[Guide] Skyrim - How To Max Skills To Legendary

Bethesda Softworks have released the 1.9 patch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This patch includes the new legendary difficulty setting, and this is my guide how to max your skills to legendary.

 How can I play/unlock the legendary mode?
1. Open Steam and log in.
2. In the top left-hand corner, in the menu bar, click on "Steam" -> "Settings".
3. In the account tab, click on "Change".
4. Now you can download the Skyrim beta patch 1.9 including the Legendary Mode.

What is the Legendary Mode all about?
This is new feature for Skyrim and it's included in the newest patch 1.9. Besides many bug fixes, there is this setting called Legenday Difficulty. If you're one of the players who played the game in hard mode and it was no challenge for you, or if you just wants new features for your Skyrim, this is for you.
The patch gives you the possibility to improve your skills to legendary, meaning maxing your skills above 100.

How can I make my skills legendary?
Step by step explained:
1. You need one or more skills of 100 to make them legendary.
2. This will reset your skill to 15 again and its perks will be returned.
3. But don't worry. The skill is affected by leveling again because the whole level cap is removed from the game.

For the whole changelog visit the official Bethesda forums

Rage - new DLC next week

As Bethesda Softworks has confirmed, the new DLC for rage called "The Scorchers" will be released next week. The price is $4.99 for Playstation and Pc, or 400 Microsoft Points for the Xbox.

The content is all about the bandit clan "The Scorchers" who you'll fight in six whole new areas in the game. There is also a new weapon, the nailgun, and a new difficulty level included called ultra-nightmare mode. Of course this mode will be the hardest of all, so there is a new challange for everyone to beat it. Additionaly some new mini games will be added, as well as an "Extended Play" option after you've finished the game so you can keep on exploring the world or finish your achievements.

Source: gamersglobal.de

Modern Warfare 3 - First DLC In January

Infinity Ward was announced that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be released on January 24, 2012. The pack will also include content for Spec Ops.

Robert Bowling from Infinity Ward added at the Call of Duty: Elite show that this date is only for Xbox 360 players with a premium membership of CoD: Elite.
About one whole month later, PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 players without premium membership can download the package. Robert explained that this downloadable content will include several things the fans have never seen before, such as content for Spec Ops. Unfortunately, further details are unknown yet, so exact content and price will be revealed in January.
Certainly, the pack contains some new maps, I think.

Source: pcgames.de

Battlefield 3 - DLC Release Date

The first DLC of Battlefield 3, called 'Back to Karkand', will be released December 6, 2011 for Playstation 3. For PC and Xbox 360 player the expansion pack will be available one week later, December 13.

The pack includes the maps Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman, and Sharqui Peninsula. If you've been playing Battlefield 2, you should recognize these maps. They're rebuild for Battlefield 3 so the maps should be known by a lot of players. In addition, ten weapons from BF2 were included in Back To Karkand, as well as four brand new verhicles.

Players who have bought the limited edition of Battlefield 3 can download the DLC at no extra charge. That was one of the main reasons I've bought this edition because for everyone else, the pack will cost around 15 Euro.

Source: pcgames.de

Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade - Released

Crytek has released the 1.9 Patch and the Ultra Upgrade for their shooter Crysis 2.

First of all, the patch can be seen as requirement for the Ultra Upgrade, which features new graphic elements in the main part. The HDR motion blur will be improved, as well as the water rendering.
The High-Res-Texture-Pack is only available for DirectX 11, so DX10 or even DX9 user won't see these new graphics.

Source: playeraffinity.com

Team Fortress 2 - For Free

Team Fortress 2 is free to play from now on, if you had already payed for it, you'll be a premium member and will get extra featues. On top, here is the "Meet the Medic" trailer:

Valve has announced a huge free update pack for Team Fortress 2. Beside weapons and clothes for the player, TF2 is from now on free to play, so Valve can conquer this market against games like Ghost Recon Online or Battlefield Free2Play. You can download the game via Steam.

If you have already paid for the game in the past, your account will be updraded to a premium one. So the veterans get several extra features like rare items or more space in your backpack for items you find. New player have to pay for these features, but there will be NO gameplay difference. Only because you have a lot of money invested, doesn't mean you have an advantage against new player.

