Steam brings back the Summer Indie Bundles on sale along with reducing Transformers


Finally, there’s something slightly more interesting than the usual big title sales. Steam has discounted Transformers: War of Cybertron 75% off, putting it at just $7.50. Also if you pre-purchase the game, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, you’ll receive the G1 Retro Pack free! In addition to the discounted High Moon Studios game, you can also purchase the Summer Indie Bundles that were available during the Steam Summer Sale again. Each bundle is available at $9.99 (75% off).
Check out the list below for details on which games are featured in each bundle.  As always, the midweek madness sales end at 7pm EST.

  • Indie Bundle Day 1 – The Baconing, Edge, Anomaly Warzone Earth, Cave Story+, Lone Survivor ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 2 – Universe Sandbox, E.Y.E, Oil Rush, Botanicula, Splice ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 3 – Braid, Bit.Trip Beat, Runespell: Overture, Bunch of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 4 – Atom Zombie Smasher, Sanctum, Blocks That Matter, Sword and Sworcery (includes soundtrack), A Valley Without Wind ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 5 – Audiosurf, Greed Corp., Gemini Rue, The Tiny Bang Story, Ys: The Oath in Felghana ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 6 – Defcon, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, SpaceChem, Trauma, Ticket to Ride ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 7 – Zombie Driver, Dungeons of Dredmor, Vessel, Avadon: The Black Fortress, Qube ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 8 – Wings of Prey, Hoard, Swords and Soldiers, Demolition Inc., Sol Exodus ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 9 – Zeno Clash, VVVVVV, Revenge of the Titans, Jamestown, Capsized ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 10 – Machinarium, Eufloria, Beat Hazard, Bit.Trip Runner, All Zombies Must Die ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Bundle Day 11 – World of Goo, Star Ruler, Hydrophobia, Orion: Dino Beatdown, Waveform ($39.99 placeholder)

LoL champions and skins on sale 7/31-8/3 and free champion rotation week 36


Varus splash art

Corporate Mundo has been passing the reins around to various champions to introduce the champions and skins on sale. Starting tomorrow, Gangster Twitch will place Amumu, Irelia, Varus on sale. For just 487 RP, you can purchase Irelia and Varus whereas you can pick Amumu for 292 RP. Additionally, you can receive Galactic Nasus, Scarlet Hammer Poppy, and Coral Reef Malphite all at a reduced price too. Galactic Nasus will be just 260 RP and Scarlet Hammer Poppy and Coral Reef Malphite will be available for only 487 RP tomorrow. Also the free champions for this week are: Karthus, Alistar, Corki, Ryze, Tryndamere, Zilean, Irelia, Gragas, Caitlyn, and Sejuani.

Galactic Nasus in-game image

Galactic Nasus splash art

Scarlet Hammer Poppy in-game image

 

Scarlet Hammer Poppy splash art

Coral Reef Malphite in-game image

Coral Reef Malphite splash art

 

Red Sox lineup 7/29/12 vs New York Yankees


Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross DH
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Sweeney RF
Ciriaco SS

Doubront SP

LoL early August patch preview


Riot Games has posted their latest Patch Preview video. Titled the Early August Patch, the new updates will balance Rumble since apparently, they decided to fix things around his bugs, rather than the bugs themselves. In addition, Urgot and Cho’Gath will be receiving a few changes. The Tribunal is also getting new improvements such as a reform cards. Check out the video below for more details.

 

Red Sox take on rivals in the Bronx after disappointing last two series


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Adrian Gonzalez, Cody Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have been bright spots for the Red Sox as of late.

Tonight the Boston Red Sox visit their rivals, the New York Yankees, in the Bronx. The match-up tonight pits Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA) against Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA). Unfortunately, the Boston Red Sox are not doing too well since their series against the Chicago White Sox, where they won three out of four games. Since then the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Red Sox and the Texas Rangers took two out of three before this weekend series. Buchholz was stellar in the only win in the last six games. Buchholz threw 105 pitches over seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He also walked three and struck out one in the 2-1 Red Sox win. It’s absolutely a shame that many of the starting pitchers cannot seem to stop giving up runs in the 1st inning. Felix Doubront managed to not give up any runs in the 1st on his start this past Monday, but regardless the Rangers still pounded on his pitches in the first game of the series. Lester got beaten up by the Blue Jays in yet another horrible start. His woes continue to hurt the Red Sox and the offense is not consistent at all. It’s there or it’s not. Hopefully the rivalry will spark some fire for this weekend to help the Red Sox bring themselves up past .500 baseball again.

The game will begin at 7.05pm from Yankee Stadium. It will be viewable on NESN and MLB Network.

Lol new skin available – Rageborne Mundo


Rageborn Mundo splash art

Riot Games has introduced a new skin to get excited about. If you’re a Mundo player, you’re in luck as you can purchase the brand new Rageborn Mundo skin in the League of Legends store now. As always with new skins, this one costs 975 RP.

Dr. Mundo’s known for many things: unwavering lunacy, going where he pleases and tossing cleavers at enemies’ backsides. Now, we’re ratcheting up Mundo’s brutality and fearsomeness with Rageborn Mundo, a completely new take on the Madman of Zaun. More at home on the battlefield than in the laboratory, Rageborn Mundo’s equipped with a brand new model, barbaric armor, and a deadly axe that’s got just as much slowing power as his iconic cleavers. Rageborn Mundo also has a slew of updated animations and a devastating new throw for Infected Cleaver that will have your enemies running away (slowly) in fear.

Rageborn Mundo in-game animations

Indie Gala 7 launched


Of course, Indie Gala is back with more games which all happen to hail from the publisher, 1C Company. For the #7 lineup there are at least a total of nine games, not including the secret bonuses that might add on another game later, though it’s undoubtedly some music. Going with the pay-what-you-want method, you can snag at least four games for cheap:  Rig n Roll, Space Rangers, Reign: Conflict of Nations and a secret bonus game! If you pay-more-than-the-average of around $5.87, you’ll also receive five more games: King’s Bounty: Armored Princess, Death To Spies, Death To Spies: Moment of Truth, UFO: Afterlight and a secret bonus game. In addition to the games, there are also three bonuses as always that will be revealed later. The two secret bonus games will be detailed one week from now as well. Check out this bundle on the official website and pick up your copy of some games before it disappears in less than 17 days.

Outernauts launched on Facebook


Insomniac  Games’ Outernauts is now available  on Facebook. The new browser game is supposedly Pokémon in outer space. You can collect loot, train space monsters, and combat with them. You can get more information or play it here.

LoL – Diana, the Scorn of the Moon revealed


Diana, Scorn of the Moon splash art

Riot Games has revealed the next new champion to join the ranks on the Fields of Justice, Diana, the Scorn of the Moon. Check it out below.

The tide of battle is turning, summoners. With ceaseless aggression, powered and protected by the lunar light, Diana, Scorn of the Moon, controls and chases her enemies through the battlefield, leaving them no sunlight for solace.

Diana’s high area of effect damage and defensive abilities make her an ideal jungler. Pale Cascade creates three orbiting spheres that detonate and deal damage to any enemy that comes close, while protecting her with a shield that absorbs any incoming damage. If all three orbs are detonated, the shield effect is refreshed, allowing her to absorb even more punishment. This destructive shield, combined with a cleaving attack from her passive, Moonsilver Blade, helps her deal out significant damage to multiple targets as she quickly tears through jungle camps.

Drawing power from the moon, Diana’s kit revolves around her use of Moonlight to prep her enemies for an incoming attack. The breakneck pace of Diana’s gameplay and her relentless chasing potential are driven by the interplay between Crescent Strike and her ultimate ability, Lunar Rush. A unique curved skillshot, Crescent Strike unleashes lunar energy in an arc, damaging any enemies in its path and simultaneously afflicting them with Moonlight. Casting Lunar Rush to teleport to an enemy afflicted by Moonlight will reset the ability cooldown while consuming all active Moonlight debuffs. Judicious use of Moonlight combined with accurate casts of Crescent Strike gives Diana incredible mobility and sustained damage throughout a long fight. While using Lunar Rush only in combination with Moonlight will give Diana the highest damage output over time, you may make a judgment call and accept the longer cooldown to either directly rush a vulnerable target or double tap a Moonlight afflicted enemy for heavy burst damage.

Diana’s kit really comes together in a team fight. After initiating with Crescent Strike and Lunar Rush, she can follow up with Moonfall, drawing in and slowing all nearby enemies, holding them in range for Moonsilver Blade and Pale Cascade until Crescent Strike is ready again. The added durability of her shield helps her survive heavy damage, while the mobility of a Moonlight-enhanced ultimate helps her pursue and assassinate high-value targets. With the complex interplay of her abilities, Diana’s got the potential to control the jungle while executing quick ganks and threatening enemies in team fights.

Diana in-game animations

Abilities:

  • Moonsilver Blade (Passive): Diana has increased Attack Speed. Every third strike cleaves nearby enemies for additional magic damage.
  • Crescent Strike: Diana swings her blade to unleash a bolt of lunar energy, afflicting enemies with Moonlight and dealing damage in an arc before exploding.
  • Pale Cascade: Diana creates three orbiting spheres that detonate on contact with enemies to deal damage in an area. She also gains a temporary shield that absorbs damage. This shield is refreshed if all three spheres detonate.
  • Moonfall: Diana draws in and slows all nearby enemies.
  • Lunar Rush (Ultimate): Diana teleports to an enemy and deals magic damage. Lunar Rush has no cooldown when used to teleport to a target afflicted with Moonlight.

Diana, the Scorn of the Moon reveal

LoL champions and skins on sale 7/27-7/30


Ahri splash art

For the last weekend of July, Shaco has reduced Ahri, Nasus, and Pantheon. Ahri and Pantheon will be available tomorrow for just 487 RP. Nasus on the other hand will be purchasable for 292 RP. Additionally, Vandal Twitch, Major Ziggs, and Big Bad Warwick are all on sale for skins. Vandal Twitch and Major Ziggs will be available at the reduced cost of 487 RP, whereas Big Bad Warwick is snatch-able for just 260 RP. Check out the images below of the skins and pick them up before the sale ends on Monday, July 30th.

Vandal Twitch in-game image

Vandal Twitch splash art

Major Ziggs in-game image

Major Ziggs splash art

Big Bad Warwick in-game image

Big Bad Warwick splash art

Dishonored’s great escapes trailer


 

Bethesda Softworks is nicely highlighting the unique options  their upcoming game, Dishonored. In this trailer, it shows off three different ways to escape: The Long Jump, Sleep Tight, or Chain Possession. The game is scheduled to release on October 9th for North America, 11th for Australia, and the 12th for Europe on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Darksiders II trailer shows off gameplay


Darksiders II will release in less than month on August 14th for North America and August 21st for Europe. The game will launch on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Eventually, there will also be a Wii U version available later in the year. Check out the brand new trailer.

Orcs Must Die! and Borderlands on sale for 75% off this weekend on Steam


Orcs Must Die! is available for at a lovely $2.49 and just $3.24 for Orcs Must Die! Game of the Year Edition that features two DLCs. In addition to highlight the upcoming sequel to the game, you can pre-purchase Orcs Must Die! 2 at 10% off making it just $13.49 from the original retail price of $14.99. Snag Orcs Must Die! cheap, before the sequel launches on July 30th.

Borderlands is also available to purchase at 75% off. You can pick up the GOTY Edition for just $7.49. You can also now pre-purchase the sequel at 10% off at $53.99 if you already own Borderlands through Steam. If you haven’t gotten a copy of Borderlands, you can play the game for free until Sunday at 4pm EST.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is not canceled


Despite recent articles, Final Fantasy Versus XIII is in fact still in production, according to a recent tweet by Square Enix’s CEO Yoichi Wada. Originally announced over six years ago, the Final Fantasy Versus XIII production has been well-kept under-wraps. It was perceived from anonymous sources of Kotaku that the production died and Square Enix was not formally going to announce that the game was canceled. Instead, they would let it slip away from people’s minds.

LoL champion sneak peek – Diana, the Scorn of the Moon


Diana, the Scorn of the Moon sneak peek

Riot Games has released a sneak peek of their upcoming champion, Diana, the Scorn of the Moon. Looks like she doesn’t get along with Leona.

Not all creatures of the night are the sort that lurk in the shadows. A select few leap headlong into the fray, leaving enemies begging for sunshine. Shunned by the people of the sun, Diana turned in isolation to the cold power of the moon’s glow. She hurls herself into the heat of the fight, wielding her crescent blade and unleashing lunar energy with merciless ferocity. If you’re awed by the darkness of the night, but never one to hide in the shadows, you’re sure to be drawn to this knight of the moon and her relentless pursuit of vengeance.

Red Sox lineup 7/25/12 vs Texas Rangers


Ellsbury CF
Ciriaco DH
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Ross RF
Middlebrooks 3B
Crawford LF
Shoppach C
Aviles SS

Beckett SP

Mists of Pandaria release date announced


Blizzard Entertainment has finally announced a date for its upcoming expansion to the World of Warcraft universe. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 25th as that will be the date when the new race and monk class will be available. This time there will be three versions you can purchase: the Standard Edition, the Digital Deluxe Edition, and the Collector’s Edition. The Standard Edition will run you $39.99, whereas the Digital Deluxe Version will be $59.99 and includes all the digital goodies from the Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition will set you back just $79.99 rather than the preposterous amount of $150 which I’ve been seeing for some Collector’s Editions lately. Check out the details below.

The Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition includes:

  • an Imperial Quilen flying mount
  • a Lucky Quilen Cub pet
  • Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar StarCraft 2 Battle.net portraits
  • Pandaren markings for Diablo 3 Banner Sigils and Accents

The rest of the Collector’s Edition features:

  • Mists of Pandaria on disc
  • a behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray (over an hour long)
  • a 20-track soundtrack CD
  • a 208-page hardback artbook (never before seen art)
  • a Chen Stormshout panda person mouse pad

Lucky Quilen Cub pet

Imperial Quilen flying mount

LoL new champion and skin available – Zyra, Rise of the Thorns and Muay Thai Lee Sin


Muay Thai Lee Sin splash art

League of Legends just launch in Thailand, so what does that mean?! A brand new skin of course. Lee Sin is the champion who gets hit this time. Riot Games presents Muay Thai Lee Sin, who honors “Art of Eight Limbs”. With the new skin, Muay Thai Lee Sin has had Muay Thai integrated into his animations for his attacks Resonating Strike and Dragon’s Rage. You can pick up the new skin in the League of Legends store for 975 RP.

Muay Thai Lee Sin in-game image

Additionally, Zyra, Rise of the Thorns is available to play now. You may pick her up for 6300 IP or 975 RP. Also if you wish to get her Wildfire skin, you can pick up the bundle which features the champion and the new skin for just 1462 RP for a limited time.

Zyra splash art

Zyra in-game animations

Wildfire Zyra splash art

Wildfire Zyra in-game animations

 

 

The Walking Dead comes to iOS


Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will be available on iTunes for just $14.99. Each episode is will be available for $4.99 each, but the $14.99 includes them all so you’ll save yourself $10 in the long run. If you have an iOS device, you’ll be able to play it on the following ones: iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and 4th Generation iPods and above. I picked up the game during the Steam Summer Sale and definitely think that it’s a great game, despite not realizing that it was solely a point-and-click game. The story is engaging and overall, does a nice job with the whole make-a-decision-now and its consequences concept.

Crysis 3 screenshots


There’s no real news of the upcoming installment; however, there are some new screenshots. Take a look.

Sleeping Dogs lets you hijack cars like an action hero


Sleeping Dogs will soon be available for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Come August 14th (that’s just two weeks, six days, and less than 19 hours), you’ll be able to roam the streets of Hong Kong. Check out the new gameplay which highlights the realistic mixed martial arts combat style the developers placed into the game, as well as driving portions of the game. You’ll be able to jump from a vehicle onto another in order to hijack a car. Sounds neat, right? Check it out below.

Indie Royale has launched their July Jubilee Bundle


Indie Royale is back with the July Jubilee Bundle and brings six games for your pleasure. The games that are included are: Puzzle Agent, Geneforge Saga, Oniken, Mutant Storm Reloaded, Swift☆Stitch, and Unepic. Puzzle Agent along with the Geneforge Saga and Mutant Storm Reloaded are all available on Steam and Desura. The other games, Oniken, Swift☆Stitch, and Unepic are available on Desura. Each game is playable on Windows; however, Puzzle Agent, Geneforge Saga,  and Swift☆Stitch are the only ones available on Mac. The current pricing is set at the minimum of $5.46. Pick up your bundle here before it ends in less than seven days. Also here’s a detailed description of the games after the trailer.

First up is a super-smart indie adventure with a puzzle twist: Telltale Games’ Puzzle Agent. Downloadable for Windows and Mac on Steam, Desura and DRM-free, this game uses indie comic creator Graham Annable’s unique art style to reveal FBI Agent, Nelson Tethers, who is on his first mission for the U.S. Department of Puzzle Research. Check out the game that AdventureGamers dubs “a charming lite adventure filled with quirky characters and challenging puzzles that anyone can enjoy solving”, featuring 30+ puzzles spanning math, logic and spatial thinking.

Next up are five old-school, open-world RPGs brought to you by Spiderweb Software: the Geneforge Saga, now available for Windows on Steam and Windows and Mac on Desura and DRM-free. Set in an alternate sci-fi/fantasy universe, DIY Gamer explains of the old-school RPG: “The whole series is very highly regarded, with each game giving you a rough overarching goal, but lets you go about it however you see fit, developing your own character and your personal squad of mutant minions to tackle the challenges.” So what are you waiting for?

Also offered in this bundle is a much buzzed-about 2D platformer inspired by 8-bit action games from the NES era: Oniken, available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Play a ninja named Zuku as you slash and hack your way through a dystopian future and battle a dominant military organization of cybernetic warriors known as the Oniken. Offering uber challenging boss fights, a campy sense of humor and great old school 8 bit music, this game can’t be missed. Destructoid celebrates Oniken for its presentation: “Oniken feels like a project holistically designed around one person’s love of ’80s action film and ’90s anime imports.”

Included in this bundle is Pom Pom’s critically acclaimed psychedelic shmup Mutant Storm Reloaded available for Windows on Steam, Desura and DRM-free. Offering over 89 (!) levels of frenetic fun, each level starts off easy, but quickly works up to large, tentacle creatures and regenerating enemies that are require skill to beat. You can’t miss this game, recognized by Eurogamer for being “thrilling, constantly surprising, and possessed of a wonky beauty that makes it unforgettable. … It’s a bit like finding yourself in the midst of a parasite disco staged within the womb of a jelly baby.”

Also “marching” in this parade of great indie games are two games from Sophie Houlden: Swift*Stitch available for Windows and Mac on Desura and DRM-free and a bonus game that was created during the Indie Buskers game jam: Rose and Time available for Windows and Mac as a DRM Free standalone. Swift*Stitch offers a plethora of levels, and this game challenges you *not* to press buttons to power your ship but to press the right buttons at the right moment to make it to the end of the maze. Included is a trancelike soundtrack from Aeronic that nicely contrasts to Swift*Stitch’s razor-focused play. Also included is Rose and Time, a clever time travel stealth game offering ten levels with a catch: you have to make sure the past you doesn’t see the present you, because that would create a paradox.

Rounding out the bundle is Francisco Téllez de Meneses’ labor of love, Unepic available for Windows on Desura and DRM-free. Unepic cleverly combines an RPG with a platformer and offers a quirky sense of humor throughout. Play as Daniel, an average gamer/geek who gets teleported to a fantasy castle while using the restroom during a D&D Game. Destructoid calls Unepic a “unique gaming experience” suggesting that this game is definitely worth a try if you “enjoy running around in castles, jumping around platforms and figuring out the best way to slay monsters.” Also available to July Jubilee Bundle purchasers are the “Royale Ring” (offering extra health and experience in each game) and 100 “Unepic Credits” (available via a downloadable key) that you can use to grab special in-game items.

Finally, those who pay $8 USD or their currency equivalent during the July Jubilee Bundle will get ‘Insert’ from Japanese chiptune legend Prof.SAKAMOTO, a $7 value on its own. This clever concept album, about a future where inhabitants have game cartridge slots on the top of their heads, comes from an artist also famous for his unique Final Fantasy piano performances on YouTube.

Steam’s midweek madness sale reduces Left 4 Dead franchise and X Series


Steam’s Summer Sale is over now, but there are still the weekly midweek madnesses and daily deals to look forward to. Today, Left 4 Dead 2 is available for just $4.99 and if you don’t have Left 4 Dead, you can pick up the bundle pack which features both games for just $7.49. Also, if you want to treat some friends, you can pick up the four pack for just $14.99 for Left 4 Dead & L4D2. Additionally when you purchase the game, you’ll receive the five new campaigns for Left 4 Dead 2. If you happen to not like zombies, you can pick up the X Series for 75% off at $9.99. You can get all six games for just one low price. The games are X3: Albion Prelude, X3: Terran Conflict, X3: Reunion, X2: The Threat, X: Tension, and X: Beyond the Frontier.

LoL champion and skins on sale 7/24-7/27 and free champion rotation week 35


Lee Sin splash art

Gentlemanly Cho’Gath presents this week’s sale by offering his counterpart Cho’Gath at a reduced 292 RP. In addition, he has also placed Orianna and Lee Sin on sale for just 487 RP. There are also three skins on sale now: Boneclaw Shyvana, Forsaken Olaf, and Pharaoh Nidalee. You can pick up Boneclaw Shyvana and Pharaoh Nidalee for just 487 RP, while Forsaken Olaf is on sale for a mere 260 RP. Also new week means new champion rotation. The new rotation for week 35 consists of: Annie, Malphite, Gangplank, Fiddlesticks, Nocturne, Urgot, Jayce, Vayne, Skarner, and Lulu.

Boneclaw Shyvana in-game image

Boneclaw Shyvana splash art

Forsaken Olaf in-game image

Forsaken Olaf splash art

Pharaoh Nidalee in-game image

Pharaoh Nidalee splash art

 

 

 

 

 

LoL champion spotlight – Zyra, Rise of the Thorns


Wildfire Zyra splash art

Zyra, Rise of the Thorns, will soon be available to play on the Fields of Justice. This new champion summons plants to defend her and attack her opponents. She will be available for 6300 IP or 975 RP. In addition, you can pick up this blossoming new champion in the Zyra bundle, which features the champion and the Wildfire Zyra skin for 1462 RP within the League of Legends store. Check out the champion spotlight below for more about her as well as the Wildfire Zyra skin spotlight trailer.

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