The August 11th dashboard update for the Xbox 360 will introduce unlockable "rewardables" for your avatar. Basically achieving certain objectives in games will result in unlocking a game-specific item for your avatar customization. Microsoft's shown samples, like a "Halo" warthog or pom poms, but no games have been specifically announced to support the feature just yet.
I was wondering if you guys had any requests for rewardables in this holiday's video game line-up. Like where's my "Left 4 Dead" molotov? Thankfully you guys had some other options:
Now that Ubisoft realized that 15 bucks is a little steep for a 2 hour-long beat-em-up, there's very little to complain about regarding "TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-shelled." It's the classic arcade game redone with 3D graphics and online multiplayer.
As a nice trip down memory lane, "TMNT: Turtles in Time" on the SNES was a reward from my parents for me learning how to ride a 2-wheeler bike. That may make me sound like I'm not very old at all, but actually I was just super late to the two-wheeler party and learned how to ride when I was about 11. Ok, I may be over-sharing. Sorry.
Everyone seems to have their preferred turtle, and here are your picks. Personally I'm a Rafael guy.
What's the best part about going into space? Why it has to be the awesome weapons! The final planned DLC pack for "Fallout 3," "Mothership Zeta," comes packed with a wide variety of alien weapons with which to destroy extra-terrestrial invaders. But what are you hoping to see when you dig into the pack later today?
Well, apparently not too much, as today's LTP submissions were extremely paltry. For shame, people, for shame.
Activision announced today that "Guitar Hero 5" will support avatars, which means you'll be able to bring your 360-made character into the game for explicit rocking-out purposes.
As much as people have sort of poo-pooed the whole avatar thing, I see nothing wrong with them. Games that support them make me feel a little more attached, even if they're only used in menus (like "Worms 2: Armageddon"), so their inclusion in "Guitar Hero 5" is a nifty extra. But it seems like avatar-implementation has only scratched the surface. What other games would you guys like to see your avatar in?
Like comics a few years back, it seems like more and more movies are being based on video games these days. Most recently it's "inFamous," the super hero game from Sucker Punch, which is getting the Hollywood treatment. I'll admit, the story wasn't really the main reason I enjoyed that game so much. It was more the controls and the powers that set it apart. So when I hear that the movie's on the way, I'm a little wary. For example, Zeke should probably die a horrible death within in the first two minutes. Here are your guys' thoughts on changes that should be made:
The past couple weeks have been brewing with big games getting pushed into 2010. It's an unfortunate but common circumstance as publishers realize that A) Their game's not done yet, or B) They'd rather not release on the same day as "Call of Duty." Considering all the recent revelations, what are some of the releases that you guys are most bummed about having to wait for?
"Wii Sports Resort" is currently tearing up the MTV newsroom, with the 3-point challenge in basketball being the go-to option (22 is the current high score, but it's sure to be beat sometime this week). Anyway, despite the handful of new sports the game adds, seems like there's gotta be a few more that could be in there. Like where's the official fishing game? You guys had some thoughts on what they should've been included, as well:
Yet another movie-based-on-a-game is well into development, as "Dead Space: The Movie" has a director attached. Why it's D.J. Caruso, who you may know from his work directing the so-so action/thriller, "Eagle Eye."
Unfortunately there are a lot of issues with "Dead Space" becoming a movie. For example, the main character never talks, and you only see his face for like a second. I guess that means they're not limited in casting!
Definitely makes me wonder whether all the anti-scientology stuff from the game will make it into the film. Somehow I doubt it.
I was wondering what you guys think they need to do to make this a half-way decent flick. And you came through, as always:
"Left 4 Dead 2" introduces a handful of new implements of destruction with with to take out your zombie aggression, but I can't help but feel like they're missing a few. For example, where's the comical stuffed teddy bear from "Dead Rising" or the classic vinyl records from "Shaun of the Dead"? You guys had some suggestions too, of course.
gravitybomb @multiplayers Seeing as it's Valve, I'll be disappointed if I don't get to wield trusty crowbar.
willchick @multiplayers I'd love to see the Lobo from World War Z make an appearance. Maybe as an "upgraded" melee slot a la the auto-shotgun in L4D.
FatKidChops @multiplayers the Winchester Poolstick.
albedo777 @multiplayers lawn mower! Dead Alive showed the cinematic promise while Dead Rising showed the gaming potential! Must needs it now!
doctorseleski @multiplayers L4D2 is missing a sling shot. You know... à la Bart Simpson. Survive the horde with that!
mattbanks @multiplayers I want the ability to toss brains out as bait. Get them all chasing fresh brains then hit them with a pipe bomb.
zerobxu @multiplayers Missing from L4D2? The spork. Or any other eating utensil.
San Diego Comic-Con is kicking off today, and we've got MTV News reps covering all the shenanigans from the show floor. I was kinda curious what games you guys are most interested in hearing about, and thankfully you have a venue to share your feelings on that front. And here we go: