Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Splinter Cell has always been one of those games that I wanted to play but could never get into. I game both the original Splinter Cell and Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow a shot and wasn’t a fan of the way the game played. I suppose you could chalk it up to me being young and impatient as the game required a lot of sneaking and avoiding enemies. It was the only alternative to Metal Gear for tactical espionage action. Steam had a super sale a week or so ago where you could purchase every Splinter Cell (with the exception of Pandora Tomorrow) for the low low price of around $45. This included the deluxe edition of Conviction which costs around $64.99 regularly. I figured why not give it another go… and I’m glad I did!
Publisher: Ubisoft, Midway
Developer: Midway Studios Newcastle, Tigon
MSRP: $59.99 (PS3, Xbox 360), $49.99 (PC)
After playing the demo for Wheelman, I was convinced that I would buy this game. It had speed, explosions, fast cars, and Vin Diesel, the current apple of PNG’s eye. It was looking like it for fans such as us, starting with the week of Wheelman’s release, we were about to get more of our deep gravelly voiced hero than we could handle with 3 straight weeks of Diesel. So I dove into the game on launch day with a personal sized frozen pizza, a glass of wine, and Wheelman.
Welcome to PNG’s 100th post! We have a little surprise for you guys after the break. We have to get this little matter of some news out of the way first. Not a whole lot going on interesting even with GDC 2009 happening as we speak.
If you’re an owner of Fallout 3 for Xbox 360, you’ll find that Bethesda’s much awaited second DLC pack was unceremoniously yanked off of Xbox Live shortly after it was made available. Apparently, they uploaded a corrupt version of the English file that was resulting in some pretty crazy glitches. Giant Bomb has the story here.
Ubisoft’s deal of the day on Steam happens to be a game near and dear to Logan’s heart. Prince of Persia is on sale for 50% bringing it to a paltry $24.99 over here and in the Steam client. No word on if they’ll discount the ending for you also.
Your delicious surprise after the break…
Welcome back PNG’ers. It’s been a long weekend of Peggle, Resident Evil 5, and Warhammer Online so I am glad to be here typing up this very special Daily for you. Well, it’s not so much special as much as it’s just chock full of creamy game news goodness.
Awhile back I informed you that Gabe Newell was going to make it rain with some free downloadable content for the PC and Xbox 360 version of Left 4 Dead. Gabe Newell has finally proclaimed the day he shall make it rain, and that date is April 21st per Joystiq. He is both a saint and a sage.
Steve Jackson Games has a post up on their Daily Illuminator letting us gamers that enjoy some tabletop gaming in the vein of an FPS know that FRAG Gold Edition has arrived in their warehouses and will ship out next week. Notable changes from the original version is the board is solid instead of being a folding glossy piece of paper, figures are now plastic instead of being folding cardboard pictures in plastic bases, 18 dice, and dry erase character sheets! In my opinion, this is well worth the $49.95 and I’ll be hoping they have a copy at Gencon.
Rockstar Games has finally confirmed that there will be a Max Payne 3 and even gave it a launch window of Winter 2009. The post is on their slick website under the games tab.
Run, don’t walk, over to Steam if you’ve been looking to play Assasin’s Creed on PC and want to only pay $10. It’s Ubisoft week over there and they are offering a deep discount on a different game each day. Look for updates at Ubi’s publisher page here or in your Steam client.