It has been accidentally leaked (via an email that wasn't supposed to be sent yet) that City of Heroes will be receiving its second official expansion pack, titled "Going Rogue."
From the email:
"Paragon Studios™ is proud to officially announce the next City of Heroes® expansion, City of Heroes Going Rogue™! This will be the first major expansion for the City of Heroes franchise since the launch of City of Villains® in 2005.
Praetoria, a utopian mirror to our own world, hides a dark secret. Exploring this mysterious alternate earth, the heroes and villains of this world feel an uneasiness of doubt creep over them. Loyalties are questioned. Choices are made. Lines are drawn. As they search for the truth behind Emperor Cole and his Praetorian guard, brutal foes and fierce allies emerge, turning this once blissful paradise into a battle ground.
City of Heroes Going Rogue officially opens the "mirror universe" of Praetoria and an all-new alignment system that explores the shades of gray that lie between Heroes and Villains. For the first time, Hero characters can become Villains and vice versa, enabling Heroes to cross over to the Rogue Isles™ and Villains to experience Paragon City™.
For more information, read the official press release and check out our new Going Rogue website to view the announcement trailer and register for the latest news and updates for City of Heroes Going Rogue."
For anyone out there (like myself) who may have skipped over Guitar Hero 2 in the wake of Guitar Hero 3, now is your chance for one heck of a deal.
While browsing through Best Buy today, I found a stack of Guitar Hero 2 bundle packs in the middle of the media entrance section. This isn't news, by any means, because they always have Rock Band, Guitar Hero 2 & 3, and all sorts of extra controller about. What caught my eye, however, was the big yellow sign sitting on top of them.
Holy shit, really?
Yes, really. This bundle (normally $80-$90, as shown on BestBuy.com) is on clearance in the actual stores right now for less than the game or the guitar cost on their own.
I promptly snatched one up, as I had been contemplating getting Guitar Hero 2, as well as a second controller for some 2-player action. If you'd like some proof, here is a section of my receipt, with the date and original price circled (I used some RewardZone points, so the actual price on the right is a bit lower).
There you have it. If you haven't picked up Guitar Hero 2 and have been looking for a nice chance to... or hell, even if you don't want it but want a spare guitar and a game that is worth 550 points on Goozex, then I suggest you dash out to Best Buy this weekend and try to catch this deal!
It is a well known fact that many among the DToid community dislike GameStop for a multitude of reasons. Be it their incompetent staff, their automatic phonecalls, or their downright destruction of the profits from video game sales that should go to a game's creators.
Well, my friends... be afraid. Be very afraid.
Not only has GameStop assimilated other stores into its hive (EBGames, Funcoland), but the alarming rate and frequency in which they are popping up has becoming downright absurd. Allow me to illustrate this for you. I live in Illinois, US. As I drive to and from my place of work and my college, I am disgusted by the number of GameStops that I see. This might not seem like that big of a deal, until I inform you that my college and my place of work are both within 5 miles of my home.
How many GameStops do I get to see daily, then, you ask? Well, grasshoppa, allow me to show you! By simply inputing my zip code into GameStop's "store finder" on their website, it neatly lists them all for your viewing pleasure. Be warned, for this is not for the feint of heart.
As you can see, it is a constant bombardment of BUY, SELL, TRADE banners and neon lights luring innocent children into their hellish doorways. Oh, those evil, evil bastards...
Anyway, I just found it really ridiculous that there are 5 GameStop stores less than 5 miles from my home, so I thought that I'd kick off my first Community Blog entry with this tale of horror. Cheers!