Castle Map Pack At PAX East(DLC Of The Week 3-15-13)


343 Industries confirmed Thursday that the Halo 4 Castle Map Pack will be part of the Xbox 360 festivities at PAX East later this month along with a panel focusing on the game’s multiplayer. Three more screenshots for the upcoming DLC were released as well.

Halo 4 and the Castle Map Pack will be playable at Microsoft’s Xbox 360 booth for PAX East which takes place the weekend of March 22. This will give attendees an exclusive sneak peak at the DLC which is currently scheduled to be released to Xbox LIVE on April 8. You can check out the latest beauty shots for the three new maps – Daybreak, Outcast and Perdition – in our slideshow gallery.

343 Industries will also be hosting a PAX East panel titled “Halo 4 Multiplayer: Past, Present and Future” at 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 22. Here is the description of what will be talked about and which personalities from the studio will be attending.

Halo 4's Daybreak map from the Castle Map Pack.
Halo 4’s Daybreak map from the Castle Map Pack.
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343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios

“Halo 4 delivered a unique set of multiplayer experiences, immersing players in an episodic campaign with Spartan Ops, while delivering more breadth and depth in the expanded War Games sandbox. You’ve played the Majestic Map Pack and may even have had a chance to play Castle Map Pack on the floor here at PAX. Come prepared to hear 343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor, Kevin Franklin, Dan Ayoub and David Ellis, as well as Certain Affinity’s Tom Potter discuss where we’ve been, where we are, and what is on the horizon for Halo 4 Multiplayer.”

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POST MAKE-UP DAY: One Big Article, 3 New Stories, And The First Extra Story(X-Box 360, Wii U, and DLC of The Week 3-8-13)


Hello and I am finally back to my posting schedule! As you can already tell from the title I am making up all the posts I didn’t do this week along with today’s normal post. And I will be talking about some Gears of War: Judgement, the Wii U Operating System, some Dead Space 3 DLC, and one extra article about a special new game, so be ready for information overload!

Ok so first on the list is a tour of a new map called “Skyline” in the game Gears of War: Judgement scheduled for release sometime in the next month or two. Now this video explains that it will be a new multiplayer map for the game. now, in the video it is said that they thought that a retreat to the rooftops would be a safe place, but, of course, they were wrong. Now to actually talk about the map, it looks amazing, and with its unequal terrain and the always feeling of not being safe you will always want to be on high ground to defend yourself from the locusts. and one small mistake can change the play of the game permanently because the map is small and there is no room for error.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2013/03/07/skyline-map-tour-gears-of-war-judgment

Ok, now on to the second article, more stuff about the Wii U’s operating system. Shigeru Miyamoto was recently quizzed about the notoriously slow Wii U operating system by Time. Miyamoto explained that the Wii U was a project on an unparalleled scale for Nintendo and that the scope of the project was far beyond their development of the 3DS hardware. Miyamoto says that even during the testing phases of the console it was difficult to ascertain the interactions between the applications which ultimately added inconveniences for the ones who play it.

Now the people at Nintendo News did an interview with Mr. Miyamoto and if you want to read all of it I will give you a link to it below:  http://mynintendonews.com/2013/03/07/miyamoto-talks-about-the-slow-wii-u-operating-system-and-forthcoming-update/

Now to some regularly scheduled news, today I have found some info about the Dead Space 3: Awakened DLC and how it has brought back some horrific hallucinations.

Dead Space 3 presented a pretty radical  from the first two games in the sci-fi horror series. Too many fetch quests and co-operative play made Isaac Clarke’s third outing against the Necromorphs feel less scary and atmospheric than DS1 & DS2. But, most of all, longtime Dead Space fans missed the freaky hallucinations that made Isaac Clarke doubt his own sanity.

But, you don’t have to worry, the mindfuckery is coming back.

Next week’s Awakened DLC is an epilogue to Dead Space 3‘s main storyline that pits Isaac and partner character John Carver against crazy Unitology cultists on the derelict wreck of the Terra Nova. At a recent preview, an EA representative told Kotaku that head trips are going to be a major part of Awakened and that those who play as Isaac will experience up more hallucinations in the DLC than in the whole game. You can still play co-op, too.

If you want the horror to come back to Dead Space 3, then you should know that Awakened is coming to PSN, Xbox Live and Origin on March 12. European PSN gets it on March 13 so I bet you just cant wait for it! Well, Heres some photos to get you pumped about it even more.

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Alright, now if that last game didn’t creep you out enough here’s a story about this new survival horror game that can never be played the same way twice. This new game is called Darkwood.

The fear of the unknown is powerful.Darkwoood takes that idea to heart: it’s a top-down procedurally generated survival horror game. This means that every time you play, you’ll experience something different.

Adding to the tension is the fact that the game features roguelike elements and permadeath. You’ll also be able to craft items, build barricades, and naturally, explore.

The footage above is of Darkwood in a pre-alpha stage, but even this early on, you can see both the eerie atmosphere and some of the mechanics in-play. Looks like a game to keep an eye on. And I can’t wait to play it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uQOPb9p3HTQ

Now For The Questions!

Revolution For Everybody!(DLC Of The Week 3-1-13)


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Hello and welcome back to InfoVideoGamer and I am here with some DLC news!

Now up until yesterday the DLC for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 called Revolution was exclusive to the X-Box 360 console. But not anymore! Now you’ve had a long day of classes, work, sitting on your butt, whatever, and all you want to do, is sit back in your favorite lazy boy, and blast away some Noobs with a brand new gun. Have I got it?

If PC or PS3 is your platform of choice, you’re in luck. The first DLC for “Black Ops 2,” Revolution, is a go.

First released on Xbox 360 late last month as a timed exclusive, the DLC pack includes four brand new multiplayer maps:

1. Grind – An abandoned, but still well-kept skatepark in Venice, CA.
2. Hydro – A large map that allows players to use a Pakistani dam and water to their advantage to block paths and stop enemies.
3. Downhill – A medium-sized map based in the French Alps complete with snow, chair lifts, and a strategically placed lodge.
4. Mirage – This Gobi Desert multiplayer map utilizes sand dunes to provide different levels of elevation and a sanctuary in the center as a natural chokepoint.

The DLC also adds an extra “Zombies” map, “Die Rise,” set atop a Shanghai skyscraper, as well as “Turned,” a new mode of play where players, now controlling zombies, attempt to catch and eat a lone soldier. Romero would be proud.

In addition to the maps, and zombie game mode, Revolution brings with it the first ever DLC weapon for the franchise, the Peacekeeper. A combination of “Black Ops 2’s” multiplayer mode’s most popular gun classes, SMG’s and assault rifles. Combat designer Anthony Flame describes the gun as having “the lightweight design of an SMG, but with better range and accuracy at the cost of close quarters firepower. It’s a great weapon for objective modes like Hardpoint, where you need to quickly get into position and cover objectives from a safe distance.”

Overall, the DLC is a great way to improve your “Black Ops 2” experience. It’s available for free for Season Pass holders, or non-members can grab it for $14.99.

Well, that’s all for me this week guys! I will see you all on Monday with some New Games News!