"Xbox, I’m a spaz!"
Worst case I’d ADHD ever! If only the Xbox One could remind him to take his adderall…
GTA Online players get dat stimulus cash
Rockstar released a statement this morning, possibly as an apology or a way to make things up to all the players they did sex to with their bumbling on GTA Online. From Rockstar:
Given some of the recent technical issues during these first days of GTA Online, and now that things are starting to look much smoother (touch wood!), we are planning to provide a special stimulus package for all who have played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month. We will be dropping a cool half a million GTA$ in the GTA Online bank accounts of all players this month, starting as early as next week.
In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month. For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet. Below are a few more details on how it will work. Stay tuned for tips on how to make the most of GTA$ cash, info on ways and places to earn more cash fast, as well as updates on all the new GTA Online content additions we’re working on for this fall and beyond.
You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made. Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.
WB Games Announces Arkham City Season Pass
Warner Bros. has announced a Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins will be available to purchase for £15.99 / $19.99. Players who choose to buy the Season Pass will net players access to five of the game’s upcoming DLC packs, giving them a discount of £12 / $10 by doing so.
The full list of content included in the Season Pass includes the Gotham by Gaslight and Brightest Day Batman skins, a New Millennium Skins Pack, the Infinite Earths Skins Pack, an Initiation bundle that’ll see you play as Bruce Wayne before he was Batman and an all-new story campaign. We can assume the story might be an epilogue that will launch months after the game, or it could be something like the Catwoman missions that Arkham City had. We’re not sure what the Millennium / Infinite skin packs include. One skin looks to be a 1940’s movie serial skin. Two Robin skins are in, maybe a New 52 and 90’s Robin. Then it looks as if they threw in Vampire Batman Batman: Arkham Origins will launch on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on October 20.
Rake’s Cameo in GTA5
Thanks to @Vordb for bringing this video to our attention.
Shorty Review: Dragon’s Crown
- Amazing hand drawn artwork, brought to life in an amazingly fun hack and slash, with some cool RPG elements to boot
- Lots of replayability, via quests and higher difficulty levels
- Lots of depth in character skill trees and gear loadouts
- The bosses are cool as shit
- Even though there are only a handful of levels containing two paths a piece, going back never felt repetitive
- Big juicy jugs and big asses. Who can ask for more?
- Network play needs to be unlocked for each character. That’s the most annoying shit in the world
- No Vita / PS3 cross play = sucked balls
- Network play isn’t very stable
- Game gets laggy when a lot of stuff is going on
This is the best game out for the PS Vita and a must have for any hack and slash RPG fan. My thanks to Atlus and Vanillaware for creating this masterpiece. The only real downside to this game is a lack of network cross-play between PS Vita and PS3.
King Arthur gives it a perfect 10 Double D’s out of 10.
Wii U gets price drop, 2DS announced
Nintendo dropped two bits of info regarding their Wii U and handheld systems. The first was when they announced the 2DS, a new handheld system. The 2DS will be available for $129.99 on October 12th (the same day as Pokemon X and Y) and will feature a slate-like design rather than the clamshell seen on DS and 3DS models. The 2DS is fully compatible with all 3DS and DS games but will not include the ability to display games in 3D (obviously). It still it still has the same functions as the 3DS (WiFi, local multiplayer, etc.) and can be put to sleep using a slider that replicates closing the clamshell on a standard 3DS. WiFi can still be turned off, though it’s done through the software rather than with a physical switch.
The 2DS will launch in red and blue models to start and will be sold alongside the standard 3DS (still available for $169.99) and 3DS XL ($199.99). It will include a 4GB SD card and uses the same power source as 3DS and DSi. It also includes two cameras on the back side, so AR games still function and players can still take 3D photos — they simply can’t be displayed on the 2DS, but are still viewable in full 3D if transferred to 3DS. The 2DS only includes one speaker, which plays mono sound, but features full stereo via its headphone jack.
Also announced was the inevitable price drop for the Wii U. Beginning on September 20, the Wii U Deluxe model will be available for $299.99, a $50 decrease. The new price will take effect alongside the previously-confirmed Wind Waker HD bundle, which will also retail for $299.99 and includes a 32GB hard drive, a special Zelda-themed GamePad, a digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and a digital version of the Zelda Hyrule Historia book.