Characters of ODST will appear in Halo: Reach

Halo 3: ODST was pretty much a success for Bungie. However, there has not yet been any indications that the developer is interested at all in putting out more of these adventures of ODST. What this means is that he really does not have any interest in putting out any downloadable content. This game was just a one time only sort of thing. We have not, however, seen the last of the characters that were introduced by Bungie in Halo 3: ODST. In a interview with Bungie after they had released the game, Joseph Statten, who is both the writer and the creative director, mentioned something about Buck. Buck is voiced by the actor Nathon Fillion.

“I can’t comment on any future plans for our ODSTs,” said Statten. “But it would be a shame if we made a game about the planet Reach — a place where Buck, the ODST’s squad leader, was known to be — and not have him appear in some way shape or form…”

All that is being said here is that Fillion will have a role in Reach because Buck is for sure wanted to come back.

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Top 25 Xbox Games

The Xbox has been around for four years now. In that amount of time, there have been hundreds and hundreds of different exciting games that have been released. Everything from the first person shooter games to the strategy games to the role playing games, there have been a lot of different successful games. Gamers have remained mostly satisfied over the last four years with the games that have come out. There was recently a list created of the top twenty five games that have come out for the Xbox. The top twenty five games that were chosen are as follows:

25. Dead Space
24. Lost Odyssey
23. Dead Rising
22. Shadow Complex
21. NHL ‘10
20. Modern Warfare 2
19. Virtua Fighter 5 Online
18. Left 4 Dead
17. FIFA ‘10
16. Forza 3
15. Rock Band 2
14. Geometry Wars
13. Borderlands
12. Halo Wars
11. Halo 3: ODST
10. Gears of War
9. Braid
8. BioShock
7. The Orange Box
6. Halo 3
5. Grand Theft Auto IV
4. Oblivion
3. Fallout 3
2. Modern Warfare
1. Mass Effect

Every single one of you probably has a different view on what games should be the top twenty five games. Maybe there are one or more games on this list that you have not gotten the chance to play. If there is, then you should definitely look into giving it a try as you will most likely enjoy it considering it is one of the top Xbox games. If the decision was up to you, is there anything you would change about the order of the list or would you add any new songs? Or do you agree with this list completely?

Military Madness: Nectaris

Military Madness: Nectaris, the classic turn based strategy series, is now returning and making its way onto Xbox Live Arcade. It is coming back for a new generation with all new and improved graphical barrage, commander unit, online team and vs. multiplayer. This game is definitely the best in the series so far. There are many new features included in this game.

  • Multiplayer: There is ability to play multiplayer with up to four people and this can be online. With your team mates, make strategies to taunt your opponents in various team or vs. multiplayer modes.
  • New commanders unit: You have the chance to choose a commander which will lead your forces in multiplayer. In doing this, you will be able to choose from as many as 20 unique abilities.
  • Different command views: Play this game in multiple views. Make your strategies in the overhead map view. Watch difficult battles occur with cinemagic camera action.
  • Leaderboards: The leaderboard is highly detailed in stat tracking. Move up in the ranks as you go on your mission to prove to others that you are the best gamer of Military Madness: Nectaris.

Ion Assault

Ion Assault is a game that came out on Wednesday, September 23rd to the Xbox. This Shooter game, developed by Coreplay, is an action-packed arcade-style space adventure with an unprecedented particle physics engine. In this game you can fight by yourself or play cooperatively all the way through four different modes. Also, make your way though twenty different levels. Fend of swarms of aliens using the free energy particles as your weapons.

The following are some features that are included in this game:

Adventures of space: Battle aliens with a unique fluid and particle system.
Different varieties of play: Make your way through twenty levels using four different settings each with lavish graphics.
Upgrades: Earn different upgrades for your spaceships. Get upgrades such as augmented speed or increase radius used for collecting surrounding particles.
Mode of play: Play various multiplayer modes including cooperative, arena, or harvest. Play with up to four players.
Power-ups: Collect various special power-ups. Each power-up is only usable for a limited amount of time including the Black Hole.
International flavor: Ion Assault is the first Xbox Live Arcade game ever to be developed in Germany.

Pearl Jam Album to Rock Band

Pearl Jam’s new album “Backspacer” will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the Xbox 360. This announcement was recently made by Harmonix and MTV Games.

Pearl Jam is a great alternative rock band that formed in Seattle in the year 1990. This band consists of Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron. All together, the band has sold more than 60 million records around the globe.

In addition to releasing this album to Rock Band, Pearl Jam will offer a special edition CD available at Target stores nationwide which will include the Backspacer album disc and a special code allowing owners of the special edition to download the entire album for Rock Band or Rock Band 2 gameplay. The songs will be imported into the Rock Band player’s library. This will make these songs available in all of the game modes including solo, band play, online multiplayer and instrument vs. instrument.

Track Listing
If you would like to purchase the entire Backspacer album it is available for 1440 MS Points. You can also get just an individual track which is available at 160 MS Points each:

  • “Gonna See My Friend”
  • “Got Some”
  • “The Fixer”
  • “Johnny Guitar”
  • “Just Breathe”
  • “Amongst the Waves”
  • “Unthought Known”
  • “Supersonic”
  • “Speed of Sound”
  • “Force of Nature”
  • “The End”

Microsoft might Buy EA Sports

If you have ever wanted some “big news” well here is some big new. Even though right now it is just a supposed “rumor”, the news is still rather shocking. The word on the streets of New York is that Microsoft is possibly interested in purchasing the huge game publisher of Electronic Arts, or more commonly known as EA Sports.

This claim will probably remain a claim for quite a long time. However, when word of Microsoft’s possible deal reached the public, Electronic Arts received a 4 percent boost in sales. I can not even begin to think about how huge this deal would be. There would be Xbox exclusives for Electronic Arts which would definitely boost the Microsoft sales.

However, until one of these companies, either Microsoft or Electronic Arts, makes it official, it is not worth getting very worked up about. If this were really to happen, it would probably not be any time in the very near future.

When this rumor was first heard of an Electronic Arts representative was supposedly not available for a comment. Also, a Microsoft representative declined to comment. But recently an Electronic Arts representative said, “We do not comment on speculation about our business.”

Plants vs Zombies in Xbox Live Arcade

Pop Cap Games has just announced that the game Plants vs Zombies is going to be released on the Xbox Live Arcade. This games great success on the PC has led to it’s release on the Xbox 360. This simple, yet very addicting tower defense game is sure to be a hit on the Xbox 360. Pop Cap Games  has offered no insight about the games price, release date, or anything else about the game.

It’s still a work in progress. We’ll probably see it in the fall of 2009 for a price of 800 microsoft points as this is the normal price we see arcade games going for. If you’re dying to play this game, you can always check out the PC version; however, I have no idea where you’d play it or if it’s free. If you have a link, post it in a comment as I’m interested in giving the game a try before it goes onto the Xbox 360.