The Uber Update contains:
Especially the Medic profits from this update with the new "Quick Fix", a medi-gun with 40% faster healing. If you activate "The Overdose", you'll be way faster than normal. The third new thing for the medic is "The Solemn Vow". With these the Medics can see the remaining hit points of their enemies.

In addition the DLC contains the new Payload map "PC-Barnblitz" and several gameplay tweaks and bugfixes.

Source: pcgameshardware.de

CoD Black Ops - Map Pack 3 Leaked

The 3rd map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops was leaked, but it's only a rumor so far. This image shows the content of the new map pack for Black Ops, included are 5 new maps :
  • Hangar 18
  • Drive-In
  • Silo
  • Hazard
  • New Zombie level
Although this is only a rumor, it could be possible. The second map pack, The Escalation pack, was also leaked (which you can see here) about a week before its official announcement by retailer GAME via a promotional advertisement. The new image above comes most likely from a GameStop due to the text "Downloadable Content is better at GameStop" on the ad.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3:
The Beta start July 14, if you're interested you must own Black Ops. Over two million players have already signed up for it.
Source: callofduty.4players.de

Black Ops - Escalation DLC Release

The Excalation DLC was announced for Call of Duty: Black Ops, for May 3, 2011.

The map pack is called Escalation and was announced today by Treyarch and EA. On Xbox LIVE you'll be able to download this brand new DLC on May 3, 2011. Exclusive for Xbox, so PC and Playstation 3 versions of "Excalation" are expected to hit the market four weeks later.

The first DLC called "First Strike" was downloaded over 1.4 million times within 24 hours, so Treyarch hopes for new success with their four new multiplayer maps. Beginning May 6, you'll get double the XP as a celebration of the release of the second DLC for Black Ops.

Call of Duty Black Ops New DLC

The new DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops was released today.

Finally the PC has got their release, too. The DLC 'First Strike' includes five new maps with unique gameplay and new opportunities, for example for sniper. Four of them are normal multiplayer maps, and one is a Zombie map called Ascension. The other maps are: Berlin Wall, Discovery, Stadium, and, inspired by the singleplayer level, Kowloon.

On top of that a new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops was released today.

Source: 4players.de

Fallout New Vegas DLC

Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money (Addon) is out now for PC and PS3.

You can download it via Steam for PC and via Playstation Network for PS3. This DLC was already released  December 21, 2010 for Xbox 360 exclusively. The price was about cost 800 MS point, or 9,99€ for PC and PS3. Developer Bethesda has also announced that they want to release 3 new addons for Fallout New Vegas in the first half of the year. Of course for XBox 360, PS3 and PC.
You try to get the Sierra Madre Casino's treasure with three other guys in the wasteland, that's what the story is about and the feature also sounds nice: new enemies, new areas and difficult decision to make.
Ubisoft has announced a new DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood in March.

'The Da Vinci Disappearance', the new downlodable content for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will cost this time, unfortunately. On Xbox Live, it'll cost 800 Microsoft Points, but there is no Playstation Network price known yet - it's not yet decided. But I think it will be around 10$. But it may be worth it because the DLC includes single-player and multi-player content.

The famous Leonardo Da Vinci himself is kidnapped by the Hermeticists, an underground cult and you have to safe him. While you're at it, you will discover two new locations and two new gameplay features were added to the game. Not the interesting part, the multiplayer: One new map, four new characters and two new game modes. Dama Rossa, the Knight, the Marquis and the Pariah are the new characters, and the new mode was explained as well. In Escort mode one member of your team is the VIP and you have to protect him, and simultaneously kill the enemy VIP. Classic deathmatch is given in Assassinate mode, six to eight players go against each other in one 10 minute round. Release of the DLC is in the beginning of March and the PC version will hit the market March 18, 2011.

Left 4 Dead 2 DLC

Valve has announced a new DLC for Left 4 Dead 2.

After the DLCs 'The Passing' and 'The Sacrifice' for Left 4 Dead 2 Valve has now announced a new DLC with no name yet. This DLC will be available for Xbox 360, PC and Mac and includes the 3 missing campaigns from Left for Dead 1. 'No Mercy' the first L4D campaign was already added and 'Blood Harvest', 'Death Toll' and 'Dead Air' will follow.

