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The Saboteur comes packed with DLC boobies.

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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Electronic Art’s upcoming game, The Saboteur, is probably the first game we’ve heard of to offer downloadble in-game ‘nudity’ content. When you load the game you will be prompted that this option is available, gnarly! The game packaging is to come loaded with a card which has a printed redemption code that will give you access to it’s naughty features.

Such options with the DLC feature a “topless dancer, a new game of chance, and more rewards for every risk”.

The DLC titled ‘Midnight Show’ in addition to showing you some boobies, apparently makes the game easier for you (ha, well offers some more elusive tactics), providing more places to hide from Nazis on the map (brothel houses). The game presently allows you to kiss a woman to throw off a pursuer (some kiss huh?).

And of course we are sure to hear some fallout post release of the DLC which we think will be at launch. It seems to just be a way for you to decide whether you want to see more or less skin on your table dancers. The DLC will also be in the download areas for 5 bucks which would allow purchasers of the game ‘previously played’ to still get their look at some breasts, and or whatever else it’s going to dazzle us with, besides more angry parents.

The Saboteur, which is rated M, ships for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week.

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-Crutchboy out

Them Crooked Vultures land in your DLC

Monday, November 16th, 2009
Them Crooked Vultures tune available 11.17

Them Crooked Vultures tune available 11.17

THEM CROOKED VULTURES’ “NEW FANG” PREMIERES ON ROCK BAND IN TIME FOR DEBUT ALBUM

(Press Release) – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that Them Crooked Vultures are premiering on Rock Band beginning next week with “New Fang,” the single from the band’s self-titled debut album. The song will be added to the Rock Band Music Store and LEGO Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

“Them Crooked Vultures are keenly aware of the different ways in which modern music fans digest new music and are therefore especially happy to be able to offer the first single from their self-titled debut up as a downloadable Rock Band game track on the same day the album goes on sale,” stated Them Crooked Vultures.

The debut self-titled album from Them Crooked Vultures, comprised of Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones, will be released Nov. 17 in the United States, the same day and date that “New Fang” will be available for Rock Band download on the Xbox 360. The band released the single as a free download for fans Nov. 3 and has been streaming their full album on their website, www.themcrookedvultures.com, since Nov. 9. The band is touring the United States in November, and their December tour of the United Kingdom sold out in just 12 minutes.

Them Crooked Vultures’ “New Fang” will be available Nov. 17 for the Xbox 360, Nov. 24 for the Wii and Dec. 3 for the PlayStation 3 in both the Rock Band Music Store and LEGO Rock Band Music Store.

Let’s get digital, digital…

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
GameStop moving towards Digital Distribution

GameStop moving towards Digital Distribution

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Customers who visit GameStop Corp stores will soon be able to purchase digital upgrades to their favorite video games, as the retailer eyes a shift toward digital distribution of games.

The new program, which GameStop will start testing early next year, will work in conjunction with online services offered by leading console makers, such as Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network.

Under the program, a GameStop shopper who learns about a new level available for, say, a war or sports game could immediately purchase that upgrade. When the shopper arrives home, the add-on will be available to download and play.

“A large market for full game downloads is not imminent, (but) the add-on downloadable market will grow,” GameStop Chief Operating Officer Paul Raines said at the BMO Capital Management Digital Entertainment conference.

These additional payments may be a key driver of revenue for publishers and retailers in the video-game industry, which has seen slow overall growth amid the tough economy. The idea is that consumers are more likely to pay to enhance beloved games than they are to experiment with unknown new games.

[Read full article at Reuters.com]

Zombies Pass the Borderlands via DLC

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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(1UP) – Three weeks ago, gamers finally got their chance to shoot their way through Borderlands and already downloadable content has been announced a few days before launch.

This DLC bring players to Jakob’s Cove where players will discover the evident and scary fact that Dr. Ned has created a rotting army of monsters. Forcing players to mindlessly eliminate all zombies while helping Dr. Ned discover a cure for the virus, this mishap by the doctor has seemed to have created a horrible story but a great slaughter-fest.

