Humble THQ Bundle Enlists Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War as sales top $4.5

With only a day left to go the latest all-THQ Humble Bundle has added some new content including Relic’s stunning 2006 RTS Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

The latest PC game collection, which allows buyers to ‘donate’ as much $1 to unlock its Steam codes, showcases some of the varied gems from the extensive THQ back catalogue. A minimum contribution will net you a copy of Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon, Metro 2033 and Company of Heroes (including its two expansions Tales of Valor & Opposing Fronts). You’ll even get the soundtracks to most of the above – DRM-free- thrown into the bag for good measure.

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Just some of the titles you can plunder for as little as $1…

For those that choose to pay the average price of the collection – which currently stands at $5.70 – will also receive Steam codes for Saints Row: The Third, the Path to War DLC for Red Faction: Armageddon, action RPG Titan Quest & the newly added Wahammer 40K: Dawn of War.

You can even choose how your donation is split. You can choose how much is donated to charity (Child’s Play & the American Red Cross), how much is sent direct to THQ itself & how much is kicked back to Humble Bundle as a ‘tip’.

Due to end tomorrow at midnight the latest Humble Bundle made $2 million dollars in its opening night and has proved to be one of the most successful collections in the series to date.

The IR Buyers Guide 24 Sep – 28 Sep 2012

BEHOLD! The infinite robots Buyers Guide has returned! As the final quarter approaches the video game calendar is about to get chock-a-block with retail releases & digital downloads. We bring you some of the best releases coming out the week of Monday 24 September 2012.

World Of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Release Date: 25 September

Formats: PC (Play.com)

Chances are if you’re getting the new WoW expansion you’re probably already a dedicated disciple to the grandaddy of MMORPGs. But Mists of Pandaria serves as a great way for new players to step into the rich lands of WoW. The level cap will be increased from 85-90 as well as introducing a new Monk class, the new Pandaren race and a whole host of new dungeons, battlegrounds & updates. It’s never been a better time to lose your life to the powers of Warcraft!

Darksiders 2 Argul’s Tomb DLC

Release Date: 25 September

Formats: XBLA/PSN/PC – 560 MS/£4.39

THQ’s hack n’ slash platformer may be a mish-mash of other more successful games, but since its release in August Darksiders 2 has sold very respectably world-wide. The Argul’s Tomb DLC came as standard for anyone who bought a new copy of the ‘Limited Edition’, but for anyone who’s picked it up since pre-owned can now download this handful of entertaining dungeon quests for Death to unleash his gravelly-voiced hell.

FIFA 13

Release Date: 28 September

Formats: Xbox 360/PS3/PC/PS2/PSP/PS Vita/Wii/3DS (Game.co.uk)

It’s late September and that can only mean one thing: FIFA time! Wives & girlfriends the world over are preparing to groan as the world’s most popular football sim returns with the usual bag of new tricks & updates. Despite the FIFA 13 demo showcasing old team line-ups the retail release will feature up-to-date rosters, kits & stats so even the most anal of FIFA vets will be satisfied.

 

Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition

Release Date: 26 September

Formats: PS3 (Play.com)

Gran Turismo might not be the colossus it once was, but there’s no denying it’s still non-stop car porn. The Academy Edition is essentially a European version of the Gran Turismo 5 XL edition released recently in the States. It includes the full Spec 2 upgrade with a ton of DLC including new cars, track, customisations options & the Nissan GTR driven by Kazunori Yamauchi during this year’s 24-hour race at the Nurburgring. As we said, car porn.

Dead or Alive 5

Release Date: 28 September

Formats: Xbox 360/PS3 (Amazon.co.uk)

Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat & now Tekken have all returned in the last few years and remerged with fresh faces & revitalised gameplay. Now it’s the turn of breast-obsessed fighter Dead or Alive to do the same with its fifth entry to the series. The ‘rock/paper/scissors’ style fighting system returns with arenas laced with over-the-top environmental combos, as does Ninja Theory’s poster-boy Ryu from Ninja Gaiden. And yes, there will be breasts.

Rocksmith

Release Date: 28 September

Formats: Xbox 360/PS3/PC (Amazon.co.uk)

It’s been delayed more than once in recent months but Ubisoft’s Rocksmith is finally here. The traditional music game genre may have died a death, but Rocksmith has been crafted as more of a home studio-cum-guitar tuition tool than an arcade simulator. You can use any electric or semi-acoustic guitar as long as it’s a jack, you’ll just need to pick up the special lead to connect to your console.

