ear to the ground for most Xbox news, this seemed a surprise to me, I’d like to hear otherwise. Interestingly, this expansion is retail only and NOT…

Bionic Commando Demo is Live

Capcom’s multiplayer demo for its forthcoming reimagining/reboot/retelling of Bionic Commando has just gone live. This demo is free to all Xbox Live Gold members. Sadly it will cost PS3 owners 299.00 dollars because this demo is currently a Xbox exclusive. The demo takes place on “Vertigo” (Half-Life deathmatches oh how I miss…

PS360 Is A Nice Attempt

We PS3 owners know you all in the Xbox crowd are jealous when it comes to a few key aspects of our hardware. Superior engineering and design, mostly. We sypothize. Microsoft just doesn’t care about you the way Sony cares about us. They couldn’t be bothered by taking the time…

Specifically For Tim, Achievement Unlocked

The folks at Armor Games must know our dear friend and colleague Tim, or atleast his type. Achievements are huge for him. I’m not embellishing when I tell you he had me over to his place and fed me beer in the hope that I’d help him get a penalty…

Is It Just Me or Are These 360 Ads Creepy/Lame?

These 360 ads have been running for a bit now but everytime I see them they annoy me. Maybe its just me, and actually my girlfriend too – sorry [8bit ladies], but I find these ads to be creepy, and to be honest kinda lame. In the famous words of…

Lost Microsoft QA Memo Found!!

Well it wasn’t really but going by Microsoft’s track record with their products you know it has to be out there. I’m not a fanboy of any sort – I actually don’t mind MS products – use ’em everyday – sans IE. I am a fanboy of shit working right…

360 Getting Exclusive Tomb Raider: Underwold Content

Tomb Raider: Underworld episodes are to be released exclusively on the Xbox 360. Around six hours of extra material in two distinct chapters to be exact. The first chapter, entitled Beneath the Ashes, will be available this Christmas and the second chapter, Lara’s Shadow, is due out in early ’09….

Xbox 360 gets a price cut and smokes out a house

The Xbox 360 price cuts are now official. Arcade will go for $199,  Standard 360 will go for $299, and Elite will go for $399. Thank god, we can all sleep now. In other fantastic 360 news – a home in Cochrane, Alberta (thats Canada) – was smoked out by…

Xbox 360 Sales Godzilla PS3 in Japan

Just when Sony thought they had the console Risk board under control by owning Japan, the 360 comes in like Godzilla and wreaks havoc. For the first time the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 in Japan. That’s like getting your ass kicked on your own turf. And so you…