Seeming to be a little late, Gearbox Software is releasing content of the undead: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned. Being released on November 24th, this DLC is going to bringing the family together in time to be thankful for awesome zombie action for Thanksgiving. This new content will include brand new quests, enemies and environments for players to wonder around taking out the recently revived.

Dropping officially on the PS3 and Xbox 360, the content has yet to be confirmed for the PC but I have a feeling that the PC version will be released before the zombies slip around the ice around the beginning of December. Instead of just hording through Left 4 Dead 2, get this content to grab some more loot to share with your buddies while giving the undead the pleasure of dying for a second time.

Gears of War 2 Commemorative Disc + DLC

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

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(GameSpot) – It’s no secret that Epic Games’ Gears of War 2 is a major hit, but Microsoft took the opportunity to remind the world of it again this morning. The company announced that, since the game’s release last November, the Xbox 360-exclusive shooter has sold more than 5 million units worldwide, bringing franchise unit sales–including Gears of War for the PC and 360–to more than 11 million units to date.

Ostensibly to commemorate the milestone, Microsoft has also announced a new expansion for Gears of War 2, the All Fronts Collection. Available only at retail on July 28 in North America and Europe for $19.99, £14.99, or €19.99, the collection will feature all three multiplayer map packs–Flashback, Snowblind, and Combustible–as well as the new Gears of War 2: Dark Corners add-on. The collection will also include an introduction from Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinksi, an Xbox Live theme, a collectible poster, and a strategy guide.

Gears of War 2: Dark Corners will sport seven new multiplayer maps–Allfathers Garden, Memorial, Sanctuary, War Machine, Highway, Way Station, and Nowhere–described in detail below. In addition, it will have a single-player chapter eliminated from the release version of Gears of War 2. Called Road to Ruin, it will see game heroes Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago return to the locust hollow “in a scene that can be played two ways, guns blazing or in all-new stealth mode.” Dark Corners will be available a la carte directly from Xbox Live for MSP 1,600 ($19.99) for those who already own the map packs and don’t want to deal with a trip to the store.

A glimpse into the future of Fable 2

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

'See The Future' hits XBL May 12

'See The Future' hits XBL May 12


“See the Future” of “Fable II” Exclusively Through Xbox LIVE Marketplace on May 12

(Press Release) – Enter Lionhead Studios’ world of whimsy to catch a glimpse of the new adventures that await the heroes of “Fable II” in the much anticipated second Game Add-on, “See the Future,” which will be available May 12 on Xbox LIVE. In this latest behind-the-scenes diary episode, the team chats about the continued storyline, wacky characters and design choices for “See the Future,” including the creation of 250 fun Achievement points and a trip down memory lane to the original “Fable.”

“See the Future” returns to the beloved world of Albion, where a set of cursed items from Murgo the Trader unleashes new challenges for players to overcome, including encounters with kooky ghost hobbes, bloodcurdling necromancers, a cursed knight and the Coliseum, where only the greatest heroes will emerge victorious to claim the ultimate prize. Of course, what would travel be without a trusty companion? The “Fable II” dog returns with three alter egos to guide players on their quests to see the future, in the form of a Dalmatian, Bloodhound or Husky.

In addition to fantastical new quests, creatures, characters, events and legendary artifacts, “See the Future” also offers free unique items to all, including a unique soldier helmet, braided ponytail hairstyle, psycho Jester make-up, a new hero expression, the back flip trick for canine companions, and a collectible Murgo the Trader gold statue.

As an added bonus, all Xbox LIVE Silver account members are invited to join in on the adventurous LIVE co-op festivities during the Multiplayer Unlocked Weekend for free! Created specifically for “Fable II” fans, this Multiplayer Unlocked Weekend will be accessible in all LIVE-enabled regions where “Fable II” is available, starting May 8 at 12:01 p.m. EST, and concluding on May 11 at 11:59 a.m. EST.

Deadloaded content on your Resident Evil 5 disc?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Click click boom, the sound of MS points being bought.

