The first DLC for Fallout: New Vegas is called Dead Money and we have the first 15 minutes of gameplay to find out if you want to expand your post-apocalyptic experience.
In Dead Money, you fall victim of a deal that you must complete in order to survive. Your main objective is recover the legendary treasure of Sierra Madre Casino and on the way you must work alongside three other companions to pull it off. Published by Bethesda Softworks and developed at Obsidian Entertainment, Dead Money will be available for 800 Microsoft points.
So what do you think? Is it worth the 800 Microsoft Points to play a quest of survival?
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Gamers who played Castlevania: Lords of Shadow will be pleased to learn that the game will be getting new downloadable content. Castlevania: LoS left us with quite a few unanswered questions and DLC will give us the opportunity to have those questions answered. Konami wants to make sure their vampire hunting hero has a few more adventures so they will be releasing two DLC packs early next year.
The first DLC pack is called Reverie. In this add-on Gabriel will be once again returning to the Castle to help Laura, a former servant for the vampire Queen Carmilla. Reverie will focus on containing the evil that Carmilla has left behind. Look for it on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live in February.
Just two months after the first DLC pack Konami will be releasing the second pack. Resurrection, the follow-up DLC, will be released in April. This content will pick up where the main game’s story left off so we can count on getting some answers. If I know Konami as well as I think I do then we can count on getting some more questions too. What questions do you hope get answered?
Prices have not been announced yet but we’ll keep you posted. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is available now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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Dust off your whips and prep your best brooding scowl, more Castlevania content is on the way. Today, Komani revealed two new pieces of downloadable content are in the works for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow from developer MercurySteam.
In the “Reverie” downloadable content pack, players will return to the castle as the game’s hero Gabriel in order to lend a hand to the former servant Laura “in destroying the unruly evil that was previously kept in check by the recently slain Queen.”
The second downloadable content takes place immediately after the events of the game. Entitled “Resurrection…
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New Call of Duty: Black Ops ‘First Strike’ DLC hits Xbox 360 on Feb 1st. PS3 players? You have to wait (Call of Duty: Black Ops)Posted on December 20, 2010
Tired of shooting men in the face in the same old Call of Duty: Black Ops maps? Then rejoice. For you shall soon be able to partake in said make believe face-shooting on new maps, when the game’s first DLC is released on February 1st. Entitled First Strike, the pack will remain a timed-exclusive on 360 for around about a month. All the details on the new maps inside…
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Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you’re eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.
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Hey! Remember the announcement that Billy Joel would be coming to the Rock Band music store? Well, he’ll be here next week. Would it kill you to pick up a little? He’s the freaking piano man, after all.
Here’s what you can pick up on December 14:
• “Big Shot” X
• “Captain Jack”
• “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me”
• “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)” X
• “Only the Good Die Young” X
• “Piano Man”
• “Say Goodbye to Hollywood”
• “The Entertainer”
• “The Stranger”
• “We Didn’t Start the Fire”
• “You May Be Right”
Now my favorite part of the day: writing up this boring price thing. Songs are available for $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points a pop. Songs marked with an X can be upgraded for pro guitar/bass for an additional $.99/80 Microsoft Points/100 Wii Points. You can pick up all 12 songs for $19.99/1,600 Microsoft Points/2,000 Wii Points.
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Russ Pitts runs us through some of the features in the zombified DLC of Read Dead Redemption.
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A series of maps that were originally included in the Civilization V digital deluxe edition have been released as DLC. The four map packs include a series of real maps designed by Firaxis, which can be played with historically accurate Civilizations or random leaders. The maps can all be tweaked in the World Builder so players can make their own scenarios on the new terrain. The packs cover the Americas, Asia, the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia. They’ll cost £1.99 / $2.99 each, or can be bought in a bundle for £6.30 / $9.99. if you’re interested the packs are available now on Steam.
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Do you have Trials HD? Do you have 400 Microsoft Points just burning a hole in your virtual wallet? This is your lucky day, cowpoke.
RedLynx has announced that the Big Thrills pack is now live. It adds 40 new tracks–including 10 from the community–as well as new achievements.
“The quality of some of the community tracks is on par with our own work,” said creative director Antti Ilvessuo. “We’re quite impressed, and we’re confident everyone who plays these will be amazed too.”
That sounds amazing.
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PSP’s excellent Valkyria Chronicles 2 now has a DLC pack available for $5, which includes 22 new missions. The range of mission types covers everything students at the Lanseal Military Academy need to prevent a Gallian civil war.
Valkyria Chronicles 2 DLC, random battle dialogue featured in trailer originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 24 Nov 2010 07:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
New release slate led by oft-delayed PS3 racing title, Nintendo’s Wii gorilla revival installment; Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, Michael Jackson The Experience, Undead Nightmare Pack also out.
This week’s new release slate isn’t quite a cornucopia of blockbusters, but it does include two hotly hyped exclusives.
Championing the week is the release of Gran Turismo 5, the long-awaited, oft-delayed PlayStation 3 racing simulator from Polyphony Digital. GT5 will feature close to 1,000 vehicles on more than 70 tracks in 20-plus locations. With a massive budget of $60 million, it is also an official licensee of several major racing circuits, such as NASCAR and the World Rally Championship. A sample of the PlayStation 3 exclusive, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, was released in April 2008, garnering decent reviews.
Gran Turismo 5 was originally unveiled for the PlayStation 3 back in 2006. Since then it has faced numerous delays, missing its first shipping date back in March of this year where its release was put on indefinite hold, before later being delayed again past its November 2 release date.
Another prominent system exclusive due out this week is Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii. The title was developed by Retro Studios, the outfit behind the Metroid Prime series. The 2D platformer sees Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong return to action with many of the DKC series’ familiar trappings, from banana collecting and mine-cart racing to being shot out of barrels.
The Wii-exclusives don’t stop there. Also due out this week is Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time. From Ubisoft, the zany title follows the neurotic, misshapen rabbit-like creatures as they use a time washing machine to go back in time and alter history to their liking.
The King of Pop will once again hold court this week as Michael Jackson The Experience makes its debut. While the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the title won’t ship until 2011, the Wii, DS, and PSP versions are out on Tuesday. The title displays the “breadth and depth” of Michael Jackson, with players dancing and singing along to some of his most famous songs. Those picking up the Wii version of the title will earn one of Jackson’s famous props: a facsimile of his iconic studded white glove. The glove will be bundled with copies of the game for a limited time.
Gamers looking to fight the undead can pick up the Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Collection at retail this week. The content bundle will arrive in stores November 23, giving those who don’t own Red Dead Redemption an opportunity to play the game’s add-ons without needing the original disc. The package will include all four of the previously released downloadable content packs: Undead Nightmare; Outlaws to the End; Legends and Killers; and Liars and Cheats. The retail collection will also include all previously released multiplayer free roam modes and will sell for $30.
Game Republic’s Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom also hits the PS3 and Xbox 360 this week. The game focuses on cooperation between two lead characters, one of them a roguish youth who returns to his homeland after its population is decimated by spectral warriors controlled by a “dark force.” Once said youth arrives in the kingdom, he teams up with Majin, a horned creature with a mysterious past and the ability to evolve throughout the game. Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom’s gameplay has players directly control the youth, who in turn can give the AI-controlled Maijin orders to fight off enemies and overcome obstacles.
For further details on the week’s games, visit GameSpot’s New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Donkey Kong Country Returns–Wii–Nintendo
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time–Wii–Ubisoft
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Supermarket Mania–DS–G5 Software
Sniper Elite–Wii–Reef Entertainment
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles 2–DS–O Games
Chuck E. Cheese’s Kart Racing–Wii–Tommo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Unsolved!–DS–Ubisoft
Disney Tangled: The Video Game–Wii, DS–Disney Interactive
Drawn to Life Collection–DS–THQ
Fable III: Understone Quest Pack–X360–Microsoft Game Studios
Football Manager 2011–PC–Sega
Hot Wheels: Track Attack–Wii, DS–THQ
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom–X360, PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Michael Jackson The Experience–Wii, DS, PSP–Ubisoft
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX–PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection–X360, PS3–Rockstar Games
Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earrings–PC, Wii–Dreamcatcher
Silly Bandz–DS–Zoo Games
Spelunker HD–PS3–Tozai Games
Splatterhouse–X360, PS3–Namco Bandai Games America
Worms: Battle Islands–Wii–THQ
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Gran Turismo 5–PS3–SCEA
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Marvel Superheroes 3D: Grandmaster’s Challenge–Wii–Marvel Comics
Today On The Spot! We get the latest coming This Week On PSN; Get demos of the new Costume Quest DLC and Marvel vs. Capcom 3; The Ready Set drops in for a Simlish performance. Finally we bring you our Microsoft Holiday Gift Guide!
