If you haven't enjoyed the brutal challenge of the PS3 action RPG Demon's Souls, and don't like all those shiny discs cluttering up your living space, now you can just download it directly via the PlayStation Network starting on January 8, for $19.99.
To celebrate the PSN release of Demon's Souls, Atlus is hosting a "World Tendency Event" for one week starting on January 8 and ending on January 14, setting the servers to Pure White. This means that the game will be adjusted to an easier difficulty where you do more attack damage to enemies with less health and defense. It's a great way to start playing, but Pure White Tendency is also a rare occurance in the game, so don't get used to it!
Fans of Dead Space 1 and 2 are probably eagerly awaiting the February 5 release date of Dead Space 3, but as of January 22, you'll be able to get a taste of the sci-fi survival horror action as Visceral Games and EA release a playable demo! And as an extra bonus, Xbox 360 owners can sign up at demo.deadspace.com for a chance to get a code to play the Dead Space 3 demo a week early on January 15! Unfortunately, while Dead Space 3 is also being released on PC, only the Xbox 360 and PS3 are getting this demo. Oh, and to sign up for the early access on Xbox 360, you'll need an Origin account, FYI.
Again, the holiday schedule has me posting the Rock Band Music Store update a little late. These songs were available on the Xbox 360 on December 30, and the Wii today. But for some reason, they won't be available for the PS3 until January 8. So keep that in mind. Anyway, this week's Rock Band DLC is:
"Party Hard" by Andrew W.K.
"We Are Young" by Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
"Tonight Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae
"Raise Your Glass" by P!nk
The songs are all $2 apiece as usual, although if you've already got Rock Band Blitz, you've already got "We Are Young" and "Raise Your Glass." Harmonix is just making them available to people who don't. Oh, and all of this week's songs have keyboards, but none of them have the optional Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades.
Much shorter vidcast this week, as I just quickly run down some highlights of my gay/gaming Christmas presents, and then talk about some gaming New Years resolutions. Did you guys get anything awesome And what are your resolutions?
If you've been curious as to why Telltale Games' The Walking Dead has been winning so many awards for being awesome, but didn't want to drop any money on it, now's your chance. As part of their Deal a Day countdown to 2013, Microsoft has put the first episode of the adventure game series on sale at a massive discount. That's right: Today, you can download The Walking Dead: Episode One for free!
The subsequent four episodes are all on sale as well, for 50% off, bringing them down to 200 Microsoft Points. So why not give it a try? And if you like it, you can grab all the episodes for half off. That's a grand total of $10 for the whole five episode series, which is the cheapest I've ever seen!
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Nintendo branched out and decided to do a Mario game as a FPS survival horror game stocked with zombies?
Well, comedy troupe Dr. Coolsex did, and they made another Mario video showing you exactly what it would be like! Can Mario avoid all the zombies and rescue the princess? Come on it's a zombie game. What do you think?
I've admitted before that MMO's aren't my bag, baby, so I have no idea whether or not any of you are still playing Final Fantasy XI. But if you are, Square Enix has announced that the expansion Seekers of Adoulin will be released on March 26, 2013 for Xbox 360 and PC.
This new adventure will take players to the Sacred City of Adoulin on the Ulbuka Continent. It's a maritime metropolis with nearby jungles full of secrets. The expansion will also add two new jobs: Geomancers (who harness the elemental energies of Vana'diel) and Rune fencers (who duel with blades and incantations). New gameplay systems such as player-built outposts, new contract work and "power spots" hidden throughout the environment to enhance your character, are introduced as well.
Seekers of Adoulin will be launching the same day as the Final Fantasy XI: Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition, which contains the full game, all four previously-released expansions, three add-on scenarios and three battle area add-ons for $39.99. Which sounds like a bargain, since the Seekers of Adoulin expansion is $29.99!
Technically, Harmonix released this week's Rock Band DLC on Tuesday as usual, but being Christmas, Gay Gamer castle was otherwise occupied, so you're getting the update a day late. Sorry!
The Rock Band Music Store has been updated with three tracks from My Chemical Romance: "Helena," "Teenagers" and "Sing." You can get them separately for a couple bucks a pop, or all three as My Chemical Romance Pack 01 for $5.49. All three tracks have keyboard parts, but only "Teenagers" has the optional $.99 Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrades.
And as always, playing the latest DLC in Rock Band Blitz will earn you double coins. Plus, as a special holiday bonus, Harmonix has discounted the Xbox LIVE Games On Demand Rock Band 3 half-off, so it's just $9.99. That's a hell of a bargain! The sale only runs through December 31, so don't miss out on one of the best music games ever made!
It's a long one this time, folks, but that's because it's the 100th episode spectacular! As a special holiday treat, I celebrate the anniversary by answering all of your questions! (Well, at least the ones some of you sent in!)
So happy holidays, and I'll see you after Christmas! Thanks for watching!
I know that I'm going to be spending Christmas Day with family, but when I get home in the evening, it's good to know that I'll be able to feel gay and merry with some new Dance Central 3 DLC!
On Tuesday, December 25, you'll be able to download "Paparazzi" and "Alejandro" from Lady Gaga for 240 MP each, or 400 MP for the two-pack. I love "Paparazzi," but I'm less enthused about "Alejandro," but I'll probably still spring for the pack.
Then, on New Year's Eve, Harmonix will release LMFAO's "Sorry for Party Rocking" for 240 MP, or in a pack with the previously-released "Party Rock Anthem" for 400 MP. I got the earlier track because it's that kind of cheesy fun song that's kind of catchy, and it's fun to dance to. But this one? Yeah, not a fan.
Oh, and if it matters to you, "Paparazzi" is Tough difficulty, while "Alejandro" is Moderate, and both were chorographed by Marcos Auirre. And "Sorry for Party Rocking" is Legit difficulty and choreographed by Kunle Oladehin.
Some new Dance Central songs will be just the thing to get moving and burning some calories after stuffing myself silly over the holidays! (Those Italian families know how to eat!)
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