Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Top 5 Video game sound tracks

Video Game Soundtracks can be a vital part to a gaming experience, for example - Imagine Silent Hill rocking some Green Hill Zone. Think about it - Not working that great is it? Exactly.

So I want to highlight some of the greatest sound tracks going, let me know If you agree, send in your suggestions or just comment in the Disqus box beneath this article.

5. Brutal Legend

Perhaps I'm a little biased in this case, I'm a fan of metal music so it might seem a little unfair, but don't lose all faith in me quite yet. The reason I chose this game and it's soundtrack is due to a few of the cut scenes this one (Spoiler alert) in particular which features Ozzy Osbourne's Mr.Crowley

The final boss battle also featured Judas Priest's Painkiller, there's not many games out there that could pull of a Priest song during a Boss battle, but Brutal Legend managed

Here's that scene that I was talking about - DEECAAAAAAAPITATTTIOOOOOONNNNN (Spoiler alert)

Not only that but the OST in general is pretty rockin'. Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Angel Witch, Motorhead, Budgie, Black Sabbath - AND MORE.


4. Fable Series

The first Fable had some of the most enchanting sounds I've ever heard, the scene was entirely set for me infact I'd even go as far to say that the atmosphere that I experienced in Fable 1 put the game within my top 10 games ever.

Danny Elfman and Russell Shaw composed this amazing soundtrack, which was then reused in Fable 3. Fable 2 on the other hand lacked a certain magic, perhaps it was the soundtrack, perhaps it was just a bad game, we'll never know.

I still rate Fable 1 as having the best soundtrack, atmospherically you won't beat it. here's Oakvale - I get shivers when I listen to this.

Fable 2 was lacking in that magic, but this track was definitely a throw back to the first game in terms of atmosphere

Fable 3 returned with a sound track very similar to the first game, evidently Lionhead had been taking notes. Here's the Brightwall theme, sort of a clash between sounds from Fable 1 and Fable 2


3. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles

This one brings back some amazing memories, the first in the series of Crystal Chronicles games (The only good one in my opinion). It featured this amazing Intro which still gives me the goosebumps (I believe I even have it on my iPod)

Every year If you were successful in collecting the Crystal drops, then you'd head back to town in your caravan and basically have a massive party, this is the music that would accompany said party.

In this scene everyone would be dancing around, being merry, drinking, it was all good fun - Once more a game that really set an amazing atmosphere, I suggest that If you haven't played this game, get three friends, four GBAs, the cables and a Gamecube, sit down and play it, you don't even have to play through the entire game, just play through and soak in that classic Squaresoft atmosphere, it's a tasty dish best served with a side order of nostalgia.


2. Fallout 3

Three Dog OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

That should really be enough to tell you what I'm getting it. Wasteland Radio never sounded so good until our good friend Three Dog came along, popping out some of the greatest tunes from the early years of the last decade. Acts such as the Ink Spots, Roy Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Tex Beneke and Billie Holiday received attention that they wouldn't have received this generation If it weren't for Fallout 3. Not only did Fallout 3 bring a generation of music up to date, but once more it managed to capture the atmosphere of a post apocalyptic wasteland quite well.

Rather than rolling with the usual sort of wasteland equals banjo playing, the guys behind Fallout decided they'd really draw from the 50's pre-nuclear American culture, now here's some of those tracks that Fallout 3 made us love

Maybe

I don't want to set the world on fire

Mighty Mighty man

Butcher Pete

Now you might wondering what could beat all these amazing soundtracks? Well, it's a shocker.


1. Pokemon Series

Pokemon is a long running series, some say that Nintendo are milking it for all it's worth, some just love it way too much to even care about dairy products - Either way you'll know the classic themes used throughout the games

The intro to the first generation of Pokemon games will always have a special place in my heart.

If you were to hear this in public, you'd brace for impact - You know what it means! Shit is about to go down is what it means.

and whilst the quality of the tracks improved over the years, you will never beat the classic R/B/G/Y sounds, don't get me wrong, I'm all for innovation, I love newer Pokemon games, I argue with anyone that goes "I used to like Pokemon, but now there's over 500 it's lame", but the soundtrack will never be beaten, not for nostalgia's sake, not for me at least.


