Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow DLC Review

RAAM’s Shadow was released as downloadable content for Gears of War 3 yesterday on the Xbox Live marketplace for 1200 Microsoft Points. The DLC is around 3 hours in length, 2GB in size, and adds 250 Gamerscore to the retail game across 10 achievements that are unlocked over multiplayer, campaign and a mixture of the two.

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Sonic CD Preview

Hello! My first post in a very long time. How’ve you all been?

Tomorrow marks the day that Sonic CD is to be launched on the Xbox Live Arcade and is the first time that a lot of the current generation of gamers, myself included, have ever played this game.

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Welcome to DartMonkey360!

This is just a quick post to say that You Go Boom Now is going to have a new author on the team. DartMonkey360 will be posting reviews and other game content over the coming months, so the site will be back in action. He will be starting by posting his review on Sonic Generations which I think will be up tonight. I hope that this is the start of a more active YGBN.

♥ rollo

I have DiRT 3!

Last night I managed to get my hands on DiRT 3 by Codemasters three days before the street date. I was blown away by the detail that Codies have put into this game. Here’s 26 seconds of my first race on DiRT 3. Rally on Finland. Plenty more uploads to come off this game. Enjoy.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Map Pack Review

The Escalation Map Pack was released exclusively on Xbox 360 on the 3rd of May 2011. It features 4 new multiplayer maps, Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile. It also introduces a new zombie game mode, entitled “Call of the Dead” in which up to 4 players battle against the increasing odds and waves of zombies sent at you by the legendary horror Director, George Romero. He’ll be roaming around the map with a lighting prop. Try and stay clear of him, and whatever you do, don’t shoot him.

The multiplayer aspect of the map pack has been implemented into the game’s playlist rota, with there being an Escalation mode in the hopper with sub-categories of Team Deathmatch, Domination, Search & Destroy and Mosh Pit. The four maps will eventually be added to the main Core, Hardcore and Barebones playlists as were the First Strike maps.  Continue reading

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Escalation Map Pack Preview

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation Map Pack is currently downloading on my Xbox 360. The map pack features 4 brand new multiplayer maps; Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile, and an all new Zombie experience in “Call of the Dead” which features an all-star line up of horror genre veterans. I’ll be playing the online multiplayer aspect during the days ahead and will have a review dedicated solely on the multiplayer maps tomorrow, and Call of the Dead will be reviewed as soon as I have a team to go shoot some zombies. Feel free to contact me through the sidebar on the right. In the meantime I’m gonna sit back, hook my Skullcandy Agents up to my iPod and watch the percent bar fill up. It’s 23% as I write this. On my download speed, this may take a while…

64 Second Video of the Day

I found this Portal Turret Plush just browsing around YouTube, and have come to conclusion it may be the greatest thing I have ever seen made in plush form.

“Leigh Nunan and Jonathan Guberman made a talking plush Turret from Portal. It can sense when you’re there, when you pick it up, and when you knock it over, and it responds appropriately”

You can find out more about the turret at their website:

First Impressions: Gears of War 3 BETA

[UPDATE] This post is a little bit later than I had hoped, I got sidetracked by playing Portal 2, and haven’t got as much playtime on this as I had originally planned. I’ve managed to play 92 games at last count, and gotten a game on all four beta maps even Old Town due to an error when the servers were offline. So thanks for that Epic, it’s given me a bit of a head start. A quick thank you to ChatFlap for the mention on his week-daily Vlog last week. Thanks Joe ♥
Now onto my first impressions.

The Gears of War 3 Beta was finally available to the luck people who invested in the Bulletstorm Epic Edition today at 10:30 GMT. Around 500MB of downloading content later, I was online on Gears 3, and this game could be sold tomorrow as a retail game.
Loading up the initial start menu, you can see how Epic have taken ideas from other highly successful franchises such as Call of Duty and Halo, and implemented them into the heart of the system, albeit with a spin on it only Epic could pull off. Continue reading