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Mar
07
2013

Preview of the newly announced Anomaly 2

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I have played my fair share of Anomaly: Warzone Earth, on PC, XBLA, and PSN. It’s come out for iPhone, iPad, and even Kindle Fire. Anomaly is a weird but awesome mix of real-time strategy and tower offense, meaning you are the attack of already setup defenses. 11 bit studios is back, with simply Anomaly 2. The game was just announced last week!

…continue reading » Preview of the newly announced Anomaly 2

Mar
06
2013

A State of INSURGENCY, an Alpha Preview

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You could very well consider New World Interactive’s Insurgency to be a success story. Yes, it failed to be funded through its Kickstarter campaign, but the game continues development through private investment and is making great progress. Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat, was originally (by the same developers) created it as a Half-Life mod that was a great success, as it featured realistic weaponry and real-world locations reflecting the ongoing conflict in Iraq. …continue reading » A State of INSURGENCY, an Alpha Preview

Mar
04
2013

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag officially announced for release this October 29th

Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.

In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.  Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo’s Wii U system, Windows PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U system on October 29, 2013.

“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

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Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.

Customers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag at EB Games will receive a Limited Edition collectible poster (while supplies last) featuring artwork created by legendary, award-winning artist Todd McFarlane.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag can be pre-ordered at Uplay shop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/AC4BF

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Mar
04
2013

Prison Architect Preview – Incarcerated with the Alpha

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Prison Architect is Introversion’s latest game in progress. If you didn’t know they were developing it, one might assume that “it’s just one of those tycoon games”, and write it off. You shouldn’t. It goes far beyond just making money and things operation. It actually gets quite personal among the inmates, and gives you a connection to the world you create. …continue reading » Prison Architect Preview – Incarcerated with the Alpha

Feb
19
2013

Champion Select app allows you to Read Lore and Share Victories from League of Legends

It is no secret that League of Legends is popular, with over 12 million active players a day. AltEgo, is developing an app that expands your League of Legends experience onto Android and the web. Morgan J. East, the Community Manager for AltEgo let us in on the Beta and gave us all the details. They are now needing Beta testers, as well.

So, what if after your battle, you could extend the competition by sharing it on a social network? Champion Select does just that. Show off your victory to your Friends on Facebook, and Followers on Twitter, teasing all those who played against you. It’ll certainly increase rivalry for future encounters, making things very public for humiliation.

Features:

  • Android and web versions are FREE
  • Read the lore on each Champion
  • Post with a Champion
  • Share Victory posters with friends (frenemies) on Facebook and Twitter, even an Email option
  • Eventually, there will be paid “tiers” that will unlock new posters
  • Some Victory posters will require certain in-game qualifications to unlock

Morgan stated that one feature that is in development, is the inclusion of displaying the skin you used during the game, so that you can accurately display your Champion. And it will also show your teammates Champion skins as they were used in the game.

AltEgo is very proud of their product, and are excited to talk about it. And rightfully so, it’s certainly the natural extension that League of Legends has been missing.

Seth Gerson, CEO of AltEgo:

“We play LoL a lot, and are always posting our victories.  We thought that this would be a much more fun way to do it.  These posters allow you to get across messages that go further than just a screenshot.”

Jonathan Golub, VP Product at AltEgo:

“We’re designing special posters for Pentakills, Quadrakills and other in-game achievements.  With over 70 million LoL players worldwide, we’re creating many different styles of posters.  We get inspired by classic movie posters, album covers and even World War II propaganda posters.” …continue reading » Champion Select app allows you to Read Lore and Share Victories from League of Legends

Feb
16
2013

Getting Games for Windows Live to work with Windows 8

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When I upgraded to Windows 8, I had issues upon starting known Games for Windows LIVE games, the overlay would not start. Therefore, effectively locking me out of my games by not being able to access my (online) profile. The game saves were still on my system that I copied over, but due to some incompatibilities with GFWL and Windows 8, would not allow me to play them. …continue reading » Getting Games for Windows Live to work with Windows 8

Feb
14
2013

System Shock 2 now on GOG.com

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GOG.com, the digital distributor of all that is good in gaming, is pleased as punch to present the latest addition to its DRM-free catalog of classics–the masterpiece of gaming history, System Shock 2. The game, which perfectly balances fast-paced action, intense storytelling, and FPS gameplay with action-RPG elements, is available right now for only $9.99, only on GOG.com.