Games worth a mention:

Cave Story

Animal Crossing Gamecube version

Harvest Moon: It's a wonderful life

Secret Of Mana

Kirby series

Zelda series


So guys, tell me what you'd rate put in your list of video game soundtracks.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cave Story DS

Cave Story for the DS has received a release date! For those who have never played Cave Story I highly recommend it, it's a side scrolling, platformer, shoot 'em up - It started off as an Indie game some few years back and has a sort of cult following.

It also received a Wii release last year.

Well, for those of you who can't wait no longer for the DS version, fear not! Because tomorrow is the release date, that's right the 29th of November.

So get ready for some epic music, some amazing game play and some bad ass guns.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Index Holdings go bankrupt

Allegedly Index Holdings have gone bankrupt, this is just rumours as of right now, but If it's true, developers such as Atlus will be looking else where for a publisher.

Hopefully this rumour is not true and even If it is, I can't see Atlus not being bought out by another publisher, they're one of the biggest Eastern developers that have a big influence on Western gamers.

Atlus is famous for the Persona series, as well as Snowboard Kids, Shin Megami, Demon Souls and Trauma Centre.

I will update you guys as soon as I know more details.

Steam Sales!

For those of you in the United States, sales mean nothing to you right now, Black Friday is all around, Infact I'd say you were bored of saving money, yep.

WELL, If you're from outside the US (Or you aren't bored of saving money quite yet) then head on over to Steam, they've got some good deals on.

Personal favourite of mine is the Indie Story Pack, it includes; And yet it moves, Gish, Jolly Rover, Puzzle Agent and Recettear.

For £3.99!

Saving you £36.96 If you were to buy them separately.

Worth picking up, I'd say just for Recettear which retails at £12.99, but I intend on playing through those other titles too.

Also If you haven't picked up Batman Arkham Asylum yet, it's £5.10.

But you've only got one more hour to pick these deals up! SO HURRY!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

ClaDun! This is an RPG European release date

For those of you that know me, you'll know I love, love, looooooooooooooooove Dungeon Crawlers, I recently played through Recettear and even more recently Rune Factory 3 rating them in my top 10 games of the past ten years.

So you can imagine my surprise when I found out that ClaDun, a previously unreleased title finally got it's European release just last week.

The game is available on PSN as a Download only and allegedly won't be receiving a UMD release.

ClaDun has some really cool features such as the ability to create your own character through a pixel editor, ad-hoc multiplayer and an infinite amount of dungeons due to the game's dungeon randomiser.

As if ClaDun wasn't good enough, we're also receiving release dates for three other NISAmerica titles including; Disgaea Infinite, Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman and Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!

I for one am super excited about this news and I will be picking up my copy of ClaDun as soon as I can, I suggest you guys do too.

Also, check out the ClaDun site, it's interactive and very, very cool.

http://nisamerica.com/games/cladun/

Axl Rose to sue Activision

So for the sake of Axl Rose, let's just pretend it's 2007, Guitar Hero 3 has just been released and Axl Rose is soon to be relevant again, even If it's only for a brief period of time due to the release of Chinese Democracy, shortly after Axl will appear on stage late, leave gigs early and generally cause problems for venues all around the globe.

It turns out Axl has only just realised that Activision used Welcome to the Jungle as well as Slash to promote Guitar Hero 3 and is claiming $20 Million dollars; Some what fitting that Axl would turn up late to the party.

Skip Miller (Axl's lawyer) had this to say:

"They began spinning a web of lies and deception to conceal its true intentions to not only feature Slash and VR prominently in GH III but also promote the game by emphasizing and reinforcing an association between Slash and Guns N' Roses and the band's song 'Welcome to the Jungle,' "

This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N’ Roses and 'Welcome to the Jungle' and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets"

The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages."

Slash was used as not only an in game playable character, but he also appeared as a boss and played one of G'n'R's biggest tracks 'Welcome to the Jungle'

It strikes me as a little odd that Axl some how did not notice until now, the advertisements even featured Slash playing Welcome to the Jungle, even someone living under a rock would have noticed or even had it mentioned to them.

What do you guys think? Is Axl merely trying to cash in now that his career is in shreds after this year's touring circuit?

Leave a comment in the section below.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Rumour: Budcat to be shut down too

Following yesterday's rumour that Bizarre Creations would be shut down, it appears Activision are closing yet another developer down; Budcat.

Probably most famous for their ports of games to the PS2 system including Double Fine's Psychonauts, as well as most of the Guitar Hero titles.

This news comes just before the Christmas period and will most definetly hit hard on the guys who've lost their jobs.

Tim Schafer the man behind Double Fine had this to say "Sad to hear about Budcat Creations. They took on the impossible task of porting Psychonauts to the PS2, and did a great job." He also added that they were all nice people.

There's been no official press release as to why Activision are dropping these developers.

In similar news, sources say that Bizarre Creations will probably be picked up by a different publisher, once more the community is uttering the words "EA" and "Microsoft", but no one knows as of yet.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Rumour: Bizarre Creations to close down


Creators of Blur, Project Gotham racing and Geometry Wars might be closing down after Activion have decided it's time to axe another studio.

Nothing official yet, but lots of back handed press tips are flying around the web, sources such as Giant Bomb, NeoGAF and VG247 are at the center of all these unconfirmed pieces of information, but according to Giant Bomb's source Bizarre Creations will have a "90-day consultation period, statutory redundancy"

As always If I get any updates, I'll let you guys know.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Blizzard hint at Diablo III for consoles

Blizzard recently launched a series of new jobs, including; Lead Designer; Console, Lead Programmer; Console and Senior Producer; Console,

We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.


Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.

Whilst Diablo was originally ported to PS1 back in 98, this seems like a weird progression.

Blizzard also claim that this will not slow down the PC version, so you can keep your pants on guys.

Bulletstorm's new trailer

Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly Bulletstorm is an FPS that claims to Kill with Skill.

By the looks of this trailer it's living up to it's name, looking very swish and (Without sounding like I'm in some Nu Metal / Scene band) quite brutal.

This trailer features those famous family classic catchphrases "Son of a dick" and "Pull up that skirt and strap that dildo on"

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/hey-man-bulletstorm/707451

The trailer also reveals the release date to be March 22nd 2011, so get pre-ordering now for the next big balls filled, testosterone snorting, bear punching title.

Lionhead announce Fable 3 DLC; Understone Quest Pack

Just under a month since Fable 3's release and DLC is already hitting the shelves, this DLC features three new quests, as well as a new town built underneath Bowerstone, the Wheel of Misfortune and the Mercenary Shooting range.

The pack will cost 400MS points and will be available on the 23rd of November.

Lionhead have also announced that they're releasing several accessories/pieces of clothing/dye for your in-game character costing roughly 160MS points each.

By the sounds of things Lionhead intend on moving onto the Microtransactions market, which is fine by me as long as they continue to provide actual in game content and adventures.

Here's some more details on the quests and items from the Lionhead site.

"“The Voice”: In the main quest, explore the mysterious underground land built by Montague Hummes in fear of the Spire in “Fable II” -

  • Discover the origin of the voice that controls the people of Understone
  • Features a moral decision that will lead to two drastically different outcomes in Understone

“Shooting Range”: After defeating Saker during your quest to become King, the remaining Mercenaries have turned their camp into a tourist attraction. The main attraction being the replayable shooting range mode -

  • Beat the high scores to win three prizes that can be used while playing the minigame: the Marksman 500 (gifted to players for downloading the the pack), Money Shot (prize) and Black Dragon (prize)

“The Wheel of Misfortune”: After Reaver vacated his home, he set up a venture for budding heroes to replay the thrilling arena-based challenges within his new dwellings -

  • Beat the high scores to win three new weapons that can be used while playing in the minigame: The Full Monty (gifted to player upon downloading pack), Dirty Harriet (prize) and Dead Ned’s Revolver (prize)

