Thursday, June 2, 2011


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E3 - Let the madness begin!!

All seasoned gamers know what 'E3' is because its where we get our first real taste of the goody games to come and quite often 'surprise' announcements are revealed. Its like a gamer Christmas... in the summer... with lots of weirdos doing Cos Play. As a lil run up to the event we thought that you guys and gals would like to see just a few of the hyped games that are set to strip off and run naked at the event so check out the vids below.

Don't forget E3 kicks off for June 6th and will be covered across all gaming news sites. Personally I recommend the following to watch it on - Epic Battle Axe - Giant Bomb - G4TV - and Also, Spike TV will be covering the event in a more 'exclusive' manner. Of course we will also be doing our best to bring you the highlights. God, I love games!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Call Of Duty - The Subscription! Eeek!

Modern Warfare 3 is on its way but with it will be coming Activisions latest attempt to get their greedy mits on your dosh. COD Elite will be the new Free service that gives COD fans and fruit baskets access to an overwhelming amount of stats and if you are a monthly paid subscriber you will get extra stats and DLC at a reduced price. It will tie in with all COD games from Black Ops on into the future for all platforms. Now, its important to understand that this wont conflict with the normal bought in the shop game, it is a extra not a necessity... at least not yet. I can see how this would appeal to Call of Duty fans but for anyone who just likes these games but isn't an exclusive type of player it might be much a do about nothing. Kinda like a paid version of Halo Waypoint... Click here if you want to see the offical blurb and sign up for the beta.

Check out the video below which does a much funnier and better job of explaining this than I do, its rather good actually. There is also a full feature on this over at the Wall Street Journal here. Boom - Bank account shot!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gears of War 3 - Gameplay trailer - Brothers to the End...

Its short, its sweet and it rocks like a war pig! This is one of the first campaign trailers for Gears of War 3 which had its premier showing during some footie match, eh whats it called, oh yeah 'The Champions league' final... Of course trying to watch this in a pub full of beer filled, testosterone boosted football hooligans is a bit difficult, so here it is in a peaceful and quiet setting... hangover pills not included.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - Pre-Order Edition

We’re giving you something a little different this week with a round up of the cheapest prices on pre-release titles coming in the near future. So sit back and check out some of the best ways to spend the early part of the summer.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge; at Gamestation
Release Date; 3rd June 2011
Xbox 360 and PS3 - £32.99/$54.41/38.11 Euro
PC - £24.99/$41.21/28.87 Euro

Promising to deliver all the thrills and spills of a modern day shooter, Bethesda’s Hunted: TDF, puts you and your gaming partner in control of the ranged weapons expert E’lara or the sword wielding Caddoc as you descend into the dark and dangerous world of Kala Moor. Built on the Unreal 3 engine this Co-Op title will certainly attract both fantasy fans and non fantasy fans alike, with combat ranging from out and out kill-fests to choosing the right tactics to combine your powers as you take down your enemies with brutal combo moves. The game will also include The Crucible feature, a level editor that lets you build and share your fiendishly designed dungeons.

The Sims 3 - Generations; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 3rd June 2011
PC/Mac £24.91/$41.10/28.78 Euro

Another expansion for the interactive dollhouse that is The Sims 3 is on the horizon, this one is suppose to give your Sims a richer life experience. For your kiddy-wink-sims you’ll be able to dress-up as dinosaurs, fairies and alike, play in tree houses and generally be mean to each other if the trailer is anything to go by. You can also relive the drama of your own teenage years, (although Lord knows why you would want to do that, I seem to have spent most of mine lying on my bed hating everyone and listening to The Smiths, although that hasn’t changed much now I’m an adult come to think of it) with the possibility to play pranks and graduate from high school. The adults don’t get left out either, you can engage in gossip with others about who is engaging in relational fornication with who. I am sure fans of The Sims series will be looking forward to this one and hoping its not just another opportunity for EA to get them to part with hard earned reddies.

