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Grand Theft Auto V is oh-so-close to being released, and during an exclusive look at the open-world game's soundtrack by Rolling Stone, Ivan Pavlovich, soundtrack supervisor, said that the soundtrack in GTA V is the biggest its done, with around "20 movies worth of score."
Pavlovich added: "We approached the radio stations as the musical soundscape [you experience] as you fly into L.A. One of the things we've never done in a GTA game before is a pop station; exploring that made so much sense in the context of L.A." GTA V's soundtrack is somewhat unique, too, as it's the first in the series to have its own score created by Rockstar.
If you're a Borderlands 2 fan, and let's face it, most of us are, then you'll be pleased to hear that Gearbox Software is releasing a Game of the Year package deal for the first-person shooter RPG.
It will be priced at $60 and arrives in October, with every single bit and byte of Borderlands 2 included, including the Borderlands 2 Season Pass and the Premiere Club. The full list, is below:
- Borderlands 2 Main Game;
- Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty;
- Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage;
- Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt;
- Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep;
- Creature Slaughter Dome;
- Premiere Club Content:Gaige, the Mechromancer Character Class; Gearbox Gun Pack; Golden Key; Vault Hunter's Relic;
- Krieg, the Psycho Character Class;
- Collector's Edition Heads and Skins;
- Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1.
However, there are two more DLC packs coming this fall, the Headhunter Pack and Digistruct Peak Challenge, which are both not part of the GOTY Edition. This is disappointing, you'd think Gearbox would go the whole hog and give you everything. The Borderlands 2 GOTY Edition drops on October 8 in the US for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and on October 11 in other regions.
Saints Row IV has been out for just one week, and it has already sold over one million copies. Its publisher, Deep Silver, announced the news, taking some time within the announcement to also unveil its working on new DLC for the game.
The Presidential Pack, which includes face masks of US presidents Washington, Lincoln, Obama and George W. Bush, was exclusive to GameStop pre-orders, but can now be purchased for $2.99 on all platforms. The Grass Roots Pack, which is described as a "culturally-sensitive pack inspired by America's more remote citizenry" includes the Plunger Launcher weapon, two new outfits, and a "fancy truck, complete with a pink flamingo." This is available now on the PS3 and Steam for $2.99, and will reach the Xbox 360 sometime today.
Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Volition and Deep Silver's parent company Koch Media said: "We are incredibly happy of the reception for Saints Row 4 as a critical and now a commercial success. The development team at Volition is second-to-none as a driving creative force in the entertainment industry and we are very proud to have them as part of the Deep Silver family."
To tell you the truth, right now, I don't know whether I want to pick up a next-gen console on launch day. The launch titles I want, such as Watch Dogs, are hitting PC, but could Microsoft swing things around this weekend at PAX in Seattle, Washington this week?
The news comes from Microsoft's Major Nelson, who said that there will be 60 Xbox One and Xbox 360 demo pods at PAX, with these games including Forza 5, Ryse, Project Spark, Killer Instinct, Battlefield 4, Kinect Sports Rivals, Fable Anniversary, Dead Rising 3 "and of course there will be other surprises at the booth, including games that I'm not at liberty to divulge... yet."
What could we expect? We could see Epic Games' unannounced next-gen new IP for one. We could be completely surprised by something totally different, such as a new title from Microsoft Studios, but other than that, we'll have to wait a few days to find out. Our own Trace Hagan will be driving down to the event, covering it for us here at TweakTown.
EA has some hot property, there's no denying it, but going into the future they're going to be rotating its three main shooters, according to President of EA Labels, Frank Gibeau, during an interview with CVG.
These three shooters are Battlefield, Titanfall and Battlefront, but EA will be doing things a little differently from now. EA were alternating between its Battlefield and Medal of Honor franchises, but now that Medal of Honor is all but dead, the way EA are doing things will change. Back in January, EA were forced to state that it was "taking Medal of Honor out of rotation" for the forseeable future.
Gibeau told CVG: "The shooter rotation we think about now is Battlefield, Titanfall and Battlefront, and so we like those three brands going forward. We're working out how we're going to line that up because that's what you'll see from us."
If you want some free real-world loot, then you might want to pre-order Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 through the Microsoft Store, which will see you with $20 of Xbox Live Marketplace credit.
You'll receive 1,600 points, or $20 in real-world money for doing so. Microsoft announced just two days ago that it was converting MS Points to real-world currency on the Xbox 360. GTA V launches on Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 on September 17.
Metro: Last Light has seen great success on the PC so far, but 4A Games has just announced that the first-person shooter will reach the Apple OS X platform on September 10, and Linux later this year.
Both versions of the game will be identical to what we have on the PC and consoles, with Mac owners capable of accessing the Metro: Last Light Season Pass, Faction Pack and Tower Pack DLC when the game drops on September 10. Mac releases of both the Developer and Chronicles downloadable content packs should launch next to the PC and console counterparts later this year.
Metro: Last Light will jump onto the App Store and Steam for Mac, with the latter supporting Steam Play.
Telltale Games' uber-popular and well-received The Walking Dead game will hit the Android-powered OUYA console later this year. Telltale Games announced the news, but didn't say anything about its release other than it will be "coming this winter."
The OUYA bound release will see The Walking Dead: Season One as well as the 400 Days DLC. The Walking Dead: Season Two will reach the OUYA console in the future, but nothing more has been said about that. The first episode will be on offer for free, after which you'll need to whip out your credit card for the rest.
When Humble Bundle released its Origin Bundle that was packed with high quality games, including Battlefield 3, Mirrors Edge, and The Sims 3, everyone knew that it was going to be big. Just how big was unclear until earlier today.
Today with just 24 hours to go, The Origin Humble Bundle surpassed $10 million in sales, breaking the platform's previous record by more than $5 million. At the time of this writing, more than 2 million Humble Bundles have been sold with an average donation of $4.93. Total payments amassed more than $10,143,000, and that figure continues to grow at the rate of more than $200 a minute.
I have bought every Humble Bundle that has been released since the program started, and have actually purchased 4 of the Origin bundles, three of which have been given out to friends. So if you haven't picked up your copy of the Origin Humble Bundle yet, head over to the source below and donate $5 to some awesome charities and score some incredible games for yourself.
One of the games in my most-wanted list right now is Ubisoft's open-world title Watch Dogs. Even more so now that NVIDIA has announced a partnership with Ubisoft, where they've signed an "unprecedented technical alliance" that will see their best games enhanced with PC-exclusive effects and features.
This list includes Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with Watch Dogs now joining them. There's no specifics on Watch Dogs' enhancements, but we should hear all about that very soon. It's interesting news, too, considering that the hardware powering the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is from AMD.
Maybe NVIDIA felt the need to make these partnerships to keep up, so that they aren't left behind when AMD starts snuggling up to everyone in its Never Settle program. Either way, it benefits the consumers and gamers, which is the best thing.