Hold on to your hats, WoW fans, because Blizzard has just announced that there will be a jam packed Collectors Edition for the new installment of WoW, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The pack will include:
- Art of the Cataclysm art book, featuring 176 pages of never-before-seen images from the archives of the Blizzard Entertainment cinematics department and the World of Warcraftdevelopment team, as well as progressive visuals from multiple stages of development.
- Exclusive in-game pet: he may not be a breaker of worlds just yet, but Lil’ Deathwing will still proudly accompany heroes on their struggle to save Azeroth from his much, much larger counterpart.
- Behind-the-scenes DVD with over an hour of developer interviews and commentaries, as well as a special Warcraft(R) retrospective examining the rich gaming history of the Warcraft universe.
- Soundtrack featuring 10 epic new tracks from Cataclysm, including exclusive bonus tracks.
- Special-edition mouse pad depicting Deathwing menacing the ravaged continents of Azeroth.
- World of Warcraft Trading Card Game cards, including a 60-card starter deck from the Wrathgate series, two extended-art cards, and two Collector’s Edition-exclusive hero cards, marking the first appearance of goblin and worgen heroes in the TCG.
Yeah, I agree, that is some pretty cool stuff. And how can you get this amazing package, you ask? Well you can get it at any retail store (that sells games, of course) for only…wait for it…$79.99! A pretty good price for this whole deal if you ask me. The release date has not officially been announced, but check back for details!
It looks like the exclusive licence of the two GTA DLC packs: The Lost and the Damned and the Ballad of Gay Tony have expired as it has been announced that both packs will be coming to the PS3 and PC. You will be able to buy them both separately on the Playstation store or from Game for Windows – Live. Or you can pick up the retail version that will feature both of them as Episodes from Liberty City. They will be available from the 30th of March and are expected to cost the same price as they did when released for the Xbox 360, $20.00 each. Keep Reading (You know you want to)
Along with the Livestream videos I put up of Torchlight, I am also going to write a review. For those that don’t know, Torchlight is a Diablo-esk game with loot, levels, skills, magic, summons and much more. There are alot of weapons but there are only a few weapon types. The art style is very similar to Fable 2, and if you have ever played a game called Fate on the computer (it comes with most gateway computers) then it is extremely similar. The combat is satisfying, especially when your character is decked out in the best spells, armor, and weapons. The story is very much, go do this, can you get this for me, kill that guy. The dungeons are connected to one another so you only have to go one place to go to all. The way that you travel from place to place is by portals, and you can open up town portals anywhere in the dungeons to go to and from town. The pet is pretty effective and a great partner. When you teach your pet spells and feed it fish, it becomes extremely powerful and will kill alot of the enemies for you. Torchlight overall is a very satsfying game and there isnt anything that I can think of to complain about. So, Torchlight gets a well deserved 10 out of 10. If you are waiting for Diablo 3, or just wanting another point and click hack and slash, pick up Torchlight for the PC, it’s definatly worth you time.
Editors note: Also its only 20 bucks. to buy click on the title.
Another week has gone and past and here we are once again. I’m going to make this short and simple for I’m going on vacation yet again. Josh started off the week by giving us all a overview of the RTS franchise and who and what started it all. After that, one of our writers wrote about his displeasure with the RTS Franchise. Then, Josh told us about how the infamous Resident Evil 5 will be coming to the PC this September. Finally, the week was ended with an article about the new and exciting arcade games coming out this summer on the Xbox Live Marketplace. And there you go, everything that happened this week in bite-sized form. Until next week remember, if you cant convince ’em, confuse ’em.
The critically acclaimed zombie survival game, Resident Evil 5, is scheduled to be released on the PC on September 15th. The only really new additions to the game is a couple of new costumes and an improved Mercenaries mode. Yes, alot of stuff. Personally, I will not pick this game up because the RE franchise never really did anything for me, but if you are an only PC owner, and you were jealous of the consoles for getting such an elusive RE title, Now is your Chance to pick it up, and brag to your console owning friends about how good the game looks on your PC that you spent $2000 on.
Last Monday was a big day, with a lot happening on the site. We kicked off the day with our very first giveaway winner. The contest was the first person to make Josh laugh wins and EvenK93 accomplished that goal and won himself an Uncharted 2 beta key. Brian then reviewed Red Faction: Guerilla, giving it a stellar score of 9 out of 10. After that, we welcomed Nuclear Ninja to our family where he continued on to write about the possible new console coming out in unison with Project Natal.
A couple days later, Brian educated us about the downloadable content coming out for Fallout 3 entitled Point Lookout. Shortly after that three of our writers discussed their favorite game and announcement of E3. Next, Josh informed us about the exclusive pre-order only playable character, Sergeant Johnson, in the upcoming Halo 3: ODST. I then continued on the write about all of the new changes in Assassin’s Creed II and the hype surrounding the game. We then announced our Official G.I.N. Grifball Tournament where you can battle it out against none other than our staff (If you are interested in signing up email email@example.com with the gamertags of the people participating). Subsequently, Josh released some info on Hitman: Blood Money being free on Gametap. I then previewed Bioshock 2 with it’s new gameplay involving Big Daddies, Little Sisters, and the all-new infamous Big Sister. After that, I reported on the more less-known game Singularity, where you can control the personal timelines of the things around you. Finally Brian wrapped up the week with his article about how music can basically make or break and games and then subsequently followed up with an article about the new Brutal Legend game from the mind of Tim Schafer.
All in all this was an exciting and news-packed week for all of us here at Games In A Nutshell and we hope you’ve enjoyed everything that you’ve read. Either way, we’d love to here from you with any comments, suggestions, complements, or even, dare I say it, complaints. You can contact me at JoeyDeeee@gmail.com, Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jordan at email@example.com, or Brian at Thatchilldudewiththehair@gmail.com. Until next week, remember, anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of.
- Release date: September 15, 2009 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC
- Singularity is game that you’ve probably not really heard that much about. I’m really excited but I have a tendency to draw things out, so I’m going to try to keep this short, sweet, and simple. The gameplay video will basically show off mostly everything that I’m explaining.
- Singularity is game in which you control the time of other objects and people. You have four different actions that you can perform with the TMD or Time Manipulation Device:
1. Age – Causes objects and people to move along their own timeline, making materials rust or crumble and people to become piles of ashes and bones.
2. Revert – Causes objects and people move backwards along their own timeline, repairing equipment and reconstructing passageways. You may be thinking well I’m going to turn those pesky soldier into tiny little babies and then kill them; well for one that’s terrible and second, that won’t ever occur in the game. Instead, when revert is used on a person, they are changed in to a “placental revert”. In this stage they squirm around screeching in their tortured state until they perish a few minutes later.
3. Stasis – Pulls an object out of time, freezing its personal timeline, to be thrown similar to Half Life’s gravity gun.
4. Impulse – Violently pushes an object or person away from you, stunning them.
- Some ways that time bending is utilized in the game are:
1. Aging oil cans, pulling them through a small space, and then reverting them back to normal size to throw at a wall to destroy it.
2. Standing on tree stumps and then reverting time to raise yourself to new heights. You get it new heights; you see what I did there? Haha?
3. Age an enemy’s cover to make it crumble and expose them.
4. Revert an empty can of soup, making it full, to regain health.
5. Revert your own cover after enemies has caused it to crumble.
6. Revert a chalkboard to read everything that has been written on it in the past.
7. Throw back an enemy’s grenade with the stasis power, holding it in its current state, so it won’t explode until you want it to.
- So there you go, as short and simple as I could make it. Now that you’re saying wow this game really sounds good, watch the gameplay below.