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Not content letting Ryu be the most baffling inclusion in Smash 4‘s roster, Nintendo announced today that Cloud from Final Fantasy VII would be coming to the game as DLC, because fuck it why not. There really isn’t a whole lot to dive into here as everything you need to know is contained the trailer up above, but in case you want want to watch it, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect:

  • You can use a variety of limit breaks, with Omnislash being your final smash.
  • Midgar will be a stage, contains old school summons as hazards.
  • Cloud has a sword, which he can use to cut things.
  • Cloud’s hair is also very sharp, though unlike his sword, it cannot be used as a weapon.
  • You can dress Cloud up in his traditional FFVII outfit or his outfit from Advent Children, that CGI shitstorm you likely spent the better part of the last decade trying to suppress all memories of.
  • There will probably be an Amiibo for this, so you can start dreading the inevitable news of it being a pain in the ass to find.

On that last point, I recently discovered Amiibo hunting videos are a thing, and I’m still trying to figure out if that’s better or worse than grocery unbaggings.

Both myself and DAC’s very own Larry Davis felt that Bloodborne was lacking in content, though the degree to which varied between us. There’s no denying though, compared to other entries in From Software’s Souls series, Bloodborne had a significant lack of weapons, locations, and magic.

It’s unclear if the forthcoming DLC for Bloodborne, titled The Old Hunters, will add enough of those to put the game on par with its predecessors, but it does at least show that some consideration is going into diversifying content. That’s good in theory, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see how well it’s executed.

 

Valve has been making headlines this week for their controversial decision to allow game modders to monetize their work through the Steam workshop. Big shock, not a lot of people are ok with it, and they’re being pretty vocal about that. Currently, the “paid items – under review” tab in the Skryim workshop is about half-and-half between satire and legitimate attempts to make a buck.

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Unfortunately, nobody has made a pay-only horse armor mod. C’mon, guys.

Step in one Gabe Newell, who took to Reddit today and doubled-down on paid mods, stating that the end goal is to “increase the investment in quality modding, not hurt it.”

Pictured: a quality mod for .50

Pictured: a quality mod for .50

“We thought we were missing some plumbing that was hampering that,” Gabe went on to say, as my left eye, all on its own, drifted over towards Steam Greenlight. Perhaps they’re trying to unclog the wrong pipes. Plumbing analogies.

However, Gabe did offer an out, stating that “If something doesn’t help with that, it will get dumped,” while reminding everyone that a lot of decisions concerning Steam is based on user data. Speaking of data, paid mods have raked in about 10k so far, which does little to offset the ~1 million Valve has lost this week due to bad publicity.

If you want to read Gabe’s responses to the AMA, you can visit his Reddit profile here, which should be more effective than sifting through the entire discussion. He does bring up some good points, and certainly clears the air on a few of the more murky areas of the issue, but in the end it will rest on consumers to “speak with their wallets.”

 


Don’t worry, Velvet Sundown will still be free to play, with content rotating weekly as it always has been. However, the subscription service that allowed access to all episodes is on the way out in favor of a DLC based model. Players who like a particular episode can now buy it outright, and enjoy it anytime they wish.

A bundle that includes all DLC will also go on sale, and those who held subscriptions up until now will be given a voucher to redeem for one of those bundles. A “5 for the price of 4” bundle will also be available for those who want to buy multiple copies of the games to inflict upon their friends.

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Mario Kart 8 is pretty fun, but it would only be better with the inclusion of some realass cars. Thankfully, the once Japanese exclusive Mercedes-Benz DLC will be released stateside on August 27th. Hooray!

The DLC includes¬† the 300 SL Roadster, W 25 Silver Arrow, and the GLA (a compact SUV.) I’m sure this might mean something to people who understand cars.

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Gamestop’s pre-order bonuses for Arkham Knight were revealed a little earlier than intended in the form of the leaked advertisement above. While Harley Quinn’s challenge maps have been known for some time, pre-ordering the game at Gamestop will also net you some Red Hood story missions. Red Hood, apparently, now just Jason Todd in a red hoodie. Very on the nose.

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Some DLC for Dead Rising 3 was announced and it was pretty much the last thing I think anyone expected it would be. The pack adds a ton of Capcom “cosplay” outfits, an arcade mode, and the ability to play as the cast of the previous Dead Rising games.

And as it turns out, you can download the DLC right now.

Here’s some news that will shock absolutely nobody: Dark Souls 2 is getting DLC.

Namco  Bandai has dropped some details on what to expect from the forthcoming DLC,  collectively known as The Lost Crowns, which will be released in three episodes. The first of which, Crown of the Sunken King, will be available on the 22nd of this month.

(full press release and future DLC plans after the break)

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