Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the successor to the critically-acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Featuring four-player co-op, Lara Croft joins forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell and imprisoned Egyptian gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set. Players must work together to defeat hordes of enemies, solve devious puzzles, and avoid deadly traps, all the while competing for treasure, powerful artifacts, and ultimate bragging rights.
Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.
Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game. While players will control five members of House Forrester in their story, the series will have them interacting with fan favorite characters throughout the season, including Tyrion Lannister performed by Peter Dinklage, Cersei Lannister performed by Lena Heady, Margaery Tyrell performed by Natalie Dormer, and Ramsay Snow performed by Iwan Rheon. Additional cast members will appear in later episodes. Read more
As the weeks pass one by one, we can witness one game launch after another – huge franchises launch huge new titles with thousands, or even tens of thousands of units sold all over the world.
These games have tens of thousands of fans, keeping them entertained for hours, or even weeks (or years even, but for that the games must be really exceptional).
There is one category of games that we don’t talk about – a gaming industry that’s one of the most profitable ones in the world, with hundreds of titles and tens of thousands of users from all over the world: real money online gaming. In those countries where it’s not explicitly prohibited, real money online gaming is a very popular pastime – and source of profit for some.
The players are not how you might imagine them – most of them are lawyers, housewives, shop assistants or even school teachers, with one thing in common: their passion for gaming. Some prefer card games or dice, others find entertainment in playing with other games of chance, or even casual games or lotteries.
They choose their place of play based on various features – some choose them by the no deposit bonus offers they are rewarded with, others prefer to make their choice based on the games they can play. Now that I think of it, most people looking for profit choose by the no deposit bonus, while the others prefer to be excited and entertained by the games themselves… Read more
The day is finally here! METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGANCE is now available on Windows PC.
Developed by Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE takes the renowned METAL GEAR franchise into exciting new territory with an all-new action experience. The game seamlessly melds pure action and epic story-telling that surrounds Raiden, a child soldier transformed into a half-human, half-cyborg ninja who uses his High Frequency katana blade to cut through anything that stands in his vengeful path.
A huge success on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation3, METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE comes to PC with all the famed moves and action running, within a beautifully-realised HD environment. The new PC version includes all three DLC missions: Blade Wolf, Jetstream, and VR Missions, in addition to all customized body upgrades for Raiden, including: White Armor, Inferno Armor, Commando Armor, Raiden’s MGS4 body, and the ever-popular Cyborg Ninja.
METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB and is currently available for PlayStation3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The PC version is available starting today for $29.99.
To purchase the game, please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/235460/
As yet another year reaches its end, it is time to crown the 2013 Mod of the Year after 141,000 players choice votes. Usually the results are controversial and fiercely debated by the modding community, but it is hard to deny the universal praise the mod “Just Cause 2: Multiplayer” has received.
Modding is all about morphing already amazing games into something different, quirky, better and all of this years winners did just that. The final top 10 includes:
9. Fallout: Project Brazil
8. A Clash of Kings
7. Crusader Kings 2: Thrones
6. Underhell Read more
Razer announced the upgrade of its suite of gaming software and systems for compatibility with Microsoft Windows 8.1.
Razer Synapse 2.0, Razer Surround and Razer Comms will work with Microsoft Windows 8.1 starting October 3. Razer Game Booster will be compatible from mid-October onward.
In additional Razer systems will begin shipping with Microsoft Windows 8.1 starting at the end of October 2013.
Razer Synapse 2.0 (http://www.razerzone.com/synapse2)
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By instantly storing your custom settings and Razer add-ons online in the cloud, you can retrieve them at any time, from any location so you’re always primed for good gaming. It completely eliminates the painstaking process of reconfiguring your peripherals each time you log into a new computer so you can spend more time dominating the competition. Read more
Bohemia Interactive announced the release date for the Survive campaign episode of Arma 3. Dropping in as free DLC on Thursday October 31, players take on the role of a regular soldier stationed in the Republic of Altis & Stratis.
“Our first campaign episode, ‘Survive’, introduces players to Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping mission in the Mediterranean. Following a couple of years of uneasy cease-fire, this US-led deployment is now in the process of a staged drawdown. The vacuum left by withdrawing forces is being rapidly filled by the opposing CSAT faction, creating the conditions for, one might say, a flashpoint” , explains Jay Crowe, Creative Director on Arma 3.
“Of course, it’s not just about our own story, but another opportunity to provide yet more building blocks for the platform – new weapons, animations, 3D objects, scripted modules – each designed to grant content creators even greater freedom to create and share their own content. Looking forward to the forthcoming episodes, we’ll continue to expand Arma 3’s sandbox with additions such as new vehicles.”
Arma 3 features the large open terrains of ‘Altis’ (270 km²) and ‘Stratis’ (20 km²), 12 singleplayer showcases, 3 factions showcases, 9 multiplayer scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, 5 factions, the scenario editor and modding support. The singleplayer campaign is deployed across 3 free DLC episodes after release.
People can purchase the regular Arma 3 (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) or the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD) from Steam and Store.bistudio.com. A boxed version of Arma 3 is also available at many of the major retailers.
Sony Online Entertainment launched EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken, the unprecedented 20th expansion for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), including an all-new featured storyline, new zones to explore, significant enhancements to the game’s mercenary system, and special in-game items and rewards.
“The launch of EverQuest‘s 20th expansion is a testament to the dedication of all of the talented people, developers and members of our awesome community, who have contributed to the game over the years,” said Thom Terrazas, senior producer, EverQuest. “As we approach the 15thanniversary of EverQuest in 2014, the influence of the franchise is unparalleled in the MMO genre. This latest expansion demonstrates our continued commitment to bring the highest quality content to one of the most dedicated player communities in the industry.”
EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken takes players across the once peaceful plains of West Karana where they must encounter the powerful dragon, Lady Lendiniara. With the region rent asunder and the Ethernere exposed, countless realities collide and instability runs rampant, transforming the local wildlife and drawing mysterious new creatures to the land. Familiar faces, including iconic characters thought to be lost in time, will reemerge and fight alongside Qeynos military allies to restore peace to the region and send Lady Lendiniara back to her own dimension. Read more
NCSOFT and ArenaNet, developer of the acclaimed Guild Wars franchise, are delighted to announce the latest content update for Guild Wars 2, Twilight Assault, is live from 1st October. The update continues ArenaNet’s commitment to delivering players new content every two weeks, faster than any Western competitor.
In Twilight Assault, trouble is stirring in Twilight Arbor and rumours abound that Scarlet Briar, the devious leader of the Aetherblades, is behind the suspicious activity. Players will join the sylvari hero Caithe in attempting to stop Scarlet’s scheming, but it will take daring, wits and weaponry to put an end to the mischief.
Level 80 Path in Twilight Arbor: Players can work with each other and Caithe to find a way into a secret, hidden facility where they’ll take on guards, navigate traps, and square off against the monster at the heart of the stronghold.
- Achievement Rewards: Players completing Twilight Assault can earn the new (glowing) Slickpack back item, or a miniaturised version of one of the most powerful foes that lurk in Twilight Arbor. Read more
Bot Colony, The First Game to Understand and Respond Intelligently in English, available in Open Beta
Bot Colony, the first game to use conversational English as the primary way to interact with characters, entered public Beta Test on November 1, 2013. Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2109642122/bot-colony-now-conversation-is-part-of-the-adventu ) donors will get the first shot at playing the game.
Bot Colony is an episodic sci-fi adventure game in which one plays as a robot cognition specialist investigating the disappearance of prototype robot sensors, and tracking down a spy across an exotic South Pacific island.
While currently video games rely on dialog trees – players clicks canned dialog lines written by someone else – in Bot Colony players use their own words to control the outcome. Language understanding is not limited to commands: players can ask characters questions, state facts or opinions, and clarify what a character said – and the characters will respond intelligently in most cases. Players can also ask robots to carry out commands and robots will comply, or learn new commands that are not yet part of their repertory. The ability to speak freely with the characters increases the player’s immersion into the game and truly makes the player part of the story.
North Side intends Bot Colony to offer a first-hand experience of realistic verbal communication with intelligent machines, much like the interactions depicted in sci-fi movies like The Space Odyssey, I, Robot or Blade Runner. This interaction is designed to be both challenging and entertaining. The ultra-literal way in which robots understand language is sure to drive home the realization of how much we take for granted in our day to day communication with other people. Read more