New ‘Overwatch’ video shows off killer new downloadable content, available to view at www.flashpointgame.com
The second Operation Flashpoint®: Dragon Rising™ downloadable content – the ‘Overwatch’ pack – will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® today and will follow shortly for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC, Codemasters® has announced. The ‘Overwatch’ DLC delivers two game-changing multiplayer modes and new Fire Team Engagement (FTE) missions.
Showcasing the new content and modes featuring in the DLC, a new ‘Overwatch’ gameplay video is now available from www.flashpointgame.com. Players are shown engaged in electrifying combat, deploying a range of military assets from short and long range weaponry to armour and helicopters in tense battles for superiority in the new game modes and FTEs.
The ‘Overwatch’ DLC extends the unique Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising experience in solo, co-operative and adversarial play. In new multiplayer mode Blindside the PLA must complete objectives in the shortest time possible while the USMC defends in tense, tactical engagements. An additional new mode, Supremacy, tasks opposing forces to occupy strategically vital positions featuring force multipliers like gun emplacements and air strikes.
These new multiplayer modes are complimented by two exhilarating new FTEs. In Friendly Skies, PLA anti-aircraft artillery prevents US airborne reinforcements inserting into the combat zone. Players must remove that threat and then defend the position from a PLA counter attack. In Hostile Takeover, intel reveals enemy movement in the village of Armudan, a perfect base for launching attacks deep into enemy territory. Gamers must flush out the PLA, establish a perimeter and hold their ground against a new enemy assault.
Head to www.flashpointgame.com for the new video and further information on the ‘Overwatch’ pack. The ‘Overwatch’ pack will be available from Xbox Live Marketplace (400 Microsoft Points) today and will be available on the PlayStation Network (£3.19 / $4.99 / €3.99) and PC (free to download) soon.
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.
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
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
For more details about the game, visit official game website: www.battlefront.com/ptboats
Build Your Resort, Solve Mysteries and Learn the Tourism Trade in this New Real Estate Management Game
Take a trip to your uncle’s tropical islands this holiday season, as Alawar Entertainment, one of the world’s leading publishers of casual games, launches the latest addition to its widely popular building simulation series, Vacation Mogul. This engaging real estate management game is available for download immediately at http://www.alawar.com/game/vacation-mogul/ and is sure to draw in gaming sightseers and veteran players alike for the price of only $9.95.
In Vacation Mogul, your rich uncle has died and left everything to you and your sister. You immediately take possession of his estate and businesses, only to discover your sister missing and your uncle’s lawyer has stolen her part of the inheritance! Become one of the rich and powerful as you expertly buy and sell land, turn bungalows into ritzy hotels and erect specialty shops and other attractions to lure in tourists. Only by building your beach-front empire can you earn enough money to buy back your sister’s bequest and solve the mystery of her disappearance!
Key features include:
• 38 challenging and engaging levels on five idyllic islands
• 16 different building types, including karaoke bars and catamaran rentals, to draw in clients and rake in the cash!
• Over a dozen bonuses and mini-games to further your quest for clues
• Eye-popping graphics to sweep you into the seaside real estate management experience
Vacation Mogul is currently available exclusively at www.alawar.com and will launch on other major download portals, including Big Fish Games, RealNetworks, Boonty and PlayFirst®, in January 2010.
Download the trial version: http://www.alawar.com/game/vacation-mogul/download/
Robust Tool Available as Free Download Today Plus New Game Update for The Sims 3 Introducing Shop Mode Available Now
EA’s The Sims Studio is putting the power of world creation directly into The Sims 3 players’ hands!
Available today as a free download on www.TheSims3.com, The Sims™ 3 Create a World Tool – BETA allows players to create and share unique new worlds that they design. Registered The Sims 3 players will be able to step into the shoes of The Sims 3 development team by using the same robust world-building tools the team uses to create worlds and towns for The Sims 3.
