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Battlefield 3 DLC

Battlefield 3's next batch of DLC, "Aftermath" has been detailed. EA has revealed the content pack will include four new maps that are "set amongst the shattered districts, streets and surrounding villages of a post-earthquake Tehran."

New features will include:

  • Urban warfare on four new maps
  • Fight through the dust and rubble, use the earthquake damaged terrain to your tactical advantage
  • New heavily modified military and civilian vehicles – ingenuity and firepower combined
  • New game mode
  • New assignments, achievements and dog tags

Battlefield 3 "Aftermath" does not have a release date.

Source: Battlefield



Left 4 Dead 2 DLC

Long-awaited Left 4 Dead 2 DLC "Cold Stream" has become even more long-awaited. The DLC was to launch on the Xbox 360 and Steam today, but the console version has yet to be seen.

In a response on Twitter, Valve confirmed they were working with Microsoft to get the L4D2 content released.

"we are working with MS on a release schedule. We don't have an ETA yet but we hope to have it out soon."

I'll let you know when Valve says more about Cold Stream, unless they just release it, then I'll be too busy playing. (I joke; I'll let you know!)





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It's time to defend Earth or die trying in the upcoming Mass Effect 3 "Earth" DLC pack from BioWare. The pack will introduce six new characters, three weapons, three maps, and a brand new difficulty mode. Check out why you're going to have to become more than a solider in this Mass Effect 3 Earth multiplayer pack trailer.

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The Mass Effect 3 Earth Multiplayer Pack is available now.

 





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Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC Revealed - New Maps, More Upgrades, and Platinum Difficulty

Mass Effect 3 needs you once again to protect the universe against the vile scum out to destroy it. And this time, we’re taking the fight to our own backyard. Mass Effect 3: Earth, the new DLC dropping on July 17, takes players around the world to defend Rio De Janeiro, London, and Vancouver in three new maps.

This Mass Effect 3 DLC comes with a whole new lineup of elite N7 forces to protect civilization along with 12 new modification and 11 new upgrades to your gear. Older missions also get a touch up with a new mission objective that randomly occurs during waves three, six, and 10. You’ll need to play bodyguard to one of your teammates as you escort them to the designated extraction zone on each map. Singing Whitney’s “I Will Always Love You” while you do it is purely optional.

Along with all of that, players can risk it all in the new difficulty level, Platinum.

As we reported earlier, the DLC will come to you free of charge. With new characters, weapon mods, and maps all coming to you for nothing out of your pocket; there’s no reason not jump back into the fight July 17 and try to boost your galactic readiness once again.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

If you're a Call of Duty fan and have yet to pick up Modern Warfare 3 DLC or Black Ops DLC, now's the time as Activision has discounted all Black Ops DLC and current Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections by 50%! Starting now, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC owners can grab half-off DLC through the week.

The Call of Duty DLC summer promotion content includes:

•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #1
•    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Content Collection #2
•    Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike
•    Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation
•    Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation
•    Call of Duty: Black Ops Rezurrection

Even better, a portion of sales from the Call of Duty DLC promotion will be donated by Activision Publishing, Inc. to the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit organization that provides job placement and training services for veterans. So don't just do it to play George Romero's zombie adventure or to engage in new Spec Ops modes with friends... do it for the vets!

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The first DLC pack for Max Payne 3, entitled Local Justice, hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network tomorrow, bringing with it three new multiplayer maps, a new weapon, new item, and a new multiplayer faction (more on those in a second). Now, as anyone with any online shooter experience will tell you, running into a map blind is the best way to get yourself killed in a hurry. Luckily for you, the folks at Rockstar Games have gone ahead and broken down the new maps--Imperial Palace, 55th Battalion HQ, and Departure Lounge--to highlight some of their key features and ensure you know exactly what sort of ballistic mayhem you’ll be walking into in the DLC.

Max Payne 3 Justice Pack Maps and Content Preview

If you’ve finished the Max Payne 3 campaign, then you’ll recognize the three maps since they play host to some of the game’s most intense and frenetic shootouts. The first map is Imperial Palace (click to enlarge), which seems to boast plenty of close-quarters action, while also providing some choice spots for sniping at the eastern most part of the lower level. There is also a balcony near the middle of the map that can give you a vertical drop on foes below. Just looking at those ramps leading between levels has me turning around in my chair to see if there’s anyone waiting to put a slug in my back. I predict a LOT of deaths on those ramps. A lot.

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Left 4 Dead 2 DLC

Valve has announced they're releasing Left 4 Dead 2 DLC "Cold Stream" this month. Gamers will finally get the DLC they've been waiting for on July 24, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PC and Mac.

If you're wondering why it took a year of playtesting to release the Left 4 Dead 2 add-on, you're not alone. On July 24th you're not just getting one new content pack, Cold Stream, you're also getting ports of original Left 4 Dead missions: Blood Harvest, Crash Course, Dead Air, and Death Toll. An update will also be released on 7-24, making all mutations available all the time.

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Skyrim: Dawnguard

Skyrim's new DLC Dawnguard adds in not only the Vampire goodness we expected, but also a few new shouts for your Dragonborn to use. For the most part, they're pretty straightforward, closely linked to the questline, but some words are a little tricky. Use this handy guide to go out and learn a few new Words.

Drain Vitality - This new shout will drain Health, Magicka. and Stamina from your target. You will find two words for it in areas that are directly related to the Dawnguard quest line, with the final one in Skyrim itself.

For the first Word, you are likely to find it located in Dimhollow Crypt, which is quest related.

