The BioWare Blog's
Happy N7 Day recap
covers today's celebrations of the Mass Effect
series, and there's a lengthy article called
The Effect on Us
with developer reflections on the series. The game's developers also took to
Twitter today, teasing several images of them working on the next installment in
the sci-fi shooter series.
has rounded them up for your viewing pleasure. Remember, these
images are for entertainment purposes only. Please, no wagering.
announces new Victory at Stalingrad
DLC is coming on
November 12th for Company of Heroes 2
, Relic's RTS sequel, noting this is
currently being presold on
at a cool 10% discount. They offer
the pack, which will be released along with the Turning Point update for the
game, which will be free. They offer details on the free update as well as the
new content in this premium DLC. Continue here to read the full story
The Sins of a Solar Empire website
announces the release of the Stellar Phenomena
DLC for Sins of a Solar
, Ironclad's space strategy expansion. Here's a bit on what
Nine new deep space anomalies populate the void. Skirt the
boundary of a deadly black hole, mine the riches in the wreckage of a
devastating fleet battle or recharge at an inexplicable fountain of antimatter
tearing apart the fabric of space-time. Each anomaly’s all-new gameplay effect
adds variety and strategic opportunities to every map.
In addition, Stellar Phenomena lets players seize the moment with 11 optional
random events that can alter the fate of not just your empire but the galaxy at
large. Stars launch volatile gases that shut down orbital operations, mobile
storms wreak havoc across the solar system, and conquered factions sense your
weakness and seek to reclaim their worlds.
Activision is holding a multiplayer double XP weekend for Call of Duty:
, to celebrate the release of the military shooter sequel. This kicks
off tomorrow at 1:00 pm EST and will run until midday Monday.
has all the pertinent details.
for Bugbear's Next Car Game
now offers the giveaway of a
playable racing game prototype they created over 10 years ago as part of the
process that led up to the creation of Flat Out. They explain: "The prototype is
a little rough around the edges, but it served as an initial actualization of
our vision for a reckless racing game, and despite the humble beginnings, it
later grew into a game franchise loved by millions of fans. The foundation for
our proprietary physics engine was laid down in the prototype, and even today,
the physics engine we use is based on the very same core. Actually, even the
code wizard who developed it over ten years ago is working on our amazing Next
Indie developer Cipher Prime now offers Intake
, a frenetic
action game that comes at a 10% discount for the next week. Word is: "Intake is
the new retro-futuristic drugstep arcade shooter from Cipher Prime. In this
polychromatic love child of Dr. Mario and Ikaruga, you battle a never-ending
barrage of pills, pushing your skill and reflexes to the limit to avoid a lethal
dosage. Blast and combo your way through an epic cascade of audiovisual mayhem
so intoxicating it comes with its own warning label." If that doesn't draw a
perfect mental image for you, the
fill in the gaps. Continue here to read the full story
A leaked trailer
off gameplay and new features planned for the upcoming Reaper of Souls
expansion for Diablo III
. The 90-second clip, presumably from
BlizzCon, shows off adventure mode, bounties, Nephalem rifts, a new artisan, and
via nin. Continue here to read the full story
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- Call of Juarez Gunslinger + Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon on
Steam. Save 50%.
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Nadeo is celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary of the release of
with some further festivities besides those
they already promised
the occasion (thanks Frans). They have now released the TrackMania² Multiplayer
Demo, a free sample of TrackMania2
released alongside a new TM2 bundle as
well as a larger bundle that also includes the original TrackMania United
Forever. This trailer
shows off the TM2 demo's Canyon, Stadium, and Valley environments, and here's
Continue here to read the full story
To celebrate the tremendous creativity of the
TrackMania community over the past 10 years, we are announcing today the
TrackMania² Free Multiplayer Demo which you can
As part of this, you will now be able to buy the Celebra10n TrackMania Complete
Package, which includes TrackMania² Stadium, Canyon, Valley and the original
TrackMania United Forever for $29.99. Additionally, you can now purchase the
Package, which includes all three TrackMania² titles for $19.99. You can buy
these on the Steam store.