'Cold Stream' will be the very new campaign which was created by community modder Matthew Lourdelet aka 2 Evil Eyes, so it will contain no new audio or story. A beta version will be avaible for testing and if these maps satisfy Valve and the community, it will be released with the 3 campaigns from L4D. You can give you feedback, the testing will start 'the next few weeks'.

Release date is unknown, but definetely after the Portal 2 release.

Source: l4d.com/blog/post5019

R.U.S.E - new DLC?

The strategy game R.U.S.E. gets a new DLC (Downloadable Content) what Ubisoft told via Twitter. The DLC is called "Chimera", but nobody knows what its content will be. We can only speculate, I think of new maps or game modes.

Right before Christmas Ubisoft has released the first DLC for R.U.S.E called »The Manhattan Project» including 3 maps and 2 game modes, and that for free: link to the news
Release of "Chimera" will be January 18, 2011 and can be downloaded via Playstation Network, Xbox Live or Steam.

Price unknown, maybe for free?

Dragon Age 2 DLC announced

Dragon Age II will be released on March 10, 2011 and now a DLC was announced with three additional missions. If you buy the BioWare Signature Edition, which you can preorder only until tomorrow, you can download the DLC for free when the game is released. The BioWare Signature Edition also includes some extra weapons, one character and the soundtrack of Dragon Age 2. But if you buy the normal version you must pay for the DLC.

With the DLC the archer Sebastian Vael come to the game looking for revenge because his family was killed. You can add him to your group and decide two ways for his revenge: for his enemies, or for yours.
Release of Dragon Age 2 is March 10, 2011 for Xbox360, PS3 and PC.

Rockband 3 New DLC

Today Harmonix has released two new DLCs for their Rockband 3.

The first of them, 'Rock Band Pack 01' will be for free and will include nine songs. The second one, the Johnny Cash Pack 01, will cost 1.080 Microsoft Points / 1.350 Wii Points / 13,49 US Dollar but you can also buy just single songs for 160 Microsoft Points / 200 Wii Points / 1,49 Dollar.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 New Map

The PC gamers achieved the 69 million team actions (like medi pack or ammo given) in the DLC Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. For this achievement they get the new, fifth multiplayer map "Operation Hastings" first. The popular map was taken from Bad Company 1.
Console players were far away from doing that but now all platforms have unlocked this new map.

The trailer for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam can be found here BFBC2 Vietnam.

Source: battlefieldbadcompany2.com

Dead Rising 2 DLC Launch Trailer

Capcom has released the launch trailer of 'Case West', the DLC for their Dead Rising 2. Release is the day after tomorrow, December 27, 2010. Cast West will be released exclusively for Xbox 360 and will cost 800 Microsoft Points (~9€, 10$).


Buzz! for free via PSN

Relentless Software just twittered the following:
Buzz! is now available for free on PSN ['Playstation Network', added by Level85nerd]. Don't worry if you haven't got buzzers, you can use a wireless controller. Have a Buzzy good Xmas!
That means if you have a PS3 or just opened your christmas present and just got one, you can download 'Buzz! Quiz Player' for free via Plastation Network.
90 questions are included and you can play alone or against your friends.

Merry Christmas!

R.U.S.E. free DLC out now

'The Manhatten Project', the DLC for Ubisoft's R.U.S.E, is out now. Since it's christmas time, and that means it's time for a gift.
The DLC is for free and can be downloaded via Playstation Network, Xbox Live or Steam.
Three new maps for multiplayer and two new game modes are included.

First we have the 'Nuclear War'. All upgrades are available from the beginning, as well as the prototype factories.
Second mode is the 'Total War', in which you fight the historic wars from WW2.
The first DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops is expected to hit Xbox Live on February 18, 2011, for 1200 Microsoft Points, which are roughly 13€ or 15$. The release for PC and PS3 is shortly after.
The DLC 'First Strike' include five new maps with their unique gameplay and new opportunities, for example for sniper. Four of them are normal multiplayer maps, and one is a Zombie map 'to be declassified later.', said Treyarch.

DLC Maps:
o Berlin Wall
o Discovery
o Kowloon
o Stadium

o Ascension, no further details revealed.

Source: Activision