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Harmonix announces Frequency 3...I mean Rock Band Blitz
Ok all joking aside, Harmonix is releasing a new Rock Band game. Gone are all the instruments of the previous games, Rock Band Blitz has you use a controller to create the music like Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP which was remarkably like Harmonix's first game, Frequency... [read more]
EA gives Battlefield 3 players all the unlockables...for a price
If you're late join in the Battlefield 3 fun, and you don't want to "waste" hours of your precious time to unlock everything in the game, EA has a deal for you. For the "low price" of $40, you can buy the Ultimate Shortcut Bundle for Battlefield 3 to get all weapons, gadget... [read more]
Capcom defends on-disc DLC
When it was discovered that the DLC characters for Street Fighter X Tekken were on the retail disc of the game, many gamers went into a rage over it.  It's ... [read more]

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SXSW 2012: Indie Game: The Movie Review
It's funny how a movie like Indie Game: The Movie fits so perfectly with a venue like SXSW, where indie game companies show off their games in SXSW Screenburn and indie filmmakers show off their latest movies in SXSW Film. ... [read more]
SXSW 2012: Playstation at SXSW Event Report
At SXSW 2012, Sony once again held an event showing off some of their newest games. This time it was at the Red 7 bar in downtown Austin, where they had several games being shown, some released and some not. I spent my time with 4 titles that will be released soon: Resistan... [read more]
5 things that make me ashamed to be a gamer
Both the industry and its consumers provide the naysayers with plenty of ammunition to use against us.... [read more]

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Tales of Graces F Review
After seeing a resounding demand for a localization of Tales of Graces F from fans in the West, Namco Bandai happily obliged and released the game. Was it worth the wait, or has Namco wasted their time on a niche title that might get lost in the sea of games coming out this ... [read more]
Order Up!! Review
Order Up!! brings a serving of cooking-based mini games onto the Playstation 3. But is it a recipe for fun?... [read more]
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review
In order to give the Resident Evil series a bit of a twist, Capcom handed the series to Slant Six, developers of SOCOM Confrontation and Fire Team Bravo, to create Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Can a dev with experience with military shooters inject some action int... [read more]

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SXSW 2012: Indie Game: The Movie impressions
At SXSW 2012, Indie Game: The Movie was screened as part of SXSW Film. The RPG Fanatic was able to catch one of the screenings, and has some thoughts on the movie. ... [read more]
Gear Unboxing: ROCCAT Isku Gaming Keyboard
ROCCAT is a German accessory manufacturer that's looking to bring their high-ending gaming equipment over to the U.S. and takeover. The ROCCAT Isku Gaming Keyboard is looking to do more than just impress you with lighted keys. ... [read more]
Gear Review: Eightarc Fusion Fight Stick
Other companies have tried to compete with Mad Catz, in the realm of fight sticks. One of these challengers, Eightarc, is going directly after Mad Catz by offering a feature that Mad Catz is unable to offer: dual-modding. ... [read more]
Activision Drops a Bomb With Call of Duty Elite
Posted on May 31, 2011 by OG

Safe to say, Modern Warfare 3 is easily the most anticipated game of the year, and now the controversy over the game is about to hit a new high. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Activision will be launching an online service called Call of Duty Elite. To get an idea of what the service consists of, you can watch the official trailer by Activision:

The Call of Duty Elite service will have a variety of features with it, but the big question is will it come with a price? While the WSJ said that Activision executives �expect the cost to be less than fee for comparable online-entertainment,� there’s been some confusion on what will be charged. Robert Bowling of Infinity Ward tweeted:

COD ELITE is free, for all players, some paid aspects TBD. Absolutely NO fee to play #MW3 multiplayer. Detailed reveal coming tomorrow AM.

So yeah there will be something that has to be paid for. What part? We don’t know yet. Those details will be revealed at 9am EST today. Soon enough we’ll see if Call of Duty Elite is simply another cash grab by Activision or a viable service. I’m leaning towards a cash grab.

- O.G.

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