Theatre of War 3 KOREA: Strategic Mode Overview

January 31, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Theatre of War 3 Korea does not only extend the popular real-time tactical combat series beyond World War Two into the first hot war of the Cold War era, it also introduces a number of groundbreaking new features (such as helicopters), including the completely new Strategic Overlay mode.

The Strategic Mode allows players to not only fight the small tactical battles, but also take the big strategic picture into their own hands.

We have just released an overview of some of the details that make up this exciting new playing mode, including an overview of the two major campaigns, units for the three involved forces (North Korea, US and USSR), and provide a first look at the extensive modding capabilities.

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Joymax Kicks off the New Year with Four Global Events for Silkroad Online

January 26, 2011 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

In-Game Events Offer Valuable Prizes, Powerful Buffs, Bonus EXP, and More

Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, today announced that they are ringing in the New Year with a quartet of in-game events for Fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online. From now through March 15, players will be able to earn valuable prizes and powerful buffs for everything from collecting letters to simply logging in. For more information about how to join in on the fun, visit the official home of Silkroad Online at www.joymax.com/silkroad.

The four events kicking off this week include:
• Lucky Letter Collection: Jan 25 through March 15. If players are able to gather letters to spell out “happy,” they’ll win a variety of useful prizes and boosts.
• God’s Blessing: Jan 25 through March 15. The God’s Blessing buff will be bestowed upon players once an hour during this period, and the longer a user stays logged in the more blessing they’ll receive.
• Attendance Check: Jan 26 through Feb. 21. Simply for logging in, players will be rewarded with many different prizes.
• Weekend EXP: Jan 28 through March 13. During this period players will enjoy a 20% increase in EXP.

Free-to-Play Pirates of the Burning Sea Going Strong Heading into its Swashbuckling Third Year

January 24, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

January 22nd marked the third anniversary of the release of Flying Lab Software’s highly acclaimed and award-winning MMORPG – Pirates of the Burning Sea.

3 years is a long time in the life of a MMO, and Pirates of the Burning Sea is not slowing down.   In fact, the team has just added myriad more features that players can look forward to on the eve of game’s anniversary.

Features include:

A special Anniversary mission – This mission involves a barrel race and a fancy soiree, complete with party games. Complete this mission and you’ll get a very handsome commemorative coat.

Anniversary Pets – To celebrate this black tie occasion, Monkeys wearing top hats can be found in the Treasure Aisle, and a rare black cockatoo will complete your anniversary ensemble. Get ‘em while you can, because they’re available only for a limited time.

A complete graphic overhaul of San Juan
– Flying Lab Software’s artists have been busy giving the Spanish capital a brand new look!

New characters – Community members Ubert le Danois, Jon Smith-Tank, Bennet, and Paul Kingtiger have been added to the game as NPCs in various locations so keep an eye out!

New feathered friends – New pets are available in the Treasure Aisle: a Seagull, cranky and vaguely menacing, as seagulls always are, a Cockatiel, and a Raven!

Captain’s Club members will notice a nice new perk – double Conquest rewards after map wins. See the Captain’s Club benefits or sign up http://www.burningsea.com/page/f2p today!

“Making Pirates of the Burning Sea free-to-play has made the Burning Seas awash with ship-to-ship combat and swashbuckling action.  We are looking forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with our loyal and fast-growing community,” said Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software.

Set against the backdrop of the New World of the 18th century, Pirates of the Burning Sea™ is an MMORPG featuring high-seas action and adventure in a bold world of pirates and plunder, where players can choose to play as one of three nations — England, France or Spain — or choose the role of a Pirate and battle it out for glory and power. To sign up, go to burningsea.com

Test Drive Unlimited 2 has gone Gold

January 22, 2011 · Filed Under News, Racing · Comment 

Test Drive Unlimited 2 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC has gone gold.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 is set to drive into retail stores on February 11th, 2011.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionising multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online. Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 blends the single player and multiplayer experiences seamlessly, creating a dynamic world of unique content and challenges. Test Drive Unlimited 2 is “always live,” with automatic updates and seamless online/offline integration. A revamped single player narrative mode can be played offline or as part of the multiplayer experience.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the world’s most desirable vehicles in the players’ hands. These ultra-limited edition masterpieces are flawlessly replicated with Eden’s finely tuned driving technology. Players define their online persona through the customisation of their vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and all the accoutrements of a luxurious car-based lifestyle. The challenge comes to life with the most expansive and comprehensive multiplayer offering on the console and the ultimate refinement of the core Test Drive driving experience. All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance and luxury.

Dawn of Fantasy launches on PC globally on June 3

January 20, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online, Strategy · Comment 

505 Games announced today its plans to publish Dawn of Fantasy, an upcoming massively multiplayer online real time strategy (MMORTS) title from developer Reverie World Studios. Set in the massively multiplayer fantasy world of Mythador, complete with its own living economic, trading, development and diplomacy systems, players will have the opportunity to leave their mark on the land’s war-torn history when the game launches on PC globally on June 3, 2011.

Offering a fresh perspective on the fantasy RTS genre, Dawn of Fantasy will deliver a persistent world war experience like none before. Thousands of players building, exploring and fighting together to crush AI controlled strongholds and empires in a rich tapestry of story-driven encounters, all of which builds upon the already weighty single player campaign experience. In a world that continues to trade and evolve even after logging off, players will also test their armies’ constitution in matched head-to-head multiplayer encounters on their road to becoming the biggest city-state in Mythador.

Each of the three different races available to players – elves, men and orcs – offer a radically different playing style based on a carefully balanced system of strengths and weaknesses. With an in-game narrative driven by a dramatic historical background, Dawn of Fantasy will combine rich storytelling with compelling gameplay to provide a strategy experience to appeal to MMO and RTS fans alike. Read more

RuneScape: Wilderness and Free Trade to return on February 1st

January 18, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

1.2 Million Players vote in the first RuneScape referendum with over 91% supporting the campaign to reinstate Free Trade and an enhanced Wilderness experience

Jagex Games Studio, developer of RuneScape, the world’s most popular free-to-play MMORPG, announced that the RuneScape community has voted overwhelmingly in favour of restoring the Wilderness and Free Trade to RuneScape. As a result of the phenomenal level of support Jagex has announced that both features will be added to RuneScape on the 1st February.

Jagex launched the online referendum on 24th December as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations for RuneScape, giving players the unique chance to directly influence and shape the future of the game. Over 1.2 million votes were cast in just under three weeks, with more than 91% of players voting in favour of bringing back the Wilderness and Free Trade demonstrating how passionate the community are and how quickly they can mobilise support for their cause.

“We have the most incredible community of gamers and we wanted to demonstrate how much we value them by handing this game changing decision over to them,” said Mark Gerhard, Jagex CEO. “I firmly believe that the Wilderness represents the ultimate risk versus reward experience in any MMO and the incredible support for the campaign demonstrates that our players agree. It has been fantastic to watch the community mobilise in support of the update and we can now introduce these features certain in the knowledge that they are what our community want.” Read more

Dungeon Overlord: Become the most evil Overlord on Facebook

January 17, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 
Build and Expand an Evil Empire in Dungeon Overlord, Playable Now on Facebook

Sony Online Entertainment and Night Owl Games invite Facebook users to explore their inner thirst for world domination with the new game, Dungeon Overlord. Playable now on Facebook, Dungeon Overlord is a quirky, massively multiplayer online strategy game encouraging players to take on the role of a villainous dungeon overlord to build an evil lair and create an empire bent on conquering everything in its path.

The Evil Lair: Beginning in an underground pit of lava, players must craft a dungeon to begin their quest for world domination. To help players gain power, the dungeon can be mined for valuable minerals.
Attract an army of minions and put them to work building, customizing and defending the lair. Established domains will need to be defended against looting overlords and conniving heroes who can hinder even the best laid plans for accumulating power.

