The fires have died down and the last of the hamburgers has been devoured so that could only mean it’s back to the daily grind here at Pixels and Grids. One of the biggest bits of news to hit the tubes today is that Bioshock 2 got a release date. You can expect to lay down $60 of your cold hard cash come November 3rd. That’s just eight short days sooner than Modern Warfare 2. Whatever happened to staggering the release of big hits so gamers don’t have to live on ramen for 2 months out of the year?
There’s always good news for frugal PC gamers though. EA announced that BattleForge, the electronic CCG real time strategy game, is joining Battlefield: Heroes as a “Play4Free” title. I really enjoyed the demo of BattleForge, but I couldn’t understand how EA thought it was cool to charge $40 for the game and then make you buy electronic cards for said game to actually be worth playing. To be honest, I think any game that requires you to pay a monthly fee or require micro-transactions to be enjoyable shouldn’t cost you a dime up front if you download it electronically. Downloading the “Play4Free” version of the game will grab you 32 free cards to give you a taste of that digital crack. Getting more cards will eventually cost you your wife, kids, house, and soul. So what are you waiting for, go grab it here!
Lastly, if you happen to miss the last free weekend of Unreal Tournament 3 for PC via Steam, you’ll be tickled pink to know that there’s another UT 3 free play weekend coming up. You can pre-load the game now so that you’re ready to play come 10am PST on Thursday, May 28th.