News out of Nexon today regarding MapleStory’s “first decade”:
10 years ago, Nexon kickstarted the free-to-play movement in the US with its groundbreaking 2D Action-Adventure MMORPG, MapleStory. To celebrate the game’s first decade, Nexon put together a mind-blowing infographic that reveals some amazing facts. For example, did you know that only 1 in 5 MapleStory marriages end in divorce? That’s actually better than the national average (50% in the US)!
Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) released Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition, the expanded version of the critically acclaimed videogame developed by Monolith Productions. The game is now available in North America for $49.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Also released today is the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition launch trailer.
New York, NY – April 28, 2015 – 2K today announced the Company’s prominent WWE video game franchise, WWE 2K, has made its Windows PC worldwide debut with the release of WWE 2K15 via Steam. Available now for $49.99US ($54.99CAN), WWE 2K15 for Windows PC mirrors the in-game content offered in WWE 2K15 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, including a notable roster of WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, the story-driven 2K Showcase and franchise-first MyCareer experience.
In addition to these features, WWE 2K15 provides consumers with a wealth of downloadable content, including playable characters, new moves and new story-driven content at no additional cost. This offering represents significant savings for consumers looking to experience WWE 2K on Windows PC for the first time. The free downloadable content is currently scheduled for release in spring 2015. Additional information on the available content and release schedule is as follows:
WWE 2K15 for Windows PC – Content with Game Purchase
The following content is immediately accessible at launch by consumers who purchase WWE 2K15 for Windows PC:
Full Game; Access to two playable Sting characters: the mysterious, ghost-like persona with black and white face paint, as well as his earlier look featuring bright colors and a blond, flattop hairstyle; Access to two playable Hulk Hogan® characters: Hulk Hogan and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan. Read the rest of this entry »
STOCKHOLM – April 28, 2015 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games that loves the spell of napalm, today announced that Magicka: Wizard Wars has officially launched worldwide on PC. Magicka: Wizard Wars, the free-to-play player-versus-player (PvP) action game based around the iconic Magicka spellcasting system, has finished its Steam Early Access period and is now available as a general release. Today’s launch includes an all-new game mode, “Soul Harvest,” for the more strategically-minded sorcerer, where Wizards will have to worry about fighting AI creatures and monsters in addition to their opponents, all while dodging the always-on friendly fire of their own well-meaning teammates. Magicka: Wizard Wars is free to download and play at www.wizardwars.com.
Mount Joy, Penn. – April 28th, 2015 – Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios, developers of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition, today released the final chapter “The Temptation,” the brand new comic book version of the short story written by Jane Jensen, at www.GabrielKnight20th.com. In this final chapter, the Schattenjäger’s past and future collide as he struggles to rid himself of the unwelcome ghostly visitor while sensing a greater mystery may be afoot. “The Temptation” is the first new story in the Gabriel Knight universe since 1999’s Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, and is also available in short story form.
Vienna, AUSTRIA, April 28th 2015 – Shadowrun is the mother of all cyberpunk settings, captivating fans around the globe for over 25 years. Now, with Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown, Cliffhanger Productions is releasing a unique and tactically challenging online game. In a world where magic and technology collide, the player takes control of the combat unit of one of the mighty megacorporations, tasked with doing their dirty work. And there’s a lot of that in the world of Shadowrun Chronicles…
It’s important to note that Batman: Arkham Knight will retail for $59.99US ($69.99CAN):
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the Season Pass and Premium Edition for Batman™: Arkham Knight, the epic conclusion to the award-winning Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady Studios. Both the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass and Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition are now available for pre-order from participating retailers. The Season Pass is priced at $44.99 and the Premium Edition, which includes both the Season Pass and the main game, is priced at $114.99.
“People who can’t wait to get their tentacles on Nintendo’s upcoming action shooter Splatoon are in luck! The Wii U Special Edition Splatoon Deluxe Set launches in retail stores across the country starting on May 29. This inkredible bundle includes a Wii U Deluxe console and both the Splatoon (via included download code) and Nintendo Land (pre-installed) games for a suggested retail price of only $329.99. Read the rest of this entry »
Santa Monica, CA – April 15, 2015 – Ascendance, the second massive DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014’s top-selling console video game in the world, according to the NPD Group and Gfk based on physical game unit sell-through), is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on April 30. The definitive DLC package, with its four new thrilling maps, the formidable OHM, a 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun/shotgun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the all-new Exo Grapple ability and playlist delivering a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps.
Perplex: Get vertical in Sydney as you fight to dominate this five-story modular apartment complex. Take the high ground or blast through the close-quarters interior in this small to medium sized map. Adapt your strategy mid-match when construction drones shift apartment modules, creating new routes and cover positions.
Say what you will about NHL 15 , the simulation side of things has always interested me, at least when the game simulates entire seasons:
The EA SPORTS NHL 15 Stanley Cup Playoffs simulation predicts that the Anaheim Ducks will keep the Stanley Cup on the west coast with a 4-3 series win over the New York Rangers. Ducks forward Corey Perry fired a shot past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the third period to hoist the Cup for the second time in a Ducks uniform. The road to victory wasn’t easy for the Anaheim Ducks as their first three rounds went to seven games. In the simulation, the Ducks came through with close wins over the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Minnesota Wild before defeating the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final. Captain Ryan Getzlaf took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Stanley Cup Playoffs MVP, finishing with an impressive 9 goals and 17 assists for a total of 26 points in 28 games.
Today we are proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V is now available for PC at retail stores and via digital download.
Grand Theft Auto V for PC offers players the option to explore the massive world of Los Santos and Blaine County in resolutions of up to 4k and beyond, as well as the chance to experience the game running at 60 frames per second.
GTAV for PC offers players a huge range of PC-specific customization options, including over 25 separate configurable settings for texture quality, shaders, tessellation, anti-aliasing and more, as well as extensive support and customization for mouse and keyboard controls. Additional options include a population density slider to control car and pedestrian traffic, as well as dual and triple monitor support, 3D compatibility, and plug-and-play controller support.
Burbank, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – Get ready to fight! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that Mortal Kombat X, the latest entry in the legendary fighting game franchise from NetherRealm Studios, is now available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Steam on Windows PC. The PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft versions will be available this summer.