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Pre-Order Serious Sam HD: Second Encounter For 10% Off and Bonus Goodies

by Kyle Lehtinen Apr 9, 2010 11:37 AM CST
filed under news, pc

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is coming to Steam April 28th but if you pre-order the game now you'll be able to get some extra goodies by way of a 10% discount off the $19.99 price point and access to Ugh-Zan, the end boss from First Encounter, as bonus content. For those of you lacking proficiency with simple math 10% off of $19.99 saves you a couple bucks.

What other games can have the sheer ludicrousness pictured above? What would you do if a guy with a buzz saw for a head came for your flesh and blood? Good thing video games train us to be natural born killers, eh? Eh? Eh?

[via bigdownload]

Steam Users Get Free Weekend With Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

by Kyle Lehtinen Apr 8, 2010 12:20 PM CST
filed under news, pc

Modern Warfare 2 has one sweet multiplayer component that's almost worth the price of admission on its own merit. Still not convinced? Why not play it this weekend to see if you'll change your mind? Starting today steam users can get in on some newb-tube cheapness with Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer which will be free to play through this weekend only.

It's a shame that all the hub-bub taking place at Infinity Ward could (operative word is could) make this one of the last great Call of Duty multiplayer experiences we'll see in a while. If you have the PC power to run the game it may be worth it to download and play even if you're already playing it on other platforms. Free is free after all.

Pick Up Borderlands $20 Cheaper on Amazon

by Kyle Lehtinen Apr 8, 2010 10:01 AM CST
filed under news, pc, ps3, xbox 360

If you've been holding off on picking up Gearbox's "role-playing shooter" you might be interested to know that Amazon currently has all versions of the game available at a $20 discount, meaning you can get the game for around $40 on Xbox 360 and PS3 and around $30 for the PC version.  Can't determine how long the deal will last so if you're on the fence you may want to make a decision quickly.

So far Borderlands has enjoyed some pretty positive reception overall and has been well supported with DLC. If I wasn't already waist deep in a list of games I need to play I'd probably jump on this.

Here's a link to the deal for the impulsive buyer within you.

Have Three Bucks? You Can Buy MLB 2k10 on PC

by Kyle Lehtinen Apr 5, 2010 4:21 PM CST
filed under news, pc

Baseball season is starting so why not pick up MLB 2k10 on PC for a scant $3? Gamestop is offering the 2k-Sports title through their download service so if you're a fan of the American past time you may want to jump on this. You can see our review of the game here.

Heres a link to the deal over at Gamestop.

PC Splinter Cell: Conviction Delayed for Additional Polish

by Kyle Lehtinen Apr 2, 2010 2:24 PM CST
filed under news, pc

Sam Fisher won't go rogue on PC till April 27th putting the release of the PC version of Splinter Cell: Conviction roughly two weeks behind the Xbox 360 version. Some inital rumorings pitched the blame for the delay at Ubisoft needing to prepare the authentcation servers for the company's DRM against potential outages, but it seems the true reason behind the delay is due to the need to debug and polish the game.

A representative from Ubisoft told Eurogamer, "The reason that has been given for the delay is that the extra time was needed to polish and debug the game...The slip has not been linked to the DRM."

Seems fair. A well polished game is far more preferred over a rushed, buggy port. At any rate lets hope the servers are up to snuff for the release.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – VIP Map Pack 2 Trailer

by Evan Volmering Mar 30, 2010 11:55 AM CST
filed under dlc, pc, ps3, videos, xbox 360

The map pack, which has you capture strategic town positions and secure M-COM stations in Laguna Presa and Arica Harbor, is available with the VIP code which is included in every new copy of Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Players that do not have a code can purchase one via the in-game store, PC players will get the content as a game update.

Ubisoft Giving Free Games to DRM Victims Affected by Server Outages

by Kyle Lehtinen Mar 26, 2010 2:09 PM CST
filed under news, pc

Ubisoft found the fast track lane to PC gamer's ire when they introduced a form of DRM that required a constant internet connection to play their games, and as a result the publisher had to endure the fruits of their new system that came by way of attacks against their authentication server by hackers and disgruntled gamers. Of course, when the authentication servers go down then nobody can play their game. At least Ubisoft is owning up to this fact by offering a free game from a select list of titles to those affected by the server attacks.

The games being offered aren't the best the publisher has to offer but a couple stand outs like Prince of Persia and HAWX are being offered. What is ironic however is that the games being given away will have no type of DRM. This is a nice gesture sure, but a better one would have been to remove the DRM altogether. Just my two cents.

The other two games being given away aside from Prince of Persia and HAWX are Heros Over Europe and Endwar.

Microsoft Game Room Goes Live, Falls Flat on Its Face, Gets Up Again

by Kyle Lehtinen Mar 24, 2010 2:28 PM CST
filed under microsoft, news, pc, xbox 360

Microsoft launched their virtual game room service today on Xbox 360 and Games for Windows. The service launched early this morning and had a very nice loading screen and not much else due to a technical glitch that kept the service from loading properly on both platforms. Luckily, the issue was later resolved and now a few handfuls worth of 70's and 80's arcade classics are available for your nostalgic pleasure... for a few of your money dollars cash.

Within the game room you can choose to play some arcade classics for the equivalent of $.50 a game, that is to say you pay $.50 for one round on a single game. You can also purchase full games for about $3.00 worth of Microsoft points if microtransactions, arcade style, aren't really your thing. 

Microsoft is promising that around 1,000 classic arcade titles will eventually make it to the service in the future. Not much by way of official word has been given if more modern arcade games will ever make it to the virtual arcade, but rumors are out there that Dreamcast games could be added at a future point. Total speculation sure, but its nice to dream.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Unveiled Through Debut Trailer

by William Saw Mar 23, 2010 1:05 PM CST
filed under news, pc

CD Projekt's fantasy RPG sequel, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, is now officially unveiled through its debut trailer.

The developer plans for a release in Q1 2011 as noted on the official forum and affirms that the sequel will arrive on PC, while at the same time stating "we also want to release the console version." No publisher or tentative release date has yet to be announced.

We've embedded the new trailer, you can find it below. (more...)

Mass Effect 2 DLC Priced, Roughly Dated

by Kyle Lehtinen Mar 23, 2010 9:08 AM CST
filed under dlc, news, pc, xbox 360

Bioware shed some light on its upcoming Mass Effect 2 "Kasumi - Stolen Memory" DLC. For about $7 USD, you'll be able to recruit Kasumi Goto for a new mission involving a vault heist from a deadly criminal named Donovan Hock. The new content is reported to add a cool 90-minutes to the game and is set to release sometime in April for 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live, and 560 Bioware points (really?) for the PC.

Other add-ons with the DLC include a new research upgrade, weapon, and achievment.

[via Kotaku]

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