Recently I have seen some things of winter sales on Xbox LIVE marketplace. And at the same time I started playing some PC games again. Now with my PC gaming I mainly use steam. For people who don’t know, steam started out as a store for valve products (you know makers of Left 4 Dead). Since then it has evolved into a digital store where you can buy pretty much any game. You can even pre-order games, get the pre-order bonuses, pre-load them (download 99% of the game until the game is released and then download the remaining 1% and start playing) and play on the midnight release. You have a friends list, communities which include groups for people who are fan of a certain game, franchise or just a website or whatever you want to make a group for. You can start a voice chat with anyone on your friends list (But I think the number of people in it is limited). You can gift games to friends or family and so much more.
Dead Space has there list of achievements “leaked” out and in due time for February 5th North America and February 8th Europe. An interesting list, I just hope Co-op isn’t just a side installment to it. The crafting has evolved tho and impressed from what I’ve see thus far. Not much for spoilers there but there is sixteen hidden achievements assuming campaign related.
Get On My Level (10 points) – Complete the game on any difficulty setting.
The Explorer (25 points) – Complete all optional missions.
Aren’t You Thankful? (50 points) – Complete the game on Hardcore Mode.
Epic Tier 4 Engineer (40 points) – Complete the game in Classic Mode.
Survivalist (40 points) – Complete the game in Pure Survival Mode.
Gun Collector (25 points) – Collect all Weapon Parts.
The Professor (25 points) – Collect all Artifacts.
The Librarian (25 points) – Collect all Logs.
The Armorer (25 points) – Collect all Circuits.
There’s Always Peng! (50 points) – Find Peng.
My Buddy (10 points) – Retrieve Resources from a Scavenger Bot at a Bench.
Metal Detector (30 points) – Successfully deploy Scavenger Bots to 15 Resource Areas.
Strapped (10 points) – Craft a Weapon.
Circuit’s Edge (10 points) – Add a Circuit to a Weapon.
EMT (25 points) – Craft a Large Med Pack.
Full House (25 points) – Craft a Weapon with 2 Tools, Tips, and Attachments with all Circuit slots filled.
RIG Master (50 points) – Fully upgrade your RIG.
Master Plan (25 points) – Create a Blueprint that needs at least 2000 resources worth of parts and Circuits to build.
From the Jaws (10 points) – Save your Co-Op partner from an execution by killing the attacker.
Share and Share Alike (10 points) – Use the RIG to give an item to your Co-Op partner.
Medic! (10 points) – Revive your Co-Op partner 10 times.
Ghosts of the Past (25 points) – Face all of Carver’s demons by completing all Co-Op only optional missions.
Architect (10 points) – Share a Blueprint with your Co-Op partner.
Axes High (20 points) – Kill 30 enemies using Fodder axes.
Payback (15 points) – Kill a Soldier by TK’ing a grenade or rocket back at them.
Go for the Limbs! (10 points) – Dismember 500 limbs from living enemies.
And Then We Doubled It! (10 points) – Dismember 1000 limbs from living enemies.
Slow Mo (10 points) – Kill 50 enemies while they are in stasis.
Blast Corps (10 points) – Kill 30 enemies with explosion damage.
Shootbang (10 points) – Kill 30 Soldiers with head shots.
Empty Chamber (10 points) – Kill 30 enemies using melee strikes or a melee Weapon Part.
Dropping Acid (10 points) – Dissolve 50 enemies with acid.
Electric Lawnmower (10 points) – Kill 30 enemies using an electrified Ripper blade.
Overpowered Healing (10 points) – Use quick heal to heal yourself 20 times.
Oh Commander Shepard…What did you get yourself into now? Did Omega really need you blow everything up?
This second piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3 from Bioware was well deserved from the initial campaign story. The question remains did it hold up to the expectations of us the fans. My journey back to the Citadel in excitement to unleash the fury of the storm. At the helm with it Aria T’loak, Commander Shepard and a new female turian Nyreen Kandros. As I engaged the prompt to bring the story back to Omega, it starts with bing bang boom. As I was focused on taking back Omega back from the clutches of Cerberus(bravely done on insanity).
You fight your way through to the command center where you head back periodically. Your main focus is helping Aria but on the side, the command center provides you with tasks of helping certain individuals for a easy achievement. The command center side missions just require you to roam the nook and crannies of the levels for the hacks and parts; I didn’t have to much trouble with them. The main story does provide some new and old adversaries along the routes. There was some intense situations to battle through like fighting off a new brand of mech and Cerberus creations. As the rule of thumb of Mass Effect provides us with moral choices at critical moments but as the battle drew onto the apex of the story. Omega provided me with new weapon attachments and credits, I wanted more of a conclusion of the taking back Omega with my new found friends.
