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BlizzCon WoW panel: Pokemon-like pet battles, revamped talent system, big class changes

Friday, 21 October 2011 20:45 GMT By Nathan Grayson

Hi! I’m at BlizzCon! There’s a World of Warcraft preview panel happening right this very second. You want Pandas? Well, here’s 90 minutes of the little bastards and their furry fists of fury. Follow this space for all the news.

  • First up, the continent of Pandaria. Five new zones, says Blizzard. It’s all on a single unified continent. Art’s very Asian-influenced, as is evident from the screenshots.
  • No flying until max level again. The Blizz folks feel that mounting, flying, landing, and fighting repeatedly disrupts the flow of your epic hunt for boar gizzards.
  • Starting zone is a turtle. Pandarens start on the back of a giant turtle. Let me repeat that: turtle.
  • Pandarens are a neutral race. Eventually, you pick your faction.
  • Different races inhabit the island. For instance, the Mogu. They’re big and hulk-like. Also, the Sha – the “manifestation of negative energy on the island.” Apparently, they’re released whenever Horde and Alliance go into murder mode.
  • Unified early area. Horde and Alliance try to befriend different races. It’s called the Jade Forest.
  • After that, you head into the Valley of the Four Winds. You can tackle the North or South side first. It’s your call. Area also has a dungeon. Whole place is Pandaren farmland. And you’re ruining it. Proof that the greatest giant panda of all… is man. Or Orc.
  • Pandaren can play as any class. For racial talents, they get increased stat benefits from food and a 15 point increase to cooking skill. Also 50 percent less fall damage and longer lasting rested experience.

Monks

  • Three monk specs: Brewmaster (tank), Mistweaver (healer), and Windwalker (melee DPS). Monk’s not a hero class. You are but an average, no-frills giant panda, clawing your way from the bottom by the sweat of your furry brow.
  • Monks playable by all races. Hooray!
  • They can use staves and fist weapons. Leather armor.
  • Monk has no auto-attack. Press buttons to see animations. Wanted it to feel more Street-Fighter-like. Generate light and dark force chi with jab. Main energy sources for special moves.
  • THEY CAN USE RYU’S SPIN-KICK ATTACK. GLORIOUS.

Talent revamp

  • In Cataclysm, Blizzard “removed junk, but not enough junk.” The tree branched into choices, “but not enough choices.” “Cookie cutter builds still persist.” No true hybridization.
  • Talents 2.0. Get a spec ability right away, and then you get more as they make sense. Any core abilities are just given to you. No risk of skipping over them. Lets you experiment with the rest without having to worry about shooting your build in the foot.
  • One talent tree per class. No talent points or ranks.
  • You get a talent every 15 levels. Choose between three different talents each time. Can’t have the other two.
  • Goal is no mandatory talents.
  • You can now change talents as easily as glyphs.

PVE scenarios

  • Blizzard equated scenarios to “PVE battlegrounds.”
  • They’re staged experiences. You accomplish different goals as you move through.
  • Some involve fighting regular enemies. Another’s a DoTA-type thing, but with NPCs instead of frail, fleshy, racial slur-hurling humans.

Challenge mode dungeons

  • Complete dungeons in a specified amount of time.
  • Depending on how quickly you finish, you earn bronze, silver, or gold medals.
  • All gear scales to the same point when you’re running through. You can’t just put on your shiniest pants and charge through.
  • Earns you special gear sets.
  • Also, bragging rights and leader boards.

Pet battle system

  • Oh man, sold. Wait, they haven’t said anything yet.
  • Can collect, level, and customize pets.
  • Hundreds of already available pets will work with the system. Within all your tiny, huggable creatures beat the bearded hearts of warriors.
  • Most pets will be tradeable.
  • (What’s that smell? Is it… is it microtransactions?)
  • World of Pokecraft?
  • Hoping to let you use the same pets across all of your characters.
  • Pet journal. Lets you manage pets. It’s a Pokedex, basically. Tells you stats, where to find different pet types, etc.
  • Pets can use three abilities at a time.
  • Building a complimentary team is important.
  • Turn-based combat. IT IS POKEMON.
  • PVP or PVE.
  • Showed a mock-up screenshot. The angle pretty deliberately imitates Pokemon. Surely they’re poking (hah!) fun at themselves at this point.
  • Concept of “masters.” I imagine they want to be the very best, like no one ever was.
  • Masters are gym leaders. This is the most shameless thing I’ve ever seen.