The second Word is tied to a quest area located in the Forgotten Vale, on an island in a Frozen Lake - be prepared for a fight two named dragons for this one though.

The final Word is located at Arcwind Point, which is to the south of Ivarstead and east of Riften.

Durnehviir - After you've battled this undead Dragon in the Soul Cairn, you have a conversation with him. He'll teach you a shout that allows you to call him to your aid in Tamriel. By doing so, you'll also learn the third new Shout through Durnehviir.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC Release Date Announced -- Closure Is Coming

The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC Review

Mass Effect 3 gamers demanded closure, answers, and some changes when they asked for more from BioWare. Now that the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC has been released, many gamers will discover they’re not actually getting the complete package they wished for. Be warned, spoilers abound in this review; it is after all my take on the Extended Cut patch for the Mass Effect 3 ending. The DLC does not offer a different “Shepard kicks ass, takes name, and gets the boy” ending, rather it offers a few more pieces of dialogue in the final scene, some stills showing life after your choice, and a cutscene showing your most beloved crew member adding your name to the Normandy’s memorial wall. A fourth choice is added, but the results probably aren’t what you want either.

Does This Set A Bad Precedent?
For the most part, this DLC does not change the ending the writers had intended. It’s less of an addendum to the story and more of a post-launch patch for the script. You’ll get additional cut scenes which add a “Where are they now” amount of information, but except for a few minor alterations, the DLC does nothing to change the fate of Shepard. Does this set a bad precedent? Gamers already think with the right volume, they’ll be able to demand changes of game makers, but in reality they didn’t get any major tweaks, just added information. On the flip side, this allowed BioWare to explain their choices, and win back the love of many gamers who really wanted to say goodbye.

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Spec Ops The Line

To celebrate the launch of Spec Ops: The Line, 2K Games announced that DLC is coming "approximately" in August. The DLC will feature four cooperative missions set before events of single-player campaign,  as well as new levels and playable characters. The greatest detail of the DLC, though: It will be free.

2K originally announced the co-op content a few weeks ago. According to 2K, in the missions, two players must work together to "fight through waves of enemies and blinding sandstorms to complete their objectives, emphasizing teamwork and utilizing a variety of weapons and explosives."

We've been really impressed with Spec Ops: The Line, and urge you to check out all of our Spec Ops: The Line coverage, including videos, previews, comedy and mroe.





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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC Release Date Announced -- Closure Is Coming

Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut DLC release date has been announced by BioWare. The pack, which expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 via a series of epilogues and cinematic sequences, will be out on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on June 26.

According to BioWare, the DLC provides more of the answers and closure that gamers have been asking for, and it, "gives a sense of what the future holds as a result of the decisions made throughout the series. And it shows greater detail in the successes or failures based on how players achieved their endings," they said.

To learn more about the free Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC head over to the official Mass Effect 3 website. You can also take a look at the video after the break featuring Mass Effect 3 Executive Producer Casey Hudson, Lead Writer Mac Walters, and Community Manager Jessica Merizan discussing the Extended Cut.

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Skyrim

Praise Talos! The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is getting mounted combat, and PC gamers who use Steam can even try it out today. The patch ships for the 360 and the PS3 at a later date.

I don't know about you, but I'm definitely going to blow the dust off my Skyrim disc just to fight on the back of Shadowmere, my trusty, evil steed.

The rest of the patch fixes various issues and bugs. I've posted the entirety of the new update's fixes and changes under the "Read More" tag, as well as bringing you instructions on how to update your copy of Skyrim through Steam. 

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Forza Motorsport 4 just got 30 Porsches richer thanks to the Porsche Expansion Pack. The DLC hit XBLA today, May 22nd, and will set car aficionados back $20 or 1600 MS points. That's chump change for Porsche drivers like you though, right? The Porsche Expansion Pack also includes new events, challenges and achievements.

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Are you going to download this DLC for Forza 4?

Halo Anniversary Preview

CheapyD at CheapAssGamer.com scours both the online and offline world for the best deals on video games, and to help out your wallets, we're bringing his weekly recap to you!

Best Buy throws in copies of Steel Diver & Pilotwings Resort free with a 3DS system purchase.

Kmart offers its Rewards Members a $25 gaming coupon with the purchase of a Wii console and promotes Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword at $19.99. The Zelda price might be an error so bring a copy of the ad if you want to try to pick it up.

Target is giving out $10 gift cards with the purchase any game $49.99 and up and the pre-order of Black Ops 2.

Toys R Us is holding a buy 1, get 1 40% off sale on games $19.99 and less. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is $19.99.

Visit CAG for more details and the rest of this week's Sunday ad deals.

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PixelJunk Sale & more on PSN
Double Fine PC download deals at Amazon
Mass Effect 3 $35.99 and more at Microsoft Store
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition $59.99 at select Best Buy stores

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Max Payne 3 Exclusive Interview with Actor James McCaffrey

Rockstar have announced their Max Payne 3 DLC details. As with L.A. Noire, you can get a Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass to get all seven of the upcoming multiplayer DLC packs through the end of 2012 at a discounted rate. The pack will cost 2400 MSP for XBL or $29.99 on the PlayStation Network and PC.

If you're waiting to see what the pass will get you, check out what the Local Justice Map Pack has in store for you. Coming in June, this map pack is filled to the brim with content. It includes the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. It'll also come with two new maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, as well as new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, and multiplayer challenges.

"The story of Max Payne 3 begins in the single-player game and crosses over into the deepest multiplayer experience we've ever created," Rockstar's Sam Houser said. "We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future."

You can find the rest of the DLC schedule after the break.

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