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Get A Head Start With Blade & Soul Founder’s Packs

We last covered Blade & Soul in May, when we learned developer NCSoft planned to port this title to North America. If you were hoping to get a head start with this martial arts MMO before the general population plays it, have no fear: today NCSoft announced a way to pick up this game early.

By purchasing one of the three Founder's Packs, you earn access to the Blade & Soul closed beta. Depending on the tier, you may also receive a 30 or 90-day membership, the chance to secure a character name, exclusive skins, and more character slots.

Along with the Founder's Pack reveal, NCSoft released a new trailer highlighting the game's two warring factions.

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For a closer look at Blade & Soul, check out the screens below. Otherwise, visit NCSoft's website for more information. – The Feed

Microsoft Celebrates Minecraft’s Third Xbox 360 Birthday With Free Skin Packs

Minecraft turns three years old on Xbox 360 this Saturday, May 9. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving away three skin packs.

If you happened to miss the first and second birthday packs, those are making a return. Joining them is another bundle featuring “veteran Mojangstas” and some extras.

All three of these are available on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One (a first for the two previous packs). You can grab them through May 17, after which they’ll be gone. – The Feed

PSA: PlayStation Flash Sale Includes One Of Last-Gen’s Best Expansion Packs

Sony is holding another flash sale, with over 100 games discounted across the three PlayStation platforms. There’s no specific theme, so no matter what you like to play, it’s probably worth perusing the wares.

Included in the sale is Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare (the excellent expansion pack mentioned in the headline), both XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within, a number of Koei Tecmo Musou games, Hotline Miami, and more. You can see the full catalog on Sony’s storefront.

The deals end on April 20 at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern. – The Feed

Square Enix triple packs March to the US

The Ultimate Action Triple Pack and Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack from Square Enix will launch for Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on March 31, a spokesperson confirmed to Joystiq today. The Ultimate Action Triple Pack includes Tomb Raider, Sleeping…
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Square Enix action, stealth triple packs head to North America

Square Enix is preparing to launch the Ultimate Action Triple Pack and Ultimate Stealth Triple Pack for PS3 and Xbox 360 in North America this year, according to listings on Amazon spotted by @Wario64. The Action Triple Pack includes Tomb Raider, Jus…
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Watch Dogs Wii U picks up two DLC packs, still no Bad Blood

The newly-released Wii U version of Ubisoft’s open-Chicago hacking game Watch Dogs has spawned two DLC content packs, though neither are the meaty Bad Blood mini campaign.

The first DLC pack includes the Conspiracy digital trip originally released…
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Persona Q’s Wild Cards edition packs in a 3DS XL hard case

We’re one month away from reuniting with Persona 3 and Persona 4′s leads in the 3DS’ Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but Atlus isn’t quite done tempting us with special-edition treats. While Persona Q’s Limited Standard Edition will pack Tarot…
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Destiny at the drive-thru: Taco Bell gives away white PS4 packs

Starting October 9, purchase a PS4-branded Taco Bell Big Box and text the included code for a chance to win a bundle including a white PS4 and Destiny. Taco Bell and Sony Computer Entertainment America promise to pick a winner every 15 minutes during…
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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Get Four DLC Packs And A Season Pass

During the Inside Gearbox Software panel at PAX, the studio announced that the upcoming shooter looter would have four post-release add-on content packs and a season pass granting players access to all the new content.

Following the release of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on October 14th, the game will get four add-on content packs that will include new characters, missions, and experiences. Each set of DLC will retail for $ 9.99, but players can also purchase a Pre-Sequel Season Pass that will include all the content for $ 29.99.

Players who pre-order the game will get the Shock Drop Slaughter Pit bonus content, which will also be solid separately, but will not be included in the Season Pass.

If you're still not sure what you think about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, check out this trailer of playable character Claptrap in action. – The Feed

Mario Kart 8 DLC packs incoming; include Link, Animal Crossing characters, and new tracks

Two new DLC packs are on their way to Mario Kart 8, and they are friggin’ DELICIOUS. The two packs, the first of which will be out by the end of November 2014 and the second of which will release by the end of May 2015, add new characters and tracks to the beloved racer.

There is just so much hatred contained in this one shot

There is just so much hatred contained in this one shot

The two packs will be $ 7.99 each ($ 11.99 as a bundle for savings!), and will contain the following:

Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 (Release: November 2014)
3 Characters: Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, Link
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Pack 2: Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 (Release: May 2015)
3 Characters: Villager, Isabelle, Dry Bowser
4 Vehicles
8 Courses

Some of the new courses being added are from other Nintendo series, like The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing, which is just the BEE’S KNEES. New vehicles are also being added, like the Blue Falcon from F-Zero. Gamers who buy both packs, either separately or in the bundle, gain access to eight new colors of Yoshi and eight new colors of Shy Guy to race with (which you can start using now if you pre-order the DLC).

To pre-order the new Mario Kart 8 DLC, click the ‘Shop’ icon in the game or visit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. More details on this add-on content can be found at the Nintendo website. I’m certainly going to be busting out my copy of MK8 soon after hearing this news; what about you readers?

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