For those who don’t know, the folks over at Rooster Teeth and The Barenaked Ladies have worked together numerous times over the years. It all started when the BNL contacted Rooster Teeth to make special Red vs Blue PSAs during their live concerts. Then Ed Robertson, the lead singer, came on to play the strangely supportive CO of the Blue Army, Captain Butch Flowers in Red vs Blue, and then put on the spandex to become the most awesome super hero in City of Heroes, Captain Dynamic.
Now, the two forces have come together again. This time, to make a music video for the Barenaked Ladies’ newest single, “Odds Are.” And here it is!
If there’s one thing that is a constant, it’s that Internet outrage always produces results, and after Microsoft’s press conference at this years E3, the Internet once again made their voices heard, and once again, the Internet has won.
After the backlash from consumers about Microsoft’s DRM, always online, and used game policy that was revealed at E3, Microsoft has released a statement stating that they have changed those policies for the XBox One.
You will now be able to play disc based games without having to be connected to the Internet, where before, you were required to have you console connected to the Internet at least once every 24 hours. Microsoft’s statement said that you will only need to have you XBO connected for a system setup and then there is no need to be connected again. Now does this mean you need to connect your console when you insert a new game for the first time or just your system when you first plug it in? I’m not sure.
As far as the DRM issue is concerned, they are getting rid of it.
Now, probably the biggest point of outrage about the XBO, used games. You WILL be able to sell, trade, lend and rent XBox One games without having to pay any type of fee.
So basically, the XBox One will follow the same policies on DRM, Internet connectivity and used games as the XBox 360.
I pre-ordered my XBOX One last week before Microsoft backtracked on these policies. I was cool with the controversy surrounding the system. I felt Microsoft was getting the gaming community ready for the future of gaming. Eventually there won’t be a disc drive on your console and you will need to be connected to the Internet at all times to play, but I see why Microsoft has decided to make these changes though.
Congrats Internet, you’ve won yet again.
What up?!?! Here’s what’s going on.
Well, Assassin’s Creed 3 is OUT!!! So go pick up a copy. As I am typing this, I have not been able to pick up a copy. But that’s a whole other thing. So last week I gave you the UK Launch trailer for the game. This week I have the US launch trailer! Which rules!!
Oh man is that gorgeous! Seriously, go get this game!
Alright. Halo news. We are officially less than a week away from the release of Halo 4! I talked about this on this weeks episode, and here it is if you haven’t seen it yet: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4!! Now with live action Master Chief!
Now, as you may or may not have heard(lets face it, if you listen to our show, you’ve heard), Disney has bought Lucasfilms, and all the properties associated with it, including Lucasarts. So yeah, Disney will be making Star Wars now. We’ll se what happens there. Now, some of you gamers out there might be wondering now what the future of Star Wars 1313 will be. Well, don’t worry, the development of 1313 will not be affected by Disney’s latest purchase.
Finally, for those who have not heard, we are having a contest! Here’s your chance to win a copy of Red vs Blue Season 10 on Blu Ray!! Here’s all you have to do!
Send a tweet of your favorite Red vs Blue line to @oldmanbittergal, include the hashtag, #ombgcontest with your tweet….AND THAT’S IT!! It’s easy!
That’s it for now! Later!
…..I’m back!! Sorry, after watching that trailer I had to go change my pants. Oh my God! Halo has been known to have pretty epic launch trailers, but this one takes the cake. Live action. We see Master Chief as a child being taken from his family to be put into the Spartan Program. The Promethians. Just awesome!
Also, we have Part 3 of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. And here it is!
I can’t wait to see live action Master Chief in action in the next episode! And how badass was that Elite!!
That’s all I got for now! Later!
Sup guys? Got a little bit of news for you this week. So lets get to it!
Well, first of all, last week I forgot to post a very cool Making of Halo 4 video that was released on the Halo Waypoint app on the XBox Live Marketplace. So here it is!
Oh man! Did anyone else get goosebumps watching that? It’s so cool seeing the people behind the voices like Jenn Taylor and Steve Downes. And seeing the motion capture actors for the cinematics. I so cannot wait for Halo 4!
Well, in other news. Another game I’m very much looking forward is Assassin’s Creed 3! Well, with a preorder from Gamestop, you will get for free a new single player mission called, “The Lost Mayan Ruins” in which Conner explores Mexico in search of Captain Kidd’s prized weapon, The Saw Toothed Sword. And heres a little teaser trailer for it.
Finally, Borderlands 2 comes out today! If you were a fan of the first one, go out and get the sequel.
Well, that does it for this week. See ya next time!
Sup guys? This past Sunday was the WWE’s “Party of the Summer” Pay Per View event, Summerslam. Now, the WWE has a pay per view event every month, but there have always been 3 pay per views that are benchmarks for the professional wrestling company. Those three are The Royal Rumble, Summerslam, and of course, Wrestlemania. Now, for these events, the WWE basically take over the venue where the event is being held and have a weekend long convention they call WWE Fan Axxes. During this event, there are meet a greets with superstars, chances to commentate on matches with current and legendary WWE commentators, and also some press events. Well, this past weekend there was a press event held to reveal the roster for this years video game, WWE 13. And here it is!
Man, I’m really digging this roster. I was lucky enough to grow up watching wrestling during the 90s. And for anyone that watched during that time knows about the Monday Night Wars with WCW and more importantly, that was the beginning of the Attitude Era. I’ve gotta say, it’s gonna be really cool getting to play as the superstars of the Attitude Era and to see current superstars as they looked during that time. I. E. Triple H as he currently is, Triple H during the original DX days, and Triple H when he went by Hunter Hearst Helmsley. And also knowing that the “Three Faces of Foley” will all be playable. For those who were, and still are a fan of Mick Foley will appreciate that. Think about it, you could have a 6 man tag match between Hunter Hearst Helmsley, DX Triple H, and current Triple H against Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack. How cool would that be? And by the looks of it, you will be able to recreate famous moments from matches that took place during the Attitude Era. As you could see from the trailer, you will be reliving the moment when The Undertaker threw Mankind off of the top of the Hell in a Cell into the announcer’s table below. If you were a fan of wrestling, you will never get that moment out of you head for as long as you live.
I personally can’t wait for WWE 13. WWE 12 was a great title and THQ implemented a lot of new gameplay mechanics to make the game feel as close to real life as possible and it looks like they are improving on those mechanics.
WWE 13 comes out October 30, 2012 for Wii, PS3, and XBox 360.
Here are some of my favorite game trailers and previews from E3 2012!
First off, Assassin’s Creed 3.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is going to be amazing! Here’s some gameplay that was shown off at E3.
The gameplay looks so good! Love the free flow fighting system now!
Star Wars 1313:
Yeah, that’s game engine, not a cinematic. There’s no way this game is coming out and the current generation of consoles. But who knows?
Here’s one more for Star Wars 1313
And last, but certainly not least, Halo 4!
Here’s what kicked off Microsoft’s E3 press conference, a live action Halo 4 trailer that goes into a campaign game demo!!
As you remember from our last episode, I said that RTX 2012 pre-order tickets will end on June, 15th. Well, Rooster Teeth has extended online ticket sales for another week! So now the last day to buy your ticket online is Friday, June 22nd. So if you were still on the fence about getting a ticket, you still have some time!
And stay tuned as there will be a big announcement regarding RTX this Monday.
RTX 2012 is July 7-8 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. Buy your tickets at rtxevent.com.