Defense Grid getting GLaDOS-infused DLC December 7

Defense Grid is getting its first full story expansion next week, titled "You Monster." It features GLaDOS from the Portal series, and will cost $5 on Steam and Xbox Live Marketplace.

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Defense Grid: The Awakening is getting its first story expansion next week, December 7. Titled "Defense Grid: You Monster," the downloadable content will feature GLaDOS from the Portal series. It will cost $4.99 on Steam or 400 MSP on Xbox 360, and requires the original game to play.

The expansion consists of eight new levels and 35 challenge missions, facing off against both aliens and GLaDOS' tests. Hidden Path claims it packs new achievements and a whopping 15 hours of playtime. Plus, the studio released the free Community Challenge update today, with improved UI, more than 30 new challenge missions, and five new game modes.

Defense Grid has intersected with the world of Portal before, as it was one of the first indie games to catch attention as part of Valve's Potato Sack ARG. This eventually led to intrepid fans unlocking Portal 2 a few hours early.

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    December 2, 2011 9:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Defense Grid getting GLaDOS-infused DLC December 7.

    Defense Grid is getting its first full story expansion next week, titled "You Monster." It features GLaDOS from the Portal series, and will cost $5 on Steam and Xbox Live Marketplace.

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      December 2, 2011 9:17 AM

      I will buy this :D

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        December 2, 2011 9:30 AM

        I will buy this twice.

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          December 2, 2011 10:17 AM

          I will buy once, but play twice.

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            December 2, 2011 11:30 AM

            I will buy this once, twice, three times a lady.

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      December 2, 2011 9:32 AM

      Interesting, I love DG, so I'll get this (during the inevitably xmas sale), but I can't see how integrating with Portal characters will add anything.

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        December 2, 2011 9:59 AM

        aethyr, this will add al0t!

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        December 2, 2011 10:17 AM

        What you mean add anything? It will add 8 new levels, portal characters or not, that righ there is worth 5 bucks. Plus it kind of ties in too since from the beginning you're working under the guidence of computer anyway.

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        December 2, 2011 11:04 AM

        They already have two portal themed levels from the potato portal 2 ARG

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      December 2, 2011 9:56 AM

      Sweet.

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      December 2, 2011 10:20 AM

      Defense Grid is one of my favorite Tower Defense games. I think these guys perfected TD genre and more devs should look to them to see how to do a TD game right. Own it on Live and PC so I'll probably buy it twice when it comes out. They really deserve it.

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      December 2, 2011 10:22 AM

      Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      December 2, 2011 10:25 AM

      i officially support and endorse this.

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      December 2, 2011 10:50 AM

      Awesome, my wife loves this game.

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      December 2, 2011 10:53 AM

      I played 114hrs of defense grid and unlocked everything. Now I can dust off the game again.

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      December 2, 2011 11:02 AM

      Insta-buy!

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      December 2, 2011 11:13 AM

      Dang it.. where's my pre-order button!

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      December 2, 2011 11:55 AM

      GLaDOS and the entire Portal franchise is such a great little treat that could be added into all sorts of manner of indie games without overdosing on it, making cross-promotion great. Love that Valve continues to support the indies with this type of add-on.

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      December 2, 2011 12:07 PM

      Stuff like this only adds more awesome to an already awesome game. And the GlaDOS levels that were added as part of the prelude to Portal 2 were hilarious. Another instant purchase.

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      December 2, 2011 12:13 PM

      i liked this game, but fuck does it get hard

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        December 2, 2011 11:59 PM

        Being successful isn't that difficult, being high on the leaderboards requires a knack though.

        Think firing coverage, update towers that maximize that coverage and slow the enemy down with temporals.

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        December 3, 2011 12:25 AM

        I had so much trouble with the final level my first time playing. On a replay a couple months ago I breezed right through it, was almost too easy.

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          December 3, 2011 12:27 AM

          Once you have a good mental picture of what each tower is capable of it really does get soooo much easier.


          I had a phase of doing minimalist builds, can do some maps (gold, no cores lost) using just 5 towers.

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      December 3, 2011 8:00 AM

      Not a big fan of tower defense game, but that just made me want it lol

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      December 4, 2011 11:00 PM

      Raspberries and cake, how yummy.

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