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Rise of the Hutt Cartel Announced for SWTOR


AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 18, 2012 –There is a new threat in the Star Wars™ universe and the future of the Republic, the Empire and the entire galaxy is at stake!  Today, BioWare™, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), and LucasArts announced that players will face-off against the ruthless Hutt Cartel in the first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, coming Spring 2013.  Beginning today, Star Wars: The Old Republic Subscribers can Pre-Order the Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel for only $9.99, 50% of the regular price. Free-to-Play Players can purchase the Digital Expansion for $19.99.  Any player who pre-orders before January 7, 2013 will receive five days of Early Access* to the new fully-voiced story-driven content.

“We know our fans want to keep experiencing the classic Star Wars storylines they love, and that’s what we’re delivering with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer at BioWare Austin. “The planet Makeb is shaping up to be one of our most breathtakingly beautiful settings and the clash with the Hutt Cartel is epic and exciting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot more surprises in store for our fans next year!”

The Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel will send players to Makeb, a dual-faction planet where players will continue their battles with the merciless Hutt Cartel. During their journey, players will meet new allies, make new enemies and uncover the cutting-edge technology on this vibrant planet. Experience five new levels of story-driven missions to an already expansive epic online universe that will raise the level cap to 55. Pre-Order is available now online at www.swtor.com/buy.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies. Players are immersed as they team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles reminiscent of the films, exploring a galaxy of vibrant planets, experiencing visceral Star Wars combat, all set to a sweeping musical score. Now, players can experience the complete storylines of the eight iconic Star Wars classes, all the way to Level 50 without having to pay a monthly fee. The new Free-to-Play option complements the existing subscription offering, providing greater flexibility in how to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.

For more information on the different ways player can now experience Star Wars: The Old Republic, including the Free-to-Play option, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/FREE or Origin.com. For more details on the Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/rothc. As always, be sure to check StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com for latest updates and follow us on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

Disney Universe Gets Phineas and Ferb DLC Pack

February 14, 2012 – Gamers will suit up, power-up and battle through the suburbs of Danville in some of their favorite Phineas and Ferb costumes with the release of the “Phineas and Ferb” level downloadable content pack, available today for Disney Interactive Studios’ Disney Universe. The new content is currently available for download for $4.99 on PlayStation®Network or for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

Based on Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb,” the #1 animated TV series among tweens 9-14, the “Phineas and Ferb” level in Disney Universe allows players to experience the adventures of Phineas, Ferb and friends in the suburbs of Danville firsthand. Gamers will be able suit up as Phineas, Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Agent P and Candace as they utilize cool gadgets. The Chick-Inator will turn players into chickens in order to access small spaces, while the Atomic Leaf Blow-Inator will allow them to blow away piles of leaves to reveal collectibles and more as they advance through the neighborhood avoiding traps and hazards. The level will culminate as players battle Dr. Doofenshmirtz in an epic showdown to bring down his blimp and save a trapped passenger.

Now available on store shelves for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3® computer entertainment system and Windows PC, Disney Universe offers a four-person multiplayer action experience, with frenzied gameplay that appeals to players of all ages. The “Phineas and Ferb” level joins other great Disney Universe environments, such as the Disney•Pixar hits WALL•E and Monsters, Inc., Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Academy Award® winning classics, The Lion King and Aladdin. The game features 45 classic and contemporary iconic character costumes, including ones inspired by Sam Flynn, Quorra and Clu (TRON), Baloo (The Jungle Book), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Sulley (Monsters, Inc.), Nemo (Finding Nemo) and everyone’s favorite pixie, Tinker Bell (Peter Pan). Dozens of other character costumes are also featured in the game, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck.

Disney Universe  will continue to expand with new content, including worlds, costumes, and more available for download, giving Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 system owners an ever-evolving gameplay experience.


Crimson Alliance Vengeance DLC – A Review (XBLA)

A little while ago I reviewed an Xbox Live Arcade game from Microsoft Studios and Crimson Affinity named Crimson Alliance.  While Crimson Alliance reviewed well, it fell short when compared to games such as Torchlight or even the older Diablo II within the same genre.  Fast forward to today and we see that Crimson Affinity and Microsoft have just released their first downloadable content for Crimson Alliance named The Vengeance Pack.  For only 240 Microsoft Points (that’s $3 people) you can play two extra stages and one extra challenge level.  In keeping true with Crimson Alliance’s affordability, a 240 MS pack it’s just a steal for what you get.

