Mionix CoD:Black Ops PC 4v4 Tournament

April 30, 2011 · Filed Under Competitions, News · Comment 

The Game Fanatics in partnership with FraggedNation and CompuExpert are proud to announce the Mionix CoD: Black Ops PC 4×4 Tournament.

This event has been created for the PC Call of Duty: Black Ops community to test their gaming skills against each other. If you like the idea of winning some cool products, then sharpen your pointer finger and get those keyboards greased up.

Below is a quick overview of the event to include the prizes being awarded:
1st Place Team (4v4)
Mionix NAOS 5000 Gaming Mouse (4 Total, 1 per member)

2nd Place Team (4v4)
Mionix NAOS 3200 Gaming Mouse (4 Total, 1 per member)

3rd Place Team (4v4)
Mionix Propus Gaming Surface (4 Total, 1 per member)

4th Place Team (4v4)
Mionix Propus Gaming Surface (4 Total, 1 per member)

5th Place Team (4v4)
GameCom 777 7.1 Dolby Surround sound headset (4 Total, 1 per member) Read more

Tales of Pirates II: Is the GM Your Friend or Foe?

April 26, 2011 · Filed Under Adventure, News · Comment 

Tales of Pirates players love a good scrap. Never one to deny the people what they want, the game’s GM is all too happy to use himself as bait to incite even more mayhem. As one of the most notorious and popular characters in the game, he has more than his fair share of friends and foes. In a battle that promises plenty of action, the GM will test the might of these groups by pitting them against each other. For this event, players will decide whether they are the GM’s Friend or Foe.

On April 28th at 10:00 PM, the GM will appear next to the NPC at the PvP Map entrance. He will be selling Lucky Cards for 1M each. Pirates who want to be his friends should buy Lucky Card D. If they prefer the darker side and want to be the GM’s foes, they should buy Lucky Card K. After the event, the victorious camp can exchange these cards with the GM for fantastic rewards. There are a total of 30 cards for each camp, and players can buy as many cards as they like. The value of the rewards will correspond to the number of cards exchanged.

Five minutes after the sale of the Lucky Cards has ended, the GM will appear on the PvP Map and sit down. Those players holding Lucky Card K can start attacking the GM, while those with Lucky Card D will be tasked with defending him.

If the GM is killed, the Foes camp with Lucky Card K will win. If the GM survives for 10 minutes with the help of those who hold Lucky Card D, then the Friends camp will claim victory. The winners will then march triumphantly back to the entrance to exchange their Lucky Cards for their prizes. In the end, there will be no doubt which camp reigns supreme!

About Tales of Pirates II
Tales of Pirates II is a new adventure game set in the age of the Vikings. It’s a time of great discoveries and also great brutality. Roam the vast oceans of northern Europe and engage in intense battles, using technological superiority and magical powers to determine who will claim mastery over the seas.

Last Stand mode from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution will be released as a standalone downloadable title

April 20, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

The popular co-operative Last Stand mode from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution will be released as a standalone downloadable title expected to go live on 20th April.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution- The Last Standalone will allow new comers to play all of the content available for the Last Stand without the need to own a copy of Retribution or any experience with RTS games. Players who then wish to experience competitive multiplayer or the single player campaign for Dawn of War II – Retribution can then upgrade their product to the full version at reduced price.

Jeff Lydell, Producer of Dawn of War II Retribution commented:
“We saw this as a unique opportunity to introduce new players to the Dawn of War franchise as well as expanding the player base for the already popular Last Stand mode.”

Warhammer40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution- The Last Standalone is scheduled to be available to purchase from Steam for $10 from 20th April.

Canadian Videogame Awards Announce 2011 Finalists

April 18, 2011 · Filed Under Consoles, News · Comment 

Bioware’s Mass Effect 2 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood  Lead with Seven Nominations Each

The finalists in twelve categories were announced for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards, which will be held in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Centre for the Performing Arts.

More than 70 nominations were received this year from all parts of Canada, with 31 submissions represented in the list of finalists.  Winners will be voted on by a body of industry experts from across the country.

Members of the public can get in the game and cast their vote for Canadian Game of the Year at  www.canadianvideogameawards.com.

The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held the night before the Canadian Game Conference (formerly GDC-Canada) in Vancouver. As the third largest developer of video games in the world, the show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment.  Video Games Live will be back to provide the entertainment for the evening and the show will broadcast across the country on Citytv and G4 Canada through the Rogers Network.  Tickets start at $30 and are now on sale at the event website.

