Dark Day LA Out November 7th

Dark Day LA, a new game from an independent Dutch games developer Gamious, will be released for iPad on November 7.

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Skyrim’s Vampires and Werewolves

For the second time in Skyrim, I caught Sanguinare Vampiris.. the disease that leads to Vampirism.  In Oblivion, the disease was called Porphyric Hemophilia; either disease can be cured by the Cure Disease spell, a potion, or by visiting an altar, and both lead to full-blown Vampirism if left uncured for three days.

I caught the disease early on in my game, but didn’t want the hassle of remembering to feed regularly, or the risk that NPCs might refuse to talk to me.. I wanted to explore the game without too many restrictions.

However, this time, I’d had many hours of exploration, and decided to risk a few annoyed NPCs.  Three days later, I had Vampirism, an increased resistance to Frost, and weakness to fire and sunlight.. this last not being quite as I’d expected.  I also had three new powers: Vampire’s Servant, Vampire’s Sight, and Vampiric Drain.  I only really liked Vampire’s Sight due to my level.. neither raised minions nor a few points health drain could compare with my lovely enchanted swords 😉

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Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin

Paradox Interactive have also announced an expansion to Magicka, entitled Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin.

In this expansion, players take on the roles of Alucart the Vampire and his Necromancers, fighting against the forces of good, and opposing Vlad’s attempts to improve the poor relations between humans, dwarves and elves.

The expansion will add a new Elven environment to the game, along with a new Challenge map, playing as Necromancers, along with custom objectives and achievements.