Dungeons

  • Bringing back more classic dungeons. Scholomance and Scarlet Monastery. Scarlet will be broken up into two separate dungeons.
  • Mist of Pandaria is launching with three raids.
  • Bringing back world raid bosses. Blizzard’s apparently found solutions to problems of camping, etc.

Questing

  • Trying to give players multiple options and incentives to max level players.
  • Example: If you do five daily quests, you get a buff. Gives you the chance to find an exclusive piece of loot in a dungeon.
  • Blizz is also trying to make the quests feel less linear and factions less grindy.

PVP

  • Looking at different types of battlegrounds. Still no flying mount jousting, sadly. Dreams: crushed.
  • Stranglethorn Diamond Mine. Escorting mine carts to depots. Scoring points.
  • Valley of Power. Involves capturing an ancient artifact. Holding object earns points. However, the object does damage to you, so you need to have a horde of healers watching your back.
  • Tol’vir Proving Grounds. New arena. Based on Nagrand arena.

Major class changes

  • Treating resilience as a base stat.
  • Want PVE gear to be not-like-wearing-sackcloth-drenched-in-sadness in PVP and vice versa.
  • Hunter minimum range is gone. Hunters don’t need melee weapons anymore.
  • Ranged slot for all other classes and relic slots are gone! All of them! Forever. Remember them as they were. Cherish the good times.
  • Rogues and warriors can throw weapons.
  • Wands are main hand weapons.
  • Shamans getting new totems. Shielding, repulsion, etc.
  • Druids have four specs now. Guardian’s a new spec, more focused on tanking. Cat and bear form still around. Pandarens, meanwhile, will morph into different bears.
  • You can automatically learn spells now. No need to put in face time with a trainer.

Blizzard also showed previews of three of the nine dungeons for the new area, during a Dungeons and Raids panel. Stormstout Brewery is the first one shown below, and is followed by ones for the Temple of the Jade Serpent and the Shado-pan Monastery.

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17 Comments

  1. Se_7_eN

    To prove WoW is a joke now, they took a race that they used to make April Fools jokes out of, and made them an actual playable race… Nice.

    TOR can’t come soon enough.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    It may have taken seven whole years for it to happen, but World of Warcraft has finally jumped the shark.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    @2

    We’ll see right now all this information is vague and you can’t tell without actually seeing it in gameplay. People have said they would leave with the worgens announced and if they did its a very small number of people that did with the game still going strong.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 They’re acting a joke race to canon, and art style ripped off from Kung Fu Panda, and adding Pokemon battles.

    There’s nothing that needs to be seen.

    At least the worgen were part of canon and had lore surrounding them. They’d already existed in the game since the beginning.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Most players can give two shits about the lore with WOW, that was checked at the door when Warcraft was made a MMO. Most of Pandarens art style has always centered on Asian theme so I am not sure how you are saying its ripped from Kung-fu panda when they had showed up in the game with an Asian theme long before that movie was announced or even thought of.

    And so what they added companion pet battles that is also something people have wanted since vanilla. These are small things to be whining about with “jumping the shark”. The forums are mostly saying good things about the Pandarens and the monk class, the only thing people have complained about is the talent system which is silly to whine about because they are completely out of context with no actual gameplay attached to them.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    I will travel cross Azeroth,
    Searching far and wide,
    Non Combat Pets to understand,
    The power of the Light.

    Non Combat Pets, its you and me,
    Ignore the fact that I’m a talking tree,
    Non Combat Pet, oh, you’re my best friend,
    AZEROTH WE MUST DEFEND!

    I’ll teach your moves from your skills trees,
    NONNN COMMMMBAT PETTTTS!
    Gotta catch ‘em all! Non combat pets!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. viralshag

    The new talent trees sound absolutely fucking awful.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    Reading all of this, reminds me of how amazing Rift truely is. Rifts talents and char builds are revolutionary compared to anything WoW has ever done. WoW has never had anything beyond cookie cutter builds, everyone is even going after all of the same end game gear. WoW is like line dancing with 10million people in a crowded room.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. viralshag

    @8, Dancing in crowded room all wearing the same outfit no less. It’s true, Rift specs were great. WoW’s have just gotten worse and worse.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    @8

    That will be fixed with the new talent system if you look how the Talent system in Mists, they removed the importance of the talents and made them similar to glyphs you can play on you want to and not need the same build. Also they are adding the whole changing your gear to another older piece assuming you have so that adds variety to.

    I dunno I still have my T2 set probably will change my gear to look like that.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 The new talent system is boring and simplifies the game even more.

    Like it hadn’t already become simplistic and boring enough already.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    @11

    Yes because having the same build as everyone else is so much better?

    They give you 3 choices at each tier that ties within an ability that all specializations use. Where if you pick Holy now, you will have the same exact build as every other priest no matter of what your playstyle is.

    This gives a variety because it allows you to pick the talents that work within your play style. Rift has a similar idea only they have a lot of fluff talents that actually don’t do anything until high level. DO I want 3% more health or 3% more damage? Such awesome choices there.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 So their solution is to only give you half a dozen forced choices in the whole game? That shows nothing more than a lack of creativity. They could have simply made more of the existing talent abilities more utility based.

    I don’t care for Rift as a game. It’s just WoW with some changes. But it’s talent trees have the right idea.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    6 tier with each having 3 choices and that changes an ability drastically.

    THats up to 216 possible combinations, that doesn’t give you a complete edge over one person because they picked one over the other. Thats far better than the current system.

    There is no choice in the current system. You pick a spec and you are stuck with it until 60ish. Then within the choice, the talents were pretty obvious on what you had to pick in order to be competent enough with pve or pvp. The new system gives choices of survivability, crowd control and efficiency. Different stroke for different folks, I guess.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Ireland Michael

    Yeah, and its fucking boring.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. NeoSquall

    tbh, Pandarens were in the series since Warcraft 3, although as an “outsider” race, who basically didn’t give a fuck about the events in the game and just wanted to mess around and drink beer.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. silkvg247

    Rift is.. I dunno. Boring. I think it’s because the game takes itself too seriously. Where’s the humour? Not one NPC in it ever lightens up. Yes I Know WoW takes it’s humour a bit too far sometimes, but when you’re on generic “collect spider spleen” quest #98, then humour is really the only thing you have to break the monotony.

    Right now I’m not playing any MMO. I’ll give TOR a try, and I’ll probably give the WoW expansion a try too even though it’s sounding like it’ll be even more ridiculously easy than it ever has been. I miss vanilla, when my mage was an actual glass cannon and took skill to play well.

    #17 3 years ago

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    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]

  • War is hell in this Zombie Army Trilogy gameplay trailer

    Here’s five minutes of headshots, shambling zombies and an undead Hitler from Rebellion’s upcoming Zombie Army Trilogy. The Sniper Elite spin-off arrives on PS4, PC and Xbox One March 6 and includes three games (obviously) and a new Horde mode.

  • Titan Souls releases on PS4, Vita, PC on April 14

    Ace indie giant-slayer Titan Souls will be released on PS4, Vita and PC on April 14. Publisher Devolver confirmed the date to Eurogamer. Those of us in Europe will have to wait until a day later for release. Titan Souls is a tough-as-nails indie game where you have one life to slay a giant enemy. […]

  • Destiny weekly update: lowdown on Inferno Crucible, Vault Transfer improvements

    Destiny’s weekly update has made some pretty significant changes – let Arekkz Gaming take you through them. Bungie has revealed the first release date for the new Inferno Crucible mode, and made it a lot easier to access your vault. You should subscribe to Arekkz Gaming. It will improve your life.