The Expanding Empire: Every evil overlord grows tired of their current possessions and thirsts to expand their reign. When players have built up enough power, they can venture out of their underground domain to raid neighboring villages for resources and treasure. With sufficient resources, players can establish additional dungeons in their expanding empire.

Play with Friends: Even the strongest villains need help sometimes! Team up with allies by assisting with their dungeon maintenance and defending them against attacks. Work with friends to conquer new dungeons and take control of valuable resources, or battle against them in player versus player combat to establish who reigns as the most powerful overlord.

Dungeon Overlord is available now on Facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/dungeonoverlord/

Fantasy Bet Eleven Opens Online For Facebook

January 14, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online, Sport · Comment 

Hardcore and Casual football lovers can jump right into the betting action and win big!

Just can’t get enough footie? WeMade has the answer for fans obsessed with football and it can be played online from anywhere!  With a newly designed interface and an easy to follow set-up, building a team in the new Fantasy Bet 11 for Facebook is the fastest way to get into intense league betting where players can win big!  Whether the player has a preference for a team or individual players, there’s plenty of ways to predict, haggle, and cheer on their favourites to a victory week after week.

Using results from the English Premier League (EPL), players draft real players onto their teams, and can change their lineup to the moment the game begins based on the hottest news stories of the week available right on their roster page.  Players can easily jump into the game on Facebook without setting up or registering a special account and then can invite friends to unlock new betting methods such as group bets, line-up forecasting and win-draw-loss predictions. Fantasy Bet Eleven offers EPL fans a ton of gameplay features that many other fantasy football games do not.   Advance in level by clearing missions and winning bets to unlock additional modes of play that offer a variety of awards and more competition.

Wemade Invites football fans everywhere to come and play the game in its beta stage starting today at http://www.facebook.com/FantasyBET11.

The company is looking to the experts on the subject of EPL—the fans—for feedback during the beta, and they will be applying improvements continually leading up to launch.  Fans of EPL should stay tuned to the official app page at for the latest updates and news, tidbits on the league, and the upcoming official launch date!

SEGA Mega Drive Classics: Volume Four of PC Download Classics Confirmed

January 12, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

SEGA can announce that following the success of the three previous SEGA Mega Drive Classics collections (SEGA Genesis Classic’s), the fourth installment of evergreen games from the legendary platform will now be available on PC via digital distribution.

SEGA Mega Drive fans will once again be able to re-live memories playing these golden oldies. This collection features games including the legendary Sonic The Hedgehog2, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2, ToeJam & Earl, Wonder Boy III : Monster Lair and many more! These popular SEGA titles will be available via digital partners with pricing from $2.99 /£1.99/€2.49/ AUS$3.49.

“We are pleased to make more classic titles available from SEGA’s rich gaming heritage, each with load/save functionality and full PC support.” said James Schall, Digital Distribution Manager at SEGA Europe. “Our fans will be able to enjoy playing their favourite classics, with the added opportunity of experiencing games they missed first time around.”

EverQuest II: Alpha launch of Fortune League now on Facebook

January 10, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

Players Earn EQII in-game rewards while playing Facebook’s newest competitive strategy game

Sony Online Entertainment and Fastpoint Games, a developer of live, data-driven games, announced the alpha launch of Fortune League, a fully integrated Facebook game.

Fortune League allows EverQuest II (EQII) fans and players to play a casual game through Facebook that players can enjoy and earn rewards for use inside of EQII. The introduction of Fortune League continues SOE’s tradition as an industry leader in online social gaming, bringing a new type of fully integrated MMO title to Facebook; this also marks its fifth release on the platform.

Fortune League invites players to experience a casual strategy game on Facebook based on the world of EverQuest II while offering the opportunity to reap in-game rewards,” said Dave Georgeson, producer of EverQuest II. “It’s a great way for Facebook users to play a casual game with exciting quests, and even provides the ability to share achievements with their Facebook friends.” Read more

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