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If you’ve gotten through the campaign of the Hong Kong open-world undercover cop action thriller Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix announced and showed off October’s DLC.
The “Hip-Hop Pack” comes to Zumba Fitness Rush for the Xbox 360′s Kinect. Now, players trying to get in shape through living-room Zumba can rock out to three new tracks!
Earlier this week, Square Enix announced two DLC packs for the first-person puzzler, Quantum Conundrum, available now for Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.
Lots of digital media in the works, so I’ll jump right in and offer all the latest in games and DLC news!
At a recent BAFTA event, developers discussed the retail gaming market, including their predictions for its future. According to Jagex CEO, Mark Gerhard, it’ll be kaput within the next 10 years. Ideas have already been implemented to counteract the problem with retailers such as the online pass and DLC, but these developers are still convinced that retailers will soon be out of the picture with the growth of cloud based services and digital downloads.The developers also discussed the existing problems with the retail market, such as the fact that retailers are already taking business away from developers and publishers.
Digital is the wave of the future, but does this mean that retailers like GameStop will die? Frontier Development’s David Braben stated, ”Whilst I am tremendously sympathetic to all of those that work in the shops, the fundamental problem is that they’ve got to look at their business to reposition it anyway. That’s irrespective of whether it’s a good or bad thing.” Although these retailers will more than likely need to make changes, I don’t think retail in this sense will die. They will adapt and make the changes they need to in order to survive.
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As a thank you to fans, two days ago Gotham City Impostors announced their first set of DLC will be absolutely FREE! You heard me right. A new map, new weapons, matchmaking fixes and patches, and new costume choices are some of the content being offered for $0.00! This content will be available next month, and should help fix any issues with the games multiplayer but should be a huge improvement. Also mentioned in the article, something you may not have known - Impostors runs on completely dedicated servers, meaning better skill level matchmaking and less latency during online play. Cool. So make sure to check in March for the DLC pack, which did I mention is completely free?! (more…)
Editor’s note: I am in no way advocating Online Passes in games. In this article, I praise 38 Studios for rewarding early adopters. I do not think the Day 1 DLC should be considered an Online Pass, a huge buzzword of late. However, having Day 1 DLC means that content was ready, but not packaged with the product. How you feel about that is up to you.
You probably already know about Kingdoms of Amalur’s Online Pass and the backlash unleashed by many in the gaming community. Well, as much as I don’t like Online Passes, Kingdoms of Amalur isn’t actually using one — not really. Ars technica wrote about the implementation of an Online Pass with this game and stated that “Charging used game players for such an ‘Online Pass’ is nothing new in the game industry, of course. But implementing an Online Pass in the single-player Kingdoms of Amalur represents a continuing tumble down a slippery slope for the entire game industry.”
What’s new in the digital world of gaming? I will tell you what’s new in digital gaming! GRRRRRR!
I’m normal now, promise.
Ubisoft’s stunning sandbox god-game “From Dust” is 67% off the original price for download on Steam! Offer ends on the 26th though, so jump on it. Honestly, you can move the elements around in this game, just buy it for full price if you don’t catch the deal. I absolutely love this very original Arcade title.
Get ready to leave the castle and search for the Lost Eternia Shards. Told in 4 parts, the young adventurers are tasked with rounding up the last of the Eternia Crystals and sealing away the forces of evil.
Part 1, “Mistymire Forest,” is available now on Steam for $4 and will be available on PSN and XBLA on Dec. 21. In each pack, players are treated to a new campaign map, a new PvP map, a new challenge, new cinematics, new enemies, 10 weapons, a new pet, a new boss, and a few secrets upon completion. Each part can be downloaded individually or as a bundle for $9.75 for a limited time.
Still no word about the character pack DLC for PSN or XBLA.