Halo 3 ODST Boot Camp

Attention Recruits are you ready for ODST Training?! What’s that?! I CAN’T HEAR YOU! ARE! YOU! READY?!?!?!?!

That’s basically how my night started tonight, a couple of ODST officers yelling – in the rain – standing is a six man squad getting orders and being yelled at. After this ordeal we are rushed into another room for registration and debriefing. A quick intro to Firefight and Sargent Avery Johnson giving the pitch for joining the fight – and getting your pre-order ready.

Then we are called into Action moving into a much bigger room already filling with eager recruits we are put into the path of the invading Covenant. Five stations setup for your four man squad are awaiting our attention.

After killing tons of Covenant I headed over to the Media Room to hang out with Jeff Rivait – Games Manager at Xbox Canada – to catchup on the super hushed story mode in the ODST campaign. Several great new things are coming with this story.

Tonights Hosts:
Gaming Stations:
ODST Truck (complete gaming station in the trunk):
Check back in a while I’ll be updating with photo’s from the event – sadly my video is pooched and completely unusable.

Toronto: Halo 3: ODST Toronto Training

Are you in the Toronto area and looking for something to do Monday night then come on out to the Halo 3: ODST boot camp event being hosted by Microsoft Canada.

Having attending the media event for ODST last Thursday, all I can say is that playing Firefight matches provides a fast paced, highly intensive shooter matched with all the things Halo Fans love about the game.

For Halo fans looking to bridge the gap between Halo 3 and Halo Reach are going to see this as a MUST have title.

See you at boot camp!

Details:

Host: Xbox Canada
Type: Party – LAN Party
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:
The Fermenting Cellar, The Distillery
55 Mill Street, Building #58 suite 200
Toronto, ON

Launch dates announced

Bioshock 2 was confirmed to launch on February 9th, 2010 this morning by Take2Games. (hat tip @ZCooperstown).

Sourcing Amazon it looks like we will also be seeing God of War 3 on April 1st, 2010. Amazon is usually very accurate for these types of notices, as our last notification was saying March 2010 it looks good from here.

Fallout 3 Game of the Year and PS3 DLC Info


Good Morning Feeders,

Your friendly neighborhood Fallout junkie here to relay some fantastic news regarding Fallout 3. Firstly, everyone waiting impatiently for the DLC to release on the PS3 won’t have to wait much longer. Broken Steel is set to hit PSN NEXT THURSDAY. That’s right – Mark it down Thursday Sept 24th brings you the 1st of 5 downloadable chapters. Following that, you’ll be treated to new content following that the release of “Operation: Anchorage” and “The Pitt” on October 1st, and “Point Lookout” and “Mothership Zeta” on October 8th.

There you have it folks. You asked and Bethesda isn’t one to disappoint. I highly recommend that you get them if you’ve played Fallout 3 – You won’t be sorry.

Secondly, this is a small note to anyone who hasn’t played Fallout 3 — For shame — a Game of the Year edition is poised to hit shelves October 13th for PS3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live! The Game of the Year edition includes the original game and all 5 downloadable chapters.

Now that we have those pleasantries out of the way — I’m chomping at the bit for anything related to the previously announced Fallout: New Vegas… anyone……. please…?

Daft Punk to Make Their Video Game Debut in DJ Hero

French DJ’s, Daft Punk will be taking another step forward in an already fantastic career with their upcoming participation DJ Hero.

Players will be able to test their DJ skillz as virtual recreations of the dynimic duo known as, Daft Punk, and experience their iconic sounds in eleven original mixes, including two signature “Megamixes,” using their music. Daft Punk mixes include:

    – Daft Punk “Around the World” vs. Young MC “Bust A Move”
    – Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. NASA “Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB and Fatlip”
    – Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
    – Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Hashim “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” Produced and mixed by The Scratch Perverts
    – Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Queen “We Will Rock You”
    – Daft Punk “Short Circuit” vs. Boogie Down Productions “Jack Of Spades”
    – Daft Punk “Technologic” vs. Gary Numan “Cars”
    – Daft Punk “Television Rules The Nation” vs. No Doubt “Hella Good”

As an avid Daft Punk Fan this might make the hefty price tag associated with DJ Hero worthy of a second look.

