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Stardock announces Offworld Trading Company, a resource trading game set on Mars

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Stardock revealed Offworld Trading Company, a new economic RTS being developed by Mohawk Games.  The game is set in the future where the Earth has been drained of all of its natural resources and humanity has migrated to Mars to take advantage of it's abundant resources.

The game is a real time market simulation which doesn't sound like a lot of fun until you realize that you can cheat the system by sending mutants and pirates to attack your competitors and create fake shortages.  I think this takes Keynesian economics to another level which should make for some entertaining gameplay.  

The game is headed to Steam early access on February 12th and people bold enough to be early adopters will get 10% off the price of the game.  If you want more details about the game be sure to check out this video which dives into all the things you'll be able to do in the game.

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First DLC for Advanced Warfare available now for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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The Havoc DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is available for download now, but only for Xbox consoles. The DLC includes:

  • 4 new multiplayer maps: Core, Urban, Sideshow, and Drift
  • An exclusive weapon: the AE4 directed energy assault rifle
  • A custom weapon variant: the AE4 Widowmaker
  • the Exo-Zombies co-op mode: a new spin on the classic Call of Duty zombie mode featuring new types of zombies inside a cinematic experience

Unfortunately, if you're not on an Xbox console and you're looking forward to the DLC, the wait is now on.  I've not seen a release date anywhere for other platforms but I've also not seen anywhere that the DLC is any kind of exclusive. It's cool, I'll just be playing something else. 

The Havoc DLC can be purchased through Xbox Live by itself for $14.99 or as part of all 4 DLC packs scheduled for this year in the Season Pass for $49.99.  

This weeks Xbox Deals With Gold include Dragon Age: Inquisition, Madden 15 and Titanfall

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This weeks Xbox Deals With Gold have begun and there are some pretty great prices on some pretty great games. The few that caught my eye were Dragon Age Inquisition, which is currently $35, and Titanfall for only $10. I already own Titanfall but I will absolutely be picking up Dragon Age for $35, this is of course after I figure out what to delete off my Xbox Harddrive. 

Below is a list of all of the Xbox One games for sale and you can check out Major Nelson's official blog for the full list including all of the Xbox 360 games. 

  • Just Dance 2015 - 40%
  • Another World - 50%
  • Battlefield 4 - 60-67%
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition - 50-60%
  • EA Sports UFC - 67-75%
  • Madden 15 Super Bowl - 50-60%
  • NHL 15  - 50-60%
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare - 67-75%
  • Titanfall - 67-75%
  • Titanfall Deluxe - 67-75%
  • Titanfall (Season Pass) - 67-75%
  • NBA Live 15 Digital Edition - 60-67%
  • Dragon Age Inquisition - 33-40%
  • Dragon Age Inquisition - 33-40%
  • Need for Speed Rivals: - 67-75%
  • Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition - 60-67%

EA uses Madden to predict the Superbowl

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As I sit here and watch that two other football teams, Chelsea and Liverpool, compete in the second leg of their English League Cup semi-final match my mind is drawn to this weekend's Superbowl (Am I even allowed to type that word?).

It's the Seahawks versus Deflatriots  this Sunday and EA Sports has once again used Madden (NFL 15) to predict the winner.

According to the game's simulation logic, the Deflatriots will defeat the Seahawks 28-24.  Tom Brady and his properly inflated balls was named MVP by tossing said balls for 335 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Find full details after the jump.

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Video guide for Blackguards 2

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Blackguards 2, the tactical strategy-RPG from Daedalic Entertainment, has the first in a series of four video guides out today. If you're unfamiliar with Blackguard, the video is a fantastic introduction to the style and gameplay.  It weighs in at 9 minutes in length and covers all sorts of details about the game: combat, maps, character classes, tactics, etc. The video's voiceover talent also has the most wonderful hint of German in her accent which I thought was fun.

Blackguards 2 is available for Mac and PC on Steam, GOG, the Humble Store, and other retailers.

Reptile returns in Mortal Kombat X

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IGN did indeed have a reveal for Mortal Kombat X today, and they revealed that Reptile will be returning in Mortal Kombat X. We didn't get to learn about his variations but we did get to see his moveset where he retains most of his acid spitting moves from previous games. He also appears to have a new move where he holds and opponent up in the air via his tongue and can attack them from there. Of course we also got a glimpse at this incredibly brutal X-Ray move and Fatality. 

So that was one new character revealed this week and remember that another one will be revealed this Thursday on Netherealms live stream on Twitch. 

Okay, real talk. I have held this in for sometime but I feel as if I have to let it out. I am one of the biggest Mortal Kombat fanatics you will ever meet. Mortal Kombat is THE reason I am the gamer I am today. It was the first videogame I played back when I was only five or six years old that I became attached to, that I was obsessed with. Mortal Kombat is a huge part of my life and when MKX was announced back at E3 I was psyched. Here we are, two and a half months from its release and you know what. All my hype for this game is gone. You know why? In my opinion, this roster sucks.

