Tag: Xbox

DRM Doesn’t Work

simcityI had my copy of SimCity ready to be installed and I was eager to play. At the designated time of release, I entered my 25-digit product key and hit the download button. Nothing happened. The download servers were already at peak capacity and no one could download the game they had purchased. Luckily, I had a physical copy of the game, so I did something I haven’t done since probably 2005: I put a physical game disc in my disc drive and installed it from there. Around fifteen minutes later my install was complete and I was ready to start playing SimCity.

Nope, that definitely didn’t happen.

Crash Test: Halo 4

Okay, okay, I like Halo. Ryan was shocked. Maybe you are too. Regardless, we recorded this pretty extensive look at both the campaign and multiplayer of Halo 4. For those extra worried about spoilers, we play about ten minutes of the first mission of the game before diving into some Big Team Battle fun. (Also, apologies on some audio weirdness and echo. This remains a learning process.)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review (Xbox 360)

Since 1986, Bethesda has been working diligently to make games for people to enjoy. It wasn’t until 1994 however that they released their first real success; The Elder Scrolls: Arena. Since then The Elder Scrolls has gained a huge following and has sold more and more with each of it’s four direct sequels. Following in its predecessors footsteps, Skyrim attempts to be the next big thing. But can it possibly duplicate, or even expand on the sense of awe players experienced in past entries?