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WBIE offers new Power of Shadow
DLC for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
as a free release for owners of the Tolkien-inspired action game. This is
available on Steam
with a paid Test of Wisdom
. Here's word from
Power of Shadow: Strike terror into your enemies as
Sauron's most fearful Servant, the Black Hand, and upgrade your Sword, Dagger
and Bow to be weapons of renown with the Runes of Power bundle.
Test of Wisdom: Prove your strategic abilities in this Challenge Mode as you pit
yourself against the most highly trained Legion of Sauron’s Forces. Earn points
for skill, speed and efficiency and build your Legend on the
has taken the green flag, and Codemasters' new Formula One racing
simulation is now available for Windows PCs through
. Here's the
previously released launch
, and here's word on the game:
Continue here to read the full story
F1 2014 takes players closer to
the experience of racing this year’s dramatically different cars. A new driver
evaluation system and re-graded difficulty settings makes F1 2014 the most
accessible video game in the series and players of all abilities will be able to
feel how this new generation of FORMULA ONE cars handle.
F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, aerodynamics, driver changes, new
tracks and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE
season. F1 2014 also includes the return of Hockenheim to the calendar, and
players can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX™ run as a night race for the first
time and race new circuits in Russia and Austria.
for Jagged Alliance: Flashback
has news that Full
Control's Jagged Alliance remake is now available, offering links to get the
game through Steam
a DRM-free release as well (thanks DocZ). They offer a
celebrate the news, and outline plans for post-release support:
Continue here to read the full story
A lot of people have asked us what happens on the other side of the release.
The answer is "it depends". It depends on sales really. We have to feed our
families and pay the bills like everyone else, and only if the game sells will
we be able to do bigger expansions.
BUT - we have a track record of post-launch support, and we are dedicated to
that for JAF as well. So coming up in some weeks from now will be a free upgrade
with some of the content that didn’t get into the 1.0 release.
A new Wrath of the Nagas
expansion is now available for Warlock II: The
, adding new content to the turn-based strategy sequel, and implementing
support for OS X and Linux as well as Windows. There are details and links to
purchase this on the Warlock 2 website
and you can see the what the add-on has to offer in
this release trailer
Here's the deal:
Continue here to read the full story
Paradox Interactive today announced that “Wrath of the
Nagas,” the new expansion for Warlock 2 that’s loaded with serpentertainment, is
available worldwide for Windows PC and, for the first time, Mac and Linux. Wrath
of the Nagas, which adds a new race of slithering sorcerers to the turn-based
strategy wargame from Ino-Co Plus, is now available for $14.99 from digital
retailers worldwide. Including a new game campaign, a new race to play as (or
against), and new in-game units, mages, and lords, Wrath of the Nagas can be
enjoyed today by all players of Warlock 2 without any sort of hisssssterics.
Surprise Attack Games announces the attack of Screencheat
for Windows, OS
X, and Linux, the multiplayer shooter which requires malfeasance, as the only
way to find your invisible opponents will be by peeking at their screens. The
game is available on Steam
and here's the pitch:
Cheaters never win? Cheaters never prosper? Tell
this to Samurai Punk and Surprise Attack Games! They've just launched
Screencheat, the first person shooter where everyone is invisible and the only
way to murder your friends is to look at their screen to know where they're
standing. Return to the glory days of lying to your friends that you totally
didn't know they were camping and your grenade was "just a lucky guess."
Consider this game your self-help guide for your cheating addiction and write it
off as a medical expense at
Magic the Gathering Website announces
the Garruk's Revenge
for Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers
will launch for Windows on
November 5th. Word is: "Featuring some of your favorite cards from the Alara
block, the expansion is sure to challenge longtime and new Magic fans alike.
Playing through four new campaign nodes and one exploration node, you take on
the role of Garruk, using his deck to battle your way through even more
challenging foes, as Garruk's deck improves with each victory. Earn cards from
Alara to later modify your own decks as you hunt your prey across the planes."
They also announce that as of this expansion all cards will now be earnable
within the game without requiring a purchase. Here are details on the
You spoke, we listened! With the release of this expansion,
players who have unlocked access to the game's five initial chapters (Innistrad,
Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar) now have the opportunity to earn
additional cards by winning multiplayer matches.
Previously, some cards could only be acquired by purchasing a Premium Booster.
Going forward, however, these cards will instead be available in Battle
Boosters, which can be earned by winning multiplayer matches. Players with
access to multiplayer mode also have the option to immediately unlock the full
Battle Booster Collection for $9.99. The Battle Booster Collection provides the
maximum number of copies of each Battle Booster card (4 copies of each common, 3
of each uncommon, 2 of each rare, and 1 of each mythic rare). Players who
previously purchased 1–13 of the Premium Boosters will only earn the remaining
cards in the card pool. Players who previously purchased all 14 of the Premium
Boosters will not earn any additional cards.
Starbreeze announces plans for some PAYDAY 2
DLC to support John Wick,
the upcoming Keanu Reeves vehicle. The movie will debut in the U.S. on Friday,
but the DLC will come tomorrow. They are also giving away a free copy of the
game with the purchase of a movie ticket:
The exclusive content produced
by OVERKILL Software – a Starbreeze Studio, based on the professional hit man
from the movie, adds a playable John Wick character to the PAYDAY gang. The DLC
will be released as a free update for the PAYDAY 2 game on the Steam platform
two days ahead of the film’s worldwide theatrical launch to mark the PAYDAY 2
community reaching the final 1.5 million member Crimefest milestone. Beginning
tomorrow, moviegoers purchasing tickets to John Wick on Fandango will receive a
free download of PAYDAY 2 on Steam.
