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Author: Brian Wray Created: 2/17/2009 3:45 PM RssIcon
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By Brian Wray on 5/10/2010 12:12 AM
Over a quarter million words have been written over the past two years in the quest to provide Asylum members and gaming enthusiasts with (somewhat) daily news articles, reviews and other information of special interest to Canadians and the gaming community in general. Thousands have come to depend on The Asylum for unbiased/honest opinions on games and making sense of the latest gaming news. It is to those dedicated fans that I offer my most sincere apologies in having to announce that I will no longer be doing daily news updates or written game reviews.

Until a new writer can be found willing to work for free (as I did), there will not be any daily news articles posted anymore on The Asylum. This is not to say that the site will close. Believe when I say that Xbox360Asylum.ca is not going anywhere. The site will still receive weekly banner updates, podcasts (in which I will be providing my gaming reviews), events and release schedule.

For those looking for gaming news, I would first recommend (if you have not already done so) to join our forums were gaming related news is posted on an almost daily basis. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 5/6/2010 1:24 AM
For a while now, the tubes were abuzz about a possible Assassin's Creed 2.5 title. This game would not continue the adventures of Desmond Miles, but those of Ezio Auditore da Firenze (go ahead and say that 5 times fast). Once again the tubes were correct as Ubisoft confirmed that a leaked game cover from Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is indeed the real deal. Little is known about the game other than it will launch for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC this fall. Ubisoft did promise more information about Assassin's Creed Brotherhood next week. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 5/6/2010 12:30 AM
This week it appears the top spot will be shared by Sam Fisher and the B Company. These two titles held off a crew of new titles such as Super Street Fighter IV, Dead to Rights and Nier. Come to think of it, Sam has no real home or affiliation anymore. He should seriously join up with the fellows of Bad Company for Battlefield Bad Company 3. Read on for more information.

Rogers Top 10 list (all consoles)

01. - 360 - Splinter Cell: Conviction
02. - PS3 - God of War III
03. - 360 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
04. - Wii - New Super Mario Bros.
05. - 360 - Just Cause II
06. - PS3 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
07. - 360 - Modern Warfare 2
08. - 360 - Metro 2033
09. - PS3 - Modern Warfare 2
10. - 360 - Left 4 Dead 2

Blockbuster Top 10 list (Xbox 360)

01. - Battlefield Bad Company 2
02. - Splinter Cell: Conviction
03. - Dead to Rights: Retribution
04. - Just Cause 2
05. - Halo 3
06. - 2010 FIFA World Cup
07. - Nier
08. - Modern Warfare 2
09. - Super Street Fighter IV
10. - Left 4 Dead 2

By Brian Wray on 5/5/2010 10:58 PM
Years before gamers first heeded the call of duty, they fought for honor (and possibly a medal). It is hard to believe that it has been over decade since the Steven Spielberg penned game first appeared on the PlayStation console and headshot the gaming world into submission. Since then, a series of bad console ports turned the name "Medal of Honor" into a dirty word to gamers. That may soon change as EA is relaunching the franchise this October with fresh "modern" gameplay and action enough to reclaim its crown as top first person war game. Medal Of Honor will drop on store shelves October 12 for the PC, the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 5/4/2010 11:12 PM
Rumours are quite strong that EA Sports NHL 11 will feature all 60 CHL teams. The news first came by way of a Twitter post by Dhiren Mahiban. Mr. Mahiban is a sports writer based out of Vancouver, which happens to be the hometown of EA Sports. This news was collaborated by someone in the marketing department of the OHL team London Knights. This news if confirmed will bring plenty of happiness to many Canadians who's city is home to a CHL team. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 5/4/2010 10:32 PM
Two new games this week. RAYSTORM HD is a high definition remake of classic arcade space shooter by the same name. Zeno Clash is advertised as a first person puncher. While punching may be the main way to battle in the game, there are guns to be found. Both games are priced at 1200MS points. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 5/2/2010 12:02 AM
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Episode 2010.03 is now available for download.

The rebirth of The Padded Room has me going solo. I decided to start things off by looking at the recent Bungie/Activision deal (which is not a merger).


