GodsWar Online: New Way to Upgrade Holy Stones

May 31, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

One of the best ways to improve equipment in GodsWar Online (http://gw.igg.com) is inserting Holy Stones. Until now, players have had a hard time finding high-level Holy Stones to keep their gear up to snuff. Using a new feature allowing players to trade a few Holy Stones for the next level Holy Stone now makes it much easier to keep up as you advance.

Holy Stones can be inserted into equipment using available sockets. Once the process is complete, the item ends up with the Holy Stone’s attribute. Since this attribute is mainly determined by the Holy Stone’s level, it’s important to have the best Holy Stones available. Before players would have to ask an NPC to upgrade their Holy Stones, and there were many pitfalls involved, such as lower chances of success for higher levels of Stones or greater chances of the Stone being downgraded.

The upcoming patch will allow players to take 4 Level 5-9 Holy Stones of the same level and type and turn them into a single Holy Stone at the next level. For example, 4x [Heated Holy Stone 5] upgrade to 1x [Heated Holy Stone 6].

Not all Holy Stones can be inserted into items; only Stones that have been filled with Holy Spirit can be inserted. There are two types of Holy Spirit. One improves attack and the other improves defense. Remember, equipment items can only take on certain attributes, so make sure you know which Holy Spirit you need before you add it to a Holy Stone.

EA Sports Revolutionizes FIFA 12 With New Player Impact Engine

May 29, 2011 · Filed Under News, Sim, Simulator, Sport · Comment 

Major innovations inspired by real-world football make this year’s FIFA deeper and more engaging

Electronic Arts Inc.  announced that EA SPORTS has developed the Player Impact Engine, a new physics engine that will deliver revolutionary changes to the best sports videogame on the planet. Two years in development, the new Player Impact Engine inside FIFA 12 delivers real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch. It is one of several major innovations for FIFA 12 that have been inspired by real-world football and created by the FIFA development team at EA Canada.

“The transformation FIFA 12 has undergone is revolutionary not evolutionary,” said Kaz Makita, Executive Producer for the FIFA franchise , which has won 136 videogame awards the past three years. “To create the best and most authentic FIFA game ever, we needed new technology to deliver on our vision. Fans will see, and more importantly feel, the significance of the Player Impact Engine immediately.”

The game-changing new Player Impact Engine will drive FIFA 12 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system. Fans will experience the way real-world footballers challenge each other for the ball, win possession, and test each other physically. The Impact Engine processes decisions continuously in real-time at every point of contact on a player’s body to create an infinite variety of natural and believable outcomes in every collision. Players now feel more resilient, push and pull during the fight for possession, and recover from light challenges more easily. Read more

Hellgate Closed Beta Test Keys Now Available

May 24, 2011 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

Grab Your Key to the Gates of Hell, Together With Some New Wallpapers!

Following the recent news of Hellgate’s return, T3 Entertainment announced that Closed Beta keys for the highly anticipated game are now available to North American and European audiences. Key holders will receive an exclusive glimpse into the free-to-play game – experiencing its dark fantasy, action and role-playing style – all in preparation for the Closed Beta test running from June 3-5, 2011. In addition, brand new Hellgate wallpapers have been released and can be accessed by following the link included below.

Developed by T3 Entertainment and published by HanbitSoft, the new and enhanced Hellgate, formerly known as Hellgate: London and including the Hellgate: Tokyo expansion, will reopen its gates to players who crave life and death encounters. Available in both third person and first person perspective, this dark world of futuristic demons utilizes random maps and monster inventions during gameplay. Hellgate also offers a choice for players to join other parties in multiplayer mode, or go it alone in a solo campaign – if they dare… Read more

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition arrives

May 17, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

The heavily anticipated sequel of CD Projekt RED’s debut – The Witcher – is now available without any DRM at the GOG.com.

GOG.com, CD Projekt’s the stupendous service for superlative DRM-free classic PC games, is now offering a new AAA title from their sister company CD Projekt RED. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium Edition has arrived, and the wait for the most anticipated RPG of the year is finally over.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a role-playing game, based on the books by famous Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski, starring a witcher named Geralt of Rivia. After stopping the rebellion in the Kingdom of Temeria and saving King Foltest’s life, in the second part of the game Geralt and the king are on their mission to bring peace to this land. Who and what Geralt will encounter in his quest, gamers will have to see for themselves. Thanks to the gorgeous new engine, developed wholly in house, the game provides one of the most beautiful and lively worlds ever created in an RPG.

The game has been released with all of GOG.com’s principles in mind. It’s is not burdened with any DRM and comes with all sorts of additional materials like the full soundtrack, a game guide, wallpapers and a 200-page artbook that’s exclusive to GOG.com’s digital edition. The digital distribution service also made sure that none of the users, no matter where they live will find the pricing unfair because of different price points in varying regions of the world with their Fair Price Package. What is the Fair Price Package?

While the worldwide price of The Witcher 2 on GOG.com is $49.99 USD, it’s €49.99 for customers paying in Euros which makes the game $16 USD more expensive, and it’s $69.99 AUD for Australian customers which makes it $26 USD more. Thanks to GOG.com’s ‘Fair Price Package’ Europeans will receive $16 USD store credit and Australians will get $26 USD worth of store credit to spend on Good Old Games.

