Guild Wars: The largest ever free content expansion for the original game

September 30, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Guild Wars Beyond continues with the second chapter of Winds of Change, the largest free content expansion in Guild Wars to date. This release sees the addition of 11 more quests, 5 respawned zones, and numerous hidden scenes for players looking to experience the story to the fullest.

In the previous instalment, players were introduced to the Ministry of Purity, an organisation that sought to bring peace and order back to an embattled Cantha. The Ministry began their righteous crusade by seeking to purge the land of the Afflicted – horrors unleashed during the events of Guild Wars Factions. The Ministry rallied the people to its cause under the belief that Cantha was a land that did not need heroes; only people with the strength and the will to stand up for themselves. Read more

Ignited Games Gets Fired Up for WindSlayer 2 Beta

September 26, 2011 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

Players can Sign-Up Today to Participate in Upcoming Online Game’s CBT

Ignited Games, a leading publisher of online games world-wide, is bringing 2D side-scrolling, multi-player, role-playing game (RPG) WindSlayer 2 to online gamers across North America. Gearing up for the dynamic online game’s release, players can now sign-up for their chance to be in the closed beta test (CBT) at the game’s official web page.

WindSlayer 2’s fast side-scrolling action provides a compelling RPG experience that players around the world currently enjoy, and we can’t wait to introduce the game to players in North America,” said Peter Kang, CEO of Ignited Games. “Each of our games will provide what our players expect, a fun gameplay experience and stable service. WindSlayer 2 is a fun online RPG and we expect our players will enjoy it as much as we do.

WindSlayer 2 takes players on a journey through the beautiful world of Beuritania. Featuring colorfully rendered, 3D characters converted to a fast-paced, 2D gameplay experience, the lively game delivers a dynamic visual presentation. Players battle their way through Beuritania dealing fast and powerful attack combos to vanquish their foes.

Online game fans can jump into multi-player action with friends in WindSlayer 2’s battle arena for Team Fight, Death Match and Capture the Flag. WindSlayer 2also features: Read more

EVE Online game community unlocks $1.75MM of virtual goods as contest winners are announced!

September 23, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

Players of EVE Online have just received over one and a half million dollars of virtual currency for use in the EVE Online Noble Exchange (NeX) Store as a reward for sharing the incredible player generated images and videos on www.eveisreal.net.

As a volume of sharing has reached its second milestone, the epic accomplishment puts another 1,000 Aurum, one of EVE’s virtual currencies, into the wallets of every active EVE player. Future unlocks include a reward of 1,500 Aurum for the tier 3 unlock, and 2,000 Aurum for the final level.
With this most recent milestone, the value to date of unlocked Aurum rewards stands at little over 3.6 million dollars, with a chance for players to double that reward going forward at the next unlock levels.

EVEisReal.net was created as a museum of player generated content and a sharing hub of that same content. EVE Online has the best player driven gameplay and economy in gaming, period. The stories that come out of EVE are both huge and unique, mainly because EVE is built upon the idea of emergent gameplay – that is gameplay that only becomes apparent as massive numbers exist simultaneously in one shared world on one server, worldwide. EVEisReal.net is a repository of a small slice of that greater shared history and a great place for people new to the EVE universe to explore what makes the game into an experience. Read more

Rappelz 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Begins September 21

September 21, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, RPG · Comment 

Experience Boosts and Astro Headset Giveaway Kick Off Packed Schedule of Events

Over 1.5 million players have experienced Rappelz Online, but they never saw an event like this. The well-loved MMORPG will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a series of five events, beginning with a video contest and a +55% EXP boost that lasts until October 5. The boost is twice the size of past EXP events, an unprecedented increase that will help players both new and old race through the skill tree to find the strongest character build.

This is just the beginning of the ramp up to November 2, the day Rappelz officially launched as one of the first fully-featured, free-to-play games for the West. Since then, the game has seen 7 major content updates and now features over 650 quests, 15 classes, and of course, 25 of its signature pets. Players can tame the monster they choose, from the humble Tortus to the noble White Dragon, and train it to fight beside them with a variety of unique skills.

Now Rappelz invites players to share what makes their pets so special in the Pet Appreciation contest. Participants have until October 28 to submit a short video of their pet in action. Winners in three categories will receive top-notch Astro A40 gaming headsets with speaker-quality sound and one-of-a-kind custom Rappelz tags. One grand prize winner will get an upgrade to the unbeatable A40 Wireless System and a bonus 5,000 gPotato award.

Rappelz promises a two-month long extravaganza with new events every two weeks. The celebration begins now and there has never been a better time to build your hero. Get started today at the official Rappelz website!

nonSoft released their Arcade Game Pack for PC

September 14, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

nonSoft announced the release their Arcade Game Pack, a collection of seven new retro games.

The 7 games in the nonSoft Arcade Pack are:

Tribongo – A wild ball-and-paddle game where you control three paddles at once against the CPU opponent, all while the ball and paddles are constantly changing shape and size.

Hex Break 360p/720p – Control up to 4 paddles at once while trying to break ever-shifting hex bricks, with optional 1280×720 HD mode.

Drag Rally – Top-down racing game with billions of tracks, controlled simply by clicking and dragging with the mouse.

Null Vektor – A Tempest clone controlled best with a 3-button wheel mouse Read more

Age of Wulin – Legend of the Nine Scrolls Opens Pre-Registration for Closed Beta

September 3, 2011 · Filed Under Beta, News · Comment 

Gala Networks Europe and gPotato.eu Invites Players To Pre-Register for Access and Goodies

Gala Networks Europe announced that pre-registrations for its upcoming AAA martial arts MMO, Age of Wulin – Legend of the Nine Scrolls has opened. Players that sign up to the waiting list for access to Age Of Wulin’s closed beta program will also be in line to win special merchandise to commemorate the event.

Age of Wulin – Legend of the Nine Scrolls is a martial arts MMORPG set in ancient China, and is the third game published by Gala Networks Europe in partnership with the acclaimed Chinese developer Snail Game. The two companies have previously collaborated on two titles for the gPotato.eu portal, Castle of Heroes and Terra Militaris. Age of Wulin – Legend of the Nine Scrolls will launch on the gpotato.eu portal in 2012 in English, German and French.

Players are invited to sign up at www.ageofwulin.com to register their interest.

By pre-registering for Age of Wulin, users will automatically take part in the Closed Beta lottery to get a chance to win one of the eagerly awaited keys for the European CBT, which is set to take place in 2012. Furthermore, users that register before the 1st October 2011 will also get the chance to win one of five exclusive Age of Wulin t-shirts.

Age of Wulin will take players back into ancient Chinese history, where they will be immersed in traditional daily life during a period when martial arts culture was at its peak. Instead of a linear level system, players can develop their character by obtaining skills through the game’s dynamic armed and unarmed combat system, which combines a variety of martial arts such as Shaolin kung-fu or Tai Chi and ancient Chinese philosophies such as acupuncture and inner meridians. Age of Wulin also takes place in a beautiful 3D world with high quality graphics and deep, engaging game play. Read more