Genki Bowl VII DLC Review Is Here!

30 01 2012

Saints Row: The Third‘s first mission based DLC has arrived and conveniently so has this review.

Genki Bowl VII is here to deliver more pain for Saints Row: The Third.  For 560 Microsoft points ($7.99 in real moneys) you can have 4 added “mini-games” and 3 new homies.  Every  “mini-game” has two missions and is as explosive and exploitive as you’d expect it to be.

  • Apocalypse Genki is essentially Super Ethical Reality Climax, it’s just enough to get you excited for the what’s in store next.
  • Super Ethical PR Opportunity is an escort mission where you take Professor Genki himself from the airport to a “meet and greet” of sorts at the local Let’s Pretend.  Professor Genki is hilarious, he was always punching random citizens when I would pick him up.  His car, which you receive for completing the missions, charges up 4 flame throwers on the vehicle that charges up by hitting people on the sidewalk.  The more damage you do, the more pleased Genki is with you.
  • Sexy Kitten Yarngasm is the Mayhem mission where you destroy as much sh*t in your way as possible.  The more things you destroy in a row, the bigger combo you get, and the more subsequent points you earn.  Maybe one of the more frustrating games because apparently yarn is a difficult material to roll around.  It’s no American Gladiators cage ball…thing.
  • Sad Panda Skyblazing is a completely new game.  Sky dive through burning rings, blow up ethical tiger hot air balloons, land on rooftops to chainsaw unsuspecting mascots, then blast yourself off the roof via a cannon.  You know, normal day to day stuff.

If you just can’t get enough Saints Row, these added missions are well worth your time and money.

Saints Row: The Third’s Genki Bowl VII scores a B+.



The Muppets Invade LittleBigPlanet 2!!!

25 01 2012

I love seeing DLC like this!  Today, Media Molecule and Muppets have joined forces to bring you a DLC of epic proportions.  For $5.99 on PSN they’re bringing you the “Muppets Premium Level Kit” DLC that includes five new levels, two minigames, two creation tools, and plenty of decorations, stickers and hopefully costumes.  The two new tools you see in the trailer are the Attract-O-Gel material that sticks Sackboy to any surface such as walls and ceilings, and the Attract-O-Tweak gadget that allows you to put said sticky stuff on materials. 

As if I need more of a reason to pick up those Statler and Waldorf costumes now!  I love to be a hater, especially an old one in a balcony.  Download it today!


Call of Duty Elite Subscribers Finally See Benefits

10 01 2012

Call of Duty Elite Members are finally getting to see some of the benefits from their $50 contribution to Activision pay off.  With the launch of the COD Elite iOS app today, and now with the announcement of Modern Warfare 3’s first DLC scheduled to hit Xbox 360 January 24th.  This is the first installment of proposed 20 DLC “pieces” over the next 3 months.  The hefty claim will include multiplayer maps, spec ops missions, game modes and “more”.  All of which Call of Duty Elite members on Xbox will get first dibs on.  Activision has set no date for Playstation 3 and PC releases.

Activision plans on releasing these DLC’s in or around March as “Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections” for us lowly non-Elite souls.  No prices for any of this content has been announced yet.  Let’s just assume it’ll be around the $15 range it always is. 

I’ll be curious to see what worthwhile content will be coming out next.


Pfft, Super Bowl? Bring on Genki Bowl VII!

10 01 2012

By pure coincidence, yesterday I decided to peruse my Saints Row: The Third achievements and came across a few odd ones I’d never seen before.  Apocalypse Genki?  Sad Panda Skyblazing?  Sexy Kitten Yarngasm?  Did I miss something?  The answer was given to me over the great world of the internet with happy sexy fun time news about Saints Row: The Third’s first mission based DLC.  On January 17 expect to see Genki Bowl VII arrive on XBLA, PSN and Steam for $7.  Don’t fret, the DLC is also included in the Saints Row: The Third season pass.  This is going to be a great week.


Battlefield 3 Back to Business as Usual.

14 12 2011

Gulf of Oman

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC

Yesterday was the complete launch across all platforms for Battlefield 3’s first DLC, Back to Karkand.  This DLC is free to all pre-ordered and Limited Edition copies of BF3.  If you weren’t lucky enough to get either of those, this DLC is only $15 and well worth the dough.  DICE has been working hard to make BF3 a fun and competitive experience and Back to Karkand brings 4 classic maps, 10 new weapons and 3 vehicles from Battlefield 2.  For those of you that may remember, Strike at Karkand, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman and Wake Island get a facelift and make their triumphant return thanks to the new Frostbite 2 engine. 

All experience gained in this DLC rolls over into your BF3 character.  The addition of class assignments to unlock new weapons has been added and the Conquest mode has been changed to the classic Conquest Assault where the defending team starts with control of all bases.  This does force advancement of the attacking team, but it felt uneven with only 15 extra tickets at the start of the match.  Gulf of Oman proved very frustrating with defending teams just camping floors above each base. 

The DLC is just a little over 2 GB and also has some BF3 patch fixes, matchmaking improvements and weapon balancing.  The flashlight still burns your retinas like the fires of hell, but I’m sure DICE is still working on that too…well I hope so because I’m really tired of my own teammates blinding me. 

Pick up this DLC soon and get to sprinting, driving, flying or whatever it is you crazy kids do these days.