XBLA and DLC midweek roundup 22nd September 2010

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  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    There have been too many high quality releases to put off this post until the weekend- assuming something happens before the end of the week there will be another one.

    To use the vast majority of these XBLA and DLC releases you will need a JTAG / SMC hacked 360- these posts will certainly be oriented at those that have one.

    XBLA releases are standalone but occasionally they have their only title updates ( <a href="http://www.xbuc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.xbuc.org/</a> although it is down at this point) and DLC (indeed the so called game room is an XBLA game based around DLC packs). DLC releases will be patched by the same title updates as the main game and often you will need a minimum title update to use them.
    If you move around long enough in these circles <a href="http://360.kingla.com/" target="_blank">http://360.kingla.com/</a> is a good site to have bookmarked.

    We ignore stackable releases (releases, usually from a different region, that are the same as others but appear as distinct titles to the 360) unless they offer something new and while we do report on it music game DLC is sidelined in favour of other releases, NFOs for those releases can be found on <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&m=9&y=2010&ord=1" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&...=2010&ord=1</a>

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    No nuke/redump news as far as I can see.

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    XBLAplus bring us Team17's (they of Worms fame) second episode (the first was released back in January as <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=2092" target="_blank">Alien.Breed.Episode.1.XBLA.XBOX360-FYK</a>) for their Alien Breed Evolution top down/isometric shooter. Co-op features once again and is well worth a look if you like this sort of thing.


    The sequel to July's much liked comedic/satirical Deathspank- the term Monkey Island meets Diablo seems to be the chosen description of the original. It seems the reason for the quick turnaround was the series was set to be episodic but that got canned and this got made into a full game.
    On the other hand while it might share the same engine this apparently changes the setting to one of a modern/sci fi one.



    For those new to the series Serious Sam is something of a throwback to days of old when simple kill everything that moves FPS titles ruled the roost. This is a remake (using a new engine) of 2002's Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, it is certainly mindless but that has rarely stopped things from being fun.


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    complete list of DLC

    Ignoring music title releases

    <b>Mass Effect 2</b>

    This is an armour pack, borrowing the xbox.com blurb
    Cerberus doesn’t just need a hero – they need a one-man army. That’s why The Equalizer Pack adds the Capacitor Helmet, Archon Visor, and Inferno Armor to Shepard’s armor locker. The Capacitor Helmet stores power for kinetic barriers, allowing Shepard’s shields to recharge faster. The Archon Visor manages omni-tools and biotic amps, reducing the recharge time of Shepard’s powers. The powered Inferno Armor speeds up Shepard’s movements and increases his tech and biotic power damage. Stress analysis software even gives him an edge in negotiations outside of combat.

    An extra story arc for mass effect 2 and one that brings a character from the original game back into the fold as well not to mention it is getting rave reviews at this point in time.
    Xbox.com blurb
    Liara T’Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She’ll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped… and the Shadow Broker’s agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker’s own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements – and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.


    <b>Transformers War for Cybertron</b>

    Some expansions for the recent (that was not based on the live action but rather than upcoming Transformers:Prime) fairly well received Transformers game.

    Pack 1 xbox.com blurb
    Become the ultimate weapon and wage war in four new maps – engage in multiplayer combat in HAVOC and FORTRESS or fend off waves of Autobots in DISTRICT, and Decepticons in FORSAKEN, two new Escalation mode maps. Also gain access to 5 characters and their chassis for use in Escalation mode and Multiplayer character creation; SCATTERSHOT™, ONSLAUGHT™, DEMOLISHOR™, SHOCKWAVE™ and JAZZ™ are ready for battle
    Pack 2 xbox.com blurb
    Become the ultimate weapon and wage war in FIVE new maps – engage in multiplayer combat in HORIZON, SECTOR, and METROPOLIS or fend off waves of Autobots in STATIC, and Decepticons in PULSE, two new Escalation mode maps. Also gain access to 2 new characters and their chassis for use in Escalation mode and Multiplayer character creation; ZETA PRIME™ and DEAD END™ are ready for battle


    <b>Dragon Age Origins</b>

    <strike>Fills in a plot hole</strike> finishes the story for dragon age origins namely what happened to Morrigan, depending on your reviewer of choice this is above average but Dragon Age DLC has not always been met with the greatest amount of praise.

    NFO for Dragons.Age.Origins.Witch.Hunt.DLC.XBOX360-dumpTruck

    <b>Madden 11</b>

    A bundle of all the DLC available for the game, as the game specialised in <strike>nickel and diming</strike> micro-transactions you are pointed to <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/media/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802454108fe/?of=0&bt=0&sb=1&p=1" target="_blank">http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/games/me...mp;sb=1&p=1</a> to start figuring out what is available.

    NFO for Madden.11.Max.Pack.DLC.XBOX360-dumpTruck

    <b>Sniper Ghost Warrior</b>

    To steal the blurb from xbox.com for the middle of the road rated sniper game
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior Map Pack further expands multiplayer experience with 5 new maps. Battle to control ruined oil-rigs or lie in wait to capture one of mystic stone towers. This Map Pack brings new sniping spots and chance to eliminate enemies from even longer distance. Sniper: Ghost Warrior Map Pack includes new maps for deathmatch, team deathmatch and VIP modes featuring a variety of new locations!

    NFO for Sniper.Ghost.Warrior.Map.Pack.DLC.XBOX360-dumpTruck

    <b>Sonic Adventure</b> (XBLA)

    Sonic Adventure hit XBLA last week ( <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=3615" target="_blank">Sonic_Adventure_XBLA_XBOX360-XBLAplus</a> ), this is the DLC to turn it from the original dreamcast based version to the gamecube remake (which had more missions dotted around the stages although this version is absent the minigames).

    NFO for Sonic.Adventure.DX.Pack.DLC.XBOX360-dumpTruck