So, What Do You Get?

In The Vengeance Pack, you get two main levels of play and one challenge level.  The first level is named “Dead Among Us”.  It is, you guessed it, a zombie stage.  The second stage is named “Inferno” and is more of a hellish lava stage.  Both stages are created to be hard, harder then most of the normal game is.  The monsters are much harder to kill and are set up in combinations that make them very difficult to even reach in some cases.  From the very beginnings of “Dead Among Us” you will see the evil intentions of Crimson Affinity to make these stages much more of a challenge and worth your MS Points.  I lost track at how many times I was mauled when I was rushed by zombies from all sides.  While difficult, I never once felt that the challenge was cheap or impossible to overcome, I just had to be more wary of which enemies I encountered first.  Of course, recruiting some friends would have helped too.

You also receive a challenge map with The Vengeance Pack.  Aptly named “A Fistful of Coins”, this challenge stage allows you to fight wave after wave for coins.  Whatever coins you find after each wave, you can either keep or push on to the next stage.  If you are killed, you will loose all the coins that you have gathered in the challenge stage, so it is a “get rich or die trying” type of game play.  This is a great stage with a high risk, high reward ideal, the further you play the more money you get, but you could loose it all with just a simple, ill timed death.

But, Is It Worth It?

That’s the easiest question to answer.  If you loved, or even liked, playing Crimson Alliance, then The Vengeance Pack is an absolute must have.  For a measly 240 MS Points, you get 2 of the harder stages in the entire game and a great challenge level that will help fill your coffers with gold.  The game play of The Vengeance Pack, as well as the aesthetics, all fit perfectly well with the main game and are presented here unchanged.  With this pack, you get about two to three more hours of Crimson Alliance, which is hard to pass up.  The Vengeance Pack is available right now on the Xbox Marketplace.

The Parasites Come to Gratuitous Space Battles

Positech has announced the release of the latest expansion for Gratuitous Space Battles – The Parasites. From the Official Website…

What The Parasites Expansion Pack Contains:

10 New ships. 4 Cruisers 3 Frigates and 3 fighters, all in a new graphical style by the same artist who did the original GSB artwork. The parasite ships have multiple translucent sections in varying colors, coming accross as classy, expensive, but also not to be messed with..

3 New ship equipment:  The flak cannon is a cruiser weapon designed to target enemy fighter swarms. The cannon ahs an ‘area-of-effect’ damage as well as hitting the target ship. The Plasma slinger is a small but ultra-high-rate-of-fire plasma torpedo weapon. This is the first plasma weapon that can have multiple torpedoes in flight at the same time. The missile revenge scrambler is a whole new type of ECM weapon that actually sends missile back to attack the ship that launched them, rather thamn just scrambling their guidance systems.

New ship bonuses. The parasites build these ships to last. Most of the new hulls have both integrity and armor bonuses. The parasites aren’t so good on the shields front, but they make up for it with stronger armor.

You can find out more about this new race, as well as how to purchase the DLC pack, over at the game’s official website.

Fallout New Vegas: Old World Blues Review (XBLA)

The latest expansion to Fallout: New Vegas, Old World Blues, once again takes you far away from the expanse of the Mojave Wasteland to a secluded area known as Big Mountain, or the Big MT (get it?). Does this expansion justify the download, or does it leave you feeling empty (get it? Again?). If you’re a fan of New Vegas you may have found yourself feeling a little disappointed in Dead Money’s awkward survival horror slant and Honest Hearts felt a little too unspoiled outdoorsy for your tastes, let me introduce you to Old World Blues.

In a nutshell, if Old World Blues was a member of your family, it would be your drunk uncle: Nonsensical, rambles on a bit too long at times, gut-bustingly hilarious, and an absolute blast to hang out with.

Old World Blues finds your courier responding to an invitation to a midnight movie at the old drive in. Upon pressing play, you are whisked away to a fantastic world full of mad scientists, robot scorpions, and a talking toaster.