Sad news for R.U.S.E. fans, as Ubisoft has announced it won’t be doing any DLC for the game at all. Just kidding! That was, in fact, a ruse — Ubisoft is releasing a “Manhattan Project Pack” for the real-time strategy title that will add two 2v2 maps, another 3v3 map and two different brand new modes. “Total War” mode will unlock units and technology one year at a time, building up battle starting in the year 1939, and “Nuclear War” sounds much more fun, starting the game with “all prototypes, factories and upgrades” unlocked and ready to unleash on the enemy.
The pack will cost you a cool $50, almost as much as the actual game. No, that was another ruse, it’ll be completely free. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait about 15 years for it, as the pack isn’t due out until holiday 2025. No, just kidding again, it’ll actually be out soon. We ruse-d you again! Are we doing this right?
As used-game sales become more of a part of the gaming ecosystem, some publishers have been struggling to recoup some of that lost revenue. You can add Codemasters to the ranks of those who think DLC is the solution.
The company’s CEO, Rod Cousens, says that the success of the used-games market has reduced how much money publishers can make from releasing greatest hits editions of games later in a game’s lifespan. In addition, Cousens says that used sales expand the market for piracy. His proposed solution could make some gamers bristle.
“It’s not inconceivable to say that we send out a Formula One game that’s not complete – maybe it’s got six tracks,” Cousens said in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz. “Then they have to buy their next track, and you follow it around the world. When you turn up in Abu Dhabi you have to pay for the circuit, and whatever the changes are to the cars that are put through. That, I think, would deal with a lot of it, and also address the pre-owned.”
“What we have to figure out is how we’re going to work together to make this happen. If retail takes a confrontational point of view and says that if we go online, they won’t stock the box – and publishers then say that all they’re going to do is put out DLC after launch that retail can’t participate in… it’s ridiculous.
“Actually, you need them to get to the stage where they stock the box. It’s not inconceivable that you’re going to ask them to give the box away at some point in time. But then, they participate to an extent in the subsequent DLC exploitation,” he said.
It’s an interesting idea, but it raises a few issues. What about consumers who don’t have access to broadband? By his own estimation, Cousens says that 35 percent of the world market lacks that kind of online connectivity, which is critical for DLC. Would Cousen’s proposed DLC be available the day a game launches? Gamers are already skeptical about DLC, but would making a plan like this known out front make them less troubled by it? Certainly, these “incomplete” games would be cheaper, right?
What are your thoughts on this kind of strategy?
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We’re a bit in love with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West here at GR, so when we heard about upcoming DLC for it, we were like, “Hell yeah we want to see that!” Ignoring opportunities for continuing the potential romance between Monkey and Trip and sticking with the standard look and gameplay, Pigsy’s Perfect 10 instead goes for 3D visuals, a prequel timeline, and goes for a hybrid of stealth and sniping gameplay…
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The promised free “Compatibility Pack” for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of DJ Hero 2 have arrived on their respective digital stores, giving owners the ability to import DJ Hero 1‘s DLC into the sequel. The game’s official Twitter representation announced as much today, clarifying that “some DJ Hero 2 functionality is not supported in this update,” specifically listing “freestyle cross-fading, freestyle scratching, and vocals” as the main culprits.
Finally, you can once again lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you better never let it go … sorry! Got a little carried away for a moment there.
PSA: DJ Hero 2 update for DJ Hero 1 DLC compatibility now available originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Galactic Conquest adds a single-player campaign that’ll have you, well, conquering the galaxy. To do that, you’ll need to design a fleet to take on all threats then repair and replenish it between engagements. GSB will fill the 52-planet galaxy with enemy fleets designed by other players, while uploading yours to stymie others. Pre-ordering now will net you instant access to the beta version.
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