UTV True Games unveiled a major update coming soon to Faxion Online with the Inquisition, an official system for guilds to declare war against each other. Other new features include various improvements and optimizations in the game.
Guild leaders may wage war on other guilds-even within their own faction-by declaring an Inquisition at the Guild Hall, which is then announced to the entire community. Wars can last from one day to two weeks, with a commensurate cost to the guild. Guilds have the option to negotiate a surrender with the exchange of items and gold, request unilateral absolution with the forfeit of tokens, or battle it out to the bloody end. A new Leaderboard will track each guild’s record, and non-affiliated players may be enlisted temporarily.
“PvP is what Faxion Online is all about, so the Inquisition is a formal system that allows guilds to beat the living hell out of each other in an organized manner,” said Mike Madden, Director of Product Development of UTV True Games. “This system expands the number of enemies players may encounter exponentially, so they’ll really have to watch their backs!”
In addition to the new Inquisition System, players will find many new items for purchase and discovery throughout the world, such as new wings and armor set, protections for new players in Purgatory Valley and combat tweaks.
“We’re continuing to make changes and introduce new content based on player feedback,” Madden added. “It’s important to us that the players feel it’s really their game.”
The Faxion Online team is also currently holding a Twitter contest for guilds to submit their battle cries. The contest runs through Sunday, July 3.
Game Bridger Entertainment announced today that its upcoming MMORPG Brawler, Aida Arenas, will launch its closed beta test this Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 4:00 PM GMT. Players can catch a glimpse of just what the closed beta holds in store for them in an all new gameplay trailer released today. To learn how YOU can participate in the Aida Arenas closed beta, visit: http://www.AidaArenas.com. Space in the beta is limited, so join now!
CREATE a hero, EXPLORE dungeons, FIGHT monsters, COMPETE with friends, and DISCOVER hidden treasure in Aida Arenas, the new MMORPG Brawler from GamerKraft! Combining elements of the classic beat em up arcade genre with the character progression and social features of modern MMORPGs, Aida Arenas offers an action-packed gameplay experience unlike any youve seen before! Aida Arenas is coming to GamerKraft in spring 2011.
Aida Arenas is free-to-play. Visit the Aida Arenas homepage at: http://www.AidaArenas.com or follow Aida Arenas on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/AidaArenas.
Myth War II Online, the first MMORPG to feature an ATB battle system, recently introduced Shapeshifting potions to the game.
Players can use these potions to transform their characters so they look like NPCs.
The effect can also change a character’s attributes, allowing players to adapt to different combat situations. Intrigued? Read the following tips to learn more about this unique feature.
It’s easy to obtain Shapeshifting potions from monsters. Each time you do battle against NPC monsters you have a chance to receive a potion. Players can also buy them from NPCs that are usually found by the entrance to the Pet Lair.
Using the Shapeshifting potion changes your character’s form, attributes and resistance values. Players can choose from the many potions available to adopt the appearance and effects they desire. After using a potion you can still improve your abilities based on background attributes. Remember, different potions have different bonuses and buffs. Make sure you choose the right potion for your needs. Read more
Indie Developers Offer Bargain Bundle of Downloadable Games at Less-than-New- Socks Cost
Independent developer Lunar Workshop, in conjunction with indie teams around the globe, announced the Five for Five bundle, a collection of five independent games offered for five US dollars. Beginning today, players can download five engaging and unique titles for less than it would cost to watch some jerk fly around with a magic green ring for two hours.
“I’m always looking for new ways to please our fans, so I wanted to bring these fun indie games to a broader audience,” said Jorge Rodriguez, Lunar Workshop CEO and organizer of the sale, “For the cost of a quick lunch or a movie rental, you’re getting countless hours of entertainment. I challenge you to find a more fun way to spend your next five dollars.”
With games that range from casual to hardcore, Five for Five offers something for everyone while showcasing the talents of the global independent developer community. The Five for Five bundle includes: Read more
Fantastic improvements to the venerable Close Combat engine plus a sale for newcomers to the series!
Matrix Games, Slitherine and Black Hand Studios are thrilled to announce that the long-awaited re-launch and mega update of the Close Combat series is now available! These new releases mark a fantastic overall improvement to the gameplay of the Close Combat games and show the astonishing distance the series has come since its original form many years ago. Be sure to check out the video on YouTube and the preview article at The Wargamer to see what everyone is so excited about!
There’s never been a better time to get in on the famed Close Combat action, especially with our new $5 off promotion! When you buy any of the Close Combat titles you will be able to purchase another game in the series at $5 off. This sale excludes Close Combat – Modern Tactics and the $5 promotion is only valid for games purchased together in the same order. Read more
Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase.com announced that World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the third expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), will launch in mainland China on July 12, 2011.
In preparation for the expansion’s release, players can now begin the process of background downloading data for version 4.1 of the game client, which will be required to play the expansion upon its release. Complete downloading instructions are available at www.warcraftchina.com/news/2011/6/21/1.html.
“With Cataclysm, we built on everything we learned since launching World of Warcraft to revitalize the game world for existing players and make it even more accessible to new ones,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve always appreciated Chinese gamers’ passion and support for World of Warcraft, and we’re excited that they’ll soon be able to enjoy all of the great new content this expansion has to offer.” Read more
BioWare also Unveils Mass Effect 3 N7 Collector’s Edition and Announces New Voice Recognition Technology in Mass Effect 3 through Kinect Exclusively on Xbox 360
Not everyone will survive. Leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts, announced that the epic action RPG, Mass Effect 3, will arrive at retailers March 9, 2012. In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. Mass Effect 3 will make its world debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo from June 7 -9, 2011. Show attendees can see Mass Effect 3 at EA’s booth #1601 in South Hall. Read more
EA Brings World’s Most Popular Life Simulation Game to the World’s Biggest Social Network
Play with friends, play with life, play with The SimsM on Facebook! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts announced The Sims Social, a groundbreaking new game that brings one of the world’s most popular gaming franchises to Facebook, the world’s largest social network. The Sims Social invites people to play with life in a whole new way with all of the uniquely playful and creative elements of The Sims and delivers an intuitive entertainment experience to the more than 500 million people on Facebook. Launching globally on Facebook this summer in five languages, The Sims Social allows players anytime, anywhere to create their Sim (characters unique to The Sims), build a bachelor pad or dream house, spark friendships and romances, and have exciting adventures – all with their Facebook friends.
EA has also announced the forthcoming release of a mobile companion app for The Sims Social. Created for the current generation of smart phones, The Sims Social mobile app will enable players to engage with their Sim on the move, taking care of their wants and needs while away from their computers. Read more
Razer, BioWare, and LucasArts announce a suite of MMO gaming peripherals designed for Star Wars: The Old Republic
Razer send your Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming experience into hyperspace with the release of a licensed Star Wars: The Old Republic product line, expected to launch in conjunction with the hotly anticipated title. In collaboration with BioWare and LucasArts, this collection of gaming weaponry will equip you, whether you’re carrying out the work of the Dark Sith lords or righteously defending the people of the Galactic Republic.
“As fans of Star Wars ourselves, we are absolutely thrilled for the chance to create a product line for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The result is a spectacular collection of the highest grade peripherals that is a tribute to the franchise, its fans and gamers alike,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “And whether you’re using our revolutionary new keyboard with the world’s first LCD touch-panel, or the multi-award winning MMO gaming mouse styled in the Star Wars universe with a twelve-button thumb grid, it goes without saying, we equip gamers to win.” Read more
Leveling up requires experience, and what better way to earn experience in combat than by going up against your fellow players? In GodsWar Online, there will soon be a new PvP battlefield that will serve up experience in large, juicy chunks, provided you can hold your own against your peers. Get ready to sink your teeth into Parnassus!
Parnassus will be open between 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM EDT (GMT-4) every day for players in the Level 70 to Level 89 range. To enter the battlefield, players must speak with the Battlefield Transporter NPC in their faction’s main city.
When combat begins, each side will have 3 unit flags and 1 primary flag to protect. The flags are guarded by some elite NPCs. Your task will be to protect your flags while attempting to cut down the enemy’s flags. After all, there is no love lost between Sparta and Athens. As long as the flags stand, they are a slap in the face to the opposing faction. A full-frontal assault on the primary flag is not enough, though. Before it can be cut down, all 3 of the unit flags must fall. Read more