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Xbox Fever (June 27)

by on June 28, 2012

JDL: Now I know you’re mad at me for going AWOL, but I warned you it could happen! So today, I’m tripling up on news.

Chris: Okay cowboy, shoot.

GameStock Is Here!

says: Examiner

JDL: So for starters, GameStop is having a monstrous sale (known as GameStock) on games like Modern Warfare 3, Max Payne 3 that even extends to hardware. Take a look.

Chris: Say whaaaaat? I can get a 360 AND a $50 gift card? It’s like Christmas in June!

JDL: Heh, guess so. Personally, I’m psyched over the prospect of getting Asura’s Wrath on the cheap! Check out all the deals below!


250GB Xbox 360 – $299.99 w/ free $50 gift card – 6/25 – 6/30
PS3 Summer Bundle* – $69 in savings – 6/25-8/5
Playstation 3D Display* – $199 – 6/27-7/31

Army Corps of Hell (PS Vita*) – $10 off – 6/25 – 7/17
Asura’s Wrath (PS3*, Xbox 360) – $10 off – 6/27 – 7/1
Battleship (PS3*, Xbox 360) – $20 off – 6/27 – 8/7
Big Foot: King of Crush (Wii*) – $5 off – 6/27 – 7/17
The Darkness II (PS3*, Xbox 360) – 50% off – 6/25 – 8/5
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3*, Xbox 360) – $10 off – 6/27 – 7/10
Duke Nukem Forever (PS3, Xbox 360) – 50% off – 6/25 – 8/5
Max Payne 3 (PS3*, Xbox 360) – 20% off – 6/25 – 8/6
Men in Black (PS3*, Xbox 360, Wii) – $20 off – 6/27 – 8/7
Minute to Win It (PS3*, Xbox 360) – $10 off – 6/27 – 7/17
NBA 2K12 (PS3*, Xbox 360) – 20% off – 6/25 – 8/5
Noah’s Ark (DS) – $5 off – 6/27 – 7/17
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3*, Xbox 360) – $20 off – 6/25 – 7/17
Shinobido 2 (PS Vita*) – $10 off – 6/25 – 7/15
Sorcery (PS3*) – $10 off – 6/27 only
Starhawk (PS3*) – $10 off – 6/26 only
Touch my Katamari (PS Vita*) – $10 off – 6/25 – 7/15
Twisted Metal (PS3*) – $30 off – 6/25 only
Two Worlds II (PS3*) – $10 off – 6/27 – 7/17

$10 off Activision from 6/27 – 8/7

Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3*, Xbox 360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3*, Xbox 360)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DLC (PS3*, Xbox 360)

$10 off Warner Bros. from 6/27 – 7/10

Batman: Arkham City GOTY (PS3*, Xbox 360)
Mortal Kombat Komplete Collection (PS3*, Xbox 360)

$5 off Warner Bros. from 6/27 – 7/10

Batman: Arkham Asylum: GOTY Edition (PS3*, Xbox 360)
LEGO Battles: NinjaGo
LEGO Batman
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7

$10 off Zumba from 6/27 – 7/17

Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
Zumba Fitness 2
Zumba Fitness: Rush

20% off Take Two from 6/27 – 7/15

Borderlands GOTY Edition
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
L.A. Noire
MLB 2K12
Red Dead Redemption: GOTY Edition

*But you don’t care about those platforms/deals.

Guard That Dawn!
says: Computer and Video Games

JDL: The new Skrim DLC, Dawnguard will focus on a story that involves the vampire lord Harkon who is trying to use the Elder Scroll to…. blot out the sun.

Chris: Geez man! Was someone at Bethesda watching the Who Shot Mr. Burns episodes of The Simpsons again?

JDL: Players can become a vampire hunter and slay Harkon using crossbows (which take longer than the standard bow to reload but can stagger enemies) and armored trolls as followers.

Chris: It’s like Van Helsing, but better!

JDL: Players that end up becoming children of the night can become flying vampire lords and they can gain access to a Sith-like power known as Vampiric Grip that suspends enemies in the air while draining their health. Unfortunately, vampires will be attacked on sight, so players need to stick to a human form.

Chris: It’s like Underworld, but better!

JDL: And it seems no matter what alignment players choose, they’ll have access to new shout called Soul Tear which lets player steal souls and create undead companions.

Chris: Need more info? Here’s a list of Vampire and Werewolf perks, respectively.

Power of the Grave – 50 point bonus to health, magicka and stamina as a Vampire Lord.
Detect All Creatures – Requirement: Power of the Grave
Mist Form – Turn yourself into an invulnerable cloud of mist while regenerating your health, magicka, and stamina.
Requires: Detect All Creatures
Supernatural Reflexes -You move quicker, while enemies move slower.
Requires: Mist Form
Blood Healing – Killing a person with a power attack bite restores all your health.
Requires: Power of the Grave
Unearthly Will – Night powers and Blood Magic cost 33% less.
Requires: Power of the Grave
Poison Talons – Melee attacks deal 20 points of poison damage.
Requires: Unearthly Will/Blood Healing
Night Cloak – A shroud of bats feed on enemies within melee range.
Requires: Poison Talons
Vampiric Grip – Blood Magic: Can pull a creature to you from a distance, and do choking damage once it’s close.
Requires: Power of the Grave
Summon Gargoyle – Summons a Gargoyle. Requires: Vampiric Grip
Corpse Curse – Paralyze your foes with this magical blast.
Requires: Summon Gargoyle

Bestial Strength – Do 25% more damage as a werewolf.
Totem of Ice Brothers
Totem of the Predator
Totem of Terror – Werewolf Howl of Terror affects even higher level creatures.
Totem of the Moon – Summon an ally werewolf with a howl.
Animal Vigor – 100 point bonus to health and stamina in beast form.
Gorging – Feeding heals twice as much health.


says: Computer and Video Games

JDL: Mass Effect 3’s Extended Cut DLC is available for free through Xbox Live.

Chris: And what a whopper it is weighing in at a whopping 1.9GB. Once again proving the PS3’s inferiority, European PS3 owners will have to wait an additional week for the free content. Wamp-wamp, so sad!

JDL: The add-on content expands on the endings of Mass Effect 3 and “provides more of the answers and closure that players have been asking for”.

Chris: An ending that needs to be explained? Ack, that doesn’t sound like part of a good game.

JDL: Agreed.

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