Duke Nukem Forever; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 10th June 2011
Xbox 360/PS3 £34.70/$57.13/40.04 Euro

“Hail to the king, baby!” He’s back and he’s looking bigger, badder and more politically incorrect than ever. With the joyous news that the game we’ve waited for, for so long went gold this week, it actually looks like we’re going to get our grubby mitts on a game that has almost become mythical. The aliens are back to take over the world, but as you’d expect Duke isn’t having any of it, as well as the hilarious one liners and badass FPS action we’ve come to expect from a Nukem title, we are now let loose in a massively interactive environment, including everything from lifting weights to “interacting” with urinals if your so inclined. There is also a vast range of multiplayer modes for your and your mates to enjoy all bundled together with The Kings bawdy humour. Probably one to avoid if your easily offended, for the rest of us, get ready once again to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

inFamous 2; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 10th June 2011
PS3 £36.99/$60.91/42.65 Euro

The continuation of the Cole MacGrath saga, sees the modern day superhero attempting to build on his powers to take on “The Beast” who is destroying the whole of the East Coast and potentially the whole world. As seen in the original title, this action-adventure follow up takes place in an open world setting, with our protagonist collecting new powers as he goes along, but there are also some new features including a morality system which will lead you to one of the two possible endings, depending on your choices and user created content meaning you can knock out some devilish side missions to share with other gamers.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D at Amazon UK
Release Date; 17th June 2011
Nintendo 3DS £29.91/$49.28/34.50 Euro

A classic from the days of the Nintendo 64 gets a remake in glorious 3D on the latest handled, pleasing the many fans of Link. Ocarina of Time is being released with all new content including quests, boss battles and much more. If you didn’t get the change to experience the game back on the N64, don’t miss out this time around.

Forza Motorsport 4 Pre-Order Details and Trailer

This fall, the highest rated racing franchise of this generation returns with “Forza Motorsport 4”, the biggest racing game of the year. Starting today, fans can pre-order the game at U.S. retailers for $59.99 (US ERP). For even more incentive to pre-order, Turn 10 Studios confirmed today that fans who pre-order “Forza Motorsport 4” at participating U.S. retailers will receive a token to unlock one of the following five cars, while supplies last:.

Available at Subaru Impreza WRX STI:
The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is the highest standard-edition trim in the Subaru compact car line. The STI is recognized as a speed demon on race tracks, winning first place at Super GT in 2008.

Available at Best Buy- BMW 1 Series M Coupe:
Reaching top speeds of 250 km/h, the 1 Series M Coupe is the high-performance version of the famed BMW 1 Series Coupe.

Available at GameStop- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde:
The creation of Italian automaker Alfa Romeo and first introduced at the March 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Giulietta contains an exclusive Quadrifoglio Verde configuration with a 1.7L turbocharged engine that will steer you to victory.

Available at Wal-Mart- MINI John Cooper Works Clubman:
MINI enthusiasts around the world rejoice! The JCW Clubman sports a 1.6-liter four-cylinder MINI engine that has been tuned and turbocharged to include 208 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.

Available at Target - Honda CR-Z EX:
The Honda CR-Z EX is Honda’s sport hybrid with an ultra-modern and sporty look, featuring 16” wheels and tires, low-to-the-ground stance and swooping bodywork. Additionally, its six-speed manual transmission makes it the only hybrid with three pedals.

This same list of cars is available in other regions worldwide and more information for those regions is coming soon.

For “Forza” fans who crave the VIP treatment, a Limited Collector’s Edition will also be available. Stay tuned for more details on the exclusive content the Limited Collector’s Edition will offer.

A limited quantity of “Forza Motorsport 4” games at retail will include an exclusive in-game car pack available at launch that boasts five incredible cars for fans to race, tune, paint and share. This car pack, limited to the first production run of “Forza Motorsport 4” game discs, will include:

Ford Mustang GT Coupe 1965:

Take to the road in this classic American stallion, one of Ford’s most successful launch cars behind the Model A.

Koenigsegg Agera 2011:

“The Agera--from the Swedish verb “to act”--celebrates 15 years of Koenigsegg’s uncompromising philosophy of making dream cars.”

