Borderlands: First PC DLC Released

The First DLC for the PC version of has been released today after a few weeks ‘delay’. Console users have already been playing “The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned” for a little while now, and just let go the word that its .

As a whole I am not impressed with Gearbox’s PC Support for this game – for something that was touted pre-release as having a separate PC development and a PC specific UI, the game falls short. It is fun to run around and shoot stuff and pick up new guns, but I like game companies that 1) communicate with all of their customers (in this case console and PC), and 2) stick to their word.

Anyway, if you have been waiting for the DLC pack to come to the PC – you can purchase it now on and via the . Heres a small caveat though folks, apparently the DLC has an activation limit imposed… even the Steam version.

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Steam: DLC DRM Notice

Who ever heard of DLC having an activation limit based DRM? Expansions.. Yes. Full Games.. Yes. DLC?! I rarely get too worked up about games and game company practices, but Gearbox is heading towards my waste basket. Sorry, just telling it like I feel.

`Carlosjuero

ARPG Fans Rejoice… a saviour is night…

Ok.. maybe not a saviour, but probably one of the best looking ARPG’s to date is due to release tomorrow. What am I talking about? Torchlight – created by a bunch of folks who were behind the ill-departed Mythos, as well as a few talented folks who worked on that obscure title.. Diablo.

There are many videos on YouTube right now from press-release copies, the reviews have all been outstanding and I, for one, am agreeing by just what I have seen. There are also some live streaming videos from people with reveiw copies, on Livestream.com, uStream.com, and Justin.tv.

So get ready folks, a brain blasting addicting ARPG is on its way… if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet do so now! Theres a link on the left hand navigation to the pre-order page on GamersGate, but its also on Steam, Direct2Drive, PerfectWorld and will be on TorchlightGame.com and WildTangent soon. Its only $20.00… you cannot go wrong there.

PS – I guess I forgot to mention one of the best parts of this game… it will have a full featured Toolset provided free of cost with the game. The toolset is the exact same toolset that the developers designed the game levels with, and will be able to modify just about every single portion of the game.

Sacred 2 goes Gold; Sacred 2 Demo

Sacred 2 Goes Gold!

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, a new version of the classic top-down Diabloesque RGP, just recently went Gold according to game company . This new version includes a new engine, 3d graphics, new twists to play with some new storyline, new classes and a ton of other feature upgrades (Including the ability to play through the campaign for both sides: Light & Dark). There is a tiny catch, apparently, to the game going Gold – in order to get the High Resolution textures, customers have to order the CE version of the game which comes with an extra DVD full of textures (apparently it adds an extra 8-13GB of data). I find myself a tad disappointed with this, as high resolution textures should never be (in my eyes) something you have to pay extra for – it should either be part of the game.. or not. I apparently am not the only one to feel this way, various comments on different sites illustrate that many of the Sacred fan base feel the same way; (Though, to admit, after [trying to] play with the Demo, the default graphics are pretty darn good to begin with).

Another small catch is that Sacred 2 will be using an Activation based DRM system – you will be able to install the game on as many computers as you want, but only activate it on 2 at a time (As bad as this is in my eyes, at least Ascaron has done the smart thing and included a De-Activator program with the game so you can retain your licenses to move computers or upgrade your current computer without worrying about hitting the brick wall and needing to call Customer Support – hard drive crashes are another situation all together though)

Right now the game is in print at the publishers and is being released officially in November of this year (). For those of you not wanting the whole physical box experience, Ascaron has confirmed that the game will be made available via Digital Download services such as Steam and Direct2Drive (In fact, at the time of writing this post Direct2Drive has the pre-order of the normal edition [link in the text] – no news on the Steam availability yet) as well as having versions available for the XBox 360 (February 2009) and Playstation 3 (February 2009).

Pre-Order the game now:


Ascarion (Multiple Sites)
Steam (No news yet)

Sacred 2 Demo

A few days ago the official Demo for Sacred 2 was made available to the Masses – take a sneak peak into the game by visiting and !

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Download Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows XP, XP64, Vista, Vista64
  • 2.4 GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics card 256 MB, from nVidia® GeForce™ 6800 or ATI® Radeon™
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • 20 GB free Hard Drive (HDD) space
  • DirectX 9.0d (included with game)

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Download Recommended System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows XP (32 / 64 Bit) with Service Pack 3 / Vista 32 / 64 Bit) with Service Pack 1
  • Dual Core 2.0 GHz processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics card 512 MB, ab nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS oder ATI Radeon HD 3870
  • 5.1 surround sound card (EAX 5.0 compatible, DirectX 9.0d [for XP] or DirectX   10.0 [for Vista] compatible), with surround speakers or headphones
  • Mouse with mouse wheel
  • 25 GB free Hard Drive (HDD) space
  • DirectX 9.0d (included with game)
  • Optional: DSL modem or network card for multiplayer games