Click click boom, the sound of MS points being bought.

Here’s an interesting dab of downloadable shenanigans. With Resident Evil 5 player vs. player mode available on Xbox Live today for $5 (400 MS points), it has come to surface that the content is only 2 megs worth of data. This makes us, and some others, believe that the majority of the DLC could actually already be on your disc.

So, it looks like your hard earned money that bought you Resident Evil 5 (including some of  and/or part of the new content), must now be forked over again to unlock it via Xbox Live.

Now, it could be that the 2 megs of DLC could “conceivably” contain after release info but I’m thinking not. I would hope that industry heavy weights would not use or accuse us gamers of being that naive. I mean come on, a majority of us nerds can do the math and would wonder why the download was so little to add another dimension to the game, prolonging the titles shelf life of course (in stores and the home, too).

Capcom, quotes:
“The content that is shipping in the full game exists within its own budget. The content shipping afterward (regardless of how close to release it is… because the goal IS to have it release relatively closely to the base product’s release) exists within its own budget. To try and have it release in a timeframe that is relatively close to the initial release, development starts well before the base product is on the shelves. There’s no other way to keep it within 3 to 6 weeks of the initial release (which is the goal).”

Yeah, well, I don’t know Capcom. I feel some wool being pulled. And the way games are priced, us gamers don’t want to be charged twice for content that we already have available (in data form anyhow). I’d rather wait for devs to make something new and implement at a later date, expanding and keeping the game interesting (while at the same time not tapping my pocketbook too bad).

But of course you don’t have to DL the new content for Resident Evil 5. It’s not like zombies are gonna eat you or anything… well, per se.

[Source]-Crutchboy out.

Albion expands in May! More for Fable II.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Even a new expression, like maybe STFU? Ha.

Even a new expression, like maybe STFU? Ha.


“See the Future” of Albion With the Much Anticipated Second Game Add-on for “Fable II”

(Lionhead Press Release) -The future of Albion awaits discovery. In the latest game add-on for “Fable II,” the award-winning role-playing game that has sold more than 2.6 million copies worldwide, players will encounter challenges unlike anything a hero has faced before. Available in May exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace, Microsoft and Lionhead Studios keep the “Fable II” adventures going in “See the Future,” an action-packed journey that requires players to lift the curses placed on three mysterious items that have come into the possession of Murgo the Trader.

In “See the Future,” players will be given the chance to heed the call for a hero to restore color and balance to the world, or let Albion fall to the wayside. Those who emerge victorious will receive the ultimate reward: a quest that provides a vision of Albion’s future and what lies ahead for those born into the heroic bloodline. The fantastical new quests in “See the Future” will bring players face-to-face with new characters, creatures, events and legendary artifacts, including:

Murgo: Having first met him during the childhood sequence of “Fable II,” Murgo returns to Bowerstone Market to bring an amazing array of new wares, including potions that can transform canine companions into new breeds.

The Ghosts of the Snowglobe Quest: Holding a disturbing secret, the small model village inside it was once a real town in Albion. The people who once inhabited it are now ghosts condemned to endless torment until the shadowy threat that cursed them is defeated.

The Cursed Knight Quest: Forever banished to a land beyond the dead, the Cursed Knight awaits a hero who has the strength and will to dress up in convincing costumes, even imitating a hobbe or balverine, to save him from his fate.

The Colosseum: The Colosseum puts even the Crucible to shame. Only the greatest heroes have triumphed here. Players’ abilities will be put to the test to prove themselves in combat once and for all, to win the ultimate in prizes.

In addition, “See the Future” offers free unique items* to all, including Welley’s soldier helmet and other clothing, a braided ponytail and other hairstyles, psycho Jester make-up, a new hero expression, the back flip trick for canine companions, and a collectible Murgo the Trader gold statue.

The “Fable II” “See the Future” game add-on will be available for download exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace in May for 560 MS Points for the premium content package. “Fable II” is available exclusively on Xbox 360 and is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and PEGI 16 +.










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