Lexus SC300 1997:

A classic personal luxury coupé, the SC300 combines a powerful racer with a 225hp I6-powered engine.

RUF RGT-8 2011:

The spectacular RGT-8 is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine that has been fine tuned to deliver unmatchable sports car power and curb appeal.

Tesla Roadster Sport 2011:

For luxury car fans, the Roadster Sport is electric heaven. Get behind the wheel of this electric two-seater and go zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with a peak rating of 288 horsepower.

Turn 10 Studios is also revealing that the cover car for the standard edition of “Forza Motorsport 4” is the Ferrari 458 Italia. The Ferrari 458 Italia is an 8-cylinder two-seater berlinetta with a mid-rear mounted engine, and represents a genuine break with the past in terms of Maranello's previous high-performance sports cars. The Turn 10 team has worked closely with Ferrari to include every intricate detail of the Ferrari 458 Italia in the game, from its sleek aerodynamic design to its exquisitely modeled 4499 cc V8 engine, offering players the most realistic driving experience off the track.

“The Ferrari 458 Italia was a perfect fit for the ‘Forza Motorsport 4’ hero car. It has the ideal blend of style, creative flair, cutting-edge technology and power that makes it just as gorgeous to look at as it is thrilling to take to the track,” said Dan Greenawalt, creative director of Turn 10 Studios. “We’ve worked closely with our partners at Ferrari to bring this amazing car to life in your living room.”

For those who have invested tireless hours in “Forza Motorsport 3”, Turn 10 Studios is pleased to announce a unique “Forza Motorsport 4” feature called Profile Import, which rewards fans for their time. Based on your player level and the cars in your garage in “Forza Motorsport 3”, gift cars will be automatically added to your “Forza Motorsport 4” garage and you’ll also receive bonus gifts and credits. And for those who spent hours creating intricate layers and liveries in the “Forza Motorsport 3” Livery Editor, you will be able to import those layers, so your time isn’t lost!

Stay up to speed on all things Forza Motorsport at and stay tuned for more announcements at E3 in Los Angeles starting June 6, 2011.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Assassin's Creed Revelations - New Teaser Trailer

Its not long now before E3 will be upon us and as always the rumour mill is spinning with gusto, normally this causes at least a handful of developers to crumble under the pressure and give us a glimpse at what they are going to announce. Today Ubisoft has released a teaser trailer for their latest release in the Assassin's Creed line which will be the last title focusing on the the trials and tribulations of Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who to be fair has not had an easy life, family bumped off here and there, the love of his life jibbing him and falling from enough high structures to guarantee more than a scrapped knee, to be honest if I'd had to endure all these shenanigans I think I'd have become an assassin.

It is expected that we'll get so see some game play footage come E3 or if not at least another full length trailer, but even this little video has already gotten us drooling like people who have to ride on those "special" buses.

Dublin teen responsible for Modern Warfare 2 hack; gets support from Microsoft

According to, a 14-year-old from Tallaght, Dublin was responsible for millions of computer users being alerted after the popular online game Modern Warfare 2 was hacked. The Dublin schoolboy caused a worldwide alert when he attempted to hack into Microsoft Xbox Live system. Microsoft feared  that sensitive information about their customers was in danger of being compromised.

Microsoft has come up with a unique way of handling the situation. General manager of Microsoft in Ireland Paul Rellis said that Microsoft "is working with the teenager to develop his talent and help him use his skills for legitimate purposes".

Well it's certainly a different approach to Sony's 'throw 10,000 lawsuits at the wall and see what sticks' methodology.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dead Island - Gameplay walkthrough.

The walking shit-bags are back in Dead Island, which is looking like a little bit of 'Dead Rising', a bit of 'Left 4 Dead' and a splash of 'Fallout 3' - all of which are cracking good games! If this romp through zombieland is half as good as it looks from the video below (via G4TV) then I recon I might as well lock myself away for at least a week with the game and some supplies - smokes, booze, snacks - you know, the bare essentials! If it really is that good then I might play it till the propper zombie Apocalypse is upon us... Wha?! It could happen!! I'll be well trained for it when it does... er, I mean - IF!

