News Roundup: HBO GO and MLB.TV on Xbox, LBP 2 best levels and Rocketbirds on Vita

March 27, 2012

Roundup: HBO GO and MLB.TV on Xbox, LBP 2 best levels and Rocketbirds on VitaAhead of schedule, Microsoft unleashed the HBO GO app today providing streaming service to HBO subscribers using the Xbox 360 system. Also, Sony unveils the winners of the LittleBigPlanet 2 level creator Sackies.

Microsoft has released the HBO GO app along with the XFinity app ahead of this Thursday, allowing already HBO and Comcast subscribers to watch a limited selection of content through the app. MLB.TV was also released on the Xbox 360 recently, a service that has been available on the PS3 since early 2010.

According to Microsoft users are now using their Xbox 360 more for watching videos than playing games online.

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The winners of the Sackies have been revealed on the PlayStation Blog and all of the levels are amazing. The awards range from Best Cinematic to Best Story and Visuals. If you have LittleBigPlanet 2, its definitely worth checking out some of these masterfully crafted levels.

In other news, the popular PSN exclusive title Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will be making its way to the PS Vita later this year. Rocketbirds is a 2D platform/shooter/puzzler, putting you in control of a crazy gun-toting chicken. Check out the PS Vita reveal trailer below:

27 Responses to “News Roundup: HBO GO and MLB.TV on Xbox, LBP 2 best levels and Rocketbirds on Vita”

  1. dans303:

    Those LBP levels were mindblowing.

  2. ncaissie:

    I’ll probably get LBP. It seems like a game better played on the go.
    Who knows, I may get around to playing them on the ps3 some day.

  3. jojo29:

    Haha
    360 news consists of apps and kinect crap

    PS3 news consists of games…..

    Seems someone forgot who got them where they are at…

  4. oldschool1987:

    Is Gamer.Blorge dying? People are commenting less and less around here. Looks like it might be time I leave as well then soon if it remains dead.

    I’d obviously like to keep in touch with Roca, Carl and JoJo on the PSN. Get some BF3 games going down the line. I’m anxious to play it with the 1GB update.

  5. Dave Parrack:

    Oldschool, I obviously hope not. There is a redesign on the way, and hopefully a bit of refocusing of content. Try and stick around.

  6. dans303:

    “Is Gamer.Blorge dying? People are commenting less and less around here. Looks like it might be time I leave as well then soon if it remains dead. ”

    The past week has been horrendous. There have been phases on here before with little activity but it has always come around again. I’m not so postitive of the outcome this time though.

    Update on Godless’ situation: his name is now philistine. I’m guessing Sega is at work…

  7. oldschool1987:

    OK Dave I will do. I’m quite fond of this site and the people on it.

    Except CON who likes to ridicule dead people.

  8. dans303:

    Good to hear, Dave.

  9. Roca.:

    “There is a redesign on the way, and hopefully a bit of refocusing of content”

    few suggestion.
    -lets us post more than 1 link
    -ability to post pictures

  10. dans303:

    “few suggestion.
    -lets us post more than 1 link
    -ability to post pictures”

    -Upvotes/downvotes (just for when CON comments ;) )
    -Some profile stat tracking/information (post count, etc)

  11. jojo29:

    Not so much dying as i just think its that tome of year where people are just out doing things, like during christmas season its not so busy here
    as for myself, its my bday month, (bday is tomorrow ) and a lot of my friends wont be able to see me so diff friends have been taking me out every weekend this month: 1 st weekend was a dual bday thing…got drunk and celebrated…2nd weekend of march my sis took me to Big Bear (snowboarding for us californians and baby slopes for you with real winters lol) 3 rd weekend was San Diego bar crawl with my girl friends and best friend and last weekend we hit up Big Bear again…and this weekend is my bday weekend….been a fun busy moth and at work we are approach fiscal year so yall knkw how much of a headache that is and on top of that we have our GMED audit along with our own internal audit and after that an FDA audit…

    Plus, aside from Twisted Metal, Jak and Daxter Collection….its a bit of game drought….unless ya have a vita…even worse if your a 360 tard…

    Like dans mentioned, its just a phase and also i think a lkt of the 360 tards have left sue to

  12. jojo29:

    Not so much dying as i just think its that tome of year where people are just out doing things, like during christmas season its not so busy here
    as for myself, its my bday month, (bday is tomorrow ) and a lot of my friends wont be able to see me so diff friends have been taking me out every weekend this month: 1 st weekend was a dual bday thing…got drunk and celebrated…2nd weekend of march my sis took me to Big Bear (snowboarding for us californians and baby slopes for you with real winters lol) 3 rd weekend was San Diego bar crawl with my girl friends and best friend and last weekend we hit up Big Bear again…and this weekend is my bday weekend….been a fun busy moth and at work we are approach fiscal year so yall knkw how much of a headache that is and on top of that we have our GMED audit along with our own internal audit and after that an FDA audit…

    Plus, aside from Twisted Metal, Jak and Daxter Collection….its a bit of game drought….unless ya have a vita…even worse if your a 360 tard…

    Like dans mentioned, its just a phase and also i think a lkt of the 360 tards have left due to time showing them how wrong they were in their stupid ass predictions and how right the ps3 fanboys were right ( HDMi/BR/WIFI being necessary etc..)

  13. jojo29:

    Profile stat tracking would be awesome
    Itbsucks i cant go back to my own posts all those years ago :(

  14. oldschool1987:

    “-Upvotes/downvotes (just for when CON comments ”

    I second this one Dave! A positive and negative voting system would be brilliant! Would definitely keep people interested.

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow Joey, how old are you going to be? I’m 25 on April 9th …my backs already starting to play up and my left knee is fucked lmao. You tried BF3 since the update? I won’t have time until Sunday :(

  15. oldschool1987:

    “i think a lkt of the 360 tards have left due to time showing them how wrong they were”

    I think you’re right enough here, I remember when I joined this site was 70% 360 nut jobs: Kev (remember when he claimed Reach had better character animations than Uncharted 2, or the I never played ODST because I claimed it was similar to the others except for the Rookie bit. He said it was totally different because you can dual wield …a feature since Halo 2 lmfao), HH, CAD, CON…

  16. jojo29:

    I turn 30…yikes!
    And im in the same boat as you, wont have an opportunity to play bf3 till the weekend…but im definitely renting a server to train my buddies in the airplanes and train myself in the choppers!!!

  17. oldschool1987:

    I love the idea of renting a server. Doubt I’ll fork money out on it though lol. Wanna invite me for some flight training? Haha

  18. jojo29:

    Of course ibwll invite ya OS!!!

  19. oldschool1987:

    Awwhh shucks, thanks jojo.

    *Shy face*

  20. twilight:

    Jojo,
    Have a happy birthday!

  21. Philistine:

    Hey!

    I’m back to help stir things up a bit, did you miss me?

    So much bullshit over the last few days, where I couldn’t comment :D

    Thanks to Dave’s super quick fix of my profile you barely noticed I was missing.

    Yup, that was sarcasm

    word of advice, don’t play with the profile nickname, unless you fancy a week away ;)

  22. phranctoast:

    “I love the idea of renting a server. Doubt I’ll fork money out on it though lol. Wanna invite me for some flight training? Haha”

    Any announcement on prices to rent the servers?

  23. Roca.:

    “Any announcement on prices to rent the servers?”

    1 day = $1.49
    week = $6.99
    month = $24.99
    90 days = $64.99

    since you’re the expert on renting servers…are these fair prices?

  24. jojo29:

    I dont think its too fair…a bit high priced but ill be a frequently the 24 one

  25. phranctoast:

    “since you’re the expert on renting servers…are these fair prices?”

    Depends on the player count. Extremely fair if it’s max players allowed on consoles (24?)

    We used to rent out at $3 per/slot. So a 24 person server costs over $70. That was for FPS’s

    A game like Neverwinter Nights went for more. The servers were all the max, and NWN was a bandwidth hog so you can only host a max of 2 per box meaning you were making less to host that game or you had to charge more per slot.

    All this is based off a monthly plan.

    Certain publishers started coming out with official servers which were almost double the price of ours. Epic for example used to rent their own servers out for the UT games. While I don’t think they were worth it performance wise, their servers were more user friendly than ours. In that I mean people could upload their own mods without bothering the server company, which wasn’t the case for us. If someone needed a change that large it was on us to do that.

  26. Roca.:

    idk how the rent a server thing works but I guess it could be cheaper for individuals if the total cost of the server is divided with a group of friend or a clan…

  27. phranctoast:

    “idk how the rent a server thing works but I guess it could be cheaper for individuals if the total cost of the server is divided with a group of friend or a clan…”

    That’s mostly how it works. It would be odd to rent to an individual who wasn’t clan affiliated.

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