Well, these couple of releases aren’t going to set the world on fire but at least it is two retail releases which is always a good thing. Metal Gear Rising is a fun little hack and slash title which belongs story wise in the Metal Gear family but game style not so much. It’s not bad though and there are 2 pieces of free DLC available. ScreamRide is a roller coaster simulation, honestly I don’t know much about it. Hopefully we’ll get another couple of releases on Thursday. Enjoy.
More Valkyria Revolution. Now up to Chapter 8, I cleared three more achievements including beating Grand General Gustav and getting all of the community events done (which most people don’t seem to get until they are nearly done with the story). At this point I’m nearly 40 hours in. To finish the story, I’m probably looking at 60. To 100% the game? If I want to go that far, I’m going to guess about 75. But at that point, it’s just spending money and getting “S” Rank in every mission. We shall see.
Anyway, we do have sales this week. We have the normal suspects like Catherine, Call of Duty (insert title number or name) and Killer is Dead. All excellent (with the exception of COD) deals. But the most interesting thing? Mass Effect 2 and 3 DLC. Lair and Citadel are considered the best of their respective game and if somebody had to pick a DLC pack to buy, that would most likely be the one. Also, I think Darkstalkers will be announced as BC at some point. Maybe this week, we shall see. Enjoy kids.
Note: Capcom Arcade Cabinet All In Pack does require the base pack before you can play the game. In addition Mass Effect 3: Citadel Part 2 is Free but requires of course part 1 to play (which is on sale). I’ve provided links in the table for those two items.
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass||Add-On||40%||$29.99|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II*||Games On Demand||60%||$19.99|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops*||Games On Demand||50%||$14.99|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass||Add-On||40%||$29.99|
|CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET||Required for All in One Pack||0%||$4.99|
|CAPCOM ARCADE CABINET : ALL-IN-ONE PACK||Add-On||75%||$6.24|
|Catherine*||Games On Demand||70%||$5.99|
|Dead Rising Case West||Games On Demand||50%||$4.99|
|Dead Rising Case Zero||Games On Demand||50%||$2.49|
|Killer is Dead*||Games On Demand||70%||$5.99|
|Mass Effect 2 – Lair of the Shadow Broker||Add-On||50%||$4.99|
|Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1 of 2)||Add-On||67%||$4.94|
|Mass Effect 3: Citadel (2 of 2)||Needs Part One||0%||FREE|
Batman: Arkham Origins, Deadliest Warrior: The Game, Disney: Bolt, and Fighting Vipers added to Backwards Compatibility!!!!
Well the initial announcement was rather lame (though I would probably buy Fighting Vipers on a sale), but the addition of a very much wanted Batman Arkham Origins was very desired. Now I will say, Arkham Origins is disc only. But then disc copies should not be that hard to come by. I got mine a couple of years ago for $10 and by looks of Amazon it hasn’t changed much. I also possess the season pass which has gone on sale before for about $5. So, in other words you want might to wait on the $19.99 current price for that. A few might find some interest in Fighting Vipers or possibly Bolt because you have a kiddo. But good selections nevertheless.
Well I am back, in a little bit new surroundings…but here. I am still playing Valkyria Revolution, all of my characters are level 31-33 and I’m looking currently at chapter 7. It’s progressing, I’m just primarily wondering if I have enough to try and 100% the game. Beat it? Sure. Past that, dunno. Anyway, we have some sales this week. Most of them are the what I like to call usual recycled type of BC sales. But if you missed say, Civilization or Red Dead Redemption, well then here you are. Maybe the Worms series will finally get the BC nod. We shall see how things turn out. Enjoy.
|Borderlands 2*||Games On Demand||60%||$7.99|
|Borderlands*||Games On Demand||60%||$7.99|
|Bully Scholarship Edition||Games On Demand||50%||$7.49|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||Add-On||60%||$7.99|
|Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony||Add-On||60%||$7.99|
|Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned||Add-On||50%||$4.99|
|Red Dead Redemption||Games On Demand||67%||$9.89|
|Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack||Games On Demand||50%||$4.99|
|Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution*||Games On Demand||70%||$8.99|
|XCOM: Enemy Within*||Games On Demand||80%||$7.99|
Disney Epic Mickey 2: Power of Two & Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl added to Backwards Compatibility!!
