August 21, 2012

Max Payne 3 Gets Noir Filter, Modifiers, New Map in Free DLC Next Week

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Jeff Wade

More DLC for Max Payne 3 is rolling out, like a bad habit that you can’t quit and that won’t cost any of the equally flawed pennies that keep showing up.

There’s no price better than free for the Disorganized Crime DLC pack, that packs in a host of modifiers for the game’s arcade mode like sardines that couldn’t be packed tighter if they were a 90s slang term for cool. Exploding Rounds, aggresive Lone Wolf A.I. and Headshot only modifiers will make a three legged pony show that changes the arcade mode experiance and a brand new noir filter will let you play through the game in a classic black and white filter that matches the game’s noir influences (and this belabored blog post). And there’s just enough room in the tango for the Hoboken Rooftops.

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Rumor: Fallout 4 In Development, Set In Boston

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Fallout series might be taking another venture out to the east coast with the next installment in the revitalized Role-playing franchise. Reportedly the next installment which Bethesda Softworks is hard at work on will transport players to The Commonweath, also known as Boston Massachusetts.

Members of Bethesda’s development staff have apparently been scoping out the MIT campus and the surrounding area, all the while working on the game. The connection to MIT is of particular interest, as IGN points out, because of “The Institute”, a future version of the school that is connected to a conflict involving deadly androids.

No word on whether or not this game will be released on current generation hardware or is set for release on the PlayStation 4 (or Orbis) or the Xbox 360. Given that Bethesda has published 3 RPG titles this generation (Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Skyrim) a Next Gen version is almost a certainty, just remember it took them almost 3 years to release Fallout 3 after Elderscrolls IV went gold in early 2006. Perhaps a late 2014 release? We’ll have to wait and see.


Raven’s Strike DLC Coming To Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Today Ubisoft announced the Raven Strike DLC pack, the second Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC package due to arrive on marketplaces September 11th, 2012 for 1200 MSP on Xbox live or $14.99 on the Playstation Network.

Raven Strike DLC content includes:

 3 new missions in Campaign Mode

– Secure Dawn: a foggy marsh in Kazakhstan where the Ghosts will not be allowed access to advanced technology (no optical camouflage, drone or sensor grenade)

-Cold Walker: a train depot on the Russian countryside

-Argent Thunder: a nighttime urban setting in Moscow

1 new map in Guerrilla Mode

– Sawmill: face 50 waves of enemies on a foggy Russian countryside

Each new mission can be played with 4 players. Ubisoft promises “maps, complex missions and an increased level of difficulty” with this new DLC. Additionaly, Ubisoft stated that they are hard at work to release another DLC pack later this fall.

Anyone picking up these new maps when they launch September 11th?


Resident Evil 6 Goes Gold, Resident Evil Net Profiled

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Jeff Wade

Resident Evil 6 has gone gold, meaning that Capcom’s latest mainline entry in the long running survival horror series has been officially completed and is set for it’s moved up October 2 release date.

Capcom also revealed some new details about it’s platform announced at last week’s Gamescom. The service will arrive day and date with the game and offer stat tracking and challenges, allow players to swap stats and scores with the game’s official iOS and Android apps. Additionally, the service will offer in game costume unlocks and perks.

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Omerta: City of Gangsters Gameplay Trailer

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Joshua Rust

If there is a studio to bring a turn-based strategy game to the Xbox 360 console it would have to be Kalypso Media. From the Tropico franchise to the upcoming Port Royale 3 game, Kalypso has the talent and experience to make Omerta: City of Gangsters into one of the best – most authentic mob games out there.

Here are some key features from Omerta: City of Gangsters:

– Historically accurate representation of Atlantic City and its landmarks

– Strategic gameplay allows city overview, planning, expansion and gathering of intel

– Turn-based tactical combat with a cover system and stealth action

– 15 unique player controlled characters each with unique personalities and backgrounds

– A RPG system for development of player characters and managing their equipment

– Competitive and cooperative multiplayer mode with persistent gangs

– 15+ hours of gameplay in a single play-through

– 20 unique maps visualizing the various districts of Atlantic City

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Omerta: City Of Gangsters is set to release this fall on the Xbox 360 home console and PC. Stay tuned here at BrokenJoysticks for when the official release date is revealed!


Watch Other People Play DOTA 2 Today

Posted on August 21, 2012 by Seung Lee

Anyone who uses Steam can now download and install a free app for DOTA 2 that allows for spectating other players. How does it work, you may ask? Well, you can watch a match from a player’s perspective, or from a directed view.You can check out any recent or live matches, along with all of the future matches at The International tournament. Is this app mandatory in order to continue playing DOTA 2? Nope, but it’ll be added into the game when it officially releases.

I’m personally not a big fan of DOTA, but I know there’s a lot of people out there who do. If you’re wondering how you can improve your skills, then you may wanna check out a match or two from some pros.

DOTA 2 is set to release sometime this year on Steam, with a free-to-play business model. Check out the game’s official website here.



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