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory Feb 27, 28

    It’s Xursday again – what treats does he have for you this week? He’s in the North Tower, to the right of the Stranger’s room. Let’s take a look at the latest weapons and gear from your favourite Destiny trader. No Backup Plans [Titan Gauntlets] – 13SC ATS/8 Arachnid [Hunter Helmet] – 13SC Heart of […]

  • Battlefield Hardline will be stable on PC at launch, Visceral assures

    PC format is “by far the best gaming platform around,” says Hardline producer. “We’re doing what we can to take advantage of people’s different system with the graphics, framerate, controls, etc. We’re not just porting it over.” Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral is reassuring players that there will not be a repeat of the disastrous Battlefield […]

  • Win Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One

    We have 10 download codes for new indie puzzler Pneuma: Breath of Life for Xbox One to give away. The be in with a chance of winning a code, just enter your details below and we’ll pull the winners from the hat on Monday March 2nd, after 2pm GMT. Pneuma: Breath of Life is a […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 delayed

    Life is Strange Episode 2 won’t make its expected release date. The first Life is Strange episode released on January 30, and we had expected the second to follow on March 13. Square Enix has since confirmed to Destructoid that the next chapter won’t make its release date. There’s been no word of the new […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: which character will be revealed tomorrow?

    Mortal Kombat X director Ed Boon is teasing a new character reveal. During today’s Mortal Kombat X livestream, NetherRealm said that a new character would be revealed “very soon”. Boon followed up with this teasing tweet suggesting the reveal will occur tomorrow: Very soon? As in tomorrow? :/ — Ed Boon (@noobde) February 26, 2015 […]

  • Halo played by Twitch is an exercise in great patience

    TwitchPlaysHalo is ridiculous. Halo: Combat Evolved is the latest game to be sucked into the “TwitchPlays” phenomenon, and the results are somewhat painful to spectate. If you’re not familiar with the setup, which debuted with TwitchPlaysPokemon, the game accepts commands from the channels’ chat stream. Although it doesn’t have the strategic RPG elements of Pokemon, […]

  • Gold Amiibo sold out, selling at five times RRP on auction sites

    Gold Mario Amiibo are expected to sell for pretty astounding profits on eBay and other auction sites. The Walmart-exclusive Gold Mario Amiibo is already completely sold out. Plenty of people managed to snaffle them to resell, though. There are now dozens of listings on eBay and other auction sites. One of the average asking prices […]

  • Canadian new game prices jump to $75

    Canadian gamers are in for an unpleasant price hike. As spotted by HardcoreGamer, the local Canadian branches of Amazon and EB Games have raised the prices of upcoming games to CAD$75. The CAD$5 increasing comes within a year of prices hitting the CAD$70 point. CAD$75 (£38/€53) currently exchanges for $60, the standard US pricing. The […]

  • New Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows weather, day-night cycle

    The latest Xenoblade Chronicles X footage shows off a gloriously beautiful world. Xenoblade Chronicles X is Monolith Soft’s first solo Wii U game, and the developer is clearly enjoying being able to build a big open world with all the features we’ve come to expect. Missed the whole Xenoblade thing? Chronicles X is a sort […]

  • Dead Rising: Watchtower teaser talks up the benefits of Zombrex

    Live-action Dead Rising movie Watchtower is almost upon us. Dead Rising: Watchtower will release on Crackle on March 27, and via other digital distributors thereafter. Enjoy the short teaser below, courtesy of IGN.

  • We Happy Few debut hits you upside the face with a frying pan

    Contrast developer Compulsion Games has revealed its next project – the delightfully creepy-looking We Happy Few. We Happy Few is set in “a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England” where “a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial”. Players are tasked with blending in with […]

  • Slender: The Arrival creeping onto PS4, Xbox One in March

    Slender: The Arrival sold like hotcakes on PC and last-gen consoles, so why not terrify yourself on PS4 and Xbox One, too? Slender: The Arrival will release on PS4 on March 24 and on Xbox One on March 25, developer Blue Isle Studios has announced, for $10. No word on that Wii U version, though. […]

  • GOG weekend sale celebrates German debut

    DRM-free games vendor GOG is celebrating its German-language launch with a tasty sale. The sale offers discounts over 25 “German favourites”. Highlights inclue 97% off Deponia, and less steep but still tasty savings on Memoria and Blackguards 1 and 2. The sale will run through March 3, and you do not have to be, speak, […]

