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Archive for October 17th, 2012


Viking: Battle for Asgard – Now Available for Steam

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Spiral Knights: Once Upon A Harvest, Darkly

Spiral Knights - Dark Harvest

Once upon a Harvest, Darkly, while you plundered Clockworks shadow keys, for many a quaint and curious lockbox of forgotten gear …

Be thankful this Harvest Season that this crude Poe pun extends no further – and then, celebrate! The harvest season is upon us – and on the planet Cradle, that means reaping what you’ve sown: in this case, you have sown darkness. Darkness that you can turn into candy, and then you turn that candy into masks. Masks you can wear. Because that’s how the Clockworks rolls.

Dark Harvest Event

Throughout the event, all Clockwork Tunnels-style levels (such as Power Complexes and Blast Chambers) now have a chance to spawn special rooms inhabited by the Punkin King, monarch of this harvest holiday: give him a visit, and see what he has in store for you — candy tokens, or even something else …

There is also a new prestige mission — available daily throughout the event, this mission offers a guaranteed encounter with the Punkin King!

Notes: Both via the Arcade or the Prestige Mission, Tier 1 awards the fewest candy tokens while Tier 3 awards the most candy tokens. Candy tokens come in three varieties (Hard Candy, Sour Candy and Sweet Candy) and can be exchanged in the Haven Town Square.

Spiral Knights - Dark Harvest

Candy Tokens and Prize Boxes

Candy Tokens can be exchanged in the Haven Town Square for gnarly masks – and also prize boxes!

Click here for a full list of mask types as well as prize box information.

Each Dark Harvest Prize Box also includes random handfuls of Trick or Treat Confetti as well as a chance to receive even more prizes — Trinket Slot and Weapon Slot Upgrades, Krogmo Coin Boosters, and Heat Amplifiers.

Oh yes: and Trick or Treat Confetti is totally normal confetti that launches a normal, unaltered pumpkin into the air, and then nothing else happens … right?

Dark Harvest event ends November 1st!

Bugfixes and Additional Notes

– Minor clarity improvements to the Vendor interface.
– The Coliseum button on the main HUD has been moved to the center of the screen.
– Coliseum and Party Finder buttons have new animations to indicate status.
– Main menu button added to spectator mode at bottom of screen.
– While using the Alchemy interface, the name of the item you’re choosing to create is now display at the top of the Ingredients panel.
– Info box/Description added to Loadouts panel.

– Firo Driver / Firotech MKII now displays fire status in tooltip.
– Items will no longer spawn in FSC fountains.
– Virualent Catalyzer plays correct sound when fired.
– Fixed case where players could get stuck in a room with no respawning pot to free themselves.
– Miracle Cloak Recipe now requires the correct amount of Light Shards for a 4-star item.
– Spectating a game will no longer cause you to stop waiting for a PvP match.
– Fixed some issues with stunned monsters. More fixes are on the way.

– Added an arrow pointing to the elevator in tutorial lobbies.
– Two new proto armors and helms have been added to knight creation.


[EU Only] Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Demo!

Super Monkey Ball - PS VITA

The Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Demo is now available for Europe! Built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita system, Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz takes full advantage of key features including motion sensor function, dual analog sticks, screen (touchscreen), rear touch pad, Wi-Fi and the camera.

What’s in the Demo?

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz

・Enjoy up to six levels in Challenge Mode and Two exhilarating mini-games.
・Create your own stage using the camera in Edit Mode.

Let us know what you think!


Sale on SEGA Rally Arcade and Monster World IV

Monster World IV

What do Monster World IV and SEGA Rally Arcade have in common? Despite all the tantalizing answers one might posit — like ‘Asha was one of the first female Rally car champions in gaming history, and she clones lava geysers in the middle of rally courses’ — the actual answer is: both are on sale for PlayStation Plus members!

Monster World IV was released outside of Japan earlier this year for the first time, and SEGA Rally Arcade is the gnarliest off-road racing physics game you can wrap your hands around.

For this week only get both titles at special discounts — SEGA Rally Arcade is discounted for all PlayStation users; both Monster World IV and SEGA Rally Arcade are discounted at a special tier for PlayStation Plus members.

  • Monster World IV: $1.00 (USD)
  • SEGA Rally Arcade: $2.99 (USD)
  • SEGA Rally Arcade (All PlayStation Members)$4.99 (USD)

The exact discount may vary slightly depending on your region, so please check your area for exact pricing! Sale ends after this week.


Sonic Generations Now Available on Xbox Live

Battle Metal Sonic

Sonic Generations arrives for digital download on Xbox Live! Widely hailed by fans and critics alike, Sonic Generations offers two ways to play, featuring both Classic and Modern Sonic. Re-live the best moments of Sonic’s last 20 years, in three unique eras featuring fully re-imagined levels from the Genesis, Dreamcast, and Modern Sonic games.

 If you haven’t had a chance to pick up Sonic Generations yet, or you’re just too lazy to get up off your couch, your time has finally arrived! You can download it now for $29.99USD / £24.99.