Dean Takahashi's Xbox 360 Uncloaked

Dean Takahashi did a great job weaving you through the inside story on the 360 starting back before the original Xbox even launched. There is a 20 year plan for Microsoft within the industry and the 360 is the next step in that advancement.

He describes some of the internal struggles, each person's background and how and why they ended up at Microsoft (or in some cases leaving Microsoft). I was amazed at how many former Nintendo executives are in the games division at Microsoft. Evidently, having their corporation offices so close in Redmond was convenient for attracting talent, especially after the big Nintendo executive shake-up.

Lucidmantra6552d ago

This has been done before but it is a great book andone worthy of a read to people no matter which console you will pick up to take a look inside the decisions and planning, money and amount of things involved in making this machines we love so much to come here and argue about.

After you read this get Hacking the Xbox by Bunny Huang and you will learn alot about consoles and the have a good ability to talk about them with an educated approach. There are many harware hacking books out there that talk about consoles and how they work and how they advance also.

PS360PCROCKS6552d ago

yeah good if your into business aspects of the gaming world

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6 Games That Make You Feel Overpowered As Hell

While some video games overwhelm you with sheer scale, titles like Asura's Wrath and Doom Eternal make you the boss player right upfront.

solideagle7h ago(Edited 7h ago)

where is GOW (original trilogy)?

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Is The Last Of Its Kind

Wolfenstein: The New Order turns ten years old today, so we decided to play it again and discovered just how much of an extinct kind of game it is.

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SovereignSnaKe1d 7h ago

It's an outstanding game and so was The Old Blood. Also a lost era of gaming. Interesting, I received a physical copy of The Old Blood 9 years ago today from Poland. It was digital only in North America initially upon release so I had to import.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order - A Highly Rated FPS That Hasn't Stood the Test of Time

Wolfenstein: The New Order launched 10 years ago today, but can it stand up to the modern FPS titles it inspired?

Seth_hun1d 13h ago

I disagree. Its still a fantastic game, with very good gunplay and a surprisingly loveable cast of characters and a good story trough many different and interesting setpieces

hiawa231d 10h ago (Edited 1d 10h ago )

All The New Order needs for my tastes is a this gen enhancement patch.

ChasterMies1d 9h ago

I played New Order a couple of years after launch and I give it an 8/10. The shooter holds up because it is focused on being a good shooter. There is no crafting, no RPG elements, no open world find the question mark Weapons are fun. Enemies are fun. Levels offer a nice mix of stealth and shooting. You get to be the predator; this isn’t a game about fending off waves of enemies while a robot companion unlocks a door. Most importantly, New Order is the last of a dying breed of single player shooters.

Skuletor1d 8h ago

Singleplayer shooters are still getting released every year, just look up "boomer shooters" and you'll find an an abundance of them. AAA fps campaigns, not so much.

Last year had Trepang2, RoboCop: Rogue City, Turbo Overkill, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun, Dread Templar, Sprawl and more

DustMan1d 4h ago

The games you mentioned are not from AAA developers. Wolfenstein likely had a budget that was probably as big as all those games you mentioned combined. I'm not knocking the new wave of retro shooters. I absolutely love them (I think some get much higher review scores than they deserve though). I just really wouldn't describe Wolfenstein as purely a boomer shooter based on the relatively cohesive story, with cut scenes and is fully voice acted. Full set piece moments.

AA development seems to be focused keeping the single player solo experience alive. But the big developers are only concerned about the MTX and milking players who enjoy multiplayer.

ChasterMies20h ago(Edited 20h ago)

The age of AA shooters. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I like less expense, shorter games.

Abear211d 8h ago

Weird all the Wolfenstein articles.

Can you guess what will be announced at Xbox showcase?

DefenderOfDoom21d 8h ago

What Machine Games did with Wolfenstein franchise is awesome. The game play definitely to me , is still very fun to play !!!

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