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Arena Shooter “Rekoil” Launches (PC)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. – January 28, 2014 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and Plastic Piranha today announced the launch of Rekoil on Windows PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation for $14.99.

Set in a world devastated by an unrelenting pandemic, Rekoil is a multiplayer hardcore balanced arena shooter that allows mass battles up to 24 players. Developed by a modder for new and experienced modders, the game features full mod tools as well as seven different game modes, 10 maps, and 40 different weapons, all focused on infantry based combat across a number of different locations. From the fast moving Assault class, to the heavily armed and dangerous Heavy Gunner class, Rekoil was made for those who desire balanced FPS gameplay with a large variety of different play styles. (more…)

IndieCade Announces eSports Showcase

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

LOS ANGELES-January 28, 2014- IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games, today unveiled details about the Night Games portion and eSports Showcase at IndieCade East, the East-Coast edition of the nation’s premier independent video game festival. IndieCade East takes place at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City from Friday, February 14 through, Sunday, February 16. Early bird registration for IndieCade East is available here and will close on Friday, January 31.

Hosted by Simon Ferrari, the IndieCade East eSports Showcase, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, encourages friendly competition among the growing audience for independently-developed games. Fans in the indie game community can challenge each other in one-on-one duels, team up for multiplayer games, or strive to be the sole winner in the independent eSports games of tomorrow. The recently released award-winning Nidhogg, among other titles, will be one of several eSports games available to play. (more…)

“Broken Age – Part 1″ (PC) Now Available

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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While The Armchair Empire reviewed the game last week, Double Fine’s Broken Age – Part 1 is now  officially available for purchase!

Go now! It’s good!

Valve Reveals First-Gen Steam Machines

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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January 6, 2014 - Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, and Team Fortress) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced over one dozen Steam Machine designs now in production from leading manufacturers and targeted for release in 2014.

The lineup of Steam Machines announced today offers a wide variety of price and performance options made possible by the Steam Machine’s open design, with systems starting as low as $499 and top end systems rivaling today’s bleeding edge gaming PCs.

Every Steam Machine includes an innovative Steam Controller designed for use with a wide variety of game genres, and is powered by the SteamOS, a custom OS built atop Linux.

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DDR Classroom Edition Launches

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Sometimes there’s news out of left field and here’s what left field has to offer today: DanceDance Revolution Classroom Edition.

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the company’s worldwide sensation – DanceDanceRevolution – will move its way into Edmonton schools with the Canadian debut of DanceDanceRevolution Classroom Edition, a PC based DanceDanceRevolution game developed specifically for schools and fitness classes. The interactive game is part of the Edmonton Catholic School District’s Transformation Initiative and will be used in classrooms as part of the Active Exergaming Project.
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“How to Survive” Arrives

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – October 23 , 2013 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced the availability of How to Survive, a third-person action adventure game that tests players’ ability to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into ravenous zombies. How to Survive is available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation.

In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill their most basic needs such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as finding an incredible variety of items to combine into dozens of handmade tools and weapons – scrap metal, tubes, bolts, fertilizer, tires, harpoons, and empty bottles are just some of the many items scattered about, but how you use them determines whether you wind up dead, alive or undead.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Launch Trailer

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Double Fine Announces Alpha Version of “Spacebase DF-9″

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

San Francisco, CA—October 15, 2013—Double Fine today announced and released an alpha build of Spacebase DF-9, a new builder and social simulation. The game will continue to undergo ongoing development in the form of free updates for players, whose feedback will be taken into account.

In Spacebase DF-9, players help humanity and alien allies recolonize the Milky Way following the collapse of galactic society. In an open-ended gameplay environment, players construct and maintain a self-sustaining deep space habitat, deal with environmental and alien threats, and watch and influence the lives of a diverse crew as they live, work, and attempt to stave off space madness. (more…)

“BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode One” SPOILERS

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Irrational Games has posted the first 5 minutes of gameplay of the upcoming BioShock Infinite DLC, Burial at Sea – Episode One, to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IrrationalGames

However if you’d like to live with some ignorance — it can be a good thing for games, honest — then just look at the screenshot above and know that you’re headed back to Rapture, the setting of the first two BioShock games.

“Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z” Coming to Steam

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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BURLINGAME, Calif. – OCTOBER 8, 2013 – TECMO KOEI America announced today that YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will see a release on Steam® (PC). Launching day and date in North America alongside the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft versions, the Steam release will be available via digital download in early 2014.

“YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z is an impressive project led by the expertise of Team NINJA’s Yosuke Hayashi and comcept’s Keiji Inafune, with the goal of creating a thrilling new experience for fans,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. “We are extremely pleased to offer YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z on PC through Steam, giving us the ability to reach as many gamers as possible with their action-packed creation.”
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United Front Games Hints at Next Project

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

 

On their official website, United Front Gamers, developer of Sleeping Dogs, hinted at their upcoming project also set in the Sleeping Dogs universe:

Hi everyone! We’ve been a bit tight-lipped about our current projects over here at UFG, but we’re finally able to give you a little something.

So, we’re making a new game! We can’t say a lot about it right now, but you might have read about a trademark registration for something called Triad Wars? Well, we’re super-excited that it’s another game based in the Sleeping Dogs universe, it’s something we’ve wanted to do for ages, and we’re very happy to be working with Square Enix again… but that’s all we can give you for the time being – we’ll have more information about what the game’s going to be in 2014.

As always, we love to hear your thoughts and appreciate your shared interest in the games we make – although to reiterate, we really can’t share any more details until 2014 (despite your best efforts to get them, you sneaky people!)

 

“Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition” Coming Nov.12

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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BURBANK, Calif. – Oct. 7, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition debuts in the Americas Nov. 12 and Europe and other global territories beginning Nov. 29, with the comprehensive version of the 2013 best-selling fighting game franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system and platforms, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). Valued at more than $120, the game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4  system, PS3  system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS Vita.
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“Batman: Arkham Origins” Season Pass Details

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

batman-arkham-origins-season-passWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Season Pass for Batman: Arkham Origins, this fall’s highly-anticipated installment to the best-selling Batman Arkham videogame franchise. The Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass (for PlayStation 3 system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system or PC) will be available at launch for $19.99 ($30 value) and grants purchasers access to five of the game’s upcoming downloadable content packs, one of which includes two exclusive skins.

Players who purchase or pre-order the pass will gain access to the following content:

  • Gotham by Gaslight Batman Skin and Brightest Day Batman Skin
  • New Millennium Skins Pack
  • Infinite Earths Skins Pack
  • Arkham Origins Initiation: Play as Bruce Wayne before he became Batman™, and face his final test to prove himself worthy to his greatest teacher, Kirigi.
  • An all-new story campaign

Pay-Through-Play Currency Arrives in “Runescape”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Thursday 26th September 2013, Cambridge, UK – Jagex, the creators of the hugely popular and Guinness World Record holding MMORPG RuneScape, have introduced Bonds to the fantasy online world, providing players with the means to trade in-game effort for tangible benefits, including membership. The launch of Bonds is Jagex’s latest innovation in free-to-play, a market first revolutionised by Jagex with the landmark launch of the first free browser MMORPG well over a decade ago.

Bonds completely liberate player-to-player trading, offering RuneScape players more choice and freedom than ever before. This includes the ability to now access all premium membership content through the in-game wealth earned by dedicated players, who can also gift Bonds to a friend or fellow clan member anywhere in the world. Available to purchase directly from RuneScape.com, the new ‘pay-through-play’ currency is intended to help all parts of the community access premium content and services during these tough economic times.

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Apocalypse DLC Pack Now Available for “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Word from Treyarch and Activision:

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Today, the epic season of Downloadable Content (DLC) culminates with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse for PlayStation®3 and PC fans. The fourth and finalDLC Pack from Activision and its award-winning studio Treyarch lets players dig into four thrilling and diverse multiplayer maps, as well as Origins – the all-new, wildly creative Zombies experience that reunites players with the original heroes from Call of Duty®: World at War, and closes this chapter of the Zombies story arch for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse multiplayer maps include:

  • Pod: A failed utopian community from the 70′s has left stacks of dilapidated residential pods nestled into an abandoned cliff side in Taiwan. Its residents long gone, the modernist compound now hosts frenetic combat as players must run atop the pods, as well as navigate their multi-tiered interiors for a strategic edge. (more…)