This massive, creative tool allows players to design and build entire worlds for their Sims or begin their creations with pre-made Sunset Valley or Riverview terrains. Once players are satisfied with their brand new world, they can then share their creations online through The Sims 3 Exchange. The tool allows for endless creative possibilities and countless new stories to be told using a brand new world, designed by the players, as the canvas!
Design Entire Worlds – Players can choose terrain patterns, vegetation and neighborhood accents like water towers and lighthouses, then place lots and roads to create something totally unique.
Players Choice – Players can start with a blank canvas, or modify the terrains that formed the basis of Sunset Valley or Riverview.
For Advanced Designers – Those with design skills can bring creativity to life by creating and importing designs from Photoshop and other programs into their world.
Trees Galore! – Combine objects and items from The Sims 3 World Adventures expansion pack or items from The Sims 3 Store to create a one of a kind landscape.
Share with the World – Created worlds can be shared and downloaded through The Sims 3 Exchange. Sims players will now have additional worlds to choose from beyond the extra town of Riverview, which has been downloaded 2MM times.
The Sims 3 Create a World Tool – BETA is a robust tool for avid Sims players that want to expand their gameplay experience and create an entire world. Players can build anything from mesas, mountains, and waterfalls to their favorite The Sims 2 neighborhood, their own home town, or even the Moon! A walk-through guide is located here to help players get started creating their own worlds. Now The Sims 3 players can be game designers and take their creativity to a whole new level.
Also available for download today on www.TheSims3.com, players can update their copy of The Sims 3 and for the first time ever, shop from The Sims 3 Store right inside their game with Shop Mode. As items are purchased, they will be added to the player’s catalog, while the game is running. Players can browse the full The Sims 3 Store catalog directly from their game and purchase exclusive furniture, décor, hair, and clothing – without ever closing the game. The Game Update will also provide further updates to The Sims 3 and The Sims 3 World Adventures such as an uninstaller for the Mac, some support for recovering saved games and much more.
FUNMILY officially releases BATTLE OF KINGDOMS client, an MMORTS developed by Korea’s MOBICLE. BATTLES OF KINGDOMS adopted a 5 versus 5 strategic gameplay similar to DOTA. In BATTLE OF KINGDOMS, players are have a variety of heroes to choose and destroy their opponent’s castle.
After a series of development and tweaks, FUNMILY’s BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with the revolutionary Single Player Mode which stands out from other similar type games. Players are now able to download and instantly try out and explore BATTLE OF KINGDOMS before closed beta begins. All the heroes for the closed beta will be included in the Single Player Mode to facilitate the ease of challenges when closed beta begins.
BATTLE OF KINGDOMS had scheduled 12 heroes to be available for selection during closed beta. These 12 heroes come from different dimension and gathers in the Kingdoms period. Each equipped with unique skills and abilities to conquer the kingdom. These available characters are Lu Bu, Zhuge Liang, Huang Zhong and Da Qiao from the Three Kingdoms Period, Wu Song and Pan Jin Lian from Water Margin Heroes, and various famous Japanese characters such as Hattori Hanz¨, Abe no Seimei and Miyamoto Musashi to fascinate players. With the combination of other various heroes such as Zhang San Feng, Genghis Khan and Sun Tzu, it is a battle between different time and space which is one of its kinds.
BATTLE OF KINGDOMS comes with a practice mode within the game and it comes with a single lane map for selection. However, all the items and neutral creeps are still available for players to plan strategies and combos to take down the opposing team. Computer AI comes in 3 different grades for players to choose. During the closed beta the lobby will then only be opened up for players to begin their tourney of challenges.
BATTLE OF KINGDOMS CLOSED BETA is scheduled early December and closed beta account is schedule to be given away on the 30th November 2009 through various channels.
Anticipating players please visit the official website for future updates.
