Archive for October 30th, 2008

MOTO GP 08 TECHNICAL ISSUE – READ IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED THIS VERSION!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Important Info for MotoGP 08 PC

Capcom regrets to inform consumers who have recently purchased the PC version of MotoGP 08 that we have just identified a technical issue with the PC version of the game. This issue only happens with MotoGP 08 PC when installing the game to a custom location on a hard drive; This issue does not affect the default installation, as it only occurs when the destination location has been changed.

To avoid this problem, please do not use the custom installation option to change the destination location for the game.

When the MotoGP 08 InstallShield Wizard reaches the step labeled “Choose Destination Location”, the default installation directory will be displayed (“C:\Program Files\Capcom\MotoGP 08”). Select “Next” to continue to the next step. Do not press the “Change” button.

In the next few days, Capcom will be releasing a patch for MotoGP 08 that will correct this issue. We regret any inconvenience that this may have caused our MotoGP community.

Legendary has gone gold

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Release dates as follow:

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will be shipping on November 4th, and the PC version will be shipping on November 18th.

Here’s some fresh screens to keep you going for the next few days…

The Witcher Sells a Million

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Scientists Uncover Irrefutable Evidence that Single-Player PC Gaming is not Dead as CD Projekt RED’s RPG of the Year Breaks Sales Milestone

 

Warsaw, Poland – October 30 – All the ghouls, vampires and wenches in the world couldn’t stop the white-haired Geralt from conquering the world! CD Projekt RED is proud to announce that The Witcher, the epic RPG that puts players in the morally lenient boots of the aforementioned anti-hero, has sold more than a million copies to real, live people since its release twelve months ago. Scientific research has proven that those sales numbers are quite good for a debut game based on a relatively unfamiliar IP from an unknown studio on a “dead” platform.

 

The news comes just weeks after the release of The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, which was developed based on fan feedback to further improve the game that was named PC RPG of the Year by IGN, GameSpy, PC Gamer, Play and many more. The studio spent close to a year improving various facets of the game to deliver the ultimate role-playing game, then released the update for free to existing fans and loaded the retail package with extra value to encourage retail sales. As always, it seems that the customer is always right, as the Enhanced Edition is getting higher review scores than the original across the globe.

 

“We created The Witcher with the intent of becoming an acclaimed and successful development studio that always made games for its fans; we spent more than $11 million developing The Witcher and the Enhanced Edition, and it sure is nice to make some of that money back!” said Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED. “The success of The Witcher has ensured that we’ll be able to make the games we want – and the games that fans want – for the foreseeable future, and the amazing response we had from the gaming community to the Enhanced Edition really reinforced that we’re on the right track with our development philosophy. We really couldn’t have achieved this sort of success without the support of our amazing fans.”

 

“This is really just the beginning for us,” said Michal Kicinski, co-founder of CD Projekt. “There are a lot more places to explore in the world of The Witcher and there’s obviously a huge audience out there that would still love to see the game on consoles… we’re PC developers first and foremost, but you never know! We’ve already unveiled our DRM-free classic-games distribution site at GOG.com, and we intend to build that site aggressively in the coming months. We’re also rather close to breaking our silence about the multi-platform project underway at Metropolis Software, in which we recently acquired a majority stake. Needless to say, we’re very excited about the future and we think gamers will be, too!”

 

A video celebrating The Witcher’s anniversary, featuring footage of unannounced upcoming titles was released earlier today at GameTrailers.com (HD version at http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42116.html). For more information about The Witcher visit http://www.thewitcher.com.

GTA IV achievement list announced

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/achievements/

Deep Silver releases new details about 7Million

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today published new background information on their free to play urban MMO 7Million. The latest addition to the site www.7million.com will provide a closer look into one of the three factions controlling Paradise City and introduce some of the movers and shakers players may meet.

Paradise City, a bustling metropolis where our story unfolds, is controlled by three major factions that have divvied up the city’s many districts amongst them. The first faction to be presented is the Cúram, a clandestine brotherhood dating back to the time when the city was founded. Known for never letting the truth get in the way of telling a good tale this group of fierce individualists is shrouded in countless legends – some of which are actually true! The website portrait provides information on the philosophy, structure, and status of the Cúram, as well as presenting some of their members. Details about the other two major factions in Paradise City will follow soon.

7Million is a free massively multiplayer online game, set in a modern world full of life, glamour, and spectacular heists. The freely explorable setting of Paradise City serves as a background for numerous thrilling missions, and as a meeting point for gamers from all over the world who meet and team up here with their individually created characters.

7Million is developed by Team Vienna and produced by Cliffhanger Productions.

Ford Focus ST joins the ranks in BETandRACE…

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Liezen (Austria), 30 October 2008. Vanilla Live Games are pleased to announce the arrival of a new car to join in the ranks along-side the Volvo C30 T5 and VW Golf GTI in their game BETandRACE, the new is the “Ford Focus ST” which has been described as ‘energy in motion’ which is based around Ford kinetic Design philosophy which means it looks stunning, athletic and dynamic.


BETandRACE, which is the first casual online arcade racing game, where the user has the possibility to race in real cities, with authentic cars against real opponents for real money. The user has the chance to select between different cars (such as Volkswagen). The game contains three track-types in each city: a round circuit, a sprint track and a drag track, so download and strap yourself into the driving seat
www.betandrace.com.

 

The user has the possibility to train offline and improve his own racing times. When you play online in the ‘play money mode’ you can race against 7 opponents to train up your skills.

 

It’s possible to race for play money, which you receive for free from Vanilla Live Games when you register for the game. Real racing atmosphere offers the real money mode (you must be 18+), where you can multiply your stake with only a €1,- bet against 7 opponents. Great money- and goods prizes are waiting for you from September on which you can win in tournaments.  You can already pre-register at www.betandrace.com.

Fallout 3 available on Direct2Drive

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Bethesda Softworks’ Highly-Anticipated Fallout 3 Available Now For Digital Download on Direct2Drive

BRISBANE, Calif. – October 28, 2008 – Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital retail store, today announced that Fallout® 3 is now available digitally for purchase on Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com) in conjunction with its retail release. Fallout 3 joins additional titles from publisher Bethesda Softworks® that are currently available on Direct2Drive, including The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion®. Fallout 3 is available in North America for digital download via Direct2Drive today, and will be available in the United Kingdom via Direct2Drive UK (http://www.direct2drive.co.uk) on October 31.

With the addition of Fallout 3, Bethesda Softworks continues to contribute to Direct2Drive’s AAA roster of leading game publishers that are making titles available for digital download. The list, which also includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, Sega, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games and 2K Games, underscores the growing investment the industry’s top publishers are making in digital delivery.

“Over the past few years, Bethesda has been distributing our groundbreaking PC games through Direct2Drive and we are excited to offer our latest title, Fallout 3, to their library,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We had a very good experience with Oblivion and wanted to make Fallout 3 as easy as possible to purchase for the fans of this popular franchise.”

Fallout 3 is one of the most highly-anticipated titles coming out from Bethesda Softworks and the latest installment of the Fallout franchise was recently honored with the “Overall Game of the Show” award from IGN.com at this year’s E3 gaming conference. Fallout 3 is an action role-playing game and features one of the most realized game worlds ever created. Set more than 200 years following a nuclear war, players can create any kind of character they want and explore the open wastes of Washington, D.C however they choose. Every minute is a fight for survival as gamers encounter Super Mutants, Ghouls, Raiders, and other dangers of the Wasteland.

“Fallout 3 is a highly anticipated title that we are pleased to provide to our millions of users on the day that it is released on retail shelves,” said Sutton Trout, VP of digital content for IGN Entertainment. “As digital download continues to grow within the videogame industry and users are looking to purchase the latest in AAA titles from the comfort of their home, Direct2Drive will continue to provide those titles and be a leader in the space.”

Since the site’s launch in October 2004, more than one million games have been downloaded on Direct2Drive, and the site enables gamers to conveniently purchase, download and play the latest PC games and expansion packs from the world’s top publishers.

Fallout 3 is available today on Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com/) in North America for $49.95 US and on October 31 via Direct2Drive UK (www.direct2drive.co.uk) for $£30.95 UK (VAT Inclusive). Fallout 3 is rated M for Mature by ESRB. For more information about Fallout 3 visitwww.prepareforthefuture.com orhttp://fallout.bethsoft.com.

ABOUT DIRECT2DRIVE
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment’s digital download store (http://www.direct2drive.com andhttp://www.direct2drive.co.uk). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games, comics and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D’s AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games.

Fallout® 3 © 2008 Bethesda Softworks LLC, a ZeniMax Media company. The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout, Prepare for the Future and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

Outspark’s Pre-Paid Game Cards Coming To Best Buy Stores Nationwide

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

SparkCash Cards Offer an Exciting Way for Outspark Members to Take Their Game to the Next Level

Outspark (www.outspark.com), a leading “virtual playground” of online community-based gaming for all ages, announced the arrival of its pre-paid cards at Best Buy stores across the United States. Through its partnership with GMG Entertainment, Outspark’s SparkCash Cards will be available in Best Buy stores nationwide beginning November 2, 2008.

The $25 cards are redeemed online for SparkCash, Outspark’s virtual currency used to purchase hundreds of unique items in all Outspark games. From clothing and weapons to pets, power-ups and more, SparkCash is the ultimate way to customize and empower any Outspark game character.

Prepaid cards purchased at Best Buy also come with an exclusive in-game item. Those who purchase and redeem SparkCash prepaid cards during the month of November will receive a special costume in both Fiestaand Secret of the Solstice.

These new SparkCash Cards give all Outspark community members a convenient way to personalize their gaming experience. Premium items are now available in FiestaSecret of the Solstice and will arrive soon inProject Powder and the first-person-shooter, Blackshot. “As the holiday season approaches, we’re excited be working with a top retailer like Best Buy,” said Outspark CEO and founder Susan Choe. “SparkCash Cards make a perfect gift for family and friends.”

With a rapidly growing and highly active community of over three million registered users, Outspark’s virtual playground offers members a great place to enjoy engaging multiplayer games, socialize and customize their experience with premium content.

For more information about Outspark games and SparkCash, visit www.outspark.com.

PayByCash Partners with OneCard for Middle Eastern Customers to Pay for Online Multiplayer Games

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

PayByCash®, a subsidiary of PlaySpan Inc., has added OneCard, through its relationship with Smart2Pay™, to provide more payment choices to online multiplayer game customers in the Middle East. OneCard is a pre-paid card that allows non-credit card customers to make speedy transactions. Available in over 4,500 retail outlets in Saudi Arabia alone, OneCard is also available in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Egypt for PayByCash’s merchant partners.

“PayByCash gives online merchants the ability to tap the global customer base that wants to pay without a credit card,” said Kevin Higgins, PayByCash’s president. “Pre-paid cards are rapidly becoming the payment method of choice for online gamers. Our partnership with OneCard expands the payment options for customers in this region of the world.”

New in-game trailer for Europa Universalis III: Complete

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

In Nomine trailer released to Give Aspiring Rulers a Firm Hand

Paradox Interactive today confirmed details of the In Nomineexpansion pack’s inclusion in Europa Universalis III: Complete and released a new in-game trailer. In Nomine adds 50 years to the timeline of Europa Universalis III, the popular PC strategy game, and players can see their empires evolve from King Henry IV’s coronation in 1399 to the end of the Hundred Years’ War.

To view the trailer, please visit: 
http://www.youtube.com/user/Paradoxplaza

In Nomine includes the following features:

New Missions 
Countries will now have specific missions tied to actual historical events which players may complete for bonuses. Players are not required to complete these missions; however, these features will give players want defined goals a more structured path.

New Decision System 
World leaders will now have a better overview of the decisions needed to shape the future of their country. They will also have expanded control over the future of their countries on both the provincial and national level.

Rebels with a Cause 
Rebels with specific goals and abilities will rise to challenge players every step of the way. These “rebels with a cause” will all have their own unique grievances and can be negotiated with or completely eradicated, at the player’s discretion.

Religious Tolerance 
Religious tolerance now depends on the ideas and decisions taken by world leaders, adding a new layer of strategy. Political and religious dissidents can be handled in a number of effective ways, from excommunicating wayward rulers to organizing crusades.

In Nomine is available as part of the box set Europa Universalis III: Complete, which contains the popular Europa Universalis III grand strategy game and the Napoleon’s Ambition and In Nomine expansion packs.

Europa Universalis III: Complete is available in stores now! 
For more information, please visithttp://www.europauniversalis3.com/