Gaming Update: 'Saints Row 4,' 'Enemy Within,' 'NBA 2K14'

Check out trailers for "XCom: Enemy Within" and "NBA 2K14," and learn more about upcoming DLCs for "Saints Row IV."

Last week, Deep Silver announced two Saints 4 DLCs, Enemy Within warmed up, and 2K Sports released a flashy NBA 2K14 trailer to hype its fall release.

Deep Silver has announced two new DLCs for the recently released Saints Row IV: the "Presidential Pack" and the "Grass Roots" pack. Both retail for $2.99 via Steam, PS3 and Xbox 360. The Presidential Pack gives gamers access to masks, outfits and wigs for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It was previously available only to those who opted to pre-order the title from select retailers. The Grass Roots pack includes two new outfits, a truck and three new weapons: an assault rifle, the Plunger Launcher, and a double-barreled shotgun.

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Last week, Deep Silver announced two Saints 4 DLCs, Enemy Within warmed up, and 2K Sports released a flashy NBA 2K14 trailer to hype its fall release.

Two Saints Row 4 DLCs Uncovered

Deep Silver has announced two new DLCs for the recently released Saints Row IV: the "Presidential Pack" and the "Grass Roots" pack. Both retail for $2.99 via Steam, PS3 and Xbox 360. The Presidential Pack gives gamers access to masks, outfits and wigs for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It was previously available only to those who opted to pre-order the title from select retailers. The Grass Roots pack includes two new outfits, a truck and three new weapons: an assault rifle, the Plunger Launcher, and a double-barreled shotgun.

Saints Row 4 was released on Aug. 20. It has sold more than one million copies thus far.

Enemy Within 'War Machines' Trailer Released

A trailer dubbed "War Machines" was recently released for the forthcoming XCOM: Enemy Within. The game, which expands upon 2012's Enemy Unknown, finds human fighters tapping into a newfound source of power to level the battlefield in an ongoing war against an invading alien race. The new power gives soldiers the strength and technology to go toe-to-toe with the aliens and become "capable operatives," but the new power comes at a great price.

"You're taking these pieces of alien technology, and it's more so than just giving them to your scientists and engineering them, you're assimilating them inside of you to use against aliens," senior producer Garth DeAngelis told Polygon.

Enemy Within hits shelves Nov. 12 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Gameplay Trailer for NBA 2K14 Released

The latest gameplay trailer for NBA 2K14 has made its way online. LeBron James is ubiquitous in the clip, which should come as no surprise, since the MVP is featured on the cover and curated the music for the soundtrack. One of his selected cuts, Nas's "Hate Me Now," plays in the background of the new video. The trailer highlights the improvements 2K Sports touted earlier this year, including enhanced control and responsiveness of players.

"We never want players to feel stuck in a canned animation or out of control at any time. Basketball requires split-second reaction time, and even the slightest delay can cause you to give your opponent a huge advantage," noted producer Rob Jones during an interview with Polygon.

NBA 2K14 will be released on Oct. 1 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It is expected to be released later for next generation consoles.

 


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