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Xbox Store Today: Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, Walking Dead S1, more

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Everyone that perused yesterday’s PlayStation Store update should be very familiar to all the titles added to the Xbox Games Store today. Games like…

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360) – Gearbox handed the development of this interquel off to 2K Australia, and they took it all the way to Pandora’s Moon… and made Claptrap a playable character.
  • The Evil Within (Xbox One, Xbox 360) – Shinji Mikami’s return to the survival horror genre promises plenty of scares and lots of gore.
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition (Xbox One) – A remastered version of United Front’s gangland tale… now complete with every DLC add-on.
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1 (Xbox One) – Telltale’s heartbreaking zombie drama is now available on the Xbox One.
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Xbox 360) – The second game based on Pac-Man’s latest animated adaptation.
  • Duck Dynasty (Xbox 360, Xbox One) – A game adaptation of everyone’s favorite show about duck-calling multi-millionaires.

More details on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, Minecraft PS Vita, Evil Within, and a lot more added to PS Store

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It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store as more than a dozen new titles are now available to download on the PS4, PS3, and Vita.

Leading things off is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PS3), 2K’s tale of what happened between the first and second games in the series. With a new location (Pandora’s Moon) and a new developer (2K Australia), it might just make your PS4 feel a bit lonely for the next few weeks.

But speaking of the PS4, it is now home to plenty of scares and a little bit of whimsy. The scares are provided by the haunted mansion of Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within (also available on the PS3) and the roving zombies of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. Come to think of it, the deadly Triad gangsters of United Front’s Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition are pretty scary too. To balance out all this blood and gore, you might like to know that PopCap’s adorable puzzle game, Peggle 2, was released for the PS4 this week as well.

Vita owners might like to know that Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition is finally available to download. Not only does the portable version of Mojang’s world-crafter include everything from the PlayStation 3 Edition, but it’s also a free download if you own it on the PS3.

Finally this week, if you love Duck Dynasty so much that you want to play a quickie tie-in game (also titled Duck Dynasty) on your PS3 or PS4, then Activision’s got you covered.

A complete list of this week’s new releases (including a few more that went unmentioned above) can be found after the break. And a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Releases: Borderlands: Pre-Sequel, The Evil Within, PlayStation TV, More

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While most of this Fall’s new releases are centered around showcasing the power of the PS4 and Xbox One, let’s not forget that previous-generation consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 are also in line for a few new games. (Meanwhile, the Wii U sits in the corner, doing its own thing, content in its existence.) And PS3/Xbox 360 owners should take note that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, perhaps the biggest PS3/Xbox 360 release of the Fall, will be available in stores this week. The third Borderlands game, which actually takes place between the first two titles in the series, will also be released for the PC.

Bethesda’s The Evil Within is not a previous-generation exclusive, but it will be release for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in addition to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Evil Within is Shinji Mikami’s return to horror and will likely be full of pants-wetting terror regardless of what platform you play it on.

The rest of this week’s new releases are a grab bag of games that run the gamut from a new Pac-Man game (Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 on the 3DS, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360) to a Duck Dynasty tie-in (Duck Dynasty on the 3DS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) to a passel of re-releases on new platforms (Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One; The Walking Dead on the PS4 and Xbox One; and The Walking Dead Season 2 on the PS3 and Xbox 360).

Finally, speaking of systems proclaiming their existence, Sony’s PlayStation TV set-top box, which plays Vita games and streams PlayStation Now content and local PS4 games, will be released this week.

A complete list of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition definitely coming on October 14

After finding success with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition earlier this year, Square Enix has announced that Sleeping Dogs will also get the next-gen treatment this Fall. The re-release will be developed by the original team behind Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games. It will include all 24 pieces of downloadable content originally released for the game as well as all three single-player expansions (“Nightmare in North Point,” “The Zodiac Tournament,” and “Year of the Snake”).

“It was an exciting opportunity for the original development team to be able revisit a game we’re so passionate about”, said Dan Sochan, Senior Producer at United Front Games. “We’re giving old and new fans a lot reasons to pick up the game, as we’ve gone beyond just increasing resolution and running at 1080p. We listened to the fans: we tuned gameplay, we added to the ambience of Hong Kong, increased audio fidelity and pushed the visuals further than we could on the previous generation of consoles.”

Square Enix has quite a bit of faith in their open-world game of undercover cops and gangsters. In addition to this re-release, Sleeping Dogs was previously available as a free download through PlayStation Plus and Microsoft’s Games With Gold. If you haven’t played it before (and you really have no excuse), now’s your chance.

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition will be available for the PC (through Steam), PS4, and Xbox One on October 14.

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The Golden Pixel Awards 2012: Gaming’s Best, Worst, and Everything Else

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Welcome to Warp Zoned’s second annual Golden Pixel Awards. It was definitely a good year for gaming. With the fight over Mass Effect 3‘s ending, the resurrection of Sleeping Dogs, and the launch of the Wii U, we were treated to 12 months of interesting stories.

So sit back and relax as we reward the best (and worst) games of 2012 with a series of accolades based on their rather unique accomplishments.

The Apocalypse List

The bombs have fallen, the economy has collapsed, food is scarce, the zombie hordes are scratching at your door, and you’ve boarded yourself up in a bunker that’ll stand for a hundred years. What better way to spend your time in “The Vault” than by playing Warp Zoned’s favorite games from 2012? It doesn’t matter if you call it a “Top Ten List” or “Our Favorites From 2012,” but these are the games we plan to keep playing even if there was no game industry to keep making games. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs: The Zodiac Tournament DLC available on December 18

sleepingdogszodiacThe second downloadable expansion for Sleeping Dogs, “The Zodiac Tournament,” will be available to download on December 18.

Unlike the self-contained storyline featured in “Nightmare at North Point,” “The Zodiac Tournament” will hook into the main game and add a mysterious island to the game map. Don’t worry, the island isn’t populated by Smoke Monsters or misfit toys, but it does host a fighting tournament that Wei Shen can enter if he’s tough enough.

As you can see from the poster on your right, “The Zodiac Tournament” will draw heavily from Bruce Lee’s classic film, Enter the Dragon. It even includes a Mr. Han-like evil mastermind.

[Source: CVG]

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Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point Review: Sink Your Teeth Into This DLC

If you read my review of Sleeping Dogs, you definitely know that I love it. So when “Nightmare in North Point,” the first DLC to extend the story, was announced, I was excited. It looked similar to what Rockstar was going for when they released “Undead Nightmare” for Red Dead Redemption, or what Sucker Punch did with Infamous 2’s “Festival of Blood:” a fun expansion that gave the game a horror element that had nothing at all to do with the main story. While it’s a blast to play, “Nightmare in North Point” is disappointingly short, and left me wanting much, much more. (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs gets second expansion this holiday season

Square Enix has announced that “Zodiac Tournament,” the second Sleeping Dogs expansion pack, will be available before the end of the year.

The titular tournament revolves around a fight club operating on a secret island off the coast of Hong Kong. Naturally, Wei Shen is pulled into the tournament and must fight for his life against the best-of-the-best of this blood sport.

Square Enix has a full slate of Sleeping Dogs DLC scheduled for the coming weeks, including plans to make the pre-order bonus content available to all on November 14 (as the “Dragon Master Pack”), as well as new costumes and fight styles.

Read all about them after the break. (more…)

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