  • Humble Weekly Bundle goes back to Japan

    The latest Humble Weekly Bundle is called Made in Japan, and I’m sure you can guess the theme. Pay what you want for Cherry Tree High Complete Pack (PC; Steam or DRM free), Fairy Bloom Freesia (PC; Steam or DRM free) and Influent + Language Pack (Linux, Mac, PC; Steam or DRM free). Pay more […]

  • Capcom “looking into” solutions to Resident Evil: Revelations PC co-op issue

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 fans should sit tight for a bit, as Capcom is working on some sort of solution to the co-op issue. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 doesn’t have local co-op on PC and fans are pretty mad about that, as it was advertised ahead of release as a key feature. Although Capcom has […]

  • The games industry is disruption, says Assassin’s Creed producer

    Former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond has characterised the games industry as one long series of upsets. The games industry changes all the time, and that’s one of its best qualities, Raymond said. The ex-Ubisoft leader told Polygon that the reason seh got into games in the first place was because it “is this undefined […]

  • GTA 5 made $31 million in digital revenue in January

    GTA 5 is the highest-grossing title at the moment in terms of digital revenue, and the PSN is absolutely minting it. Digital games industry analyst Superdata has extended its scope to include console games, which means we suddenly have access to a whole bunch of data we’ve only been able to guess at, or extrapolate […]

  • Destiny: Inferno playlists debut next week

    Destiny PvP will shake things up next week with a new way to slaughter your mates in the Crucible. Destiny is already a skilled PvP game, but the new Inferno playlists will turn things up a notch with a focus on “basic gunplay”. The first of these, Inferno Control, kicks off on March 3 and […]

  • First-person camera coming to Guild Wars 2 next month

    ArenNet has announced its adding nonrestrictive first-person view to Guild Wars 2. Here’s what top expect come March 10: First-person Camera: Zooming in all the way will allow players to experience a first-person view. First-person mode is available while standing in place, walking, running, jumping, playing PvP and just about anything else. There aren’t any […]

  • Shadowrun Online signs on with Nordic

    Shadowrun Online has been given a nice little boost thanks to a distribution deal with Nordic Games. Shadowrun Online is a new team tactical RPG from Cliffhanger Productions. Although it’s already available through Steam Early Access, Nordic has agreed to distribute the finished version, which is due on Linux, Mac and PC in the second […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, game world ten times the size of demo

    Final Fantasy 15 is 60% finished, according to director Hajime Tabata. Speaking with IGN, Tabata said development will kick into high gear once the Episode Duscae demo is released. “It’s about 60% now. People may look at that and say ‘well, you’ve only done five more percent!’ [since 55% in September] but it’s actually a […]

  • Destiny: you don’t need to visit the tower to access your vault

    Destiny players, you asked for it and Bungie has delivered it: you can now swap items in and out of the vault using the companion app. “Destiny needs more vault space” you cry – and yes, this is true. But while we all struggle with the limitations imposed on us by Bungie, we face all […]

  • Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities

    During the Mortal Kombat X stream today, NetherRealm Studios revealed Brutalities are back for the game, and stated there will be over 100 to pull off. You won’t gain any extra experience for being overly cruel with your painful moves, but you will at least get to laugh at some and “cringe” at others, according […]

  • Numenera: Strand is a film based on the game up on Kickstarter

    Numenera, the 2012 Kickstarter success and foundation for Torment: Tides of Numenera, could become a film if the Kickstarter for the movie is successful. With five days left, Monte Cook Games and Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter needs £22,542 to reach its goal. Titled Numenera: Strand, it tells the tale of a drifter who “roams a […]

  • Gran Turismo 6 update adds MINI Clubman Vision, more

    A Mini Cooper has invaded Gran Turismo 6 via a new update. The Mid-Field Raceway track has also been added, and its a new and improved version of the original track from previous Gran Turismos. The new B-Spec Mode feature has also been added which allows the AI driver to race on your behalf. Additional […]

  • Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and some playable titles to PAX East

