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Game Guru is back

After a long time with the site on ice ..... It's back baby!

Starting tomorrow, you will see a new look, new reviews, new content, prizes and more. Things are going to be big this year people and it all starts .....NOW!..... .

Kinect Sports Gems

Get instant access to new sports games from Kinect Sports Gems – featuring 10 new bite-sized games from theKinect Sports franchise. Fast to download and simple to play – just jump in and challenge yourself to more than 30 missions with leaderboard photos and achievements, all for 240 MSP per game.

Features of Kinect Sports Gems

Ski RaceDarts Vs Zombies3 Point Contest

10 bite-sized sports games, priced at 240 MSP
Instant access, simple to play
No menus to navigate
Up and running within 20 seconds
Jump in/jump out easily of game play
10 achievements and 50 gamer score to earn
FREE trial of one sports game weekly
The games will be released between Nov 20 and April 3rd on Xbox LIVE

To kick things off, XBOX are releasing Ski Race, Darts vs. Zombies and 3-Point Contest. Click the box art above to check availability in your Xbox LIVE region and to download the trial.

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Xbox LIVE Turns 10 this week


"There’s no doubt that when cataloging the achievements of the Big X, the revolutionary service known as Xbox Live changed the face of how we played our video games. Games had been online before, of course, and consoles like the Dreamcast had tried fervently to take the gaming world online in a big way, but these were bonus features that came with goofy add-on gadgets and complications.

Today, most players are online no matter what they’re doing.  My friends lists on all consoles surges with activity at all hours, with players party-chatting while on multiple games, watching movies together, or playing online in massive sessions. This is how consoles are defined in this modern age, but their ability to provide a streamlined, robust system for linking players together. Others tried to put the market here, but  Xbox didn’t just bring players online, it moved the industry forward.

I can’t stress how big of an evolution this has been for video games. Do you remember the film The Cable Guy? Jim Carrey plays the titular character, a socially maladjusted cable service technician that worms his way into and subverts the social life of Matthew Broderick’s life. At the end of the film, he engages in a legendary monologue about the Internet, how it will unite the world and “play Mortal Kombat with a friend from Vietnam.” The original Xbox quite literally did that, and modern gaming was moved a step upwards ever since.

In honor of the console with the greenest menu screen, give thanks to your hard drives, shakes hands with your PC brethren, and gather up in a party chat with all your friends, no matter what system you hail from. It’s a time for celebration"

Article extracted from ... http://pikigeek.com/2011/11/15/5-ways-the-original-xbox-changed-the-face-of-gaming/

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Grand Theft Auto V: Official Trailer #2

Welcome to the Grand Theft Auto V: Official Trailer #2 as posted by Rockstar. This game looks sweet!  Due for release in Spring 2013 (US) GTAV will no doubt be a huge success.  Clearly Rockstart are taking the series to a whole new level and if the game plays as well as the trailer looks, then we are all in for a treat.

FarCry 3 - Monkey Business

FarCry 3 is really shaping up as a great title for this year ... Up against some big challenges in Halo 4 and Black Ops 2, FarCry 3 expands the series and enhances just about every aspect of a FarCry game ... We rate this on 8.5 out of 10 ...

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Gears Of War Judgment Gameplay

Check it our guys .... Gears gets rebooted!  Bring it on!  I love the way this game is shaping up and the fresh look that the team are bringing to this game.

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episode 2 now available

 “Artifact” can be found by starting up Halo 4 and then heading to Infinity > Spartan Ops > Play Chapters > Episode 2.

Five new missions await you and your friends. This is included for all versions of Halo 4 at no extra charge.

Plus, if you are a fan of SWAT, that playlist is now available.

Black Ops 2 - Nuketown Zombies Gameplay

Black Ops 2 Zombies gameplay footage ... this game is awesome!  Enough said!

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Available Now!

The wait is finally over .... We would post a few comments but we're off playing the game right now ... see you in a week or two or three or four ....  Let's us know what you think about the game - Love it or Really Love it!  Surely no one hates this game ... Let us know in the comments below ....

XBOX Surface Tablet Details Leaked!

Insider sources at Microsoft have confirmed that the company is building an Xbox Surface — a 7-inch gaming tablet that will go head-to-head with other dedicated gaming consoles, such as the PlayStation Vita, and the Wii U tablet controller.

According to The Verge, the Xbox Surface tablet is still in the “initial hardware planning” stages, and that it will probably include a “custom ARM processor” and “high-bandwidth RAM.” Furthermore, the insider sources say that documents detailing the Xbox Surface that were leaked in June are accurate. From these documents, we know that the Xbox Surface has a 1280×720 display, an SD card slot, and the usual WiFi/Bluetooth connectivity.

On the software side of things, the 7-inch Xbox Surface will run a “custom Windows kernel,” almost certainly based on Windows 8 — much in the same way that Windows Phone 8 shares the same core features as Windows 8, but isn’t Windows 8. You’ll be able to do tablety-type stuff on the Xbox Surface, such as messaging and browsing, but it will not feature a full, extensible operating system (such as iOS, Android, or Windows 8).