Also available for purchase on Nov. 23 are the Exclusive Hair Pack (160 Microsoft Points) with corn rows, afro and asymmetrical bob styles and the 5 Star Dog Potion (80 Microsoft Points) that gives your canine companion the full 5-star ability for digging, diving and tracking down hidden chests right from the start." - http://lionhead.com/blogs/fable_2_development/archive/2010/11/15/fable-iii-launch-trailer.aspx

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Child's Play


Usually I’m not one to get behind charities in ‘the press’; Because it sort of hints that I’m biased and maybe the kids in Africa don’t deserve the money, but the kids with Cancer do.
Etc.
Maybe I over think it, but ANYWAY; This is a relevant cause.
Child’s Play Charity is looking for donations, it’s a worthy cause that donates video games to Children across several different countries including; Britain, Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia and Egypt.
Last year they raised 1.78 Million Dollars worth of donations, they’ve also got some pretty big names behind them and were originally set up by the creators of Penny Arcade.
I personally intend on doing a sponsored event, but don’t worry I won’t be pestering you guys for that.

Anyway; If you want to check it out go here - http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

If you’ve decided you’ll be doing a sponsored event let me know, I’ll give you a little shout out.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Viacom announce that they're dropping Harmonix Update

John Drake of Harmonix Studios had this to say on the Harmonix Forums

“Hi Guys:

We’ve seen a lot of questions pop up in response to Viacom’s statements this morning regarding their intention to sell Harmonix. We’ve posted this thread to respond to those questions. Please keep your forum conversations regarding this matter in this thread. We’ll check in throughout the day as we’re able.

This morning’s announcement does not affect the ongoing work at the studio as we continue to support our existing franchises, Rock Band and Dance Central. As stated earlier, Viacom is in discussions with several potential buyers and will continue to fully support the business until a sale is completed.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please post them in this thread. If you’re a member of the media with inquiry, you can reach out to us atpress@harmonixmusic.com. (Please don’t email this address if you’re not from a press outlet).

Regarding potential publishers, it’s premature to discuss specific publishers at this time, though we look forward to working with Viacom to find the best home for our studio. Please keep speculation about that to a minimum in this conversation.

Many of you have asked about DLC. To be clear, our earlier statement that we will continue to support our existing franchises holds true and work at the studio is not affected by this announcement. RB DLC will continue unabated. We’re excited to confirm that The BeeGees are our next DLC pack.

Some of you have been chiming in about our different partners and what this announcement means for [the Fender Squier/Mad Catz Hardware/EA Distribution]. Those partnerships are unaffected by this announcement with regards to existing titles.

Most importantly, the Rock Band and Dance Central will continue to be worked on at Harmonix for the foreseeable future. We’re not leaving them behind.”

Also more rumours are being seen surfing the web; currently EA are top of the rumour chain to buy Harmonix with Activision and Microsoft following shortly behind.

Viacom announce that they're dropping Harmonix


So Viacom announced earlier on today that they’d be dropping Harmonix Studios, famous for developing the Rock Band and recently released Kinect title; Dance Central.

But - Both Harmonix and Viacom have promised that the developers will carry on supporting their titles as well developing new games/IPs.

The question that’s on everyone’s mind is - Who will buy them? Viacom says they have a few people in mind; Some sources say that Microsoft have been interested what with Harmonix’s exclusive 360 title Dance Central being a smash hit with the Kinect crowd.

Others say Zenimax will pick them up, once more following the trend they’ve set over the past few years.

No one knows as of yet, but as soon as I hear the word, I’ll pop you guys an update.

Rumour: Street Game Retailers punish Publishers for using Steam

I’m unofficially hearing that Street Game retailers such as Game, Gamestop, EB Games and Game Station are punishing publishers for using Steam as an online outlet to sell games.

This is unconfirmed and I’m yet to hear any other stories about this, I will follow this post up later in the day If I hear any more news about this.

I’m going to try and get in contact with someone from Game (UK’s largest game retail branch) and see if these rumours are true.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Greatest Video game commercials

I recently saw the latest Call Of Duty Black Ops ad' on Youtube, the American version features Kobe and Jimmy Kimmel; It reminded me of the good ol' days when advertisements weren't specifically all about showing off gameplay.