    Nintendo is bringing New 3DS Xl and Splatoon with it to PAX East next month. The E3 2014 build of the game lets eight players transform into squids in a race for “splattered-paint dominance.” Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. will also be playable and featured in stage presentations at the Nintendo booth. Upcoming or newly released Nintendo […]

  • Battlefield Hardline Premium information seems to have slipped out early

    Battlefield Hardline Premium perks have apparently leaked a bit early, according to a post on Reddit. Over on the Hardline subreddit is an image which was take at a GameStop location, noting two week early access to content additional Battlepacks and more. Here’s the rundown: Four expansions Two weeks early access 12 additional Battlepacks Exclusive […]

  • Final Fantasy: Record Keeper arrives in the US this spring

    Final Fantasy: Record Keeper will be released in the US on iOS and Android this spring, DeNA and Square Enix today. The mobile titles allows players to “relive favorite moments” across all Final Fantasy installments and build a team of classic characters from across the entire franchise. If you sign up for email updates, you […]

  • Battlefield Hardline now available for pre-order, pre-download on Xbox One

    Battlefield Hardline is now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One. You can pre-order it now from the Xbox Store and once you have paid for it, you can start your pre-download. Battlefield Hardline releases on March 17, and will be made available to pre-downloaders come 12.01am EDT. Check pricing and availability for your […]

  • Dying Light interactive video allows you switch between day and night

    A new video for Dying Light has been released, which allows you to hit the Z key to change between day and night. Titles Life and Death in the Quarantine Zone, the interactive story video showcases how the game changes between day and night. Daytime and nighttime are shown side-by-side but the z key allows […]

  • Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare out on PS3, PS4; PC delayed

    The Havoc DLC for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 3 and PS4. Havoc contains the four multiplayer maps Core, Drift, Sideshow, and Urban along with the AE4 directed energy assault rifle, its custom variant, and the Exo Zombies cooperative mode. You can purchase the DLC separately or pick up the […]

  • Here’s a teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2

    A teaser video for the second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is available, so if you’ve yet to play the first episode, you may want to skip this. Resident Evil Revelations 2′s first episode is out now. Thanks, GamesHQMedia.

  • North American eShop update is full of Donkey Kong games

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Titan Attacks, Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Country and more. eShop on 3DS Ironfall Invasion Titan Attacks! Donkey Kong Land – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 2 – Virtual Console Donkey Kong Land 3 – Virtual Console Luv Me Buddies Wonderland Around the World […]

  • Venture into the Valley of the Yetis next week in Far Cry 4

    The next batch of Far Cry 4 DLC, Valley of the Yetis, releases in March and Ajay Ghale will be tasked with surviving violent cultists and the mythical Yeti. Apparently the cult is looking for a secret hidden in the valley, and Ajay has discovered their motives. The DLC features co-op with a friend taking […]

  • The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack out for Payday 2, has dino masks

    The 19th DLC pack for Payday 2 title The Butcher’s AK/CAR Mod Pack is available on Steam from today. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and features: 11 new weapon modifications for the AK rifles in the game 11 new weapon modifications for the CAR rifles in the game Four new masks together with their […]

  • Battle Chasers slated for PC, consoles; comic picks up where 2001 storyline left off

    Darksiders creator Joe Madureira and Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli have confirmed a Battle Chasers game and a new comic are in the works at their new studio Airship Syndicate. Speaking to Polygon, Madureira and Stefanelli wouldn’t provide details on the the game, but did divulge it will be an adventure RPG with player-controlled Battle Chasers […]

  • Shovel Knight, Hotline Miami 2 discounted for Sony’s annual Spring Fever Sale

    Sony is hosting its annual Spring Fever Sale which runs for eight weeks and features a new title each week. The sale starts next week on March 3 with the launch of Helldivers. Here’s just a few items included in the sale: HELLDIVERS (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March 3 Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4/PS3/PS Vita) March […]

  • The gold Super Mario amiibo is a Walmart exclusive

    The Super Mario Gold amiibo which surfaced via a CPSIA certificate earlier this month will be a Walmart-exclusive, Nintendo has announced. The gold-colored Mario amiibo will be released the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for Wii U and will run you $12,96 at 3,000 participating Walmart stores in the US. Along with […]