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Battlefield 3 DLC Coming Next Tuesday


Battlefield 3Playstation just released news that Battlefield 3 will be getting DLC next week.  The official tweet states, “BREAKING: Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand DLC is coming exclusively to PSN this Tuesday, December 6th.”

The DLC is free of charge to customers who pre ordered the game and will include Battlefield 2 maps, weapons, and vehicles, with a Battlefield 3 facelift.  The retail price for the blasphemers who didn’t pre-order will be $15.  Click here to see full details on the DLC.

Dragon Age Integrates Multiplayer


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Rumors about a new multiplayer feature for EA’s Dragon Age have surfaced from an inside source to Kotaku.  It appears there will be an arena style player vs. player and player vs. environment feature for the title.  As to whether it will be integrated into a sequel or added as DLC is unreported.

Another bonus this rumor details is that characters will be able to play as dragons.  Friggin’ Dragons!  This is the first time that the franchise will feature multiplayer gameplay since the release of Dragon Age Origins back in 2009.

BANG BANG RACING Coming Soon


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PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC will be getting a new family-friendly racing game soon!

Using an acrade-style top-down view, racers speed around the tracks, find shortcuts, and stop for pit stops.

The game will feature 9 tracks set across the globe, 20 vehicles with 8 skins and 4 classes of car, local multiplayer and online leaderboards, and arcade-based track obstacles, like cones and exploding barrels.

When I think of arcade-styled, top-down racers, I think of the arcade classic Super Off Road, a game that I could never get the hang of. There’s something about turning the wheel right to go left that I could never figure out, even if it was meant to be somewhat realistic.

Still, if it can live up to its visual promises, this will be a strong game to add to your harddrive.

Final Word

Interesting

DEADLIEST WARRIOR: ANCIENT COMBAT Pre-Order Bonus at GameStop


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It’s pre-order bonus time for Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat, the disc with all the previously released Deadliest Warrior downloadable games and content.

For fans of the game and the show, two episodes of the Deadliest Warrior TV show will be included as a Blu-ray or DVD disc. One of these two episodes has never been on TV or on disc before. To get these two episodes, preorders must be made by January 9.

And that’s it.

Fortunately, this Mature-rated game will be available everyone on January 10, 2012 for $30.

Final Word

Pass on pre-order bonus.

Buy the game.

SKYDRIFT Launches on Steam


PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade’s SkyDrift (developed by Digital Reality) launched on Steam this week for $10.

At launch, the “Gladiator” DLC pack was available for free, featuring Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. However, if you missed the free-ness (free-itude? free-ity?) of this deal, you can pick it up for a tiny $3.

Not enough extra content? The “Extreme Fighters” DLC pack adds 3 more planes to your options. Players can choose between the Vanguard, Sparrow X1 and Triwing Vintage for an extra $1.50.

Or, if you’re like me, you’d rather not pay extra and just enjoy the game in its original format. Fortunately, there’s plenty to enjoy.

As a twist on the kart-racer genre, SkyDrift features air-racing action. With 8 different planes and up to 8-player multiplayer, players can skillfully bob and weave through the course or shoot down anyone they can’t overtake.

The game features 6 different power-ups. However, only two at a time can be carried and upgraded. Rather than running over a power and firing, players have to plan to their strengths and their opponents’ weaknesses.

SkyDrift takes players through several, visually stunning locations, like the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, or Alaska. The game features 3 game modes: “Power Racing Mode” is the standard race with power-ups; “Speed Race Mode” is a race with turbos placed on the track; and “Survival Mode” is a race against the clock as players attempt to gun each other down.

However, rather than release the game for $10 and charge $4.50 more to finish the experience, Digital Reality would have done better to sell everything together for $15. Sure, gamers get a saving of 50 cents and have the option of ignoring the DLC, but as a firm believe in DLC being an excuse for laziness, I would rather pay the extra half-dollar to feel like I’m buying a complete, finished game, rather than buy a game and then two more DLC packages that were added after the fact.

Still, this is one of the best kart racers for Steam right now!

Final Word

Buy

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