Bethesda details, gets some help with QuakeCon’s Table Top Village

QuakeCon 2014 (Convention) Tabletop Announcement - Logo

Bethesda has announced that Common Ground Games has signed on to assist with the new Table Top Village at this year’s QuakeCon. Tabletop gaming will make a strong debut this year with room for vendors, events, including demonstrations and contests, and play areas. DFW Nerd Night will be helping Common Ground to host several events at the convention for players of all skill levels.

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Tropico 5 updated to ver. 1.03 with fixes, new costumes and maps

Tropico 5 (360, PC) Update Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After yesterday’s release of the PC physical version of Tropico 5, a new patch has gone live. The 1.03 update adds three new maps for sandbox mode and six new dynasty member costumes, detailed below, as well as addresses several performance issues and bugs. Specifically, problems with trade route contracts expiring have been fixed along with performance of service buildings, trees remaining after the destruction of nearby logging camps, and the rebuild construction feature not working.

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Abyss Odyssey launching online this July for console and PC

Abyss Odyssey (360, PC, PS3) PC Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ace Team’s 2D side-scrolling action title Abyss Odyssey will be available online on July 15 for PC and PS3, and on the following day for 360. Atlus also announced that the official website has gone live at AbyssOdyssey.com, and that they are running a pre-order program for the PC version through Steam offering 33% off the suggested price of $14.99.

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Princess Plume takes to the field, Battle Princess of Arcadias on PSN

Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Battle Princess of Arcadias, a side-scrolling beat ‘em up action RPG from NIS, has launched on PSN. As Battle Princess Plume, players must save the Kingdom of Schwert by destroying waves of invading monsters. The princess is capable of recruiting soldiers, upgrading her skills, and building a varied arsenal that includes axes, swords, spears, and even guns.

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Payday 2: Big Bank DLC now available on Steam for PC

Payday 2 (360, PC, PS3) PC The Big Heist DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PC version of Payday 2 has received a new DLC pack today, Big Bank. The $6.99 download features the Benevolent Bank, which sports better vaults and more guards than any previous bank but also houses bigger vaults and rewards. Since this is the biggest score to date, players will be able to engage a pre-planning phase to check out blueprints and choose power-ups, such as better weapons and getaway drivers. The pack also adds a new contact, The Dentist, voiced by Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito.

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Shadowgate closed beta begins for pre-orders, Kickstarter backers

Shadowgate (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Kickstarter-funded updated re-release of Shadowgate has entered closed beta. Adventure fans wanting to try it out can access the beta alongside campaign backers by pre-ordering the $24.99 Hero tier at the official site. Those interested in grabbing their virtual copy at a discounted price but would prefer to wait until launch to play it can still pre-order the game for $14.99, 25% off the regular price of $19.99.

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Drakengard 3 gets final batch of DLC, contest announced

Drakengard 3 (PS3) Wave Two Preorder Bonus Announcement - Art (Nier Costume Pack)

The last round of downloadable content has launched for Drakengard 3. Over six weapon and outfit packs as well as a prologue and a theme pack are now available on PSN, and each is detailed below. Several of the packs were pre-order bonuses or are from the Collector’s Edition, including three alternate color schemes for Zero, an outfit based off of Caim’s from Nier, a costume based from Nier’s outfit in the Japan-only Nier Replicant, and even a Giant Baby head for Mikhail styled after the bizarre creatures in the first Drakengard. One’s Prologue, formerly a CE exclusive, is also available, which helps to flesh out backstory behind all the bloody mayhem.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Drakengard 3

(PlayStation 3 Review) Drakengard 3

“… great experience despite not always being a great game.”

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Physical version of Tropico 5 for PC to get first DLC pack free

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS4) Free DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso has announced that they will be giving away Tropico 5’s first DLC pack to PC gamers who pick up the physical copy, which will hit store shelves tomorrow. The add-on, titled The Big Cheese, will be unlocked automatically when it goes live later this summer. The extra is a thank-you bonus from the publisher because of the physical version being pushed back due to a manufacturing delay.

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Suda51 working on PS4 exclusive Let it Die, official website launches

Let it Die (PS4) E3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Let it Die has officially been announced by GungHo Online Entertainment. Previously known as Lily Bergamo, Let it Die is a gory action-survival title that was unveiled during Sony’s press conference and is currently in development at Grasshopper Manufacture. The game’s website has just gone live—the link for an English translation is at the top right—and as befitting a title being helmed by Suda51, there are hidden messages for readers to discover.

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