Download Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Download RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Mewnium Z Available with Pokemon Bank Download Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:40:46 -0500 Unclepulky

It has been several months since Pokemon Sun and Moon were released, and players eagerly have been awaiting the release of Pokemon Bank. With this new update, players will be able to transfer Pokemon not available in the Alola region from previous Pokemon games into Sun and Moon.

Along with the knowledge that Pokemon Bank requires 496 blocks to download, and that Pokemon transferred from Generation 1 will have their hidden ability when brought into Sun and Moon -- we've learned that from now till October 2nd, 2017, those who download Pokemon Bank will be able to get Mew's exclusive Z-Crystal, Mewnium Z.

Data miners discovered the existence of Mew's Z-Move very quickly, and now, Mewnium Z will be made available legitimately. When equipped to the legendary Pokemon, Mew, once per battle, Mew can upgrade one of its Z-Moves into the incredibly powerful and flash, Genesis Supernova.

However, only people who have a legitimately caught Mew will be able to make use of this new Z-Crystal. Mews that were acquired using a glitch in the Generation 1 games are not transferable into Sun and Moon.

Are you excited to use Pokemon Bank? Do you have a Mew ready to use Genesis Supernova? Let me know in the comments!

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Confirmed as the Next Free Game in Ubi 30 Event Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:20:58 -0400 Nam T. Bui

Ubisoft has been generous in recent months by giving away one game per month for the 30th anniversary of company's establishment. This November, the Ubi 30 event continues with the latest free first-person shooter: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon.

Based on the recent giveaways, the game should be available at no cost from 15th November to 15th December. In order to get this game, a Ubisoft account is required to confirm the game's ownership, and the Uplay app must installed on your PC for the game download. 

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is the stand-alone expansion of the critically acclaimed open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3. Although it has an identical world layout and uses the same engine, the expansion is set in "an 80s VHS vision of the future" where the player must "get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world".

Blood Dragon's gameplay has major changes from the original game -- a simple leveling system, the removal of crafting features, and an arsenal of sci-fi weapons. Even so, it received positive reception from game critics, with an average score of 82/100 in Metacritic (PC version). It is also considered to be the fastest selling downloadable title in Ubisoft history, with 1 million copies sold in 2013.

While waiting 12 more days to unlock Blood Dragon, Ubisoft fans can grab action-platformer Beyond Good & Evil, which is currently free as part of the Ubi 30 event.

Cancelled Warcraft Point-and-Click Game Available to Download Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:03:14 -0400 Brawler1993

Did you know that Blizzard once tried to create a point-and-click adventure game based on their popular Warcraft series? If not, now you do. And if your curiosity has been piqued, you might be pleased to know that it's suddenly become available to play.

Titled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, the game was cancelled back in 1998. However, it looks like it was pretty close to completion, as the build that's now available to download is a full pre-release version of the game, complete with in-game cinematics and voice acting.

Somehow, somebody based in Russia acquired the game file and posted a download link in a Warcraft forum called Scrolls of Lore a couple of days ago (which is currently unavailable, unsurprisingly).

In 2008, ten years after the initial cancellation, Blizzard spoke about the game, saying:

"The decision centred around the level of value that we want to give our customers. In essence, it was a case of stepping up and really proving to ourselves and gamers that we will not sell out on the quality of our games."

You should be able to track down the download link elsewhere online, but if you want to play the game, you'll have to be quick, since it's very likely Blizzard will take it down as soon as they can.

Pokémon Uranium Download Removed from Website by Creators Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:55:47 -0400 Greyson Ditzler

Pokémon Uranium, the unofficial Pokémon fan game developed by JV and Involuntary Twitch, has had it's download links removed from the official website by the creators themselves.

The game contains over 150 new Pokémon as well as a new Pokémon type called Nuclear. It took 9 whole years to develop and had already been downloaded over 1.5 million times before the links were taken down. This was after only being fully released last week.

The creators of the game have released an official statement on Pokémon Uranium's Twitter page explaining their reasoning for taking eliminating downloads.


