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New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC remembers the plumber’s past

New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC remembers the plumber’s past

There are two great things about Nintendo embracing a connected future for gaming: it allows Nintendo to release DLC for its games (more on that in just a minute) and it also allows the company to track gameplay data and give us the insane statistics we all crave. For instance, did you know that 3DS gamers across the globe have collected 300 billion coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2? That's a lot of coins, and to celebrate Nintendo has released new DLC for New Super Mario Bros. 2 that's free for a short time.

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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC struts its stuff in new screenshots

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC struts its stuff in new screenshots

Skyrim's new Dragonborn DLC is just a few weeks away from release, and today Bethesda is trying to build up some hype with a slew of new screenshots. We were already given a bunch of details back when the DLC was officially announced, but now it's time to see some of the environments and races that will be found on the island of Solstheim. Hit the jump to see the full collection.

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Is Dragonborn the Shivering Isles DLC Skyrim fans crave?

Is Dragonborn the Shivering Isles DLC Skyrim fans crave?

For many, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion served as an introduction to DLC. Bethesda had its misses (horse armor anyone?) but it also some hits, one of which being the beyond excellent Shivering Isles expansion. Shivering Isles wowed Oblivion players when it released back in 2007, and ever since Skyrim was released, players have been asking for an expansion that's on the same scale. So, is Skyrim's freshly-announced Dragonborn DLC the expansion everyone has been waiting for? There's still a lot we don't know, but what we do know suggests that it is.

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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC officially revealed, complete with dragon mounts

Skyrim Dragonborn DLC officially revealed, complete with dragon mounts

A couple weeks back we heard that Bethesda may be plotting a new piece of Skyrim DLC called Dragonborn. Today the studio confirmed those rumors, officially announcing Dragonborn and delivering the DLC's first trailer. Just like the rumors claimed, players will be returning to the island of Solstheim, and yes, it looks like you'll be able to ride a dragon.

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Minecraft Xbox 360 gets 55 Halloween skins, proceeds go to charity

Minecraft Xbox 360 gets 55 Halloween skins, proceeds go to charity

Tis the seasons for ghouls, ghasts, and perhaps most importantly, candy. Halloween is right around the corner, and to celebrate, Mojang and 4J studios have released a pack of 55 Halloween-themed skins for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The skins were put together by a number of different studios, including Mojang, 343 Industries, and Rare.

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Halo 4 War Games Map Pass detailed and priced

Halo 4 War Games Map Pass detailed and priced

Halo 4 is on the horizon, and just like most of the Halo games before it, we can expect an offering of DLC map packs to keep us playing well into the next year. Today, Microsoft announced the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, which is just the company's fancy name for those DLC season passes that seem to be so popular these days. By purchasing the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, you save 15% on the cost of buying each of Halo 4's three map packs separately, so this is a good idea for those who already know they'll be buying all of the Halo 4 DLC 343 Industries and Microsoft put out.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath hits PS3 on November 27

Battlefield 3: Aftermath hits PS3 on November 27

Ready for more Battlefield 3 DLC? Electronic Arts shared more details about the game's upcoming expansion, Aftermath, with Joystiq today, along with a brand new trailer that gives us a brief look at what to expect. Most importantly, Aftermath adds a new game mode, and this one sounds quite a bit different from the game modes that have been introduced in the past.

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Skyrim’s next DLC “Dragonborn” might feature dragon mounts

Skyrim’s next DLC “Dragonborn” might feature dragon mounts

PC and Xbox 360 Skyrim players are already enjoying Dawnguard and Hearthfire (sorry PS3 players), but it looks like Bethesda isn't quite finished releasing DLC for its latest epic. A particularly savvy Bethesda forums member has taken an up close look at the code for the Skyrim beta 1.8 update and has possibly unearthed details about Skyrim's next piece of DLC. According to this user, who goes by the name of Mardoxx, Skyrim's next DLC could be called "Dragonborn," and it's taking place in area that isn't actually a part of Skyrim.

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Call of Duty Elite for Black Ops II will be completely free

Call of Duty Elite for Black Ops II will be completely free

Call of Duty Elite is a separate service that works alongside the Call of Duty games to provide stat tracking, social options, monthly map updates, and more. The service is dropping its paid premium plans and will be going completely free for Black Ops II gamers when the new title officially launches on November 13.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 10, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today Samsung sent out formal invites to its upcoming Galaxy Note II press event in New York City, and we were told that HTC will be backing out of the US tablet market, at least for a little while. RIM is trying to lure developers into BlackBerry 10 with a new "$10K Developer Committment," in which RIM says it will give developers $10,000 if their app reaches $1,000 in sales. RIM also opened up app submissions for BlackBerry 10 developers today, and we heard that the rumored LG Nexus 4 smartphone may be making its debut on October 29.

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Gearbox: Borderlands 2 rank reset bug not connected to DLC

Gearbox: Borderlands 2 rank reset bug not connected to DLC

Yesterday, we told you that Gearbox had released the highly anticipated Mechromancer DLC for Borderlands 2 a week early, which is good. Unfortunately, a number of users were reporting that the DLC and the patch that goes along with it were wiping badass ranks, skins, heads, golden keys, and in some particularly nasty cases, character saves, which is bad. Today, however, Gearbox is saying that the DLC and the rank reset bug aren't actually connected, which is simply a relief.

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Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC released a week early

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer DLC released a week early

Well this is a surprise: Gearbox has released the Mechromancer DLC for Borderlands 2 a week early. It was originally scheduled to go live across Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on October 16, but it appears that Gearbox has finished it up a little ahead of schedule. If you pre-ordered Borderlands 2, the Mechromancer DLC is a free bonus as part of your membership in the Premiere Club, whereas everyone else with have to pay $10.

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