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I don’t have time to go into details (too busy discussing bad movies in the previous post) but I figured I would link to two interesting stories. Joystiq has the scoop on some new details for Fallout 3: The Pitt DLC and it sounds awesome. Sign me up for working with, instead of against, the Raiders and another set of weapons and armor. This will be released in March and I will definitely be updating as more information gets released.

Other then that, Microsoft announced the creation of their own line of retail stores. This guy could go either way. Apple seems to be the ideal here, where Microsoft probably wants to avoid the failures of Sony at all costs. Either way, another interesting move from everybody’s favorite monopoly. That’s all for now, enjoy the remainder of your Fridays!

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After finishing Operation Anchorage the other day, I’m now chomping at the bits in anticipation for the rest of the downloads. I’ve been looking for details on the next installment, call The Pitt, but information is sparse to say the least. I did find myself reading an interview at Skewed and Reviewed with one the lead producer at Bethesda, Jeff Gardiner. While most of the interview was focused on Operation: Anchorage, he did have answer one question in regards to the Pitt:

JG: There are two more pieces of Downloadable Content in addition to Operation: Anchorage in the works. The next installment is entitled “The Pitt,” and will send the player to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, disguised as a slave in order to join, or usurp, a tribe of raiders that have taken over the steel yards there. The third DLC is called “Broken Steel.” This DLC will change the ending of the main quest of Fallout 3 and allow the player to continue their quest in the wasteland. It also raises the level cap to 30, add new foes, weaponry and allows the player to irrevocable alter the wasteland in profound new ways.

Nothing really new, but confirm’s the earlier rumors. He does go into some good detail about Anchorage, and the full interview is worth a read. That’s it for now, I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground though, and if I find any new information you know I’ll post it.

Note: There were some decent announcements from some major publishers yesterday, including Battlefield 1943 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Neither of these announcements are that exciting, but don’t forget to Pre-Order your copy of Street Fighter IV, it comes out in less then two weeks!

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Happy Monday Birdnesters, I decided that, against my better judgement, it was time for a quick and dirty post about my initial reaction to the Operation Anchorage DLC for Fallout 3. A hungover Sunday inspired purchase, the post-nuclear add-on was pretty responsible for the fashionably late attendence of my super bowl party. This has to be a good thing, right? Playing Fallout was more attractive, for a few minutes, then greasy food (double bacon roll), sports (Fitzy is a god, even if they lost) and the company of my good friends.

The chapter itself has been fairly entertaining so far. The subtle addition of a distress call (from the Outcasts, who are just badass) leads you to their base, which in turn leads you to a discussion with their leader. Of course, you are in possession of a unique piece of technology on your arm which will allow you to operate a simulator. This should look familar, as you have probably experienced this earlier in the game. Once in the simulation, you join the U.S.’s fight to liberate Anchorage from the raging, invading, terrifiying communist forces that are the dreaded Chinese.
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Hey guys, the interwebs were hit today with some more screenshots for the first DLC to be released for Fallout 3.  The release is called Operation Anchorage.  The premise is to win back Alaska from the communist Chinese invaders.  If you didn’t get a chance to see the first round of screenshots, get pumped they look fantastic.  Destructoid has got three more here, including some ninja looking gear.  While I decided to go bruiser/tank build, this is some tasty loot for all you sneaks out there.  This is set to be released this month!

Ok thats all for now!  On a more personal note, I had hand surgery yesterday which is going to sideline me from 360 for a little while.  This is depressing news but at least I have perks and a nice fluffy couch to catch up on movies and flash games!

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As all of you probably know by now, every gaming site and their mother is announcing their candidates for 2008 Game of the Year.  Since this is our blog you are going to get my opinions.  Unfortunately since I am just a regular guy like you, I have played a limited number of games.  I’m going to breakdown the games I’ve purchased or played to entirety in 2008, then reveal my top 3 games of the year for the 360.

