February 27, 2016

Call of Duty: Blacks Op III Multiplayer Starter Pack Free This Weekend

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Black Ops III

Activision Publishing has provided its’ recently released Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack for free on Steam this weekend. The Multiplayer Starter Pack includes the complete Black Ops III multiplayer experience up to level 55. While it includes all of the operator / weapon / perk unlocks included up until that level it does not include the ability to prestige or access Custom Games or the popular Zombies mode.

Alongside the free weekend of Blacks Ops III multiplayer time Activision is also providing players with double XP for the entire weekend as a nice little leveling bonus.

The Starter Edition will only be available until the end of this month and currently costs $18.99 CDN. To be honest I think this is a great way for casual COD fans like myself to enjoy the core multiplayer experience while it is still quite popular without making a full $90 CDN investment. To be honest I never really play the Zombies mode and add-on DLCs are usually hit or miss with me. The Starter Edition is also compatible with any upcoming DLC.

Here’s the full announcement from the Blacks Ops III Steam Community:

The Multiplayer Starter Pack is free to try from 10AM PST on Thursday, 2/25 to 1PM PST on Sunday, 2/28.

Pick up the full game on sale this weekend also, including a 33% discount on the Black Ops 3 standard edition and 20% off the Digital Deluxe edition. Those that already own the Multiplayer Starter Pack can also upgrade to the full game at a discount. Sale ends Monday 2/28 at 10AM PST.

On top of all this, Double XP starts tomorrow, Friday, 2/26 at 10AM PST and ends Monday, 2/29 at 10AM PST.

With the Multiplayer Starter Pack you can try out Black Ops 3’s online multiplayer as well as ranked Arena play, Gunsmith, Weapon Paint Shop, Freerun, Theater tools, and the Black Market. Upgrade to the full version of the game to gain access to:

  • Zombies game mode
  • Campaign game mode
  • Ability to play in Multiplayer custom games
  • Ability to Prestige (your level will be capped at 55 in the Starter Pack)
  • Access to mod tools or modded content (once released)
  • Access to unranked server browser (once released)
  • Ability to Fresh Start your profile
  • The ability to access Dead Ops Arcade II and Nightmares mode


Singing Games, Thrust Parties and Game Design – Hyper RPG! Twitch Channel Launches with Crazy 48 Hour Charity Drive

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Renee Gittins


If you aren’t currently tuned into Hyper RPG!’s Twitch channel, then you’re missing out on great entertainment and all for a good cause. Hyper Rabbit Power Go! (Hyper RPG!) is a brand new Twitch channel that launched yesterday and is in the middle of a 48-hour charity stream for the HALO Foundation.

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Nekopara Volume 2 review, return to La Soleil Patisserie

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Nekopara Volume 2 returns us to the bakery La Soleil patisserie where we last left our lovely cat girls Chocola and Vanilla. When last we left them they had reached a happy ending and were heading back to the bakery with their master Kashou Minaduki  in tow. Volume 2 picks up right where volume 1 left off, our two primary cat girls are living in the bakery and things are going pretty well. Unlike the majority of the first volume, all is not well in La soleil. One of the first things we see after the game starts is a small fight between Coconut and Azuki, and Volume 2 has a lot more terms of depth than did Volume 1. We get to see some “family problems” that occur, and what can happen when you keep a harem of cute cat girls in your bakery. We get to see a bit of sibling rivalry between Azuki and Coconut with their sibling rivalry serving as a mode of conflict in the game.

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The Division’s Highly Detailed 60 FPS PC Trailer

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Get ready for some high-octane action scenes ripped right from the Windows PC version of Tom Clancy’s The Division. If you’re playing on PC and have the hardware this game look absolutely breathtaking and this new trailer proves it! Load up the embedded video below and see with your own eyes what a contaminated post-order New York City looks like in 1080p.

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Will your rig run The Division? Here are the recommended specs for high settings as per Ubisoft:

Recommended Requirements

  • Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better.
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better.
  • Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.
  • Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.
  • Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream, or faster.



The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Launch Trailer

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo has released the official launch trailer for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U.

The game will be out next Friday – March 4th – bundled with a special Wolf Link Amiibo that unlocks a hidden set of challenges.

I suppose Pokemon re-releases weren’t the only big news from Nintendo today!

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NIS America Scans PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness For 2016 North American Release

Posted on February 27, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

Prepare to have your mind scanned and your every move recorded in the recently announced visual novel PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness published by NIS America.  Based upon the popular anime series, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness will be released in Europe and North America later this year on several platforms – PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Windows PC.

PSYCHo-PASS is set 100 years in the future where the omnipresent Sybil system monitors the mental health, stress and psychological condition of every resident of Japan. Every person is under constant surveillance 24/7. Individuals who commit violent crimes or have the potential to do so are brought to justice by the Bureau of Public Safety. Should a resident’s crime coefficient (a numerical value rating their behaviour) or hue (a visual represent of one’s mental health) reach certain values the Bureau is called into to enforce Sybil’s will, which often results in bloodshed.

Players will choose one of two new detectives who have joined the Bureau of Public Safety. Here is how NIS America describes the story:

“You must decide the best course of action for each given situation, but regardless of the hierarchy that separates Inspector from Enforcer, players must be mindful that every decision has its own repercussions. With an intricate decision-making system, PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness offers a twisted plot and compelling cases, providing a number of different endings.”

PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness was originally released in Japan exclusively on the Xbox One in May 2015. The North American and European versions are PlayStation / PC exclusive.

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Original Japanese Story Trailer From 2015


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