Etoo event brings alternative E3 show to London

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Sony-sponsored event will feature guest speakers, live-streams and more

Between June 10th and 13th, E3 will be coming to London in the form of an alternative event know as Etoo. The idea is the brainchild of veteran games industry writer, Keith Stuart (The Guardian) and developer Georg Backer who decided to hold an event in the UK for those unable to jet off to the U.S of A.

The sold-out event is taking place at London’s Loading Bar and will live-stream all of the press conferences taking place at E3. There will also be guest speakers on each night including Joe Danger developers, Hello Games, playable demos of Duck Tales HD and Lost Planet 3 from Capcom and event sponsor Sony will have The Last of Us for people to play.

We’ll be going to the show to check it all out. Beats watching the events unfold in the bedroom, alone and in your pants, …

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MotoGP 13 gets free DLC on XBL and PSN – new bikes, riders, and teams

Some new MotoGP 13 DLC has arrived completely unannounced for Xbox 360 and PS3, and is available to download now for completely no money at all. It’s free. Gratis. No charge. Here’s the official description of what you can get for absolutely nothing:

Additional riders, bikes and teams are going to be made available to expand your gaming experience by completing the in-game rosters of the Moto2 and Moto3 categories. This free of charge add-on is totally updated for the 2013 season, for a comprehensive immersion in MotoGP world.

And here’s all the new stuff contained in the DLC:

New bike models

  • Tech3 – Moto2
  • Moriwaki – Moto2
  • Motobi – Moto2
  • Kalex KTM – Moto3
  • Mahindra – Moto3
  • TSR Honda – Moto3

New teams

  • Tech3 – Moto2
  • Honda Racing Asia Tady – Moto2
  • JIR Moto2 – Moto2
  • Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 – Moto3
  • RW Racing GP – Moto3
  • Redox RW Racing GP – Moto3
  • Kiefer Racing – Moto3
  • Marc VDS
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PSN down today for maintenance – check times in your area

Sony is taking out the screwdrivers today, Tuesday 25 June, and performing some ‘routine maintenance’ on PlayStation Network. Here are the times PSN maintenance will begin and end according to time zone (Note: These times are approximate):

  • 09.30 PT – 16.00 PT (Pacific Time)
  • 10.30 MT – 17.00 MT (Mountain Time)
  • 11.30 CT – 18.00 CT (Central Time)
  • 12.30 ET – 19.00 ET (Eastern Time)
  • 17.30 BST – 00.00 BST (British Summer Time)
  • 18.30 CET – 01.00 CET (Central European Time)

While you won’t be able to download new content during the maintenance, you will be able to access some PSN features. Here’s Sony’s explanation: The PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will not be available during the maintenance period but you will be able to access online play and apps provided that you have signed in to the Network at some point between now and the time of the maintenance. So please be sure to sign in now

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The Last of Us Season Pass DLC detailed

Get a third off the upcoming expansions by committing to a pass

Sony has detailed the Season Pass (€19.99) DLC for upcoming survival horror game, The Last of Us. The announcement made via the PlayStation Blog not only confirms that digital pre-orders of the full game are now available, but also that there will be three DLC packs coming after the launch on 14th June.

Here’s what Season Pass buyers get on day one…

  • Increased crafting speed
  • Increased healing speed
  • 9mm reloading speed upgrade
  • Rifle clip capacity upgrade
  • Grounded: An exclusive 90 minute documentary on the making of The Last of Us
As you can see in the poster below, one of the DLC packs will definitely include extra single-player that will delve deeper into The Last of Us universe. The following two DLCs will focus on multiplayer expansions, which if Naughty Dog’s other game, Uncharted, is anything to go by then you’ll get new maps, costumes and weapons as
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory new DLC on PS Store – full list and prices

Fresh selection of weapons, outfits, and battles hits PlayStation Store

Another delivery of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory DLC hits the PlayStation Store this week, with the European and US Stores both getting a different selection of new content.

Here’s what’s new on the EU PS Store:

  • Ghost Fighter (Free): A battle against those turned into ghosts by magic awaits. To access, the Colosseum must be unlocked
  • Neptune/Nepgear’s Weapon β (£0.79/€0.99): A weapon set for Neptune and Nepgear. The weapon designs match other content, but the attributes are different
  • Rom/Ram’s Weapon β (£0.79/€0.99): A weapon set for Rom and Ram. The weapon designs match other content, but the attributes are different

And here’s what’s new on the US PS Store (which is the DLC released last week in Europe):

  • 2nd Level Cap Break ($1.99): Adds 300 more levels to the current level cap
  • Blanc School Uniform Set ($1.99)
  • Blanc’s ‘W11-U Hammer’ Weapon ($0.99)
  • Dangerous Monster Mash (Free): A set of battles
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Grid 2 DLC plans detailed, first 3 car packs confirmed

As racer’s release date rolls around, Codemasters commits to six months of DLC

With the release of Grid 2 fast approaching – it’s out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on 28/31 May in US/EU respectively – developer Codemasters has offered the first details on its DLC schedule for the game.

The first Grid 2 add-on content will consist of the previously revealed pre-order DLC, which Codemasters says will be made available for purchase separately after Grid 2 has launched. This will be followed by the first DLC – the Super Modified Car Pack – at the end of June, and then Codemasters is hoping to release new DLC every month until October.

The first three confirmed add-ons are:

  • Super Modified Car Pack – June
  • Drift Car Pack – July
  • Peak Performance Car Pack – July 

Codemasters stresses that these dates are subject to change, as the content is currently in development.

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Black Ops 2 gets Double XP weekend ahead of DLC drop on PS3

Double XP for everyone, PS3 players can level-up before Uprising DLC arrives

Black Ops 2 developer Treyarch has announced that Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers will be able to enjoy a weekend of Double XP, starting today, and running until Monday, 13 May. Here’s Treyarch saying it on Twitter:

The Double XP weekend starts today, 10 May, at 10am PDT (6pm UK time), and finishes at the same time on 13 May.

The Double XP weekend is happening ahead of next week’s release of the Uprising DLC on PS3, so gives PlayStation players a nice opportunity to level-up before taking it to the new maps. The Uprising DLC, which released last month as a timed Xbox 360 exclusive, is out for PS3 on 16 May, priced $14.99. UK price still tbc, …

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Watch Dogs single-player mission DLC detailed, release date confirmed

Four different editions revealed along with selection of bonus digital content

Ubisoft has revealed that there will be four different editions of its upcoming PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U techno-botherer, Watch Dogs, to choose from when the game launches in the UK on the 22 November (it’s out 19 November in the US), and they all contain various offerings of single-player mission DLC.

Before we detail the separate missions, here are the complete contents of the four editions in picture form, prices still to be announced:

DEDSEC Edition (available from selected UK retailers)

Vigilante Edition (available from GAME in the UK, and GameStop in Ireland)

Uplay Edition (available from Ubisoft’s online store, Uplay)

Special Edition

As you can see, there are three separate single-player missions revealed, and they reportedly add a combined 60 minutes of gameplay. These are the mission descriptions fresh off the press release:

Palace pack
A police raid is planned on the luxury palace of an

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Need For Speed Most Wanted Terminal Velocity DLC Review

It’s all airplane sailing for Criterion’s beefy expansion

Goliath queues at check-in, overly touchy-feely frisks at security, extortionate duty-free Toblerone; real airports suck. But in console land, we’re head over heels for those glorified shopping centres where jumbo jets occasionally live. And that’s all thanks to Need For Speed: Most Wanted’s Terminal Velocity DLC, the most expansive, well executed add-on Criterion has made for its addictive open-world racer.

Grafting a sizable airport and a GTA San: Andreas-style plane graveyard to the game’s map immediately injects Most Wanted with a whopping dose of personality. One of the main criticisms laid at Criterion is that Fairhaven City feels a tad sterile.

While brilliant fun to power-slide about, Most Wanted’s metropolis lacks the breezy charm of, say, Burnout’s Paradise City. Yet strap some drift tyres to this add-on’s newly tinkered Porsche 918 Spyder and EA’s speedster finds the fun like never before.

Whether smashing a Mustang against the security gates in the departure …

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