August 18, 2012

Next Weeks Rock Band Tracks Are “Howlin’ For You”

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Joshua Rust

The Rock Band weekly dlc continues its’ onslaught as this week The Black Keysbring home some of their hits to the marketplace. This will be the second dlc pack available from the Grammy winning band out of Akron, Ohio.

This weeks songs are as follows:

The Black Keys Pack 02

Sold as a pack: 440 MSP
Individual Songs: 160 MSP
Pro Guitar/Bass Upgrade: 80 MSP per track

  • The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” O
  • The Black Keys –“Howlin’ for You” O
  • The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy” O X


X = Pro Upgrade
O = Keyboard support

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Is anyone out there still playing Rock Band? If you are will you be picking up any of these songs this week? Which ones?


Steam Weekend Sale – Alan Wake Franchise & Sniper Elite V2

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

If you’re not suffering from overspending during the Steam Summer Sale this year, Valve has another weekly batch of weekend saving. Alan Wake, Alan Wake American Nightmare, and Sniper Elite V2 are on sale until the new daily sale goes up on Monday.

As of 1pm EST, Supreme Commander was added as Saturdays daily sale as well, going for only $3.74 USD at 75% off. For more details on the weekend sales games and pricing, read more.

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Latest Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Trailer

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

While Connor is busy with the Templars on consoles, the first female assassin, Aveline de Grandpré will be continuing the battle in 18th century New Orleans on Sony’s PS Vita. Liberation allows players to experience a full-featured Assassin’s Creed game on a handheld device. Ubisoft promises a true experience including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists.

Aveline is fighting for freedom in a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule. The video below shows a couple examples of the touch pad uses in the game that is set to be released this Halloween, October 31.

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Kartuga Loves The Sea With Latest Progress For Browser MMO

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

After premiering at E3 this year, Kartuga has made lots of progress on both gameplay and visuals. Still in alpha stage the action MMOG is a big-budget browser game, developed by Hamburg’s Ticking Bomb Games. Featuring several role playing game elements Kartuga is a pirate themed adventure allowing players to choose one of three customizable ship classes to sail through a series of quests and missions.

The game is set to launch early in 2013. You can check out the games official site and pre-register for the upcoming closed beta now at The site also features more screens and a features list. Take a look at the high seas action below in the games latest trailer.

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Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Now On Steam

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack launched earlier this year for the PS Vita and now has made it’s way to Steam this week! To celebrate creator DrinkBox Studios currently has the game on sale for $7.19 via Valves digital download service. Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer follow up to Tales from Space: About a Blob.

The Steam for PC version of Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack features:

* Updated mini-game bonus levels crafted specifically for PC
* Support for Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows and/or Keyboard-and-mouse controls
* New ultra-glorious high resolution art
* A wide range of environments: everything from a frat house to a metropolis
* Growth throughout levels that provides players with a constantly changing perspective on the in-game world
* Challenging puzzles mixed into the mayhem
* New hidden references and bad jokes

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Trine 2 Expanding With Goblin Menace

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

Frozenbyte is expanding Trine 2 with an all new campaign featuring six unique levels, new skills that are also useable in the base game, and all the  general improvements and tweaks will be available to all players. Trine 2 features platform puzzler action allowing you to swap instantly between three different characters.

“Trine 2: Goblin Menace is an expansion that we wanted to cultivate  with a lot of time, effort and love,” said Lauri Hyvärinen, Frozenbyte  CEO, and continued: “We feel this expansion is our best work to date.  If you have a chance, come visit us at gamescom to see for yourself!”

Trine 2: Goblin Menace will debut on Steam in the fall 2012. Trine 2:  Goblin Menace will also be included in Trine 2: Director’s Cut for  Nintendo’s Wii U™ system, coming later this year. More information,  including additional platforms, release date and pricing, will be  announced later.

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The Expendables 2 Videogame Available Now On XBLA, PSN and PC

Posted on August 18, 2012 by Les Major

Expendables 2 just hit theatres and to coincide with that release the video game is on XBLA, PSN and PC now too! Available for 1200MSP on XBLA or $14.99 for the PSN or PC version, the game features four playable characters from the movies roster. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) are available for four player co-op. Featuring twin stick combat and vehicular combat sequences too.

Our own Eric Bastelak wasn’t too impressed with the game unfortunately in his review however for hardcore fans of the franchise you may want to check it out just for the story. The video game ends off where The Expendables 2 movie begins. The video game focuses on an adventure to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped billionaire.

I’m loving the return of classic action movies and it’s great to see a series with so many big names brought together like this! I’ll definitely be checking out the movie soon, and I’m sure at some point I’ll be giving the demo to The Expendables 2 videogame a whirl too.

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