DLC Part Two: Classics Get DLC!

I’m really excited to be able to bring you some exciting news for the gaming industry. It seems a few of our old favourite games are getting DLC which is great news for retro gamers everywhere. Some of the highlights of this classic DLC frenzy include the first generation Pokemon games, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic!

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow will be getting that ever elusive Pokemon without using a cheat cart or visiting a Nintendo promotional event, that’s right it’s Mew! ‘Mystery of Mew’ lets players expand their game play by allowing them to visit new island. There they will find themselves blocking Team Rocket’s attempts at catching the rare kitty for themselves. After a series of battles and some exploration of the island players get to unlock the mystery surrounding mew and take a shot at capturing the little fellow for yourself.

Ocarina of Time: ‘The Missing Fairy’ takes Link on an adventure set by the Deku Tree Sprout. It’s had a nightmare involving Navi being captured by the masked skull kid from Majora’s Mask and warns Link that she may be in danger.

The DLC acts as a nice bridge between the two games and has Link making a journey filled with a few small quests until he reaches the woods where the skull kid resides.

With the success of Dragon Age’s DLC Bioware have created a team to produce new content for Knights of the Old Republic in anticipation of the new MMO The Old Republic. We’re getting not one but two DLC packs for Knights of the Old Republic with more on the way.

Malak’s Destiny’ allows you to take on the role of Malak challenging Revan for control of the Sith prior to the events in Knights of the Old Republic. You board his vessel and fight your way to the bridge. The attempt is unsuccessful and results in a lightsaber to the face amd gaining him his mask. The DLC then flashes forward to the capture of Bastila where you attempt to turn her to the darkside, and again later to the confrontation with Revan himself on the Starforge. Here you get a chance to change the course of history by defeating Revan and using the Starforge to destroy the Republic fleet.

The second DLC ‘Hunter-Killer’ takes place after the events of the original game. HK-47 remains locked in a room onboard the Ebon Hawk with several parts missing, he’s unable to function and so the only thing he can do is relive his past. This allows you to visit Tatooine prior to being captured and sold to an Ithorian trader. It of course features assassination, Jawa’s and endless Meatbag references.

Knights of the Old Republic’s DLC for the PC version of the game will be featured on its revamped homepage. Many of you are probably wondering how you’ll be downloading the additional content to your classic systems but worry not, Nintendo have gone all out designing a cheap and affordable DLC lock on cart for both the Gameboy and Nintendo 64 systems. Simply purchase the lock on devices, plug your game carts into them and download away!

You Wish ;)

Web Series Woven Well

The web series is a beautiful thing, achieving what many a TV series aspires to in the time they take to roll the credits. A few years back I was on Youtube and noticed something called ‘The Guild’ on their home page. Figured I’d give this a try, whilst I wasn’t playing WoW at the time I was still a gamer and figured it might kill 2 minutes. I was hooked. With almost no budget and a cast unheard of except for Felicia Day (still not that well known then) they’d captured my heart and had me eagerly awaiting the next episode. It features a small guild playing a WoW like game, and what happens when hardcore gamers meet in real life. The Fourth season is currently being shown on Microsoft’s Bing website after signing a sponsorship with the cast.

Another great web series is Legend of Neil, based on the Legend of Zelda video games, features a mid life gamer who ahem…somehow transports himself into the game only to take on the roll of the hero himself. I found this show randomly whilst looking up Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo from The Guild) and being a Zelda fan instantly fell in love. It’s now on its third season and I highly recommend checking it out, like a good whiskey this is sonly getting better with age.

Moving on to bigger things with bigger budgets we’ve Joss Whedon’s Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. Rather than a typical web-series this is a three part one off special. We follow Dr Horrible on a journey to prove himself to the evil league of evil, whilst simultaneously finding the girl of his dreams end up with his arch nemesis Captain Hammer. Full of musical numbers this might not appeal to all, but for those of you who liked the musical Buffy episode you’re in for a real treat! (Act 1: part 1, part 2. Act 2: part 1, part 2 and Act 3: part 1, part 2 on Youtube)

Given the topic I thought I’d do a little research to broaden my horizons and ended up discovering a web series about web series which mentions all of the above! It’s like someone read my blog post before I wrote it then created a series…went back in time…posted the series online and…ok fine that’s not likely but it keeps to the theme of the series! So check out The Web Adventures of Justin and Alden.

Load up your browsers and give these a try, of course you can find your own web series to love and adore and if you do why not share them in a comment as I’ll be sure to check them out. If you’re looking for somewhere to start check out Effin Funny (home to Legend of Neil), they’ve some web series, one off’s and even some stand up. Enjoy.