Show #345: Last show of 2009

 

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : e (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  
Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)
Co-Host: Stepto (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter

 

In this last show for 2009, we reflect on the games that kept our attention for the past year. Plus, find out why you do not want to play Left 4 Dead 2 with Stepto

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And a little more…

 
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Game Add-on: The Underdome for Borderlands

 

Borderlands™Content: The Underdome
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: (Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot is an add-on pack for Borderlands that includes a new cooperative arena game mode and a stash to store your gear. Are you god’s gift to gun fights? Think you’re the best? Wanna prove it? Then help us celebrate the grand opening of Marcus Bank (a subsidiary of Marcus Corp) by killing hundreds and hundreds of people in Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot, the only competitive arena around where your next of kin can be assured that you’re coming back famous . . . or not at all. (All proceeds are kept by us). There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see http://www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Purchase The Underdome and add it to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Games on Demand: Gears of War

 

The following Xbox 360 games are now ready for direct download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

 

Gears of War®Content: Gears of War
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Chinese. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. A Nightmare from Below. A Hero from Within. The planet lies in ruin – cities crumbling, Man’s greatest works fallen. Humanity is cornered, nowhere to run. The Locust Horde has risen, and they won’t stop coming. They won’t stop killing. The Coalition is desperate for soldiers. The sick, the wounded, the imprisoned are all that remain. An inmate named Marcus Fenix, once left to die, is now charged with keeping humanity alive. He can take comfort in but one fact: The human race isn’t extinct. Yet. Features – “Take cover and return fire!” with the intuitive one – button cover system to blind fire, evade, flank, and ultimately destroy the nightmarish Locust Horde.

 

 

Add Gears of War to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Also, Xbox LIVE members in Japan, can now purchase THE CONVENI 200X

 

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So you just got an Xbox 360.now what?

 

The Holidays will no doubt bring many new Xbox 360 owners, so now is a good time for me to do a quick round up of some resources that can may help new those owners get the most of that new purchase.

 

Once you have your console connected it to your TV, be sure you are getting the best possible picture. This Xbox.com support article goes over the various types of connections that the Xbox 360 supports, and can help you get the best looking picture based on the cable you are using. The best tip I can offer you is if you are using a Component Cable (the one with red, green and blue video connecters) make sure the switch on the cable going into the Xbox 360 is set to HDTV. Again, read the support article and this can help you to make sure you’re getting the best picture possible based on the connection type you are using.

 

Once you are all set up, be sure to connect your console to your home network. This support article walks you through the options.

 

Now that you have the console online, you can sign up up for a free Xbox LIVE Gamertag. This will allow you free access to all the latest system updates, game demos, game add-ons, Arcade games and much more.

 

With your new Gamertag, you can now sign into Xbox.com and browse the Xbox LIVE Marketplace directly in your web browser. From here you can easily add items (like free demos) to your download queue. If your Xbox 360 is turned on, and signed into Xbox LIVE, your downloads will begin immediately. If not, the next time you turn it on the downloads will automatically begin. You can get more information on background downloads here.

 

If you need immediate Xbox 360 help, hit up my friends on the official Xbox support Twitter account. They’re just waiting for your @ replies!

 

For great family fun, gather everyone around the Xbox and play the special Holiday edition of 1 v 100 LIVE this Saturday, December 26th. It’s a free and fun way to see if that family know-it-all really knows all.

 

Here are some resources that new Xbox 360 owners may find helpful:

 

The Official Xbox 360 support site. Start here before going anywhere else.

The Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the web. Use your computer to browse the marketplace.

The Xbox forums. From game help and discussion to console questions, this is a good place to interact with members of the Xbox community.

 

If you want to hear from top game developers, as well as learn a little about what happens behind the scenes at Xbox, you should subscribe to my weekly audio podcast. (via iTunes or Zune.) It’s a fun way to learn about new games, things about the Xbox 360 you may not know and much more.

 

Finally, you may want to follow me on Twitter, where I often post about new demos and other items of interest for gamers.

 

Have fun with your Xbox 360 and I’ll see you online!

 

Edit: Read the comments for some good reader tips!

 

So you just got an Xbox 360….now what?

 

The Holidays will no doubt bring many new Xbox 360 owners, so now is a good time for me to do a quick round up of some resources that can may help new those owners get the most of that new purchase.

 

Once you have your console connected it to your TV, be sure you are getting the best possible picture. This Xbox.com support article goes over the various types of connections that the Xbox 360 supports, and can help you get the best looking picture based on the cable you are using. The best tip I can offer you is if you are using a Component Cable (the one with red, green and blue video connecters) make sure the switch on the cable going into the Xbox 360 is set to HDTV. Again, read the support article and this can help you to make sure you’re getting the best picture possible based on the connection type you are using.