The one thing that I love about Mortal Kombat as opposed to other fighting games is how Mortal Kombat has been able to evolve over time. Every new Mortal Kombat game feels new and fresh. The one thing that I always loved about new Mortal Kombat games is seeing all of the new characters that would join the roster. From Mortal Kombat 1 all the way to Deception, Mortal Kombat has found a way to bring back a bunch of the old favorites, while bringing new characters into the mix as well. 

After the disappointment that was Armageddon, Ed Boon announced that the next MK would be brand new with more new characters than ever before. Then we got MK vs. DC. Mortal Kombat 9 was absolutely needed to reboot the franchise and reassure fans that the series was indeed back and better than ever but Mortal Kombat X was supposed to be all new. I was so excited to see that we are finally getting new characters when they announced Cassie Cage, D'Vorah and others at E3. That was it. They haven't revealed any more new characters since E3 and that is the one thing that I want to see the most. I don't care about Kano, Reptile, Kung Lao or Kitana anymore. I understand that there are characters you have to have in the game like Scorpion, Sub Zero and Raiden... but Reptile? Really? 

I am also disappointed that all of the new characters post Mortal Kombat 3 are getting the shaft. The reason why people aren't fans of the PS2 era characters is cause they show up once and are never seen again. This would have been the perfect game to give characters like Frost, Mavado, Nitara, Hotaru, Kira, Jerek, Kai and others another chance. It could have been their reboot as well. The way the roster reveals are going however, it seems like Netherealm is playing it safe, and I am not a fan of it at all. 

Source: IGN

Don't "Swat" or you're going to prison

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Let's be clear:  "SWATTING" may very well be the dumbest thing that "gamers" have come up with as the form of a prank.  It's stupid.  It's childish.  It wastes valuable time and resources by police.

Now, a judge has made it clear:  If you do this stupid prank, you're going to pay the penalty.

Jason Allen Neff was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of crimes that stem from a larger group.  This group has been responsible for multiple "swatting" incidents. 

Make your Office Space jokes now, because he isn't going to state prison.  This was a federal case, which means that Mr. Neff is on his way to a federal prison.

The original docket in this case dates back to last July.  The sentencing took time, but it would appear that Neff was hoping for some type of plea deal that never came.

So, if you're considering swatting that guy who is kicking your tail while he's streaming on Twitch or Youtube, you had best prepared to do the time.

News Roundup - 01/26/2015

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A warning to Gamefly members who want to play Gat out of Hell on PS4

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I am a huge fan of the Saints Row series and while I know some people don't like the direction they took the series, I enjoyed Saints Row 3 and 4 more than 1 and 2. When Gat out of Hell was announced I was incredibly excited as it seemed like an awesome concept. So I threw the PS4 version of the game into my Gamefly Queue and waited for it to arrive. 

When I saw that the game was on its way, I was super excited. So I got my mail today and was excited to see that the game did indeed arrive. I put the disk in my PS4, booted up the game and discovered that Gat out of Hell was no where to be found. I searched high and low on the disk to find it but I couldn't. The version that I put into my Gamefly Queue said "Saints Row IV Re Elected + Gat out of Hell", the sleeve even said the same thing. Well I found the answer

Apparently the Xbox One version of the game does indeed include Gat out of Hell on the disk. The PS4 version however comes with a voucher code in the case to download Gat out of Hell. What the hell is this BS? It would have been one thing if Gamefly warned people about this before they shipped out the games but they didn't, which is apparently on the game's review page on Gamefly which has been flooded by angry costumers who didn't know any better. The game's description on the website since has been updated but that really doesn't do me any good now. 

Okay, first world problems I know but what upsets me the most about this is the fact that now I have to use up even more precious space on my PS4 hard drive if I want to play this. Instead of simply putting the game on the disk like the Xbox One version, I have to install the game to my PS4 hard drive and then use more space to download the add on. Guys come on, this is ridiculous. 

My Xbox One hard drive is completely full at the moment so if I want to play new games on that, I have to find something to uninstall first. Hell I have only had my PS4 since Christmas and already I have used up more than half of the hard drive space. Guess I better start saving up for some 1TB hard drives. 

Heart of Thorns officially announced as first Guild Wars 2 expansion

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ArenaNet has finally unveiled the first true expansion for their hit title, Guild Wars 2.  Officially named Heart of Thorns, the story will represent a true re-visioning of progression in an MMO.  A new Mastery System will be unveiled that will allow players to unlock and explore new abilities for characters beyond the max level of 80.  A full list of the new additions is listed below.

  • The Heart of Maguuma - A new adventure can be found deep in the Maguuma Jungle, which includes new areas to cover, new content, and new boss battles
  • The Mastery System - New training opportunities await players beyond Level 80
  • New Profession:  Revenant - Legendary powers are at your fingertips to slaughter foes and unleash chaos on the battlefield.
  • New PVP Modes - "Stronghold" will test PVPers in all of their abilities in just how good they can be.

Much more will be unveiled as we approach the official release date, which has not formally been announced by ArenaNet.

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