Ready Up Live is 7 years old. Thanks for the wild ride!
It’s crazy to think that today marks Ready Up Live’s 7th Anniversary. 7 years. That’s a long time. And RUL has certainly come a long way within those years. All of you are what make this place so amazing, and we just want to thank you for being with us as we hit this milestone and celebrate to 7 absolutely incredible years with the best community we could have ever asked for! We also can’t wait to properly celebrate with a fun-filled game night in September! Be on the lookout for details after PAX.
Last year, I wrote about the troubles that the Metro series faced in the wake of THQ’s financial difficulties and ultimate buyout by Nordic Games. Prior to the buyout, THQ liquidated most of its IPs, with Metro going to publisher Deep Silver.
Metro: Last Light saw some setbacks because of this, but it was eventually published. The game recieved decent reviews and scores, but the release was, overall, kind of quiet.
Today, Metro sees the light of day yet again, this time on current generation consoles. Packaging both 2033 and Last Light, Metro: Redux is not just a port; both games have been rebuilt in developer 4A’s latest game engine, making for a seamless new-gen experience. Also included is every bit of DLC from both games.
Metro: Redux is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Despite rumours suggesting otherwise, the CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, has confirmed that Twitch has been acquired by Amazon.
$970 million is the rough figure for how much Amazon is paying to acquire Twitch’s outstanding shares, to be finalised by the end of this year.
Rest assured this move is set to be one that will purely drive the company and services forward, as Shear’s comments suggest in the latest post on the official Twitch blog:
“We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.”
What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments!
Microsoft recently posted a new product listing on Xbox.com featuring a new and improved internal hard drive for the slim models of the Xbox 360. While it’s not currently available for purchase, the site says that it will be available for pre-order soon, with a price tag of $109.99 USD. That makes it twenty dollars cheaper than the 320 GB hard drive that is currently available to buy.
While the Xbox One comes with 500 GB built in and support for external drives, the 360 is still only offered with 4 GB and 250 GB options, and the 320 GB can be bought separate (outside a few special console bundles). Microsoft has stated that the 320 GB model will soon be discontinued, on the heels of a price drop.
Personally, I’ve noticed my 360′s storage looking a little low, but I probably just need to do a cleanup. Anyone going to be upgrading? Or is it a moot point at this late a stage in the life cycle of the 360?
At Gamescom we got a taste of the customization in Halo 2: Anniversary including Avatars, Nameplates, and Emblems. I also talk about how Ranks appear in the game. I talk about the customization options in the game while playing on the map Zenith (a remake of Ascension). Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases November 9.
This is not final and is a work in progress build that was brought to Gamescom as an early preview.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neurodegenerative disease that slowly stops motor neurons from moving from the brain to the spinal cord and the spinal cord to various muscles, usually leading to death.
Recently, the “ALS ice bucket challenge” has been making its rounds across the internet, having people, mainly celebrities, making large donations to the ALSA and having a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads in order to raise awareness; they then proceed to challenge three other people to keep the cycle going.
Somehow, the ice bucket challenge has made its way into the gaming industry, and now our generous friends at 343 are the next up to take the challenge!
You can find out more on ALS and the ALSA at alsa.org.
Welcome back for another episode of the RUL Podcast! The latest and greatest in the world of video games from the team at Ready Up Live. As always hosted by Nevin Douglas and co-hosted/produced by Chief Canuck.
This week’s topics focused around Xbox One August Update, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and our thoughts on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare from Gamescom 2014.
- Xbox One August Update (Article)
- Greenskull’s Xbox Upload Halo: The Master Chief Collection Interview with 343 Industries (Video)
- Games We’re Playing: Titanfall, Halo, and Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept DLC
- Halo 2 Anniversary Thoughts
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection @ Gamescom
- “Meet The Titans” Teaser Trailer (Video)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Thoughts
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gamescom Multiplayer Reveal (Article)
- ReadyUpLive Challenges Season 3
Podcast is now available on iTunes! Click here to download.
Hosts and Guests:
- Time & Place: Saturdays at 7 PM EST
- Where: Ready Up Live Official Minecraft Server
- Time and place: Mondays at 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M Central, Xbox 360 (your living room, bedroom, garage)
- When: Tuesday nights starting April 1.
- Time: We will start at 8 O’Clock EST and go until we run out of energy or bullets.
- When: Unless mentioned in this thread, There will be league every Thursday, although time of day and host may vary.
- Time: Thursday nights at 7pm Central
Hope you enjoyed, see you next week! #RULPodcast
Are you a fan of reddit, enjoy .gifs and own an Xbox One? If you answered yes to all of these things, you might want to give the brand new ReddX app on the Xbox One a download! It offers the complete reddit experience seamlessly on your Xbox One. You can find all the details about ReddX and what it offers from Major Nelson himself in the featured video!
Edit: Lower the volume of the video if you have your Xbox One on while watching. I’m sure you can guess why…