The Witcher 3 & Classic Games Bundles On Deep Discount At GOG

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The Witcher 3 & Classic Games Bundles On Deep Discount At GOG

Classic game purveyors GOG.com, run by The Witcher 3 developers CD Projekt, have a crazy good sale going on until November 29 featuring The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at deep discount as well as themed bundles of titles from yesteryear.

The Witcher 3 is available digitally for 50 percent off, as well as these bundles (text from GOG.com):

Also going for a good prices is content like The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone expansion and The Witcher 2.

Batman: Arkham Knight November DLC Featuring Catwoman And Robin Out Today

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Batman: Arkham Knight November DLC Featuring Catwoman And Robin Out Today

Batman: Arkham Knight gets a little bit bigger again starting today for season pass holders. The November DLC pack adds more story missions, crime fighter challenges, and cosmetic add-ons.

The centerpieces of the latest bundle are two story missions featuring Catwoman and Robin. After her incarceration at the hands of the Riddler in the main game, Catwoman is out for revenge against the man in green.

Robin squares off against Two-Face in his own side mission. Harvey Dent is operating a money laundering scheme, and it’s up the Boy Wonder to put a stop to it.

Refer A Friend To Destiny For A Sweet Sparrow And Co-op Emotes

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Refer A Friend To Destiny For A Sweet Sparrow And Co-op Emotes

While many are still actively playing Destiny, Activision and Bungie are looking to extend the game’s reach even further. To do that, the duo are enlisting existing Guardians to help bolster the game population.

In order to do that, Bungie recognizes you’re going to need a little incentive to hook your friends. The new Refer-a-Friend program heaps on rewards for those that team up with newbies and accomplish in-game tasks.

Here’s how it works. On the Bungie website, after you sign in, you’ll see a button that says “Invite a Friend Today.” Clicking that generates a unique link that can be used by one player. Guardians are only eligible for referral within the first week of play (based on account, not character).

Broforce November Title Update Adds New Items And Playable Characters

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Broforce November Title Update Adds New Items And Playable Characters

Free Lives' over-the-top retro side-scrolling shooter Broforce has received its November 2015 title update which adds a bunch of new content to the game. The free content pack, called "Lightning Strikes Twice," is available now.

The update adds two new lightning wielding characters that have been portrayed by Christopher Lambert on the silver screen. Now available in Broforce are Broden, the game's version of Mortal Kombat's Raiden, and Brolander, Broforce's take on Highlander. In addition, all characters can now call in All-American Supply Drops, which grant them access to powerful items like mechs. Players can also utilize items like performance enhancing drugs to make more difficult passages a little easier, and alien pheromones to help distract alien adversaries.

Though it's not featured in the trailer, the update also adds a new Covert Ops mode, which tailors challenges around each character's specific abilities and moveset. The update is available now.

Reader Discussion: Do You Enjoy Really Difficult Games?

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Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC comes out tomorrow, and as Dan Tack says in his review, it serves up the game's most challenging content yet. Does that make you want to run out and buy it, or simply run away?

From Software is notorious for making unforgivingly difficult games, but for a niche audience of gamers, that's part of the appeal; Bloodborne and the Dark Souls series require you to earn your victories, and when you do, the sense of achievement is all the more potent. This sentiment rings true in my own personal experience with From Software's games as well – I still haven't beaten Bloodborne, but much of my enjoyment so far has come from tackling seemingly impossible odds and managing to overcome them.

That said, the extreme degree of difficulty that Tack describes in his review for The Old Hunters has me second-guessing whether I want to take it on. Bloodborne is already a bit of an anomaly for me; oftentimes I opt for a normal difficulty when I play games, and even occasionally bump games down to easy so I can just run through the experience without too much challenge. So far Bloodborne has managed to make the extra pain worth it, but when a From Software super fan like Tack says that The Old Hunters is crazy hard, it makes want to just stick to the base game.

Massive Collection Of Historic Infocom Documents Archived Online

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In the scramble to preserve the collective history of video games, every retro advertisement or developer memo is its own treasure. With that in mind, technology archivist Jason Scott posted a massive treasure trove of Infocom company documents onto the Internet Archive today, covering a significant slice of video game antiquity.