Developer: FreeStyleGames
Publisher: Activision
Release date: October 27, 2009

Attention Race Fans Forza Motorsport 3 Goes Gold

Race Fan Start your Engines… “Forza Motorsport 3” has Gone Gold and it’s expected street date is October 27, 2009 in North America. To mark the occasion, Microsoft and Turn 10 today confirmed that a demo of the highly anticipated title will arrive on Xbox LIVE Marketplace starting Sept. 24.

The new demo lets you get behind the wheel of five of the world’s most amazing cars on the full circuit of the game’s Camino Viejo track. The demo includes five playable cars:

  • 2007 Porsche #80 Flying Lizard 911 GT3-RSR
  • 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro
  • 2009 Ferrari California
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
  • 2009 Mini John Cooper Works

Demo features:

    – Drive all of the cars in the demo in full cock-pit view
    – Experience damage, and rollovers
    – Try out the game’s new rewind feature
    – Xbox LIVE demo will also support official leaderboards for lap times

Remember Race Fans that this is an Xbox Exclusive.

Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Activision Roundup


Over the last week I have been building up a number of Press Announcements from our friends over at Activision.

First up are a number of Guitar Hero 5 articles… You may have heard that Kurt Cobain, a music icon for teens in the 90’s, will be a character in the newest of the Music Fantasy games. This has me truly wondering what Kurt would think of this – would he want to be reanimated and pixelated in a video game?

From the sounds of things that launch party was nothing to short of a WANT TO ATTEND event… Partying with non-other then Hugh Hefnerand the Playboy Bunnies. Sounds like a successful party. “Playboy and Rock & Roll have been intimately interconnected since I started the magazine in 1953,” said Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner. “Guitar Hero combines rock and roll with iconic Playboy Playmates and the Playboy Mansion to create one of the sexiest ads ever made.”

Of course there was the September 1st launch itself… Something that will excite many long weekend party goes – I believe we will be seeing a review from Josh sometime in the near future. Ever moving forward you wont be left feeling short changed with the 85-song on-disc set list, more than 150 songs available via downloadable content, and the capability to import select songs from other Guitar Hero(R) games.

Last up is a new fishing game for the Wii – Activision Announced Rapala(R): We Fish(TM), the First Fishing Game Developed Specifically for Wii(TM). We Fish takes a “pick up and play,” comical approach to fishing. Featuring five different game modes, including co-op tournaments, 4 player split-screen and multiplayer modes, players can choose from five hilarious characters or play as their favorite Mii(TM). Players travel to eight locations around the world and compete in 24 tournament events. Battle over 50 wacky fish species, including enormous Legendary Lunkers, with the Rapala rod and reel peripheral for side-splitting fun!

Those Activision guys sure have been busy! So busy even I’m tired trying to keep up.

Assassins Creed 2: Limited Edition Details

Today, Official news came to us from our contact at UbiSoft regarding the Limited Edition Assassins Creed 2. Here’s what you’ll get for $89.99:

– The Game Disc (Naturally)
– 8.5″ collectible statue of Ezio (Would go well in my home theatre)
– An exclusive in game Map (2 for those of you who order from Gamestop)
– The Art of Assassins Creed II book (I love those)
– an extra disc with some cool features such as; Behind the scenes of Assassins Creed II, Game Soundtrack and others
– All packaged in a collectible tin.

I’m pretty damn excited about the release fo this game and am of the opinion that you’re actually getting some pretty awesome swag for the extra cost. It’s only August but I’m looking ahead to November – Looks like I’m going to Italy.