XCOM, Borderlands and more in 2K Games Humble Bundle for PSN


XCOM, Borderlands and more in 2K Games Humble Bundle for PSN screenshot

If you have a participating PSN account, then there's currently a very cool 2K Games bundle available over at the Humble Bundle site, bagging you a lot of great, classic titles, across various Sony platforms, for very little cash.

Currently, just five dollars will get you XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization Revolution II for the PS Vita. Alongside these titles you also get BioShock, The Bureau, Spec Ops: The Line, Mafia II, XCOM: Enemy Within, and Borderlands 1 & 2 for the PS3. If that wasn't enough the $5 deal also includes Battleborn and Evolve for the PS4. That's eleven games in total!

Stepping up a tier to twenty dollars will also add the excellent XCOM 2 for the PS4. That's a hell of a lot of good games for a pretty slim amount of cash, the proceeds of which can be donated to the current charity, Covenant House, which helps the homeless youth.

As usual the current bundle will be available for the next two weeks. It is required that you have a PSN account registered to one of the countries listed here. Be sure to check the link before you put down your money to avoid disappointment, followed by rage, then possibly structural damage.

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Humble's New 2K Bundle Is Just For PlayStation Owners


PlayStation owners can finally take advantage of the crazy value Humble offers with this 2K Bundle. Games are redeemable either for the Vita, PS3, or PS4, but the PS4 titles include XCOM 2, Evolve, and $10 of Battleborn Platinum VC. As always, a portion of your purchase goes to charity, and the titles are split among…

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Cliff Bleszinski Isn’t Worried About LawBreakers Underwhelming Launch


Cliff Bleszinski’s fps arena shooter, LawBreakers finally hit the shelve’s last week. While the game has been hailed as significantly memorable experience paying homage to early 2000’s shooters, it hasn’t been performing as well as we’d have hoped. Having a look on the Steam charts, you can see that LawBreakers only has around 1500 concurrent players – worse than Battleborn’s launch.

In an Interview with Eurogamer Bleszinski noted that the gaming isn’t performing as well as it should have – but he isn’t very bothered about it, stating that he’d rather have a game that ramps up popularity over time than one that launches and fizzles out.

Cliff Bleszinski: It’s like I said, it’s a marathon not a sprint. I’d rather be the underhyped game that slowly ramps up into something that people adore than something that comes out with way too much hype that there’s a backlash for, which is why I think the Steam reviews are so positive. We’re going to continue to raise awareness, continue to support the product – if you look at the phenomenon that was League of Legends, it built off a Warcraft 3 mod then slowly but surely blossomed into this immense amazing thing, and I’d rather be the game that comes up and has that hockey stick ramp with a slow burn and builds up rather than the triple-A hype machine where you have a bazillion people playing it month one and it goes down exponentially then they follow up with an annual product.

Thinking of picking up LawBreakers? Check out our First Impressions of the title, here.

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Blog Post: Gearbox Announces New FPS Game Codenamed Project 1v1


Gearbox is developing a new competitive first-person shooter, currently codenamed Project 1v1. The game is described as combining "fast-paced 1v1 first person combat with the metagame strategy of a collectible card game."

Outside of its website and a short description, we know little about what Project 1v1 entails. A closed beta on PC will occur this summer to test out the online infrastructure and to hear player feedback. You can click here to sign up for a chance to participate.

The short beta will include three game modes:

  • Ranked: Match with an opponent based on player rating. Win ranked matches to earn experience and crates containing new cards.
  • Challenge: Challenge your friend to an unranked match.
  • Arena: Queue up to challenge the current Arena champion – and win to take their place.

 

Our Take
With such little information, it's difficult to say what Project 1v1 will offer, but fingers crossed it's a step up from Battleborn.

Have you jumped ship from Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite?


Have you jumped ship from Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? screenshot

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite had a cloud of uncertainty going into E3 and one of the factors was rumor of its complete character roster at launch. One of the best words used to describe it was flaccid.

The roster wasn't outright bad, but it wasn't at all an exciting list of characters, almost entirely composed of returning characters from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 who all likely carried the same moves and models as well. But I think I can safely say that when E3 ended, I don't think I've ever seen a game's public image and goodwill die as desperately as MvCI. At least Battleborn was visually distinct.