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My Xbox Live account was comprimised: A customer service success story

My Xbox Live account was comprimised: A customer service success story

This Saturday just gone was maybe the darkest experience possible in today’s world. I was locked out of my Xbox Live profile! Unable to hunt for achievements, level up my Battlefield 3 profile or even cyber-stalk my friends – life was suddenly confusing and void of reason.
After having my account compromised by some nefarious individual, seemingly on Friday evening, I have now regained full access to my account. Thank you to Microsoft Customer Service and Fraud teams for a quick turn around. Continue reading

Battlefield 3 Pre-order DLC bonuses – not so exclusive now!

Battlefield 3 Pre-order DLC bonuses – not so exclusive now!

Battlefield 3 had a variety of exclusive extras available to those who pre-ordered via various specific retailers. The most notorious of these was the “Physical Warfare Pack” which was available to Game/Gamestation customers only. Fan lashback was so strong that EA relented and said it would be available to all (for free) at a later unspecified time. That time has been and gone, you can download the pack now, but you can now also acquire all of the other content too. At a price. Continue reading

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Comparison to Worms 4

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Comparison to Worms 4

This one slipped by me.

For a few years now, Team 17 have been updating and re-releasing Worms on various downloadable game services. They have always been the more successful 2D offering. The one title that really got me hooked though was there third 3D Worms game – Worms 4: Mayhem. An absolute blast in multiplayer it is an unusual but thoroughly entertaining night in with a few friends. How does Worms Ultimate Mayhem on Xbox 360 stack up? Continue reading

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ~ Quick Demo Impressions

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ~ Quick Demo Impressions

I intend to get Mass Effect 3. Playing the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning unlocks an exclusive weapon and set of armour for Mass Effect 3. Therefore I played and completed the Reckoning demo.

In a nutshell – a better, more open and enjoyable Fable I, minus the humour. I initially just wanted to plough through the thing to unlock the ME3 gun, I ended up delaying the demo’s completion for some hours because I was having a fantastic time. Continue reading

Most Wanted: Batman Arkham City

Most Wanted: Batman Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum didn’t exactly set a fire under fans during pre-production, but it was Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. who had the last laugh as their now groundbreaking title went on to win several Game of the Year awards, and our highest possible praises. This time things are different: the eyes of industry are … Continue reading

MW3 vs BF3 – Activision Publishing CEO speaks out

MW3 vs BF3 – Activision Publishing CEO speaks out

The multimedia juggernaut that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and its nemesis Battlefield 3 may be several weeks away, but the war has well and truly begun. Employees from each title’s publisher have been attributed to some interesting comments, the latest of being EA CEO John Riccitiello’s prediction that Modern Warfare 3‘s fan-base … Continue reading

RETROspective REview: Medal of Honor (2010)

RETROspective REview: Medal of Honor (2010)

The recent remake of Medal of Honor was not a title I purchased based on review scores. As an unashamed, newly-converted addict to the brilliance of Battlefield, I couldn’t resist the pull of a free Beta trial for the upcoming Battlefield 3. However, I was pleasantly surprised by a thoroughly entertaining single player campaign. Although … Continue reading

They’re heeere! F.3.A.R. Review

They’re heeere! F.3.A.R. Review

Pick up gun. Shoot everything that moves. Rinse and repeat… It’s the standard formula for a vast swathe of first and third person shooters out there, each with their own unique little twist on an otherwise very familiar (and very profitable) formula. We’ve been following the hype around the F.E.A.R. franchise’s third instalment, and a … Continue reading

Mass Effect 2 – Xbox 360 50% Sale now on

Mass Effect 2 – Xbox 360 50% Sale now on

So the sale is finally live. You can pick up Arrival, Lair of the Shadow Broker and Kasumi – Stolen Memory all for half price. It’s a shame that Overlord and the other auxiliary packs weren’t on offer too – but I’ll be picking up all three anyway.

Mass Effect 2: Power-Play your way to ME3

Mass Effect 2: Power-Play your way to ME3

Mass Effect 3 is due to be released worldwide on March 6, 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I’m really looking forward to this, I’ve played through number 2 but skipped over the first. The series provides a top-notch story setting, told well and with superb dialogue interaction. I was put off the … Continue reading