Sleeping Dogs receives new DLC based on the zodiac


Last year, Square Enix’s open world game received a DLC titled Nightmare In Northpoint to celebrate Halloween by letting you beat down on hopping undeads. But now in honor of the zodiac, you may now play the new DLC Year of the Snake that is available for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Our main character, Wei Shen, is back with the police and is looking for details concerning the Cult of the Snake whom has been participating in a series of bombings. Catch a glimpse of the DLC below in the new trailer.

Sleeping Dogs’ new DLCs available in October


If you’ve already completed Sleeping Dogs, don’t you worry there’s more DLCs on the way come October. The new trailer below which shows a bit of gameplay highlights two new DLC packs, the SWAT Pack and the Street Racer Pack. The SWAT pack will include at least 20 new cop missions and in addition to it, there will be a new story-driven DLC available sometime probably in late October. The details will be given on October 14th at New York’s Comic-Con. Also there will be a free Community Gift Pack from United Front.

Steam highlights Just Cause and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier for the weekend


This weekend Steam has discounted Just Cause and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Just Cause and Just Cause 2 are available for 75% off making both games purchasable for under $7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is also available for 33% off reducing it to $33.49 until Monday 1pm EST.

Gamersgate’s summer sale is here


In case you missed the huge Steam Summer Sale, Gamersgate is having one of their own. The summer sale lasts a whopping four weeks and each week highlights a genre. This week is RPG Games. In addition, there are four daily deals. Today they are BioShock Complete Pack, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale, and Dark Messiah Might & Magic. Check out the catalog of RPG games here to catch a bargain.

Here’s a hint for the upcoming deals tomorrow:

“Tomorrow we´re going to space with our pockets filled with Interstellar Kredit! After that, off to the beautiful island of Faranga for some temple ruin sightseeing (monster slaying included!), and last but not least: some classic D&D dungeon crawling!”

Sleeping Dogs’ gunplay trailer


There’s been a lot of Sleeping Dogs‘ trailer coming out, well here’s another one that shows off the gunplay in the game, featuring bullet-time and its aggressive-cover system.

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.

Steam Summer Sale Day 11


Here are the daily deals for Day 11 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

  • Portal 2 – $4.99 (75% off) less than 8 hours
  • The Witcher 2 – $15.99 (60% off) less than 10 hours
  • Trine 2 – $3.74 (75% off) less than 4 hours
  • Dead Island – $10.19 (75% off) less than 6 hours

The community poll at the moment is amongst L.A. Noire (75% off), Mirror’s Edge(75% off), and Just Cause 2(75% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 10


Here are the daily deals for Day1 0 of Steam’s Summer Sale. It’s the second to last day of Steam’s sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Dragon Siege III(75% off), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (75% off), and Ys Origin (60% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Age of Empires III at $9.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 9


Here are the daily deals for Day 9 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Two Worlds II(75% off), Risen (75% off), and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (75% off). The voting ends in less than six hours and you have a chance to pick up Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than six hours.

Sleeping Dogs’ documentary highlights George St-Pierre’s involvement with development team


Sleeping Dogs’ release is so soon! The game will release on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on August 14th, thankfully less than a month away. Below is gameplay by Dan Sochan from United Front Games as well as a documentary featuring George St-Pierre, who helped with the mixed martial arts in upcoming Square Enix title. GSP is the current Welterweight Champion of the UFC.

 

Steam Summer Sale Day 7


Here are the day deals for Day 7 of Steam’s Summer Sale.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Cities XL 2012 (75% off), SimCity 4 (75% off), and Anno 2070 (50% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than two hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 5


Here’s your daily deals for Day 5! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 4 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Mirror’s Edge (75% off), Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (75% off), and Beyond Good and Evil (75% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Red Faction Guerilla at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than five hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 4


Here’s your daily deals for Day 4! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 3 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Terraria (75% off), Bastion (75% off), and Dungeon Defenders (75% off). The voting ends in less than five hours and you have another chance to pick up Legend of Grimrock at $5.99 (60% off) before the community sale ends in less than 6 hours.

I recommend Saints Row: The Third, it is incredibly amusing and hilarious. I definitely recommend Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP as well.

Steam Summer Sale Day 2


There have been some pretty nice flash deals for the first day, especially considering I have a good chunk of games. But I am very much thrilled to have scored Saints Row: The Third at 75% off.

