June 19, 2012

Ship Simulator Extremes Collection and New Magicka DLC Released

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Paradox Interactive has announced the release of two titles today. The first is the Ship Simulator Extremes Collection which includes the base game and all of its 6 DLCs.  This collection will allow land lubbers to be the skipper on ships ranging from puny dingies to gargantuan cargo vessels. The press release promises hundreds of hours of gameplay and several real world ports, hopefully most of those promised hours won’t involve being stuck in St. Paul Island‘s dock because of ice. The collection also includes a revamped mission editor and 24 player online multiplayer (I shudder to think of the traffic jams).

The other title is a new DLC for Magicka titled The Other Side of the Coin. This DLC lets players take on the role of “Alucart the Vampire,” who is totally different from various vampires named Alucard. For one thing, Alucart’s name ends with a T rather than a D. Furthermore, he’s got some necromancer buddies and a mission to destroy everything that is good and wholesome in Magicka’s universe (if there is anything wholesome in a series that practically encourages you to “accidentally” kill your friends).

You can view trailers for both titles after the jump.Read More


Xbox Live’s ‘Summer of Arcade’ Detailed

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Jason Bassett

It’s getting warm outside and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to play some more video games! Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb aka: Major Nelson poured on the details of this year’s Xbox Live Arcade’s Summer of Arcade today. Want to know more?

Here is the full list of when you can expect to grab these awesome games and what price they’ll be:

  • July 18 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – 1200 pts.
  • July 25 – Wreckateer – 800 pts.
  • August 1 – Deadlight – 1200 pts.
  • August 8 – Hybrid – 1200 pts.
  • August 15 – Dust: An Elysian Tail – 1200 pts.
Note: If you buy the entire suite of games, you’ll get 400 pts. off of the purchase!

Be sure to put on some sunblock and shades, because it’s going to be a hot summer for Xbox Live!

Courtesy of Major Nelson | http://majornelson.com/2012/06/19/summer-of-arcade-dates-and-prices-2/


Doom 3 BFG Edition Release Date Announced

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Daniel Shannon

Bethesda Softworks has announced the details of Doom 3 BFG Edition’s release date. This re-mastered version of Doom 3 (which includes the Resurrection of Evil expansion, 7 new levels, as well as Doom and Doom 2) is, if all goes according to the Spider Mastermind’s plan, coming to North America on October 16. Europe will have to wait an extra three days.

Most of the press release focuses on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 version. For example, there will be achievements, trophies, a check point save system, and “fine-tuned” controls that will “bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles.” However, PC gamers will pay only $29.99 for the BFG edition, ten dollars less than the console versions. Also, PC gamers who fondly remember the duct tape mod will be happy to know that the BFG edition has added an “armor-mounted flashlight,” giving players the ability to see things and shoot them simultaneously.


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