The general gist of their statement is that they have been notified by others of multiple takedown notices from lawyers that represented Nintendo of America (although they have not been personally contacted themselves); And have decided to respect their wishes and remove their official download links. 

While the official channels of receiving the game are gone, the game itself is not. The creators also stated that they will continue to update the community with news about the game as it happens, and that discussion of the game, as well as sharing it through content on forums and YouTube, will be supported and welcomed by them.

The fate of the game being available to download at a later date is still up in the air for now, but with the support of the devoted developers and the growing fan base, this will likely not be the last that we hear about Pokémon Uranium. 


Nintendo Discounts for 5th Anniversary of eShop Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:45:15 -0400 John Robson

The Nintendo eShop is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a massive discount on some of the most popular eShop download-exclusive games for both the Wii U and 3DS. This sale will run from June 9th through June 23rd

Various extremely popular franchises are available for the Nintendo 3DS at a 50% discount, such as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. Pokemon fans are also covered with the same discount available for Pokédex 3D Pro and Virtual Console title Pokémon Trading Card Game. Furthermore, there will be indie titles available, such as Image & Form’s SteamWorld Dig and Hörberg Productions’ Gunman Clive, again at 50% off.

For fans of classic Wii titles, Metroid Prime Trilogy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are available for the Wii U at 50% off. Other titles include Shin’en Multimedia’s FAST Racing NEO and F-Zero, both with 25% and 50% off, respectively. There are further discounts available on NES Remix and NES Remix 2, both again at 50% off, along with SNES Classic EarthBound.

A full list of discounted titles is available on Nintendo's official website. Remember, the sale runs from June 9-23rd. 

New Dark Souls 3 Trailer Released Despite Full Game Download Trick Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:35:37 -0400 L.A. Skywalker

To many die-hard Dark Souls fans in the West, the anticipation building up to the official release (April 12th) has been brutal. More and more information is seeping into the veins of the gaming community, and many are torn between harvesting every bit and participating in a complete media blackout. If you're one of the latter, you've missed out on some drama.

After a recent hack was revealed that gave players access to the game, FromSoftware has responded calmly and even released a new trailer in spite of the leak.

The discovered work-around enables players to access Dark Souls III right now on Xbox One and PS4.  In short, it involves creating a new Microsoft/PSN account native to Japan, purchasing Japanese currency and buying the game, then changing the region back to one in the West.

While FromSoftware has acknowledged this trick, they aren't viewing it as a major issue, and are instead treating it more like early game advertising. Amidst all of this, they released a brutal and exciting new gameplay trailer, showcasing a montage of new monsters and potential NPCs (which are hard to differentiate in a Souls game).  While it still seems a bit too early to speculate on the lore, the new trailer makes one thing very apparent: you are going to die.


Games with Gold for November 2015 Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:16:02 -0400 Joe DeClara

Major Nelson has recently announced the list of games Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download for no additional charge next month. Each month, Xbox's Games with Gold offers a multitude of games to Xbox Live subscribers on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Here are the games coming in November.

Pneuma: Breath of Life (Xbox One)

Pneuma is an FPX puzzler wherein the player navigates a classically styled mansion while an alleged god monologues as a disembodied voice. Released back in February, Deco Digital's premiere title received mostly lukewarm reviews, with a score of 63 on Metacritic. While the visuals and narrative were praised, many reviewers found both the narrator and the puzzles irritating. Pneuma: Breath of Life will be available to download for all of November.

Knight Squad (Xbox One)

Described as a fusion between Bomberman and Gauntlet, Chainsawesome Games' title is a top-down multiplayer game in which players do knightly battle against medieval enemies and each other. Use swords and arrows to defeat your foes and bombs to demolish walls in a PAC-MAN-esque map--or, you know, just blow up your friends. Knight Squad will be available for free starting November 16th.

Dirt 3 (Xbox 360)

Back in 2011, Codemasters' off-road racer met critical acclaim on the Xbox 360, sporting a score of 87 on Metacritic. Critics applauded Dirt 3 for its hyper-responsive controls, wealth of content, and overall high-octane gameplay. The game features inclement weather, functional terrain, and a price tag of $0 from November 1st through November 15th.

Dungeon Siege III (Xbox 360)

The third installment in Obsidian's Diablo-esque dungeon crawler had mixed reviews back in 2011. While some praised the game for its polished gameplay, most felt its lackluster story, and disappointing loot kept it from matching the greatness of other titles in the genre. With far superior dungeon crawlers like Diablo III now available, it's likely many will pass on this free download come November 16th.

Which of these games are you excited for? Are there any games you're still playing from previous Games with Gold features? Let us know in the comments!

Halloween Spooky game sales Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:39:45 -0400 Andrea Koenig

Games for are all going on sale in time for some super spooky late night sessions this Halloween. Scary themed games like Left 4 Dead and Resident Evil are all dropping prices for downloads across the internet.

Slide into your costumes and skip out on trick-or-treating, folks, because it's time for some gaming. Here's where you need to look to face your fears:

Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle is Capcom themed this week, so if you're feeling a whole lot of Resident Evil, this is the way to go. Highlights to the three donation tiers are as follows:

Tier 1 - $1.00+

  • Resident Evil Revelations 1 - Episode 1

Tier 2 - $9.61+

  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Devil May Cry
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Remember Me

Tier 3 - $15.00+

  • Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories DLC

There will be a coupon also included for 50% off Resident Evil Revelations 2 in the Humble Store. All games are redeemable on Steam.

Head over to Humble Bundle's main page for a full showing of games for all Tiers. Remember, Humble Bundle is pay what you want, for charity. This bundle lasts even after Halloween.

Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming has decided to join in the spookfest with some "scaaary savings." See what they found for you to get up to 90% off through Steam this week, along with a special coupon code to receive an additional 22% off in savings. 

They compiled a full list of scary Halloween games that you can see right here, but below are some highlights:

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 - $21.84
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster - $11.70
  • Resident Evil 6 - $11.70
  • Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition - $14.63
  • Left 4 Dead Bundle - $4.68
  • Kholat - $7.80
  • Lucius 2 - $6.79
  • Anna: Extended Edition - $1.95
  • This War of Mine - $6.24
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead - $12.64
  • Among the Sleep - $6.24
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - $5.31
  • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition - $19.50
  • Hektor - $5.31

To use the special Green Man Gaming voucher for an additional 22% off, enter this coupon code at checkout: 


Green Man Gaming Halloween sale is only available until October 30.


GameStop's 2015 Halloween Sale is right up your alley if you're not just looking for games, but collectibles as well. Either way, they have both!

Even if not all listed items below are on sale, the are exclusive to the Halloween season for GameStop:

Collectibles Highlights:

  • October Vault Drop - $25.00
  • Pop! Figure: Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack the Pumpkin King - $10.99
  • Pop! Figure: Nightmare Before Christmas: Nightshade Sally - $10.99
  • Pop! Figure: The Walking Dead: Daryl's Chopper - $24.99
  • Pocket Pop! 3 Pack: Freddy, Jason, Sam - $14.99 

There are also mugs, games, office supplies, and statues from classic slasher movies, The Walking Dead, Nightmare before Christmas, and Ghostbusters. See the full list of collectibles here.

Costumes Highlights:

  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Gauntlet & Hidden Blade - $59.99
  • Five Nights at Freddy's shirt - $14.99
  • Diablo Wanderer Coat - $299.99

There are shirts, headpieces, official costume coats, and costume props from The Walking Dead, Diablo, Star Wars, World of Warcraft, Assassin's Creed Unity, Diablo, Watch Dogs and more here.

PC Download Game Highlights:

  • Dead Space 1, 2, 3 - $7.99 each
  • The Evil Within  - $19.79
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct - $12.49
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare - $14.99

See the full list of on-sale PC Downloads right here.

