Category: Console Gaming

The people at Nerd Palace are excited to announce our first official HALO 5: Guardians LAN. We have upgraded the venue with 8 BenQ RL2455HM Monitors and 8 Xbox Ones! #ESL

As always, this event will be entirely FREE.

Venue: The Nerd Palace (228 North Shore Rd. Absecon, NJ 08201)

Date: Saturday (11/7/15) Starting @ 12:00 PM

Must Bring: Xbox One Controller and Copy of Halo 5 Guardians





Below, you will find a list of the attendees that plan on making the event. In order to register for the event, simply send an email to with your full name and Gamertag!

1. BIFU | Slob Murph

2. Sep7

3. Fuji

4. Tagger609

5. H2Princess

6. Sticky

7. Photofinish

8. Browsy

9. Salty Joystiq

10. Team Holy Water

11. Dad comeback

12. N00bly

13. Paynted White

14. w0rks

15. Mister Devaney


17. Donkey Shaun Jr.

18. Momznipz



If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to!

It’s pretty obvious that Microsoft is looking at 2013 for the release of their next generation Xbox console. I’ve been reading a ton of rumors out there, and I wanted to consolidate some of them and re-iterate some that seem pretty likely.



1. It’ll be out in 2013 – There is a lot of speculation that 2013 E3 will be the premiere of the new xbox.

2. Some codenames for the new box might be the Xbox “Loop” or Xbox “Durango” – Microsoft doesn’t usually use their code names as the final product name. For example: Kinect was originally called Project Natal.

3. Cloud storage and no discs – I’ve been seeing on a lot of MS rumor sites that they are considering using an all internet delivery/gameplay system. While I can see that as cool since I love being able to download games whenever I feel like it, but that would essentially kill the used games. I also am cautious about how MS will market this. Having all digital games would indicate that games would be cheaper since you don’t have to pay for things like plastic and box art. However, on demand games are usually not that much cheaper. This also leads me to think they’re considering killing off the whole MS points thing which sucks anyway.

4.  Windows 8 – One of the more interesting ones out there, but considering MS is going with an single OS ecosystem on its computers it would make sense to have a similar experience on their gaming console. Would be an interesting move to offer all of the Win8 apps and options on a T.V. console.

5. Lots and lots of Kinect – Love or hate it, but Kinect is here to stay. MS crushed the motion controls market and the last update added more Kinect functionality. I’m sure games will all have voice controls and you’ll be able to do even more gesture things with the new Xbox.


As I read about any other things I’ll post them up here. I for one am looking forward to checking it out.

Hotel - Gears of War 3 Map Diagram

Hotel – Gears of War 3 Map Diagram

Since the release of Gears of War 3, we have been playing the “Team Deathmatch” and “Execution” game types on Xbox Live nonstop. For those times when you just don’t have access to an Xbox 360, I thought it would be great to have the map diagrams handy (you never know when a new tactic will pop into your head). I was unable to find the complete set of diagrams when searching the internet so I decided to make my own. They’re not the highest quality but they should be sufficient for most uses. You can download full the map diagram pack here. Enjoy!