Forza Horizon: Rally Pack DLC Review

Arcade racer takes a hard right into uncharted territory

The open-world freedom of the excellent Forza Horizon takes a more linear route with this rally expansion. Instead of screeching through traffic in one of the many hot rides across a beautiful Colorado, you’re funneled down dirt tracks with a co-driver barking out instructions.

There’s a whiff of the Colin McRae’s about it, which is unsurprising seeing as a few of the developers worked on the series before heading to Playground Games. The arcade smooth controls are fully intact, but the difference between topping the podium and watching on with tears in your eyes will require excellent reflexes. Or, y’know, an overuse of the rewind function.

Your mission is straightforward enough – gain enough points from the individual rally events to grab your place in the final. There are five new cars to bomb about in that will keep rally purists happy including the 1992 Ford Escort Cosworth and the ‘Group …

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Borderlands 2 Psycho skin pack

Borderlands 2 Psycho skin pack DLC hits Xbox 360 – new Krieg body parts

UPDATE #2: All nine of the new customization packs are now available on Xbox Live – check the download links below.

UPDATE #1: 2K has announced there are actually no fewer than NINE new skin packs being released today, with four for Krieg, and one each for Axton the Commando, Maya the Siren, Salvador the Gunzerker, Zer0 the Assassin and Gaige the Mechromancer. The packs are all available to download now from the PlayStation Network (US only – PS3 players in Europe will have to wait until 10 July). At the time of writing, there are still only the three Krieg packs featured below appearing on Xbox Live, but the rest should appear throughout the day.

A selection of skin packs for Borderlands 2’s psychotic Vault Hunter, Krieg, are available to download now from Xbox Live, each priced 80MSP (£0.69/€0.96/$1.00). There are three packs in total, each containing a new head and skin for the kill-happy meat lover. Obviously you …

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More details of Borderlands 2′s Tiny Tina DLC emerge

Trophies/Achievements revealed plus more

New details have emerged for Borderlands 2′s upcoming Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep DLC. Trophies and achievements for the pack, which is out June 25th on Xbox 360 (800MS) and PS3 (£7.99/$9.99) have been spotted by MP1st.com and the official Borderlands 2 Facebook page confirms that there are eleven new enemy types to battle. Here’s a few of them…

Foes

Those extra Trophies/Achievements look like this. Potential spoilers ahead, mind…

  • I Totes Planned That Boss – Slew Mister Boney Pants Guy
  • Yaaaaay – Introduced Thyself to the White Knight
  • Shorty, You So Best – Completed thy quest by rescuing yonder queen
  • Girl’s Gotta Eat – Fed they noble queen 3 times during one visit to her quarters
  • It’s Like That One Video – Showed thine worst enemy, the abomination as” The Darkness.” who is the nerdiest of them all
  • They Was All “Hey That’s Mine” – Unsheathed 5 swords from immortal skeletaurs without leaving the
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Grid 2 DLC out now on Xbox Live – price and details

All four special pre-order packs, and VIP Pass, available to buy for Xbox 360

The first Grid 2 DLC packs are available to download now from Xbox Live (also available from PlayStation Store). The packs were offered as special pre-order DLC, but if you didn’t pre-order, here’s what you get for your money:

McLaren Racing Pack 560MSP (£4.80/€6.72/$7.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the McLaren Racing Pack to receive the stunning McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and receive two routes to race at the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit

IndyCar Pack 560MSP (£4.80/€6.72/$7.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the IndyCar Pack to receive two routes at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit plus receive the Dallara IndyCar and Indy500 Pace Car liveries for the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition

GTR Racing Pack 400MSP (£3.43/€4.80/$5.00) | Xbox Live (GB), Xbox Live (US)
Download the GTR Racing Pack to receive the stunning Nissan GT-R

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New Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC uncovered, two new packs incoming?

YouTube investigators stumble upon potential release dates

Internet super sleuths have unearthed what could be the release dates for the next two Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC packs. MP1st.com picked up on a YouTube post (video below) by TWinnSANE, which claims to have found the details lying in the code for Call of Duty: Elite’s website. If true, you can expect the two new expansions on July 2nd and August 27th.

Adding further weight to the find is the fact that both dates fall on a Tuesday when Xbox Live is traditionally updated with new content. The first of Black Ops 2′s four scheduled map packs – Revolution (which 360 users can play for free this weekend) and Uprising – both landed on a Tuesday as well.

It’s only a rumour so far, but we’ve fired off a mail to ask Activision to clarify the situation. We’ll update the story accordingly, if and when we hear back.

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MotoGP 13 pre-order DLC offers selection of bikes and riders – trailer

UK and Europe pre-order content confirmed for upcoming Motorcycle road racer

Details of free DLC for anyone who pre-orders MotoGP 13 on PS3 or Xbox 360 have been revealed by the game’s publisher, PQube. The bonus content features riders from the 2012 season, and will be available to use in MotoGP 13’s Quick Race/Race Weekend, Multiplayer, Split-Screen, and Championship modes.

See the confirmed list of pre-order content after the DLC trailer:

Here are the riders and their respective teams you’ll find in the DLC:

  • V. Rossi (Ducati Team)
  • N. Hayden (Ducati Team)
  • A. Dovizioso (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • C. Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • J. Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  • B. Spies (Yamaha Factory Racing)
  • C. Stoner (Repsol Honda)
  • D. Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)

This pre-order DLC is currently only confirmed for UK and Europe, where Moto GP 13 will be released sometime in June. You can pre-order Moto GP 13 from here. There’s currently no release date for the game in …

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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – Elf trailer is agile

Here’s another Class trailer from Capcom’s Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, which is heading to XBLA, PSN, and Wii U eShop in June. This time we get to see the Elf in action, doing sword and magic and bow and arrow stuff with great agility, and also making her hair woosh vertically into the air, which is very impressive.

Elf is the third Class trailer, with the Cleric and Fighter already showing us what they’ve got.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is scheduled to arrive in June for PSN and Wii U eShop, priced £11.99/€14.99/ $14.99, and Xbox Live, priced 1200MSP (£10.28/€14.40/$15).…

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Skullgirls gets Eliza as third DLC character as PayPal play the bad guy

Skullgirls developer, Lab Zero Games has announced that Eliza will be the third DLC character to come out of the successful crowd-funded project. This is great news for the indie developer and fans of the 2D beat ‘em-up, but there’s a dark side to this story too – enter the unlikely pantomime villain of PayPal.

Yup, according to VG247 the online payment empire told Lab Zero Games that they weren’t prepared to offer any potential refunds to IndieGoGo backers of extra Skullgirls content. Basically, the majority of folk donating money use PayPal – a whopping $700,000 of $829,000 – and in an unprecedented move told the developers that they were withholding the cash until they could reach an agreement on refund – PayPal arguing they shouldn’t have to pay out.

The ramifications of such a move meant that the developers were unable to be paid for their hard work on Skullgirls, which sucks. But after Lab Zero Games CEO, Peter …

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