Today for the day deals we have:

Additionally the flash deals at the moment are:

Also you can vote for the community pick right now that ends in less than  five hours: Rage (66% off), The Darkness II (75% off), or Assassin’s Creed Revelations (66% off). If you’d like Anno 2070 for a bit cheaper and don’t care about it being through Steam, you can pick up a copy of the game for $13.75 at Get Games. They are have a 65% off sale on the title. I also recommend Botanicula and Splice as far as indie games go.

CBS signed to Deus Ex: Human Revolution based film


Assassin’s Creed isn’t the only series turning into a film, now so is Square Enix’s Deus Ex. The most recent installment of the series Deus Ex: Human Revolution debuted last summer and now the new film will feature an interpretation of the recent video game. There’s no news on who will play the main role for the film, but it certainly won’t be Michael Fassbender. CBS will be working closely with Eidos Montreal and Roy Lee, executive producer of The Departed, and Adrian Askarieh are the two named producers for the upcoming film. As someone who just finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution rather recently, it’s truly an amazing game and I highly recommend it. For a game that hasn’t been out for more than a year, grabbing Deus Ex: HR on a 75% off sale at just $7.49 is an absolute steal. Also The Departed is a great film that I recommend too, of course I’m biased having been raised in Massachusetts.

Steam Summer Sale will bring Indie Bundles each day


Everyone’s practically awaiting the Steam Summer Sale. I know I am. I have a bunch of games I’d like to try out, but not pay $30 something for them. During the Steam Summer Sale, there will be plenty of bundles on sale, especially indie bundles. There will be an Indie bundle each day of the two week sale. Of course, there will also be publisher packs on sale as well as franchise packs. Take a look below at the Indie game bundles and the confirmed packs. Indie Bundle Day 4 looks like a great one, despite I already have S:S&S EP. A lot of the indie bundles I already have one or two games out of each which I’m sure most people do as well if you constantly buy the plethora of indie game bundles out there. The rumor is the Steam Summer sale will begin on July 12th.

Indie bundles:

  • 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)

General discounts:

  • 1C Collection – Cryostasis, Men of War series, NecroVisioN, Kings Bounty series, Theatre of War series, Rig ‘n’ Roll, Space Rangers 2 Reboot ($39.99)
  • 2K Pack 2 Bioshock 2, Darkness 2: Limited Edition, Duke Nukem Forever, Mafia 2, SpecOps: The Line (no price yet)
  • Batman / Gotham City Imposters Bundle – Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City & DLC, Gotham City Imposters ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bethesda Collection – Brink & DLC, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, Fallout: New Vegas & DLC, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim ($99.99 placeholder)
  • BioShock Franchise Pack – BioShock, BioShock 2 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Bit Trip Beat Pack – Bit.Trip Beat plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Bit Trip Runner Pack – Bit.Trip Runner plus soundtrack ($9.99)
  • Blendo Games Pack – Airforte, Atom Zombie Smasher, Flotilla (no price yet)
  • Carpe Fulgur Bundle – Chantelise, Recettear, Fortune Summoners ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Civilization Collection – Civilization 3 Complete, Civilization 4 Complete, Civilization 5 plus DLC (not Gods & Kings) ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Command & Conquer Franchise Pack – Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising, Command & Conquer 4 ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyan Complete Pack 2012 – Real Myst, Myst Masterpiece Edition, Myst 5, Riven, Uru, Spelunx, Manhole, Cosmic Osmo ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Cyanide Studios Compilation – A Game of Thrones, Blood Bowl: Dark Elves Edition, Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, Loki, Pro Cycling Manager 2008, Pro Cycling Manager 2012 (no price yet)
  • Dawn of War Franchise Pack – Dawn of War 1 series and Dawn of War 2 series plus DLC ($39.99)
  • Deep Silver Compilation – Dead Island & DLC, Emergency 2012, Iron Front, Jane’s Advanced Strike Fighters, Lost Horizon, Nail’d, Risen, Risen 2, Rush for Berlin, Sacred 2, Secret Files, Secret Files 2, The Dark Eye, The Whispered World (no price yet)
  • Duke Nukem Bundle – Duke Nukem Forever plus DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Europa Universalis 3 Chronicles – Europa Universalis 3 Complete, EU3 Divine Wind, EU3 Heir to the Throne (no price yet)
  • Foreign Legion Bundle – Foreign Legion: Buckets of Blood, Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre ($59.99 placeholder)
  • Gratuitous Battle Pack – Gratuitous Space Battles, Gratuitous Tank Battles ($39.99 placeholder)
  • GTA IV Complete Pack – Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Indie Fright Pack – Burn Zombie Burn, The Path, The Scourge Project, The Void, Zombie Driver ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Kalypso Collection – Tropico 3, Tropico 4, Dungeons, Dungeons: The Dark Lord, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, SkyDrift, Airline Tycoon 2, Port Royale 3, Bang Bang Racing ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Killing Floor Bundle – Killing Floor, Outbreak Character Pack, Nightfall Character Pack, Post Mortem Character Pack, London’s Finest Character Pack, Defence Alliance 2, Steampunk Mr. Froster DLC,Christmas Character Pack, Urban Nightmare Character Pack, Harold Lott Character Pack ($19.99)
  • Majesty Franchise Bundle – Majesty Gold, Majesty HD, Majesty 2, Defenders of Ardania & DLC, Warlock: Master of the Arcane & DLC ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Nordic Games Compilation – Agatha Christie games, Aquanox, Aquanox 2, Gothic, Gothic 2, Gothic 3, Gothic 4 Arcania & expansion, Aura, Aura 2, Chaser, Europa 1400, Painkiller games, Safecracker, Safecracker 2, Spellforce Platinum, Spellforce 2 Gold, The Guild 2, Guild 2 Renaissance, Guild 2 Pirates of the European Seas (no price yet)
  • Paradox Collection – Crusader Kings 2, Defenders of Ardania, Europa Universalis 3 Complete plus Divine Wind, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, Magicka Collection, Mount & Blade Series, Naval War Arctic Circle, Sword of the Stars 2, Warlock – Masters of the Arcane ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Pendulo Adventure Pack – Runaway: A Road Adventure, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, The Next BIG Thing, Yesterday ($29.99)
  • Perfect World Collection – Forsaken World, Rusty Hearts, Blacklight Retribution & Starter Pack (no price yet)
  • Railworks 3 – Summer Sale Collection – Railworks 3 plus 27 DLCs ($39.99)
  • Red Orchestra Franchise Pack – Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Mare Nostrum, Darkest Hour, Red Orchestra 2 plus Digital Deluxe DLC ($39.99)
  • Square Hit Collection – Deus Ex, Deus Ex: Invisible War, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition plus DLC, Hitman, Hitman 2, Hitman Blood Money, Just Cause 2 plus DLC, Lara Croft & the Guardian of Light plus DLC, Quantum Conundrum & soundtrack, Thief Gold, Thief II, Thief Deadly Shadows, Tomb Raider Legend, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Tomb Raider Underworld ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sniper Elite Franchise Pack – Sniper Elite, Sniper Elite V2 & Pre-order rifles ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Space Marine Pack – Space Marine plus all DLC ($39.99)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle – S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat ($39.99 placeholder)
  • Stardock Collection – Demigod, Galactic Civilizations 2 Ultimate Edition, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion ($39.99)
  • Strategy First Complete Pack – Dangerous Waters, Space Empires 4 Deluxe, Disciples 2, Iron Warriors, Space Empires 5, 688I Hunter-Killer, Fleet Command, Sub Command, Birth of America, Flatout, Flatout 2, Flatout Ultimate Carnage, Flatout 3, Ghost Master, Vegas: Make it Big, Making History, Making History 2, Ducati World Championship, Culpa Innata, Sacred Gold, Darkstar One, Jack Keane, Jagged Alliance 2 Gold, Exodus From the Earth, Perimeter 2, Ankh: Heart of Osiris, Ankh: Battle of the Gods, BC Kings, Port Royale 2, 9th Company – Roots of Terror, Puzzle Kingdoms, Patrician III, The Great Art Race, Bad Rats, Razor 2, Chocolatier: Decadence by Design, Cooking Dash, Diaper Dash, Diner Dash, Dream Chronicles, Emerald City Confidential, Wandering Willows, Wedding Dash 2, Zenerchi, DinerTown Tycoon, DinerTown Detective Agency, Nightshift Code, Nightshift Legacy, Fitness Dash, Parking Dash, Mahjong Roadshow, Trijinx, Valerie Porter, Gemini Lost, Ironclads Collection, Dimensity, Hazen, World Basketball Manager 2010, Dark Fall: Lost Souls, Zombie Pirates, Hotel Dash, Deep Black, Fireburst ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Sword of the Stars Franchise Bundle – Sword of the Stars Complete, Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter, Immersion Pack DLCs ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Tale of Tales Complete Pack – The Graveyard, The Path, Fatale (no price yet)
  • THQ Collection – S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Darksiders, Dawn of War 2 series, Space Marine, Nexuiz, Homefront, Saints Row: The Third, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes Series, Titan Quest ($99.99 placeholder)
  • Victoria Franchise Bundle – Victoria, Victoria 2 & DLC, Victoria 2: A House Divided expansion pack ($99 placeholder)

Possibles:

  • 2K Games & Rockstar “Public Released” Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Borderlands & DLC, Bully, Civilization IV Complete, Civilization V & DLC, Civ V Gods and Kings, CivCity: Rome, Darkness II, Duke Nukem Forever & DLC, Freedom Force Pack, Grand Theft Auto series, LA Noire, Mafia II & DLC, Max Payne 1 and 2 (not 3 though), Manhunt, Midnight Club 2, MLB series, NBA series, Railroad Tycoon 2, Railroad Tycoon 3, Shattered Union, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Sid Meier’s Railroads!, SpecOps: The Line, Stronghold Pack, X-ComCollection
  • Activision Pack (may not be a pack but recently updated) – no price yet – Everything, including MW3
  • SEGA “Public Compilation” Pack (recently updated but may not be a pack in the sale) – no price yet – MegaDrive / Genesis Classics Collection, Aliens vs Predator, Alpha Protocol, Dreamcast Collection, Football Manager series, London 2012, Total War series, Sega Rally, The Club, The Incredible Hulk, The Golden Compass, Universe at War, Vancouver 2010, Virtua Tennis 2009
  • Ubisoft Public (probably not a pack, but updated in the last couple of days so who knows) – no price yet – Everything on Steam (6 pages of it, too much to list)

Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition available to pre-order


Hitman: Absolution has received a Professional Edition for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. However I have yet to find a Professional Edition link for the PC version from the named retailers such as Amazon and GameStop. The Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition contains:

  • Exclusive “Making of Video”
  • Hitman Art Book
  • “Agency Gun Pack” DLC: Agency Jagd P22G pistol, the Agency HX UMP SMG and the Agency SPS 12 semi-automatic shotgun
  • Collectible 10″ vinyl statue of Agent 47
  • Sniper Challenge

Each Hitman: Absolution PE pre-order is available from the following sites below at just $79.99.

Amazon – Xbox 360 / PS3

GameStop – Xbox 360 / PS3

Best Buy – Xbox 360 / PS3

 

Indie Gala VI is live


Indie Gala is back after launching its first mobile bundle. Indie Gala VI includes eight games right off the bat. If you pay-what-you-want below the average then you’ll receive just three games: Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, The Void, and Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty.

If you want to pay above the average that will also unlock the bonuses in the second week, then you’ll receive five extra games: Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Ion Assault, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, Cargo: The Quest for Gravity, and Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. All the games are redeemable on Steam and in addition, the price to beat is $6.25 at the moment just $0.26 higher than the starting price to beat of $5.99. The highlight of the bundle certainly is the Commandos series which includes all the games minus Commandos: Strike Force. Then there’s Bitcomposer which has three games in this Indie Gala VI: Ion Assault, Cargo: The Quest for Gravity, and Air Conflicts: Secret Wars. Check out the bundle at the official Indie Gala website and be mindful the bundle ends in 15 days, 6 hours, 40-something minutes. Also your donations will go to Able Gamers and Help for Emilia Earthquake, besides the developer tip and Gala tip.

Below I have included the trailers for the video games. Is this Indie Gala bundle worth purchasing for you?

Game weekend deals on Steam, Amazon, Gamersgate, and more


Weekend Game Deals – Summer is here! *article taken from PC Gamer because it would just be silly to rewrite what’s already been conveniently laid out heh*

at 01:47am June 23 2012

Gather ’round, discount hounds: I’ve tales of summer sales for ye. Steam has augmented Deus Ex prices by 75%, Amazon has kicked 75% off Super Street Fighter IV: AE, GamersGate’s Total War sale has come back for the wounded soldiers who missed last week’s Steam sale, and GOG has initiated 17 days of head-to-head dealmatches. See all of this week’s sales inside! (I promise to use fewer awful analogies.)

STEAM

As you know, Deus Ex games are all 75% off this weekend. There are a few smaller discounts as well, but that’s the big one for this weekend. Oh, except 80% off Bejeweled 3, if you want a game with an exceptional number of ‘e’s in the title.

AMAZON

[US Only] Much remains the same at Amazon, though it’s now selling Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition at 75% off, and both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 for $5 each.

ORIGIN

Origin is holding a “pre-order one, get one half off” sale. Origin’s deals page lists the pre-orders available and their resulting discounts. Some of them are silly, like 50% off SimCity 4, which is constantly discounted everywhere else. Pre-ordering Dead Space 3 can get you 50% off Mass Effect 3 or Battlefield 3, which isn’t bad…but you have to pre-order Dead Space 3. I prefer to avoid potential early adopter remorse.

GAMERSGATE

GamersGate is selling Total War stuff at 75% off or more, including the complete collection for $24.90.

 

GAMESTOP

GameStop only has a few new sales, most notably Aliens vs. Predator, Saints Row: The Third, and L.A. Noire. GamersGate beats its Shogun 2 sale, and the rest are carried over from last week.

 

GOG

I can’t list GOG’s sales at the moment, because it’s time for… BATTLE OF THE GAMES! Every day two games will be discounted — one at 40% off and one at 60% off — with the bigger discount going to the game with the most votes recorded the previous day. Go get your interactive marketing on, just be sure to vote for the games I want. (Please deactivate your neural firewall for a moment so I can upload my preferences.)

GAMEFLY

GameFly is rather barren this week — the only deal I spotted was the 50% off Payday: The Heist sale that’s being offered everywhere.

Let us know in the comments if you find any deals we missed!

Hitman: Absolution trailer to release tomorrow


Hitman: Absolution will receive a new trailer tomorrow at 1pm UK time. Therefore it’ll be available to watch 8am EST tomorrow morning. If you wish to order Square Enix’s Hitman: Absolution from Gamestop, you’ll receive the Sniper Challenge with your pre-order. The Sniper Challenge will be playable on August 1st and the game will release on November 20th for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Hitman: Absolution receives pre-order bonus play-able before game’s release


Square Enix’s Hitman: Absolution is slated for November 20th. Now there’s a pre-order bonus for the game, the Sniper Challenge. It is a standalone sniper game which will be included in pre-orders on Tuesday, May 15th. The game will allow you to unlock weapons upgrades and create higher scores. There will be “score multipliers” and “secret extras” as well. Check out the site here. The Steam download of Sniper Challenge will be available August 1. Square Enix released this about the pre-order bonus:

“Players can don the suit of Agent 47 as he takes on an exclusive assassination assignment. From a balcony overlooking a rooftop gathering, players will be tasked with taking out Richard Strong, Jr., CEO of Stallion Armaments, along with his entire staff of bodyguards. Skilled players will capitalize on score multipliers, hidden secrets, unlock equipment upgrades and marvel at the many creative ways one can discretely dispose of a body while they work to fulfill their contract in the most efficient way possible.”

Amanita Design’s Botanicula releasing April 19th


Botanicula, like Amanita Design’s Machinarium and Samorost, is another point and click adventure game. However, this new journey will not contain any robots like Machinarium, but instead a various amount of unusual insects and plant-like environments. Developed by Jára Plachý and Amanita Design, they describe Botanicula is “about a bunch of five friends – little tree creatures who set out for a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites”.

There are a couple sites you can pre-purchase this artistic game from.

Good Old Games (GOG) just released their new site featuring loads of Indie games and more popular titles of the past such as Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Assassin’s Creed. GOG is advertising Botanicula at $8.99 (save $1); however on GOG you’ll also receive an array of goodies along with your pre-order. You’ll also receive the following:

  • 19 wallpapers
  • soundtrack demo
  • 35 avatars
  • 22 artworks
  • 12 character cards
  • 3 authors photo
  • 24 design sketches

So pick up your copy here at GOG before the release date hits.

Another spectacular site you may purchase this intriguing game is from the developer! Yes, you’ll pay more, but you’ll also receive the soundtrack as well
and the game is DRM free and cross-platform playable. Check out Amanita Design’s Store.

%d bloggers like this: