A post to the
Saints Row Facebook page
announces free content for Saints Row IV
owners as a thank you for their patience and support through the release of
Volition's open-world action sequel (thanks nin). This is available now for PS3
and will come to Steam
and Xbox 360 next week. Here's word:
gets a twerky Pop Star outfit, a suave Tuxedo suit, a Post Apocalyptic outfit,
and a Thank You shirt. You also get two new Weapon Costumes: the Oppressor
Minigun and the Oppressor Minelayer.
PS3 owners will get this "Thank You Pack" automatically by updating Saints Row
IV with the latest update, which is available today as part of a PS3 update
rather than as a separate download.
Xbox 360 owners will be able to unlock the content by downloading the upcoming
Viewer Pack 4 from the Marketplace, and PC owners can get it for free via Steam.
Xbox 360 and Steam content is scheduled to be available next week!
Rock Wall Games announces development of Formicide
, a 2D multiplayer
platformer featuring bloodthirsty ants inspired by games such as Quake, Unreal
Tournament, Worms, and Liero. The plan is to release this next year for Windows,
and they are running a
to get the game onto Steam
a livestream trailer
showing off gameplay and a newer
more, and here's a feature list:
- Online multiplayer. Blow up ants anywhere in the
- Multiple game modes. Deathmatch, capture the flag,
- Dozens of weapons. Blow your colleagues away with
guided seeker missiles, or get up close and personal with a shiv.
- Tons of skins. The age-old question of what a
fight between a pirate ant and a cowboy ant would look like is finally
- Unique environments. Ever wanted to be able to use
a flamethrower underwater? Now you can, for some reason!
- Destructible terrain. Terrain is destructible!
- Fully moddable. Modify any part of the game,
including weapons, maps, game modes, player skins, and basically anything
Kalypso Media announces Beyond the Sea
, a new add-on coming to Rise of
via digital distribution on November 21st. Here's word on what this
will bring to the trading sim:
Stock a crate of your finest Chianti
vintage on board your vessel and prepare to set sail once again. ‘Beyond The
Sea’, the first major add-on for the acclaimed economy simulator Rise of Venice,
is about to take you to distant new lands in which to trade luxurious goods and
exert your influence in. From Marseilles to Portugal, the add-on provides
players with a whole new challenge by expanding the game world with 13 cities to
explore and trade with.
Also included are all new residence missions and challenging new Doge tasks,
which will see your family playing a more significant role in your position and
plans. ‘Beyond The Sea’ also allows players to command a completely new class of
ship - the NAO: the famous ship type in which Christopher Columbus discovered
America in 1492.
King Arthur's Gold
is now available
, carrying a 10%
discount for the first week of availability of the multiplayer
action/platformer. Here's word on the game: "King Arthur’s Gold is a multiplayer
deathmatch game played with up to 32 players. Build castles and wage war on the
enemy team as a Knight, Archer or Builder in a fully destructible medieval
world. It blends the best cooperative aspects of Lost Vikings, mashes them with
Worms, with the visual style of Metal Slug, brought to you by the creators of
Soldat." Here's the
: Continue here to read the full story
Steam News announces
release of Battle Worlds:
game. Here's word on the game, which is 20% off during a launch sale: "Battle
World: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle
Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. Have you ever wondered what games like
that would look like today? Well, we did. As a result, we decided to develop
Battle Worlds: Kronos."
is now underway for InSomnia
, the tactical online RPG
from Russian developer MONO that was just
. They are seeking $70,000, explaining that this will
enable them to spend on a few areas to get the game finished after 18 months of
development as a volunteer effort.
A new trailer
Rambo: The Video Game
offers a look at gameplay from the upcoming action
game based on the Sylvester Stallone movies. The clip shows off some high-end
features like realistic skin reflections, PhysX mullet effects, and enemies
exploding from bullet wounds. Continue here to read the full story
Activision once again sends out the call of duty, announcing Call of Duty:
is now available worldwide for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4.
For console games there is also a
last-gen to next-gen upgrade
, which explains the number of times the phrase "next generation"
appears in the announcement:
Time to earn the Mask, as Call of Duty:
Ghosts is here to define the next console generation. Now available worldwide,
the all-new title ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. From Activision
and its award-winning studio Infinity Ward, the developer that brought players
the original Call of Duty and the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, Call of
Duty: Ghosts features a new, intense story, and new innovations in multiplayer,
all brought to life by a next generation engine that delivers a full package of
entertainment as only Call of Duty can.
"The launch of Call of Duty has become a pop-cultural event shared by millions
around the globe. We consider this a huge honor and it drives us to exceed our
fans' expectations each and every time," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision
Publishing Inc. "Call of Duty: Ghosts delivers on this promise with an epic
thrill ride which takes the franchise to new heights on both current and next
gen consoles. The teams at Infinity Ward, Raven and Neversoft have poured their
hearts and souls into making this the must have gaming experience of the next
generation. And of course, none of this would be possible without the most
passionate fans in the world. Today is for them."
Revolution Software announces Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
presented as two episodes, with the first to be released on December 4th and the
conclusion to follow in January. "Whilst this is very much a classic Broken
Sword game in terms of production values and sense of adventure, we’re really
breaking new ground with The Serpent’s Curse," said Charles Cecil, Founder &
CEO, Revolution Software. "The success of our Kickstarter appeal has allowed us
to be hugely ambitious—each episode is a full sized game in its own right. So we
will be publishing two action-packed adventures in close succession. The early
response to the game has been hugely positive with some suggesting this is the
best Broken Sword yet." Word is episode one will conclude with a cliffhanger:
Revolution Software today confirmed that Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s
Curse will release worldwide for PC on December 4th. In addition, the developer
has revealed that this Broken Sword adventure will, unlike any before, run over
two thrilling episodes, concluding in January 2014.
Broken Sword_cover_Fix_FINALThe game set crowdfunding records for a UK-developed
game back in September 2012, when it raised $850,000 from 15,000 backers on
Kickstarter. Those that pledged to receive a PC, Mac, or Linux copy of the game
will get each episode as it become available.
The first part of the game will debut on PC / Mac / Linux through Steam,
GOG.com, and Revolution’s own website store on December 4th, with a PlayStation
Vita version to follow later in the month. The concluding episode of the game
will be published on PC in January 2014. iOS and Android versions will follow
shortly after each PC episode.
ArenaNet announces a November 12th launch date for The Nightmares Within
the next content update for Guild
, their MMORPG. saying this will kick off a corresponding "Rock
the Nightmare" music video contest, which features a grand prize of a 3D-printed
Guild Wars 2 guitar. Here's word on the content update:
In the 12th
November release, The Nightmare Within, players continue the sinister storyline
that began in October’s Tower of Nightmares release. Having unlocked the secret
behind the toxic defences surrounding the monolithic Tower of Nightmares,
players now can assault the tower itself. But new dangers, frights and
challenges await all who dare enter the stronghold of the Toxic Alliance between
the reptilian krait and the Nightmare Court.
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A lot of modern mobile devices can't wander too far from the grid, requiring
constant recharging. Then there's the Kindle... I got a low-battery warning
yesterday, for only about the third time since I've owned it. In fact, it's been
so long since it was recharged, it took me a day to find the cable to charge it,
and further, I used it after the warning long enough to kill a full charge on a
lot of phones. Pretty impressive. Now I just have to remember to put that cord
in an easier to remember location.