Aspyr Media announces
the status of the promised OS X and Linux editions of
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
, saying these should be released
in time for the holidays. "The teams from Firaxis and 2K have done an astounding
job of expanding on the core Civ experience in Beyond Earth," said Aspyr Media’s
Vice President of Publishing, Elizabeth Howard. "So, it’s exciting for us to be
able to bring the same experience to Mac and Linux users everywhere." Word is
this will include a bonus for preorders: "Mac and Linux users may pre-order a
Steam code for the title at Aspyr’s online store GameAgent.com. All GameAgent
pre-orders will include the Exoplanets Map Pack as a free bonus."
Inquisitor & Followers trailer
from Dragon Age: Inquisition
is now online,
showing off the next installment in BioWare's RPG series. Here's the deal: "What
kind of hero will you be? As leader of the Inquisition, your decisions not only
shape your journey, but that of your followers as well. Join us for a closer
look at the Inquisitor and a trio of the Inquisition’s followers. Each character
has a reason for joining the Inquisition, and each bring their unique talents to
the fight. Learn more about them in our latest video." Continue here to read the full story
Road to Gamers Assembly. Nadeo announces Trackmania & Shootmania
tournaments at the Gamers Assembly of Poitiers in April 2015. Thanks Frans.
Link of the Day:
A tale of
momentum and inertia
. Thanks ViperFour.
they will release the Corporate Lockdown
on October 28th, marking the first of five planned DLC
releases for the survival/horror game. The pack will include a new playable
character, three new survival mode maps, new objectives, and a new game mode.
Here's the news:
In ‘Corporate Lockdown’, Seegson Executive Ransome has
learnt that he has been abandoned by his paymasters. Knowing that the Torrens is
on the way, he decides to make his escape and hitch a ride on board, taking
decoded Nostromo data with him. However, while escaping he wants to tie up a few
loose ends… Across three new challenge maps, ‘Severance’, ‘Scorched Earth’ and
‘Loose Ends’, players are challenged to compete against others through Alien:
Isolation’s online leaderboards, to escape the station in the fastest possible
time or attain the top score through numerous side quests and hidden bonus
objectives. New to ‘Corporate Lockdown’ is the addition of Gauntlet Mode where
players are challenged to top the Gauntlet Mode leaderboards by completing all
three challenge maps back-to-back without dying.
‘Corporate Lockdown’ will be available to download via online marketplaces for
available platforms from October 28, priced at MSRP $7.99/€6.99/£5.59 and will
be followed by four more packs: ‘Trauma’, ‘Safe Haven’, ‘Lost Contact’ and ‘The
Trigger’. Each will feature a new playable character alongside a mix of new
maps, objectives and game modes to challenge even the most proficient player.
Players wishing to explore every inch of Sevastopol Station can take advantage
of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode
add-on packs at up to a 25% discount. All add-on packs are scheduled to be
released by March 2015.
Metallica will perform the closing concert at this year's
BlizzCon, presuming the heavy metal band doesn't fire their agent when they
learn of the booking. The show gets underway on November 7th and the concert
will follow on the 8th, but tickets all sold out pretty much immediately, so
those interested in seeing this will have to opt for a
(admit it, you thought we were going to say Napster). Here's word:
"BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive
interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests,
and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the
show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss."
BANDAI NAMCO announces
that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
transition from the Games for Windows LIVE to Steamworks for backend support,
and players will be able to transfer their saved games and achievements to Steam
for a limited time beginning next month (thanks
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
). It's long been speculated that Microsoft is looking
to abandon GFWL, but there has been no such announcement amid similar
defections. Here's word:
We are very excited to announce that next month
it will be possible for players to migrate their Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
games, saves and achievements from the Games for Windows Live platform to Steam.
- Games for Windows Live users will be able to
redeem their Games for Windows Live Tokens on Steam to get Dark Souls:
Prepare to Die Edition at no additional cost. (To find your Games for
Windows Live Token, please head to the support webpage.)
- In the month of November, there will be a period
by which Games for Windows Live Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition users
will be able to transfer their Save Data (characters + progress) and
Achievements over to their Steam accounts.
- Players will still be able to use their Games for
Windows Live Tokens to redeem the Steam version of Dark Souls: Prepare to
Die Edition at no additional cost even after the migration period ends; but
game Save Data and Achievements transfer functions may not be available.
- Games for Windows Live Rankings will not be
transferred to Steam.
The specific migration start and end dates will be available soon; however
the migration period will begin sometime in November 2014 with more specific
dates to come.
We will be sharing more information soon regarding the migration process soon,
so stay tuned!
Techland announces that
is now accepting pre-purchases of four-packs of Dying Light
players who want to be able to gift copies of the upcoming zombie game to
friends. Single game pre-purchases are full retail, but the four-pack is
quadruple the commitment at only triple the price. The game's release is
expected on January 27th.
It led to a couple of chilly days in the BlueTower, but I'm glad we had the
furnace serviced before firing it up for the season. I imagined the repair job
last year sort-of qualified as an annual servicing, but that was just to get it
going again. This cleaning turned out to be extremely overdue, with the inside
of this thing filthy with soot and dust, but it cleaned up okay, and we're told
we should expect the furnace to soldier on for years in spite of the neglect.
Apparently annual servicing is probably overkill for a gas unit like this, but
the at least 14 years since this was done was clearly negligence.