Sorry about my slowness this afternoon, I’m between jobs (New Job starts on Monday) and been running around the house doing odd things that I normally can’t do. Not sure what the new job will mean yet for the site, but we shall see. I will keep it updated regardless, but it might be a nightly or lunch time driven thing, not sure. Anyway, a couple of decent titles were given the BC nod today. Especially happy about SVC: ToeJam & Earl. There really needs to be a SVC sale since five of them are now backwards compatible. But that’s it for now, talk to you more later. Enjoy.
Welp, another week has gone by . Still playing Valkyria Revolution, on to Chapter 5, a couple more achievements were gained involving enemy bases and disarming some mines. Still enjoying what is going on, finally really starting to understand the skill tree and levels of ragnite (though its still a chore). This week we have a few sales, nothing special. We have the Tekkens and of course Call of Duty Ghosts which is newly BC as of last month. Forza Horizon 2 I believe is supposed to get the BC treatment soon and they could decide to add some of this Modern Warfare to BC as well. I guess we shall see as this week continues. Enjoy.
Welp, this is a pretty good one to add and the first Tomb Raider (but probably not the last) to be added to backwards compatibility. It also has a few DLC packs (paid & free) and I could conceivably see it as a future GWG candidate. But if you don’t want to wait for that, disc copies are pretty easy to obtain. Enjoy!
Well if you like a couple of classic shooters and some environment destruction goodness, then this is your day. Raiden IV is a welcome surprise, maybe if we are lucky we can get Raiden Fighters Aces as well. Remember, Red Faction: Armageddon goes free in the middle of August (Games with Gold). So don’t waste your time trying to secure a copy unless you already have one. Good times, good times. Enjoy.
- Gyruss $4.99
- Raiden IV $19.99 (Also available on disc but harder to find)
- Red Faction: Armageddon (wait until the middle of August) (can also be found on disc at reasonable prices)
- DLC w/Achievements: Path to War $6.99
Well those of you who were expecting some Pickle action (some inside CAG humor for you) might be a bit disappointed…but 360 fans should be quite happy with this lineup. On the X1 side, it’s certainly not what I call awful (I’ll probably download them anyway) but it’s middling, maybe a bit above middling. The 360 side, we are always happy to see a game that is not on our BC list yet (Red Faction Armageddon) because that means it will be made BC in a few short days (possibly today). And Bayonetta is a fantastic choice for any month. The only question at this point is do I keep my physical copy of Bayonetta, at least to me. Ehhhh, probably. Enjoy.
- Slime Rancher (August 1st-31st)
- Trials Fusion (August 16th – September 15th)
- Bayonetta (August 1st-15th)
- Red Faction: Armageddon (August 16th-31st)
Still playing Valkyria Revolution, on Chapter 4…characters are about level 20-22. It’s getting a little harder but nothing I can’t handle. I was able to get a couple of the more uncommon achievements in driving the Valkyria back during a random mission and doing what’s known as an offensive battle. (which is a lot rarer than a defensive battle)
But we actually do have a fair amount of sales this week. On the X1 side, I’m probably looking at Claire & the Mordheim DLC. On the 360 side, I’m primarily looking at Final Exam and the ill-fated Game of Thrones RPG (not the Telltale adventure game). Final Exam should be BC at some point (of course I’ve been saying that about RAW (also on sale) for a while now)..but I’m pretty sure that the GOT RPG will not be BC anytime soon. I mean I could be wrong, it’s just these licenses are always tricky business. But at the same time, it’s only been on sale one other time and that was a year ago. There are some good stuff to be had this week, just it’s going to be a little hunting and pecking. Also, if you don’t have at least 2 of the 4 below (that are actually BC), you are doing yourself a disservice, especially at those prices. Enjoy.
|Bound by Flame||Games On Demand||75%||$4.99|
|Faery: Legends of Avalon||Games On Demand||75%||$1.87|
|Mars: War Logs||Arcade||75%||$2.49|
|Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds||Arcade||50%||$4.99|