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Killzone Trilogy and Killzone HD come to PS3

Yesterday, an awesome addition was made to the PlayStation Network Store. Along with the retail release of the entire Killzone Trilogy, The PS2 hit Killzone has been remastered in HD format and is available for the first time on the PlayStation 3.

The Killzone Trilogy bundle is now available in stores for $39.99; Killzone HD is also separately available from the PlayStation Store for $14.99.

To mark the occasion, a Double XP Weekend starts on Friday, October 26th at 9:30pm Pacific, so make sure you mark it on your calendar, and prepare to blast some Helghast!

Assassin’s Creed III Breaks Pre-Order Record

Ubisoft announced today that Assassin’s Creed III has passed last year’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations as the most pre-ordered game in the company’s history. According to Ubisoft, Assassins’s Creed III has already sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. This shatters the previous company record held by Revelations, which had over 20 million copies pre-ordered. From Ubisoft’s Geoffrey Sardin,

“Assassin’s Creed III is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s potential. When players discover the new features, historical period, characters and gaming experience that the development team has worked so hard to create, we’re confident that they will agree that this is the biggest, best Assassin’s Creed game yet.”

For pre-order details, visit the ACIII Website.

Game on Girl: Episode 31 - Building Community: Jessica Merizan

Very exciting episode this week! We have the honor of talking to Jessica Merizan, community manager at BioWare!

She’s worked on two of our favorite franchises: Mass Effect and Dragon Age! Listen to hear stories about working in the games industry, more stories from GeekGirlCon, and some great info about a certain BioWare game controversy. WARNING: There are spoilers. Be prepared. 

Also, follow Jessica on Twitter! And check out Try this at Home with Crab Cat Industries on YouTube!

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Regina & Rhonda

Game on Girl: Episode 30 - Borderlands 2

Greetings gamers! Check out the latest episode of Game on Girl where we talk about Borderlands 2 from Gearbox. We share impressions of game play, story, graphics, and characters. If you’re not playing and Borderlands 2 isn’t on your must buy list, you are missing out!

For more info on the show, check out the site www.gameongirl.com!

Until next time, game on!

Regina & Rhonda

Mass Effect Trilogy Announced

Get all Three Critically-Acclaimed Mass Effect Games for One Low Price this Holiday and Join BioWare in Celebrating Commander Shepard on November 7th for “N7 Day”

This Wednesday, BioWare unveiled the Mass Effect Trilogy, a compilation of all three award-winning Mass Effect games in one box. The Mass Effect Trilogy will be available in stores beginning November 6, 2012 for only $59.99. This release coincides with the kick off of Bioware’s first annual “N7 Day,” a “a worldwide celebration of the Mass Effect franchise on November 7, 2012.”

Stay tuned to http://MassEffect.com for updates and announcements for a variety of in-game, online and live events which fans can congregate and fly their N7 colors.

 

From BioWare:

The Mass Effect trilogy follows the rise of Commander Shepard from Alliance Marine to becoming the galaxy’s most elite soldier — the only soldier who can lead an all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers. Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling as players decide how their unique story unfolds over all three games. With a team of loyal soldiers at their side, each player decides how they will save the galaxy, from the weapons and abilities they utilize to the relationships they forge or break.

The Mass Effect Trilogy will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC on November 6, and will be available at a later date for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. “Mass Effect, the game which started it all, will be available on PlayStation 3 for the first time through the Mass Effect Trilogy and digitally as a standalone title via the PlayStation Network.”

I’m currently playing Mass Effect 3 on my PS3, and I would love to be able to play the series in its entirety on my favorite system.

Hand of Fate DLC Adds Sorcerers to DCUO

The video showcases the newest character archetype available in the 5th DLC pack for DC Universe Online: Sorcerers. In the video, Creative Director Jens Andersen and Systems Designer David Stricker give a preview of what players can expect from the new sorcery Legends PvP characters, Doctor Fate and Felix Faust.

Along side the new playable Legends, the Hand of Fate offers players hours of challenging, fresh adventures and missions. Players will revisit Metropolis and Gotham City, where new bad guys have joined up with old foes to offer up fresh challenges. A stroll through these previously explored areas will give players a chance to see how far their characters have come from their humble beginnings.

Check out the video, and be sure to check out the free-to-play MMO here if you have a sudden urge to zap dudes with magical powers after watching.

New Max Payne 3 DLC is Out Now and Free

The newest DLC for Max Payne 3 is out now for PS3, XBox 360, and PC. And it’s free!

Titled the Disorganized Crime Pack, it features the new Hoboken Rooftops multiplayer map, this free DLC lets you battle throughout the remains of Max’s dilapidated Hoboken apartment.

Here’s a breakdown of the new map.

