Chicken Invaders 4: A Christmas edition designed to save gamers from omelette-flavoured doom

November 29, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

The latest holiday installment of the Chicken Invaders casual space shooter series has players battling intergalactic chickens to save Christmas from an omelette-flavored doom.

InterAction studios announced today the immediate availability of the Christmas Edition of “Ultimate Omelette“, the latest episode in its flagship Chicken Invaders series of games appropriate for all ages. The game puts players at the forefront of a battle against invading intergalactic chickens, bent on revenge against the human race for our oppression of Earth chickens.

In this episode, the chickens have constructed a gigantic cannon capable of launching planet-scale eggs against Earth, with the ultimate goal of destroying Christmas by encrusting humanity in an impenetrable wall made of egg white. Joined by an unlikely ally, players will travel to foreign, unexplored galaxies in an effort to locate and destroy the egg cannon before it reaches Earth. Read more

Runes of Magic content update: Patch 4.0.5 Souls of the Past

November 26, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Frogster released the new Runes of Magic content update, Patch 4.0.5 – Souls of the Past.

The update opens the gate to a new raid dungeon, the Tomb of the Seven Heroes, which challenges groups of up to twelve players to a heated battle with seven menacing bosses. Also released, the latest RoM-Cast episode shows these formidable foes locked in combat with a group of well equipped players, showing off the new level cap of 70.

A Little Lore
The once mighty heroes of Taborea are in dire need of help. Players are already familiar with the history of these noble heroes, which began in The Elder Kingdoms, and now they actually have the chance to face them in harrowing combat. The legendary heroes proved their battle prowess in coming to the aid of King Kalume during the Great Banishment of the demons. Alas, their souls and swords are now under the control of the demon Sismond, who is using them as undead bodyguards. Players are called upon to defeat the entranced heroes and release them from Sismond’s evil spell. Read more

Call of Duty ELITE’s Friday Night Fights to Premiere This Friday, November 25

November 24, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Friday Night Fights, the first original entertainment program to air on Call of Duty ELITE will debut this Friday, November 25th.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott’s RSA Films, and director RJ Cutler, Friday Night Fights lets real life rivals settle their differences Call of Duty  style via epic multiplayer battles in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 .

The inaugural episode features one of the greatest rivalries of all, pitting teams from the U.S. Army vs. U.S. Navy. The new weekly series is being produced from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and is available exclusively to premium members of Activision’s new digital service, Call of Duty ELITE .

“From the beginning, our goal with Call of Duty ELITE has been to bring the Call of Duty community together in new ways. Fans of Call of Duty spend as much time playing the game, as sports fans spend following their favorite teams—if not more. Read more

Batman: Arkham City PC version to launch at retail and Steam on November 25th

November 22, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham City will be available at retail for Games for Windows LIVE, Steam from the 25th November and available now via OnLive, Origin, GameStop via its ‘Impulse Driven’ download store and other digital platforms.

The game is also available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In addition to the PC version of the game, the Robin Bundle Pack is now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 560 Microsoft Points, PlayStation Network for £5.49, as well as all supported digital platforms.

In the Robin Bundle Pack, Robin will come complete with his own unique gadgets and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that are included with the pack – Black Mask Hideout and Freight Train Escape. The pack will also contain two alternative Robin character skins.

League of Legends Community More than Doubles in Just Four Months

November 21, 2011 · Filed Under News · Comment 

Over Four Million People Play League of Legends Every Day with Over 30 Million Registered Players

Riot Games announced that over four million people play League of Legends every day – an increase of 280% since Riot last announced the size of its community in July 2011. With 11.5 million monthly active players, peak concurrency reaching 1.3 million, and a registered player base of over 30 million worldwide, League of Legends is about to enter its second competitive season as one of the top five PC games in North America and Europe.

Set to begin in the very near future, League of Legends: Season Two will feature a five million dollar prize pool – the largest in eSports history – culminating in a global $2 million tournament where Riot will crown the best League of Legends team in the world. Players can look forward to comprehensive coverage of the eSports scene, game features like spectator mode and ranked teams, and a competitive structure that encourages talented players to team up and compete.

“The incredible passion and dedication of our players is positively inspiring,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “Our community’s boundless enthusiasm is why they are central to every decision we make at Riot.” Read more

CrimeCraft GangWars Expansion set for December 5 Launch

November 20, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online, Shooter · Comment 

Vogster Online has announced that GangWars, the second major expansion to the free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft will launch on December 5.

Vogster also released a trailer (www.youtu.be/Q5H0qNIFSZ4) showing off the new Territory Wars feature that pits the player-run gangs of CrimeCraft in combat for control of the lobbies and battle zones of Sunrise City. A new website, www.CCGangWars.com, provides full information on the new features and a new trailer showcasing GangWars.

“We’ve been working with our community to develop end game content that’s relevant for our veteran players and that’s what we’ve created with Territory Wars – it allows gangs to own and control sections of the city,” said Lead Game Designer Alexandr Soloveyko. “In addition, we’ve also streamlined the user experience for new players, with our Quickplay interface which gets them into the action faster than ever.” Read more

EVE Online: Crucible is coming

November 17, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

15th free expansion for EVE is set for November 29th

Within EVE Online’s eternal crucible of warfare, politics and industry, even the most passionate and skilled are tested.

November 29th, 2011 will witness impressive evolutions in EVE Online’s graphics, interface and game mechanics with over three dozen updated and improved features based on feedback and challenges put forth by its passionate player community.

This is EVE reforged.

The global melting-pot/universe of player personalities sees a melting pot of improvements to match as CCP laser focuses on getting back to basics with its infamous internet spaceships.

Some of the major improvements players are lauding:

  • Four fan-designed battlecruisers built to deliver swift and effective destruction to the opposition
  • Over a dozen stunningly remade nebulae, changing the look and feel of EVE’s universe completely
  • Other fan-favorite graphical improvements such as engine trails, warp tunnels and shadows
  • Time dilation in fleet flights – adjusting time itself to keep fairness alive when hundreds of players face off against each other
  • 3 new factional captain’s quarters with unique, artistic looks
  • A significant ship rebalancing effort, to bring greater diversity and balance to large and small scale conflicts
  • A lot of small changes – from fonts to UI to Doomsday devices to PvE tweaks

Bounty Hounds Rolls Out Major Updates for Closed Beta

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

More Content, More Customization Part of Latest Closed Beta Update to Triple-A-Level Free-to-Play MMORPG Sequel to Namco Bandai Original

Bounty Hounds Online (bho.subagames.com) the popular MMORPG sequel to the Namco Bandai original, boosts its status as a game that brings triple-A quality to the free-to-play genre with a massive updates to its closed beta rollout.

“The beta testers that have been part of the close beta will notice the updates immediately,” said Sam Ho, Director, Wicked Interactive, publishers of Bounty Hounds Online. “We have been working hard with the developers to add new features as well as include suggestions from the Bounty Hounds community. We are thrilled with the results and know that our testers will be thrilled by the updates.” Read more

Last Chaos Biggest Content Update Since 2009

November 14, 2011 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Aeria Games released one of the biggest content patches for its popular MMORPG, Last Chaos.

The new content patch is the largest since 2009, and allows players to access a new zone as part of the level cap raise from 165 to 175. This massive content patch also comes with a re-imagined dungeon, an increased skill level and new gear.

New content included in this content patch:
New Zone – The new zone, “Tarian, the frozen Tundra,” is open to players who are at or near the level cap. This new zone contains monsters all the way up to level 175 and is in a snow map that prominently features a frozen lake, a dark tower and several new and re-imagined monsters.
Level Cap Raise – Players can now level up from 165 to 175, the first level cap raise since 2009. The level cap increase comes complete with new gear, new monsters, extended skills, new quests, and a brand new zone. Read more

DC Universe Online: One million new players take up the newly free-to-play fight

November 12, 2011 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online‘s transition to free-to-play has been welcomed by the community and gamers with heroic enthusiasm. In just one week alone, 1 million new players have joined DCUO with a 50/50 split between PC and PS3,” said Lorin Jameson, Executive Director of Development, SOE Austin. “DCUO now joins the ranks of SOE’s other successful free-to-play titles, including Free Realms and Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures.”

Jameson added, “Our business model philosophy of Free to Play Your Way makes DC Universe Online accessible to every type of player so they can choose to play the game in a way that suits them best. We have a lot of exciting things coming up for players to enjoy in the game and are thrilled at the initial enthusiasm for the game’s free-to-play transition.”

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