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Pre-Order incentives for Hitman: Absolution released
Recently announced by Square Enix is the exclusive North America pre-order incentive for Hitman: Absolution. Pre-order Hitman: Absolution through GameStop and receive the stand-alone Hitman: Sniper Challenge beginning May 15. Hitman: Sniper Challenge follows Agent 47 on an ... [read more]
Smashing records: Minecraft: Xbox360 Edition becomes profitable in an hour
With over 100,000 copies sold and over 400,000 unique player entries on the scoreboard, Minecraft: Xbox360 Edition on Xbox Live Arcade became profitable in just an hour of its release. The adventure game Minecraft: Xbox360 by Mojang was released on May 9 and broke the previo... [read more]
When good clowns go bad: Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC trailer
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"Not just another zombie game" Sandswept Studios talks about The Dead Linger
With the huge success of the Double Fine Kickstarter project that raised over $3 million, game developers flocked to Kickstarter in hopes that their game would become the next crowd funding success story. One such developer is Sandswept Studios with their game, The Dead Lin... [read more]
3 reasons why there's no need for story in fighting games
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From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]

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The Binding of Isaac Review
When was the last time you played a game that blew you away with craziness? It’s been a while? The Binding of Isaac is easily one of the craziest games that I’ve played with some of the most simple yet incredible gameplay I’ve seen. I’m not going to hide how much I l... [read more]
Skullgirls Review
As the fighting game revival continues to bloom, a small indie company is looking to shake-up the genre. Can Skullgirls, a fighting game for fighting game fans by fighting game fans, hang with the big boys?... [read more]
Sine Mora Review
Sine Mora is a side scrolling shoot'em up title that borrows heavily from past titles in the genre such as the cult classic Einhander. The premise involves war torn characters battling a bigger threat as you shoot down enemies and gigantic bosses in your little plane. Althou... [read more]

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The RPG Fanatic: dnd (PLATO) Creators Gary Whisenhunt & Ray Wood Interview
In the mid 1970s Gary Whisenhunt and Ray Wood created one of the earliest computer roleplaying videogames, dnd, which also happened to be one of the first "fan games". Although little known today, their work pre-dates much better known series like Ultima, Wizardry and Dragon... [read more]
The RPG Fanatic: Seiken Densetsu 3 Retrospect and Review + Operation Manafall
You might know this game as Secret of Mana 2, but this video is titled by the only name it was officially released as. This was a Japan exclusive game in the Mana series that many people aren't aware existed, but let's change that starting right now!... [read more]
From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]
Rockstar reveals plans for LA Noire DLC content
Posted on May 31, 2011 by MikeV

In a press release, Rockstar has announced their plans of disturbing DLC content for the crime thriller LA Noire. Starting today (and by the end of the week for PS3 users) players can purchase the LA Noire Rockstar Pass at the limited time price of $10/800 Microsoft Points. What this pass does is that it allows players to be able to download any DLC that becomes available for free instead of paying for each piece individually, which totals to four cases, two detective suits and a collectible challenge.

The option to download the DLC individually will be available to purchase as well, starting with the The Badge Pursuit Challenge and the Sharpshooter/ Broderick detective suits to download for $2.00/160 Microsoft Points and $1.00/80 Microsoft Points. Two of the new four cases, "The Naked City' and "A Slip of the Tongue", will be released today priced at $4/180 Microsoft Points each.

The other two new cases, "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case (June 21) and "Reefer Madness" Vice case (July 12) are set to be released this Summer and will be priced at $4/180 Microsoft Points each as well.

Now once all of this DLC content has been released, Rockstar will be offering those who didn’t buy the pass after the limited time offer of $10/800 Microsoft Points, will offer all the DLC in a pack for $12.00/960 Microsoft Points.

The math comes down to this: If you pass up on the LA Noire Pass, you will be paying $24 for four cases, and $4 for two suits and $28 altogether. Then you will be paying an additional $4 a case and $2 a suit if Rockstar decide to put out more DLC. So this seems like a real good deal Rockstar is offering

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