If you have not been living under the rock for the past few months, you should have heard about the new upcoming game from Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed. Here’s a little background of the game from Wikipedia;
Assassin’s Creed is a video game being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is scheduled to be released in November.The game takes place during the Third Crusade, in the year 1191. The player assumes the role of Altaïr, a member of the Hashshashin sect (the original “assassins”), whose objective is to slay the nine historical figures who are propagating the Crusades. As the player finds and kills these targets, their conspiracy is unveiled. The player will be able to travel through three cities: Jerusalem, Acre and Damascus.
When I saw the trailer for the first time, I knew that I had to have that song on my phone and iPod. After a bit of searching, I figured that the theme song is Lonely Souls by Unkle. I extracted the theme from the trailer and lowered the bit rate. You can download the ringtone for FREE here.
Do you remember the Street Fighter series back in the days? Capcom has announced that an updated version of Super Street Fighter II Turbo will be coming soon to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade service later in the year. The game, to be called Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (SFHD), will have fully redrawn artwork, including HD sprites 4.5x the original size, done by artists from UDON.
Capcom have finally posted a couple of screens for SFHD over at the game’s developer blog. It’s a work in progress, but it’s looking real good nevertheless.
In case you’re wondering why everyone is into HD at the moment, here’s the original non HD version of the game.
Last update: Friday, July 20, 2007
After creating your Xbox Live account, I bet you will be hunting for stuff to fill up your Xbox 360 hard drive. However, most of the items available on Live requires Microsoft Points. What is there to download then? First of all, you can start by downloading the vast variety of arcade games trial, game demos and game trailers.
That’s all fine and dandy, but what if you want to spruce up your dashboard or your gamer picture on your Xbox? Most of them will cost you some points, but there are some free ones available. Here’s a list of what you can download and use for free (other than Arcade Demos & Game Demos) according to region.
Bringing it Home – X06: Mass Effect Picture Pack 1 Bringing it Home – X06 Picture Pack [Gamerpic]
- Gun – Cole [Gamerpic]
- Lost Planet Maps (Pack 1 & 2) [Maps]
- Rainbox Six Vegas Maps (Red Pack & Black Pack) [Maps]
- The Outfit -The Outfit Picture Pack 2 [Gamerpic]
- Aegis Wing [Live Arcade Game]
- Animatrix First Episode [Free this week]
- AXE [Theme & Gamerpics]
- Ocean’s 13 [Theme & Gamerpics]
- Nothing exclusive so far…
While I have only tested this with my ISP, Telekom’s Streamyx, this method works pretty much everywhere. I have entered the configuration below into my router and voila, my NAT’s open.
Xbox Live! requires the following ports to be forwarded in order to operate correctly:
- UDP 88
- TCP 3074
- UDP 3074
If you have no idea on port forwarding, you can check out PortForward.com. There are step by step instructions for tons of routers, with step by step instructions on how to enable port forwarding.
If you’re too lazy to do all the above, just add set your Xbox 360’s IP as the DMZ and you’re done. :)