Any special, spooky game you plan on playing or streaming this Hallow's Eve? Or maybe dressing as a game character for a costume? Let us know in the comments.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate free with Samsung purchase, plus avian camerman action Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:30:09 -0400 Gabriella Graham

Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits stores next week on October 23rd. The PC edition launches after, on November 19th. For those waiting to play without a console device, Samsung will be offering a limited time deal that pairs a free Syndicate download code with the purchase of select SSDs and monitors.

Samsung's partnership with Ubisoft saves consumers those precious extra dollars if they're in the market for a solid state drive or PC monitor. Not every device they offer fits the bill, though. Products that support the promotion are:

  • Portable SSD T1 (500GB, 1TB)
  • 850 PRO 2.5" SATA III SSD (512GB, 1 TB, 2TB)
  • 850 EVO 2.5’’ SATA III SSD (500GB, 1TB, 2TB)
  • 850 EVO mSATA SSD (500 GB, 1TB)
  • 850 EVO M.2 SSD (500GB)
  • 950 PRO SSD (512GB)
  • UE590 UHD Monitor (23.6-inches and 28-inches)
  • SE590CS Curved Monitor (23.5-inches)
  • SD590C Curved Monitor (27-inches)
  • SE591C Curved Monitor (27-inches)
  • SE790C Curved Monitor (29-inches)
  • SE590CS Curved Monitor (31.5-inches)
  • SE790C Curved Monitor (34-inches)

There's a time limit on this deal that starts ticking down November 1st and ends January 2nd, 2016. It runs the length of the holiday season, for all those interested.

Desperate promotional technique or tried and true method?

This isn't the first time Ubisoft partnered with Samsung to attract players with the tantalizing promise of "free". The last installment in the series, Assassin's Creed Unity, still has a promotional page on Samsung's official website with its own qualifying product list, though the promotion has since expired. Ubisoft's return to this tactic could indicate more panic and desperation than a pure profit strategy. In all fairness, it could also demonstrate confidence in the game and the willingness to distribute it widely and ambitiously. Ubisoft obviously intends to come back from the initial reception of Unity, after all.

The qualifying list of Samsung products has grown between Unity's release and the impending launch for Syndicate. This acts as another subtle nod to the controversial reviews Unity received due the necessity of massive patchwork, which followed last-minute delays to the game's release.

Ubisoft needs the newest game in player's hands without taking a huge hit to sales, but weariness grows when gamers feel betrayed. The increased opportunity to snag a free download is a decent ploy to draw some fans back onto the company's side.

Free means safe, trust us.

The download code does not guarantee early access to Syndicate for PC gamers, if Unity's promotional page is any indication. The old ad features a small catch under the terms and conditions: "Game will be available for download on the day Ubisoft launches the game (November 11, 2014)". This possible added benefit is thus debunked.

Here comes the bird tactic.

Ubisoft's promotional techniques for new Assassin's Creed titles aren't only repetitive, but downright odd. The company recently released an attempted salute to the series' eagle vision motif. They strapped a 4k camera to a live eagle and set the bird loose in London. A publisher explained this baffling move:

"This project was undertaken to showcase a feature in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, where players can use ‘Eagle Vision’; a tool enabling players to have an Eagle-Eyed perspective and vision to locate enemies and key features at distance."

One particularly compelling image of the back of an eagle's head.

Nevermind that eagle vision has nothing to do with warging into a bird like a lost Game of Thrones character, but these photos mostly captured the eagle's admittedly majestic head blocking parts of London. What this has to do with the adventures of Jacob and Evie Frye, I can't begin to guess.

Personally, I still adore the Assassin's Creed franchise. Despite this bias, I can't deny the lackluster performance of Unity (even given my geeking out at historical landmarks and gorgeous stained glass windows) or an absence of enthusiasm for London crime meeting up with the assassin's order. What is clear now is that Ubisoft feels the pressure of its fanbase. When this results in making birds professional photographers, I can't help but wonder were the company will go next.

Can you think of any promotional techniques that might benefit Ubisoft? Are you interested in the Samsung deal? Are you already pumped to pick up Syndicate next week? Share your thoughts and I promise I won't send camera-bird cyborgs after answers.

