is offering Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of
Darkness 3 free today only in celebration of the announcement of a June 7th
release date for Precipice of Darkness 4. The game is offered as a free Steam
code with no catches. Thanks nin.
Steam News announces
that a new
Strike Suit Zero Workshop
is now available to support user-created content
for Strike Suit Zero
Born Ready's action game. Speaking of new content, they also offer
Strike Suit Zero - Heroes of
, new DLC for the game adding five new battles and five new heroes.
To go along with all this, the game is on sale for the next week for half off.
Here's more on the new DLC:
Five battles. Five heroes. The history of the
mysterious Black Fleet revealed.
The war is over, but your training is just beginning. Enter the U.N.E. Training
simulator and relive five heroic moments from the U.N.E./Colonial War. A new
A.I. - Control V2.0 - has been assigned to the simulator and recreated five
missions that explore the origins of the Colonial Black Fleet that will push
your skills to the limit.
Please be aware that new A.I.'s are prone to malfunction and we cannot be held
responsible for the accuracy or safety of the simulations....
Matrix Games announces
a new Rommel in Normandy add-on is coming to
for Windows, OS X, and iOS as an in-app purchase. This is now
in beta testing for Windows and OS X, so those interested in checking it out can
sign up to test on this page
Here's what this will offer: "The new expansion covers the Normandy Campaign,
but this time puts you in control of the Germans and their mighty Tigers.
Through ten single player battles you will face Allied troops breaking through
from the coast. You must hold them back with your beleaguered forces and their
limited supplies. This add-on also features 5 great new multiplayer scenarios
where you can try out the brand new Jagdpanther in combat."
acquisition of Title Bout Championship Boxing
from Out of the Park
Developments, saying a new version of the boxing simulation is coming on June
10th, and that anyone who preorders the game can start playing the beta now.
P.I.S.D. is the developer of programming libraries used in Out of the Park
, the baseball series which along with Franchise Hockey Manager will
be the primary focus of Out of the Park Developments going forward. Here's the
The first edition of Title Bout Championship Boxing (TBCB) was
released in 2003 to critical acclaim, including an 8.1/10 score from Gamespot.
Versions 2 and 2.5 followed later. The game features thousands of real boxers
maintained by dedicated community members, with the ability to re-stage classic
bouts or create "What if?" scenarios, such as pitting Sugar Ray Robinson against
Marvin Hagler. TBCB can even be used to forecast upcoming fights.
Title Bout Championship Boxing also features Top Ten lists, complete statistics,
revised and multiple ranking systems, full editing capabilities, and much more.
Trainers, corner men, and referees are all part of the simulation, adding an
extra dimension of realism.
Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 adds many new features, including: enhanced
radio-style commentary; more realistic crowd noises; pseudo-animated fighters
who throw punches, clinch, and get knocked down; ring girls who parade between
rounds; organisational rankings; the ability to import multiple images of each
fighter, as well as pictures of famous boxing venues; a revamped auto-scheduling
tool; and much more.
Title Bout Championship Boxing 2013 sells for $19.99 for one license containing
two serial numbers that can be installed on two computers at the same time.
There is a $10 discount if the buyer owns any previous version of the game. The
game runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux with the same licenses working across
all three systems.
We now have
an official press release
to accompany the
new teaser trailer
from Flying Hog Studios' upcoming Shadow Warrior
reboot, offering new
details on the project. They confirm that the game is coming to PCs this fall,
adding that a "next-generation" (*hic*) console release will come next year. We
and a fact sheet with new details on the game, saying:
"Blending the viciously over-the-top gunplay of its predecessor with the elegant
precision of the powerful katana, Shadow Warrior is an imaginative take on the
classic arcade-style shooter." Here's word on the story: "Shadow Warrior tells
the offbeat tale of Zilla Enterprise’s corporate shogun, Lo Wang, who is ordered
by his employer to track down and acquire a legendary blade known as the
Nobitsura Kage. Forced into a timeless battle, Lo Wang learns of the blade’s
connection to ancient gods from another realm, pushing our world to the brink of
destruction. Aided by Hoji, a banished spirit from this mysterious world, Lo
Wang must use a masterful combination of gun, blade, magic and wit to discover
the truth behind the demonic invasion and banish the encroaching forces back
into the darkness." Here's a feature list:
- Shadow Warrior Reborn– A bold new vision of the
cult classic Shadow Warrior, reimagined with a blend of modern design,
inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s
comical rise to legend.
- Brutal Gunplay – Utilize every gun in your
formidable arsenal – from flashy revolvers and quad barrel shotguns to
explosive-tipped crossbow bolts and laser-guided rocket launchers – to stop
the invasion right in its demonic tracks.
- Elegant Swordplay – Unsheathe your legendary
katana to slice enemies apart with precisely targeted swings or unleash
fluid combos and special attacks to cut down hordes of enemies with one
- Powerful Magic– Call upon mystical powers to
protect yourself or paralyze your enemies and then use their own severed
heads and still beating hearts to pluck the life from your foes and bring
them to their knees.
