GTA 5 screensaver reveals possible new character, more news hitting April 29

Is this the face of the Epsilon Program’s Cris Formage? Probably

Through the medium of a desktop screensaver, Rockstar Games appear to have introduced a new character for the hotly anticipated, GTA V. The mysterious slideshow – that is downloadable from here –  is brought to you by the Epsilon Program – the Scientology-esque group, which were first spotted in San Andreas.

Among the facts about how ‘everyone is related except people with red hair’ and the ‘world is 157 years old’, that character above slips by too. He’s most likely, cult leader, Cris Formage who was originally voiced by Fred Melamed.

On top of this, Rockstar’s Newswire blog post signs off with the not-so-cryptic ‘directions will be provided in one week’s time’, which hints that more GTA V news is set to drop on April 29th. So put that in your diaries, folks.

Oh, and as the internet is full of clever folk, some genius has managed to …

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Dragonʼs Dogma: Dark Arisen out today on PSN – list of new content

Capcom RPG arrives on US PlayStation Network, contains original game, DLC, all-new content

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen arrives today on the US PlayStation Network, priced $39.99. It contains an extensively tweaked version of the original game, complete with all previous DLC, as well as various pieces of new content, most notably an entirely new island with new quests and enemies. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will arrive on the European PlayStation Network on Friday, 26 April, priced £19.99/€29.99. An Xbox Live version is confirmed, but still no release date.

In terms of new content, here’s what you can expect:

  • New quests in an Underworld Dungeon located on Bitterblack Isle
  • New enemies, including Death, Prisoner Cyclops, and Greater Goblin (see the two enemy videos below for more)
  • Level 3 skill tier, offering new abilities and skills
  • 100 pieces of new equipment
  • New high level weapons and armour sets
  • 14 new Arisen/Pawn augments 
  • Additional tier of equipment enhancement
  • Increased character customization
  • Item appraisal
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Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC Season Pass out today on XBL and PSN

Full game also available on PS Store, first DLC character confirmed

The DC Comics heroes and villains fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, releases in Europe today, and the game’s DLC Season Pass will be available to purchase on both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live, priced £11.99 ($14.99), or 1200MSP (£10/€14/$15) respectively. The Season Pass is already available in the US.

The Season Pass gives access to four of the game’s scheduled character packs for the price of three, and to the Flash Point Skin Pack, which is available now and contains alternate costumes for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Deathstroke. DC Comics anti-hero Lobo was recently confirmed by Injustice developer NetherRealm as the first DLC character, although no release date has been given.

In addition to the Season Pass, the full game is available to download now from the PlayStation Store. It’s priced £47.99/€59.99 and the file size comes in at just under 9GB.…

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Tomb Raider 1939 multiplayer pack DLC out now, more arriving in May

Vehicular themed arenas to provide the next backdrops for killing fools

Square-Enix has just launched a new multiplayer map pack DLC for Tomb Raider. The ’1939′ expansion is out now on Xbox 360 (320MS) and PS3 (Price unknown due to slow to update PSN) and includes the following…

1939 Multiplayer Map Pack

Two new maps; out now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

  • Dogfight: Dating back to the World War II experiments conducted on the island, this bunker is a deadly maze of brick and mortar that could easily become a tomb.
  • Forest Meadow: This forest meadow is a hunting ground, filled with open spaces that can be advantageous and dangerous at the same time. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?
And in May you’ll get this ship-themed pack…


Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack

Featuring two new maps: released early May for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 

  • Lost Fleet: A massive beached ship serves as a dangerous
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Spec-Ops and Duke Nukem Forever Double-Pack on sale in PS Store

Latest 48 hour Spring Sale deal offers discount on two very different shooters

The Spring Sale deals at PlayStation Store keep on coming, with a Spec-Ops and Duke Nukem Forever Double-Pack the latest in the limited period discounts offered as part of the PS Store Spring Sale. The two-game bundle costs £19.99/€24.99 (down from £65.98/€79.98), and is a 10.1GB download.

The deal ends at 11.59am on 4 April, when it will be replaced with another 48 hour offer. Check out a complete list of the offers in the PS Store Spring Sale here.

In the mood for something completely different? Try one of our original features, like ‘Metal Gear Solid V: 16 things you missed in the trailer because you got drunk’ or ‘Goodies and baddies: A tiny person’s perspective of game characters’.

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News round-up: This weekʼs DLC and gaming stories in one place

All you need to know about DLC and more from the games industry

Here’s a round-up of all the DLC and game stories that have made up the week beginning 25th March.

  • Saints Row 4 will be be bigger than ever, DLC plans pencilled in
  • Borderlands 2 Bunkers and Badasses DLC announced
  • Assassinʼs Creed 4: Black Flag new trailer and special edition DLC here
  • Battlefield 3 End Game DLC releases on Xbox Live, now out for everyone
  • Sony releases list of PS3, PS Vita, and PS4 indie games coming to PSN
  • Primal Carnage: Genesis has dinosaurs, on way to PS4 PSN – trailer
  • Dungeons & Dragons coming to Xbox, PS3, Wii U – release date, trailer
  • Watch Dogs gets a new(ish) trailer
  • Metal Gear Rising Jetstream Sam DLC has a new bunch of screens
  • Xbox Live Spring Sale starts today – hereʼs whatʼs on offer
  • Transformers games and DLC is Xbox Live ʻDeal of the Weekʼ in disguise
  • Terraria arrives
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PS4 Networkʼs Primal Carnage: Genesis trailer is sadly carnage free

Another look at the dinosaur focused next-gen PSN indie game

There might not be any actual carnage in this new trailer for the recently revealed Primal Carnage: Genesis, but it does have dinosaurs (always good), and provides a first look at the outdoor island environment where the game’s set. Have a looky:

Described by developer Lukewarm Media as a ‘story driven, episodic single player adventure’, Primal Carnage: Genesis is one of the first confirmed indie titles heading to PlayStation Network on PS4.

We imagine the menacing dinosaur foot at the end belongs to the angry tyrannosaur introduced in the first Primal Carnage: Genesis trailer. Hopefully the next promo vid will show the angry tyrannosaur going mental and eating dinosaurs. Less foreplay, more carnage.

In the mood for something completely different? Try one of our original features, like ‘Metal Gear Solid V: 16 things you missed in the trailer because you got drunk’ or ‘Goodies and baddies:

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Tomb Raider going for less than half price on PS Store until 31 March

Get the PS3 Tomb Raider Digital Edition as part of PS Store Spring Sale

With the PS Store Spring Sale now in full swing, the PlayStation Blog has revealed that the recently released Tomb Raider is joining the list of discounted titles for a limited period. For a greatly reduced – and very agreeable – price of £19.99/€29.99 (down from £49.99/€59.99), you can pick up the Tomb Raider Digital Edition bundle, which includes:

  • Full game
  • Tomb of the Lost Adventurer single-player DLC pack
  • 3 pack bundle of weapons used by Agent 47 in Hitman: Absolution
  • Shanty Town multiplayer map

The deal ends at 11.59am on 31 March, when it will be replaced with another 48 hour offer. Check out a complete list of the offers in the PS Store Spring Sale.

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Skullgirls funding stops at $829K, loads of DLC confirmed

Lab Zero Games get the cash they requested and then some

The $150,000 Indiegogo target for Skullgirls DLC has been smashed to pieces as Lab Zero Games has netted a whopping, and OCD pleasing, $829,829.Rather than get the next flight to a tax-haven in Monaco, the developer has a bloody load of DLC on the way for the 2D beat ‘em-up.

Squigly, the character above, is the fighter Lab Zero Games set out to fund and she will come free of charge for a limited time only. There’s also Big Band, the first male scrapper to step into this lady dominated universe, Robo-Fortune and two mystery fighters that will each get their own unique story arc and stage.

Skullgirls is out now on Xbox 360 (1200MS) and PS3 (£11.99), but you can expect the DLC to arrive later in 2013. Take a look at Squigly being demoed for the first time ever and check out the enthusiasm from the crowd …

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PS Store Spring Sale is a mixed bag with a few highlights – full list

Some decent PS3 deals, not so many for the Vita though

The PlayStation Store’s seemingly annual Spring Sale is live right now on the European PS Store. As sales go, it’s pretty huge, but a bit of a mixed bag (and only 1 Vita game?). However, there are some decent looking discounts on some decent games – for PS3 Driver: San Francisco, Child of Eden, the PixelJunk series, and Trine 2 are particularly tempting, while the Persona games are definitely worth a look for anyone still rocking the PSP. If you see something you fancy, grab it before 9 April, when the sale ends.

Here’s the complete list. It’s quite long:


  • Babel Rising: €3.99/£3.19 (Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers)
  • Backbreaker Vengeance: €7.49/£5.99 (Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood: €7.49/£5.99 (Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers)
  • Child of Eden: €4.99/£3.99 (Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers)
  • Dead Rising 2: Off The Record: €7.49/£5.99
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