The Padded Room is the Official podcast of Xbox360Asylum.ca website. The Padded Room podcast is published whenever we feel like it.

By Brian Wray on 4/29/2010 1:05 AM
Sam Fisher, using the C.A.R. shooting system, continues to headshot anyone that get close. This guy plays for keeps. Elsewhere it appears as the B-company may soon over Kratos with another strong showing. No new games to the list this week. Xbox 360 make up half of the top-ten. Canadian titles continue to do well. Read on for more information.

Rogers Top 10 list (all consoles)

01. - 360 - Splinter Cell: Conviction
02. - PS3 - God of War III
03. - 360 - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
04. - Wii - New Super Mario Bros.
05. - 360 - Just Cause II
06. - PS3 - Battlefield Bad Company 2
07. - 360 - Metro 2033
08. - 360 - Modern Warfare 2
09. - PS3 - Heavy Rain
10. - PS3 - Just Cause II

Blockbuster Top 10 list (Xbox 360)

01. - Battlefield: Bad Company 2
02. - Splinter Cell: Conviction
03. - Just Cause 2
04. - Modern Warfare 2
05. - Metro 2033
06. - Aliens vs. Predator
07. - Left 4 Dead 2
08. - Final Fantasy XIII
09. - Army of Two: The 40th Day
10. - Dante's Inferno

By Brian Wray on 4/29/2010 12:18 AM
Gray Matter, the new adventure game by famed adventure game writer/designer Jane Jensen, has been confirmed as being in development for the Xbox 360 console. Prior to this announcement, Gray Matter was a PC exclusive. This is good news for all adventure gamers out there as Jane Jensen is best known for her award winning Gabriel Knight series of games. The trilogy dealt with dark subject matter with a strong supernatural theme. Gray Matter is set to follow in the same path as the Gabriel Knight series promising for plenty of great gaming fun. Gray Matter is set for a fall release. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 4/28/2010 12:48 AM
Can you name the bestselling PC gaming franchise of all times? World of Warcraft you say? Wrong! Doom? Not even close. Surely if must be Madden? Nope my trivia deprived friends (and do not call me Shirley), this honour belong to "The Sims". The franchise has sold an astonishing 45 million+ copies on the PC (125 million worldwide) in only three outings (and a handful of expansion packs). Soon Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS gamers will be able to find out what all the fuss was about because "The Sims 3" will be arriving on each platform later this year. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 4/28/2010 12:29 AM
Racing games are fun, but if Burnout Paradise has taught us anything (and it has) is that racing if more fun when there is destruction involved. Unfortunately Burnout Paradise did not go far enough. This is were Split/Second shines. Racing in the game will literally tear the game world apart. For those excited by this concept, go and download the demo for the game now on the Xbox Live Marketplace. PS3 gamers will need to wait a bit longer to try out the demo for it will only arrive in PSN May 11th. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 4/28/2010 12:07 AM
This week the new game available on Xbox Live Arcade was first released just over 20 years ago. Tecmo Bowl Throwback is the HD remake of the classic NES title Tecmo Bowl. For those not old enough to have ever played Tecmo Bowl, the game was the definitive 8-bit football experience. The game is famous for delivering a full football experience, even considering the fact it featured only 4 plays. The game in all its HD glory, but lack of an NFL license, can be had for only 800MS points. For all PS3 gamers, the title will also be appearing on the PSN as well. Read on for more information.
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By Brian Wray on 4/23/2010 12:59 AM
By Brian Wray on 4/23/2010 12:44 AM
Microsoft today revealed what many had already speculated, that Halo Reach will have multiple version available on launch day. Similar to Halo 3, Halo Reach will come in the standard format which nets you the game only for $59.99, the Limited Edition that includes a personal journal, fancy packaging and some cool armour all for only $79.99. Finally for the gamer with extra disposable income, there will be the Legendary Edition that will include a Noble Team statue by McFarlane Toys, a flaming skull armour and all the goodies from the Limited Edition. The Legendary Edition will set you back $149.99 greenbacks (about $150.30 in coloured Canadian money). Halo Reach will be released this Fall. Read on for more information.
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