This Week's Free The Witcher 3 DLC Includes New Quest, More Gwent Cards

about X hours ago from
This Week's Free The Witcher 3 DLC Includes New Quest, More Gwent Cards

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for more free The Witcher 3 DLC. This time out, card sharks get access to a new set of Gwent cards. There are also pigs.

Gwent players will be able to add the Ballad Heroes set (neutral) to their collections. These cards give you access to characters from Dandelion's ballads. Learn more about Gwent here.

The Fool's Gold quest teams Geralt up with the village idiot. Together, the two uncover the mysteries of a village populated only by pigs.

Rockstar Announces Grand Theft Auto Online Ill-Gotten Gains Weekend Event

about X hours ago from

Logging onto Grand Theft Auto Online this weekend will reward double cash, double RP, and a Snapmatic contest, among other weekend goodies.

The event begins on Friday, June 12 and goes until Sunday, June 14 (also known as the first true day of E3). This is apparently only part one of the Ill-Gotten Gains event weekend. The double cash will be rewarded to players exploring the Adversary mode.

You can check out all the details of the event by heading to page two to see the press release.

Humble Indie Bundle All Stars Discounts Braid, Limbo, Super Meat Boy, And More

about X hours ago from
Humble Indie Bundle All Stars Discounts Braid, Limbo, Super Meat Boy, And More

A new Humble Indie Bundle gathers a collection of highly regarded indie games for discounted purchase.

The full list of games includes World of Goo, Super Meat Boy, and Dustforce DX. The bundle also includes Dungeon Defenders, Limbo, and Braid for those who at least the average. For those who pay at least $1 above the average, you can add Risk of Rain and Antichamber to that list, as well. Currently grabbing all eight games (and their soundtracks) will set you back $5.55.

You can grab the bundle by heading here, which you should because those games should not be passed over.

Oculus Starting E3 Early With Thursday Press Conference

about X hours ago from
Oculus Starting E3 Early With Thursday Press Conference

E3 doesn't technically start until next week, but Oculus isn't constraining itself to that timeline. The company is holding its E3 press conference this Thursday in San Francisco, California. The event will be streamed on Twitch and the VR company's site, so you can watch it from home, too.

The two-hour event begins at 10 a.m. Pacific this Thursday, June 11. You can watch it on oculus.com or the company's Twitch page.

There's no word on what the press conference will cover at this stage, but perhaps viewers will get further details on when it will be available to consumers. Right now, we know that it's scheduled for an early 2016 release, but more clarity would be welcome. For more information on the Oculus Rift headset, including what PC specs it requires, take a look at our earlier coverage.

Blizzard Celebrates Heroes Of The Storm Launch With Epic Mural

about X hours ago from

This past weekend Blizzard Entertainment commissioned a mural in celebration of the successful launch of Heroes of the Storm. The mural, known as Project Sprayhem, immortalizes classic Blizzard characters like Thrall from the Warcraft universe and Nova from Starcraft I and II. 

The creation of this art installation took 350 nozzles and 1,350 cans of paint. In the video below, Blizzard interviews Captain Kris, Ed Hicks, and Smug One, the three graffiti artists who worked on the project.

(Please visit the site to view this media)

Ubisoft Is Inviting The Public To Play-Test Assassin's Creed Syndicate

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft Is Inviting The Public To Play-Test Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Ubisoft will be hosting a select number of individuals to play-test the next title in the Assassin's Creed series. The first invitation-only session will be taking place next week in Los Angeles alongside E3.

In order to apply, you need to be over the age of 17 and send an email to playtestroadshow@ubisoft.com. You'll need to include your name, age, and 100 words or less about your experience playing Assassin's Creed games.

Ubisoft is looking for those experienced with the franchise. If you're selected, you'll be given a specific appointment time on Wednesday, June 17, and further information. For more, check out our previous coverage.

Report: Dark Souls III Promotional Image Surfaces

about X hours ago from
Report: Dark Souls III Promotional Image Surfaces

The evidence that Dark Souls III is happening continues to mount. The latest piece of the puzzle is a promotional image bearing a release window of "early 2016."

IGN reported the image, indicating that was able to verify its authenticity, labeling it as "official." An identical image (above) and another with the logo and company credits (below) were provided to Game Informer, though we are unable to secure additional confirmation of the release window or that the image is legitimate and not a fan creation.

This information follows a report from VG 24/7 early last week and screenshots that were carried by The Know. Namco Bandai indicated that it does not comment on rumors or speculation, so we'll have to sit tight and see what E3 brings.

PlayStation Now Game Streaming Available On Some Samsung Smart Televisions

about X hours ago from
PlayStation Now Game Streaming Available On Some Samsung Smart Televisions

Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now game streaming service is going outside the family for the first time. If you own a Samsung smart television, you may have access to a library of PlayStation 3 titles for rent.

According to Sony's list of compatible devices (which has not yet been fully updated), service was planned for televisions released as recently as 2014. If you have one, you'll be able to connect a Dual Shock 4 controller and access PlayStation 3 games via individual rental or subscription (pricing details).

All of the features present on other platforms are available. This includes trophy support, online gaming, and cloud-based game saves.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoils Of The Avvar DLC Lets You Ride In Style

about X hours ago from
Dragon Age: Inquisition Spoils Of The Avvar DLC Lets You Ride In Style

EA and BioWare have rolled out another bundle of DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The latest offerings include a number of customization and aesthetic items.

Included in the Spoils of the Avvar pack are five Avvar mounts, base customizations, and two sets of armor as both loot and schematics. The pack is available now across all five platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC).

You can purchase the pack for $4.99 from Origin (PC) or the Xbox and PlayStation storefronts. For more on Dragon Age: Inquisition, check out our review. You can also read up on some recent free DLC.

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Gets Villainous In Call Of Duty: Black Ops III

about X hours ago from
Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Gets Villainous In Call Of Duty: Black Ops III

It's not going to be a surprise when we tell you that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is on the cover of ESPN Magazine. What might catch you off guard is that he's representing Call of Duty: Black Ops III as part of the publication's eSports issue.

Lynch is a fan of video games, as evidenced by his appearance on Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer playing Mortal Kombat X. Now, he's making the move from Madden to mayhem, as a villain in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

During a visit to Treyarch's studios, Lynch received the full motion capture experience. Not only will his image be in the game this fall, but he also acted out the part on the motion capture stage.