Red 5 Studios is pleased to announce that Firefall has reached more than 500,000 registered members, a significant milestone for the independent studio. The 500,000 mark represents Red 5’s commitment to nurturing a flourishing community which stands behind its innovative approach to online gaming. To prepare the coming wave of new players for their first journey into Firefall’s universe, Red 5 has revealed the official system requirements:
- OS: Windows XP (32/64-bit)
- PROCESSOR (AMD): Dual Core @ 2.6 Ghz (Athon 64 x2, Athlon II x2, Phenom II x2)
- PROCESSOR (Intel): Dual Core @ 2.2 Ghz (Core 2, Core i3, Pentium Dual Core)
- GPU: DirectX 9 compatible AMD or Nvidia video card with 1GB RAM (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4550 or Nvidia Geforce 8600)
- MEMORY: 4 GB Read more
There’s a new mayor in town with SimCity Social!
Electronic Arts announced that SimCity, the world-renowned city-building simulator from Maxis that pioneered the genre, is coming to the largest social network in the world. A close collaboration between many talented people at Maxis and Playfish, SimCity Social brings the real city-building simulation to the masses, giving players the freedom to create sprawling cities that come to life as a result of player-driven choice. Launching globally on Facebook soon and currently in closed beta, SimCity Social is introducing groundbreaking innovations that change the landscape for social city-building.
“Facebook gamers have been waiting a long time for the original and best city-building game to come to the platform,” said Jami Laes, Vice President of Global Studios for Playfish. “This isn’t your typical drag and drop city-building game. Players don’t just build a city – they choose the kind of city they want and watch its soul come to life as it grows and reacts to their decisions. With SimCity Social, we’ve taken the best in social gaming design and married it with unprecedented depth to create an all-new deeply social experience.” Read more
Wargaming.net, the award-winning game publisher and developer, today announced that its highly anticipated free-to-play MMO title World of Warplanes has taken to the skies for its closed beta, inviting players to experience an expanded amount of in-game content, including new warplanes, maps and other features.
Eligible closed beta pilots in Europe, North America and Russia will be able to get into the cockpit and take control of the skies with four warplane classes, including fighters, ground-attack planes, heavy fighters and carrier-based aircraft spanning 59 different warplanes from Germany, the United States and the U.S.S.R.
Across four unique maps, pilots can unleash devastation on their competition with new weaponry, including bombs and rockets, and against new ground targets such as anti-aircraft guns. New players can also take part in an in-game tutorial to polish their skills.
Wargaming.net plans to actively recruit pilots during the entirety of the closed beta to further incorporate player feedback and better improve the gameplay. Read more
You’ve never seen a game like it! Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s best footballers and current star of Real Madrid, has put his incredible soccer skills into an exciting music/rhythm game, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle. Released earlier in the year on iOS and Android, this exciting game is now coming to PC, in both retail and via digital download channels worldwide, courtesy of Iceberg Interactive.
The PC version of the game will launch at the start of the new football season in late August 2012. Portuguese developer Biodroid has improved the graphics, added new levels, and is including many more extra’s.
Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle packs all of Ronaldo’s unique soccer skills and style into one amazing game. Packed with hundreds of tricks and challenges, multiple gameplay modes and set in different real-world locations, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle is the ultimate game to test your soccer skills to the max! Read more
Codemasters revealed how players can customise and upgrade their own racing car in F1 ONLINE: THE GAME, the fun new free-to-play online racing and management game in production at Codemasters Studios under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited. Gamers are also invited to become amongst the first in the world to play the game by registering for the F1 ONLINE: THE GAME closed beta by visiting www.F1OnlineTheGame.com.
F1 ONLINE: THE GAME combines intuitive top-down racing gameplay with an accessible and fun management game. Players will dive into a range of races with simple controls on track and become the team boss of their very own racing team off it. To lead their team to victory, players will choose how to develop their team HQ and create, customise and upgrade their very own racing car. Customisation options include deciding their team name, creating a team emblem, choosing a livery for the car and picking the colour and design for the driver’s helmet. Players can also display badges of achievement earned in-game on their racing car. In the role of team boss, gamers can also research and produce a range of car components, including upgrading the gearbox, brakes, KERS, rear wing and engine, to improve their performance on race day. Read more