Everyone who preordered The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Digital Premium on GOG.com and haven’t yet finalized the deal, has time until 31st of May. All preorderers who haven’t paid for the game by then will have their order cancelled.

Regnum Online hits the Million Registered Users mark

May 15, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

A lucky Uruguayan player becomes a virtual medieval millionaire!

NGD Studios is proud to announce that Regnum Online has reached 1.000.000 registered users.

The Free to Play MMORPG featuring intense Player vs. Player and Realm vs. Realm action has been growing steadily since it’s re-launch in 2010.
Now featuring a new engine and new graphics the game plays and looks better than ever. Major updates such as the Warmasters expansion allowed for new strategic gameplay and better player coordination.

“The release of Regnum Online as Realms Online in North America with Game Samba as our publisher helped us reach this mark that seemed impossible for an indie MMORPG made in Argentina” said Andrés Chilkowski, Studio Director at NGD Studios.

A lucky user from Uruguay who will be kept anonymous is now the happy winner of 1.000.000 Ximerins, Regnum’s premium currency.

NGD has great plans coming up for Regnum Online this year so stay tuned!

Duke Nukem to appear at GAME, Oxford Street

May 11, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Ahead of the eagerly anticipated launch of Duke Nukem Forever next month (10th June), GAME are hosting the real life character in their Oxford Street store between 3.00pm and 5.45pm on 11th May.

This is the first time that lookalike has appeared in public.

The immortal character will be giving away free t-shirts, magazine and badges, as well as completing public signings and posing for photos in the flagship store.

GAME have secured the only UK exclusive available for the launch of Duke Nukem Forever, entitled ‘Duke’s Big Package!’, which is free to all customers when they pre-order the game at GAME on Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. The preorder bonus includes: Ego Boost; extend Duke’s ‘ego’ health bar, Big Heads; play with oversized characters and six in-game t-shirts.

Head of UK PR for GAME, Neil Ashurst said:

“Duke Nukem is 20-years-old this year and the release of the fantastic new game, Duke Nukem Forever is the perfect way to celebrate his birthday. Ahead of the launch, we’ve got our own Duke in-store, in his first ever-public appearance and we know that our customers are really excited to meet their hero in real life!”

Demo Launched for Panzer Command: Ostfront

May 10, 2011 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Get a full playable look at this realistic and enjoyable World War II tactical game

Matrix Games and Black Hand Studios are thrilled to release a full playable demo for Panzer Command: Ostfront, the third installment to the acclaimed World War II turn-based tactical series, Panzer Command.

The demo includes two scenarios: an updated tutorial and a new evenly matched battle in 1944 between German and Soviet forces which shows off many of the new features and improvements coming with Ostfront. Both scenarios are playable either against the AI or by PBEM with other players who have the demo.

The demo is available for download from Matrix Games site.

Panzer Command: Ostfront is officially slated for release on May 11th, 2011 and the physical version will come sporting a full color printed manual. For existing veterans from the Panzer Command front, the download version will be available free for registered owners of Panzer Command: Kharkov. Read more

Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011 Races onto PC this Summer

May 5, 2011 · Filed Under News, Sport · Comment 

Pro Cycling Manager: Tour de France 2011, the latest edition of the popular sports game series, was revealed today by producer Focus Home Interactive. Below you’ll find the very first screenshots of the game, just in time for the 2011 cycling season!

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These three exclusive screenshots show off some of the top features, like the improved 3D engine that powers these realistic races. New cyclist models of various shapes have been designed, reflecting the real-life stature and riding style of each competitor. The environments boast more varied scenery, landscapes, and tracks than ever before. Read more

Unleash your gaming potential with NVIDIA Gaming League

May 3, 2011 · Filed Under Competitions, News · Comment 

Gamers across India will battle it out in 25 gaming cafés to win the ultimate NGL championship

This summer, NVIDIA India brings exhilarating news for gaming enthusiasts! NVIDIA has just launched the NVIDIA Gaming League (NGL). The NGL tournament invites gaming aficionados to compete against each other in over 20 gaming cafés throughout the country.

The NVIDIA Gaming League featuring Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is scheduled to be held in more than 20 gaming cafés across India and a winner from each café will seize an opportunity to battle it out for the ultimate crown of NVIDIA Gaming Champion in the National Finale at the BYOC Summer 2011 in June. Gaming cafés from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Rajkot, Jaipur and Chandigarh will be the battlefield for all gaming fanatics who wish to participate in the event.

“If you think that you’ve got the nerve, skill and acumen to win a virtual war, then come and challenge your competitors as you strive for your moment of glory at NVIDIA Gaming League,” Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA, said challenging gaming enthusiasts across the country. “NVIDIA’s GeForce is the most preferred graphics card by gamers. At NVIDIA we are passionate about enabling games to be played the way they’re meant to be! We wish to excite the gaming instincts of all enthusiasts and help them experience the adrenaline rush of multiplayer gaming.” Read more