 

Persona 4: Arena

Release Date: 28 September

Formats: PS3 (Play.com)

The Persona series might be a relative unknown in the West, but in Japan these 2D fighter is practically an institution. Designed to be beat-em-up with lots of tactical element; Persona 4: Arena is a kaleidoscope of violence, colour & outlandish Anime animations. Players use signature moves via their ‘Personas’ which serve as a tag partner meets a special attack. If you like Blaz Blue or KOF then Persona 4: Arena is right up your blood-drenched alley.

So what games are you picking up this coming week? Whether it’s a return to the pitches of FIFA or the OTT violence of DOA, let us know what’s taking your hard earned Stirling. Keep it infinite!

Best of British Indie Bundle on Steam

Best of British Indie Bundle on Steam

Head over to Steam now and support our Indie developers!

Why should you do that I hear you ask? Well Steam’s midweek madness bundle includes some of the best rated, Great British indie titles known to man and at a fraction of the price…

This bundle will cost you the princely sum of £7.99, around the same price as a pack of 20 cancer sticks. But instead of smelling like your local working men’s club, you’ll receive, Six…yes SIX epic indie titles saving you a massive £47.95, you could take your lady or man friend out for a lovely Nando’s because that’s what all the cool kids are doing these days…

Here’s a quick round up of what you could own:

Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There Dan That! Double Pack

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Ben There, Dan That! and Time Gentlemen, Please! are a couple of rip-roaring point-and-click adventure games . With tongue firmly in cheek, sit back, relax, and put your mind to work solving puzzles, and reading some very funny dialogue. It’s like a book, only good!

From an horrific and untimely death in deep, dark Peru, via preposterous-and-suspect alien invasions, to whipping back-and-forth in time to stop Hitler and his army of robot Nazi dinosaur clones, this is one set of adventures you’re unlikely to forget.

DEFCON

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Inspired by the 1983 cult classic film, Wargames, DEFCON superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion of the Cold War era, playing on the fascinating aspects of psychological gameplay that occur during strategic nuclear warfare.

You play a General hidden deep within an underground bunker. Your mission is to successfully exterminate your enemy’s civilian population whilst saving your own. Points are awarded or lost depending on both the efficacy and thoroughness of your nuclear vendetta and the number of your own civilian deaths. In order to win you must wipe out the enemy population and simultaneously disable the enemy’s ability to retaliate against you. This is an extremely difficult task since launching an attack on the enemy exposes the positions of your own Ground Silos, Subs and Bombers the moment they launch nuclear weapons, making you extremely vulnerable and exposed to a crushing counter-attack.

Eufloria

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Eufloria is an ambient game of space exploration and conquest that employs surprising themes of plant growth and bio mechanical evolution.

The game allows the player to explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is both unique and compelling. Eufloria’s aesthetics are reminiscent of children’s books like “the little prince” and the gameplay is supported by an original ambient soundtrack by Brian Grainger.

Gameplay revolves around conquering asteroids in space and using their resources to literally grow and nurture new semi-organic plants and creatures to do the player’s bidding.

The player is pitched again several teams of AI opponents that all vie for the same resources and can offer fierce opposition.

Gratuitious Space Battles

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Who needs backstory? Who needs resource-gathering? Diplomacy is so last year. Gratuitous Space Battles cuts right to the chase of sci-fi strategy games, and deals with large, completely unjustified space battles between huge opposing space fleets.

Revenge of the Titans

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At first they came from the skies, and we repelled them with hired spaceships on a shoestring budget! Now they’re back, and they’re sending their ground troops to destroy our bases – thirty-ton monsters with glowing eyes and slavering jaws! And we still don’t have any money!

Quickly assemble a defensive position using blaster turrets, upgrades, tiny battledroids, barricades, mines, tangleweb, whilst obtaining the necessary funds by mining nearby resources as the relentless march of the Titans approaches the base. Research new technology and buildings as you defend the Earth bases throughout the solar system from the Titan onslaught. This is the ultimate mash-up of real-time strategy and tower defense.

Frozen Synapse

frozen synapse

Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game on PC and Mac.

It brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad: classic gameplay with a modern interface. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the “Prime” button: both you and your enemy’s turns are executed simultaneously. Competitive-but-intuitive multiplayer and a huge single player campaign mean that Frozen Synapse will give you hours and hours of tactical delight.

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