BATTLE OF KINGDOMS Official Website: http://bok.funmily.com
Players Can Now Download Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures Premium Plus Pack from Steam and Direct2Drive
Known for innovation in massively multiplayer online gaming, Sony Online Entertainment LLC announced its Chronicle Master system in the hit title Star Wars Galaxies has resulted in over three million user-created quests to date. The Star Wars Galaxies Chronicle Master system gives players the ability to create stories in-game and allow other players to follow and complete these quests. The player-driven content creation empowered the community by allowing players to create their own plot using iconic characters in the legendary setting of the Star Wars™ universe.
In just over a month since launching, players have told their own stories through the Chronicle Master quest creation interface including one individual who has created over 6,000 playable quests. Players who complete these quests are rewarded with in-game tokens that can be used to purchase unique loot items specially created for the Chronicle Master system.
Steam users interested in trying the Chronicle Master system firsthand can now download Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures Premium Plus Pack directly from Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/ and from Direct2Drive at www.direct2drive.com. This compilation includes An Empire Divided™, Jump to Lightspeed™ expansion, Episode III: Rage of the Wookiees™Trials of Obi-Wan™ expansion. Players who download the game through Steam and Direct2Drive will also receive three exclusive in-game vehicles based on the Star Wars film series. expansion and
Winner of multiple awards in $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest released today
The Prometheus Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Version 4.0 of its critically acclaimed and award-winning “Unreal Tournament 3” mod, “Prometheus.”
Thanks to the release of Epic Games’ Unreal Development Kit, anyone can now download and play “Prometheus” without the need for any additional game to be installed.
Prometheus is a mission-based, single-player co-op game in the spirit of “Portal” and “Mirror’s Edge.” By using the Prometheus Device, players bend the laws of Einsteinian physics using the theory of quantum states, meaning that goals are accomplished by completing missions with your past, present and future selves. You’ll need to keep your wits about you and your memory sharp in solving puzzles presented with this unique game play mechanic. Progression through the story introduces new challenges, with tasks increasing in difficulty, and a final dramatic conclusion questions present loyalties and even your own existence.
“Prometheus” Version 4.0 includes:
• A full circle storyline with three new levels
• New awards for tracking progress
• Additional custom textures, meshes and animations
• Bonus original weapon
• New custom layering music system and new voiceovers
• Seamless cutscenes
• New Epimetheus menu with active previews of individual quantum state histories
• Dramatic improvements to the quantum state character movement and firing accuracy
Kalypso Media announces the official TROPICO 3 demo available for download now!
Kalypso Media release the demo version of the upcoming strategy management game TROPICO 3. Take control of El Presidente and play the game tutorial and the first two missions of the full version.
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MISSION 1: Bananas
The abdication of the old Presidente of St. Helena provided the perfect opportunity for your rise to power. Now as the head of state it is your job to lead this small island nation to a new age of prosperity.
St. Helena is a modest island with rich and fertile lands, which have attracted the attention of the American food conglomerate Fruitas LTD. You should make use of the gringos to secure the financial future of the island as well as your own Swiss Bank Account.
MISSION 2: Second Chance
The band of rebels led by your twin managed to drive you out of your own island. Taking the entire treasury, you hitched a ride on an old fishing boat, seeking refuge in your summer residence on the island of El Acantilado.
Chased away from their own homes, your most loyal supporters have followed you. Taking the burden of leadership once again you have promised them a fresh start. Your new island is a poor and dry hunk of rock. Several rich iron ore deposits are its only viable resources…..
Tropico 3 goes back to the roots of the hit strategy series closely following the original Tropico story-line. Tropico 3 is being developed by Haemimont Games who previously developed the popular Imperium Romanum and Grand Ages: Rome for Kalypso Media.
For more information, screenshots and videos please visit the official game website www.tropico3.com
Beta Version of Warhammer Online for Mac Available Now for Download to Current Players, 10-Day Beta Trial for New Mac Users
Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, announced that the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning® (WAR), is being developed for the Mac® computer platform and is currently being offered in beta version. The Mac version of WAR is scheduled for official release in the fall of 2009, when players on both platforms will be able to battle and quest together on the same servers.
The beta of the Mac version of Warhammer Online will allow current players to download a client to their Mac computers and play with their live game accounts. Players who do not have an existing live account, but are interested in playing WAR on the Mac, will be able to participate in the beta version of WAR on Mac by downloading a 10-day beta trial account. As part of the WAR Mac beta event, players who participate will receive an exclusive title and trophy reward for their characters within the game.
“The MMORPG audience continues to expand, and that means gamers eager to experience WAR aren’t all playing on a PC,” said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. “We want as many players as possible to experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm combat, and bringing WAR to the Mac makes this an exciting reality.”
WAR for the Mac is made possible using the CiderTM Portability Engine from TransGaming (TSX-V: TNG) that acts as a “wrapper” around the game software, enabling it to run seamlessly on Intel-based Macs. TransGaming’s Cider technology allows Mythic Entertainment to rapidly enable and deploy WAR for the Mac, providing a new high quality gaming experience to the ever-growing Mac gaming community.
“The availability of WAR on Mac is an outstanding example of the caliber of games being deployed for the Mac gaming community,” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “Mythic Entertainment has created an incredible game and TransGaming is thrilled they have chosen our advanced Cider technology to launch WAR for the Mac.”
To download the beta version of WAR for Mac or the 10-day beta trial, please visit: www.warhammeronline.com/mac.
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm™ conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, WAR will be available for the Mac in the fall of 2009. For more information or to download the 10-day free trial, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/.
Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning®
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm! Declare your allegiance and join hundreds of thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the new MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot™. Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing fortresses, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in epic Public Quests™. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. So sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation. The Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
Get this award-winning baseball management sim absolutely free of charge
Matrix Games and Shaun Sullivan are thrilled to announce that the popular baseball management series PureSim Baseball is now available for free! The download of the full free version of the game is available from these mirrors: Strategy Informer, Gamer’s Hell, Patches Scrolls, and Fan Gaming.
Previous owners of PureSim Baseball should download this new free full release to enjoy all the new features and improvements and future updates.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, said “PureSim Baseball lets baseball fans manage their teams in depth. Whether it’s negotiating trades in the off season or signaling to the first base runner to steal, PureSim Baseball delivers like a 100 MPH fastball! We’ve been happy to work with Shaun Sullivan on two past releases (2005 and 2007) of this great game and we’re pleased to help spread the word about this new free release. Hopefully this will lead to more gamers discovering what a great baseball game this is.”
Matrix Games has made a habit of working with developers and other publishers to make some great games available for free, often in updated or improved releases. Steel Panthers: World at War, Gary Grigsby’s War in Russia, Gary Grigsby’s Pacific War and Titans of Steel are our previous free releases.
The smell of freshly-mown grass mixes with the cracks of bats and the heavy thumps of baseballs hitting mitts. Baseball season is again upon you, and with PureSim Baseball, you can put yourself anywhere – in the stands, in the front office, at the ticket booths or in the dugout… wherever you want to mold the next baseball dynasty.
PureSim Baseball doesn’t stop there, though; imagine any and every baseball conversation you’ve ever had. Ever argue with anyone about how Nolan Ryan might fare throwing to Babe Ruth? Or wonder if the 1947 Yankees could crush the 2000 Yankees? With the incredibly detailed Lahman Database included, you can play or incorporate virtually any team or player that touched the diamond from 1900 through the present!
PureSim Baseball also lets the slugger in you design your own teams and leagues, giving you the opportunity to field a real ‘fantasy’ team against any opponent in online or offline play. Your players, like your organization, will grow; their skills fluctuate, they age, and eventually, they retire. All the while you pull the purse strings and negotiate the hard contracts that will ensure your dynasty has the power it needs to stay on top. In PureSim Baseball, the only limit is what you can dream.