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C+P Review: Mothership Zeta abucts Fallout 3 players August 5, 2009

Posted by Santiago Azpurua-Borras in Bethesda, Copy+Paste Review.
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Fallout 3 has taken you too many places; a video game within a video game, a slave-powered Pittsburg, a giant mobile tank base, and Maryland. Now it takes you where no Vault Dweller has ever gone before, space!

With the newest and last of the Fallout 3 DLC, you board the Mothership Zeta to face, what else? Aliens. (And not the Scott Ridley kind.)

But is it worth the 800 Microsoft Points? Hit the jump to find out.

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C+P DLC Review: The Wasteland expands with ‘Point Lookout’ July 2, 2009

Posted by David Sydiongco in Copy+Paste Review, DLC, Fallout 3, FPS, Games, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox Live.
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Let’s face it. A giant swamp in Maryland is probably not the average person’s idea of an ideal vacation spot. The appeal is then only bogged down with the addition of mutated locals, bloodthirsty ghouls, vicious wildlife, and hallucinogenic plants (well maybe not the last one).  Yet, the Lone Wanderer has never been one for convention, which is why he accepts a shady riverboat captain’s questionable offer to venture to Point Lookout.

‘Point Lookout’ is the fourth DLC release for Fallout 3 to come out of Xbox Live. Is it worth 800 MicrosoftPoints to suit up in some Power Armor and enter the Capital Wasteland all over again?

Hit the jump to find out.

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Liberty City glams up this Fall with “The Ballad of Gay Tony” May 26, 2009

Posted by David Sydiongco in DLC, Games, News, Uncategorized, Xbox 360.
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GTA THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY

The tales of Liberty City continue this Fall in the second Microsoft exclusive Grand Theft Auto IV episodic expansion pack, “The Ballad of Gay Tony,” at the price of 1600 MS Points ($20.00).

With neon-soaked flair, this Liberty City story will contrast heavily with the gritty biker underground of “The Lost & Damned.”

Players will assume of the role Luis Lopez as he serves as both street hoodlum and full-time assistant to nightclub giant Tony “Gay Tony” Prince, who was featured in Niko Belic’s misadventures of GTA IV. Lopez will have his work cut out for him as he contends with a world of “competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.”

It will be interesting to see how Rockstar handles the apparent homosexual aspects of characters in this expansion. The stereotypical flamboyance of Bernie Crane in GTA IV, and the unnecessary crotch-shot of “The Lost & Damned” have shown that mature depiction isn’t exactly high on Rockstar North’s priority list. Still, chasing down homophobes with a RPG in GTA IV has always put a smile on my face.

It’s unfortunate to see that Niko Belic’s story will not be continued in this particular DLC. Hopefully, Luis Lopez will prove to be a much more interesting protagonist than the poor-man’s Ben Throttle of the last expansion.

Via [Destructoid]

Via [Joystiq]

Because you havent had enough: more Fallout 3 content on the way May 22, 2009

Posted by Santiago Azpurua-Borras in Uncategorized.
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Pip-boy approves

Pip-boy approves

Those who have played Fallout 3, the first-person-RPG, may or may not have stumbled upon a downed UFO where one can pick up the Alien Blaster. Well, at the same time, one could also pick up a radio frequency filled with incoherent alien-speak.

This July, the aliens are responding to that distress call, and they’re pissed.

Bethesda is planning on releasing two more expansion packs for their already massive game this June and July. The first being titled “Point Lookout” which takes place in a now swamp-like Point Lookout State Park located in Maryland. (More clever post-apocalyptic naming puns!)

The second titled “Mothership Zeta” is the one already mentioned in which the player will be abducted by aliens. Both of these quests will not require the Broken Steel expansion, so they can be activated whether or not you’ve completed the Project Purity quest. The same goes with the level cap, if you do have Broken Steel; it will be 30, if not the cap remains at 20. But sadly, neither will raise the level cap above 30, according to IGN.

They will both offer new armor, items and perks all of which are being kept under wraps. (Dogmeat armor? Please?)

They will both cost 800 Microsoft Points. This is interesting because if you’ve bought the last three expansion packs, and plan on buying these two, one would have spent a full $50 purely on expansion packs.

More details will be provided as they are revealed. For now, you can check out the entire story, plus an interview with Todd Howard, the game’s director.
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/984/984127p1.html