Back in early 90s we went through this period of advertisements that always featured a kid, some sun glasses, some cheesy lines from said child - And a voice over guy that tried way too hard using phrases such as "MIND BOGGLING GRAPHICS!" "BOGUS VISUALS!" and of course "RADICAL FUN!"

The 80's were similar, but more of what was terrible, more kids in massive glasses, more terrible voice overs.

When we hit the late 90's you'd either have some CGI animation that was generally irrelevant to the game - Or some 'real life actors' acting out silly situations that were also irrelevant to the game, then the terrible voice over would kick in - And then some game play; The 3D era had to prove itself much more than the other previous generations, so game play had to be shown, suddenly people actually cared about graphics.

This trend continued on into the early 00's (Is that pronounced naughties?) where graphics were even more so important with the Xbox, Gamecube and PS2 biting at each other's necks for more attention.

Occasionally we'd get a voice over who wasn't all that excited about the game, infact they usually sounded like they weren't too excited about life.

Crash Team Racing (Featuring Dominic Keating as British rock star)

Soul Calibur 2 GameCube

Soul Calibur 2 PS2

Soul Calibur 2 Xbox

Pacman World

I like the idea of Verne Troyer and Mr.T living next door to each other..And playing WoW together

Marketing has gotten to be a huge part of gaming over the past few years, with the internet being used an amazing viral tool it means that developers and publishers can create these amazing works of art and know that they'll get around, even If they only air them in one country.

So I've decided to take this article and use it to show you some of my favourite video game commercials - And I urge you to do the same. Send me your top five favourite video game commercials, no matter what the reason, whether it was horribly cliche, funny or just straight up bad ass.

Halo Reach and Halo ODST

Halo ODST

Halo Reach

Both the Halo Reach and ODST commercials hit the nail on the head for me, both contain real actors with minimum amount of C.G.I (Obviously there are some parts that are C.G.I).

Any one that was following any press coverage of Reach knew what the game was about before it was out, everyone knew they'd all die - It was clearly advertised in the other Halo games, as well as any press material released about the game, the advert not only reinforced this amazing plot point - But it was also pretty bad ass.

The ODST commercial was brilliant, this advert was broadcast in primarily English speaking countries (It was actually in Hungarian) but still managed to have a huge effect on both it's fan base and gamers who probably weren't interested before hand - It's intriguing, deep and once more - Bad ass.

There's also a longer version that's around two and a half minutes long, shows some more footage of the war, the struggle and a brute getting his shit stomped.

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow

I loved these adverts, some times involving a some what chubby Bus Driver determined to 'Catch 'em all'.

But what I really loved was the mix between real life and games - Back then Pokemon was...My life - I'd watch it, play it, dream it, snort it, inject it - You name it, I was doing it with Pokemon (Head out of the gutters please)

Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokemon Yellow I like how Pikachu will go to any length to help his trainer get Pokemon, he'll even trap them in cages, trucks and cars!

Super Mario Sunshine

I never saw this ad' til recently - And that's probably for the best, it's terrible! Even as a joke (I hope it's a joke) still it's hilarious, it might put me off the product, but that's probably why I enjoy this so much.

Remember kids, littering is bad! Everyone loves happy times! =D

Super Mario Sunshine

Fable 3

The original trailer that was released online and I believe is still used in America; In the UK we now have Children Of The Revolution playing instead of Young Dead Men by the Black Angels.

I really like this commercial, I think I'm a little biased as I'm a fairly big Lionhead fan, but this ad' got me all hyped up.

Fable 3

Gears Of War

I really love this advert, when this first appeared on TV It gave me chills - I still to this day haven't played Gears Of War, but the bought the sequel based off this advert (It stuck with me)

It's really chilling, and back then I didn't know Marcus was a key character, so as far as I knew he was just another casualty in the war.

