Dungeon Defenders Releases Final DLC on Consoles

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DUNGEON DEFENDERS RELEASES THE QUEST FOR THE LOST ETERNIA SHARDS PART IV: SKY CITY ON CONSOLES

Trendy Entertainment announced today that the epic conclusion to Dungeon Defenders’ four-part DLC pack The Quest for the Lost Eternia Shards, Sky City, is available now on both PlayStation®Network for $4.00 and on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 320 Microsoft Points, published by D3Publisher.

The DLC features a new campaign mission, the Boss Rush challenge mission, a new pet, and tons of new weapons and accessories. Players who have all four parts of the Eternia Shards get a bonus mission and content that concludes the tale. This update also raises the level cap to 90 and introduces an Ultimate Loot tier. These weapons are made even better with full set bonuses, and accompany new achievements, new costumes and some great, super-secret unlocks. Are you ready to play as the Legendary Defenders?

Online Patch Now Available for Silent Hill: Downpour on Xbox 360

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Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced a patch and product update for Silent Hill: Downpour, the critically acclaimed survival horror title, originally released in March. The online patch, available via XBOX Live, enhances the gameplay experience by improving features and bugs within the game, including, but not limited to:

o Improved frame rate
o Fixed save game system
o Fixed bugs in “Homeless” side quest/mission
o Several other performance enhancements/bug fixes

A PlayStation 3 patch is currently in development and will be released in the coming weeks.

KONAMI also announced today that Silent Hill: Downpour is going to be available for download, via XBOX Live Games on Demand, beginning on October 30 for $39.99.

Get it on disc for Xbox360 ($15.69) or PS3 ($17.99) at the links below.

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Capcom & Remember Me Offer to Remember You via Two Promotions

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Capcom is offering the chance for people across the globe to have their creations and personal images incorporated into the retail version of Remember Me, scheduled for release on PlayStation 3 , Xbox 360 and Windows PC next May, with the launch of two different initiatives. Set in Neo-Paris in 2084,  Remember Me provides a vision of the world where personal memories have become a real world commodity that can be bought, traded and sold. Our heroine, Nilin, is an elite memory hunter who has had her memories wiped… and now she wants them back.

Already underway is the opportunity for designers and creative thinkers with an eye for future trends to design a billboard advertisement that would be placed in the world of  Remember Me to form part of the vibrant backdrop of Neo-Paris. By visiting  Adverts in 2084 contestants can view the advertising briefs for five fictional companies. Having selected one of these companies they will then be tasked with creating a billboard that promotes that brand to the citizens of Neo-Paris.

The second initiative, commencing on October 25th and running until November 29th, asks people to submit images of their most cherished memories along with a short description of why this moment was so important to them. Images would then be chosen at random to be incorporated into the Memory Overload sequences, a result of successful completion of one of Nilin’s signature attacks. Full details of this promotion will follow soon on the Remember Me Facebook page.

Assassins Creed 3 Breaks Ubisoft Pre-order Records

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Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® III is the most pre-ordered game in the company’s history. Global pre-orders of Assassin’s Creed III already have more than doubled those of last year’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations®, Ubisoft’s previous pre-order record holder.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted – Extended Live Action Trailer

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Check out the extended version of the Most Wanted live action TV trailer. Stick it to the cops and your friends in the world’s hottest, fastest and rarest cars.
Buckle up, hit the gas and hold on tight; you’re in for the ride of your life. In Most Wanted, you’ll experience dream cars, the way you always wanted them.
No tracks and no simulation. It’s about taking your ride to the limit and beyond, nailing perfect 200 mile-an-hour drifts, slamming your friends off the road, outsmarting the cops and getting away with it in style.

Pre-order your copy for Xbox 360,PS3 or PC at the links below.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath – Premiere Trailer

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This trailer provides a premiere look at our fourth multiplayer expansion pack Battlefield 3: Aftermath, where we throw players into an all-new harrowing environment: The shattered districts, streets and cities of post-earthquake Iran. Players will struggle for supremacy and survival amongst the devastation, with heavily modified vehicles and the all-new crossbow at their disposal.

Battlefield 3: Aftermath features all multiplayer game modes from the base game, plus the all-new Scavenger mode. In Scavenger mode, lost soldiers start equipped with only a knife, one grenade, and sidearm and must search the environment for more powerful weapons to increase their chance at surviving and eventually winning.

Release dates:

PlayStation 3 Premium members: November 27
Xbox 360 and PC Premium members: December 4
PlayStation 3 players: December 11
Xbox 360 and PC players: December 18

Gangnam Style to be DLC for Just Dance 4

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Well……this was inevitable.

Ubisoft® announced that “Gangnam Style,” by South Korean rapper Psy, will be available as downloadable content (DLC) for Just Dance® 4.
Just Dance 4, the latest installment in the world’s No. 1* dance game franchise, launched worldwide earlier this month and Gangnam Style marks the latest DLC track for the game. With more than 480 million views since its July debut, the Gangnam Style music video shot into YouTube’s list of top ten most-viewed and has become a worldwide hit with politicians, athletes, celebrities and fans joining in and dancing along to the iconic dance moves.

“Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos”, said South Korean artist, PSY.

“We’re dedicated to bringing Just Dance fans access to the music and musicians they love,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Ubisoft EMEA. “Our fans were really vocal about wanting Gangnam Style in Just Dance 4 and we listened. This marks the first of many hot upcoming DLC tracks for Just Dance 4.”

Gangnam Style will be available for all motion sensor platforms in November 2012. Download details and pricing will be similar to previous Just Dance DLC and will be confirmed closer to the availability of the DLC.

Get your copy of Just Dance 4 for Xbox 360,PS3, or Wii at the links below.

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Developer Interview – SpikySnail(The Splatters)

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When Xbox Live Arcade game The Splatters launched in April of 2012, my first look at the game was a launch trailer, the trailer persuaded me to download the demo, and the demo convinced me to buy the game.  I played it with my 11 year old son and we loved trying to beat our best scores and we marveled at the top scores on each of the levels.  The Splatters features some really cool “jelly physics” and some brilliant use of slow motion effects.  It also features a replay theater similar to the Trials games and allows you to see how the insane scores at the top of the leaderboard were achieved.

The Splatters also has a cute and humorous charm to it.  It’s got a wide variety of levels and several modes of play.  It also reviewed well.  Many of the larger video game review sites scored it 80/100 or above, and the Metacritic user reviews put it at a respectable 8.7 out of 10.  So then why is The Splatters developer and indie game studio SpikySnail more than a little concerned about their financial state?  Despite The Splatters being a generally well received game, it didn’t sell well enough to make all of their money problems go away.  So they labor on.  Doing that which they love most, making fun games.

Being a small team is a big job (just ask anyone at fizmarble).  SpikySnail co-founder Sagi Koren shed some light on how an indie developer gets it done.

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