The Lord of the Rings: Conquest playable demo

11 01 2009

So I turned on my Xbox 360, automatically connected to Xbox Live and saw a list of new free-to-download content, one of which were a playable demo of Electronic Arts’ and Pandemic Studios’ coming game The Lord of The Rings: Conquest which I decided to download and check out at a later time. The latter time has come and I’m currently playing through the single-player tutorial stage. So far I have gotten to the second post where I can switch control to scout instead of archer or warrior and I have to say that this looks like a great game, even though it’s based on something else (let’s face facts, the best games out there are games created originally to be just games). If you like strategic games and/or MMORPGs, I definitely think you should check out this game, or at least a demo of it to see if it’s really something for you. Well then, now I’m gonna sneak around with my scout and hopefully get control over a mage quite soon!

Should I get it for the Xbox 360 or the PC? Or the Nintendo DS, maybe?

Should I get it for the Xbox 360 or the PC? Or the Nintendo DS, maybe?

Actually (please read the image caption above), should I even get it at all? I think I’m gonna finish this demo before I decide that, but yeah, it is tempting so far. BTW, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest will be available for the Xbox 360, the PC, the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation 3 as of its release January 16, 2009 – next friday! For you in North America the game will be released this tuesday, January 13.

What where these creatures called? Was it "ent?"

Fear the might of the walking trees!


Welcome to the New Xbox Experience

22 11 2008


I recently got home from meeting Hideo Kojima and getting his autograph at Webhallen in Stockholm and guess what’s going on with my Xbox 360? (Of course you do, you’ve all read the title. Right?) I booted my wonderful Xbox 360 console and an update is available. I download it and WOO-HOOOO!! The New Xbox Experience is here, and with it a completely new, fresh dashboard! I haven’t checked it more than what was announced at E3 earlier this year and my Xbox 360 (actually it is my TV screen) currently shows the text “Welcome to the New Xbox Experience!” As soon as I have posted this I will check it out and I will probably spend hours just exploring all the new features as well as creating my own avatar (you know, that new Xbox Mii thing). Now I can’t wait anymore, so I’ll just add some tags and press ‘publish’ and later I will be back with my post about how the earlier mentioned event was and also include some pictures of Hideo Kojima (if I got any good, it was my friend who took the pictures and I still haven’t got them) and my new signed copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 for the Playstation 3 that I do not own yet. Christmas gift, maybe? Gee, I kinda wished my parents were reading this blog …

Can any next gen console stand up against … this?

16 11 2008

G4TV has made a test to see which next gen gaming console is the most … which is able to withstand the destructive powers of the Human Wrecking Balls the longest. (I’m assuming they call themselves the “Human Wrecking Balls,” otherwise let’s pretend it’s written without capitals.) Anyhow, let’s check this out now!

Hmm, I think I just lost a little of my respect for my Xbox 360 …