Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Black Ops 2 Patch now live on Xbox/PS3

Game Update Notes: Apr. 30, 2013

Feature Improvements
  • Added a limited time game mode to the Bonus Playlist, the Arms Race Team Deathmatch variant awards players 150 score per kill. Let the Scorestreak wars begin.
  • Added a post-match Connection Quality survey which will be presented to a sampling of players to assess online gameplay connection quality.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed
  • Fixed an issue reported by the community where players could get infinite ammo for the Death Machine and War Machine.
  • Addressed an issue reported by the community where players may not die when getting stuck with a Crossbow Bolt.
  • Fixed an issue reported by the community where the Hunter Killer drones will float around slowly when they miss a target from a certain angle.
  • Addressed an issue reported by the community where the frame rate may drop for other players when the host changes their audio settings during a match.
  • Addressed multiple issues on Magma where players were able to fall or dive-to-prone in certain lava areas and survive.
  • Players can now enter the crouched position while sprinting with the Riot Shield equipped.
  • Care packages now appear in blue and orange on the map when Color Blind Assist is enabled.
  • Resolved an issue where players and turrets could survive the water rush when in certain areas on Hydro.
  • Resolved a UI issue with Tactical Insertion button prompt placement in Split Screen after a Host Migration.
  • Resolved an inconsistency with Max Number of Players being displayed incorrectly when backing out of a Public Match search while it is searching.
  • Addressed an issue with the Respawn Delay counter overlapping with other on-screen graphics in Split Screen.
  • Addressed an issue with League Teams appearing incorrectly when they view another player’s League Team in the Leaderboards.
  • Fixed a formatting issue in Leagues Season Final text where the date the player was placed was wrapping incorrectly.
  • Overkill challenges will now progress if the player is using an alternate select fire mode.
  • Bots will no longer attempt to capture and destroy the Headquarters from outside of the Alien Set Van or the Castle.
  • The upper metal plate of a planted Assault Shield now appears in the proper position during a Killcam.
  • Fix for the Hellstorm Missile not defaulting to the center of the Vertigo map when it flies in.
  • Equipment, Turrets and Guardians are now destroyed when they are thrown or placed into the lava in some areas on Magma.
  • Addressed an issue with the Custom and Private Match change team scoreboard not updating in real time when the overlay is on screen.
  • Addressed a rapid scrolling issue in the Preset Class Menu.
  • Chopper Hunter Field Specialist challenge updated to Aircraft Hunter with a description that reflects the aircrafts that need to be destroyed to complete the challenge.
  • Text displayed for “Enemies forfeiting…” increased on Split-Screen to make it more legible.
  • Fixed an issue with the last player alive defusing the bomb in Search & Destroy not receiving any defuse points.
  • Resolved an issue with signing in and out while a film in loading in Theater.
  • The icon to distinguish a Search & Destroy bomb location is now visible to a Codcaster who is spectating the defending team.
  • Resolved an issue with attempting to sign into a Twitch account with Dual Play enabled.
  • Fixed an issue in the Combat Record where the images would disappear when scrolling off of and on to the Combat Record.
  • Fixed an issue in Offline System Link when the host leaves a lobby.

Gameplay Balancing
  • Reverted global spawn influencer change from previous game update due to undesirable side effects.

Zombies Mob of the Dead Issues Addressed
  • Addressed an issue reported by the community where players would collide with each other and die while riding the gondola.
  • Players can now board the plane once it’s been built.
  • Fixed an issue in Grief Mode where the Wolf head would freeze after round 5.
  • Addressed various zombie pathing issues throughout the map.
  • Fixed an issue where character conversations would overlap with each other.
  • Fixed an issue where players could not unlock the Juggernog machine that was locked down by Brutus.
  • Addressed several exploits involving zombie pathing and the zombie shield.
  • Resolved an issue where the game would not end if killed by the Acid Splat.
  • Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind the Afterlife doors.
  • Resolved various pathing issues where zombies would not path to players behind open doors.
  • Addressed an issue with the electric chairs placing the players underneath the.
  • Addressed an issue where the prompt to build the plane would disappear while holding the Tomahawk.
  • Addressed an issue with the wins and loss data not updating in the Grief leaderboards.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Order Pizza Hut from Xbox 360

Xbox 360 owners now have the option to download the Pizza Hut app for their console and place an order directly from the comfort of their couch, cozy recliner or beanbag chair. As Polygon reports, there's no need to search for a phone anymore, as the chain's full menu (pizza, pasta, breadsticks, agita) is available from the app. Shame or pride after ordering can be shared across Facebook.

