Archive for January 30th, 2009

It’s Disciples weekend at GOG.com

Friday, January 30th, 2009

This weekend’s deal at GOG.com is pretty cool: for 15.99 you can pick up Disciples: Sacred Lands Gold and Disciples 2 Gold in a bundle. If you already picked up one of the titles, you will get a discount on the other if you buy it this weekend.

The Disciples pack contains: Disciples: Sacred Lands Gold and Disciples 2: Dark Prophecy, Disciples 2: Guardians of the Light, Disciples 2: Servants of the Dark, Disciples 2: Rise of the Elves, Disciples: Sacred Lands soundtrack, 92 artworks and 39 avatars.  How cool is that? These guys just come up with some awesome extras, in addition to making them XP/Vista compatible.

For details on the promotion visit http://www.gog.com/en/page/disciples_pack

They have launched a “Spread the word” section where GOG.com users will find everything they need to let everyone know about GOG.com and why they think it rocks! http://www.gog.com/en/spreadtheword

Keep playing, and check out GOG. I know I can show my kids how we played when I was (a bit) younger…and they can see what Fallout 1 and 2 looked like, since they weren’t even born when they were released!

Garden Party announces new kid-friendly feature – Busy Bee

Friday, January 30th, 2009

For those accustomed to GardenParty and its features, they will be fully aware of the bee suit and its uses. For those not so familiar, it allows Gardeners to fly both for fun and to collect items high up in the sky. What was lacking, was an activity, beyond those mentioned, which would allow the bee suit to play an integral part in a game… that was until now! From 30th January 2009, GardenParty is pleased to announce the latest addition to the fun, safe virtual world for kids, a new multi-player bee game – BusyBee.

The much loved bee suit now has an even greater purpose within the world. The new game involves buzzing bees working together to collect the nectar for their sleeping Queen Bee, if they satisfy her need for honey, they will be rewarded, however, disappoint the Queen Bee, the quest must continue! All-in-all, this new multiplayer game encompasses fun, community and team work altogether and will have any Gardener laughing with excitement.

This latest news comes as a welcomed addition to the ever expanding world which has seen children from all over the world take part and “Grow their own fun” whilst thoroughly enjoying their experience.

To celebrate the new arrival, GardenParty will be hosting the launch of BusyBee with a buzzing party which will be at take place on the 30th January from 4pm (UK time), 11am (EST) and 8am (PCT)

For additional information, please go to www.gardenpartyworld.com

Zu Online: Training on Treacherous Terrain

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Wan Mountain in Zu Online( http://zu.igg.com/ ) was originally where the great master of the Sun Warriors, Master Mind, cultivated his spirit. The Sun Warriors of Wan Mountain originally took the leading role in the direction of the Good forces. However, after Master Mind ascended to heaven, the Flame Master conspired with dark forces, culminating in the incident with the Fire Vessel, and after driving the moderate Master Dazang away, he established his control over the Sun Warriors of Wan Mountain. Soon after that, the Flame Master was lured by Blood Demon into training the Bloodfire Strike ability and eventually leading to the corruption of the once revered Sun Warriors of Wan Mountain.

Wan Mountain is now a good place for Level 120+ players to train. Listed below are the most common, though not easy, monsters on Wan Mountain. Slay them and you will progress very quickly.

Ophidian Man (Level 120)
They belong to the same clan as the Snakey Men in Miracle Town. They escaped to Wan Mountain in a panic after hearing of the fall of Miracle Town.

Snailman (Level 125)
They escaped to Wan Mountain during the Turmoil of Sky Lake, but they became evil monsters after imbibing the tainted water in Sky Lake.

Elite Archer (Level 132)
They are very capable pawns of the Flame Master. The crossbow in their hand is a powerful talisman which can attack at will and hit an enemy critically every time.

Dryad (Level 137)
The Dryads have been living in the Charitable Woods for generations. They are all endowed with the Far-sight Spirit and therefore very gentle. Nevertheless, they have never shown mercy to invaders.

Mephet (Level 148)
They are very fierce, giant birds adopted by the Flame Master. They all have extremely tough wings.

Flame Master (Level 170)
The Flame Master was originally one of the most talented apprentices of Master Mind. He is very clever, but narrow-minded and always seeking to prevail over others. However, Master Dazang, who was one of his fellow apprentices, has often defeated him, leading to an intense rivalry.

The restoration of the dignity of the Sun Warriors of Wan Mountain, as well as your own training, is all up to you.

For more information, please visit http://zu.igg.com/news/newscon.php?aid=1650 .

Angels Online: Raging Reefs and Monsters Overview

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Located in the westernmost part of Atlantis, the Raging Reefs are one of the most dangerous areas available to players. It is said that voyagers would make a detour when they passed here, even during the most peaceful times of the Atlantis. After Atlantis had disappeared,everything here became a shrouded in mystery and secrets.

Today, the Angels Online team (http://ao.igg.com) from IGG (http://www.igg.com) is here to give all players a brief introduction to this evil scene.

The west ocean is the end of Atlantis. The water here is so deep that nobody can get to the other end of Atlantis from here. The ocean is covered by a thin mist year in year out. The standing reefs and dangerous whirlpools frighten all but the most grizzled adventurers from even attempting anything but a completely different route around it.

However, it is said that there is an uncountable amount of lost treasure sunk below those crashing waves and kife edged reefs. The treasure sits encased in the broken hulls of ships piloted by foolish and reckless Captains from Atlantis and a dozen other sea faring nations. Groups of adventurers occasionally brave the thrashing wind and the churning ocean to attempt a recovery of some loot, but few ever return…

Players should carefully seek the entrance of the map which is camouflaged by a bushel of seaweed; otherwise, they may miss it. Passing through the seaweed, players will find the large remains of a shipwreck. The between the broken hull and the twisted masts the rotten sailcloth is stretched taught and a lot of unknown underwater monsters can be seen climbing on the surface. How horrible it must be to feel so utterly and completely alone. It will become more and more fearful as players keep moving forward. They may meet Byscher, an adventurer from the Breeze Woods, if they are lucky enough. As an experienced adventurer from Eden, Byscher has done research here for many years. However, his work was disturbed recently by some underwater sharks. If players can do him a favor, he will not be stingy in giving them abundant rewards.

Monsters Overview
Sea Shark: These Sea Sharks possess high attacking abilities and hard shells. They are also very fierce because of their sharp teeth. They are one of the most dangerous monsters you can face in these waters.

Octopus Scholar: They are more aggressive than the Octopus Fish. If someone comes near them, they will become cautious and deadly at once. Many adventurers have been killed by them.

Giant Octopus: These huge monsters possess high melee and long-distance attack abilities. They move very fast. Generally, players are unable to escape and end having to face these tough creatures

For more information about Angels Online visit
http://ao.igg.com/act/atlantis/detail.php?acid=109

Game With Fame presents…Play Skate 2 with fusion MC, P.O.S

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Rapper and musician P.O.S., also known as Stefon Alexander, will grab a board and do some tricks in Skate 2 with Xbox LIVE members February 6. If you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with P.O.S., send a friend request to the following Gamertag and be online half an hour before (6:30 P.M. ET) the Game with Fame session starts on Friday, February 6, 7:00 P.M. ET. If you are participate, send an e-mail to xlmail@microsoft.com with the subject: “GWF – P.O.S” Be sure to include your Gamertag and hometown.

P.O.S. hit the big time with his debut release, Ipecac Neat, originally released on Doomtree and then re-released by Rhymesayers Entertainment. He followed that up with the critically-acclaimed Audition, and now releases his third album, Never Better. Sporting a completely unique style that pays homage to his roots in punk rock, and disdains the worst excesses of mainstream rap, P.O.S. has carved out an appealing musical niche that dispenses with genre boundaries, and just plain entertains and excites.
Game With Fame featuring P.O.S
DATE: February 6th
TIME: 4 – 6pm (PST)
LOCATION: Seattle, WA
GAME: Skate 2
GAMERTAG: POS GwF (**please note space between POS and GwF).
URL: http://www.xbox.com/GwFPOS