I have no idea how the phrase "nose to the grindstone" came about. It sounds painful. Either way, here's the newest news from the gaming world that my network of spies have to offer.
Rockstar announces...table tennis? - The bad boys of the gaming industry, Rockstar have announced a Table Tennis game for the Xbox 360 to be released in May. No word on whether Forrest Gump is an unlockable player.
Verizon to offer free Xbox Live, two people jump for joy - From March 31 through April 2 Verizon will be providing 72 hours of free online play to Xbox 360 owners. Yawn...forgive me if I'm underwhelmed but I guarantee that almost all of the people who managed to snipe an 360 with a hard drive (its required for online play) already have Xbox Live. Verizon will end up spending a whopping $150 on that weekend. If Verizon really wanted to make an impression, they'd get rid of that annoying "can you hear me now?" guy and replace him with Jennifer Garner or Angelina Jolie.
Get your mullet and leather pants ready - RedOctane CEO Kelly Sumner said that the publisher is planning "five or six" Guitar Hero titles by mid 2007. Mr. Sumner, may I make a suggestion for some tracks to put on the sequel? How about a few Monkees or Partridge Family hits? That way those of us who aren't very coordinated can pretend to play the guitar controller and still look like a stud.