New Call of Duty 2 Maps Available Now

The Invasion Map Pack is now available on the Marketplace for 800 pts. Maps included-
Antoville, France (Crossroads);
St. Louet, France (Newvillers);
Amaye sur Seulles, France (Normandy);
Alam Halfa, Egypt (Decoytown);
Rostov, Russia (Harbor)

Peter Moore Talks About a Possible New 360 Controller

It would appear that Nintendo's Wii and its unique controller may be having the unintended effect of forcing the other console makers to look at their controllers and seeing where the designs could be made more "accessible" for the casual gamer. During discussions at at recent Electronic Arts Community Event, Microsoft's Xbox boss Peter Moore suggested that the company may be studying a simplified alternative to its current Xbox 360 gamepad design, according to a report at GamesIndustry.biz.

As he has on previous occassions, Moore praised Nintendo's console for its controller design, comparing it to the Atari 2600's joystick, for its simplicity and stated that Microsoft is actively looking at ways to make games "easier and more intuitive." Moore claimed that current controller designs with their "shoulder buttons, triggers, analog sticks, d-pads" represent a significant "intimidation factor" that acts as a barrier to entry for a wider gaming audience. To solidfy this point, Moore stated that Microsoft was open to any innovation that creates a "broader reach for games, because as an industry we've got to do that - we've got to bring more people in."

When pressed on the issue of Microsoft's developing of an alternative to its current Xbox 360 controller design, Moore cryptically stated that the company was "doing a lot of stuff there", but added that it was something that was not ready to be publicly discussed. Moore did say that Microsoft would not force "anything that is not going to be intuitive and innovative" which suggests that the company would not be employing motion-sensing technology in any future controller designs.



Chromehounds Demo!!! NOT

Today Major Nelson posted about a Chromehounds demo out. Sweet huh? Ya i thoght so too. BUT then I read on and it said this content is available in all regions EXEPT the US and Canada. This is a first!


Five New Call of Duty2 Maps Due Out THIS Thursday

From Xboxic.com

Sure, we all do. Whether we want to pay for them is another thing entirely. For those that do, Infinity Ward Major Nelson-esque personality Four Zero Two has announced that on Thursday (that would be the 29th), we’ll be able to buy those five new maps for 100 Microsoft Points lower than originally expected, as his gift to us.

Oh do I have a surprise for all of you!

For all you that have been hounding me for details on the new Map Pack for Call Of Duty 2; I have a little gift.

Not only are we planning on dropping these bad boys early… thats right… I said early.

This THURSDAY to be exact, but because I love you all so much. They won’t be the expected 900 MS points.

Oh no my friends…. oh no….

As my special gift to you, they will only be 800 MS Points!

Thats right, this Thursday, Five new maps, only 800 MS Points!

The Invasion Pack includes:
Antoville, France (Crossroads);
St. Louet, France (Newvillers);
Amaye sur Seulles, France (Normandy);
Alam Halfa, Egypt (Decoytown);
Rostov, Russia (Harbor)

I plan on sneaking out an exclusive screenshot of one of the new maps early for you to take a gander at.

Get ready for some new battlefields to wreck havoc on!

Early, and for a cheaper price than originally expected. If only other developers would follow suit (and it looks as though IW has learned from the online patch debacle, good for you guys!)


New MyGamercard.net Userbar!

Check this out, it is a userbar that shows your gamerscore, rep, gamerzone, and how far and how many achievements you have gotten in a game. Here is mine-


New GRAW Content Available

Sorry about the lack of news lately.With all the poo poo going on around here, I wasn't sure I should post anymore. But now that its fixed, Here is some news! Yesterday new GRAW content was released. Personally I haven't bought it, and don't really plan to. Maybe you will. Here is the story from IGN.

Are you an advanced warfighter who would like to advance? Sure, we all are. Today you are in luck, solider. Ubisoft has released a new downloadable content package for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for Xbox 360.

The downloadable content, titled Chapter 2, offers single-player GRAW fans a continuation of the co-op campaign, and multiplayer fans new maps, game modes, and character customization.

The download is available via the Xbox Live Marketplace for 1200 Microsoft points (approximately $15).


I'm Taking a Long Summer Break

For all of you who have mistakenly heard that I was leaving 360 Talk. I'm not! I'm simply taking a break for a month or two from podcasting in general because I have been busy with sports, work, and pretty much everything else that gets in the way during the summer. I also never said that Phantom Gett was an idiot. I don't know where that rumor came from.

Also, I wonder why my Admin. privileges from the site have been revoked? I started this site and yet I'm not an Administrator. WTF?

EDIT: I apologize to anyone who I may have offended from anything that I have done. I have been very busy this summer and I tend to get agitated when I'm always busy.


We "Might" Have a Problem

Everyone...I have some horrible news.

According to Sharpshot, he is quiting 360 Talk. (According to Sniper Evo86, he also thinks I'm an Idiot...) Also, Sharpshot has informed me that Kynitekia's quiting is all but a certainty. Meaning he has more or less resigned from all podcasting.

This is a dark day for 360 Talk. I am sorry to everyone who likes Sharpshot. I want him on 360 Talk. but if he doesn't want to podcast (and thinks I'm an idiot...) who am I to say otherwise. Life Comes at you fast...

But...Our New Co-Host who has graciously agreed to help us...Is MOKEYBOY! Welcome Mokey! I hope Spelchek keeps on helping us to the extent he can.

I hope MOKEY, Spelchek and I can keep this cast alive at least untill the end of summer if any of you can put up with that.

I think I need a tall stuff one...Oh mi god...

-Phantom Gett

EDIT: This is an Edit...I just got SS15's mail and he is not quiting, nor some of the formentioned things in this post! Sorry, I was depressed when I worte this and will try to keep my emoticons in check in the future...

360 Talk Clan!(s)

This will be a post that most of you should read!

There will now be a 360 Talk: The Unofficial Xbox 360 Podcast Clan! (For XBL) There will be Two Clan Types...(To Take a Page from Podtacular)

Rec Clans: Recreational Clans, This will be for Casual gamers that are in Recreation and Family Gamer zones. This will be for listeners that want to meet and greet and play with other listeners.

Pro Clans: These Clans will be for people in Pro and UnderGround gamer zones. These will be the competeive clans that play other Podcasts and Websites will 360 Games and Halo!

Thats all for now...Mail me if you in!


News on Upcoming titles For the Live Arcade

- Reports on the Web allegedly have revealed the street date and price of several upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games including Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Pac-Man, Frogger, and even Lumines Live.

According to the site, which scanned in a calendar from the Official Xbox Magazine, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting is due this June for a price of 400 Microsoft Points (about $5). When contacted, a representative form Capcom told IGN "We haven't announced on the date or the price," which is consistent with Capcom's previous messages. The company hasn't pinpointed a date mainly because all Xbox Live games take from one week to three months to certify.

When IGN contacted Future Networks USA, which supposedly published the date in its calendar section, a representative told IGN they were unaware of the SF date information. A Microsoft representative gave us the usual song and dance, "We can't comment on rumors or speculation," though the representative added that Street Fighter is likely coming this summer, possibly in July.

Microsoft, which is publishing Lumines Live, wouldn't comment on a release date or price either. The game is allegedly due in August/September for 1200 MS points (about $15), a significant amount less than the PSP version, considering it will have licensed videos running in the background.

Konami's Frogger, announced at E3 2006, is believed to sell for 400 MS Points with a release date of August/September. When contacted, a Konami representative didn't dispute the date or prices, but said that no official information was been released yet. "But it is coming this summer to Xbox Live," the Konami rep added. "I can confirm it's coming this summer."

When IGN contacted Namco on the phone, a representative confirmed that Pac-Man will cost 400 MSPs ($5) and a release date of August/September.

"I have confirmed that we are bringing Pac-Man to Xbox Live Arcade at 400 points," the rep said. "The exact release date is not determined but the estimate of August/Sept. is reasonable."

Other potentially new information on the unofficial list includes an additional Perfect Dark Zero map pack due in July for 500 MSPs, a Kameo hardcore package featuring more difficult versions of the single-player campaign and co-op campaigns, new leaderboards, skins, and a new co-op game with competitive elements in July for 500 MSPs; Cloning Clyde (July, 800 MSPs), and Roboblitz (August/September, 800 MSPs).

-courtesy of IGN.com

just wanted to share that i got a DS Lite on launch day. It is really sweet!


360 Talk Episode 11 Roundtable

This episode was Insane! The ABSOLUTE BIGGEST YET! We did it up huge this week with the show topping out a over an hour and a half! This episode was our first Major Roundtable done with a Skypecast! The only available host (even though he was grounded) was Phantom Gett!

Our Guests were: Liquilife of Seatag.com, Samanator of CC9Media.com, Polychronopolus, MOKEYBOY of 360pwnage.blogspot.com, KIMO23 of Halounge.com, and Spartan1118.


Spelchek for uploading the show, Sharpshot for editing! and All our guests for participating! Sorry this took so long to get up! Enjoy the SHOW!
(Forgive the Album Art! I wanted to try something new!

Download Now For FREE!


Send us some Tips

Got Some N2K (Need-to-know) information from your favorite game? Oblivion Tips, NFS tips. Send us your best stuff for a certain game a week and help your fellow gamers out.

The RT should be up soon I hope. Sharpshot and Spelchek have been busy so I'm hoping we can get episode 11 uploaded this weekend. We know you've been waiting for it. It has been recorded and we just need to finish some touch-ups and upload it. Then it will be available for FREE download! (Don't We Rock?...Hey this show is worth something! Own this special piece of 360 Talk History for FREE)

Also This week we'll be covering tips for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivon. I own it along with most other 360 Owners and I'm hoping we'll provide some of you with some useful tips. I'll be covering the First Oblivion Gate so if you have any tips for that send them and I'll pick the best. Send in gamerscoire tips and everything you have for Oblivion!

Enjoy Oblivion. It's one of the 360's Best!

Peace Guys


Xbox Live Top 10

Xbox 360 Top Live Games
1 Call of Duty 2
2 Ghost Recon 3
3 Oblivion
5 Final Fantasy XI
6 PGR3
7 Hitman: Blood Money
8 EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
9 Perfect Dark Zero
10 Rockstar Table Tennis

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Counter-Strike
4 Splinter Cell Chaos
5 Pro Evolution Soccer 5
6 Rainbow Six 3 BA
7 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
8 Madden NFL 2006
9 Forza Motorsport
10 Ghost Recon 2: SS

(Courtesy of majornelson.com)


Bungie Humpday Challenge

Some of the guys from Podtacular just finished up playing their games against some members of the Bungie team.

Here are the results from all of the games.

Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
Game 4

Podtacular pwnd 'em. Awesome job guys!


Spring Dash Update

Its Out now. DUHH. If you are living under a rock and haven't got it yet, then turn on your 360 an bam! you will get prompted for it.Here is a list of all the change that happened. Xbox.com update info


Xbox Live Top 10

Xbox 360 Top Live Games
1 Call of Duty 2
2 Ghost Recon 3
3 Oblivion
5 PGR3
6 Final Fantasy XI
7 Rockstar Table Tennis
8 EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
9 Perfect Dark Zero
10 Hitman: Blood Money Demo

Original Xbox Top Live Games
1 Halo 2
2 Battlefield 2: MC
3 Counter-Strike
4 Splinter Cell Chaos
5 Pro Evolution Soccer
5 6 Rainbow Six 3 BA
7 Madden NFL 2006
8 Star Wars: Battlfrnt 2
9 Forza Motorsport
10 Ghost Recon 2: SS

(thanks to MajorNelson.com) According to Major Nelson, Halo 2 is still #1, even though they are now doing the Xbox 1 top 10 and the Xbox 360 top 10.

360 Talk is Looking for an Audio Editor!!!

I usually never have time to edit these shows. School is almost done for the year, but exams start next week. I have been busy these past few weeks and I think it is time for an official "360 Talk Audio Editor". If you are interested, send us an email at 360talk@gmail.com and I will send each of the volunteers one of our previous episodes (uncut and unedited) and I will let you guys edit it for me. The best edit will be rewarded the title of our 360 Talk Editor. Your name will be announced at the end of the show, and I will try and throw in a couple of awards down the road later on. Make sure to use Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) and also download their MP3 encoder which is also on the site listed above.


Some Info on the Upcoming 360 accesories

From IGN:

Gaming news blog Joystiq is reporting a few more details on the host of Xbox 360 accessories that were hinted at at E3.

According to their anonymous source at Microsoft the Xbox Live Vision camera will be available in a bundle with a wired headset, Live Arcade title Uno, and a month of XBL gold service for $39.99.

Microsoft may also offer new X360 faceplates for Halo, Forza 2, and Viva Pinata for $19.99; a wireless headset for $59.99; a 256MB memory unit for $59.99; and a wireless gaming receiver for $19.99.

Microsoft previously stated that camera is slated for release September 19, 2006 and the rest of the accessories are due out in time for the holiday season 2006. According to Joystiq the receiver should be available early 2007.

IGN contacted a representative from Microsoft to see if we could confirm any of these accessories or price points and they gave us this standard response: "At this point Microsoft has announced the launch dates and some of the initial title support for the Xbox Live Vision camera. However, Microsoft has not announced pricing, or any additional details regarding the Xbox Live Vision camera. These will be announced ahead of the launch."


360 Talk Episode 11 Has Been Recorded...

Ok...Here's the dilly...

Our ABSOLUTE BIGGEST EPISODE YET HAS BEEN RECORDED AND IS BEING EDITIED NOW! This will give Sharpshot a headache for a while. This show tops out at about 1:25:40-some seconds. (One hour, twenty five minutes and forty some seconds.)

This episode had some wierd sh*t happening but we hope you like it. Off-Topic and extra Explicit as of now. Jeez...

This show was done With me alone as a host. Sharpshot felt like being lazy and Kynite had another engagement!

This has Liquilife of Seatag.com and Polychronopolus, Spartan1118, KIMO23, Mokeyboy, and Samanator. It was one wicked episode. So many screw ups...Sniper womred his way in somehow! It was wierd...Take a listen, we might put up the unedited version, you guys might enjoy it

Peace...Phantom Gett


Xbox 360 Upcoming Games and Their release dates.

Go Here

It is a pretty long list so i just posted the link. Enjoy!