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Daily Archives: February 8, 2011
If you’ve been feeling the urge to lure would-be heroes to their doom, then you’re in luck! Kalypso Media’s Dungeons is not only now available from online distributors and on its way to retail, but a new three-level single-player demo has also launched (available at Big Download and FileShack, among other portals).
As a disgraced Dungeon Lord, you are tasked with tricking heroes into a trap-filled dungeon to drain their soul energy in order to fuel the creation of even deadlier dungeons. With the help of goblin minions and nutritious heroes, you’ll climb the ranks of the underworld to combat three other dungeon lords as well as the most evil villain of all: an ex-girlfriend.
Set to launch next week, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is set to break the decade-plus dry spell of versus titles with aplomb. But before thumbs worldwide callus over, Capcom has one final reveal: the final boss. And what a boss it is. Known to me as ‘that awesome, huge purple guy that eats planets’ as a kid, the forces of both universes will have to square off against the one and only Galactus. Awesome.
Metal Gear Online, the online component included in MGS4: Guns of the Patriots, received a new patch today. While the primary objective of the update is for the game to able to detect fraudulent network connections, cutting down on slowdown, other changes include idle kicks for Auto Matching, increased player character movement, and adjustments for skill and weapon parameters, skills for unqiue players, and weapons’ Drebin Points. Regular background music updates will also be implemented, which will include tracks from the series.
A new 10-song pack has launched for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and the Guitar Hero music library. Featuring such acts as Children of Bodom, Marilyn Manson, and Zakk Wylde, the February Mega Pack is looking to get a few horns thrown and heads banging.
The Darkness was a unique combination of a semi stealth-based first-person shooter and adventure hybrid that managed to not only deliver a satisfying experience, but also be one of the few instances when a license-based game benefited from, and lived up to, the source material. It’s been over three years since Jackie Estacado took to the streets with pockets of clips and weird, hungry tentacles at his command in search of his girlfriend’s killers. Since then, he’s become the Don of the Franchetti crime family and is now finding it hard to fight back The Darkness after a sudden mob war has reawakened it.
After taking a few years off, Jack is back (rimshot, please!). The saucy quiz game-show-thing You Don’t Know Jack returns to gaming, courtesy of Jellyvision Games and THQ. Now available for the 360, DS, PC, PS3, and Wii, the series returns from its hiatus for more sarcasm-laced trivia. Designed as an actual game show, with commercial breaks, a bonus round, and an announcer, You Don’t Know Jack includes 73 ‘episodes’ with each including hundreds of questions (37 episodes for the DS version).