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343 and Microsoft have released the newest downloadable content for Halo 4. Venture into the large, vehicle focused human environs of Harvest, explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter, and witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations in Wreckage, with its blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures. (more…)

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Curse of the Zombiesaurus is the newest downloadable expansion to the World of Keflings universe and it is full of spooky fun. A Graveyard for Keflings was included in the promotion where you could vote for the next DLC Ninjabee did an internal poll and this was the DLC they believed would win so they began work on it as the promotion was finalized. In the beginning of the promotion it looked like Graveyard would win in a landslide as it was quite a ways above the others. In ended up coming in second because many of the fans decided they didn’t want more zombies and pushed Candy for Keflings ahead in the polls. As it turns out Graveyard would still be made and it would become much more than a zombie fueled cliche.

Pros:

Theme: Over the past few years there has been a zombie craze and now they have almost over saturated the entertainment industry. This is what many fans were worried about when the concept was first introduced but like Ninjabee always does, they made an expansion that flows well and doesn’t end up being something we have already played or seen. The only real way zombies come into play is that the spooklings look like them, most of the other characters are other creatures from supernatural mythos. The king of this region is Count Kefula and he has an acquaintance named Wilhelm the grave keeper, and then you will eventually recruit the help of a Frankenstein type builder kefling. The world itself is also creepy, you will venture through a spooky forest, across a river of ghosts, and even into graveyards. While doing these things you will task your spooklings to gather brimstone, ectoplasm, and bones to build your buildings. All of these things combined make for a great new kingdom to explore.

Humor and References: Yet again Ninjabee has brought plenty of humor with its new addition. There are plenty of jokes to be had and lots of references to try and catch. The names of some of the characters we mentioned are even nods to some well known classic horror films and other things like Ghostbusters and The Simpsons. I love seeing all of these included within the games and it is fun to try and identify them all.

Scarecrows & Cannons: Scarecrows work like the robots of the space DLC, they are faster and more efficient than your normal spooklings. They can do the work of a few low level spooklings as soon as you acquire them, so sticking them on a resource you need many of works out great. Another feature that makes a reappearance is the cannons and they look just as spooky as the rest of this new kingdom. I was very happy to see both of these things make a return and after finishing this review I am going to attempt to make some great things with the cannons.

Length and Story: Like all of the other kingdoms, the story for Curse of the Zombiesaurs is told at a level that younger audiences can understand. I’m not saying that it isn’t fun, because it turned out to be one of my new favorites. Ninjabee does a great job at bringing older and younger generations together in a family friendly environment. This DLC took around two and a half hours in co-op , so there is plenty of content to play in this kingdom.

Cons:

Cornfields: While this was not a huge deal, I do wish that instead of needing multiple cornfields for extra scarecrows, that we could have created them all from the same cornfield. Some people may feel that the extra ones will clutter their kingdom.

In Conclusion:

Curse of the Zombiesaurus is another stellar expansion for the World of Keflings universe and it only costs 320 Msp. Just like all of the other DLC for the game Ninjabee has packed it full of pop culture, humor, and love for their fans, while the story make take some twists and turns you will enjoy playing through this DLC. I can’t wait to see what they have for us next.

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Bioware has recently revealed that all three Mass Effect titles will be bundled into one collection and will be released on November 6th, 2012. No news on whether DLC will be included in the collection but one can assume that DLC will be included for the first two titles at least. Then November 7th, otherwise known as N7 day, will be a day of celebration for the series and will include a variety of in-game, online, and live events in which fans can congregate and “fly their N7 colors”.

 

 

The Trilogy Bundle is priced at $59.99 and at that price it’s like getting three games for the price of one! Personally, I’ll have to pass on this one since I’ve already purchased all the available DLC online, but will you be buying this?

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It’s been two days since Harmonix started a sale for over 1,000 of their songs and what a sale it is! Celebrating the release of RockBand Blitz, and RockBand’s five year anniversary, Harmonix is now offering 50% off their DLC.

 

 

I’ve personally bought over 40 new songs in the past two days and at 50% off it’s worth every penny! For a full list of the songs available on sale here is the list. Sale ends on September 25th so hurry and grab yourself some tunes!

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Rock Band Blitz is the newest emergence from the franchise and it brings a new way to play all that music you have purchased. With Blitz you no longer have to run to the store to buy batteries when you want to rock. This game utilizes your normal console controller instead of the plastic instruments we all have lying around. You will get a new 25 song setlist with Blitz but all of your previous DLC and exports are also compatible. Another new feature is power ups which will take everything you think you know about the franchise and turn it upside down.

Pros:

Library Card: Like a library you have many different choices in what you want to experience. The Rock Band Franchise is on its 250th week of consecutive DLC for for nearly 4000 available songs. This makes the replay value of the game immensely greater than if it only had its 25 song soundtrack. All of your exports of previous games also work and you can even export Blitz into Rock Band 3 which is currently not available to be exported into Blitz itself.

Power Ups/Coins: One of the new additions to the franchise with nce certain ones will work better on certain songs. You have three different types of power ups within the game that you can utilize for high scores, they include overdrive power ups, note power ups, and instrument power ups. The double points power up for drums will work best on songs with intense drum beats and if you combine that with band mate to have that drum track played for you while you hammer out another one you may top the leaderboards. Using the power ups in smart ways leads to high scores, which in turn gives you coins to use to buy more power ups. You can even connect the game to the Rock Band World Facebook app for more ways to earn coins and some intense multiplayer.

Rock Band World: This is a new feature and it is very fun to use. When you load up the Rock
Band World app you can do many different things. First of all you can start challenges that will get you extra coins, these can be done alone or with groups of friends and range from playings songs from specific decades, to getting a certain number of stars, and even guessing mystery songs. These challenges become even more fun when you are looking at the leaderboards to see how your friends did, and then trying to beat them. If you want to shame them even more you can challenge them to a score war.

Asynchronous Multiplayer: While Rock Band Blitz doesn’t have multiplayer from the main menu of the game, it does have its score wars from within the Facebook app. Score Wars let you challenge a friend to see who can get the highest score on a song within three days. You will go back and forth battling it out to become king or queen of the song. If you manage to win this war you will be granted 1500 coins to use on power ups. These battles are great fun especially if they stay close up until the last hours and you have to fight for the win and the bragging rights.

Cons:

Score War Process: While I love the score wars I do wish they were better implemented into the game. From the Rock Band World app you can challenge your friends to these but from in the game you can only send out challenges to random people. I wish that you could challenge friends from within the game because it would make the process all that much easier.

In Conclusion:

Rock Band Blitz shows that the franchise has life beyond the plastic instruments that litter your gaming room. With the Score Wars and DLC with no end in sight you will be coming back to the game over and over again. I do hope that the Rock Band World app makes its way to handhelds so accepting challenges and starting wars is easier. The cost of admission is only fifteen dollars and you won’t regret taking the plunge back into the colorful world that Harmonix has created.

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We know that Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 DLC is coming to its HD counterpart but now we get to see some of that in action.  (more…)

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That headline is correct, DICE and EA released the Armored Kill DLC trailer for Battlefield 3 earlier today and it looks like people will be hitting all sorts of new vehicles come September, can you spot them all? Check out the video after the jump.

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