Grand Theft Ebay: Influx of GTA V Collector’s Edition Goodies on Ebay
I threw my $150 down on a Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V early since I knew it’d sell out fairly quick. Picked it up at midnight to see around 10 people who got one as well. I’m assuming a ton of people didn’t expect it to actually sell out though, as Ebay’s got a massive amount of Collector’s Edition goodies up for grabs for ridiculous money. And when I say ridiculous, I mean ridiculous. 
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Take the New Era 9FIFTY snapback for example. It’s got a Los Santos logo stitched in front and a GTA V emblem on its side. It’s just a hat. And it’s going on Ebay for as high as $95, with actual listings with bids averaging around the $30-$40 area, though I have seen some hats with bids as high as $50 and some pretty decent knock-offs for $33.
The safety deposit bag from the Collector’s Edition is running between $20-$50, but it doesn’t seem to be a popular item with bids. This item is a safety deposit bag with the GTA V logo on it and a key to lock/unlock the bag. I honestly haven’t found a use for mine yet, but if I (frequently) sold drugs, I guess it’d be a cool bag to use? I don’t tend to keep wads of cash with me to need a lockup…
The blueprint map of Los Santos/Blaine County that was available for both the Collector’s Edition and Special Edition versions of Grand Theft Auto V are, as expected, the cheapest item to purchase online right now. I’ve seen a couple go for as little as $2 and as high as $10. Weird — I thought it’d be more sought after since the surfacing of the blacklight messages.
What’s absolutely blowing my fucking mind right now is the amount of money people are willing to spend on the DLC that was included in the Collector’s Edition, which gives players more tattoo options, another garage, an atomic blimp (which was the regular Special Edition of the game, but is going for way cheaper on Ebay), some car power-ups, faster charging ability gages of each character, characters from previous Grand Theft Auto games being available to use online (when it launches), and a couple of other bits. There’s a listing of the DLC for Xbox 360 currently at $89 (8 bids) and the same DLC selling for PS3 for $59 (24 bids!). This DLC is selling for insane cash.
And then, of course, we’ve got the Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V itself. The entire package, including the safety deposit bag, blueprint map, DLC, New Era snapback, and the steelbook game, all neatly packaged in its big box, is going for as low as $150 to as high as $1000. Chances are, if you’re bidding on a Collector’s Edition, no one really wants to go that much over $150. Those who really want this package are safely bidding up to almost $200.
People ask me if my $150 purchase for GTA V was justified. Was me hashing out an extra $90 for the game really worth it? Absolutely. I wear my Los Santos hat everyday (that’s me, pictured above) and I love having a giant empty box that says ‘Grand Theft Auto V,’ on my living room coffee table. It’s like my Gucci watch of video gaming.

Grand Theft Ebay: Influx of GTA V Collector’s Edition Goodies on Ebay

I threw my $150 down on a Collector’s Edition of Grand Theft Auto V early since I knew it’d sell out fairly quick. Picked it up at midnight to see around 10 people who got one as well. I’m assuming a ton of people didn’t expect it to actually sell out though, as Ebay’s got a massive amount of Collector’s Edition goodies up for grabs for ridiculous money. And when I say ridiculous, I mean ridiculous

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New Black Ops 2 ‘Uprising’ DLC Brings Crazy New Maps And Star-Studded Zombies Campaign

The maps look cool and it’ll be nice to have something like Firing Range from Black Ops 1 back in the mix, but holy shit the new Zombies mode looks sick! A bunch of gangster dudes played by Ray Liotta, Chazz Palminteri, Joey Pantoliano and Michael Madsen? Yeah, count me in.

Here’s A Look At The Upcoming “Revolution” DLC For BLack Ops II

Four new multiplayer maps, a new zombies co-op map and game mode, and a new gun, the Peacekeeper SMG, landing first on Xbox 360 on 1/29/13 and then on PS3 sometime in February.

Skullgirls and Persona 3 FES Hit PSN Today!
It’s a good day for PS3 owners. The 2D fighter Skullgirls is finally available and I’ve heard good things. I got to demo an early build of the game at NYCC last year and it was pretty awesome. It was developed with the hardcore tournament-going community in mind, but I think casual players will enjoy it just as much. If you want to dip your toes in this hot sauce, you can try the demo, or take the full plunge and snag it for $14.99.
As awesome as Skullgirls seems, if you only have the cash for one PSN download this week, Persona 3 FES should be at the top of your list.
I’d avoided this series for YEARS because it looked like too much of a timesink, but I have a shiny new Vita and Persona 3 Portable was only $14.99 two weeks back, so I figured what the hell? Little did I know my mind, guts, and soul would be rocked eight ways to Sunday and back. Calling this game “amazing” would be a vast understatement. I was actually so addicted that I picked up a hard copy of Persona 3 FES last week for $20 at Gamestop for the animated cutscenes and additional story that were sadly left out of the portable version. If I would have known I’d be able to download the same game for $10 a week later, I totally would’ve saved my money.
And in other cool PSN release news, the Journey soundtrack is also available today for $5. If you haven’t played the game yet, you really should. It’s easily one of the best games of the year. Then, when you’re done playing, get the soundtrack because the music is fantastic.