The settling of the dust and spent rounds of ammunition on the floor, I felt this add-on was unfinished at the most. The part I wanted most feel apart of Omega again like Mass Effect 2 immersed me with. I wanted to visit the side-ways space station after the take over to buy gear and equipment. The note I leave your with is this; to the die hard ME fans, it is deeply satisfying to go back to Omega.
To evaluate the worth of 1,200 MS points for this add-on is that if you must have this, then buy it. I would recommend that if you want to wait for a price drop because of it, wait for that special sale for that download. The audio and graphics are on par with the rest of quality of the game. The new abilities you get to use are awesome and are more so with getting them at the end of it. The mechanics of it hasn’t changed except of tactics of playing through it. I hope this has helped your space faring adventure through the galaxy.
Countdown to 2013 Sale shows a huge list of bestselling games and game content for that digital stocking stuffer including: XBLA, DLC. Games On Demand, and Season Pass deals. The sale has not yet been officially announced, but all I can say its not to shabby. If you’ve been saving for that special item, this could persuade you.
Just give fair warning this list is nonetheless early and can’t promise what been listed ahead of announcement. The fair folks of NeoGaf spotted the sale content early, and Xbox 360 Achievements spotted the spotting deserve some holiday cheer for early presents!
I hope you find that certain something for yourself or family
18th – 31st December sale items
- Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition
- Joe Danger 2: The Movie
- Zuma’s Revenge!
- The Simpsons Arcade Game
- Plants vs. Zombies
- PeggleNights Content Pack
- Fire Pro Wrestling
- SONIC 4 Episode II
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2
- A World of Keflings
- A World of Keflings – Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice
- A World of Keflings – It Came From Outer Space
- Kinect Party*
- Jet Set Radio
- A number of Games on Demand titles will also be on sale – these are still to be announced.
18th December – Modern Warfare 3 deals
- Modern Warfare 3
- Collection 1 DLC
- Collection 2 DLC
- Collection 3 DLC
- Collection 4 DLC
19th: LEGO Games
- Lego Batman
- Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- Lego Star Wars III
- Lego Indiana Jones
- Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
- Lego Indiana Jones 2
- Lego Harry Potter
20th: Platformer Games
- HELL YEAH! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
- Sonic Adventure 2
- Rayman Origins
- Rayman 3 HD
- Mark of the Ninja
- Trine 2
21st: Rockstar Games
- L.A. Noire
- Red Dead Redemption
- Max Payne 3
- Midnight Club: LA
23rd: Summer of Arcade 2012 Games
- Dust: An Elysian Tail
24th: Trials HD and Trials Evolution
- Trials HD
- Trials HD – Big Thrills
- Trials HD – Big Pack
- Trials Evolution
- Trials Evolution: Origin of Pain
25th: Kinect Family
- Hydro Thunder
- Rock of Ages
- Mini Ninjas Adventures
- Fruit Ninja Kinect
- Fruit Ninja Kinect – 8-bit Cartridge
- Fruit Ninja Kinect – Art Box
- Fruit Ninja Kinect – Space Capsule
- Fruit Ninja Kinect – Storm Season
- Borderlands 2
- Borderlands 2 Season Pass
28th: The Walking Dead
- The Walking Dead Episode 1
- The Walking Dead Episode 2
- The Walking Dead Episode 3
- The Walking Dead Episode 4
- The Walking Dead Episode 5
29th: Family Games
- Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
- Cars 2: The Video Game
- Crash Of The Titans
- Toy Story 3
- Crazy Taxi
- The Splatters
30th: Fighting Games
- Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
- Street Fighter III: Online Edition
- Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall Of Hendon Myre
31st: Skyrim and Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Shivering Isles
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Knights of the Nine
Have you beaten Borderlands 2 and the first two DLC packs? Have you gotten all your achievements in the game? Are you hungry for more Borderlands 2? Well we got some good news for you. The next DLC pack will be called Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt.
We can pretty much guess that the new DLC will have new monsters, more guns, and more loot along with three new achievements. The first one is for completing “The Fall of Nakayama” mission, one for completing all side missions and the last for discovering all named locations in the Hunt.
If you bought the Season Pass, this will not cost you anything. We have no release date yet, but once we have the details, we will let you know. I just hope there is more Tiny Tina in the next DLC.
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