Archive for January, 2010

Time to Return to Ostagar

The much anticipated and very much delayed DLC for Dragon Age: Origins has finally been released! I can’t give an opinion on it just yet as I’m playing this game on my PS3 instead of the Xbox. But I’ll be sure to download it and play the minute it’s available.

Return to Ostagar is still coming

Dragon Age’s Ostagar DLC Coming (Again) Soon

Gaming sites report that the very much delayed DLC for Dragon Age, Return to Ostagar may be released soon. After the embarrassment  early this year with the DLC as well as the day 1 errors for the Mass Effect 2 DLC, Bioware is taking great care now with their releases.

I just wonder if it will actually come out before Awakenings. Maybe Awakenings itself maybe be delayed as well. But as long as they release it working. I don’t think gamers would mind waiting. We’ve already waited this long.

How crazy is it gong to be in the next few weeks?

Why can’t videogame publishers release their games in a more timely manner?

Here are the games to be released in the next few weeks.

January 25
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Wii)
Mass Effect 2 (Xbox360, PC)

February 1
White Knight Chronicles International Edition (PS3)

February 8
Bioshock 2 (PS3, Xbox360)
Dante’s Inferno (PS3, Xbox360)
Star Ocean 4 International Edition (PS3)

February 15
Aliens vs. Predator (PS3, Xbox360)
Dynasty Warriors (PS3, Xbox360)

February 22
Heavy Rain (PS3)
Endless Ocean: Blue World (Wii)

March 2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3, Xbox360)

March 9
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox360)
Yakuza 3 (PS3)

March 16
Dragon Age Origins: Awakenings (PS3, Xbox360, PC)

March 31
God of War 3 (PS3)
Super Street Fighter IV (PS3, Xbox360)

Persona 3 PSP coming to North America in July

Official Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Website

Good news to English speaking fans of Persona. Atlus is bringing one of the last great RPGs of the PS2 to English speaking shores on the PSP. But this version is no port. It’s a brand new story and you get choose if you’re going to play a male or female character. One of the big draws of the game is the in-game social aspect where you try to “win” your classmates as you try to juggle your life between fighting shadows at night and studying to making friends during the day. It pretty much puts you in the shoes of the character.

Atlus just  has so much love for it’s fans that they bundle the soundtrack with the game which is unseen in other game publishers and what took Sega ages to decide whether or not to bring Yakuza 3 over to countries that speak another language other than Japanese. It takes them less than a year to bring over their titles. Persona 3 FES was once feared never to see western shores made it. I applaud Atlus for bringing over these games. I do hope that they get their PS3 game done soon and bring them over as well.

Good things come to those who wait

In order to keep RPG fans placated until Final Fantasy 13 comes out, White Knight Chronicles International edition will be on sale on February 2. This is great news! Finally a game that will keep me off Dragon Age. But does what Dragon Age didn’t do and that is 4 player online co-op. You can play with random people off the internet or form a party with your friends. Much like Diablo, you can carry over your single player character to the online one. But this game offers more than what Diablo did. It almost like an MMO that you can play without having a care in the world, or play it MMO style, form parties and explore what the world has to offer.

The international edition comes with improvements from the original Japanese version along with some fixes. See, it pays to wait sometimes.

FREE car update for GT PSP

The Gran Turismo PSP car pack is now available for free at the PlayStation Store.

The update includes the following cars.

2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 in the Black M color
2008 Citroën GTbyCITROËN in yellow
2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV in an exclusive blue color
1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 in Arancio orange
2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari in Giallo Modena yellow.


DLC Returned to Bioware

Dragon Age Return To Ostagar DLC Now Unavailable – Dragon age: origins – Kotaku

According to reports posted on, the delayed DLC for Dragon Age: Origins “Return to Ostagar” was available on the Xbox Marketplace for a while before it was pulled out due to bug with specialization skills.

Returned!?!? You can imagine what went down at the forums after this announcement.

Then let the chaos begin.

I’m actually losing hope that the Awakening expansion will out on time in April if they can’t get this 1 hour DLC off the ground, what more with 15 hours in Awakening. They may be able to get my faith back if they are able to make one of these “announced” release dates true. In the meantime, Bayonetta, you have all of my time until White Knight Chronicles and Final Fantasy 13 till then.

Final Fantasy XIII Video Game, International Trailer HD

Final Fantasy XIII Video Game, International Trailer HD | Game Trailers & Videos |

The international trailer is out and it’s making me want to play the game now. It’s scheduled to be released on both the Xbox and PS3 on March 9. I still think that game is already complete and we’re all just waiting for the Xbox version to come out. At the least we’re no longer waiting more than 6 months for the English version to be released.

Gran Turismo 5 DELAYED

Gran Turismo 5 Delayed, New Release Date: TBA – gran turismo 5 – Kotaku

January hasn’t been good to gamers so far. First there was the Dragon Age expansion pack pulled at the last minute and now Gran Turismo 5 will not be released in March in Japan and has returned to the ominous TBA release date.

i know that Kazunori Yamauchi is a perfectionist but that’s what updates are for. If Polyphony keeps this up they might find themselves as the next Duke Nukem. They’ve already spent $60 million dollars already making this a very very expensive game already. It’s almost just as expensive as a major Hollywood picture. Just because GT5 was demoed in CES last week in full 3D glory doesn’t mean we’re looking forward to play it in 3D in March since 99.8% of the people buying it don’t have the equipment just yet.

I’m almost at a point where why even bother stating release dates at all. At this point I wont believe anyone’s release date until they’ve actually reached the gold master. Because this is getting ridiculous.

Dragon Age Origins: Awakening details

Dragon Age Origins – Awakening

I finally have read the details on Bioware’s official website on Dragon Age Origins: Awakening. I’m almost afraid on what word they will add in the next expansion. Think of it as Dragon Age Origins: Awakening Journey to Orlais. It will be almost just as ridiculous as hearing Final Fantasy MCMLXXXVIII and so on.

But back to the expansion. You have a choice of either importing your Dragon Age: Origins character or starting anew as a Grey Warden from Orlais sent to Ferelden to rebuild the Grey Wardens. Apparently the story revolves around the fact the archdemon was predicted to be slain for that event to give way for the rise of more darkspawn. This refers to the talking darkspawn.

You’ll get five new party members plus an old one from DAO. From my previous post, I assumed this was Oghren because of the screenshot of the trailer. But no more Leliana? No Wynne? Zevran can go for all I care. The dog?

I see a new area called Vigil’s Keep. I wonder if we can visit any of the current areas and what’s happened since the blight ended.

When you scroll down the page, you see this image.

I guess we haven’t seen the last of Morrigan.