Unboxing the MaxLander: Skylander data-saving NFC device Sun, 27 Sep 2015 05:33:09 -0400 Courtney Gamache

Being a hardware and gadget person, I got my hands on the MaxLander data saving device and decided to do an unboxing so people can see what the hype is all about.

For those of you who don't know MaxLander, it's made for all Skylanders games on various softwares. It can be used to either download items or characters directly from the internet and use them, or you can save them as a backup if you're traveling and don't want to take them all.

Tons of components for the gadget

The MaxLander comes with a ton of parts that work together to save and download Skylander data. Major parts consist of the cable, token chips, and MaxLander device. Each token has up to a 99 character and item saving capacity. Along with the two tokens, there are two sheets with different types of elements, and two cases for the tokens. 

Seemingly for kids

When looking at the device and using it, I could see this product being specifically used by my three year old nephew - where collecting the physical figures might become a problem. Since the software for the figures and items could be downloaded digitally, he could play all he likes without needing to spend his parent's money for his game.

I would suggest this product for anyone who would like to save money on recreational activities like video games and still get the same enjoyment. All that is really necessary for MaxLander to work is a PC, the Skylanders game disk, and of course, the portal pad. 

It is a bit surprising in the long run that Skylanders hasn't shut down this device and company on a copyright infringement, but only time can tell how they'll respond. 

Apple TV 4 to be focused around gamers Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:00:17 -0400 Andrea Koenig

Competition is every rising in the gaming console world, and now Apple has come along to play with its fourth-generation Apple TV, debuting September 9th.

The latest Apple TV hopes to gear itself toward the gaming community to "actively compete for TV gamers with updated hardware, software, and peripherals." Things bring about fresh challenges for TV access against Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony consoles as the previous three generations of Apple TVs did not.

The device teases one key feature: a Siri remote control.

The Siri remote means to work similarly to the current Apple remote, using a replaceable battery, no recharge needed. It will have both physical buttons, a touchpad, and an integrated microphone to control and navigate your Apple TV 4 with Siri.

For gamers, the Siri remote will also have motion sensors, similar to that of a Wii remote. That way, users can transform it into a steering wheel for racing games and other simulations.

The key difference between the Siri remote and the Wii remote however is the Siri remote doesn't use the infrared sensor bar. Instead, it connects via Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11ac wireless standards. Bluetooth connectivity allows gamers to connect their compatible wireless controllers.

In further support of the gaming industry, Apple teases an App Store that allows video games to be downloaded onto its iOS9 interface.

The Apple TV series is also known for its AirPlay feature that allows users to engage content, including games, from iOS devices and Macs on a TV.

The Apple TV 4 will debut at the announcement event on September 9th alongside the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. It will begin shipping in October.

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Mega Man Legacy drops this month with loads of content Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:12:08 -0400 Larry Iaccio

Capcom announced at Gamescom today that Mega Man Legacy will be available for digital download for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on August 25. Those who want a copy for their 3DS will have to wait until early 2016, unfortunately.

Mega Man Legacy is a collection of the Blue Bomber's first 6 original NES titles and will set players back $14.99. Rather than just being a rehash of Mega Man's first 6 games, Capcom has decided to give these titles a fresh coat of paint by making them HD friendly. Mega Man Legacy also boasts a few new gameplay modes including a Challenge Mode which mixes elements of different games together for a unique experience that is very reminiscent of something like an NES Remix.

On top of the updated visuals and new modes, players will be treated to a slew of bonus content ranging from a jukebox containing over 100 Mega Man tunes to concept art, developer diaries, and even unused robot designs.

In addition to the digital download, a physical edition of the game is intended for release in North America in early 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and 3DS for $29.99.

It's worth noting that Capcom has released a Mega Man compilation about 10 years ago entitled Mega Man Anniversary Collection which included all of the titles on Mega Man Legacy along with Mega Man 7 & 8 and 2 arcade games.

