has word that Nordic Games is now owner of two
additional IPs formerly belonging to Atari. The publisher has added Silver
action/RPG and the Desperados strategy series in addition to their previous
Atari pick ups like Darksiders and Red Faction. There's no word on what was paid
for either property. New
Steam News announces
the release of Joe Danger
and Joe Danger 2: The Movie
which each are on sale for 20% off, or for 40% off on the pair in the
Joe Danger Bundle
Joe Danger, the world’s most determined stuntman, returns to embark
on a death-defying thrill-ride across the set of the greatest blockbuster movie
ever made. Across 100 crazy levels he’ll chase crooks by police bike, destroy
laser-firing robots with a stolen jetpack, escape giant boulders in a minecart,
time-travel to punch dinosaurs from a quad bike and divert nuclear missiles on a
unicycle. Strap on the helmet of Joe Danger, impress the director and make
action movie history!
Tomorrow is the global launch date for Company of Heroes 2
military real-time strategy game sequel. Since it's already tomorrow in some
territories like Australia,
Company of Heroes 2 website
is tracking the progress of the game's release.
This is also reflected on
and the Steam
page for the game
also reveals an eye-opening amount of DLC, 26 packs in all
(thanks nin), offering the chance to buy up to $55.74 in add-on tactics and
skins for the $59.99 game, though these are all available as a $40 upgrade.
Kerberos Productions announces the MindGames add-on is coming to Sword of the
Stars: The Pit on July 1st, expanding the rogueike-like RPG with new playable
characters, new monsters, new levels, new weapons and items, psionic powers,
but, in spite of the title, no
are some new
and here's the feature list:
- 2 New playable characters; the Human Psion and the
Tarka Ranger – the first playable alien character!
- 10 New floors of ancient, evil science add to the
- New room types, including wide, multi-level
- New traps, new weapons, new items, and new
- New game mechanics, including 28 Psionic Powers!
- New Psionic enemies to fight, drawn from the Sword
of the Stars universe!
- 2 New Play Modes; “Infinite Mode” as well as
“Seriously? Mode”, for those players that find “Insane Mode” isn’t insane
- Expanded meta-game aspects, including the ability
to “bank” XP and spare items from one session and start the next run of the
game on a deeper level, using your “banked” equipment.
is now underway for OZombie
, as American McGee and Spicy Horse make good
on their plans
to pursue funding
for an "Oz + Steam Punk + Zombies" game. They are seeking $950,000 for a game
described like so: "OZombie will be first and foremost a single player game.
You'll play as Dorothy and be able to persuade many of the captivating fiction’s
familiar characters to join your hunting party OZombie will also support a
multiplayer mode, which you can unlock after finishing the single player
experience. In multiplayer you'll be able to select from a range of player
characters and enjoy competitive features like Raids and Tournaments."
- 4 Elements on
Steam. Save 70%.
- Ankh 2: Heart of Osiris on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Ankh 3: Battle of the Gods on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten on
Steam. Save 67%.
- F.E.A.R. 3 on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Jack Keane on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Spirits on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Syberia II on
Steam. Save 75%.
- Turba on Steam.
- Worms Reloaded on
Steam. Save 66%.
for Heavy Gear Assault
now shows that the campaign to
fund Stompy Bot Productions' upcoming mech game is canceled as of a couple of
days ago, having raised a fraction of its $800K goal over most of a planned 40 day fundraiser. There is
explaining the news, but that's for the eyes of their backers
only, though with the campaign canceled they actually no longer have any
backers. On Kickstarter, at least, as
from the studio for public consumption saying they are continuing
crowd-funding on heavygear.com, saying they "believe very strongly in
resurrecting the Heavy Gear franchise and giving the fans what they want,"
though there's no word there
about this yet.
According to their statement: "We are currently evaluating other strategies to
raise awareness regarding Heavy Gear." Thanks nin.
A Rezzed 2013 developer
author Dean Hall discussing the release of the
standalone version of DayZ
, the game based on the Arma II
, where they interpret this as word to expect some sort of
release within the next week, though reading it ourselves, we're more inclined
to think he means they have pinned down the release to a specific one week
window, but they are not saying just yet when it is. Here, try it on for
I guess the big question that a lot of people have is when we're
actually going to get this out.
We've set a date now... like a window of about a week. And we're not going to
say when that is because originally we were going to release [the keys] in
50,000 key increments, but we've kind of decided to do everything kind of all
We really want to focus on making sure the architecture is good, so that we can
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
hears from Trent Oster about the legal woes that caused
the suspension of sale
of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
. The Beamdog and Overhaul Games president
tells them they still hope to develop Baldur’s Gate III despite the current
"legal hell" embroiling the RPG series, but it's hard to say he sounds
optimistic. Here's the deal:
“The prognosis [for resuming work on Baldur's
Gate] is mixed,” he admitted to RPS. “Best case, we can sort this out soon.
