Archive for February 18th, 2009

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution more trailers

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

More fight trailers for your viewing pleasure!

Mosh Deck’em vs. Kaiser Kong

Syphon Cruel vs. The Fight Machine

Mal Function vs. Fever Friction

Wonderland Online: Cursed Palace Quests Preview

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Our players have been waiting patiently, and with news slowly leaking about the new upgrades coming in Wonderland Online (http://wl.igg.com), we’ve decided to open the floodgates and give you a comprehensive sneak preview of the biggest changes.

Released Time: From 12:00pm-12:00am every Sunday (You need Registration Voucher*3). If a player wants to do the quest everyday, then it will cost 1 star.

Location: Athens.
The Cursed Palace was inspired by the 12 constellations. There are many powerful palace guardians filled with blood-lust in every corner of the palace just waiting for a brave player to try to beat them. However, the task will become much easier if they can find out the weakness of each guardian. Players can form different but great teams which are special for defeating different guardians based on their special elements.

What kind of challenges will our players meet in this accursed palace? If they are brave, smart they may become a legend in their own lifetime.

For more details, please visit http://wl.igg.com/news/newscontent.php?aid=1769.

Zu Online: Upcoming Cool Items

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Have you ever created equipment that has very low Potential, but cost a fortune? If so, what did you do? Discard it? What a waste! Well, if you’re one of those players green with envy at other players’ awesome equipment, then this is for you. Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com/ ) Team will soon be adding some new items to the game that can increase an item’s Potential. The problem of expensive and poor quality equipment will be banished forever!
New Items:
Number1: Enlightenment Vertebra
It will increase the Potential of common equipment.

Number2: Fuxi Vertebra
This can increase the Potential of common equipment or Superior suits.

Number3: Sickle Vertebra
This item can increase the Potential of common equipment, Superior suits or legendary equipment.
Usage & Tips
When you right click on the Vertebra, the mouse cursor will turn into a hammer. Then you can left click the target equipment and a dialog box will pop up for you to confirm/cancel the action. Each Vertebra can increase one piece of equipment’s Potential by 1, but it may also fail to increase the Potential.

Items that have the same amount of activated Potential will be the same color and Suits and Epic equipment will also shine brightly.

For more information, please visit the official site: http://zu.igg.com/.

X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions Coming Soon to US Retailers

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

EGOSOFT’s X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 available April 7, 2009

Egosoft announced today that the latest version of its critically acclaimed title, X³: Terran Conflict, will be available at all major US retail outlets beginning April 7, 2009.

X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions will feature a host of new missions, new ships and much more – and will be available at all major US retail outlets and on Steam, a leading platform for the delivery and management of PC games and digital content with over 15 million accounts around the world. The release at retail and on Steam will be simultaneous.

Entitled X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions, this updated version of X³: Terran Conflict is being published by IGS Interactive and will feature a host of new missions, new ships and much more.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions into our customers’ hands,” said Bernd Lehahn, managing director of EGOSOFT. “With this new version, we will build on the fantastic critical response to X³: Terran Conflict and will deliver a truly memorable experience to the gamer.”

As with the previous titles in the X series, X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions is a single-player space simulation featuring fast-paced first-person space combat, free-form open exploration of a huge dynamic universe, and large-scale management of the player’s own intergalactic corporation.

In X³: Terran Conflict (the predecessor to 2.0), the long-lost Terran colony of Aldrin was rediscovered. Now, after numerous years of isolation, the Terrans are keen to bring the Aldrans back into the fold as part of their massive effort to colonize areas of space thought lost or inaccessible. No colonization is easy, however, and you will be asked to not only help in the shaping of the new frontier, but will also be called upon to provide protection for the colonization effort against forces determined to oppose the Aldrin Expansion. New Terran stations and complexes, a new Terran ship and a host of other new features are introduced as you play a decisive role in the shaping of this new Terran frontier.

“We are honored to be publishing the latest installment in such a proven franchise,” said Paul Lombardi, CEO of IGS Inc. “The Aldrin Missions is a more than worthy successor to the outstanding Terran Conflict, and this version will further solidify EGOSOFT’s already stellar X franchise as one of the best in gaming.”

X³: Terran Conflict was released in European retail outlets and on Steam on October 17, 2008. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and X³: Terran Conflict currently boasts a 78.2% ranking on Game Rankings. IGN, the largest and most influential videogame site in the world, said that “Clearly crafted by a design team on a mission and with a vision, X3: Terran Conflict is a pretty and impressively ambitious voyage into the heavens that should satiate the thirst of anyone who pines for life away from earthly confines.”

For more information about the X series, X³: Terran Conflict 2.0 – The Aldrin Missions or EGOSOFT, please visit www.egosoft.com.

Penumbra Collection – The Terror Hits North America

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

The PC Horror Trilogy Ships to Stores

Paradox Interactive is pleased to announce that the Penumbra Collection, the critically acclaimed and innovative horror trilogy, has shipped to stores across North America. Comprised of the gamesPenumbra: Overture , Penumbra: Black Plague, and the recent expansion pack RequiemPenumbra Collection is the complete story of Philip Buchanon and his journey through terror.

penumbra_col_2d_esrb_lowrezCommenting on the process of developing the Penumbra series, Co-Founder and Sound Director at Frictional Games, Jens Nilsson said, “We wanted to make a survival horror game with less violence, but with more puzzle solving and exploration as gameplay elements. We wanted to explore horror games as we had ideas that we felt could contribute to increasing the feeling of horror in the games through minimal use of weapons, hands on physics and believable puzzles and solutions. We came up with practical puzzles, which could be solved with a mix of items and physics. The idea of having believable solutions was to further enhance the players feeling of being part of the game, using physics and believable items to make the gameplay more hands on and exciting.”

