Petroglyph announces the availability of Guardians of Graxia
, a fantasy-themed, PC turn-based strategy game tie-in with a board game released during the summer. The game is available exclusively through GamersGate
, where they are offering a 10% discount during its first week of availability. Here's word on the game:
The game uses cards to represent units and actions on a tiled map surface in the form of massive floating continents high above the world of Graxia. There are more than 240 unique units and spells available to play and four Guardian units to lead your armies into battle in the initial release. Upcoming releases will expand upon the single player campaign and skirmish modes with additional maps and units.
As noted on the Bethesda Blog
, the first patch for Fallout: New Vegas
is now available automatically through Steam
, where word is: "This update fixes quest and scripting issues." They say they are working on getting the console versions of Obsidian's RPG sequel patched as soon as possible, and also announce that the issue with PlayStation 3 digital preorder bonuses is now resolved.
Steam News announces
the release of a new automatic update for Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter
. Included in the new version is a beta version of the Serious editor and the addition of mod support to the shooter remake. The change list follows. Continue here to read the full story
Aspyr Media announces
they will publish a Mac OS X edition of Sid Meier's Civilization V
, with their website
saying this is "coming soon." For those who cannot wait or are playing on penguin-powered PCs, CodeWeavers announces
the release of CrossOver 9.2, which adds support for playing Sid Meier's Civilization V under Linux and Mac OS X. Says CodeWeavers' CEO Jon Parshall: "Current CrossOver subscribers can hit our site for a free 9.2 upgrade. New customers? Welcome aboard!"
is an upcoming free-to-play, online action game in development at Bigpoint. The browser-based game will use the Unity 3D engine, and is currently slated to launch in December. Thanks Big Download
has word on the release of RailWorks 2 Train Simulator
, saying this is now available through Steam
at a 50% discount between now and October 25. The new version of the transport sim is also available to current RailWorks owners as a free download. Word is:
RailWorks 2 Train Simulator is the biggest step forward for train simulators in many years. With regular updates and an expanding catalogue of downloadable routes, locomotives and more, RailWorks 2 Train Simulator offers an incredibly versatile package for rail enthusiasts and simulator fans young or old. And the possibilities don’t end with what’s in our shop – all the tools and assets are included to enable users to build their own realistic routes, complete with towns, stations and scenery, from scratch.
A new patch for Patrician IV is now automatically available via Steam
, bringing the historical strategy/management sequel to version 1.2. The fairly extensive list of changes follows. Continue here to read the full story
New versions of three Valve games are now available though Steam
where they have a new version of Left 4 Dead 2
which fixes lobbies not being able to join Steam Group servers. There's also a new version of Team Fortress 2
with some item changes and fixes to the hat-themed shooter. Finally, there are some fixes in a new version of Garry's Mod
, for which the change list follows. Continue here to read the full story
- Men of War: Squad Assault on Blue's News. Tanks for the memories.
The Medal of Honor Website
now offers notes for a second patch that's in the works for the Windows edition of EA's military shooter, saying this will address feedback on multiplayer issues posted to their forums during the PC version's beta test (thanks Garrett2112). The patch notes follow. Continue here to read the full story
The Dungeons & Dragons Online Website
has news that Update 7: Half-Bloods is now available in Turbine's fantasy-themed MMORPG. They offer A letter to our players on Update 7
from executive producer Fernando Paiz and a full set of Update 7 Release Notes
. They also have a reminder about the live sneak peek at the Endless Night Festival that will take place today between 5:00 pm and Midnight EDT across all live game servers. Thanks Todd.
announces a follow-up to their maybe we're closed stunt
that preceded their re-launch
, offering a gift to everyone who used their service during its two-year beta period:
Any user who created an account before we closed down the site and moved out of beta (that's September 20, 2010) will receive Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games for free! We'll be adding the game automatically to your accounts during the next days, so don't worry if the game is not yet there.
Of course, we're not forgetting about all those users who joined the GOG family in the last few weeks. Together with Strategy First we're launching a special promotion to offer their GOG catalogue at a 50% discount.
If you've been a part of GOG beta and you already bought Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, please click here, as we have an alternative gift for you.
has early sales figures for the Medal of Honor reboot
, saying the military-themed, first-person shooter has sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide: "Medal of Honor is one of EA’s most storied franchises and we’re thrilled to see that fans worldwide have embraced it," said EA president Frank Gibeau. "In this ultra competitive category, Medal of Honor stands out from the pack."
Paradox Interactive announces they have licensed the Mutant Chronicles: Doomtrooper
brand from former parent company Paradox Entertainment as they plan a computer version of this card-based strategy game. Details are scant at this point, as they say they will be revealing more in the coming months. "With the launch of our Paradox Connect initiative, an opportunity to create something great with the Mutant Chronicles: Doomtrooper brand has surfaced and we immediately sought to license it," said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "It’s exciting to join forces again with Paradox Entertainment to bring a wonderful franchise into the 21st century, online."
Beta testing of browser-based strategy game Astriarch
is now underway, and word is that the only major enhancement to expect before its official release is the addition of sound effects and music. Word is: "Astriarch - Ruler of the Stars is a Turn-based, Single Player Space Strategy Game. Build planetary improvements and star ships to capture planets and defeat your enemies. Your ultimate goal is to become the master of the known universe, and earn the title of Astriarch!"
The Section 8: Prejudice interview on Strategy Informer
talks with Brett Norton about the upcoming shooter sequel. He explains the project: "We actually began to work on Prejudice shortly after we wrapped up the Section 8 DLC pack. As we finished up the DLC, plans for Prejudice were already being rolled out. Fortunately, things went well enough following Section 8 for us to get an immediate start on Prejudice, and we were off to the races! The rest of the back-story on the sequel is really just boring business stuff, filled with secret backroom deals, kidnappings, and the occasional bank heist to find the necessary capital. Pretty tame compared to the exciting world of project scheduling and iterative planning sessions."
A new PT Boats - South Gambit trailer
shows off the upcoming standalone follow-up to PT Boats: Knights of the Sea. The clip depicts an airborne attack on a naval formation.
There's some sort of cake sale at MrsBlue's work today, so she cooked up a batch of her crazy-rich brownies for the occasion. This has left the house filled with the intoxicating scent of chocolate, but she took all the brownies with her for the sale, leaving me behind to be teased by their aroma. Maybe I should get some store-bought brownies and leave the little cellophane wrappers laying around for her to find to inspire some guilt over this sorry state of affairs.
R.I.P.: Happy Days Star Tom Bosley Dead at 83
. Thanks nin.