October 13, 2015

Plants VS Zombies: Garden Warfare Adds New Customization Options In Latest Update

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

EA’s plant based third person shooter Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare received a huge update today with the release of the free Legends of the Lawn DLC.  Sporting a brand new game mode, new character variations and 200 new customization options this latest batch of DLC might just bring players sprouting back to the battlefield.. errr lawn.

The Taco Bandits game mode is a variation on Capture the Flag where the Zombies team must steal the titular taco from Crazy Dave’s taco stand… and bring it back to a UFO. Okay, that is a little more off the wall than I was expecting to be honest.

The seven new character variants available with this update include – Golf Star, Chomp Thing, Jade Cactus, Alien Flower, Sanitation, Centurion and Paleontologist.

Along with the above content players on PlayStation platforms will receive all of the content from the Suburbanite update as well.

Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare was originally released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PS3 last year and was given away for free during the 2014 PlayStation Experience convention.

A sequel Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 was announced at this past June’s E3 conference.


EA Announces That There Will Be No Voice Chat In Star Wars Battlefront

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

EA is keeping the Star Wars hype alive by trickling out a steady stream of news about the final release of Star Wars Battlefront. The latest bit of news is to say the least controversial, EA today through a series of tweets confirmed there will be no “ingame” chat in Battle Front. The tweets are below, but the gist of it is that 3rd part voice clients are going to be needed to talk to anyone in Star Wars Battlefront.


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Humble Capcom Bundle Launched

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

You better have your shoryuken memorized because this latest Humble Bundle is sure to land a dragon punch on you if you are not prepared for it. The Humble Capcom Bundle includes a number of different titles from several classic Capcom franchises.

Personally I think even the pay what you can tier of $1 is worth it for Episode 1 of Resident Evil: Relations 2 alone. On top of that all those who buy into the bundle will receive Strider, Lost Planet 3 and Bionic Commando Armed. That’s a ton of hours of entertainment for only a buck, to be completely honest – I lost dozens of hours in Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s Raid Mode alone.

Paying more than the average (currently $7.60 USD) will grant you all of the above plus Resident Evil: Revelations, DMC: Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 5.

If you chose to go with the ultimate tier – priced at $15 USD – you’ll get everything above as well as Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories DLC and Ultra Street Fighter IV.

There’s a lot of value in these bundles and it looks like the amount of entertainment available in the Humble Capcom Bundle is only going to increase with more games expected to be added next week.



Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Next Chapter Theorized

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Kenny Keelan

There is one hell of a dedicated group over on reddit that seems to have finally broken ground on what they believe to be hints towards a third chapter to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. There’s already evidence of this in the fact that cinematics and storyboards are already out there regarding a mission that cannot be played in the game proper but no one can confirm whether or not that content is to be seen in some kind of official next chapter or if it was just something that was left on the cutting room floor that wasn’t cleaned up. Spoiler beyond the bump, so if you haven’t played the game through, please don’t go on.

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Allison Road Leaves Kickstarter and Picked Up by Team17

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Kenny Keelan

In kind of a quirky turn of events, studio Team17 has decided to back the indie game Allison Road, which looks to pick up where PTs seems to have left off. This may be a good run for the studio who has been known, for quite some time, now, as the studio well known for the Worms franchise – a Scorched Earth spinoff that featured worms and lasted way, way, way too long – as they’ve also backed Yooka-Laylee and seem to want an identity away from that.

This is good for both developers Lilith Ltd. and Team17 as Allison Road has the exact same kind of atmospheric creepiness and jump scare tactics that PTs became extremely well known for: the game’s extremely simply premise is that you are a man who has come down with a sudden case of amnesia and has to find out what exactly just happened to the family he apparently has. Unlike PTs or, before it, Silent Hill: The Room, the developer promises you will be able to leave the home first shown in a prototype demo, which you can check out after the bump:

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EA’s Star Wars Battlefront Beta Surpassed 9 Million Users

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Kenny Keelan

Whether they jumped on for a short time and hated it or loved it and stuck it through the entire beta phase, the game’s senior producer, Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, revealed the the beta is officially the largest open beta in Electronic Arts history by accruing over nine million active users through the course of its tenure.

Considering that a lot of Star Wars franchise fans have been salivating for a Battlefront game for a very, very long time, now, this isn’t entirely surprising. What is surprising, however, is the mixed responses it’s gotten from those who have played. While there are reports that this game is one of the most anticipated of the last quarter of the year, after playing the beta, there seems to be some hesitation among some of the people I know that are playing the game, hoping, at the very least, that it will improve.

Star Wars: Battlefront is coming on November 17th of this year, putting it in direct competition with another titan of a franchise being release around the same time: Fallout 4, which is coming out a week earlier. The season pass, which will set you back fifty dollars, will give you access to all planned expansion content.


Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Set For a Feb 2nd Western Release

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Digimon Cyber Sleuth will not only be getting a physical and digital release in North American  on Feb 2nd 2016 for PlayStation 4 and (digital only) PS Vita but Bandai Namco have also announced a number of extra bonuses for those who pre-order.

