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Just Cause 2 Black Market 'Boom' DLC Out Now

Jet engines aren't for flying! They're for shooting!


What if that rocket launcher had four barrels?
Tired of tethering airplanes to other airplanes in Just Cause 2? Of course not. That question was rhetorical. And also ridiculous. But are you tired of shooting guys in the head with regular, dumb ol' pistols and machine guns? Are conventional means of dispatching poorly voiced soldiers feeling particularly conventional? Looking for some firepower that's a little less "hmm" and a little more "horrific collateral damage?" 
 
Avalanche has your back! The Swedish developer announced that the Black Market 'Boom' Pack, the second downloadable add-on for Just Cause 2, is available right now. Right this second! In the time it took you to load up this story, you could have sat down at your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 and finished downloading three new weapons for the game!
 
So, what armaments does Rico have to look forward to in the DLC?
 
  • The Quad Rocket Launcher; half Rocket Launcher, half shotgun. Comes from the Painkiller school of weapon design ("What if this lightning gun could toss ninja stars too?").
  • The Cluster Bomb Launcher; for those times when you think, "This grenade launcher is great, but I wish it was more... clustery?"
  • The Air Propulsion Gun; a jet engine modified into a cannon that can blast away soldiers and vehicles alike. Clearly, we have been using jet engines for the wrong things.
 
And all this can be yours for the low, low price of 160 Microsoft Points or $1.99 on PSN.
 
What do you think, Bombers? Is the price right for these new weapons? And what do you want to see released to get you back into Just Cause 2?
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Posted by MattBodega

What if that rocket launcher had four barrels?
Tired of tethering airplanes to other airplanes in Just Cause 2? Of course not. That question was rhetorical. And also ridiculous. But are you tired of shooting guys in the head with regular, dumb ol' pistols and machine guns? Are conventional means of dispatching poorly voiced soldiers feeling particularly conventional? Looking for some firepower that's a little less "hmm" and a little more "horrific collateral damage?" 
 
Avalanche has your back! The Swedish developer announced that the Black Market 'Boom' Pack, the second downloadable add-on for Just Cause 2, is available right now. Right this second! In the time it took you to load up this story, you could have sat down at your Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 and finished downloading three new weapons for the game!
 
So, what armaments does Rico have to look forward to in the DLC?
 
  • The Quad Rocket Launcher; half Rocket Launcher, half shotgun. Comes from the Painkiller school of weapon design ("What if this lightning gun could toss ninja stars too?").
  • The Cluster Bomb Launcher; for those times when you think, "This grenade launcher is great, but I wish it was more... clustery?"
  • The Air Propulsion Gun; a jet engine modified into a cannon that can blast away soldiers and vehicles alike. Clearly, we have been using jet engines for the wrong things.
 
And all this can be yours for the low, low price of 160 Microsoft Points or $1.99 on PSN.
 
What do you think, Bombers? Is the price right for these new weapons? And what do you want to see released to get you back into Just Cause 2?
Edited by fwylo

LoL 1st again. Damn I need to get off this computer...  
I don't have this game though, I'm not really a sandbox-blow-shit-up game fan.
 
@MattBodega: Your writing style is really awesome.  I get a few laughs out of it every time.

Edited by jschmoe

Hmm... I really should pick up JC2.  Can't say I'd pay for this, though.

Posted by Milkman

Those all sound really awesome but $2 awesome? Eh...

Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@creamypies said:
" So what exactly are Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny and Drew doing? "
I wanna know if a new little story is gonna pop up for every new DLC and Story about video games now. 
Posted by Creamypies

So what exactly are Jeff, Ryan, Brad, Vinny and Drew doing?

Posted by eroticfishcake

For two quid it sounds pretty steep but it's Just Cause 2 with it's patented madness. What's not to like?

Posted by MattBodega
@creamypies:  They're hard at work making video content. We're just filling the time between those videos with news coverage!
Posted by ectoplasma

I just played JC2 over the last couple of days. It's a blast especially when played with a buddy. I bought all the DLC released until now (Black market pack and Monster Truck) but I actually thought that the old black market DLC was THIS ONE HERE. So now I have to get this one, too. I'm actually not a fan of DLC but I can't resist with this game and the price of 2 bucks kinda hit my sweet spot.

Posted by Creamypies
@MattBodega: Haha thought as much! I'm liking the boost in news stories... means I don't have to visit Kotaku as much (which is definately a good thing).
Edited by VibratingDonkey

Guns which shoot more projectiles, very exciting.... Dropping the ball Avalanche.

I want what the modders have given the PC version. I would pay for a trainer. Have you people seen this ridiculous GTA IV trainer that exists? Made double dipping worth it. I would pay for such a thing for console games. Particularly those that are like Just Cause 2 and GTAIV. Crackdown had it right, and free. More of that.

Posted by damswedon
@The_Laughing_Man: @creamypies: 
 Quit Fucking with the time line!!!
Also yes!!!
Posted by The_Laughing_Man
@damswedon said:
" @The_Laughing_Man: @creamypies: 
 Quit Fucking with the time line!!!
Also yes!!! "
Ive done that twice now. FEAR MY POWER
Posted by b33

i think im buying the game, and this 

Posted by Landon

Nice to see they're still supporting this. I hope by the time I buy it there will be a bunch of weapons to try out.

Posted by thed4rkness

When the hell is the tuk tuk boom boom coming out?!?!?!?!?

Posted by mikecardii

The best thing that Just Cause could possibly come out with is something similar to Crackdown's Keys to the City mode, where you have unlimited health and bullets and money and can just fuck shit up as much as you want.

Posted by I_smell

This game could really do with a "jet propulsion gun".

Edited by MeatSim

These are the most practical weapons ever made.

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Posted by Stackboy

Perfect timing. I've finished the story missions, but I love playing in this sandbox so much.

Posted by jakob187

Matt, you make me giggle.  I'd ask you to marry me, but you've got a dick...and that ain't how I roll.  Sorry. 
 
Also, I find it hilarious that people are asking what Jeff, Ryan, Brad, and Vinny are doing now...yet many have constantly bitched about how the site never seems to have many news stories show up on a daily basis.  Just can't satisfy everyone, right? 
 
I need to get back into some Just Cause 2, but there are just TOO MANY GOOD FUCKING GAMES!!!

Posted by Coombs

I bought the other packs yesterday,
Now I have to pick this up to?   *sigh*
 
Oh well, blasting shit = sweet
And $2 sounds good to me.

Posted by DrPockets000

I bought it, ladies and gentlemen.  
 
The jet propulsion gun isn't as epic as I had hoped.  It only knocks back vehicles a couple of feet. 

However, quad rocket launcher is awesome.  it's exactly what it sounds like, firing four rockets simultaneously and very fast. 
 
And the cluster bomb launcher is absolutely fucking nuts.  Both me and my friend literally shouted out loud when we saw what it does.  This weapon alone almost justifies the price. 
 
Just get it. It's $2 you won't miss.

Posted by MrKlorox

Nothing could make this game more fun. The biggest, most open snorefest since FUEL. ZZZzzzzzz......

Posted by Ratfoot
@MrKlorox: You take that back you Philistine!
Posted by Innovacious

Nice of you to mention the availability on steam aswe... oh wait.

Posted by darkjester74
@innovacious said:
" Nice of you to mention the availability on steam aswe... oh wait. "
Thank you for answering the question I expected the post to answer.  My hats off to you sir.  =\
Posted by darkjester74
@thed4rkness said:
" When the hell is the tuk tuk boom boom coming out?!?!?!?!? "
I think that is in the next pack.
Posted by Tennmuerti
@MrKlorox said:
" Nothing could make this game more fun. The biggest, most open snorefest since FUEL. ZZZzzzzzz...... "
Agreed.