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PNG Review: Fallout 3 – Broken Steel

That steel don't be so broken, dog.

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
MSRP: 800 Microsoft Points ($10)

Grade: A+

When it comes to DLC, one of the most controversial topics amongst the gaming community these days is price.  In these tough economic times, most gamers are working with a limited budget; and in this age of developers nickel-and-diming consumers left and right for game add-ons, it is sometimes difficult to determine which companies are giving gamers a good value for their money, and which are offering up a raw deal.  Having completed the third DLC pack for Bethesda Game Studios’ Fallout 3, Broken Steel, I can assure you that as far as gaming value goes, Bethesda is doing it so right.


PNG Audiophile: Gorilla Mask Tycoon

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PNG Audiophile – Gorilla Mask Tycoon Happy Friday, PNG fans!  On today’s podcast we wrap up our E3 predictions, and talk about the latest games we’ve been playing.  Such acclaimed titles as Fallout 3 Broken Steel, Battlefield: Bad Company, UFC … Continue reading


PNG Audiophile: Sexual In-Your-End, Oh (We Are So Sorry)

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PNG Audiophile – Sexual In-Your-End, Oh (We Are So Sorry) Well guys, sometimes things just don’t turn out like you plan.  Take this episode of the Pixels andGrids Audiophile, for example.  We started out with the best of intentions, and … Continue reading

PNG Daily 5/7/2009: All Out of Bubblegum

I was going to hookers and blow, but this is a family site.

Right now, there is no bigger news on the whole internet than this.   3D Realms is no more.  While murmurings were rampant over the tubes yesterday night after I put up the daily, nothing seemed confirmed until this morning when BBC News put up the linked article.  It points out 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler confirmed the rumors via a forum post.  I am wracked with grief as this could possibly mean Duke Nukem Forever might not see the light of day after it’s 12 year development cycle.  However, there is a slight glimmer of hope that one can glean from the comments in the article by Take Two.   They made sure that it was known that they do and will continue to hold the publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever.  Thanks to MikeB and his early morning post linking to the BBC article in a Gencon Forum post.

I’ll pull myself together from my uncontrollable sobbing for one moment to let you kow that the Broken Steel DLC for Fallout 3 PC is back up in Windows Live Marketplace.  PC wastelanders can now enjoy the content that Xbox 360 owners have had for the past couple days.

One last thing!  We’re recording the weekly podcast tonight, and as always we want to hear from you.  Comment on this post or shoot an e-mail to png@pixelsandgrids.com and we can pretty much guarantee we’ll read what you have to say.

PNG Daily 5/5/2009: Choose Your Own Origins

You see what I did there?  The O's are D20's!

It is shaping up to be quite a week of tabletop announcements.  Hot on the heels of Paizo’s Pathfinder Core Rulebook going “gold”, Green Ronin has announced they will be putting out a paper & pencil Dragon Age RPG.  The plan is to release a box set of the necessary rulebooks sometime this summer.  Pathfinder comes out in mid August and they just sent it to the printers so this makes me wonder how long Green Ronin had to sit on this news.  Congrats guys.

The rumor mill was set alight today with murmerings that Apple might be purchasing EA.  Go ahead and take a look at the Gamasutra article that everybody seems to be pulling the news from, as it’s a fairly interesting read.  I especially like the part where Wedbush Morgan’s very own Michael Pachter is quoted as saying it “sounds retarded”.  That’s probably not something you want to be quoted saying.

 Fallout 3 DLC is batting 1 for 3 with clean launches.  1up is reporting that the PC version of the Broken Steel DLC is, well, broken.  This time it’s apparently not Bethesda’s fault but an issue with Windows Live DRM.  So now I know I can blame Microsoft for ruining my Tuesday night plans of playing some new Fallout 3 DLC. 

Lastly, anybody interested in giving Windows 7 a test drive before it’s initial release in October for free can do so.  I believe the release candidate is good till June 1st, 2010.  I would have forgotten if it wasn’t for LifeHacker.

PNG Daily 4/21/09: It’s a Satisfying Type of Torture

Seriously F*ed in the A

We here at PNG love us some Left 4 Dead and can’t wait to get our hands on the new DLC that dropped today for both PC and Xbox 360.  We’re a little late to the party about posting this, but the graph above can be found at the Left 4 Dead Blog and shows the spawn times for different zombies in the new Survivor Mode.  Word is that the best time around Valve is a little over 9 minutes.  Just try to Imagine: 14:24 seconds.

More Fallout 3 news today.  A bunch of screens for the Broken Steel content have dropped all over the net but I’ll link you to MTV Multiplayer.  There’s a lot of good infomation in there with the best morsel being how they decided to handle stripping away the ending of the game in it’s original state so you can play the DLC.  It’s scheduled to drop May 5th.

A little while ago, oh say back in January, a Harmonix employee may have accidentally let slip that there would be a Lego Rock Band game coming out during a slide presentation.  It appears that it is a rumor no more.  Harmonix and Traveller’s Tales have officially announce Lego Rock Band for Holiday 2009.  It’s, um, Rock Band with Legos that will be geared more toward familys and give you the ability to build your avatars with Lego bricks.  Click the link to go to 1up’s article and see a sample list of 5 songs to be included in the game.

Outtie 5k.