You wake up to find yourself sans brain, spine, and organs. Why? Why not! A victim of some heat-of-the-moment surgery by an insane group of mad scientists, you are forced to track down your brain who may or may not have grown legs of it’s own and trotted off to spend time with an even madder scientist than those who removed it in the first place.

Old World Blues earns high marks for being the most hilarious addition to any Fallout game to date. The writing is top notch and the expansion is full of unique characters, like a toaster with dreams of being a heat powered death ray.

While it is quite long for an expansion, it can get quite lonely. Unlike the previous expansions to New Vegas, you have no companions throughout the Big MT. Instead you are on your own throughout the full five hours or so of gameplay and the fetch quests can get a little repetitive. To offset this however is some fantastic voice acting as your captors will frequently spout insanities over the speakers throughout the research facilities.

Once again, the level cap is raised by five and there are a handful of new perks to choose from, including one that let’s you respec your character should you decide you want to change things up a bit.

In the end this is a must buy for any New Vegas fan. With a host of awesome loot to bring back to the Mojave Wastes and some of the funniest dialogue this side of GLADOS, you’d be hard pressed to not enjoy a vacation in the Big MT.

First DLC Pack for Deus Ex: Human Revolution Announced

Square Enix has announced “The Missing Link”, the first DLC pack for their popular action-RPG, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Due out in October, The Missing Link explains the disappearance of protagonist Adam Jensen and will add new locations as well as allow players to rebuild Adam’s augmentation set.

“We are very excited for DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION fans to be able to further develop Adam’s journey in the game with The Missing Link DLC,” said David Anfossi, producer of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION at Eidos-Montreal. “Gamers will be able to experience a vulnerable side of Adam like never before, which gives the overall game a whole new dimension. The Missing Link propels players into compelling gameplay, beginning with Adam being temporarily stripped of his use of augmentations; new, visually stunning environments; and the continuation of DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION’s conspiracy-rich story.”

Announcement Screens

Dead Nation: Road of Devastation DLC Pack Announced

Housemarque has announced “Road of Devastation” the first DLC pack for their PSN title, Dead Nation. The DLC pack is a new chapter in the game’s story, continuing where the base game leaves off. It will also include new equipment, loot, etc. No word yet on release date or pricing.

“We’ve been working hard since the launch of Dead Nation to bring exciting new content to the fans of the game,” says Housemarque CEO, Ilari Kuittinen. “Since the launch of the game, Dead Nation has been a top selling PSN title having fans all around the globe. After being included in the Welcome Pack offering, the game has reached over 3.8 millions downloads, which is simply mindboggling and unheard of for a PSN game.”

DLC Pack Screens

DCUO: Fight for the Light Release Date

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that “Fight for the Light”, the Green Lantern-based expansion for DC Universe Online will be released to the public on September 6, 2011. As a gesture of appreciate to their current subscribers, the new expansion pack will be given to them for FREE! No word yet on how much it will cost non-subscribers to join up and get the expansion pack. The new DLC pack allows players to join up with either the Green Lantern Corps or Sinestro Corps and do battle using the green and yellow light powers.

Red Dead Redemption: Myths and Mavericks Bonus Pack Release Date

Rockstar Games has announced that its upcoming Myths and Mavericks bonus content pack for their wildly-successful Red Dead Redemption will be available for FREE on September 13, 2011 for the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. The pack adds numerous single-player game characters into the multiplayer modes as well as a number of new map locations and strongholds for players to take on. Checkout the official list of features below!

Maps/Modes (bolded locations are brand new to multiplayer)

Cochinay – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout, Stronghold

Nekoti Rock – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout

El Presidio – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout

Plainview – Gold Rush, Shootout, Gang Shootout

Gaptooth Mine – Shootout, Gang Shootout

Pike’s Basin – Shootout, Gang Shootout

Rio Bravo – Shootout, Gang Shootout

Perdido – Hold Your Own, Grab the Bag

Benedict Point – Hold Your Own, Grab the Bag

Beecher’s Hope – Stronghold

Torquemada – Stronghold

Armadillo – Stronghold

Chuparosa – Stronghold

Tumbleweed – Stronghold


New Multiplayer Characters

Landon Ricketts

Vicente DeSanta

Drew MacFarlane

Deputy Eli

Deputy Jonah

Javier Esquella