The World’s First Collectible MMORTS entered Open Beta testing on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. All players who sign up at www.playsaga.com will receive accounts, allowing them to create nations on the Beta servers. For the duration of the Beta test, all game features will be unlocked and available to testers. At release, a full unlocked copy of SAGA will cost $19.95; however, promotions will be available during the open beta period to purchase the full version of SAGA at a reduced price.
During the stress test conducted on Saturday, February 23rd, the servers performed excellently, with no crashes or other server issues. The SAGA servers are expected to support up to 20,000 players per realm with thousands of simultaneous users. Should a greater-than-expected number of players attempt to login to the world at the same time, a login queue will be implemented and additional realms will be brought online.
Go now to www.playsaga.com to check out SAGA Open Beta!
|Engaging Links:||Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.|
|Play:||The Commanders Sister. Thanks Jason.|
|Links of the Evening:||
Social Media in the 1990’s.
Mobile Desktop at Improv Everywhere. Thanks Digg.
Michigan eatery builds a bigger burger. A proud day.
Starship Kimchi: A Bold Taste Goes Where It Has Never Gone Before.
Getting the public to pay attention to good science.
Insurance Fears Lead Many to Shun DNA Tests.
The God Particle.
|Image:||The Creepy Side of Gaming. Thanks Seth.|
Mementos - The Freshmaker.
Adidas Adicolor - Blue. I think I have a new theme song.
The revenge of Jimmy Kimmel. Thanks nin.
|Follow-up:||'Doomsday' seed vault to open in Norway.|
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI - News) today announced Frontlines™: Fuel of War™ has shipped to retail outlets worldwide for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows-based PC. Set against a desperate, near-future energy crisis, the game lets players experience the intense battlefields of tomorrow through a cinematic, single-player campaign and epic, 50-plus-player multiplayer games. Developed by THQ’s Kaos Studios, Frontlines: Fuel of War is available for the suggested retail price of $59.99 on Xbox 360 and $49.99 on Windows PC.
“Frontlines: Fuel of War is the biggest, baddest open-world battlefield on any platform, complete with a gripping, topical story and unparalleled multiplayer excellence,” said Kevin Kraff, director of global brand management, THQ. “The game continues the Kaos team’s strong history of FPS innovation, and we’re thrilled to be releasing it to gamers worldwide.”
“Frontlines brings the experience of next generation warfare to life with cutting-edge combat drones, infantry weapons, land vehicles, helicopters and jets all fighting on some of the most massive battlefields ever realized in a game,” said Frank DeLise, general manager of Kaos Studios. “We’re excited to introduce our unique frontline-based combat system and dedicated multiplayer servers for both Xbox 360 and Windows PC users.”
Commander: Napoleon at War is the second game in the Commander series and is in development by Commander: Europe at War’s original developer Firepower Entertainment and historical games developer The Lordz Games Studio. Both studios are working under the Kameleon Project umbrella.
'Commander: Napoleon at War will not be re-inventing the strategic approach of its predecessor', continues Iain McNeil. 'We want to adapt the gameplay to the different war mechanics and troop movements of the Napoleonic era but keep the same fresh and simple gameplay approach that is easy to learn, but hard to master. Also thanks to the support of an ever growing community of fans, Commander: Europe at War has evolved into a great gaming experience and so we don't want to change too much of it'.
Tokyo, February 25, 2008 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), will resign from Sony Computer Entertainment Group as of February 29, 2008. Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of SCEI, will immediately assume responsibilities as president of SCE WWS, in addition to his current duties.
Prior to the launch of the original PlayStation, Phil Harrison joined Sony Electronics Publishing, Ltd. in 1992, which later evolved into Sony computer Entertainment Europe, and since then, he has made a tremendous contribution to the company playing a strategic role in the launch of four PlayStation platforms, as well as building strong relationships with game developers and publishers throughout the world. Since his appointment to the position of president, SCE WWS, Harrison applied his considerable skill, knowledge and expertise to lead SCE Group’s first party game development as well as aggressively pursuing the development of new online entertainment experiences.
“As one of the founding members of SCE, Phil played a key role in the development and growth of the PlayStation business and our industry,” said Kazuo Hirai. “It is sad to see him departing from SCE, but I wish to express my gratitude for his many invaluable contributions and also wish Phil the very best of luck in his future endeavors.”
“The past 15 years at Sony Computer Entertainment has been the defining journey of my life so far,” said Phil Harrison. “I am grateful to all the PlayStation family for their incredible support, guidance and friendship. It has been a privilege to serve as part of the team and be inspired by them on a daily basis. I am so proud of everything PlayStation has achieved and will continue to support its future in every way I can.”
|Oscar-worthy Links:||Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.|
The Booze Test - Name
That Alcohol. Thanks User
Friendly. 97% (hic!).
|Links of the Day:||
David Perry's Game
Industry Map 2.0.
The Ebb and Flow of Movies Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007.
Oscars Become Coen Country With 4 Wins and
Golden Raspberry Awards.
Man dies in cake-eating contest. Thanks Digg. Marie Antoinette prime suspect.
The orange, purple and green cauliflowers that scientists claim
could be healthier for you.
Paper Cups Versus Styrofoam Cups Surprise Winner. Thanks Neatorama.
|Image:||Giant Mario quilt -- a honey of a gamer crafter project.|
Star Wars IV: A Three Year Old's Summary.
Frank Caliendo - doing Bush, De Niro, and more....
David Alan Grier talks about running the L.A. Marathon.