GP Picks 10-11-13
This week’s GP Picks is brought to you by Miniature Fantasy Willem DaFoe. He wants to kill all the pandas. If you don’t know what this is, Google search it. You’ll thank me later.
Greetings, gamers and players, to this week’s edition of GP Picks. We’re in the middle of October and as the weather gets colder and the big games of the year are released, we’re going to want to stay home, snuggle into a warm blanket and pass the time with a video game. This week saw the release of Beyond: Two Souls starring Ellen Page and Willem DaFoe but that game is not really worth your time. Oddly enough, this week saw the release of a couple of Game of the Year Editions and a bundle of two great games so even if the new games aren’t very good, there’s good games being given renewed life. So without further adieu, lets check out a RPG shooter, an action stealth modern classic, and two great titles from The Dark Knight.
One of the most addicting things in video games is loot. This is random items and treasures such as ammo for your gun, weapons for you to equip, money to buy things, and so on and so forth. Sometimes it’s hard for games to come up with worthwhile loot for you to collect but with thousands of weapons to pick up, Borderlands 2 does not suffer from that problem. The Game of the Year Edition has just been released this week on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 so if you missed the game the first time, now you can pick it up with all of the DLC released so far included. That means all of the expansion packs, content updates, extra characters, level cap increases, and the collector’s edition bonus content. That’s a whole lot of game that will probably last you a month so by all means, go and pick it up!
Like I mentioned before, that’s not the only Game of the Year edition in town this week. Dishonored is also getting one this week on the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Dishonored was a critical and sales darling last year, proving that a brand new game that was not based on an existing franchise could be highly successful. The Game of the Year Edition comes with The Knife of Dunwall DLC, The Brigmore Witches DLC, the Dunwall City Trials, and a collection of all of the pre-order content from when the game was first released. So if you are looking for a cool modern stealth game and you didn’t pick it up when it came out last year, here you go! Your search has come to an end!
Finally, Warner Bros Interactive has released a dual pack of the two Batman Arkham games, in anticipation of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins. Being released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the bundle includes the Game of the Year Editions of Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City. That means you’ll get the extra challenge maps for Arkham Asylum and the Nightwing bundle pack, the Robin bundle pack, the Catwoman pack, the Challenge Map pack, the Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC and all of the Skins for Arkham City. That, needless to say, is a butt load of game to play so if you want to lose a lot of time playing as the Dark Knight or you want to play these games before Batman Arkham Origins comes out, this is for youse.
And there you have it. Another week, another collection of games to spend your money on. Each Friday, I’ll recommend games for you all to play. As always, these aren’t reviews so much as they are suggestions, as I won’t weigh pros and cons of the game. These choices will be new games released that week, but sometimes I will choose games with new downloadable content. I’ll also recommend older retro titles because sometimes you need to retreat to move forward! Be sure to check out GP Picks every week to see what’s worth picking up. Now if you’ll excuse me, Miniature Fantasy Willem DaFoe needs to get back to Beyond: Two Souls because he has emotions. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!