New sales numbers have shown that May 2011 game sales have dropped to their lowest number since 2006. It seems like a huge loss, especially in the wake of E3.
The full story can be found here: http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/766-may-video-game-sales-worst-in-five-years
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty has been added to the list of games we've reviewed!
To read the full review, click here!
Side Story Games is going to E3! Want to keep up on what's going on? Follow our Twitter page!
In case you haven't heard the news by now, two days ago Activision announced that its hit Call of Duty series will now include a premium service. The service will include the ability for players to join groups, clans (evidently two different things), and will give added security to the gameplay. Of course, as this service is "premium" it will cost a monthly fee.
Would you like to know more?: http://mashable.com/2011/05/31/call-of-duty-elite/
Carmine is going to be discussing this and other similar things in Carmine's Corner. Once that's up, we'll link it here.
Left 4 Dead has now been added to the list of games we've reviewed!
To read the review, click here!
It can seem like a serious chore to figure out how to talk to your kids about safe online searching. Fortunately, this article lists four things you can do to help your kids stay safe online.
If I can add one thing, google has a "safesearch" option. Turn it on to full. Seriously, it helps.
The article: http://mashable.com/2011/05/26/children-online-safety/
The dust hasn't settled yet. Sony reported today that its Sony Music Entertainment Greece servers have been hacked and more personal information has been stolen. They're not reporting the loss of any credit card information, but Sony's clearly being targeted by hackers on an international level.
We'll keep you posted as we find out more information, but for now, as always, keep track of your credit card and bank account statements.
For more information, see this link: http://mashable.com/2011/05/24/sony-hacker-attack/
Gears of War has now been added to the list of games we've reviewed!
To read the review, click here!
Now before you skip over this story, this definitely made me pause. If you buy a new PC from Dell.com, HP.com, Best Buy, or the Microsoft Store with a value of at least $699, Microsoft will give you a new 4GB Xbox 360. It looks like it's the slim model, which is a pretty good deal all things considered.
If you're in the market for a new computer, you might want to consider this. I have used Dell.com in the past with good results. This deal wouldn't make me go out and buy a new computer just for the Xbox, but if I was in the market I'd take advantage of this.
To read more, see this link: http://mashable.com/2011/05/19/microsoft-free-xbox/
Those of you who have played some of the more recent Bioware games know that they're not shy about same-sex romance. The first two Mass Effect games allowed for girl-on-girl romance options and the Dragon Age games have allowed some very "complex" romance options.
Evidently, Mass Effect 3 will go along the same path as Dragon Age: Origins and allow for both sides of the same-sex spectrum. Now male players can romance male characters in addition to female players romancing female characters.
When we get Mass Effect 3, we'll definitely be reviewing it. For those of you that want to pre-order the game, however, be aware that this is definitely an issue.
You can read a bit more here: