Steam hosts Paradox Interactive weekend


This weekend Steam is holding a Paradox Interactive sale. From today until June 10th, you can purchase any game from Paradox Interactive’s catalog on sale to up to 50%. Today’s daily deal is the King Arthur franchise which is 75% off. The King Arthur Collection is 75% off available for $12.49. Each title is less than $5 and the DLCs available for $1.24 each. Check out the Paradox Interactive catalog and come back tomorrow for the new daily deal.

Resident Evil 6 DLC to launch on Xbox 360 first before PC and PS3


Resident Evil 6‘s DLC will launch first on Xbox 360 and at a later date release on PC and PlayStation 3. I have attached some screenshots from the upcoming installment; however feel free to head over to Eurogamer for more screenshots as there are 19  new screenshots in all.

 

Steam puts Saints Row: The Third and Worms Reloaded on sale for 66% off, Worms Reloaded free-to-play until Sunday


Going into the first days of June, Steam has posted its weekend deals and offers Saints Row: The Third and Worms Reloaded on the block. Team17 Software’s Worms Reloaded‘s multiplayer is additionally free-to-play this weekend until Sunday at 4pm EST. You may purchase Worms Reloaded and all of its packs and DLCs for 66% off. Purchase the game for just $6.80 or the Game of the Year Edition for $8.50. Also Worms Ultimate Mayhem + Reloaded Pack is available for just $8.92. Then the Worms Complete Pack is available for $27.20 and features: Worms Reloaded, Worms Reloaded: The “Pre-order Forts and Hats” DLC Pack, Worms Reloaded: Puzzle Pack, Worms Reloaded: Forts Pack, Worms Reloaded: Time Attack Pack, Worms Reloaded: Retro Pack, Worms Ultimate Mayhem, Worms Crazy Golf, Worms, Worms Blast, and Worms Pinball. All DLCs are $1.70 each with the except of Worms Reloaded: The “Pre-order Forts and Hats” DLC Pack available for .68 cents.

Developed by Volition and published by THQ, Saints Row: The Third is available for $16.99 for just the game and $21.41 for the game and its Official Prima Strategy Guide. All of the DLCs are not on sale; however Saints Row: The Third Season Pass is on sale for 66% off as well, sitting at $6.79.

Mode 7 releases Red DLC for their turn-based tactics game, Frozen Synapse


For $9.99 you can purchase Mode 7‘s brand new Red DLC for the award-winning indie game, Frozen Synapse. You can currently buy the game on Steam at the promotional price of $12.49 which is 50% off. With your purchase, you’ll receive a free copy to gift to a friend as well. In addition, the Frozen Synapse: Soundtrack Edition is just $14.99 and will net you the soundtrack as well as one free giftable copy of the game. Also the Complete Pack is on sale for 33% off at $23.44 and it includes the game, the brand new Red DLC, and the soundtrack. Both promotions for Frozen Synapse and its Soundtrack Edition will end on June 2nd; however you’ll still be able to purchase Frozen Synapse: Complete Pack and the Red DLC at its promotional price until June 5th. Currently, the Red DLC is at $8.49 instead of its original price $9.99.

Frozen Synapse Red DLC features:

  • Full co-op for the single player campaign and all new single player content
  • A new unit (riot shield)
  • A new multiplayer game mode (“Upload”)
  • 15 mission single player campaign
  • 10 single player challenge missions
  • Three mutators (gameplay modifiers for advanced users)
  • 6 additional music tracks by nervous_testpilot (2 previously available in the Humble Indie Bundle)
  • MP3 and FLAC download of all Frozen Synapse: Red music
  • Original music tracks “Deeper” and “Focus” unlocked during gameplay
  • “Impeccable Micro” – a chiptune album from _ensnare_ (MP3 and FLAC)
  • The infamous “Red Mode”…
  • DLC can be activated on Steam, allowing you to play using your Steam version. Steam is not required to run the game.

Magicka DLC out June 14th, join the “Other Side” because “being bad feels good”


The wizard game, Magicka, is receiving a new DLC titled, The Other Side of the Coin. Developed in partnership with Pieces Interactive, Paradox Interactive and Arrowhead Game Studios will make the DLC available to purchase on June 14th and will leave you down $4.99. However you’ll be able to play as Alucart the Vampire or even his own henchmen, the Necromancers. Therefore look forward to reeking more havoc across the Magicka universe and have fun playing as the Necromancer in PvP now.

The brand new DLC will feature the following to look forward to:

  • Play as Alucart the Vampire and his henchmen, the Necromancers
  • One exciting new story challenge set among beautiful new elven architecture
  • 4 new challenge maps playing as necromancers: World’s End, Volcano Hideout, OSOTC Arena and the Mirror Crystal Cavern Hideout.
  • Necromancer introduced to PvP
  • New achivements
  • Innovative and dynamic spellcasting system with thousands of possible combinations
  • Up to four player co-op in all game modes as well as single player option
  • Experience the parody and satire of a cliché fantasy world

Battlefield 3 Premium Service revealed by European PlayStation blog, Close Quarters DLC expansion out next Monday


*article taken from Eurogamer*

Battlefield 3Premium launches on Monday 4th June for £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$79.95 (and $49.99), according to Sony.

The PlayStation 3 maker listed the heavily rumoured package in its European PlayStation Store update today (since removed). It is yet to be confirmed by EA.

According to the update Battlefield Premium launches alongside the Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC expansion, which goes live on Monday 4th June for £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$23.95.

We had expected EA to announce Battlefield Premium, which gives gamers early access to BF3 expansions as well as other benefits, during its E3 press conference next week.

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters DLC will feature:

  • Get plunged into frantic and relentless infantry combat
  • Check your corners as death can come from any angle
  • HD destruction lets you reduce entire locales to ruin
  • Earn new weapons and bring them back to the base game
  • Complete new assignments and equip unique dog tags
  • Play in new ways, mixing team play and instant action

Prototype 2’s Excessive Force DLC out now, check out the trailer


Radical Entertainment’s Prototype 2 has launched its second DLC for the sequel. The DLC title is Excessive Force and includes new skins and abilities.

Below you can watch the Excessive Force DLC trailer to take a look at the new things you can unlock upon purchasing the new DLC. It will net you $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live.

Prototype 2’s Excessive Force DLC goodies:

Weapon

  • Viral Infector Grenade Launcher

Force Multiplier Powers

  • Shockwave
  • Chaos Creator Mode
  • Medusa’s Wrath

Custom Skins

  • Armored Heller
  • Agile Armor Alex Mercer
  • Zombie Mercer

If you are waiting for the PC release, the game will be available on July 24th and its pre-order cost on Steam is $49.99. With your Steam pre-order, you’ll receive the RADNET DLC and a copy of the original Prototype game free with your purchase.

RADNET FEATURES:

  • Over 55 unique pieces of digital content accessible at launch at no extra charge.
  • 20 Events Death-defying chopper races, intense combat scenarios plus more!
  • 20 Challenges Compete with and beat your friends’ best scores!
  • 5 Exclusive ‘Behind The Scenes’ Videos
  • 5 Exclusive Sgt James Heller Mutation Abilities
  • 5 Bonus Unlock Abilities for Sgt James Heller
  • Alex Mercer Skin unlock – the ultimate fan reward

The Binding of Issac’s Wrath of the Lamb DLC available now


The Binding of Issac‘s DLC has officially released. It is available now from Steam for just $2.99. The game provides tons of new content for you to try out and Wrath of the Lamb DLC comes out a convenient time since the original game is on sale currently because of Because We May. Therefore, you can purchase both the original game and the DLC for just $4.99, the regular price of the game. The price of The Binding of Issac is $2.00 until June 1st.

Wrath of the Lamb includes:

  • 100+ new items! (now over 235 items!)
  • 5+ new chapters!
  • 20+ new enemies!
  • 25 new achievements!
  • 15+ new bosses!
  • 6+ new room types!
  • 6+ new mysterious item drops (eternal hearts, playing cards, dimes and more!)
  • 5+ new music tracks by Danny B
  • A new item type, Trinkets
  • A new challenge mode with 10 unique challenges that unlock more content
  • A new unlockable character, Samson (The Beserker)
  • A new final (final) chapter and boss with new endings
  • Tons of new random happenings, curses, blessings, npcs, fortune tellers and more!
  • Also more super secrets than you’d probably expect… good luck finding them all.

Dungeon Defenders receives new hero in Summoner Hero DLC


Trendy Entertainment’s Dungeon Defenders has received a new DLC pack that’s currently now only available on Steam for $3.99. The new hero gives 12 characters’ to the Dungeon Defenders‘ roster and adds new replay value to the game. The Summoner may call down minions to attack for him and can retreat to focus on supervising his real-time strategy. In addition, the Summoner can heal his allies with a certain radius. Check out the new hero below and you may pick up the new DLC here.

Because We May sale has launched through digital distributors, get some great indie games at a special discount price now


Because We May’s indie game sale has officially launched and features tons of discounted games for your playing pleasure. Many games are discounted on various platforms. Check out the Steam Specials page which currently has 100 games/DLCs on sale including Civilization V. There are many bundles also available at a discount price, which include but not limited to: Introversion Software’s Multiwinia + Darwinia bundle and Uplink/Darwinia Pack and Two Tribes Pack (Toki Tori, Edge, Rush). Additionally you may purchase the brand new Swords & Soldiers: Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC for just $1.79 (10% off).

Because We May (concept and production is by Ron Carmel, 2D Boy – World of Goo) will be discounting their games from May 24th to June 1st. The idea is to show that developers have the ability to control their games’ prices by lowering them when they wish to do so, such as like on the last week of May. Discounts will occur on the iOS App Store, Mac App Store, Google Play, Direct from Developer, Other Stores as well as Steam.

Because We May has gotten support from studios Introversion (Defcon, Uplink, etc.), Team Meat (The Binding of Isaac), Dejobaan (AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome), Gaijin Games (Bit.Trip Runner, etc.), Double Fine (Costume Quest, Stacking, etc.), Hothead (DeathSpank, Penny Arcade Adventures, etc.), Mode 7 (Frozen Synapse) and more; but those are just the games available from Steam. There’s still other games for different platforms which will be on sale.

Because We May states on their official website:

“We believe that developers should have the freedom to price their games how they like, without interference from the online stores that sell the games. “Why? Because it allows us to promote our games more freely, as we are doing here! We rely on the ability to promote our games for our livelihood and control over pricing is an important tool for this purpose.”

Sid Meier’s Civilization V free-to-play on Steam this weekend


Steam has once again made Sid Meier’s Civilization V on sale. Even better, the turn-based strategy game is free-to-play this weekend. You can play the game until the sale ends on Monday, May 28th at 1pm. If you like the game after trying it out, then you can purchase the game for 75% off this weekend, making the regularly priced $29.99 Civ V available for just $7.49. You may also purchase the Civilization V Game of the Year Edition for $12.49 and you’ll receive the following goodies:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • All 4 Cradle of Civilization Map Packs (Mediterranean, Asia, Americas, Mesopotamia)
  • Civilization Pack: Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II)
  • Double Civilization and Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca
  • Civilization and Scenario Pack: Polynesia
  • Civilization and Scenario Pack: Denmark – The Vikings
  • Explorer’s Map Pack
  • Official Digital Soundtrack

If you already have the game and don’t already have the DLC, well you are in luck because all the DLC packs are on sale as well. The Civilization V: Cradle of Civilization – DLC Bundle is additionally on sale for only $2.49 and includes: Mediterranean, Asia, Americas, and Mesopotamia Cradle of Civilization Map Packs.

Steam’s midweek madness shows off Dead Island and Thief series; Dead Island to receive GOTY Edition


Steam’s has their midweek madness sale highlight Dead Island and Thief. Dead Island just received its Game of the Year Edition announcement. The GOTY Edition will be available on June 26th for both the United States and Canada. The game will be available in Europe on July 6th. Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition will include the original game with the previous DLCs (the Bloodbath Arena mode, Ryder White storyline DLC, The Ripper weapon blueprint). Probably to celebrate the announcement, Steam has made the Deep Silver game 60% off. You may now purchase Dead Island for just $11.99 with its DLCs available for $3.99.

In addition, Steam has made Ion Storm and Looking Glass Studios’ Thief series available on Steam by adding Thief II: The Metal Age and Thief Gold to their catalog. Because of the new launch to Steam, they have made each game available for 50% off their original price which has put each game at $4.99 until Thursday, May 24th. You may also purchase the Thief Collection for 50% off for just $13.49 which includes Thief: Deadly Shadows, Thief II: The Metal Age, and Thief Gold.

Batman: Arkham City GOTY box art


With just a week away from release, we finally have the box art for the new Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition. The GOTY Edition will release on May 29th, the day after Memorial Day.

Steam’s Ubisoft sale daily deal 5/20/12


Steam’s Ubisoft sale daily deal today is Anno 2070. The game is going for 50% off, thus it’s now $24.99. There are also DLC packages which are 50% off as well as the individual DLCs themselves: Anno 2070 – The Eden Complete Package ($3.99) which includes Anno 2070: The Development Package, Anno 2070: The Eden Series Package, Anno 2070: The Keeper Package; Anno 2070 – The Nordamark Complete Package ($2.49) which includes Anno 2070 – The E.V.E. Package, Anno 2070 – The Nordamark Line Package, Anno 2070 – The Silent Running Package; and lastly, Anno 2070 – The Financial Crisis Package ($3.99)which includes Anno 2070 – The Central Statistical Package, Anno 2070 – The Crisis Response Package, Anno 2070 – The Distrust Series Package.

Steam’s Ubisoft daily deal 5/19/12


Steam’s Ubisoft daily deal today is my favorite franchise and my favorite games, the Assassin’s Creed series! Get up to 50%-75% off the franchise deal today. You may also purchase the Assassin’s Creed Pack for just $44.99. This wonderful package includes: Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: Deluxe Edition, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Gold Edition. The Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Gold Edition includes the original game along with all the DLC, therefore The Ancestor’s Character Pack, Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack, and The Lost Archive.

The first three games are on sale for 75% off bring the Assassin’s Creed: Director’s Cut Edition and Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition down to $5 each, while Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is just $7.49 and the Deluxe Edition is sitting at $9.99. Additionally, Assassin’s Creed Revelations is on sale for 50% off as well as its DLCs. ACR is now just $19.99 instead of $39.99. Additionally, ACR: Gold Edition is just $24.99 and includes all of the DLCs which is a huge bargain; if you are thinking of picking up the game and would eventually participate in multiplayer and interested in more background story of Subject 16, I’d pick up the Gold Edition for $5 extra to get the DLCs. The Ancestor’s Character Pack is only $1.99, while the Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack and The Lost Archive are 50% off now sitting at $4.99 each.

Pick up this awesome franchise now and happy assassinating!

New Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC trailer shows gameplay footage and The Boy Wonder


“This is for you Mr. J.”

Swords & Soldiers new DLC out next week


The 2D game Swords & Soldiers, that was recently in Humble Bundle Android 2, is now receiving a fancy and new DLC pack titled Swords & Soldiers: Super Saucy Sausage Fest. Along with an excellent name, here’s an awesome teaser image Ronino Games released.

The new DLC will contain a new campaign and an upgraded Challenge Mode in Boulder XL. In a press-release today, Ronino Games detailed their new DLC:

“Take control of Chief Meat and his troops on their journey to the annual Super Saucy Sausage Fest with a grand prize of 1000 cows. The campaign contains ten new levels where you will meet new friends to join your forces along the way, and old enemies who will do everything to keep Chief Meat from winning the grand prize.

The Super Saucy Sausage Fest DLC combines unique sets of units and spells to let players face innovative challenges. As an added bonus the DLC pack contains a new upgraded challenge mode: Boulder XL!”

Harley Quinn’s Revenge Teaser Trailer


Perpetual Testing Initiative arrives on Steam, Portal and Alan Wake on sale, Alan Wake’s American Nightmares available for pre-order on Steam


The well-received sequel to the lovable game Portal has now topped four million units sold on PC, Mac and consoles. Coincidentally, the release of Portal 2‘s new Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC falls on the same day as the sales news. To mark the new DLC, Steam has made the Portal series one of its midweek madness sales. You may now purchase Portal 2 and receive the new DLC for free with your order for just $6.79 (66% off). Additionally, you may purchase the original game 66% off as well at $3.39 or you could buy the bundle which includes Portal and Portal 2 for just $8.49.

Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC trailer

In addition to the Portal series being on sale, Alan Wake is also on sale on Steam for its midweek madness. Alan Wake is on sale for 50% off $24.99, thus making it $14.99. The Alan Wake Collector’s Edition is also available for $17.49 which includes the original game plus the full soundtrack, developer commentary videos, and 130 page illustrated PDF book or if you have the game and want the extras, they are $4.99 standalone. To add to the sales news, you may now pre-order Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on Steam which is available on May 22nd.You may also pre-purchase the game from Good Old Games.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare trailer

Prototype 2 gets first DLC, second DLC to come May 29th


Today there’s a new Prototype 2 DLC titled, Colossal Mayhem. It features the following:

  • Thermobaric Boom-Stick
  • Force Multiplier Powers: Warp Vortex; Anti Gravity Field; Air Time
  • Custom Skins: Heller Test Subject; Infected Heller; Infantry Heller

Come May 29th, there will be a new DLC which features the following:

  • Viral Infector Grenade Launcher
  • Force Multiplier Powers: Shockwave; Chaos Creator Mode; Medusa’s Wrath
  • Custom Skins: Armored Heller; Agile Armor Alex Mercer; Zombie Mercer

That new DLC will be called Excessive Force. Both of the packs cost 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 or $4.99 on PS3. Also if you bought the Blackwatch Collector’s Edition, you will be able to download the new Colossal Mayhem DLC for free using a one-time code. If you are waiting for the PC version, you may pre-purchase it here on Steam for $49.99. You’ll also receive the RADNET DLC and a copy of the original Prototype game free with your purchase. It releases to PC on July 24th.

RADNET FEATURES:

  • Over 55 unique pieces of digital content accessible at launch at no extra charge.
  • 20 Events Death-defying chopper races, intense combat scenarios plus more!
  • 20 Challenges Compete with and beat your friends’ best scores!
  • 5 Exclusive ‘Behind The Scenes’ Videos
  • 5 Exclusive Sgt James Heller Mutation Abilities
  • 5 Bonus Unlock Abilities for Sgt James Heller
  • Alex Mercer Skin unlock – the ultimate fan reward

Wrath of the Lamb DLC trailer a bit creepy; packed DLC out May 28th


Get ready on May 28th, the brand new DLC for The Binding of Issac is releasing. The $3 Wrath of the Lamb DLC looks a bit creepy from its trailer’s debut, but there’s no debut about it that it’ll deliver more awesomeness. Edward McMillen has stated there will be tons of new goodies from the DLC to keep you entertained which includes the following, but not limited to:

  • 100+ new items! (now over 235 items!)
  • 5+ new chapters!
  • 20+ new enemies!
  • 25 new achievements!
  • 15+ new bosses!
  • 6+ new room types!
  • 6+ new mysterious item drops (eternal hearts, playing cards, dimes and more!)
  • 5+ new music tracks by Danny B
  • A new item type, Trinkets
  • A new challenge mode with 10 unique challenges (that unlock more content)
  • A new unlockable character, Samson (The Beserker)
  • A new final (final) chapter and boss with new endings
  • Tons of new random happenings, curses, blessings, npcs, fortune tellers and more!
  • Also more super secrets than you’d probably expect… good luck finding them all.

Also check out the trailer below.

BioShock devs are working on a non-violent video game


*article taken from Eurogamer.net*

BioShock devs set up new studio, prep “non-violent game in an unfantastical locale”

By Fred Dutton Published 30 April, 2012

Three BioShock alumni have handed in their notice at 2K and set up a new studio called The Fullbright Company under their own steam, according to a Gamasutra report.

The embryonic outfit’s payroll includes Steve Gaynor, a level designer who worked on BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite; 2K Marin programmer Johnnemann Nordhagen; and editor/researcher Karla Zimonja.

The trio first met while working on the Minerva’s Den DLC for BioShock 2.

“In our time apart after that project, we missed it. We missed working on a small team, on a small project, focused on telling a personal story in a player-driven way. We wanted to do that again,” the team explained on its website.

“So we bailed out of corporate game development and reformed as an indie team, to see what we can do on our own.”

It’s set some lofty goals for its debut project – an as-yet untitled first person adventure for PC.

“A memorable experience that you’ll be drawn into, and keep thinking about after the game’s turned off, and want to come back to again someday,” read its web blurb.

“An experience that gets away from the constraints of ossified game genres, while relying on what we’re good at as a team: creating immersive places to inhabit, and a deep, personal story to explore at your own pace.

“A non-violent game in an unfantastical locale; an experience that not many games provide, built out of techniques that only video games can employ.”

Sanctum and Batman are Steam’s deals for the first weekend of May


The weekend is here and so is another weekend deal sale by Steam. This weekend we have a free-to-play Sanctum until Monday, May 7th at 1.00pm EST. They just released a new DLC titled Yogscave, which you’ll be able to play this weekend and anytime after that because it’s free! In addition to the free-to-play weekend deal, Sanctum is 75% off sitting at a nice $2.49 for just the game and only $7.49 for a four pack if you want to co-op play with buddies. The Sanctum Collection is also just $5.00 and includes all the DLCs and the soundtrack (Sanctum, Sanctum: Official Soundtrack, Sanctum: Aftermath, Sanctum: Killing Floor, Sanctum: Penetrator, Sanctum: Aftershock, Sanctum: Slums, Sanctum: Violator, Sanctum: Cavern). Even just the DLCs cost only $3.92. Get defending.

If tower defense games aren’t your thing, the award-winning Batman: Arkham City is on sale as well at 50% off ($14.99) and its predecessor Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY is 66% off ($6.80). It’s probably on sale to mark the forthcoming Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC as well as Batman: Arkham City – Game of the Year Edition which releases May 29th for North America. The Nightwing and Robin Bundles are both 50% off and cost $3.49, the Challenge Map pack cost $1.49, and lastly, the Arkham City Skins pack is $2.49. Pick up a copy here and start your journey as The Caped Crusader.

Portal 2 gets a new DLC


Valve’s Portal 2, the sequel to their critically acclaimed Portal, announced they are releasing a new DLC for PC and Mac users. This DLC is pretty special since gamers will be able to create and share the their own levels. In addition, this DLC will be free and available from Steam. Also Steam users may load their creative levels to Steam Workshop so others may use someone’s level as well as vote on their favorites.

Check out this trailer. I never saw this one when it was released a year ago. Perhaps you haven’t seen it either.

GOG adds SpaceChem to catalog


GOG recently added Indie games into their catalog, today they added SpaceChem for $9.99. The GOG edition as usual packs a bunch of extras and even more convenient and nice, the 63 Corvi DLC for the Zachtronics Industries’ game is included with your purchase. Along with the DLC, you’ll receive the following extras: the soundtrack, 2 avatars, 9 concept arts, and 6 design sketches.

SpaceChem is an intriguing and challenging puzzler that “combines the logic of computer programming with the scientific domain of chemistry, set in an original science fiction universe” (GOG). Beware if you’re a Mac user, the GOG edition is only compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64 bit). If you’d like to purchase the game elsewhere, you may purchase it on Steam (which is cross-platform), but you don’t get the DLC for free or goodies. The DLC itself costs $1.99 which is a very reasonable price. SpaceChem is also available in the iTunes app store for the iPad and iPhone. Additionally, you may purchase the game from the developer as well.

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