"We're always looking at ways to give our audience more of what they're interested in," Xbox's Larry Hryb told Polygon. "If you look at our audience, they love pizza. I mean, who doesn't? It has international appeal, and Pizza Hut is a recognized brand that matches up well with the Xbox brand."

Don't go thinking Microsoft is some pioneer in this space. In 2005, World of Warcraft let you order chinese food from Pandaren Xpress... no, wait, that was a joke. However, EverQuest 2 players could order a pie by simply typing /pizza.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Amazon: Trade in $20 Worth of Games, Hardware, or Accessories, Get $20 Bonus

From Amazon Site:
To receive the Promotion:
• Initiate a video game trade-in between April 21, 2013 and April 27, 2013.
• If the trade-in is accepted, you will receive a confirmation email.
• Add a qualifying item described in the offer to your Shopping Cart.
• The discount will be applied automatically to your purchase of the qualifying item.

Terms and Conditions:
• The promotion is limited to one per customer. If there is more than one eligible item in your Shopping Cart, the promotion applies to only the lowest priced item.
• The discount is valid until July 31, 2013. Amazon reserves the right to cancel it at any time.
• If your video game trade-in is not submitted in accordance with the instructions, or is not accepted, you are not eligible for the promotion and you will not receive a promotion.
• If you do not purchase the qualifying item when the promotion is in effect, the discount will not apply.
• The promotion applies only to qualifying items sold and shipped by Amazon.com. It does not apply to items sold by other merchants on the Amazon.com web site.
• If you return the qualifying item purchased to obtain the promotional code, we will subtract the value of promotional code from your return credit.
• Does not apply to orders placed with 1-Click. The offer may not be combined with other offers.
• Shipping and handling charges apply to all products.
• Offer good while supplies last.
• Void if copied, transferred, or prohibited.

CLICK HERE for more info

Gears of War: Judgment for under $40!

On Sale for $39.99 w/ Free shipping, a great price if you have been waiting for a price drop

Friday, April 19, 2013

Free XBOX Live GOLD April 19-21

starting on Friday, April 19 (10am/PDT) and running through the morning of Monday, April 22 (10am/PDT). More info HERE

New SyFy Show and MMO Console Game

If you didnt lready know there is a new TV Series out on SyFy call Defiance, if you missed the premier earlier this week you can get it from Amazon HERE. The story and game double launch are meant to compliment each other. The game is described as an "un-ending game" and boasts years of game play. The TV series plot and direction are to change the game as it evolves. A vry interesting concept and worth a try.

TV Series HERE and on Amazon HERE

Zombieland Episode 1 FREE on Amazon

I havnt watched it yet, but the movie was great, so fingers crossed...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Black Ops 2 Double Weapon XP Announced For This Weekend

Treyarch has announced even more XP making its way to Black Ops 2, this time for your guns.

According to an in-game announcement, you’ll be able to rank up your weapons twice as fast with Double Weapon XP this coming weekend.

Step up your game with Double Weapon XP this weekend, starting on Friday, April 19 (10am/PST) and running through to the morning of Monday, April 22 (10am/PST).

Monday marked the end of an extended period of regular Double XP, due to a mishap with Xbox Live’s online services earlier, but it looks like you won’t have to wait long for yet another reason to sink some serious hours into Black Ops 2′s multiplayer.

Remember, Black Ops 2 Uprising is now available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership 25% Off

Retail price is normally $59.99 on sale while supplies last for 25% off ($44.99)

McDonalds - Skylanders in Happy Meals

Need a reason to buy some chicken nuggets? Well McDonald's currently has Skylanders included in thier kids meals. A total 9 nine to collect. They DO NOT work in game but they DO come with a coupon good for $10 towards the purchase of a Skylanders starter kit.

Injustice Free Skins

There is an iTunes app (not compatible with ipod touch 4th gen btw) that allows you to unlock new skins for Injustice HERE which takes a very long time to unlock everything. A member of GameFAQs is sharing his WBID with everything from the iOS app unlocked. If you wish to use it.


If you linked your WBID in Gotham City Imposters to your Xbox, you will have to unlink the account in that game to get the skins in the new game.

If you want to unlock them yourself here is some info:

Monday, April 15, 2013

Next Gen Insider: Doctor Who Remote Control Flying TARDIS

Next Gen Insider: Doctor Who Remote Control Flying TARDIS: This Doctor Who Remote-Control Flying TARDIS is coming soon to the Nerd Approved Shop ! Behold, what is possibly the coolest remote-...

Free Xbox Live Arcade Games!

Requires Facebook, go HERE and click on "like"

Click on Game number 1 (toy soldiers) and click allow posts, then get code.

Click on Game number 2 (Comic Jumper) and click allow posts, then get code.

Done :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Emblem Tutorials

For those interested in wondering how people get those really cool Black Ops 2 Emblems here is a site that have a tutorial on how to make over 500 different emblems CLICK HERE

Halo 4 DLC On Sale for Today Only

The "Castle Map Pack" released this week for fans of the multiplayer in Halo 4. To encourage more people to participate, Microsoft is holding a one-day sale on the previous Halo 4 DLC, as well as discounting the Map Pass. Here is a list of the discounted content:

"Halo 4 War Games Map Pass" - 2000 MSP 1600 MSP
"Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack" - 800 MSP 600 MSP (this has achievements)
"Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack" - 800 MSP 600 MSP (this has achievements)

This sale lasts for today only so be quick if you plan to pick up these bargains!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Halo 4 Spartan Ops Challenge gets you Exclusive XBOX Avatar T-Shirt

Starting April 11 at 2:00 a.m. PST and ending April 12 at 2:00 a.m. PST, play and complete any 5 missions of Spartan Ops and receive an exclusive Avatar tee*. You can also replay your favorite missions from Spartan Ops Season One as Matchmaking for the entire season begins anew, starting with the first episode on April 8, 2013.
*To receive avatar item, you must play and complete 5 different Chapters of Spartan Ops on Halo 4 standard edition while connected to Xbox LIVE, any time between April 11 2013, 2AM PST and April 12  2013, 2 AM PST. A download code will be sent to your Xbox LIVE messages inbox associated with your Xbox LIVE account by June 1, 2013; Limit one avatar item per gamertag. Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for Halo Infinity Multiplayer (sold separately).  Offer available to users 17+, in all Xbox LIVE countries except Italy, and is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other rebate or offer.  In New Zealand, only adult accounts (18+) can download or stream content over the Xbox LIVE marketplace. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.  Download charges may apply as set by your ISP.  For Xbox LIVE Terms of Use and system requirements, see http://www.xbox.com/live.  Offer provided by: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA  98052.

Friday, April 5, 2013

A New Annoucement +Free Game Codes! (did you only see the free codes part?)

Something you might not know is I got into blogging by compete accident. It started as me having "systems" to get free stuff that people would normally want.

I was using what I knew to buy sell and flip games and electronics for the maximum profit. I seemed to do pretty well at it so I would attract attention of friends and family and they would ask me how to use my "system", and normally after the 2nd or 3rd level of my elaborate 5-6 level system they would get lost. Levels crossed over each other, and bounced back and forth and made perfect sense in my head. So instead of spending 30 mins describing what I was doing and then get a blank stare at the end, I decided to post a simple webpage with a list of my instructions. For what ever reason I decided on using blogger.com to make this post and being fairly familiar with basic HTML code it was stupid easy.

Once I had my first post of my method i started posting other things on getting free items or items dirt cheap, with instructions. This has since transformed into the blog that you have been following today.

So with possibly a useless back story, I would like to introduce to you my latest venture. I am starting a new blog that will be branching out into more than just focused on gaming. This is will cover a wide array of news, topics and pretty much anything I feel like posting!

I hope you make the journey with me on this new venture and I will try and keep you entertained for many more years to come.

Please feel free to email me with any feedback, I am trying to make this new blog a more "all friendly" type of feel.

Please visit my newest blog HERE

So far I have posted 2 posts which have only to do about gaming but this will branch out as I get more familiar in new territory.

Now on to the free Xbox codes I promissed you yesterday. (which most likely you redeemed before reading above, but that is expected)
Remember if you copy and paste into xbox.com remember that if there is any blank spaces you will get a "code invalid" error.

Toy Soldiers codes:

The Maw Codes:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Free Codes Coming Tomorrow!

I have a bunch of codes that are going to expire 4/7/13 so tomorrow I am going to post what I have left as a thank you. Make sure you check back and grab a code or 2 :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

New Puzzle for the Game "The Maw" **Solved**

First to solve the puzzle gets the game :) Have Fun!

Xbox Rewards Monthly Reminder

A new Survey is available today worth 20 microsoft points.

If you signed up for Xbox rewards, today you get 20 msp for completing the survey. Click Here for the Survey

If you havn't signed up yet, Click Here and sign in with your Windows Live I.D. (same info you used for your Xbox 360 Live account)