Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire DLC launches for PS3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PC, PS3) Hearthfire DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

PlayStation 3 owners looking to make Skyrim a bit homier will be able to set down roots today with the launch of Hearthfire. The pack, available this week for 50% off, allows players to purchase land, build a home, and adopt children. Houses will start out as small cottages but can be customized and expanded to include such add-ons as an alchemy laboratory and an armory.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Halo 4 – Majestic Map Pack detailed, to be released next week

New details have been announced about the second of three upcoming map packs for Halo 4, the Majestic Map Pack. The Certain Affinity- and 343 Industries-developed entry in the War Games Map Pack series will launch next Monday, February 25, with three small- to medium-sized maps, detailed below, as well as two Majestic DLC playlists and a new free-for-all mode, Infinity Rumble.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance slices and dices its way into stores

Metal Gear Rising (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After a flurry of videos and screenshots, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has hit store shelves. The Kojima Productions and Platinum Games co-production features the former’s flair for storytelling and the latter’s love of crazy action in a new tale featuring everyone’s favorite white-haired ninja, Raiden. Well, maybe “favorite” is a strong word. More like the “Where did Solid Snake go? Who is this guy?!” game-usurping white-haired ninja. But this is the new-and-improved Raiden, the one from Metal Gear Solid 4, kitted out with cyborg limbs and a massive sword. It’s that same sword that will be used to dismember innumerable cyborgs and take down the notorious PMC Desperado Enforcement.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Baird details Gears of War: Judgment’s multiplayer in new trailer

A new video has launched focusing on Gears of War: Judgment’s multiplayer component. Titled The Guts of Gears – Multiplayer, the video features Lt. Damon Baird going over some of the various modes, armory updates, and rewards. Domination, Free-For-All, OverRun, and Team Deathmatch are covered, as well as a few of the six new grenade types and an overview of the prizebox bonuses.

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Xbox 360 News

Capcom Arcade Cabinet – Game Pack 1 now on PSN, Live tomorrow

Capcom Arcade Cabinet (360, PS3) Game Pack 1 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first Game Pack has launched on PSN for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and will be launching tomorrow on Live Arcade. The $4.99/400 MS Point set includes 1943: The Battle of Midway, Avengers, and Black Tiger. Black Tiger is also a free solo release because it includes the Capcom Arcade platform, which is used to access the other titles as well as those in future game packs. Platformer fans looking for more action after Black Tiger can check out the beat ‘em up Avengers, while shooter fans can take to the Pacific in 1943.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Assassin’s Creed III gets Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy

Assassin's Creed III (360, PC, PS3, Wii U) King Washington DLC Pack Release Dates Announcement - Screenshot 5

The first part of Assassin’s Creed III’s new three-part downloadable campaign The Tyranny of King Washington, The Infamy, is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. The Infamy begins with Ratonhnhaké:ton awaking to find Washington sitting on the throne as king of the colonies. Gamers can begin their quest to topple the new regime for $9.99/800 MS Points. Wii U owners will get their chance at a later date.

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

Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection now on PSN

Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection (PSP, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has launched a new strategy-RPG on PSN today, Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection. The Idea Factory-developed PSP, PS Vita release follows alchemist Claude and Yuri, his cursed sister, as they travel the lands of Hades in search of a cure. Multiple endings, an alchemy-based upgrade system, and a quasi-turn-based, time-centric combat system await those who take up their cause.

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PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Crysis 3 now available in stores for 360 and PS3, online for PC

Crysis 3 (360, PC, PS3) Open Multiplayer Beta Announcement - Screenshot 4

The latest entry in Crytek’s Crysis series is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. Crysis 3 brings back the Nanosuit, and the many powers its bestows, as well as protagonist Prophet. After donning the suit and moniker in Crysis 2, he must now make his way through a domed New York that is overrun by vegetation and patrolled by Cell operatives. Seven distinct areas, known as the 7 Wonders, must be explored as he continues his struggle to save mankind.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Hotline Miami to blow the doors off PSN, announced for PS3, PS Vita

Dennaton Games’ strange, retro-styled action title Hotline Miami will be launching for PS3 and PS Vita this spring. Publisher Devolver Digital, who has recently been making a ruckus with the Serious Sam franchise, will be releasing the title on PSN. The ports are currently in development at Abstraction Games, and Dennaton is overseeing the process.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News