System Shock, probably featured on all “The Best of” lists of modern computer games, is widely considered a cult classic and one of the most influential games of all time, particularly in the first-person shooter and horror genre. IGN named it “another reinvention of the FPS genre;” Computer Games Magazine called System Shock 2 “a game that truly defies classification in a single genre;” while Edge Online labeled it as “An advanced, progressive spin on first-person gaming.” Even almost 14 years after its original release, the story of Soldier G65434-2 trying to survive on board of Von Braun and Rickenbacker spaceships is a modern sci-fi horror masterpiece that needs to be experienced first-handedly. Today, System Shock 2 is available worldwide for only $9.99 compatible with Windows 7, 8, Vista, and XP.

Feb
05
2013

CD Projekt RED Announces The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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CD Projekt RED has officially announced the title of their next upcoming game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Further, they’ve announced that this, the ultimate game in the series, will also be the final Witcher game from the studio. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt combines CD Projekt RED’s trademark decision-based storytelling flair with a living open world larger than any other in modern RPG history.

“The captivating and non-linear story of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes place in a rich, truly open-world environment. A world which is thrilling to explore, full of daring adventures, momentous quests, memorable characters, and unique monsters. Players will freely travel through woods, lakes, mountains, cities and villages. Each region is inhabited by distinct populations with their own customs, legends and problems.  The world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is 30 times bigger than The Witcher 2,” said Adam Badowski, head of the studio.

“Imagine playing a dark fantasy game with the same great non-linear story as in the previous Witcher titles, but now told in a world you can explore freely with no artificial boundaries. The war-ravaged world is so huge that to reach farther places you will need to ride a horse or sail a boat to get there. A world where your choices have truly epic consequences. From the development side, this goal is extremely demanding. Our team had to make significant design changes and our tech had to be rebuilt. But we believe that this will lead to a completely new level of non-linearity and a whole new, richer gaming experience. As a gamer, I would love to play this kind of RPG, and I think this is what many players are waiting for. This is our dream come true at CD Projekt RED, and we hope it will be the same for you!” adds Badowski.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the final episode of the award-winning RPG series and the last part of the legend of Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the most robust and breathtaking game ever created by CD Projekt RED. Open-world, free-roaming exploration is an adventure in itself as the player will gallop through war-ravaged lands, sail misty waters and track down dangerous beasts for money. An improved combat system will allow players to feel like a real monster-hunter, a witcher who uses his superior senses and fighting skills to survive in a dark fantasy world–while he embarks on a quest to save his loved ones. The new core mechanics of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt immerse the player in the experience completely, with no Quick Time Events, only intuitive RPG gameplay.

…continue reading » CD Projekt RED Announces The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Feb
04
2013

Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods Announced

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Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games and a proponent of all religions, and Paradox Development Studio, today announced a new expansion to the world of Crusader Kings II, the critically acclaimed RPG strategy title. The forthcoming expansion, titled Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, will add a number of widely requested features to the game, including the ability to play as a Pagan or Zoroastrian ruler, expanding empires through war, pillaging, and ruthless brutality. Players will also be able to begin their in-game reign as far back as the year 867 AD, making The Old Gods officially the Paradox title that spans the longest period in history.

In the year 867 the Old Gods were still mighty. In England, the Raven Banner flew as the Great Heathen Army pillaged its way across the land, deposing kings and establishing the Danelaw. In the East, Rurik founded the state of Russia, and in the forests and steppes of central Europe, pagan tribes were on the move…

…continue reading » Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods Announced

Jan
24
2013

Dead Island Riptide – First Footage of Gameplay almost 10 Minutes

Finally we get to see the first gameplay footage of Dead Island Riptide, the sequel to 2011’s Dead Island.

Clearly marked as being in Pre-Alpha, looks amazing though. The jungle is dense and the palm trees sway in the wind. Firearms to be more of the norm and melee still as important as before. The inclusion of tower defense, seems to be a perfect fit for Dead Island Riptide. Have a look: