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  • Blog Post: Should You Play Titanfall’s Expedition DLC?

    Titanfall has been out for a couple of months now, but the Respawn level designers haven’t been idle. The new Expedition map pack is the first of three planned DLC expansions for Titanfall. I took the day to dive into the three new maps through a variety of game modes. The first thing I noticed... More
  • Blog Post: Movie-Based Call Of Duty DLC We'd Like To See

    It had been teased before, but this week brought confirmation that the Predator would be making an appearance in Call of Duty: Ghosts' next DLC offering. This comes off after a previous pack that included a clever mode allowing players to step into the shoes of legendary slasher Michael Myers. Since... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sonic Lost World’s Zelda And Yoshi DLC

    Sonic Lost World’s Nintendo tie-in has opened the door to some interesting free DLC. In this episode of Test Chamber, Tim Turi and I take a look at the Zelda and Yoshi add-ons that have released for the game. We start off by taking a look at the Zelda Zone for a quick tease of how an open-world... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of Black Flag's Freedom Cry DLC

    This year’s installment of Assassin’s Creed is still inspiring some gamers to sail the seas and terrorize merchant vessels, but many have already completed the story. Freedom Cry is Ubisoft’s invitation for players to return to the world of Black Flag. This single-player DLC puts you... More
  • Blog Post: Holiday DLC Round-Up

    The holidays are upon us, and that means all the biggest games of the year just came out or are coming out very soon. It also means, in this new age of post-release content, that the games that already came out earlier this year (or last year) have new holiday-themed DLC. Here's a round-up of what's... More
  • Blog Post: Five Franchises Sony Should Bring Back As Downloadable Games

    As times and tastes change, some franchises fall out of favor – or become too niche to be economically feasible. Thankfully, digital distribution has given new life to games and genres that just wouldn't make sense at a $60 price. With Sony placing a big emphasis on both digital distribution... More
  • Blog Post: The Best DLC To Play On Halloween

    There are plenty of games that revolve around ghosts, goblins, and vampires, but occasionally a game that has nothing to do with horror also gets in on the spooky fun. Here are some of the most notable Halloween-themed DLC updates to games that originally had nothing to do with horror. Infamous 2: Festival... More
  • Blog Post: Do’s And Don’ts Of Post-Release Content

    Years ago, you bought a game and that was that. You inserted the disc or cartridge, installed or booted up the game, and played it on your computer or console – flaws and all. When you completed it, your time with it was over. Today, games aren’t a standalone product. They alter and grow... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Redemption DLC Impressions

    Despite mixed feelings I’ve had about parts one and two of The Tyranny of King Washington, I was looking forward to seeing how the story wraps up. This week, Ubisoft released the final piece of the puzzle, making this an ideal time to hop in and play the whole experience in one pass. Is this third... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of The Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC

    The Mass Effect 3 DLC has both hit and missed , but regardless of quality, the team at BioWare has been supporting Mass Effect 3 with a steady stream of additional content. Citadel, which released earlier this month, is the final piece of story-based DLC for the game. That also means that it's the... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Betrayal DLC Impressions

    The second part of the single-player DLC is out, but a mixed bag of cool powers, poor missions, and stilted story don’t come together well. Ubisoft is rolling out an interesting approach to single-player DLC for Assassin’s Creed III. The three-part Tyranny of King Washington presents an alternate... More
  • Blog Post: Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall Impressions

    (Warning: These impressions contain spoilers regarding the ending of Devil May Cry) Featuring tons of upgrades and no lack of one-liners, Dante was a blast to play as in the new Devil May Cry. Despite this, players only saw a bit of his brother Vergil’s combat capabilities during the game’s... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin’s Creed III: The Infamy DLC Impressions

    Leading up to its launch, I’ve been keen to learn how Ubisoft planned to integrate the alternate history storyline of its new DLC into the main game. The answer turns out to be more surprising and entertaining than I might have thought. The Tyranny of King Washington has its own menu entry when... More
  • Blog Post: Stepping Into Vergil’s Shoes With Devil May Cry’s Upcoming DLC

    Luigi had to wait years before starring in his own games without his brother. DMC’s Vergil only had to wait a matter of weeks following the game’s release before stepping out from Dante’s shadow. I’ve played the first two chapters of Capcom’s new DLC offering, Vergil’s... More
  • Blog Post: Disney Infinity’s Extra Content Is On Disc, And It's No Big Deal

    I was poking around online this morning when I saw this story . The gist of it is that Disney Infinity includes all of the game’s upcoming content on the disc, which a Disney rep says might mean that hackers could uncover it ahead of schedule. Considering Infinity’s ultimate goal of timing... More
  • Blog Post: Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC: The Pros And Cons

    Omega is Mass Effect 3's second major single-player piece of DLC, following Leviathan . It broadly deals with Aria T'Loak's return to the filthy space station she used to run, but you soon discover some other factors that complicate her rise back to power. But is the $15 DLC worth picking... More
  • Blog Post: Tropico 4 Megalopolis DLC Impressions

    Kalypso recently released the fourth DLC pack for its excellent city-builder, Tropico 4. The challenging scenario in this five-dollar add-on is easily worth the price of admission. I'm a huge and unapologetic fan of all things Tropico 4 , but the one area that has always been lacking is challenge... More
  • Blog Post: How Bethesda Can Bring Me Back Into Skyrim

    I love Skyrim. Bethesda’s exceptional RPG was my personal 2011 game of the year. After a hundred-plus hours in-game and a year of real time, though, I’ve moved on. Here’s what the DLC the company is teasing can do to convince me to return to the frozen north of Tamriel. Craft Some New... More
  • Blog Post: What We Want From XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC

    Now that we've all had a chance to sink our teeth into Firaxis' excellent XCOM remake, it's time to think about what's next for the franchise. Between the tactical and strategic layers, there are countless opportunities to expand XCOM aside from offering more soldier hairstyles. Creative... More
  • Blog Post: Returning To Pandora: A Look Back At Borderlands' DLC

    Today, Gearbox officially announced the first DLC campaign for Borderlands 2, providing us with a few tantalizing details of the upcoming expansion. Join us as we look back at what worked and didn't work for the DLC offerings of the original Borderlands, and compare them to the announced features... More
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