Keep an eye out for Dead Island at E3 and if your itching for a trailer then jump to Techland's site here.

Bioshock Infinite - New Screenshots

As the run up to E3 picks up pace, the good folks at Irrational Games and 2K Games have given us a further sneak-peak into the third installment of the Bioshock series, Bioshock Infinite. Previously known as Project Icarus, the game will take place in the same universe as seen in the first two games, yet this title is neither a direct sequel nor prequel and rather than finding ourselves in Rapture we'll be taking control of a former member of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, who is in search of a young woman name Elizabeth, on the floating city of Columbia.

With some fans being left a little disappointed with Bioshock 2, here's hoping that a trip outside of Rapture will bring a refreshing new outlook to the series.

Modern Warfare 3: New Gameplay Trailer

Here is the first game play trailer for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and as you'll see the previously rumoured release date has been confirmed. The trailer shows a number of different global locations including the US, England, Germany and France.

In short, it looks more attractive than a Sloth in a basque, in fact I'm so overwhelmed I'm going to have to take some painkillers and have a cold shower.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings

It’s the weekend again, and thank Jebus for that. Its been a long week here at Reaper Towers and as we rush about finishing off our chores, mucking out the dragon nests, bathing the Ogres and producing offerings for the Great Old Ones, we all have only one thing on our minds… LA Noire. For those of you who are fiscally challenged or just have little interest in Rockstar’s latest jewel, here are some games to consider getting your thumbs around as you settle in with that saucy wench that is your gaming platform of choice.

Dirt 3; Xbox 360/PS3 at Amazon UK
£37.91/$61.63/43.39 Euro

“Brum brum, screech, smash” That Ladies and Jellyspoons is my total knowledge of cars in a nutshell., however some of you seem to like these new fangled contraptions, even more so when they are hammering around a track at breakneck speeds, so if your one of these types Codemasters have just the thing. The third in the Dirt franchise offers double the amount of tracks that appear in Dirt 2, over fifty Rally Cars and more mud, sweat and gears than you can shake a sparkplug at. Dirt 3 is out on 24th of this month.

Killzone 3; PS3 at Game
£24.99/$40.70/28.63 Euro

A fantastic alternative for disillusioned CoD players, battle your way through everything from alien jungles to artic tundra, get your grubby mits on a varied and diverse range of weapons and beat the living daylights out of the Helghast with a brutal melee system.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing; Wii at Amazon UK
£12.99/$21.14/14.89 Euro

Race around the track with Sonic and chums in this high speed cartoon romp.

Yakuza 4; PS3 at Amazon UK
£26.75/$43.46/30.63 Euro

How do you like your Japan? Personally I like it with a slab of crime and more than a dash of marshal arts, which means Yakuza 4 is perfect. An open world title, that’s a cross between GTA and Street Fighter, with enough RPG elements to keep you interested as you immerse yourself into the Japanese underworld. If this is your first foray into the Yakuza games you don’t have to worry about missing out on any of the plot from the first three releases as you get a recap at the start. As we have come to expect from releases from the Far East, there is quite a bit of dialog and cut scenes, but these only help to pull you deeper into the rich storyline. There are a couple of things that may put you off, the dialogue is in Japanese (so you’ll need your reading glasses for the subtitles) and graphically, with the exception of the cut scenes, it’s a bit weak. Your getting a hell of a lot of bang for your buck here though, with hours, if not days worth of playtime.

Rock Band: The Beatles; Xbox 360 at
£5.00/$8.15/5.73 Euro

A cracking excuse to get drunk and wear mop top wigs.

"Gears of War 3" Campaign Trailer on 28 May

Press Release:

Assemble your squad and brace yourself for a stunning look at the most anticipated blockbuster of the year, as a new trailer for “Gears of War 3” premieres next Saturday, 28 May during two of the world’s biggest sporting events of the month.

