Monster Slayers, a card battling RPG/ roguelike for PC that we covered here not too long ago just launched some new DLC! Titled ‘Fire & Steel’, this new DLC pack adds a solid amount of additions for only $4.99. Included:
In my opinion, seems like a decent and reasonably priced piece of DLC. New levels, enemies, cards, bosses, characters, there’s a little bit of everything in there.
By: Richard Jewell
Now if you readers follow me on Twitter, you may already know that I’m not quite exactly a fan of the current DLC model. I feel that most of the content found in them these days are rip-offs and blatant cash grabs. They often offer you a poor amount of content for a large price, or alternatively, they offer useless vanity items that cost you the same price a cheap meal would. I find that DLC works best when it’s priced reasonably and it offers meaningful gameplay additions/enhancements.
When Xbox 360 came out and internet-connected gaming consoles became more prevalent, my mind was full of wonderful thoughts about how developers could add extra levels or story chapters to extend the amount of time I would be able to have with my favorite games. The first Dragon Age and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion expansions are excellent examples of this idea in action.
Unfortunately, DLC these days mostly consist of lame microtransactions, season passes for outfits that cost more than the game itself (Dead or Alive I’m looking at you) or a series of high price/low-quality content missions like the first season pass for Destiny. When the first piece of content dropped, I was shocked to have finished it all up in about an hour, which is crazy considering they were charging $20 for it at the time. And I don’t even want to talk about Star Wars Battlefront, the game that many gamers complained about its lack of content and season pass that cost as much as the game itself.
Reasons such as those mentioned are why I give such huge kudos to developers like CD PROJEKT RED. Their season pass for Witcher 3 offers huge portions of story-driven gameplay easily on par with their main offering AND they throw in a ton of free DLC, the very same sort of small in-game items that would be paid microtransactions in any other title. When I see a game offer the kind of season pass content that Witcher 3 does, I gladly shell out the money for all that interesting extra content. But if you offer me a season pass for $40 and then push out piece after piece of bland, uninteresting content and useless items? Let’s just say: Don’t fucking spit on me and try to tell me it’s raining.
By: Richard Jewell
Oh...Sir!! The insult Simulator is heading to Playstation 4 and Xbox One this spring. Want to be a smart-ass trash talker but too scared to say it to a real-life person’s face for fear of being on the receiving end of an epic beatdown? Well, the developers Vile Monarch have created the perfect game for you so you can protect your pimply-privates from a prolific punching.
- Loner’s Insult Tournament Mode: Battle your way through numerous unique situations and verbally assault your CPU
- Real-Life Friends Mode: Beleaguer your actual friends on a couch, ottoman, or whatever else you like to rest your fanny on
- Imaginary-Friends Mode: Verbally take down strangers from all over the “Online world”
- 10 Hilarious Playable Characters: Each with their own unique voices, quirky traits, and hilarious “insult components”
- 5 Conflict Scenarios: Lay down some verbal jujitsu across 5 different trying situations and environments- Contentious Battle System: Employ combos, criticals, continuations and other new mechanics to outwit your argumentative opponents!
The price and exact release date details have not been officially announced yet, we will keep an eye out for future updates!
By: Richard Jewell
*Cue the music* This is Major Tom to ground control, Alan Wake is stepping out the doo-oor.I know that was corny, but I refuse to apologize for it. Due to music licensing issues, Alan Wake will be removed from all digital storefronts on May 15th, 2017. Xbox Live Arcade game Alan Wake: American Nightmare is not affected by this and will continue to be available for purchase digitally.
Steam games will be having a “Sunset” sale starting on the 13th. You can get Alan Wake for 90% off until it's removal on the 15th. It is unclear if Xbox will be having a special as well, so keep an eye out for that this weekend. This is your very last chance to grab Alan Wake digitally so get it while you can. And for people who already own it on Steam or Xbox Live, you will still be able to download it after it's removal.
Alan Wake is easily one of my favorite games on Xbox360. I remember picking it up on launch day. I started playing it with a friend. I had work the next the next day, so I went to sleep and my friend kept on playing. The next day I get up for work and the crazy bastard was on the final chapter, he pulled an all-nighter. His taste in horror games is pretty close to mine so I was fairly excited to jump back into it. So for the next few weeks I would come home, plop myself down in front of the TV and play Alan Wake, finding all the collectibles, earning all the achievements, beating the highest difficulty. The unique combat; the small-town mystery vibe; the fantastic graphics; an eclectic variety of tracks from musicians like Bowie, Poets of the Fall, and Roy Orbison are some of the main reasons that Alan Wake still sticks out in my mind after all these years.
It sucks that this psychological horror gem from Remedy is being taken down from digital storefronts, but I'm sure that most people who are interested in it already own it. Worst case scenario, you can still hunt down a physical copy on Ebay or Amazon, though prices may get hiked up after this.
“It's not a lake, it's an ocean!”
By Richard Jewell
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