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Fresh and free RSV2 and GHIII DLC downloads

It's a free Xbox Live Marketplace download day, as we get not one but TWO free chuncks of downloadable content goodness. One being free Rainbow Six Vegas 2 DLC, the other being free Guitar Hero III DLC. All free, free, free!

The RSV2 "Gift Pack DLC" (no longer called the "Fan Pack") includes a set of three re-releases of the multiplayer maps Calypso Casino, Murdertown and CQB Training but now re-lit for a "darker" gaming experience. Today's free GHIII DLC is the July Fourth inspired "Top Gun Anthem" track of which we don't believe Tom Cruise will make an appearance in or would even support. Meh. Go grab your free XBLM downloads, kids, because ... you know ... they're free!

Source - Free RSV2 'Gift Pack' DLC
Source - Free GHIII 'Top Gun' DLC

Ubi gives fans Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Fan Pack DLC

To award loyal Rainbow Six Vegas fanboys and to give the game's online multiplayer a nice little tuneup, Ubisoft recently announced they'll be releasing a FREE set of RSV2 'Fan Pack' downloadable content this July.

The Fan Pack will feature the three new maps Calypso Casino, Murdertown and CQB Training and add new XP ranks beyond Elite as well as additional A.C.E.S. Along with the Fan Pack, Ubi will release an update for the title that'll make RSV2 even more enjoyable including the addition of a grenade indicator, a new High Stakes setting, a few balancing tweaks and various gameplay updates. There's also a rumor floating around that with the Fan Pack DLC download gamers will receive a free buy one buffet get one free printable coupon. That rumor has yet to be confirmed. Make the jump to read the complete list of RSV2 changes that'll go live next month.

Amazon offers day long Xbox 360 lightning deals [update]

Update: According to NeoGAF, the Lightning Deals were leaked, but prices will only be known when the offers go life. Lightning Deals will be: 10AM Scene It?, 2PM Monster Jam and 6PM Frontlines: FoW.

Heads up fellow Xbox 360 shoppers. Today, is holding Gold Box and Lightning Round deals that are all Xbox 360 game related. That means that today at 6AM, 10AM, 2PM and 6PM pacific they'll be announcing new (and limited) 360 gaming deals. Currently, they have Call of Duty 4: GOTY Edition for $40 as part of their day long Gold Box and are selling Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Limited Edition for $30 as their 6AM Lightning Round offer. Again, these deals are limited and will spring up throughout the day, so keep this page bookmarked and watch for a few good 360 deals.

Also, please try to exercise some self restraint and not spend all of this month's paycheck on video games. Be sure to at least save enough to pay for the electric bill, because as you're well aware, you can't game without electricity.

[Thanks, Doug Bennett]

Points>Life: Recap Edition

Each week, X3F tips gamers to the tricks of the trade of Achievement hording in Points>Life. Every week a new achievement is unlocked to help you continue your unhealthy obsession with the Xbox 360 meta-game.

This week on Points>Life we're giving you nothing! Well, actually what we're doing is going back and recapping the tips we've given you and added a little postmortem comment. After releasing each feature the X3F Army shared best practices on other methods to obtain similar achievements.

This week we go back to the last eight weeks of tips and tricks, so if you're new to Points>Life ... today is your day!

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X3F TV -- Points>Life: Fire It Up!

Each week, X3F tips gamers to the tricks of the trade of Achievement hording in Points>Life. Every week a new achievement is unlocked to help you continue your unhealthy obsession with the Xbox 360 meta-game.

This week in Points>Life my unhealthy obsession with CBS' The Unit continues as I picked up Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and was told of a glitch that made ranking up a lot easier. While a few videos have been released with this information, we've collected some of the best practices and uses for the trick in one video.

One thing we need to stress with this glitch is updating Rainbow Six Vegas 2 patches the exploit. There is a way around that, but we're not recommending that. That's what the comments are for!

Also, watch The Unit.

Music Credit:
USMC Cadence - 'Fire it up! Feels good!' (Remix by Robert Duncan)

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Ubisoft fixes RSV2 achievement issues

Good news Rainbow Six Vegas 2 gamers who've been bothered by the handful of bugs (including the achievement unlock problem) that have been making your RSV2 experience less than superb. Ubisoft sends word that they just released a RSV2 title update via Xbox Live that aims at fixing a bunch of the gameplay issues. So many fixes, we had to post the list after the break to prevent eye strain. Highlights include the fixing of the rank reset glitch, numerous achievement fixes and an improved observer mode. High five to Ubisoft for actually caring enough to get a patch out the door, even though these problems should have been caught during QA testing. Tisk, tisk.

[Via xenocidic]

Continue reading Ubisoft fixes RSV2 achievement issues

Last chance: win Rainbow Six Vegas 2

This is it folks, your last chance to nab a free copy of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the low, low price of nothing. The giveaway ends in one and a half hours and, as we've mentioned already, entering is so easy even a highly trained chimpanzee could do it. You'd better hurry up an enter. If you don't ... the chimps win. Head over to the official giveaway post and place your entry lickety-split.

[Original image: Spigoo]

Reminder: win Rainbow Six Vegas 2

Hey kids! Maybe you saw it yesterday and maybe you didn't but either way we just have to tell you about our super-fantastical and wonderful-magical giveaway of Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Entering is so easy even a highly trained chimpanzee could do it. You're at least as smart as a highly trained chimpanzee aren't you? Of course you are! With this confidence boosting bit of knowledge, we suggest you head over to the official giveaway post and enter to win right now. Do it. Do it now! You can enter once a day too, so don't forget to enter tomorrow either. Just remember, if you don't enter, the chimps win.