Skullgirls and Persona 3 FES Hit PSN Today!

It’s a good day for PS3 owners. The 2D fighter Skullgirls is finally available and I’ve heard good things. I got to demo an early build of the game at NYCC last year and it was pretty awesome. It was developed with the hardcore tournament-going community in mind, but I think casual players will enjoy it just as much. If you want to dip your toes in this hot sauce, you can try the demo, or take the full plunge and snag it for $14.99.

As awesome as Skullgirls seems, if you only have the cash for one PSN download this week, Persona 3 FES should be at the top of your list.

I’d avoided this series for YEARS because it looked like too much of a timesink, but I have a shiny new Vita and Persona 3 Portable was only $14.99 two weeks back, so I figured what the hell? Little did I know my mind, guts, and soul would be rocked eight ways to Sunday and back. Calling this game “amazing” would be a vast understatement. I was actually so addicted that I picked up a hard copy of Persona 3 FES last week for $20 at Gamestop for the animated cutscenes and additional story that were sadly left out of the portable version. If I would have known I’d be able to download the same game for $10 a week later, I totally would’ve saved my money.

And in other cool PSN release news, the Journey soundtrack is also available today for $5. If you haven’t played the game yet, you really should. It’s easily one of the best games of the year. Then, when you’re done playing, get the soundtrack because the music is fantastic.

Not Cool: Capcom Selling “True” Ending to Asura’s Wrath as $6.99 DLC. (UPDATED)
Thanks to obscene corporate greed, the whole DLC thing has been getting out of hand for a while now, but this is an all new low. Is this really where video games are headed? It was bad enough when companies started rushing out half-assed products and saying, “Eff it. We’ll fix that shiz with a day-one update,” but are companies really expecting gamers to shell out $60 for a game, then an additional fee for the REAL ending of said game?
I can’t be the only one who thinks this is crazy. Am I? Is anyone else buying into this, or am I just the grumpy old dude who needs to stop bitching about how good things were “back in my day” and get with the times?
Check the full trailer for the Asura’s Wrath DLC in question (which, admittedly, looks pretty sweet, even though it’s a douche move on Capcom’s behalf) below.

UPDATE: Tumblr user Shine Like The Light reblogged this post and added:

I vote Capcom for most unscrupulous, unethical, money-hungry assholes in the gaming development industry. DLC started as a way to offer content that expanded on an already complete gaming experiences. Now Capcom offers purposely incomplete games with the goal of forcing you into DLC. It’s a continuation of their age-old re-release fetish, taken to repugnant exploitative lows. Seriously, fuck these guys. I don’t want these assholes to have my money if they’re gonna continue to half-ass and exploit their own customers.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.

Not Cool: Capcom Selling “True” Ending to Asura’s Wrath as $6.99 DLC. (UPDATED)

Thanks to obscene corporate greed, the whole DLC thing has been getting out of hand for a while now, but this is an all new low. Is this really where video games are headed? It was bad enough when companies started rushing out half-assed products and saying, “Eff it. We’ll fix that shiz with a day-one update,” but are companies really expecting gamers to shell out $60 for a game, then an additional fee for the REAL ending of said game?

I can’t be the only one who thinks this is crazy. Am I? Is anyone else buying into this, or am I just the grumpy old dude who needs to stop bitching about how good things were “back in my day” and get with the times?

Check the full trailer for the Asura’s Wrath DLC in question (which, admittedly, looks pretty sweet, even though it’s a douche move on Capcom’s behalf) below.

UPDATE: Tumblr user Shine Like The Light reblogged this post and added:

I vote Capcom for most unscrupulous, unethical, money-hungry assholes in the gaming development industry. DLC started as a way to offer content that expanded on an already complete gaming experiences. Now Capcom offers purposely incomplete games with the goal of forcing you into DLC. It’s a continuation of their age-old re-release fetish, taken to repugnant exploitative lows. Seriously, fuck these guys. I don’t want these assholes to have my money if they’re gonna continue to half-ass and exploit their own customers.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.


A Little Bit On The Street Fighter’s Wrath Side:Here’s a screenshot of Asura from Asura’s Wrath in Street Fighter. And check out how his COMBO gauge has been turned into a BURST gauge. No word on when we’ll be able to play as the demigod, but Capcom promises more details soon.
(via Andriasang)

A Little Bit On The Street Fighter’s Wrath Side:Here’s a screenshot of Asura from Asura’s Wrath in Street Fighter. And check out how his COMBO gauge has been turned into a BURST gauge. No word on when we’ll be able to play as the demigod, but Capcom promises more details soon.

