Nascar Kart Racing for the Wii

April 17, 2009

nascar_kart_racing_coverRecently I picked up a copy of Nascar Kart Racing for the Wii.  I have not played all the way through it yet, but I wanted to give you some insight of what you may find in it that I thought was good and bad.

First the good.  The game plays very similar to Mario Kart.  So if you have ever experienced that game before, you will feel at home with this game.

You will notice that their are powerups both good and bad in the game, and you hit them by driving to them (they look like pit stop signs).

Each one can do something a little different to you or your opponents.

The action is fast paced and allows you to unlock things as you go along. You can even play any of the roads/dirt tracks/or racetracks in reverse too, extending your game play.

There is also a multi player mode for you and your friends to get together and play.

The Bad:  I am not happy that the characters sound like they are from outter space.  It would have been nice if they had found VOICE OVER actors to say the lines instead of having sounds that are not coherent to the english language.

Overall, this game receives an 8 out of 10 from me.  I would recommend that if you are a fan of any of the KART style games for Nintendo, pick this one up too.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Hey there!

April 13, 2009

Hey there, I haven’t posted in a while, and you probably thought I gave up on this!  Well, heck no.  I’m still here and willing to keep this thing going.  I am now going to add another console to the mix.  The Nintendo Wii.

Now you will get reviews/news/websites/etc about Nintendo, and XBOX 360 related stuff.

I hope to get the PODCAST part of this project going sometime in early summer 2009.  Keep watching for updates.

I should have a Wii game review coming in the next couple days too, so stop back for that!

Until then, Happy Gaming!


Superbowl Prediction

February 1, 2009

maddenAccording to Team XBOX, the winner of this years Superbowl will be Pittsburgh based on a Madden 09 simulation.

I’m hoping they are right, although this should be a very close match-up, according to everything I have read on-line.


GEARS OF WAR 2 Sweepstakes

January 24, 2009

gears Check out the Gears of War 2 sweepstakes.

During the 1st 13 days of February 2009, if you play gears of war in the type of match that is specified for that day, you have a chance to wins some great prizes.

Here is the list of matches:

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You can win prizes such as:

Sixty-Five Daily Prizes Packages (five winners Per Daily Prize Period):

  • Gears of War 2 video game soundtrack
  • Gears of War Aspho Fields novel
  • A 12″ x 18″ Gears of War 2 promotional poster autographed by members of the Epic development team
  • An in-game Golden Hammerburst and Lancer weapon

Thirteen Grand Prize Packages:

  • A Samsung 40-inch 1080p flat panel LCD HDTV
  • A Locust Bust
  • A red Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
  • A Marcus Fenix bronze statue
  • Gears of War 2 video game soundtrack
  • Gears of War Aspho Fields novel
  • A 12″ x 18″ Gears of War 2 promotional poster autographed by members of the Epic development team
  • An in-game Golden Hammerburst and Lancer weapon

So, join in the fun, and good luck.  Stop back here and let us know if you win anything.  We hope one of our community members wins something.   That would be sweet!


Microsoft Layoffs Effect A Lot Including Some In The Game Division

January 24, 2009

u360-logo As reported on Unscripted 360,  Chris Paladino and Nelson Rodriguez lost their job over at Microsoft’s Gaming Division.

This is sad news.  Both of these guys had a lot to offer the gaming community.  Unfortunately they fell victim to the ever failing economy in the U.S.A.

So far, others like Major Nelson, E, and Trixie have not been laid off (to the best of our knowledge).  Stay tuned to the blog for any other updates on this and other breaking news stories to come.

XBOX 360 Stuff wishes both of them the best of luck in upcoming times.  I hope you all get even more better things in gaming to come!


XBOX LIVE 12 MONTHS +1 EXTRA MONTH for $29.97

January 19, 2009

xbox-live-cardAmazon.com has a deal on XBOX LIVE 12 MONTH Membership cards for $29.97.  This deal will not last long!  Get them while you can.  That is a total savings of over $20.00!  In order to play friends online, you need to be on XBOX LIVE.

Even if you are not due right now to renew your subscription, you can get this card and put the number into the redemption area and you will then extend your membership for another 13 months.

While you are there, pick one up for a friend or two too.  This is a sweet deal and does not last long.


Guitar Hero World Tour – Get the downloads while they are free!

January 13, 2009

The news today is guitar hero world tour will have two songs by Bruce Springsteen for free for a limited time, then they will go up to 4 dollars for the pair.  Here is the story:

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Born to Run — for free! Bruce Springsteen makes his video game debut later this month with a free two-song download for Guitar Hero World Tour.

For one week after his new album Working on a Dream comes out Jan. 27, owners of the video game can add the anthem Born to Run and new song My Lucky Dayto their collection via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Store.

After Feb. 4, the pair will cost $4 and be available as singles for Nintendo Wii owners ($2 each). (source)