 

Once you are all set up, be sure to connect your console to your home network. This support article walks you through the options.

 

Now that you have the console online, you can sign up up for a free Xbox LIVE Gamertag. This will allow you free access to all the latest system updates, game demos, game add-ons, Arcade games and much more.

 

With your new Gamertag, you can now sign into Xbox.com and browse the Xbox LIVE Marketplace directly in your web browser. From here you can easily add items (like free demos) to your download queue. If your Xbox 360 is turned on, and signed into Xbox LIVE, your downloads will begin immediately. If not, the next time you turn it on the downloads will automatically begin. You can get more information on background downloads here.

 

If you need immediate Xbox 360 help, hit up my friends on the official Xbox support Twitter account. They’re just waiting for your @ replies!

 

For great family fun, gather everyone around the Xbox and play the special Holiday edition of 1 v 100 LIVE this Saturday, December 26th. It’s a free and fun way to see if that family know-it-all really knows all.

 

Here are some resources that new Xbox 360 owners may find helpful:

 

The Official Xbox 360 support site. Start here before going anywhere else.

The Xbox LIVE Marketplace on the web. Use your computer to browse the marketplace.

The Xbox forums. From game help and discussion to console questions, this is a good place to interact with members of the Xbox community.

 

If you want to hear from top game developers, as well as learn a little about what happens behind the scenes at Xbox, you should subscribe to my weekly audio podcast. (via iTunes or Zune.) It’s a fun way to learn about new games, things about the Xbox 360 you may not know and much more.

 

Finally, you may want to follow me on Twitter, where I often post about new demos and other items of interest for gamers.

 

Have fun with your Xbox 360 and I’ll see you online!

 

Edit: Read the comments for some good reader tips!

 
 

Dante's Inferno™Content: Dante’s Inferno – Gates of Hell Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Dante’s Inferno The Gates of Hell Demo – Discover an epic adventure based on the first part of Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece, “The Divine Comedy”. Playing as Dante, you must defeat Death and arm yourself with his scythe as you prepare to descend into the nine circles of Hell and rescue the soul of your beloved Beatrice from Lucifer himself.

 

 

Add Dante’s Inferno – Gates of Hell Demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Demo: LEGO Indiana Jones 2

 

LEGO® Indiana Jones 2™: The Adventure ContinuesContent: LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Demo
Price: Free
Availability: Not available in Japan and Korea
Dash Text: LEGO Indiana Jones is back in his biggest adventure yet! Now you can whip, battle and build your way through all of Indy’s action-packed movie adventures, with a uniquely funny LEGO twist. Play ALL-NEW levels from The Original Adventures & your favorite new moments from The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… Or for the first time, create your own levels to play with friends! New characters, abilities and modes like two-player drop-in, drop-out split-screen gameplay, lets you play together with your friends and family like never before!

 

Add LEGO Indiana Jones 2 Demo to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Trials HD – Big Pack

 

Content: Trials HD – Big Pack
Price: 400 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: This Big Pack introduces 35 completely new tracks: 23 racing tracks and 12 skill game tracks. Five new tournaments include all the new tracks. For level designers the Big Pack provides more than 50 new crazy physics objects: car, rocket turbine, gravity field, wind, motor and many others! Three new fun achievements to unlock worth 50 extra gamerscore. Fasten your helmet and prepare for serious bruises! There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add the Trials HD – Big Pack to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Arcade: 0 DAY ATTACK ON EARTH & Polar Panic

 

Content: 0 DAY ATTACK ON EARTH
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB Seven days that will determine the fate of humanity now begin… Join mankind’s struggle against massive invaders as they converge on the world’s major cities. In battles set over actual areas in modern metropolitan cities, take flight in one of 8 futuristic aircraft as you help repel these humongous enemies. With more than 20 stages covering 3 cities, this dual joystick shooter becomes a truly worldwide effort when you work together with friends over Xbox LIVE. Play with up to 4 people simultaneously on co-op or 8 people on versus modes. Save Earth. Join the fight. ※※Online game play may be affected by the speed and quality of the host player’s connection. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add 0 DAY ATTACK ON EARTH to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Content: Polar Panic
Price: 800 Microsoft Points
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Dash Text: With the full game, play through 50 challenging levels and battle Mr Big in Story Mode. Work your way through all 50 of the fiendish block based puzzles. Survive against never ending waves of trappers in Survivor Mode. Play on your own or with 2-4 players against the trappers and each other in Kills, Points or Last Man Standing variations. This game requires the Xbox 360 hard drive or the 512MB Memory Unit for storage. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add Polar Panic to your Xbox 360 download queue