[Original image: Spigoo]

Fanswag Weekly: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 [update]

Update: This giveaway is now closed and we will be notifying our winner shortly. Don't forget to check your spam filters, kids!

The fanswag just keeps on coming. This week we have none other than Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Yes, it's a game that every FPS fan should love (in some cases a little too much) and we're giving it away for absolutely nothing. If you want to win it though, you'll have to do something for us. What is that, you ask? It's quite simple really. Just follow the directions below. See? Easy.
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is set in Las Vegas, home of depravity and gambling. Leave a comment on this post telling us about the biggest gamble you've ever taken. You can leave one comment per calendar day (Eastern Time).
  • Be sure you only leave one comment per day. Posters of multiple comments during the same day will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, April 18, 12:00pm noon, Eastern Time. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
  • On Friday, we'll pick one winner via a random drawing
  • One winner will each receive a copy of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for Xbox 360, worth $60.
  • The complete rules can be found here

RSV2's worldwide sales climb to 2 million

Today, Ubisoft wanted to make it known that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is a success, selling 2 million copies worldwide since its release a few weeks back. And Ubisoft also wanted to make it known that those 2 million sales were a big surprise, even to them. So, with RSV2's success and Assassin's Creed doing better than expected, the number crunching Ubi crew decided to increase their fiscal guidance for 2008. And that's a good thing. We love seeing everyone over at Ubi doing their happy-happy dance which they do exceptionally well when $1.5 billion in sales rains down from the gaming heavens.

High Stakes Rainbow Six Vegas 2 weekend

Going down this weekend on Xbox Live is a Rainbow Six Vegas 2 High Stakes Weekend featuring a sweepstakes, Play & Win prizes, a PEC contest and some super entertaining Game with Developers funnery. And if the embedded "training video" that you see above hints at anything to come, then we're in for some interesting yet enjoyable good times. The weekend-o-RSV2 fun kicks of tomorrow, March 28th and runs through Sunday, March 30th, so we advise preparing by entering the RSV2 sweepstakes and getting your Play & Win registration completed. Oh, you may also want to play some RSV2 before Saturday, because that's when the Game with Developers kicks off. Good luck and be sure to show those Ubisoft Montreal "gamers" how it's done. Huzzah!

Get free gun and map in Rainbow Six Vegas 2

With the recent release of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, many gamers are discovering the wonders of the game's multiplayer. Far fewer gamers were able to score the Best Buy Gun Code that was on the sticker of the game's box at Best Buy stores. The sticker has a code on it (a button code, not a marketplace one) that unlocks a free gun in the game. The instructions for that code are as follows: Enter the follow button commands at the Main Menu of Rainbow Six Vegas 2: (Hold RB) Down, Down, Up, Up, X, B, X, B, Y, Up, Up, Y.

The second RSV2 freebie we got wind of was a map brought to us by Comcast. This is again unlockable from within the game and visiting the marketplace is not required. To access the Comcast Bonus Maps, select Extras from the game's main menu. then select "Comcast Gift" and enter the code "Comcast Faster" when prompted to do so, and you should have access a map called "Comcast Event"

[Via Joystiq & HushedCasket]

RSV2's Private First Class achievement problem

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 players who played the original Rainbow Six Vegas have run into an achievement unlocking wall of annoyance. Simply put, the Private First Class achievement is broken.

You see, many gamers who fire up RSV2 and have previously played RSV are experiencing a problem where they cannot unlock the Private First Class achievement. The reason being that their initial rank is bumped up higher than private first class, because of RSV2 using RSV game saves to set the player's rank. So, upon entering multiplayer, the players' rank is greater than private first class and the achievement refuses to unlock. Teh lame! Some have found a way to work around this unlocking annoyance, but it's time consuming, a hassle and is, well ... also annoying. Ubisoft better release a title update quick and get RSV2 players their 10GS achievement. You do not want to mess with Vegas players Ubi ... you just don't.


Gamerscore Blog likes Vegas 2 a little too much

While most of the media focuses on whether or not games can turn innocent children into mindless killing machines, there is a much more dangerous psychosis that affects fully grown men. It's the kind of thing that makes a man stalk the toy aisle every time he goes shopping with his significant other, the sort of thing that compels him to buy the newest Nerf toy. Case in point: the latest video from Gamerscore Blog. It seems the boys in Redmond (we don't see what's her name anywhere) have become a little too fond of Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Don't take our word for it though. Watch the video -- handily embedded after the break -- and judge for yourself.

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Shipping this week: roll them bones edition

It's sort of a lonely week for new releases. It's not that we aren't seeing anything worthwhile, though. Nope, this week we have the much awaited sequel to Rainbow Six Vegas, sagely titled Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to in order to nullify any confusion. Remember, this is the last time you'll be getting your 6 on in Vegas, so get it while the gettin's good (alternately, you could wait until it goes down in price and get it while the gettin's better). Also releasing this week is the latest curiosity from Sega, Sega Superstars Tennis. Alas, it seems Sega has more trouble wedging its beloved characters into the sports genre than Nintendo does, as the game has thus far received only fair to middling reviews.

[Via Joystiq]

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