Sunday, 25 September 2011

The OnLive PlayPack Bundle Hits 100 Games

As part of the UK launch, OnLive added multiple titles to its PlayPack bundle to make it a round number of 100 games.

The 100th game of the PlayPack is officially one of the OnLive service's favourite games, Batman: Arkham Asylum. Till now it was available as a PlayPass title.

In Batman: Arkham Asylum gamers will move in the shadows, instigate fear amongst their enemies and confront The Joker and Gotham City's most notorious villains who have taken over the asylum. Using a wide range of Batman's gadgets and abilities, players will become the Invisible Predator and attempt to foil The Joker's demented scheme.

Unleash brutal combos with the unique FreeFlow Combat System, move in the shadows as you become the Invisible Predator, and utilize Batman's detective skills and cutting-edge forensic tech.

Investigate as Batman, the World's Greatest Detective, by solving intricate puzzles with the help of cutting edge forensic tools including x-ray scanning, fingerprint scans, 'Amido Black' spray and a pheromone tracker.

Face off against Gotham's greatest villains including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc.

Become the Invisible Predator, with Batman's fear takedowns and unique vantage point system to move without being seen and hunt enemies. Choose multiple takedown methods, including swooping from the sky and smashing through walls.

Explore every inch of Arkham Asylum and roam freely on the infamous island, presented for the first time ever in its gritty and realistic entirety.

Experience what it's like to be Batman using Batarangs, explosive gel aerosol, The Batclaw, sonar resonator and the line launcher.

Unlock more secrets by completing hidden challenges in the world and develop and customize equipment by earning experience points.

Enjoy complete superhero freedom in the environment with the use of Batman's grapnel gun to get to any place you can see, jump from any height and glide in any direction.

The game is single player only and supports mouse and keyboard as well as gamepads.

Metascore: 91

You can play the free demo of Batman: Arkham Asylum powered by OnLive.

The other games added to the PlayPack are as follows:

A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda

In A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda you are Ares, the first Zytron immune robot. A symbol of how far human technology has come, you are the most advanced robot in existence; built to run faster, jump higher, and fire quicker. In addition to these core attributes, your design includes a system for converting spare parts and resources into valuable items, armor, and weaponry. You will need to use everything at your disposal in order to reach and rescue the survivors aboard the Zytron infected space station.

The game is a single player only action platformer and supports mouse and keyboard as well as gamepads.

Metascore: 68

You can play the free demo of A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda powered by OnLive.

Cargo! – The Quest for Gravity

In Cargo! – The Quest for Gravity, when things didn't quite work out last time after The Flood, with this end of the world, the Gods have stopped the Earth, removed gravity and, to replace man, have created the "Buddies", who are independent of gravity.

But Flawkes, one of the last survivors, discovers the Buddies' secret: fun! This is why they don't need gravity. He then creates the curious element, F.U.N., and this generates gravity. So Flawkes sets out to provide the Buddies with as much fun as possible. As F.U.N. will still be turning when the world comes to an end, the seasons and gravity return, and the Gods realize that humanity is a force you just can't reckon with.

Flawkes is controlled by the player in the 3rd person and provides the Buddies with lots of opportunities to have fun: they love a hefty kick up the behind, any kind of danger, music, car racing and breakneck trips in all sorts of vehicles.

This is a single player adventure game, that can be played only with a mouse and keyboard.

Metascore: 64

You can play the free demo of Cargo! – The Quest for Gravity powered by OnLive.

Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro

Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro is one of the most successful German action racing games, based on the popular German TV series Alarm for Cobra 11.

Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro is a paradise for car crash aficionados. The game offers a large amount of different missions for the Cobra 11 unit, set on six authentic stretches of motorway. Regular radio updates from the police command centre ensure there are always plenty of surprises every time you play.

This is a single player action racing game that supports only mouse and keyboard.

You can play the free demo of Alarm for Cobra 11 Nitro powered by OnLive.


Hey, can ya answer a question for me? Maybe it’s just that I’m older than the dirt I’m standin’ on, but why is it every Match 3 puzzle game makes ya get 3-in-a-row? Not just 3 touching – 3 in a row. If ya had 3 chickens with one in front, one to the side, and one behind, that’s still 3 chickens, right? That’s a match, in’t? Give ol’ Homer a hand building the Homestead, will ya? I need it, cause I’m older than…wait, did I already say that? I probably forgot to mention the dynamite, too.

* Match three or more items at a time, but not necessarily in a row, to build your farm. More match opportunities.
* Move eight directions, not four. More strategies.
* 26 Levels per game.
* Four Difficulty settings.
* Chain reactions - which can be turned off to increase the difficulty.
* Alaska Mode - where you'll fight against ever-freezing ground
* Blitz Mode - where you have 1 minute per level to get maximum score.

This is a casual puzzle single player game, that can only be played with a mouse and keyboard.

You can play the free demo of Homesteader powered by OnLive.

Scratches: Director’s Cut

Scratches: Director’s Cut is an atmospheric mystery adventure game brimming with eerie twists and terrifying surprises. Set in and around a solitary Victorian mansion concealing a terrible secret, a long since forgotten story from the past emerges to haunt the present. A careful combination of inventory-based and deductive-style puzzles integrated with a riveting storyline, non-linear gameplay, intricately detailed graphics and an entrancing soundtrack, immerse you in a haunting Gothic atmosphere until the final shocking revelation.

The game is single player only and supports only mouse and keyboard.

Metascore: 67

You can play the free demo of Scratches: Director’s Cut powered by OnLive.

With some other games that were previously PlayPass titles only and were added to the OnLive PlayPack at the UK launch, the PlayPack is now at 104 games and counting.

100 all-you-can-play games—from innovative indies to longtime favorites to hot, new AAA titles only a few months after launch. It’s easy to read right past the number or overlook the significance because OnLive's been adding games to PlayPack so rapidly. But hitting 100 games is a good moment to step back for a sec … These aren’t 90-minute on-demand movies that you watch and then forget about. These are full games with hours of great single-player modes and many with social-rich multiplayer that can (and do) last for months of play on end. When you factor in social features like Group Voice Chat and Brag Clip Facebook integration with a multiplayer experience like F.E.A.R. 3 or Homefront or Borderlands, that’s a LOT of entertainment packed into the PlayPack Bundle. And while PlayPack does grant exclusive discounts like 30% off individual game purchases, it wouldn’t be surprising to look at the gameplay logs and see a single user spend thousands of hours just enjoying PlayPack alone … without spending a cent more on an individual game purchase for any platform. That’s powerful, game-changing stuff.

And when you see big names like Batman: Arkham Asylum, Saints Row 2, F.E.A.R. 3, Homefront, Borderlands, Just Cause 2 and so many more, it’s clear publishers are excited about getting their best games into PlayPack as quickly as possible. It’s how OnLive's been able to double the number of all-you-can-play games in the last five months.

Simply put, OnLive's goal with PlayPack was to change the way people play and offer the best deal in gaming. Period. One hundred awesome games—including the amazing Batman: Arkham Asylum—goes a long way toward reaching that goal, and OnLive hopes you love every minute of it.

SOURCE: OnLive Informer.

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