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Gears of War 2, Madden 2008, NBA 2K8, Fifa 2009, Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3, Ninja Guiden 2, Call of Duty 4

Without further ado here are my picks…

3)  Fifa 2009

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I can not deny this game a spot in my top 3 due to the amount of time I have already put into this game.  They have made some key additions and adjustments to the prior installments and its more fun than ever.  While this is not a top title in the United States, this is the highest selling video game in Europe (other than Dr. Kawashimas Brain Training for the Nintendo DS)

This game is fun for so many reasons.  I love how they added the celebrations.  There is nothing better than running wild on the field after a dirty goal and giving a nice fist pump or chest slide.  There are a wide variety of celebrations that are extremely enjoyable.  They have made the gameplay challenging enough that there is a lot of challenging moves and tricks you can accomplish on your way to goals.  Once you have mastered the controls, dominating in Fifa09 is a high you will not experience in many other sports titles from 2008.  Fifa is way more condusive to online play than Madden or NBA 2k8.

The only downsides are that if you are inexperienced at the controls there is a learning curve you will have to overcome.  Also there are still some pesky animations that are out of your control which sometimes affect gameplay negatively.

Check out my top 360 games after the jump:

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Busy day here at the nest, between regular Thursday woes and managing a staff of 3 (ha ha ha) I have a lot on my plate. None more important then this interview at IGN which reveals some of the details to the previously reported Fallout 3 downloadable content. There’s actually a lot of good stuff in there, which isn’t suprising considering how upfront all the development blogs were during the original production of F3. The meat of the article discusses the first DLC to be announced, Operation Anchorage.

The Chinese red army is everywhere, and the player will first have to secure the surrounding mountain side and then fight their way into the Chinese base. The player will have to use a lot of their standard combat skills, along with several new tools that will only be available in the downloadable content. These include interactive Strike Teams under the player’s command and unique armor, weapons, and other exotic gadgets.

That sounds pretty fucking fun, if you ask me. Granted I haven’t touched the game since the box went down, but you can be sure I will be slinging those Microsoft points to download this bad boy. This is also something to look forward to:

It will include new weapons, armor and achievements! It’s full of top-secret technology used by both sides during the war, which the player will of course be able to use throughout the main game as well.

Other morsels revealed about the other two DLCs: Level cap removed and you can continue playing after the game ends in the Broken Steel DLC, while the Pit DLC takes place in Pittsburgh. These are some delicious details and I for one can’t wait to get my xbox back, finish the freaking game, and then save up the 800 points to buy Operation Anchorage.

Quickly, and I just got a project to work on so I can’t go into detail, but check out Game On’s article about how Spore was the #1 pirated game in 2008. Of course, Spore is the game that only allowed you to install it on five computers, so the debate rages on and the piracy issue just got a little more fuel to the fire. There are some interesting points in the article though, and should prove to be a good read if you are at all interested in the piracy issues of our little industry here.

That’s all for now, I have to get back to the grind…

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Take that ps3! Xbox and Windows users are getting treated to a slew of Fallout add-ons available in early 2009. Included is the Garden of Eden Creation Kit (G.E.C.K, haha!) and three new chapters for Xbox and Windows. Official Press release here. The editor is, understandably, only available for PC users, but the extra chapters seem to be for both Xbox and Windows. So…PS3 users can suck it (although this tease from the creator of God of War and Twisted Metal is pretty encouraging for PS3 owners, more on this in a hot second.) Back to Fallout; this gives me a pretty short deadline for finishing the game, which is increasingly more difficult with a broken Xbox (finally sent that for repairs today…) but it also makes me wish I bought it for the PC and I might have to give that a whirl. Being able to mod Fallout is a mix between a wetdream and a dream job, so I’ll definately check that out when it happens and let you know whats good.

For my PS3 phanboyz, I have a little scoop regarding God of War 3 (!!!!) I might just go out and buy the system for this game (and resistance 2, but shhh). If you clicked on David Jaffe’s blog before, you see its littered with F-bombs and a ton of other crap, although his points are great and you have to have utter respect for the man. To read a more approiate post about this, I will of course redirect you back to Loot-Ninja or Tawkn (new discovery, will report back on this guy later For now, I’m going to dust off the old PS2 and get to smiting deities.

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