December 4, 2012

Square-Enix Creates And Pulls Hitman Absolution Facebook App

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Broken Joysticks

In just a single day, the P.R. department representing Hitman Absolution went from celebrating the creation of a brand-new Facebook App to promote the release of said game to initiating damage control because of it.

The idea of the app in question was it gave people a chance to send a virtual death threat (yes, that’s the intent of it, I kid you not) by providing a description set from a list of cruel attributes (i.e., muffin top, annoying laugh, small “breasts”, etc.) and a reason why Agent 47 should step forward and kill the person in question, along with a picture of the target.
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Dishonored 1.2 Patch Available

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda has released a new patch for Dishonored bringing the game up to version 1.2 on all platforms. The majority of these fixes are rather minor including one or two encounters that invalidate a non-lethal playthroughs and a bug that prevented the game from being played offline on Steam.

Check out the full list of fixes courtesy of the Bethesda Blog below:


  • Support for playing the game on multiple screens.
  • Game Settings are now saved and restored properly even when using Steam offline.
  • Fixes for some interactions with Granny Rags that invalidated nonlethal playthroughs under certain circumstances. (Note: These fixes work even for savegames AFTER the final Granny Rags encounter.)
  • Fix for a crash that could happen during loading/transition between areas – notably near Dr. Galvani’s house.
  • Reworked “Choke” interaction to make it more reliable in valid contexts.
  • Fixed minor localization issues (PS3/360).
  • Fixed global post-process that sometimes worked improperly during some missions.
  • Fix for a rare crash that could happen when killing a NPC with a possessed rat and spring razor (PS3/360)


PS Vita Firmware 2.01 Now Live

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

PlayStation Vita owners hold on your hats because a new firmware is now live! Okay, so it’s a minor update but it does fix a rather nasty bug that occurred when attempting to sync your PS+ Vita game saves to the cloud. Hopefully no one reading this has lost their saves, with great games like Gravity Rush and Uncharted: Golden Abyss on PSN Plus it would be a shame to have to restart.

The update was announced on twitter this morning and should only take a few moments to apply. On twitter Sony wrote:

“PS Vita system software update 2.01 coming soon. Will fix the issues with automatic synching of PS Plus game saves”

Source: IGN


Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Demo Lands on PSN

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The collaborative RPG effort between Professor Layton developer Level-5 and legendary anime studio Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni, finally has a presence in North America with the release of a playable demo on the PlayStation Network. If you can’t wait for the game to ship on January 22nd of next year, you now can try a slice of the game free of charge!

The demo allows players to experience two levels from the final game including two boss fights – the Guardian of the Woods and Moltaan, according to IGN.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was developed by Level-5 in 2010 for the DS before being ported and completely overhauled for the HD Era with a PlayStation 3 release in 2011 in Japan.  Studioo Ghibli, the creators of such great Anime features such as Princess Mononoke and Howls Moving Castle handled the art direction and character design. The story centers on a 13 year old boy, Oliver, who is able to use a book that belonged to his deceased mother to enter a parallel world.


Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC Arrives On Xbox 360 Today

Posted on December 4, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda’s latest update to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim arrives this morning on Xbox Live with the launch of the Dragonborn DLC pack. This latest expansion allows your adventurer to explore the coasts of Morrowind as well as explore the fate of Solstheim. For 1600 Microsoft points you don’t just get a new area to explore, allowing you to travel back to some of the same areas as 2001’s Morrowind but you can also gain access to new powers like additional Dragon Shouts. Check out the official description and trailer below:

Price: 1600 Microsoft Points

Dash Text: With this this official add-on for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, journey off the coast of Morrowind, to the island of Solstheim. Encounter new towns, dungeons, and quests, as you traverse the ash wastes and glacial valleys of this new land. Become more powerful with new shouts that bend the will of your enemies and even tame dragons. Your fate, and the fate of Solstheim, hangs in the balance as you face off against your deadliest adversary – the first Dragonborn.


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