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Retail & GFWL DLC Roundup: May 29th, 2012

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Last post: Yesterday at 11:45
Posted on 29 May 12 at 22:18
An excessive force rebellion from a different sky

This week sees DLC releases for eight Xbox 360 retail games and one GFWL game. Technically two of the games add extra achievements since both versions of Batman saw the release of "Harley's Revenge". One game has region exclusive DLC. Here is this week’s list:

Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360) - more details here
• "Harley's Revenge" – 800 MSP (this has achievements) - more details here
• "Harley's Revenge" – $9.99 / £6.75 (this has achievements)

Dance Central 2
• "Low - Flo Rida " – 240 MSP

Dragon's Dogma
• "Weapon Pack: the Monster Hunter" – 240 MSP
This pack makes a set of twelve weapons and shields specialized against certain foes available at the Black Cat in Gran Soren. As a bonus, you get one of each for free! Make sure to check your item storage! Just look for the blue-green icons! *This bonus can only be applied once per saved data. If the items are discarded or given away during gameplay, they will be lost.
• "From a Different Sky - Part 2" – 80 MSP
The second 10 quests of the series, 'From a Different Sky.' Their goals are simple: obtain special medallions. But it will take all your smarts to get them all. Check the notice board below the Pawn Guild to begin! *Some quests may only be taken on or completed at certain points in the story, or with certain combinations of vocations and skills. *A maximum of 6 quests appear on each notice board at a time. Please clear a few if you don't see your new purchases right away.
Mass Effect 3 - more details here
• "Mass Effect™ 3: Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion" – FREE
The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia. In-game reinforcement packs now include three new weapons (Reegar Carbine, Krysae Sniper Rifle, Cerberus Harrier) as well as equipment, consumables, and six new classes from species that have lost lives or whole planets to the Reapers: Quarian Engineer and Infiltrator, Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel, Phoenix Adept and Vanguard. The battle continues – hold the line!

Prototype 2 (Xbox 360)
• "Excessive Force Pack" – 400 MSP
Introducing the “Excessive Force” Pack, the most insanely over-the-top pack Radical Entertainment® has ever created!! Ever wanted to one-shot ANY enemy with a Retina Plasma Laser or get your hands all over an experimental “Viral Infector Grenade Launcher”? Also includes three all new and awesome skins [Armored Heller, Agile Armor Alex Mercer, Zombie Mercer] and three new over the top Force Multiplier powers [Shockwave, Chaos Creator mode, Medusa's Wrath] . You know you want it!

Rock Band 3 – as detailed in Friday’s post
• "Bullet For My Valentine Pack 01" – 440 MSP
• "Tears Don't Fall - Bullet For My Valentine" – 160 MSP
• "Scream Aim Fire - Bullet For My Valentine" – 160 MSP
• "Your Betrayal - Bullet For My Valentine" – 160 MSP

Here is a list of the songs approved by Rock Band Network community that have been released since last Tuesday:

• "Full Song – Reckless & Relentless“ (Asking Alexandria) – 160 MSP
Free trial:
• "Full Song – On the Run“ (Emerald) – 160 MSP
Free trial:
• "Full Song – Eternal Divine Angel Death (RB3 version)“ (Daas Bosh) – 80 MSP
Free trial:
• "Full Song – Impulse (2x Bass Pedal)“ (An Endless Sporadic) – 80 MSP
Free trial:
• "Full Song – Fight The Rain“ (Scratching The Itch) – 160 MSP
Free trial:
• "Full Song – Dudes and Guys and Things and Stuff“ (Straight Outta Junior High) – 80 MSP
Free trial:

Rocksmith (North America only)
• "My Chemical Romance Song Pack" – 640 MSP
• "Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance" – 240 MSP
• "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) by My Chemical Romance" – 240 MSP
• "Planetary (GO!) by My Chemical Romance" – 240 MSP

Test Drive Unlimited 2 - more details here
• "Test Drive Unlimited 2 - Mandatory 03" – FREE
Bikes are in the place! - The main information is the arrival of bikes in TDU2! Run to the bike dealer to buy an Harley or a Ducati. - The Official Racing Center is available and gives you access to new challenges every week. - New items are available in DLC: Cars, clothes, furnitures and stickers. - Numerous improvements have been brought: For example, you can now organize your garages as you want!
• "TDU2: Ferrari 250 GTO" – 80 MSP
The Ferrari 250 GTO is widely considered as the best of the Ferrari models, and one of the most famous sports cars of all time. Beyond its fantastic sports awards, the GTO became legendary for its sophisticated suspension and its aesthetic.
• "TDU2: Ferrari F40" – 80 MSP
For the 40 years anniversary of the Ferrari brand, Enzo Ferrari decided to build the most powerful and effective series-produced car of all time: The F40! Superb, powerful, magical, the F40 is definitely an automobile born for circuit and race.
• "TDU2: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1" – 80 MSP
The Corvette ZR1 is the ultimate version of the C6. The many technical innovations it has helped make its conduct more accessible and efficient, particularly on circuit courses.
• "TDU2: Ducati Desmosedici RR" – 80 MSP
Ducati offers, with the Desmosedici RR, to realize the dream of owning a GP motorcycle replica. Its non-standard technical features make it an exclusive motorcycle with unbelievable performance!
• "TDU2: Ducati Diavel Carbon" – 80 MSP
Power and style have never been combined with such precision. Its breathtaking aesthetic, its unexpected agility and its brutal engine make the Diavel an exclusive motorcycle, both exuberant and elegant.
• "TDU2: Harley Davidson Fatboy Lo" – 80 MSP
The Fat Boy is certainly one of the most iconic models of the Harley-Davidson range. 20 years after its appearance, the Fat Boy Lo appears in 2010, in its superb black hue where the shining mixes skillfully with dull colours.
• "TDU2: Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR" – 80 MSP
The SRT10 ACR version of the famous Viper will please the lovers of circuit courses, thanks to a "race" preparation in proper form. Specific aerodynamic attributes, weight saved, improved braking and shock absorbers make it a true race car approved for the road!
• "TDU2: Ferrari 599 XX" – 80 MSP
The Ferrari 599XX is the ultimate version of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. Only 30 copies of this car were produced. This aggressive prototype, whose body was carried out in composite materials and carbon fiber inherits from a V12 6.0 with 700 HP at 9,000 rpm.
• "TDU2: Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series" – 80 MSP
Athletic, an evil V12, breathtaking performances , and most of all a philosophy focused exclusively on sport and on the practice on circuit make the SL65 AMG Black Series an outstanding road car.
Barad 007
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Posted on 29 May 12 at 22:21, Edited on 29 May 12 at 22:23 by Barad 007
What a BEASTY week.

Batman on the compute
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Posted on 29 May 12 at 22:43
Boo no TDU2 cheevz! I woulda paid for them BOOOO
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Posted on 29 May 12 at 22:45
^ditto^ Glad I have some points saved up.
Saiyan Ruuku
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 00:24, Edited on 30 May 12 at 00:25 by Saiyan Ruuku
Really can't wait for Rocksmith to hit the UK, I'm a guitar player who loves to play, and a game for Xbox that I can use my personal guitars on, this purchase was never needed to be considered.

I would have also bought the Bullet pack for Rock Band, they're my favourite all-time band, met them a few years back too, real nice guys, though I no longer have the game, typical isn't even the word... cry
"I pity you, you just don't get it at all, there's not a thing I don't cherish!"
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Last post: Yesterday at 23:48
Posted on 30 May 12 at 01:21
No achievements in TDU2 = no buy from me
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 02:47
Ahh hate videos that ipad cannot watch...flash or whatever the case.
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 04:33, Edited on 30 May 12 at 04:34 by RedbullAddict83
Finally bikes for TDU2, gives me a reason to play it again. smile
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 04:48
I will unfortunately skip this weeks Rocksmith DLC.
I'll just put this right here.
a rabid fuzzle
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 06:39
Batman and Rocksmith have/will make these 3 days off work much more enjoyable
The pilots of the ROFLCOTER enjoy a nice slice of ZOMGBBQPIZZA and lolmonade
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 08:19
Might download Rebellion in case some friends want to finish ME3
'If at first you don't succeed, you fail' GLaDOS
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 08:45
The bikes are a total joke if you ask me.
You fall off them so easily even going 10mph you will come off.
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 10:16
All that free dlc has the world gone mad?
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Last post: 31 Oct 15 at 01:32
Posted on 30 May 12 at 14:18
I'll be downloading the Mass Effect pack since it's free, and I'll pick up Harley's Revenge fairly soon, in the next week or two.

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Posted on 30 May 12 at 14:50
Gotta love random free stuff with MA3 to take up space on your hard drive. Harleys revenge looks pretty badass though.
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 16:13
No RB3 this week but I will snag the free ME3 DLC for the future.
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Posted on 30 May 12 at 16:22
I have just over 100k credits saved up in ME3, how should I best spend them to get DLC additions (weapons/characters/etc)?
Vorpal Smilodon
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Last post: 23 Jul 14 at 18:12
Posted on 30 May 12 at 17:04
Why the hell wasn't Armored Heller included in the game!!! ffs

Kudos to EA for all the free support for Mass Effect 3, they're really outdoing their reputation for once.
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