Worst case, this could be in legal hell for a while. I like making games, but
this contractual dispute bullshit keeps me up at night.”
As a result, the team hasn’t given up on Baldur’s Gate III, but the road to the
pie-in-the-sky sequel just got a whole, whole lot rockier.
“Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition is on indefinite hold, as is the current
patch,” said Oster. “Baldur’s Gate III, we are still interested in the concept,
but currently I’d say were very demoralized.”
Steam community post
announces that the Steam Trading Cards program will be
leaving beta on Wednesday June 26th at 1:00 pm EDT.
notes this includes a hint that Valve's annual summer sale may be
nearing, as they cap the news with: "Making trading cards available to all Steam
users is a step towards an event we think everyone can be excited about..."
GfK Chart-Track offers their new
top 20 full-priced PC game
chart, pretty much unchanged from last week, with
Football Manager 2013
maintaining a leg up on the competition, while the
budget price PC chart
shows what the bargain hunters are stalking.
Meanwhile, the last shall be first on the
all prices/all platforms top 40
, where The Last of Us
one. Here's their write-up
and Naughty Dog’s PS3 exclusive ‘The Last Of Us’ (-48%) remains at No1 for a
Nintendo’s big new 3DS release from last week ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’
remains at No2 (-55%) and EA climb 2 places to No3 with ‘FIFA 13’ (+62%) with an
ASP average over all formats dropping to under £25 for the first time. Square
Enix remain at No4 with ‘Tomb Raider’ ( -4%) and Rockstar/Take 2 re-enter at No5
with ‘Max Payne 3’ thanks to some massive price promotion on 360/PS3 (+602%).
Activision climb 8 places to No6 also thanks to price activity on 360/PS3
versions of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ (+55%). This week’s highest new release
is PQube’s ‘MotoGP 13’ at No15 – developed by Milestone, this is a return to a
franchise last seen back in 2008 with ‘MotoGP 08’, published back then by
is a sci-fi
MMORPG about space colonization in the works at Russian developer Iron Bit
company. A new trailer
is available introducing the game, and they are accepting testers to help bring
the project to life. There are two ways to be accepted as a tester, either
randomly, or by purchasing an early access pack. Here's word:
Continue here to read the full story
Online is a game world consisting of a great number of planets each with an area
of thousands square kilometers. Game objective is to gain a foothold in the
developed areas, either making headway single-handedly or creating enclaves with
other players. Players united in an enclave can build colonies. Colony is a
place where researches are conducted, equipment and resources are stored.
Therefore, it is likely to become subject to intense interest of competitors.
Overtaking a colony is a great opportunity to weaken the enemy as well as loot
The game’s philosophy is expressed in this statement: “Everything in the game is
created by players themselves”. All in-game items are made by players through
crafting system. In Colonies Online characters do not advance in level but
obtain professions as sets of certain skills. The tree of professions and skills
is also determined by the player. The game becomes spicier in open PvP mode,
with opportunity to arrange battles of up to a hundred players at a time.
for Infinite Space 3: Sea of Stars
a new trailer
Digital Eel's upcoming roguelike-like sci-fi sequel. Word is: "While a bunch of
work is going on in the background and not quite ready to show, we couldn’t
resist compiling a few choice bits of footage into a video clip. The new
interfaces are really starting to make Sea of Stars feel like a game, and we
continue to be excited about our artists’ efforts." They also say the funds they
raised past their initial goal will go towards additional 3D ship models, which
they will be showing off soon. Continue here to read the full story
16 Bit Arena
fans the flames of
support for their multiplayer game by instituting a new program to allow players
to give away free copies of the game, also adding incentive to add more players
by offering the chance for players to create their own characters once a server
has the full press release with all the details. Here's a bit:
game is DRM-free, so it's technically possible to give out free copies either
way. But when you sign on right now after purchasing, you're also provided with
a special (periodically-changing) link to a direct download so you can share it
with friends even more easily. In addition, once at least one server is
completely full with 9v9 battles, you'll begin to be able to make your own
characters there however you want, also able to give them out if desired.
Although this will not be free, community feedback will be taken on the best
method of getting one created for you, i.e. through a drawing, direct purchase,
or any combination of methods.
There are already enough sale stories this morning for a roundup!
I've been seeing less spam the last couple of weeks, it's funny how the volume
of junk mail seems to ebb and flow these days after some sources of it go away
or are filtered while others then pop up. A couple that slipped through today
were the first time I can recall Steam
-related scams, and that's a surprise,
as I've seen scammers falsify official mail from much smaller organizations,
including this site. This is something to be wary of, though it wasn't a very
good effort, so a warning may not be necessary as it's pretty evidently a fake.
They even cap it off with the obligatory typo in thanking me for the trust that
I'm not actually showing them, saying: "Thank's [sic] for your Trust." I guess
the only appropriate response is: "Your [sic] welcome."