2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today that the first add-on content campaign for Borderlands 2, Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, is now available for download worldwide on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. In Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty, up to four players cooperatively enter the hostile sand dunes and wastelands of Pirate Bay in search of ancient treasures. The add-on content campaign features new characters, including the eccentric and eager Shade; locations such as the town of Oasis; enemies including the Sand Pirates and Anchormen; and special weapons and loot that make it a must-play experience. No trip to Pandora is complete without a stop in Pirate Bay.
Rising Star Games, Inc. today announced that its highly anticipated strategy-based game Carrier Command: Gaea Mission has shipped to retailers nationwide. Available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission brings a modern update to the classic 1980's version of the franchise. Celebrating the title's launch, Rising Star Games has also released a new trailer showcasing the game's unparalleled blend of strategy and first-person shooter (FPS) elements.
"We're really excited to be bringing Carrier Command: Gaea Mission to life for our fans," said Phil Robinson, VP of Rising Star Games, Inc. "The game has a lot of variety, and we truly believe that all gamers, whether you're an FPS or strategy fan, will enjoy it."
"Carrier Command: Gaea Mission delivers everything I loved about the original, and much more," said Marek Spanel, CEO and founder of Bohemia Interactive. "The action-packed strategic gameplay, combined with the open environments and stunning visuals, make this a melting pot unlike anything else."
Today, Ubisoft announced the Khyber Strike DLC pack, the third Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC package. Khyber Strike will feature three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game mode called "Takeover," a new Guerrilla Mode co-op map, new achievements, and an increased level cap. Khyber Strike will be available for download on October 9th on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Sony PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. It will be available on Windows PC on a later date.
Khyber Strike DLC features:
* 3 new multiplayer maps
o Switchback: Step off the main road leading down into the city and into a maze of ancient buildings and narrow alleys. The twists and turns of the alleyways turn every corner into a close-quarters deathtrap.
o Palace: There's no time for reflection even in this magnificent relic. What once was a museum dedicated to showing the glories of the past is now a battlefield, with a massive courtyard at the heart of its contested ground.
DICE has released the latest client update for Battlefield 3. Details:
Our next client update goes live to coincide with Battlefield 3: Armored Kill. As ususal, it contains a lot of balancing tweaks and fixes. Full details below. Let us know what you think about this update in the comments section below.
Bethesda today announced some details concerning the next Skyrim expansion, Heathfire. With this official add-on to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children.
Call of Duty fans know that half of the excitement on release day comes not only in loading the game disc for the first time, but also in exploring the collector’s editions that have accompanied each of the recent titles. Black Ops 2 continues Treyarch's rich tradition of stellar Collector's Editions in a big way with two content-packed offerings: Hardened Edition and Care Package.
Both editions include:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II video game
- 2-Sided Collectable Steelbook case
- Limited-edition Challenge Coins
- Downloadable Bonus Maps, including the Nuketown 2025 Multiplayer Map and Nuketown Zombies
- Exclusive Multiplayer Weapon Camo
- Player Card Backgrounds for Multiplayer and Zombies
- C.L.A.W. and Zombies Avatar Props (Xbox 360 only)
- Multiplayer and Zombies Premium Themes (PS3 only)
- Official Call of Duty: Black Ops II Soundtrack from composer, Jack Wall and featuring the theme song by Trent Reznor
Available exclusively in the Care Package, the remote-controlled MQ-27 Dragonfire Drone is a fully-functional quadrotor. Soar over your friends like the drones in-game, as you command the technology of 2025 right in the palm of your hands.
EA and DICE have announced the release dates for their next Battlefield map pack, Armored Kill:
Battlefield 3 Premium Members
PlayStation 3: Sept 4th
Xbox 360 and PC: Sept 11th
Battlefield 3 Players
PlayStation 3: Sept 18th
Xbox 360 and PC: Sept 25th
Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill will also include the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Gamers will experience a blast from the past as 2K Games and Gearbox Software today have launched a demake of their hugely popular first-person shooter, Borderlands.
‘The Border Lands’ is a 16-bit lo-fi game which offers a tantalizing glimpse into the origins of many elements still present in today’s hit franchise. It may not have 87 bazillion guns, or dynamic online co-op but it does fit on five floppy disks!
For those who perhaps unsurprisingly no longer have a working floppy disk drive, the game can also be played online for free at www.wubwub.eu.
Gearbox Software and 2K Games teamed up with the BAFTA-winning creative agency, Ralph, to produce the game. The Border Lands is designed with a late 1980’s gaming theme in mind and to coincide with the launch, a retro style ‘video review’ has been posted online: