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Fresh off the smashing success that Far Cry 3 enjoyed at the tail end of 2012, Ubisoft aims grow the series’ ever-swelling wave of admiration with a DLC expansion that speaks to a nostalgia for all things gloriously 80’s. Leading up to the expansion’s May 1 target release, Ubisoft sought the help of Corridor Digital to bring some of the main themes to life.
It’s crazy, it’s ridiculous, it’s awesome. Check it out.
This week’s selection of fresh downloadable content centers around a cornucopia of some of the most successful franchises to ever hit a PlayStation. The likes of BioShock, Uncharted, Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid and Ratchet & Clank are now available for purchase. If you’ve a trusty internet connection and have yet to play either of these classics, this is the update for you.
Other highlights include YouTube for Vita, a whole slew of price drops and a trio of PS2 classics.
Have a look.
If you’ve yet to get started on either the Uncharted or Resident Evil series there are two things that we know about you. One, you don’t like care very much for yourself. And two, you’re in luck because this week the store update brings a crop of Uncharted and Resident Evil games to the digital scene.
With two giant franchises providing content this week we jump to the early 90’s with Digital Underground’s ‘Freaks Of The Industry’. It’s time we dug up some of that old-school hip hop.
Other highlights this week include a nice discount on Journey for Plus members, The Amazing Spider-Man, and yes, more Rock Band content (honestly who is buying these at this point?)
Have a look won’t you?
No longer flying under the radar, developer, Vigil Games’ Darksiders series looks to make a splash this August with the release of Darksiders II. Having already done a tour with War, Darksiders II shifts focus onto his slightly more cantankerous horseman brother, Death.
See the angel of dark and light in action as he stems a tide of demons who’d like nothing better than to have at the flock of church goers cowering inside their doomed sanctuary.
The Dark Knight strikes the store twice this week with a digital release of Batman: Arkham City and the day-and-date release of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes for Vita. Although both games feature our favorite orphaned crime fighter, they couldn’t be much more different. If you have yet to take a spin through Arkham City take this as a opportunity to correct your mistake (shame on you).
Other highlights include Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, the confounding release of more PSP content, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fatal Conspiracy for those who simply cannot get enough of the serialized crime drama.
Have a look won’t you?
This week on the North American front digital releases are at the forefront. Prompting us to remember Olivia Newton-John’s unforgettably 80’s classic (a video so uniquely 1981 that it must be seen to be believed). Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier and Tomba! avail themselves for download while Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes gets a day and date digital release for Vita owners.
Other highlights include a tempting trio of top-flight games receiving significant discounts and a demo for Magic: The Gathering.
Come on in and have a look around.
You’ve played them, you’ve enjoyed them, you love them, you tirelessly defend them when anyone so much as makes an unpleasant face at the very mention of them. Now you can play Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as well as the original two MSX games again on the go.
The gold standard of Japanese games in the palm of your hand.
EA’s 2012 E3 showcase was amassed around new iterations of publisher’s biggest and most successful franchises. From relatively new (Crysis 3) to unfrozen from carbonite (SimCity), Electronic Arts CEO, John Riccitiello made it abundantly clear that the publishing giant would indeed focus on strengthening an already proven stable of franchises. Among EA’s prized assets is Dead Space and the forthcoming Dead Space 3.
What wasn’t shown at E3 however was this rather large chunk of Dead Space 3 footage which serves as the first real close-up we’ve seen of the third installment in the survival/horror series. Steve Papoutsis, vice president and general manager of Visceral Games would like to take you on a tour of some of the new aspects you can expect when Dead Space 3 makes its way to store shelves. Including the polarizing addition of 2-player drop-in/drop-out cooperative play.
Disney Interactive has officially dated the sequel to 2010’s paint brush-wielding adventure game featuring the world’s most famous mouse. The one and only Mickey Mouse and his pal Oswald have designs on a release before 2012 comes to a close.
Everything with the PixelJunk name must go. That’s right folks it’s PixelJunk dealing days. To commemorate 10 years of Q-Games, the studio is slashing prices on their entire catalog. Looking for a tower-defense game? How about PixelJunk Monsters for $1. In the market for a shooter? Pick up PixelJunk Shooter 2 for $4.99. Head on down to your local PS Store and save today.
Other highlights this week include Datura and a couple of full PS3 games now available digitally.
Have a look.
These days player choice is all the rage in video games. The shackles of linearity, with occasional exception, are largely a vision of the past.
More and more, modern developers have opted to give players the choice to complete objectives in any way they see fit. IO Interactive’s Hitman: Absolution is no different. In fact gameplay creativity is one of the game’s vital elements.
Watch Agent 47 adapt to his surroundings and remove his targets from the realm of the living in the latest gameplay trailer.
Fans of the MOBA genre will no doubt be excited to see Awesomenauts make its debut on the store this week. Others will be surprised to learn that MOBA stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Awesomenaut’s distinctive 80’s cartoon sensibilities make it one of the focal points this week.
Fighting fans can get their fix with the long-awaited debut of Skullgirls while trekkies can test their mettle with the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Star Trek Bundle.
Other highlights include Prototype 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
In conjunction with this week’s announcement of Call Of Duty Black Ops 2, Activision and Treyarch have commissioned a documentary series exploring the potent ramifications stemming from the intersection of cutting-edge technology and war. Experts from the academic, tech and military communities share their thoughts on the current state and future of high-tech combat.
Observe in horror as they lay out a reality in which a hacker group not unlike that which spurred the infamous PSN outage just last year could potentially seize control of entire armies.
This week’s update reminds those of us with them why it’s great to have that little yellow plus symbol next to our avatars. All told six games are now available to Plus subscribers for the unbeatable price of free. Including a new game in Awesomenauts, the heavily praised Trine 2 and a pair of fondly regarded Castlevania classics. To quote the great Yogi Berra, “If you don’t have it, that’s why you need it”.
Other highlights include Mortal Kombat for Vita, a trio of worthy demos as well as a time traveling adventure featuring a sandwich.
There’s plenty to be had. Take a look and get downloading.
Good news. The licensed game you’ve been waiting for finally hits the store this week. Officially licensed games have achieved various levels of success over the years however few properties possess the level of pertinent cultural relevancy inherent in this title. That’s right PS3 fans, Grease Dance makes its PS Store debut at long last. You’ll be dancing like Travolta in no time.
Other highlights include Disgaea 3, Bejeweled 3 and episode one of a game based on indie-comic, The Walking Dead.
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Robert Kirkman’s long-running, perpetual series makes its video game debut this week as Telltale Games issues episode one of The Walking Dead. The first of five episodes introduces players to an atypical hero in convicted criminal, Lee Everett. If you haven’t already had your fill of zombies, this might be worth a look.
Other highlights include the complete collection of Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, a full-game download of Battlefield 3 and a trio of demos.
Have a look, won’t you?
Our first glimpse of Prophet and Crysis 3 comes by way of a very short teaser trailer. Although it clocks in under 20 seconds, developer, Crytek was kind enough to include some gameplay footage.
This is what it looks like when New York City becomes a vibrant rain forest.
In a week where House of the Dead 4 makes its grand entrance the most intriguing new download is without a doubt Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time. We know close to nothing about this one but with a name like that you can bet either way it’s going to be memorable.
Other highlights include a complete edition of Renegade Ops, NHL 12 and a new Vita app.
Have a look won’t you?
Assassinating persons of considerable influence, stopping time, traversing rooftops, sword fighting. These are some of the things you’ll find in the debut trailer for Dishonored, a dystopian first-person shooter from Bethesda and Arkane Studios.
Give the trailer a look to find out why Dishonored is one of the industry’s most anticipated new franchises.