]]> on Android begins worldwide rollout, US not in first wave Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:27:57 -0400 Ryan Mayle

If you've been around the Internet I'm sure you've run into the game It's a deceptively simple web browser game that can suddenly make 5 minutes turn into an hour. Well if you have places to go or things to do, you will soon be able to play this on your mobile Android device. Starting today, Miniclip has started its worldwide roll-out of the game. is a simple cell division game. If you have every played Osmos, then you will have a firm understand as to what is going on. The biggest difference between these two is that the game is much simpler in design and is based around multiplayer. What you are doing in the game is moving around eating small dots to grow in size. As you grow in size you are able to start eating other players and other players who are larger eat you.

The basic strategy is to eat and not be eaten, and you are given only the tool of movement and the ability to separate yourself to become smaller and faster.

If you haven't played the game at all you can try it out now in your web browser at agar.ioOtherwise expect to see the game become available in your region as they slowly launch this game worldwide on Google Play.

Kingdom Rush Becomes Free On Android Sun, 03 May 2015 14:40:15 -0400 Ryan Mayle

It looks like developer Ironhide Game Studio has decided to make Kingdom Rush free on Android. With no notice and seemingly out of nowhere, the first tower defense title in the Kingdom Rush series had its price reduced from 99 cents to completely free. While the game has become free to play, this doesn't mean that everything in the game has become free. 

There have always been some in-app purchases to obtain different heroes to help you in the game, and it doesn't look like the price of them will be changing anytime soon. This isn't inherently a bad thing though. These purchasable characters are good, but in no way vital to the experience. You can still get through the entire campaign with the characters you are given throughout the game.

If you are unfamiliar with Kingdom Rush, it's a tower defense game on both Android and iOS that has won many awards. You place your towers along the path to prevent the enemies from getting to your base. What makes this game unique is the different ways you can upgrade the units that come out of your tower and that you are able to position them on the map.

Mobile Game Final Fantasy Record Keeper Hits 1 Million Downloads Thu, 09 Apr 2015 22:43:41 -0400 Ryan Mayle

It seems that quite a large number of people are liking Square Enix's latest mobile game Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Today Square Enix has announced their new game has been downloaded over 1 million times. Pretty impressive considering the game has only been out for two weeks.

To celebrate the occasion, they plan to give out 1 free mithril (an in-game currency) every day from April 11th to April 16th. This gives players a chance to stock up to try for some new gear.

If you haven't had the opportunity to try Final Fantasy Record Keeper, I highly recommend it. The entire game is based around going back through different iterations of the Final Fantasy series and sort of re-creating classic fights. There is a standard free-to-play style stamina system that will block you if you play too much in one sitting, but I have yet to run into that problem or any situation where I felt like I had to pay money to get anywhere in the game. This game is definitely worth checking out if you haven't yet.

A Quick Look At Next Month's Free Games For Xbox Live Members Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:28:07 -0500 Ryan Mayle

Microsoft has just lifted the curtain on next month's Games With Gold. For those out of the loop, Games With Gold are free games available on Xbox One and Xbox 360 with a current Xbox Live subscription.

Starting next month, Xbox One owners will be able to download Rayman: Legends. Rayman: Legends is a beautiful 2D platformer with an outstanding atmosphere. There are plenty of collectables to get, characters to unlock, and secret levels to find. However, the best part of the game is how easy it is to pick up, even for people who are unfamiliar with the game. This is a must download title for those who are fans of local co-op games.

Xbox 360 owners will have the opportunity to download two games throughout the month. During the first half of the month (March 1-15) you can get Tomb Raider. This game is a much more brutal and cinematic take on the Tomb Raider series and is differently a great game for fans who love the series or just enjoy 3D platformer games with puzzles.

During the 2nd half of next month (March 16-31), Xbox 360 owners get to download BioShock Infinite. This first-person shooter puts an emphasis on story and atmosphere. Anyone who is familiar with the BioShock series will immediately enjoy this game as it's very faithful to the series. Even those who haven't played a BioShock game, this is a great opportunity to jump into the series.

These three titles seem like a huge step up compared to February's Games With Gold. However, on the Xbox website, they did tease that they are planning to increase the number of downloadable titles in April. They look to be giving out two Xbox One titles and two Xbox 360 titles. This is a really nice touch to give Xbox Live subscriptions value, but at this rate I wonder if they will have to start repeating what the free games of the month are.

