Aug
20
2013
1

Good news / bad news on the Shadowrun Returns front.

Bad news: they’re delaying the Berlin DLC until next January.  Good news: it’s going to be bigger.

We’ve heard a lot of questions from you wondering what to expect from Berlin. Well, our original plan called for a modest-sized campaign that we could ship by the end of October. However, after listening to your forum discussions and feedback, it became clear that you would like to see something bigger (and so would we). So, we’ve decided to spend more time on Berlin to create an experience closer to the size of Dead Man’s Switch. A story of that scope will take longer, so we’re targeting January for its release.

Guess I should go check the Steam content packs again, then.

Moe Lane

PS: The savegame issue is apparently going to be a real bear, thanks to the way the game is designed.  I dunno how they’re going to solve it, sorry.

Nov
16
2012
--

Whaddya know: there ARE female turians.

Surprise, surprise, surprise.

Last week Bioware finally revealed to us Mass Effect players what a Turian female looks like via screenshots from Mass Effect 3′s upcoming Omega downloadable content.

The three screenshots showed her from a slight distance and she was hooded. But Bioware has posted a new image of the female Turian on its Facebook page. The posted image shows her full face.

Yeah, I know that Garrus said that he saw one, once – hell, he claimed to have bedded one. But I figured that he was just bullshitting me.

(pause)

Um, I mean my Mass Effect 3 character. Yeah.  That’s what I meant.

Moe Lane

PS: November 27th.  Woo-hoo!

Nov
15
2012
1

New Skyrim DLC: Dragonborn.

Coming out in December, so it won’t show up where I can get it until January.  Unless I buy Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Xbox and just burn through the whole game in three weeks.

 

…No, I don’t think that I’ll be doing that.  Kind of alarming that I had to think about it, though.

Feb
07
2011
4

#rsrh DLC’s end?

It is a measure of how comprehensively centrist and moderate Democrats have been marginalized and neutered in their own party that these days the first online reaction to a title like the above would be What, Moe?  There’s not a chance at all that game companies are going to stop offering DownLoadable Content for their game titles.  That’s a stone cold moneymaker for them, that is.

And so it is… but the DLC that I’m actually referencing is the Democratic Leadership Council, which as Jim Geraghty chuckles, has finally fallen to the radiological warfare waged against it by the Daily Kos* and others of its… ilk?  Yes, ‘ilk’ seems appropriate.  Anyway, the DLC’s out of cash and has a shriveled-up, decimated staff – as above, so below, and all that – which means that the group may not survive to the end of, say, CPAC.  That would be marvelous, in fact: we’re already going to be celebrating retaking the House, red-shifting the Senate, routing the Democrats in the Midwest, mopping up the Democrats in the South, breaching the Democrats’ line in the Northeast, and generally retaking critical state legislatures and governments in the very nick of time… so being able to raise a glass in salute of the death rattle** of the iconic Democratic centrist group will just be the proverbial cherry on top.

And even if the DLC does survive a bit longer… well.  There ain’t no such thing as a conservative/moderate Democratic politician, anyway.  Having a zombie group around to hide that… won’t, really.

Moe Lane

*Hey, five years’ worth of paper-cuts… won’t do a blessed thing, actually; but it’s probably uncouth to not play along.

**I’ll use whatever metaphors I please.

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Sep
28
2010
5

I have a bit of a recommendation for Bioware.

Patch its Firewalker and Overlord DLC for Mass Effect 2 so that it will permit saves of the Hammerhead portions…

OK, let me translate that.  ‘DLC’ is “DownLoadable Content:” add-ons for the Mass Effect 2 video game, which has sucked me in whole, now that Dragon Age’s DLC is over and done with.  Firewalker and Overlord are two DLCs that feature a new vehicle (the Hammerhead), which is a royal pain in the ass to maneuver and fire… and which you cannot save your game in the middle of playing those sequences, which means that when your vehicle burns in lava or acid you have to start the whole damned thing over again from the start.

This feature is annoying, and largely unnecessary, and the only reason why I’m still playing either DLC at this point is that I need the damned money I can generate from it to improve my squad before I go to the endgame.  This is not an optimal reason to play DLC.

Arrgh.

Moe Lane

PS: Lair of the Shadow Broker rocked on toast, by the way.

Sep
19
2010
1

Whaddya *mean*, ‘Reinstall Witch Hunt’?

For real?

For real.

At this rate, I’ll be ready to have an end to the Dragon Age DLC.  Mind you, I’m right now trying to figure out if I can wait for more Mass Effect 2 DLC – mostly because my character is apparently out of cash, darn it.  Cheapskate Cerberus…

Jul
25
2010
5

New DA:O DLC: ‘Golem of Amgarrak’?

That’s the word from the San Diego Comic-Con, at least: details here and here.  High-level dungeon crawl, apparently; I’ll need to tweak my Elven Mage/Arcane Warrior/Battlemage/Spirit Healer for full Things Go Boom Now effect.

It’s interesting to see the way that complaints about the DLC for Dragon Age: Origins change every single time a new one comes out.  I’m not used to the computer RPG social scene, oddly enough: this is the first game that really has had my wife and I aware of its larger online community.  We were trying to figure out why there was so much acrimony lurking in forums for corporate decisions about a game that nobody was being forced to buy, until we realized that said acrimony was mostly fueled by a general desire to complain

Moe Lane

PS: Mind you, Return to Ostagar should have been longer.

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