Here’s where things start to get messy, though. The sources say that the ARM SoC could also be swapped out for an as-yet-unannounced Intel SoC (probably the upcoming 22nm Bay Trail, successor to Clover Trail) — and as such, the Xbox Surface is being designed with platform agnosticism in mind. Generally, choosing a hardware platform is one of the first things that you would do, because it dictates the feature set of the device. How can Microsoft get game developers on board, if they don’t know what hardware to target?

The other big question, which The Verge doesn’t tackle, is that the original leak (pictured above) also details a “stationary computing device.” We believe that this device is the successor to the Xbox 360 — but there, at the top of the page, is “Xbox Surface.” Will the entire console be called the Xbox Surface, with tablets becoming the new controllers, just like Nintendo’s Wii U? The leaked spec also says that the tablet will have a “custom IBM engine” — which means PowerPC, not x86 or ARM. Will the Xbox Surface tablet be a dedicated gaming device, or just a controller?

Ultimately, the confirmation by Microsoft sources that the Xbox Surface exists — and is coming to market — raises more questions than it answers. Will there be Xbox games specifically for the Xbox Surface tablet? Will the Xbox Surface simply be a second display for the Xbox 720 console? How will the Xbox Surface controller be different from Surface — which itself has the Xbox SmartGlass app, allowing Xbox 360 apps to use the tablet as a second display.

With Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the upcoming Xbox 720 (or whatever it’s called), there’s a real possibility for Microsoft to deliver the most compelling, integrated experience on the market — but for that to work, Microsoft’s vision must be crystal clear. Personally, I think that having Windows 8/RT Surface tablets, Windowsish Xbox Surface tablets, and the Xbox 720 console is too messy and convoluted.

In all likelihood, I think the Xbox Surface will probably just be a cheaper, 7-inch version of the Surface — a $150 tablet that runs some flavor of Windows, and acts as a second display for your Xbox 720 console, just like the Wii U. I would be surprised if the Xbox Surface is a standalone gaming tablet that can be bought and used outside of the Windows 8 or Xbox ecosystems.

Gears of War - Judgement

Set years prior to the events of the previous "Gears of War" trilogy, "Judgment" centers on Kilo Squad, a troop of soldiers led by Damon Baird and Augustus "The Cole Train" Cole.

"Gears of War: Judgment" introduces brand-new multiplayer experiences, including OverRun, a thrilling new class-based competitive mode that pits Locust and COG soldiers in a head-to-head battle unlike anything "Gears" fans have experienced yet.

"Gears of War: Judgment" introduces a new Smart Spawn System [S3] for both campaign and multiplayer action.

Marking a first for the "Gears" franchise, "Gears of War: Judgment" features a "Misson Declassification" system that lets players experience more challenging gameplay scenarios and achievements by uncovering critical information during the course of the campaign.

Playable cooperatively with up to three friends on Xbox LIVE (four players total), "Gears of War: Judgment" depicts the planet Sera on the brink of annihilation by an unstoppable new Locust menace, giving you a new vantage point into one of the richest and most acclaimed sagas in gaming.

Gears of War: Judgement is scheduled for March 19, 2013 ..........

The Inside Word on all the Guns from Halo 4

The team over at Gamespot have done an outstanding (and comical) job of breaking down the details for all of the guns from Halo 4 ... Check out this awesome video in your preparation to conquer the galaxy!

Halo 4 ----- It's Finally Here!

Halo 4 is finally here ... Let us know what you think ... Love it or hate it, we want to hear from you.  Give us your verdict on Microsoft's latest creation ....  That's if you can tear yourself and your red blurry eyes away from the TV!

37 Awesome Black Ops 2 Facts

 Treyarch's John Rafacz gave IGN 3 minutes to IGN to detail 37 awesome Black Ops 2 Facts .... Enjoy people!

Will U Wii U?

Will you be buying a Wii U ?  I'm not so sure .....

The idea is good, but have Microsoft already buried the idea by inventing smart glass for any device?  Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, Nintendo  will appeal to the younger game thanks to their stable of kid friendly games.  With the addition of improved grahpics, that might just be enough to persuade many parents into buying it this Christmas ... Stay tuned as the Wii U launches soon.

What we want in the XBOX 720

So many things .... where to start ....

First up, the guys at Tech Radar have some great insight ... check out this video of pretty much everything we want as well, captured in an awesome video .... I'm sure you agree, the only thing we don't want is to pay to much! 

Black Ops II .... Surprise!

In one of the most awesome pre release hype ads ever released .... the Black Ops II team have really gone to town!

Treyarch goes all out with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The new live action “Surprise” trailer directed by Guy Ritchie, plays on the idea that “there’s a soldier in all of us” .... is there a soldier in you?  It features various players that just as they think they have the shot .... "surprise" ...... With special cameos from both film and internet stars that includes Robert Downey Jr. and Kyle Myers, aka Dmitri Potapoff of FPSRussia. Check the full trailer and get ready for your own surprise as this game releases November 13 ... and if you're like us, you can't wait .....

Halo 4 .... Masterpiece or Miss?

The Game Guru is back with one of the biggest launches in 2012 

..... Halo 4 ......

This is no doubt a massive launch for Microsoft and will be the last game before the next XBOX (rumour has it that 343 are already working on Halo 5 as the launch title for the next XBOX which is scheduled to be revealed in March 2013) ..... Keep an eye on the blog for more posts and our review of this game that from our opinion is set for .... LEGEND .... wait for it .... DARY ..... status!