Category: Weekly Digital Roundup
March is here, meaning one of the busiest and most brutal months for gamers’ wallets is upon us.
As usual, the digital realm got another boost of content. Everything from classic titles like NES Open Tournament Golf on the Wii U to Hatsune Miku Project Diva F finally making its way to the PlayStation Vita.
After living through a publisher’s closure and some delays, South Park: The Stick of Truth has finally been released. Classic South Park toilet humor? Check. Role-Playing Game? Check? ManBearPig sightings? Ask Al Gore about that one. This makes me want to see a fighting game based on the “Good Times with Weapons” episode. I would be so happy if they did that.
If you’re not into kids being douches towards each other and instead prefer the full-on trash-talking experience that comes with racing, the Need For Speed series is on a Spring Fever sale on the PlayStation Store. While it doesn’t include the superior, older titles, it does feature the remakes of Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted, which were still good, decent fun. Most Wanted in particular has an amazingly well-trained police force.
The Xbox Live Marketplace is chock-full of discounts on action-packed titles such as Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV and Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game.
So what are you waiting for? Make the jump for the complete list of this week’s digital releases.
Enjoy playing the role of the anti-hero? This week’s digital titles offers you plenty of chances to be just that.
The biggest release of the week, Thief, has you playing as Garrett as he steals from the rich, Robin Hood style. Stealth titles usually induce players with a sense of accomplishment, and it even got a few of us thinking about our most satisfying stealth moments in games.
If straight up brawling is more you style, The classic arcade title Renegade is now beating players down on the Wii U. Apparently the main character, known as Kunio in Japan, is also the main character of River City Ransom. Oh, Technos and your crazy girlfriend-saving action brawlers.
In the more traditional sense of evil, Dracula makes his return in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Vampires and demons are aplenty and there’s no lack of brutal murder here.
This week’s range-free titles however take a step back from larceny and offer three different genres for free. PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy arcade kart racing in ModNation Racers while Xbox Live’s “Game with Gold” program brings you colonization and war in Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution and a crazy mix of tower defense and RPG with Dungeon Defenders.
Take a leap of faith over to the dark and dangerous side to see the complete list of this week’s digital releases.
Weapon-smithing, soccer and ninjas. Those are some of the flavors you’ll be tasting with this week’s batch of digital releases.
You can become a JRPG weapon-smith in the 3DS eShop’s newest release, Weapon Shop de Omasse. This silly game doesn’t just involve becoming a blacksmith – that would be too obvious. What intrigues me more is that it’s actually a rhythm game where upholding the beat of your hammer leads to better weapons. 3DS eShop title Inazuma Eleven also similarly mixes things up by combining regular soccer with RPG battle sequences that are similar to Final Fantasy. Talk about literally fighting for gold.
Strider fulfills the ninja quota for this week. This remake offers plenty of fast-action swordplay and beautiful visuals. Just make sure you get your sword sharpened by that rhythmic weapon-smith first.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can have fun screwing around with other people’s memories in Remember Me or have some good old fashioned street brawling fun in Street Fighter X Tekken, which are both free.
I’ve missed out on a lot of goodies since my subscription ran out in November. Seems like I’ll have to get it again for all of these freebies.
That’s not all in our little digital gaming world. There’s still plenty more flavors out there. Make the jump to get the full menu.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Van Halen-tines day with some good old classic hard rock and a day full of gaming. What’s that? Valentine’s day? Pfft, that’s too mellow. Let’s rock on and see what digital V-day chocolates our pals at the gaming companies gave us this week.
GOG.com spread the love by giving us the chance to get a free copy of Dungeon Keeper. Fans of Dungeons and Dragons can also enjoy a slew of D&D-like titles on GOG.com. The more you get, the higher the savings – up to 80 percent off. And I have to say that the Baldur’s Gate series features some of the downright best fantasy roleplaying elements we’ve seen in years. Plus it’s also BioWare’s second game they ever released.
Demon slayers can unite their love together and take down the biggest and baddest demons in Toukiden: The Age of Demons. It may not be the greatest monster hunting title out there, but damn is it ever pretty and you can take my preliminary word for it. My review will be coming up soon.
And of course if you love brutally murdering the infected, The Last of Us: Left Behind has made its way to the PlayStation 3. There’s plenty more emotional moments to be had as you see the story from Ellie’s point of view. For those with simple love for stacks of cash, Payday 2 has made its way to the Instant Game Collection.
So rock on and make the “Jump” to see the slew of games released for our hearts’ content.
BioShock Infinite has finally made its way to PlayStation Plus, making it a free title in less than a year since its release.
I regret not playing this amazing title earlier as the convoluted plot continuously thickens and keeps me wondering about what’s going to happen next. And from what I hear, the ending is crazy and difficult to understand. As a big fan of mindboggling stories, such as the one found in Virtue’s Last Reward, this is going to be right up my alley. Also, the songbird’s theme is pure nightmare fuel.
GOG.com is offering a collection of TopWare games for 70 percent off. If you want to experience the cringe worthy voice acting of Two Worlds for yourself, now is your chance. I wouldn’t recommend it though, but I’m pretty certain they have some other titles that are well worth it.