Gears Of War


Also here's the COD Black Ops commercial I mentioned at the start

Black Ops

That motherfucker at the end, he does not give a shit. Makes me laugh every time - And usage of Kimmel in any situation is brilliant if you ask me.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Notch + deadmau5 update

After posting a rumour just the other day, confirmation has come in the form of an actual audio track posted directly to deadmau5's Sound Cloud
You can find that here


Allegedly deadmau5 is recording several tracks as a taster for Notch; either way it's exciting stuff for deadmau5 and Minecraft fans.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

But how does that affect me?

So we’ve all heard about the Schwarzenegger vs EMA case now and you might even be following it.

But do you know why it affects us all? I’ve had countless conversations with people who always seem to end the conversation with “Well, sucks to be a gamer in California”

Well; I hate to inform you guys but this case could affect the entire populace of gamers all round the world, depending on the result of course.

It has been said that several other states may follow behind California if this passes, how many exactly can’t be confirmed, but lets say for argument’s sake that 15 states follow behind California, now that’s 16 states that won’t sell R rated games essentially.

Now you might be sitting in your house in the South of France, Australia, China or even sunny ol’ Britain saying

“Aha! Silly Americans and their rules!”

I hate to break the news to you folks, but when a huge section of the market, i.e - America decides it won’t be buying R rated games any more, we’ll see a drop in violent games being developed, sure it will take some time, but this is a path we really don’t want to head down.

Now on a more positive side, I can’t see that this case has a leg to stand on; Quite literally it seems as If this is being taken as a joke, it was revealed yesterday that the violence could still go on, as long as the creature or humanoid that was being maimed, raped or slaughtered wasn’t real - This information was brought to light after confirmation that you can now do what ever you’d like to a Vulcan without prosecution.


Justice Kagan: Would a video game that portrayed a Vulcan as opposed to a human being maimed and tortured, would that be covered by the act?
Morazzini: No, it wouldn’t, because the act is only directed towards the range of options that are able to be inflicted on a human being.


There also seems to be some significant focus on games that allow you to murder and torture children and / or babies.I can’t say I’ve ever played or even heard of games like this

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dragon Age 2 + Penny Arcade

When Bioware went to the guys over at Penny Arcade and asked for an item design, I can only imagine that they expected a certain degree of sillyness.

And I guess they got what they asked for; Hindsight.

For years now the waist has been ignored by RPGs all round the world, well now it's time has come.

Hindsight is a belt that will be appearing in game, alledgedly it will save the owner from specific types of demise, specifically those that previous owners experienced.

"There are more famous swords than you could count, there are helms beyond numbering, and there are breastplates, daggers, and even mystical footwear that roll immediately off the tongue. There are storied rings, gloves, and even bags invoked around a camp's common fire. But belts? There are very few noteworthy belts.

It was here that the dwarf Thaulid Hammerspur decided he would make his mark. Here, he thought, between the tunic and the trousers, I will stake my claim.

He was familiar with the state of the art, of course; as an artificer making a name for himself in Orzimmar, he had access to the typically robust record-keeping of the forges. He knew of the Drunkard's Cinch and the Pouchpaw. But there was no poetry to them, no lineage. They were parlor tricks, the domain of hawkers and pawns. He wanted a belt whose buckle gleamed with purpose, but what purpose? He worked on it from time to time, waiting for inspiration to strike. In the meantime, he needed something to keep his pants above the knee; he might as well wear the damned thing.

And he did so, until (after an especially memorable night at Tapster's Tavern) he managed to fall into his own forge. Shoveling out his remains, they found among the grey ashes his belt, somehow mercifully preserved.

Hindsight is a belt possessed of a strange, slow intellect. Whatever would have killed the wearer, does. At that very moment, the belt develops a resistance that would have saved them. No one knows how Thaulid managed this, and at this point, it would be difficult to ask him. When the belt is held in the light just so, the leather reveals a grisly catalogue, etched in glinting lyrium:It went on like this for many years, until it fell into your possession. Your temporary, temporary possession." - Dragon Age 2 site - http://dragonage.bioware.com/da2/info/pennyarcade/


Here's the animated comic that Penny Arcade recently put out to promote this item and Dragon Age 2, which receives it's release next March.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S6eMcUBe0Y

The item will be available through download, not sure whether it'll be free or a purchased item.