Arts, Entertainment, Living
There’s been a slight change of plans. Unfortunately, there will be no review of Mafia II or NHL 2K11 due to “mail issues.” From what I've read, Mafia II was solid if you were a big fan of the first Mafia. As far as Grand Theft Auto clones go it’s decent but lacking in replay value.
As for NHL 2K11, it’s a serviceable sports title for the Wii, but true hockey fans will want to wait for NHL 11 next month.
The big news today was from Microsoft. The Xbox Live service will receive its first price hike, which will be effective November 1. With the new plan, the online service will cost $9.99 a month, $24.99 for three months, and $59.99 a year. This marks a $10 increase to the current annual fee.
Microsoft hasn’t announced any additional features for the service other than an increase in voice chat sound quality, which will rollout with a system update closer to the release date of Kinect.
Microsoft may have timed this increase with the release of Halo: Reach, the biggest first-party release of the year, which (coincidentally?) has an emphasis on online multiplayer.
If you’re an Xbox Live user, be sure to pick up your one-year subscription before November to save a couple bucks.
Coming later this week, (seriously this time) the review of the throwback title Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game.
UPDATE: Also picking up my copy of Metroid: Other M for a review. Time to dust off the Wii!