Destiny is getting microtransactions, sources tell us. Don’t freak out too much, though: We hear this paid DLC will be limited to cosmetic items like emotes and sparrow skins. And the developers at Bungie will be doling out free story content every few months until next fall. »
Everyone likes to complain about how developers try to nickel and dime their audience with paid downloadable content. But this game takes the cake. It’s insane.
Whether it’s a good old-fashioned expansion pack or modern DLC, spinning additional content for already-released games has been a standard practice in the industry for decades. But the best expansions do more than simply add a few extra hours of the same game for you to play. »
Today, new DLC is coming to Batman: Arkham Knight. Usually, this is when players pop a disc back in and rekindle a relationship with the game. But, the responses to Arkham Knight’s DLC have been harsh and it’s going to take a lot of work to make the owners of the newest Bat-game feel like they’re not being bilked. »
Everything one needs to play Mario Kart 8 in a $299 box. Nintendo has announced a new ongoing version of the Wii U that comes bundled with its popular racing game and an eShop download card for its two DLC packs. It’s available across the U.S. starting today. Vroom. »
We’ve been hard on the six-month downloadable content roll-out for Batman Arkham Knight, because, so far, it just hasn’t been that good. The newest morsel, released yesterday, isn’t much of an improvement, but this month does bring promise of a potential turnaround. »
So you and your companions saved the continent of Thedas from certain doom. What have you done for them lately? Find out in September 8’s Trespasser, a downloadable epilogue for Dragon Age: Inquisition that picks up two years after the main story ends. »
Point Lookout is one of those add-ons that sticks with you. In a world where downloadable content is often forgettable, Bethesda crafted an interesting new addition to Fallout 3 and populated it with some of the best quests they’ve ever produced. »
The Witcher 3’s final piece of free DLC, which adds a more challenging New Game+ mode, is out. The first challenge: actually starting a New Game+. »
YouTuber Many A True Nerd did not rest on his laurels after beating Fallout: New Vegas on a single health bar last March. Instead, he upped the ante and decided to continue the run on New Vegas DLC. It seemed all but certain that he would die during this new portion of the run, given its challenge. Somehow, though,… »
While its other qualities may be less evenly distributed, I can say this about the new Dragon Age: Inquisition expansion The Descent: The title is accurate. You spend the whole thing going down, down, down.
The next major Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC is coming sooner than you think: August 11. That’s next week! To prevent a series of earthquakes, your party heads underground to discover a secret about the Darkspawn. There’s no exclusivity shenanigans this time, either. »
Klei continues to expand Don’t Starve, and it’s partnering with Super Time Force developer Capybara Games for the water-based Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked expansion. The PC, Mac, and Linux versions get new “playable characters, biomes, creatures and seasonal effects” this fall, but no word on the other platforms. »
Rocket League’s getting its first DLC and update next month, with paid and free content. You don’t have to pay for spectator mode, the Utopia Coliseum map, or the new new flags, music, and fireworks. New cars, boosts, wheels, paint types, and trophies will cost $3.99. There’s no specific release date yet. »
Smash Bros. is getting two familiar-looking Mii Fighter costumes—the left one’s based on Chrom from Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the one on the right is based on Donkey Kong big bad King K. Rool. They (and the Smash Hoodie in the middle) will be available as Premium DLC for both the 3DS and Wii U versions this Friday.
The Talos Principle, Croteam’s philosophical puzzler about artificial intelligence, the existence of God, and moving laser beams around in ancient-seeming spaces to open force fields, was one of my top three games of last year. OK, it was exactly No. 3, if you must know, followed in ascending order by South Park: The… »