The spectacular conclusion to one of the most celebrated sagas in video games, “Gears of War 3” has already surpassed one million pre-orders worldwide, making it the fastest pre-selling Xbox exclusive in the history of the platform. As further testament to the immense anticipation surrounding the game, more than one million players participated in the “Gears of War 3” multiplayer beta this spring, helping refine and polish the hotly anticipated juggernaut.

Irish & UK fans will be able to watch the trailer when it airs on Sky Sports 1 at 9.45PM on Saturday, 28 May 2011.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Microsoft to Replace 360's Damaged by Firmware Update

Microsoft have confirmed they are to replace, free of charge, all 360's that have been damaged by their latest firmware update. The update is intented to expand the amount of data that can be read and carried on new discs appearing soon, however some console owners have found that they are unable to play games since this latest bit of tinkering, recieving error messages informing them that current discs are unreadable or incompatable.

In a statement to Eurogamer a Microsoft representitive said:

"Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an issue that is preventing a very small number of Xbox 360 owners from playing retail game discs. This issue manifests itself a as a unique 'disc unreadable' or 'disc unsupported' error on the screen. We are also able to detect this issue over Xbox Live and are proactively reaching out to customers that may be impacted to replace their console."

If you do find your console has been affected you can also contact Microsoft here.

Curiouser and Curiouser - Alice: Madness Returns New Story Trailer

Alice! a childish story take,
And with a gentle hand
Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined
In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers
Plucked in a far-off land.

Things are not going well for Alice it appears, it seems her previous journeys into Wonderland have fried her brain box somewhat or perhaps the years of ingesting massive amounts of Mescaline have finally caught up with her. Either way, in this new story teaser trailer from EA and Spicy Horse we find Lewis Carroll's creation under going some much needed therapy, but lets just say this session isn't going as well as it might have.

Alice: Madness Returns is due for release on 14th and 16th of June on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Duke Nukem - History of a Legend - Pt1

Me and Duke are good buddies, have been for many years. We often go shooting up the town, popping some caps in aliens asses and then hang out in strip joints afterwards, we might even rent a holiday home together next summer... but for the rest of you unprivileged mortals who don't know the great Duke'y then wrap you face orbs around this vid and learn some history in preparation for June 10th(Global) or 14th(USA) - That right! - I said 'Learn'. Demo hits June 3rd - but only for pre-order and Duke Club members - That's Right!! - I said 'Members'. Check out the official website here for more vids and trailers - including the 'Feces' one, yuk!. That's Right I sai... aww forget it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

PES 2012 - Will it be an improvment??

So 2012 is coming and along with the possible end of the world scenario there will be the usual invasion of sporty games begging for our cash. Time to pick sides again - Pro Evo or Fifa? - the eternal question, eh?! Fifa always had the polish and licences that have eluded Pro Evo and with Fifa basically stealing Evo's great gameplay mechanics in recent years, it has really been a tough time for poor old Evo. Since about 2007 Evo has struggled to get back its glory but with little sucess, only the hard core supporters have been keeping the title afloat, at least up on till this year with Evo 2011, which was better but still not quite there... Below is a vid of the Evo creator 'Seabass' giving us a yarn on what improvements to expect in the coming game. Warning - Its a vid for hardcore footy game heads, to anyone else it will be just boring. You can follow PES 2012 on facebook here.

I really hope they do sort their shit out and make Evo 2012 a great game, we here at Reaper Towers have very fond memories of the series as far back as when it was know by the name 'International Superstar Soccer' or ISS. Yeah, I know... were old.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 - First Trailer's released - Its... Green!

It coming!! That's right, we know by now that Modern Warfare 3 is a deffo, the only question is... will it be as good as MW2?? There are allot of foul mouthed twelve year old's foaming form their pie holes hoping that it will be! If COD Black Ops is any benchmark then the outlook is hopeful once, there are no more surprise court cases (its not impossible ya know, this title is smothered in soap opera like drama).
Although developed by two different divisions of Activision it is likely that they will be sharing trade secrets and Infinity Ward (or whats left of them) have a massive statement to make with this title, its make or break time for the developer, so I imagine they will be throwing everything they have at it... here's hoping anyway!

Check out the official first trailer's below, not allot to see but still, its nice to see something at this early stage, we will be shooting all over the world anyway. We will find out all on November 8th when the game is released and we are sure to see lots more bits and bobs at E3 this Summer. Rumours are running riot of what to expect, from battles in Brooklyn to having missions involving Seal Team 6 - the Osama killers. Kotaku have a nice piece on it here. Lets see how this one unravels... Either way, I recon Battelfield 3 will be shitting in its boots.

Friday Frugal Finding

Once again we seek out the best game deals on the net for this week. We’re a congenial lot here at Reaper Towers, so if you find a deal that you think should be included in our lists or a store that we maybe over looking, feel free to let us know and we’ll cast our one good eye over it.

Brink; PS3 at Amazon UK
£34.43/$55.76/39.50 Euro

This one only made it onto the list this week as we like to bring you the best price on a newly released title. This is Bethesda’s latest offering that puts you on a floating city called the Ark, which is on the “brink” of civil war. It really seems to boil down to sounding like a cross between Haze, with a pinch of Bioshock and some Hippie bullshit you’d normally find in a Final Fantasy game. The initial reviews are mixed to say the least, so it might be worth letting this one hit the pre-owned shelves or bargain bin before you check it out.

Crysis 2; Xbox 360 at Gamestation
£22.99/$37.21/26.38 Euro

The original title is held in great affection by PC gamers as it really pushed the hardware to the limit giving us some stunning vistas and Crysis 2 does not scrimp in this area either. Although there has been some grumbling about the length and difficulty of the single player campaign, it is beautiful looking thing. An FPS for FPS fans that is better looking than a badger in a hat.

Deadly Premonitions; Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£12.97/$21.00/14.88 Euro

This release from Rising Star Games split the gaming world into two camps and made sure this one became a cult classic. A survival horror that isn’t just another Silent Hill rip off, Deadly Premonitions has a engrossing storyline that blends action and homicide investigation beautifully, all of this is bolstered with some quirky additions such as maintaining personal grooming, a twenty four hour weather cycle and a selection of mini games. A blend of Twin Peaks with some elements of classic survival horror that I really enjoyed, but you will love it or hate it.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm; PC at Game
£17.99/$29.14/20.64 Euro

Most, if not all Warcraft players will have this expansion by now, but if you haven’t been to Azeroth for a while this is one hell of reason to reactivate your account. Deathwing has returned and left the land masses of the Eastern Kingdom and Kalimdor in somewhat of a mess, on the bright side however it has given Blizzard a chance to revamp the whole of these continents with a shed load on new quests and starting areas. The level cap has also been raised to 85, two new playable races have been added, new race and class combinations and plenty of new raids and instances for you to get your teeth into. Blizzard has out done itself with this expansion and with Blizzcon around the corner, there has never been a better time to come back to WoW.

Donkey Kong Country Returns; Wii at Amazon UK
£34.13/$55.28/39.15 Euro

This weeks list has been a bit on the violent side, so here is something with monkeys…

Hitman 5: Absolution.

Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.

That’s right everyone favourite bad-ass baldy assassin is making a come back. The game is set to be fully unveiled at E3 this year. Although no platforms were revealed, it’s rumoured that this will be Agent 47’s debut on the PS3.

Hitman 5: Absolution, will run on IO Interactive's proprietary Glacier 2 game engine

"boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game design."

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Reaper Gaming site update...

If you follow this site then you know we, from time to time, hit dry periods... well this isn't such a time! We are actually in the process of making the site better and relocating to a more pro setup than 'Blogger'. As a result we have been busy doing tecky stuff and have missed a few beats... such as the announcement of Modern Warfare 3 and some other general news bits. Just want to assure you this wont continue for long and we will update you when the new setup is complete... so go easy on those 'WTF?' emails please. In the meantime we will try to keep you informed on stuff as much as possible while juggling our own issues. Thanks for your patience and Cheers for your following. Word!

Fallout New Vegas DLC - Honest Hearts trailer

Bethesda are one of the best developers out there for DLC, they gave great content support to Fallout 3 and did it all at reasonable prices (unlike some activision games - ehem!). This looks set to continue for Fallout NV. There are several different add-ons coming, with 'Dead Money' (which is currently available), being the first to hit and you can see in the vid below the trailer for one such DLC - 'Honest Hearts'. It boasts new weapons, terrain, perks and of course baddies.

Heres the Blurb - "An expedition into the unspoiled wilderness of Utah's Zion National Park goes horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaanite missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion."

Get your shit-kickers on, your gonna be doing allot of walking!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - 6th May 2011

As the Games industry starts to prepare for its summer hibernation like some reverse Techno-Bear, we here at Reaper Towers continue in our crusade to find you the best deals week by week.

L.A. Noire; PS3/Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£34.99/$57.50/39.60 Euro

This title has had us champing at the bit since it was announced by Rockstar all the way back in 2004 and now with the release only two weeks away, we’ve been hunting down some of the best pre order prices. For those not in the know, L.A. Noire is in the same vein as the classic Noire movies of the 1940’s such as Double Indemnity and The Maltese Falcon. I for one will be playing this wearing a Trilby and Spats while calling everyone Doll-Face. If we find a better deal for you before release date, we’ll bring you that next week.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood - Da Vinci Edition; Xbox 360 at Amazon UK
£22.98/$37.74/26.00 Euro

The Borgia, what an odd lot, murder, warmongering, adultery and incest, all before breakfast. A stout lot the Mediterranean people, must be due to the diet, I need a caffeine transfusion before I can make it to the shower. In the continuation of the Assassin’s Creed saga we once again tackle those fiendish Templars, this time in Rome. This package also includes a new single player story, following the disappearance of the worlds most famous painter of women in a post coital state, as well as some new multiplayer options.

Stalker - Radioactive Edition; PC at Gamestation
£10.99/$18.08/12.45 Euro

One of the very few shooters that has not had a multiplatform release, but certainly deserves a look from all you console players. Set in the ruins of Chernobyl known as “The Zone” after a second nuclear disaster, this edition includes the original title and its follow up, meaning more mutants for your moola.

Homefront; Xbox 360 at Gamestation
£24.99/$40.97/28.48 Euro

Joe McCarthy’s worst nightmare comes true in this game, in the year 2027 The Greater Korean Republic invade the USA after a global conflict for the worlds dwindling resources. An FPS with a gripping storyline from John Milius of Red Dawn and Apocalypse Now fame, that places you in the heart of an alien America as you fight using guerrilla tactics to take back the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free.

Lego Ninjago; Nintendo DS at Amazon UK
£19.46/$31.97/22.03 Euro

Ninjas and Lego, you know that’s cool. Lego also makes a cracking weapon incidentally, throw some bricks on the floor and your enemies are doomed. Although that does rely on them not wearing shoes.

Assassin's Creed Relevations - More Ezio... Desmond... and Altair!!

Ok, now this isn't to be confused with an Assassins Creed 3 game, cos its not one. Its the continuing story of Ezio. We will be kicking Templar ass in Constantinople and apparently we will also get to jump into the boots of the modern day Desmond and the ancient Altair at various stages of the game in 'Assassin's Creed Relevations'. Basically Ezio is on some sort of quest to understand his ancestors and break the Templar's hold in the region. There will also be multiplayer aspects to keep us happily backstabbing each other online, so lots to look forward too!

This will be the last chapter for the 'Assassins Creed 2' linage and will tie up the saga of Ezio, leaving room for a brand new character to come in the third installment. Any guesses when or where that will be? Perhaps it will be a modern day one... but its more likely to be a historic setting. Salem Witch trials perhaps? Who knows... One thing is for sure - there will be a 'third' game! For more info check the Ubisoft website here or join the great reveal on facebook. No release date as of yet but we will let you know when we hear of one... till then - stay in the shadows and watch out for E3, were all will be revealed properly!