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Borderlands, Assassin’s Creed 2, Uncharted 2 and more DLC details.

January 26, 2010 2 comments

The issues that come with the dawn of digital distribution have split the consumer crowd on whether we’re ready for it. Issues like region specific content i.e countries like Canada, Japan or the Arab nations being left out, the lack of total ownership of games with services such as OnLive, it being an extreme hassle for those with slow Internet or non at all at a daily basis etc. Stuff deal breakers are made of.

All that aside though, I think we can all agree that the current wave of downloadable content is quite arguably the best setup for both sides.They’re cheap, they’re elongate the experience and best of all they’re easily ignored. It’s rare that you see a developer pack a major plot point in DLC. Unless we’re talking about Half Life, which is already taking it further than any of the mentioned content.

Plus developers can use DLC as feedback sponges. With each new expansions you see a game changing glitch or hinderance elegantly removed and fan favourites expanded and built upon. Makes the fanboy in me smile with glee.

Yet it also makes the googler in me cringe with frustration as DLC often fall under the radar within days of its announcement. We here at G.I.N have compiled as list to help you weed through some of the upcoming downloadable goodies :

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Heavy Rain to get a demo on the 11th of Febuary

January 24, 2010 Leave a comment

When Heavy Rain was first announced I immediatly knew that this game was a day one buy. But you couldn’t help but be afraid of spoilers, especially with a story centric game like Heavy Rain.

Luckily Heavy Rain director David Cage is probably more cautious, about your hype experience being as spoiler free as possible, than you yourself.

That dedicated mindset is reflected by the demo of the game, soon to be released on the 11th of Febuary. The demo bulid itself, while still taking place within the canon of Heavy Rain, is removed from the main story arc that drives the main game.

You could even say it’s a downloadable short story to warm you up to the atmosphere of the seemingly endless hard copy drama.

Though in this sense, it does retract from the point of having a demo. Heavy Rain is reduced to a quicktime event tech-demo without it’s compelling story. So why have a demo featuring a different scene than the ones in the game? Anyone can press a button in the right context, which means this demo being meant as a gameplay tutorial is out of the question.

If you already had your mind set on buying this game, the demo won’t give you exactly what you’re hoping for, since it will only serve as a presentational piece rather than a proper interlude.

Summer of Arcade Lineup

July 17, 2009 Leave a comment

This summer will be a very good time if you want some small downloadable games. Last years Summer of Arcade had a little bit better lineup, but this year isn’t far behind. Here is this years Summer of Arcade lineup.

July 22nd: Splosion man-from the developers of the Maw, Splosion man lets you manipulate a character who..well….explodes.
July 29nth: Marvel vs. Capcom 2-some of you wanted it, and now who have it. This is a 2D fighter featuring characters from both the marvel and capcom universe
August 5th: TMNT: Turtles in Time: Re-sheld-Umm…ya….thats turtles for you.
August 12th: Trials HD- Everyones favorite flash game is coming to Xbox live. Comes with 50 awesome levels, and if you get tired of them, make your own with the level editor.
August 19th: Shadow Complex- Supposedly the quality of a full retail game (we’ll see about that) using the Unreal 3 engine, this game will have amazing visuals with a classic sidescrolling gameplay.

Fallout 3 DLC; Mothership Zeta

June 24, 2009 1 comment

A new DLC pack for Fallout 3 is coming this July. The name: Mothership Zeta. This DLC will take place on the alien (you know the ones that you got the alien blaster from) mothership.The Mothership answers a distress call from the crashed ship, hence, abducting you. The enviornment is supposed to be drastically different from the regular post apocalyptic world. There will most probably be more alien weapons to wield and fire, like the alien blaster (the main concern is how powerful it will be in the hands of the enemy). When asked about the main story of Mothership Zeta, Jeff Gardiner responded-“The general plot starts out as an escape attempt until the player figures out what the Aliens are actually up to. There are a number of other abductees for the player to interact with, and from whom they can solicit help.” This DLC will be available before and after finishing the main quest. Price-800 MS points or $9.99. This will also be available on the retail disc of the Fallout 3 Game of the Year addition.

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars coming to PSP This fall

June 22, 2009 2 comments

The critically acclaimed DS GTA game, GTA: Chinatown Wars, has been announced for the PSP and is scheduled for release this fall. The game will be available for both UMD and digitally distribution. The game “will take full advantage of the power of the PSP system.” Such things are; enhanced widescreen graphics, better lighting affects, and additional story missions. No new information has been released on this game, even the Official Gta:Chinatown Wars website says that the game is still exclusive to the DS. We should be looking forward to this great new addition to the psp line-up this fall.

Hitman:Blood Money Free On Gametap

June 19, 2009 1 comment

Thanks to Rebel FM Hitman is now free on Gametap. Hitman:Blood Money to be exact. Hitman is a game where you are an assassin and you do stuff like, well, kill people. There are Many different ways to play Hitman, such as a silent assassin, or a crazed gunman. So what are you waiting for, heck! it’s free, and worth the time. BTW, if you run a 64-bit windows operating system, it will not work, unfortunatly.

Fallout 3 New DLC; Point Lookout

June 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Well fallout 3 is my favorite game so I’m excited to announce that it’s got new dlc coming out this month on the 23rd. This dlc looks expansive and it’ll probably add a lot to the game. But don’t take my word for it, watch the video. When it comes out, we’ll have a review up the day it comes out or maybe the day after.