Cook, Serve, Delicious!

October 12, 2012 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Vertigo Gaming is proud to announce that “Cook, Serve, Delicious!” is now available to purchase on PC via Gamersgate, Desura and www.vertigogaming.net, with a Mac version coming later this year.

“Cook, Serve, Delicious!” is a hardcore restaurant sim, one of the few in its genre that gives players total control over where they want to take their restaurant’s future. You’ll start with a few thousand dollars and 20 foods to choose from for your menu, as well as a host of restaurant equipment and a virtual email account that connects you to the people of SherriSoda Tower. Nearly everything is unlocked from the start of the game for you to purchase; this is your restaurant, and you must figure out the best strategy to get your business packed with satisfied customers. Can you prove your culinary skills?

“It surprises me how unwilling casual games are to challenge players these days,” said David Galindo, creator of the Oil Blue and “Cook, Serve, Delicious!” “I wanted to create a game that can be very accessible to the casual player, but can be enjoyed by the gamer who doesn’t mind a strong challenge.” Read more

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

Dragon Age II demo announced

February 4, 2011 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

The entire world stands on the brink of war and you are the one person at the center of it all.

On February 22, 2011, BioWare will release a demo for Dragon Age II, allowing gamers on all platforms to experience a portion of this epic action RPG. Featuring enhanced graphics, faster, more responsive combat and a gripping storyline, the Dragon Age II demo is your chance to find out firsthand why IGN, Game Informer, MTV and The New York Times’ Seth Schiesel have endorsed Dragon Age II as one of the most anticipated games of 2011.

In the demo, players will venture through the game’s prologue, choosing from three different character classes. They’ll also learn more about Hawke and hone their skills and abilities that will make them the ultimate hero. After finishing the prologue, players will enter a key new location in the world of Dragon Age, Kirkwall, befriending Isabela, a romantic interest in the game who is also a deadly smuggler. Upon completion of the demo, players will unlock a special weapon, Hayder’s Razor, an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities, in the full release of Dragon Age II.*

This demo represents just a small taste of what Dragon Age II has to offer. With a whole new realm to discover, and an all-new hero to become, players will go deeper into the world of Dragon Age unlike ever before in an adventure that shapes itself around every decision you make. The time has now come to engage in action-packed, dynamic combat that allows you to think like a general and fight like a Spartan!  The legend of your rise to power, begins now!

Dragon Age II will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11, 2011 in Europe.

Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge free playable demo

July 19, 2010 · Filed Under Demo, News, Strategy · Comment 

Matrix Games and Panther Games are thrilled to release a free playable demo for the critically acclaimed WWII strategy game, Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge. The demo includes the fictional scenario called “Return to St. Vith” which depicts Patton’s 4th Armored Division launching a fierce counteroffensive behind enemy lines to cut off the supply route for German units still in the Bulge.

The demo is available is available from here.

You can also find some tutorial videos to help you out: Getting Started, Game Concepts, and Assess, Plan, and Order.

Battles from the Bulge has seen some impressive critical reaction since its release, scoring a 9 out of 10 on Eurogamer.dk, winning a Silver Award from Gamer’s Hall, and taking home a perfect score of 8 from Out of Eight!

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “Critics and gamers alike have poured on the praise since the release of Battles from the Bulge. We believe that the unparalleled historical realism and playability found in Battles from the Bulge speaks so loudly for itself that releasing a demo makes perfect sense!”

Assess, Plan, Order and React – The Decisions are Yours!

Acclaimed developer Panther Games brings us to the bitter cold of Western Europe during the Winter of 1944 with Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge. Although the Battle of the Bulge is ground that has been visited by wargamers before, it has never been done with this level of fidelity and historical accuracy. The most advanced and realistic model of command decision-making implemented to date in a commercial wargame, combined with thorough historical research on the battlefields and forces involved in this campaign sets Command Ops: Battles from the Bulge apart from the competition.

Set during the hard fighting of the Battle of the Bulge, Command Ops lets gamers assess, plan, order and react at the operational level just like a real Corps, Division and Brigade commander. Hundreds of hours of gameplay await armchair generals who will be challenged to fight their way across 27 scenarios that stretch from the initial German surprise offensive to the powerful Allied counter-attack. Read more

Order of War: Challenge demo released

March 6, 2010 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Wargaming.net, a strategy game specialist, reveals that ORDER OF WAR: Challenge demo is now available on the Steam official demo page.

The demo will allow players to lead any of the three nations – the USA, Germany and the USSR – and test their skills in battles against each. Packing six competitive multiplayer modes – Secure the Base, Mercenaries, Survival, Expansion, Instant Battle and Free-for-All – the demo will provide a wide range of gameplay options.

“We’ve worked hard on creating a really deep and action-packed multiplayer experience”, says Nick Katselapov, the game producer. “With this extended demo we wanted to give players a true idea of what Order of War: Challenge will deliver”.

Order of War: Challenge will be available on Steam on the 12th of March.

Order of War: Challenge:

ORDER OF WAR: CHALLENGE is a multiplayer stand-alone game in the world of ORDER OF WAR™, published by Wargaming.net, packing even more intense World War II real-time strategy action. With 6 extended modes, 12 unique maps, and hundreds of units under player control ORDER OF WAR: CHALLENGE gives players a battlefield experience of epic scale. With a focus on fast-action gameplay, and featuring exclusive bonus content, ORDER OF WAR: CHALLENGE is the ultimate way to experience online RTS gaming. With a new advanced gameplay system and including fog of war, ORDER OF WAR: CHALLENGE redefines combat mechanics and gives players a tense battlefield experience with plenty of room for wide-ranging tactics.

Key Features:

  • 12 Unique Maps — Each map features different types of cross-country terrain and urban areas to provide great replayability.
  • 6 New Multiplayer Modes — With these new modes you have the opportunity to prove you are the best commander on the online battlefield in a variety of ways.
  • Command troops of the USA, Germany or the Soviet Union — Grasp your units by knowing their strengths, weaknesses and discover how to exercise their power to defeat your enemies.
  • 4 Co-op Survival Missions — Play shoulder to shoulder with your comrades-in-arms to defend your headquarters from enemy attacks of increasing intensity. To get extra income and new reinforcement types, capture control points that appear randomly throughout the map but only stay for a short time.

Lego Universe welcomes adventurers at CES 2010 with hands-on demos and beta sign ups

January 6, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, Demo, MMO, News · Comment 

The First MMOG Based on the LEGO Play Experience on Display in Booth #5421; Meet the Developers and the LEGO Fans Co-Creating the Game

LEGO® Universe is coming to life at CES 2010 with hands-on demos, beta sign ups, and the debut game trailer. Booth visitors can also meet LEGO fans helping to co-create the game alongside the professional development team. The first MMOG – massively-multiplayer online game – based on the LEGO play experience, LEGO Universe will launch on the PC during the second half of 2010.

CES takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 7-10, 2010, and LEGO Universe will be in North Hall, booth #5421. This is the first time that hands-on demos will be made available.

With a creative and building focus, LEGO Universe invites players to explore, battle, make friends, and flex their imaginations with the brick in a vibrant online world. Developed by The LEGO Group and NetDevil, LEGO Universe is a family-friendly online game, appropriate for players aged eight and above. The LEGO brick lies at the center of the experience, and several levels of building are available, from simple gameplay-oriented challenges all the way up to sophisticated brick-by-brick building.

Co-creation with the LEGO fan community is an important element of the development process, and a group of adult fans known as LUPs (LEGO Universe partners) are working alongside the professional team to build content for LEGO Universe. Representatives from the LUP program will be in the CES booth to discuss co-creation and demonstrate building tools.

Source: www.LEGOuniverse.com

PT Boats demo available

January 2, 2010 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Attention Mirrors! The free demo of PT Boats : Knights of the Sea is available for you to download and host! Access links and a brief description of what the demo offers can be found below. The Demo file is approx. 870 MB in size.


Demo Description
The free demo version of PT Boats : Knights of the Sea v1.1, released exclusively by Battlefront.com last week, is offering a great insight into what this unique naval simulation has to offer – the unprecedented ambient effects, water physics and other simulation details of handling a “mosquite boat” fleet, to mention a few. The demo includes 3 airplanes, 16 naval units, 3 tutorial missions, as well as a demo campaign playable from both the Allied and the Axis points of view!

Minimum System requirements
Microsoft Windows XP SP2, 32 – bit
2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or an equivalent
1.5 GB free System RAM
2 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included on disk)
256 Ìá video card
GeForce 6600 or Radeon X1300 and DirectX 9.0c – compatible drivers
8x DVD-ROM Drive
DirectX 8.1-compatible audio card
Keyboard, Mouse

Recommended System requirements:
Microsoft Windows Vista, 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E6700+ or an equivalent
2 GB System RAM
3 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 10.0 (included on disk)
Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or higher
8x DVD-ROM Drive
DirectX 8.1-compatible audio card
Keyboard, Mouse

For more details about the game, visit official game website: www.battlefront.com/ptboats

A demo for Operation Barbarossa now available

November 26, 2009 · Filed Under Demo, News, Strategy, Wargame · Comment 

Try your hand at commanding thunderous Soviet tanks in the battle for Berlin

Matrix Games and Binary Evolution Studios are thrilled to release a playable demo for their new WWII strategy release Operation Barbarossa – The Struggle for Russia. The demo is available from the Operation Barbarossa downloads page in addition to Gamer’s Hell and Worth Playing.

Operation Barbarossa - The Struggle for Russia

The demo will give players the ability to play through the tutorial and first scenario in the campaign as the Germans. A separate scenario is also available so players can command the mighty Red Army as they attempt to seize Berlin from its hardened defenders.

David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “This new demo for Operation Barbarossa offers just a small snapshot of the fantastic “General” series style gameplay that comes with the full game and its campaigns and scenarios. Couple that with the powerful yet easy-to-use editor and you’ve got a remarkable game system with outstanding replayability! Operation Barbarossa has everything that made the old classics great, but as a new supported game series with a full editor, the sky is the limit.”

On June 22, 1941 an avalanche of 153 German divisions crash into the Soviet Union and the largest military operation in history is begun: Operation Barbarossa. In this elegant turn-based strategy game, compelling gameplay combines with gripping history to create an addictive mix.

Aimed at all levels, from those who have never played a wargame before to those who know the history of World War II in detail, this is an entertaining and mentally challenging game of combined arms strategy. Your armor, infantry, artillery and air units will follow you through the most crucial battles of the Eastern Front. You will be able to choose from 47 different upgrades and improvements for your units as well as add new forces based on your success in the campaign.

Take command in two German and one Soviet campaign as well as individual scenarios and determine the fate of the Eastern Front. When you’ve played through all the campaigns and scenarios, try your hand at the editor to create new scenarios for yourself or to share with others!

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising multiplayer PC demo

November 19, 2009 · Filed Under Demo, News · Comment 

Insert behind enemy lines in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC Demo

Experience the most immersive tactical shooter of the year as Codemasters® launched the Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising PC demo today. Information on how to download the demo and play the first full mission, ‘Dragon Rising’, are available at www.flashpointgame.com in the ‘Public Affairs’ section. The critically acclaimed Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is in stores now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

Codemasters also revealed today that a range of exclusive Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising premium avatar items will be available soon from Xbox LIVE Marketplace® for the Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®. Players can customise their avatars with a range of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising and military themed clothing, from t-shirts and baseball caps to camo suits and Special Forces tactical clothing. Items are priced from 80 Microsoft Points.

In the Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising PC demo, gamers take on the first full mission, ‘Dragon Rising’, in single player or co-operative multiplayer. As part of a Special Forces squad inserting behind Chinese PLA lines, players must eliminate a strategically critical radar station and missile sites to allow the USS Iwo Jima, carrying the main USMC battalion, to safely approach the island of Skira. Gamers experience Operation Flashpoint’s uniquely tactical combat, achieving their objectives on their own initiative, deploying realistic weaponry and engaging advanced AI who act and react in real time using authentic tactics. Players can take on the mission in a range of difficulty modes, including Hardcore where HUD visual aids are stripped out for the ultimate test of their combat skills.

Complete with 4-player online co-operative play throughout the campaign and individual multiplayer Fire Team Engagements, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising delivers the lethality, tension and adrenaline of real war like never before. Target www.flashpoingame.com to see details on how to download the demo and get the latest screens, updates and videos for the game. Gamers can also join the troops on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/flashpointgame or follow on Twitter http://twitter.com/flashpointgame.

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is in stores now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC.

Demo for EA Sports FIFA MANAGER 10 available

October 19, 2009 · Filed Under Demo, News, Online, Sim, Simulator, Sport · Comment 

The new edition of popular football manager simulation will be released on October 30th, but for those that cannot wait a demo is available now. In the demo which is released today, virtual team managers can play half a season in one of the top leagues from England, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Spain. The respective save games can be continued in the final version.

The demo of FIFA MANAGER 10 contains all the available game modes such as the 3D game, text mode, videotext and instant results. That means the players can try out, among other things the improved 3D match engine featuring your manager on the sideline and the new user interface with resolution up to 1920*1200.

In order to minimize the download size, FIFA MANAGER 10 demo waives 3D player faces, 3D commentary as well as the all free online mode which is included in FIFA MANAGER 10´s full game for the first time.

FIFA MANAGER 10´s extensive player database includes over 3.900 teams and more than 37.000 players, of which over 9.000 are in the game with their original pictures. Additional players can be added via the editor.

FIFA MANAGER 10 is developed by the developer studio Bright Future in Cologne for EA SPORTS. The game will be released October 30th in six languages for the PC platform.

The demo for FIFA MANAGER 10 is available for download on http://static.cdn.ea.com/fifa/u/f/Manager10Demo.exe.

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