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Aurora is a non-combat pet for Crystal Maiden that comes bundled with a new skin pack.  For $27.99, you get:

  • Custom spell effect for Freezing Field
  • Aurora, wolf pup of Icewrack
  • Animated wolf pup chat
  • All new animations
  • Custom base skin with special ambient effects
  • Custom death effects
  • Custom loadout pose, effects, and pedestal
  • Custom hero and ability icons

    Also includes ability point bonuses:

  • 2400 Ability Points for the Year Beast Brawl event
  • Allows you and your team to earn Ability Points for each victory in a regular match during the Year Beast Brawl event

Aurora's real cute and all, but would you buy it for $28?

witcher 3 the witcher DLC win Video Game Coverage - 8371093504
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In an open letter on the Witcher website, co-founder and Joint CEO of CD PROJEKT RED Marcin Iwiński lays it all out (TL;DR? Paid DLC sucks, have some free DLC):

We love games. We love collecting them, playing them, and everything connected to that experience. Every time we reach out for a new release, we expect to be taken care of. We expect support if we encounter any problems, we love updates constantly improving the experience, and we feel really special when we receive free content that gives us more than we initially paid for. It doesn't have to be huge, it can be an awesome skin for a character, or an extra sword, or armor.

Unfortunately this treatment is quite rare these days. As gamers, we nowadays have to hold on tight to our wallets, as surprisingly right after release, lots of tiny pieces of tempting content materialize with a steep price tag attached. Haven't we just paid a lot of cash for a brand new game?

As CD PROJEKT RED, we strongly believe this is not the way it should work and, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we have decided to do it differently. Cutting to the chase, everyone who buys Wild Hunt will receive 16 specially prepared DLCs absolutely for free, regardless of platform. You don't have to pre-order, you don't have to buy any special edition to get them -- if you own a copy of Wild Hunt, they're yours. This is our way of saying thank you for buying our game.

Regards, Marcin

(Emphasis added)

The DLC will be distributed in packs of two every week starting on February 25th. The first two packs will include a Temerian Armor Set (with horse armor!) and a Beard and Hairstyle Set for Geralt, then a new look for Yennefer and a new contract mission.

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From the video description:

Octodad Shorts are DLC levels we're releasing for FREE, which explore new scenarios in our tentacled father's life. New levels were our number one most requested feature (next to making the game free), so we've been hard at work doing what you all tell us to!

- Over 40 new objectives!
- Over 20 breakable plates!
- Over 0 unconscious ragdolls!
- Under 4 new songs!
- An unspecified amount of new octopus sounds!
- Probably a pizza!
- 0 Stealth Missions

Want to see all this and more? Just wait in front of your computer for a while (weeks) until the new Octodad content washes over you like a summer breeze. Don't have Octodad: Dadliest Catch to enjoy this content? Well, you can buy it on Steam right now (hurry before the Summer Sale ends!)