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Borderlands 2 Character Customization Packs Incoming

Borderlands 2 just put on a few pounds last week with the release of the Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt DLC, but Gearbox Software has some more content to offer in the form of three new customization packs for all platforms. Each themed pack adds a new head and a new character skin to the game for each class. For the math illiterate out there, that means five new full-body skins per pack, and 15 overall.

The three packs are: Domination, Madness, and Supremacy. You can see the Madness pack in the image up top. Each pack is priced individually at $0.99 (80 MS Points). Unfortunately, there's no package deal here for buying all three. What's more, Season Pass owners: you'll have to buy this content separately if you want the new skins.



StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Opening Cinematic Trailer »


Blizzard Entertainment will at last unleash the Heart of the Swarm expansion for StarCraft 2 on March 12, 2013, and the developer has released the expansion pack's intro video to get you in the mood (via All Games Beta). The video sets the stage for the expansion's added story content, with players watching events unfold from the perspective of Sarah Kerrigan.

Geek alert: if you listen really carefully to the intro vid, you'll hear a slightly truncated Wilhelm scream.

In addition to expanding on the story, Heart of the Swarm also bulks up StarCraft 2's multiplayer potential with seven new units injected into the carefully balanced proceedings. Some of the older units will be updated as well. The release isn't all that far away anymore, so watch the video and start planning your strategies.




Max Payne 3 Deathmatch Made In Heaven DLC Detailed

Rockstar Games revealed last week that Max Payne 3 would be getting its final DLC pack on January 22 -- that's tomorrow -- and now the studio has a rundown of what's there. The Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC is all about multiplayer, with three new adversarial modes to choose from and the addition of cooperative option in the form of a wave-based survival mode called Dead Men Walking.

On the competitive multiplayer end of the spectrum, your three new modes are Run & Stun, Marked Man, and Time Attack. Marked Man and Time Attack offer variations on the game's Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch modes, respectively, but Run & Stun is an odd one. It's basically a variation on a zombies/infected mode, with one player starting as an overpowered goblin-thing named Saci, who is armed with a stun gun. As Saci takes opposing players out, they switch over to fight for his team.

Deathmatch Made in Heaven comes to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms on January 22, 2013 for $9.99 (800 MS Points).

Leisure Suit Larry is on the prowl once again, with Good Old Games now offering all five of his classic adventures as the Greatest Hits and Misses Collection, for $10. It's a killer deal on classic Sierra adventure gaming, with both the original version and VGA remake of the first game as well as the four PC exclusives that followed.

Don't confuse this wonderful collection with the equally wonderful HD remake that Replay Games is currently developing in collaboration with Adventure Mob. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is an HD remake headed to multiple platforms -- including Steam, thanks to a successful Greenlight bid -- with the initial release expected to happen sometime in early 2013. 


SimCity

Electronic Arts and Maxis will launch a beta test for SimCity next week, according to the game's official Twitter feed. Sign-ups are open on the SimCity website, though note that the beta is PC-only and that you'll need an Origin account in order to sign up. The test kicks off on Friday, January 25, 2013 and ends on the following Monday, January 28.

There's one important catch that you should be aware of: the beta caps all players at one hour of play. Sure, that's one more hour than you probably expected to play of SimCity prior to its March 5, 2013 release. You probably won't have enough time to build yourself a full city, but just think of how many curvy roads you can lay down over the course of 60 minutes.

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Steam Game Guides Launches To Aid You In Your Quests

Valve's latest Steam initiative takes aim at GameFAQs: Steam Game Guides allows users to create their own help texts for any game available through the digital distribution service, complete with video and screens. The feature is still in its infancy, but you can browse through some of the more popular games and get a sense of what sort of potential there is here.

The layout is very nice, with guide creators able to break down their work into multiple, hyperlinked sections, add multimedia, and receive ratings and comments from the community. Game Guides can be accessed from any game portal on Steam or in-game via the Steam overlay feature. No more alt-tabbing to your browser to cheat!



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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist "Inauguration" Trailer »


There's a new trailer for Splinter Cell: Blacklist that confirms an August 20, 2013 release date (via IGN). The appropriately titled "Inauguration" trailer features gameplay mixed in alongside actual footage of U.S. presidents being sworn in and promising to protect the nation from those who would do it harm. That's where Sam Fisher comes in.

Blacklist sees Fisher heading up the newly formed Fourth Echelon, following the events of 2010's Splinter Cell: Conviction. The first big challenge that the organization faces is bringing down twelve terrorists and their collaborators before they can put their plan for a series of terror attacks in the U.S. -- called The Blacklist -- into action.

Conviction was solid and Blacklist certainly looked slick in its E3 2012 reveal. That said, you have to wonder why Ubi would stash the game at the tail end of the summer when it's widely believed that one or more new consoles will be hitting stores in the months that follow.

The New Razer Edge Tablet: A Real Game Changer

The Razer’s Edge tablet blew away both consumers and journalists at this year’s CES, and we got a little time with it in all its varying form factors, leaving impressed by its ability to handle even higher-end PC games with relative ease. 

The Razer Edge, if you haven’t heard about it, is the only tablet out there running a full build of Windows 8 on an Intel processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GPU. That’s right, this bad boy is basically a desktop PC in tablet form -- no watered down, integrated graphics here -- and it’s finally ready for the masses to behold. But how does it perform?