Those looking for a JRPG fix won’t be disappointed: Bravely Default has finally found its way onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop. This Final Fantasy-esque title brings a twist to random encounters, where you “Default” to store power and “Brave” to launch an all-out attack – just like the game’s name suggest. I tried the demo and while I personally couldn’t get into it, it seems like my fellow staffers are.
Make the jump to see this week’s digital choices. Just don’t anger the songbird.
Get your fighting gear on, there’s fightin’ and swordin’ aplenty this week.
For a limited time, you and three of your friends can adventure through Hyrule as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is available for free for a very limited time on the 3DS. I’ll definitely be playing this one soon enough to experience what I missed out on all those years ago.
On the other end of the blade, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is half price. You satiate your hunting thirst as we wait one more year for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.
Prove your strength as you battle up to seven opponents in Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z. That’s crazy. As a fan of Dragon Ball Z since I was very young, this is like a dream come true for me.
And what’s this? A Final Fantasy sale? No surprise there really. As Squall would say – “whatever”.
Slice through the jump to see this week’s digital releases.
I don’t know about you, but this week seemed very…meh. Plenty of things happened everyday, but it felt like the world stopped spinning for a bit there.
It seems like games also took it easy over the last seven days, as not much happened in the way of major digital releases or sales. Despite the slow week, some things did manage to make it out for mass consumption.
Gradius spin-off Life Force (also known as Salamander in Japan) hit the 3DS eShop. Originally an NES and Commodore 64 title, Life Force introduced multiple systems that made it into future titles in the Gradius series, including multiplayer.
Fans of Monster Hunter style action role-playing games (i.e.: me) may enjoy the demo of Toukiden: The Age Of Demons on Vita. I’m taken aback at how pretty the game looks on Sony’s portable. It helps that it plays well and is really fun to boot.
On the Xbox side, we have various discounted titles ranging from Tales of Vesperia to Call of Duty. Discounts range from 25 percent to a whopping 75 percent off – a great time to add titles on the cheap.
So there’s really not much more to look at, but make the jump anyway to see the whole list of this week’s digital releases.
Videogame stories can range from the mediocre life of a farmer to a grand war in space. But even the farmer’s story can be epic in a sense. And this week’s digital games comes in a wide variety of grandness.
PlayStation Plus users get BioShock Infinite as part of this week’s Instant Game Collection. The team here at Pixelitis has given it grand praise time and time again. This one is sure to fly high on your epic scale.
Nintendo on the other hand wants to make you feel Unepic, which is a game that plays similarly to Castlevania and other 80s-style side-scrollers, mixed with RPG elements. But if that’s not Castlevania enough for you, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is also available on the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console. That one is sure to replenish your epic meter.
If an epic quest to save the world after a big alien invasion with over-the-top action is more your thing, then you’re in luck. You can get equipped with Saints Row IV on Steam for 50 percent off. To call the game’s story crazy is an understatement.
Make the jump to get a more epic list.
2014 is here, and with it comes a slew of new videogames. While we were out celebrating the coming of the new year, the digital world kept on spinning with plenty of new releases.
For those adventurous souls, GOG.com has a whole bunch of them up for grabs for up to 85 percent off. This is your chance to experience Sam and Max, Tales of Monkey Island and plenty more.
PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy the action-packed DmC: Devil May Cry - a game that I know I’ll have to return to and experience once more. Despite the hate it got for its changes to the storyline and Dante, DmC is still plenty of fun and has some interesting commentary on society, which, depending on your views, may or may not heighten your enjoyment of the game.
If you’re up for a classic challenge, the Konami side-scrolling shooter Gradius has made its way to the Wii U Virtual Console. Gradius was the first title in the difficult series that utilized the world-renowned Konami code. The NES version was in fact so hard that the developers added that cheat in to make play-testing easier.
Make the jump for more information about what the flip of the calendar brought.
Christmas may have come and gone, but the winter game sales are here to stay. Until the first week of January, at least.
GOG.com is bringing out some final sales on many DRM-free PC games until Sunday, including classic titles like Wasteland and I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream for $1.99 each and Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut for $9.99.
Following several server issues, Nintendo of America had to take down the eShop servers between 4PM yesterday and 4AM today. Despite this, the eShop has still been updated with new releases, including Dr. Luigi on Wii U, Super Punch-Out!! for the Wii U Virtual Console and Mario Tennis (GBC) for the 3DS Virtual Console. Some have had luck in connecting to the eShop, while others have not. Which camp do you fall into?
PlayStation Plus users continue to get free games each week, this time acquiring the PS Vita version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Sony’s going to have to bring that 64GB memory card stateside if they want users to lug around all those free games.
PSN, Steam and Xbox Live still have several discounts on digital games out there, many of which change daily, so keep your eyes glued to your phones and/or web browsers so you can figure out more ways to spend your money on games that will sit in your backlog for years to come.
Catch the whole list of digital deals and releases after the break. Don’t slip.