In addition to the new map, there a few new features for Arcade Mode. In Score Attack: Explosive Rounds, Lone Wolf AI (much more aggressive enemies) and a Headshots Only mode were added. There is also a new Noir Mode in Arcade that gives it that classic signature black & white style of film noir.

Super Stardust HD announces a 5th anniversary sale

To celebrate the game’s 5th anniversary, Housemarque studios is having a sale on Super Stardust HD. Available exclusively on the Playstation Network, Super Stardust HD is a 3D, orbit based game that allows you to blast your way through different planets and modes. The sale also comes with all of the available DLC, including the newest “Impact” game mode release. Super Stardust HD offers full 1080p HD game play and supports co-op for up to four players in all of its gameplay modes. Co-op is available in SimulView, which allows each player to see the action from their own 3D point of view. You can compete as a solo play or co-op throughout 7 different global leader-boards. If you are a fan of space shooters and missed out picking this up while it was part of Playstation’s free Welcome Back bundle, this would be a great opportunity to add it to your collection.

Super Stardust HD is available on sale for a limited time from August 8th - September 11th for $7.99 USD. For users in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, Super Stardust Portable is also on sale for 50% off and is free for Playstation Plus members in those countries.

Game on Girl: Episode 14 - Fair Play: Respect Your Own House

We’re mad and we’re not going to take it anymore!

In this episode, Rhonda and I interview Mark and John about some not so savvy moves some of our favorite game publishers are making. Hear our critique of forced online play, DLC, and hardware issues in this vibrant discussion. Rhonda and I talk about the kickstarter console project that has everyone abuzz and over $8.5 million in start-up funds, Ouya. We also share your insights on this discussion from our Twitter and Facebook question: What is having the most negative impact on the gaming industry?

Since I don’t like having episodes that focus entirely on the negative, I am sharing some of the independent games we discuss during the show and have mentioned in previous episodes. One of my favorites is Dungeon Defenders from Trendy Entertainment. Also noteworthy is Terraria. But my all time favorite Xbox game is I MAED A GAM3 with ZOMB1ES!!!1 and if you have a dollar, I assure you hours of fun with your friends (and a great song to boot!) Check it out. It’s produced by Ska Studios and you can bet I am going to check out their other offerings.

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GKick Review: Lollipop Chainsaw

FACT SHEET:
Lollipop Chainsaw | Available Now
Xbox 360, PS3 | Publisher: Warner Bros. | Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture

It’s taken me a while to get this and get around to reviewing it, but here we are. You, me, and Lollipop Chainsaw. Let me clarify something right off the bat: this is not the game you’re looking for if you want a strong female role-model in the lead role. Granted, you probably knew that just by looking at the cheerleader on the cover of the box clutching a chainsaw with little hearts cut into it. And for all intents and purposes, the game’s dialogue and story are ridiculous. However, despite it’s best efforts to make fun of itself and the zombie-killing genre, Lollipop Chainsaw actually does a pretty decent job at delivering a fun, fast-paced hack-and-slash style game.

In Lollipop Chainsaw (I know, a real stretch for a title, eh?), you play the part of Juliet Starling, an 18-year old cheerleader celebrating her birthday when all of a sudden the zombie apocalypse breaks out. But hey, all is not lost, because without any explanation (until later), Juliet busts out the titular chainsaw from her Felix-Bag-of-Tricks and you begin to carve zombies a new one. You find that your character’s boyfriend is alive, but about to become a zombie, so you proceed to cut his head off, mount it in something that appears to be a neckbrace with a tie on it, and wear it as a belt accessory. Ultimately, you find out that a “rift” has been opened between your world and the “Rotten World” and the gases leaking from the Rotten World are turning your classmates into zombies. So, you need to go on an adventure to save the world in typical fashion.

The story isn’t exactly novel (but then again, what is?) and the game itself won’t exactly win any awards (but then again, most won’t), but it’s still full of visceral fun. Now, the fun will be brief however, as the combat gets fairly repetitive and the move selection - albeit padded by a few techniques that you can purchase from the in-game shop using zombie medals - does tend to wear a bit thin. It does manage to provide a bit of a challenge in places, requiring you to manage yourself while dealing with the zombie hoard or the few special zombies you’ll encounter along the way.

The one big thing about Lollipop Chainsaw that stands out to me, beyond the campy art direction and underwhelming voice-acting, is the disappointing platforming. Lollipop Chainsaw is full of moments where, instead of allowing you to perform the jumps, spins or fancy chainsaw moves you SHOULD have at your disposal, you’re stuck either tapping a trigger key, dealing with quick-time events, or spamming a key long enough to get back up, open a door or jump over something. There were far too many opportunities where I should have been given the free reign to leap on or over something to get to the next part of the level and not had to worry about moving to spot A, pressing the B button and watching my character effortlessly leap where she needed to be.