Players who put down some cash on the physical PS4 release will receive the following:

  • Black color variant for Agumon and Gabumon
  • Two new Digimon exclusive to the Western release of the game: Beezlebumon (Blast Mode) and Cherubimon
  • Agumon “Tachi Yagami” Costume Set
  • Agumon male and female “Hero” Costume Set
  • Useful Item Set: Hunter USB, Full Revive x2 (can revive all fainted Digimon 100% HP), Brave Point C x3 (Giving one Digimon +10,000 EXP)

Digimon Cyber Sleuth takes place in the near-future where occurrences in the digital world are common place. As the teenage protagonist it’s up to you to solve the game’s mysteries! Here’s a brief rundown on Cyber Sleuth’s  features that Bandai Namco released:


  • Featuring more than 200 Digimon from the animated series!
  • Become a detective to investigate and gather clues to solve the digital mystery!
  • Turn-based battles return! Connect attacks together for more powerful combos!
  • Scan, raise, train and battle Digimon. Digivolve to unlock more powerful forms!
  • Traverse and explore the vivid and immersive environments of the real & digital worlds.

Also here’s one of the game’s trailers:

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Celebrate Back To The Future Day With Rocket League And The Iconic DeLorian on October 21st

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

As every Back to the Future fan knows, this year on October 21st, 2015 Marty McFly arrives in the future from 1985. To celebrate this momentous occasion developer Psyonix is releasing a special DeLorian themed car pack for Rocket League. I’m willing to bet that most of you have already guessed whats in the pack, but if you havent ill let you take a look at the image below to confirm what most of us already know. (its a DeLorian)

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A statement from developer Psyonix on the PlayStation blog said  “Truth be told, we used to fantasize and joke about having the DeLorean Time Machine in our game months before it even came out. We were all such huge Back to the Future fans here at Psyonix, that it was one of the few ‘Holy Grails’ we had hoped for besides having a hit game. The fact that we’re getting both of those ‘best-case scenarios’ in the same year is an amazing accomplishment for us, they’re things we’ll never forget!”

The post goes on to say “Hopefully you’ll never forget your time with the DeLorean Time Machine either, as we’ve worked meticulously to recreate its look, feel, and folding jet-wheels just as they appeared in the original motion picture trilogy. Best of all, it’s a heck of a lot of fun to play with—and comes complete with its signature ‘Burnt Rubber’ Rocket Trail to boot!”

I love to see this kind of DLC its purely cosmetic, and it really plays to a fan base and if you like Back to the Future, you can buy this car, and if you don’t, then your game play experience is not lessened. The DeLorian DLC pack will be released for both PC and PlayStation for the LOW LOW cost of $2. I personally cant wait to drive around and leave a few flame trails!

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Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass Priced at $50

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Just when we thought we had all the Star Wars news we could handle EA has released the price for their season pass. The price will be 50$ The four map packs that have been announced so far. The Collection of maps is quite expensive but if you calculate the total cost of each DLC to be 15$ you actually get a bit of a discount. EA is sweetening the pot with another added incentive. Players who buy the DLC season pass to Star Wars Battlefront will get two week early access to the maps before the release and an exclusive emote. The emote will say “shoot first” in a reference to the iconic original Cut of Star Wars Episode 4 where Han Solo shot Greedo first.


50$ seems like a lot but its become fairly standard for most season passes that contain this number of map packs. EA is also giving a nod to its player base by giving out the maps early to loyal customers who pre-purchase the season pass. The season pass will also be available to anyone who buys the Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition which clocks in at whopping 140$. Both are currently available on the Origin store for pre-order.



What Rae & Focks & Fionna Have Been Playing

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Each week we bring you short snippets recounting what we’ve been playing in the past seven days or so. Now that the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday has come to an end here’s what Rae and Focks have been playing.


Recently I’ve been playing Dawn of War Soulstorm. The DoW series are my favorite strategy games. I’m not the best at strategy games but i still enjoy the games. I have also gotten into playing Serious Sam, which was one of my favorite fps games when I was younger.

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I’ve been playing a lot of Rockband 4 for our review (which will go live later today). I played a lot of it by myself mostly on the Guitar and the Drums but I also got a chance to play it with a friend of mine over the Holiday long weekend. Rock Band really show you how your musical tastes might clash with your friends, that is for sure.

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I’v been playing a whole lot of Undertale this weekend. The game is basically a classically styled JRPG with a heavy emphasis on story telling, look for a special guest writer to do a piece about their impressions later this week. Im also tearing in to competive Counter Strike, which has been to say the least interesting.



Rock Band 4 Review – “Once More With Feeling”

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

There was a time when the Rock Band franchise was on top of the world and being played by millions of console owners worldwide. Like most celebrity stories an eventual decline in fame is to be expected after a string of successive hits. After nearly five years out of the limelight Harmonix returns with a brand new game for a new generation of consoles. For returning players – like myself – is it time to get the band back together? Or is Rock Band 4 a greatest hits album that you could easily skip over?Read More


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