April 2, 2013

Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack

Posted on April 2, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

Today on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace, the Borderlands 2 Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack is available courtesy of Gearbox. Free to those who purchased the Season Pass and costing 400 MSP/5.00 for those who didn’t buy the season pass. The main thing the pack brings to the table is the one thing a level cap from 51 to 61 which many players have been requesting for some time. Pearlscent-grade weapons and “Ancient” E-Tech relics are also going to be added to the game as well. Below you can read the full details of the general upgrades and the pack specific upgrades:Read More


Second Dimension: The Warrior’s Code Interview

Posted on April 2, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

The fighting game community (FGC) has grown from holding local events at smaller venues to occupying ballrooms at four-star establishments with talent from all across the globe attending. Major sponsors such as Capcom, Namco Bandai, and others are responsible for the development of some of the world’s most famous franchises in gaming, and are showcased at a central tournament featuring the top fighting talent from across the world. With major prize pools, fighting games are now reaching a platform that can be compared to traditional eSports.

Every week, I’ll be posting interviews I’ve had the pleasure of conducting with members of the fighting game community. The interviews will touch upon their history in the FGC, where they got their start, and what they’d like to see from video games in general.

This weeks guest is a man I recently had the pleasure of meeting: Hendrick Pilar aka MH | DJ Nintendo.Read More


God of War: Ascension | Review

Posted on April 2, 2013 by Jason Fayta

Kratos, the ever affable hero hell-bent on murdering every creature and god from Greek mythology, returns to ascend to new levels of brutality in God of War: Ascension, the second God of War installment on the PlayStation 3, after the 2010 release of God of War III. Serving as a prequel for the entire series, the story in God of War: Ascension predates the events found in the PSP title, God of War: Chains of Olympus.

A brief prologue introduces the Primordials, beings who antecede both the Titans and Mount Olympus; they created the Earth by throwing down, Supreme Being style. The war amongst them also spawned the Furies, guardians who capture and torture those they deem guilty–a lot in life they seemingly much enjoy.Read More


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