Flipnote Studio 3D Now Available on 3DS And How To Get It Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:54:05 -0500 Ryan Mayle

After much wait, the sequel to the hit DSiWare animation software Flipnote Studio is now available on the Nintendo 3DS. Flipnote Studio 3D brings back the classic animation software that was on the Nintendo DS, but gives you the ability to make 3D animations. However, in order to get the new software, there is a slight catch: The application isn't downloadable from the storefront on the Nintendo eShop.

You have to get a code to download the software. Here is a quick guide on how to get the code to download Flipnote Studio 3D and get animating.

As a preliminary warning, the Club Nintendo website has been experiencing a very high amount of traffic causing the site to stop responding and even show a message that the website is under maintenance. Just keep refreshing and you will be able to get through.

How to Get Flipnote Studio 3D

  1. First if you don't have a Club Nintendo account you will need to sign up for one. It's as simple as going to All you need is a valid email address and you will be on your way.
  2. You will get an email to verify your email address, you have to click the link provided in that email before you can log into Club Nintendo.
  3. After your email is verified, Sign in to Club Nintendo. (The ability to sign in is slightly hidden underneath the large sign up button.)
  4. You will immediately see "To-Dos" and a Flipnote Studio 3D Gift should be available. Select Flipnote Studio 3D (If you just made a new account, you will likely see a Welcome Survey, but you won't need to do it to get a Flipnote Studio 3D code.)
  5. You will then be asked shipping information, which won't matter as nothing will actually be shipped to you and a code will be provided once you select order on the website.
  6. Once you get your code, redeem it on your 3DS!

If you are uncertain as to how the code works once you have it, you can quickly redeem it directly on your 3DS. On your Nintendo 3DS, you go to Nintendo eShop, scroll left to the left to select Settings / Other, and input your Flipnote Studio 3D code into Redeem Download Code.

Tips and Fixes to Common Bugs in Dying Light (Film Grain Mod, PS4 Download Error, Character Resets) Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:07:58 -0500 Venisia Gonzalez

Thanks to much misinformation over the recent launch of Dying Light, there have been many angry gamers regarding the recent patch Techland put out. This simple mod allowed PC players to remove the game’s film grain filter by altering a data file.

The updated data file was uploaded to Media Fire and two days later the mod was pulled. Media Fire’s operators received a takedown notice from the ESA. Later on patch 1.2.1 was released to discourage cheating during the "Be The Zombie" PvP mode. This resulted with an error not allowing modders to make such tweaks like the film grain filter.

Here's what Techland had to say on Steam to their players.

"With the recent patch (1.2.1) on Steam we blocked cheating to make sure the game’s PvP system (Be The Zombie) would not be abused. This, however, had the side-effect of hindering mod-makers from making changes to the game."

"Creating obstacles for modders has never been our intention. We are now working on a quick patch that will re-enable common tweaks while stopping cheating in the game’s multiplayer mode.

"At Techland, we have always supported the mod community, and loved seeing how our own game can be changed by the players. A big part of the original Dead Island’s success was the passion and creativity of mod-makers from our community. We want the same for Dying Light."

Common Bugs and Issues

  • Numerous performance optimizations, both general and configuration specific, that resolve many performance problems
  • Compatibility fixes: related to language and regional system settings
  • Fixes a number of crashes in various situations
  • Blocked cheating by changing game’s data files
  • New issue tracking mechanisms (safemode switch, additional logs, minidumps always, full dumps on request)
  • Numerous audio compatibility fixes

1.2.1 Patch Notes (Windows and Linux)

  • Numerous performance optimizations, both general and configuration specific, that resolve many performance problems
  • Compatibility fixes: related to language and regional system settings
  • Fixes a number of crashes in various situations
  • Blocked cheating by changing game’s data files
  • New issue tracking mechanisms (safemode switch, additional logs, minidumps always, full dumps on request)
  • Numerous audio compatibility fixes
Bugs Fixed
  • Resolved disappearing inventory in a save game in specific circumstances
  • Resolved blocked using of items after breaking reloading of shooting weapon
  • Removed weapon duplication glitch of throwable weapons
  • Limited camera field of view on cutscenes when in-game FOV set to other than default
  • Lowered frequency of docket availability information
Known Windows Issues To Be Fixed
  • Performance issues of systems based on the AMD processor
  • Freezes when using Nvidia DoF
  • Unsatisfactory performance on multi-GPU systems

1.2.1 Linux Specific Patch Notes

  • added keyboard support for unicode characters
  • fixed crashes (when unplugging game PAD controller, on landing movie)
  • fixed primary weapon HUD selection via mouse controller
  • fixed input system performance (along with mouse wheel)
  • fixed v-sync in windowed mode
  • fixed fullscreen support
  • fixed game process priority
  • fixed water reflection
  • fixed in-game menu map background
  • fixed characters faces morphing (chatters)
  • fixed missing (yellow) materials, i.e. sense mode, bushes, rocks
Known Linux Issues To Be Fixed
  • The game does not launch on some systems (Linux Mint)
  • The game does not work with Radeon cards
  • Some rendering/OpenGL performance issues
  • Too intense blur effect

PS4 Download Issues

Some PS4 users had issues with their pre-downloaded versions of the game not loading up. On Twitter there was a post with this link to the PlayStation EU forums that explains a simple fix.

  • Go to Settings
  • Select PSN
  • Select Restore Licenses
  • Hit ok (Restore Licenses)
  • Go to My Library on console
  • You are now provided with the download option (single or multi-player)
  • The download should then begin

If you receive an error code, simply delete the failed or partially failed downloads from your “Downloads” section of the PS4’s Notification area, and properly install the game.

Reset Issues

Players are reporting a serious problem with Dying Light that deletes acquired items, blueprints, money, and levels by resetting entire characters.

The exact cause of this specific bug is unknown. Rumor has it to be caused by quitting the game straight after sleeping, while others have reported it after playing in co-op mode. This is affecting both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game.

As of yet, Techland doesn't appear to have acknowledged this particular problem. I have reached out to Techland's PR for comment and am awaiting word currently. As soon as I have an update, I will provide it here.

Free 3DS Game Promotion Offered in Africa and Europe Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:45:50 -0400 Chris_Lemus

Three Nintendo 3DS games bought in Western Europe and South Africa will now include a free premium game as part of a promotion.

Nintendo will be offering the promotion for customers who buy Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Omega Ruby or Pokemon Alpha Sapphire between Sept. 11 and Jan. 12.

Gamers can choose from one of the following titles:

  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
  • the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Mario Golf: World Tour
  • Mario Party: Island Tour
  • Pokemon Art Academy
  • Yoshi’s New Island

In order to receive the free download code, gamers must register a 3DS or 2DS device along with the game between the promotional period. Retail purchases will also include an additional survey.

The download code must be requested by Feb. 12 and redeemed by March 12.

Nintendo’s promotion is being offered in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.  There is no indication if a Nintendo promotion will be offered in the United States.

Xbox One August Dashboard Update Detailed Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:04:19 -0400 Yasmin Curren

In the words of Larry Hryb, better known for his gamertag as "Major Nelson" on his latest blog post;

"You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product."

Doesn't that statement just make you feel warm and gooey? It looks like Xbox are taking their Xbox feedback channel very seriously, offering a range of interesting new updates coming next month and beyond. These include easier ways to download games by mobile purchase, gamerscore leaderboard to compete with your friends, and interact with your friends through the activity feeds, as well as a way to turn those notifications off for those times when you just want to focus on the game!

This new update will be available to consoles which have their updates set to automatically receive new ones.

  • Activity feed updates: They’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed.  The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. They’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market. 
  • Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase. 
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low. 
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”

With these updates the Xbox One will have a much nicer user experience; being able to get instant access to what your friends have been up to and what games are most popular between them as well as the all important, being able to shut it all off when you just want to use the gaming console for what it's meant for; gaming.