Penumbra Collection is available in stores everywhere with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Rock Band DLC offers some Wii Nirvana

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

ROCK BAND Wii OWNERS GET SEVEN TRACKS FROM NIRVANA

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of seven tracks from alternative grunge band Nirvana to the Rock Band Music Store catalog of downloadable content for Wii home videogame console from Nintendo.

The lineup includes seven master recordings from Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind including “Breed,” “Lounge Act,” “On a Plain,” “Polly,” “Something in the Way,” “Stay Away,” and “Territorial Pissings.” These tracks join “In Bloom” from the original Rock Band soundtrack and “Drain You” featured on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack to make for a total of nine Nirvana songs available in the Rock Band music catalog available to Wii owners.

This week’s offering comes from the Rock Band® Music Store catalog of downloadable content already released to owners of Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PS3 computer entertainment system. Wii fans can expect a rollout of the previously released downloadable content until the entire back catalogue of more than 570 songs is available. In addition, the regularly scheduled future DLC releases for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system will also be available for Rock Band 2 Wii owners soon.

Release Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tracks: Nirvana Breed
Nirvana Lounge Act
Nirvana On a Plain
Nirvana Polly
Nirvana Something in the Way
Nirvana Stay Away
Nirvana Territorial Pissings

(All tracks are original master recordings)

Price: $2.00 (200 Wii Points) per track

Location: In-game Rock Band 2 Music Store (Wii Points must be purchased through the WiiTM Shop Channel)

** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change **

Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Store using Wii Points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the hard drive of the Wii or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.

Switchgames.com, The Gamers Marketplace, launches

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

100% FREE USED GAME, CONSOLE AND ACCESSORY TRADING

Beta Launch Makes Game Trading Easier, Safer, Faster

SwitchGames.com, the social marketplace for gamers, announced today the launch of a site for free trading in used videogames, consoles, and accessories. Gamers’ trading and selling options are no longer pinched by unfair, in-store trade-in values. Members have total control over their transactions and decide the value of what they own – no point systems, no hidden fees, no credit cards required. SwitchGames is the perfect solution for gamers who want to play more of the latest titles in a bad economy.

“Our mission is to empower and protect the gamer,” said founder and CEO Jason Crawford. “SwitchGames is an open marketplace created by gamers for gamers where members easily connect and trade with each other. As we roll out this initial version we welcome feedback from the gamer community to help us shape a marketplace where they can stretch their budgets.”

SwitchGames members have their own Gamer Page where they develop a profile, show off stuff they own and items they want. Members can raise their community standing by earning achievement badges for receiving positive ratings, completing trades and other things. SwitchGames’ interface makes it easy to learn about other members and interact with them all over the site. It’s effortless to make friends and quickly grow a network of traders. SwitchGames also includes smart features like SwitchBot, which in a single click indentifies perfect trade matches with other members of the community.

Jason Crawford, founder of developer Brooklyn Games, put up an initial version of SwitchGames in 2005 to feed his gaming appetite. SwitchGames quickly grew into an active niche community. In 2008, based on years of member feedback, Jason began creating the new SwitchGames interface, the first practical, online used-games alternative to brick-and-mortar retail. Jason built a development team and brought on COO Kai Bond, gamer and former Director of Strategy at InterActiveCorp (IAC), to oversee finance, operations, and business development.

Please contact us for more information on SwitchGames’ upcoming features and services.

www.switchgames.com

Runaway Running Up GOG.com’s Adventure Game Count

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Runaway: A Road Adventure Adds More Point-and-Click Fun to GOG.com

GOG.com (http://www.gog.com), the place where all fans of DRM-free PC classics can find beloved games, is adding another point-and-click adventure to its ever-growing catalogue of Good Old Games. This time it’s Runaway: A Road Adventure (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/runaway_a_road_adventure) from French publisher and distributor, Focus Home Interactive. And in case you somehow forgot, all the games at GOG.com are DRM-free and fully compatible with Windows XP and Vista.

Runaway: A Road Adventure is a cartoon-like adventure game that combines romance, mystery, action and deception. The game tells the story of Brian Basco, a college student whose life dramatically changes after he meets a beautiful and mysterious stripper. The unexpected meeting with Gina wouldn’t be so bad if Mafia gangsters didn’t want to blow Brian’s head off. Now together with Gina he has to avoid and escape the killers.

“We know point-and-click adventures are a genre that gamers really miss, and we want to fulfill that demand,” said Adam Oldakowski, Managing Director of GOG.com. “Runaway is an explosive mixture of murder, money, romance and deception, so there’s something for everyone!”

“Runaway: A Road Adventure has been praised as the renewal of the point-and-click genre and it’s a great pleasure to see it being offered on GOG.com,” stated Axel Delafon, International Product Manager at Focus. “It’s one of the rare titles that never gets old and it should please all players looking for an excellent game with a marvelous scenario.”

 

Runaway: A Road Adventure (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/runaway_a_road_adventure) is available at GOG.com for $9.99. Stay tuned for more news concerning new deals, more new releases and new service features in the upcoming weeks.

Also released: Seven Kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries, the classic strategy game from Enlight. Grab that for a bargain-basement price of $5.99:

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/seven_kingdoms_ancient_adversaries