Second closed beta for Might & Magic Heroes VII

August 26, 2015 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

Ubisoft announced that the Might and Magic Heroes VII second closed beta will start on August 26th at 12pm CET and last until September 2nd at 12pm CET. Players that have pre-ordered the game will still have guaranteed access to the beta but players should look out for beta key giveaways online for a second chance to try it out. Might & Magic Heroes VII will be available exclusively on Windows ® PC on September 29th, 2015.

This second closed beta will give players the opportunity to dive deeper into the gameplay of the Haven and Academy factions, and will give access to two extra factions voted for by the community itself for the first time: Sylvan and Dungeon. In addition to the two Skirmish maps (Dried Lands and Bad Neighbours) playable during the first closed beta, beta testers will also be able to explore two new Skirmish maps: Fire & Blood and Irresponsible War. Read more

EVE Online’s Galatea Release Brings Chaos to Amarr Space

August 26, 2015 · Filed Under News · Comment 

As EVE Online’s Galatea release went live today, New Eden is still reeling from one of the most dramatic events in its rich history.

Just last week the leader of the Amarr Empire, the controversial Empress Jamyl Sarum I, was confirmed assassinated at the hands of the mysterious Drifters following several major standoffs between the Amarr Navy and the powerful wormhole-dwelling forces.

Here is an early video news report from just after the attack by The Scope.

Players have since held their own vigils and said their remembrances. While the mourning period will last longer, there has been much discussion amongst capsuleers of the newly announced Succession Trials.

Set for a grand finale at EVE Fanfest 2016, the Amarr Championships are part of the Succession Trials. The series of battles will feature players fighting on behalf of the heirs of the royal Amarrian houses to pick the next ruler of the largest of EVE’s major empires. Read more

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris launch trailer

December 7, 2014 · Filed Under News · Comment 

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.

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First trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series

November 22, 2014 · Filed Under News · Comment 

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

A Game We Don’t Talk About

October 19, 2014 · Filed Under Business · Comment 

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

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE on Windows PC Launched

January 13, 2014 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

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/

2013 Mod of the Year

December 31, 2013 · Filed Under News · Comment 

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:

10. Wyrmstooth
9. Fallout: Project Brazil
8. A Clash of Kings
7. Crusader Kings 2: Thrones
6. Underhell Read more

Razer Upgrade For Windows 8.1

October 18, 2013 · Filed Under Gadgets, News · Comment 

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)
Set-up instantly from the cloud with the world’s first cloud-based setting network for gamers. With Razer Synapse 2.0, your gaming preferences for all your Razer devices are locked and loaded anywhere in the world.

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

First campaign episode for Arma 3 available on October 31

October 14, 2013 · Filed Under News · Comment 

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.

EverQuest’s 20th Expansion Marks a Historic Milestone for the MMORPG Genre

October 10, 2013 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

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

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