Yesterday, shareholders approved the acquisition of XM by Sirius after 10 months of deliberation. The merged company promises more programming options, better packages and exciting hardware. Sirius already has great programming, including Howard Stern, with most sports programming, and the addition of XM's sports programming will create an unbeatable system. On top of that, the new Sirius TV, which might be launching on the new Sportster 5 receiver, makes this a must-have product. Let's hope the morons in Washington don't screw this up.
Activision has contracted Massive to provide in-game advertising for
Guitar Hero 3 and Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.
Guitar Hero 3, the ads will replace existing advertising in certain venues, such as around a baseball stadium and on the JumboTron.
Tony Hawk the ads will be more graffiti-style, on park benches, walls, etc.
Our beloved creator, Atari, is really not doing well. They have decided to cease production in the near future. Also, Atari will be laying off what sounds like a good number of their employees.
In addition, CEO David Pierce has resigned, most likely jumping ship before it sinks into the sea. This is a sad day for gaming.
It's real, the next installment in the amazingly fun Lego videogame franchise is Batman! In this game, you will be able to play as either Batman or Robin and face off with all of the villains from the story.
We are hoping that this will follow in the footsteps of the Star Wars predecessors and be one uber-amazing game.
has a lot to change. There are improvements to: PvP, Druids, Hunters, Mages, Paladins, Priests, Rogues, Shaman, Warlocks, Warriors, Professions, Items, Dungeons and Raids (and a lot more).
World of Warcraft
Hit the link for the full listing of everything being updated and fixed.
Thursday marks the 5th birthday of the service that changed console gaming as we know it: Xbox Live. As a birthday present to us, Microsoft will be launching a new service which allows users to download full classic games, like
Halo and Psychonauts, to their consoles. These XBox Originals will run 1200 Microsoft Points (or $15).
In addition, for those of you who have been around since the beginning, Microsoft will be kicking you 500 free points to use as you choose.
Add to that, 360 owners can all download
Carcassonne on Nov 15 and 16 for FREE. Plus, download the new update to the system, which will be adding all kinds of nifty new features, possibly even DivX support (we'll see).