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access_time June 28, 2012 at 2:29 AM in Culture by John De Large

Xbox Fever (June 27)

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.


  • Ramon Aranda June 28, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Those are some pretty sweet deals going on right now. Might have to bust out the wallet.

  • Tommybm July 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Those are some sweet deals. I’d rather play video games on days I”m bored or something. It’s better to be outside playing sports. I’d rather go play airsoft with my buds and use my wingun to kick their butts! I get awesome deals from http://www.airsplat.com/ and great tips from teh reps.

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