- Variable Upgrade System - Augment weapons,
strengthen skills, and power-up magic through an upgrade system that rewards
the violent dismantling of foes and cold hard cash found throughout the
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
shows the way to
this teaser trailer
with a mysterious blurred-out figure described like so: "In 1996 this man
created a Bullfrog Masterpiece (obey). In 2013 with your help he will redefine
the genre (submit). Kickstarter. June 2013." So we don't know who the developer
is, what the masterpiece was, or even the genre they will redefine." The
description points to a Satellite Reign
with a countdown that will conclude in 35 days, which will indeed be
in June. But RPS also seems to connect the dots pretty well for us, suggesting
"this man" is
, which would make the Syndicate Wars
Masterpiece" they mention, and real-time tactics the genre they will redefine.
tips off Spicy Horse's plans to create a zombie game set in
the merry old land of Oz. The page offers the following equation which makes it
seem even more random: "Oz + Steam Punk + Zombies = Fun." A
is also online for
this, pointing to fan art and their
very NOT final ideas for tiers for an OZombie Kickstarter
Here's a trailer
showing off nearly five minutes of footage from Batman Arkham Origins
the next installment in the series of dark knight video games. The clip is
all cinematics, showing the bat taking out a crew of henchmen in Jim
Aparo-style ski masks before an encounter with a more worthy adversary
(or two). Continue here to read the full story
teaser trailer on GameTrailers
"reimagining" of Shadow Warrior
coming from Hard Reset
Flying Hog Studios (thanks
). The cinematic clip depicts the aftermath of a bloodbath at a Japanese
building, showing several dead, including the character from the first teaser
image we know to be a yakuza, and another with his head lopped off, which plays
into our look at a character (presumably our protagonist) carrying a
pistol and a sword. The clip includes no gameplay, but does offer a new
tidbit, saying the game is due in Fall 2013. Continue here to read the full story
is now underway for Face of Mankind: Fall of the
, as Nexeon Technologies seeks $50,000 for an updated game based on
Face of Mankind, the MMORPG that was
announced in 2002
and launched as an open
beta in 2005
. Face of Mankind was
developed by German developer Duplex Systems, but the new game is from
Houston-based Nexeon Technologies, and the relationship between the old
developer and the new one is not clear, but the
Face of Mankind website
redirects to a placeholder for the new game. The phrase MMO appears nowhere in
the very lengthy description provided, but it seems to be an MMOG like its
forebear nonetheless, as they discuss details like a completely player driven
The Moon Rising website
offers a new playable version 0.7 beta for Moon Rising
, an indie
turn-based strategy game for Windows, OS X, and Linux, though the accompanying
update notes beta is a somewhat loose term for a release that includes "alpha
graphics and constantly changing gameplay elements." Here's
the game, and here's an outline of what it's about: "So you want to know what
the game's about? Well, it's a turn-based strategy based on the Moon in a
numerically satisfying year (2099, most likely), much in the mold of Advanced
& Laser Squad
and other such seminal works. Except with a few
twists we hope you'll like." Moon Rising is the subject of a
campaign, and they have a handy Steam Greenlight-O-Meter on their
site tracking its progress. Continue here to read the full story
the Windows edition of Light Hero
for free for the coming week, and the
editions of the arcade-style space shooter are also free through May 27th as
part of a promotion offering a prize of "up to" $100,000 in prize money for one
player who completes the game 100%. The prize goes "up to" $100K, but there's no
word on what will raise or lower it, and no indication how low the prize scales.
now outlines the top 20 bestselling full-priced PC games in
the U.K. for the week ending May 18th. Football Manager 2013 retains the top
spot in a list that has reentries at 18 and 19 but is otherwise a shuffling of
the same deck. There's also a
budget PC sales list
where Farming Simulator 2011
is number one. On
all-platform/all-prices top 40
list Metro: Last Light
is the new
number one (the game's EU release was the 17th, which may explain why it's not
on the PC chart). Here's
of the results:
Deep Silver/Koch Media trade one No1
for another this week with ‘Metro Last Light’ replacing Dead Island: Riptide
(-25%) at the top.
The 4A Games developed title is the follow up to 2010 title ‘Metro 2033’ and
despite being unable to match the week 1 sales of its predecessor which debuted
at No5 back in week 11 2010 it goes straight in at No1. Retailer promotions see
EA’s ‘FIFA 13’ (+45%) climb back to No3 ahead of Nintendo’s new 3DS offering
‘Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity’. The Pokémon title is the 6th in
the Mystery Dungeon franchise and the 3rd best week 1 debut in the series.
Activision slip from No2 to No5 with ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ (-32%) ahead
of Square Enix title ‘Tomb Raider’ (-11%) which is down to No6. TellTale Games’
‘The Walking Dead’ (+28%) improves on its debut week climbing from No9 to No7.
‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ (-24%) slides to No8 with less than two hundred sales
separating it from Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ (-6%) at No9. Last week’s
No6 ‘Bioshock Infinite’ (-8%) rounds off the Top 10 this week.
Congrats to the Pacers, who polished off the Knicks this weekend to earn the
unenviable chance to take on the Heat in the semis. I wonder how much money free
agent J.R. Smith cost himself by reverting to form from sixth man of the year
back into "what was he thinking?" guy? Things didn't go any better for the
Rangers, so it was a rough weekend in the sports department. But our little
spate of rain was not so rough, especially in light of the tornados battering
the middle of the country, which sound pretty wicked, so hopefully everybody in
tornado alley has their hatches properly battened down and everyone stays safe.