December 5, 2012

Ubisoft Publisher Sale On Xbox Live Now!

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Joshua Rust

Ubisoft is hosting a huge sale over Xbox Live that includes everything from full games, arcade games, and add-ons. Most notably all of the previous Assassin’s Creed games are on sale so if you haven’t had a chance to pick them up – now is the time! Not to mention that DLC for Assassin’s Creed is on sale as well.  While I haven’t played a lot of these arcade games listed below, I did enjoy the heck out of From Dust. As far as I know this sale will presumably last until this coming Tuesday. So don’t delay!

Games on Demand

  • Assassin’s Creed –  (1080 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed II –  (1080 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood –  (1400 MSP)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations –  (1400 MSP)
  • Prince of Persia (2008) – (1400 MSP)
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – (1080 MSP)
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction –  (1040 MSP)


Xbox Live Arcade

  • Babel Rising – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Beyond Good & Evil – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • From Dust – 800 MSP (was 1200)
  • Mad Riders – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – 600 MSP (was 1200)
  • Outland – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Prince of Persia Classic – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Rayman 3 HD – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Scott Pilgrim – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Zeit 2 – 200 MSP (was 800)


Game Add-Ons

  • Babel Rising – Sky’s the Limit – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Mad Rising – Zambia Pack – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – I Am the Boss – 120 MSP (was 240)
  • Scott Pilgrim – Knives Chau Add-on – 80 MSP (was 160)
  • Assassin’s Creed II – Sequence 12: Battle of Forli – 160 MSP (was 320)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – The Da Vinci Disappearance – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ancestors Character Pack – 160 MSP (was 320)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Mediterranean Traveler Map Pack – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – The Lost Archive – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Prince of Persia (2008) – Epilogue – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction – Deniable Ops: Insurgency – 400 MSP (was 800)
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved – Bundle: Toned Body and Cardio Boxing Platinum – 280 MSP (was 560)


Let us know what you’re planning on picking up in the comments below!


Phantasy Star Online 2 Vita Beta Begins In Japan

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Phantasy Star Online 2 isn’t even out in North America yet but that hasn’t stopped an entire community of avid players from either figuring out how to sign up the Japanese version or posting on forums about the game. PSO2 will see a release on Sony’s Ps Vita sometime early next year in Japan and right now beta sign ups are available for the portable version.

I’m sure by the time this article is published thousands of English speaking gamers will be flooding the servers with their vitas. In order to sign up for the Japanese Beta you will need a PS Vita with an active Japanese PSN account as well as a SEGA Network ID. There are a limited number of spots (50,000) so HURRY!

Only the PC version has been confirmed for North America and is scheduled to arrive sometime next spring. PSO2 is also heading to mobile android phones in Japan but just like the Vita version it may never see the light of day on our shores. When the Vita version releases next Feb it will be available free of charge, supported by micro transactions, or as part of a retail bundle that includes a ton of extras.



Black Ops II Kills Its Way To $1 Billion In Sales In 15 Days

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a juggernaut of a game being enjoyed by millions of fans since it launched a few weeks ago. The game had already passed the $500 million mark, reached within 24 hours and now it has earned Activision a billion dollars. It’s a figure that would make even Dr.Evil proud, see the key to getting a billion dollars isn’t threatening the world directly with nuclear weapons but creating a game where technologies like nuclear weapons threaten the world!

For comparisons sake last years’ Modern Warfare 3 reached $400 million in a similar period. Despite analysts speculating that the COD franchise cannot continue to grow, the numbers continue to defy professional expectations.

Source: Joystiq

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Fire Emblem Awakening Gets North American Release Date

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Great news for North American fans of the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Awakening for the Nintendo 3DS will be released next spring. You’ll be able to get your portable tactical RPG itch scratched on February 4th 2013 according to Kotaku.

Fire Emblem Awakening is the first entry in the franchise on Nintendo’s next gen handheld and was released on the 3DS this past April in Japan. New features return alongside innovations introduced in previous games including the ability to team up with ally characters for joint attacks and the inclusion of player created characters that can be customized.


End of Nations Dev Faces Layoffs, End of Beta Program

Posted on December 5, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Things are not looking good for developer Petroglyph Games and their latest RTS offering End of Nations. After going into a limited closed beta earlier this fall development on the game seems to have halted with the studio reportedly laying off 30 employees from its Las Vegas office.

This sad news comes on the heels of two other announcements that transpired these past few weeks. Frist the publisher of the game, Trion Worlds, refunded any purchasers of the game’s beta access pass and now the developer has closed the official forums section for the game. Currently the next beta stress test of End of Nations is scheduled for some time in 2013.

Given their pedigree it’s kind of surprising that Petroglyph just couldn’t get things right with this one. Granted no one else has attempted an MMORTS but when your staff’s resumes include the Westwood era Command & Conquer series and 2005’s spectacular and underrated Star Wars: Empires At War you’ve done something right. Then again Universe at War didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it was release in 2007 either.

Source: Joystiq


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