Posts Tagged ‘ Co-Op ’

Immerse the Wilder Side of Pandora for Treasure Vaults

As of yesterday, Borderlands 2 is officially released! The long awaited sequel has finally arrived to all gaming platforms. I picked up my pre-ordered copy yesterday at Gamestop. But I haven’t had a chance to journey back to Pandora just yet. I will later today though. I was wrapping up my instance farming in Twilight Arbor for the Nightmare Staff in Guild Wars 2. Might I say, the animation is pretty sweet indeed. One my Necromancer certainly approves of!

Anyways, the thought of juggling Borderlands 2 and Guild Wars 2 at the same time seems overwhelming. But I can time manage both. If you haven’t played the first Borderlands, I highly recommend doing so first before diving into the sequel. The UI has changed drastically compared to the first. It has been updated and improved for the better. Same goes for the talent trees as you now can earn Badass points which yield custom stats such as faster reload times or extra crit damage. Gearbox has done an outstanding job improving the few downfalls of Borderlands. Basically, the main point was that they shifted all focus on offering BAJILLION unique guns to give us a vast, ever-changing environment and mob diversification so that we can enjoy Borderland 2’s gameplay in all its glory. Treasure hunters will not be disappointed in this sequel. If you’re not convinced, check out this awesome video review from Gametrailers to persuade you into buying this game now!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 video review in high-definition.

Prepare For the Return of Claptrap!

VAULT HUNTERS WANTED. It’s about time we received news around Borderlands 2. It seems like it’s been too long since we last heard any updates about this kick ass game. I’m dating as far back since PAX Prime 2011. But, I’m glad this time around we get an official date of when we can expect this awesome sequel to arrive. If you don’t really hear from me this fall, you’ll know that I’m out hunting for the vault in the world of Pandora ๐Ÿ˜‰

Don’t forget to check out this awesome Doomsday trailer of Borderlands 2. What class are you going to play? I have my heart set on the new siren!

Click here to watch the Borderlands 2 trailer in high definition.

Revisiting Emergence Day

We’re getting closer to the release date of the next Gears of War 3 DLC. RAAM’s Shadow will easily add 3 hours of gameplay to the action-packed campaign for you and your +1’s. We can now finally revisit the events of Emergence Day in this latest DLC. In addition to more gameplay hours, we will be able to revisit characters from the past. I know one thing is certain – I really missed being able to play as Lt. Kim and Tai. They were both my favorite characters to play in multi-player. I’m so glad they are back in the final series (even if it’s a short appearance) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aside from reuniting with old friends, there will be 2 added COG members to play as: Alicia Valera and Michael Barrick (from the Gears comic). Did I also mention you can also play both sides? You can now see the POV of both sides – good and evil as you transition within the story between the COG and Locust opposing factions.Who’s ready to find out what exactly unraveled during E-day?

RAAM’s Shadow comes out on 12/13/11 priced at $15.00 (1200 Microsoft points).

Click here to watch the preview of the Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow DLC in hi-def.

Dark Souls Review

Dark Souls has finally arrived as of 10/4/11. It shared the same release date as Rage. My only comment is that this game is certainly not for the weak. If you are impatient and do not take great accomplishment in dying over and over again for about the 30th time just to defeat a single boss, I strongly advise you bypass this game by all means. Dark Souls is truly not meant for those who aren’t persistent in a challenging boss battle which literally translates to re-doing the same fight numerous times. I don’t want this to be a surprise when you realize the difficulty of this game is no joke ^^ Please do not throw your controller at the wall by any means! If you haven’t decided that you’re prepare to die but still are very curious in whether or not you want to embrace the dark side, check this review out to make your final decision. Be warned that Dark Souls will not be a walk in the park. You should bring a friend to suffer with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to watch Dark Souls review in HD.

Horde Command Pack DLC Incoming Nov. 1

As you may recall my post about Gears of War 3 season pass, I bring you news on the first DLC due on November 1. The first DLC to launch will be the Horde Command Pack priced at 800 Microsoft points ($10). This sweet DLC will add more game time and achievements to earn for playing in the ever addicting horde mode.

Horde Command Pack includes:

  1. 3 new maps – Blood Drive, Rustlung, and Azura (Blood Drive is my favorite map)
  2. 3 new characters to play in multiplayer – Bernie, Onyx Guard, and Big Rig Dizzy (Oh yeaaah)
  3. 2 new weapon skins – team Plasma and jungle camo
  4. MOAR achievements that will bring in 250 Gamerscore
  5. MOAR fortification upgrades – command center, decoy upgrade, sentry upgrade, and Silverback upgrade (WOO!!!)

I’m so happy they finally provided an upgrade on the Silverback which allows us to use missiles in horde. It’s about time! Thisย season pass/DLC is worth purchasing if you’re the ultimate gears head or just enjoy playing Gears of War.

For more details, click here.

What to Expect in Your Dark Souls Collector’s Edition

To celebrate the launch of Dark Souls (Rage is out the same day as well), I have details of the content included in the Collector’s Edition available. This was an automatic upgrade if you decided to pre-order the game! What a sweet deal right?

Getting down to business – what’s included for $60:

  1. A copy of Dark Souls sealed in a metal tin case
  2. Art book
  3. Digital copies of: Mini strategy guide, behind-the-scenes videos, and the original game soundtrack

Hope you guys are in for a hardcore adventure, as Dark Souls will redefine death as these boss battles will definitely not be a walk in the park. However, you are more than welcome to bring your +1 because it’s a tragedy to die alone – especially over and over again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

For more details, click here.

Featured Gameplay: Dark Souls Co-Op Boss Fight

Are you planning on buying Dark Souls on 10.4.2011? Do you have any friends that are going to pick up a copy as well? If you do, I highly recommend that you guys join forces to conquer the evil spirits lurking in the darkness. That is of course if you guys happen to buy the game for the same platform. It’s either the 360 or PS3. Whether you decide to go with the 360 or PS3, never go out in the dark alone lads! You should always bring along a friend. Why? Simply because real friends don’t let friends game alone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Click here to watch the Dark Souls Co-Op Boss Fight Gameplay video in hi-def.