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The Download January 16th, 2013

Posted on Thursday, January 16 @ 17:30:00 Eastern by

Get those hard drives ready for another week of busy work. Downloading every game listed here could take weeks and months under new Internet rules, especially if Comcast or Verizon decide they don't like you spending more money on PlayStation Network than you do on the cable TV side of your bill.

Nintendo eShop

Things remain relatively quiet on the Nintendo eShop front this week... maybe too quiet. It's like exploring a haunted castle around here.
  • Unepic - Wii U
  • Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Wii U VC, 3DS VC
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl - 3DS eShop Discount ($20 Off)
  • F1 RACE STARS POWERED UP EDITION - Wii U

Xbox Live Arcade

Xbox 360 gamers can check out the formerly PlayStation Vita-exclusive Assassin's Creed staring Aveline de Grandpré this week.
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - Xbox 360
  • Arcania, Darksiders, MX vs ATV Reflex, Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Stacking, and Wheel of Fortune - Xbox 360 50%-75% discount
PlayStation Network

Thanks to PSLS's weekly PSN update I never miss out on a PlayStation Network download.
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - PS3
  • The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief - PS3
  • Age of Zombies! - Vita
  • Doodle Devil - Vita
  • Double Dragon - PS1 Classic
  • Bioschock Infinite - PS3 Free for PS+ Subscribers
  • 14 for '14 Sale featuring Crysis 3, Enslaved, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and more
Humble Bundle

Head over to HumbleBundle.com to pick up either of these jam-packed bundles. To unlock everything contained in each bundle, you'll have to pay more than the average. For HBX, that's still less that $6.
  • Humble Bundle X Feat. To the Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo & Yo, Runner2, HOARD, Strike Suit Zero, Toki Tori 2+, Reus, and Surgeon Simulator 2013
  • Humble Weekly Sale featuring Bohemia Interactive - Arma II, Take On Helicopters, UFO: Afterlight, Alpha Prime, ARMA: Gold Edition, ARMA Tactics, Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead, and ARMA II: DayZ Mod
Steam

This week's Steam release really stinks. It might just be Recovery Search & Rescue though.
  • Estranged: Act 1 - PC, Mac, Linux
  • SpellForce 2 - Demons of the Past - PC
  • Humans Must Answer - PC
  • Gun Metal - PC
  • Guilty Gear Isuka - PC
  • Assassin's Creed Liberation HD - PC
  • Loren The Amazon Princess - PC, Mac, Linux
  • The Banner Saga - PC, Mac
  • RaiderZ - PC
  • Galcon Legends - PC, Mac, Linux
  • Nidhogg - PC
  • War of the Human Tanks - PC
  • Freedom Fall - PC, Mac
  • 3089 - Futuristic Action RPG - PC, Mac, Linux
  • Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic - PC
  • Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic - PC
  • Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic - PC
  • Recover Search & Rescue Simulation - PC
Mobile Game of the Week for iOS and Android devices



iOS: Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (iPad Only) [iTunes Link]

Can you resist the evil within you, forge a legend of heroic proportions, and ultimately destroy the dark essence that haunts your dreams? Or will you embrace your monstrous nature, carve a swath of destruction across the realms, and ascend to godhood as the new Lord of Murder?



Android: Final Fantasy VI [Google Play Link]

FINAL FANTASY VI features intuitive user-friendly controls that make the game easy to play on touch screens. In particular, the battle interface has received a complete overhaul for smartphones. The magicites and events that were introduced in the 2006 remake will also make a return. In addition, events have been optimized for user-friendly touch controls.

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