Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

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Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

A new tidbits for the famous game designer Peter Molyneux‘s next project revealed, the upcoming game is called Curiosity and its making its way to iOS, PC and Android.

Curiosity is set in a virtual room that contains a single black cube. As you tap away at it it fractures. Other fractures caused by other players can also be seen. After a large number of taps the cube opens, revealing its innards. Only the player who performs the final tap gets to see what’s inside. Molyneux said the mystery is “valuable, and so life-chantingly important.”

“It’s so amazing I think it will appear on news reports,” Molyneux said elsewhere in the presentation, “though it’s not a dead cat, by the way.”

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux

This is great but beyond that, the game promises to take the in-app purchases, aka DLC, to an insane level, before the cube opens, players will be able to buy one of a limited number of chisels to improve their tapping strength. An iron chisel – 10 times more powerful than the default tap – costs 59 pence. The diamond chisel is 100,000 times as powerful – but it costs $50,000, and there is only one available.

Molyneux didn’t have a problem defending the price.

“Why is that not nice?” Molyneux retorted animatedly. “We can’t be ashamed for asking people to spend money. We can’t be ashamed of that. As a designer that is proof that I have done something meaningful. I’m not saying that you have to buy these chisels – and I don’t expect the diamond chisel to ever be purchased. If it is I want to meet that person. They may be an investor or something!”

“I’m not doing this to purely monetize,” Molyneux carried on, “but I don’t mind monetization. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.”

Although I’m not sold into the idea of this whopping amount but anyone out there “curious” enough to find out what’s inside the last cube? via EuroGamer

Arkham City: Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC Announced

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Arkham City: Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC Announced

Arkham City: Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC Announced

Warner Bros. has dropped a new trailer revealing an upcoming Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition teasing Harley Quinn DLC, Harley Quinn’s Revenge, the final chapter in Batman: Arkham City that adds more than two hours of original gameplay to the critically-acclaimed interactive title.

The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Gamers must utilize each of the characters’ unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley’s vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Set for release on May 29 in the US for PS3 and Xbox 360, the game packed with all previously released DLCs, Catwoman, Nightwing and Robin DLC, as well as the Skin and Challenge map packs and the Batman Year One animated movie.

New Gran Turismo 5 DLC This Week: Car Pack 3, Speed Test Course

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New DLC coming to Gran Turismo 5 next Tuesday, January 17, along with some updates to the game itself.

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador

As reported by Sony Playstation, a new Car Pack 3 is made available featuring six new cars:

  • Lamborghini Aventador
  • Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • 1966 Volkswagen 1200
  • Mini Cooper S Countryman
  • Nissan Leaf.
1966 Volkswagen 1200

1966 Volkswagen 1200

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Mini Cooper S Countryman

Mini Cooper S Countryman

Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar

Jaguar XJR-9 LM racecar

The second piece of DLC is the Speed Test Course Pack featuring the Route X test course. Route X is a massive oval with giant banking corners, allowing you to test your vehicles’ maximum speed and performance.

Route X test course

Route X test course

Buy car pack 3 for $5.99, Route X test course for $3.99.

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