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Heard about Awesomenauts from the Gamers with Jobs podcast a couple of weeks ago. Decided to check it out on PSN. For USD $9.99 you get a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) themed game similar to DoTA and League of Legends but done as a side scrolling platformer. The premise is simple: two teams of three have to fight for control over the battlefield. Victory is declared to the team that destroy’s the enemy’s base first.

First impressions:

  • definitely a recommended purchase because it’s the only DoTA themed game on the console. All the other battle arena games are made for the PC
  • gameplay provides hours of fun as you can play couch (local games) with two other friends; you don’t always have to play online and if you lack players, the computer-controlled bots can always join in the fun
  • easy to learn, tough to master which is typical of this genre

Awesomenauts is a game with a lot of soul. Upon release, it’s practically well-balanced and the “Saturday morning cartoon” theme really works in favor of the genre. This game is available for download on XBOX Live and PSN for USD $9.99.

If you decide to get this, hit me up on PSN under LOLZMOWER.

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“Watchmen: The End is Nigh” out on Steam, PSN, XBOX Live


Truth is, you can’t buy this game from a store — you need to download it.

So have you seen the Doctor’s Manhattan the film adaptation? If you can’t get enough of Nite Owl and Rorschach, The End is Nigh brings gamers into a 6 episode series that can’t be found anywhere else except through the Internet. This is another good reason to convince gamers to grab a Steam account (there’s also a promo for Unreal Tournament III Titan Pack at $11.00 till the 15th of March — but let’s save that for another post).

“Discless downloads” are becoming the next big thing that lessens game piracy and increases margins since developers don’t need to answer the costs for physical discs or boxes. When promos like these occur, gamers are more than willing to drop a few dollars more than the pirated disk price in order to have access to exclusive online content and engage other gamers in lobby matches. It’s a one stop shop, really.

If you are a console gamer, Watchmen: The End is Nigh is available through direct download via the XBOX Live Arcade and the Playstation Network.