New Social Game, Jamia Online Launches Globally

October 7, 2010 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

India-based game publishing company, Gamiana Digital Entertainment has announced the global launch of their flagship online social world, Jamia Online. Jamia is a free-to-play browser-based game and social space where players can connect and interact with thousands of other people from all over the world in a fun, safe environment.

The heart of the game is in its community-centric features and player driven content. Players begin by creating an avatar which can be fully customized in terms of clothing and appearance. Through this avatar, they can meet and chat in beautifully designed maps, play multiplayer games together, engage in quests for gold or throw parties in their apartments. In addition, players can create a personal profile, publish a blog, join fan clubs, showcase their self-made artwork and more. There is also a unique instant messenger system for friends which can be accessed throughout the site.

Jamia is safe and accessible to all age-groups, and with a plethora of available features to explore and more on the way, it has something to appeal to everyone.

To sign up for Jamia Online, visit http://www.jamiaonline.com/

Microsoft Flight Now Featured on Fly Away Simulation

September 9, 2010 · Filed Under News, Simulator · Comment 

Microsoft’s next flight simulator release, Microsoft Flight, is now being featured on the Fly Away Simulation flight simulation website.

The team at Fly Away Simulation has added a whole new dimension to its flight simulator portal following an exciting announcement by Microsoft. Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing the next in its series of flight simulator packages for PC users, with the next release being called Microsoft Flight.

Microsoft Flight is set to become the biggest complete flight simulator package available to PC users. With drastic enhancements in technology, and more powerful machines for the software to run on, the graphics will be like nothing yet seen in a simulation package.

Fly Away Simulation have already begun opening up sections of their website to cover this release. While actual news and information on the product is somewhat speculation at the moment, they have covered all angles on their website.

Fly Away Simulation have already featured Microsoft Flight preview videos, a screenshots gallery, discussion forums and news articles. The main attraction at Fly Away Simulation’s website is their flight simulator downloads section. The download section already boasts over 3,000 add-ons and enhancements for flight simulator packages and with a user base of over 125,000. With the release of Microsoft Flight round the corner, users can expect hundreds of downloads such as aircraft, scenery, tools and utilities to be made available following its release.

While there is no official release date for Microsoft Flight, users should expect the release to be before Christmas 2010. All aspects of the release will be covered on the Fly Away Simulation website (http://flyawaysimulation.com/) in real time.

Users should expect many new features in the next version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator package. New features will include many new aircraft, better scenery and graphics, more realistic flight environment and integration with the Windows Live system.

Legendary Champions Now Doing Battle in Closed Beta Test

September 1, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, RPG · Comment 

Aeria Games, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, has initiated the Closed Beta Test (CBT) for Legendary Champions, the latest title to join its free-to-play catalogue. Players will be able to take an early look at Aeria’s new MMORPG, and get hands-on experience with some of history’s greatest heroes and villains, from King Arthur to Dracula.

Legendary Champions is a fantasy MMORPG which draws from many sources of culture to create a vast world filled with epic characters. Players will ally themselves with one of two factions and collect an army of heroes to aid them in solo quests and PvP battlefields, including DotA-style challenges with the game’s larger-than-life heroes. With over 60 iconic champions to choose, Legendary Champions allows players to decide, once and for all, who would win in a fight – Beowulf, Mulan, Alexander the Great, or Sinbad?

For more information about the game, and to get involved in the CBT, visit http://legendarychampions.aeriagames.com.

King of Kings 3 conquers North America

March 9, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Epic battles, sprawling cities, and warring kingdoms locked in a never-ending struggle for power. King of Kings 3, the newest instalment of the popular Taiwanese MMORPG series, is considered one of the best releases of 2009 and captivates millions of players in Asia. In addition to holding the European publishing rights, gamigo is proud to announce that it now holds the North American license for the game.

“As a globally-focused publisher, our aim is to be able to offer our games in all key markets,” says Patrick Streppel, member of gamigo’s executive board. “King of Kings 3 is one of the highlights of our portfolio. The emphasis of the game is on PvP battle and the extensive guild features, such as the building of guild towns and guild warfare, are unparalleled in the realm of free-to-play gaming.”

The game’s developing studio, Lager, and gamigo have been working hard the past year to localise the game for Western markets. The plot of the game has been completely rewritten and the seven fantasy realms are based on medieval powers, giving players from Europe and North America the opportunity to go into battle for their nation. A complete re-balancing reduces grinding and now allows players to reach the highlights of the game, PvP and guild gameplay, more quickly.

Thanks to the game’s complex and multilayered guild system, guilds band together first to form legions, next kingdoms, and finally alliances to wage war against enemy kingdoms and territories. Up to 10,000 players compete simultaneously in truly epic RvR battles to determine the fate of the guild towns and realms. Only the bravest warrior will come out on top and become the ruler of the entire realm, the fabled King of Kings.

King of Kings 3 is expected to go into Closed Beta testing in the second quarter of 2010. To participate in Closed Beta testing, visit the game’s official website: http://kok3.gamigo.com

gPotato Europe is celebrating: Street Gears is one year old

March 4, 2010 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online, Racing · Comment 

Enjoy the party in Park Town and join our anniversary events, starting today

gPotato Europe is delighted to announce the first anniversary of the free cel-shaded inline skating MMO Street Gears tomorrow, March 5th. To celebrate this date, the Street Gears team has prepared many different events for all players from March 4th-17th, 2010.

Everyone who logs into the the game will automatically receive a unique anniversary item for 14 days. But you will also have the opportunity to keep it as a permanent fashion item. All you have to do is to share your experience and impressions about Street Gears in our social media event, and the anniversary helmet will be yours forever.

Are you in a racing mood? Compete with your friends or other riders to take part in a number of races together with the entire community, with new races announced every day. If you can complete the number of races we will unlock 50% or 100% EXP for the whole server for seven days, starting immediately after the event on the March 18th.

Prepare for the St. Patrick’s tournament from March 11th-17th! Register your pre-set team by March 10th in order to participate in the Team Time Attack Beta. Run as many races as you want and your average time will be added to the team result. In the Time Attack Beta tournament you can further reduce your team’s time by doing more races. Start to train your racing skills today, as the best teams will be rewarded generously.

For more information on Street Gears, and to download the free game in French or German, check out the official Street Gears website at http://sg.gpotato.eu.

Changchun 2

February 26, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

WeMade unveiled three new Massively Multiplayer Role-Playing Games (MMORPG) at Gstar 2009: NED, Changchun, Zwei Online. Amongst three highly-anticipated games, Changchun kicks off a Closed Beta test (CBT) first.

Changchun2 is a hybrid between targeting and non-targeting system and maximized game control in MMORPG. Using non-targeting system, a player can attack multiple enemies at the same time if they are within attackable area. A majority of monsters move together in the game to make one vs. many combat possible.

Changchun 2 demands a high level of game control from users because a user can attack others yet effectively defend at the same time if s/he controls a character in a right way. This will satisfy high level users in the targeting system. Because of that, fighting multiple monsters in Changchun 2 provides the best of entertainment and thrill in a unique way.

In Changchun 2, character classes including Magician, Swordman, Blademan all have unique powers. PvP contents and Hero Spawn will be added to the game later on.

For more information, visit http://changchun2.wemade.com

Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria for fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online

February 25, 2010 · Filed Under Fantasy, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Exciting Update Includes an Increased Level Cap, Dangerous Dungeons, and Plenty of New Adventures for Players of Silkroad Online

Joymax announced Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria, an update for historical fantasy MMORPG Silkroad Online. The Legend V expansion includes a new level cap of 110, never-before-seen weapons and armor, a sinister tomb, and a dangerous temple, providing plenty of exciting new gameplay for players hoping to be the next hero in Silkroad Online.

The land of Egypt in Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria is a land of golden cities, dangerous foes, and rich treasures. Characters must be at least level 100 to visit the new region, which includes the imposing city of Alexandria, the Desert of Storms and Cloud, the Valley of Kings, and two massive dungeons known as the Tomb of the Pharaoh and the Temple.

Players can choose from three difficulty levels before entering the Tomb of the Pharaoh with their party, and may visit up to twice a day to hunt for the powerful eleventh-grade weapons and armor that reside within its walls. The Temple, meanwhile, is an instanced dungeon for characters level 105 and up where PvP combat is always permitted. Be prepared to fight off both vicious monsters and competing players if you decide to venture into its depths.

Legend V also offers players a brand-new game system, Set Items. Gold and Silver Coins earned in Alexandria’s dungeons can be traded to merchants for unique Set Items that share a seal and provide big bonuses when worn together as a full outfit. Between these and new eleventh-grade weapons like the Reaper Ghost Sword and the Angel Breaker, every would-be hero should be well prepared for the trials and adventures that await them in Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria!

To find out more about Silkroad Online and the Legend V: Heroes of Alexandria update, visit the official website at http://www.joymax.com/silkroad/

To see the new Legend V trailer, head to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTTW42vEEUI

Silkroad Online
Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling from Jangan, China to Constantinople, Europe, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV Plus: Hotan Fortress, provides players with a revamped Fortress War System and adds an imposing Hotan Fortress to the game. This grand structure at the heart of the Oasis Kingdom has been captured, and only the furious warriors will be able to free the current inhabitants!

Shaiya Spanish begins Open Beta

February 11, 2010 · Filed Under Beta, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

First 100 Players to Reach Level 40 on Hard Mode Can Win 1,000 AP

Aeria Games, one of the fastest growing publishers of free-to-play online games in North America and Europe, officially announced that the highly anticipated Spanish-language version of Shaiya has entered Open Beta. The game is the publisher’s first title to reach this major milestone. To celebrate the event, Aeria Games plans to host a leveling contest, awarding 1,000 Aeria Points (AP) to the first 100 players to reach Level 40 on Hard Mode or above.

Shaiya is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that pits players against each other in epic realm vs. realm warfare. The game features thousands of quests, dungeons and raids, a player based economy, competitive player vs. player (PvP) combat, and daily events. The title enjoys immense popularity across the world, and has already established a large following in Spanish-language territories.

Players who participated in Closed Beta will be receiving a gift package of items, including a Beta Ring, Knockout Nostrum, and several XP stones and competences. The winners of the previous ranking contest will be announced on the official Shaiya Spanish site.

to participate in Open Beta, visit http://lat.shaiya.aeriagames.com.

Development of Arsenal of Democracy complete

February 6, 2010 · Filed Under News, Strategy, Wargame · Comment 

Paradox Interactive announced that development of BL-Logic’s sprawling World War II strategy game, Arsenal of Democracy, has been completed, and that the game will be released via all major digital distribution outlets on February 23 for $19.99. A new trailer describing the game and its features has also been released.

Arsenal of Democracy was developed by BL-Logic, a team comprised of passionate fans of the Paradox’s landmark Hearts of Iron series. The game takes players to World War II with total economic, diplomatic and military control over the nation of their choosing, giving them the chance to rewrite history and change the course of history’s greatest global conflict. Arsenal of Democracy offers players unparalleled historical detail alongside the most in-depth and realistic representation of the multitude of challenges faced by the leaders of the time.

Johan Andersson, Executive Producer at Paradox Interactive, said of the game, “Arsenal of Democracy is proof of what happens when a group of dedicated individuals plays something for years and years – in this case, Hearts of Iron II – and then has the opportunity to add their own ideas, their own features—in order improve it… It’s a true labor of love.”

Arsenal of Democracy is scheduled for release on February 23 for $19.99. It will be available via all major digital distributors, including Direct2Drive, GamersGate and Steam.

A new trailer to celebrate the release-date announcement is available for viewing here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ8vef3GwUA

Arsenal of Democracy main features:

  • Rewrite history at the helm of any nation during World War II in a variety of other scenarios in single-player or multiplayer modes
  • Topple your enemies using advanced combat mechanics on land, in the air and at sea, based on historical research and the work of military theorists
  • Master the most detailed and flexible economic and production systems found in any Hearts of Iron game
  • Keep your war efforts operating smoothly with a realistic logistics and trading subsystem
  • Engage in espionage, intelligence, diplomacy and global trade to give your nation a decisive edge
  • Determine your country’s National Identity, Social Policy and Ethnic Culture
  • Create your own campaigns, units, countries, minister traits, national ideas and more with extensive mod capabilities
  • Experience classic Hearts of Iron gameplay improved with a fine-tuned technology tree, better game balance, advanced statistics and polished graphics

Planet Calypso sees 2nd amazing sale of the year

February 5, 2010 · Filed Under Business, MMO, News, Online · Comment 

Unique Virtual Egg Sold for Over $69,000.00 USD

First Planet Company, developer and publisher of the largest real money Massively Multiplayer Online Game, announced the sale of a legendary Virtual Egg for an a stunning $69,696.00 USD. This comes on the heels of the Crystal Palace Station’s recent sale for a record-breaking $330,000.00 USD.

Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs held a public auction Sunday, inside Planet Calypso, and sold the Virtual Egg to David Storey aka Deathifier. Deathifier owns “Treasure Island” in the game, a tax generating Virtual World Destination. NEVERDIE purchased the Virtual Egg for $10,000 USD in 2006 from a gamer who completed a unique quest. The Final Chapter in the Egg’s History has yet to be written as thousands of players speculate what will actually hatch from the it and if it will be worth the extraordinary price tag.

Deathifier purchased “Treasure Island” with hunting and mineral Rights in 2004 for $27,500 USD and reportedly earned his investment back within the year. NEVERDIE mortgaged his home in Miami in 2005 to purchase an Asteroid for $100,000 USD. NEVERDIE turned the Asteroid into a NightClub dubbed Club NEVERDIE, which is now valued at over $1 million USD. NEVERDIE and Deathifier have both been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for their astounding Virtual Transactions.

“The sale of the Atrox Queen Egg is another example of the incredibly unique world and economy we offer in our game. While you don’t need thousands of dollars, or even tens of dollars to play Planet Calypso, it’s sales like these that truly separate our virtual world from any other on the planet,” said Marco Behrmann, CEO of First Planet Company. “We are introducing a new quest system soon and the epicprice tag of this Egg, which was a quest treasure itself, will energize a new generation of virtual pioneers looking to make their mark.”

First Planet Company is the developer and publisher of Planet Calypso, the largest real economy Massively Multiplayer Online Game in the world. Players have the ability to participate in a unique virtual world where they only pay for the game when they play. Its innovative real money economy uses a virtual currency which has a fixed exchange rate with the US dollar. This allows players to deposit and withdraw real funds for their adventures on Calypso or in the real world. It is also the first MMORPG to use CryTek’s stunning CryENGINE 2 for amazing graphics and physics. Planet Calypso is the oldest planet in the Entropia Universe and is free to download.

Planet Calypso is a free download available at the game’s website, www.planetcalypso.com.

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