(via Andriasang)

A Little Bit On The Pokemon B&W Side: Pokemon Black & White players can snag a lvl. 50 Victini via Nintendo Wi-Fi starting Saturday, December 3rd through December 31st. Along with V-create and Searing Shot, this Victini knows Reshiram and Zekrom’s signature moves: Fusion Flare and Fusion Bolt. Its torso also looks like a cock and balls.

Raziel And Kain Character Packs for LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT Available For Download.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Raziel and Kain from the LEGACY OF KAIN games, but now they’re downloadable as bonus characters in the amazingly awesome LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStaion Network. And if you’re thinking these are just some fancy new skins, think again. Both Raziel and Kain get their own storyline and are fully voiced.

LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT is out now on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 600 MS Points (on sale today from 1200 points!), PlayStation Network for $14.99, and Steam for $5.10 (on sale from $14.99). If you’re wondering whether this game’s worth the purchase (which it totally is!) check out our review.

First Level of BIT.TRIP Fate.

This game looks groovy to the fuckin’ max. The concept’s pretty simple: take your standard shmup formula, put it on rails, and add in the sexy music factor that we’ve all come to know and love from the BIT.TRIP series.

This game just came out for WiiWare today for 800 Nintendo Points, so you should really go get it unless you suck at being awesome.

[Via GoNintendo]

New Teaser Trailer for TRINE 2.

Holy fucknuts this game looks gorgeous. Probably gonna’ have to give the original a try.

Press junk:

The sequel to GameSpot.com’s Best Downloadable Game of E3 2009, Trine 2 takes the first game’s beloved triad—the powerful knight, the swift rogue, and the crafty wizard—and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series’s popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.

Available Spring 2011.

For more information, visit:
http://www.trine2.com

Anybody play the original? Is it good?

RED DEAD REDEMPTION: UNDEAD NIGHTMARE Debut Trailer.

My apologies for the lack of NYCC updates. I planned on using an iPhone and my girlfriend’s netbook to update the site, but 3G reception at the event was freaking TERRIBLE.

To make it up to you, here’s a trailer for the upcoming UNDEAD NIGHTMARE downloadable content for RED DEAD REDEMPTION. It’s RDR with zombies! What more could you freaking want!?

I was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the game today, but I’m typing this on a very small netbook on an extremely bumpy van ride back home, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the full write-up.

Later, internets.

New Super Street Fighter IV Alternate Costume Packs Are A Little Bit On The Awesome Side.

New downlodable costume packs for every SSFIV character on their way with the first pack hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on October 26th. Pricing and release dates for future packs are TBA.

I’d also like to take this time to personally let you know that Juri’s new costume is the best. Fuck what ya’ heard.

Valve Launches 4-part LEFT 4 DEAD Comic.
Ever wonder what happened after Francis, Louis, Bill, and Zoey were rescued at the end of the first L4D? Valve is releasing four weekly comics packed with 40+ pages called “The Sacrifice,” with new downloadable content of the same name set to drop for L4D and L4D2 on October 5th for PC, Xbox 360 and Mac
Check out the first installment right here.
[Via The Left 4 Dead Blog]

Valve Launches 4-part LEFT 4 DEAD Comic.

Ever wonder what happened after Francis, Louis, Bill, and Zoey were rescued at the end of the first L4D? Valve is releasing four weekly comics packed with 40+ pages called “The Sacrifice,” with new downloadable content of the same name set to drop for L4D and L4D2 on October 5th for PC, Xbox 360 and Mac

Check out the first installment right here.

[Via The Left 4 Dead Blog]

New Pokémon WiFi Download Event: Enigma Stone. From July 31 to August 27 you can connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi through Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver to receive an Enigma Stone which can then be taken to to the fossil-reviver guy at the Pewter City Museum who’ll turn it into Soul Dew which boosts the Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios & Latias when held.  Shortly after, Latias will show up to battle you if you’re playing HeartGold, and Latios in SoulSilver.
[Via Serebii]

New Pokémon WiFi Download Event: Enigma Stone. From July 31 to August 27 you can connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi through Pokémon HeartGold or SoulSilver to receive an Enigma Stone which can then be taken to to the fossil-reviver guy at the Pewter City Museum who’ll turn it into Soul Dew which boosts the Special Attack and Special Defense of Latios & Latias when held.  Shortly after, Latias will show up to battle you if you’re playing HeartGold, and Latios in SoulSilver.

[Via Serebii]

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Premium Xbox 360 Theme and Avatar Items

If you can’t wait until the August 18th release of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on Xbox LIVE Arcade, you can currently get yourself a premium theme for 240 MSP to hold you over. And on July 29th, you’ll be able to dress your avatar up in some duds based on the game ranging from 40-240 MSP.

Between this and Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, looks like Xbox LIVE Arcade will have the full and undivided attention of many happy gamers later this summer.

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