Kickstarter update #38
for Wasteland 2
has promising news for backers
of by inXile entertainment's upcoming RPG sequel. While they say the early beta
of the game "is not quite ready yet," they add they are "almost there," though
they are not going to rush this (thanks Pope Viper). Meanwhile, they also
announce their re-release version of the original Wasteland is ready to roll,
and has been submitted to Steam
for release as soon as tomorrow. This will be initially only be available to
backers of the project, who will have a choice of their preference between a
Steam of GOG key. They also add a little more detail about what's been
done to rework the original for modern systems:
To briefly elaborate on
our last update’s notes on this re-release, we got a ton of feedback based on
what we showed you about our Wasteland 1 tweaks. We spent some time implementing
a number of the changes our community suggested; a toggle to turn smoothing off,
implementing swappable portraits, tweaking portrait art options, in-game manual
text on abilities, stats and skills and ensuring it works on Mac and
Kill The Bad Guy
is an upcoming project from French
. The game's somewhat
self-explanatory title is helpful, as they aren't going crazy
with details about the game just yet. Here's the full description: "Join a
secret and mysterious society whose members have sworn to get rid of war
criminals, former mafia members, and other criminals, going incognito among us.
Hiding behind the appearance of a simple ‘man in the street’, the Bad Guys feel
untouchable. They don’t expect you to track them and make evil plans. 'Kill The
Bad Guy' will stress and test your mental skills through a puzzle game where
physics plays an important role." They augment this
with a teaser trailer
that would demonstrate the best graphics ever were it not live-action. The clip suggests this
will be something like Hitman meets Munich. Continue here to read the full story
The Stronghold Kingdoms
has details on a new update that's now live for Firefly's besieged
castle simulation. Here's word:
10+ new features requested by players.
Includes new AI castles, leaderboards, map enhancements and more!
At the start of the year we decided that the future of Stronghold Kingdoms and
new features added every month would be a shared decision between players and
developers. We’re pleased to say that all of the 11 new features added in this
month’s Community Gameplay Update were requested by the community and
implemented by the Stronghold Kingdoms team. Our forums, Facebook page and
Twitter feed are a constant source of new ideas and we can’t thank you enough
for contributing to the development of the game.
outlines the festivities surrounding N7 Day 2013, their second annual
celebration of the Mass Effect
series. There are social events, an art
contest, the chance to play with the developers, and more. Word is: "Remember to
mark November 7th on your calendars and come take part in N7 Day festivities
with us! On behalf of the team here at BioWare, we sincerely thank you for your
continued support and for keeping the Mass Effect community thriving."
Australian Classification Review Board
announces the ratings of a dozen
games are being reevaluated at the request of the South Australian Attorney
General. The 12 games all initially received MA15+ ratings, which were the most
mature rating offered at the times of their releases, and the implication is
that they are now considering raising the ratings on some or all of them to the
new R18+ rating, which would further restrict their sales (thanks
). Here are the games in question:
- Alien Rage
- Borderlands 2 Expansion Packs
- Company of Heroes 2
- Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut
- Gears of War: Judgment
- God Mode
- Killer is Dead
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- The Walking Dead
- The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
A new Sahara trailer
from Deadfall Adventures
kicks off a series of three planned gameplay
trailers showing off the settings of Deadfall Adventures
, The Farm 51's
upcoming action/adventure game. The game features three main regions, the
Arctic, Mayan ruins in the jungles of Guatemala, and Egypt, which is the subject
of the first clip. Word is: "The Sahara trailer gives players a glimpse of the
North African region in the game. Here players will experience the intensity of
the not-so-natural enemies in the stormy desert on a journey across the globe.
It is just one of the many beautifully illustrated locations that players will
explore for treasure, assuming the role of the action adventurer James Lee
Quatermain." Continue here to read the full story
I'm giving myself a new nickname for my skydiving exploits in Grand Theft Auto
Online: Faceplant. Watch out below!!