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Turtle Rock Defend Evolve’s DLC Shenanigans

shots fired, and all that

Turtle Rock and 2K are currently on the receiving end of an Internet Frown due to their approach to DLC and pre-order gubbins in their impending humans vs monsters multiplayer shooter Evolve. They’d pared some pretty major stuff, including playable monsters, off into bonus payments, and as well as their various editions and DLC being simply confusing, there’s been concern that the game experience might be harmed by such bestial partitioning.

Turtle Rock now claim otherwise, and that this isn’t them cynically holding back finished content in the name of extra moolah.
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Mount & Blade Viking DLC Isn’t Quite In Ship Shape

Roughly a week ago, the lads behind the Brytenwalda mod released the Viking Conquest DLC for Mount & Blade Warband. Replete with hundreds of cities to burn down and hundreds more people to bother, Viking Conquest promised a Dark Age Britain that is supposed to contain authentic scenes, scheming companions, bickering religious people, and… stuff.

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The Sims Medieval: Latest Crusader Kings II Expansion Out

Important decisions for a ruler.

SEDUCE YOUR RELATIVES

Few games would boast of allowing that, perhaps only cracking a nervous joke in patch notes addressing the bug’s removal, but it’s a proper listed-in-the-trailer feature of Crusader Kings II‘s latest mini-expansion. Way of Life launched yesterday, injecting a little more personality into your pawns. WoL lets you give characters a “focus”, a passion in life that they’ll follow and pursue. Some folks like gossip, some are happiest when hunting, and some, well, some really want to marry their cousin. CK2 is basically a weirder, stabbier, and more difficult version of The Sims anyway, right?

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It’s A-Parta The Plan! Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta

This. Is. A screenshot.

It’s a shame that the promotional machinery of video games moves so rapidly these days, because it would have been Just Plain Charming had Sega been able to announce this Total War: Rome II campaign expansion two hundred and eighty-nine days ago.

Then again, it would have wildly inaccurate to do so because Wrath of Sparta is set about sixty years after some well-oiled Greeks with CGI torsos fought off thirty million Persians [citation needed], and as we all know video games rarely play fast and loose with historical facts.

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Huah! Attila: Total War Riding Out In February 2015

This guy? He's a Saxon. You get him anyway.

“Warr! Huah! Yeah. What is she good for?” I like to think Philippa would open this post with. “Being furious about pencils,” she might say next, “but also writing this post about the release date of Total War: Attila.” My Pip fanfic – Pipfic, I call it – has yet to capture her tone, cadence, diction, humour, or any other aspect of her writing or personality, but I like to think I’m improving.

Sadly, we’re stuck with me writing about this. Sorry. Attila: Total War is scheduled for release on February 17th, 2015, publishers Sega announced today. Also they revealed stuff about pre-order DLC with proto-Vikings and the game’s Special Edition. Pip would do this far better.

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Wot I Think: CS GO – Operation Vanguard

A recent study by the PEW Internet Project exposed the blindingly obvious hypocrisy of most people’s attitudes towards online services. We don’t want our privacy compromised, we don’t think big companies can be trusted with our data, and the power of corporations like Google makes us uncomfortable. But despite all these deeply-held and very serious fears, billions of people still use the products involved. So too with DLC in all forms. We bitch and moan, mock the price on twitter, talk about how far games have fallen – and then pony up the dough when nobody’s looking. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s new Operation Vanguard is what we’ve let ourselves in for.

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Mount & Blade’s Viking DLC Looks Brill, Rubbo, Brill Again

The Mount & Blade games offer more freedom than your average RPG, allowing players to live all kinds of different lives within their sprawling open worlds. The price for that freedom, and those densely populated siege battles, is that the games are more clumsy and basic in terms of animation, physics and model detail. While watching this impressive trailer for Viking Conquest, a new expansion for M&B: Warband, it occurred to me that the lack of polish has the effect of also making the game seem more believable.

Watch.