In a detailed post on his weblog, Scott explained he came across the cache of design documents and other artifacts when visiting famed computer game developer Steve Meretzky, who has worked in the industry since the 1980s. Meretzky had saved thousands of documents from his days at Infocom, a publisher of text-adventure games, which Scott scanned while working on his interactive fiction documentary GET LAMP.

Though Meretzky’s archive is now housed at Stanford University, Scott plans to drop his high-res scans onto the Internet Archive, starting with an initial batch of 4,000 pages worth of material. The documents detail employee exchanges, map iterations, puzzle designs, artwork and text drafts, and playtester letters. Games covered in this initial posting include: Planetfall, Sorcerer, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, A Mind Forever Voyaging, Leather Goddesses Of Phobos, Stationfall, and Zork Zero: the Revenge of Megaboz.

Movie Commentary Site Rifftrax Lambasts '80s Cult Classic, The Wizard

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Gamers who grew up in the '80s likely remember The Wizard, the Nintendo-centric film about three kids traveling to California to enter a video game competition, which provided moviegoers with an early glimpse of Super Mario Bros. 3. The film is as bad as Lucas' Power Glove, something commentary site Rifftrax makes a point of hammering home.

Rifftrax provides humorous commentaries that "riff" on terrible films, and is comprised of Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett. The site offers downloadable commentary tracks, which listeners play alongside a copy of the film in question (with instructions such as when to pause/play the film). Considering The Wizard is bursting at the seams with awful material to rip on, this should be an especially good one for gamers. 

Both the full film and commentary track are available for purchase together for $9.99 at Rifftrax's website

Head-Bonking Stormtrooper Found In Battlefront Easter Egg

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Head-Bonking Stormtrooper Found In Battlefront Easter Egg

A newly discovered easter egg in Star Wars Battlefront has stormtroopers shaking their heads in embarrassment, and maybe a little pain. The easter egg pays tribute to one of Star War's most amusing bloopers.

Check out the easter egg below, originally discovered and uploaded by GamesRadar.

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Check Out All Of Fallout 4's Awesome Magazine Covers

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If you’ve spent any amount of time exploring The Commonwealth of Fallout 4, chances are you’ve picked up a few magazine covers scattered inside various derelict buildings. Now you no longer need to scour Boston's bombed-out remains to appreciate their gorgeous artwork.

DeviantArt user PlanK-69 ripped the high-quality collectible images directly from Fallout 4 and posted them to his gallery recently. The assortment of magazines, comics, and advertisements capture the best of the series’ charming retro-future vibe and self-aware humor. Personally, I would rather maintain the sense of wonder I feel when coming across a new magazine in-game rather than browse them at my leisure, but the gallery at least provides a handy depository for finding awesome desktop backgrounds. View a few of the selections in the gallery below, or click the source link to check them all out.

[Source: PlanK-69 on DeviantArt]

PSA: Fallout 4 PC Console Commands Could Break Save Files

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PSA: Fallout 4 PC Console Commands Could Break Save Files

One of the advantages of playing games on PC versus console is the ability to modify the game. While we typically think of these in terms of community-created elements installed to change the way the game works, there's another way PC players can tweak a game's performance that is accessible, but not always safe.

Many titles include what's known as "console commands." The console is used for debugging, but crafty players have been known to take advantage of the feature to dislodge themselves from troublesome world geometry, quickly summon back a wayward companion, or in the case of the original Doom, turn on "god mode." While Bethesda has earned itself a solid reputation for allowing and supporting user-created mods, the developer is warning against the use of console commands for the PC version of Fallout 4.

Bethesda vice president of PR and marketing Pete Hines has been tweeting responses to fan inquiries regarding the use of console commands, stating that Bethesda does not support them and will not be adding command console options to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Fallout 4. According to Hines, the possibility of console commands breaking your save file isn't just hypothetical – it has already happened. "...we have been sent save files that are clearly messed up from console cmds," Hines told one user via Twitter.