Gearbox Software announces
the Borderlands 2
Ultimate Upgrade Pack 2
is now available, further boosting the level cap in Gearbox's shooter/RPG
sequel. Here's word:
Today's an exciting day for Borderlands 2 with the
Ultimate Upgrade Pack 2: Digistruct Peak Challenge (containing 11 additional
levels for characters to gain, more skill points, the challenging new Raid on
Digistruct Peak map, and more) out now on Xbox 360, Steam and hitting
PlayStation 3 with the next PlayStation Store update!
Details on the level cap increase, new content and latest software update can be
Borderlands 2 Level Cap
Don't forget there's more to come for Borderlands 2 with forthcoming Headhunter
Packs! The first, T.K. Baha's Bloody Harvest, arrives in October packing a new
uniquely-themed area, story-driven missions, giant boss fight and more
unlockable character customizations with additional Headhunter Packs on the
Steam News announces
release of the Windows edition of
which is also available as a recently
demo. They say:
When Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies discover
a mysterious tent filled with captivating paintings, they are suddenly
transported to a series of mythical new worlds!
Join them as they run, jump, and slap their way through each world to get home,
save the day, and discover the secrets of the legendary paintings!
The Metro: Last Light -
is now available on Steam, offering more content for
Metro: Last Light
Games' first-person shooter, which is on sale in celebration. According to
your way up through a heavily guarded tower stronghold. Each level is
increasingly difficult- Can you make it to the top? Compare your time and other
stats against your friends with the added leaderboard functionality and try
Note: This purchasable item is included in the Metro: Last Light Season
for Mighty No. 9
has blown past its $900K funding goal
just a couple of days
, and is already hurtling toward the $1.5 million stretch goal
for this Mega Man-inspired project. Two goals have already been triggered, and
the game will have two more stages than originally proposed and OS X and Linux
versions will come as well as the Windows edition. The next goal is a game plus
mode, and there are several mystery goals leading up to the $2.5 million plateau
that will prompt console ports.
Franchise Hockey Manager
is now available from
for Windows and OS X, offering the chance to general
manage your own virtual hockey team. "We've learned a lot about developing
sports management games after 14 versions of Out of the Park Baseball, so we
felt it was time to apply those lessons to a new game," said OOTP co-founder
Markus Heinsohn. "What better way to do that than with hockey?" Here's the
OOTP Developments today released Franchise Hockey Manager
2014, which steps into the current hockey management game void by offering the
most comprehensive GM experience on the market. FHM 2014 features 19 leagues
from around the world, along with historical NHL play as far back as 1947 and
the entire WHA history from 1971 to 1979.
Elizabeth Sampat - Quit Fucking Going To PAX Already, What Is Wrong With You?
And today, on stage at PAX, Mike publicly stated the one fucking thing
that PA ever did right— removing the Dickwolves merchandise—
was a mistake.
And the crowd went wild, and the men who own PA with him agreed soberly, and
that is the convention that everyone says is best and most inclusive. A
place where the owners can say “We should have continued to profit off of
the suffering of others” in the biggest auditorium the convention offered
and the crowd went wild.
NewStatesman - Penny Arcade reopens the "dickwolves" controversy.
Today, that excuse is not available. These ideas have been mainstreamed
to the extent that Krahulik and Holkins cannot get away with pretending that
it's only a vocal minority who see problems with using rape as a punchline
which don't extend to problems with using murder in the same way. But the
last three years have not seen the pair toning down the rhetoric. From
Holkins writing about the "censorship"
of criticising a game's exaggerated female characters to Krahulik
being dismissive of trans people
to a $20,000 donation to the Trevor project), there have been no end of
sub-dickwolves controversies, causing
one prominent indie developer to pull out of their shows entirely. The
Financial Post's Daniel Kaszor summed them up in an article titled "Penny
Arcade needs to fix its Krahulik problem".
- Grand Theft Auto V on
IGN. Thanks nin.
Focus Home Interactive announces Space Hulk: Deathwing
, an upcoming
first-person shooter based on the Space Hulk arm of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000
universe. The Unreal Engine 4 game is in the works at E.Y.E: Divine
developer Streum On Studio and coproduced by Cyanide, who are not
revealing a release date just yet. The Space Hulk Deathwing website
is online, offering a brief cinematic
anticipation for the game. Here's word:
Continue here to read the full story
Space Hulk®: Deathwing™ is a
First-Person Shooter experience of Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame
set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000, developed on Unreal Engine 4 by Streum
On Studio, the team behind E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy. Published by Focus Home
Interactive and co-produced by Cyanide Studio, Space Hulk: Deathwing offers
players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the
claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities
and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions.
Today, Space Hulk: Deathwing is being unveiled for the first time through a
first teaser of the game: discover this video where a Deathwing Terminator,
stranded in a Space Hulk, is being chased by a horde of Genestealers...
Space Hulks drift along the currents of the Warp, the immaterial dimension of
Chaos. Made up of gigantic mangled asteroids, derelict ship wrecks and other
spatial debris, they sometimes grow to the size of a moon and often contain
treasured and ancient lost technologies. However, they are ripe with danger
including infestations of the lethal Genestealers.
Players take on the role of a Space Marine from one of the most secret and most
feared Space Marine Companies: the Deathwing from the Dark Angels. Strap on your
Terminator armour and equip the emblematic weaponry of the Space Marines to
overcome the threats awaiting you in the Space Hulk. As a Librarian, you will
also master the destructive powers of the Psykers. Your skills and performance
in battle grant you Fervor Points, to spend on 4 skill trees allowing you to
improve your abilities, unlock new powers, access powerful relics and
devastating new weapons.
Steam News announces
that Total War: ROME II
is now available, offering the latest installment in Creative Assembly's
large-scale historical strategy series. Here's the deal:
War™: ROME II is Now Available on Steam
How far will you go for Rome?
The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome, setting a brand new quality
benchmark for Strategy gaming. Become the world’s first superpower and command
the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Dominate your enemies by
military, economic and political means. Your ascension will bring both
admiration and jealousy, even from your closest allies.
Will you suffer betrayal or will you be the first to turn on old friends? Will
you fight to save the Republic, or plot to rule alone as Emperor?
is now offering subscriptions to watch the livestream of Gearbox
Software's upcoming Community Day, where they will show off their wares to the
public. This will incur a one-time charge of USD $19.99, which comes with several
additional perks, including copies of Homeworld Classic
and the upcoming
, Borderlands 2
SHIFT codes, and access to "an unannounced Gearbox
Software title" (thanks nin). The event kicks off on September 14th, and
details. Here's the summary:
Pre-order the Community Day 2013 Digital
Bonus Pack today at
twitch.tv/gearboxsoftware to receive exclusive access to the HD stream,
Borderlands 2 SHiFT codes to unlock special in-game Community Day 2013 heads and
skins, future access to a closed beta for an unannounced Gearbox Software title*
plus a free game download of Homeworld HD and Homeworld Classic -- a $14.99
We had a pleasant Labor Day weekend at the Blue Tower, though the shock that
September is already upon us is still reverberating. The rib dilemma I described
turned out just okay... They could have used more time in the smoker for better
tenderness, but they had good flavor, so next time they will be better. I have
another rack of spare ribs in the fridge, so I'll try again soon and see what
sort of improvement another hour or so of cooking helps.