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Friday, Jul 27, 2012

  

Impire Announced

Paradox Interactive announces Impire, a "deep, dark, devilish strategy game" in development at Cyanide Studio they plan to release for Windows PCs in Q1 of next year. The Impire announcement trailer offers a look at this game, which is set in the same world as the Majesty series, and here's word:

Paradox Interactive today announced their intentions to unleash the full might of their new Impire, a game of strategy that challenges players to properly assess and allocate the evil within their black hearts. Taking place within the fan-favorite world of Majesty, players of Impire will be tasked with ruining the lands of Ardania for those fans by reviving the greatest threat the realm has ever known within a dungeon lair of their own design.

Run your Impire by defending against heroes invading a personalized demonic compound while also sending underlings to the surface to wreak chaos among those who call the land near your Impire home. Utilizing a vast array of minions, deadly traps, and a growing arsenal of wicked spells, players will guide the demon Báal-Abaddon to his rightful place atop the skulls of his mortal foes… just as soon as they can help him escape the body of a pathetic little imp.

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INVERSION on Steam

NAMCO BANDAI announces a Windows PC edition of INVERSION is now available via Steam. Here's the deal:

Today NAMCO BANDAI Games America has released the gravity-flipping shooter, INVERSION to the PC on Steam. Also available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, INVERSION puts players in the shoes of Davis Russel, a young police officer, father and husband who is caught in the middle of an invasion by an unknown enemy with advanced gravity-altering technology. Players will take hold of this technology and take command of gravity to save the world. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.

As Davis Russel, players are thrust into a vicious war when society is overrun by an unknown enemy utilizing advanced weaponry that manipulates gravity to create bursts of low-gravity to levitate objects, or high-gravity to push objects and enemies to the ground. With his daughter missing, Davis must work together with his partner Leo Delgado to take command of this advanced gravitational weaponry to save the world. In addition to the complete single-player campaign, INVERSION features a comprehensive set of multiplayer modes, including gravity-defying maps and modes for up to 12 players online, as well as a full 2-player online cooperative mode.

Universal Monsters Online Closed Beta

Bigpoint announces closed beta testing of Universal Monsters Online is now underway, and the invite those interested in the free-to-play monster MOBA to register for the chance to participate. "We’re excited to have players jump into the closed beta of Universal Monsters Online," said Billy Delli-Gatti, Producer, Bigpoint. "During this phase, we’re able to test and optimize the game for improvements, and the community feedback we receive will help to ensure that the game is fun and entertaining." This trailer offers a tutorial on how to get started in the game, and here's a bit on what it entails:

Universal Monsters Online pits the brand’s iconic cast of monsters into a “winner-take-all” timed gameplay session where two opposing teams claw and gouge their way across a richly-detailed game environment to achieve the ultimate victory: raiding enemy territory to locate the damsel and returning her to the team’s fortress.

During the closed beta, players will be whisked into character selection mode where they can choose from a diabolical lineup of legendary monsters – Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and of course, Frankenstein’s monster among many others. Full-team cooperation will be demanded to survive, succeed, and defeat the town’s chaotic villagers, zombies, and seemingly indestructible turrets.

Op Ed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Dishonored’s Dishonourable Pre-Order Rat Trap. Thanks nin.
WHO IS THIS HELPING?

The shops. That’s who. But the problem is, it’s all sold as if it’s of benefit to all of us. And it isn’t. It’s a pain in our lives, when we just want to buy the complete, finished version of the game, so we can play it as the developers intended. Bloody well let us.

Evening Safety Dance

Evening Legal Briefs

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Into the Black

Link of the Day: Knife Club. Thanks Ant.

Blood Knights Announced

dtp entertainment announces Blood Knights, an action/RPG from Deck13 set in the trendy world of vampires due for Windows and consoles this summer. This trailer offers a look at the game, and here's the deal:

Today dtp entertainment announce their latest download game, Blood Knights – a full blooded Vampire-Action-RPG that features intense combat, tons of weapons, items as well as vampiric abilities that put players in total control over their enemies and let them feel the powers that vampires wield in the Blood Knights universe.

An exciting and entertaining story rounds off the picture of the unique download game. Blood Knights will be available on PC and Consoles this summer.

Blood Knights is developed by the renowned independent German studio Deck13 (Venetica, Jack Keane, Ankh) and features a plot focusing on Jeremy, a vampire hunter who was viciously attacked and bitten during on one of his dangerous missions and is now bound by blood to the sexy, but mysterious, 'vampiress', Alysa. The former arch-enemies have to work together to rid themselves of the binding.

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Diablo III Exploit Hotfixes

The Diablo III Website now reflects the hotfixes applied to the recently identified invulnerable wizard bug and Barbarian bug. Here's word:

  • Fixed a bug that allowed wizards to become permanently invulnerable
  • Fixed a health regeneration bug that occasionally affected barbarians when using Furious Charge

007 Legends Voice Talent

Activison announces the voice talent for 007 Legends will include actors from vintage James Bond movies reprising their roles. In what seems like a gag, this includes Richard Kiel reprising his role as bad guy/comic relief Jaws, in spite of the fact that the character spoke a single line ("Well, here's to us") over the course of two movies. Here's word:

007 Legends will feature Daniel Craig's (SKYFALL, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Casino Royale) James Bond while Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, Wild Target, Quantum of Solace) voices MI6's Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner. The Moonraker mission features familiar Bond actors, including Michael Lonsdale (Of Gods and Men, Munich, Moonraker) reprising his villainous role as Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel (Happy Gilmore, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me) as Drax's notorious henchman - Jaws. Naomie Harris (SKYFALL, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 28 Days Later), from this fall's feature film SKYFALL, will also make a video game appearance in 007 Legends.

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Out of the Blue

The opening ceremony for the Olympics is tonight. I'm sure I've ranted before about how silly I find this periodic obsession with sports no one follows played by athletes no one knows, so I'll just let it go. Well, you know, not counting the rant I just came out with, which the judges scored a 9.4.

R.I.P.: Andre Hedrick (Register). Thanks Ant.

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Shiftarium.
Turbo Golf.
Links: 3 Reasons to Hate Casual Video Games.
Stories: Five guys take same photo for 30 years. Thanks nin.
Baumgartner makes test skydive ahead of record attempt. Thanks brother19.
Is Indiana Jones dead at last? Jumped (in) the fridge. Thanks nin.
Images: Humiliating giant head squirrel feeder.
Media: 2001- A Space Odyssey (2012 Trailer Recut).
Scientific Roadkill Experiment. It needed to be done.
Metroid Lore in a Minute.



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