Monthly Archives: November 2012

Shogun 2 gets sizable optimization patch, Otomo Clan Pack DLC

Total War: Shogun 2 (PC) Patch and Otomo Clan Pack DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The legions of Rome might be on the march, but that doesn’t mean the Shogun gets a rest. Creative Assembly has launched two new downloads for Shogun 2 today, a one-gig-plus patch chock-full of fixes and tweaks as well as a new DLC drop, the Otomo Clan Pack.

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DLC, PC News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Sine Mora

(PlayStation 3 Review) Sine Mora

“… a shooter best suited for the patient gamer who wants something a little different.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Drox Operative now available for Mac, Windows PC

Drox Operative (PC) October Screenshots - Screenshot 3

Soldak Entertainment, developers of Depths of Peril and Din’s Curse, has just released their latest action-RPG, Drox Operative. As an intergalactic gun for hire, players will earn their keep by taking on jobs, alone or with friends via co-op multiplayer, in a dynamic galaxy embroiled in war. The goal isn’t to build or administer bases but to amass as much money as possible to man the deadliest ship in space. In addition to ship and crew customization, the game offers budding mercenary captains quests to undertake, monsters to hunt, and several factions to work with or against.

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PC News

Sony reveals 525K PS3s,160K Vitas sold during Black Friday week

Sony (General) PS3 and PS Vita Black Friday Numbers - Ultimate Bundle

Sony has announced that the PS3 sold over 525,000 consoles and the PS Vita over 160,000 during Black Friday week. According to the company’s number-crunching robots, that represents a 15% increase for PS3 bundle sales and a 9% increase over last year for hardware, software, and peripherals sales. Latin America posted the most significant increase, with “year-over-year sales growth increase of 200%.” SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton noted that the company is “very pleased” with their Black Friday numbers.

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PlayStation 3 News

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition launches on Beamdog for PC

Baldur's Gate: Extended Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, the Overhaul Games-developed update of BioWare’s landmark RPG, has launched on Beamdog. The $19.99 update features chanced graphics, tweaked menus, new allies, new quests, new Black Pits arena challenges, and the ability to co-op multiplay across all supported platforms.

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PC News

Aksys continues the BlazBlue celebrations with two new contests

BlazBlue (360, PS3) US Third Anniversary Contests - Header

Aksys is celebrating three years of BlazBlue in the US with three contests, and they have just announced that the final two are now live. The first, which took place back in August, was all about finding the biggest fan, while the second looks for a bit of creativity and the third a bit of promotion. Caption the Blue challenges contestants to come up with a witty caption, while All Eyes on the Azure is all about spreading word about this weekend’s Northeast Championships XIII in Philadelphia, PA.

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Contests, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Landfall update now live for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft (Mac, PC) Mists of Pandaria Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Blizzard has launched Landfall, the first content update for World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, Mists of Pandaria. The changes and additions, detailed below, include new daily quests in Krasarang Wilds, a greater look into Pandaren lore, new factions with new …

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PC News

Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials going live on December 11

Dishonored (360, PC, PS3) Dunwall City Trials DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dunwall City Trials, the first of three DLC packs planned for Arkane Studios’ Dishonored, will be launching for 360, PC, and PS3 on December 11 for $4.99/400 MS Points. The drop will include 10 challenge maps and three events: arena battles, drop assassinations, and time trials. Each challenge will also have its own global leaderboard.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ace Combat Assault Horizon Games on Demand, PSN, Steam bound

Ace Combat Assault Horizon (360, PC) Multiplayer Detailed Announced - Screenshot 3

Namco Bandai has announced that Ace Combat Assault Horizon will launch as three different packages on Live Games on Demand and PSN on December 18, and in early 2013 for PC. The standard version is already available for $19.99 on PSN, while the upcoming release will be the $29.99 + DLC Pack edition that includes adds six new aircraft and two maps. Live Games on Demand will only offer the standard edition, while Steam will only offer the $34.99 Enhanced Edition for PC. Additionally, a new patch will be available for the 360 and PS3 versions today to fix multiplayer exploits and address minor gameplay and balance issues. It was also announced that the Game Integrated Web Site will end service.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

New trailer shows off Far Cry 3′s four-player co-op campaign

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Far Cry 3 detailing the four playable characters starring in the co-op campaign. The co-op campaign is entirely separate from the main storyline, and features four hooligans out to recover their stolen loot six months prior to the arrival of Jason Brody and friends. Consoles support up to four players both online and offline via splitscreen, while PC supports online only.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News