Saturday, June 03, 2006

Top Ten Games on Live (June 3)

Here are last week's 10 most played games on Xbox Live:

Xbox 360 Top Live Games
1 Call of Duty 2
2 Ghost Recon 3
3 Oblivion
5 PGR3
6 Final Fantasy XI
7 Rockstar Table Tennis
8 EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
9 Perfect Dark Zero
10 Hitman: Blood Money Demo

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Counter-Strike
4 Splinter Cell Chaos
5 Pro Evolution Soccer 5
6 Rainbow Six 3 BA
7 Madden NFL 2006
8 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
9 Forza Motorsport
10 Ghost Recon 2: SS

Overall, Halo 2 is still the most played game.

From Major Nelson


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Backwards Compatibility Update

According to the Gamerscore Blog, more Xbox 1 titles will be playable on the 360 sometime soon. That's interesting, considering Peter Moore's recent comments.


Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006

The Game Critics Awards choices for best of E3 have been announced.

Read them all at

Where did the Xbox 360 win? Best Console Game (Gears of War), Best Action Game (Gears of War), and Best Role Playing Game (Mass Effect).

For a quick snapshot of who won how much, go here.


Prey Demo coming June 22

The Prey team announced that a demo for their game will be available for Xbox 360 (and PC) on June 22. It will have 5 levels, multiplayer and single player.

More at IGN and Team Xbox
More on Prey here.


New Content on Marketplace-

Here what's new on Marketplace (I might have missed a few things since I was gone):

Trailers and Videos:
Jack Black Confessional 18: Geology Lesson (11.06 MB)
Jack Black Confessional 19: The Grasshopper (8.97 MB)
"Youth" - Matisyahu - Video (480p, 43.58 MB and 720p, 237.42 MB)
Entourage Trailer (480p, 11.25 MB and 720p, 60.16 MB)
Hitman: Blood Money Trailer 1 (480p, 14.56 MB and 720p, 54.27 MB)

Hitman: Blood Money (783.25 MB)

LOTR, BFMEII: Cinematic Paintings Theme 1 (3.86 MB, 150 MS Points)
Father's Day Theme (3.38 MB, 150 MS Points)
Class of 2006 Theme (896 KB, 150 MS Points)
Entourage Lifestyle Theme (2.92 MB, Free)
GRAW Theme 4 (4.53 MB, 150 MS Points)
GRAW Theme 5 (5.28 MB, 150 MS Points)
GRAW Theme 6 (1.30 MB, 150 MS Points)
GRAW Theme 7 (4.39 MB, 150 MS Points)

LOTR, BFME II: Elves Picture Pack (208 KB, 160 MS Points)
NHL 2K6 Picture Pack (144 KB, 80 MS Points)
Entourage Lifestyle Picture Pack (160 KB, Free)
Hitman: Blood Money - Gold Fleur De Lys Gamer Picture (64 KB, 20 MS Points)
Hitman: Blood Money - Agent 47 Tie Gamer Picture (64 KB, 20 MS Points)
Hitman: Blood Money - Agent 47 Picture Pack 1 (112 KB, 100 MS Points)


Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Xbox Live Vision Camera coming September 19th

According to Major Nelson, here are the release dates for the camera:

North America: September 19th
Europe and Asia (except Japan): October 2
Japan, Australia and New Zealand: No confirmed dates


Best Selling Games in April

Here are the Xbox 360 games that sold best in April, from Gamespot:

Last MonthCurrent RankTitlePublisherRelease DateAverage Price
11Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced WarfighterUbisoftMar-06$59
22Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion2K GamesMar-06$60
**3Major League Baseball 2K62K GamesApr-06$60
**4Battlefield 2: Modern CombatElectronic ArtsApr-06$60
**5Tomb Raider: LegendEidos Interactive Apr-06$60
36Fight Night Round 3Electronic ArtsFeb-06$59
67Call of Duty 2ActivisionNov-05$59
**8Final Fantasy XI OnlineSquare EnixApr-06$50
**9Top Spin 22K GamesMar-06$40
910Far Cry: Instincts PredatorUbisoftMar-06$60

For overall best selling games, best selling games on other systems, go to Gamespot.