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Bioshock Infinite Mechanical Patriot Revealed: Meet Your Red, White And Blue Nightmare

BioShock Infinite won't be here until March 26, 2013, but Irrational Games is ready now to reveal what PC users can expect in terms of in-game options and hardware needs. A new post on the studio's website serves up a lengthy rundown of the PC version's control options (mouse/keyboard, gamepad, both with user-defined settings) and video settings.

Issues with the original 2007 game's widescreen presentation have been addressed in Infinite, with non-4:3 aspect ratios no longer cutting off content at the fringes of the screen. As technical director Chris Kline writes in the blog post, "the wider you go, the more you'll see." Kline also confirms support for multi-monitor gaming using solutions from AMD, NVIDIA, and Matrox.

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Civilization 5 Getting Big Changes In Gods & Kings Expansion

Firaxis Games left Civilization 5 in a good place after the Gods and Kings expansion pack, though it seems like additional tweaks may be coming soon in another DLC drop, called One World. The title was spotted and posted about on the 2K Games forums (via Joystiq) by users exploring the ever-reliable Steam database listing.

Peeks at the Steam database have, in the past, offered advance reveals of imminent Steam releases like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery and the Mac version of Call of Duty: Black Ops. As far as Civ 5 goes, there's nothing more than a title to be gleaned from the database listing. One World may well be nothing more than a few new civs, or it may be another full game revision on the scale of Gods and Kings.

We've reached out to 2K for comment and will update this post accordingly when we hear more.

2013 Games Preview: Tomb Raider

Posted January 16, 2013 - By Adam Rosenberg




2013 Games Preview: Tomb RaiderRelease Date: March 5, 2013

Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Publisher: Square Enix

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows

Lara Croft has long been one of gaming's most recognizable mascots, though the Indiana Jones-inspired treasure hunter is being remixed for 2013. Regular franchise developer Crystal Dynamics is hitting the reboot button on Croft, with a fresh, new origin story to play through in the upcoming March 2013 release, Tomb Raider.

What We Know:

The rebooted Tomb Raider finds a 21-year-old Lara Croft freshly out of school and off on a sea voyage. She's off to find herself and establish a presence in the world, not unlike so many other recent graduates. The journey takes a dark turn when Lara's ship is cut in two by a violent storm, leaving her and her fellow survivors stranded on a remote tropical island.

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Game/Toy Hybrid, Disney INFINITY, Coming in June

Who would win in a race between Dash from The Incredibles and Cars' Lightning McQueen? Who is stronger, Mr. Incredible or Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.? Disney Interactive gives you the chance to find out as they've announced Disney INFINITY, a new game that allows you to take control of Disney characters old and new and explore open worlds from Disney and Pixar classics. Using actual character figures of Disney's popular line-up, players can combine the many worlds of Disney across all major consoles, mobile devices and online. Think Activision's Skylanders, only with the vast history of Disney characters and properties.

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Hands On Tomb Raider Multiplayer Preview AKA LOST Deathmatch Mode

When we think of Tomb Raider, "multiplayer" isn't traditionally the first word that jumps to the front of our psyche, so we were curious to see how the recently announced multiplayer component plays out in the game's universe. Joe Khoury, Producer at Eidos Montreal, shared with us how they wanted to really bring in pieces from great multiplayer experiences and customize them to work within the Tomb Raider universe, while still creating something unique. They've definitely brought an experience that feels familiar to play, but it's also fresh and genuinely fun to experience.

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2013 Games Preview: SimCity

Posted January 15, 2013 - By Adam Rosenberg


2013 Games Preview: SimCityRelease Date: March 5, 2013

Developer: Maxis Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): Windows / Mac OS X

Will you be a benevolent mayor, working to keep taxes down and offer a deep well of city services for your constituents to draw from? Or will you go the route of a despot, choking the populace with crippling tax rates and building pollutant-producing power plants in the heart of your residential community? Maybe you'd prefer to play God, smiting the innocents for nothing more than sheer amusement? All of this is possible -- and plenty more -- in Maxis Games' revived take on SimCity.

What We Know:

The new face of SimCity is both familiar and forever changed. The game's heart remains the same. Players are still given a barren stretch of land on which to erect anything from a small, sleepy little town to a bustling metropolis with a population that numbers in the millions. You'll still deal with issues ranging from the conventional -- power needs, city services, tax rates, public happiness -- to the completely insane, such as meteor strikes and giant monster attacks.

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Diablo 3's PvP Duels Detailed In Blizzard Update

Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming v1.0.7 patch for Diablo 3 will add PvP duels to the game -- not Team Deathmatch though -- and a new post on Battle.net describes how it will all work. All duels must be initiated by conversing with Nek the Brawler at the inn in New Tristram. After speaking to him, all players in the party will be transported to the Scorched Chapel, a new zone created specifically for duels.

The Scorched Chapel breaks up into four different spaces: the church itself, a graveyard, a nearby river, and a lake. Duels will support up to four players in free-for-all combat, meaning it's every adventurer for him or herself during these fights. There's no scoring and no rewards structure for these duels; as Blizzard explains, the intent "is to provide players a safe, opt-in location where they can fight one another for bragging rights (or maybe science) without the potential for griefing as it existed in Diablo II."

Anything that diminishes the amount of griefing that occurs in the world of video games is a noble endeavor. Unfortunately, there's no word in the post on when v1.0.7 will go live.

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