The CVA’s are sponsored by in part by Kinect for XBOX 360, G4 Canada, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 3DS, Entertainment Software Association of Canada, The Georgia Straight and the Canadian Studios of Electronic Arts. Read more

BlizzCon 2011 Tickets on Sale May 21 and May 25

April 14, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Blizzard Entertainment announced that tickets for its sixth BlizzCon gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on Saturday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 25. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Saturday, May 28.

“We love being able to meet directly with our players, and since BlizzCon is one of the rare opportunities we get to do that, we always pack as much information and entertainment as we can into the show”

BlizzCon is a celebration of the global communities surrounding Blizzard’s Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes. The event once again offers players a valid reason to skip work on a Friday when it returns to the Anaheim Convention Center this year on October 21 and 22. Gamers around the world will also have the option to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of their own home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which offers comprehensive live coverage of the event streaming online and also on DIRECTV in the United States.

“We love being able to meet directly with our players, and since BlizzCon is one of the rare opportunities we get to do that, we always pack as much information and entertainment as we can into the show,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This year will be no different — whether you’re with us in Anaheim or joining from home, be prepared for two days of Blizzard gaming and good times with the most passionate community in the world.” Read more

Duke Nukem Forever Set to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum During The Gadget Show Live 2011

April 12, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

First UK opportunity to play Duke Nukem Forever and gain free membership to the exclusive Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club!

2K Games announced that legendary hero, Duke Nukem, will make an appearance at this year’s Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. Duke Nukem Forever will be playable to the public for the first time in the UK in the luxurious Vegas-themed Duke gaming area, at stand number GZ183, between April 12th-17th 2011.

2K Games will also be giving away Duke Nukem Forever First Access Club certificates, allowing members to gain unique Duke content, updates and early access to the game demo. Duke fans will also be able to receive free, limited edition Duke t-shirts and badges, as well as stand the chance of winning one of the first ever UK copies of Duke Nukem Forever.

Duke Nukem is one of the biggest and most recognisable brands in the interactive entertainment industry. Irreverent, politically incorrect, and uber macho, Duke Nukem is the perfect, uncompromising ass-kicking hero to remedy the overdose of today’s gaming archetypes. Duke brings his signature brand of babe-lovin’, cigar-smoking, beer-chugging and ass-kicking action as he saves the Earth and its babes from hordes of invading aliens: The Gadget Show Live is the perfect place to play Duke Nukem Forever before it is publicly released on June 10th 2011 in the UK.

The Sims 3 Generations Fact Sheet

April 6, 2011 · Filed Under News, Sim · Comment 

Pull Teenage Pranks, Have a Midlife Crisis, Wreak Havoc with Your Imaginary Friend and More When You Play With Life!

Enjoy a whole spectrum of rich life experiences with your Sims! Start off in the imagination-fuelled world of childhood and embrace the drama of the teen years. Experience the complicated realities of adult life, then reap the benefits of growing up in each life stage. A wealth of new options and activities makes your Sims’ lives more meaningful than ever before, whatever their ages. With new celebrations, dramatic life events, and all-new ways for your Sims to express their creativity, The Sims 3 Generations* lets your Sims live life to the fullest!

Key Features
  • New Activities: Sims of every age can have fun! Kids can attend ballet class, hang out in tree houses, or have fun on new playground equipment. Teens can host raging parties, pull pranks, and attend school dances. Adults can suffer midlife crises, and those who engage in extra-marital affairs will face the rumor mill. And so much more! Read more

Angels Online: The Shadows of Botti Palace

April 4, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

In Angels Online (http://ao.igg.com), cooperation and teamwork are crucial if you want to get the most out of the game. When the going gets tough, the members of a good party work together if they want to survive. Of the many challenging locations that stress the importance of cooperation, Botti Palace is one that will make a lasting impression.

Even the bravest of warriors find that Botti Palace can send a chill down the most battle-tested spine. Though it is situated in a remote location, Botti Palace is no ghost town. It has been home to a wide variety of monsters for many years. The white, glowing halls of Botti Palace are filled with strange claw marks and paw prints, and are carpeted in a layer of dust. Beyond the stairwells lurk many monsters, constantly patrolling the grounds for any signs of intruders, which they see as the perfect snack. Savvy players will notice that with every step into these dark passages, the monsters’ attack patterns change dramatically. With each battle, players are faced with greater resistance, but they will also begin to uncover the secrets of Eden’s history.

The Botti Warden
The Botti Warden is the first boss guarding the hallways of Botti Palace. Powerful magic holds the stony Botti Warden together and also gives him with incredible regenerative powers. The warden is a melee fighter, equipped with strong close-quarter combat abilities and skills. One of the most effective ways to take him down is to concentrate your fire and maintain a continuous attack. This tactic can overcome his regeneration. Read more