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Ice Ice Baby: Among The Sleep’s Free Prologue DLC

Too cold, too cold.

You can hardly step foot in the RPS Treehouse nowadays without crushing a rusk or slipping on a vomity bib. Everywhere you look: babies and their detritus. As the least parental and perhaps most monstrous limb of the RPS Hivemind, it’s now my responsibility to handle games about babies, lest a more delicate person burst into tears. So here I am, explaining that Among the Sleep, the horror game about how foolish babies are, received a free prologue chapter last week. I’d missed it because the RPS letter pile was stuck together with what I do hope was puréed swede.

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Let The Knights Of Pen & Paper Haunt Your Fall

WATCH OUT FOR DRACULA'S LAWYER BODYGUARDS!!

Nothing says ‘the week after Halloween’ like a spooky expansion for everyone’s favorite RPG-where-you-play-a-tabletop-RPG, Knights of Pen & Paper. As you might have already guessed, it includes people with pumpkins for heads, vampires, and locations like The Abandoned Dwarven Mall. In case you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, Knights of Pen & Paper is really quite swell. It has adventure. It has pizza. It has a Dungeon Master. It has Your Grandma perplexedly wielding a pretend magic sword.

Why? Because Grandmas are incalculably splendid, that’s why.

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Free For Some: Magic 2015’s Garruk Expansion Out

Nice deck, DOLT.

Hey gang, it’s your pal Alice or, as you can call me, Part of the Problem. Magic 2015‘s mini-expansion Garruk’s Revenge launched this week and I bought it without thinking, like the compulsive wizard I try desperately not to be. I had known that it added a new mini-campaign and extra cards but didn’t really look into it before forking out £3.99. That’s me: Part of the Problem.

The joke’s on me. Had I been more thoughtful, better informed, I would’ve noticed I had it anyway. The DLC’s free to anyone who had bought virtual packs of cards or the Complete Bundle, see. (Look, I bought one single pack as professional research, all right?) Note that I’m a giant wally.

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Free Beards And Horse Armour: The Witcher 3 DLC Plans

Not ANY.

“We wouldn’t fill anyone’s eyes with needles,” CD Projekt RED say. “Some people, they… wellll… but not us. We wouldn’t. In fact, we quite like you. We’re not even sure what needles really are. [Yelling into the next booth] Say, Gary, have you seen any needles?” Something like that, anyway.

Reminding people that The Witcher’s post-release support has been splendid, not like those other RPGs other people make (without mentioning many patches were necessary because both games were wonky at launch), they’ve announced plans to release sixteen pieces of free DLC for The Witcher 3 over the weeks and months after its release. Whether you pre-order or not, they say. No matter which edition you buy, they say.

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Doom And Demonology: Tales Of Maj’Eyal DLC

Tales Of Maj’Eyal (TOME) is a proper roguelike rather than a roguelite or roguelike-like. I have nothing against Diet Roguelike but we’re reaching the point at which the new FIFA might chuck in a perma-relegation mode and claim to have roguelike tendencies. The truth is, I’m chuffed that aspects of Rogue have infiltrated the wider world of gaming but sometimes I like to retreat back into the ADOM/Hack/SLASHEM bubble so that I can send some serious time getting my ASCII on. TOME has tile graphics rather than venerable ASCII but it’s one of the modern giants of the genre, capable of absorbing entire weekends of my life. Today, it expands.

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Cosplay And Runes In Free Shadow of Mordor DLC

I AM SAD.

If you’ve been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for a while, you’re probably thinking “Hey! Why did Johnny Stabman here stop being so angsty? I miss that angst! When will he be angsty again?” Well, my friend, you’re in luck. Warner Bros. yesterday released a free little DLC pack with a costume that lets you dress like a… I was thinking like a black metal lifestyler, but look how chipper and delightful the Vegan Black Metal Chef is. Why can’t Johnny Stabman be more like him?

Perhaps the free Epic-level runes the pack gives you too might cheer him up.

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