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M3: My Morning Musings - DMC DLC, Google Glasses, Turbine MMO Bonuses, & More

DmC Devil May Cry players have another reason to keep playing as Capcom has revealed a pair of DLC for the rebooted franchise. Vergil's Downfall will be coming to PlayStation network, Xbox Live, and PC platforms on March 5, 2013, for 720 Microsoft Points or $8.99 on PSN and PC platforms. Vergil’s Downfall features the opportunity to play as Vergil with hours of new gameplay, four difficulty levels and an all new storyline, weapons, combos, enemies and locations.

Also, Capcom is releasing Bloody Palace Mode today as a free add-on to DmC on all three above mentioned platforms. Once you have downloaded the add-on, Bloody Palace Mode will be available to players after completion of the campaign and will give players access to over 100 bonus levels of demons and enemies, including five brutal bosses.

Remember when we spoke about Square's strange new title about solving a murder mystery? Square-Enix has officially acknowledged that Murdered: Soul Suspect is coming in early 2014 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. There was no mention of any upcoming consoles from Sony or Microsoft from Squeenix.  You can see the teaser video below:

The tech world is all buzzing about Google Glass. Google has revealed some real-world uses for the wearable computer and you can check out the video below! I for one can't wait to see what developers do with this product.

Atlus is preparing to release Shin Megami Tensei 4, in Japan, on May 23, 2013. They will also be releasing a special 3DS XL themed Bundle with a downloaded copy of the game included on the device. Yes, this game is going to make it over to our shores. When? All signs point to Atlus announcing something at E3 2013. Until then, you can watch the Japanese Teaser video below:

Two MMO's you should be paying attention to come from Developer Turbine. Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online are both alive and well in the Free to Play MMO space and have been far more successful in this form than with a monthly subscription.  So why are they in the news now? Turbine had some downtime making some changes to their servers and are asking players to come back to LOTRO and get 100% more EXP and a larger drop rate for "loot" from now until February 26. Regular players will also get 250 Turbine Points

DDO Players get +2 Loot from Chests and 25% Heroic and Epic Experience. This ends today.

Regardless if you get these bonuses, both titles are worth taking a look at. They really are two of the best MMO's out there.

Yesterday, I had a brain fart and forgot to mention Ubisoft and EA teaming up  to sell digital PC games in both the Origin Store and Uplay Shop.

Ubisoft wants you to come try their store out and is offering a free copy of Driver San Francisco Deluxe Edition, From Dust, Might & Magic Heroes VI Deluxe Edition, Rayman Origins, The Settlers 7™ Gold Edition or World in Conflict: Complete Edition, with the purchase of any PC digital game priced $19.90 or higher, from today through March 4.  In addition, Uplay members can redeem all Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 Uplay rewards for free during the promotion.

Chris Early, VP of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft said this about Uplay:
“Ubisoft is committed to continually improving Uplay and making it the most rewarding set of services available to our customers. Adding excellent titles from EA, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and many other top developers to Uplay shop means that players now have more choice in where and how they purchase games online.”

EA's VP at Origin, Michael Blank, also spoke about the deal with Ubisoft:
“We’re thrilled to be bringing EA titles to Uplay and Ubisoft titles to Origin – the more choice for consumers, the better in today’s gaming world. Offering games like Dead Space 3, Need for Speed Most Wanted and more on Uplay is a great opportunity to reach even more PC gamers worldwide.”

EA continues to not release new titles on the Steam platform. So I guess bringing more choice for consumers doesn't include the world's most popular Digital Store.

Wrestling fans worried about the future of WWE, after THQ dissolved, can breathe a sigh of relief as Take-Two and WWE have signed a five year deal for development of games based on the World Wrestling Entertainment.

Yuke's will be continuing to develop WWE titles and Take-Two will release the first game, of this new deal, this fall with WWE 2K14. Casey Collins, WWE's VP, said this to ESPN:
"We've been very happy with what [Yuke's] has done in the past. What we're going to do moving forward is meld [Yuke's] with the team at Visual Concepts, so we can have the best of both worlds. Having [Yuke's] experience and then getting the Visual Concepts guys on board with them, we think this is going to be a dynamic duo. As we look at the next-gen systems coming out, we want to make sure we align our property with who we thought would be a leader going forward on these next-gen systems."

Though Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition still does not have a clear release date for the Android platform, the title is coming to Mac this friday--February 22. Mac users accustomed to purchasing software on the Mac App Store will have to wait as the title will be released there in the future. Instead, you will need to purchase it directly from Beamdog for $19.99.

Beamdog President Trent Oster Spoke about the Mac Version:
"The development of the Mac version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition has been a longer process than we had planned. We strove to create a high quality release for the Mac fans of the series and we feel proud of the current version and feel the extra development time was effort well spent."

By Kaleb Rutherford - 02/20/13

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